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OKC band reaches end of road


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Joe Wertz
The rock 'n' roll road has ceased for Streets of Thieves, a metro metal band ending its four-year run with a show in Oklahoma City. In an e-mail, singer Dirk Mathews wrote the breakup was neither "ha...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Electric Touch charged, ready to light up a 'Green'-themed Christmas show


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Joe Wertz
Switching on less than two years ago, the Austin, Texas-based Electric Touch has quickly charged through the South Texas music grid and is generating enough current to power performances throughout th...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Momma's Man' presents boring story of a man afraid of real life, growing up


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Joe Wertz
Opposite the feeling most adults get after such a trip, Mikey decides his holiday visit with his parents just wasn't enough, in "Momma's Man." Lying about trouble with his flight, Mikey (Matt Boren)...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Minutes Too Far says goodbye


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Joe Wertz
It seems that the clock and rock are about to stop for local band Minutes Too Far. Ending an eight-year run, the Bethany pop-rock outfit bid farewell to fans and its 22,000-plus Internet friends thr...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quirky, beloved Oklahoma City-area arts publication ceases printing


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Joe Wertz
Michael Taber hasn't received a paycheck in nearly three years. By raiding his personal savings to supplement advertising revenue, the 37-year-old editor and publisher of the Oklahoma City-based art...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008

The City Lives join Rejects on tour


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Joe Wertz
City Lives have joined The All-American Rejects as a tour opener and eager students of sold-out shows and international audiences. The Oklahoma City five-piece will return with the Rejects for Frida...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Paseo pioneer passes


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Joe Wertz
A well-known business owner and adored local personality died unexpectedly last week, prompting a lyrical send-off from local poets and a open-mic-style memorial organized by area musicians and perfor...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Filmed in abandoned OKC gas station, 'Splinter' spreads to local screen


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Joe Wertz
Hand-scrawled signs warn would-be trespassers away from the abandoned gas station in east Oklahoma City. Surrounded by concrete cracked by overgrown weeds, the small building is slowly sloughing off i...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

The City Lives book opening slot for Rejects' tour


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Joe Wertz
Local rockers The City Lives have booked an opening slot on The All-American Rejects' winter tour, the band and tour organizers confirmed last week. The Oklahoma City five-piece will join the platinu...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

State will begin issuing new license plates with bans intact


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Joe Wertz
A unique combination of letters and numbers have been issued to more than three million cars and trucks legally registered in Oklahoma to operate on roadways. Most license plates bear a random state...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bricktown building will host UCO's Academy of Contemporary Music


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Joe Wertz
Auditions are already being planned at a new Bricktown venue where hundreds of musicians will book gigs that could prove career- and life-changing.  Renovations on the fourth floor of the Oklah...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wanda Jackson, the All-America Rejects makes halls of fame


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Joe Wertz
Legendary vocalist Wanda Jackson was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, along with eight other bands and performers, including pioneering Eighties rap act Run-DMC, English rock ...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Neighborhood holds annual Mesta Festa event


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Joe Wertz
Mesta Festa has become and end-of-the-summer staple for residents of one the metro's oldest historical neighborhoods. Organizers expect this year's festival, which starts 11 a.m. Saturday, to bring ...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oklahoma City band reforms into Fires of Atlas


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Joe Wertz
The members of Oklahoma City rock band Luma " an Oklahoma Gazette Woody Award winner in 2007 " have reformed as Fires of Atlas, a 2005 side project that has stolen focus for each of the group's four m...
 
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Starlight Mints join Ghouls Gone Wild parade performers


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Joe Wertz
Starlight Mints will join the staggering ranks of specters, spooks and spirits summoned for this year's "Ghouls Gone Wild" Halloween parade, drummer Andy Nunez confirmed last week. The Norman band w...
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008
 
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