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• friday • jan. 14 • 2011

also inside: Skating Polly goes full speed ahead • Norman hosts 2nd Friday • ‘Slim’ brings the blues • Chocolate festival tickets on sale • Drama’s setting is memorable

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The Norman Transcript, P.O. Box 1058, Norman, OK 73070. To advertise in this section, call 366-3554. COVER ART: Clockwise from top, students at the Actor Factory work on improv. Los Angeles talent agent Robert Haas visits the factory. Alissa Millar teaches acting techniques. (cover photos provided)

Setting memorable in this crime drama “Across the Line:The Exodus of Charlie Wright” (2010) went straight to video — the movie mark of shame.The few reviews weren’t kind either, citing a plot that’s full of holes. While it’s true the script could have used a bit more work, overall, “Across the Line” got a bum rap.This offbeat whitecollar crime drama is far more entertaining than you might think.The photography is gorgeous, it’s full of memorable characters and the cast is superb. I was hooked from start to finish. Our story begins in Los Angeles, where we meet Charlie Wright (Aiden Quinn), a securities trader who’s about to be arrested for fraud. He was the mastermind behind a scheme that stole more than $10 billion from trusting customers. Seven FBI agents, headed by Special Agent Hobbs (Mario Van Peebles) are waiting outside his firm, ready to pounce as soon as the official warrant comes down. But when it does and they do, Wright has disappeared. Six weeks later, Wright is still gone, and Hobbs has no idea where he might be. He could be anywhere, with the cash he has at his disposal. He managed to spend $4 billion of his plunder, mostly on lavish homes around the globe (I love the view from his L.A. house). Hobbs has managed to recover $5 billion of Wright’s plunder, but there’s still $1.6 billion missing. FBI director

Mary Anne Hempe Forgotten Video Hill (Corbin Bernsen) wants that money, and he wants Wright. What he doesn’t want are more excuses from Hobbs as to why an old, overweight slob like Wright can evade authorities for so long.The problem is that Hobbs is looking in the wrong place. Assuming that someone who’s become accustomed to luxury can’t live without it, Hobbs has focused his search on Wrights many homes, hoping to grab him when he shows up at one of them. But Wright isn’t living in luxury anymore. He doesn’t even have running water. He has chosen to hide almost in plain sight, just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, in a shabby hotel. Wright’s low profile doesn’t last forever, though. By a twist of fate (or perhaps a plot hole), he is spotted by one of Hobbs’s agents, who’s vacationing in Tijuana. Hobbs and crew are thrilled to finally have a lead, especially since there’s serious competition for Wright. The Russian mafia also wants him. Wright handled accounts for mob boss Letvenko (Elya Baskin) and his devoted partner Borlec (Raymond J. Barry), two notorious, old mobsters who have been lying low in Tijuana for nearly 20 years,

running a restaurant and keeping their criminal activities well underground. They depended on Wright to keep their money clean. He paid them back by taking $100 million. If having the Feds and Russians after him weren’t enough, Charlie also has attracted the attention of Jorge Garza (Andy Garcia), a kind (and inept) Mexican mob boss, whose empire is crumbling due to debt. Garza’s bosses in Mexico City have just called in a huge loan they made to Garza, and there’s no way he can pay it — unless he can find Wright first and “convince” him to reveal where he has the $1.6 billion hidden. Wright doesn’t care about the money anymore, though, or the danger he’s in. He just wants to make a few things right in this life before he leaves it. For personal reasons, long buried and almost forgotten,Tijuana is where his redemption has to start — and where it might just end. Tijuana looks stunning in “Across the Line,” a colorful, modern city enhanced by Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein’s beautiful cinematography. Quinn is excellent as the beaten-down Charlie Wright, in one of his best performances to date. He definitely carries the movie, and is ably assisted by Garcia, Van Peebles and the scene-stealing Luke Goss as Russian henchman Damon. Check it out!

