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Gag me with a lockout


CFN

Gazette staff

For NBA teams, the first rule of the lockout is don’t talk about the lockout. That’s because a gag order prevents franchises from discussing the ever-so-annoying work stoppage. That means no contact with players, even if they cut their foot before an exhibition game in Oklahoma City or play flag football in Stillwater.

 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spurned station


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
I’m responding to Clifton Adcock’s article “Spur of the moment” in the Nov. 2 Gazette. This article is about the problems regarding “the rail line, extending east of Santa Fe Station, which is slated to be the city’s future intermodal transportation hub.”
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Life is an expressway

ODOT steps it up with near-completion of I-40 realignment and announces start of downtown boulevard construction.


News

Clifton Adcock
One of the engineers on the project said that within months the newly realigned Interstate 40 Crosstown Expressway is expected to begin taking traffic. Construction work for downtown’s new boulevard will begin, although it may look quite different from early renderings.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Park after dark

Recent incidents test the calm between Oklahoma City police and Occupy OKC.


News

Clifton Adcock
Unlike the arrests and pepper sprayings that have characterized the Occupy Wall Street movement elsewhere, the relationship between Oklahoma City police and local protesters has not been confrontational.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Be it resolved ...

Celebrated Oklahomans make their New Year’s resolutions … and share them with you!


Features

Phil Bacharach
Aside from 2012 meaning the end of the world (a big shout-out to those kooky Mayans), the new year provides an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start anew.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

You are now entering Yoko-lahoma

Check out photos from last night's Flaming Lips-hosted and Plastic Ono Band-assisted New Year's Eve Freakout #5.

Best Freakout yet?

With Plastic Ono Band, Phantogram, a proclamation from the mayor, Beatles covers, and the Flaming Lips' usual giant laser hand-firing, space bubble surfing, psychedelic face-melting antics, it's hard to argue against it.

A few highlights:

-Phantogram played an excellently trippy, dark-toned set.


-A very cool 15-ish-minute intro video for Plastic Ono Band that featured a ton of old home footage of Yoko with John Lennon, and shortly, but beautifully, captured her life dedicated to art and activism for peace.

-The NYE countdown when Lips manager and ACM@UCO CEO Scott Booker presented Yoko the official proclamation, on behalf of the mayor. Read it here.

-A full-on, everybody-hugging-and-holding-hands rendition of John Lennon's "Merry Christmas (War is Over)."


-A monstrous 15-minute Lips cover of The Beatles' "She's So Heavy" that included a hypnotic, dissonant Nels Cline guitar solo.

-Seeing Sean Lennon snag my friend Tate's camera to shoot video of Wayne addressing the crowd before the set. Lennon basically just asked him about the camera, then asked if he could try it out. When he did, Tate just sorta shrugged and looked at me, like "What am I gonna do? He's Sean Lennon."

-Always-ecstatic Lips frontman Wayne Coyne tweeted the set list about two hours before they even took the stage. The new song "Drug Chart" unfortunately got scratched.

Check out the rest of my photos and my friend Nathan Poppe's below.





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Bummer in the city


CFN

Gazette staff
If you feel a certain electricity in the air, no need to panic — unless, of course, you really do feel electricity in the air, in which case, run like hell — chances are you’re just caught up in the excitement of Mayor Mick Cornett’s impending State of the City address.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CFN Photo Op of the Week

 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bite Size: 1-25-12

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mick ’n’ Maher


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett’s TV appearances have included happy-go-lucky talk-show hosts Rachael Ray and Ellen DeGeneres, but hizzoner took a walk on the wild side March 16 when he turned up on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
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