Oklahoma Music
8:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

YouTuber Smooth McGroove: Yukon’s Own Video Game Music Appreciation Teacher

Fan art by Crimson-Soda on DeviantArt.com
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The long-haired, bearded vocalist known as Smooth McGroove arranges, performs and produces a capella renditions of classic video game tracks, from Final Fantasy to Street Fighter.  He has more than 814,000 subscribers on YouTube to show for it.  KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll spoke with him about his process, his background… and his cat.

You can follow Smooth McGroove on YouTube and Twitter.

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Gaming
8:40 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Jason Dobson of IndieCardboard: Tabletop Gaming Community is “Like a Family”

  A blogger in Broken Arrow works to show the wider appeal of board and tabletop games.  Jason Dobson manages the website IndieCardboard, which he says takes a different approach to game-related blogging.

You can follow IndieCardboard here or on Twitter.

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Death Penalty
8:51 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Oklahoma Court Delays 2 Executions Because Of Drug Shortage

An Oklahoma court put the execution of two men on hold on Tuesday because a five-judge appellate panel was not sure that the state could procure the drugs used to put convicts to death.

Lawyers for the two men asked that their executions be delayed because of the uncertainty surrounding the method.

USA Today reports:

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Oklahoma Music
11:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Science Museum Exhibit Makes You a Rock Star

Science Museum Oklahoma’s resident “Celestial Wizard,” Wayne Harris-Wyrick, demonstrating an interactive display in the Science of Rock exhibit
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

Science Museum Oklahoma presents a traveling exhibit that explores the science of rock music.  The museum’s resident “Celestial Wizard,” Wayne Harris-Wyrick, took a break from running the planetarium to show KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll around.  He says rock music is important because it reminds us of our roots and our development as a human race.

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All Songs Considered
9:33 am
Mon March 17, 2014

NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

Who brings a confetti cannon to a fun fight? Calliope Musicals does.
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The first day at SXSW is about getting your bearings. Shaking off the jet lag, figuring out what you forgot to pack, remembering how long the lines can be and how the overwhelming crowds can sometimes part for a moment to give you a perfect look at a band you fall in love with on the spot.

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SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Austin Band Lord Buffalo Features Two Stillwater Natives

While dozens of Oklahoma bands drove several hours to play SXSW, two Stillwater natives only had to drive a few miles. That’s because they’ve lived in Austin for eight years.

Singer Daniel Pruitt and guitarist Garrett Hellman grew up in Stillwater from an early age. They played in the band Shiloh Fivecoat and both went to Oklahoma State University – Daniel studied English and Garrett studied Electrical Engineering.

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SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Oklahoma Music Festivals in Focus at SXSW

Credit Abby Kurin

The Woody Guthrie Center hosted a panel at the Buffalo Lounge on Wednesday with representatives of four Oklahoma music festivals.

Those represented were the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the Norman Music FestivalACM Rocks Bricktown and the Center of the Universe Festival.

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SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Oklahoma Represents at SXSW Tradeshow Booth

Credit Ryan LaCroix

The South by Southwest Tradeshow Exhibit is an impressive sight. Hundreds of booths fill the exhibit hall with large companies such as IBM next to small video game developers and smartphone app startups.

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SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Two Guys Bow Ties: Reinventing the Bow Tie

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The Buffalo Lounge hosted an elevator pitch competition on Monday night, where ten Oklahoma entrepreneurs each gave a 90-second elevator pitch and competed for $10,000 in prizes.

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SXSW 2014
9:35 am
Mon March 10, 2014

The Buffalo Lounge: Oklahoma’s Creative Lighthouse at SXSW

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Thousands of creatives from music, film, interactive and many others invade Austin, Texas this week for the 2014 South by Southwest Conference and Festival.

In its fourth consecutive year, The Buffalo Lounge provides exposure for participating Oklahoma companies and talent, while promoting the state as a front runner in the film, music and interactive industries. The Buffalo Lounge hosts three days of Oklahoma film, interactive and music events, starting today in Austin, Texas.

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