Vinson Lackey’s Oklahoma Paintings at Gilcrease

In 1945, Thomas Gilcrease commissioned Vinson Lackey to research, record, and then create works of art representing the early institutions of Indian Territory. This historic group of Oklahoma’s pre-statehood buildings included forts, old Indian capitols, agencies, schools, churches, homes and industrial structures.

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Barthelmes Conservatory Reaches Out to Students

“I am learning to play the violin so someday I could get a scholarship for college…the more I learn about it, it makes me feel happier” says Alonnie Davis, a third-grade student at Eugene Field Elementary. Alonnie is one of the many students learning how to play a string instrument through the Barthelmes Conservatory’s Satellite Instrumental Programs. In addition to its in-house trademark Music School and Music Center Divisions, the Conservatory reaches out to area public schools through Satellite Programs, which have a successful track record of providing high quality instrumental instruction to over 1300 youth since 2001.

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Debby Boone at the PAC

A major singer will honor her mother-in-law Mar. 16-17 when Debby Boone pays tribute to Rosemary Clooney.

Accompanied by the Signature Symphony, Boone will present “Reflections of Rosemary,” a selection of Clooney hits as well as family favorites. Clooney’s musical director and arranger for the last 20 years of her career, John Oddo, will be featured.

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Firefighters’ Commitment Expresses a Love for Society


Following tradition, after receiving their new badges graduates from Tulsa Fire Academy signified they’re ready for duty by ringing the bright silver bell on the stage of Exhibit Hall A in the Tulsa Civic Center. This graduating class, one of two annually, rang the bell 28 times to the applause of an enthusiastic audience of family and friends. For the 19 Tulsa and nine Broken Arrow firefighters, it was the culmination of a grueling 22-week course designed to prepare cadets for the ever-increasing demands made on modern urban fire departments.

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Oklahoma Aquarium: 2-For-1 Tuesdays, Turtles and Mardi Gras!

The Oklahoma Aquarium is splashing into the New Year with two great reasons to visit. We’re extending 2-For-1 Tuesdays and Turtle Tours through January and February.

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Tulsans Saving Meadow Gold Landmark


Randomly stacked around the shop floor of Claude Neon Federal Signs (CNF Signs), among the shiny painted metal boxes holding high-tech, state-of-the-art, computer driven electronic message center signs, are numerous very old, very large, handmade metal and porcelain letters in various stages of deterioration. Arranged correctly they spell “Meadow Gold” and they represent a Tulsa historic treasure.

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Tulsa World of Gymnastics Becomes an Area Tradition


“Teach children they can achieve and they will remember the lesson for life.” This philosophy has been the building block for Wayne and Linda Bradshaw, owners and directors of Tulsa World of Gymnastics for over thirty years.

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Jazz Hall: Unity Through Music


“Jazz music celebrates life– human life. The range of it! The absurdity of it! The ignorance of it! The greatness of it! The intelligence of it! The sexuality of it! The profundity of it! And it deals with it in all its… it deals with it.”

– Wynton Marsalis

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John Hope Franklin to be Honored at Banquet

The Greenwood Cultural Center, Inc. is proud to honor Dr. John Hope Franklin with its third annual Legacy Award on Thursday, April 19. The Legacy Award Dinner, to be held at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 North Greenwood Avenue, begins a 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception.

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Summerstage Entries Sought

Producing organizations, artists and entertainers wanting to take part in the 2007 SummerStage program need to hurry. The deadline for entries is Feb. 1.

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Fantastic Tulsa Films

Webster High School students receive the DVD “Fantastic Tulsa Films” which will be available for viewing in every secondary classroom in Tulsa Public Schools, thanks to a gift of 50 copies from Arvest Bank.

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The Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir will make a joyful noise from the stage of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Chapman Music Hall Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.

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Signature Cakes Opens Chapel in Jenks

Diana Cortez, owner and operator of Signature Cakes for over 25 years, has moved to an expanded retail operation on Main Street in Jenks. The new location has a chapel and banquet hall, large enough to accommodate 150 guests for a reception.

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Jackie Cooper Staff Helps Others During Christmas


Last October the vendors and employees of Jackie Cooper Imports got the letter they were expecting from Candace Easley.

“One of the most rewarding things I do,” said this year’s letter, “is to organize Christmas for many of the underprivileged children and families in the Tulsa area. Some of the most memorable, touching times of my life have been watching the faces of the children we help each Christmas.

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Southwest Flair Headlines NatureWorks

It is almost that one time of year when locals looking to spice up a home or office space can purchase museum quality art in Tulsa. The first weekend in March, the 2007 NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show and Sale continues. The show moves to the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center ( 71st and US-169) to grow and improve since it is soon to reach four decades of success.

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