OK Mozart Festival’s 30th Anniversary Kicks Off with Open-to-the-Public Celebration
The OK Mozart International Festival, a legendary phenomenon in American music festival history, will launch its 30th season the week of June 7-14 with a colossal kickoff celebration. “We have planned a free and open-to-the-public ‘star-studded’ event,” says Executive Director Dr. Randy Thompson, which begins inside the Bartlesville Community Center at 6 p.m. with a resounding performance by the 145th Army Guard Concert Band.
Tulsa SPCA to Host 2nd Annual Paws & Pictures Event
On Thursday, June 19 the Tulsa Movie Night is hosting its annual Paw & Pictures Event at the Admiral Twin Drive-In, 7355 E. Easton St. in Tulsa. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. The event promises a night of family and pet-friendly fun followed by two drive-in feature films when the sun goes down. All area animal lovers and their pets (on leashes) are invited.
Bernadette Peters to Perform at Gala Honoring Barry Epperley
Dr. Barry Epperley has been a leader in the performing arts in northeast Oklahoma for nearly three decades leading a professional orchestra and impacting thousands of lives through his love of music. He is currently the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Signature Symphony at and will retire in July. “Give Our Regards to Barry,” a spectacular evening of tribute will honor the contributions of Epperley and feature a performance from Tony award winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters.
Tulsa Gridiron Plays to Sell Out Crowd
The 80th (or so) Tulsa Gridiron, held Feb. 7 and 8 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, sold out its Saturday night performance for the first time in 10 years according to Randy Krehbiel, chairman of the Tulsa Press Club Charitable and Benevolent Trust, who hosts the annual event.
HELMERICH CENTER LEADER: President of the University of Tulsa Steadman Upham, left, stands with Duane H. King, Ph.D., who was chosen in April to lead the University of Tulsa’s new Helmerich Center for American Research. King served as vice president for museum affairs and executive director of Gilcrease Museum for six years. The 25,000-square-foot Helmerich Center for American Research, located adjacent to Gilcrease, is nearing completion and scheduled to open this fall.
Music and Theatre Reign in May at the Tulsa PAC
The standard performance year is winding down, yet Wicked and SummerStage will be here before you know it. And Jerry Seinfeld returns on June 7!
Theatre Tulsa Closes 91st Season with ‘The Sound of Music’
Theatre Tulsa will close its historic 91st season with the beloved family classic “The Sound of Music.”
Though it is mostly known from the classic 1965 film starring Julie Andrews, this production goes back to the original Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to bring a fresh yet familiar take on the show.
TCC Presents Greek Tragedy “Agamemnon”
Tulsa Community College’s Theatre Department gets rid of the togas and laurel wreaths in the upcoming telling of the classic Greek Tragedy “Agamemnon” by Aeschylus and translated by Robert Browning. This story is updated for the modern audience with a Steampunk influence for sound, prop designs, sets, and costumes and set in a post-apocalyptic future.
New Native American Exhibit at Gilcrease
Gilcrease Museum joins nearly a dozen venues across Oklahoma in celebrating the centennial of the birth of Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser. The Gilcrease exhibition, Form and Line: Allan Houser’s Sculpture and Drawings, is a broad selection of Houser’s sculptures and continues through June 29.
Dance of the Two Moons to Help Children Become Tomorrow’s Leaders
The 2014 Dance of the Two Moons will take you back to the glitz and glamor of Vintage Hollywood. This year’s gala will be held Saturday, April 26, at the spectacular Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, located at 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa, OK.
The KiCKER April 19 To Boost Local Art Innovation And Education
Tulsa Modern Movement (TuMM), a resident modern dance company, brings a new voice to the Tulsa arts community. To lay the foundation for continued growth and innovation, TuMM is hosting, The KiCKER, its first fundraiser, April 19th at 7:30 pm at Hardesty Arts Center () in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District at 101 East Archer. Proceeds benefit TuMM productions and education outreach.
Local Shop Showcases International Artisans
While local storeowner Karla Aguirre has long loved fashion and travel, she only recently found a way to combine the two.
Aguirre is what one would certainly call a seasoned traveler. The Guatemala native began traveling when she was barely a teenager, and, as she grew, her love of travel only intensified.
Tulsa Opera Studio Presents The Great Gatsby
Tulsa Opera Studio, the resident young artists training program for Tulsa Opera, will present scenes from John Harbison’s grand opera The Great Gatsby on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Patti Johnson Wilson Hall at Philbrook Museum of Art.
Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini Announces his 20th Season
Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini announces the 2014/15 season, which also celebrates his twentieth consecutive year with Tulsa Ballet. This monumental season aims to strike a unique balance between audience favorites and World Premieres by some of the world’s most in-demand choreographers, works that were instrumental for the development of the company during his tenure as well as some of his own favorite works of the past two decades.
Upcoming Art Events Foster Community, Conversation
Art and culture is multiplying in greater Tulsa. It is beautiful to see.
However, as Tulsans become accustomed to that fact, it also becomes easier to forget the array of available opportunities—which is even more reason why people should seek it out, says artist Libby Williams.
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