Films playing at Hollywood Spotlight and Warren Theatre New Releases: • The Dilemma: Best friends face a challenge in their relationship when one discovers that the other’s wife is having an affair. PG-13. • The Green Hornet: A superhero’s tale of redemption, as the party-loving son of a deceased media mogul partners with his father’s former employee to fight crime. PG-13. — In 3D only at Hollywood, and 2D/3D at Warren Theatre Now Showing: • Black Swan: This psychological thriller focuses on the relationship between a fragile veteran ballet dancer and her rival. R. — Only at Warren Theatre • Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2D/3D: Lucy and Edmund bring their cousin along for an adventure with Prince Caspian aboard The Dawn Treader. PG. — Only at Warren Theatre

• Country Strong: A fallen country music star and a rising songwriter embark on a tour with a young, new act. The tour, organized by the star’s husband, keeps the group on emotional highs and lows as they face romantic complications and their pasts. Stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester. PG. • Gulliver’s Travels 2D/3D: In this remake of the classic, Jack Black stars as a travel writer who takes an assignment in Bermuda, where the tiny citizens of the island of Liliput give him trouble. PG. — In 3D only at Warren Theatre • Little Fockers: The third installment of this series focuses on the twins’ birthday party. PG-13. • Season of the Witch: A suspected witch is blamed for the Black Plague after knights escort her to a monastery. PG-13. • Tangled 2D/3D: The long-haired princess Rapunzel, tucked away in a tower, is in for an adventure when a bandit is the

one to lure her from her fortress. The newest Disney flick. PG. — In 2D only at Warren Theatre • The Fighter- This film focuses on the early years of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward, taking special note of his relationship with his brother. R. — Only at Warren Theatre • The King’s Speech: Colin Firth portrays King George VI of Britain and his ascension to the throne, with special attention paid to the speech therapist who helped him. R. • Tron: Legacy 2D/3D: This sci-fi flick takes a look at the future, as a virtual-world worker tries to take down the Master Control Program. PG. • True Grit: A remake of the 1969 classic, Jeff Bridges stars as Marshal Reuban J. Cogburn, a man who helps young Mattie Ross track down her father’s killer. PG-13. • Yogi Bear 2D/3D: Yogi Bear comes to the big screen in this faux documentary of Jellystone Park. PG.

Films playing at Robinson Crossing • Burlesque: A small-town girl looks for her big break at a L.A. neo-burlesque club. PG-13. • Due Date: Following a series of unfortunate events, an expecting father finds his only way back to his wife is riding with eccentric aspiring actor, Ethan Tremblay. Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. R • Faster: An ex-con is determined to avenge his brother’s death, despite being tracked by a veteran cop and a hit man. R. • Megamind: Supervilian Megamind had it all. He had conquered his nemesis and had free range of the city. But Megamind finds himself bored without a hero to fight. PG. • The Social Network: The creation of Facebook is chronicled in this film, centering on its creator, Mark Zuckerberg. PG13. • Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls: Based on a collection of poems, these women share struggles that women in general, and colored women, in particular, face. R. • Unstoppable: An unmanned freight train with combustible cargo threatens a city as rail workers attempt to stop the disaster. PG-13.

Film submissions deadline nears pop staff reports The submission deadline for the 11th annual deadCENTER Film Festival is Feb. 14. Information about how to apply can be found at or call 246-9233. The 2011 deadCENTER Film Festival will be June 812 in downtown Oklahoma City. MovieMaker magazine has selected Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival as one of its Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the world in

its Fall 2010 issue. MovieMaker is the most widely-read magazine on independent film. The recognition follows on the heels of deadCENTER’s most successful festival to date.The10th anniversary festival last June brought 10,000 attendees to downtown Oklahoma City to watch more than 100 films from all over Oklahoma and around the world, including Oscar nominee Spike Jonze, who debuted his documentary about Edmond native Mat Hoffman.

