The 7th annual edition of the Oak Cliff Film Festival has announced its lineup and the programming for this event continues to be some of the most adventurous and interesting of any film fests in the Southwest. Hosted at the historic Texas Theatre in the Oak Cliff neighborhood in south Dallas, OCFF strives to not only bring some of the biggest festival hits to the DFW area, but also programs plenty of amazing and unique cinema experiences to enhance the magic for filmgoers and 2018 is no exception. Opening with Joan Jett documentary, Bad Reputation, OCFF has some of the most punk rock programming in the country and follows that through with repertory screenings like Penelope Spheeris' legendary punk western, Dudes. Also on the docket are festival hits like Issa Lopez's Tigers are not Afraid, Rungano Nyoni's I am not a Witch, and many others. Whether intentional or not, OCFF has an incredible lineup of films by women directors and the documentary section even includes Half the Picture, … [Read more...] about Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018: Feature Film Lineup Announced! Live Scores, TIGERS, & BAD REPUTATION, Oh My!
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1) Hamburg Music Festival, 2 to 11 p.m. May 12 at roughly 20 locations throughout the Village of Hamburg. Wristband for entrance into participating venues, including Memorial Park, runs for $10 and may be purchased at any of five locations. Commentary: In Memorial Park and in venues throughout the village, live music will resonate in Hamburg all day Saturday. Restaurants and coffee shops have invited several different musicians to perform, but the main action is in the park, where the Alison Pipitone Band and Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields will end the festival with a bang. A cornhole tournament (registration, $20, at 4 p.m., game-play begins at 5), food trucks and beer-wine-hard cider are complementary activities in Memorial Park. Peek back at the Smiles gallery from 2016, which had a solid turnout despite chilly temperatures. ***** 2) Underoath, doors at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 May 12 in Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Cost is $32.50 in advance here, or $38.50 day-of, … [Read more...] about The 10: Hamburg Music Festival, Underoath, Mini Maker Faire
‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’The Tony Award-winning musical “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” comes to the Broken Arrow PAC, 701 S. Main St., for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The classic tale is given a contemporary twist, with beloved songs including “In My Own Little Corner” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” Tickets start at $25 and are available at brokenarrowpac.com.‘Chefs: A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown’“Chefs: A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown,” an on-stage cooking contest that’s been described as a cross between “Iron Chef” and “Magic Mike,” comes to the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The show features male cooks who engage in a series of culinary challenges, in which the losing chef has to remove a piece of clothing. Audience members will vote for the winners. Tickets start at $29 and are available at … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Spring festivals, Drillers, live music and more highlight upcoming events this week
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Five-day Freep Film Festival kicks off with sweet memories for sports fans Documentary films are the medium, riveting tales of metro Detroit is the message, at this week's Freep Film Festival. See www.freepfilmfestival.com Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press Published 9:38 p.m. ET April 11, 2018 | Updated 8:09 a.m. ET April 12, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Freep Film Festival: 'The Russian Five' world premiere Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Alan Upchurch, right, and his son Trevor Upchurch both of … [Read more...] about Five-day Freep Film Festival kicks off with sweet memories for sports fans
Singer/songwriter Don Nix (left), bluesman Furry Lewis, Emily Smith and Leon Russell are shown in this photo circa-1971. Don Nix/Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture/Steve Todoroff Collection“Rhapsodies For Young Lovers” was originally intended as a Leon Russell instrumental album, but Russell was overruled by his boss, producer Snuff Garrett, who renamed the album The Midnight String Quartet. The album spawned a series of similar releases. Courtesy/ Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture/ Steve Todoroff CollectionJohn Griffith Bridges (1831-1911), Leon Russell’s great-grandfather, served in the Civil War. Courtesy/Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, Steve Todoroff CollectionRussell Bridges, later to be known as Leon Russell, is shown on his fourth birthday, April 2, 1946, in Apache, Oklahoma. Courtesy/Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture/Steve Todoroff CollectionAn illustration shows the planned Leon Russell memorial monument at Tulsa’s Memorial Park Cemetery. Brian … [Read more...] about Before Leon Russell events, 10 things to know about Tulsa’s mayor of rock and roll