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Punta Cana, on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, has become a fast favorite for vacationers young and old. While mostly known for luxurious resorts on pristine beaches, Punta Cana has more than meets the eye. Idyllic, sandy coastlines and palm tree breezes are the main reasons that tourists go to the Caribbean … but you can push yourself...
It’s no small task to provide weekly produce deliveries to 1,200 lovers of farm-fresh food, but Local Farm OK makes it happen, and co-owner Ashley Neal is giddy about her part in the enterprise. “I couldn’t grow anything if my life depended on it … but I cook,” says Neal, who emails a new weekly recipe to those ordering Local...

Local Creators Thrive

Since its April 5 debut at ahha Tulsa, the installation Mitochroma has dazzled visitors with electric murals and sculpture curated by local artists Krista Jo Mustain and Sarah Sullivan. The exhibition runs through May 26. Visit ahhatulsa.org for details. DNA Galleries, an artist-made store and contemporary gallery in Oklahoma City, has its new exhibition, the Support Local Art Show, running...

May Means Music

Casinos around the state bring excellent acts to the stage. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa (hardrockcasinotulsa.com) features Steve Earle and The Dukes on May 2; Robert Cray on May 3; Alanis Morissette on May 8; Jonny Lang on May 9; Chicks With Hits on May 11; Good Charlotte on May 18; and the Nitro Comedy Tour on May 25. The...

Torchy’s Tacos

From an Austin, Texas, food truck to more than 60 locations in four states, Torchy’s treats Tulsans and OKC diners to what founder Mike Rypka calls “Damn Good” tacos. Each location has a slightly different look and aura, but every Torchy’s shop has partnerships with ingredient providers from around the world. The company also uses renewable napkins, cutlery and...

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable people in society. Her resume includes stints at Make-a-Wish Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, the Center for Children and Families in Norman and the United Way of Greater Battle Creek, Michigan. We caught up with Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma since 2016, and got her...
Around Town My credo now approves of any film festival with the category “The Strange Batch” to cover what it describes as “wonderfully weird shorts.” This decision came after looking at the lineup of the Twister Alley Film Festival, happening May 2-4 at the Woodward Arts Theater. That listing is just one indication of the festival’s offbeat sensibilities. With other...
Tulsa’s own international pop sensation Hanson teams with Tulsa Symphony to present Hanson String Theory, showcasing the music of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac with the orchestra. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. May 17. Visit tulsasymphony.org for more information. Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A-major in the OKC Philharmonic production Classics 7 – Deep...

Ganache Patisserie

Spouses Matt Ruggi and Laura Szyld decided the state needed a one-of-a-kind patisserie. Ganache Patisserie came about after the couple met and fell in love in Argentina, then cooked their way around Europe while studying cuisine, especially baking. For their return to the United States, they chose OKC to share their dream. Stating that food cooked with love is...

A Slow Recovery

The 2018 baseball season was a milestone for Oklahoma City native Andrew Heaney. Heaney, 27, made 30 starts for the Los Angeles Angels and went 9-10 over 180 innings. After having Tommy John surgery (replacing a torn ligament with a healthy tendon) on his left elbow in July 2016, the Putnam City High product pitched seven games in 2017 but...