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OKLAHOMA’S HORROR SUPERSTAR

Anyone who has a nodding acquaintance with classic horror movies knows the name Lon Chaney Jr. He’s the only actor ever to portray the wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein’s creation, and the mummy — Universal Studios’ four classic movie monsters.         What’s not as well… Read More »OKLAHOMA’S HORROR SUPERSTAR

THE STORY OF COWBOY JONES

 I’ve known Bob Wiles since the late ‘80s, when I first began writing about the band he co-founded, the trailblazing and enduring Red Dirt Rangers. Since those days, Wiles has been cutting his own path through Oklahoma’s music scene, with a band he originally thought… Read More »THE STORY OF COWBOY JONES

DEFYING EXPECTATIONS

In the June issue of OKLAHOMA Magazine, I devote my column to one of my favorite Tulsa-based artists, the immensely talented and creatively ingenious composer and pianist, Barron Ryan. Whatever he turns his hand to never fails to intrigue, and that includes his current projects,… Read More »DEFYING EXPECTATIONS

THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH

James Robert Webb is a rare guy indeed. Not only does he own athriving Tulsa-based medical practice; he’s also an up-and-comingcountry singer-songwriter — known for, among other things, hiswestern-swing reimagining of the classic “Tulsa Time.”Webb and his juggling of two very different careers take center… Read More »THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH