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September 2018

Flock Party

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

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John Tranchina
September 2018

Spellbound

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

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2018

Conquer Clutter

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

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Lindsay Morris
September 2018

Here We Grow Again

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

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2018

A Different Perspective

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

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

Banding Together

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

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

District Champs

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

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
August 2018

Showing Her Character

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

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

A Centimeter a Day

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

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

Bet on a Good Time

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

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2018

Behind Clothed Doors

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

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Gina Conroy
July 2018

Savor Summer

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

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
July 2018

PR Sheroes

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

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Michele Chiappetta
July 2018

House Work

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

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Rob Harmon
July 2018

Bank On It

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

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Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Song and Step Romance

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

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Gina Conroy
June 2018

The Bar with Bite

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

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Donna Leahey
June 2018

Home Field Advantage

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

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John Tranchina
June 2018

Well Traveled

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

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Gina Conroy
June 2018

Reunion and Communion

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

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Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Laughing Matters

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

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Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Party at the Pool

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

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Blayklee Buchanan
May 2018

Ear We Go

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

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G.K. Hizer
May 2018

Flocking to the Rock

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

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2018

Take it to the Limit

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

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
May 2018

Remodel Behavior

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

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Rob Harmon
May 2018

The Midas Touch

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

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

The Hills are Still Alive

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

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Gina Conroy
April 2018

It’s a Spring Thing

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

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Gina Conroy
April 2018

The Amazing Taste

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

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Donna Leahey
April 2018

Strolling in Style

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

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Gina Conroy
April 2018

Fairway to Heaven

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

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

Recipes for Success

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

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

The Art of Standing Out

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

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2018

Flights of Fancy

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

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Gina Conroy
March 2018

In It to Win It

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

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Michele Chiappetta
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.

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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.

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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
November 2017

Talking Turkey

Buying, prepping and cooking the perfect bird is not as easy as you might think. And no group knows more about turkey disasters than the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line.

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Donna Leahey
November 2017

Pounding Pavement

With family and friends coming to town for the holidays and the temps becoming more bearable, it’s time to stretch your legs as there’s no better way to shop in Green Country than on foot.

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Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

Ho Ho Homes

For 35 years, the Cascia Christmas Walk has been a vital part of the Tulsa-area holiday fun and history, as well as a beneficial fundraising effort for the revered preparatory school.

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Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

Appetite for Life

Whether he is serving good food or selflessly giving to local organizations and individuals in need, Trails End BBQ’s John Cash doesn’t like seeing anyone go hungry.

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Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

Avoiding a Fowl Mood

Whether you need cooking advice, tasty recipes, or just a little handholding, let the Butterball experts help you prepare a sumptuous feast this Thanksgiving.

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Donna Leahey
October 2017

Horsepower

Beauty, strength and endurance will be on display at the Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show as nearly 3,000 horses and owners compete for titles and roses.

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Donna Leahey
October 2017

Arrival of the Fittest

With workouts that are short, intense, and constantly changing, the exponential growth of CrossFit is transforming lives and creating a unique bond between its devotees that shows no sign of abating.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2017

Rock and Awe

With 45,000-square feet arranged in amphitheater-style seating, The Joint draws in performers and concert-goers who want to feel a sense of intimacy and connection.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2017

Bavarian Bliss

Break out the lederhosen, dust off your beer stein and get ready for a chicken dance as the extravaganza that is Oktoberfest offers more than a few ways to have a barrel of fun and yell “prost.”

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Gina Conroy
October 2017

Frolic into Fall

From an Oklahoma City Thunder-themed maze and handpicking a pumpkin to jumping on a giant pillow and taking a train ride, Pumpkin Town Farms offers a bounty of family fun.

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Lindsay Morris
October 2017

Cream of the Prop

While you can buy a pre-made outfit this Halloween, creating a costume yourself is a satisfying adventure into art that most people find addicting.

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Michele Chiappetta
October 2017

Super Friends

Colorful incarnations of the human soul, the charity cosplay group DC Marvel League delivers rewarding and heartwarming experiences one heroic adventure at a time.

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Rob Harmon
October 2017

Clash with Reality

Brenda Chapman has put her own spin on the fake-it-until-you-make-it saying with salt dough, rubber, foam, and resin props, food, products and drinks that look good enough to eat and drink.

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Donna Leahey
September 2017

Medley of Memories

Whether you stop by Ida Red for a root beer float, nostalgic candy, a Tulsa-themed souvenir, or just to browse, the throwback mercantile is sure to have something that makes your day a little sunnier.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2017

Let’s Dance

From salsa and swing to tango and two-step, Tulsa is brimming with dancing opportunities that can help you stay flexible, reduce stress, lose weight, make friends and possibly find love.

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Gina Conroy
September 2017

Viva La Diva

Recreating Whitney Houston’s cinematic debut role, Deborah Cox shows off her vocal range, belting out energetic and emotive musical numbers in The Bodyguard.

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Lindsay Morris
September 2017

Punk Rock Paranoia

Roaring with raw energy and rage in a manner that few shows can muster, Theatre Tulsa’s version of American Idiot takes slacker heroes on a journey of youthful disaffection in a post-9/11 America.

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Monica Craddock
September 2017

Get Tooned In

Tackling topics like homelessness, foster care and alcoholism, local author Robert Soul’s compassion takes shape in his Ruined My Rhythm graphic novels set in Tulsa.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2017

Delivering Cheer

From the uniforms to the athleticism, cheerleading has come a long way since 1923. For the most part, it’s become more competitive and physically demanding, and less about sis-boom-bah.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2017

Keep on Truckin’

The food truck frenzy continues to rev up, especially at Guthrie Green, where four walls have given way to four wheels for grabbing a bite on the go.

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Michele Chiappetta
September 2017

Array of Hope

In an effort to help people with illnesses and special needs, as well as children facing crises, Lisa Bain, Mavis Pearl and her Joy in the Cause charities are delivering beautiful treasures.

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Michele Chiappetta
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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

Courage Under Fire

Since being diagnosed with ALS, Jenks’ Allan Trimble has found himself battling many changes, but the disease still hasn’t robbed him of his love for life or his passion for mentoring.

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Michele Chiappetta