Jim Johnson http://kgou.org en Three Tales Told Well From The 2013 Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival http://kgou.org/post/three-tales-told-well-2013-oklahoma-city-storytelling-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Storytelling is an innate human trait.</span></p><p>Long before the written word, stories were conveyed audibly through voice and music, and/or visually through art. They were used to explain significant events like natural disasters, conflicts, and histories. Myths, legends, fairytales, fables, ghost stories, heroic tales, epic adventures, religions, and origin stories grew from acts of storytelling. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:20:32 +0000 Jim Johnson 34284 at http://kgou.org Three Tales Told Well From The 2013 Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival JFJO Celebrates 20 Years Of Experimental Jazz Odyssey http://kgou.org/post/jfjo-celebrates-20-years-experimental-jazz-odyssey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian Haas has his own theory of relativity: Spending so much of his life in a van over the past twenty years has actually “folded time and space.”&nbsp;</span></p><p>“I’ve been moving faster and getting closer to the speed of light, which means time has been going by quicker, right?” Haas says.</p><p>2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the <a href="http://www.jfjo.com/">Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey</a>, a band Haas took under his wing while attending the University of Tulsa.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Jim Johnson 27482 at http://kgou.org JFJO Celebrates 20 Years Of Experimental Jazz Odyssey Graham Colton’s New Album Rekindles Old Feelings http://kgou.org/post/graham-colton-s-new-album-rekindles-old-feelings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recapturing one’s youth is the promise of many potions and product makers.&nbsp; But, for Oklahoma-born musician </span><a href="http://grahamcoltonmusic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Graham Colton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the desire to reclaim the past had nothing to do with appearances.</span></p><p>At the same time the 32 year-old matured as a successful entertainer, Colton longed for that feeling he enjoyed some twelve years ago when it was all brand new. It’s a goal he seems to have achieved while working on the material for his new, self-produced album <em>Lonely Ones</em>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:22:01 +0000 Jim Johnson 26146 at http://kgou.org Graham Colton’s New Album Rekindles Old Feelings Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Wrestling, A Women’s Conference, & More http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-wrestling-women-s-conference-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1493216" style="line-height: 1.5;">NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> come to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City March 20 – 22.</span></p><p>The event features quarterfinal, semifinal and championship matches for college wrestlers at ten different weight classes. Thirty-three men make up the field for each respective weight class.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:10:30 +0000 Jim Johnson 25572 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Wrestling, A Women’s Conference, & More ‘I’m Really Clara’: Musical Explores The ‘Flipside’ Of Oklahoma’s Patti Page http://kgou.org/post/i-m-really-clara-musical-explores-flipside-oklahoma-s-patti-page <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the end of World War II to the </span>mid-1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – before the “Golden Age” of rock ‘n’ roll – classic pop ballads and carefully crafted novelty songs dominated the radio airwaves.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the best-known of these clear-throated singers with a penchant for the dramatic was Oklahoma-born Clara Ann Fowler, who was billed as “The </span>Singin’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rage, Miss Patti Page.”</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:21:59 +0000 Jim Johnson 24972 at http://kgou.org ‘I’m Really Clara’: Musical Explores The ‘Flipside’ Of Oklahoma’s Patti Page MAPS Turns 20 http://kgou.org/post/maps-turns-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month marks the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the passage of the original </span><a href="http://www.okc.gov/maps/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program.</span></p><p>By voting for a temporary one-cent sales tax, the citizens of Oklahoma City enabled the city to collect nearly $310 million dollars to help fund nine "quality of life" projects in downtown Oklahoma City.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:07:34 +0000 Jim Johnson 18670 at http://kgou.org MAPS Turns 20 Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Unseasonably ‘Hot’ Performances And Events http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-unseasonably-hot-performances-and-events <p>With outside temperatures falling… and fast, I’m happy to report that there are a number of sizzling showcases and events to list in this week’s <a href="http://www.kgou.org/programs/onesix8">OneSix8</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>As fictional television anchorman Ron “I hope you got your griddles” Burgundy reminded us, the flute can both burn up the stage and melt hearts.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:27:59 +0000 Jim Johnson & Hayley Thornton 17659 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Unseasonably ‘Hot’ Performances And Events Community And Sense of Place http://kgou.org/post/community-and-sense-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a junior attending the University of Oklahoma in 1991, &ldquo;self&rdquo; was very much my focus. I had time for little else, it seemed. After all, I was working hard to finance my way through school (and life) and wondering what my place in this world would be once I graduated when an opportunity to actually gain some experience in broadcasting came about.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:34:57 +0000 Jim Johnson 15455 at http://kgou.org Community And Sense of Place KGOU Takes Jazz Lovers “Backstage” With New Program http://kgou.org/post/kgou-takes-jazz-lovers-backstage-new-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a “soft” launch in July, </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commits to full season of </span><a href="http://www.backstagejazz.org"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Backstage Jazz</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Hosted by resident jazz lover and independent producer <a href="http://www.backstagejazz.org/about.php">Jeremy Gossett</a>, <em>Backstage Jazz</em> is the culmination of Gossett’s three-year quest to create a radio program that showcases both regionally-admired and internationally recognized jazz artists. Gossett <a href="http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-18941-all-that-jazz.html">told the <em>Oklahoma Gazette</em> </a>what he means by “Backstage”.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:00:55 +0000 Jim Johnson 11753 at http://kgou.org KGOU Takes Jazz Lovers “Backstage” With New Program Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Benefiting Others http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-benefiting-others <p>In addition to details about for-profit concerts, public town-halls, art gallery showings and the like, KGOU’s events calendars regularly include information on so-called “benefits” and fundraising events.</p><p>In this week's OneSix8, we highlight four such events where you can donate time, energy and even dollars and cents for a cause.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:59:10 +0000 Jim Johnson 11229 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Benefiting Others