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Friday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

It’s been a while since songs like “Blue Skies” and other catchy compositions by Irving Berlin and his like have seen their hey-day. It’s fortunate for Tulsa, however, that hometown artists such as supreme vocalist Janet Rutland are still interpreting these gems for today’s audience. The singer and actress demonstrates her charming way-with-a-tune on Friday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. on the Guthrie Green stage, 111. E. First St. Stardust: Janet Rutland is a summer concert of music presented by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers and the Tulsa Town Hall for the Tulsa Reads program. The music in the concert is all from 1927, the year chronicled in the nonfiction book One Summer by Bill Bryson, the center’s 2014 Tulsa Reads guest author. In Rutland and company’s hands, the music is truly timeless and evocative of a memorable season of a memorable year. The show is free. www.poetsandwriters.okstate.edu

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