Thirty-five years ago, 35 bronze bells were placed on a mobile carillon frame by a Dutch bell foundry and sent to America. For the first time in history, the rarely-seen European art of carillon playing could be brought to audiences. Eventually, this carillon was given new life by Frank DellaPenna, master-carillonneur graduate of the French Carillon School in Tourcoing, France. The carillon is played by a silent and masked “spirit of the bells” that appears only to breathe life into the instrument for the performance.
Works of one of Oklahoma’s favorite potters, John Frank, are featured in a newexhibition, Oklahoma Clay: Frankoma Pottery, opening Friday, April 20, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The exhibit features a selection of work from Frank’s Oklahoma-based pottery factory that manufactured unique and collectable ceramics for more than 50 years. Highlights include a group of individual pieces made by the potter.
Every year, the Tulsa Press Club honors outstanding Tulsans who have made an impact on their local community.
This year’s Tulsa Press Club Headliners are Sharon Daugherty, co-founder and pastor of Victory Christian Center, and Steadman Upham, Ph.D., president of Tulsa University. They will be recognized at a fundraising dinner May 10 at the Cityplex Towers. The evening will feature a reception, dinner and special presentation.
Claremore native Clara Ann Fowler’s, famously known as the Singing Rage Miss Patti Page, life story is coming to her hometown. FLIPSIDE: The Patti Page Story premiers during the 3rd Annual Destination Claremore, coming April 27-May 5.
The $5 million Helmerich Sea Lion Cove features a 100,000-gallon saltwater pool, island and waterfall along with a concave 30-foot-long underwater viewing window where Dorsey and Briney can show off their moves to viewers above or below the water.
Chamber Music Tulsa presents the Aviv Quartet from Israel Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. According to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Aviv Quartet is “an ensemble that blends potent interpretive skills with technical precision.”
From left are Event Executive Director Rene Ryan, Tuck Curran representing Edward Delk’s, and Event Chair and past president, Leslie Brier. These three took a moment for the camera during the festivities of Souper Sunday, a red carpet fundraiser held in March at the Spirit Event Center.
Director John Scott, left, Jackie Scott, Jody Williams and founder John H. Williams celebrate the PAC’s 35th Anniversary at a reception held March 17 to honor the founders and arts groups.
The Tulsa Youth Symphony, celebrating its 49th Season, held a concert at Woodland Hills Mall on March 11. opens the door to new musical experiences unavailable at any single educational institution.
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s upcoming Tulsa Art Studio Tour will open the doors of 11 Tulsa artists’ studios. Visitors will experience the creative processes and meet the artists on April 21-22 from noon until 5 p.m.
Prepare to set sail for the luxurious Comet Cruise Line as event planners turn Bishop Kelley High School into three exotic ports-of-call for the 32nd Annual Bishop Kelley Dinner Auction Saturday, April 14. Guests will “arrive” in Greece, Alaska and Jamaica, enjoy a seated Captain’s dinner complete with wine pairings. Entertainment includes the Lederhosen Lounge, Poolside Bar, Casino, and Live Music featuring Emerson Entertainment’s Band, “After Dark”, along with a special performance by Bishop Kelley 2007 graduate and NBC’s “The Voice” recently-eliminated contestant, Adley Stump.
It’s touted as a once in a lifetime chance to see in Tulsa Jerome Robbins’ original Broadway direction and choreography for the Tony Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof.
For the inaugural Tulsa’s Gospel Best competition, committee members and celebrity judges gathered in the green room at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education after the show in early March.
Top quality entertainment in both the country and pop music genres will once again heat up the Tahlequah, Okla. summer. But this time, the event returns to its roots at the Playhouse.
Stomp, the international sensation, is making its triumphant return to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center March 6-11 for eight performances only. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.