405 Magazine - Slice August 2012

Time Passages

A rusty remnant of Eagle Park in Cache, Oklahoma, photographed on a hot August day by Susan Dragoo of Norman. Eagle Park closed over 25 years ago, but its most treasured historic building – the Quanah Parker Star House –…

Reign Man

Music fans will be getting the royal treatment in Shawnee August 18, and that’s not merely wordplay based on the guest performer’s regal name: the incomparable B.B. King really truly is the King of the Blues.

Step Right This Way

Lyric Theatre’s spectacular summer lineup of “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Sweet Charity” and “Call Me Madam” has had a common link besides Broadway excellence: all three shows were highlights in the exceptional, illustrious career of two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera. To cap off its season with a flourish, Lyric welcomes Rivera herself to OKC to share an intimate evening of music from “West Side Story,” “Chicago” and many more of her most celebrated musicals.

Long Live the King

It was a Tuesday, overcast and humid. The radio in Mom’s kitchen was set to the AM dial – WKY 930, to be exact. The news hit the air a little past three. “This just in from the Associated Press: Elvis Presley has died at his home in Memphis.”

Reach for the Sun

A new day has dawned in the creative annals of one of the world’s oldest societies, and purveyors of a centuries-old art form are emerging into the light. City Arts Center is proud to host the touring exhibition “Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women From Japan,” a collection of transcendently beautiful creations by a heretofore under-acknowledged demographic.

Every Meal a Celebration

Andrew Black has no pictures of himself before the age of 21. His family never owned a camera. He grew up with his grandmother and brothers on 30 acres in the “deep country” of Jamaica. It was a life of subsistence, the family eating what they grew: sugar cane and avocados, mangos and breadfruit.

Full Speed Ahead

Though both have gone far in their lives and artistic careers – Michelle is an international photographer, Wayne the passionate voice of The Flaming Lips – Oklahoma City was and remains their beloved home. Their energy and (ahem) drive in helping to revitalize their neighborhood near OKC’s Plaza District has earned the Coynes recognition in the District’s 2012 Urban Pioneer Awards. The annual honor is presented for their ongoing efforts in strengthening the community, supporting its resurgence and drawing attention to its thriving culture… thus blazing a trail into a vibrant, creative future.