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Creative Oklahoma Inc. to host a 2010 forum


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Charles Martin
Representatives of Oklahoma's creative class traveled to the Creativity World Forum in Antwerp, Belgium, in November to learn how to give the state a booster shot in ingenuity through the nonprofit or...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

B-52's tribute act Cosmic Bling shacks up at Sauced


Music

Charles Martin
Herds of small terriers cowered and scurried out of the crowded living room at the first blast of the kick drum. The 10-piece band was packed into a house in Northwest Norman as it pushed through a ...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Asleep, Audience


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Charles Martin
Asleep, Audience "¦ Dream! is a band in the grip of evolution, and its latest release, "Agent Change: Masquerade, Deli Cuts, & Other Poppycock" surveys the varying faces of the group since its firs...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Toasters roll into Oklahoma to play, visit Norman-based record label


Music

Charles Martin
Twenty-five volatile years haven't shaken Toasters front man Rob "Bucket" Hingley's faith in ska. The long-standing survivor of "third wave" ska music " the 1980s renaissance of rocksteady and reggae...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

3December' brings in some of the nation's innovators


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Charles Martin
How are Nemo's swimming motions so fluid? How can "Madden '08" replicate the human physique so realistically? And how can an average computer user mirror the techniques used by the pros to create imag...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Starlight Mints to perform at Norman Music Festival


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Charles Martin
Norman Music Festival organizers gleefully roamed the packed downtown streets last year as the inaugural event defied expectations by bringing a festival packed not only with local and regional talent...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oklahoma's lightweight title up for grabs at Remington Park


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Charles Martin
Undefeated newcomers to the Oklahoma lightweight rankings, George Colbert and Noah Zuhdi will be fighting Monday night for the Oklahoma lightweight title. Colbert and Zuhdi have racked up impressive v...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

National organization, Gazette team up for 'American Unchained' event


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Charles Martin
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and Oklahoma Gazette are teaming up to rally local restaurants, bookstores, bakers, coffee shops, mechanics and other businesses wanting to resist th...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oklahoma Community Orchestra debuts first performance of challenging season


Music

Charles Martin
Dizzy Gillespie and his impossibly large, chipmunk cheeks helped found Afro-Cuban jazz, aided in ushering in the age of bebop jazz, and influenced a generation of performers. On Sunday, the Oklahoma...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Annual Peace Festival offers opportunity for holiday shopping


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Charles Martin
Tired of crass commercialism, cheap, plastic toys and halfhearted keepsakes? Want your holiday shopping to mean something this year? Look no further than the 22nd annual Peace Festival. Saturday's fes...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trio of metro musicians assembles to release an album


Music

Charles Martin
Hundredsomethings' new album "Get Well" recalls the garage rock days of the Eighties and early Nineties, with audible influences from The Replacements, Pixies, Violent Femmes and early, early Smashing...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Summer Olympics inspire metro handball players to stir up interest in local team


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Charles Martin
Kenneth Bethune flinched and ducked as a handball pounded against wooden rafters next to him, sending a rattle through the court. "He throws hard," Bethune said, referring to former American team ha...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Novelty act experiments with vinyl releases


Music

Charles Martin
Cool bands need cool swag, and vinyl releases are prizes coveted by audiophiles and those looking for killer wall art. One-man rock spectacle Mickey Reece is experimenting with an El Paso Hot Button v...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Aspiring illustrator-turned-label boss teams up with Parisian DJ phenom


Music

Charles Martin
Illustrator and part-time DJ Franki Chan moved to Los Angeles to pursue dreams of creating comics. His comic love eventually evolved into iheartcomix, an all-encompassing brand, record label and lifes...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Local career musicians plan benefit for drummer


Music

Charles Martin
Jerry Hamilton was playing an out of town gig with jazz/R&B band PowerHouz when he started feeling sick. The Edmond drummer soon found out he was suffering from liver failure. In an effort to hel...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008
 
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