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  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 18, 2014: See Oklahoma City Theatre Company's "Carrie: The Musical"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Today’s featured event: See Oklahoma City Theatre roll out the pig’s blood this year for “Carrie: The Musical” at 8 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theatre, 201 N Walker. Performances continue through Nov. 1. The musical is based on Stephen King’s famed horror novel. which...

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 17, 2014: Hear Susan Herndon at the Pink Pistol in Tishomingo

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Today’s featured event: TISHOMINGO – Hear Oklahoma red dirt singer-songwriter Susan Herndon in concert at 6 tonight at The Ponderosa inside Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol boutique, 214 W Main. Johnny Shackleford and Roy Rogers will open the show, which is a post-production fundraiser for the...

  • Science Museum Oklahoma's "Out of the Box" exhibit challenges Oklahoma companies to get creative, opens Saturday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Science Museum Oklahoma showcases creativity with ‘Out of the Box’ The third annual “Out of the Box” exhibit, billed as a celebration of “the inherent scientific and aesthetic quality of the world around us,” will...

  • Movie review: "The Zero Theorem," playing Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie review: “The Zero Theorem” Director Terry Gilliam’s latest project, “The Zero Theorem,” follows Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) through a dystopian future. With “The Hunger Games”...

  • Movie review: "The Congress," playing Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 4 of 4 stars. Movie review: “The Congress” Israeli director Ari Folman’s (“Waltz with Bashir’) sci-fi film, which merges live action and animation, offers a challenging role for “The Princess Bride” actress Robin...

  • Movie review: Oklahoma-made film "Rudderless"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this review appears in the Friday Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie review: “Rudderless” William H. Macy helms a steady and sure directorial debut with his Oklahoma-made musical drama “Rudderless,” which is as easy on the ears as it is hard on the heart....

  • Interview: William H. Macy found his directorial sea legs while making “Rudderless” in Oklahoma

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Friday Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma makes waves for William H. Macy during the making of “Rudderless” Oscar-nominated actor and Emmy-winning writer William H. Macy says he can’t think of a nicer place to have made his directorial debut, a...

  • Movie review: 'The Zero Theorem'

    BY BRANDY MCDONNELL | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Director Terry Gilliam’s latest project, “The Zero Theorem,” follows Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) through a dystopian future.

  • Movie review: 'The Congress'

    BY BRANDY MCDONNELL | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    “The Congress” offers a challenging role for “The Princess Bride” actress Robin Wright.

  • Science Museum Oklahoma showcases creativity with 'Out of the Box'

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The third annual “Out of the Box” exhibit, billed as a celebration of “the inherent scientific and aesthetic quality of the world around us,” will open Saturday and feature works of “functional creativity” designed by inventive minds from eight Oklahoma businesses who took the museum’s challenge...



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Brandy McDonnell


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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1 million page views a year for the past two years. Raised on a crop and cattle farm near Lindsay, McDonnell started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school’s 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News and worked for the local weekly through high school. An Oklahoma State University graduate, she will celebrate her 10th anniversary at The Oklahoman in May 2012.


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