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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Moore

‘Inspiration’ point

A recent public radio feature inspired Gov. Mary Fallin’s inaugural address.


News

Clifton Adcock
When Fallin gave her inaugural speech on Jan. 10, she concluded with an anecdote about her meeting Ed Vezey, a World War II veteran from Moore, who is believed to be the last living Oklahoman who was a crew member on the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked and sunk at Pearl Harbor.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cold-hearted

Brave souls hit the water to raise money for Special Olympics Oklahoma’s statewide fundraiser, the Polar Plunge.


Features

Charles Martin
Polar Plunge
11 a.m. Saturday
White Water Bay
3908 W. Reno
specialolympicsoklahoma.org
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Hey, do that!

Discover your inner artist this summer

The worst thing a kid can say in summer is “I’m bored!” It’s even less forgivable when an adult says the same. There’s so much interesting stuff to do in summer!

This Sunday, you can audition to be an extra in a metro-shot movie over the next five weeks! “Yellow” stars Heather Wahlquist, Gena Rowlands, Melanie Griffith and Hank Azaria. That’s pretty much all I can find on the content of the film. Churchgoers, theatregoers, doctors, inmates, prison guards, schoolchildren, parents, teachers, restaurant patrons, pedestrians and passersby are all needed extras, so there will be a lot of different scenes (or one church/theater/jail/hospital). Those interested in the open call should show up between 1 and 5 p.m. at The Actor Factory, 3750 W. Main in Norman. Questions can be directed to YellowMovieExtras@gmail.com.

Austin artist Chris Lawhorn did a cover medley of two Guided by Voices songs (“Little Whirl” and “My Valuable Hunting Knife”), but he doesn’t like the way he sang it. So he’s letting other people take a crack at singing over his instrumental version for possible future release. It’ll only cost you a dollar. Who knows, this could be the start of your career! Check the deets here.

Once you’ve started your vocal career over there, you can jump in on a choir for your first live performance. The 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty is this year, so a concert series called “Let Freedom Ring, Sing and Swing” will be staging events in Tulsa, Moore and Claremore. If you’re interested in joining a 100-voice choir to sing at the July 9 Moore date, all you have do is head on over to this site. No joke.  

Maybe singing and acting aren’t up your alley. If you’re at least 14 years old and have two or more years of experience on an instrument, you can register for the University of Central Oklahoma’s Summer Jazz Performance Workshop. From June 20-24, you can get schooled in the coolest way possible under the tutelage of the jazz faculty and grad students. Workshops, master classes, jam sessions and more will go down. Hit up the Jazz Lab’s website for more details. It’s $250.

The lab is also holding a Modern Recording Technology Summer Workshop July 11-15. That one’s $300.

So get out there and do something awesome, Oklahoma. There’s more than enough stuff to do. —Stephen Carradini
by Stephen Carradini 06.03.2011 2 years ago
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Oklahoma City implements mandatory watering program

Thirteen additional communities affected, effective immediately


News

Gazette staff
Due to poor water pressure, the City of Oklahoma City has declared a mandatory odd/even water rotation program, effective immediately.
 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Honky top

How you like him now?


CFN

Gazette staff
Toby Keith’s secret to success? Blame it on the worm.Forbes magazine — that’s the one about the money, y’all — last month placed the Oklahoman on its annual list of the World’s 25 Highest-
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Snow days

Cool off with some flavored icy treats. Here’s a roundup of where to track down snow cones in the metro.

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Under pressure

OKC implemented then rescinded a water-rotation program last week, and it might not be the last restriction during this scorching summer.


News

Clifton Adcock
For those spending time in a subterranean air-conditioned compound and not watching the weather: It’s hot outside.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Race track

Two Republicans battle in a primary for the chance to claim the seat of outgoing Sen. Jim Reynolds.


News

Clifton Adcock
Voters in Senate District 43 will get a chance this year to select a new state senator to replace outgoing Sen. Jim Reynolds, and the primary election featuring two Republican candidates is this Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

‘Laugh and cry’


Letters to the Editor

Trevor Bruner
I am proud to be from Oklahoma, but the Reclaiming America for Christ event in Moore is an embarrassment for this state. The ignorance displayed in the article (News, Clifton Adcock, “Reclamation project,” Aug. 10, Gazette) only serves to reinforce the cultural backwardness of some of our residents and elected leaders.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
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