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Capital kumbaya


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Who says it’s all vitriol and partisan backstabbing in Washington, D.C.? Well it is, but sometimes our elected leaders set their anathema for those in the opposite party aside and actually say nice things to each other, especially in a time of illness or loss.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rumor has it


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 So, all your friends on Facebook and Twitter are liars (or maybe just misinformed), and Hobby Lobby isn’t closing all of its stores. Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. But you didn’t really believe it was closing, did you? Did you?
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We’re No. 7!


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The Sooner State is one of the most dependent in the nation, at least when it comes to our dependence on the government teat, according to watchdog news outlet OklahomaWatch.org.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Where are the women?


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Did you know only three of the top 25 artists on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart are women? Carrie Underwood does, and she’s not happy about it.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Money to spend


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Who knew Oklahoma’s top educator, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, had $1 million to spend on her last two campaigns?
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mullally it


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When you have an Emmy to your name, you’re kind of a big deal. When you have two Emmys to your name, you’re a really big deal. Oklahoma City-raised Megan Mullally is a really big deal, having won two Emmys for her role in TV’s Will & Grace. She will return to OKC with her “edgy, comedic rock show” Nancy & Beth 8 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Theatre, 1725 NW 16th St. Tickets are $25. Call 524-9312 or visit lyrictheatreokc.com.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book it


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You like to read, right? (Of course you do; you’re reading right now. Duh!) Then join your friends at the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System’s annual book sale, where you can peruse hundreds of thousands of books, magazines and more, many for $1 or less. The sale is open to the general public 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Oklahoma Expo Hall on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Call 606-3763 or visit metrolibrary.org.

Saturday–Sunday

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MAP it


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If you were around OKC in the 90s, you know how much progress we’ve made because of the Metropolitan Area Projects, better known as MAPS. Local artists created works exploring the project’s impact as part of the MAPS 20th Anniversary Artist Projects exhibition, and an opening reception will be held 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W. Sheridan Ave. The exhibit runs through March 15. Call 232-6060, or visit oklahoma.uli.org.

Friday–Wednesday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Film it


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If you’re one of those who thinks they just don’t make ’em like they used to, you’ll want to check out B&B Theatres’ Retro Nights, a monthly film screening of a bona fide classic. The series kicks off with Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at Windsor 10 Theater, 4623 NW 23rd St. Tickets are the retro price of $5. Call 917-2299, or visit bbtheatres.com.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thunder it


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Those still stinging from the 2012 NBA Finals have another shot at retribution, as the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat return to The ’Peake in a showdown of the league’s two best teams. See Kevin Durant and the Thunder take on LeBron James and the Heat 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $163.20-$315. Call 208-4652 or visit chesapeakearena.com.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chaperone it


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The Drowsy Chaperone is hardly a drowsy production. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a lighthearted, family-friendly show that recalls the best of the Golden Age of musicals. See University Theatre’s rendition 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm St. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Tickets are $15-$30. Call 325-4101 or visit ou.edu/finearts.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Red Dirt it


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It doesn’t get more Okie than Red Dirt music, and Turnpike Troubadours are about as red as Red Dirt gets. See the band on the heels of its breakthrough 2012 album Goodbye Normal Street 7 p.m. Friday at Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern Ave. Special guests Shinyribs will open, and tickets are $19-$24. Call (877)977-6849 or visit diamondballroom.net.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hellooooo, money!


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Three Oklahoma companies have qualified to receive rebates from the state’s Quality Jobs Program, which has distributed more than $871 million in wage rebates since 1993.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Get in line


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Garth Brooks’ fans in Northern Ireland braved the cold and waited in line for almost a week to buy tickets to the Grammy Award-winning star’s three-night Croke Park concerts in July.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
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