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August 2017

So Much to Drag About

Rubber meets road at Tulsa Raceway Park where monster trucks rule, the midnight drags live on and mud boggers show the ground who’s boss.

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Rob Harmon
August 2017

Incredi-Bull

Four years after conquering Bushwacker at the BOK Center with a 95.25-point ride, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney returns to Tulsa on the cusp of history.

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Justin Felisko
August 2017

Q&A: Ralphie May

The fearless funnyman with a renewed Las Vegas residency may be tired of the politically correct boo-hooing, but his standup act is helping fuel a national comedy boom.

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G.K. Hizer
August 2017

Q&A: Gary Allan

A modern day musical outlaw, Gary Allan continues to churn out metallic hits through his smoky-voiced songs and jewelry.

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Donna Leahey
August 2017

How the West is Worn

Whether the look you aspire to is bold or conservative, masculine or feminine, modern or traditional, the spirit of the frontier lives on at Drysdales.

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Donna Leahey
August 2017

Dirty Play

Conquer the Gauntlet offers feats of masochism geared equally to the power walkers and those who find their high by pushing through physical exhaustion, wetness, a few blisters and plenty of mud.

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Rob Harmon
August 2017

Downtown Turnaround

Anchored by the popular restaurant SMOKE., the SEVEN6MAIN mixed-use development breaking ground in Owasso’s Redbud District this fall will offer a far-reaching impact.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2017

On a Role

Acting can be a brutally difficult craft. Which is why Josh and Mindy Barker passed up on their own Hollywood dreams, opting instead to challenge, support, encourage and enlighten young Tulsa actors.

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Gina Conroy
August 2017

The American Dream?

Theatre Tulsa’s version of Ragtime tackles turn-of-the-century growing pains, mixing real-life historical figures with fictional characters to dramatize issues that remain prominent today.

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Lindsay Morris
August 2017

Touch of Glass

With more than 40 years under his belt at Tulsa Stained Glass, Richard Bohm can easily say he’s pursued his passion to great results.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2017

Fish Out of Water

Travel to Ariel’s magical kingdom where mermaids play in the waves, King Triton rules over all, and the sea witch Ursula lurks, waiting for her time to strike with Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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Donna Leahey
July 2017

The Bond of Ball

With a mission to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams through baseball and softball, World Baseball Outreach is changing lives in over 60 countries.

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Michele Chiappetta
July 2017

Q&A: Santana

Refusing to be imprisoned by any one musical genre, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and his band, Santana, continue to churn out significant and meaningful music that comes from his heart’s center.

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Donna Leahey
July 2017

Affair of the Art

The Tulsa creative community is so robust, but many consumers are still content to hang mass-produced art on walls. But why? Here are suggestions to help you bring home locally created treasures.

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Gina Conroy
July 2017

Higher Learning

As your child heads to college for the first time, there are a few things that you need to plan for now if you haven’t already. But hurry — the six-week countdown has already begun.

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Gina Conroy
July 2017

Virtual Insanity

Experience the seemingly impossible with Xtreme Racing and Entertainment’s state-of-the-art VR technology that provides total immersion into zombie nightmares and a new way of seeing imaginary worlds.

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Rob Harmon
July 2017

Poolside in Paradise

Make some memorable moments with a splash of fun before the sun sets at the relaxing and party-hearty environment at River Spirit Casino Resort’s amenity heavy Landshark Pool Bar.

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Michele Chiappetta
June 2017

The Smell of Rebellion

Celebrating the power of storytelling, imagination, and taking hold of one’s destiny, Matilda: The Musical is overflowing with twisted humor and a giant heart.

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Hannah Gray Gordon
June 2017

The Wonder of Rejuvenation

Escape to pampering, pleasure and a wellness retreat at Indigo Spa & Salon where all-over body bliss is not in short supply.

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Michele Chiappetta
June 2017

Roads Less Traveled

With thousands of miles suited to off-highway vehicles, exploring and playing in all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles has become a popular pastime. But which ride is best for you?

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Rob Harmon
June 2017

Aquatic Adventure

Take a break from the sun and the soaring temps with a plunge on Reptile Rush, Raptor Rapids or another of the water wonders at Safari Joe’s H2O where you’re never too cool (or old) for pool.

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Michele Chiappetta
June 2017

Q&A: Sammy Hagar

With over four decades of music to select from, the nearly 70-year-old Sammy Hagar is still proving there’s only one way to rock.

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Donna Leahey
June 2017

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Every body is different. And every body is amazing. That’s an empowering reminder that there are better ways to measure your life than a number on a scale.

