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Topic: Fred

Better off Fred


Music

Stephen Carradini
Call it jazz if you want. Or don’t. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey doesn’t care, so long as you listen with an open mind.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Geek love

Satisfy your inner nerd at Science Museum Oklahoma’s gift shop.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
Guess what comes out in two days? I’ll give you a hint: It’s on the cover; I’ve blogged/talked/wrote about it kind of incessantly; I may or may not be wearing a T-shirt dedicated to it right now.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
harry-potter

We have a winner

One Harry Potter fan is going to eat well this weekend

But first, a bonus question a friend asked me a few days ago: In “Sorcerer’s Stone,” Dumbledore tells Harry he has a helpful scar on his knee. What is it in the shape of?

So, the quiz. Most people scored between 15 and 18 points — that makes you all N.E.W.T. grads. We did have a couple Muggles (ahem, Rod Lott), but I felt a lot of HP love when grading your quizzes.

Two questions in particular seemed to trip up a lot of people. First, J.K. Rowling’s middle name. She actually doesn’t have one. She added her grandmother’s name (Kathleen) because her publishers were afraid boys wouldn’t want to read a book by a woman — hence the initials. The second question that impedimented prospective winners was the first to be petrified in “Chamber of Secrets.” I have to admit, this was the only question in the quiz in which I had wrong too. Like a lot of you, I thought Justin Finch-Fletchley was the first student to encounter the basilisk, but it was camera-toting Colin Creevey.

A big surprise for me was the fact that every single person answered correctly to the question about Lovegood’s magazine (The Quibbler, FYI) — there must be a lot of Luna lovers out there.

Some stray observations:

-I saw some really creative ways to spell Neville.

-Ireland won the Quidditch World Cup, but Bulgarian Seeker Victor Krum caught the Snitch (which won the Weasley twins quite a bit of money).

-A couple people added “cupboard under the stairs” to Harry’s address. Awwww!

-A lot of people thought Harry’s b-day was July 19 or Aug. 19. I have no idea why. It’s July 31, same of J.K. Rowling.

-The other Chosen One? I saw Draco, Voldemort and, sadly, an Edward. I’m sorry, no sparkly vampire would ever be a Chosen One.

-Charlie seems to be the forgotten Weasley. My cat Charlie would be so sad to learn this.

-J.K. Rowling said for years that “scar” would be the last word of the series (she ended up going with “well”), but you guys had some creative last words: Died, bang (love this one — can you imagine … “Harry was happy. All was-BANG!”), over, love (a popular choice) and from Mr. Lott, a word that starts with F and ends with uck.

Now, the winner: Congrats to Callie Ferguson, who answered all 20 questions correctly (one of only two to achieve that)!

And that answer to the bonus question above? Dumbledore’s scar is in the shape of the London Underground.

That’s it, friends. “Harry Potter” is now officially over. (Unless Jo fulfills all my dreams by penning a Marauders Era series.) But, I’m going to end on a sappy note and a quote from Rowling herself at the London premiere:

“Whether you come back by film or by page, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

by Jenny Coon Peterson 07.22.2011 2 years ago
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‘Race’ is the prize

In creating an album based on the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has created harmony out of history.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
9:30 p.m. Friday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
$10
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stuart no-so-little

With the grand opening of its Stuart Wing, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will have visitors seeing double.


Visual Arts

Rod Lott
The Opening Of The Stuart Wing
Thursday-Sunday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Citizen Fred — Citizen Fred


Rock

Louis Fowler
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a raucous good time with Citizen Fred’s self-titled disc. With guttural vocals and crunching guitars, it sounds like the background music to a scene in a buddy-cop film where the mismatched partners go into a sleazy strip club to shake down perps.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Banned in the USA

Once deemed too un-American for your eyes, the works of ‘Art Interrupted’ get a second chance for public viewing.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy
through June 9
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
free
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Best in Show

Award-worthy comedy struts onto Blu-ray.


Comedy

Rod Lott
My favorite of Christopher Guest's mockumentaries is easily 2000’s Best in Show. While I think it helps to be a theater nerd to appreciate 1996’s Waiting for Guffman in full or a folk nut to opt for 2003’s A Mighty Wind, “must love dogs” is no requirement here. Love man’s best friend or hate him, the humor in Best in Show is less inside-baseball than its brothers.
 
Friday, March 8, 2013

Fred Won’t Move Out

An exploration of a man of constant sorrow.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Old age, a spouse suffering with dementia, grown children in the position of caring for their parents — these are tough, complicated themes in Fred Won’t Move Out, new to DVD next week.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 
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