Tulsa Waltzes for Big Cats
The Tulsa Zoo recently held the 21st Annual Waltz on the Wild Side. The unforgettable event boasted a Malayan theme, live entertainment, dancing and of course delicious food.
BOK Center Named Top Venue
The International Association of Venue Managers () has awarded the Center the 2011 Venue Excellence Award. This prestigious award is given annually to only one arena in the world. It recognizes the best arena based on four criteria used to demonstrate the ways in which the venue has excelled in the management and operation of a public assembly venue. The criteria for the award includes: Operational Excellence, Teambuilding/Professional Development, Safety and Security, and Service to the Community.
TATE Takes Tulsa Theatre to a New High
I’m still smiling after the Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence held recently. is only three years old, but already an institution. People with the George Kaiser Family Foundation came up with this idea to promote and reward quality non-musical theatre in Tulsa. Every performance season, a panel of theatre mavens sees the nominated plays at venues around the city and votes for the best. The top prize is $10,000. I don’t know whether our local theatre groups planned to do more “straight plays” anyway, or whether the cash prizes were an incentive, but over the last three years there has been a notable increase in non-musical theatre. And the plays are good. Really good.
Lindsay Parker Woude Helps Pursue Dreams
Lindsay Parker Woude has become one of the most talented equestrians from the state and throughout the nation. Her career took her to competitions, college and now to teaching others how to ride horses in Broken Arrow.
Planetarium Boasts Technology
Change is ubiquitous in the world of technology, enriching lives and challenging all to expand the connection to the world. The same is true at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium.
Chimpanzees Celebrate a Birthday
We’ve all watched as Bernsen, one of the Tulsa Zoo’s youngest chimpanzees, has grown from an infant to a rambunctious toddler.
Recently, the Tulsa Zoo celebrated his fourth birthday recently where zoo friends stopped by wish happy birthday to Bernsen the chimpanzee.
The Jacobs Make a Difference in Owasso
Bill and Paula Jacobs have enjoyed being involved in the community of Owasso for many years. Through a business that offers learning and tradition to volunteering with the rural water district, they hope to continue to reach out to others for many more years.
Broadway Can be Tame in Tulsa
The Tony Awards, live from Broadway, was a thrilling evening of entertainment again this year. Marketing arts events which is my day job, can be as much about website keyword optimization as anything else sometimes, so when I see Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman dusting off nuggets from West Side Story, Funny Girl and Anything Goes and making them sparkle, I think, “Ah, musical theatre!” I’ve been in love with it since, at age seven, I saw a high school production of The King and I. Watching theatrical performers at the top of their game reminds me of what a special field I get to touch in some way every day.
Tulsa Zoo Receives Two Female Giraffes
The Tulsa Zoo is proud to announce two female giraffes are now calling Oklahoma home.
A four-year-old giraffe, Lexi, arrived from the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Mo. and a two-year-old, Pili, arrived from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan. Both females will join the Tulsa Zoo’s male giraffe, Samburu sometime this month.
Get to Know a Rhino
RHINO GREETING: Guests were allowed beyond the exhibits main perimeter to get up-close to the Tulsa Zoo’s White rhinos Buzbie and Jeannie on May 27. Interesting facts about these mammoth mammals and why all five species of rhinos, despite their docile nature, face a grim reality around the world, were discussed at the event.
TU Alumni Sponsor Fundraiser
HURRICANE UNCORKED: The seventh annual TU Uncorked wine festival was held on Friday, June 3 at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in downtown Tulsa. The scholarship fundraising event was sponsored by the Tulsa Chapter of The University of Tulsa Alumni Association.
Summer Heats Up at Shops of Seville
The Shops of Seville offer summer nights filled with entertainment such as live music, tasty foods, and shopping of all varieties.
Many from around the community come to enjoy the evenings with one another and partake in dancing and fun.
Jazz Depot Heats Up
Hello music lovers, summer is just around the corner, and we have a sensational line-up of music stars for your summer enjoyment at the Jazz Depot. Come in out of the sweltering heat and chill with us on Sunday afternoons at 5 p.m. for the best jazz music in all of Oklahoma. The concerts continue through the month of August. Look for the remainder of the concerts to be featured in the next issue of .
Officials at the world-famous Palazzo Pitti museum in Florence, Italy, announced plans for an exhibition of Native American material and culture to be curated by Gilcrease Museum. The exhibition will open in July 2012 at the Palazzo Pitti and will run through January 2013.
Fireworks Better and Safer at the Castle of Muskogee
The Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 30,000 square foot Fireworks Castle, keeps working to improve everyone’s enjoyment on the Fourth. Although the Castle of Muskogee has always guaranteed all fireworks to light, the new, higher quality means no disappointments on the Fourth. The variety of “Novelty” fireworks continues to grow. Continuing a trend that started several years ago, fireworks displays in the “Heavyweight” category keep getting larger and more spectacular. Many are so large that they have room for internal timers for a more sustained show with more visual variety than older, one-fuse-lights-the-whole-display fireworks. Family packs continue to grow in the size and variety of fireworks included.
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