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It’s a different world since 2008


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BOK Financial Corporation, a Tulsabased bank that operates many different financial institutions across the county, recently settled out of court on an age and gender discrimination lawsuit that accused the bank of firing two employees of the Bank of Albuquerque.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Promise keeper — not


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Wes Welker, Kentucky Derby champion. Wes Welker is not a horse — or a jockey (though he could have fooled us). He is a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos. But he still won the Kentucky Derby, or at least made a boatload of cash off it.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Praying with Reba


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Oklahoma native Reba McEntire wants you to pray with her.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fallin, Queen of Hearts


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Texas might execute more people in number, but Oklahoma executes more of its own per capita, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. That’s a status Gov. Mary Fallin probably doesn’t want to lose anytime soon. To quote the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Off with their heads!” But this isn’t a children’s story.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SandRidge Sky Zip


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Ever seen somebody zip-lining and said to yourself, “That person is crazy, but I kinda wanna do it too”? Now’s your chance, as SandRidge Sky Zip is back for another year of soaring across the Oklahoma River. Kids and adults alike can zip their way to the Sky Zip ribboncutting 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Boathouse District, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd. Individual one-day passes are $20-$50. Call 552-4040 or visit boathousedistrict.org.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Big 12 Baseball Championship


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Baseball season is in full swing (Ha ha. Get it?), and what better way to celebrate America’s pastime than with a little Big 12 baseball? The conference holds its championship tournament starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive. Call 218-1000 or visit okcredhawks.com for ticket information.

Wednesday–Sunday

 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mock darkroom


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Back in the olden days, you needed this thing called a camera to take a photograph. You also had to let the photo sit in a room with a dark red tint before you could see what was on it. Mark Zimmerman, the University of Central Oklahoma’s assistant professor of photography, is recreating this long-lost darkroom phenomenon as part of the Ansel Adams and Brett Weston exhibits currently on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Museum admission is $5-$12 and free for members. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Paseo Arts Festival


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If you dig the arts, we don’t even need to tell you. The Paseo Arts Festival is Oklahoma City’s premiere arts and entertainment event, featuring work from more than 80 visual artists, local musicians and performing artists. This year’s fest kicks things off from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.

Saturday–Monday

 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

24th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival


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If you don’t know what a chuck wagon is, A) What the heck? You call yourself an Oklahoman? and B) Find out at the 24th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival, where tasty chuck wagon food samples and activities for the kiddos will have you saying, “Yee-haw!” Corral the family and join the two-day fest 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St. Admission is $15 and free for museum members and children 12 and under. Call 478-2250 or visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

La Festa Bianca


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William Shakespeare is old; he turned 450 this year. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park isn’t quite that old, but it is turning 30 this year (a good thing in this case). Join the local performance company as it celebrates three decades of the arts with La Festa Bianca, featuring live music, a complimentary wine tasting, a silent auction and more. Activities begin 6:30 p.m. Friday at Dunlap Codding on Film Row, 609 W. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $45-$55. Call 235-3700 or visit oklahomashakespeare.com.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Skrillex with Dillon Francis, What So Not and more


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Skrillex isn’t just an empty haircut; he’s arguably the most successful electronic musician on the planet. Love him or hate him (we recommend loving him), the 26-year-old dubstep phenomenon kicks off his Mothership Tour with fellow DJs Dillon Francis, What So Not and others 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50th St. Glowsticks optional. Tickets are $44.50-$75. Call 602-0683 or visit thezooamphitheatre.com.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rice’n ... trouble


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It’s like something from a comedy parody of Breaking Bad.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Holier than thou


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Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, R-Tulsa, felt the need to speak for every Oklahoman when he said on the Senate floor that President Barack Obama is “suppressing our Judeo-Christian values,” reported The Huffington Post. Inhofe continued on to accuse Obama of instead promoting Islam.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Naked, armed and possibly dangerous


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What’s scarier than a naked 71-year-old man? Well, a naked 71-year-old man wielding a meat cleaver.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beware of resident


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An Oklahoma City man took the words Do Not Disturb to a whole new stratosphere when he opened fire on a door-to-door salesman.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 
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