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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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Comedian Chris Rock takes on locks in the documentary "Good Hair"

Gazette staff January 7th, 2010

Good Hair 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. 236-3100, racial differences on film typically res...

"Good Hair"
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.

Examining racial differences on film typically results in documentaries that raise and debate issues and motivations, often with a politically pointed finger.

But comedian Chris Rock has taken a different angle. An exposition on African-American hair care, "Good Hair" is a documentary departure that forgoes underlying lessons and conclusions, opting instead for a cultural anthropology lesson that follows a simple and a very entertaining exploration.

Rock doesn't know how to reply when his young daughters ask why they don't have "good" hair, so the actor/comedian dives into celebrity interviews (including actors Nia Long and Raven-Symoné, musicians Ice-T and Salt-N-Pepa, poet Maya Angelou and the Rev. Al Sharpton) to examine the attitudes surrounding black hair and the culture supporting the mixtures and methods often employed to "fix" it.

Rock tracks the industrial roots of chemical hair relaxer, uncovers the surprising human source for many hair weaves and mixes in his findings with footage of contestants as they prepare for the annual Bronner Bros. hair show, the "American Idol" of black hairstyling, and street interviews conducted with everyday patrons of barber shops and beauty salons."Gazette staff
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