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The Call's Michael Been, an OKC native, dead at 60


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Been suffered a heart attack backstage at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium.
 
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thousands of documents are headed to the Vatican in an attempt to make the Rev. Stanley Rother Oklahoma's first saint


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The Rev. Rother, an Oklahoma missionary serving in Guatemala, died at the hands of unknown gunmen while serving indigenous Mayan people of Guatemala.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Forty years strong, guitarist Steve Howe is still soaring with prog-rock prototype Yes


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Yes and Peter Frampton8 p.m. TuesdayLucky Star Casino7777 N. Highway 81, Conchowww.luckystarcasino.org$35-$75Steve Howe's name is revered in the pantheon of progressive-rock guitarists. He made Rollin...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Was the Oklahoma state seal stolen, or just the true story?


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The New York Times headline declared "OKLAHOMA SEAL SEIZED," detailing a wild, early morning drive on June 12, 1910.A 'Noble' gestureOn the wagonSealing the dealTransfer talesHere comes the 'Gov' W.B....
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Beatles tribute band comes to Civic Center, performing tracks the real Beatles never tried


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Rain Tuesday, through June 13 Civic Center Music Hall201 N. Walker Ave.297-2264, www.celebrityattractions.com $16-45Paul McCartney said your mother should know. And he was right (according to Mark L...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Relatives of OKC resident documented in Depression-era slave narrative share more family history


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What's it like to be raised by an ex-slave?Ask Frank Luster. The Oklahoma City resident was born 89 years ago as the grandson of emancipated slave Bert Luster. After the death of Frank's birth father ...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Former talent show TV star becomes Queen's lead singer, recreating the stage theatrics of legend


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One Night of Queen8 p.m. FridayRiverwind Casino1544 W. State Highway 9, Normanwww.riverwind.com322-6000$20-$30Twenty-five years before Lady Gaga, listeners heard "Radio Ga Ga" emanating from their spe...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Emancipated slaves who lived in Oklahoma City left behind firsthand accounts


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(Editor's note: To maintain the integrity of the Oklahoma Writers' Project, some of the verbatim quotes from the slave narratives contain misspellings and offensive subject matter, particularly ...
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Documentary explores inspirational life, assassination of Rev. Stanley Rother


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It was beyond sundown, and two Oklahoma priests drove through from the city limits to the Guatemalan church. No streetlights were visible, but the Rev. Marvin Leven could see people everywhere. ...
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Former Oklahoma Gazette editors, writers and contributors share 30 years of memories


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A news story is like a woman's skirt, the editor replied. "It ought to be long enough to cover everything but short enough to be interesting." 'THIS IS A WRITER'S PAPER'MANEY ...
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tall Tales reboots at Campus Corner confines of The Deli


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Their hair is graying and less plentiful. Mullets are cropped away, resurfacing as beards. Like their bellies, the musicians' sound has fattened from the feedings of nicer equipment. ...
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009

OPUBCO eliminates 155 positions, 14 percent workforce cut


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Something was in the air Oct. 8 at The Oklahoman. Last month, the state's largest daily newspaper announced the company's 1,100-member workforce would be downsized in two stages: an initial phase of e...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

State's largest newspaper announces cost-cutting measures


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As far as local news cycles go, the biggest announcement Sept. 3 was arguably the official, and largely anticipated, naming of the Oklahoma City Thunder. But, earlier in the afternoon, the state's lar...
 
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Experts ponder future of small-town daily newspapers


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In the far west edge of The Norman Transcript's building stands a massive piece of machinery. The blue, eight-unit Goss Urbanite can be spied near a walkway where tour groups view the running press wi...
 
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hudson offers to resign if Porter does the same


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According to a brief 185-word statement released by The Gooden Group, the chairman of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education, Cliff Hudson, has offered to resign if current Superintendent...
 
Friday, January 11, 2008
 
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