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Arts & Culture - 03.03.2014

Appointment Book

Norman-native Yolanda Kondonassis returns to Oklahoma to perform Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp accompanied by flutist Marina Piccinini. For Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Kondonassis will be joined by the full orchestra led by Joel Levine. The performance is at Civic Center Music Hall in the Thelma E. Read more
 
Arts & Culture - 01.27.2014

Hall aboard

With renovations to Northwest Classen High School’s auditorium completed, organizers lure audiences with big names like Vince Gill and B.B. King

When Grammy-winning artist Vince Gill inaugurated the newly renovated Hudson Performance Hall at Northwest Classen High School in September 2012, the auditorium was very close to completion. Gill, a NWCHS alumnus, was the first A-list star to perform at the hall. If all goes well, he won’t be the last. Read more
 
Arts & Culture - 01.02.2014

ProFile: Emily Ballew Neff, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Houston museum curator takes head post at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Emily Ballew Neff swears she wasn’t looking to make a change when she was asked to interview for the vacant director position at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma campus. Read more
 
Arts & Culture - 10.29.2013

Contour drawing

COX hopes to sign customers up for new viewing options

Cox Communications is already a well-known leader in innovation and technology, but its latest product, Contour, just might put the company in a league of its own. Bruce Berkinshaw, director of products for Cox, describes Contour as the “ultimate package” in home viewing. Read more
 
Arts & Culture - 09.27.2013

Don’t fear the reader

The Plaza District’s Little Free Library offers locals the chance to find a new favorite book, free of charge

Oklahoma City’s Plaza District has everything in its three blocks on N.W. 16th Street from live theater and thrift-shopping to sparkling wines and hot apple pies. And let’s not forget that one big discount store that offers Virgin Mary statues, cheap cigarettes and RCA cords for VCRs. Yes, the Plaza District is a veritable paradise for shoppers of every want and need. But only until recently could it be considered a haven for literary types who want nothing more than to sit on an artist-designed bench and chill out with a copy of Terry Ryan’s The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less. Read more
 
Arts & Culture - 08.26.2013

Appointment Book

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From performing arts and visual arts to live music and children’s activities, celebrate creativity at the annual, all-local Plaza District Festival, scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 28, in the 1700 block of N.W. 16th Street. Admission is free. Call 367-9403 or visit plazadistrictfestival. Read more
 
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