Wednesday 23 Apr

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman


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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.


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Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.



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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.



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Dean Martin - Forever Cool

None September 6th, 2007



Despite joining forces with the Grim Reaper a dozen years ago, Dean Martin has a new album out. Taking a page from the Frank Sinatra "Duets" cash cow, the record finds the Rat Pack vice president sharing songs with very-much-alive artists of later generations.


Any suspicions that the merger might be jarring are dispelled by the opening notes of track one, in which Martin sings "Who's Got the Action?" to the accompaniment of swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The styles meld so well, it's difficult to tell whether the cut was recorded yesterday or yesteryear.


Martina McBride's voice may lack the sex appeal of Ann-Margret, but she heats up well alongside Dino for the holiday chestnut "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Actor Kevin Spacey holds his own for two tracks, right down to the seemingly drunken studio banter.


Joss Stone, Shelby Lynne and Robbie Williams are among the other guests, but you're most likely to be floored by the lone solo cut: an a capella version of Brahms' "Lullaby," reminding that headlines aside, Martin had talent in spades.


"”Rod Lott

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