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Tulsa-born Aqueduct brings act back to state


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma native David Terry laid the groundwork for his group, Aqueduct, in Tulsa, where he is from and where his family still lives. "Living in Tulsa definitely made me more hungry for music. The s...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hinder among 2007 nominees for Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame


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Joe Wertz
Six more state musicians have been chosen as additions to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, including:" a platinum-selling modern-rock band, " country singers and " a legendary guitar player. The 2007...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pick your pumpkin from variety of local patches


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Joe Wertz
Pumpkins grow in the ground, not in the asphalt outside the local grocery store, so why not head to a metro patch to grab your orange orb? Oklahoma Gazette wants your autumn to be awesome, so we did t...
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Local jazz combo downplays greatness


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Joe Wertz
Although guitarist James Slaw describes the band as "just a couple local players," the seven members of the metro act A Little Jazz are more musical heavyweights then they might let on. When Grammy ...
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Not everyone cheering Hinder's return to OKC


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Joe Wertz
They have sold millions of albums worldwide and have played to huge crowds all over the United States and overseas. So why do so many Oklahomans shudder when they hear the name Hinder? An Internet se...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007

AMC Quail Springs brings midnight movies back


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Joe Wertz
Some movies are just meant to be shown at midnight. Throughout September and October, metro movie buffs will get a chance to see some late night classics and more recent releases at the AMC Quail Spri...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Juliette Lewis to sing


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Joe Wertz
Acting just doesn't release enough creative energy, so many screen celebrities try to make the jump from cinema to stage. Joining the ranks of Billy Bob Thornton, Eddie Murphy and Johnny Depp is Osc...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boland and band return home to red-dirt roots


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma native and red-dirt country pioneer Jason Boland has been packing bars and selling out shows for more than seven years, positioning himself and his band, the Stragglers, as underground legend...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Arts Council has right to edit Capitol exhibits, says spokeswoman


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Joe Wertz
Narciso Argüelles, an artist and art instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma, said two of his pieces were removed from his photography exhibit at the state Capitol because the curator felt th...
 
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Limited-edition guitar recognizes state centennial


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Joe Wertz
The first Oklahoma centennial electric guitar has just rolled off the assembly line and will be presented to centennial officials in the fall. The guitar was made by Sand Dimas Guitars, and though t...
 
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stillwater's Colourmusic set to shine upon Norman


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Joe Wertz
Just about anyone can fall in love with the experimental, quirky and, well, colorful fivesome known as Colourmusic The members all met on the Oklahoma State University campus. The band and its mus...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

El Reno readies for annual county fair


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Joe Wertz
Want to prove how tough your tyke is? Well, take your little country girl or boy out to the 53rd annual Canadian County Fair now through Saturday, and enter the kiddo into the tricycle tractor pull an...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nixons vet launches new band in 4 Points West


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Joe Wertz
For the last few years, the pieces for Oklahoma City band 4 Points West have been coming together slowly, and that's just fine with guitarist and organizer Jesse Davis. It's been about five years si...
 
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Billy Bob Thornton cancels Oklahoma concerts


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Joe Wertz
Actor-turned-country-crooner Billy Bob Thornton had to cancel two Oklahoma casino performances because of problems with his band's road crew, his publicist said.   The tattooed star of "Bad Sa...
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Matt Damon offers advice to assassins hiding in Oklahoma


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Joe Wertz
Actor Matt Damon dropped by the Harkins Bricktown Cinemas in Oklahoma City on July 31 to promote his new action/assassin thriller " The Bourne Ultimatum," and to host a charity screening of the film...
 
Thursday, August 9, 2007
 
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