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Drummer rehearse at Capitol Hill High School, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Voters weigh $180 million bond package for OKC schools

Voters weigh $180 million bond package for OKC schools

Read more Oklahoma Gazette election coverage here and here. As Maintain OKC Schools coalition sees it, the $180 million proposed bond package calling for major facility improvements to the state’s largest school district is a straightforward decision. “It is about taking care of what we already have,” said Roy Williams, a member of the steering

(Photo: Mark Hancock / Illustration: Christopher Street)

Cover Story: Mariachi festival helps keep the music playing at OKC schools

Through the help of community and school leaders, the Anita Martinez Mariachi Festival, Feb. 4-7, aspires to keep the music playing at OKCPS.

Kings of everything

A young woman went to Key Arena on March 28 to see the Okie-tied rockers, probably jammed out to “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody” and then walked away with measles. As a precaution, the Washington State Department of Health even published the woman’s schedule online so that those who were in her vicinity that

Odyssey of the mind

The No. 1 thing that Brian Haas — pianist and founder of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey — wants to get across is gratitude. Of course, a lot of musicians say this. But Brian Haas perhaps has more to be thankful for than your typical grateful artist. Think about it. Haas started a jazz band in

Saddle up

Life has been a whirlwind the past few months for Oklahoma City-based band Horse Thief. Its highly anticipated debut album, Fear in Bliss, has already received critical praise from national media doting on the Bella Union label’s new darlings. Horse Thief is headed back to its roots for a special album release show April 18

Sporting goods

Punk band Bad Sports started eight years ago. Bassist Daniel Friend and guitarist Orville Neeley had been in a band together previously, but one day, Neeley showed up with demos of new songs. “It was way better than the band we were in,” Friend said, “so we decided to do that instead.” Bad Sports met

Higher ground

Local country band Lower 40 — with a top 30 single and having had shows in front of audiences numbering in the thousands — ostensibly became a band because of vocalist Kyle Earhart’s height. In 2011, Land Run Records needed a band to be in a film. “They had this vision of a trio-type band

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