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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.

Article
Lindsay Morris
January 2019

Weight for It

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

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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
March 2018

Coming Clean

With the following DIY tips and tricks, you can knock out your seasonal spruce-up quickly so you can once again have a picture-perfect home.

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Lindsay Morris
March 2018

Bracket Smack

Whether it's a bracket pool for your office, family pool for fun or bragging rights among your buddies, here are tips that will give you a better shot at victory.

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John Tranchina
March 2018

Hair Majesty

Part old-school barbershop and part hip-destination salon, tonsorial Barbershop is the brain child of Crystal McDaniel, who prides herself on excellent hairstyles for those who love short hair.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2018

Rules of Attraction

While love can be complicated at times, saying the actual words can make some uncomfortable. But there are other ways to show how much you care or love without muttering a word or buying a card.

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Gina Conroy
February 2018

Precious Metal

Spexton is garnering serious attention with simple but sophisticated fabricated metallic jewelry pieces that appeal to the desire for something unique, individualized and thoughtful.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2018

Soul in the City

Located at the southern end of the IDL, the Cathedral District boasts a rich combination of faith, life, business, and culture while focusing on being collaborative and visionary.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2018

Sick of It

With no true cure for the common cold, there are ways to overcome the sore throat, fever, streaming nose and headaches quicker. But make sure you separate fact from fiction and keep the Kleenex close.

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Lindsay Morris
February 2018

Upping the Ante

With 454 hotel rooms and suites, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is small enough to give personalized service while providing guests with landmark casino and resort amenities.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2018

Absolutely Spa-velous

Not only will the treatments, body wraps, laser services and rejuvenating body pods at spa810 have you relaxing, but you can succumb to a perfect array of massages.

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Donna Leahey
February 2018

Advo-cats

Studies show that animals can improve mental health and lower stress levels. If true, maybe it’s time for you to visit StreetCats Inc. and provide a forever home for one of their furry felines.

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Donna Leahey
February 2018

Sugar Thrill Gang

With an abundant selection of truffles, macarons, nuts, fudge and candies, the shipping-container world of Sweet Boutique is every bit as delicious as anything Willie Wonka could have envisioned.

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Donna Leahey
February 2018

Eating Artfully

The next time you want to give a gift — whether it’s for a special occasion, a holiday celebration or a “just because” treat — remember the magic of Edible Arrangements.

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Donna Leahey
February 2018

Pursuit of Perfection

Craig Baxter’s Interurban is his version of Field of Dreams, where his reimagined vision for contemporary American and Tex-Mex fare flourishes with personal interactions, teamwork and pride.

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Rob Harmon
January 2018

Wardrobe Wonders

Kristine Ellis and her team at Abelina’s Boutique focus on offering clothing and jewelry that are fashionable, comfortable and pulled together.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2018

Home-Chord Advantage

The Wright Brothers’ singular focus bridges genres and presents one of Tulsa’s most promising pop albums (Cosmic Hearts) in years.

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G.K. Hizer
January 2018

The 20 Greatest Okie Musicians

It’s nearly impossible to pick only 20 of the best singers, songwriters and musicians in Oklahoma’s history. But we gave it our best shot. Let the debates begin.

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G.K. Hizer
January 2018

Grave Situation

As crafty as it is silly, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder kills it with lighthearted murderous intrigue and romantic frivolity that will have you questioning whether crime really does pay.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2018

Learning Swerve

Green Country is full of smart people who love to learn new things. Fortunately, it’s also full of cool classes. Local colleges, businesses and institutions offer lots of interesting courses.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2018

Easy Money

If you think earning extra money is a nice idea, but unrealistic, think again. Nowadays it’s easier than ever to put extra cash in your pocket.

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Gina Conroy
January 2018

Bunker Mentality

The Coffee Bunker provides a light of hope to veterans and service members in a world where sadly, men and women of such great courage and sacrificial spirit are often overlooked and forgotten.

Article
Rob Harmon
January 2018

Modern Medicine

Charging a monthly membership fee has not only allowed Grassroots Healthcare the ability to offer patients an affordable non-insurance model, but has also helped elevate Dr. Melita Tate’s passion.

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John Tranchina
December 2017

Holidangers

The holiday season can bring mixed emotions for many. For some, it’s their favorite time of year. For others, it brings feelings of sadness and loss.

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Rob Harmon
December 2017

’Tis the Season to Shop

We’ve rounded up 60 of our favorite stocking stuffers, over-the-top splurges, and unique experiences from the 918’s best boutiques, stores, restaurants and entertainment destinations.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
December 2017

A Reel Christmas

To help map out your holiday movie mega-marathon, we've put together a list of 80 Christmas movies that are considerably better than watching a video of a burning log on your television.

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Preview Staff
December 2017

The Woman of Steel

Duty and love for country were among the reasons Marina Metevelis answered the call to work defending the United States as one of the iconic bandanna-clad Rosie the Riveters.

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Gina Conroy
December 2017

Pigskin Parlay

Being paralyzed may not define Emeka Nnaka, but it has led him to the place he occupies now in life as a speaker, a coach, a youth volunteer, and a firm believer in the power of hope.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2017

Positive Energy

Delivering high-energy messages that encourage people to live up to their full potential, John Mason has inspired thousands with his personal formulas for success and happiness.

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Donna Leahey
November 2017

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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Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

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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Rob Harmon
November 2017

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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Gina Conroy
November 2017

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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Rob Harmon
November 2017

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.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

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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John Tranchina