El Rancho Grande: A Route 66 Icon
Longtime Tulsans remember when 11th Street was as much highway as city thoroughfare. Before the massive interstate highway system was built high above us all atop its spindly concrete columns and earthen mounds, and certainly long before that endless ribbon of concrete and asphalt was but a glimmer in President Eisenhower’s eye, cities like Tulsa had streets running through them that changed from state and federal highways into slow moving currents of hungry travelers and then back again into highways on the city’s outskirts. In the case of 11th Street, the motorists passing through were on the biggest river of all, none other than the mighty “Mother Road” known as Route 66.
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Concert: Music Of Italy
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will present its second of six season concerts on Saturday, Oct. 24th, at 7:30 p.m., featuring music of Italy.
In a unique collection of pieces, Rossini, Respighi, Marcello and Mendelssohn bring to life the richness and joy derived from the “Italian experience.” Under the direction of guest conductor, David Lockington, the Tulsa Symphony will perform Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1, Marcello’s Oboe Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian.”
Tulsa State Fair Celebrates Final Day
The fun and activities at the Fair go on one more day, says Expo Square Chairman Fred Perry, Expo Mark Andrus and Fair Manager Amanda Blair.
Oktoberfest Unveils Poster for 2009
The annual Oktoberfest poster was unveiled Sept. 2 at the German American Society of Tulsa building to kick off the 31st Annual Tulsa event. Local artist Karen Frontz-Meyer, a German and resident of Adair, Okla., helped to unveil her piece of original artwork. She says, “I was thrilled to be chosen as the poster artist this year. It allowed me to pull from my German heritage and really paint something personal.”
Championship Steak Cook-Off Set
The first annual Oklahoma Championship Steak Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, in downtown Tulsa. The benefit event is being created by the Brotherhood of St. Lawrence, a men’s fellowship group at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Oklahoma cook-off will be similar in concept to events held each year in Magnolia, Ark. (the “World Championship Steak Cook-Off”) and in Hico, Texas (the “Texas State Championship Steak Cook-Off). Each has been featured on The Food Network.
Tulsa Garden Center Presents An Evening of Wine and Roses
The Tulsa Garden Center is pleased to present Tulsa’s premiere fall celebration of wine and food event: An Evening of Wine & Roses. This annual fundraising event will be held in the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden on Friday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
An Evening of Wine and Roses is one of the region’s largest wine tasting events. Guests will enjoy over 150 different wines from around the world complemented by sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Tulsa State Fair: Great Tradition, New Ideas
The 106th Tulsa State Fair will be held Oct. 1 through Oct. 11 at Expo Square.
The first Tulsa State Fair, then known as the Tulsa County Free Fair, was held in 1903. “The Tulsa State Fair began as a way to showcase Oklahoma livestock and agriculture, while involving community support,” explains Tulsa State Fair Manager Amanda Blair. The event was held at the Western Association Baseball Park located at what is now Archer and Boston Avenues.
Bartlesville: It’s Time for Adventure
Bartlesville is located just one and a half hours southwest of Joplin, MO. Enjoy the beauty of nature’s fall colors as you step back in time to the days of cowboys and Indians. Celebrate Oklahoma’s early beginnings by enjoying the activities of Dewey Western Heritage weekend.
Beautiful Brands International Signs Agreement to Franchise Tulsa-Based Restaurant Worldwide
Beautiful Brands International () announced today the addition of Tulsa-based restaurant, Cafe Olé, to its portfolio of restaurants to market and franchise worldwide. The agreement marks the second casual dining restaurant to join Beautiful Brands.
Another Successful Dfest
DFEST : State Farm Insurance was this year’s lead sponsor of Dfest. Second from left is State Farm representative John Wiscaver.
Girouard Vines Surprises Tulsa
There are a lot of things that one would not expect to find in downtown Tulsa but the city holds a very unique surprise. Girouard Vines is a family owned and operated winery that has a past filled with success. Chris Girouard founded the winery in 2007 with the intention of bringing the fruit of his father’s hybrid vines to Tulsa.
Broadway Show “Wicked” Flies into Tulsa
The Broadway show Wicked will be flying into Tulsa this summer. Witches will be casting a spell over the Performing Arts Center from July 15 to Aug. 9. Wicked will bring a wonderful performance to the area.
Bixby Chamber of Commerce to Host 2009 Taste of Bixby
The Bixby Chamber of Commerce will host the 2009 Taste of Bixby June 4 from
5:00pm to 8:00pm. The event will be held at South Tulsa’s newest event destination, the SpiritBank Event Center.
Radio Disney Events are coming to Tulsa
Radio Disney has planned a lot of special events for Tulsa throughout the spring and summer months. These events will have activities that the entire family will enjoy. There will be contests and games that will offer a lot of exciting prizes.
Young Musicians Shine at Crescendo
Onlookers would have thought they were in Carnegie Hall at the 11th Annual Crescendo Music Awards Finals Concert on March 21st at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa where new heights were set for numbers of contestants, showmanship and attendance. This annual event is presented by the Rotary Club of Tulsa with finalists receiving $37,700 in cash awards.
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