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Skating Polly goes full Norman hosts 2nd speed ahead with show Friday tonight By Doug Hill

If you go

pop reviewer

Edmond punk rock duo Skating Polly’s Kelli Mayo (keys/basitar/vocals) and Peyton Suitor (guitar/drums/vocals) have learned a lot about being rock stars in the less than two years they’ve been playing together. “Don’t forget to tune your guitar,” Suitor said during an interview last weekend. “Don’t forget to bring any instruments or amps you’re going to need at a gig,” Mayo said. “Once, we had to go all the way back home from Oklahoma City because we’d left gear behind.” Skating Polly will demonstrate their performance fundamentals at a show tonight at the Opolis with BRONCHO and the Boom Bang. Skating Polly started playing out in 2010, and the response has been tremendous. They’ve had an interview with the Spy 103.5 FM indie rock radio station and received local press. Friends in the business include Exene Cervenka (X), Kelly Ogden (Dollyrots) and Chris Harris (founder Nice People label). “We made an album, which was lots of fun,” Suitor said. “And we played shows at the Conservatory, the Opolis and the Deluxe Indie Craft Fair.” For this year, another recording and mini-tours outside the state are in the cards. Skating Polly’s first out-of-state concert is in Hays, Kan. at Café Semolino on Feb. 26. “We get free food,”

Doors open at 9 p.m. today at the Opolis, 113 N. Crawford. Admission is $5 for this all-ages show featuring Boom Band, BRONCHO and Skating Polly. There is a $2 additional surcharge for anyone under 21.

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Skating Polly’s Kelli Mayo, left, and Peyton Suitor will play an all-ages show at the Opolis tonight. Suitor said. “I’m so excited.” None of the band’s accomplishments may seem particularly noteworthy, until you consider Mayo is 10 years old and Suitor 15. “Playing out for audiences isn’t as scary as I thought it would be,” Suitor said. “It was at first, but then it was really fun.” Both girls had attended shows at the Conservatory, so they’d observed the atmosphere. “It was cool being the band instead of seeing a band,” Mayo said. Skating Polly are quick to credit their parents for their sophisticated taste in music. While many in their demographic listen to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, more likely you’d hear Dirty Pretty Things and Chairlift hanging out with Skating Polly. “In our families, listening to music is our favorite thing to do,” Mayo said. “We listen to our iPods and go to concerts a lot.” Skating Polly said they like most of the music their

parents enjoy. “Except for the Danielson Family, because they’re annoying,” Mayo said. “My dad listens to them all the time. I liked them at first, but after about the 30th time, it was annoying.” Their folks have taken them to see performances by the likes of the Dandy Warhols, Joanna Newsome and Joan Jett. “I went to the Toadies, which was scary,” Mayo said. “Kelli wanted to start a mosh pit, and when she got in there, she realized it really was a mosh pit,” Suitor said with a chuckle. When asked what artist they’d bring back from the Great Beyond for one more concert, the girls were of one voice. “Kurt Cobain,” they said in chorus. “I love Nirvana,” Suitor said. “That’s my favorite band ever, because there was so much energy in their shows.” Sometimes Skating Polly’s own songs reflect what they’ve been listening

to, but they’re striving to create a sound that can’t be easily categorized. “We don’t want to be a band that makes just one type of song,” Mayo said. “All punk songs we just couldn’t do because we like too many different things.” She described going through phases where their writing takes its inspiration from each other and new sounds they’ve discovered. Mayo made one aspect of their outfit’s reputation crystal clear. “We are not a novelty band,” she said emphatically. Mayo went on to remind that she’s in fifth grade and some of her classmates are skeptical that Skating Polly even exists. “People at my school say, ‘You’re not really in a band,’” she said. “I’ll show them our album and they’ll say, ‘That’s not really your work. Your parents must write your songs for you.’” Mayo sets them straight with newspaper articles about her band. When Suitor said that she doesn’t have that problem, Mayo observed that it’s the difference in maturity levels between grade school and junior high.

