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Folk it


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Don’t let the name fool you; Carrie Newcomer is an established musical presence. With 13 solo albums — including her most recent, Kindred Spirits — Newcomer’s thought-provoking lyrics have mesmerized for over two decades. See the folk songstress 7 p.m. Sunday at Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. in Norman. Tickets are $20. Call 307-9320 or visit ticketstorm.com. 

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Film it


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If you haven’t already noticed, or if you just flat- out hate movies, let us tell you: Movie season is in full effect. One of the year’s more understated films, the Italian La granda bellezza (aka The Great Beauty), plays 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

Friday–Sunday

 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Warhol it


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With the death of Lou Reed, the world lost one of its brightest creative minds in 2013. In remembrance of the iconic songwriter, party like it’s 1969 at the NYE Warhol Party, a Velvet Underground and Lou Reed tribute show. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, “Run Run Run” to Opolis, 113 N.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Open it


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For the biggest event of the year, it’s only appropriate that Downtown OKC feature 10 venues with 16 stages full of some of the best talent Oklahoma has to offer. Ring in 2014 with Opening Night, an annual New Year’s Eve celebration capped off with a grand fireworks-filled finale, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in downtown OKC. Wristbands are $8-$10 and can be claimed at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., until 11:30 p.m. Visit artscouncilokc.com.

Tuesday

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Burlesque it


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Do you like New Year’s Eve? Do you like cabaret-style performances? You’re in luck. See an awardwinning cast in the Vegas-style entertainment of Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show: New Year’s Eve Bash! — the most alluring way to say, “Hell-o,” to 2014. The show starts at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $20-$35. Call 445-1696 or visit adelewolf.com.

Tuesday
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Ziggy it


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The glitz and glamor of New Year’s Eve is hard to top. But if anyone could, it was David Bowie’s flamboyant alter ego Ziggy Stardust. See locals Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform Bowie’s classic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bricktown Music Hall, 103 Flaming Lips Alley. Tyson Meade, New Fumes and Takeoff Eyeslow will also perform. Tickets are $18-$20. Call 600-6092 or visit ticketstorm.com.

Tuesday

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Short it


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Feature-length films get all the love, but almost all of today’s brightest movie directors started out making shorts. See the official lineup of short films presented at 2013’s Sundance Film Festival 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236- 3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

Friday–Sunday

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Root it


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Love & Addiction can be thorns in your side, unless we’re talking about Oklahoma City native Aisha Eustache, whose debut EP of the same name is as engaging as its title would suggest. See the soul/R&B singer in her return to her hometown 8 p.m. Saturday at Urban Roots, 322 NE 2nd St. Tickets are $10. Call 278-7906 or visit ticketstorm.com.

Saturday

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Gleeful


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Broken Arrow native and Oklahoma City University graduate Kristin Chenoweth, best known for originating the role of Glenda in Broadway’s smash hit Wicked, will return to everybody’s favorite love-to-hate-it, guilty pleasure TV musical Glee for its 100th episode.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

It’s getting better all the time


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Slowdowns in the state’s energy and government sectors led to weaker job growth in Oklahoma, but the situation is bound to improve in 2014, according to Oklahoma State University economist Dan Rickman.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello, sailor. Oh, nevermind.


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Isn’t it nice when sailors get to come home for Christmas? Yeah, uh … not this time.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Wish Lists


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What do local notables want this holiday season? Well, Oklahoma Gazette asked ’em. And they told us. Imagine that!  We passed along these lists to Mr. Claus to do with as he sees fit. But for now, we’re reading the list — some of it twice, because it’s that good. We talked to everyone from adult film stars to leading conservative politicians to get insight — and a laugh — from our leading locals. Happy holidays! — Jennifer Chancellor
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome to OKC


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General Electric recently announced it’ll locate its first global research center dedicated to oil and gas technology in Oklahoma City. With it will come 130 high-tech jobs, the company announced in a media statement. That’s an economic impact of an estimated $13 million into our state and local economy.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Y’all, be nice. Seriously.


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Poor Carrie Underwood.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

That’s a lot of money


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Oklahoma’s Ethics Commission didn’t do itself or the public any good when it gave lobbyists more influence over state lawmakers and their votes.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
 
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