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The (off)beat goes on

OKC offers many music venues off the beaten path.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Randy Cassimus has spent years cranking out rock ’n’ roll in bars and clubs throughout Oklahoma City. He’s used to playing over the clink of beer glasses and shouts of liquored-up patrons when he plays with local band The Hi-Def Howlers. So he wasn’t quite sure what to expect when he booked an acoustic gig at a bookstore.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Savages


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Oliver Stone might be best-known for making movies filled with political and cultural bomb-throwing (JFK, Natural Born Killers), but what makes his best works so eminently watchable is their visceral punch. He might claim he’s out to edify, but the guy can exploit with the best of ’em.
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ted

A cuddly teddy bear is at the center of 'Ted,' but its raunchy comedy isn't for kids.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Ted is a foul-mouthed, hooker-loving pothead prone to comments of racism, homophobia and misogyny. Ted is also a stuffed teddy bear.
 
Friday, June 29, 2012

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Strong actors can’t atone for the dull dramedy 'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding' — not even the legendary Jane Fonda.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson makes his masterpiece.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
It's been a long time since I fell in love with a movie. Thank you, Wes Anderson, for making that experience possible again with Moonrise Kingdom.
 
Monday, June 25, 2012

Bernie


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The real-life Bernie Tiede was the toast of Carthage, Texas. An assistant funeral director with a gift for consoling grieving widows, the portly Bernie was gentle, solicitous and unflaggingly polite. He spruced up many a funeral service with his spot-on tenor, to say nothing of his penchant for lavishing gifts on everyone he came across.
 
Monday, June 4, 2012

Case closed?

After 17 years, a new book and a film pose questions about the Oklahoma City federal building bombing.


News

Phil Bacharach
Mysteries don't die easily.

 

 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Turnpike Troubadours — Goodbye Normal Street


Country

Phil Bacharach
On Goodbye Normal Street, their third full-length album, Turnpike Troubadours serve up a potent brew of country, bluegrass, folk and even Creole (just to kick it up a notch). The quintet from Stillwater produces music that’s straightforward and simple, but hardly simplistic.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sooner seen

Although some 1,333 miles lay between Oklahoma City and Hollywood, you wouldn’t know it from the looks of a new exhibit celebrating the Sooner State’s contributions to cinema.


Visual Arts

Phil Bacharach
Oklahoma @ the Movies
daily
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi
okhistory.org
521-2491
$4-$7
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Reflections of Shadid

OKC native and Pulitzer-winning journalist Anthony Shadid is posthumously honored for his life’s work.

 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Junk it

OKC makes spring cleaning easier for residents Saturday.


News

Phil Bacharach
For Oklahoma City residents, Free Landfiill Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at participating landfills:
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Anger management

Social Distortion leader Mike Ness may have grown up, but his legendary punk band remains 'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell.'


Music

Phil Bacharach
Social Distortion with Toadies and Lindi Ortega
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Diamond Ballroom
8991 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$25-$29
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bully pulpit

Oklahoma gets a starring role in a controversial documentary.


News

Phil Bacharach
Ty Field-Smalley had had enough of being bullied at his school in Perkins. Slammed into lockers. Shoved into a garbage can. Chocolate milk dumped on his head in the cafeteria.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crime time

Private eyes, policemen and public citizens navigate the shadow of film noir in a festival of the hardest boiled in Hollywood history.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Film Preservation Festival
Thursday-Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wills' way

The Bob Wills archives make its way to Oklahoma


News

Phil Bacharach
Bob Wills is coming back to Oklahoma — in a sense.
 
Friday, April 6, 2012
 
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