Arts and Entertainment http://kgou.org en Interim Study To Evaluate Future Of Oklahoma Arts Council http://kgou.org/post/interim-study-evaluate-future-oklahoma-arts-council <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">After years of discussions and a handful of bills seeking to eliminate or reduce funding to the Oklahoma Arts Council, one legislator wants to keep the mission of the group going by looking at ways to keep them viable in the state.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:57:45 +0000 eCapitol & Christie Southern 33859 at http://kgou.org Interim Study To Evaluate Future Of Oklahoma Arts Council This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest http://kgou.org/post/year-avignon-festival-stage-both-plays-and-protest Every July, for one month a year, the southern French city of Avignon becomes a theater. Actors, directors and playwrights converge on the walled, medieval town, where thespians perform in every playhouse, opera house, church and even in the streets. It's all part of the Avignon Theater Festival, which was started in 1947 by renowned French actor and director Jean Vilar.<p>"The main idea is that culture is not only for rich people but for everybody," says dramatist Olivier Py, director of this year's 68th Avignon Festival. "That was quite a change. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 33845 at http://kgou.org This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You http://kgou.org/post/trolley-train-show-boat-or-surrey-these-musicals-will-move-you <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO3Gb5mkwTc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_jjHAQoJU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0odXnKhKBxQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvXvBPw6Uqc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izSCwP_4YGU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9U4Cbb4wg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss1CXo8QMi8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK63eUyk-iM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VvpDE87b7E</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GnU8UAoEc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYoRwQWgA5c</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 33835 at http://kgou.org By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You OU President Boren: Garner Will Be Greatly Missed http://kgou.org/post/ou-president-boren-garner-will-be-greatly-missed <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">The president of the University of Oklahoma says Oklahoma native James Garner will be greatly missed.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">Garner died of natural causes at his Brentwood, California, home Saturday night. He was 86.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:55:51 +0000 Associated Press 33789 at http://kgou.org OU President Boren: Garner Will Be Greatly Missed At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight http://kgou.org/post/monty-python-reunion-show-circus-makes-one-last-flight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZlBUglE6Hc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npjOSLCR2hE</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Rich Preston 33772 at http://kgou.org At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight Group Hopes To Build Oklahoma Pop Culture Museum http://kgou.org/post/group-hopes-build-oklahoma-pop-culture-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">An&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;group, <a href="http://projectokpop.com/" target="_blank">Project&nbsp;</a><a href="http://projectokpop.com/" target="_blank">OKPOP</a>, hoping to build a museum highlighting the contributions to popular culture made by musicians, writers and other artists with ties to the state says it will continue pushing for funding for the project.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:53:59 +0000 Associated Press 33770 at http://kgou.org Group Hopes To Build Oklahoma Pop Culture Museum Elaine Stritch: 'I'm Not Easy' http://kgou.org/post/elaine-stritch-im-not-easy Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>We want to take a moment now to remember Elaine Stritch. She died this week at the age of 89 after a career that ran for seven decades on Broadway and the West End, movies and television. She sang about "The Ladies Who Lunch" in her signature voice - gruff, bruised, but strong.<p>We interviewed Elaine Stritch just a few months ago. A documentary about her had just come out called "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." She had to be briefly hospitalized in the middle of the publicity tour and it sometimes seemed a labor for her to speak. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 editor 33717 at http://kgou.org With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles http://kgou.org/post/humor-dead-and-breathing-dives-end-life-struggles The play <em>Dead and Breathing</em> begins boldly. Sixty-eight-year-old Carolyn takes off her towel and steps into a bathtub completely naked. She's bathed by her chatty nurse, Veronika.<p>The wealthy, cantankerous woman is dying of cancer. Carolyn, played by Lizan Mitchell, wants to die sooner rather than later, and tries to convince the nurse (N.L. Graham) to help her do that.<p>It's one of the most talked-about new plays at this year's <a href="http://catf.org/">Contemporary American Theater Festival</a> in Shepherdstown, W.Va., which runs through Aug. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:47:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 33708 at http://kgou.org With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow http://kgou.org/post/fred-hersch-floats-dynamic-trio-tow The last time <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14997031/fred-hersch" target="_blank">Fred Hersch</a> was featured on <em>Weekend Edition Saturday</em>, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.<em></em><p>A new studio recording by Hersch's trio came out earlier this month; it's called <em>Floating</em>. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 33705 at http://kgou.org Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz http://kgou.org/post/carmen-lundy-piano-jazz <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16099645/carmen-lundy">Carmen Lundy</a>'s contralto voice perfectly conveys the soul and depth of her compositions. She joined <em>Piano Jazz</em> host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a> in 1999 to perform <em>Mary Lou's Mass</em> by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394732/mary-lou-williams">Mary Lou Williams</a> at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.<p>In this <em>Piano Jazz</em> session from 2000, Lundy teams with McPartland again, along with her brother, bassist Curtis Lundy. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:54:00 +0000 editor 33675 at http://kgou.org Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz