Tulsa PAC Offers Romantic Outings in February


Valentine’s Day is upon us, and February entices with live entertainment that is romantic, thought provoking and fun.

I am so looking forward to the return of Tulsa Ballet’s Lady of the Camellias, Feb. 1-3. This is a stunning work, choreographed by Val Caniparoli. I was there to see our Tulsa Ballet electrify an international audience more than a decade ago in Sintra, Portugal with this story of love and loss. It takes place in 19th-century Paris and centers on a courtesan, Marguerite, and Armand, her young lover. Armand’s father thinks his son’s relationship with a kept woman will hurt the chances of his daughter to find a suitable husband. Marguerite is ready to sacrifice her happiness for what might be best for Armand’s family. You might need a tissue or two to get through this one. Tulsa Symphony performing Chopin’s music will be a treat in itself.

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Legendary Billy Parker Continues to Entertain


If you look at the official website, it will tell you that Tulsa country broadcasting legend Billy Parker began his radio career on radio station in 1959. That, the 75-year-old Parker laughingly admits, is not quite the truth. “I dropped out of school after the ninth grade and found myself in McAlester where I met a man named Carl Garnand who played the guitar and sang. He had a show on radio station and he hired me in 1951 when I was 14 to play backup guitar. We did a 15-minute show every weekday from the Aldredge Hotel with a 30-minute show on Saturdays.” Did Parker’s guitar wizardry set the musical world on fire? “I was awful,” he says.

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Barthelmes Conservatory Holds Winter Concert

YOUNG MUSICIANS: Students pose together after performing at Barthelmes Conservatory’s winter concert on Dec. 14 at the Church at Midtown. The belief behind the conservatory is that music and all other art disciplines provide children with alternative ways to develop skills, process information, and express and organize knowledge. The immediate, intrinsic benefits of engaging in a music program are aesthetic pleasure and captivation and the social bonds created among students when they share their arts experiences through reflection and discourse.

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Sound & Spirit Of Tulsa Slated

Sound and Spirit of Tulsa is an interfaith gathering of gifted performers celebrating the diversity of the city. This year’s program will be narrated by Dr. Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools. Many of Tulsa’s best musicians and vocalists will participate, and the event is slated to benefit the least advantaged students of our city.

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Hardesty Arts Center Launches ‘Art Grab’

After its December 2012 opening, the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Hardesty Arts Center is preparing to launch a new series of 29 art workshops for the public. Art Grab encourages participants to explore their creativity in the facility while learning from local artists.

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‘Dralion’ Entertains

INTERNATIONAL THEATRICS: Artists perform in Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion.” The show came to Tulsa, Dec. 12-16. It fuses Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach that Cirque du Soleil has come to be known for. The organization had its beginnings in 1984 in Quebec, Canada, as a group of 20 street performers; it has since grown into 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from 50 different countries.

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Library’s Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes for Winners

The Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries is sponsoring the 36th Annual Creative Writing Contest open to any person 18 years or older who lives, works, attends school in Tulsa County or has a nonresident Tulsa City-County Library card. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31, 2013.

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Tulsa Gridiron at PAC

The Tulsa Gridiron will present ‘The First Annual 80th Anniversary Show’ Jan. 25-26, 2013 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

The Tulsa Gridiron has a well-established, albeit slightly sporadic, history. In 1933, the Tulsa Press Club hosted a performance of the Oklahoma City Press Club’s Gridiron Show ‘The Bells of St. Murray’s.’ The title was a spoof on the popular song ‘The Bell’s of St. Mary’s’ (the movie was made over decade later) and Oklahoma Gov. William H. Murray. The 1933 performance is generally considered the first official Tulsa Gridiron. But the Tulsa Press Club had hosted similar shows on an occasional basis since 1912. During World War II and other intervening years the Gridiron show wasn’t held at all. It is due to the occasionally irregular performance history that the Tulsa Gridiron is calling the upcoming show ‘The First Annual 80th Anniversary Show’.

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Theatre Tulsa Presents ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’

Theatre Tulsa will start the New Year with a production of “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom.

“We wanted to kickoff 2013 with this uplifting tale that teaches us to make the most out of life and treasure every friendship,” said Sara Phoenix, president of Theatre Tulsa.

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AHHA Opens

Shining like a jewel in the crown of Tulsa’s blossoming Brady Arts District, the extraordinary architecture of the Hardesty Arts Center rises from the pavement. The grand opening was held Dec. 16.

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Phill Cooper Exhibition Featured at PAC Gallery

STUFF: Tulsa artist Phill Cooper displays his “Big Stuff” work during his exhibition at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. A large and enthusiastic crowd attended the reception for the exhibit, held Dec. 6. Phill’s “Big Stuff” paintings will be in the gallery until Dec. 30. For more information, call Fonda Cooper at 918-524-3432.

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SMG Holds Holiday Event

Tulsa, the management company for both the Center and the Tulsa Convention Center, held its annual holiday event Dec. 5 at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom. From left are Taylor Hall and Amy Wood of the Tulsa Oilers hockey team, General Manager John Bolton, Susan Sheperd and Steve Swetoha of the Tulsa Shock. Both the Oilers and Shock play their home games at the Center.

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Hurricane Club Shows Appreciation

HURRICANE MUSIC: The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Club hosted the annual 110% Club Member Appreciation Reception Dec. 6 at the Lorton Performance Center.

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Holiday Happenings

ARVEST WINTERFEST (Left photo): The Fifth-Annual Arvest Winterfest, Tulsa’s premier holiday event presented with Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, began Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 6, 2013. The seasonal celebration gives everyone a chance to enjoy skating beneath Tulsa’s skyline while watching free entertainment from an outdoor stage and taking in what has become one of the city’s favorite holiday traditions.

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Banking Family:

Members of the Citizens Security Bank family gathered for a photo during the bank’s annual holiday party at the South Bixby location Dec. 6. From left, John Mabrey, Katie Mabrey, Marilyn Mabrey Sulivant, Carlisle Mabrey and Scott Mabrey.

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