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Culture, Art "Mark Bradford": Artist Exposes the Wounds Beneath the Beauty

"Mark Bradford": Artist Exposes the Wounds Beneath the Beauty

In the spring of 1921, white residents of Tulsa, Okla., burned down the city's black district and murdered scores of African-Americans — men, women, and children. Historians have called it "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history."…
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Music, Reviewed Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

The lads comprising Tulsa's Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey — none of whom are named Jacob or Fred — are jazz musicians of a generation for whom rock, funk, and electronica are not anathema. Core members Brian Haas (keyboards) and Reid…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Baby Steps

It's the perennial question of the young artist: How do I get my work shown on walls that I do not already own? One option is to bring your paintings directly into a gallery. If they're excellent, do that. But…
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Music, Reviewed Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Over the rumble of kettle drums, farty blasts of trombone, and kid sis Martha's wailing — quite literally — about "fire and brimstone," Rufus Wainwright repeats a straightforward question on Release the Stars' opening number: "Do I disappoint you?" Oh,…
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Music, Reviewed DJ Z-Trip & DJ P

DJ Z-Trip & DJ P

Blending a wide array of rock, pop, and rap from the '70s through the '90s, Phoenix's DJ Z-Trip and Tulsa's DJ P whip together a giddy platter of anachronisms on Uneasy Listening, Volume 1. Self-released in a 1,000-copy run, for…
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