Monday, July 4, 2022

Culture

Century Chest

Oklahoma history: Century Chest offers glimpse of life in the early 20th century

On April 22, 2013, family, friends, historians and church members huddled around a copper vault in the basement of the First Lutheran Church of...
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Prop him up beside the jukebox: Joe Diffie dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

Days after testing positive for COVID-19, country music singer Joe Diffie has died at age 61, according to multiple reports. The Oklahoma native had...
Hochatown

Hochatown: Southeast Oklahoma’s unlikely tourism hub

HOCHATOWN — Tommy McDaniel smiles slyly as he stands next to a plain brown bookcase at the back of the Hochatown Distilling Co. gift...
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The story of Joe Exotic: Trauma and tragedy in Tiger King

Within the first 30 seconds of Tiger King, the word "crazy" is used three times. And that's perhaps the most obvious thing to say...
Carrie Underwood Charlie Christian

OK Hall of Fame: Carrie Underwood chosen ahead of Charlie Christian

For the second straight year, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame has denied our application to induct renowned guitarist Charlie Christian into its halls posthumously. Perhaps...
Swadley's Bar-B-Q

Pinnell: State will amend Swadley’s Bar-B-Q contract

Amid mounting concerns from lawmakers and a criminal investigation, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department will be amending its contract with a Swadley's Bar-B-Q...
Brent Swadley

Brent Swadley in 2018: ‘Wouldn’t be where I’m at today if I followed by the rules’

At a conference featuring Christian business leaders in 2018, Swadley's Bar-B-Q founder Brent Swadley explained how he started his company by "bootlegging barbecue" in...
Gene Rainbolt

At 90, Gene Rainbolt still causing change in Oklahoma

A print of Picasso’s “Don Quixote” leans against a wall alongside a second picture of the famous character in Gene Rainbolt’s downtown Oklahoma City...
steakhouse

BBQ bologna: Oklahoma’s legendary Lebanese steakhouses

Only at an official Okie-style Lebanese steakhouse can a patron get hummus, tabouli and barbecued bologna in the same meal. Over the years, several family-owned...
OKC concert scene

A decade’s difference in the OKC concert scene

You may have noticed that the OKC concert scene has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. From the amount of venues to the...

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