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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Norman

Point: ‘An Oklahoma City landmark’


Commentary

Lee A. Fithian

Once again, Stage Center faces extinction. In 1972, the same year it won the Honor Award from The American Institute of Architects and the New York City Museum of Modern Art accepted the building model into its permanent collection, the Mummers Theater (as it was known then) was threatened to be demolished for lack of operating funds.

 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Groovin’

Hosting an event like Groovefest and need musical entertainment? Just call Caravact! The group will play for hours.


Music

Matt Carney
Groovefest
Noon- 9 p.m. Sunday
Andrews Park
201 W. Daws, Norman
groovefest.org
Free
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

VOTD: Project Nghiem

Stop-motion master Kyle Roberts hooks up with The Nghiems to produce the year's most fun local video.

If you're not familiar with Norman band The Nghiems (pronounced “Nims”) or the terrific things that Reckless Abandonment Pictures' Kyle Roberts is up to, then take five minutes to familiarize yourself.

It's pretty awesome that each member of the band has his or her own signature video-game moves in the video for "Dum Dum Dah Dah" (my favorites are James' on-the-ground forcefield drumroll and just getting to watch Jen kick butt in general), but what's really kind of amazing is the fact that David Nghiem apparently dreams in a video-game format.



Also, watch for Tyler Hopkins and Tanner Blair, who are probably the two most convincing bad guys I never would have considered to be bad guys. And there just can't be enough said about how fun-loving and silly Roberts' stop-motion stuff is. Be sure to check out "Battle of the Bonds," too, if you haven't already.
by Matt Carney 10.03.2011 2 years ago
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Name value

The indie rockers of Milagres want to be known for their music. Although their name translates to ‘miracles,’ it shouldn’t take one to succeed.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Milagres with Peter Wolf Crier and the Rockettops
9 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8 advance, $10 door
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mmm ... Minty!

Norman’s much-loved Starlight Mints announce digital releases, singer’s solo album.

I’ve only enjoyed the pleasure of hearing the Starlight Mints play once, but it was most definitely enough to make the email I received from Allan Vest today a very happy one. 

According to Vest, the band’s two earliest albums, 2000’s “The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of” and  2003’s “Built On Squares” are now available for purchase from  iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and other digital music outlets. While OKS is personally very fond of “Rhino Stomp” and “Drowaton” in general, this is good news that the band’s older material’s finally found its way online. Now go buy it!

Vest, of Edmond, also said that he’s currently working on solo material in pursuit of a career in film and television scoring. Go, Oklahoma!













by Matt Carney 10.04.2011 2 years ago
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OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Internationally recognized editorial and fine art photographer Alec Soth visits the University of Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smag 7: Someplace nice


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Here’s some fine dining advice if you have more bills due at the end of the month than money. Bet you’ve been to a few of these, but it was probably on dad’s dime, right?
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Under-21 action

Not every college kid is 21 or older. Here’s what to do when drinking (legally) isn’t an option.


Features

Alex Ewald
Going out on weekends is a rare union of public humiliation and pride for me, the perpetually underage, now-20-year-old student. Being a mature adult is a big deal in college, and Campus Corner is full of them, every Thursday through Sunday.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

App-licable skills

A Norman resident builds iPhone apps in his free time.


Features

Carmen Forman
Taking advantage of free Wi-Fi at bookstores has paid off for a former University of Oklahoma student wanting to simplify buying tickets to sporting events.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Thai

Find this out-of-the-way Norman Thai spot for a lunch buffet or dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
There are plenty of Thai food options in the metro. Some are no doubt better than others, but in Norman, one especially stands out. Thai Kumkoon, although relatively hidden in its hard-to-notice location, stands tall as a delicious option for authentic Thai food.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
 
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