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Topic: five

Fa-la-la-la femme


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Lyric closes its 2010 season with the debut of its first holiday-themed cabaret featuring five of its biggest female stars.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fast five

What do you get when you give five artists $12,000 each? A giant robot photographer, for one thing — all part of ‘Art 365.’


Visual Arts

Charles Martin

Art 365
5-8 P.M. Friday daily through May 7
[Artspace] at Untitled, 1 N.E. Third
ArtspaceAtUntitled.org, 815-9995

 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Salute this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma celebrates five American composers in the chamber ensemble’s season finale, “Americana,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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NMF: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears / The Walkmen

Delta rock and indie-rock cap the fest

By the time Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears went on at 8:00 p.m., I had spent 24 solid hours at the Norman Music Festival. I was pretty well exhausted, and it was going to take a lot to please me. I hadn't been swayed by Black Joe Lewis' recorded music, but I kept an open mind. I'm glad I did.

The band rocketed out of the starting gate, swinging, swaggering and generally making a ruckus. The band was dressed up dapper, with button-downs and ties. The horn section, which doubled as backing vocals, swung their horns violently back and forth to the music, playing or not. Black Joe Lewis and his rhythm guitarist dueled. Lewis played guitar with his tongue more than once. Burlesque dancers had a dance-off onstage. The band's muscly, horn-laden delta version of rock just wowed the audience. That is, after the audience figured out what to do with the spectacle before them; as Oklahoma has no real musical equivalent to this band, the NMF audience was a bit confused on how to enjoy the band. But they figured it out, and things were festive by the end.

Lewis also had my favorite quote of the whole fest in between tunes: "Some people say we're just a shitty version of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. You know them? Well, we're here tonight to prove that we're just shitty." They did not prove that. They were awesome.

After stopping in at the busy Buffalo Lounge at Five for some refreshment, I went back out — Red Bulled and ready — for The Walkmen. I've previously seen them, so I knew what to expect. But it's still hard to prepare for Hamilton Leithauser's primal howl. Of the forty or so pictures I took of the band, over 3/4ths were of the lead singer, because he's just so electric on stage (well, and the rest of the band is, nicely put, static). The Walkmen's minimal set-up meant that they started pretty much right on time, which was wonderful.  They proceeded to rip through their indie-rock songs, playing songs old and new. I loved seeing them play "The Rat" once again, which is just a killer song. They're not really a band to dance to, but they certainly are a blast to hear and watch.

by Stephen Carradini 05.05.2011 2 years ago
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Direct hits at deadCENTER

Five directors spill the ‘reel’ behind-the-scenes stories of their Oklahoma-related movies, all showing at the deadCENTER Film Festival.


Features

Phil Bacharach and Rod Lott
deadCENTER Film Festival
Wednesday-Sunday
downtown Oklahoma City
deadcenterfilm.org
246-9233
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Five documentaries across four days examine today’s modern city, showing at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Urbanized, on city design from the director of Helvetica, screens 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with a panel discussion following the latter. Other films examine the disappearance of darkness, population increase, public housing and eminent domain. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

Thursday-Sunday

Hey! Read This:
Urbanized Blu-ray review

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 
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