The Norman Arts Council presents an allnew Second Friday Circuit of Art in 2011 on Jan. 14. With a new look and expanded services to include the NAC Community Partners, the Second Friday Circuit of Art has become a more streamlined and enjoyable experience for art-goers. Events include everything from a book signing at the Performing Arts Studio to the annual Family Fun Night at the Firehouse Art Center to the Art “à la CART” at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art. Openings for local artists also will take place at venues around Historic Downtown. Stash welcomes visual artist Sarah Capshaw. MAINSITE Contemporary Gallery hosts the midway reception for the 2010 Emerging Artists show. Sandalwood and Sage presents the works of Wes Holderby. Second Friday Circuit of Art is a collaboration between artists, art organizations and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. More information is available online at www.2ndFridayNorman.c om. For information on NAC events, visit, or call the NAC office at 405-360-1162. Today’s events: — Participating nonprofit events: • Performing Arts Studio (200 S Jones Ave, 405-307-

9320) presents a special reading and book signing with Norman author Wayne Iverson. He will share lessons learned during his journey from student at Yale to hobo to monk as he reads from his recently published book, “Hobo Sapien, Freight Train Hopping Tao and Zen.” Live railroad music will accompany the readings. • Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave., 405325-3272) presents Art “à la CART” — art activitie including pastel drawings inspired by Juane Quick-toSee Smith’s Wallawa Waterhole Series; live music (presented by by the singer/songwriter Island J. & the Moa Mahi, island pop; Jarod Grice, singer/songwriter folk; and Katie Mariah, country/folk singer/songwriter; and short films presented by deadCENTER Film Festival. • Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood Ave., 405329-4523) presents Family Fun Night. Children will be invited to sculpt or hand build any type of animal in the ceramics studio. Once their animal is complete, they are asked to place the animal on tables set up in the gallery. • Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray St., 405-7012929): An Assorted Affair with Anji Bryner. • Pink Elephant Cafe (301 E. Main St, 405-3078449) Welcomes the Queen Crafters. • The University Club: (900 Asp Ave, second floor OMU, 405-325-4678) Dinner and dancing with Kip Curtis and the house band. — pop staff reports

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Album part of essential collection The Rolling Stones — “Exile on Main St. (Deluxe Edition)” 1972, 2010 Released in 1972, the year I was born,The Rolling Stones’ classic double LP “Exile on Main St.” was an album I discovered in my father’s record collection when I was in my teens. Intrigued by the skuzzy artwork and the sheer amount of music, I knew I was in for more of an adventure than offered by the fuzzy joy of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” or their curious, psychedelic misfire from ’67, “Their Satanic Majesties Request.” Grungy, gritty and the boiled-down essence of what rock ’n roll is all about, I was immediately hooked on “Exile” and its salty mash of rock, blues, Gospel and soul. And, over the years, it has remained among my favorite classic rock albums. And I’m not alone.There was such an interest in this

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CD review near-mythic album released in the hazy early ’70s that it was decided a reissue was in order, which also features some previously unreleased material and alternate takes with some new overdubs. This finally took place in 2010, thankfully, with the work of original producer Jimmy Miller and help from Don Was. It’s an absolutely essential collection. Original Stone and rhythm guitarist Brian Jones had been dead for three years by the time of its release. New guitarist Mick Taylor (sorely underused by the band) offers a lot here, along with Keith Richards, who was really in control and offering up songs like “Happy,” with “Keef ” on vocals. The first track, “Rocks

Off,” with Richard’s straightforward licks and Bill Wyman’s bubbling bass is enhanced by Nicky Hopkins’ piano and some sassy horns. The band wastes no time diving into the ’50s blues-nboogie of “Rip This Joint” to the actual boogie of “Casino Boogie.” Whatever was in the air back in those days in the French Riveria, it must have been catching. And with this new mix, we get a “Loving Cup” with drums so audible it sounds like Charlie Watts is in the room with you. The album’s sole hit single, “Tumbling Dice,” remains one of the best “pop singles” (and I use that phrase loosely) of the rock era. Mick Jagger’s backporch folk-blues harmonica is brilliant with the acoustic interplay between Richards and Taylor on “Sweet Virginia.” Jagger incorporates more blues harp on “Stop Breaking Down.”This is an underrated track, in my opinion. You can nearly feel the sweat and smell the spilled beer and smoke listening to this song.

