• Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Fiction 1. “Alien in My Pocket #5: OHM VS AMP” by Nate Ball (HarperCollins) 2. “Goodnight OKC” by the Junior League (Junior League) 3. “Elvis and the Underdogs” by Jenny Lee (Balzer & Bray) 4. “How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story” by Tim Tingle (Roadrunner) 5. “Little Oklahoma” illustrated by Helle Urban (Sleeping Bear Press) 6. “One & Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins) 7. “Gone Fishing” by Tamera Will Wissinger (Harcourt Brace) 8. “Rock With Wings” by Anne Hillerman (HarperCollins) 9. “Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery” by Rita Mae Brown (Bantam) 10.

  • Authors discover history of slave who survived the Alamo

    By Ken Raymond

    Book Editor

    kraymond@oklahoman.com

    | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Most Americans have a general idea of what happened at the Alamo in 1936. Mexican troops under the command of President Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna essentially surrounded the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. After a 13-day siege, the Mexican forces overwhelmed their vastly outnumbered counterparts and killed them all. The slaughter became the defining moment of the Texas Revolution, and today we still urge each other to “Remember the Alamo.” But how do we really know what happened there? Largely it was through the testimony of a slave, whose account was reported in newspaper articles and court records. His name was Joe, and until now, not much of his history has been known. Ron J.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Best-selling books at locally owned bookstores in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Book review: 'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    A look at high societies highs and lows.

  • Oklahoma authors discover history of slave who survived the Alamo

    By Ken Raymond

    Book Editor

    kraymond@oklahoman.com

    | Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Book offers insights into famous battle.

  • Book signings

    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Book signings for OKC metro area.

  • Coppola completes live cinema experiment at OCCC

    By Brandy McDonnell

    Features Writer

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com

    | Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Francis Ford Coppola’s vision for the future of film has become a reality at Oklahoma City Community College. The five-time Oscar winner announced Saturday the successful staging, lensing and screening of “Distant Vision,” a live movie performance piece created in real time. The final live performance of a 52-minute version of Coppola’s semi-autobiographical cinematic story took place Friday night on the 6,000-square-foot soundstage at OCCC’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, and it was screened in theaters as near as Bricktown and far away as Paris, France. “Ultimately, this experiment at OCCC was an attempt for me to try ‘Live Cinema.

  • Francis Ford Coppola completes live cinema experiment at OCCC

    By Brandy McDonnell

    Features Writer

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com

    | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Francis Ford Coppola, the five-time Oscar winner, announced Saturday the successful staging, lensing and screening of “Distant Vision,” a live 52-minute version of Coppola’s semi-autobiographical cinematic story took place Friday night on the 6,000-square-foot soundstage at Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center, and it was screened in theaters as near as Bricktown and far away as Paris, France.

  • Back to its beginnings

    By Brandy McDonnell

    Features Writer 

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com

    | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    After the parade, spectators thronged across Ron Norick Boulevard to the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, where the three-day Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival was returning after spending last year at Remington Park race track and casino.

  • Red Earth Parade marches in downtown Oklahoma City on Friday

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The parade kicks off the 29th Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, which this year is moving back into its original home at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City's Western Avenue to host new music and street festival

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    West Fest will close a portion of Western Avenue in Oklahoma City to make way for food trucks and free concerts Sept. 19.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Oklahoma best-sellers

  • Book review: 'Corruption Officer: From Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Riker's Island'

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Gary L. Heyward’s memoir recounts how a prison guard ended up an inmate.

  • Book review: 'The Ice Queen' by Nele Neuhaus

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Nele Neuhaus’ third American release centers on a series of murders linked by a series of numbers.

  • Norman concert to pay tribute to Jim Sullivan

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    The family of Jim Sullivan will stage a concert Saturday in Norman to benefit a scholarship fund set up in his honor at OU.

  • Book notes: Suzan Shown Harjo, Tash Smith and Flannery O'Connor

    Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    American Indian advocate to speak in Oklahoma City; St. Gregory’s University assistant professor wins award; Southern Gothic writer to adorn new Forever stamp.

  • Oklahoma Historical Society releases Bob Wills record

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Never before released recordings of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys have been released on vinyl by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • Book review: 'All Fall Down — Embassy Row' by Ally Carter

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma native and best-selling author Ally Carter begins series of books for teen readers.

  • Book review: 'The Jesus Cow: A Novel' by Michael Perry

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Harley Jackson knew trouble was coming as soon as he saw an outline of Jesus on the side of his new calf.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma best-sellers




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