Dennis Spielman

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Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds at Science Museum Oklahoma

New video for Uncovering Oklahoma about the art, brilliance, and power of people with dyslexia is on display in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space galleries with the exhibition, “Beautiful Minds – Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage.”

Pho from Magasin Table - photo by Dennis Spielman

Magasin Table

Magasin Table is a casual, lofty stylish counter served Vietnamese food restaurant with a modern twist in Automobile Alley. In this Uncovering Oklahoma interview owner, Leon Hoang, shares how the restaurant got started and talks about their fusion of flavor dishes.

I got a little artsy with the video. For starters, I placed Leon back away from the camera to do a soft focus background. The opening shot is of a sign, which I normally don’t record. There’s also a break in the interview to show various shots of the place. Again, just mixing things up.

Leslie and I both enjoyed their pho. It was great to warm up to as we had it at night after walking around in the district for the Lights on Broadway event. I have to agree with other people saying that it’s nice to see a Vietnamese restaurant in the downtown.

Victrola at the Overholser Mansion - photo by Dennis Spielman


“Tasked by Professor DeRoot, Sam returns to the Overholser Mansion to investigate an item that was gifted to the Overholsers by George Grayson. The next day, the professor requests Sam’s presence as he found an entrance to the lost Chinese Tunnels. Learn what they find in the season finale of Tales Unveiled!”

We hope enjoyed listening to the first season of Tales Unveiled! This episode is different from the others in that it’s all story – no interviews. Yes, we do have plans for a second season, which we’ll start recording in the summer. Our goal is to travel outside the Oklahoma City metro for stories. In December, Jeff and I will record a question and answer video session, so if you have any questions for us about the show or just something silly you want to ask, reach out to Tales Unveiled on social media.

I’ve switched hosts from PodPean to a self-host PodLove platform, so it may take some time for the feed to update.

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Featuring Lisa Escalon as herself.

Subscribe to Tales Unveiled anywhere you listen to podcasts. Be sure to follow the show on social media and check out the website for news about season two! Of course, you can also follow me for updates.

If you love what we’re doing, want us to keep being artist owned and patron supported, click here. In return, you can get bonus content, including early access to the various shows!

Amante still by Dennis Spielman


My Thanksgiving Special is an interview with Theresa Zaizar, Mel Roberts, and Carl Victor Moore of the upbeat Jazz band, Amante. The band members share their musical history, what people can expect when attending or booking one of their shows, and then they perform their original song, ‘Til Your Tears Are Gone. Joining them on the song is Maurice Johnson on Guitar and James Keys on drums.

I shot this video back on November 8th with the intention of airing this on Thanksgiving. I had to wait on a new external hard drive for me to edit this video as I was running low on space and it would’ve been difficult to render it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Illuminations - photo by Dennis Spielman

Illuminations: A Northern Lights Experience in the Crystal Bridge

Yesterday my wife and I were invited to preview a take on holiday lighting inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory before it opens to the public this Friday. Professional designers from Lightswitch, Toucan Productions, HYBYCOZO and used the latest technology to take the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ holiday display to the next level, beyond strings of lights.

Illuminations - photo by Dennis Spielman

The production company Lightswitch, with offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, Orlando, and San Francisco, was hired to produce “Illuminations: A Northern Lights Experience in the Crystal Bridge” for Oklahoma City’s 30-year-old icon located in the heart of downtown. This light show uses nontraditional lighting techniques with the latest and greatest tools in entertainment technology to create an experience that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. The display will evoke and enhance the personality of the Conservatory’s collections.

On the music end, Toucan Productions in Oklahoma City gives Illuminations another layer with the sound design as the lights work in sync to the music.

Illuminations - photo by Dennis Spielman

Inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory are interactive lanterns by HYBYCOZO cast geometric shadows and make for a fun photo opportunity.

This show is proudly presented by OGE Energy Corp., with sponsors Devon Energy, Tinker Federal Credit Union, and Delta Dental. Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, 6 p.m., last entry at 9 p.m. Closed Mondays. Open New Year’s Eve, 6-11 p.m. Closed December 8, 14 & 15 for private events. Admission for Gardens members is $5 adults, $3 children. For nonmembers cost is $7 adults, $5 children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

Continue your holiday adventure at the gardens with the Devon Ice Rink and Mo’s Carousel. For more information visit

Illuminations - photo by Dennis Spielman

It’s an expereince worth checking out.

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