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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Oklahoma City

OKC Beautiful and companies join forces to remove dead pines Jan. 22

Approximately 70 trees to be chopped down


Gazette staff
Is your evergreen not so green anymore, or — dare we say it — a nevergreen? Oklahoma City Beautiful and Southern Tree Preservation have organized a dead pine tree removal event Jan. 22 to get the needly nuisances off your hands.
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Schoolhouse rock

ACM@UCO at two venues on Thursdays

ACM@UCO is really working hard to put young musicians into the Oklahoma City scene. The school has just secured two residencies of sorts for its bands at Nonna’s Purple Bar and The Blue Note.

Nonna’s, 124 E Sheridan, will feature two ACM@UCO bands from 7-10 p.m. every Thursday. The Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson, will host student bands from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

This week (Jan. 27), Nonna’s will feature Elspeth Brown and the jazz/pop of Wunderjazz.

On Feb, 3, Molly Blanton and Taylor Gary will play folky sets at Nonna’s, while Ghostlight Army, Of the Tower and Between the Devil will kick it a bit more loudly at Blue Note.

Support these musicians, Oklahoma City. If we’re lucky, they’ll stick around, and the scene will grow. And more musicians means more music, which means nothing but good things. Not that you shouldn’t be supporting other bands, ‘cause you should. But if Oklahoma City is a good place to be for young musicians, it’s a good place to be for music listeners like you and me. 

by Stephen Carradini 01.25.2011 3 years ago
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Digital artist to offer workshop Saturday promoting youth arts center

Barton Damer has worked with Lil' Wayne, Owl City, more


Gazette staff
Barton Damer, designer/digital artist with Already Been Chewed LLC, will lead a one-time graphic and motion design workshop in Oklahoma City.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PALing around

A black-tie boxing event raises funds for the Police Athletic League, a mentoring program for at-risk youth


Charles Martin
OKC Charity Fight Night
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Coca-cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hub hookup

A public transit centerpiece creeps toward reality as planners select three possible sites


Clifton Adcock
Three finalists are emerging as possible downtown locations for the future centerpiece of public transportation in Oklahoma City.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Experts: OKC in good shape for continued economic recovery

Double-dip recession unlikely


Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City is likely to see rising revenues and continued economic recovery, experts told the City Council Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Festival of the Arts earns top 20 national ranking

No. 16, to be exact


Gazette staff
Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts has been ranked as No. 16 in the 100 Fine Arts Fairs nationwide for 2011, according to Art Fair SourceBook.
Monday, January 31, 2011

Hop, skip and a jump

Nobunny lured to OKC in an unusual way


Rod Lott
Local Nobunny fan Clint McEwen noticed something wasn’t right when the Oakland, Calif.-based act’s winter tour dates were posted on Twitter recently: no Oklahoma City stop. This irked him, because he had seen Nobunny play an “incredible” show at The Conservatory, 8911 N.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mannachine to drop EP, play release show

‘Shiva, the Destroyer’ out Feb. 26

In the mood for a tribal-esque dance party? Mannachine hopes you are.

Oklahoma City’s Jonny Martin, who records ambient/down-tempo electronic music as Mannachine, will release the five-track “Shiva, the Destroyer” EP Feb. 26 and play a release show of the material at Belle Isle Brewery that evening. Norman electronic jam band Montu will support.

Although Mannachine is a solo project, Martin will sport a full, percussion-heavy band for the show. Two songs from the five-track EP are already available online: “Silver Tongues” and a cover of Local Natives’ “Sun Hands.” The art for the free, digital-only release has not been set yet, but will be contributed by local artist Chris Cao.

by Stephen Carradini 02.16.2011 3 years ago
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Walters only incumbent defeated in Oklahoma City Council elections

Swinton and Shadid set for a runoff


Clifton Adcock
Two incumbents in the Oklahoma City Council election Tuesday retained their seats, while a third was ousted, and a fourth race is headed to an April 5 runoff.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011