“Seeing Red” will run through Feb. 24 at In Your Eye Gallery, 3005-A Paseo in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 525-2161, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
“Alphabet Soup” will run though Feb. 27 at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit paseooriginals.com.
Lyric Theatre will present “Some Enchanted Evening” through Feb. 16 at The Plaza, 1725 N.W. 16th St. in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lyrictheatreokc.com.
The Winter Readfest 2013 continues through Feb. 28 at the Edmond Library. Adults 18 and older with a valid library card can read books for fun and prizes. For more information, call 606-3835 or visit metrolibrary.org.
“Love’s Labour’s Lost” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 2 at Reduxion Theatre, 1613 N. Broadway in Oklahoma City. Seating is limited. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 651-3191 or visit reduxiontheatre.com.
The City Rep Theatre Company will present “Defending the Caveman” through Feb. 17 in the Freede Little Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Celebrity Attractions will present “100 Years of Broadway” through Feb. 17 at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Tax help will be available Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 27 and Thursdays noon to 8 p.m. through Feb. 28. Help is available for e-filing only. For more information, call 340-9282 or visit metrolibrary.org
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company will present “Crimes of the Heart” through Feb. 17 in the City Space Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Oklahoma Christian University will present a Valentine Cabaret Dinner and Show at 6 p.m. through Feb. 16 in the McIntosh Conservatory at the Garvey Center on the OC campus. Tickets are $20 for the dinner and show, $7 for show alone. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 425-5530.
Broadway Tonight will present Tom Wopat at 6:30 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Best known as TV’s “Luke Duke” from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Broadway’s leading man and Tony Award-nominee performs an exhilarating evening of jazz. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Drop in Art” from 1-4 p.m. at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is free for museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.
The OKC Christian Fiction Writers group will present author Kathleen Y’Barbo from 1-3 p.m. speaking on “Social Skills: A Writer’s Toolbox of Tips and Tricks for Using Social Media Effectively” at Mardel Christian Store, 3300 S. Boulevard. For more information, visit okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email email@example.com.
Monster Jam will take place through Feb. 17 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Edmond author Linda Taylor will sign copies of her book, “My Dog is Barking” from 1-3 p.m. at Learning Tree Toys Books & Games, 7638 N. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Forest Park author George Earl Johnson Jr. will sign copies of his book, “Only in America” from 3-5 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Edmond author Donnie Van Curen will sign copies of his book, “The Best Marriage Ever: God’s Guide to a Masterful Matrimony” from 3-5 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Oklahoma author Kathleen Gibbs will sign copies of her book, “Journey of the Cheyenne Warrior,” from 2-7 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn, 4521 S.W. 15th St. in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit www.4rvpublishing.com.
The Band of the Scots Guards and Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road. Tickets range from $28-$68. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit armstrongauditorium.org.
The UCO Jazz Lab will present a “Louis XVI Concert” featuring Ted Honea on horn as part of the Faculty Artist Concert Series. Tickets are $10, and students are admitted free with student ID. For more information, visit ucojazzlab.com.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Tiny Tuesdays” from 10 a.m. to noon at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. Children 2-4 years old along with a parent or caregiver can participate in a come-and-go, open-ended art project. Participants should dress for a mess. The event is free for museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.
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All I want for Christmas is a new Christmas song
Despite the gigabytes of Christmas music released each year — big stars making their first charge into the yule breach this year include Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, and, alarmingly, the cast of Duck Dynasty — they are, overwhelmingly, reiterating yuletide warhorses.
‘MY PEN PAL, SANTA’
BY MELISSA STANTON
What happens when you write to Santa Claus after Christmas? In “My Pen Pal, Santa,” a little girl named Ava is about to find out.
On Christmas morning, Ava is so excited about her presents that she writes a letter to Santa to thank him (and ask why he didn’t eat her Christmas cookies!).
To her surprise, Santa replies, and a yearlong correspondence between Ava and St. Nick is born.
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.
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