Arts and Entertainment

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
9:47 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kate McGarry On Piano Jazz

Kate McGarry.
Matteo Trisolini

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 8:54 am

Singer-songwriter Kate McGarry has traveled many musical paths, from Celtic music to swing and various genres in between. That ecumenical outlook on music began early in her childhood. Growing up among nine brothers and sisters, she heard a variety of pop music (the Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire, etc.) but she also recalls family outings to hear live Celtic music groups performing at a local Irish pub.

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World Cafe
1:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe

The Greyboy Allstars.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Almost 20 years ago, the members of the Greyboy Allstars got together to play a record release party for DJ Greyboy and discovered a perfect fusion. Call it rare groove, acid jazz or Electric Boogaloo (as they named their 1995 debut album), guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, saxophonist Karl Denson and the rhythm section of Chris Stillwell and Aaron Redfield have a special sound. These Allstars still draw from '60s boogaloo on their new album, Inland Emperor.

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8:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Performance Previews

Disney on Ice comes to the Oklahoma State Fair September 12-22.
Credit HarshLight / Flickr Creative Commons

This week’s OneSix8 brings performances of three different kinds: some State Fair entertainment, a classic Shakespearean work, and a 1939 comedic play. 

The Oklahoma State Fair returns to Oklahoma City beginning this Thursday with opening ceremonies at 5:00 p.m. The annual event includes the classic fair food, carnival rides and wacky reptile exhibits, but the State Fair also brings a team of talented performers to entertain attendees.

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Pop Culture
4:18 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Hannibal Buress And The Comedy Of The Unexpected

Hannibal Buress looks at the world from a slightly skewed perspective — and often as not, his observations lead him down some convoluted comedic byways.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 10:22 am

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Mural Features 30 Images
6:18 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Enid's History Told In Mural Art

Enid Skyline
Credit David Reber's Hammer Photography /

The Enid Public Library plans to display a mural depicting various images from the northern Oklahoma city's history.

The mural will go on display Friday. It was sketched by Duron Lewis, an Enid resident and local artist.

The mural will contain 30 images from the time of the land rush until the mid-1900's. Images will include the first Enid jail, Lincoln School, Chief Lone Wolf, Enid street trolley, renegade sooners, actor Johnny Crawford who played "Mark McCain" on The Rifleman television show, and many more.

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Music Interviews
4:13 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

'Singing Just To Me': Gregory Porter On Musical Inheritance

Gregory Porter's latest album is entitled Liquid Spirit.
Shawn Peters Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 1:14 pm

In his first semester playing football at San Diego State University, Gregory Porter severely injured his shoulder. Doctors told him his days on the field were over, but there was some good news: The school would let him keep his athletic scholarship. Suddenly without football, but with a lot of time on his hands, Porter searched for a new calling — and found it in his voice.

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Live At The Village Vanguard
9:16 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

Dave King.
John Rogers for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 9:13 am

Perhaps you know Dave King as the drummer in The Bad Plus, or any number of avant-improv/indie-rock/Americana/electronic experimental bands rooted in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But somewhere in that mix is a deep fondness for the jazz tradition, and recently, he made it a point to say so with a full-length album. I've Been Ringing You investigates standards, mostly slow and medium-tempo ballads, in rough-hewn textures.

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Kitchen Window
11:08 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Comte Shows There's More Than Gruyere In The Alps

Kirstin Jackson for NPR

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Known for its fondue-ready texture and nutty taste, Swiss Gruyere has long been the cheese of choice for cooks who want something as smooth melting as mozzarella but with more complexity. But in the mountains just across the French border, there's another Alpine-style cheese that just might one-up this standard.

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Kitchen Window
11:08 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Roasted Tomatoes, The Perfect Accessory For Summer Dishes

T. Susan Chang for NPR

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 2:31 am

At this time of year, we all love tomatoes. Many of us claim we'll "take a big juicy tomato and bite into it like it's an apple," although you won't often see that happen in actual fact.

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Deceptive Cadence
5:05 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain

Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short.
Carol Rosegg New York City Opera

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 9:15 pm

There are a lot of operas that end with heroines on their deathbeds, singing one glorious aria before they die. That's what happens at the end of Anna Nicole, the controversial new work that New York City Opera is presenting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September. But the company's artistic director and general manager, George Steel, says it could also be City Opera's last gasp.

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