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Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Two Concerts, A Symposium, And A Health Dash

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Oklahoma City native Graham Colton performs before a hometown crowd at Bricktown Music Hall March 29 at 8 p.m.

The concert marks the debut of original material from his recently recorded album Lonely Ones, released this past January. Colton’s Lonely Ones was inspired by collaborations with Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, members of the famed Oklahoma City group The Flaming Lips.

“Wayne loaned me some keyboards and told me to push buttons and songs would appear,” Colton said in a press release. “And they did! It's amazing what happened when I put the guitar down.”

The concert and the album come five years after Colton split from Universal Records. Colton affirms that Lonely Ones begins a new chapter in his career as something more than his traditional title of singer-songwriter.

The Oklahoma City showcase is sandwiched in the middle of a three-part Oklahoma tour that also stops in Tulsa and Weatherford. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir offers a unique mash-up of influences in an April 1 performance at Oklahoma City Community College.

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South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir

Since its formation in 2002 the group has become famous worldwide, winning both Grammy and Emmy awards. In addition to touring internationally, the choir has performed during some of South Africa's biggest events, such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the Nelson Mandela 46664 Concerts.

The group is usually composed of more than 30 cantors, and sings in a diverse number of a capella rhythms and styles.

Prior to the concert, music professor Sandra Thompson from the University of Central Oklahoma will give a half-hour presentation on the evolution of Gospel music. The talk begins at 6 p.m., the concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are on sale now.

The Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West holds its eighth biennial symposium at the University of Oklahoma on March 28th. “Depression-Era Regionalism in Western American Art, Photography, and Film” takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at OU’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Four renowned museum directors and art historians come to Norman to speak about Western Regionalism during the Great Depression.

A luncheon will be offered between sessions for registered participants. Seating is limited, and reservations may be made with the Russell Center at (405) 325-5939.

The University of Oklahoma’s Community Health Alliance teams up with OU’s Health Sciences Center for the annual Health Dash Saturday, March 29. This year’s proceeds benefit the Mid-Del Community Clinic.

The Health Dash includes a 9 a.m. 10k run, a 9:20 a.m. 5k race and a 10 a.m. “fun run”. All registered participants receive a t-shirt.

Registration may be completed online, printed and submitted on race day or filled out on site between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

The OU Health Sciences Center’s campus in downtown Oklahoma City serves as the Health Dash’s home base.

For more ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit KGOU's calendar page


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