Arts & Culture

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3:05 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Oklahoma Documentary Explores Family And Early American Music

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival is in full swing in downtown Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma documentary This May Be The Last Time revisits the mysterious death of director Sterlin Harjo's grandfather and how hymns played a role then and now in uniting families and communities in times of worship, joy, mourning, hope, tragedy. This deeply personal journey starts in Oklahoma’s Native churches and carries on through astounding connections to slavery in the deep American South and onward as far away as the Scottish highlands. 

This May Be The Last Time screens at deadCENTER on Saturday at 8pm at Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Sunday at 4:30pm at Fred Jones Theater at Harkins.

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deadCenter Film Festival
10:13 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Oklahoma Icons Support Local Filmmakers Through Education and Encouragement

Two of deadCenter Film Festival's 2014 Oklahoma Icons honorees (pictured top to bottom): "Children of the Corn" director Fritz Kiersch and special effects makeup artist Matthew Mungle
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

The deadCENTER Film Festival held its kickoff reception on the rooftop of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last night.

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll reports two honored guests, both Oklahoma natives, were in attendance. 

The deadCENTER Film Festival runs through Sunday.  More information is available at

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:23 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Posthuman Project Gives Teenagers Superpowers

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival is in full swing in downtown Oklahoma City.

One of the homegrown films premiering at the festival is The Posthuman Project. The film recalls teenage movies of the past...if those teenagers had superpowers.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Oklahoma Films Featured at deadCENTER Film Festival

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches today in downtown Oklahoma City. Of the 24 feature-length films screening at the festival, ten of those are made in Oklahoma or have an Oklahoma connection.

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The New OSU Museum of Art to Feature the Works
4:28 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Senate Paintings Heading to Stillwater

A new museum in Stillwater is setting up an exhibit of paintings from the Oklahoma State Senate.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the exhibition starts in one month.

The sound of masking tape echoes in the halls of the Senate.

Four people from OSU and two from OU carefully pack the 55 artworks for transport to the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.

Co-Curator Victoria Berry says the MOA is calling the project “Framing History: Highlights from the Oklahoma State Capitol Senate Collection.”

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JenX recalls the movies of youth and more
7:40 am
Tue June 10, 2014

JenX: The past and future of movies in Oklahoma City

The summer blockbuster movie season is going strong.

In this week’s JenX, Jennifer Lindsey McClintock takes us back to a younger age of film making.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native who works in marketing and public relations.

You can reach her on Twitter: @jeninthe405.

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Song and Video Release Party Comes to Film Row
7:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Raising Awareness of the Uninsured

The Red Dirt Rangers and other musicians held a release party last night for a song and video to raise awareness of an organization to help uninsured musicians and artists.

The event in the Hart Building in Oklahoma City’s Film Row also focused on Oklahomans who live day to day without any health insurance.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports.

Dozens of people from all walks of life sit in the Hart Building enthralled by a video featuring more than 60 musicians singing “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)”.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:47 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

deadCENTER to Feature Footloose, Blues Documentary & Aerosmith Rockumentary

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches on Wednesday, June 11 in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Song, Video Raises Money for Red Dirt Relief Fund
3:45 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Bringing Medical Help to Oklahoma Artists

Oklahoma musicians are coming together in song and video to raise awareness of the health care needs of their fellow artists across the state.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports on the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

The song called “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)” featuring the Red Dirt Rangers and dozens of other Oklahoma musicians raises money for the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

Brad Piccolo, a founding member of the Red Dirt Rangers, says the fund distributes money to artists who have critical needs.

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Military Family Life
8:42 am
Tue June 3, 2014

JenX: Introducing Self-Identified "Air Force Wife" Jennifer Martin

Credit Sam Howzit (aloha75) / Flickr

This week on JenX, we introduce a new Jen - Jennifer Martin.  For her first contribution to the series, she reflects on the ways her life is about to change as her husband retires from the military.

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