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5 WTF Facts About Rick Springfield

No, really, these are true.

Odds are good that ‘80s chart icon/heartthrob Rick Springfield will play many of his 17 Billboard Top 40 hits at 7 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Grand Casino in Shawnee. (In fact, bet the house on “Jessie’s Girl” — I just know it.)

But did you this about the Rickster?

1. Before hitting it big, he fronted a band called Zoot.
2. According to his memoir, he wrote some great songs while suffering depression and having suicidal thoughts.
3. He played the first incarnation of DC Comics’ “Human Target” in a 1992 ABC series. (The current one on Fox has lasted longer.)
4. In the early 1970s, he played himself on the “Brady Kids” Saturday-morning cartoon spin-off, “Mission: Magic!”
5. His one-time live-in girlfriend? “The Exorcist” star Linda Blair. She was 15 at the time. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 03.22.2011 3 years ago
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Art this

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Gazette staff
Shawnee artist Stacey Miller uses prints of hummingbirds to capture life’s fragile nature in “Evanescence,” her new exhibit at the state Capitol.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Saddle up

Ten events comprise the International Finals Youth Rodeo.


Alex Ewald
19th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bowl this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Casino games not quite your forte? FireLake now has another option for you with the newly opened FireLake Bowl, a state-of-the-art bowling center that sports 24 lanes, two restaurants, HDTVs and an arcade.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tribal tongue

Oklahoma tribes are preserving Native American languages through technology.


James S. Tyree
Osage is making a comeback.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

You're never too old...

Children of all ages will enjoy seeing toys as art in the “Kids at Heart” exhibit.

Visual Arts

Carmen Forman
Daily, ongoing
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Budding industry

A new TV series explores the medical marijuana industry through the experiences of six Shawnee brothers.


Mia Cantu
Prescription marijuana has become a legitimate business, at least in 16 states, where it is legal. Among those reaping profits are six brothers originally from Shawnee — Joel, Jesse, Jonathan, Jordan, Jared and Josh Stanley — who now reside in Colorado, where they grow and sell their harvest of medical cannabis.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saddle up

Young cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money and scholarships.


Susannah Waite
Spectators looking to rope up a good time might consider the International Finals Youth Rodeo, slated to kick off Sunday and run through July 13 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee.
Friday, July 6, 2012

Everything’s Jake

Jake Germany escaped his hometown to play music and see the world — and he’s still on the adventure.


Joshua Boydston
Jake Germany with Theatre Breaks Loose, Poema, The Wake Up Call and Almost Legendary
6 p.m. Tuesday
The Parish
1757 N.W. 16th
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shiny Toy Guns — III


Joshua Boydston
After an uneven presence following 2008’s hard rock-leaning Season of Poison, Shiny Toy Guns is back with its third release, appropriately titled III.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012