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Donna Leahey
June 2017

Bicycle Belle

Seeing useable wealth going into the waste stream while many people were stuck walking or trying to use the bus system, Ren Barger established Tulsa Hub to get people bicycling and moving.

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Gina Conroy
June 2017

Into the Swing

The hip, loose, cool, creative and inherently American form of jazz music is not just alive and well; it is vibrantly thriving in the Tulsa area.

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2017

Let’s Make a Date

The same-old-same can only take date nights so far before the redundancy starts putting the brakes on passion. Coming up with fresh ways to get (or keep) the fire burning will surely be appreciated.

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Ryann Gordon
May 2017

Milking the Moment

LOMAH dairy products are exploding in popularity not only based on their taste but also because of Stanley and Donna Johnson’s 100 percent ethical, sustainable, and transparent production practices.

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Tiffany Duncan
May 2017

Comic Relief

Are your spider senses tingling? Thanks in part to movies, shows and the undying love of collectors and readers alike, graphic literature has broken out of hobby shops and into the mainstream.

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Rob Harmon
May 2017

Hard to Be the Bard

Laced throughout with humor for Shakespeare aficionados and musical theater geeks, Something Rotten! reeks with originality and double-entendres while exploring the origins of “a musical.”

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Hannah Gray Gordon
May 2017

Q&A: Kristin Chenoweth

The petite performer with the powerhouse pipes, Kristin Chenoweth, returns home to share a love letter.

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Donna Leahey
May 2017

Bayou Bravado

In addition to “laissez les bon temps rouler” during the Crawfish Festival, Ed Richard continues to prove the big easy does it, serving crawfish tamales and po’boys to jambalaya and etouffee.

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Gina Conroy
May 2017

Get Your Smart On

Green Country offers many opportunities where you can hear a lecture, take a class, or otherwise study and exercise your mind.

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2017

Serving Up Satisfaction

If you’ve had a great meal in Tulsa over the last 15 or so years, chances are that Justin Thompson had a hand in it somehow.

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Tiffany Duncan
May 2017

Brush with Greatness

Affordable and effective, Catoosa’s Plaster Paint Company offers nearly 40 colors to help make DIY projects simple, straightforward and vibrantly beautiful.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2017

Garden Groove

April showers mean May flowers, so there’s no better time to get to work perfecting that garden you’ve always dreamed of creating.

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Ryann Gordon
April 2017

Beachy Keen

With three viewing levels and an underwater observation station, embark on a sensory experience watching 300-pound loggerhead sea turtles in the Oklahoma Aquarium’s newest interactive adventure.

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Donna Leahey
April 2017

Shot Spots

A rite of passage, senior photos are a huge milestone. And if you don’t want to look back at your portraits and cringe, finding a perfect location and setting is as important as how your hair looks.

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Valerie Grant
April 2017

Speed Thrills

Awaken your spirit of adventure, play a round of simulated golf, take Xbox gaming to another level, or blow off some steam in a race-kart on steroids at Xtreme Racing and Entertainment.

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Rob Harmon
April 2017

All the Right Moves

Adapted by the movie’s original writer, the nostalgia-powered Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage pushes the same emotional buttons as the Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze romantic classic.

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Donna Leahey
April 2017

Balancing Art and Science

With over 20 films, the Architecture and Design Film Festival is designed to broaden the conversation of the creative process behind film, architecture and design for all walks of life.

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Rob Harmon
April 2017

Songs in the Key of Ugh

The karaoke scene built around Idol-esque crooners performing gleefully-inspired ‘80s power ballads, campy oldies and hip-hop songbooks isn’t always pitch perfect, but is rarely forgettable.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2017

Opportunity Knockouts

Bringing the best of Broadway and stage to Green Country, Celebrity Attractions’ upcoming schedule includes Hamilton, The Sound of Music and The Little Mermaid.

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Donna Leahey
April 2017

Freeze Frames

Hello Baby Photography knows that life slows down for no one, and they intentionally stand in the gap to catch all of the life-changing moments babies and children bring.

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Tiffany Duncan
March 2017

Eternal Treat

Tulsa Ballet, under the direction of Marcello Angelini, gracefully dances past the challenges of reinterpreting one of the most technically grueling and revered ballet storylines, Swan Lake.

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Donna Leahey
March 2017

Wonder Walls

Tulsa’s building-sized mural scene is growing due to the work of Clean Hands — a group that doesn’t mind getting their hands covered in paint to add something artistic and creative to the cityscape.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2017

Relax and Retreat

Whether ziplining over the Osage Hills, working on team building skills or just getting away from the grind for a few days, POSTOAK is all about helping guests relax.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2017

Hit Parade

A celebratory musical paying tribute to the African-American music explosion led by Berry Gordy’s Detroit label, Motown: The Musical is more than just a fabulous songbook.

