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August 2019

The Rhythm of a Nation

A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" makes its resonant history by changing the language of musicals.

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Gina Conroy
August 2019

Greek to Me

"Mamma Mia!" is like a Mediterranean vacation without airports or passports, built around the chart-topping hits of the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA.

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Gina Conroy
August 2019

Walk This Way

In Tulsa, learning how to navigate roadways properly can be the difference between life and death.

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Rob Harmon
August 2019

Time Bandits

Most of us wish we had more hours in a day, but maybe finding more time is as simple as discovering where you are wasting time or not being as productive as you can.

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Gina Conroy
August 2019

Absolutely Her-Larious

While comedy is primarily a male-dominated field, the margins are becoming narrow as more women find their funny inner voices.

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Gina Conroy
August 2019

The Gold Standard

The Meadow Gold District roots itself firmly in Route 66's historical past, its vibrant present, and an eye toward the future.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2019

Hair We Go

Getting a toddler to sit still for 10 minutes is nearly impossible. Cutting their hair while getting them to sit still is an even more significant challenge unless you're Kuts 4 Kids.

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Lindsay Morris
July 2019

Wetting Chasers

With gorgeous designs and indulgent features and amenities, these luxurious hotel-casino pools take an afternoon swim to another level.

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Michele Chiappetta
July 2019

Kidding Around

Before your children have a chance to say, "I'm bored," you can be ready with this list of great ideas. So, slather on the sunblock, grab your shades and live it up this summer.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
July 2019

Soaring Back in Time

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum captures the achievements and products of the pilots, designers, and engineers who completed those first flights, then set their sights on space.

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Rob Harmon
July 2019

Department of the Interiors

With summer in full swing, it’s perfect weather for enjoying outdoor fun. And that means it’s an ideal time to check out one of Tulsa’s most intriguing shopping and dining destinations — The Boxyard.

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Michele Chiappetta
July 2019

Evolution of Play

A board-game café sounds like a niche business appealing mainly to millennials with a fondness for ironic nostalgia. But the crowd at Shuffles is more diverse than that.

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John Tranchina
June 2019

Traditional Inspiration

"Fiddler on the Roof" is rarely considered political or particularly serious, but the worldwide issue of migration and displacement is inescapable, even as the show raises a cup to love and life.

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Gina Conroy
June 2019

Water World

Summer can be a bummer when temperatures start to climb. So, grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and head to Safari Joe's H2O.

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Michele Chiappetta
June 2019

Let’s Talk About Pets

Two-thirds of Americans live with an animal, and most pet owners think of their dogs and cats as members of the family. With so much love out there, we explored what it means to be a pet owner.

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Preview Staff
June 2019

Citizen Canine

Many in the Tulsa area recognize meteorologist Caroline Brown. And just as many probably know her crazy-cute best accessory — the OU-football-jersey-wearing bordoodle, Stormy.

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Lindsay Morris
June 2019

Pin Pals

Don’t label the Dust Bowl just a bowling alley. It’s much more if your focus is knocking down pins as well as drinks and food, while craving the satisfaction of a perfectly delivered strike.

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2019

Faire Play

Whether you’re interested in theatrical performances, jousting, authentic medieval wares, or just a good ol’ turkey leg, the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival promises a fun and light-hearted experience.

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Lindsay Morris
May 2019

Mythological Masterpiece

"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" condenses the book's fictional world and distills it into a live performance without detracting from any of its original meaning.

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Gina Conroy
May 2019

Host with the Most

The Bond Event Center awaits to wow your attendees. If its sleek and sophisticated interior doesn't grab your attention, the culinary prowess that this space offers undoubtedly will.

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2019

Muttley Crew

Whether it’s for a weeklong stay or daily care, Paws on Pearl can provide your best friend fun interaction with other dogs, along with caring staff members who will pamper your pet.

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Lindsay Morris
April 2019

Pie Hopes

"Waitress" serves up laughs and heartbreak as Jenna, a pie-maker extraordinaire, longs for a life away from her diner job, small town and loveless marriage.

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Gina Conroy
April 2019

High-Roller Hangouts

Complete with a vintage Las Vegas lounge vibe that feels both retro and modern, the Grottos at Osage Casino Hotel are perfect for meetings, gatherings, parties and corporate brainstorming.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2019

Talk Dirty to Me

However you source your meals, it’s likely food waste piles up along the way. Composting is a great solution for these scraps and spoils, and for home gardeners, the process creates a rich fertilizer.

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Gina Conroy
April 2019

Nothing to Sneeze At

Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you're one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, and other bothersome symptoms.

