OKLAHOMA MOVIE: Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo’s feature film debut, Four Sheets to the Wind, was recently selected by Sundance Film Festival for competition in the 2007 festival in Park City, Utah in January where it will make its world premiere. The photo above is from a scene in the movie. Four Sheets, shot in Tulsa and Holdenville last summer, was one of 16 films selected from a field of over 3,200 submissions from around the world. Tulsan Chad Burris and partner Ted Kroeber of Oklahoma-based Indian Entertainment Group produced the film.
The Nutcracker Highlights Tulsa Ballet’s Strength
The Tulsa Ballet, celebrating 50 years of artistry and entertainment, was the topic of the Dec. 12 Page One luncheon at the Tulsa Press Club. Artistic Director Marcello Angelini, Board President Georgia Snoke and Vice President of Integrated Campaign Jackie Kouri were the featured speakers.
Gilcrease Art in Miniature
At the 17th Annual Gilcrease Museum American Art in Miniature reception, artist C.S. (Steve) Tomlin shows event co-Chair Mia Oven his painting titled “Autumn Harvest.” All the 195 pieces of artwork in the show were for sale to benefit the museum and lots of people showed up to buy “a little something.” It was literately standing room only in the galleries and bidding competition was fierce throughout the evening.
Brasserie Restaurant Brings French Cuisine to Brookside
The Brasserie Restaurant & Bar is the newest addition to Brookside and adds nearly 25 jobs to Tulsa’s popular dining, entertainment and retail district.
Radisson Adds Water Park
Guests of the Radisson Hotel Tulsa at 109018 E. 41st Street will have a new luxury to enjoy: Leapin’ Louie’s Lagoon, the first hotel water park in Tulsa and only attraction of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. The indoor water park features waterslides, zero-depth geysers, a rain tree, water cannons, and a rope bridge and can accommodate up to 75 people.
KRMG Wins National Award
The Radio and Television News Directors Association has awarded its National Best Radio Newscast Award to Tulsa radio station KRMG (740AM). The award was presented October 16 in New York City during the RTNDA’s black-tie annual convention.
The RTNDA has offered its Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. “While KRMG has won numerous regional Murrow Awards in the past, this is our first national win” said long-time KRMG News Director John Durkee.
Fabulous Fashion Finds
1. Night out on the town or in the boardroom…
Covet Pinstripe Pencil Skirt
Free People Lace Inset Turtleneck With Red Piping
Seychelle Sueded Lizard Pump
Leah Michele Signature Collections Chunky Red Coral Necklace
Scott Black Joins OK Mozart
OK Mozart International Festival, located in Bartlesville, has announced that Scott Black has joined the Festival staff as Showcase Director in charge of its 120-plus daytime events. These popular events “showcase” the best that Bartlesville and the surrounding area has to offer Festival guests; events include tours, talks, teas, workshops, and performances during non-concert hours.
Young Band Getting Noticed
On June 27, 2003, 14-year-old Hank Hanewinkel III, and his little sister, eight-year-old Christy E. Hanewinkel, talked their parents into driving them to Oklahoma City from Broken Arrow to see the White Stripes, a popular band.
Player Pianos Go Upscale with Today’s Technology
Neiman-Marcus, you recall, annually puts out a catalog highlighted by some outrageously expensive gifts (his and her jet airplanes, for example) that probably no one would ever buy. We didn’t want to go that upscale; just a simple little outrageous gadget easily available locally would do.
<i>Jazz Depot Continues Tulsa’s Downtown Expansion</i>
One of the real cool “Tulsa hot areas” developing on the horizon is in downtown Tulsa. As you walk through the downtown area, you can witness the development from the highly anticipated BOK Center to the Brady District with several new businesses taking shape. As a matter of fact, take a stroll along Brady near Main and you can see exactly what I am talking about.
Creative Memories Organizes the Past
As Elizabeth Hager remembers it, her mother-in-law was always giving her grief. Let a picture of the family be produced and Hager would begin her notations. Names of people in the picture, places in the picture, when the picture was taken and any other little tidbits of information pertaining to the picture would be carefully written on the back of the photo.
Tulsa Youth Symphony Stays Strong with Support
Tulsa has reason to be excited over the inaugural concert of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, which is attempting to bring orchestral classical music back on a regular basis for the first time since the Tulsa Philharmonic folded, and no one is more excited than Ron Wheeler.
Lebanese Christians Made Big Impact in State
Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a Centennial year-long series saluting families who were in Oklahoma during statehood and have contributed to the state’s well-being since.
In the late 19th century, like so many other immigrants from around the world, the first generation of Adwons came to America because they were experiencing an uneven playing field in their native country. Adwon Adwon and his brother Khalil Adwon were Antiochian Orthodox Christians in predominantly Muslim Lebanon, which at the time was a small piece of the declining Ottoman Empire. As such they, their family and others like them were taxed at a higher rate, had limited economic opportunity and were in line to be conscribed into the ranks of the overburdened Turkish military.
Tulsa Clown Alleys Provide Fun Times
At first Sherry Ayers thought being a clown would be easy. Get a rainbow wig, put on brightly color makeup, wear goofy shoes, twist a few balloons, act stupid and bingo — those three year olds attending her niece’s birthday party would be eating from her hand. As it turned out, all but a few fled the room crying and those who remained were frozen with fear. Thus was the inauspicious beginning of Chatters, Ayer’s alter ego clown character who over the following months would learn that being a clown is an art with a little science, a lot of hard work and, as she had hoped, a whole lot of fun.
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