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Topic: Paul

Paul

As a space-alien comedy, ‘Paul’ is hardly out-of-this-world, but occasionally soars.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Who among us hasn’t searched the nighttime sky and dreamt of life on another planet?
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pucker up for Tucker’s

Dedicated to doing it right, hospitality professionals Heather and Keith Paul are launching another new concept called Tucker’s.


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Like that beautiful woman with the white pearls and stunning black dress, simplicity shines. Come the first part of September, Heather and Keith Paul will be adding one more concept to their Good Egg Dining Group.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MPFree: It’s a smorgasbord

Here’s your weekly roundup of downloads and streams, with a little bit of everything.

Indie rockers, both young and classic, original and remixed. Ambient Goth, pop singers and dance-rockers. And locals, too! This week’s edition of MPFree is probably the most widely varied as there’s ever been. Let’s get started.

STREAM: M83

Urban Outfitters (your source for hipster apparel) is streaming the new, much-anticipated double LP from M83, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.” It’s due out Oct. 18. Six tracks into the nearly 80-minute album, it’s lush and gorgeous, and ranges from nostalgic to charming. I’ve got a feeling it’s going to sag pretty heavy somewhere between tracks 10 and 20, but we’ll see if Mr. Anthony Gonzalez can keep us interested.


STREAM: My Brightest Diamond and Future Islands

Per usual, NPR Music First Listen has a couple of good indie releases for you to choose from. My picks this week are My Brightest Diamond’s “All Things Will Unwind” and Future Islands’ “On the Water.”


STREAM: Paul Simon and Radiohead (remixes) 

Ah, AOL Spinner. You outdid NPR this week not just in volume (which you do every week), but in quality as well. Paul Simon’s about to start touring behind the career retrospective “Songwriter” (with Punch Brothers in support, he’ll be at the Civic Center Nov. 6), which boasts some really terrific live versions of all his classics, including a gospel take on “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Radiohead’s remix album “TKOL RMX 1234567” is also out, if you’re looking for some ambience to get you through the work day.


DOWNLOAD: Dead Can Dance

DCD is back! And readying for a world tour! The long-defunct, ambient, creepy godparents of shoegaze are celebrating by giving away four live tracks for just the cost of your email address. “Live Happenings — Part 1” is the EP’s name, and the first track, “Nierika,” has just turned my cubicle into the setting for “The Lion King.”


STREAM: The Juan Maclean

For my fellow dance-punk, DFA, and LCD Soundsystem fans, The Juan Maclean’s got a new album spinning over at … Spin.


STREAM: Ryan Parker 

Local guy and Brianna Gaither guitarist Ryan Parker’s got a loopy, folk-gospel, singer-songwriter album that he’ll be celebrating with a CD-release party on Oct. 27 at the Paseo’s Oh! Space. You can stream two of the songs at his bandcamp page, as well as a sampler of the album in full.  


STREAM: Hare Tracks

If you haven’t heard of Hare Tracks, don’t worry: I hadn’t either until about 10 a.m. yesterday. It’s the artist moniker for Mac Kennedy, a freshman at UC Santa Barbara in California who went to high school at Heritage Hall here in Oklahoma City. He’s one of huge number of talented, self-producing, laptop-wielding kids across the country right now, and it sounds like his trip west has paid off for his music career. Stream his eponymous album at his Facebook, which combines laptop looping with more traditional instrumentation.

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Smashed

In an intoxicating performance worthy of awards attention, Mary Elizabeth Winstead gets 'Smashed.'


Drama

Rod Lott
In a short career largely dominated with genre films — from Final Destination 3 to this past summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — Mary Elizabeth Winstead always has exuded a certain something. But nothing that ever suggested the level of performance she delivers in Smashed.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jingle bell prog rock

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s latest holiday outing rolls through town like a symphonic blizzard.


Music

Louis Fowler
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
3 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$30.50-$70.50
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This Is 40

Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40 finds the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent, extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution

‘Evil’ dead.


Action

Rod Lott
Fifth in the increasingly slick but decreasingly lucid franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution had potential to be the best entry since the 2002 original. After all, returning director Paul W.S. Anderson (The Three Musketeers) has positioned so many elements from the previous films that it seemed set up to play like a greatest-hits package. Instead, the result is baffling.
 
Friday, December 21, 2012

Big Jim

From behind the scenes at his Oklahoma-based talent agency, Jim Halsey helped change the face of modern music. A new exhibition of memorabilia is proof positive.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Starmaker: Jim Halsey and the Legends of Country Music
through April 5
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Strum it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

When you’ve worked with Les Paul, Ringo Starr, Madonna, Queen Latifah and half of Steely Dan, you’re doing something right. That person is guitarist Frank Vignola, who performs live at 7 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma City Community College’s Bruce Owen Theater, 7777 S. May. Tickets are $10-$20. Call 682-7579 or visit occc.edu/cas.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cherry Tree Lane

‘Cherry’ bombs.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Pick a revenge movie. Any revenge movie.
 
Thursday, January 24, 2013
 
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