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Midori

Mozart, Bloch, Beethoven — not artists to be taken lightly. For over three decades (since age 11, actually), prodigious violinist Midori has been wowing audiences with classical favorites, and she’ll do so again 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road in Edmond. Tickets are $42-$94. Call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org.


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Norman Music Festival

Do you like music? Do you like free things? Then surely you’ll like Norman Music Festival, the free, three-day fest along Main Street in Norman. This year’s bill features headliners Bright Light Social Hour, Dead Meadow and Diarrhea Planet, plus dozens of local Oklahoma bands. Performances begin 6 p.m. Thursday and go through Saturday in downtown Norman. Visit normanmusicfest.com.

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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

Several cool things happened in 2001: Wikipedia launched, Apple introduced the first iPod. But one of the coolest was the inaugural Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, a tribute to those who were killed in and affected by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. The 14th annual race is 6:30 a.m. Sunday in downtown Oklahoma City, with checkin at the Health & Fitness Expo at Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens. Registration is $10-$325. Visit okcmarathon.com.

Sunday

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Searching for Sugar Man

tells it with engaging precision. If you missed it upon its 2012 release, or if you loved it the first time like us, Oklahoma City University’s Documentary Film Series will screen the film 2 p.m. Sunday in Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Avenue.
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Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show Spring Fling

Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show isn’t just easy on the eyes; it’s a skillful display of cabaret-style performances with trapeze swinging, belly dancing and more. Wolf’s Spring Fling features guest stars like award-winning Burlesque Queen Coco Lectric, the aerial talents of trapeze artist Bethany Summersizzle and Violet Vendetta’s splendid acrobatics. The sultry show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $20-$35. Visit adelewolf.com.

Saturday

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Indigene

As an Oklahoma Native, photographer Nicol Ragland knows a thing or two about indigenous peoples. Her new solo exhibit, Indigene, features 21 original photographs taken over the past five years, including the Hadzabe of Tanzania, one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa. The opening reception is 6-11 p.m. Friday at The Caliber, 824 N. Broadway Ave. Admission is free. Call (323) 791-2536 or visit indigene.is.

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BLOW

They just don’t wrestle like they used to. And by that, we mean we miss seeing the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) on our television sets. True to the original 1980s style, BLOW features colorful, over-the-top wrestling of the female variety, including an appearance from WCW’s Sweet Sherry and original GLOW girl Godiva. The bout begins 7 p.m. Thursday at OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. Visit ticketstorm.com.

Thursday

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Latest News

Nursing know-how

U.S. Air Force veteran Tim Mander didn’t want a second career as a Walmart greeter.
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Hear the music

Sitting in the shadow of modern skyscrapers and the rise of a new Oklahoma City are four concrete buildings that contain nearly 80 years of OKC history.
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Walk this way

Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
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Metro briefs

The Oklahoma City Council is moving forward on a backyard chicken ordinance. A public hearing was held this week, and the council is expected to cast a final vote on May 13.
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Same-sex showdown

Following last week’s 40-minute hearing in front of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Oklahoma will now wait for a ruling on whether its ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
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Uphill battle

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette’s 2014 election coverage begins with a look at Oklahoma Democrats. Pick up next week’s issue for a preview of Republican races and strategy.

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Chicken Fried News

Drinkin’ and gunnin’

Because some of Oklahoma’s finest contributions to the advancement of human civilization have started with the words, “Hold my beer and watch this,” an Oklahoma City gun range has taken the steps necessary to be the first gun range to serve liquor by the drink.
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Capitol crumble

What do the gray bat, the American burying beetle and the Oklahoma State Capitol building have in common? All are endangered.
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Starring Mary Fallin as Obama?

Oklahoma’s Republican lawmakers have long been champions for local control. That is unless it’s an issue they disagree with.
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Yay for inmates!

It appears that Houston-based Sysco Foods tried to get a free meal from the state of Oklahoma.
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Missed connections

Craigslist isn’t just for selling old couches or posting sad-but-hopeful missed connections notes anymore. No, really. It’s for stopping crime. You’ve been warned.
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