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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Okc

Math test

After Oklahoma weather failed them, the men of Mutemath make a calculated move to bring their ‘Odd Soul’ to town. Go forth and multiply.


Music

Matt Carney

Mutemath
8 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Senate showdown

Republican Greg Childers and Democrat Kenneth Meador contend for the Senate District 43 seat.


News

Clifton Adcock
Voters in Senate District 43 will cast their ballots Tuesday and send a new state senator to the Legislature.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gourmet grinds

Forget that stuff in the foam cup. Opt for gourmet coffee instead.


Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
When most people think about drinking coffee, a hot cup straight out of the pot comes to mind. It’s a pick-me-up to get the day started right, but it is an acquired taste. For people who generally dislike the taste, there is an alternative in the form of gourmet coffee.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Without Thunder

Life will go on. We promise.


Features

Matt Carney
The forecast for this lockout is Cold War, in more ways than one.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lockout lookout

How the NBA’s work stoppage could affect OKC’s baseline.


News

Clifton Adcock
As the NBA and the National Basketball Player’s Association continue to negotiate a deal that would allow teams to play ball, concern is growing that the regular season may be affected by labor stoppage.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Lost Future

It should be ‘Lost’ forever.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Sean Bean's at the center of a critically acclaimed, made-for-television effort that has him and his crew using many an antiquating weapon, from swords to bows.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

D is for ‘Do it’

Because this looks like one killer serving of alphabet soup.

At Fantastic Fest in Austin a couple weekends ago, the free T-shirt I was given upon check-in was for “The ABCs of Death,” a forthcoming anthology film with one nifty concept: 26 directors each taking on a letter of the alphabet, each shooting a short on the various ways we all may bite the dust, but hopefully won’t. You know, like A is for asphyxiation — that sort of thing.

They’ve gathered some cool directors from the world of indie horror, responsible for films including “Hobo with a Shotgun,” “RoboGeisha,” “We Are What We Are,”  “Tokyo Gore Police,” “Norwegian Ninja,”  “Deadgirl,” “The Reef,”  “TimeCrimes,” “A Serbian Film,” “House of the Devil” and many more — 25 in all.

Yep, 25. Because for the 26th, Drafthouse Films left the letter-T slot open to be filled via a contest. Now that the submissions have been collected, it’s up for the public to decide. Your quick vote — not “Like,” but the actual “vote” button, and be sure to verify that email so it counts! — will make someone a very happy camper.

My vote’s been cast for Shade Rupe’s “T Is for Trick,” partly because if it’s good enough for Clive Barker (who said “colour me impressed ... bloody good work”), it’s good enough for me and you. You can view all the submissions and vote at the official “ABCs of Death” site—Rod Lott


by Rod Lott 10.05.2011 2 years ago
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Kickstart a local album!

Help Okie singer Sherree Chamberlain record her second disc.

There aren’t a whole lot of local female musicians who are as talented as Sherree Chamberlain. Her debut album, 2009’s “The Wasp in the Room” was as lovely a work as you’ll find around these parts, and it’s most definitely in need of a follow-up. To the Internets!

Chamberlain has started a Kickstarter page in an attempt to raise money to record her sophomore album, which she’s already written, and titled “New Skin.” On the page is a really funny, candid video of her discussing the details of the disc, and what she’ll do if a baby donates money to her cause: “I will hunt down a mother, find some breast milk, and feed it to you in a bottle.”

Watch, then head to the site and pledge some money! She’s already $1,700 toward her goal, which she must achieve by the end of this month.  



Also, I just realized that for a $500 donation, she’d cover any song of my choosing. Never in my life have I been more sure of the fact that I want to hear Sherree Chamberlain record a version of “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You).”
by Matt Carney 10.06.2011 2 years ago
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‘Craft’y chapter

These boots were made for being featured on PBS.

When the next installment of PBS’ Emmy-nommed documentary series “Craft in America” premieres Oct. 17, it’ll feature an Oklahoma connection.

Guthrie’s own Lisa Sorrell will be among the four families featured on the “Family” episode, which aims to answer the question of whether talent is passed down from generation to generation. Sorrell is a bootmaker who opened her own business, Sorrell Custom Boots, customboots.net more than 15 years ago.

For more information, visit the “Craft in America” website

For a polar-opposite experience, Oklahoma City’s Lekeytha Dukes will appear on the Oct. 6 episode of “Judge Joe Brown.” She’s suing her brother, Randell Dukes, for $650. According to a CBS press release, the money was “for a loan the defendant used to promote a concert. Lekeytha says the defendant promised to repay her within a few days, but never did.  Randell says he lost money on the concert and doesn’t feel he owes the plaintiff because he baby sits her kids for free all the time.” —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 10.05.2011 2 years ago
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You can call him Al

Pacino brings his brand of ‘Heat’ to our sweltering state.

“Say hello to my little friend!”

“Attica! Attica! Attica!”

“I am the law!”

“Hoo-ah!”

“You ever take a dump made you feel like you'd just slept for twelve hours?”

No doubt about it: Al Pacino is a living Hollywood legend, with an Academy Award on the mantle and his legacy in cinematic history secured.

So why, then, is he appearing next Friday night, Oct. 14 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville? Does he owe Beverly D’Angelo several months’ child support or something?

Either way, he is, and you can be one of the 1,600 lucky people to have an audience with him. At 9 p.m. Oct. 14, Pacino will give a one-man show about his career, rife with backstage scuttlebutt and film clips. A Q-and-A will follow. If I could be there, I’d ask him about that time Ben Stiller portrayed Pacino auditioning for the kiddie film “Beethoven.” (Didn’t see it? Skip to the 7:53 mark ...)



Tickets are $85 to $150. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 10.06.2011 2 years ago
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