Joseph Gierek Fine Art Moves to Larger Location


Joseph Gierek Fine Art recently relocated to 1512 E. 15th Street, two blocks east of their old location, a larger 4,500 square foot space with lots of parking.

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Chamber Music Players Coming to Tulsa PAC

Chamber Music Tulsa brings to Tulsa audiences The American Chamber Players, one of today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles. Performing January 16, at 3 p.m. in the John H. Williams Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the American Chamber Players will thrill the audience with a wonderfully varied repertoire, ranging from familiar masterpieces to overlooked gems to newly commissioned American works. Due to the generosity of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Mid America Arts Alliance, the group will do a free educational “informance” at the Rudisill Library, 1520 N. Hartford, at 10 a.m. on January 14.

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Chihuly Exhibition Now Open at Gilcrease

Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets opened December 11 at the Gilcrease Museum and runs through February 20.

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‘Home Is Where Your Heart Is’

Council Oak Men’s Chorale and Women Of Council Oak Perform Holiday Concerts December 3, 4, and 7

Start this holiday season on the right note! The Council Oak Men’s Chorale and Women of Council Oak again conclude their performance seasons with their popular joint holiday concert. This year’s program, “Home is Where Your Heart Is,” begins at 8 p.m., December 3, 4, and 7 in Trinity Episcopal Church located at 501 South Cincinnati Avenue.

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Motown to Meet T-Town at the Renaissance

The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center has teamed with two of Tulsa’s brightest young stars to welcome the New Year with a tribute to Motown. Toni Estes and her singers will join Grady Nichols and his band on stage in the Grand Ballroom for a night of great music and celebration.

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Tulsa Zoo in Semi-Finals of America’s Favorite Zoo Contest

The Tulsa Zoo has advanced to the semi-final round of Microsoft’s “America’s Favorite Zoo” contest, which is being held in conjunction with the release of its popular “Zoo Tycoon 2” video game. A panel of expert judges reduced an original pool of 50 nominated zoos to 15 semi-finalists based on their scores in seven categories. Now the choice of America’s Favorite Zoo is in the hands of the public. Tulsa Zoo asks that everyone visit and connect to the official online ballot and cast their vote for Tulsa Zoo. Microsoft will announce the winner of the title of America’s Favorite Zoo and a $25,000 grant on November 16.

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Nielsens Gifts has Long Herend Association

Nielsens Exclusive Gifts was started with little more than a dream and a prayer. Dorothy and Arthur Nielsen began their gift shop in Tulsa in 1946 with $200 and their own wedding gifts, which they sold out of their living room to get started.

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A Very Cherry Christmas

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With the air turning cooler and the leaves changing colors, it is already time to start planning for holiday events. The Cherry Street Association wants to help area residents kick off their holiday shopping and jump-start their holiday spirit with A Very Cherry Christmas.

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Tulsa Press Club Pays Tribute to Radio and TV Icons

The Tulsa Press Club recently honored several people whose achievements in radio and television have informed, enlightened, and entertained Tulsa-area residents for decades. The personalities that were honored as TV icons include Jim Hartz, Chris Lincoln, Gailard Sartain, and Carl Bartholomew. The Radio icons include Vic Bastien, Ed Brocksmith, Edward Dumit, John Erling, Billy Parker, and Dick Schmitz. John Henry was also recognized posthumously.

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Tulsa State Fair a Success

This year, the Tulsa State Fair was one of the most successful of recent years, despite the rain that damped the final weekend. Attendance was up 3 percent with 935,220 people passing through the fair turnstiles.

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Tribes Cashing in on Gaming

Several area Native American tribes are building or expanding on gaming opportunities in the Tulsa area. The Cherokees recently opened the Cherokee Casino Resort in Catoosa, while the Osage Nation broke ground in October for its Million Dollar Elm Casino, which will be located northwest of the intersection of the L. L. Tisdale Parkway and 36th Street North. The Creek Nation also has plans to expand its casino at 81st Street and Riverside Drive.

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Owasso Family Integrates Zoo’s Nature Exchange into Curriculum

By Juanita Crawford Muiga

At the Tulsa Zoo, both children and adults can learn unforgettable lessons about life and the world around them. In mid-March, the zoo opened the Nature Exchange as a new way to get students interested in the natural world around them, according to Nature Exchange Coordinator Keri Shingleton.

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Tulsa’s Legendary Rockin’ John Henry Remembered


I was an honorary Bop Cat.

Thanks to John Henry.

No, I couldn’t sing.

Couldn’t play an instrument.

But I had a better gift.

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Red Cross’s Camille Zumwalt Answers Call to Ihloff Makeover

By Tracey E. Norvell

Camille Zumwalt’s pager signaled her one afternoon in early August. It wasn’t alerting her to an emergency.
“Each day, our trained American Red Cross volunteers respond to what’s known in the Red Cross world of emergency services as “Quiet Disasters.” Quiet disasters don’t usually make the front page of the morning newspaper or the evening news. But to the family whose home has just been destroyed by a fire or heavily damaged by a flash flood, they are facing a life-changing situation. Life goes on as usual for their neighbors, while their personal world appears to be falling apart. And more often than not, the first person they turn to for help in recovering from their disaster is a specially trained Red Cross volunteer,” says Zumwalt, American Red Cross Tulsa Area Chapter public relations specialist.
Last year alone, the Tulsa Area Chapter’s dedicated disaster action team volunteers responded to 448 disasters and offered disaster recovery assistance to 1,022 family members.

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