The Norman Transcript


May 19, 2013

Norman Music Institute show to benefit nonprofit

NORMAN — For Gregg Standridge, instructor at Norman Music Institute, music inspires many things, including a passion for community.

It is this inspiration that has moved the Norman Music Institute instructors to host an event combining music and giving back to the community benefiting Food and Shelter, Norman’s soup kitchen and homeless services agency.

The instructors will perform a benefit show featuring the classic R.E.M. album “Fables of the Reconstruction,” with special guest Rewind at 7 p.m. Friday.

A suggested cash donation of $5 will go directly to services provided by Food and Shelter, a United Way partner agency.

“I have always wanted to play this album live from start to finish. Many of the fine musicians I work with — including Dean Brown, Tim Gregory, Ben Carter, Danielle Tipton, Ryan Jones and Robert Bartlett — have put a tremendous effort into helping me make this possible,” Standridge said. “Our hope is to bring the community in to visit the Norman Music Institute and also learn a little more about the needs of the hungry and homeless in Norman.”

In addition to the funds raised through admission, NMI will auction off a Walden Guitar and two Kala Ukuleles to benefit Food and Shelter.

For April Doshier, director of Food and Shelter, events like these are priceless.

“The opportunity to feature Food and Shelter in a venue like this helps us reach people who might not already know the great work of our amazing staff and volunteers. It will be a fun event, and I hope many Norman residents will come experience this unique opportunity to support our residents and guests,” Doshier said.

The Norman Music Institute is at 2795B Broce Drive. NMI offers vocal and instrumental lessons for beginning and advanced learners.

For more information about the event or lessons offered at NMI, visit

Food and Shelter Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization feeding hungry people and housing the homeless in Cleveland County.

The mission of Food and Shelter is to provide food, housing and emergency services for people in crisis to improve quality of life in Cleveland County.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Crafter’s emporium planned Saturday

    Members of the Opal District Crafter’s Emporium, plus other local artists, will have an art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St. in Norman. It will be hosted concurrently with the ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Williams book signing event set

    Jared Williams, a resident of Moore, will sign copies of his book “Cerebral” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 2300 W. Main St. Norman....

    July 31, 2014

  • Home dedication set Sunday

    Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity will host a dedication of the Ruvalcaba family home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 618 E. Apache St. Those attending are asked to bring a pantry item to help the family begin life in their new home. ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Two territorial littermate cats are asserting social dominance

    Dear Dr. Fox: When we decided to get a cat 10 years ago, I thought getting a couple of littermates would work well. They got along during the first couple of years, often sleeping together and grooming each other. As they matured, though, ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Board welcomes new member

    In its June meeting, the members of the Mary Abbott Children’s House board of directors elected Barbara Henderson to serve the remaining term of Anne Ederington, who resigned from the board in May due to moving from Norman. Henderson and ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Pancake breakfast set

    The Police Explorer youth organization will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Norman Masonic Lodge, 1700 N. Porter Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee costs $5. ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Center will be more than a building

    Many volunteers who assist veterans and surviving spouses have driven more than an hour to be at the Goldsby Community Center by 7 a.m. each Thursday. The volunteer of the week is from Harrah and has made that drive for the last three ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Senior organizations that appeal to conservatives

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare and am now looking for another organization that better represents me....

    July 29, 2014

  • Seniors adjust to different sleep patterns

    According to the National Institutes of Health, older adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. However, sleep patterns change with age; this is often evident in the nursing home population. Frequent causes of interrupted sleep ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Ceremony marks opening of community center

    A July 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the addition of another feature to the Chickasaw Nation Carter service campus in Ardmore....

    July 27, 2014