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Nancy Hermann Honored for Excellence

Nancy Hermann, director of marketing at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, received the Governor’s Media in the Arts Award during the 39th annual Governor’s Arts Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The event was held in the Fourth Floor Rotunda at the State Capitol of Oklahoma Dec. 4.

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Warren Theatre a Modern Movie Showplace

By DAVID JONES

Bill Warren has bet over $40 million that his new movie palace, located near 121st Street and Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow, will be the go-to theater in the Tulsa area. Emphasizing luxury at every turn, the moviegoer is expected to bypass nearer theaters showing the same film for the sheer joy of seeing it at the Warren Theatre.

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On The Street: More Applause for Don White

BY TERRELL LESTER

The applause for Tulsa’s inimitable Don White, since the release of the Eric Clapton homage to J.J. Cale, has been resounding.

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Musical Icons Saluted at Hall of Fame

By TERRELL LESTER

Back in the ‘50s, when cars had tailfins and telephones had no mobility, rock ‘n’ roll was in its infancy.

Teenagers tuned transistor radios to The Big 97, KAKC, by far the most popular station in Tulsa.

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Darnaby Craft Show Returns

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Darnaby Elementary PTA is preparing for its 33rd year of the Darnaby Elementary Arts and Crafts Show. The annual event will take place Dec. 6 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Rd.

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Give the Gift of the Arts This Season

Show Buzz By NANCY HERMANN

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come came to see me the other night. In this waking dream, we were at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and the black-clad specter was waving me in from Third Street to see “The Nutcracker.”

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Castle of Muskogee Welcomes Holidays

It doesn’t start to feel like Christmas until the holiday lights start appearing.
Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas features more than 2,000 holiday lighted displays at its Castleton Village, a drive-thru light display.

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15 Years for Hispanic Resource Center

By EMILY RAMSEY

As Tulsa saw its Hispanic community start to grow in the late 1990s, the need to cater to that community became apparent. Thus, the Hispanic Resource Center (HRC) was born in November 1999 and, this year, celebrates its 15th year, or quinceañera.

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In the Raw on a Roll, Opens New Location

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

With three successful locations, two in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City, and a fourth recently opened in Broken Arrow’s Rose District, In the Raw Sushi has succeeded in holding onto its quality and popularity, even in the face of expansion.

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Andolini’s Expands in Tulsa

By BLAKE AUSTYN

It appears that 2014 is the year for Andolini’s Pizzeria. The year of expansion, that is.

In September, owners Mike and Jim Bausch and John Davey opened a new venture in The Farm shopping center: Gelateria-STG (meaning Specialty and Tradition Guaranteed), a shop solely dedicated to gelato. The team will open STG Pizzeria Gelateria in the Blue Dome District by the end of the year. Next year, a third Andolini’s will open, in Broken Arrow’s Rose District.

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Musicians to Honor Hall of Fame Inductees

More than 25 legendary Tulsa musicians will take to the stage at Cain’s Ballroom on Nov. 1 to pay tribute to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame class of 2014 inductees.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and feature performances by area Tulsa Sound artists and several of the 2014 inductees.

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Tulsa State Fair a Success

The 2014 Tulsa State Fair provided the region with 11 Days of Awesome, ending with beautiful weather and an outstanding crowd. During the 11-day fair held Sept. 25 through Oct. 5, an estimated 1.1 million attendees experienced a premier family event, located in the heart of Tulsa.

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Tulsa Town Hall Receives Significant Gift

By TRACEY NORVELL

Bob West was taken aback when he entered his office to find Tulsa Town Hall Executive Director Kathy Collins holding two oversized balloons, and he good-naturedly said, “I’m not 80!”

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Holiday Time Highlighted by Family Shows at the PAC

Show Buzz By NANCY HERMANN

Before the month slips away and we’re on to holiday entertainment, here’s a reminder to catch one of the year’s most riveting events. Carmina Burana is a spectacular piece featuring not only Tulsa Ballet’s awesome dancers but Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Oratorio Chorus singers and, of course, musicians from Tulsa Symphony. The music was composed by Carl Orff and based on medieval poetry written by Benedictine monks. Tulsa Ballet’s Ma Cong created it in 2006. It is dramatic and sexy and filled with rigorous choreography. This is dance theatre at its finest. Be sure to catch a performance Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero, with music by Maurice Ravel, also is slated for the program.

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Nonprofit Gives Global Aid

The nonprofit organization JustHope will host its seventh annual Wine for Water fundraiser Oct. 9 at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave., in Tulsa. Doors open at 6 p.m., with meals and wine flights beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a wine pull.

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