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Here's your Chance

Greyson Chance appears Saturday with Sherree Chamberlain, At Long Last and Theater Breaks Loose.


Stephen Carradini
It was a banner 2010 for 13-year-old Edmondite Greyson Chance, whose piano-pop skills were thrust into the spotlight via a school performance that caught fire on YouTube.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stage this

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From hail to hobos, having something on your roof is rarely a good thing. Two exceptions: Santa’s reindeer and Jewish milkmen. You’re in luck on the latter, because Fiddler on the Roof stages the first of eight shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. The Tony-winning classic once was Broadway’s longest-running musical. Tickets are $20-$50. Call 297-2264 or visit okcciviccenter.com.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Watch it

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If you’ve wondered about the vanishing honeybee population, catch the documentary Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? screening at 8 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma River’s Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, 725 S. Lincoln. Come early for live bluegrass from Honey Creek Pass at 6:30 p.m., and stick around to hear Bees producer Jon Betz at 9:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required at chk.com/events/queen-of-the-sun.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lane Whitesell

Lane Whitesell’s home town is Muscatine, Iowa. A single guy, he is an instructor in the chemistry department at the University of Central Oklahoma. Most people know him as the librarian and opera host at KCSC 90.1, broadcasting from the radio station on the Edmond campus.

A professional chef, too: “Yes, but I left that profession, went back to college and I have now been teaching for 19 years. I also cater wedding receptions and do parties, but I don’t look for jobs.”

Cheffed at: “Several, including Christopher’s and at Barry Switzer’s favorite, (the former) Pete’s Steak House and I taught cooking at Texas A&M.”

Your steady diet consists of: “Mostly fowl, but I have a freezer full of buffalo, venison and good and bad sausage.”

Good cook: “My friends say so — I will find something at the supermarket and call my friends (up to eight) and tell them I need to cook.”

Famous person you look like: “Nobody famous, but I have two ‘twins’ in Oklahoma City, and we don’t look like anybody else than one another.”

Relaxation time: “I do my share of reading, and I am waiting for the next David Weber set of science fiction, volume 5.”

All-time favorite cookbook: “Larousse Gastronomic, which assumes you know all the techniques in its recipes.”

Would love to have met: “Julia Child.”

Best-liked recipe: “Chicken Nordic, with boned and stuffed chicken pieces wrapped in ham and finished with white wine and the pan drippings. But you can’t beat a good prime rib.”

Would never eat: “Deep fried insects.”

Come back as:  “A 6-foot, 7-inch bass with a rolling voice.”

Most treasured possession: “My (many) autographs of famous opera singers from Joan Sutherland, Jeanette MacDonald to Pavarotti. I’ve gone to Santa Fe and Munich for opera.”

Get your creativity boost from: “Gardening and revolting against celebrity cookbooks, which are not-for-real cookbooks.”

No kitchen should ever be without: “Butter!”

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Mix this

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Want dance? Music? Comedy? Drama? Hell, why not all of the above? You can with Mixology: A Live Performance Sampler, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing. The new event showcases 12 innovative and local artists, including Lindsey Allgood, Grupo Afrocaribe and Perpetual Motion, plus a live set by The Spy DJ Katie Wicks. Tickets are $10. Call 951-0000 or visit cityartscenter.org.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Live it

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One day, downtown will be a thriving hub of weekend activity. From 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Better Block OKC offers a preview of that near-future, transforming N.W. Seventh and Hudson Avenue into an urban delight of art, culture, pop-up businesses, bike racks, planters, cafe tables, street food vendors, a newsstand — even a dog park! Visit betterblockokc.com.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sick it

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Look, if your kids pass gas at the dinner table, at least make it educational by sending them to the Bright Night of Grossology at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd. From 6 p.m. Friday to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, they’ll learn all about snot, pet hissing cockroaches and — maybe, just maybe — catch a few hours of shut-eye. Admission is $45 for each kid, plus $20 for an accompanying adult. Call 602-3760 or visit sciencemuseumok.org.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fish it

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No way would I ever stick my bare arm into a hole underwater — I’ve seen Jaws: The Revenge. And yet every year, as they will Saturday, the bold and the brave converge on Pauls Valley City Park in (yes) Pauls Valley, to do just that at the world-famous Okie Noodling Tournament. Watch, marvel, eat. Admission is free. Call 238-6491 or visit okienoodling.com.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ring it

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus still bills itself as “the greatest show on earth.” OKG7 may be inclined to agree, since the five Fully Charged performances scheduled between Thursday and Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno, include something called The Human Fuse, 4-ton elephants, a “Mongolian strongman duo,” and clowns changing a light bulb. Tickets are $24-$72. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rein it

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Insert whinny sound here. Now you’re in the proper mood for Horses, the latest exhibition at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N. Walker. Galloping through July 28, the art is created by Oklahoma artists Joe Andoe, Jean Richardson, Brent Learned and Jennifer Cocoma Hustis.

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