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Blues musician and real-life ‘most interesting man’ Watermelon Slim makes an extended return to Oklahoma

Blues musician and real-life ‘most interesting man’ Watermelon Slim makes an extended return to Oklahoma

Slim, born Bill Homans, performs Aug. 20 at VZD’s Restaurant & Bar.

Vinh Nguyen at the location of the American Community Vietnam Monument at Military Park, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Vietnam War memorial to be installed in OKC park

The Vietnamese-American Community of Oklahoma City and Metropolitan Areas and the City of Oklahoma City install the monument in Military Park on Saturday.

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Oklahoma jazz guitarist and renaissance man Maurice Johnson makes a career putting his knowledge to print

Johnson performs as part of the Rooftop Terrace music series July 6 at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

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Metro veterans benefit from art program

College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.

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Turtle Island Quartet stops at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium to pay tribute to jazz legend John Coltrane

Turtle Island Quartet released its Grammy-winning album A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane in 2008.

A small group of the 23 children, now adults, share a laugh. Gisela Huyssen and her husband Ulrich Huyssen adopted 23 Vietnamese children to American families at the end of the Vietnam war on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Oklahoma City.  (Emmy Verdin)

Former Vietnamese orphans reunite 41 years after finding refuge in Oklahoma

Eighteen of 23 former Vietnamese orphans brought to the U.S. in the final days of the Vietnam War were able to attend a recent reunion in Oklahoma City.

Vinh Nguyen poses for a photo with a picture of a American Community Vietnam Monument at Military Park in Oklahoma City. (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC, Vietnamese communities bring war monument to Military Park

More than 40 years ago, Vinh Nguyen and his family escaped their native Vietnam by boarding a small boat headed for the South China Sea. They spent 36 hours in the ocean before encountering the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, a task force supporting the evacuation of South Vietnamese people after the fall of Saigon —

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