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April 2020

“Revolting” Children

A fierce and witty adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s book, "Matilda the Musical" offers subplots, dialogue, and lyrics that are denser and more nuanced than most tales of good versus evil.

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Gina Conroy
April 2020

What a Releaf

The expansive and secluded 800-acre Oxley Nature Center, with its miles of forged trails, provides an opportunity to reconnect with the world and its creatures.

Article
Rob Harmon
April 2020

Beyond Bowling

More than just a bowling center, Andy B’s entertainment venue features redemption games, laser tag, go-kart racing, escape rooms, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of amenities for its VIB.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
April 2020

Hearts of Glass

The Tulsa Glassblowing School is helping build self-esteem in both youths and adults with its transformative programs that put hot air to good use.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
April 2020

On the Run

Nothing gets in the way of a good run like pain. Unfortunately, running-related injuries are common in runners of all levels.

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Lindsay Morris
April 2020

Bloom Bash

With 40 acres of manicured gardens, including over 30,000 azaleas, Honor Heights Park and Muskogee attract nearly 250,000 people for one of the area’s most popular events: the Azalea Festival.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2020

Hitting the Mark

Beyond the axeperts playing characters and helping you ring the bell when you score a bullseye, Cinergy axe lanes feature other details that increase the likelihood that everyone will enjoy success.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2020

Doubling Down

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino rebrands its music venue with an expanded commitment to providing top-notch entertainment.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2020

Concept of Community

Offering anything from mixed media presentations to static paintings and writings, Steve Liggett and his studio is focused on providing a forum for underrecognized artists.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2020

Bringing the Noise

Wielding everyday objects like brooms and garbage cans to create a wordless percussive explosion onstage, "Stomp" continues to prove that one man’s trash really can be another man’s treasure.

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Gina Conroy
March 2020

The Wright Way

The Price Tower in Bartlesville serves to remind visitors of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s style and the 1950s period in which the tower was built, but the amenities are rooted firmly in the present.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2020

Top Docs

Beyond the physicals and well-person exams you'd expect at a clinic that offers primary care, the Carey Clinic provides other services that zero in on some of the most common issues families face.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
March 2020

Sneeze Season

If you battle seasonal allergies, then you understand how congestion, a runny nose, headaches, and other bothersome symptoms can make you miserable.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2020

The Great Escape

Mental puzzles played out in real-world 3D glory, Cinergy's escape rooms require teams to find hidden clues, discover keys, figure out mysteries, and above all, work together.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2020

A Matter of Crime

A mash-up of Broadway with a "West Side Story" flair and a dab of "Moulin Rouge," the Mafia-themed "Vendetta" is different in many ways from other Tulsa ballet productions — but that’s the point.

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Gina Conroy
March 2020

Magnificent Menus

Elliot Nelson enjoys finding ways to bring the world to Tulsa in exciting, food-related ways.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
March 2020

Gaining Grounds

CoffeeFirst is impacting people recovering from mental health illnesses, incarceration, or addiction, all while serving up sensational Topeca Coffee.

Article
Rob Harmon
February 2020

Creative Force

After stints in Los Angeles and New York, television host, spokeswoman, singer, and multimedia journalist Ana Berry brings her energy and personality to the Tulsa-area music and media arts scenes.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
February 2020

Ballet Bonanza

Featuring special effects usually reserved for Broadway productions, journey with Dorothy, Glinda, and Scarecrow as they make their return to save the land of Oz in "Dorothy and the Prince of Oz."

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Gina Conroy
February 2020

Buried Secrets

Tossing guilt around like a hand grenade, Theatre Tulsa tackles the hard truth that with family, often the deepest wounds come from the people closest to us in Tracy Letts’ "August: Osage County."

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Gina Conroy
February 2020

Let the Games Begin

A veritable cornucopia of arcade options and sensory overload await players at Cinergy, including basketball, pinball, skee-ball, shooting games, XD rides, virtual reality Hologate, and more.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2020

The Wheel Thing

The Darryl Starbird National Rod and Custom Show has changed over the years. Still, the show's essence remains the same: display cool, exciting cars while entertaining with events and attractions.

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John Tranchina
February 2020

Fright Club

With taxidermy, preserved specimens, antiques, clothing, jewelry, skulls and bones, and funeral collectibles, the Oddities and Curiosities Expo is for like-minded lovers of the strange and unusual.

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Gina Conroy
February 2020

Arty Party

The King’s Mouth exhibit at ahha Tulsa offers an adventure in sight and sound, with the same surreal, psychedelic sensibility you’d expect at a Flaming Lips concert.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2020

Looking Sharp

Got Wood offers an ax-perience that is not only fun and challenging but is something everyone in the family can do.

