Your lunch menu each Thursday may include a helping of R&B, or perhaps a side of folk, because the ongoing "Noon Tunes" concert series recently started its second year. The hourlong shows begin at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday in the atrium of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. Admission is free.
"We probably get more for the folk or the rock music, but when we have a classical pianist, we get a big turnout for that," said Kim Terry, director of marketing and communications for Metropolitan Library System. "Different kinds of people come for different kinds of music. It's not always the same audience."
This week's show is fronted by Smilin' Vic and the Soul Monkeys (pictured). The rest of the 2010 schedule includes light rockers Greatbig on Dec. 2, folksters Ed and Karen Petitt on Dec. 9, the Oklahoma Seniors Cabaret on Dec. 16, the Boyd Fees' Christmas Choir and Bell Choir on Dec. 23; and folk artists Mark Lyon and Joe Wilkie on Dec. 30.
For more information, visit www.metrolibrary.org. "Rod Lott