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Ray band

Former keyboardist for The Doors, Ray Manzarek readies for a ‘man’s orgasmic trip’ to Edmond.


Music

Rob Collins
Manzarek-Rogers Band
8 p.m. Friday
UCO Jazz Lab
100 E. Fifth, Edmond
ucojazzlab.com

359-7989
$50
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Queen — News of the World / Jazz / The Game / Flash Gordon / Hot Space

Get ready for a second round of royal reissues.


Rock

Rob Collins
Queen ruled the world commercially from 1977 to 1982, fighting off punk upstarts and pioneering airwaves with its foray into funk.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cause for alarm

OU and a family friend deny broadcaster’s claim that Austin Box’s death was ‘suicide.’


News

Rob Collins
Former University of Oklahoma star and national broadcaster Spencer Tillman characterized Austin Box’s tragic death as a “suicide” this week on a Houston sports talk radio station, despite the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s ruling that the death was accidental.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Badd company

Reunited stars Color Me Badd resurrect their old-school moves in OKC for the first time in more than 15 years.


Music

Rob Collins
Color Me Badd
9 p.m. Saturday
Casablanca Lounge
13801 Quail Pointe Drive
$20 advance, $55 VIP
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bitter pills

As police investigate Austin Box’s accidental death from drug toxicity, a nonprofit calls the tragedy ‘a teachable moment.’


News

Rob Collins
The El Reno Police Department’s investigation into Austin Box’s accidental death continues after last week’s release of the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s toxicology report.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Death of a Sooner

The shocking death of Austin Box raises awareness about athletes on painkillers.


News

Rob Collins
The last time Wade Burleson saw Austin Box, the pastor told the Sooner athlete he looked like an old man.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Color Me Badd reunited (and it feels so good)

R&B group will play July 30 in OKC


Music

Rob Collins
Color Me Badd is reforming with plans for new music and live performances after Oklahoma City’s 1990s-era R&B pop group that wanted to “Sex You Up” signed a new management deal earlier this month.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Queen — Queen / Queen II / Sheer Heart Attack / A Night at the Opera / A Day at the Races

A remarkable first wave of reissues


Rock

Rob Collins
Most reissues are a shameless cash-in, offering little new material or perspective for die-hard fans.
 
Monday, June 6, 2011

Picture of horror

A century later, the photograph of an Oklahoma lynching still resonates.


News

Rob Collins
The graphic image began as a photograph, then a postcard. It appeared in a book, inspired a folk song and was exhibited at a New York art gallery.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Getting Kinky

Kinky Friedman humorously weaves religion and politics in his first Oklahoma show in decades.


Music

Rob Collins

Kinky Friedman
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley
BlueDoorOKC.com, 524-0738
$30-$35

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

It’s the penultimate ‘Potter’


Family

Rob Collins
The “Harry Potter” franchise is humming along after a decade of filming.
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

‘Glory’ in Indian Territory

Black Union soldiers fought for their freedom in the Civil War Battle of Honey Springs.


Features

Rob Collins
In history, scholars look for a pivot point when everything changes. As national observations commence for the Civil War’s sesquicentennial, Oklahoma historians are commemorating a tectonic shift that began 150 years ago.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bob Dylan — In Concert: Brandeis University

A must-have for Dylan collectors


Folk

Rob Collins
A year before The Beatles exploded on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Bob Dylan planned to perform “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” in the spring of 1963 for a national TV audience.
 
Monday, March 28, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse


Sci-Fi

Rob Collins
Summit Entertainment was wise enough to release the latest installment of Stephenie Meyer’s $2 billion “Twilight” franchise in time to make it the perfect stocking stuffer for Twi-hards.
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011

The former Color Me Badd members have never told their whole story in one place, until now


News

Rob Collins
“This sucks,” Beavis said to Butt-head.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
 
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