Gallery Opening - "Remembering Regina Murphy"

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:00pm @ The Depot

free
Regina Murphy

An opening reception for “Remembering Regina Murphy” will be held from 6 to 9 pm, Friday, July 12, 2019. 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.

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.

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Reading - Constance Squires

Sunday,  July 14, 2019 - 2:00pm @ The Depot

free
Constance Squires

Constance Squires will read from her newest work, Hit Your Brights, at the July 14 Second Sunday Poetry reading. The free reading, in The Depot Gallery begins at 2:00 pm.

Hit Your Brights, is a collection of 13 short stories that fuse humor and tragedy. Squires’ characters are often caught in tough spots of their own making. Danger lurks, the needle skips, the bomb goes off, and the empties pile up. Outcomes are unpredictable, but the car always starts, and, sometimes, love wins.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Seth Glier

Sunday,  July 14, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Seth Glier

Seth Glier attended Berklee College of Music for a year before dropping out to be able to tour full-time. Since then, he has averaged over 200 shows a year, and shared stages with artists such as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, The Verve Pipe, Edwin McCain and Ani DiFranco during a burgeoning career that has included as a mainstage artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival, a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards. Seth Glier’s fifth album, Birds, is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. Grier will return to Norman with some great electronic additions to his recent rave reviewed Winter Wind performance.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Kyshona Armstrong

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

free
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.

      

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

free
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

free
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.