entertainment

Monkey See
2:04 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Keepers And Sleepers Of Fall TV, From Romances To Murder

Casey Wilson and Ken Marino in Marry Me.
Colleen Hayes NBC

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 10:13 am

The problem with being slow on the draw with your fall TV picks is that there aren't so many recommend-able new shows that you can make an entire B-team out of them. Yesterday's post from NPR's Eric Deggans named most of the shows I would have named on a list of watchable pilots, and now I find that there aren't all that many more I can wholeheartedly recommend.

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Music Interviews
5:20 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Ryan Adams Rips It Up, Starts Again

Ryan Adams' self-titled 14th album comes out Sept. 9.
Alice Baxley Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun September 7, 2014 4:45 pm

Any artist who releases 16 records in 15 years could be forgiven for becoming a bit jaded. But the process behind Ryan Adams' new self-titled album feels almost like a love story, in which one of the more prolific songwriters of the last two decades finds a new passion for his craft.

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Arts and Entertainment
4:20 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

How Dolph Lundgren Went From Chemical Engineer To Action Star

Dolph Lundgren's performance in Rocky IV as Ivan Drago — ” the "blond beast with flatiron hair and perfect muscles," as one critic wrote — ” made a big impression on American audiences
United Artists Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 2:17 pm

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Before he was Ivan Drago, He-Man or an "Expendable," Dolph Lundgren was just another 6-foot-5-inch Swedish male model with a black belt in karate and a degree in chemical engineering.

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Monkey See
3:46 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

At This Summer's TV Press Tour, A Resounding Sense Of 'Meh'

Executive producer Anne Heche (left) and actress Kate Walsh speak at the Bad Judge panel during the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 11:30 am

There's a widespread belief that critics hate everything, revel in hating everything, and cannot be pleased. It's widespread and wrong, though.

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The Two-Way
6:56 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Jimmy Fallon, 'Your Host ... For Now,' Takes Over 'Tonight'

Jimmy Fallon during his debut Monday as host of NBC's The Tonight Show.
Theo Wargo Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show'

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 9:42 am

The new guy's getting pretty good reviews.

Jimmy Fallon took over NBC's The Tonight Show on Monday night, saying he just wants "to do the best I can ... make you laugh and put a smile on your face."

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The Two-Way
5:59 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple when she was the nation's biggest movie star.
AP

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 9:55 am

Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died.

She was 85.

The Associated Press writes that publicist Cheryl Kagan says the actress, known as Shirley Temple Black in her private life, died late Monday evening at her home near San Francisco. Kagan tells the AP that Temple's family and caregivers were with her.

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OneSix8
7:26 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Father’s Day (Weekend) Adventures

Metro Tech / Springlake
Credit City of Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation

Father’s Day is Sunday. You knew that, right? What you may not have determined is what to do for dear ol' Dad… Pops.... Papa or better yet, what to do with that first, special man in a child’s life.

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Movies
6:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Addiction, Relationships Focus Of New Movie

Tarsus Movie Poster
Fall Films

A new film from the Oklahoma City metro’s Fall Films dealing with addiction and its affect on relationships premieres Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary.

Tarsus features the group of young actors that have been a part of other Fall Films productions, including Danny Marroquin and Rebecca Cox.

Marroquin plays struggling crack and cocaine addict Johnny McGuire who meets up with Cox’s character, Patricia Peters, at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

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OKPOP
6:37 am
Wed April 10, 2013

OKPOP Museum Plans to Save Bob Wills' Legacy

A trunk that Bob Wills used when traveling to his shows.
Kurt Gwartney KGOU

Like many states, Oklahoma has provided the world of popular culture with lots of talent. From Bob Wills to Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth to Leon Russell, and Will Rogers to Ron Howard.

But when it comes to the cultural legacy of those in this list and others, they currently have no home.

The proposed OKPOP museum, planned for construction near downtown Tulsa, would connect popular culture with Oklahoma roots to the state’s broader history and place in the world.

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Theatre
11:56 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Trio of OKC Theater Companies Takes Cooperation Earnestly

Emmy award winner Michael Jones as Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest." The show, a co-production of CITY REP, OCU's school of Theatre and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, runs April 5–14 in the Burg theater of the OCU Fine Arts building.
Credit Wendy Mutz

Three Oklahoma City theater groups are joining together for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

The leaders of City Rep, Oklahoma City University’s School of Theater and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park have combined their resources to bring the classic play to OCU’s Burg Theater April 5-14.

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