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Jazz in June’s Sizzling Serenade

Summer will sound sensational for the throngs gathered to hear Jon Cleary, Harumph, Roxy Roca, Beto & the Fairlanes and more free performers.

Memories of Ho-Ho the Clown

Remembering the way we were with a look back at the decades of laughter and joy Ed Birchall brought to OKC kids as Ho-Ho the Clown.

King of Beasts: Matisse in His Time

Fauvist master and influential artist Henri Matisse stars in an immense exhibit of 20th century talent – that’s going nowhere else in North America.

Animal Aid at the See Spot Run

Get some exercise and help fund Guthrie animal sanctuary Free to Live at a fundraiser in honor of resident Chris Cowden.

Speaker Box: The Month in Music

Upcoming Oklahoma concerts from soul throwback Leon Bridges and the mysterious Maxwell, plus a rich (and sad) Replacements biography.

A Recipe for Vegetarian Taste

Inspired by his stint exploring vegetarian flavors for OKC hot spot Red Cup, Chef Patrick Clark II makes a marvelous summer mouthful.

The Story of “America’s Corner”

The signs surround the capital but their topic is an enigma; M.J. Alexander delves into the story of the self-proclaimed “America’s Corner.”

Free, Fit and Fab in the 405

Community organizations like the Wellness Alliance offer budget flexibility in moving toward better health.

Bottoms Up!

Lauren Hammack tries to maintain her sense of humor in the face (so to speak) of an impending colonoscopy.

All Tied Up in Style

Fashionable men’s neckties and bow ties as accessories for Father’s Day and beyond.

Downtown Apartments Move Upscale

The price tags are not insubstantial, but ongoing construction in the heart of the city is making it the center of attention for renters.

Showing Your Home’s Soul With Art

When doing home décor, remember to embrace art’s soul-elevating decorative potential.

Cindy Kottwitz: Home Sweet Barn

Cindy Kottwitz uses her “prairie chic” aesthetic to make her custom-built Kingfisher barn a lovingly designed home.

Main Street Yukon in a Day

Head west to explore some of Yukon’s tasty pleasures – and don’t be surprised if you start planning a return trip.

Costa Rica and Pura Vida

Amid hot springs, lush foliage and an incredible variety of wildlife, traveling in Costa Rica encourages taking breaks to find pure life.

Good Taste: Tommy’s Study in Salmon

A rich menu gets off to an artful start at Tommy’s Italian American Grill via this smoked salmon appetizer.

Sonoma’s Wine Country Weekend

Delighting in wine rarely tastes so fine – Wine Country Weekend is recurring in September, and here’s why oenophiles should go.

Antique Garden’s Local Allure

Find some new favorite merchandise at this local boutique selling more than antiques.

At the Bar: Ludivine’s “I’m Only Sleeping”

Locavore haven Ludivine is paying tribute to the Beatles with a drinks menu inspired by “Revolver” – try an “I’m Only Sleeping,” and pleasant dreams.

Hot Rods and Loving Homes

Classic Recreations’ Jason Engle is using his expertise at building muscle cars to encourage stronger foundations for foster kids.

Unity Reigns at the OKC Pride Festival

Immense, entertaining and welcoming to all, the LGBTQ-friendly festival celebrates openness, inclusion and equality.

Oklahomyths: First Elected Female?

In a series devoted to fact-checking Sooner State folklore, M.J. Alexander examines misconceptions about our first elected female official.

June Must-Dos

Native cultures commingle for the Red Earth Festival, Prix de West lauds the best in Western art, OKC Jazz Fest’s smooth operators and more.

Patrono: Defenders of the Flavor

Whether or not any patron saints are involved, the appeal is undeniable in this downtown dinner spot – it’s a must to receive your patronage.

Film Nirvana: deadCenter at 16

In its 16th year, deadCenter Film Festival keeps dazzling cinephiles with thought-provoking, emotionally engaging and simply joyous examples of the crème de la cinema.

Erin Cooper: Artistic Impact

Her murals are eye-catching and invite interaction – by going way up in scale, Erin Cooper has taken her art to the next level.

Oklahoma Gems

Summer is a great time to go exploring for new sights. These Oklahoma attractions might not be A-list landmarks, but they’re worth stepping off the interstate for a visit.

OKC Perspectives: Three Tales, One City

In conversations about creativity, capitalism and more, D.G. Smalling, Matt Goad and Roy Williams share thoughts on how they see OKC.
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This quintessential New Orleans musical institution guarantees an electrifying night of music! The group will perform songs from their most recent releases as well as traditional New Orleans...

Cost: Varying

Where:
McKnight Center Performance Hall
419 S. Monroe
Stillwater, OK  74074
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An opera for our time. This stirring work delves into the life of Jim Thompson, the real-life Vietnam veteran who was the longest-held prisoner of war in American history, and the issues he faced...

Cost: $35-$50

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
OKC, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Painted Sky Opera
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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By Tom Cipullo An opera for our time. This stirring work delves into the life of Jim Thompson, the real-life Vietnam veteran who was the longest-held prisoner of war in American history, and the...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Painted Sky Opera
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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We're poppin' champagne on the patio this Saturday and raffling off a bottle of Perrier-Jouet valued at $300! Come pre-party with us and DJ Catherine Ouellette from 6pm-10pm -...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1, N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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An opera for our time. This stirring work delves into the life of Jim Thompson, the real-life Vietnam veteran who was the longest-held prisoner of war in American history, and the issues he faced...

Cost: $35-$50

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
OKC, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Painted Sky Opera
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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