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OKG Newsletter


Topic: history

Ghost writer

Author David A. Farris combines mystery and history in his latest book about the Sooner State’s spooky side.


Nonfiction

Molly Evans
David A. Farris 
7 p.m. Tuesday
Edmond Library
10 S. Boulevard, Edmond
metrolibrary.org
341-9282
free

 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kidnapped!

The legends of ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly and J. Edgar Hoover stemmed from Oklahoma City.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Eighty years ago this week, Oklahoma City set the stage for two legends in the annals of true crime.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Brontë Sisters

Poetry in emotion.


Drama

Aimee Williams
Originally released in 1979, André Téchiné’s The Brontë Sisters takes the previously highly fictionalized story of the Bronte sisters and imposes an auteur’s vision.
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Print it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Liven up that blank T-shirt at the University of Oklahoma Print Club’s fifth annual Tee Party. The come-and-go event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the OU School of Art & Art History inside the Fred Jones Art Center, 520 Parrington Oval, Norman. There will be free printmaking demonstrations, so bring your own tee, pillowcase, apron or whatever blank canvases you have laying around. Admission is free. Call 325-2691 or visit art.ou.edu.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Learn it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Stimulate your ears and your brain with History Through Music, a program examining the development and appreciation of the blues from its roots in nineteenth-century slavery to its popularity in the 20th century. Catch your instructors, Dr. Harold Aldridge and Miss Blues, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Admission is $25. Call 522-5202.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

‘It ignited the country’

A milestone in the civil rights movement took place in OKC 55 years ago this week with the drugstore sit-ins.


Features

Dawn Watson
Fifty-five years ago this month, Ayanna Najuma took a seat and helped start a movement that transformed Oklahoma City and the country.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

September it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Ever wondered why Oktoberfest is never in October? Bask in the autumnal glow of Septemberfest, a family-friendly celebration of Oklahoma’s history and culture featuring arts and crafts, Thunder Girls and more. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion and Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Admission is free. Call 557-0198 or visit okhistory.org.

Saturday

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Word of mouth

The Oral History Association comes to Oklahoma to help preserve the past and guide the future.


Features

Louis Fowler
Hidden Stories, Contested Truths: The Craft of Oral History
Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave.
Wednesday-Sunday
oralhistory.org/annual-meeting
272-3040
Free-$165

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

The men and women behind the mask.


Documentary

Rod Lott
How appropriate that a history of the Friday the 13th fits into a snug 13 chapters on Blu-ray and DVD. It makes me wonder if its running time of 6.66 hours also were intentional. 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
 
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