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September 2017

“We’ve got spirit, yes we do!” You probably remember cheers like this from the days you sat in the stands rooting for your favorite team to score. Cheerleading has evolved a lot in the last 30 to 40 years as it has increasingly become more competitive and more lucrative. These days, whether it’s youth sports, high school football, college basketball, or competitions on ESPN, cheerleading seems to be everywhere.
Model: Cameryn Dean
Photographer: Marc Rains
Wardrobe: ASCE

Features

Q&A: Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell has graduated from selling tour merchandise for Luke Bryan, writing songs for Florida Georgia Line, and opening for Kenny Chesney, to “Chillin’ It” at the top of the charts on his own.

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Q&A: Chris Isaak

With that haunting voice, fierce guitar playing, swaggerific outfits and a few dance steps, Chris Isaak promises a concert party and a few bad, bad things.

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Let’s Dance

From salsa and swing to tango and two-step, Tulsa is brimming with dancing opportunities that can help you stay flexible, reduce stress, lose weight, make friends and possibly find love.

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Viva La Diva

Recreating Whitney Houston’s cinematic debut role, Deborah Cox shows off her vocal range, belting out energetic and emotive musical numbers in The Bodyguard.

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Punk Rock Paranoia

Roaring with raw energy and rage in a manner that few shows can muster, Theatre Tulsa’s version of American Idiot takes slacker heroes on a journey of youthful disaffection in a post-9/11 America.

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Get Tooned In

Tackling topics like homelessness, foster care and alcoholism, local author Robert Soul’s compassion takes shape in his Ruined My Rhythm graphic novels set in Tulsa.

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Keep on Truckin’

The food truck frenzy continues to rev up, especially at Guthrie Green, where four walls have given way to four wheels for grabbing a bite on the go.

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Array of Hope

In an effort to help people with illnesses and special needs, as well as children facing crises, Lisa Bain, Mavis Pearl and her Joy in the Cause charities are delivering beautiful treasures.

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Medley of Memories

Whether you stop by Ida Red for a root beer float, nostalgic candy, a Tulsa-themed souvenir, or just to browse, the throwback mercantile is sure to have something that makes your day a little sunnier.

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Dine + Drink

Acing the Bar

Offering a cure for whatever “ales” you, George’s Pub stocks nearly 80 bottled brews, a strong whiskey selection and a menu that will have you questioning if the place is really just a bar.

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Feast of Eden

Beyond the heavenly wings, other eats, drinks and wait staff, Hooters continues to thrive because it sticks to what it knows while always looking for ways to be tastefully innovative.

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Patty Perfection

Bringing burgers and fried sides to new heights without a lick of pretension, Flo’s is building stacked stunners to savor, one Bomb at a time.

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The Mex Best Thing

As owner and chef of Ricardos, Thomas Hunter doesn't try to change too much of what has clearly been working for the past four decades, but he loves to introduce unique ways to serve Tex-Mex staples.

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Choc it to Me

In search of the perfect sweet treat to calm those chocolate cravings? Try these outrageously delish offerings (including chili) packed with plenty of rich and indulgent flavor.

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Best Bets

Best Wings

Whether fried, battered, smoked, naked or slathered in sauce, chicken wings are the perfect food staple for the big game or a quick bite. We’ve found the 30 worthiest wings joints in the 918. Stock up on wet wipes.

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Departments

Karen Wright and her daughters

Stops: Dilly Diner, Guthrie Green, Eton Square, Ida Red, Flo’s Burger Diner

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The Fairest of Them All

Green Country’s massive outdoor gathering, better known as the Tulsa State Fair, continues to be a hot ticket thanks to old traditions, new ideas and plenty of deep-fried somethings.

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Nutrition on Speed

There's something appealing about being able to blend fruits, vegetables and other nutrients to get your vitamins without having to chow down on salad or worse every day.

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Treble in Paradise

The Colony is where Tulsa’s musical past and present collide, giving us a glimpse of a future focused on tunes geared around strong songwriting with musicianship at the forefront.

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Delivering Cheer

From the uniforms to the athleticism, cheerleading has come a long way since 1923. For the most part, it’s become more competitive and physically demanding, and less about sis-boom-bah.

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Would you rather text, email or talk on the phone to communicate and why?

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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Ride the Athleisure Trend

Is sportswear fashion (or activewear) a lazy approach to dressing, or a great option because it is so easy to wear on any day of the week?

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