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Film preservation

The revival of The Paramount OKC theater has the historic Film Row district beaming once again.


Features

Shawn Lealos

When Oklahoma became a state back in 1907, the film industry moved into the area now known as the Film Exchange District, or Film Row. In those days of early cinema, studios set up screening houses across the country for theater owners to preview movies and decide which ones they would carry.

 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Close as a Blade

A longtime radio DJ in the metro joins the online revolution with Bladerunner Radio.


Features

Shawn Lealos
The iconic DJ Wolfman Jack was the lynchpin of the 1973 film American Graffiti, bringing together different groups of misfit kids through radio in a way that nothing else could. That sort of connection is what longtime Oklahoma City DJ the Bladerunner feels is missing from today’s radio waves.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A good Egg

A familiar voice in local radio returns to the airwaves, in a departure from corporate radio.


News

Shawn Lealos
A familiar voice in local radio has returned to the airwaves: Greg ”The Eggman” Moore is back with Eggman in the Morning on KZLS, 99.7 FM.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reindeer games

The fourth annual Reindeer Run will benefit NorthCare programs for children.


Sports

Shawn Lealos
Northcare Reindeer Run
9:30 a.m. Saturday
NorthCare, 4436 N.W. 50th
northcare.com
858-2831
$20

 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fight club

An OKC petroleum engineer battles his way through the UFC.


Sports

Shawn Lealos
James Head wears many hats. By day, the guy is a petroleum engineer for Chesapeake Energy, managing a handful of drilling rigs in western Oklahoma. It can be grueling work, but that’s not the half of it.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Top nights

Are those special nights worth the splurge?


Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
Some people order drinks based on quality, no matter the price. It happens often at Riverwind Casino in Norman, where top-shelf alcohol includes Patron Platinum and Johnny Walker Blue.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gourmet grinds

Forget that stuff in the foam cup. Opt for gourmet coffee instead.


Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
When most people think about drinking coffee, a hot cup straight out of the pot comes to mind. It’s a pick-me-up to get the day started right, but it is an acquired taste. For people who generally dislike the taste, there is an alternative in the form of gourmet coffee.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Celebrity seal

Famous names get in on the alcohol business with branded beer, liquor and more.


Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
When most people head into a liquor store, they know exactly what they want. But there are times when they may notice something different. It might be a stand-up cutout of Snoop Dogg or a picture on the wall of Ludacris — it’s the sight of a familiar face that piques an interest.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Game on

Off-season is over! Do you know where you’ll be drinking yet?


Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
The people begin arriving in Norman as soon as the sun begins to rise. They park their vehicles and set up their grills as the tailgating begins. Soon, the campus is full of fans, young and old. By the time the Oklahoma Sooners take the field, more than 90,000 people are on campus, ready to cheer their team on to victory.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
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