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July 5, 2013

N-town staff picks top 10 events this month

NORMAN — 1. Summer Breeze at Lions Park

The next month brings many opportunities to enjoy free music in the park during the 2013 Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood Ave.

Hosty Duo performs 7:30 p.m. July 7, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band perform 7:30 p.m. July 21 and Honeylark performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

For more information on the bands visit pasnorman.org.

2. Ventriloquist Gary Owen at Norman Library

Gary Owen, professional ventriloquist, and his hilarious puppets will have youngsters of all ages rolling with laughter during his two performances 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 8 at the Norman Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Owen’s 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry make this a can’t-miss entertainment experience. He has been featured on Good Morning America and in Time Magazine and performed on cruise ships and in Branson, Missouri.

3. Norman residents perform at Lyric Theatre

Head up to Oklahoma City to see several Norman residents perform during Lyric Theatre’s summer shows. Vince Leseney is taking the stage for “The King and I” July 9-13. He will also perform alongside Marilyn Govich during “Big River” Aug. 6-10. Sooner Theatre favorite Addison Baker and University of Oklahoma School of Drama Director Tom Orr star in “The Will Rogers Follies” July 23-27.

For more information visit lyrictheatreokc.com.

4. Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla.

Many local musician favorites are performing at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., July 10-14.

Listen to the likes of musicians who frequent Norman like Parker Millsap, Susan Herndon, The Damn Quails, John Fullbright and more.

Visit woodyguthrie.com for more information.

5. “Ruddigore” by Cimarron Opera at the Nancy O’Brian Center

Watch Norman’s very own Cimarron Opera perform “Ruddigore,” a melodrama about a witch’s curse, July 12-14 at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, 1809 Stubbeman Ave. Performance times are 8 p.m. July 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 14.

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