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OKG Newsletter


Topic: colorado

Truth in advertising


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Instead of waiting for inspiration to come to him, artist Thomas Stotts decided to find inspiration himself. And find it he did.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Texas 4000 charity ride stops in OKC

Bike event raises cancer awareness


Sports

Ryan Querbach
Established to fight cancer, the annual Texas 4000 bike ride makes a stop in Oklahoma City this weekend.
 
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Edmond's 'Big Wish' fulfilled

Installed in April at Hafer Park, “Big Wish” officially was dedicated in June.


Visual Arts

Emily Summars
Edmond got a “Big Wish” for Hafer Park: a bronze sculpture Colorado artist Linda Prokop made to complement recent renovations.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SOLD!

The changing face of The Oklahoman


News

Clifton Adcock
A simple headline appeared the morning of Sept. 15 on the NewsOK website. The four words confirmed what some in the journalism world had been whispering about since June: “OPUBCO to be sold.”
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Raisin’ Cain’s

Duh, Yahoo!: Cain’s Ballroom is a great place to see a show.

Cain’s Ballroom is the reason I’m sitting here, in an office, typing about why Cain’s Ballroom is one of the best places on the planet to see a concert.

left, Wilco performs at Cain's back in the spring.

Wilco hit my beloved hometown’s hallmark venue during a hot spring night my freshman year of college. My friend Thomas and I drove the two hours from Norman to hear Jeff Tweedy (who wore a seemingly magical white suit stitched with roses) tell stories and sing some America’s finest avant-garde poetry. That night interlaced my love for the band, Cain’s and indie rock in general so tightly together into the fabric of my life that it sorta took on new meaning.

Well, Yahoo! News seems to agree with me today. It named Cain’s the ninth best place in America to see a concert, right up there with New York’s infamous Bowery Ballroom; the gorgeous Red Rocks venue in Morrison, Colo.; and even the Hollywood Bowl. Flip through their online photo gallery and see for yourself.

Photo from the Cain's Flickr page.
by Matt Carney 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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Shopping and signing off

There's one last opportunity to shop before I'm out of here.

What's red and green and bedazzled all over? Mistletoe Market, that's what. (I'll be here all day with amazing jokes. You should hear the one about a grasshopper walking into a bar.) Mistletoe Market is the shopping event for the suburban set. It's not one that I ever buy much at, but I've gone nearly every year with a friend. Mostly for the people watching.

This year, The Junior League's annual market — which raised $160,000 for its community programs last time — is next Friday through Sunday. But, there's a new venue, the Cox Convention Center. Get all your Old World crosses and sparkly burnout tees from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14-15, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

And if you want to get the choice picks, the "Sip, Shop and Mingle" private preview party is held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. The preview party is $40 in advance, or $50 at the door.

Mistletoe Market kicks off the market season in the metro — all are a great spot to find holiday gifts. The Girlie Show will be held Nov. 4-5, and the Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar follows on Dec. 10.

And with that, I'm out of here. For once, it's not to shop. I am approaching my last day at Oklahoma Gazette before I move to Denver. Yeah, the place in Colorado. I've never actually been to the city, but that's half the fun, right? Just nod and say yes.

I'll leave you all with an interpretive dance to what you're most likely feeling:

by Jenny Coon Peterson 10.07.2011 2 years ago
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New to you

St. Vincent de Paul’s autumn attractions


Features

Jenn Scott
If you ladies and lads didn’t pick up on it by now, Jenny Coon Peterson, ShopGirl extraordinaire, has flown the Oklahoma coop. She’s off to real mountains and cooler temps, and we wish her all the best.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan directs a fitting send-off to his Batman trilogy.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Due to the twisted savagery of a young man in a Colorado movie theater, The Dark Knight Rises will forever be a footnote in American history. Hopefully, that horrific massacre will not influence perceptions of this epic conclusion to writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
 
Monday, July 23, 2012

How many children must die?


Letters to the Editor

Richard Westmoreland
The headlines the morning of July 20 read: Aurora, Colo., 12 dead and at least 50 wounded. The reality is this is nothing new, and it’s going to happen again.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Getting past coal


Letters to the Editor

Jody Harlan
In a recent letter to the editor in favor of burning toxic coal to generate electricity, Doug Rixmann (”Bashing coal,” May 1, Oklahoma Gazette) repeatedly demonstrated his lack of understanding of the consequences of burning coal to produce electricity, as well as the costs and risks associated with retrofitting older plants rather than retiring them and replacing them with clean energy.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 
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