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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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