This Week's Circulars
James Michael Gordon, "Mike", age 64, formerly of Norman died March 18, 2020 in Tulsa. Parents, Grace and James Gordon are deceased. Surviving sister, Nona Dodson and close family friends The Fischer Family. Graveside Memorial, IOOF, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.
James D. Warren, 96, Norman, passed 9/20/20. Visitation 3:00PM to 5:00PM, 9/27, Tribute Memorial Care, 708 24th Ave NW, Suite 200, Norman. Service, 10:00AM, 9/28, Northeast Baptist Church, 905 E. Rock Creek Rd., Norman. Online condolences shared at www.tribute.care
Oliver Dale Horton (73) of Norman, passed away on September 21, 2020 at the Norman Regional Hospital. A Private Family Service will be held Friday. Visitation 4:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020 at McMahans Fiuneral Home of Noble.
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Tulsa-based Clean Hands Army landed their first invasion force in Norman at 227 W. Main Street. It was a friendly foray creating a mural on the upper west wall of Gabriel Bird DDS’ office building. Clean Hands Army (CHA) is a “multi-disciplined design and mural crew and mobile retail experie…
Dylan Flanner is a hands-on guy. When not remodeling structures with his carpentry skills he’s writing original songs performed while playing guitars and other instruments. Flanner with back-up vocalist and songwriter Caroline Grace will be on stage for an 8 p.m. show June 3, at the Red Bric…
Tradition dies hard in these parts. One custom that many will welcome passing is that of patrons and employees smoking tobacco in bars. Oklahoma is one of the few states in the nation where this practice is still legal. Michelle and Tanner Miller own and operate the Bluebonnet Bar, 321 E. Main St.
Vocalist Katie Williams is also a visual artist. She painted a portrait of Oklahoma’s revered bard Woody Guthrie. An image of the painting is posted at Williams’ Facebook page. It serves as a reminder to her of both an Okie artistic legacy and one of the resilience that’s baked into this red…
Mary Margaret Holt’s talent was recognized at a very young age. As a teenager from Austin, Texas she received a Ford Foundation grant to participate in an apprenticeship program with the San Francisco Ballet. Decades later after a stellar career both as an academic and professional ballet da…
It was a typical gig for Tulsa jazz man Vearl Tolbert (Vearl T). He was playing saxophone solo for a University of Oklahoma event a year ago at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Where one is from and where they live often has a defining influence on artists and their work that many fail to acknowledge. Brent Beamer, of Columbia, Missouri, is not one of those. The 20-something vocalist and guitarist had been slated to perform tonight downtown at the Red Brick Bar, 31…
Kenneth Morrow recognizes his band’s responsibility for following in a fine line of Oklahoma born and bred music and musicians. He’s the doghouse bass player for Oklahoma City-based bluegrass and Americana quartet Bottom of the Barrel. His bandmates are co-founder Justin Modjeski on vocals/ …
Music concerts are being struck from calendars around the world due to COVID-19. One scheduled at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford headlining Girl Friday, is among them.
It’s fun getting old. That may be a stretch but aging is no excuse for not having fun and being entertained in Norman. In the past few decades college towns such as ours have recognized the factors that can attract retirees. Cultural opportunities, cultivating an active lifestyle and a wide …
Artist Lucas Simmons disagreed that his paintings of women are particularly expressive. But then he admitted that his wife likes a recent one depicting her. That’s positive reinforcement for a painter from a critic nearest his heart. He has also received recent recognition from more objectiv…
Dori Freeman is coming to Norman from her hometown which bears the impressive title, “Capitol of Old Time Music.” It is Galax, Virginia, part of The Crooked Road, that state’s heritage music trail. The area is known for blue grass musicians and as a center for traditional instrument making.
In our youth-oriented culture, the achievements of older people and particularly women are often under-appreciated. That's true in the art world as well as most other areas of American society. Norman Arts Council executive director Erinn Gavaghan and noted Oklahoma artist Ginna Dowling envi…
Nellie Marie Clay is a child of red dirt. Born in southwest Oklahoma, the Americana musician has lived across the U.S., from Alaska to the Windy City.
Jamelia Reed, BERT co-director, speaks during the OU Black Emergency Response Team press conference, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, to address an incident of blackface early in the week. (Kyle Phillips / The Transcript)
The stories started slowly Thursday afternoon, then gained momentum, spreading across Twitter under the tag #OUrexperience.
University of Oklahoma School of Music presents violinist Sean Yung-Hsiang Wang in a recital with Stephanie Leon Shames. The performance will be 3 p.m. Sunday in Pitman Recital Hall of Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St.
A standing ovation greeted the closing credits of “Woody Guthrie: Three Chords and the Truth” last month in New Orleans. The 2019 BBC-commissioned Bohemia Films documentary is about one of America’s greatest and most influential folksinger/songwriters. Its screening was part of the 2020 Folk…