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Lindsay Morris
April 2019

Spring Fever

Honor Heights Park really shines in the spring when colors burst forth and vibrantly paint the area thanks in large part to the 30,000 blooming flowers that are a part of the Azalea Festival.

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Lindsey Mills
April 2019

Rock Stars

As a family-run business, Oklahoma Granite and Stone cares about producing attractive, well-made home fixtures at a reasonable price.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2019

Character Building

Rapper Danny Boy O’Connor has taken a childhood inspiration and turned it into an experience for all fascinated by 1983’s coming-of-age drama, "The Outsiders," with the renovation of the Curtis home.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2019

Showcasing the Voices

The Tulsa music scene has gotten bigger with the opening of the comfortable and inviting 2,000-seat Skyline Event Center inside Osage Casino Hotel.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2019

Country to the Core

Track 5., Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa’s honky-tonk hall, pays tribute to Oklahoma’s rich country music roots, honoring classic, new, alt, Red Dirt, and Americana styles and live shows.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2019

Design of the Times

Garden Deva showcases decorations for your garden, home, or business and invites you to peruse the unique and vibrant metal work of Lisa Regan.

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Lindsey Mills
March 2019

Touch of Madness

Watching sports at home can be fun, but for a real March Madness experience, you have to get out of the house. We’ve found some ideas to experience the games, betting, partying and bracket busting.

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John Tranchina
March 2019

Romancing the Tome

Magic City Books offers a curated, well-lit shop that emphasizes a love of reading, personal service, community events and more than enough books to open your mind and heart.

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Lindsay Morris
February 2019

Upending a Whodunit

"The Play that Goes Wrong" starts going for laughs before the first line is even delivered in this spoof of the theatricalized murder mystery.

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Gina Conroy
February 2019

Oh, Wheelie

From customized cars, hot rods, classics and even motorcycles, to celebrity appearances, mini bike drag races and live bands, the Darryl Starbird’s National Rod and Custom Car Show will be a fun time.

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John Tranchina
February 2019

Bridal Bliss

From free stuff and awesome advice to exposure to the latest in wedding fashions, the Hard Rock Tulsa Wedding Show will have it all, plus a chance at a $10,000 giveaway.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2019

Ready or Knot

Getting hitched means making a hundred decisions on everything from flowers to photos. We can help out with at least 27 of them.

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Preview Staff
February 2019

Buy, Buy Love

How to choose engagement jewelry that’s right for you.

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Lindsay Morris
February 2019

Match Me if You Can

Looking for love — or even like — in the digital age has its own special set of rules.

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Lindsey Mills
February 2019

Presence with a Past

While the charm, history, and location may entice people through the doors of The Campbell Hotel and Event Center, it’s the luxury accommodations and first-rate service that keep people coming back.

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Gina Conroy
January 2019

Missionary Zeal

"The Book of Mormon" is a caricatured contrast between well-intentioned and gloriously naive first worlders confronting a cartoon of the Third World from the minds of "South Park" creators.

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Gina Conroy
January 2019

Be Our Guest

Theatre Tulsa brings a sweeping musical score, epic battles, hilarious romps, romance, magic and finally, the power of love to transform with its rendition of "Beauty and the Beast."

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Gina Conroy
January 2019

Ready to Get Away?

Everyone needs something to look forward to, and what’s better than a vacation? But as valuable as travel is, it’s no excuse for going into debt or devouring your emergency fund.

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Lindsay Morris
January 2019

Can the Excuses

Want to bolster chances of actually staying true to new year’s resolutions, whatever they may be? Then consider heeding these tips.

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Lindsay Morris
January 2019

Weight for It

Before signing up for a gym membership, consider the following tips.

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John Tranchina
January 2019

Strength in Numbers

Want to get more out of your workouts? Having the right workout buddy can often make all the difference in your results.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2019

Holiday Debt Blues

You’ve opened the gifts, and now it’s time to open those post-holiday credit card statements. While the situation can be stressful, there are many ways to recover from last month’s spending frenzy.

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Rob Harmon
January 2019

Spa-Tacular

Instead of trying to be everything to everyone, Blank Med Spa concentrates on their medical know-how and proven techniques to produce results that make clients happier with their skin.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2018

Keeping the Faith Alive

At some point, most children realize Santa’s handwriting looks a lot like mom’s and his ho-ho-ho-ing sounds like dad. But there are steps you can take to prolong the wonderful ruse.

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Lindsay Morris
December 2018

Party Fouls

If your company is hosting a holiday party and you want to keep your job, here are some simple etiquette rules to follow.

