friendship

3 Score Times around the Sun

This week­end, I cel­e­brated my six­ti­eth birth­day sur­rounded by friends and fam­ily. If you had told me I would be doing so weeks ear­lier, I wouldn’t have believed you. But thanks to an accel­er­at­ing COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion roll­out, every­one had had at least one of the two-dose vac­cines, with most of us hav­ing received both. My won­der­ful sis­ter Kim V.
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Claude “The Master” Butler

met Claude Butler when he 1st moved to Norman in 1987. He had an arrange­ment with the man­age­ment at Sooner Fashion Mall (now called “Sooner Mall”) in which they let him set up a shoeshine stand rent-free near the mall’s cen­ter court. That arrange­ment ended in 1990 when some cor­po­rate bean-coun­ters got wind of it and
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The ChloĂ«s Interview & Gallery, Part 1

I spent most of NMF6 run­ning from venue to venue pho­tograph­ing bands, but man­aged to squeeze in a cou­ple of hours with the ChloĂ«s at their RV on Saturday after­noon. Present for the inter­view were key­boardist Lyssandra Chapman, bassist Brandie Dawson, lead gui­tarist Tiffany Byrd and drum­mer Leila Wright. [
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