Arts and Entertainment

Depicts Bud And Temple Abernathy
4:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

New Portrait Unveiled At Capitol

Credit Serge Melki / Flickr.com

A portrait by artist Mike Wimmer depicting the Abernathy boys of southwestern Oklahoma has been unveiled in the Oklahoma House.

The portrait, titled "Bud and Me," was unveiled Wednesday. It depicts the Abernathy boys, Bud and Temple, who lived with their father, U.S. Marshall Jack Abernathy, in the town of Frederick. They were famous for taking unaccompanied trips on horseback cross-country.

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Kitchen Window
7:06 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Home Is Where You Hang Your Apron

A cheese-and-cracker snack is sustenance during the hard work of packing up the kitchen. And after you've moved, a meaningful meal can help make your new place feel like home.
Amy Morgan NPR

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 1:09 pm

For almost 10 years, Kitchen Window has been providing a weekly peek into the kitchens of writers, chefs and food fans from all over. I've helped produce this series for half of its life, led by its editor and Weekend Edition commentator Bonny Wolf. Today, we're shutting the window — at least a little. As the saying goes, you'll find other windows opening where one is closing (or something like that), and, indeed, NPR's food coverage continues both on-air and online.

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State Capitol
11:30 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Attorney Details Plundered Art's Journey To University Of Oklahoma

Bergère rentrant des moutons (Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep)
Credit Camille Pissarro / Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Representatives of a French woman who claim she is the rightful heir to a painting stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II are testifying to Oklahoma lawmakers that she deserves to have the painting returned.

The son of Leone Meyer and an attorney for the woman both testified Monday before the House Government Modernization and Accountability Committee.

Attorney Pierre Ciric presented lawmakers with a detailed account of how the painting was plundered from a French bank during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

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Monkey See
8:51 am
Mon May 12, 2014

The Comb, The Thrill And The Flop

Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's 1851 painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware" seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Saturday at about 10:30 in the morning, as New York took a turn for the muggy in what turned out to be anticipation of rain, I climbed the steps to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art and rented one of the audio guide units that hang around your neck on an orange strap. I stayed about five hours, wearing out the battery on the audio unit and turning it in for another, wandering from the Egyptian art into the Temple of Dendur, through European sculptures to Arms and Armor and the American Wing, through Oceania, Africa and the Americas.

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Assignment: Radio
12:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Nancy Mergler Steps Down

Credit Molly Evans

Stepping down after nearly two decades as OU’s senior vice president and provost, Dr. Nancy Mergler is preparing for possibly the most significant transition of her career — being able to sleep at night. In a spare moment, Mergler spoke with Assignment Radio’s Molly Evans about concluding the 19-year chapter of her professional life, starting as the only female provost in the Big 12 in 1995 and ending as the longest-running chief academic officer in June of this year.

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Assignment: Radio
12:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

The Beginning Of A New Chapter

Credit Taryn Trotter

There are some endings that come with growing up, moving away for college, learning to support yourself and graduation. But nonetheless, the opening and closing of a new chapter is hard. I talk to my mentor in my sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, about what it’s like to face the next chapter in her life, graduation.

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Assignment: Radio
12:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Singing For Each Other

Credit David Milan

College a cappella choirs are more popular than ever, but at the University of Oklahoma, there’s still only one – The Redliners. Assignment Radio’s Madeline Stebbins takes us inside rehearsals and the minds of some of the Redliners the week before the final concert of the semester.

Madeline Stebbins is  an alto in The Redliners. There are 19 Redliners, and every semester they sing pop, rock, and musical theater songs. For some of them this concert is the last one.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Rachel Z On Piano Jazz

Rachel Z.
Courtesy of the artist

Pianist Rachel Z trained at the New England Conservatory before beginning her professional career as a performer with the likes of Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell and the fusion band Steps Ahead. She also worked with saxophonist Wayne Shorter on his Grammy-winning comeback album, High Life.

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Monkey See
10:41 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe And The Blood And Breath Of Live Theater

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 1:55 pm

There is a strong crossover between your Daniel Radcliffe People and your Harry Potter People, for obvious reasons. Next to me at Broadway's Cort Theater on Thursday night, watching Radcliffe in Martin McDonagh's comedy The Cripple Of Inishmaan (a production that's Tony-nominated for Best Revival Of A Play) were three young women. Their first priority: finding out where to await him when the show was over, and strategically how to get a good spot.

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Concerts
2:31 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Blue Note At 75, The Concert

Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Blue Note 75 concert.
NPR

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 9:37 am

The iconic jazz label Blue Note Records turns 75 this year, and it celebrated in Washington, D.C. As the capstone to a week of performances, film screenings and discussions, Blue Note artists gathered in the 2,465-seat Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a special performance.

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