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Experiencing ‘Phantom’ pain?

The famed musical will beam to theaters live starting Sunday.

In all these 25 years, you tell me you never caught Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gazillion-dollar-grossing “The Phantom of the Opera” musical? Yeah, me neither. (I did catch the movie, though. Way later. On Netflix.)

Here’s our chance: Fathom Events brings “The Phantom” to Oklahoma City via a four-date broadcast at:
• AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial;
• Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King; and
• Hollywood Spotlight 14, 1100 N. Interstate in Norman.

Boasting a cast of more than 200, “The Phantom on the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” will beam live from London at 1 p.m. Oct. 2, and then show again at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 6 and 11.

For tickets or more information, visit FathomEvents.com.

While you’re waiting, why not prime yourself with a home viewing of “The Phantom of Hollywood”?  —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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Rest of the Best of OKC

Finally, food pornography!

See, you people love your lists and clamor for more. Shockingly, we didn’t quite cover it all last week, despite running the gamut from Best Coffee Shop to Best Person or Business to Follow on Social Media, so for the third year in a row, we’ve assembled some extras — the rest of the Best of OKC, if you will.

From people and places to the Gazette itself covering these last 52 weeks, we once more not-so-proudly present a handful of additional rankings, in an attempt to satiate your need to have everything numbered in a nice, orderly fashion, but not limited to five slots.

Just remember: Be careful what you wish for. Parental guidance suggested.

8 Best Smart-Aleck and/ or Logic-Challenged Responses We Received in This Year’s Best of OKC Nominations:

1. Best place to have lunch: “gopworms”

2. Best sushi: “cattlemans”  (lambfries pictured)

3. Best vegetarian or healthy menu options: “yuck”

4. Best meal under 10 bucks: “lowes”

5. Best place for a cheap date: “The back seat of my car”

6. Best dance club: “buffalo wings”

7. Best place to take out-of-towners: “motel 8”

8. Best place to have cosmetic procedures performed: “You’re way too fucking RICH!!, don’t do it its evil”


11 Best Lines from Our Food Articles That, Taken out of Context, Read Like Cheap Pornography:

1. “Keep your shades on while you eat, and you won’t see the meat juice spurting out onto your clothes as you attempt to pack this wondrous burger into your mouth.”

2. “No more squeezing on tomatoes or thumping melons!”

3. “‘Have your own testicle festival and pair a couple …’ she said. … Pull on your eatin’ pants and get out there.”

4. “The owners have it hanging, otherwise the servers would be playing it all the time.”

5. “Sausage comes in every shape, size and flavor.”

6. “All right, so you worked hard and took off that holiday weight. Good! That means that you can chomp on some nuts.”

7. “After a couple of bites your breathing gets labored.”

8. “A woman at the table next to us was shrieking with delight every few minutes.”

9. “(It) slaps that sucker in between a 12-inch bun.”

10. “They are yet undecided on whether a ‘special sauce’ will be offered but hope to satisfy people with their particular desires.”

11. “They’re whipping out wieners in Bricktown … 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. every Thursday through Sunday.”


8 Best Lines from Some Out-There Letters to the Editor We’re Not Printing:

1. “This happening, especially on weekends and also during Sparks America Bike Week when multitudes of unknowing out of town visitors are fleeced by gun and badge, of their monetary possessions that you dare not question their treatment of these passerby travelers stopped in this small town or a ‘Mayberry’ RFD, shaky handed ‘Barney’ type will readily pull his gun and demand, that you move on down the road.”

2. “I could not believe it, there she was in shorts and a tight blouse, wanting me to wash and lube her car ($2.50).”

3. “Now that the GOVERNMENT has more or less forced HIGH DEFINITION television on anyone who wants a television set, I want to know why we still see murders, weather and sports (and rapes) on our televisions.”

4. “And if you let 200 more white male homosexual men raise another two black male children in about 50 years the BLACK RACE should be almost gone. FROM A BLACK WOMAN AND I KNOW YOU NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS OR DID YOU? AND THAT IS THE WHOLE PLAN.”

5. “I don’t have a clue who that radio sports unenthusiast was — or what AM channel/station I was listening to.”

6. “People will come to Okla. so they can ‘hunt humans.’ Every NUTCASE in Oklahoma will be out on the streets and in the stores WITH A GUN! ARE YOU NUTS??”

