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  • Fatty Brisket, Live Music and the Whole Karmic Bowl of Queso

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A couple of weeks ago I made a pilgrimage south to my hometown of Austin for various reasons, which I described here. Part of the reason for the trip not discussed in the previous post was a chance to throw open the hood on my creative engine, and there is no better place to find […]

  • 'Boyhood' proves low and slow isn't just for barbecue

    Dave Cathey | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    When Richard Linklater wasn’t watching movies or waxing existential during his own boyhood in the Texas Hill Country, he clearly ate a lot of good barbecue. How else can you explain a film that adheres so closely to the credo of legendary Texas pit masters, which is to develop deep, profound flavor with patience and […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 23, 2014: Hear All-American Rejects at Frontier City

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Today’s featured event: “Move Along” to Frontier City to hear The All-American Rejects, who hail from Stillwater, play the final show of Frontier City’s Summer Concert Series tonight at the theme park, 11501 N Interstate 35 Service Road. Gates open at 6 p.m., the concert is free with park admission, and OKC band Paperscissor will […]

  • Sooners gets commitment from OT Dru Samia

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Oklahoma added an offensive line commitment late Friday night when Dru Samia, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle prospect from California committed to the Sooners. The Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley lineman announced his commitment on Twitter, posting with it a photo of him flashing the upside-down horns. Samia’s other offers included Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, Texas Tech, UCLA and […]

  • Oklahoma football: Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver appeal denied by the NCAA

    Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma’s waiver request on behalf of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was denied by the NCAA, OU announced in a statement Friday evening. “The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from […]

  • FREE Live Music by Anatomy of Frank, Sunday at Yucatan Taco on the Bricktown Canal

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    I constantly hear from folks who want to see Oklahoma City become more of a live music scene, not just featuring local artists and bands, but acts from across the country. Judd Fisher, owner of Yucatan Taco Stand Tequila Bar and Grill was presented with an opportunity to host a performance by The Anatomy of […]

  • Listen: BRONCHO drops new single "What" off upcoming album "Just Hip Enough To Be Woman"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Oklahoma punk band BRONCHO is previewing “What,” the second single from its upcoming album “Just Enough Hip To Be Woman.” “Just Enough Hip To Be Woman” will be out on Dine Alone Records Sept. 16. The Oklahoma City album release show is set for Oct. 3 at Opolis, 113 N Crawford in Norman. For more […]

  • Oklahoma State football: LB Ryan Simmons says OSU defensive line is one of the best "in the conference and in the nation"

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 22 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Ryan Simmons is supposed to have supreme confidence in the Oklahoma State defense. It comes with his role as the Cowboys’ projected starting middle linebacker this season.

  • Video & interviews: Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival showcases liars, folklorists and story spinners

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival showcases liars, folklorists and story-spinners The 34th annual Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival continues Friday and Saturday with performances by local and nationally known storytellers, workshops, a family matinee, a poetry stand, live acoustic […]

  • Oklahoma football: Eric Striker thankful he wasn't penalized for taking off his helmet in the Sugar Bowl

    Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma junior linebacker Eric Striker knows he dodged a major bullet when he took his helmet off following a Sugar Bowl sack late in the first half. “I will never do that again,” Striker said. “You know how that would have went if I would have got the flag, but let’s not talk […]

  • Entertaining moments on NewsOK welcomed in a week of serious news

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 23 hr ago

    It’s been a serious couple of weeks. NewsOK.com has had updates every day — many times per day — on the unrest in Ferguson. And the site has had the gruesome updates of journalist James Foley killed by Islamic State extremists. And it has had local stories on teacher shortages, high teen birth rates and […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Are the Cowboys rebuilding?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    For the Friday Oklahoman, I wrote about OSU reaching the upper echelons of college football, even in rebuilding seasons. You can read that column here. The Cowboys on Thursday talked a lot about the concept of rebuilding. Mike Gundy: “Each year we find out where we’re at. This is the most difficult year we’ve had […]

  • COOP to debut lineup of 3.2 cans, enter grocery market

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Hot news for you today beer fans — let’s get right to it: COOP Ale Works plans to introduce a lineup of three 3.2-strength beers to be sold in four packs of 16 oz. cans at grocery and convenience stores in Oklahoma. Let that sink in for a minute. If you’ve frequented the monthly H&8th […]

  • Parker Millsap to make Grand Ole Opry debut, play Austin City Limits Music Festival late show

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    It’s shaping up to be a very exciting fall for Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap. Millsap, 21, a Purcell native who now lives in Guthrie, will be among the official late-night performers at the October Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. He will join such esteemed recording artists as Beck, Spoon, Skrillex, Rhye, Interpol […]

  • Power Lunch chat with Berry Tramel live from H&H Shooting Sports

    Ryan Sharp | Yesterday

  • OKC Central Live Chat 10:30 a.m. Today

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    OKC Central Live chat resumes today at its normal time. Comments and questions can be posted starting at 10 a.m. at NewsOK. The discussion will start at 10:30 a.m. This next month I will resume to have guests on the chat with scheduled visits by City Manager Jim Couch and Planning Director Aubrey Hammontree.

  • More About the Billboard and the Maywood Apartments

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Live tweeting at public meetings has its drawbacks. Such was the case at the Downtown Design Review meeting on Thursday. I tweeted out what was said by Mark Tolson, architect on the second phase of the Maywood apartment development. He told the committee that Lamar advertising had refused to consider any changes to a billboard […]

  • Where have baseball's 20-game winners gone?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    The Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Athletics’ Scott Kazmir, the Tigers’ Rick Porcello and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are tied for the American League lead with 14 victories each. Which means they are on pace to finish with 18 wins. More evidence that baseball has changed. Only four times in baseball history — going back to […]

  • Interview & video: James Garner wanted to be remembered "with a smile," says daughter

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Norman native James Garner’s family finds comfort in heartfelt responses to his death, daughter says Gigi Garner, the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor and Norman native James Garner, said her family has been stunned by the outpouring of love and support since […]

  • Q&A: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jessey General Thompson keeps singing through setbacks

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma singer and songwriter Jessey General Thompson keeps singing despite setbacks Honey-voiced Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jessey General Thompson is taking a casual approach to music these days. He will play his warm, emotive roots-rock songs Thursday as he closes out the TEEMCO […]