• 'Crossroads of Commerce' illustrates Oklahoma's accomplishments

    By Max Nichols For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Oklahomans have been walking onto the stage of history for more than three centuries with skills and values needed to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of free enterprise. The Oklahoma Historical Society is presenting many of their dramatic stories in the new exhibit “Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma.”

  • The gift with a magical fit for almost anyone

    By Ken Raymond Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The Oklahoman's book editor, Ken Raymond, suggests a dozen books worth giving.

  • Former host of NBC's news program calls OKC bomber’s conviction cathartic to America

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    In a recently released memoir, David Gregory, the former host of NBC's "Meet the Press," said the conviction of Timothy McVeigh was cathartic to America.

  • 'Polar Express' Train Ride builds steam in its second Oklahoma trek

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    After a strong Oklahoma debut in 2014, “The Polar Express” Train Ride, a whimsical hourlong trek based on the 1985 children's book and the 2004 computer-animated movie keeps chugging along, already becoming a holiday tradition for many families. It takes place aboard the Eastern Flyer, departing from Bristow.

  • Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth stars in effort to 'erase' breast cancer

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth returned to Oklahoma recently to speak at Celebrate Pink OKC, a fundraising luncheon and fashion show benefiting Oklahoma Project Woman, an organization that provides breast health care services for people with no health insurance and limited financial resources. The cause is personal for Chenoweth, whose mother and beloved voice teacher, among others, both are breast cancer survivors.

  • Oklahoma City will be the only North American venue for exhibit featuring masterworks by Matisse, Picasso and others

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    “Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris” will bring more than 100 works of art from France to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art next summer. The exhibit includes nearly 50 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by celebrated artist Henri Matisse, along with masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Andre Derain, Fernand Leger and Amadeo Modigliani.

  • Book review: 'The Fold' by Peter Clines

    By Jim Basile  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Peter Clines’ “The Fold” is modern science fiction at its almost finest. The novel is accessible and approachable and built upon an intriguing concept. Unfortunately, the showdown in the final third of the book doesn’t quite live up to the promising premise.

  • Book review: 'Doctor Who: City of Death' by James Goss and Douglas Adams

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Tale traveled through space & time.

  • Reception set for Oklahoma City artist's state Capitol art showing

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    A reception will be held Friday for Oklahoma City artist Ronna Pernell and her "Unspoken Woman" exhibit. The reception will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Gallery at the state Capitol.

  • Longtime presenter of Broadway shows sues Oklahoma City for permit

    By Nolan Clay and William Crum Staff Writers | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    The longtime presenter of the "Best of Broadway" series in Oklahoma City is asking a federal judge to rule the show must go on. Celebrity Attractions of Tulsa is suing because it is not being allowed to put on shows at the Civic Center Music Hall for the 2016-17 season.

  • Trolley Stop Record Shop anniversary bash to feature Turtles drummer, other bands Saturday

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    The Trolley Stop Record Shop will celebrate its fourth birthday with live bands and a rock legend from the 1960s and '70s on Saturday. Featured performer is Johny Barbata, 70, of Ada, a former drummer for The Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship.

  • OKC Philharmonic education conductor brings joys of symphony to children

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    In his fifth season as the OKC Philharmonic’s education conductor, Maestro Matthew Troy, 35, is preparing for the launch of the orchestra’s Discovery Family Series, which kicks off Nov. 22 with a Western-theme concert.

  • Book review: 'Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits' by David Wong

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Fans of David Wong’s previous novels — “John Dies at the End” and “This Book Is Full of Spiders” — will find much to love about his new stand-alone novel, “Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits,” which is set about 20 or 30 years from now.

  • Book review: 'The Poe Estate' by Polly Shulman

    By Betty Lytle For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Spooky ideas circulate in "The Poe Estate," the continuation of a series by award-winning author Polly Shulman.

  • Book review: 'Hollow Man' by Mark Pryor

    By Jim Basile For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Twists, turns, betrayals flesh out "Hollow Man."

  • Book review: 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories' by Stephen King

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Over all, “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” is a richly realized examination of what it means to be mortal, constructed by one of the world’s most celebrated talents. Stephen King has spent a lifetime imagining what hides in the darkness; now he’s mature enough to know it doesn’t take a monster to create despair.

  • Norman guitarist Terry 'Buffalo' Ware keeps rocking

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    Guitarist Terry "Buffalo" Ware, 65, one of Oklahoma's most respected sidemen, is stepping into the spotlight Sunday, when he and Gregg Standridge will celebrate their new collaborative album “Everybody’s Got One” with a release show at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City.

  • Professionals team with autistic young adults in Oklahoma to create animated short film

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    A whimsical story chronicling a young boy’s adventures with the Grim Reaper is being told through an animated film project launched by filmmakers affiliated with AutismOklahoma. Twelve autistic young adults who are interested in animation as a career helped with the project.

  • Book review: Punctuation book makes its point well

    BY AMY RAYMOND Staff Writer araymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    In “Making a Point,” David Crystal traces the rise of everything from the comma to perhaps the most overlooked piece of punctuation — the space. If you love comma drama, this is the book for you.

  • Book review: 'The Secret Life of Anna Blanc' by Jennifer Kincheloe

    Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    “The Secret Life of Anna Blanc”is the debut novel of Jennifer Kincheloe, a research scientist turned writer of historical mysteries. It won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Award for mysteries in 2013, even though its official release date was Nov. 3.