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StART it


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An abandoned lumber yard isn’t your typical setting for a good time. But for a month-long public arts project, it’s ideal. Norman Arts Council’s StART Norman initiative will turn the vacant yard into a lively downtown stop beginning with a re-opening celebration 6-10 p.m. Friday on the southwest corner of W. Main Street and Webster Avenue in Norman. Admission is free. Call 360-1162 or visit startnorman.com.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rock it


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70 bands in 14 venues. Need we say more? How about a DJ set from electronic music heavyweight Moby? (Heavy in reputation; not stature.) That’s what the ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown Festival offers Oklahoma City residents as part of the school’s fifth annual celebration. Music commences 3 p.m. Friday throughout Bricktown and continues throughout the rest of the day. Admission is free. See page 4 for our full story and page 31 for a special pull-out guide.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jon Stewart takes on Hobby Lobby


CFN

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Jon Stewart has pretty much established himself as the King of the Takedown. The host of The Daily Show has a knack for finding the B.S., seeing through the B.S. and explaining with snark-laden wit why, exactly, it is B.S.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Live and learn — or don’t


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We need to face the ugly truth: Sometimes people refuse to learn from their mistakes. Take Tulsa native Christopher M. Miller, for example.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bad driver


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The devil is in the details, and it’s always that one careless mistake that comes to haunt you. That’s a lesson Jaime Valenzuela-Buelna learned the hard way during a traffic stop.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Throwing stones at glass houses


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Three years after her hyperbolic statement that called the “agenda” of the gay community worse than that of a terrorist, Rep. Sally Kern still defends her opinion. Janet Parshall, host of radio show In the Market recently interviewed Kern on the subject, News Channel 4 reported.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hamm conundrum


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Corporate CEOs often are pleased to tout their accomplishments and the growth of their companies thanks to their efforts. But in the case of Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm, who is going through a divorce, he might want to ratchet up the company’s success to some other dude.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kind of awesome


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Put yourself in the shoes of snack bar company Kind. You’re looking for an endorsement deal from a well-known athlete, one who embodies the essence of your company (and its name) better than anyone else.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take 9 it


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Warm, Wet and Wacky. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. (Get your mind out of the gutter.) It’s the fast-paced entertainment production Take 9 launching its spring season with a theme tailored for the impending warm weather. See the interactive live performance group perform 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Red Room Event Center, 114 W. Main St. in Norman. Admission is $10. Visit take9online.com.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Family matters

Oklahoma City Museum of Art puts family first with an all-ages celebration.


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Free Family Day

noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

Free

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Twain it


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Mark Twain had a great mustache, but he had an even better propensity for making us laugh. Exhibit A: Is He Dead?, a fast-paced comedy about a starving artist in debt to an insatiable loan shark. See David Ives’ modern adaptation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St. Tickets are $5-$21. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ACM it


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The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) has produced some powerhouse bands, and it’s still just in its infancy. See current students and potential next-big-things The Hitt Boyz, Good Culture and Honey in an ACM student show 10 p.m. at VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western Ave. Admission is $5. Call 524- 4203 or visit vzds.com.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Treat it


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The words “treat yourself” have special meaning to fans of TV’s Parks & Recreation. But this week, they apply to everybody because Treat Yourself is the theme of this month’s Plaza Sunday event, where guests can indulge in brunch, shopping, live music and more 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Plaza District, NW 16th Street between Blackwelder and Indiana avenues. Visit plazadistrict.org.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Feline it


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Look, dog lovers. Cats are awesome too, okay? It’s just like Jack Byrnes said in Meet the Parents: “Cats make you work for their affection. They don’t sell out the way dogs do.” If this quote speaks to you, check out Oklahoma City Cat Club’s Allbreed Cat Show featuring more than 40 breeds 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center, 2001 E. Reno Ave. Tickets are $3-$4. Call (918)360-1601.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Toadie it


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You probably know Toadies by the songs “Possum Kingdom” and “Tyler” (because those songs are awesome), and this year marks the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Rubberneck. Yeah, we’re old. See the alt-rock heroes 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. in Tulsa. Tickets are $19-$34. Call (918)584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com.

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