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Bird’s the Word

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Inspired by his grandmother, chef Marc Dunham loves making people happy through food. Fortunately, his current culinary journey has him doing just that. At an early age, the Texas native began cooking out of necessity, but after watching his grandmother’s zeal for the activity, he quickly grew to love it. However, it was...

Breea Clark

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Breea Clark was elected mayor of Norman, Oklahoma’s third-largest city, in February. She is the youngest woman and the first millennial in the post. She is also director of the J.C. Penney Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her juris doctor at OU and served on Norman’s city council. We caught up with...

Resistance Through Art

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The combined power of creative expression and public affairs is examined at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman with Misunderstood: Indigenous Art and Poetry as Political Resistance, running through the end of the year. The exhibition features works from eras ranging from 1894 to today. “Native artists...

Football, soccer and rodeo

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College football season begins with home games for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Sooners began the season at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Aug. 31 against the Houston Cougars. OU takes on South Dakota on Sept. 7 and Texas Tech on Sept. 28. OSU plays McNeese State on...

Adventure Awaits

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Hayley Moser, manager at Sail Grand Waterfront in Afton, describes parasailing as “a unique combination of exhilaration and relaxation.” Allen Aboujeib, owner of Bluewater Divers in Norman, uses similar terms as he raves about scuba diving. Whether it’s a bucket-list item, a weekend adventure or a way to jazz up a vacation, Oklahoma offers a range of experiences that vendors...

An Ear-Opening Medium

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It might be nostalgia … or the next generation discovering the thrill of setting a stylus on a vinyl disc. Either way, the analog musical medium of long-play records has made a comeback in the state. While some may see the revival as a fad, many have always jammed out with vinyl. “I remember the dark days of the mid-’90s, when...

Katie Fitzgerald

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Katie Fitzgerald has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable people in society. Her resume includes stints at Make-a-Wish Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, the Center for Children and Families in Norman and the United Way of Greater Battle Creek, Michigan. We caught up with Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma since 2016, and got her...

From Knights to Marathons

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The Medieval Fair of Norman is one of Oklahoma’s largest weekend events. Family friendly since 1977, the April 5-7 fair brims with exhibits, arts, crafts, food, games and seven stages with entertainers. The free event is at Reaves Park. Visit medievalfair.org for details. The OKC Memorial Marathon celebrates life with more than 25,000 runners and walkers gathering April 29 to...

Free Music Mecca

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Thousands of music lovers flock to the Norman Music Festival for an action-packed weekend downtown. The lineup includes national acts, including Beach Fossils, Black Milk With Band Nat Turner, and Soccer Mommy. The April 25-27 event has art vendors and children’s activities.

Your Next Neighborhood Spot

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Burly and amiable, in a checked shirt and jeans, he looks like the kind of cowboy ladies love. “I was 13 when I started work at my father’s restaurant,” Kent Kistler says. “My brother Brandon and I have been doing it ever since – except for the years Brandon was the lead singer of a heavy metal band. We washed...