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Shine it


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Of the many wonderful things we can claim here in Oklahoma, the vast, illustrious horizons we are often presented with is one of the coolest. Oklahoma cloudscape artist David Holland captures these dramatic sky-based scenes with a new exhibit as part of a fundraising art event themed “Shine.” His paintings will be displayed Monday through Feb. 7 at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Call 951-0000 or visit oklahomacontemporary.org.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Kings of leon sing about Okie ties


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While beloved by many, August: Osage County hasn’t exactly won over critics … here in Oklahoma, anyway. It’s fitting, then, that the star-studded film’s soundtrack features an Oklahoma band (kinda-sorta) in Kings of Leon, who, similarly, are as polarizing as the movie itself.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Glow it


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Not ready to let go of the holiday season? UCO gives us one last hurrah with a dazzling array of lights known as WinterGlow. The event, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 6 but was rescheduled due to weather, also features festive activities for the whole family. Bask in its glow 6-9 p.m. Friday at the University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/winterglow.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Last call for Stage Center?


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Jan. 16 is the deadline for Oklahoma City performing arts lovers to save Stage Center theater, formerly known as Mummers Theater. On that day, the Downtown Design Review Committee will decide whether to approve razing the theater, which was designed by Harvard-educated architect John M. Johansen and opened in 1970.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Follow the money


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Private prison companies have significant influence in Oklahoma thanks in large part to the campaign donations they make to such office holders as Gov. Mary Fallin and Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, the Tulsa World reports.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Print it


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Throughout the month of January, the Museum of Art is offering patrons an array of classes for all shapes and sizes. Screen printing, one of the most popular tutorials usually reserved for children, is being offered for adults 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Space is limited, so make sure to register beforehand. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Prose it


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In light of recent events at the state Capitol, Satan has been getting lots of pub around here lately. This week’s Powerful Prose book review session continues that theme with the presentation of And Satan Came Also, a collection of stories by Albert McRill about OKC’s underworld in its early years. It all goes down (way down) 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Admission is free. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Now with less murder!


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Homicide rates fell in 2013, down 25 percent from 2012, reported News9.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Prom it


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Do you have Pride? Were you maybe a little uncomfortable taking a same-sex partner to your high school prom? Then take your significant other to OKC Pride’s Second-Chance Prom, a fundraiser that encourages you to “bring who you really want.” The fun begins Saturday with an 8 p.m. pre-party at Alibi’s, 1200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, and will progress to IAO Gallery and Grandad’s Bar in the following hours. Tickets are $25 per person and $45 per couple. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Visit ticketstorm.com.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Premiere it


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Have a hankerin’ for a block party but the weather got ya down? Worry not! Indoor Urban Park, an immersive interactive playground designed by local artists, will be unveiled at the monthly public block party Premiere on Film Row. Premiere also features live bands and a radio broadcast, film screenings, food trucks and more, and it all happens 6-9 p.m. Friday inside IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Ave. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/FilmRowOKC.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

He’s baaaaaaack — in jail


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Remember that guy whose unarmed friend, Antwun Parker, was fatally shot during a 2009 robbery at Reliable Discount Pharmacy on the south side? You know, the pharmacist who shot him was charged with murder and the story was all over the news nationwide? Well, he’s back in jail.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cage it


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Here’s why mixed martial arts are so much cooler than other forms of professional fighting: While other matches are fought inside a measly ring, these guys throw it down inside a cage. See a series of special MMA cage fights, with a main event pitting Bill Smallwood against Hobart native “Ko-Kid” Stafford, 8 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Tickets are $25-$50. Visit ticketstorm.com.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cheer it


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If you do one good deed this year, you should go cheer on contestants in the 18th annual Special Olympics Oklahoma Winter Games. More than 2,200 athletes will compete in everything from aquatics to bowling starting at 9 a.m. Thursday- Saturday at Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave. Admission is free. Call (800)722-9004 or visit sook.org.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Art it


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Three Artists All Over the Place is an apt descriptor for the new exhibit from this trio of Oklahoma artists. The works of Heidi James, Sylvia Miller and Patricia Foster are varied in both style and inspiration, with each having unique backgrounds. Check out the opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Ave. in Norman. Admission is free. Call 307-9320 or visit pasnorman.org.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hot, stomping country footwear


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In a case of the world not knowing it needed something until we have it, Miranda Lambert has announced her own shoe line.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 
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