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Searching for Sugar Man


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tells it with engaging precision. If you missed it upon its 2012 release, or if you loved it the first time like us, Oklahoma City University’s Documentary Film Series will screen the film 2 p.m. Sunday in Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show Spring Fling


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Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show isn’t just easy on the eyes; it’s a skillful display of cabaret-style performances with trapeze swinging, belly dancing and more. Wolf’s Spring Fling features guest stars like award-winning Burlesque Queen Coco Lectric, the aerial talents of trapeze artist Bethany Summersizzle and Violet Vendetta’s splendid acrobatics. The sultry show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $20-$35. Visit adelewolf.com.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Indigene


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As an Oklahoma Native, photographer Nicol Ragland knows a thing or two about indigenous peoples. Her new solo exhibit, Indigene, features 21 original photographs taken over the past five years, including the Hadzabe of Tanzania, one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa. The opening reception is 6-11 p.m. Friday at The Caliber, 824 N. Broadway Ave. Admission is free. Call (323) 791-2536 or visit indigene.is.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Norman Music Festival


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Do you like music? Do you like free things? Then surely you’ll like Norman Music Festival, the free, three-day fest along Main Street in Norman. This year’s bill features headliners Bright Light Social Hour, Dead Meadow and Diarrhea Planet, plus dozens of local Oklahoma bands. Performances begin 6 p.m. Thursday and go through Saturday in downtown Norman. Visit normanmusicfest.com.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Midori


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Mozart, Bloch, Beethoven — not artists to be taken lightly. For over three decades (since age 11, actually), prodigious violinist Midori has been wowing audiences with classical favorites, and she’ll do so again 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road in Edmond. Tickets are $42-$94. Call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Moore sends hate runnin’


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Counter-protesters chased Westboro Baptist Church protesters away from Central Junior High in Moore on April 6, KOCO reported. As a result of the deadly May 20, 2013, tornado, Plaza Towers Elementary students attended Central until a new school could be built.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tea Partiers for T.W.


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Can Tea Partier and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s endorsement help Republicans win empty senate seats? Former House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton), sure hopes so. Shannon is looking to fill state Sen. Tom Coburn’s position when he retires at the end of this congressional session.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kings of everything


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Weird things happen at Kings of Leon concerts: birds poop on the band, Brad Pitt shows up to party. But what went down in Seattle late last month is pretty sickening.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yes. But then again, no.


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Gov. Mary Fallin is in support of Common Core education standards and building a state health insurance exchange.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slam it


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If you’re a world champion poet, you’re good at what you do. If you’re a three-time world champion poet, you’re Buddy Wakefield, a revered slam poet from Shreveport, La. See Wakefield on his world tour, Riled Up and Wasted on Light, 8 p.m. Saturday at The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. Admission is free. Call 517-0787 or visit theparamountokc.com.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Laugh it


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Being funny is hard enough, but it’s even more difficult to do it in 140 characters or less. Often dubbed “the funniest person on Twitter,” Rob Delaney is also quite hilarious in real life, too. See him perform 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $18-$25. Visit ticketstorm.com.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Downtown it


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We’re getting old, you guys. OKC is about to turn 125, but we still know how to party (with birthday cake, obviously). Locals can attend an open house 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 200 N. Walker Ave., featuring history lessons, a Spokies bike history tour, tours of City Hall and, yes, birthday cake. Admission is free. Call 297-2578 or visit okc.gov. See our 125th Anniversary weekly series story on page 28. Also, check out our Spokies story on page 43.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bag it


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The Survivor Tree is a symbol of strength to all of OKC. The towering, 100-year old American elm inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum witnessed the tragedy of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in 1995 but, like we all did, persevered. Learn about the landmark at the Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Record it


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Vinyl is back in a big way, and Record Store Day celebrates indie stores devoted it. For live music and exclusive releases, check out local shops, including Size Records, 8915 N. Western Ave.; Vintage Stock, 7407 N. May Ave.; and Guestroom Records (with Sugar Free Allstars, pictured), 3701 N. Western Ave. and 125 E. Main St. in Norman or visit recordstoreday.com. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Festival it


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This year’s Festival of the Arts celebrates two things: art (duh) and our city’s birthday. Check out the unique, family-friendly event 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through April 26 around downtown OKC from Walker Avenue east to Robinson Avenue and Reno Avenue north to Sheridan Avenue. Admission is free. Call 270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.

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