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Metro pop-rockers Theatre Breaks Loose prepare for roll on national playbill


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Joe Wertz
Before they booked a show, recorded a song or even knew what to call themselves, Brandon Lovelace and his three band mates started writing. Songs and albums would have to wait. What Lovelace ...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

OKC Pride celebrates support, equality, one colorful community


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Joe Wertz
Thousands will crowd Oklahoma City streets, parks and clubs this weekend at the state's largest pride event, a three-day celebration of solidarity championed by gays, lesbians, bisexuals and tra...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Okie musicians meet to reveal new album from multiple inspirations


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Joe Wertz
Four metro acts will perform Thursday at an all-locals Conservatory show booked to celebrate the full-length debut of Norman punk rockers Over Stars and Gutters.   The band recorded the 10-s...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Men with mustaches comprise exclusive group with an eclectic metro membership


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Joe Wertz
It's impossible to ignore a mustache. Even if you look away, it lingers, tickling at the periphery, pleading for a second glance. GROWTH SPURTSFLAVOR SAVER ...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Locals cast alongside A-list Hollywood leads in movie imagined by Okie pulp novelist


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Joe Wertz
There's a new deputy in Guthrie " the simple sort of Stetson-wearing, small-town sheriff who keeps easy company and enjoys a cup of coffee and a slice or two of pie. Lou Ford is easygoing and un...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Horse Called War have been corralled for heavy metal melee


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Joe Wertz
The five members of A Horse Called War have been steadily gaining speed and steam since the Oklahoma City metal band broke through the stable in 2002. With a pair of EPs and a full-length al...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

OKC musician endures hip replacement surgery


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Joe Wertz
Like most men in their 20s, Kevin Dawson never paid much attention to his hips. The problems started about a year and a half ago. Pain spread from his lower back to his hips, becoming chroni...
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fight led by epic filming, great acting highlights too-long 'Che'


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Joe Wertz
One of the basic tenets of armed rebellion holds that guerillas will ultimately prevail when patient and prepared for extended conflict and drawn-out battle. Similarly, Steven Soderbergh's (...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Historians book museum gig that explores Oklahoma's rock 'n' roll history


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Joe Wertz
Rock 'n' roll is a beast that feeds upon itself, starving and growing.  Old themes are rediscovered and reworked by new voices, but the songs never quite sound like they once did. Rock alway...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oklahoma governor makes Flaming Lips' tune official song


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Joe Wertz
Before throngs of applauding fans and politicians, the Flaming Lips today joined Gov. Brad Henry as he signed an executive order proclaiming "Do You Realize??" as Oklahoma's official rock 'n' ro...
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Second Norman Music Festival hosts more than 90 national, local performers


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Joe Wertz
Amanda Reynolds was among the crowd of 13,000 that stood shoulder-to-shoulder on Main Street last year for the closing performance of the inaugural Norman Music Festival. Reynolds, 24, said ...
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Author, music critic visits to lead analytical media discussion


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Joe Wertz
Celebrated rock critic Chuck Klosterman will be in Norman next week to speak about his experiences working in the media and share his observations on pop culture. STUDENT-ONLY ...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Updated: Tickets for U2 Norman date go on sale April 17


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Joe Wertz
LiveNation announced April 7 U2 and The Black-Eyed Peas will perform in Norman on Owen Field Oct. 18. Tickets will range from $33 to $253 will go on sale April 17 via their site, the U.S. Army B...
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

UCO's new Academy of Contemporary music plans event


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Joe Wertz
Local country singer Devin Derrick will join British singer/songwriter Rokhsan for a Friday performance at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The 7:30 p.m. show will serve...
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009

U2 announces Norman concert on Web site


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Joe Wertz
Pioneering Irish stadium-rockers U2 will headline a Norman concert, according to a recent update of the band's tour schedule. According to an independent fan site, tickets for the Norman sho...
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
 
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