Kevin Hart will perform in concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. This is a concert rescheduled from April 16. Tickets issued for the original date are valid and will be honored. For more information, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Michael Summers will perform in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
Edmond author Raquel Haggard will sign copies of her book, “Rebuilding Your Temple,” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Full Cup, 300 W. Edmond Road. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall will sign copies of his book, “Twisted Justice,” from 2-4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 13800 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Edmond author Timothy Cook will sign copies of his book Laminar Flow from 1-3 p.m. at Hastings, 316 N. Main in Stillwater. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
“Marley” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $5 for members, $6 for seniors and students and $8 for adults. For more information, visit okcmoa.com/see/film.
Devon Energy will present the Al Good Orchestra in concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens as part of the Sunday Twilight Concert Series. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. For more information, call 270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.
Mitch Bell will perform in concert with Aidan Carroll beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
Straight Shooter will perform in concert beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Hafer Park Stage as part of the City of Edmond’s Outdoor Concerts in the Park series. The event is free. For more information, call 359-4630 or visit edmondok.com/parks/rec.
Upstage Theatre will perform “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” beginning at 7 p.m. at the MAC in Mitch Park through June 23. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call 285-5803 or visit
AJ & Why Not will perform in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Ticket are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
“FUSION [A New Century of Glass]” will be on display through Sept. 9 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. For more information, call 236-3100 or visit
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will present “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” at 8 p.m. through June 30 at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in Downtown Oklahoma City. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 235-3700 or visit oklahomashakespeare.com.
Brian Gorrell & Jazz Company will perform in concert with Aidan Carroll beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
Summerstock will present “The Music Man” at 8 p.m. through June 23, with 2 p.m. matinees June 23 and 24 at Mitchell Hall Theater on UCO’s campus. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375 or visit summerstockok.com.
The musical features Lane Fields (standing), as Harold Hill, Melissa Griffith as Marian Paroo and William Willhoite as Winthrop Paroo.
The Bethel Foundation will present “All American Idol” pre-auditions for ages 16 and older beginning at 9 a.m. at Quail Springs Mall. More than $5000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, call 286-3700 or visit bethelfoundationusa.com.
The Shadowman Blues Project will perform in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 359-7989 or visit ucojazzlab.com.
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12-3 Good Reads
‘DEEP IN THE SAHARA’
BY KELLY CUNNANE
Kelly Cunnane, the critically acclaimed author of “For You Are a Kenyan Child,” crafts a gentle and accessible picture book with “Deep in the Sahara” that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture of West Africa and reveals that families are much the same the world over.
Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry
The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by DHS Aging Services.
Contestants are encouraged to submit works which reflect the conference’s theme of “Inspired Living.” Winners will be invited to read their poems and be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 20 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.
11-28 Holiday events listing
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Edmond Sun publishes a listing of Christmas-related events as a service to the public. If you would like to have an event open to the general public listed, send the information to Mark Schlachtenhaufen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACM@UCO faculty member releases album
Clay Withrow, adjunct faculty member at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), recently released the album “Between the Madness” as a member of the progressive metal band Vangough.
“Between the Madness” is Vangough’s third studio effort and follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Kingdom of Ruin” released in 2011. Spread across 12 songs and more than 70 minutes of content, “Between the Madness” has what Withrow describes as a strong, unified sound.
11-27 Good Reads
‘ANNE FRANK’S CHESTNUT TREE’
BY JANE KOHUTH
Jane Kohuth’s “Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree” is the perfect introduction to the inspiring and important legacy of Anne Frank.
Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or walk under the blue sky for years.
But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, in turn, inspiring the whole world.
FAI kicks off holiday activities Dec. 1
Winter is a busy time of the year for the staff at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond as they plan December’s activities including the second year for “Art for the Holidays at FAI.”
Twitter reacts to the American Music Awards
In addition to being one of the biggest events on the music industry calendar, the American Music Awards also provides plenty of fodder for instant social media commentary. Here is a sampling of reaction on Twitter to Sunday night's show.
Broadway Star Kelli O’Hara to give master class at OCU
Broadway leading lady and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will give a master class at Oklahoma City University, her alma mater, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. The class is free to the public and will be in the Petree Recital Hall of the Bass Music Center at Northwest 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.
Historic day at Heritage Center Saturday
The desk used by a vice president of the first Oklahoma Constitutional Convention will be on display at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center 1-3 p.m. Saturday, for the center’s monthly hands-on history Family Saturday.
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