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Entries from May 2010

The Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival

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One of the most popular events in June in Oklahoma City is the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival.  It’s been held for more than 20 years, and it features many amazing cultural events like dancing, arts, a parade, and more.  More than 100 Native American tribes, nations, and bands participate, making it an amazing event.  This year, the Red Earth Festival takes place on June 18 through 20, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.

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The Reopening of the Tower Theatre

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Every time I drive down Northwest 23rd street, I see the great old Tower Theatre sign.  For years, it’s been slowly falling apart as the theatre has been abandoned.  However, last time I was down that way, I noticed something: the sign had been restored and looked as good as new!

This prompted me to do a little research into the Tower Theatre.  It was built in 1936 as one of the first suburban movie theatres in Oklahoma City.  Since then, it has hosted a number of movies, including a record-breaking run of the hit “The Sound of Music.”  However, in the 1970s, few people visited the Tower any more, and it soon fell into decline.  It showed some older films and hosted live music performances for a few years, but it soon closed down. 

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June Events in OKC

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While the temperature is certainly rising, there are many reasons to get out of your air conditioned house this June.  Here are some of the great events going on in Oklahoma City this month.

June 1 – June 4 – Redhawks vs. Redbirds at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark

June 1 – 15 – Sketch to Screen at the OKC Museum of Art

June 1 – 26 – William Christenberry: Beginnings at the [Artspace] at Untitled

June 3 – Noon Tunes featuring David Hooten at the OKC Downtown Library

June 3 – 5 – Fugue at the Carpenter Square Theatre

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