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Preview Staff
December 2018

Vintage Virtue

Looking to add a quirky, fun feel to your home décor? Chances are, you’re going to find what you’re looking for at the fanciful, uncommon store known as 360 Home.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2018

Winner Wonderland

Whether you want to devote a few minutes or a full month to decorating your home for the Christmas season, options abound for making your home festive.

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Gina Conroy
November 2018

Brushes with Fame

John Hammer’s distinctive, colorful, pop art painting style is striking and attention-grabbing, and his commissioned work is highly coveted.

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Michele Chiappetta
November 2018

Springing into Action

Tulsa Pop Culture Expo is not merely an annual convention celebrating all things pop culture; it is also a springboard for making a positive impact on Tulsa throughout the entire year.

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Rob Harmon
November 2018

Please Pass the Etiquette

Twenty tips to help everyone mind their manners and not fight over the wishbone.

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Preview Staff
November 2018

Yule Have a Blast

Following closely to the storyline of the beloved 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, "White Christmas" is returning to the TPAC for a limited engagement of only eight performances.

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Lindsay Morris
November 2018

Talk Turkey to Me

The sides may be on point, the desserts delectable and that certain uncle can be on his best behavior. But if the turkey is more foul than fowlicious, your Thanksgiving meal may be a bust.

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Donna Leahey
November 2018

Duct Tales

Is there anything duct tape can’t do? It’s probably easier to list the things it can’t do.

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Rob Harmon
October 2018

Mixing Majesty with Mischief

Set in New York’s Coney Island in 1907, "Love Never Dies" picks up 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House.

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Lindsay Morris
October 2018

Horsey Heaven

Thousands of horses and riders from around North America will showcase skill and beauty at the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show.

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John Tranchina
October 2018

Blade Stunner

Cirque du Soleil’s production of "Crystal" pushes the boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2018

Picture This

The Tulsa American Film Festival features an exciting mix of locally and nationally made films, as well as bringing attention to creative voices that reflect the nation’s diversity.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2018

Bloodsucking Ballerinas

"Dracula" is a perfectly spooky, energetic ride for both those who are new to ballet and those who love to attend performances year after year.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2018

Getting Their Ax Together

Taking throwing darts at the bar to a new level, hatchet hurling has proven to be a popular and immersive kind of entertainment at Jenks’ Got Wood.

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Rob Harmon
September 2018

Flock Party

You are hereby invited to be spectacularly amazed and delightfully entertained during the 11 days of “go time” showcasing agriculture, entertainment and plenty of food during the Tulsa State Fair.

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John Tranchina
September 2018

Spellbound

An upended retelling of “The Wizard of Oz," “Wicked” mixes vulnerability, feminist passion and plenty of laughs playing off famous bits from the classic movie.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2018

Conquer Clutter

A garage sale is an excellent way to rid yourself of clutter and make a bit of cash, but don’t waste your opportunity. Make the most of your event with these garage sale tips.

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Lindsay Morris
September 2018

Here We Grow Again

With 100 acres filled with features where visitors can enjoy the wonders of nature, education, and family fun, the Gathering Place is designed to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2018

A Different Perspective

Antique Restorations repairs and restores all sorts of wood items, not just furniture and antiques. They handle statuettes, vintage electronics, picture frames, curiosities, and other items too.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

Banding Together

While many students spend their summers by the pool, sleeping in and vacationing, for some high school marching band members it feels like they never left school.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

District Champs

Plan a day trip or a full weekend spent visiting local arts, entertainment, dining and nightlife options with the help of this guide to Tulsa’s downtown districts.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
August 2018

Showing Her Character

While it would have been easy for Courtney Paige Allen to succumb to the effects of autism and EDS, she is making magic for kids while keeping her focus on the most magical place on earth.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

A Centimeter a Day

Having survived a car crash that claimed four lives, Izzy Kitterman is using her competitive nature to push herself through agonizing rehab as she takes measured steps to recovery.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

Bet on a Good Time

Located north of downtown Tulsa, Osage Casino’s newest resort offers plenty of decorative nods to “Prairie Chic” heritage, an expanded gaming floor, 141-room hotel and a see-it-to-believe-it pool.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

Behind Clothed Doors

The Market Store by East + West’s main focus may be premium men’s casual wear, but owner Ben Kilgore is focused on selling more of the city he loves, including family-owned farms.

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Gina Conroy
July 2018

Savor Summer

We don’t need to tell you that the summer months are precious. That’s why we gathered a list of great ideas so you can make it your best one yet.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
July 2018

PR Sheroes

Female-owned public relations and strategy firm sixPR may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they’ve provided their clients with plenty of super results.

