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If you’ve been “Hungry Like the Wolf” to see Duran Duran in concert, you’re in luck.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Legendary ’70s rock band Steely Dan takes the stage at 8 p.m. tonight at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You can call him Al

Pacino brings his brand of ‘Heat’ to our sweltering state.

“Say hello to my little friend!”

“Attica! Attica! Attica!”

“I am the law!”

“Hoo-ah!”

“You ever take a dump made you feel like you'd just slept for twelve hours?”

No doubt about it: Al Pacino is a living Hollywood legend, with an Academy Award on the mantle and his legacy in cinematic history secured.

So why, then, is he appearing next Friday night, Oct. 14 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville? Does he owe Beverly D’Angelo several months’ child support or something?

Either way, he is, and you can be one of the 1,600 lucky people to have an audience with him. At 9 p.m. Oct. 14, Pacino will give a one-man show about his career, rife with backstage scuttlebutt and film clips. A Q-and-A will follow. If I could be there, I’d ask him about that time Ben Stiller portrayed Pacino auditioning for the kiddie film “Beethoven.” (Didn’t see it? Skip to the 7:53 mark ...)



Tickets are $85 to $150. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 10.06.2011 2 years ago
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‘Got Money’? You know it.

Photos from Lil' Wayne's visit to the WinStar World Casino.

It’s half a mile from one end of the WinStarWorld Casino to the other, and that 800 meters consists mostly of slot machines. It really is a sight to behold – the overwhelming rings and buzzing of winners and losers, and enough neon flashes to rival Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” music video. It’s all so distracting that, while leaving, I overheard one older patron ask “Why are there so many damn kids in here all of a sudden?” apparently unaware that one of the planet’s most prolific rappers had just performed less than 500 feet from her for about an hour and a half.

I’m a miserable sucker for big-budget pop hip-hop, and the opportunity to shoot a major player like Drake’s boss proved too irresistible to ignore the two-hour drive to Thackerville. Unfortunately I found out when I got there that house rules prevented entry to the security pit near the stage, so I had to compete with a mongrel horde of iPhone-wielding nutjobs, but I think I got a few decent shots of the rapper.

First things first, Weezy, who makes me think he’s a gremlin who won an all-expenses-paid trip to Hot Topic whenever I see him, was sporting a cartoonish hoodie advocating Odd Future’s most mysterious member, Earl Sweatshirt when he came out onstage. He pulled “Tha Carter III” staples “Got Money” and “A Milli” out pretty early, as well as “Swag Surfin” off the excellent “No Ceilings” mixtape, all of which drove people into a frenzy. Unfortunately the mostly-Dallas crowd’s collective energy waned over the course of the show, as Wayne snuck away from his best material and into his newer, less interesting catalogue.

It’s been a good year for guest spots from the New Orleans emcee (arguably even better than most of the verses on his own “Tha Carter IV” album), and his contributions to Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” (gah, how awesome would it have been if he'd have pulled out that Busta Rhymes verse, too?) and Drake’s “HYFR” were sandwiched into the middle of the set with his own “John,” which is basically a Rick Ross cover anyway. A predictably lewd, comical R&B suite followed, punctuated by a cheeseball version of “Lollipop” complete with acoustic guitar and maracas, and his most recently regrettable song, “How to Love.”

And for the big, clumsy rock-and-roll near-closer Wayne strapped on an unplugged guitar and strummed it a few times for “Prom Queen,” which was really unfortunate considering much of “Tha Carter III” and the mixtapes immediately before it constitute serious low-culture art. But the people all around raged their faces off to the trumped-up tunes anyway

“6 Foot, 7 Foot” was the true final song of the night, and the dude just unleashed a deranged ferociousness that even extended to Cory Gunz’s hair-singeing speed verse that made me wish he’d attacked every song like that. Oh, well. I suppose there’s a price to becoming one of the world’s biggest pop stars, and only Kanye knows how to pay it without souring his musical output.

Full gallery below.

by Matt Carney 12.30.2011 2 years ago
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Uncaged


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There will be blood Saturday when the subtly titled “King of the Cage: Total Destruction” fills Thackerville’s WinStar World Casino with the kind of carnage for which you’ve typically gotta pay extra.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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They’re all out of love. They can’t live without you.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Monkees leader Davy Jones dead at 66

According to his website, the singer’s final public performance was in Oklahoma.


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Davy Jones, front man for The Monkees, one of the 1960s’ most beloved pop groups, died today of a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla., where he resided. He was 66.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

'Grease' girl

She’s still the one that we want — ooh, ooh, ooh, honey: Olivia Newton-John, of course.


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Becky Carman
Olivia Newton-John
9 p.m. Friday
WinStar World Casino
777 Casino Ave., Thackerville
winstarworldcasino.com
800-622-6317
$35-$55
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Laugh it


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Fresh from his TBS talk show, George Lopez returns to his stand-up roots. At 8 p.m. Saturday, he’ll take the stage at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave. in Thackerville. Nick at Nite reruns of his ABC sitcom have garnered him a young fan base, but this show’s 18-and-up only. So expect dirty jokes. Tickets are $41- $61. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com.

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