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The Dirt Drifters steer country-rock band toward Oklahoma hometown


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Lauren Parajon
Hopefully there won't be a burn ban in Oklahoma City this weekend, because The Dirt Drifters are making a stop Saturday night at the Wormy Dog Saloon, and the band has a tendency to cause explosions w...
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Big Squeeze' brings accordion enthusiasts together


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Lauren Parajon
Before The Beatles took over the American music scene with their shaggy hair and guitar-driven British pop music in 1964, people tapped their feet to a different kind of instrument " one that's easily...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Matt Stansberry Band preps to deliver its brand of 'evolution rock' to its hometown


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Lauren Parajon
Two months ago, Edmond's own The Matt Stansberry Band was more than 6,400 miles away, spreading its pop-rock sound to sold-out crowds across Japan. On Saturday, the innovative musicians will take the ...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Brides-to-be taking eco-friendly routes in planning nuptials


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Lauren Parajon
From invitations to honeymoon destinations, there are a number of ways couples can choose to go green as they get married. "People in Oklahoma are just starting to get interested in these eco-chic we...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rock-fueled garage sale combines shopping with local indie rock


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Lauren Parajon
Aside from the live music from half a dozen local bands, the cash bar and the skull-and-bones cupcakes, the Rock 'n' Roll Garage Sale isn't that much different than any other garage sale ... unless on...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Get back as Beatles tribute act performs three shows at OU


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Lauren Parajon
The act 1964 "¦ The Tribute began 24 years ago when Mark Benson and Gary Grimes decided to intertwine their musical talent and love for the Beatles. "We thought this would just be something fun to do ...
 
Thursday, February 7, 2008

New music lab gives kids room to rock


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Lauren Parajon
Last summer, when John Archiniaco wanted to call a band practice, everyone crammed into his bedroom. His mom, Cynthia Archiniaco, wished for a comfortable place for her son to practice, she called up ...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nonprofit helps couples learn basics of having a baby while building relationship


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Lauren Parajon
Family Expectations is a free program for expecting couples and new parents to teach life skills to make their relationships stronger. FE staffers believe that the most fundamental relationship for a ...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Goth-tronica's Chloe Day braving cold to make OKC stop


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Lauren Parajon
Chloe Day grew up hating both the jazz music her dad couldn't get enough of and the classical music her mom listened to in the car. The only thing she dreaded even more was upbeat, cheerful Christmas ...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Home-based metro program helps young men struggling with behavioral patterns


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Lauren Parajon
Kris Bratton still remembers the pleading in his parents' voices when they woke him up early one Saturday morning last month. "Kris, you need help. We don't want to force you. It's your choice." B...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

OCU screening Oscar-nominated 'Joyeux Nol' for free


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Lauren Parajon
To spread holiday joy early this year, a special presentation of "Joyeux Noël" will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday in Oklahoma City University's Kerr-McGee Auditorium, N.W. 27th Street and N. McKinley Av...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Multi-instrumentalist Brooks Chambers performing at open-invite wedding reception


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Lauren Parajon
Most audiences are lucky to receive a performance from an artist who can play one instrument well, but Brooks Chambers is a one-man band. And although he hails from Texas, there's something about Ok...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Free sessions to reveal 'The Secret'


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Lauren Parajon
If you're one of those people who can't keep a secret, you're in luck. Consultant Holli Walker will host free "Secret Sessions" for the next four weeks in Oklahoma City. A one-hour session will tak...
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nonprofit seeks holiday-tradition gift baskets for new parents


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Lauren Parajon
A metro-area nonprofit is asking residents to share their traditions in the form of a gift basket this year. Family Expectations is a free community program for lower-income couples expecting a ba...
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blue October promises third OKC stop's the charm


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Lauren Parajon
Last year, Blue October fans were let down when a dangerous ice storm canceled the concert. The year before that, they were deprived of the usual energy because the lead singer was confined to a stool...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007
 
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