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Intrigue, deception turn a town against itself in first H2OKC citywide water fight


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Charles Martin
Watch your backs, Oklahoma City. If you think someone is crouching in your bushes, you're probably right. If you think someone is stalking around a parking lot, they're likely waiting for you. A...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Athletes with disabilities converge on Edmond to compete in games


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Charles Martin
Retired Oklahoma City firefighter T.J. Pemberton has history on his mind. In 2002, an ATV accident left him with right side paralysis of his leg at the hip and threatened to end his budding care...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oklahoma City Nationals return to Oklahoma River with new promoter, new location


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Charles Martin
Speeds of 250 miles per hour on the water. That's what fans of drag boat racing might see this weekend on the Oklahoma River at the Oklahoma City Nationals, a race sanctioned by the Southern Dra...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Group seeks to sway minds with science of paranormal investigation


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Charles Martin
Nothing ruins the afterglow of home ownership more than an unexpected haunting. Rebecca Luker moved from Santa Fe, N.M., to Guthrie in 1986 with the dream of converting a Land Run-era mansio...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oklahoma City has no shortage of skateboard talent


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Charles Martin
Skate parks across the metro will be buzzing with activity as kids of all ages grind down hubbas, sail high above vert ramps, and zip around bowls while crashing and ditching over and over again...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chesapeake Boathouse's triathlon features chance at championship


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Charles Martin
When the idea to host a triathlon was floated at the Chesapeake Boathouse a few years ago, executive director Mike Knopp had meager expectations for the first year. The ideal location of the boa...
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Electro Lounge is an island among metro music venues


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Charles Martin
Eight years is a long stretch for a bar as improbable as the Electro Lounge. The tiny club sprouted up in the first floor of an office building and shares a parking lot with Best Buy. Unlike...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bricktown's newest dueling piano bar opens for business


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Charles Martin
Piano bars aren't that far removed from revival tents, with bustling, boisterous crowds belting out familiar songs to drain away the weight of the world. But instead of railing against the devil...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Writers from across the region converge on Norman


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Charles Martin
Writing is a lonely gig. Career writers are habitually isolated for hours while toiling on the computer, the only interaction being with the shadow lives unfurling in their imagination. Not all ...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Norman nonprofit plans fund-raising show at The Deli


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Charles Martin
College-aged crowds might not be the best target market for large-scale fund-raising efforts, but East Main Place executive director Christy Blair sees a wealth of volunteer manpower when she vi...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dallas-based country rockers seem destined for ubiquity


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Charles Martin
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights should already be one of those bands that is impossible to avoid, popping up on commercials, "Monday Night Football" promos and television and movie soun...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity plans most ambitious project to date


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Charles Martin
On first glance, it would be hard to distinguish Hope Crossing from other suburban-styled communities being built across the metro. Located just north of Wilshire Boulevard off Kelley Avenue in ...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dance Robots, Dance! DJs have outgrown their dance floor


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Charles Martin
From underwear dance parties to The Toxic Avenger, it's been an interesting two years for Robotic Wednesdays at Electro Lounge. Robotic Wednesdays with Dance Robots, Dance! Perform at 10 p.m...
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Metro Web designer dips toes into game development with 'BrainFreeze'


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Charles Martin
Metro-based Web designer James Warner saw an opportunity to meld an iconic time waster of the past with the highest of high-tech time wasters of the present when he adapted a Rubik's Cube to the...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gypsy punker, possible fanatical fringe leader Jason Webley putters into town


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Charles Martin
Oklahoma indie-rock crowd, meet Seattle's wandering gypsy/punk accordion howler Jason Webley. You love spectacle, Webley loves spectacle; you two should hit it off nicely. His sound finds a m...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009
 
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