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Club sports are where college athletes truly play for love of game


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Charles Martin
Don't let multimillion-dollar training complexes, massive football stadiums and national television exposure fool you: College athletic programs don't come with an endless pool of finances. ...
 
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Student Film expands cast, releases most challenging production to date


Music

Charles Martin
Giving up the dream of rock stardom might seem the logical end to any band, but for one of the metro's most cerebral indie acts, Student Film, that realization marked a new beginning. ...
 
Thursday, October 8, 2009

From Civic Center to Hi-Lo, sound engineers are whipping boys, unsung heroes


Music

Charles Martin
Whenever the stage lights go up and the band walks on stage, all glory goes to the musicians when the show goes off without a hitch. But when things go haywire, all eyes are directed to ...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hundreds of bike riders hit Route 66 as part of MS national fund-raiser


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Charles Martin
Route 66 is going to be overrun this weekend by hundreds of bikers in tight spandex. This is not some bizarre splinter group of the Hells Angels, but rather participants in the state's largest f...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Local charity makes music, brings attention to state's hungry


Music

Charles Martin
Sherree Chamberlain wowed crowds at April's Norman Music Festival with rich and alluring vocals tinged with the pastoral soulfulness of her Stillwater home. Although she had had just migrated to...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Metro residents live life on a chain for Central Oklahoma Humane Society project


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Charles Martin
Bricktown's newest low-cost, environmentally sound living spaces are conveniently located, high-profile and exclusive. The catch? The ceilings are only 3 feet tall, a full-grown adult can't lie ...
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Future of motor sports is on display at U.S. Rotax Grand National in Norman


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Charles Martin
NASCAR and Formula One racing are expensive sports, with top cars getting bundles of cash invested into tuning the vehicle into a bullet on wheels. But it all still boils down to the talent of t...
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009

NYC poet wants to bring workshops of Manhattan to Oklahoma City


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Charles Martin
Everyone needs community. Even the most morose, dour or individualistic poets need the help of their peers to grow. University of Central Oklahoma poet-in-residence Douglas Goetsch is hoping ...
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Odd couple teams up for inaugural Moore War Run


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Charles Martin
Moore War is the nickname of one of the most contentious rivalries in high school football. It all began about 20 years ago, when Moore High School lost half its student body when Westmoore High...
 
Thursday, August 27, 2009

West Texas guitar-slinger Seth James survives four years in label limbo


Music

Charles Martin
Seth James trudged a long, twisting road on the way to his sophomore album, "That Kind of Man," which was held up by four years of legal wrangling and label turnover, during which the West Texas...
 
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two OKC performers drop full-length albums at performance


Music

Charles Martin
Two police detectives stepped from the front door of a house near N.W. 36th Street and May Avenue as I arrived to interview rappers C.B. Dub and Infamous. Before I could ask what was happening i...
 
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pint-sized green belt brings back gold from national judo tournament


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Charles Martin
Marco Enriquez bridled with energy throughout the interview, as would any 7-year-old who just proved he was the best at something. In his case, it was his recent victory over an 8-year-old to wi...
 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Norman's one-man rock spectacle insists new album marks final chapter


Music

Charles Martin
Few metro musicians have the rock shtick down better than one-man-band Mickey Reece, known musically as El Paso Hot Button. From exhaustingly energetic and charismatic live shows to the poli...
 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

JJ's Alley Bricktown Pub hosts free concert


Music

Charles Martin
A handful of the metro's best singer/songwriters will convene Saturday for a free, daylong "Bricktown Unplugged" concert at JJ's Alley Bricktown Pub. The small bar will open at 10 a.m. and fi...
 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Academy of Contemporary Music celebrates first crop of students


Music

Charles Martin
Higher education's long and storied history of the contentious relationship between college students and cantankerous administrators has been documented in such timeless gems as "National Lampoo...
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009
 
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