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November 2017

The holiday season, which began with Halloween and stretches through New Year’s Day, is a time of continuous celebration with family and friends. And while it should be a great time, too often stress can ruin the party. So, how do you stay on top of everything you need to do during the holiday season, without losing your sanity? We’ve packed this issue with ideas from getting ahead of the to-do lists and keeping the pounds off to turkey tips and fun things to do.
Model: Maddie Hurt
Photographer: Marc Rains
Wardrobe: Jules Boutique

Features

Q&A: Eddie Money

With blue-collar rock hits such as “Shakin’,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” and "Baby Hold On," the raspy-voiced rocker Eddie Money is still giving fans their money’s worth.

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Q&A: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas

A fixture on the classic rock tour, Mickey Thomas’s band sounds as youthful as ever while continuing to prove that nothing’s gonna stop Starship from laying it on the line for fans.

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Mingle with the Masters

Nearly 200,000 visitors come to the Philbrook Museum of Art every year, including many during the holidays, to view its splendor, beauty and both modern and classic masterpieces.

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Oh! Carole

The fascinating life of one of pop music’s greatest performers and songwriters takes center stage in the bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical that’s packed with deeply personal songs.

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Nostalgia in the Hair

Done up with vintage lighting fixtures, antique barber chairs and, of course, a glass jar of blue Barbicide near, barber shops are offering the experience our fathers and grandfathers received.

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Holiday Hacks

The holidays are almost here. Are you filled with joy or dread? Don’t fret. We’ve got 12 solutions on how to stay organized and not lose your mind from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

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Choreographed Conversion

Keeping ice indoors is no easy task, especially when a venue like the BOK Center is constantly transitioning from events like hockey and basketball to concerts and monster trucks.

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Talking Turkey

Buying, prepping and cooking the perfect bird is not as easy as you might think. And no group knows more about turkey disasters than the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line.

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Pounding Pavement

With family and friends coming to town for the holidays and the temps becoming more bearable, it’s time to stretch your legs as there’s no better way to shop in Green Country than on foot.

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Ho Ho Homes

For 35 years, the Cascia Christmas Walk has been a vital part of the Tulsa-area holiday fun and history, as well as a beneficial fundraising effort for the revered preparatory school.

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Dine + Drink

Toasting Tradition

The vibe at Caz’s Pub falls somewhere between dive bar and eclectic man cave, with a seat at the bar (or tables) for anyone who enters, regardless of where they fall in the social spectrum.

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Menu for the Masses

With a reputation for never taking shortcuts with delicious pancakes, omelets, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches and burgers, Savoy does exactly what it takes to keep its patrons coming back again and again.

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Steak a Claim

Carving out a unique personality with preparation, presentation and service, PRHYME offers a heightened experience to those who worship at the shrine of phenomenal red meat cuts and fine dining.

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Steady Satisfaction

While the Tulsa Arts District has undergone many changes in the last 13 years, one consistent has been Jeff Castleberry’s commitment to serving up affordable comfort food at Caz’s Chowhouse.

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Best Bets

Best Pies

More than just a delicious dessert, the perfect pie is worth saving room for this holiday season. From nostalgic classics to fresh takes, we’ve picked the 26 best that should be gracing your table.

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Departments

Kelly Silva and family

Stops: Hooters, Harden’s Hamburgers, Maryn’s Taphouse

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Christmas Presence

Catering to those looking to spend time with Santa, view light displays and absorb all the wonders of the holiday season, The Castle Christmas will knock your stockings off.

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Ready to Rock the Bloat?

Once you've overeaten, as many do during the feasting holidays, you can't exactly undo it. But with a recovery plan in place, you can reduce the ache in your belly from a food hangover.

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Hometown Soul

For music fans rooted in the independent Americana music scene, singer-songwriter John Moreland continues to balance “bummer tunes” and staying clear of soul-sucking jobs by gaining national acclaim.

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Shoes Wisely

With varieties ranging from trail and road to minimalist and maximalist, it’s no surprise many runners get stuck with a shoe that’s not for them.

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How early is too early for holiday decorations?

Want to join the discussion? We post a question on our Facebook each month. Give us an answer and photo, and you might end up in the magazine or online.

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Purchase Power

As we approach one of the biggest shopping days of the year, there are some strategies you should be aware of if you’re looking to save money, time and sanity.

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Appetite for Life

Whether he is serving good food or selflessly giving to local organizations and individuals in need, Trails End BBQ’s John Cash doesn’t like seeing anyone go hungry.

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Pouring Her Art Out

Violinist Jocelyn Rowland Khalaf receives profound satisfaction helping students find their musical voices while continuing to feed her soul, defying classical labels.

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Spilling the Beans

Looking to evolve from commodity-grade brown coffee consumed more for maintenance than pleasure? The spectrum of specialty coffee can offer a little something for everyone.

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