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Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

The one-time ‘Nutty Professor’ just wants to be loved. Is that so wrong? Well, now that you mentioned it ...


Documentary

Rod Lott
There's a long-standing joke about Jerry Lewis being loved by the French, and to paraphrase The Simpsons, it’s funny ’cuz it’s true. We even see the adulation — then, now — in Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, a two-hour documentary about the man whom one celebrity admirer calls “The Beatles of movie comedy.”
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paul Williams: Still Alive

The lover, the dreamer and me.


Documentary

Rod Lott
All the love audiences have for the Oscar-nominated Searching for Sugar Man (which I wasn't crazy about) is what I feel for Paul Williams: Still Alive.
 
Friday, February 1, 2013

’Wood burning

Ramsay Midwood scorches with a flammable mix of psychedelia, country and blues. Listen with caution.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Ramsay Midwood
10 p.m. Friday
The Blue Bonnet
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

High school was tough.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
John Hughes, for all the love people heap on his ’80s teen movies, was far too easy on high school. Maybe your high school experience was different than mine — and, if so, congrats. For many of us, however, those years were a marathon of self-pity, heartache, passion and anything else you’d find on an album by The Smiths.
 
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tiger beat

Beau Jennings is A-OK with the singer-songwriter tag, now that he has The Tigers rocking out behind him.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beau Jennings & the Tigers with Black Canyon and Matt Jewett & the Rowdy Dow
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In a ‘Huff’

When one of The Wurly Birds left the flock, they regrouped and released ‘Mulberry Huff,’ the OKC act’s best album yet.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Wurly Birds with Feathered Rabbit and Honeylark
9 p.m. Saturday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5

 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lotus flowers

Electronic jam band Lotus opens up to focus on composition as well as cutting rugs.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lotus with Moon Hooch and Montu
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$15-$19
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amanda Earhart — Tell Me What You Want


Pop

Alyssa Grimley
Amanda Earhart’s sound is hard to categorize. Think today’s pop, but with fewer thump-thump club beats and synthesizers, traded for more undoctored vocals and guitar. Throw in a dash of country twang and a sprinkling of piano and violin, and that’s a start.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
tom wopat

‘Hazzard’ warning

Just a good ol’ boy, never meanin’ no harm, actor Tom Wopat crashes the UCO Jazz Lab.

Fresh from his “hey, isn’t that Tom Wopat?” appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, actor Tom Wopat will perform two concerts Saturday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth in Edmond.

Although he’s promoting his brand-new CD, I’ve Got Your Number, and is a two-time Tony nominee for his Broadway pursuits, Wopat is perhaps best-known for playing Luke Duke on the early ’80s TV hit The Dukes of Hazzard.

But don’t just take my word for it.

“Audiences will definitely remember Tom Wopat as one of the rowdy Dukes of Hazzard boys, but he is so much more than that,” said Greg White, director and producer of UCO’s Broadway Tonight series.

The shows are scheduled for 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 974-3375 or visit uco.edu/cfad/events. —Rod Lott

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Samantha Crain — Kid Face


Folk

Zach Hale
Take away the album name — and its cover — and you’d never know Kid Face was released by a 26-year-old. The most alluring weapon in her arsenal, Samantha Crain’s voice resides somewhere between Nico’s husky croon and Joni Mitchell’s tuneful elegance.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
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