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Brace for 'Impact'

A retired teacher compiles Oklahoma’s black history.


Nonfiction

Mia Cantu
Inspired by a dearth of black history education in the Sooner State, Rochelle Stephney-Roberson wrote her first book, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History. Published last fall, the textbook has been approved by the state Department of Education for use in state high schools.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brace for 'Impact'

A retired teacher compiles Oklahoma’s black history.


Features

Mia Cantu
Inspired by a dearth of black history education in the Sooner State, Rochelle Stephney-Roberson wrote her first book, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ox rocks

While other siblings rumble, Sam and Ray Ashford rock — as the local band of brothers known as Oxford Town.


Music

Mia Cantu
Oxford Town
6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday
Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Cafe
100 E. California
bourbonstreetcafe.com
232-6666
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Roboshop

One man makes mechanical waves with one-of-a-kind robot creations, built from abandoned scraps.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Since childhood, John Doneti has been fascinated with robots. The one from TV’s Lost in Space, simply named Robot, intrigued him as did the concept behind Rossum’s Universal Robots, a science-fiction play that introduced the word to the English language
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Breast intentions

When Kelly Brinkmeyer creates art, she simply reaches for her chest.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
The B.I.G. Event
4-6 p.m. Thursday
The Gold Dome
1112 N.W. 23rd
thebigeventokc.com
free
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Promises kept

It’s the 20th anniversary for a state program that has enabled thousands of Oklahomans to pursue a college education.


News

Mia Cantu
In 1992, Jacqueline Smith signed up for a program with the unwieldy name of Oklahoma’s Higher Learning Access Program, or OHLAP. For qualifying students, it guaranteed full tuition to any of the state’s public universities or colleges or partial tuition to private establishments.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Loud and proud

Clear your calendar: OKC Pride abounds with rainbows and celebration.


Features

Mia Cantu
2012 OKC Pride Festivities
Thursday-Sunday, May 27
okcpride.org
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy campers

Day camps in the metro will keep kids active over the summer months.


Features

Mia Cantu
Video games and cartoons aren’t your child’s only options for summer fun. With the end of the school year, children in the Oklahoma City metro can keep both brains and bodies active with a slew of summer camp options.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fringe group

The new gallery Fringe marks its grand opening with an exhibit exploring the relationship between words and images.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
I See What You Are Saying
6-10 p.m. Friday
Fringe
4027 N. Classen Blvd.
fringeokc.com
698-0278
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Prairie potter

A new exhibition pays tribute to Frankoma Pottery, an Oklahoma company that produced highly collectible ceramics for half a century.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Oklahoma Clay: Frankoma Pottery
through Sept. 16
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
$3-$5
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dharma initiative

For 'Divine' intervention, visit a mind-expanding exhibition of pattern art for which geometry is no problem.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Divine Dimensions
through May 11
Third Eye Gallery
120 E. Tonhawa, Norman
503-7779
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tokyo drift

Brandon Reierson’s far-out fashion drawings have made a splash in the Far East, so why not at home?


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Brandon Reierson
1-7 p.m. Saturday
Cafe Oasis
1135 N.W. 25th
528-5700
free
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hip anatomy

No decoding necessary: Art and hip-hop collide in 'Cipher,' an exhibition exploring lyricism and urban poetry.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Cipher
through May 5
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
iaogallery.org
232-6060
free
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

City life on the farm

A local nonprofit is committed to the spread of urban farming.

 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Horses need not apply

Camels, ostriches and local TV celebs take over the Remington Park racetrack Sunday


Sports

Mia Cantu
Don’t be surprised if you see camels and ostriches speeding along the racetrack Sunday as Remington Park hosts its third annual Extreme Racing.
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
 
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