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Bridging the gap


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One of our state’s most conservative voices (heck, one of the nation’s) has softened his tone. Sen. Jim Inhofe said recently his “attitude” toward his across-the-aisle Senate peers changed as a result of sympathy he received after the death of his son, Perry Inhofe, 52, who died in a plane crash in November.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Faux-smoke free city


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Here we go with more regulations from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. This time, she’s banning by executive order all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices on state properties, inside and outside, and in state vehicles.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ghost it


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Ever wonder what a love story and a ghost story rolled into one might look like (sans Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore)? See for yourself with Ghost-Writer, an awardwinning theatrical production by Michael Hollinger. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St. Tickets are $20. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.

Friday–Saturday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rock it


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Broncho may not be able to Get Past the Lips, and they definitely “Don’t Really Want to Be Social,” but that doesn’t mean they rock any less. In fact, quite the contrary. See the popular Oklahoma garage rockers do what they do best (rock) 8 p.m. Saturday at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford Ave. in Norman. Tickets are $10-$12. Call 447-3417 or visit opolis.org.

Saturday

 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yoga it


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Wanna start 2014 off on the right foot? Literally, start off on the right foot with a new all-level, Vinyasa-style yoga class each week at the Crystal Bridge. Sessions are from 5:45-6:45 p.m. each Tuesday through March 25 at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.

Tuesday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Quilt it


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You know what’s synonymous with winter? Quilts. Specifically handmade quilts. That’s why you should go to the OKC Winter Quilt Show, the largest quilt and sewing expo in Oklahoma, benefitting Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Cox Pavilion in State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. One-day passes are $10, and threeday passes are $20. Visit qscexpos.com.

Thursday–Saturday

 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Baby, it’s cold inside


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Don’t worry, law-abiding citizens; you’re not the only ones freezing to death this winter. Inmates (as well as employees) at the Oklahoma County Jail are paying for their crimes against humanity in a new way — and it’s just plain cold.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The truth is ... cold


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Don’tcha just hate it when you’re trying to rob someone and they steal your clothes? Man, that’s the worst.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cheaters!


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Here in Oklahoma, we like to be on lists. Yay, lists! Even the bad ones. Yay, bad lists! This time, we topped in at No. 6. (Last year, we were No. 5 on this list.)
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Best Films of 2013

 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hoop it


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So there’s this basketball team here in OKC called the Thunder. You may have heard of them? Well, they’re kind of good at sports and stuff (like, really good), and their games are as electric in person as the team’s name would suggest. See them play the Brooklyn Nets 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Call 602-8700 or visit nba.com/thunder. 

Thursday
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Nine it


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If you’re looking for generic sketch-comedy, do not go see Take 9. If you’re looking for sketch-comedy unlike anything else, go see Take 9’s New Year’s Eve Bash, an interactive variety production featuring live music, giveaways and lots of laughs. The fast- paced show starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Red Room Event Center, 114 W. Main St. in Norman. Tickets are $35 or $65 for couples. Visit take9-nye.ezevent.com.

Tuesday

 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Book it


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Author Laura Moriarty has written four novels, and she was recently awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. In other words, she’s good. Moriarty and Oklahoma author Joy Harjo will present a reading of their works along with a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. Admission is free. Call 517-0787 or visit theparamountokc.com. 

Saturday
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Soul it


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New Year’s Eve is all about positivity. So why not spend it with the Positive Productions Band? See the soul and R&B act 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Centre, 4325 NW 50th St. Tickets are $25-$30 and include hors d’oevres and a breakfast buffet served after midnight. Call 208-3456.

Tuesday
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Laugh it


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Saddle up, partner. Comedian Cowboy Bill Martin wants to make you hee-haw (that’s laugh, for you city folk). But this ain’t no ordinary rodeo; Cowboy Bill brings a different kind of funny that has been likened to “Gary Busey with an edge” by The Fort Worth Star Telegram. See him perform 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday at The Loony Bin, 8503 N. Rockwell Ave. Tickets are $8-$30. Call 239-4242 or visit loonybincomedy.com.

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