<i>National Recording Star Tom Braxton to Headline JazzFEST</i>


Music will reign in downtown Tulsa on Saturday, June 21 as it did last year when over 3,000 came out for music, fun, food, beverages and that Oklahoma Spirit. For the 2008 Oklahoma Music and JazzFest Celebration, the Jazz Hall of Fame is proud to present nationally renowned smooth jazz saxophone star Tom Braxton. The six hour, free outdoor event will also include a tribute to Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Blues Inductee, the late Flash Terry. It will feature the Uptown Horns Band, who will also pay tribute to the memory of blues legend and Jazz Hall Blues Inductee D.C. Minner, who passed away recently. Daryl McGee, Destiny and Michael Sanders head the Uptown Horns Group.

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Archstone Construction Providing Custom Services to Tulsans


Imagine a place where architects design their customers’ dream projects, builders work tirelessly to stay on budget and on schedule, and all the while attention to detail and client satisfaction remains top priority.

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Garden Club Holds Successful Show

Once again, the Tulsa Garden Club presented a standard, judged flower show interpreting themes reflecting early Oklahoma statehood.

Free and open to the public, Tulsans were invited to view the world-class designs of amateur and nationally awarded floral designers as well as premium horticulture specimens from Tulsa residential gardens.

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Mayfest Begins Recycling Program

Many Tulsans have been recycling for years, either through the City of Tulsa’s curbside program or at one of the many drop-off locations throughout the metro area provided by The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.). This year festival-goers will have the opportunity to recycle while at Mayfest.

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Cherokee Casino Offering Special Mother’s Day Menus

This weekend, Cherokee Casino and Resort will offer Tulsa mother’s a special menu at McGill’s and Wild Potato Buffet. Each exclusive menu is listed below.
The McGill’s menu is $39.95 per person and mothers receive a carnation.
The Wild Potato Buffet menu is $25.95 per person. Children ages 6-12 are $9.95 each and children under five are free. Mothers receive a carnation.

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Mayfest Private Label Wine Available

When most Tulsans think of Mayfest, wine usually isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind. This year’s Mayfest staff is trying to change that with the help of Oklahoma’s Cabin Creek Vineyard and Winery. Tulsa International Mayfest announced there will be a limited number of private label Mayfest wines available at the 2008 festival. The wines are supplied by Cabin Creek Vineyard and Winery and feature the artwork of the 2008 Mayfest poster as the label.

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Oklahoma’s Largest Renaissance Festival Expanding for 2008

The Oklahoma Renaissance Festival is all about fun and entertainment, and the Castle of Muskogee’s 13 stages are once again filled with professional entertainers from across the New World, including many old favorites and several new acts.

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Mayfest 2008 Poster Unveiled

The original artwork for Mayfest 2008 was unveiled Thursday, May 1 at the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center on the OSU-Tulsa campus, located at 700 North Greenwood Avenue.

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Tulsan’s ‘Cowboys in Tall Grass’ Wins Award


After four years, Ken Greenwood’s labor of love has paid off nicely. “Cowboys in Tall Grass” has been named best documentary of 2008 by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (formerly Cowboy Hall of Fame) and the Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

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Tulsa Garden Center Springfest Successful

The Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave, hosted the annual SpringFest Garden Market and Festival on April 11 and 12. It was the place to find every imaginable type of plant, gardening information, garden art, food and fun.

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Simmons Homes, ‘Makeover’ Surprise N.O. Families

Employees and volunteers with Tulsa-area home builder Simmons Homes joined Ty Pennington and the crew of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to participate in the one-week process of building Pastor Willie Walker and his community a new church.

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YST Announces ‘Blank Canvas’ Fundraiser

Youth Services of Tulsa is introducing its new one-of-a-kind fundraising event “Blank Canvas: The Foundation for our Future.” The new art event is a first for the non-profit and will prominently feature an innovative, unique art project called The Foundation Art Project. Youth Services of Tulsa will host “Blank Canvas: The Foundation for our Future” May 13 at the Renaissance Hotel beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Griffin Communications Breaks Ground for Channel 6

All employees of Griffin Communications’ Tulsa media companies were bused to a groundbreaking ceremony April 8 at the future site of the company’s new Media Center in the historical Brady District. The 186 employees, along with city and state dignitaries, were offered the opportunity to break ground with owners David and Kirsten Griffin of Oklahoma City and John Griffin of Muskogee. The 50-thousand square feet state-of-the-art media center will house employees of the company’s Tulsa properties: The News On 6 (KOTV), CW12/19 and Griffin New Media, which operates the company’s television websites.

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Chef on the Run

Chef Christopher Reid shared some amazing dishes with Tulsans April 5 at the Dresser Mansion. Chef Reid is part of “Chefs on the Run” which provides individuals with catering needs for weddings and special events.

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Arbor Day

Up With Trees held its annual Arbor Day Banquet April 7. The banquet is Up With Trees single largest fundraiser each year. Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and her husband Bill Lobeck (center) served as the 2008 honorary chairs for the event.

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