The Stones are slinky on “Ventilator Blues” and sound as if they’re back in the wild woods in some black country church on “I Just Want to See His Face.” Brave and bold stuff, boys. But then they get back to a more modern bluesy rock-nsoul sound on the driving, unstoppable “All Down the Line.” Sounds as good, if not better on this CD, the second time around. The 10 bonus tracks are interesting and worth hearing. “Pass the Wine (Sophia Loren)” is slinky in an early ’70s sort of way.The alternate take of “Loving Cup,” slowed down, sounds like “Let It Bleed”-era Stones. And then there’s the balladry of “Following the River,” which should have probably made it on the album and is reminiscent of “Angie,” a song they’d release a year later. All in all, “Exile on Main St. (Deluxe Edition)” is a powerful release. The songs now sound better than ever. Grade – A+

Watermelon Slim brings blues to Norman pop staff reports The Performing Arts Studio Winter Wind Concert Series welcomes multi-award winning blues man Watermelon Slim playing solo Sunday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performance in the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. Tickets are $20. Slim’s 2009 concert sold out. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. William “Watermelon Slim” Homans, was raised in North Carolina, where he grew up listening to his maid sing John Lee Hooker

and other blues songs around the house, strongly influencing his later musical direction. While he was recovering from a Vietnam War wound, Homans taught himself upside-down lefthanded slide guitar on a $5 balsa wood model using a triangle pick cut from a coffee can top and his Army issued Zippo lighter as the slide. In the decades following, Homans was mostly a truck driver, with some odd jobs thrown in. Composing songs kept him awake and entertained while he was driving, and

many of his current songs came about while he was on the road. Farming watermelons in Oklahoma gave him his stage name. Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for

the Arts. Additional funding comes from sponsors Tom McAuliffe of Don Cies Real Estate, Cindy Merrick of Therapy in Motion, Nancy McClellan and contributors Glen Brown, Skye Diers, Tony Grider, Danna Primm, The Becky Grider Memorial Fund and Keri and Hugh Young.

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Brother Gruesome raw, authentic By Aaron Wright Gray

Album review

pop editor

The second release from Oklahoma’s Brother Gruesome is a seven-inch vinyl with two of the band’s best songs. “We kind of like putting out small releases of our best material in a semicollectible format,” said Todd Jackson, singer and guitarist for the group. The group’s first release was a cassette put out by Slanty Shanty Records Tape Club in February 2010. Released months later during a December show at The Deli in Norman, “Morphine Makes You Comfortable” shows off not only the musical talent of the individual members, but also the delicacy in which they blend together to create stellar sounds. The vinyl contains the songs “Needles” and “Tubes,” along with some heavy guitar riffs and chilling vocals. “I like music that is both wild and carefully crafted. Lately, it’s feedback and overly distorted guitars,” Jackson said. The melancholy “Needles” is a guitar and drumladen song, with little as far as lyrics, except the repetition of the phrase “I am so low” and some sustained interjections like “woah” and “yeah.” “Tubes” is a more fast-

