Arts & Culture

First Book from Bombs Away Art's Dorshak Bloch
10:14 am
Mon June 2, 2014

OKC Artist Tells a Strange and Wonderful Story with Debut Graphic Novella

The Title Character of Dorshak Bloch's debut graphic novella, The Story of Ivan A. Alexander.
Credit Dorshak Bloch / Literati Press

An Oklahoma City publisher has released the debut graphic novella from a local artist and designer. 

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll reports The Story of Ivan A. Alexander is the first of a trio of graphic novellas set to release through Literati Press Comics & Novels by Dorshak Bloch. 

More at bombsawayart.com.

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The off-Broadway sensation comes to Oklahoma City
7:40 am
Fri May 30, 2014

"Star Wars" Performed By One Man in One Hour

This weekend, the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre is presenting the hit off-Broadway sensation “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” in the Freede Little Theater in the Civic Center Music Hall.

KOSU’s Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Charles Stewart Ross, the creator and star of the Lucas Film-licensed program about what it means to bring the original trilogy to life.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

deadCENTER Embraces Name Confusion, Celebrates Horror Films

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches on Wednesday, June 11 in downtown Oklahoma City. While the festival is named for being in the "dead center" of Oklahoma City in arguably the "dead center" of America, there has been some confusion in the past that it's a horror film festival.

Well, since the festival falls on Friday the 13th for the first time this year, deadCENTER is embracing the name confusion and celebrating the horror genre.

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Oklahoma Arts Education
9:38 am
Tue May 27, 2014

JenX: From STEM to STEAM

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The academic year is over for schools across Oklahoma this month. This week on JenX, Jennifer James reflects on our state's curriculum versus a mother's wishes for her children's education. 

You can follow Jennifer's blog at jenx67.com.

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One Year Since the Devastating EF5 Twister
8:40 am
Tue May 20, 2014

JenX: Remembering the Moore Tornado

Today marks one year since an EF5 tornado killed 25 people and devastated communities in southwest Oklahoma City and Moore.

Jennifer Lindsey McClintock has this remembrance in this week’s JenX.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native who works in marketing and public relations. You can reach her on twitter at @jeninthe405.

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Literature and Television
10:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Author of "Longmire" Book Series Set to Visit OKC

Credit Craig Johnson / https://twitter.com/ucrosspop25

A New York Times best-selling author and originator of the A&E network’s highest-rated series makes a stop in Oklahoma City next week.

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has details.

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Aftermath of Devastating Tornadoes
8:40 am
Tue May 13, 2014

JenX: Stars Help Heal in Moore

  In this week's JenX, Jennifer Dennis-Smith talking about the tornadoes which struck Moore a year ago and Oklahoma’s resilient spirit.

Jennifer works as a freelance public relations professional.

You can follow her on twitter @JenniferDS_PR

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Blogs and Commentary
7:43 am
Mon May 12, 2014

JenX is Back.... and Growing!

Credit Jennifer James / http://www.jenx67.com/

This week, JenX is expanding.  Jennifer James gives the details.

Starting tomorrow, JenX resumes airing Tuesday mornings at 7:35 on Morning Edition on KOSU.

You can follow Jennifer James on her blog here and on Twitter @_JenniferJames.

Follow Jennifer Dennis Smith on Twitter at @JenniferDS_APR

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New World Comics Party
7:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

OKC Store Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

With the recent up rise in comic book culture it's no surprise that the, now, thirteen-year-old tradition of Free Comic Book Day has practically become a holiday.

KOSU's Maude Garrett reports on the annual event and how one local shop is participating.

Buck Berlin, owner of Oklahoma City's New World Comics, always celebrates free comic book day with the fans in mind and festivities running for a full 24 hours.

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Film
11:46 am
Fri April 25, 2014

21 Elementz Film Festival Calls For Student Entries Before April 28th Deadline

Credit 21 Elementz Productions / Langston University

The state’s largest college short-film festival is still accepting entries through Monday.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has the details.

  Students interested in submitting films to the 21 Elementz Film Festival can find out more and apply at 21Elementzproductions.blogspot.com.  All submissions are due Monday, April 28th.

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