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Michele Chiappetta
July 2018

House Work

Home improvement projects can be fun but can become the thing of nightmares with flaky contractors, repairs gone awry and overblown budgets.

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Rob Harmon
July 2018

Bank On It

Banking in a shipping container could present many challenges, but Blue Sky Bank has flourished in The Boxyard, building relationships with businesses and employees downtown.

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Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Song and Step Romance

Whether you want to experience the enchantment of dance or just experience an imaginary trip to post-World War II Paris, "An American in Paris" underscores the correlation of success and sacrifice.

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Gina Conroy
June 2018

The Bar with Bite

Oklahoma’s lack of beaches didn’t stand in the way of the Shark Beach Bar at Safari Joe’s H2O from creating an adults-only cabana with drinks and music to help you cool down while heating up at night.

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Donna Leahey
June 2018

Home Field Advantage

Sure, a burger and a brew are quintessential baseball snacks, but fans don’t have to settle for the basics at ONEOK Field, where the game is only part of the experience.

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John Tranchina
June 2018

Well Traveled

A seamless vacation is within your family’s grasp provided you pack like a pro. And with so many factors at play, it’s easy to overpack or underpack, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute.

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Gina Conroy
June 2018

Reunion and Communion

Immerse yourself in the sacred tribal history, songs, art, sport and culture of the Muscogee Nation during its annual festival in Okmulgee.

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Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Laughing Matters

Thanks to Roy Johnson and The Loony Bin Comedy Club, Tulsa is getting serious about joking around and serving up Lobotomies.

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Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Party at the Pool

It’s summer in Tulsa, and that can mean only one thing — it’s high time for some wet and wild fun at Safari Joe’s H2O.

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Blayklee Buchanan
May 2018

Ear We Go

As Rocklahoma enters its 12th year, it’s become a staple event for the Midwest rock community while continuing to steer through the challenges that come with organizing a summer festival in Oklahoma.

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G.K. Hizer
May 2018

Flocking to the Rock

For fans like Jimmy and Jill Sullivan, annually attending Rocklahoma is as much about hanging with friends and campground good times as it is about seeing bands they love from the past and present.

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2018

Take it to the Limit

River Spirit Casino Resort is a luxurious multi-entertainment, gaming, relaxing and dining complex where you can feel like you’ve escaped on a cool getaway to Miami or the Caribbean.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
May 2018

Remodel Behavior

Built using repurposed oceanic shipping containers, The Boxyard in downtown Tulsa is a small, lively, eclectic village of shops, sweets, service providers, dining destinations and retail outlets.

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Rob Harmon
May 2018

The Midas Touch

A public broker for precious metals and diamonds, Tulsa Gold and Gems offers a high-end, financial institution style experience complete with transparency and a noncommissioned staff.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

The Hills are Still Alive

A pre-World War II tale full of love, hope, passion, worry, and fear of an uncertain future, "The Sound of Music" musical embraces the source material through modern eyes.

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Gina Conroy
April 2018

It’s a Spring Thing

At Muskogee’s Azalea Festival, learn the fine art of flower power during this yearly extravaganza complete with food vendors, cultural performances and exotic demonstrations.

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Gina Conroy
April 2018

The Amazing Taste

There’s no need to travel to bayou country for authentic Cajun when Hebert's Specialty Meats and Cajun Ed's Restaurant can take care of those cravings right here in Tulsa.

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Donna Leahey
April 2018

Strolling in Style

First Friday Art Crawl is a year-round monthly event that features galleries, studios, museums, various shops, restaurants, and venues opening their doors to showcase local art and music.

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Gina Conroy
April 2018

Fairway to Heaven

Cherokee Hills offers beautiful views and challenging golf holes originally designed by Perry Maxwell, as well as stellar service that guests of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa have come to expect.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

Recipes for Success

From planning, cooking and serving to coordinating, fielding questions and solving problems, 624 Catering can provide the services you may need for your party or event to make a lasting impression.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

The Art of Standing Out

A massive source of artwork, custom frames, on-site art classes and home décor, Ziegler Art & Frame has been a fixture of the Tulsa and Kendall-Whittier landscape for nearly 40 years.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2018

Flights of Fancy

With some pixie dust and a lot of enchantment, playwright J.M. Barrie's "Finding Neverland" spectacularly shows that nothing is impossible when the wonder of childhood powers dreams of lost boys.

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Gina Conroy
March 2018

In It to Win It

As a premier gaming and entertainment destination, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has a lot to offer to recreate that Vegas feel with over 2,400 e-games, 34 table games and 14 poker options.

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Michele Chiappetta