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Topic: John

The Man Who Created Halloween — Irwin Yablans


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
The Man Who Created Halloween is not director John Carpenter, but producer Irwin Yablans, who came up with the idea of the tormented babysitter story, inadvertently changing forever not only the face of horror, but the potential of independent film.
 
Friday, October 26, 2012

'Grease' girl

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


Music

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

The write stuff

A new exhibit celebrates all things Oklahoma and literary.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma Writers: A Literary Tableau
ongoing
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
okhistory.org
522-6676
$4-$18
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lawless

The family that bootlegs together, stays together.


Drama

Rod Lott
If John Hillcoat is setting out to build a directorial career on downbeat and depressing films, he's doing a fine job. From The Proposition and The Road — especially The Road — and now Lawless, bleakness is his bread and butter.
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Listen up

Rock, folk, hip-hop, metal — local music was loud and proud in 2012, and these 10 albums prove it. Just press play.

 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Listen up again

After naming 2012’s 10 best albums, we’ve singled out the year’s finest local tracks.

 
Monday, January 7, 2013

Parker Millsap can’t lose

After a decade of writing and playing music, Purcell native Parker Millsap finally finds himself in the spotlight. Oh, and he only recently graduated high school.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Parker Millsap with Fiawna Forté
9 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

Parker Millsap
7 p.m. Tuesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
free
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Mad Magician

Vincent Price has a few tricks up his sleeve ...


Horror

Rod Lott
Sick of creating innovative tricks only to see someone else take credit for it, inventor Don Gallico (Vincent Price) decides to try his hand at performing live magic as Gallico the Great, aka The Mad Magician.
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Game Change

Sarah, we hardly knew ye ... which is exactly the point.


Drama

Rod Lott
Nearly every scene of the made-for-HBO Game Change, I recall from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's excellent nonfiction book of the same name. But the movie directed by Jay Roach (of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises) tells only half — maybe even just one-quarter — of the story, ignoring the 2008 presidential-campaign narratives of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards for the one it finds most compelling: that of Sarah Palin and John McCain, and not the other way around.
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Funny or Die Presents: The Complete Second Season

More merry mayhem of ‘SCTV’ for the Frat Pack.


Television series

Rod Lott
Ed Halligan, you bitter sonofabitch, how I’ve missed you.
 
Friday, February 1, 2013
 
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