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This Is Our Oklahoma Land

You have probably noticed that we have some pretty wicked scenery here in Oklahoma. Mountains, prairies, canyons — you name it, we have ’em. This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibit from photographer Kim Baker, celebrates the majestically diverse geography of the state. You can see her work at an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Ave., in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit normandepot.org.

Friday–Wednesday, ongoing

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RiffTrax Live: Sharknado

If there ever was a movie destined for RiffTrax treatment, it’s Sharknado. The brilliantly trashy film made some serious waves (get it?) upon its release last summer, and now you can laugh along with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 comedians and see it on the big screen 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX, 2501 W. Memorial Road, or Regal Spotlight Stadium 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive, in Norman. Tickets are $9.50-$12.50. Visit fathomevents.com.

Thursday, Tuesday

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Hardcore Legend: An Evening with Mick Foley

Mick Foley: wrestler, author, generally interesting person. He’s also a hell of a performer, with a one-man stage show featuring everything from comedy to surrealism. See the WWE star and best-selling author perform Hardcore Legend: An Evening with Mick Foley — plus a Q&A and meet-and-greet — 7:30 p.m. Monday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $25. Call 866-966-1777 or visit ticketstorm.com.

Monday

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2014 U.S. Senior Open

The great thing about golf is that you can play it — and be good at it — well into your senior years. But it’s even better when you’re playing at one of the region’s most scenic and prestigious courses. The 2014 U.S. Senior Open features some of the sport’s most recognizable names — Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh and more — and the major USGA championship officially tees off 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Oak Tree National, 1515 W. Oak Tree Drive in Edmond, with the final round on Sunday. Tickets are $20-$225. Call 726-9700 or visit 2014ussenioropen.com.

Thursday–Sunday

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Red Bull King of the Rock

Think you have game? Then prove it on the pavement. Red Bull King of the Rock, the most prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament, is back and open to everyone, no matter the skill level. Who knows? One minute you’re ballin’ on the streets, the next you’re suiting up for the Thunder ... OK, that’s a stretch. But the winner does get $1,000 and a trip to the World Finals. Registration is free and starts at 6 p.m. (games at 7 p.m.) at The Cage, 412 W. Reno Ave. Visit redbullkingoftherock.com.

Saturday

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Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu has more soul than you. That’s not a slight against you or anything; she just does. Known by people who know what they’re talking about as the “First Lady of Neo-Soul,” Badu has become the face of modern rhythm and blues, with sensual hooks, socially conscious lyrics ... and that voice. See her perform 8 p.m. Saturday at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave., in Thackerville. Tickets are $45-$75. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com.

Saturday
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Urban Agrarian Midtown Market

Nothing says “Friday” like fresh produce. And that’s why Urban Agrarian hosts the Midtown Market, featuring live music, yoga and some of the freshest organic edibles around, each Friday until October. It all goes down (your esophagus) 1 p.m. to sunset at the corner of NW Ninth Street and Walker Avenue. Admission is free. Call 231-1919 or visit urbanagrarian.com.

Friday

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Latest News

Fort Sill has become a destination for thousands of undocumented minors.

Stripped of the politics, accusations of secrecy and policy debates, at the center of the ongoing immigration crisis plaguing the nation are children desperate enough to risk everything just to touch American soil.
07/11/2014 | Comments 0

Media granted guided, scripted tour of immigration detention facility

During a controlled and scripted tour, members of the media were shown a secure, clean and humane detention facility at Fort Sill housing nearly 1,000 unaccompanied minors who have cross the United States border illegally.
07/10/2014 | Comments 0

Fort Sill tour highlights secrecy of detention facility

A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
07/10/2014 | Comments 0

Petition underway to overturn possible fee on solar and wind users

Alternative energy advocates and liberal organizations say a new Oklahoma law penalizes wind and solar power users, but supporters claim it is merely a tool to address the growth of alternative energy use by individual households.
07/09/2014 | Comments 2

Still on track

City officials and members of the streetcar subcommittee believe the project to build a downtown streetcar remains on track for a late 2017 completion, even though state and city law, along with some confusion over wires, set the project back a few months.
07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Metro briefs

Allied Arts worked with the site’s owner to distribute hundreds of items from Stage Center to various art groups. Approximately 250 theater seats, 150 stage lights and 20 exterior flood lights were removed from the theater and donated through Allied Arts.
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Chicken Fried News

Can’t keep this man down

Being ousted from a company can’t keep Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, down. McClendon was forced out last year after a governance scandal and other boring business problems.
07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Haters gonna hate ... polar bears and Obama

It’s a toss-up over what Sen. Jim Inhofe hates most: polar bears or President Barack Obama.
07/09/2014 | Comments 1

And not a drop for drinking?

Voting can be a useful tool, whether it’s deciding the next governor, approving changes to the Constitution or selecting the next American Idol. However, there are some situations in which voting might not be the best solution.
07/09/2014 | Comments 1

Thou shalt not budge ... yet

Remember the 10 Commandments monument? You know, the enormous one that seems to scream, “Hey, you! Look at me!” and has graced the lawn in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol since November 2012?
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Westbrook to release fashion line

As prodigious as he is on the basketball court, Russell Westbrook has made just as many waves off of it. Not because he’s getting in trouble with the law or anything like that, but — let’s face it — the man has style.
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In 2006, writer-director Paul Haggis surprised and befuddled a lot of Academy Awards prognosticators when he won the Best Picture Oscar for his multistory drama, 
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Stripped of the politics, accusations of secrecy and policy debates, at the center of the ongoing immigration crisis plaguing the nation are children desperate enough to risk everything just to touch American soil.
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During a controlled and scripted tour, members of the media were shown a secure, clean and humane detention facility at Fort Sill housing nearly 1,000 unaccompanied minors who have cross the United States border illegally.
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A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
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Alternative energy advocates and liberal organizations say a new Oklahoma law penalizes wind and solar power users, but supporters claim it is merely a tool to address the growth of alternative energy use by individual households.
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