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OKG Newsletter


Topic: red

Paseo visionary

Arts patron and urban developer John Belt leaves behind a lasting legacy with OKC’s historic arts district.


News

Tim Farley
During a Christmas party last year at Paseo Originals Art Gallery, John Belt walked up a flight of steps, looked to the crowd and immediately burst into a booming rendition of “O Holy Night.”
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No Justice — America’s Son


Country

Louis Fowler
When something really catches my ear, I tend to imagine it in the closing credits of a movie, and then I work backward, formulating a plot and actors. “Never Gonna Be Enough,” the opening track on Red Dirt rockers No Justice’s latest, America's Son, had me doing that within 10 seconds.
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Better off Red

Grady’s 66 Pub devotes its stage to preserving Oklahoma’s Red Dirt roots, one band at a time.


Music

Louis Fowler
For almost two decades, Grady Cross was a member of Cross Canadian Ragweed, one of the most popular Red Dirt bands ever to cross the Red River. After years on the road and in the studio, he hung up his guitar to spend more time with his family in Yukon.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

‘Land’ ho!

Look, up in the sky! It’s local artist Rick Sinnett, working on ‘This Land,’ a mural adorning the outside of Rocktown Climbing Gym.


Visual Arts

Liz Blood

Drive Interstate 40 just south of Bricktown, and you might see artist Rick Sinnett. He’s the one swinging from a rope anchored to the top of Rocktown Climbing Gym, wrangling a 5-gallon bucket of paint as he works on his latest mural, This Land.

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Captain America: Collector’s Edition

He was the big screen’s real ‘First Avenger.’


Action

Rod Lott
Not long after Batman changed Hollywood in the summer of 1989, every studio wanted to have the next comics-based blockbuster. I remember visiting Penn Square Mall’s multiplex (as I did often back then) and seeing a poster for Captain America. The one-sheet was comprised of little more than a close-up of Cap’s iconic shield and a promise to arrive next summer.
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013

A time to heal

New Orleans band Generationals joins several Oklahoma locals to rock and raise money for victims of the Moore tornado.


Music

Louis Fowler
Generationals with The Wurly Birds, Skating Polly and Colin Nance
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
$10

 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

OKG7 lovers of local

Every week, we give you seven OKC-area restaurants to explore.


OKG7 Dining

Jenn Scott

It may not apply to the whole menu, but these satisfying stops are sourcing locally when they can.

 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nina Medley — Red Dirt Redemption


Eclectic

Louis Fowler
Bethany blues chanteuse Nina Medley is, if the title track of her latest album is to be believed, “worn out on the Delta blues” and just looking for some “red dirt redemption.”
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

RED 2

Better dead than ‘RED.’


Action

Zach Hale
Nobody in their right mind would mistake 2010's RED for high art. The film was a harmless, mildly entertaining caricature of a summer blockbuster that provided a fair amount of laughs and a hefty amount of explosions. Any notion of plot played second fiddle to graphic absurdity, but it at least bumbled about with a little bit of charm and charisma.
 
Monday, July 22, 2013
 
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