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New frame

Sonarta is one of the newer art galleries in the metro, but it’s physically impossible to enter its doors.


Visual Arts

Danny Marroquin
The classical sonata took on an extra letter and a new meaning when ceramics artist and painter Shahla Reynolds was inspired by her son to create an online-only art gallery, Sonarta, at sonarta.com.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Still make you Sweat

R&B veteran Keith Sweat keeps the hits coming for his swinging, swooning fans.


Music

Danny Marroquin
“In any relationship, communication is very key,” said singer Keith Sweat about his forthcoming book of romantic-relationship advice, “Make It Last Forever.” “As a man who has always known what he wants in a relationship, it’s been an easy subject to analyze.”
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Black walls

The new ‘Afro-Americana’ exhibit explores black culture through visual art created in-state.


Visual Arts

Danny Marroquin

Afro-Americana
5-7 p.m. Thursday through April 21
Gaylord-Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A sound shade of Blue

One woman changed the Blue Bonnet’s pattern by adding a new item to the Norman bar’s offerings: live music.


Music

Danny Marroquin
Bartlesville native Laura Birkett is the kind of lady who walks up to an aging, beer-only bar on the edge of Main Street and sees a promising oasis of Natural Light and sound.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Get your Phil

Once an Oklahoman and a member of Little Feat, guitarist Phil Brown looks to the music of the past to live for today.


Music

Danny Marroquin
Phil Brown
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

‘Monday’ mourning

Singer/songwriter Michael Fracasso can't let go of love lost. On 'Saint Monday,' he conveys how the hole in his heart just grows wider.


Music

Danny Marroquin

Michael Fracasso
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$20

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Write-hand view

Oklahoma Gazette Book Feature: Part publishing house and part art collective, The Consortium surfaces around ideas of self-sufficiency and cross-creation


Features

Danny Marroquin
As the Amazon Internet river carries books and jobs out of struggling stores, many traditional publishers ask themselves, “What happened?”
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

House calls


Music

Danny Marroquin
For the most intimate of musical experiences, house concerts — literally right in someone’s living room — are where it’s at.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Georgie Rasco works to improve OKC neighborhoods and civic involvement through her position as executive director of The Neighborhood Alliance


News

Danny Marroquin
Rasco and her small staff run The Neighborhood Alliance hub: part neighborhood leader workshop, part grant writing service.
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spencer Krug brings starkly sincere side project to Norman


Music

Danny Marroquin
There's something about what Spencer Krug does that leaves a small habitable gulf between loving and ignoring his music. Throughout obscure projects like Sunset Rubdown, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, and hi...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Psychedelic poet brings swirling, saloon-folk sound to Norman


Music

Danny Marroquin
The young East Coast singer/songwriter Pepi Ginsberg coos and yearns in a flexible voice that transcends sultry. What makes her third release, "Red," exciting is that she gets to lose herself before t...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stillwater singer/songwriter storms Norman


Music

Danny Marroquin
Sherree Chamberlain's parents loved music, but not enough to let her sing all the time. "It's a family rule: No singing at the table," Chamberlain said. "We would all be eating at the table, and it ...
 
Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Octopus Project grabs Norman in its tentacles for a show


Music

Danny Marroquin
At one point during Josh Lambert's studies at The University of Texas, he tested boundaries in a few music theory classes, but left them for the wide open spaces rock 'n' roll allows. "I got burnt ou...
 
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Energetic songwriter finds a fan in local rock veteran


Music

Danny Marroquin
Two singers set apart by a generation have been united by the city that launched their careers.
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

California musical group present abrasive, invasive live show


Music

Danny Marroquin
If there's an indicator that Internet buzz might not be the high road to success it's often hyped to be, look no further than Los Angeles noise-rockers Health. Health " with Gravity Propulsion Syste...
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008
 
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