7. “Simply put ‘Chung Li’ was the head of the world’s largest and wealthiest criminal network. The MSM also knew all about him. Did you ever hear the name ‘Chung Li’ other than from yours truly?”

8. “you might as well have made the subhead ‘Welcome to Sodom & Gomorrah!’ (which ALSO would’ve steered the ‘good’ readers away from the article).”


12 Best Completely Gratuitous Uses of the F-Bomb Dropped Within Our Pages by Musicians:

1. “It’s a fucking experience.” —Dustin Kuykendall, Left Foot Sally

2. “Some kid comes up to you after the show and asks and you’re like, ‘I have no fucking clue.’” —Josh James, Evergreen Terrace

3. “It’s because I grew up making no fucking money at all in rock ’n’ roll.” —Eddie Money (pictured, handsomely)

4. “We would hide our vehicle, because they always wanted to fuck your vehicle up when they were pissed at you.”—Merle Allin, The Murder Junkies

5. “It’s stuff that I was worried to put into Black Moth ... I thought it might be too fucked-up.”—Tom Fec, Black Moth Super Rainbow

6. “I can do punk, I can do flamenco, I can do mambo, anything I fucking want to do, anything that is ridiculous that pops into my head, and that’s the beauty of The Meatmen.”—Tesco Vee, The Meatmen

7. “But then tattoos got really popular, and you have people coming up to you in grocery stores — little old ladies saying, ‘I love your devil head. What does it say? Fuck?’” —Mike Riggs, Scum of the Earth

8. “Nobody who went to a Mötley Crüe show would say their concerts weren’t just big fucking parties.” —Riley Hahn, Soul Crisis

9. “It ain’t some shit where I got a catchy-ass beat and all you like is the beat and the hook, and you don’t give a fuck about what I’m talking about.” —Freddie Gibbs

10. “I was trying to write another song that everyone loved ... and it was just the most awful fucking shit you could ever write.” —Michael Benjamin Lerner, Telekinesis

11. “My hands were up over my head and I blurted out, ‘Whoa, that’s fucking ridiculous.’”—Carolyn Wonderland

12. “That’s my old shit now. That’s fucked up.” —Ben Folds


1 Photo We Never Got the Chance to Run … Until Now:













12 Strange-Named Sodas You Can Buy at Pops in Arcadia:

1. Fukola Cola

2. Rat Bastard

3. Avery Bug Barf

4. Squamscot Maple Cream

5. Avery Dog Drool

6. Blenheim Not As Hot

7. Freaky Dog Grrrape

8. Avery Kitty Piddle

9. Foxon Park Diet Gassosa

10. Rejuvenizer from the Scary People

11. Avery Monster Mucus

12. Love Potion No. 69 Pink

2 Wholly Wholly Ironic and Perhaps Even Hypocritical Expenses from Rep. Randy Terrill’s Campaign Reports from December 2008 to May 2010:

1. Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe, $92.40

2. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, $75.70









10 Inquisitive Tweets from @DanGordon:

1. “Going to bed soon, anything I need to know?” Aug. 8

2. “wakeup call requested for 4:30AM to fly back home to #OKC tomorrow, anything i need to know?” Aug. 8

3. “going to #Canada soon, anything I need to know?” Aug. 6

4. “going to bed soon, anything i need to know?” July 20

5. “going to bed soon, anything i need to know?” July 18

6. “going to bed soon, anything i need to know?” July 17

7. “going to bed soon, anything i need to know?” July 16

8. “going to bed soon, anything i need to know?” July 15

9. “going to bed soon, anything @texconway needs to know?” July 14

10. “going to bed soon, anything i need to know?” July 11


11 Songs from The Spy OKC’s Aug. 1 Playlist Whose Titles We’d Like to See Tackled as Topics on Kelly Ogle’s “My 2 Cents” Segment:

1. Arctic Monkeys, “Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

2. Kyle Andrews, “Lazer Tag with Imaginary Friends”

3. Broncho, “Can’t Get Past the Lips”

4. Gang Gang Dance, “Adult Goth”

5. Morrissey, “Action Is My Middle Name”

6. Peter Murphy, “I Spit Roses”

7. The Vaccines, “Post Break-Up Sex”

8. The Real Tuesday Weld, “(I Always Kill) The Things I Love”

9. Stepdad, “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails”

10. Make Out, “I Don’t Want Anybody That Wants Me”

11. Teddybears featuring The Flaming Lips, “Crystal Meth Christian”


And now...Introducing Rest of Best of OKC’s Inaugural Local Theater Publicity Photo Awards!