FYI Brother Gruesome’s vinyl is available at Guestroom Records. The website is

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Brother Gruesome released their new seven-inch vinyl “Morphine Makes You Comfortable” in December 2010. paced, yet darker song, which contains the title phrase, “Morphine makes you comfortable.” The song lyrics focus on the bitterness of dealing with health issues. “Tubes and Needles evoke the imagery of a hospital or hospice care type of situation. They are the tools used to keep someone alive and comfortable in their final hours. No one wants to have breathing tubes and injections of morphine, but they are a necessary evil when one is passing away,” Jackson said. “Tubes was inspired by the

final words spoken to me by my grandmother last year before she passed away.” Even though it’s not the case, the album gives me the impression of a jam session, like the members are just enjoying making music, picking up and adding to the offerings of each of their members in one stream of connected thought. Singers Todd Jackson and Penny Hilary combine to produce an unusual but pleasant blend of vocals, raw and authentic. Jackson and Levi Watson, percussion, are the

driving force behind the band, which formed in 2005. As Jackson’s duties with his other band, The Hex, increased, Brother Gruesome took a backseat, according to a bio sent out from the band. The two began working on the group again in 2008. The band recently was signed under the Nice People label based in Norman. Brian Adair on bass, Penny Hilary on vocals and Nikolas Thompson on keys joined the band later. All members are involved in other local bands, including the Grammarians, Ghost of Monkshood, Kite Flying Robot and the Evangelicals. Brother Gruesome will play in Norman beginning at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Form and Function Lab, 123 E. Main St. The show is called Form and Dysfunctional Family Reunion. Brother Gruesome’s vinyl is available at Guestroom Records. The website is


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Chocolate Festival tickets on sale pop staff reports Tickets are on sale now for the 29th annual Chocolate Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the University of Oklahoma’s Forum Building, located at 1704 Asp Ave. (at Asp and Timberdell). Tickets may be purchased online by visiting

www.normanfirehouse. com. There are two types of tickets available.The Premiere ticket is for a onehour session, and includes 15 chocolate samples for $30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.The $20 tickets include 10 samples and will be available for sessions every 30 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

‘Hedwig and the Angry Itch’ returns to metro area pop staff reports After an eight-year hiatus from the role, Oklahoma City- based actor and musician Matthew Alvin Brown returned in the title role of the rock musical “Hedwig and The Angry Inch” last November, selling out the entire run and earning rave reviews from audiences. Due to popular demand, the production will return for an extended

run at The Boom, 2218 NW 39th St. in Oklahoma City, starting Jan. 13. Performances will take place 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with additional midnight shows on Fridays through Jan. 29. The production will continue throughout February with additional midnight performances every Friday. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) and can be ordered by phone by calling 405-343-1570.

Trusted. Tested. Timeless.

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Actor Factor sold-out workshop offered online the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, he spent time with a theater company called Stone Soup during the 1990s. In 1996, he landed his first gig as a television actor. In 2004, he opened Freihofer Casting, which shares a space with The Actor Factory. Freihofer has casted for movies such as “Heaven’s

By Aaron Wright Gray pop editor

After years in the industry as a casting director and actor, Chris Freihofer had come across some misconceptions of Oklahoma that was holding the state back from blossoming into a film mecca. “I found that the common perception for bringing films to Oklahoma is that there’s not enough talent base or crew here,” Freihofer said. In an effort to change one of those perceptions, Freihofer opened The Actor Factory in March 2009. The factory, located at 3750 W. Main St. in Norman, is the home to several classes that provide actors and actresses with a chance to refine their skills and learn techniques for landing roles. “In my opinion, a successful on-camera actor is a four-legged animal,” Freihofer said, noting that staff at the factory focuses on four main components of on-camera technique: acting, auditioning, acting on camera and improvisation. All classes are taught by professionals with field experience and are limited to 10 to 12 students in order to provide each student with ample practice time. The classes are offered once a week in six- to eight-week chunks. Prices range from $125 to $300 for the series of classes. Since opening in 2009, Freihofer said classes have remained full, with people coming from all over the state and even out of state to enroll.

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Megamind in 2-D PG 12:30 2:45 5:00 7:15 9:30 Due Date R 12:25 2:40 4:55 7:10 9:25 For Colored Girls R 12:45 3:55 6:50 9:40 Burlesque PG13 1:00 4:00 6:55 9:45

Rain,” “The Killer Inside Me,” “Pearl,” “Barking Water” and “Elizabethtown.” As an actor, Freihofer has appeared on the television shows “Friday Night Lights” and “Army Wives” and the films “Leaves of Grass” and “The ExTerminators.”

