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Topic: Award

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Jeannette Sias to be honored


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Carol Smaglinski
The Societies of Oklahoma City University are honoring four women at the annual Awards of Excellence dinner Feb. 26 at the Skirvin.
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What a boob


CFN

Gazette staff
CFN is as much a fan of an ample bosom as anyone, but evidently, a recently resigned employee in the press office of state Insurance Commissioner John Doak is a serious boob on the subject — at least judging by an otherwise-innocuous missive issued last week about a tornado preparedness summit.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Swell Season

Lightning strikes ‘Once.’


Documentary

Rod Lott
Remember how joyous you felt at the end of 2006's excellent Irish indie Once? Well, The Swell Season is why there is no sequel. Hell, it practically is the sequel, only factual instead of fictional.
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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Greetin’ Keaton

Four-time Academy Award nominee Diane Keaton is headed to the Civic Center.

Well, la-di-dah, la-di-dah: Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton — star of such classics as Annie Hall, The Godfather trilogy and Reds — is coming to Oklahoma City. Next month, she’ll serve as the keynote speaker at Integris Health’s 26th annual Women’s Health Forum.

According to a press release, Keaton “will reveal how to be fearless.” (My educated-guess answer: Have millions of dollars to fall back on.)

The event is free, but reservations are required, at 951-2277, and you know this will fill up fast. Her speech is slated for 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. —Rod Lott

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Annie Hall Blu-ray review    

by Rod Lott 08.03.2012 2 years ago
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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

The truth hurts.


Documentary

Rod Lott
I can't believe — just. cannot. believe. — that Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory lost the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature this past spring. And to a football movie, no less! It's another case of the jocks running ragged over the outcasts, except these outcasts were able to effect something few docs achieve: change.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Frankenstein

A rather Randy version of the monstrous classic.


Horror

Rod Lott
Perhaps best known for being the bad guy of the early '90s blockbusters Patriot Games and Sleeping with the Enemy, Patrick Bergin must be the king of literary adaptation also-rans. He played Robin Hood in 1991 film that was denied a theatrical release because Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves sewed that all up. He's played Dracula … but in a made-for-TV movie, not a Francis Ford Coppola spectacle.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Congrats, Mr. Mayor!


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will need to clear some room on a bookshelf for an award celebrating something that hasn’t happened yet, sorta.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Searching for Sugar Man

A true story that's truly sweet.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
This is a golden age of documentaries, and I don’t mean the propagandistic variety via Michael Moore or 2016: Obama’s America. Given the pervasive timidity and lack of imagination in Hollywood today, film buffs are well advised to take stock of documentaries, where the most gripping stories are being told.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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‘Hazzard’ warning

Just a good ol’ boy, never meanin’ no harm, actor Tom Wopat crashes the UCO Jazz Lab.

Fresh from his “hey, isn’t that Tom Wopat?” appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, actor Tom Wopat will perform two concerts Saturday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth in Edmond.

Although he’s promoting his brand-new CD, I’ve Got Your Number, and is a two-time Tony nominee for his Broadway pursuits, Wopat is perhaps best-known for playing Luke Duke on the early ’80s TV hit The Dukes of Hazzard.

But don’t just take my word for it.

“Audiences will definitely remember Tom Wopat as one of the rowdy Dukes of Hazzard boys, but he is so much more than that,” said Greg White, director and producer of UCO’s Broadway Tonight series.

The shows are scheduled for 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 974-3375 or visit uco.edu/cfad/events. —Rod Lott

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Django Unchained film review       
The Dukes: The Complete Series DVD review     

by Rod Lott 02.13.2013 1 year ago
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