Tulsa Ballet Announces Season
Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini announces the 2015/16 Season. This monumental lineup aims to strike a unique balance between audience favorites and World Premieres by some of the world’s most in-demand choreographers. Tulsa Ballet performances will take place at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Studio K located in the Tulsa Ballet headquarters, as well as a spring series in The Lorton Performance Center on the campus of The University of Tulsa.
Center of Universe Adds to Local Buzz
It warms my heart to see all that is happening in Tulsa.
I certainly hold no ill will toward Oklahoma City, but I must say it is thrilling, and has been a long time coming, to see the renewed interest of companies in our fair city over our nearby capital: notably, Costco opening in South Tulsa, possibly by the end of the year, and, boosting Brookside’s appeal, the February opening of Urban Outfitters and Trader Joe’s setting up shop by the end of the year.
Dinosaurs Return to Tulsa Zoo
It’s going to be another year of prehistoric proportions as Zoorassic Park returns to the Tulsa Zoo. Zoorassic Park 2 will take guests back in time with 26 life-like creatures. The temporary exhibit, which lasts through August, will showcase 11 dinosaur species, nine of which are making their first stop at the Tulsa Zoo. The exhibit will also feature two bug displays, including a grasshopper and ladybug. These displays will feature magnified creatures of the natural world, showcasing their hidden beauty while changing the way you look at insects.
OSUIT Orangefest Welcomes Craig Wayne Boyd
OrangeFest, an Okmulgee festival formerly known as Super Saturday, is set for April 10-11, expanding into a two-day event with activities in downtown Okmulgee and on the Institute of Technology campus. Admission and parking are free.
G.T. Bynum Named ‘Champion of the Arts’
Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum was honored as Theatre Tulsa’s 2015 “Champion of the Arts” at the theatre company’s recent Broadway Bash.
Fundraiser Welcomes NFL Great
Football great and best-selling author Tony Dungy will serve as the keynote speaker at the 22nd Salvation Army William Booth Society Dinner, May 19 at the Cox Business Center.
An Eclectic Mix of Shows Due at PAC for April
New York Times crossword puzzle master Will Shortz will be Tulsa Town Hall’s next speaker, so with that in mind, I’m suggesting that our April roster of events could be described with an eight-letter word and the clue “all-embracing.”
Bixby Graduate On National Stage
Bixby High School graduate Corey Kent White has helped to put a spotlight on his hometown with his recent entrance onto this season of NBC’s The Voice as a member of Team Blake Shelton.
Chicago Returns to Hard Rock’s Joint May 13
Chicago has twice sold out The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa. On May 13, the rock and roll band looks to repeat that feat for a third time.
Philbrook Exhibit Spotlights American Modernism
On Feb. 8, Philbrook Museum of Art debuted “From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism” from the Vilcek Foundation Collection. The exhibit will be on display through May 3. Organized by Philbrook Chief Curator and Curator of American Art Catherine Whitney, this original exhibition explores the fertile period in America’s national story that resulted in the country’s first truly homegrown, modern art movement. Drawn from the Vilcek Foundation Collection in New York City, this presentation represents the first time many of these notable works will be accessible to the public. Collectively, these works, by some of the 20th century’s most innovative and colorful modernists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove, demonstrate how the artists came together under the banner of American identity to create a shared visual language of abstraction.
Cherokee Nation Launches Monthly Program Highlighting People, Places, History, Culture
The story of the Cherokee Nation is one of strength, heartache, survival and resilience, and its culture is among the richest, most vibrant and storied in all of Indian Country. Now, those stories are being shared with the world. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program featuring the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren, a former longtime anchor at , News on 6.
OK Mozart Announces 2015 Concert Lineup
The OK Mozart Festival launched its upcoming season at Bartlesville Community Center recently with a gala Launch Party where Artistic Director Constantine Kitsopoulos announced an exciting line-up of concerts and guest artists. The “Music of Italy” will be the theme for this year’s festival set for June 6-13.
OK Mozart’s St. Paddy’s Day/March Madness Party a’Comin’
From the moment Kilkenny Road strikes up an Irish jig for OK Mozart’s first-ever St. Paddy’s Day/March Madness party, there will be no doubt it’s time for wearin’o the green. Set for Bartlesville Community Center from 7-10 p.m., March 14, party plans call for a traditional Irish meal along with the live music and some special surprises.
Historical Museums Bring History to Life
We can’t know where we’re going unless we know where we came from. That well-known saying continues to be repeated because of its absolute truth. It reminds humans of the importance of history in shaping the future.
Romance, Dance, Music and Theatre at the PAC in February
Downtown Tulsa was alive with an observable energy during those January nights when Garth Brooks was at the Center, and “Once,” “August Osage County” and “The Giver” were playing at the . The economic impact from entertainment is substantial and is no doubt a factor in Tulsa being named to the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2015” list. Yes, Tulsa took the number 47 spot, right between Shanghai and Rome!
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