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Without Thunder

Life will go on. We promise.


Features

Matt Carney
The forecast for this lockout is Cold War, in more ways than one.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Attitude adjustment

College students are buying, selling and giving away the prescription College students are buying, selling and giving away the prescription drug Adderall. Do they understand the ramifications of abuse?


News

Matt Carney

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette interviewed eight local students about Adderall abuse. All feared arrest and requested anonymity, so names have been changed.

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bite Size: 2-07-12

News and notes on OKC dining.

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Art this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Now you can experience the “Colors of Dreams” without all the eye boogers that plague your peepers upon waking.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fact and fiction

Novelist Tracy Daugherty honed his nonfiction skills in the wake of the 1995 federal building bombing.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Tracy Daugherty
7 p.m. Tuesday
Pegasus Theatre, Liberal Arts Building
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr., Edmond
uco.edu
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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At a clip for April

Coming soon: heaven domes, Grateful Dead, and docs and shorts galore!

Another month, another flood of special-engagement films coming to a theater near you, but not necessarily the ones you expect. You'll be pleased if you're into shorts, documentaries and/or things that are free. Let’s get to ’em!

In chronological order, we have ...

The Dome of Heaven
6 p.m. April 5
University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Transformative Learning
100 University Drive, Edmond
free

UCO alum Diane Glancy returns to campus tonight to show her new film, The Dome of Heaven, a chronicle of a dysfunctional family’s struggle for stability. The free screening concludes with a Q-and-A with the director, who’s also a well-known, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright.




Red Carpet Film Festival
7 p.m. April 7
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
$5

Six short films will be screened at the fourth annual Red Carpet Film Festival on Saturday. What makes them special is that they are produced by students of the Moore Norman Technology Center’s digital video production and graphic design classes, with scores provided by music students at ACM@UCO. Clocking in at 10 minutes each, the shorts are “Restless,” “My Eyes Are Bigger Than Yours,” “Vengeance,” “The Chill,” “The Guardian” and “Bring Me to Life.” Get tickets — only $5 — and more info at redcarpetfilmfest.webs.com.




Introduction to Documentary Film
2:30-4:30 p.m. April 12
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
$35

Here’s a nifty idea: Take a class for the fun of it, especially when said sessions explore documentaries. That’s the intent behind a two-hour class for six Thursdays, beginning April 12, as part of the University of Oklahoma’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Kathryn Jenson White, an Oklahoma Gazette film critic and associate professor at OU, will lead the classes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. On the syllabus are such acclaimed, accessible, influential and even revolutionary works as Nanook of the North, The Thin Blue Line, Roger & Me, Grizzly Man, Shut Up and Sing and Taxi to the Dark Side. To register, call 325-3488 or visit olliatou.org.




Blue Like Jazz
April 13
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Moore Warren

Having earned $345,000 in 30 days, Blue Like Jazz is the most-funded film in Kickstarter history, and it opens in three metro theaters on April 13. With a cast of unknowns and based on Donald Miller’s best-selling 2003 nonfiction book, the comedy is about a young man who flees his Bible Belt upbringing to attend college at “the most godless campus in America,” and struggles with keeping his faith. I suppose this is counterprogramming to Cabin in the Woods?




Children of War
April 15
Fambul Tok
April 22
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

OCU’s ongoing, free documentary series continues with Children of War, about former child soldiers in Uganda, on April 15 and Fambul Tok, about forgiveness following Sierra Leone’s brutal war, on April 22. Both are free. For more information, call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu/film-lit.




Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012
7 p.m. April 19
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman

You know how Deadheads follow the Grateful Dead from concert to concert? I wonder if that holds true when the concert is a film. I guess you could find out April 19, when three area theaters host a never-before-seen summer 1989 gig from the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A slideshow of band photos will precede the feature, as will a previously unreleased live track from 1974. Grab info and tickets at fathomevents.com, man!




Switch
6 p.m. April 24
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

Screening on the OCU campus for free is the documentary Switch, about trends and the future of the energy industry, with an aim to encourage a balanced national understanding on the topic and its utter importance. Interested? Reserve your complimentary tickets at switchenergyproject.com. —Rod Lott

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Green on red


News

Brendan Hoover
A cursory survey of local companies and institutions are proving that going green can make business sense, even in a red state like Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beat it

No doubt you have The English Beat to thank for ska. Repay the pioneers by watching them rock Bricktown along with 80 student bands.


Music

Joshua Boydston
ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown with The English Beat, Colour Revolt, Horse Thief and more
5 p.m. Thursday-2 a.m. Friday
across Bricktown
acm-uco.com
974-4700
free
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

B real

A decade together, work with high-profile artists, a widespread fan base — for one local R&B group, it’s all Meant2B.


Music

Ryan Querbach
A local R&B group’s members all hail from different states, but they just so happened to come together as students of the University of Central Oklahoma; that’s why they call themselves Meant2B.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Athletic Endeavor

Athletes with physical disabilities compete at UCO’s annual Endeavor Games.


Sports

Sarah Lobban
Thursday-Sunday
various locations in Edmond
ucoendeavorgames.com
974-3160
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
 
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