• Tickets available for 'Pirates of Penzance' in Norman

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Cimarron Opera will present "Pirates of Penzance" in performances set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Norman.

  • The Latest: Smithsonian stands by Cosby art exhibition

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art opened the exhibition of African and African-American artwork in November. On Monday, The Associated Press revealed Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

  • Smithsonian stands behind exhibit based on Cosby collection

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art opened the exhibition of African and African-American artwork in November. On Monday, The Associated Press revealed Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. On Tuesday, the museum issued a statement saying it is "aware of the recent revelations about Bill Cosby's behavior." The museum went on to say that it "in no way condones this behavior.

  • Detroit's Eastern Market gets ready for new mural festival

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's Eastern Market is getting ready for the inaugural Murals In the Market festival. An announcement about the event was Tuesday. The festival's first official mural has been created by Australian artist Meggs. The festival starts Sept. 17 and will feature the work of more than 45 local and international artists who will paint large scale murals throughout the wholesale food and retailing area. Eastern Market also will host discussion panels with artists and local farmers, a cultural tour, movie premiere, block party and other activities. The festival is a collaboration of Eastern Market-based fine art publisher 1xRUN and the Eastern Market Corp.

  • Travel: Charleston on best cities list, Harlem, wildflowers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    CHARLESTON AGAIN IN TRAVEL + LEISURE BEST DESTINATIONS Charleston, South Carolina, was named the top destination in the U.S. and Canada for the third year in a row by Travel + Leisure magazine's "World's Best Awards." The awards were voted on between Nov. 3 to March 2, before Charleston made headlines for the June 17 church shooting in which a white gunman was charged with killing nine African-Americans. This is the 20th year for the annual travel awards. Nearly 17,000 Travel + Leisure readers participated in this year's survey. For the first time, Asheville, North Carolina, made the top 10 list for cities in the U.S. and Canada, coming in at No. 10. Also on the U.S. and Canada list were New Orleans at No.

  • Jewish officials protest art installation at Polish museum

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's office in Jerusalem, called the installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow "so offensive and so disgusting that we found it necessary to protest." "Game of Tag," made in 1999 by Polish artist Artur Zmijewski, has for years been accused of taking the Holocaust lightly. It was displayed among the works of more than 20 artists at a temporary exhibition on the Holocaust running from May 15 through Oct. 31. Zmijewski's video has been shown at museums in Germany and Estonia, where it has al

  • Lyric Theatre brings magic of Mary Poppins to Oklahoma City

    By Rick Rogers For The Oklahoman  | Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Tuesday through Saturday, Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre will present the first locally staged production of "Mary Poppins," a popular musical that draws inspiration from both the Disney film and P.L. Travers’ books.

  • Oklahoma City-area arts and nonprofits highlights

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area arts and nonprofits highlights

  • Oklahoma Fine Arts Notes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma Fine Arts Notes

  • Oklahoma native Lindsie VanWinkle brings Mary Poppins home

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Portraying Mary Poppins at Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre is dream come true for New York-based actress originally from Oklahoma.

  • Artful Escapee: See Paintings Slain Fugitive Allegedly Gave to Guard

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    He was a convicted and incarcerated murderer — with an apparent artistic flair, says NBC News. Richard Matt — who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York with another inmate and was shot dead Friday after three weeks on the run — was also a noted prison painter. Court documents allege that he gave some of his artworks to prison guard Gene Palmer in return for tools.

  • Carpenter Square's 'Bear' comes on strong in Oklahoma City

    By John Brandenburg  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” an “in your face,” initially hard-to-like or understand satire by Lauren Gunderson, is being staged at Carpenter Square Theatre in Oklahoma City.

  • USAO campus park project continues to come together despite artist's death

    BY KELLY ARNOLD For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Artist Jesus Moroles, who was University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma artist-in-residence, died in a car accident June 15 near Austin, Texas.

  • 2 books share story of Cleveland kidnappings, rescue

    Caresa Alexander Randall, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    For 10 years, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus endured physical and mental abuse at the hands of a disturbed man. Their escape from their captor and subsequent story is testament to courage and hope.

  • Handwritten copy of Declaration of Independence will go on weekend display at Gilcrease Museum

    By Leilah Naifeh Staff Writer lnaifeh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    In conjunction with the July Fourth holiday, the Gilcrease Museum on Friday through Sunday will display a handwritten copy of The Declaration of Independence.

  • Oklahoma City area nonprofit group photos for June 28

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Please submit three to five photos of your nonprofit group's events to Brandy McDonnell at nonprofits@oklahoman.com. The deadline is 4 p.m. Monday.

  • Sculpture, photography mark 'Two Worlds' of artist's show at Oklahoma City gallery

    By John Brandenburg For The Oklahoman  | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Holly Wilson, who lives in Mustang, is showing cast metal sculpture and color photos at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

  • Variety of formats seen in exhibits at Norman gallery

    By John Brandenburg  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Art review: “Illuminate,” featuring the diverse works of four artists, is on view with an exhibit of “Alternative” portrait photos from Studio 1409.The two shows are at Mainsite Contemporary Art, operated by the Norman Arts Council.

  • Gene Autry among famous Oklahomans to be featured at pop culture museum

    By Max Nichols For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, when it opens in the Brady Arts District of downtown Tulsa in 2018, will feature Oklahomans who became stars in music, theater, movies, radio, television, illustration, literature, pop art, comic books, Wild West Shows and other forms of popular culture such as Route 66.

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park goes beyond The Bard with 'You Never Can Tell'

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will continue its 31st summer season in July with Shaw’s “You Never Can Tell,” opening Thursday on the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in Oklahoma City.




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