Music & The Arts

Reviews, interviews, and features on the creative scene.

13 posts

Laborfest 2012 Celebrates Woody Guthrie Centennial

Published 8y ago -

Centennial Celebration Woody Guthrie 1912 – 2012 For his commitment to and influence on Oklahoma’s working class. Schedule: SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 The Blue Door 2805 North McKinley, OKC 7:00 p.m. Scheduled Readings and Open Mic (Bring your own drinks R... More »

New VOK blog: The Apache House

Published 11y ago -

The Apache House is our latest addition to the Voices of Oklahoma Blogs. Tate James has been running the site at his own place since April, in collaboration with Seth Clark and Jared Flaming. As Tate describes it: The Apache House was born out of the wonderful... More »

A Woody Guthrie diary

Published 11y ago -

by Gene Perry The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival can make you believe in ghosts. He may have died more than 40 years ago, but last week Woody Guthrie haunted Okemah, OK, the town where he was born... More »

A torch is passed at The Blue Door

Published 11y ago -

by Danny Marroquin You may not know the burgeoning songwriter John Fullbright, who's currently planning his first 5 or 100 albums in the solitude of the East Oklahoma countryside. If you do, anything I write here is obsolete with what your ears have already t... More »

Local circus enlivens Okie art scene

Published 11y ago -

by Gene Perry A crowd has gathered on the streets of Norman. Maybe it's the Norman Music Festival or the 2nd Friday Art Circuit. Everyone is enjoying the music, art, and food. But then the sound of approaching drums heralds a more unorthodox entertainment... More »

Interview with local musicians David Dunn

Published 11y ago -

by Michelle Mann David Dunn is a young band based out of Oklahoma City. Their manager Chad Davis describes them as “a versatile band, balancing a gorgeous acoustic sound perfect for small, intimate settings with an energetic, passionate, rock feel during la... More »

Art goes walking: photo essay

Published 11y ago -

The second Friday of every month is a time for art in Norman, as galleries all over town host receptions for new exhibits and the CART bus system offers a special route connecting the galleries. These photos of the most recent 2nd Friday Circuit of Art were t... More »