Now Showing in The Depot Gallery  - "Remembering Regina Murphy"

Through August 31, 2019 @ The Depot

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Regina Murphy

Regina Felder Murphy (1921-2018), born in Mississippi, spent most of her 97 years in Oklahoma City where she was a treasure of the Oklahoma City art community for many decades. She was well known for her involvement with the Paseo Arts District having served as an active director and treasurer for many years of the Paseo Arts Association. In 1994, Murphy was one of the founders of Studio Six on the Paseo along with five other female artists. The Studio continues to this day at the gateway to the Paseo’s historic district.

Her family has graciously agreed to share a retrospective of her work in The Depot Gallery through August 31. Regular gallery hours are 9- 2 Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 10-1. There is no admission charge.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Kyshona Armstrong

Sunday,  July 28, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Kyshona

Kyshona Armstrong started out enabling others to enjoy the healing properties of songwriting. When describing the positions she held during her decade or so in the mental health field, she punctuates each chapter with the same phrase: "That got kinda heavy” and "You've gotta know when to tap out.” So Armstrong got on the college singer-songwriter circuit, blending skills of empathizing and entertaining, and then moved to Nashville in January 2014 Armstrong now embraces repetitive internal rhythms that emerge in some of her songwriting — likening them to both gospel spirituals and the viscerally simplistic utterances of her former patients — and she's delivering her roots-soul originals with articulate warmth and newly claimed authority. Kyshona was such a hit at Winter Wind last year, that she has been invited back, with a backup band, for the Summer Breeze crowd to enjoy.

      

Musical Theater Performance - The Last Five Years

Friday,  August 2, 2019 - 8:00pm @ The Depot
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:00pm @ The Depot

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The Last Five Years

Join us for Oklahoma Ensemble Theatre's inaugural production, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. The show stars real life newlyweds, and OET founders, Lia and Colin Ryan, direction by Jim Ryan and Musical Direction by Sylvia Watkins Ryan.

The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Levi Parham

Sunday, June 16 , August 4, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Levi Parham

Levi Parham's music draws on the rich songwriting traditions of Oklahoma, his home state. With influences from the worlds of blues, folk, soul, rock and country music, it's Parham's "soulful, gritty and tender voice” (The Boot) that brings it all together into a sound that CMT described as "enticing" with "a melancholy feel.” In June 2016, Parham released an album titled These American Blues that reached #25 on the AMA charts, and was #1 in the EuroAmericana Charts. In his new album, It's All Good, Parham reminds everyone not to sweat it when faced with the circumstances much out of one's control. "I ain't scared, I ain't worried, I've got friends and they'd be here in a hurry” Parham assures us. Norman friends will be without doubt be there for Levi in Lions Park.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Greyhounds

Sunday,  August 11, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Greyhounds

Rising out of the Austin, Texas music scene, the Greyhounds, a duo comprising guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell, feature a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as "Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top," and the duo's exciting live shows have earned them a large and loyal fan following. The pair met in the late '90s, and immediately began writing and playing together, placing tunes with artists like Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks while building up a songwriting catalog and gathering new fans with each show. The Greyhounds signed a three-album deal with a reconstituted Ardent Records (by this point officially called Ardent Music) and released Accumulator early in 2014. Two years later, the group released Change of Pace, a record that emphasized their soulful side.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Homegrown Volume I

Sunday,  August 25, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Summer Breeze

A project inspired by the wealth of musical talent in our own state, Homegrown Volume I will bring together a diverse array of Okie musicians to perform an epic Summer Breeze jam. We've called upon Terry "Buffalo" Ware and Kyle Reid to organize the talent for this show so you know it's going to be good! Stay tuned for more details.