Tulsa Youth Symphony Plays Free Concert
The Tulsa Youth Symphony is presenting a free concert for children on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. It is also their first concert of the season.
The Eagles gave it their best as the opening act in the BOK Center before a happy and appreciative sell out audience.
Independent Coffee Shops Holding Their Own
It seems that the arrival of Starbucks in the area several years ago enhanced the interest of coffee shops of all kinds.
One thing going for both parties is the national trend in coffee consumption that continues to increase. According to tracking research conducted by the National Coffee Association of U.S.A., Inc., consumers age 18-24 drink an average 3.2 cups of coffee per day in 2008 compared to 2.5 cups in 2005. In addition, 17 percent of the adult population consumed a gourmet coffee beverage on a daily basis in 2008 compared with 14 percent in 2007. All indications are coffee drinking is here to stay and will be a growth industry far into the future.
Music is on the Fall Menu in Downtown Tulsa
Now that August has rolled around and the kids are back in school, it’s time to look forward to a history-making Autumn season in Green Country. It looks as though September and October of 2008 will be the moment in time when downtown Tulsa begins the journey of getting its swagger back.
Guests Take a Break at the Canebrake
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles focusing on great Oklahoma attractions close by for GTR readers to consider when planning a weekend trip or a short get-a-way.
Award Winning Stylist Enjoying Return to Tulsa
Award winning stylist, Eric Basansky is celebrating his two-year anniversary this September with Tiffany’s salon, located at 81st and Harvard in Walnut Creek II. He says it’s a great atmosphere with peace and harmony among the stylists and clientele. “It’s exciting to come to work,” he says. “Hair is an outward extension of yourself and how you dress is how people perceive you,” he says.
Wine and Roses
Getting ready for the event are, from left, Lucy Lewis, co-chair; Mike Blake, logistics chair; Deb Kirkpatrick, chair; and Barbie Raney, Tulsa Garden Center executive director.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2008
Country songwriter Chick Rains, Red Dirt music pioneer Bob Childers and the singers of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame this fall. The announcement was made at the Tulsa Press Club in August.
Cow Thieves and Outlaws Event Coming to Woolaroc
The 2008 Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion will take place this year on Sept. 13 at the Clyde Lake Pavilion grounds of Woolaroc, just outside Bartlesville in the Osage Hills. A special Private Reception for Sponsor Patrons will be held at 5 p.m. at the historic lodge overlooking the lake. The main event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of Clyde Lake. Tickets are $75 per person.
Friends of the Fairgrounds
RE-DISCOVERING EXPO SQUARE: Getting ready for this year’s 7th Annual Fair Kickoff Party are Honorary Chairs for this year’s event, Bob and Mary Dick, left, and the Foundation’s Board Chairman Jono Helmerich. Guests are invited to wear Fair attire and join what many call Tulsa’s best party. The theme this year is “Then & Now, Re-Discover Expo Square.”
Cherokees To Restore Oldest Building
The Cherokee Nation’s cultural tourism department hosted a public ceremony in early August to kick off the historical restoration of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Building. The ceremony, held on the building’s lawn in downtown Tahlequah, marked the beginning of a two-phase restoration project. The building is the oldest government building in the state of Oklahoma.
Dress for Success
The Rotary Club of Tulsa presented Dress for Success Tulsa with a Rotary grant in the amount of $3,182 on Aug. 13. Board members proudly display the check. From left are Donna Grady, Stacey Clausen, Roni Rierson, Ronda Adkisson, Board President Pat Simmons, Zelda Garrison, Leah Ashlock, Board Vice President Linda Baker and Patti Freeman.
ZZ Top to Open the SpiritBank Center
After nearly two years since breaking ground at 105th Street and Memorial Drive, the SpiritBank Event Center has to announced its Sept. 28 grand opening line-up.
Philtower, Local Artists Featured in CF Benefit
Art in Architecture will spotlight one of Tulsa’s most prominent buildings and some of the area’s most talented artists to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On Sept. 25, the event will be held at the Philtower Building, the site where major decisions were made affecting the oil and gas industry in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the most influential of the industry’s leaders were either tenants in or visitors to the Philtower.
Disney Ice Tour Tickets on Sale
The hottest phenomenon is now on ice. Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour, the only live celebration of songs, dancing and non-stop, team-spirited fun inspired by the smash hit Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical” and its mega-hit sequel “High School Musical 2,” is headed to the Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa State Fair from September 25–28.
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