Jenks Art on Main Receives OCI Award

The Oklahoma Community Institute (OCI) presented Jenks’ Art on Main project with the Outstanding Community Improvement Initiative Award at OCI’s 10th Annual Conversations on Community Renewal Conference Tuesday, March 24.

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Cain’s Ballroom Hosted Top Bluegrass Act, Yonder Mountain String Band

Cain’s Ballroom hosted one of the hottest touring bands in the country, Yonder Mountain String Band.

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Tulsa’s Crowne Plaza Offers Outdoor Enjoyment


The Crowne Plaza in downtown Tulsa is taking the power of space and moving it outside. The gradual advent of spring weather brings more opportunities for relaxation outdoors, and the Crowne Plaza offers its patrons several appealing choices. Crowne Plaza Director of Marketing Connie Otis says, “We have wonderful outdoor patios available for our patrons with a variety of alfresco dining options.”

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Setting the Tone: The ABC’s Of Wedding Invitations


A wedding invitation is not just an invite to your wedding; it sets the tone for your wedding day. I have seen so many different kinds of invitations. I think invitations are the first glimpse people get at the wedding you are having. When I receive a great wedding invitation, I know that the wedding is going to be great, and I only give money for gifts, so I know I have to up the ante on the present. I was taught growing up, you have to pay your way for the wedding; that meant giving cash around the amount what you think it cost for them to have you as a guest. It must be an Italian thing.

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Cowboy Stampede

This year’s Cowboy Stampede will be held at the K-Bar Ranch, 19555 S. Memorial Dr. Saturday, June 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Planning for the event are, from left, hosts Jan King and Ron King, Lindsey Fullerton and Russ Angell.

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Carnivale Fundraiser Held

The Mental Health Association in Tulsa hosted the popular fundraiser Carnivale March 28 at the University of Tulsa Reynolds Center.

From left are MHA Executive Director Michael W. Brose, Entertainment Chair Sheila Buck, Seating Chair Julie Mundt, Event Chair Rita Singer and Advisory Consultant Tony Henry. The event, which features various international acts, began in 1990 with Candy Frates and Suzanne Warren as chairs.

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Lunar New Year

Dillon International recently held its annual “Lunar New Year” Celebration at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown.

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Taste of Grace

The Grace Hospice Foundation is launching its inaugural brunch, fashion show and silent auction extravaganza called “Taste of Grace” on April 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Ave.

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Run for Roses Beneficial to Tulsa Boys’ Home

“Run for the Roses” is the most popular and most anticipated Kentucky Derby themed party in Tulsa and will again benefit Oklahoma’s oldest residential treatment center for troubled boys, the Tulsa Boys’ Home.

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Rockin’ Performance

The Tulsa-based Rockin Acoustic Circus band wowed the audience at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame March 27. The band plays bluegrass, country, rock and a bit of jazz.

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Tulsey Winner

Sean Griffin, left, of the Tulsey Awards presented Chuck Cissel the Tulsey Award for Entertainment Entrepreneur of the Year for 2008, which was voted on by people of the region.

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The Ten Tenors Return to Tulsa with New Show

Internationally renowned Australian group The Ten Tenors returns to Tulsa with their newly released album Nostaligica for a limited engagement of only two performances May 9-10. Coming off a whirlwind European tour, The Ten Tenors hit Tulsa just in time for Mother’s Day. Tickets are now on sale.

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Mayfest Coming May 14-17

The Tulsa’s Annual Mayfest is coming May 14 through May 17 in the heart of beautiful downtown Tulsa on Main Street between 3rd and 6th Streets, the Green at 3rd Street between Main and Boston Avenue, and 4th between Main and Boston. Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts and music that is a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual art lovers.

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Twenty New Leaders Work for Non-Profit

CYSTIC FIBROSIS EVENT: The Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted the Seventh Annual “Tulsa’s Top Twenty New Leaders” fundraising event April 2 at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel. The 2009 honorees are, from left, Jonathan Bush, Leah Howard, Roy Nelson, Katie Mabrey, Brian Kidd, Nicole Mayes Willis, Krista Derby, Laura Blakemore, CFF Special Event Coordinator Dawnya Bean, CFF Special Event Manager Amy Blackwell, Kyle Craig, Sarah Altendorf, Katie Lieberman, Brandon Helscel, Matt Foste, April Hill, Marla Carter, Brad White, Haley Cole, Michael Elder and Teresa Fanning. Honorees not in the picture: Haley Buzzard, Margo McKoy, Alycia Highfill, Monroe Nichols, Andrew Shank, and Justin Lund.

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BOK Awaits Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen fans throughout the region will head to Tulsa’s BOK Center on April 7 to see the famous Bruce Spingsteen and The E Street Band as part of their 2009 tour.

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