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Entries from September 2010

October Events in OKC

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If you’re going to be in Oklahoma City this October, here are a few events to check out.

Halloween events running all month long:

Frightfest at Frontier City

Haunt the Zoo

The Storybook Forest

Bricktown’s Haunted Warehouse

Terror on 10th Street

Trail of Terror

Ultimate Terrors Haunted House

A ll month long – the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association 12th Annual Exhibition – National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Oct 7 – 10:  2010 Oklahoma Regatta Festival on the Oklahoma River.

Oct. 8: MUSE performs at the Ford Center.

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U.S. Department of Justice Official to Visit OKC

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If you’ll be in Oklahoma City November 4th and 5th, you have a chance to hear Carl Alexandre speak at Oklahoma City University.  Mr. Alexandre is the Senior Executive Service Director of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development.  This department is a part of the Criminal Division’s Assistance and Training section, which is itself a part of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Alexandre is no stranger to Oklahoma.  In 1984, he graduated from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.  Now he returns to the campus to speak about the office he is in charge of.  He will talk on both days, including a speech for law students on Nov. 4th.

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18th Century Art Comes to OKC

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Starting on September 9 and running through January 2, 2011, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibit of 18th century art.  La Serenissima: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Art From North American Collections will feature art from the Italian coastal state of La Serenissima.  The name, which translates to “The Most Serene Republic of Venice” was a major sea trade center for centuries.  The area was also a major center of art and creativity.  This exhibit will feature 65 different pieces of art from among 25 different galleries across the country.  The pieces cover everything from history to Biblical and mythological themes.  Some featured artists include Luca Carlevarijs, Antonio Canaletto, and Bernardo Bellotto.

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Avatar and the Culture of Language Seminar

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One of my favorite movies to come out in recent years was Avatar, James Cameron’s amazing CGI film about soldiers interacting with the alien Na’vi.  These blue aliens lived among the forests of a planet far away from Earth, and they spoke their own interesting language.

If you love Avatar as much as I do, you’ll be very interested to know that Dr. Paul Frommer, the creator of the Na’vi alien language, is going to be in Oklahoma on October 7.  He will discuss how he developed the Na’vi language, how it works, and talk about training the actors to speak it.  For linguist students and those interested in language, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

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