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Topic: once

She’s a ‘Bitch’!

Well, this wouldn't have happened 50 years ago...


CFN

Gazette staff
Having won an Emmy for her work on “Pushing Daisies,” Oklahoma pixie Kristin Chenoweth may be returning to the boob tube sooner than later.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flick o’ the Irish

Norman plays host to a free Irish Film Festival on Thursday.

With the smell of shamrock shakes in the air, St. Patrick’s Day is near. That makes it the ideal time for all things Irish, movies included.

On Thursday, lil’ ol’ Norman plays host to the 2012 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture’s Irish Film Festival. From 12:45 to 4 p.m., one Oscar-winning movie and two 15-minute shorts will unspool in Meacham Auditorium on the University of Oklahoma campus. 

Kicking it off is 2006’s Once, a musical love story that remains one of the 10 best movies I saw last decade, and whose soundtrack forever is imprinted on my brain. Seriously, this film gives me goose bumps each time I see it. Once won the Best Original Song Academy Award for “Falling Slowly” — a victory that had me cheering from my living room.

Also showing are The Crush (not to be confused with 1993’s wretched Alicia Silverstone jailbait thriller; this one was up for an Oscar) and The Other Life, which are about, respectively, a 8-year-old fawning over his teacher and a wealthy woman realizing money ain’t all that.

Admission is free. For more information, call 325-4531 or visit worldliteraturetoday.com. Also be sure to check out the Puterbaugh Festival's Opening Night festivities, which include free a free concert from local musicians. —Rod Lott


by Rod Lott 03.05.2012 2 years ago
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The Swell Season

Lightning strikes ‘Once.’


Documentary

Rod Lott
Remember how joyous you felt at the end of 2006's excellent Irish indie Once? Well, The Swell Season is why there is no sequel. Hell, it practically is the sequel, only factual instead of fictional.
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chuck it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
The man who once sang, “Well, I never been to heaven / But I been to Oklahoma” ... well, he probably still sings it, atrocious grammar and all. He’s Chuck Negron, co-founder of Three Dog Night — y’know, “Joy to the World,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” — and he performs free Saturday at Newcastle Casino, 2457 Highway 62 Service Road in Newcastle. The show starts at 7 p.m. with opening act Outlaw Son. Call 387-6013 or visit mynewcastlecasino.com.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stage it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
I’m Crazy for You. Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true. Excuse the Madonna lyrics, because we should be quoting those Gershwin brothers. Crazy stages at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main in Norman. The musical comedy includes timeless hits like “I Got Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Tickets are $10. Call 321-9600 or visit soonertheatre.org.

Thursday-Sunday

 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

The documentary 8 Murders a Day examines the human-rights disaster that has resulted from Mexico's war on the drug cartels — specifically in Juarez, the murder capital of the world. The uncompromising, eye-opening film opens Friday at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, and runs for at least a week. Call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
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