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Kentucky native Knight's songs tell stories


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Tory Troutman
Probably the best way to get an idea about singer Chris Knight is to think of him as a country guy with lots of dog-eared books on the shelf: novels by William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor and Co...
 
Thursday, August 2, 2007

Actress-turned-folkster Amy Speace turning heads


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Tory Troutman
A native of Baltimore, Amy Speace has a background in acting, and even once studied voice in hopes of an operatic future. She not only has performed Shakespeare, but also taught it. ...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Atmospheric rockers Soular making metro live debut


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Tory Troutman
Albuquerque, N.M.'s Soular has spent a lot of time in Oklahoma " the band has recorded in Norman, and even played Tulsa and Tahlequah, but never has played Oklahoma City. That all changes Fri...
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Countrybilly' band Two Tons of Steel drops into Oklahoma


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Tory Troutman
For 11 years, San Antonio-based Two Tons of Steel has held down the fort at the legendary, un-air-conditioned Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, for its annual Tuesday-night summer concert ser...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Norman roofer moonlights in Hispanic music scene


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Tory Troutman
For many local musicians, it's hard to keep a roof overhead. For Juan Santana, it's no problem. When he's not singing with the Mexican folk group Mariachi Orgullo de America or performing his ow...
 
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Punk-rock garage sale offering music, movies and memorabilia


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Tory Troutman
Rock culture will be paired up with the bargain-hunting lifestyle Saturday at The Conservatory for the 5th Quasi-Annual Oklahomapunkscene.com Garage Sale/Show & Birthday Party. The idea for the s...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Purcell school teacher moonlights as local rocker


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Tory Troutman
When not playing rock 'n' roll or classic country, you might find local musician Mark Lewellen at the tiny Christian Crusaders Academy in Purcell, where he teaches mostly high school students language...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Oklahoma Lottery picker has second career as songstress


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Tory Troutman
Singer-songwriter Cara Black resumed performing a year ago after a nearly five-year break.   Black is one of the most visible musicians in the metro: Her regular gig is drawing numbers and smiling on ...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Klipspringer singer leader sells Norman fine wine


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Tory Troutman
Ty Kamm is the assistant manager at Joe's Place Fine Wine & Spirits in Norman, but you might recognize him as the showman fronting longtime local heroes Klipspringer.   "My discount comes in handy...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007
 
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