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Bernie


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The real-life Bernie Tiede was the toast of Carthage, Texas. An assistant funeral director with a gift for consoling grieving widows, the portly Bernie was gentle, solicitous and unflaggingly polite. He spruced up many a funeral service with his spot-on tenor, to say nothing of his penchant for lavishing gifts on everyone he came across.
 
Monday, June 4, 2012

Case closed?

After 17 years, a new book and a film pose questions about the Oklahoma City federal building bombing.


News

Phil Bacharach
Mysteries don't die easily.

 

 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Turnpike Troubadours — Goodbye Normal Street


Country

Phil Bacharach
On Goodbye Normal Street, their third full-length album, Turnpike Troubadours serve up a potent brew of country, bluegrass, folk and even Creole (just to kick it up a notch). The quintet from Stillwater produces music that’s straightforward and simple, but hardly simplistic.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sooner seen

Although some 1,333 miles lay between Oklahoma City and Hollywood, you wouldn’t know it from the looks of a new exhibit celebrating the Sooner State’s contributions to cinema.


Visual Arts

Phil Bacharach
Oklahoma @ the Movies
daily
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi
okhistory.org
521-2491
$4-$7
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Reflections of Shadid

OKC native and Pulitzer-winning journalist Anthony Shadid is posthumously honored for his life’s work.

 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Junk it

OKC makes spring cleaning easier for residents Saturday.


News

Phil Bacharach
For Oklahoma City residents, Free Landfiill Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at participating landfills:
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Anger management

Social Distortion leader Mike Ness may have grown up, but his legendary punk band remains 'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell.'


Music

Phil Bacharach
Social Distortion with Toadies and Lindi Ortega
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Diamond Ballroom
8991 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$25-$29
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bully pulpit

Oklahoma gets a starring role in a controversial documentary.


News

Phil Bacharach
Ty Field-Smalley had had enough of being bullied at his school in Perkins. Slammed into lockers. Shoved into a garbage can. Chocolate milk dumped on his head in the cafeteria.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crime time

Private eyes, policemen and public citizens navigate the shadow of film noir in a festival of the hardest boiled in Hollywood history.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Film Preservation Festival
Thursday-Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wills' way

The Bob Wills archives make its way to Oklahoma


News

Phil Bacharach
Bob Wills is coming back to Oklahoma — in a sense.
 
Friday, April 6, 2012

Off the air

Longtime KTOK newsman Jerry Bohnen let go after more than 30 years.


News

Phil Bacharach
In Oklahoma City radio news, KTOK-AM 1000's Jerry Bohnen has been nothing short of an institution, having worked in the station's newsroom for more than 30 years — much of that period as its news director.
 
Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Salt of Life


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The Salt of Life
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In Darkness


Drama

Phil Bacharach
It’s not as if there’s been a grievous shortage of movies detailing the horrors of the Holocaust. Even so, Poland’s In Darkness, which is scheduled to open Friday at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, adds something to the cinematic discussion, chiefly in the form of its unlikely hero.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pigging out

Animal-rights activists go to the Oklahoma Pork Congress to decry how pigs are treated in the state’s farms.


News

Phil Bacharach
A 10-foot inflatable caged pig and a handful of protesters greeted participants today at the annual Oklahoma Pork Congress outside the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Testing, testing

A new requirement for high school graduation is meeting resistance.


News

Phil Bacharach
Seven years ago, Gov. Brad Henry signed into law a set of education reforms that included a requirement for high school students to pass at least four of seven end-of-instruction exams as a condition for graduation. Now that mandate finally is slated to take effect this year, and some opponents of the measure want it scrapped.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
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