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Documentary 'Food, Inc.' pulls back veil on food industry


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Phil Bacharach
The documentary "Food, Inc." begins, appropriately enough, in a grocery store, its brightly lit and vaguely antiseptic aisles stocked with name-brand cereals, soups and salad dressings. The expa...
 
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sonic Youth returns to its indie roots for 16th album, 'The Eternal'


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Phil Bacharach
It is nearly impossible to imagine alternative rock without Sonic Youth. Since its founding in the early '80s, the New York-based band has been as uncompromising as it is influential, with its c...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lucinda Williams writes what she feels, gets what she wants


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Phil Bacharach
The rap on Lucinda Williams has long been that she's a gifted songwriter " perhaps the finest of her generation " but also a maddening perfectionist and control freak. NO APOLOG...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Woman in an unhappy marriage finds life in 'Everlasting Moments'


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Phil Bacharach
At first blush, "Everlasting Moments" might sound like a litany of art-house film clichés. Set in Sweden in the early 20th century, its saga of a quiet, strong-willed woman and her lout of a hus...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

The B-52s still dancing 'Rock Lobster' around


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Phil Bacharach
When The B-52s began work on their first studio album in more than 15 years, the bandmates expected to whip up their singular brand of vibrant, dance-happy kitsch. What they didn't anticipat...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Documentary profiles renowned architectural photographer


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Phil Bacharach
A uniquely symbiotic partnership exists between architecture and photography. Even the most breathtaking building might have only a limited number of visitors. It's through the photographic imag...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Electric Six transform the Opolis into 'Gay Bar, Part 2'


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Phil Bacharach
Electric Six has been described as possibly the least sincere band in current rock 'n' roll " fighting words in an industry not particularly known for earnestness. The sextet's genre-bending...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Death Cab for Cutie sells out Tulsa show, proving confidence of its indie-rock audience


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Phil Bacharach
The members of Death Cab for Cutie see their chart-topping rock band as something of a strange fit. Despite having racked up fiercely loyal fans, Grammy nominations and a gold-certified record w...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Michelle Williams turns in remarkable performance in 'Wendy and Lucy'


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Phil Bacharach
Woman loses dog. If you're a bottom-line kind of person, the aforementioned sentence is essentially the bare-bones plot of "Wendy and Lucy." That slender narrative, however, offers more than...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Documentary examines the historical roots of LA gang violence


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Phil Bacharach
In chronicling the evolution of gang violence in Los Angeles, "Crips and Bloods: Made in America," which screens Thursday through Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, opens with an upside-...
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Toadies nearly croaked in 2001, but have returned with new album


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Phil Bacharach
As lead vocalist for the Toadies, Vaden Todd Lewis does a lot of singing " and snarling, for that matter " about rage, resentment and toxic relationships. His most famous song, "Possum Kingdom," allud...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Haunting and evocative, country noir chanteuse does things her way


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Phil Bacharach
It is nearly impossible to resist the voice of Neko Case. The flame-haired beauty is blessed with a full-throated, powerful croon that channels Patsy Cline through a Southern Gothic prism; her vocals ...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Panelist details debate, deliberation, decision with selecting state's rock song


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Phil Bacharach
Editor's note: Phil Bacharach, Gov. Brad Henry's press secretary and a regular Gazette contributor, was among a group of panelists chosen to pick potential official state rock songs on which Okies cou...
 
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Edmond is home away from home for British Sea Power


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Phil Bacharach
British Sea Power is nothing if not idiosyncratic. Hailing from the British coastal city of Brighton, the band is renowned for its vintage nautical uniforms and quirky shows where the stage is bedecke...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008
 
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