Faster R 12:15 2:40 5:05 7:25 9:55 The Social Network PG13 4:50 9:50 Unstoppable PG13 12:20 2:35 7:30

Young performers learn auditioning for the camera at the Actor Factory. In addition, Freihofer said he frequently offers a workshop called “Breaking Into the Business.” Realizing it had been more than a year since his last workshop, Freihofer scheduled one in December, and it sold out. He scheduled one again for January, and it also sold out. Then Freihofer decided to move the workshop online as a webcast. That way, it can’t sell out completely. Freihofer said all 25 seats or so for the on-location workshop — set for 2 p.m. Sunday — will be filled, but people can register online to view the workshop. Online participants will be able to download all materials and e-mail questions into Freihofer during the workshop. The $40 fee for the workshop also will allow participants to review the video of the webcast for 30 days. Online registration can be completed at king or by calling the Actor Factory at 701-1673. “This is our first time to broadcast a webcast,” Freihofer said. If all goes well, he may be looking into putting more of his resources online. Freihofer said he began the workshop after hearing stories from numerous parents who had been scammed out of thousands of dollars, which caused the parents to view everyone in the industry as shady.

Trying to preserve the reputation of his legitimate colleagues, Freihofer wanted to get needed information to individuals and families trying to enter show business. “This webcast, this seminar is the information they need to get started safely, professionally and affordably,” he said. “It’s based on experience I’ve had as an actor or casting director around here.” Originally from Oklahoma, Freihofer moved to Norman to study theater at

TRON LEGACY 3-D $ (PG) 1:00 3:55 6:50 9:40 THE DILEMMA • (PG13) 1:15 4:25 7:20 10:00 THE GREEN HORNET 3-D $ (PG13) 12:55 1:30 3:50 4:20 6:30 7:05 9:20 9:50 THE KINGS SPEECH (R) 1:00 3:50 6:40 9:40 TANGLED (PG) 1:30 4:15 6:55 9:25 COUNTRY STRONG (PG) 1:05 3:50 7:00 9:45 SEASON OF THE WITCH (PG13) 1:35 4:10 7:10 9:55

LITTLE FOCKERS (PG13) 1:45 4:15 6:45 9:20 TRUE GRIT (PG13) 1:00 3:45 7:05 9:40 BLACK SWAN (R) 1:25 4:00 6:40 9:15 GULLIVERS TRAVELS 3-D $ (PG) 1:55 4:40 7:30 10:05 YOGI BEAR 3-D $ (R) 2:00 4:45 7:15 9:30 NARNIA VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (PG) 1:20 4:05 6:55 9:35

Norman Silver Spur Square Dance Club FREE Square Dance Lessons for beginners Best Mexican Food

wednesday AFTER 5PM

Special! $5.99

Giant 5 lbs Burrito Dinner!

Topped with 5 sauces and 2 cheeses. Served with rice & beans. Almost 3 meals!

1000 East Alameda


Beginning Sat. Jan. 15th @ 3 p.m. at Irving Recreational Center, 125 Vicksburg (Off Alameda). Food complimentary of Club Bob Thomas, Caller @ 642-1832 Sharon Dale, Pres @ 527-7325





Boom Bang, Broncho, Skating Polly, 9 p.m., Opolis My So Called Band, 10:30 p.m., The Deli The South 77 Band with The Rooftop Dogs, county rock, 10 p.m., The Brewhouse



Lauren Deger, jazz, 9 p.m., Othello’s Second Friday Circuit of Art, 6-10 p.m., various places in Norman


16 Andy Frasco with the Ben Miller Band, indie pop bluegrass, 10 p.m., The Brewhouse

Comedy Night, 9 p.m., Opolis

Anthony Nagid Quartet, jazz, 7 p.m., Othello’s

86 After with Smoke City Revue, indie rock, 10 p.m., $5,The Brewhouse



Norman Silver Spur Square Dance Club, free dance lessons for beginners, 3 p.m., Irving Recreational Center, for more info. call 642-1832 or 527-7325.

