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Competition searches for young Oklahoma musicians


Music

Charles Martin
Orchestras are not exactly easy to come by, which makes the Young Artists Competition a unique chance for up-and-coming concert musicians to attain experience playing with a large ensemble. The ...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Breast cancer survivors, others to converge on state Capitol


News

Charles Martin
The state Legislature's problem, in Judi Grove's estimation, is that when it comes to breast cancer, not enough legislators are paying attention. Grove is the founder of Breast Impressions and i...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Expo deals with the business end of game design


News

Charles Martin
Having a hard time selling Mom on the idea that video games are a legitimate use of time? Want to show that the hours spent pouring attention over every detail in "Halo" or perfecting technique ...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

DJ AK1200 takes aim at Oklahoma City audiences


Music

Charles Martin
Everything you need to know about the sound of drum-and-bass pioneer Dave Minner is in his pseudonym. Minner was dubbed DJ AK1200 because his Technics 1200 turntables are used like AK-47s. M...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Redbud Classic draws athletes to benefit Boys Ranch Town


News

Charles Martin
The 27th annual Redbud Classic is giving Oklahomans a good reason to dig out the running shoes to work off the pounds. The multifaceted event takes place over two days, featuring 5K and 10K runs...
 
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Yard Dawgz profit off suspension of its parent league's 2009 season


News

Charles Martin
Unseasonable snow fluttered outside the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz practice facility in east Oklahoma City while inside, shoulder pads cracked together as a running back slammed into a linebacker ...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Acoustic performer uses 'endless' tour to promote LP


Music

Charles Martin
Jeremy Johnson is a familiar name to metro bar-hoppers, specifically those active on Sundays who might come across his weekly "Hangover Party" at The Blue Note " a solo acoustic set rife with ou...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oklahoma Metro Football League steps up to fill football void


News

Charles Martin
Are you ready for some football? Don't be deceived by the fact we are just a few months removed from the Bowl Championship Series title game and the Super Bowl " football in Oklahoma is geari...
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Female-fronted band emerges in Oklahoma


Music

Charles Martin
One of the newest female-fronted metal bands to emerge in Oklahoma, Siva Addiction, is missing a golden opportunity with its name. On the band's MySpace page, "Siva" is translated to "the auspic...
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Compilation of metro music filled with obscure gems, youthful up-and-comers


Music

Charles Martin
Wade Ed Stanley is determined to demonstrate just how much talent is simmering in Oklahoma City. To make the case, he produced "Mr. Leghorn Presents Music "¦ Volume I," a compilation of singles f...
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beer Pong drinking game sends party into overdrive


News

Charles Martin
Blending alcohol with people's enduring competitive spirit is nothing new. Plato mentioned a drinking game in his philosophical dialogue "Symposium," and there were ancient Chinese riddle and di...
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Metal vs. Vinyl brings together two crowds


Music

Charles Martin
Empty beer bottles were scattered across the table like tombstones, as Riley Hahn, lead singer of local metal band Soul Crisis, took in the view at a local strip club. Hahn is a scene-surfin...
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Despite geography, Oklahoma boasts plenty of mountain bike riders winding through trails


News

Charles Martin
Oklahoma might be more rolling plains then white-crested mountain tops, but the lack of sprawling mountain ranges doesn't limit the opportunities for mountain bike races. Oklahoma's 2009 Tour de...
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Musicians rally with stimulus plan after Stock Market crashes


Music

Charles Martin
The Pretty Black Chains' free Friday show was meant to be the band's small, semisecret debut. It didn't take long for buzz surrounding the Electro Lounge show to build " a frenzy spurred by t...
 
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Uptown United screens Pictoplasma animation


Music

Charles Martin
Uptown United, 24 W. Park Place, will host a free 7:30 p.m. Tuesday screening of Pictoplasma's "Characters in Motion Vol. 2," a showcase of some of the most cutting edge, independent animation w...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009
 
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