Local Dentist Jake Jorishie Returns to TU for Music Degree
“Have something upon which to fall back,” most parents would advise, “before embarking upon a career in music.”
That’s sound advice and exactly what dentist Dr. J. W. (“Jake”) Jorishie, Jr. did. Before heading to dental school at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., the multi-tasking student earned a degree in zoology while earning up to two thirds of his undergraduate college tuition in the music department at the University of Tulsa.
Find Your Passion For Fashion
Think you have a passionless life? The repetition of the hum-drum existence along with all of the mindless duties you must accomplish just to get through one day can sometimes be boring and even maddening.
Dfest Requests Submissions
Diversafest, LLC, better known to Oklahoma music-lovers as Dfest, is the most comprehensive music conference and festival in the Midwest and is searching for emerging artists to perform July 25 and 26 at the seventh annual Dfest.
‘Up Late’ Moves to New Network, Earlier Time Slot
“Up Late with Ben Sumner” is going green – CW 12/19 green, that is. Tulsa’s only late night talk show has changed channels and can now be seen on CW 12/19 Saturday nights at 11 p.m. “Up Late” features local music, artists and events from across the community coming up in the next week. The show also features Sumner meeting people out in the community.
Hot Club of San Francisco Among Upcoming PAC Trust Events
It might not be warm enough yet for Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust’s annual Summer Stage, but TPACT will provide more than enough entertainment in the coming months to keep theater patrons toasty indoors while enjoying a wide array of performances.
Agio Salon Offering Customers New, Unique Services
Tucked away in the Stone Wood Shopping Center in Broken Arrow is a little taste of the Mediterranean countryside in the form of Agio Salon. Now open for six months, Owner and Master Stylist Michelle Provenzano is looking forward to 2008.
Citizen Mundi Bringing Tulsans Together with Music
There’s just something about those horns.
“I think it’s something people really like,” says Tulsa-based Citizen Mundi trombonist Michael Drummond. “You go back to the 1970s and all the bands had a horn section. I think that’s why we relate to such a wide variety of people. Our grandparents were growing up in the 1930s and 1940s listening to big band, and our parents were growing up from the 1950s through the 1970s and there was always saxophone or trumpets in bands.”
Hebert’s Celebrating Mardi Gras Feb. 5
Hebert’s Specialty Meats is gearing up to celebrate Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 5 and Hebert’s will host their annual Mardi Gras Party from 4-7 p.m.
Winners Announced in 15th Annual F&CS Poster Contest
Winners were recently announced in Family and Children’s Service’s 15th annual poster contest. The contest was open to area youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. The theme for this year’s contest was “Celebrate Oklahoma Families” in commemoration of the Oklahoma Centennial.
Oklahoma Aquarium Benefits from New Panera Location
Locally owned Traditional Bakery, Inc., Panera Bread’s first franchisee, opened a new bakery-cafe on Dec. 24 with the Oklahoma Aquarium as the benefiting partner. Employees and friends of the aquarium were invited to a sneak peek of the newest Panera Bread location the day before the restaurant officially opened. Panera donated 100 percent of the proceeds from those who attended the preview day to the Oklahoma Aquarium to be used for educational programs and exhibits. The proceeds from the day resulted in a $1,019.26 donation.
Donations Being Accepted for KOTV’s 5th Annual ‘Project Warmth’
The News on 6’s “Project Warmth” returns for the fifth year to help provide people in need a bit of protection against Oklahoma’s winter weather. Gently used blankets, quilts and comforters can be dropped off through Jan. 31 at any of the 11 area LaMode Cleaners locations or five Western Sun Federal Credit Union locations.
Tulsa CASA Fundraiser Feb. 22
CASA will roll out the red carpet for “Justice is Served— Academy Awards Style,” a dinner and apron auction benefiting Tulsa CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), on Feb. 22 at the Bernsen Community Life Center.
Hideaway Pizza Announces 2008 Oklahoma Collage Project Theme, Deadlines
Each year organizers of the Oklahoma Collage Project, sponsored by Hideaway Pizza, select a theme to pique the interest and imaginations of the participants vying for part of the $10,000 prize money. The 2008 theme is “Field, Forest and Stream: Oklahomans and the Outdoors.”
Pryor’s County Fever Adds Dierks Bentley
Catch the Fever Music Festivals announced Dierks Bentley will play at the Country Fever Music Festival June 12-15.
With two platinum albums, the 2003 “Dierks Bentley” and 2005 “Modern Day Drifter,” Bentley has established himself as an acclaimed artists and has garnered a long list of honors. In one year, he won the 2005 CMA Horizon Award to a 2006 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nomination. He also won the ACM Top New Artist Award in 2004 and went on to receive a nomination for the 2005 ACM Top Male Vocalist Award. After two tours with George Strait and three years with Kenny Chesney, Bentley has made the leap to the next level, successfully establishing himself as a headlining artist.
Living Arts of Tulsa to Host 4th Annual Valentine’s Ball
Living Arts of Tulsa recently announced the Fourth Annual Mi Corazon, a Valentine’s Ball. The event will be held at Liggett Studio, 314 S. Kenosha, just east of downtown Tulsa. The ball is a dress-up affair complete with dance demonstrations, dance lessons, dance partners for solo attendees, open bar, hors d’oeuvres by Just Catering, Valentine-related art works for purchase and music by DJ Connection.
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