Archive for June 2012
Today’s featured event:
Hear Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens fame at 9 tonight and 2 a.m. Sunday at VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N Western.
For the rare home-state performance, Meade will be playing with original Kittens guitarist Mark Metzger for the first time in 19 years, and spreading the word about his plans to record an album in China with Chinese and American musicians, reports The Oklahoman Entertainment Editor Gene Triplett.
“For five years I lived …
From Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
Ringling Bros. circus is ‘Fully Charged’ this weekend in Oklahoma City
Column: Ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott not only keeps the audience connected with ‘The Greatest Show on Earth,’ he also sings as part of the spectacle, which features more than 100 clowns, acrobats and other performers as well as six Asian elephants, at least a dozen tigers and herds of horses.
This story was co-written with my intrepid co-worker George Lang. It also appears in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
Setting off July 4 with a big, bold bang
Oklahoma communities are planning musical performances, family activities and lots of fireworks for Independence Day.
The United States’ big 236th birthday might be taking place in the middle of the week …
Best Bets for June 29-July 1, 2012: Six Market Blvd., “Bye Bye Birdie” and John Fullbright, Eric Taylor & Michael Fracasso
Here are the Best Bets for entertainment in the Oklahoma City area this weekend, as listed in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman. For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.
1. Listen to John Fullbright, Eric Taylor and Michael Fracasso trade songs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Information: 524-0738 or www.bluedoorokc.com.
2. See Lyric Theatre’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center, 201 N Walker. Information: 524-9312 or www.lyrictheatreokc.com.…
The Plaza District Association has announced that Wayne and Michelle Coyne are the recipients of the 2012 Urban Pioneer Award. Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips, and Michelle Martin-Coyne, an acclaimed photographer, have paved the way for creativity in Oklahoma City and brought the international spotlight to our state, according to the news release.
After growing up in the Classen Ten Penn neighborhood just two blocks from the Plaza District, the Coynes purchased their current home there in 1980s. Over the years, they’ve not only seen the decline …
What to do in Oklahoma on June 28, 2012: See “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Fully Charged” at Chesapeake Energy Arena
Today’s featured event:
See “Fully Charged,” the new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey featuring breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances, as it begins its Oklahoma City run at 7:30 tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno.
Performances continue 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Billed as “the most electrifying edition ever of Ringling Bros.,” “Fully Charged” celebrates the “performance power” that boosts circus-goers’ excitement. The amazing acts, which can …
Pretty Lights has announced the dates for its fall “Illumination Tour,” including a Sept. 25 return engagement at Tulsa’s Brady Theater.
The autumn trek will be the first North American tour of 2012 for Pretty Lights, Derek Vincent Smith’s increasingly popular electronic music project. According to the tour announcement, it will include “beautiful & evolved NEW music and massive, game-changing NEW production.”
Tickets for shows through Oct. 6 will go on sale Friday.
For more information, go to www.bradytheater.com or http://prettylightsmusic.com.
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NewsOK video host Angi Bruss recently talked to folks with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park about their current production, “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” as well as changes the company has made for this summer season.
“Two Gentlemen of Verona” continues for three more performances – 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage.
For more information, go to www.oklahomashakespeare.com.