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Hear and now

Lexi Vernon The Songs for Sound Hear the Music Tour is headed to Oklahoma City Friday at Rodeo Opry. The event is a musical celebration and fundraiser for the University of Oklahoma Cochlear Implant Program as well as outreach programs to educate families about treatment options for the profoundly deaf. The concert will feature songwriters

Let’s go to the movies

The House and Senate voted to sustain Film Enhancement Rebate Program, aka House Bill 2580 (aka The Compete with Canada Film Act), would keep the rebate initiative alive through 2024. It now heads to the governor for perusal. Not everybody’s happy about it. “The taxpayers of this state shouldn’t be forced to finance a film

Life after prison

“You have fines and parole fees you have to pay when you are released from prison,” Smith said. “Without a job, it makes it even more difficult.” Smith isn’t alone. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ 2012 Annual Report states it released more than 34,000 state inmates over the past four years. To help those released

Ruff stuff

Charley has been helping kids who struggle with their reading skills gain confidence by providing a willing, uncritical audience. Charley is a 7-year-old AKC Certified therapy dog who, along with her person, Jerry Nickell, visits The Village Library to participate in Children Reading to Dogs, a weekly program at several Metropolitan Library System branches. A

Huff stuff

New Fumes isn’t technically a local act. However, one gets the feeling this is its home away from home, as the Dallas-based experimental brainchild of Daniel Huffman returns to Opolis this Friday. “I’ve lived all over the metroplex,” Huffman said. “Now I feel like half the time I live in Oklahoma City.”It started in the

Reel jobs

On May 24 — the final day of this year’s session — the state House voted against extension of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, which provides incentives for qualifiying film productions that spend money on Oklahoma goods and services. Before the vote, House Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Del City called the Democrats in

Taking a SHINE

SHINE workers clean up graffiti as part of their responsibilities. Credit: Shannon Cornman Facing possible jail time for a drug possession conviction, the 19-year-old Oklahoma City student knew he was lucky to have been sentenced instead to work in a county-run community service program for low-level, nonviolent offenders. “It’s different,” he said. “There’s a lot

Radio gets ‘Red’ again

Roughly eight years ago, The Red Dirt Radio Hour got its start on KVOO-FM 98.5 in Tulsa. The program specialized in spotlighting Oklahoma bands like the Red Dirt Rangers, whose unique sound can best be described as a mash-up of rock, folk, country and blues. Rangers member John Cooper helped found the program. However, he

Road to everywhere

His trio, Horseshoe Road, has been chosen as one of 12 ensembles to partake in a monthlong international cultural exchange tour as part of the American Music Abroad program. Nearly 300 groups nationwide auditioned for the program, which is administered by American Voices on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and

The Great Gildersleeve Movie Collection

In other words, think of him as the Frasier of the 1940s. As first glimpsed by us in 1942’s The Great Gildersleeve, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve is an “overstuffed walrus” with a scary laugh and a deep, singsongy voice. He also serves as guardian to his orphaned niece and nephew (Nancy Gates and Freddie Mercer), but

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