The UCO Student Jazz Combos will perform in concert at 7 p.m. through April 24 at the UCO Jazz Lab. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 359-7989.
Celebrity Attractions will present “West Side Story” through April 28 in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Exceptional Artists will present “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose State Performing Arts Theatre, 6420 SE 15th Street in Midwest City. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
The Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service will present “Eating Well on the Run” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard. For more information or to register, call 341-9282.
The Edmond Chapter of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Gaylord University Center on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University of Science & Arts, 2501 E. Memorial Road. Lunch is $8:50. For more information, call 348-2879.
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present the exhibit “Bryan Adams: Exposed” through May 17 at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 951-0000.
“Storytellers: An Exhibit Curated by Shikoh Shiraiwa” will be on display through May 15 in the Donna Nigh Exhibit Hall on the 3rd floor of the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
A Jewelry and Metalsmithing exhibition of the work of Charles Lewton-Brain and Charleen Weidell will take place through May 31 at The Firehouse Art Center, 444 S. Flood Ave. in Norman. For more information, call 329-4523 or visit
The exhibit “Don Reitz/Marko Kratohvil” will take place through June 1 at [Artspace] at Untitled, 1 N.E. 3rd St. in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit artspaceatuntitled.org.
The Jewel Box Theatre will present “Dirty Work on the Trail” Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through May 5 at 3700 N. Walker in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, visit jewelboxtheatre.org.
“Faces Around the Cross” will take place through April 27 at the Edmond Seventh Day Adventist Church, 13812 Scott Street. For more information, visit edmondadventist.org.
An opening reception for “Revive: An Exhibition of Custom Furniture Design that takes Objects from Trash to Treasure” will take place from 4-6 p.m. in the Donna Nigh Gallery on the 4th floor of the Night University Center on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. The exhibit will continue through May 9. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
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Food Network show visits Guthrie for ’89er Days
Guthrie’s annual ’89er Days Celebration provides a variety of activities for people to enjoy including a carnival, rodeo, parade and lots of food vendors.
This year, visitors at the 84th annual event, which runs Tuesday through Saturday, will notice an added bonus when a film crew from the new television series “Carnival Eats” will be in town filming for its inaugural episode.
Drama troupe plans Good Friday performance
Spirit Act Drama Troupe of First United Methodist Church, Edmond will present the passion play, “Christus” by Alison Spitz on Good Friday.
4-15 Good Reads
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Taking Care of Mama Rabbit” and/or “Cheesie Mack Is Not Exactly Famous” Deadline is 10 a.m. April 21. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
Andersons provide enchanting afternoon with Dillingham
Mo and Richard Anderson recently showcased the musical and performing talents of UCO's Ambassador in Residence Kyle Dillingham in a concert at their Edmond home.
Stepping forward: The real Colbert
Letterman changed the late-night TV game between his run on NBC's "Late Night" and starting the "Late Show" franchise in 1993. And while it's tough to replace a pop-culture icon, Colbert, in terms of pedigree and sense of humor, makes the most sense.
VIDEO: CBS taps Colbert as Letterman’s Late Show successor
Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman reports that CBS has announced Stephen Colbert as its choice to replace the retiring David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” on Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money.”
4-8 Good Reads
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Where’s Mommy?” and/or “Say It Ain’t So!” Deadline is 10 a.m. April 14. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
‘ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown’ features Moby as headliner
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) will take over Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district with more than 70 ACM@UCO student bands in 14 venues as a part of its fifth annual “ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown” event. The live music starts at 3 p.m. April 11, with a “Sound Mixing for Feature Film” panel at 1 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
'Captain America' sequel shatters records with $96.2 million debut
Superhero sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" soared in its opening weekend to a record-breaking $96.2 million in North America and a worldwide total to date of $303.3 million.
The $170 million 3-D film, starring Chris Evans as the shield-bearing superhero and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, is the top April opening of all time and more successful than its 2011 predecessor, "Captain America: The First Avenger," which made $65 million in its first three days.
The sequel, directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, generated just more thn $207 million in its first 10 days overseas.
Mickey Rooney, celebrated child actor, dies at 93
Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93.
Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked by an often-turbulent personal life, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith and the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed his death. The cause was not disclosed.
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