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Edmond Running Club hosts Frigid Five


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Charles Martin
Valentine's Day is so predictable, so why not throw your loved one a curveball by signing up for a 5-mile run during one of the most bitterly cold times of the year? Nothing says "I love you" be...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Uptown United screens Pictoplasma animation


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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

A.W.F.U.L. Pro Wrestling builds metro OKC following


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Charles Martin
Crave the physicality of sports, but just wish you had more opportunity to wear flamboyant spandex, trash talk fellow athletes and be the superstar you always knew you were in your heart of hearts? ...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nashville punkabillies serve up rock 'n' roll out of Louisiana bayou


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Charles Martin
Somewhere on his way from Kentucky to Nashville, Tenn., Legendary Shack Shakers' front man Colonel J.D. Wilkes must have gotten lost and ended up in the Louisiana bayou. Wandering through the marshes,...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Figure skating gains recognition as it attracts new skaters by the busload


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Charles Martin
Don't let the frilly, sequined costumes fool you. Figure skaters are some of the most resilient athletes in sports as they match the grueling practice regimes of gymnastics, all while braving the rele...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fight fans converge to raise funds for Police Athletic League


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Charles Martin
Police officers are winning the hearts and minds of inner-city youth by introducing them to athletics through the Police Athletic League national initiative. With cops as mentors, the program hopes to...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oklahoma City Museum of Art screens 'Beautiful Losers'


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Charles Martin
New York City has seen hundreds of art movements come and go, but none quite like the skateboard/graffiti/punk/DIY scene in the 1990s when street-level outsider art began infiltrating mainstream galle...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Amateur sports offer sedentary adults chance to kick-start metabolism


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Charles Martin
Across America, millions of adults will vow to trim their waistlines in 2009 and spend fruitless hours on stair-climbers, treadmills and other mind-numbing workout machines. Instead of renewing that d...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Norman band uses element of surprise during live performances


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Charles Martin
MySpace junkies who found Early Beat online and perused the Norman band's songs before committing to a live show might be in for a surprise Friday night. The online tracks were taken from the group'...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Norman pop songwriter crafts album with help of all-star cast


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Charles Martin
Compelling art comes from the kind of experiences most ninth graders haven't have had to deal with yet. But Norman songwriter Ford Chastain's early introduction to tragedy has helped him create a "I...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dr. Pants bristles at the 'novelty band' label


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Charles Martin
Dr. Pants is not a novelty act. Yes, a ballad dedicated to the genius of John Cusack and a funky mantra titled "Kenny Loggins" form the backbone of band's "The Cusack-Loggins" EP, but the album is boo...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dorian Small Band releases new recording


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Charles Martin
The latest offering from the Dorian Small Band proves the Norman songwriter is a master of the bedroom opus. The nine-song "Newlyweds" EP is rife with lush and intricately crafted songs, complex son...
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Video game enthusiasts aren't just arcade rats, prepubescent shut-ins anymore


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Charles Martin
R.O.B. stared out blankly from his perch on a shelf, flanked by stacks of gaming magazines and other related novelties collected over the years. The ill-fated Robotic Operating Buddy from the Nintendo...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tulsa jazz outfit brings 2,000 years of fictional history to Uptown United


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Charles Martin
If a "Space Music"-era Miles Davis joined Meredith Monk to form an acid rock band, BEN.BEN. would be the approximate result. The handful of tracks from the Tulsa group's new EP, "New Stone Works," a...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Philip Zoellner Band puts away piano, turns up guitars


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Charles Martin
Marked by crisp vocals, tight and efficient melodies, and solid songwriting, power pop is the benchmark for mainstream rock. Tulsa trio The Philip Zoellner Band is on its third album of sharp and shre...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008
 
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