GLOBAL VISION AWARDS: Tulsa Global Alliance will hold its annual Global Vision Awards fundraiser, Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. From left are Cathryn Render, Global Vision Awards event chair, and Ken Busby and Stephanie Cameron, Global Vision Awards committee members and board members.
The Tulsa Global Alliance () is celebrating 40 years of working to connect Tulsa and Oklahoma with the rest of the world as part of a broader global community. accomplishes its mission through Sister City partnerships, the International Visitors program, Kids’ World and at its annual Global Vision Awards fundraiser, which will be held Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
The Global Vision Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to global understanding through culture, music, art, business, education and other initiatives. The 2016 honorees are Jim Halsey, country music impresario, his wife Minisa Crumbo Halsey, Native American artist and author, and Roy Clark, musician and Country Music Hall of Famer.
To celebrate the honorees and to honor 40 years of global efforts through music, country duo Alaska and Madi, from NBC’s The Voice, and “classic meets cool” pianist Barron Ryan will perform at the awards. The fundraiser will also include a wine pull and an Asian-fusion dinner.
A pre-event will be held at Circle Cinema on Aug. 11, with an exclusive showing of a film highlighting Roy Clark’s trip to Eastern Europe in 1988.
To learn more about and the Global Vision Awards, visit tulsaglobalalliance.org or find on Facebook.