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New Kids on The Block delight Oklahoma fans
It was billed as “The Package.” A concert that featured three separate tours of boy bands from the ‘80s and ‘90s was folded into one package deal.
Music review: Wayne Hancock’ music is a smooth “Ride”
Album name: Ride (2013, Bloodshot Records) Musician: Wayne Hancock Why you should listen: At age 48 Wayne Hancock has a terrific new album. Known as a hard-working journeyman singer and rhythm guitarist, this is an exciting 11th addition ...
Book review: Eternity brings mystery from Oklahoma author
Book Name: Eternity (2013, Beachhouse Books) Author: Sandra McMahan Why you should read: “Eternity” has everything readers want in a summer novel: mystery, romance, conflict and obsession....
Music review: Deadstring Brothers’ sound endearingly scuffed
Album name: Cannery Row (2013, Bloodshot Records) Musician: Deadstring Brothers Why you should listen: John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel “Cannery Row” is about a scruffy community of friends in Monterey, Calif., during the Great Depression. ...
Book review: Sedaris’ best seller offers humor
Book: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls (2013, Little, Brown & Company) Author: David Sedaris Why you should read: With an attention-getting title like “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” one might think author David Sedaris’ newest ...
Music review: Brandon Jenkins’ talent still strong
Album Name: Through The Fire (2013, Smith Entertainment) Musician: Brandon Jenkins Why you should listen: Brandon Jenkins may have moved to Austin over a decade ago but Oklahoma will always claim him. The Oklahoma State University graduate ...
Book review: Death Comes to Pemberly falls short
Book: Death Comes to Pemberly (2012, Vintage, reprint edition) Author: P.D. James Why you should read: The work of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” has been taken and reconstructed countless times over the years. Her beloved characters ...
Book review: Mirror Image realistic, dramatic
Book Name: Mirror Image (1990, Grand Central Publishing, first edition) Author: Sandra Brown Why you should read: Brown paints a realistic picture in, “Mirror Image” when narrator Avery Daniels finds herself in a sticky situation after ...
Music review: Grady Champion soulful, gritty
Album name: Tough Times Don’t Last (2013, Grady Shady Music) Musician: Grady Champion Why you should listen: Grady Champion is proud of his home state Mississippi and they’re proud of him. Track three on his new disc is titled “Mississippi ...
Music review: The March Divide is impressive, rich
Album Name: Music for Film (2013, Dead Letter Records) Musician: The March Divide Synopsis: Debut album for Jared Putnam’s The March Divide ready for the big screen Why you should listen: Jared Putnam’s first band was at age 15 in hard ...
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