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Broken promises


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A Houston federal judge ruled that the leases, first negotiated in 2008 for more than 500 acres in the Lone Star State, could not be scrapped just because the company did not want them anymore..
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wanda Jackson


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Wanda Jackson. Need we say more? The First Lady of Rockabilly and The Queen of Rock hasn’t performed solo in three years, but she’ll do exactly that at a benefit concert for the Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere (SHINE) Foundation, a charitable organization that supports programs encouraging youth community service. The outdoor performance takes place during the larger SHINE event, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. May 15 at The Greens Country Club, 13100 Green Valley Drive. Admission is free, but a minimum $10 donation is requested. Call 751-6266 or visit thegreenscc.com.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Classen SAS Reunion


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It was 20 years ago today — well, not today exactly — but it has been 20 years since Classen School of Advanced Studies opened its doors. To celebrate SAS’s 20 years, and all things Classen, the school will host a celebration 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the historic Classen High School building, 1901 N. Ellison Ave. It will include food, music and tours and a celebration in the auditorium. Admission is free. Visit okcps.classenmh.schooldesk.net.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sister Act


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Nuns get a bad rap. But if you’re a believer in divine cinema classic Sister Act, you know the convent can get down with the best of ’em. Celebrity Attractions brings the Broadway musical comedy, produced by Whoopi Goldberg herself, for eight celestial performances, beginning 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through May 25 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $20-$65. Call 297-2264 or visit okcciviccenter.com.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Other Desert Cities


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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, Other Desert Cities is just par for the course for esteemed playwright Jon Robin Baitz (also nominated for A County Fair in 1996). See Carpenter Square Theatre’s rendition of the tense, off-Broadway comedy-drama 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W. Main St., through June 7. Tickets are $5-$20. Call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Barre3 class


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For the uninitiated: barre3 classes are self-described as “where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates.” Does that tickle your qi? Then check out the first in a series of monthly classes instructed by barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln 7-8 p.m. Monday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PBA Summer Swing


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If you’re not all that into bowling, consider one thing: In addition to the PBA Oklahoma Open, there are title events at the Professional Bowling Association’s Summer Swing called the Wolf, Bear and Badger Opens. How awesome is that? (Plus, who isn’t into bowling?) The nine-day event kicks off 2 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Bowling Center, 40945 Hardesty Rd., in Shawnee and runs through May 25. Single-day passes are $10, and all-week passes are $30. Call 275-2855 or visit grandboxoffice.com.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nature in Art Series


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Nature really is all around us. That newspaper or computer screen you’re looking at? Yeah, nature. It’s also everywhere in art, as The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma’s new Nature in Art Series so adeptly portrays. Check out the first show with featured artist Paul Snyder 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Nature Conservancy’s Midtown office, 408 NW Seventh St., and later this month at H&8th Night Market. Admission is free. Visit nature.org/oklahoma. 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The eyes of ... Chenoweth


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Okie sweetheart Kristin Chenoweth, best known for playing Glenda the Good Witch in the Broadway musical Wicked, has mentioned that she might be playing mascara-stained Tammy Faye Bakker in Rise, the new musical about her fame and subsequent scandal that was big news.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nobody’s perfect. But still. Yikes!


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We all write shoddy headlines from time to time. Actually, we take that back. Our headlines are pretty much flawless. But The Oklahoman — oh, The Oklahoman — got a little carried away with one of its own recently, as you’re probably aware.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Carrie on


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The Billboard Music Awards are usually a pretty good barometer of what’s popular among the general public. Billboard would know — it’s kinda what they do.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cool rancher


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A burglar in Enid roiled the wrong rancher when he decided to go shopping around town and give himself the five-finger discount.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Shannon the copycat


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The news that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, would step down at the end of the year put potential replacements in hyper mode to launch a campaign to replace him.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hey, what’s that smell?


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Popular pizza joint Upper Crust, 5860 N. Classen Blvd., had to be evacuated recently during the lunch hour rush. And it wasn’t because your Uncle Vinny decided to hang out there all day either.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

'V' guys

Reduxion Theatre Company changes directions with an elaborate production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.


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Henry V

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Broadway Theater

914 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 120 

reduxiontheatre.com

$16-$22

 
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