Mama Sweet, 10:30 p.m., The Deli


Mediterranean Treasures, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Sam Noble Museum, $5, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.

Vince Gill, 8 p.m., $68-78, Riverwind Casino Deerpeople, Junebug Spade, 9 p.m., Opolis Art After Hours, Adolph Gottlieb, The Search for the Universal, 6 p.m., Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art




Phalonius Funk with the Needles, rock, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse

Hosty Duo, The Deli, 10:30 p.m.

Two’s Company, Improv-ing the World, Red Letters, 8 p.m., $10, Ghostlight Theatre Club, 3110 N. Walker in Oklahoma City

Happy hour free show with Edie Rassmussen and Bob Gale with the Sunday Flyers, The Deli

Basile Kolliopoulos, blues, 8 p.m., Othello’s

Trivia night, 8:30 p.m., Bison Witches, 211 E. Main St.

“Ubuntu, Sharing Voices from Cape Town, South Africa,” a film by Judith Blake will be partially screened at the Cinematic Artists of Norman meeting, 6 p.m., Norman High School Fine Arts Building, first meeting free



Travis Linville, 7-9 p.m., free show, The Deli

Trivia night, 9 p.m., The Abner, 121 E. Main St.

The Missoulao Blongata Stage Show with Samantha Crain and Penny Hill, 9 p.m., $5

Trivia night, 8:30 p.m., Bison Witches, 211 E. Main St.

Stephanie Leon Shames, piano, Sharp Concert Hall, 8 p.m., $8

Bingo, O’Connell’s, 9 p.m., 769 Asp Ave.


Jackpot Bingo, 8-11 p.m., Sooner Legends Restaurant and Bar, 1220 24th Ave. NW

A Choral Collaboration, 8 p.m., Sharp Concert Hall, OU campus, $8, combined Norman North and OU Chorale

Adam Ledbetter Jazz Night, jazz, 8 p.m., Othello’s



Trivia night, 9 p.m., The Abner, 121 E. Main St.

Bingo, O’Connell’s, 9 p.m., 769 Asp Ave.

Watermelon Slim, $20, Santa Fe Depot, Winter Winds Series, 7 p.m.


Bill Pick show, 8-10:30 p.m., The Deli Squad Live, dance rock, 10 p.m., $5 cover, The Brewhouse John Korbel, 7 p.m. and Lauren Deger Open Mic, 9 p.m., Othello’s Don Wyckoff, curator of archaeology for the Sam Noble Museum, lecture on ancient history of Oklahoma, 7 p.m.

27 The Deli All-Star Jam, The Deli, 10:30 p.m.

Young Prisms, Melted Toys, 9 p.m., $8, Opolis

Graham Colton with Sheree Chamberlain, rock, 10 p.m., The Brewhouse, $10 cover

Jackpot Bingo, 8-11 p.m., Sooner Legends Restaurant and Bar, 1220 24th Ave. NW

Elizabeth Speegle, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m., Othello’s

Bang, Bang!, Hidden Castle, 8-11 p.m., live music, burlesque, performance art, $5 Charlie Hunter, Sante Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $15

Ripley’s Antiques

Collectibles • Vintage • Retro

Huge Estate Sale the Last Weekend of the Month! Over 700 Books of All Kinds - History • Art • Biography • Fiction • Nonfiction


Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm • Saturday 9am-4pm 17 New Vendors • Trailer Rental • Table Rental Come on down to Noble

201 N. Main • Noble • 872-4120 We Accept Visa/Mastercard

pop - Jan 14, 2011  
pop - Jan 14, 2011  

Norman's entertainment magazine