Now Showing in the Depot Gallery - "Dances With Brushes" - Mitsuno Reedy

Friday, May 9, 2016 through June 30, 2016 @ The Depot

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Reedy - Baby Steps

A native of Osaka, Japan, Mitsuno Ishii Reedy began her career in mid-1970's painting portraits, still lifes, and landscapes for collectors throughout the United States. After attending OU in the 60's, she moved back to Norman in 1979 and has maintained her residence here ever since. Mitsuno recently returned from four years of intensive study at Studio Incamminati. Most of the works in “Dances With Brushes” were painted there. Previously known for her pastels, she is now primarily painting in oils.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Brandy Zdan

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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For the better part of the last decade Brandy Zdan, a native Canadian now living in Nashville, has garnered acclaim as half of the gothic folk/roots duo Twilight Hotel, as a formidable multi-instrumentalist touring and recording with the Americana all-girl band the Trishas, and even as a solo artist. But, all of that was merely a prelude to the album, aptly-titled Brandy Zdan, the most focused expression of her musical identity to date.

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Second Sunday Poetry Reading - Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a poet, writer and literary scholar. Her first poetry book, Tongue Tied Woman, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. Her second poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible, won the 2010 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry, the 2010 Western Heritage Award for Poetry from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the 2010 WILLA Award for Poetry from Women Writing the West.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Kyle Reid and The Low Swingin' Chariots

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Kyle Reid leads his band, The Low Swinging Chariots, in a joyful revelry of original swing tunes that draw from New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz, and Western Swing traditions. Reid's original tunes sound at once familiar yet new and exciting, blending elements of these classic American forms with contemporary attitude.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Brave Combo

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the grammy winning Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Hosty Duo

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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Witty guitar guru Mike Hosty and two piece drummer, Mike Byars, entertain as the Hosty Duo with a tour schedule of 250 shows a year. Hosty simultaneously tears through gritty slide leads, blows harmonica and or Kazoo, and uses foot pedals to stomp bass lines. His guitar collection includes an 8 string instrument that allows him to thump three bass strings with his thumb while he fingerpicks guitar.

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Second Sunday Poetry Reading - Dr. Larry D. Griffin

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Dr. Larry D. Griffin

Dr. Griffin has published more than one hundred nonfiction articles and more than three hundred poems in regional, national, and international journals, ezines, and little magazines. His chapbooks of poetry include New Fires, The Blue Water Tower, Airspace, Greatest Hits, The Jane Poems, and More Jane Poems. Presently he is Professor of English in the School of Arts and Sciences at Salman bin Abdulaziz University in Al Kharj.

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Summer Breeze Concert - The Mulligan Brothers

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

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The Mulligan Brothers met playing in bars in Mobile, Alabama and their name means second chances. Their second album, Via Portland, is being played on radio stations across the country and The Mulligan Brothers are listed in the Alternate Root Magazine's Top 50 of 2015--So Far. The music is still a blend of alt-country, blues, and folk that sounds like the Lumineers with a hot fiddle and the song writing of Townes Van Zandt, but Via Portland is a smoother album with more harmony and background vocals and dynamics in the instrumentation.

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