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OKG Newsletter


Topic: classic

When in Rome

OU stages a strong production of a Stephen Sondheim classic.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
OU Fine Arts Center, 563 Elm, Norman
325-4101
$15-$30

 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

By the glass

Bubbly or beer, cocktails or Cab. Raise your glass to the drinks you love.


Food and Drink Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
Here's the skinny (and wide) on the glasses that fit the drink.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Video Game Reviews

Mortal Kombat / L.A. Noire / Brink

 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Drive


Action

Rod Lott
To race right to the finish line, as it were, “Drive” is — so far — the year’s best film and a new crime classic.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Odds and ends

New local tunes, info on that Polyphonic Spree show, and a free Flaming Lips documentary.

OKSee got sick last week — the doctor said it was a sinus infection, although I was hoping for “Cat Scratch Fever”— and in so doing, fell woefully behind the times. So here I am catching back up with Oklahoma music-centric news and notes from the last week. Let’s get to it.

First up, we’ve got a couple of hip-hop mixtapes — both from Tulsa rappers, sure enough — that you can cop for free on these here Internets. First is P.D.A.’s “Occupy Hollywood” ...



 ... and next is aDDLib’s “99% of My Fans Wear High Heels.”



Secondly, Other Lives, now a major thing outside our humble borders, are playing shows in Oklahoma City and Tulsa before month’s end. The Stillwater indie band graces the Blue Note on the 27th, so be sure to snag your tickets ($12) as far in advance as possible. As in, right now.

Coincidentally, they also recently announced a headlining date at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif. Awesomesauce.

Thirdly, it appears that Pitchfork has inaugurated a new video series titled “Classic,” with a documentary  about our own balloon-busting, psychedelic-rocking, jelly-not-using Flaming Lips. Specifically, it’s about their 1999 opus, “The Soft Bulletin,” and I can personally say it’s pretty compelling stuff, especially if you still think that “The Spiderbite Song” isn’t about mainlining heroin. Watch the 45-minute doc over at Pitchfork.

Fourthly, The Polyphonic Spree is returning to Norman! The last time the group was here, it headlined the inaugural Norman Music Festival on an adequately sized stage. This time, at 8 p.m. Feb. 7, the Tim DeLaughter-led band’s 20-plus members intend to pack Opolis. I think at this point, if Girl Talk can play a show there, anybody can.

Here are a few details:
• New Fumes are opening.
• Only 150 tickets are available.
• The first set of tickets goes on sale tomorrow at all three Guestroom Records locations.
• Tickets are $25 each, cash only.
• Fifteen pairs of tickets will be given away from The Spy FM Spywagon at various locations throughout the OKC/Norman area on Friday, Jan. 13. Follow @fowlervw on Twitter to find out when and where.

Fifthyly, but surely not leastly, Samantha Crain has a brand-new 7-inch single out. It’s produced by Mr. John Vanderslice and is positively lovely. Snag “A Simple Jungle” and “The Dam Song” at her website.

Other Lives photo by James Rhodes
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Film this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss. Need a refresher? Catch the 70th anniversary of Casablanca, back on the big screen for one night only, 7 p.m. Thursday at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial, and Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 Martin Luther King. Prior to the classic film, Turner Classic Movies’ Robert Osborne hosts a behind-the-scenes documentary. Visit fathomevents.com.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Great job!


Comedy

Rod Lott
When a movie's opening-credits logos are funny, you're in for quite a trip. Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is indeed a trip — an acid one, to be precise. Whether it's good or bad depends entirely on your acceptance of ... oh, to pick a scene at random, a character held against his will in a bathtub being filled with the diarrhea of four children.
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sing it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
What a glorious feeling! We’re happy again! Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain returns to theaters for one night only, 7 p.m. Thursday at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 and Cinemark Tinseltown USA. Before the show, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne grills co-star Debbie Reynolds about gettin’ wet with Gene Kelly. Visit fathomevents.com.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition — Incommunicado


Country

Joshua Boydston
Just a few minutes into Incommunicado, it becomes painfully obvious that Oklahoma native Chad Sullins knows his Red Dirt, country, classic rock and blues, and he blends them into the perfect barn-party soundtrack. The album plays like The Hangover set in Stillwater instead of Vegas, with all the emotions, amusement and reflections therein.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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