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Western Residents — Sunlit Nights


Indie

Zach Hale
When describing music, the word "maturity" implies that some weathering has been endured by a band — through trial and error, life events or what have you — before attaining this idea of a true identity, if it ever does.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

“Go look in the refrigerator.”


Documentary

Rod Lott
Understandably, a documentary about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer that weaves fictional elements with fact sounds like a wretched, evil, exploitative thing. Instead, it's a small marvel of microcinema — and another argument for the storytelling power of the nonfiction format.
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Iceman

Just chill.


Drama

Rod Lott

By now, playing the nice guy with a dark side must be old hat to Michael Shannon, to the point of typecasting. Think of Take Shelter. Think of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. That's how you'll think of The Iceman.

 
Friday, August 23, 2013

Wiggle your ears

Get down to The Verve Pipe and other “kindie” music mainstays at the youth-minded music fest Wiggle Out Loud.


Music

Molly Evans

Wiggle Out Loud
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr.
wiggleoutloud.com
Free

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The hot place to be

From desolate to in-demand, Midtown has risen from a ‘neglected backwater’ with help from a dedicated community.


News

Tim Farley
Eighteen years ago, Midtown was nothing more than a “neglected backwater” replete with halfway houses and abandoned buildings. Faced with blighted conditions years before the April 19, 1995, disaster, Midtown was instead a ghost town created by the 1980s’ devastating oil bust and ensuing disinvestment.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

Boldly going again.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott

With the run of original Star Trek films, there's a long-standing theory that only the even-numbered entries are good, i.e. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Well, that theory does not apply to director J.J. Abrams' rebooted franchise; both of his voyages of the starship Enterprise — 2009's Star Trek and this summer's sequel of Star Trek Into Darkness — stand strong as successes across the board: creative, critical and financial. 

 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Heart-shaped rock

Local musicians pay tribute to Nirvana’s timeless masterpiece In Utero, just in time for its 20th anniversary.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Doll Steak: A Tribute to In Utero with Glow God
9 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rush

Ron Howard's latest is a crash course in filmmaking that reeks of burnt rubber.


Action

Louis Fowler
Rush isn’t about the much-loved Canadian power-prog trio. Sadly.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fright Night 2: New Blood

Fangs for nothing.


Horror

Rod Lott
I'm not surprised Fright Night 2: New Blood was made expressly for home video. What does surprise me is that it is not a sequel at all. It's more or less a remake of 2011's Fright Night remake, but with entirely different actors to give it the unmistakable whiff of fan fiction. 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013

Hello, neighbor

Okie-tied 3 Doors Down invites you to an intimate and charitable evening of acoustic alt-rock.


Music

Dave Rhea

3 Doors Down Acoustic

10:30 p.m. Saturday

Grand Casino Hotel and Resort

777 Grand Casino Blvd, Shawnee

grandshawnee.com

964-7777

$35-$90

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 
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