BEST PHOTO THAT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN AT FRONTIER CITY’S OLD WEST DRESS-UP BOOTH:













“Ragtime,” Lyric Theatre









BEST USE OF MULTIPLE ZIPPERS









“Bye Bye Birdie,” Lyric Academy


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY















“Through the Cracked Mirror,” The Stage Door in Yukon

by OKG Webmonkeys 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: Project Nghiem

Stop-motion master Kyle Roberts hooks up with The Nghiems to produce the year's most fun local video.

If you're not familiar with Norman band The Nghiems (pronounced “Nims”) or the terrific things that Reckless Abandonment Pictures' Kyle Roberts is up to, then take five minutes to familiarize yourself.

It's pretty awesome that each member of the band has his or her own signature video-game moves in the video for "Dum Dum Dah Dah" (my favorites are James' on-the-ground forcefield drumroll and just getting to watch Jen kick butt in general), but what's really kind of amazing is the fact that David Nghiem apparently dreams in a video-game format.



Also, watch for Tyler Hopkins and Tanner Blair, who are probably the two most convincing bad guys I never would have considered to be bad guys. And there just can't be enough said about how fun-loving and silly Roberts' stop-motion stuff is. Be sure to check out "Battle of the Bonds," too, if you haven't already.
by Matt Carney 10.03.2011 2 years ago
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Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

How bitter Coco tastes.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
Last year’s debacle over “The Tonight Show” didn’t quite reach Shakespearean proportions, but you sure couldn’t tell it at the time. When Jay Leno left the hallowed television franchise for a stab at prime time, NBC gave the coveted late-night slot to Conan O’Brien, who had been patiently waiting in the late-late-night wings.
 
Monday, October 3, 2011

Crescent Market closing Oct. 30

Nichols Hills icon was in business for 122 years.


News

Carol Smaglinski, Kelley Chambers
Robert Pemberton, owner of Crescent Market in Nichols Hills Plaza, confirmed that as of Oct. 30, the store that was founded on the day of the land run in 1889 will close, at least for now.
 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

South-of-the-border Bordeaux

South American wines continue to carve out shelf space. And it’s not just the usual suspects, as Bordeaux makes inroads.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
South American wines are so much a part of today’s wine landscape that it’s hard to believe they’ve only been around for about 25 years.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smag 7: It’s showtime!


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
What decides the rating of a particular restaurant? The most important factor is what’s on the plate, and then come decor and service. Opening a restaurant requires a commitment and enough money to stock the kitchen with the freshest ingredients. Try these new ones.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Name value

The indie rockers of Milagres want to be known for their music. Although their name translates to ‘miracles,’ it shouldn’t take one to succeed.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Milagres with Peter Wolf Crier and the Rockettops
9 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8 advance, $10 door
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mmm ... Minty!

Norman’s much-loved Starlight Mints announce digital releases, singer’s solo album.

I’ve only enjoyed the pleasure of hearing the Starlight Mints play once, but it was most definitely enough to make the email I received from Allan Vest today a very happy one. 

According to Vest, the band’s two earliest albums, 2000’s “The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of” and  2003’s “Built On Squares” are now available for purchase from  iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and other digital music outlets. While OKS is personally very fond of “Rhino Stomp” and “Drowaton” in general, this is good news that the band’s older material’s finally found its way online. Now go buy it!

Vest, of Edmond, also said that he’s currently working on solo material in pursuit of a career in film and television scoring. Go, Oklahoma!













by Matt Carney 10.04.2011 2 years ago
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Carpenter union

Carpenter Square Theatre puts its pieces back together as it finally settles into a new, permanent space.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
A performing-arts institution with nearly 30 years of history in Oklahoma City, Carpenter Square Theatre has settled into a new location, after being forced out of its long-term home at Stage Center from heavy rain waters flooding the basement.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
 
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