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Gina Conroy
January 2020

Color Me Curious

The Blue Man Group explores the absurdity of modern life via multimedia content, audience participation, homemade instruments, live painting, and a surprising amount of snack foods.

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Gina Conroy
January 2020

Thrills and Chills

Embark on the rock opera journey of Axel, whose passion for live music and graphic arts comes to life in an exhilarating Cirque du Soleil ice adventure that reminds us that dreams are within reach.

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Gina Conroy
January 2020

Fight or Flight?

Job burnout is something that just about everyone faces, especially when routines are stiff. But it’s important to remember that you don’t need to be suffering through the 9-to-5.

Article
Lindsay Morris
January 2020

Savoring Success

With a mix of local food and retail concepts, the Mother Road Market is a vibrant community space that draws in Tulsans and tourists to support local businesses while having a great time on Route 66.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2020

Frame Changer

Cinergy offers bowling that’s highly interactive and fun, thanks to a new twist that turns lanes into a high-tech, glitzy, gamified environment.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2020

Getting into Treble

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. "The Music Man" will march into your heart with its funny, romantic, and family-friendly story.

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Gina Conroy
January 2020

Transition Time

In many industries, January and February are the peak hiring months. If you're looking to start 2020 with a new position or vocation, it might be time to talk to a recruiter.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2020

Heart and Seoul

With influences as varying as Janet Jackson and K-Pop artists, South Korea-based (and former Tulsa resident) AleXa found herself drawn to performing as not only a dancer but a singer too.

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Michele Chiappetta
January 2020

Come On, Get Happy

Everyone wants to be happy, but many aren't. Even if you're genetically disposed to be a Debbie Downer, you can still take steps to make yourself a lot happier.

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Lindsay Morris
January 2020

Reclaimed Renegade

Venita Cooper has taken her growing love and appreciation of Tulsa's Greenwood District, along with her energetic love of retro sneakers, and fanned it into a passionate endeavor.

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Rob Harmon
December 2019

Eastern Influence

Based on the opera tale of a geisha left behind by her American lover, the Vietnam War-era story "Miss Saigon" is a larger-than-life theatrical experience complete with a full-scale helicopter.

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Gina Conroy
December 2019

Sounds like a Plan

Under the direction of executive director Keith Elder, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra provides programming and initiatives designed to ensure that people of all ages can enjoy music.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2019

War of Words

Dungeons & Dragons’ alluring world of magic and monsters has bled into novels, movies, and conventions, touching millions worldwide who have created their own stories and adventures.

Article
Donna Leahey
December 2019

Survival Guide

Alan Maschhoff’s HYOH Adventures club presents an opportunity for people to experience the outdoors in a nonjudgmental environment, create beautiful memories, and find a new life path.

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Gina Conroy
December 2019

Let it Show

With first-run movies in eight theaters complete with cushy heated seats and seat-side food and drink ordering, Cinergy proves why theaters are still a fantastic, fun experience not to be missed.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2019

Soiree Savvy

From casual to business or parties to showers, simplify your entertaining with full-service event planning and a delicious variety of food options you can depend on from the McNellie’s Catering Group.

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Donna Leahey
December 2019

The Fat Trap

This time of year, the days are shorter, the air is colder, and somehow your clothes have become a bit more snug. Yep, it sounds like the holiday season and all the indulgence that comes with it.

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Lindsay Morris
December 2019

Give It Your Wall

Ziegler’s devotion to customers shines through in a simple practice that’s kept them in business for half a century.

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Gina Conroy
December 2019

Good Libations

For Chris and Diane Riley, it’s not just about selling wine or whiskey. Riley’s Wine & Spirits serves as an extension of the couple’s passionate desire to help and entertain the Tulsa community.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2019

Saddle Up

Having worn many hats during his professional career, Jeff Medders gears up for rodeo's Super Bowl as the TV voice of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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John Tranchina
December 2019

All is Not Lost

You reach into your purse or pocket, and it's gone. You've lost your wallet, or worse, it's been stolen. Now what?

Article
Lindsay Morris
December 2019

Board Certified

Armed with a palette of chalk and a prodigious talent for drawing, Ana Vela has carved out a niche decorating chalkboards for restaurants and bars.

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Gina Conroy
December 2019

Baby Got Book

While Amazon can satisfy most bookworms or bibliophiles, there is something a little more magical about stumbling into a brick and mortar bookstore.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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