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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Black

Crown Jewel

A blues festival Saturday will kick off fundraising efforts to restore a historic theater in northeast OKC.


News

Brendan Hoover
Jewel Foundation Blues Festival
6 p.m. Saturday
Eastwood Event Center
7204 N.E. 23rd, Midwest City
jeweltheatre.webs.com
$28-$38
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cool Breeze

‘Shaft,’ it is not.


Action

Rod Lott
MGM's marketing campaign for 1972's Cool Breeze played up — if not centered around — a connection to Shaft. That connection? Both were blaxploitation films released by MGM. I guess audiences thought that wasn't enough of a lure, because Breeze is an obscure entry in the genre, just now seeing the light of DVD, courtesy of the Warner Archive archivists.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fest it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Celebrating all cultures and genres, the Oklahoma Black Museum hosts its inaugural Performing Arts Festival at Memorial Park, 1150 N.W. 36th. From 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, enjoy food, art, films, gospel music, kitemaking for the kiddos and even a basketball tourney. Admission is free. Call 213-8077 or visit facebook.com/artinthecityfestival.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The reverend returns

The man who broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier is back to celebrate the feat’s 60th anniversary.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
At 87, Rev. William “Bill” Greason has had more life experiences than many of us ever will. He grew up in poverty. He served in two wars. And, in 1952, he broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Frankenweenie

Tim Burton builds a better 'Frankenweenie' and it’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive with humor and heart.


Children's

Rod Lott
One imagines Frankenweenie is the movie director Tim Burton has been waiting to make his entire life.
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Once you go 'Black' ...


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Prepare to have your mind violated. Beyond the Black Rainbow hardly represents conventional storytelling, but the film is an absolute visual feast. Expect sensuous rather than sense, and open-minded movie lovers will be well-rewarded.
 
Friday, October 12, 2012

Let’s get heavy

Let your ears wade in the sludge of North Carolina metal acts Caltrop and Black Skies.


Music

Louis Fowler
Caltrop and Black Skies with Self Inflicted and Brea
7 p.m. Wednesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Record Store Day Black Friday!

Break open the piggy bank, vinyl heads!


Music

Louis Fowler
While everyone with normal lives will be buying bargain-basement trinkets and low-end electronics for their loved ones at 3 a.m. on Black Friday at their nearest SuperTarget, hardcore music geeks will be sleeping in.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tusk’s task

It’s a noble pursuit for Black Tusk, really: Fully commit to brewing a blend of swamp metal.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Black Tusk
7 p.m. Monday
The Chameleon Room
3034 N. Portland
ticketstorm.com
537-8136
$10-$13
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Perry Mason Mysteries: The Original Warner Bros. Movies Collection

I was underwhelmed, your honor.


Thriller

Rod Lott
I should have listened to Ron Backer. In his new book, Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood, he more or less warns would-be audiences away from trying any of the early 1930s’ half-dozen movies based on Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason character.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
 
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