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Rachel Wright
February 2017

Lipshtick Laughs

With an honest, raw and usually no-holds-barred act that helps her work out personal issues, Whitney Cummings has no capacity for embarrassment.

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Donna Leahey
February 2017

Clowning Around

Trade in the monotony and pressures of life for some laughter, silliness, non-creepy clowns, acrobatic acts and yes, elephants, at the Akdar Shrine Circus.

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Donna Leahey
February 2017

The Reel Deal

Slot machines are games of pure chance, requiring no skill whatsoever. So why are casino-goers so enamored with all the bells and whistles?

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Rob Harmon
February 2017

Auto-Exotica

With over a thousand vehicles inside, automotive lovers can stroll through the Darryl Starbird show, feasting their eyes on some of the most beautiful, innovative and powerful cars ever built.

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Rob Harmon
February 2017

Think Small, Buy Local

Many Americans frequent chain stores without considering their local merchant or other small business options. But shopping local can be rewarding, fun, and even cost-effective.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2017

V-Day the New Way

Whether you’re single, coupled up, somewhere in between or hanging with besties, get out of a rut this Valentine’s Day with these creative activities that don’t include chocolates and roses.

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Ryann Gordon
February 2017

The New Fight Club

People are increasingly taking to the mats to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a combat sport used by mixed martial arts fighters. But the training benefits also reach well outside the match zone.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2017

Star-Crossed Relationships

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Live! never lets up as the show featuring actor and comedian Amadeo Fusca flows swiftly from vignettes to stand-up, and from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

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Donna Leahey
January 2017

Entomological Utopia

The insect-themed traveling Cirque du Soleil show, "Ovo," is a hyper-stylized presentation where the costumes are as spectacular as the top-shelf physical offerings and gravity-defying stunts.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2017

Literature and Learning

The Tulsa City-County Central Library is much more than a restored city icon; it’s a dynamic, inspiring environment for Tulsa dreamers of all ages.

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Tiffany Duncan
January 2017

Get Into the Groove

River Spirit Casino’s Paradise Cove offers an intimate and technologically exciting venue for the concert experience, while still providing enough seating and equipment to draw in A-list entertainers.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2017

Cum On Feel the Noize

If today’s music gags you with a spoon, the crew at 100.9 Totally Awesome ‘80s say relax and take a chill pill. The totally boss Tulsa radio station is ready to spin you round (like a record).

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Rob Harmon
January 2017

Outsmart the Odds

If you're like most, you have a New Year's resolution. But it's hard to make that pledge stick. By summer, less than 32 percent will have stayed the course. So why is maintaining resolutions so tough?

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Ryann Gordon
January 2017

Make Your Move

Is this the year you jump into the housing market or make a move to a new home? If so, you need to be prepared so that you avoid costly mistakes.

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Donna Leahey
January 2017

Answering the Call

Volunteering is not about money; it’s about giving, contributing and helping individuals and the community at large. Are you ready to work with others to make a meaningful contribution this year?

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Rob Harmon
January 2017

Soul Survivor

From the highest of highs as an electric funk pioneer with his brothers in The Gap Band to the lowest of lows, Charlie Wilson’s personal and professional resurrection has been “Supa Sexy.”

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Donna Leahey
December 2016

Avoid a Fa La La Fail

A successful holiday party is a great way to reconnect and celebrate with friends and family. But it can be stressful. Don’t let that stop you. These rules will help guarantee your success.

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Ryann Gordon
December 2016

Countdown to a Kiss

Whether you want to dress up and do the town or have an early night of fun with the children, there's something for everyone in Green Country this New Year's Eve.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2016

Mind Your Manners

Need a creative thank-you idea for your gracious host during the holiday party season? Here are a few guidelines to keep you soirée savvy.

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Tiffany Duncan
December 2016

Pamper in Paradise

Let your troubles float away with tranquil treatments that ease stress on the body and mind with a staycation in one of the luxury rooms at River Spirit Casino Resort.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2016

’Tis the Season to Give

Finding ways to practice kindness doesn’t have to be hard. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by one of these 12 great ideas and you can bring joy to others in your community this Christmas.

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Rob Harmon
December 2016

Livin’ the Life

With talent and a saxophone, Grady Nichols has remained one of the most in-demand musicians in the area thanks to a smooth and soft feel that blends R&B with jazz to create a refreshing sound.

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Hannah Gray Gordon