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OKG Newsletter


Topic: tulsa

Hub hookup

A public transit centerpiece creeps toward reality as planners select three possible sites


News

Clifton Adcock
Three finalists are emerging as possible downtown locations for the future centerpiece of public transportation in Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bite Size

2011 board named


Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
The Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) installed the 2011 board of directors. Named to the executive committee were: Chairman Jim Sellers of The Artichoke Restaurant, Langley; Vice Chairman/ Treasurer Michel Buthion of La Baguette; Second Vice Chairperson Kathy Bondy of Arby’s/U.S. Beef Corp., Tulsa.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Drive-through hand jive

Cover your eyes, kids!


CFN

Gazette staff
When we here at CFN hear about Tulsa’s Fox 23 passing along warnings from Tulsa police about sexual deviants, we hearken back to reports of last year’s Pedobear scare, in which parents were warned to protect youngsters from a child-molesting teddy bear, which started as an Internet meme and was reportedly sighted at Comic-Con in San Diego.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fame monster

No joke will be made in this space.


CFN

Gazette staff
File this very disturbing story under “when fandom turns to obsession.”
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fright night

A horror hound hopes to share the scare with free movie nights that give a home to films not coming soon to a theater near you.


Features

Charles Martin

Art’s Summer Movie Nights
7-10 p.m. Thursday
Bad Granny’s Bazaar, 1759 N.W. 16th
Free

 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Hey, do that!

Discover your inner artist this summer

The worst thing a kid can say in summer is “I’m bored!” It’s even less forgivable when an adult says the same. There’s so much interesting stuff to do in summer!

This Sunday, you can audition to be an extra in a metro-shot movie over the next five weeks! “Yellow” stars Heather Wahlquist, Gena Rowlands, Melanie Griffith and Hank Azaria. That’s pretty much all I can find on the content of the film. Churchgoers, theatregoers, doctors, inmates, prison guards, schoolchildren, parents, teachers, restaurant patrons, pedestrians and passersby are all needed extras, so there will be a lot of different scenes (or one church/theater/jail/hospital). Those interested in the open call should show up between 1 and 5 p.m. at The Actor Factory, 3750 W. Main in Norman. Questions can be directed to YellowMovieExtras@gmail.com.

Austin artist Chris Lawhorn did a cover medley of two Guided by Voices songs (“Little Whirl” and “My Valuable Hunting Knife”), but he doesn’t like the way he sang it. So he’s letting other people take a crack at singing over his instrumental version for possible future release. It’ll only cost you a dollar. Who knows, this could be the start of your career! Check the deets here.

Once you’ve started your vocal career over there, you can jump in on a choir for your first live performance. The 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty is this year, so a concert series called “Let Freedom Ring, Sing and Swing” will be staging events in Tulsa, Moore and Claremore. If you’re interested in joining a 100-voice choir to sing at the July 9 Moore date, all you have do is head on over to this site. No joke.  

Maybe singing and acting aren’t up your alley. If you’re at least 14 years old and have two or more years of experience on an instrument, you can register for the University of Central Oklahoma’s Summer Jazz Performance Workshop. From June 20-24, you can get schooled in the coolest way possible under the tutelage of the jazz faculty and grad students. Workshops, master classes, jam sessions and more will go down. Hit up the Jazz Lab’s website for more details. It’s $250.

The lab is also holding a Modern Recording Technology Summer Workshop July 11-15. That one’s $300.

So get out there and do something awesome, Oklahoma. There’s more than enough stuff to do. —Stephen Carradini
by Stephen Carradini 06.03.2011 2 years ago
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Rep. Boren’s retirement makes future hazy for state voice in Congress

GOP vows ‘we can do better’ than Boren


News

Alex Ewald
Oklahoma has lost its lone Democratic voice in Congress after U.S. Rep. Dan Boren announced his decision at a press conference Tuesday not to run for re-election next year.
 
Thursday, June 9, 2011
robzombie

Check these 'Hot' tips

Memorize these seven facts before ‘Hot as Hell,’ cool?

Before banging your head to the music of Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust, Underoath and everybody else playing Sunday’s “Hot as Hell” festival in Tulsa, the organizers would like to share some information. We tore these tips straight from the press release:

1. “RE ENTRY WILL BE ALLOWED WITH TICKET AND WRISTBAND”

2. “MISTING TENTS WILL  BE AVAILABLE”

3. “CROWD WILL BE SPRAYED OFTEN WITH WATER FROM STAGE TO COOL DOWN”

4. “NO BLANKETS, ICE CHESTS, or UMBRELLAS”

5. “STAY HYDRATED”

6. “BRING SUNSCREEN”

7. “WEAR HATS”

Enjoy the show, readers! (Sucks about your umbrella, though, Ms. Poppins!) —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.11.2011 2 years ago
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Broncho, Broncho is my name

Your Monday music video roundup

But not really. Name’s Matt. Stephen’s off to graduate school on full scholarship, so I’m the new blogger ‘round these here parts.

Quick hits: Leo. Favorite non-Flaming Lips local band is Colourmusic. I know the lyrics to“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” back-to-front. Random fun fact: My brother is on a first-name basis with Dan Marino. I’m still looking to replace a big LCD Soundsystem-shaped hole in my heart. Taylor Swift’s first and second albums have been known to rattle the speakers in the privacy of my car, on occasion. Big supporter of dance rock.

Underrated: The Drive-By Truckers’ “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark”, dance rock in general, post-“Girls Can Tell” Spoon, Lost in the Trees, and the Rolling Stones’ “Some Girls.”

Overrated: Passion Pit, Animal Collective, My Morning Jacket’s “Z,” and probably James Blake, too, but you’d have to put a gun to my head to make me admit it. Also, everything U2's recorded since “The Joshua Tree”. Though let it be known that “The Joshua Tree” is so unbelievably good that you can’t possibly overstate how good it is.

Let’s get on with the vids, then.

Broncho rapidly ascended to the near-top of my fictional All-Okie Festival bill when I bought their debut album a few months back. Caught them at the Soundpony in Tulsa a little while ago and, sure enough, the Internet warlocks at Delo Creative were there with a butt-ton of camera equipment in tow. I think I speak for the entirety of this state when I say these guys are gonna make it big. And soon:


Novak Djokovic’s appearance in this hilarious video probably had at least a little something to do with his recent #1 ATP ranking:



Freaky, psychedelic, synthy chicks glow in the dark:



Like Stephen, I’m a proud Tulsa native and, save for Hanson, nobody’s name’s better-recognized in Tulsa than Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Their new “Race Riot Suite” received standing ovations at the Tulsa PAC last month:



Not unlike most of the planet, I really didn’t care much for Radiohead’s latest. I do, however, dig Nigel Godrich’s intimate “From the Basement” series and this frenetic, dual-drummer performance of “Staircase” is intense:  



Everything about Mastodon is massively awesome right now. Album art, track titles, and this puppet-stomping video for “Deathbound”:

by Matt Carney 07.11.2011 2 years ago
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Zombieland

Music, movies, comics — they’re all part of Rob Zombie’s ever-rocking world.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hot As Hell Music Festival featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust and more
Noon-11 p.m. Sunday
Brady Village, Cameron Street and Boulder Avenue, Tulsa
hotashelltulsa.com 866-977-6849
$34
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
 
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