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‘Strong’ songstress

While most college students are concentrating on passing classes, Brittany Davis scored a win in a national country music contest.


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Emily Hopkins
Oklahoma City University junior Brittany Davis used her powerful vocals and country charm to wow Nashville — and voters across the nation — in a recent singing challenge co-sponsored by cable channel CMT and the Gwyneth Paltrow film “Country Strong."
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Irate feelings

It’s all good for Iration, the reggae rockers who channel the vibes of their home state of Hawaii into chart-topping tunes.


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Emily Hopkins
Iration with The Suspects
7 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$10 advance, $12 door
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

All is Bright

The local chamber ensemble Brightmusic brings the ‘Sounds from Vienna’ to Oklahoma City for two free concerts. No passport needed!


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Emily Hopkins
Performing pieces by such musical masters as Schoenberg and Strauss, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma hosts its third free program of the season, “Sounds from Vienna,” at different venues on Monday and Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic's new season starts Saturday with Grammy-winning pianist Peter Serkin


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Emily Hopkins
Having Peter Serkin will be a major experience for all of us, said Joel Levine, OKC Phil music director and conductor. "His father, Rudolf Serkin, was a legend who appeared here playing the same Brahms concerto in 1951."
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010

The nonprofit OKC Quality Schools Inc., headed by Kirk Humphreys, seeks to get the ball rolling on a downtown school


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Emily Hopkins
With a former mayor's ardent support, downtown OKC is edging closer to becoming home to a new elementary school.
 
Thursday, August 12, 2010

A group of health-conscious parents are hungry to get public schools to offer healthier options


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Emily Hopkins
In an effort to combat the rampant childhood obesity epidemic and to spread awareness about healthy eating, a group of public school parents has joined to form EatWiseOKC.The goal is simple: eliminati...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Map the Sea emerges from the remnants of two local bands for an expansive sound


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Emily Hopkins
From the cavernous depths of an atmospheric void evolved Oklahoma City band Map the Sea.After calling it quits with Chaos to Cosmos, guitarist Tyler Evans proposed a collaboration with members of ...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

After trekking across three continents, one Oklahoman is already planning his next big adventure


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Emily Hopkins
In a modern-day international Kerouacian adventure, Oklahoma City resident Clark Taylor recently returned to town after a yearlong stint as a globe-trotting traveler.Fate revealed itself on a summer d...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sustainable OKC has a bike-riding, Paseo-loving new president


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Emily Hopkins
When in the area of The Village or the Paseo, be on the lookout for a glasses-wearing, bike-riding, grocery-toting redhead: that's Dan Yates, the new president of Sustainable OKC.Taking office Feb. 1,...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Veteran Oklahoma musician Sethy McCarroll leads new project Gentle Ghost


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Emily Hopkins
Gentle GhostNoon Sunday, Main Stage, 100 Block of West Main StreetEerie guitar riffs and ethereal vocals blend into peaceful harmony for Norman-based Gentle Ghost.The band evolved from the mind of Set...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Red Alert grow up on-stage, musically and literally


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Emily Hopkins
The Red Alert 1 P.M. Sunday, Blackwatch Studios StageSiblings Christy Hanewinkel and Hank Hanewinkel III were never the same after a fateful White Stripes concert in 2003. The Tulsa duo, then 14 and 8...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Orbans journey to NMF a choppy one


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Emily Hopkins
The Orbans 11 p.m., Saturday, Blackwatch Studios StageThe musical journey for Fort Worth's The Orbans has been anything but smooth sailing " more like rough, choppy waters in the midst of a hurricane....
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Odis drops in to NMF before buckling down and cranking out some recordings


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Emily Hopkins
Odis 11:45 P.M., Saturday, Blackwatch Studios StageOdis arrived with a bang. The act debuted its first CD, "Feel," in 2008 to a sold-out show at the House of Blues in its Dallas hometown. A mere two m...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grupo Fantasma's Latin roots co-exist with stints as Prince's backing band


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Emily Hopkins
Grupo Fantasma 3:30 P.M. Sunday, Main StageLatin roots mix with funky and classic rock influences to form Austin super-band Grupo Fantasma. This is a group extremely cozy with the ever-changing music ...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010
 
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