On July 20, Salata opened its first Tulsa-area restaurant at 6030 S. Yale Ave. in Kings Pointe Village. This is the second Salata in Oklahoma, with two more Tulsa-area locations planned to open in the fall.
Enjoying the recent Greenwood Cultural Center’s Legacy Award Dinner in honor of former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating are, top row from left, Johnny Brookins, Maurice Jones, Michael Washington, Chuck Cissel and Jonathan David Harris. Front row, from left are retired Oklahoma Senator Maxine Horner, Dianne Jones, Jacqueline Boynes and Connie Fisher.
The Tulsa Edison High School Class of 1962 held its 55th Class Reunion in June in the Brady Arts District. From left are Brad Williams, Nancy Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Schlecht, Carolyn Murray, Ted Murray, Kathy Welsh, Bob Welsh, Jean Crawford and Jim Crawford. The class enjoyed music from classmate Dr. Doug Moore and his band.
Celebrity Attractions, nationally touring Broadway presenter, has announced the appointment of Kristin Dotson as chief executive officer effective July 1, succeeding Ed. Payton, who is retiring. Drew Payton and Kay Payton continue to support and lead as the owners board of directors, and Broadway producers for Celebrity Attractions.
“Chicano art is American Art.” — Cheech Marin
From the Techno and House dance parties of the backyards and warehouses of East Los Angeles to the border refugia of El Paso to the ancient storytelling strong enough to survive the Rio Grande crossings, Chicano thrives on community.
EDITOR’S : This article is courtesy of a long-time volunteer and supporter of the Tulsa Ballet.
Through July 7, The Museum Broken Arrow is exploring the history and significance of the American workforce with “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.
Location is king for celebrations.
The Tulsa Zoo offers a number of unique and exotic indoor and outdoor settings for weddings, proms, corporate parties, reunions, birthdays and other special events.
OF FAMERS: Hanson, who will be celebrating 25 years of playing music together locally, nationally and globally, has reached another milestone when the group was added to the roster at this year’s Hop Jam in Tulsa, where they were recently induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Throughout the spring months, Philbrook Museum of Art opened its doors to Tulsa and its four-year-old students with the goal of encouraging creativity inside and outside the museum.
It’s rare to spend time with a public figure you knew from their past success and wished, one day, you’d have the chance to spend time talking with them. Recently, that became a reality for me when I had that opportunity to sit down with the lovely Beth Rengel. Our conversation centered on her new book, “Anchored In Illusion.” Just as I thought, I found Beth to be genuine, comfortable in her own skin and easy to talk to. It was a refreshingly candid interview.
The majestic sight of approximately 50 hot air balloons flying over Tulsa is an incredible view that one can only see once a year, and that is at the 2017 Tulsa Balloon Festival, which returns June 14.
Summer in the city. What are your plans for June?
Before it gets too hot in Tulsa, consider a Thursday night under the stars at Utica Square. Concerts there are free, and some of the area’s most popular musicians perform, like Starr Fisher, the Mid-Life Crisis Band and Mary Cogan.
The 2017 OK Mozart Music Festival in Bartlesville June 8-18 has delivered on its promise of a revitalized festival with a knockout lineup of classical performers, as well as the addition of new music genres.
Mayfest returns for its 45th year on May 18-21 in downtown Tulsa. More than 350,000 people are expected to line the streets, viewing indoor and outdoor exhibits of over 100 artists.