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Songs of the ‘South’

Photo: Wendy Mutz Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) and Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music are joining forces for the first time on an ambitious production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning musical South Pacific for one weekend only. Helmed by accomplished New York-based director Len Pfluger, the show features a cast of

Let’s dance

Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its 33rd annual spring show this weekend. This year’s show, titled Footloose, Frankenstein and Fedoras will feature 24 dance numbers performed by a cast of 158 dancers. The show will feature fast-tempo tap numbers, chorus and kick lines, dancers dressed as Champagne bottles, big hair from

Ghosts, busted

Are those bumps in the night, creaky floors or demonic eyes staring through the windows random acts of coincidental nature, easily explained through logic and reason? Or could they be something more, something from, perhaps, beyond our realm of scientific knowledge? Chances are the plumbing is just bad. But, still, Oklahoma is one of the

Happy birthday

Ellison is considered by many to be one of the most important literary figures of American literature in the 20th century. His existential novel Invisible Man is about race, identity and alienation. It was published in 1952 to critical acclaim and won the National Book Award the following year. In cooperation with Oklahoma City University,

Preach it

Photo by Mark Hancock Meyers is a well-known pastor and best-selling writer, as well as a commentator for National Public Radio and Oklahoma Gazette. Meyers also is a distinguished professor of social justice at Oklahoma City University. The Lyman Beecher Lectures series has been an annual tradition since 1871 and is held in conjunction with

An innocence question

Karl Fontenot Two separate Pontotoc County juries sentenced Fontenot to death for the April 1984 slaying of Ada convenience store clerk Denice Haraway, although his sentence was later commuted to life in prison without parole because of an improper jury instruction. OIP director Tiffany Murphy said the group’s request was filed after a lengthy investigation

Speak for the trees

Organizers from the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, Oklahoma Conference of Churches and the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma’s Whole Creation Community ministry have planned three prayer services to take place in the next few months. “We really need an opportunity to be alert to the fact that water conservation, stewardship of water resources, is absolutely

‘Side’ effects

So renowned is the Broadway musical West Side Story that, unlike its leading man, there’s a good chance you haven’t just met a girl named Maria. You likely know her very well, thanks to the ever-popular movie adaptation. That film won 10 Academy Awards in 1961 and hasn’t left living rooms since. However, the national

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