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November 2019

Banish Boredom

Featuring a unique selection of interactive games, bowling, escape rooms, VR, and recline-and-dine cinemas, Cinergy packs experiences and attractions for every level of entertainment seeker.

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Michele Chiappetta
November 2019

Drumstick Dysfunction

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a joyous occasion. For those of you nervous about what's to come, we've got tips to surviving the get-together.

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Courtesy
November 2019

Thanksgiving Made Easy

Preparation for Thanksgiving can be overwhelming. Beyond turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce, the primary ingredient required is organization. Once you figure it out, the hard part is over.

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Gina Conroy
November 2019

The Way of the Whisker

This is the season of razors sitting idle on sinks and chins disappearing in silky and wiry, trimmed and untamed, curly and cascading decoration.

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Gina Conroy
November 2019

In the Hunt

There's more to hunting than sitting in a stand waiting on "the" shot. It's not necessarily easy, but with a little preparation (and maybe a guide), even a novice can have a great outing this fall.

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Rob Harmon
November 2019

Cultivating Confidence

After losing 80 pounds, Julie Brothers is doing things she never dreamed possible thanks to "wantpower." But her most significant accomplishment is inspiring others to live their dreams.

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Gina Conroy
October 2019

The Mane Event

Close to 1,800 Arabian horses ride into Tulsa for the Arabian Horse Association’s largest and most prestigious event in the industry.

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Gina Conroy
October 2019

Meow Wow

Based on one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's favorite childhood books, "Cats" proves to have as many lives as its costumed characters while providing plenty of memories.

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Gina Conroy
October 2019

Timeless Tribute

At the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, you’ll find plenty of unexpected things to do and ways to enrich your mind while expanding your knowledge of one of the best-loved celebrities of his era.

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Donna Leahey
October 2019

Go Abode and Beyond

The Fall Home Expo offers everything you need to get home projects planned and scheduled, along with some extra features ranging from fun and altruistic to heartwarming.

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Donna Leahey
October 2019

Frivolous and Frothy

Described as a Russian nesting doll of a show within a show, Theatre Tulsa’s "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a love letter to musical theater and people who love musicals.

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Gina Conroy
October 2019

Sound the Alphorn

If you’re looking for a German experience in Oklahoma that includes endless bratwursts, lederhosen, beer, dancing, and cavorting, look no further than Oktoberfest.

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Lindsay Morris
October 2019

Creep It Real

Hoping for a harrowing Halloween? Be scareful what you wish for. Keep your adrenaline pumped and candy bags full with this collection of haunts and happenings.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2019

Ready, Set, Chug

Celebrating two of Tulsa’s favorite things — running and beer — the McNellie’s Pub Run offers plenty of challenges, running, wacky apparel and charitable goodwill.

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Rob Harmon
October 2019

Brews Aplenty

The Harvest Beer Festival is a great way to try new beers you might not otherwise be able to, enjoy McNellie’s Group eats, and meet fellow beer enthusiasts while sipping the fall day away.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2019

Imagination Engagement

A collective of like-minded black artists in the Tulsa area, Black Moon is breaking standards, pushing innovation, and cultivating creativity among the local community.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2019

Revolutionary Retelling

Set in a grimly realist France, "Les Misérables" is based on Victor Hugo's 365-chapter novel that explores history, law, politics, religion, and ideas about justice, guilt, and redemption.

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Gina Conroy
September 2019

Blanket Coverage

Picnics can be as simple as sandwiches and drinks or as extravagant as filets and champagne flutes — and everything in between. Fortunately, we have tips that will help you fulfill picnic potential.

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Lindsay Morris
September 2019

Color Connection

Whatever your style, Tulsa Stained Glass will help you realize your vision with a visual charm that is both practical and attractive in any setting.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2019

Night Shift

Evening has arrived, and while the sunlight may be finished until tomorrow, you're revved up and ready to conquer the "coolest" part of the day — downtown Tulsa after dark.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
September 2019

Tossing One Back

While cornhole is generally thought of as a beanbag tossing game played at family gatherings or tailgate parties, it's becoming more competitive, more organized, and potentially more lucrative.

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John Tranchina
September 2019

Elevate Your Experience

Few hotels can give you that "only in Oklahoma" experience like Hotel Indigo. From the restaurant and décor to the bar and amenities, you will feel like you're part of something special when you stay.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2019

State of the Arts

Whether your interests lie in the visual arts, music, food, history, space, architecture, or the media, Green Country has a museum for everyone.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
September 2019

Heartfelt Heroes

Through the power of Storybook Princesses, Courtney Paige Allen and Sarah Goran are entertaining and teaching children how to create their “happily ever afters.”

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Gina Conroy
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

Fluent in Funny

With his reach into the comedy scene, Roy Johnson is able to bring top-shelf comics to the Loony Bin that go well with the new, refreshed club atmosphere.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2018

Light-Arted

Rhema’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza is an amazing, glowing, LED love letter to all things Christmas.

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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

Grin and Beer It

Making its debut in 1953, the family-friendly, community theater presentation of "The Drunkard" hasn’t missed a performance in 65 years.

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Gina Conroy
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