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Celebrating a Golden Anniversary

The future of Tulsa’s beloved arts festival, Mayfest, is in good hands. Ahha Tulsa, which took control of the event in 2020, ceased operations late last year. The unexpected closure left the continued existence of Mayfest uncertain – but the University of Tulsa swooped in to save the day. TU, led by president Brad Carson, purchased what was then the...

Surely a Superstar

It’s always a treat to see Oklahomans make it to the big leagues – whether that’s in business or in front of a crowd. One such shining example of the latter is performer Elvie Ellis. He currently plays Judas in the touring Broadway show Jesus Christ Superstar, but his love for theatre has much deeper roots.  “I grew up in...

Return of the Arts

Tulsa Symphony Whether you’re a fan of the classic symphonic tunes or in search of some modern arias, Tulsa Symphony has a packed 2021-2022 schedule for music lovers of all tastes. The season begins Oct. 9 with Triumph, featuring Lina Gonzalez-Granados as conductor and Garrick Ohlsson on piano. Stay tuned for the Polar Express In Concert on Dec. 4, which brings...

Scene April 2021

Top L-R: Jayme Fritz, Heather Duncan, Rachel Calvert; Bottom L-R: Reese Fritz, Brett Duncan; Champagne & Chocolate Fundraiser, Living Arts of TulsaBelle Rose, Madison Stombaugh; Champagne & Chocolate Fundraiser, Living Arts of TulsaKimberley Worrell, Michael J. Anderson, Sally Townley, Catherine Armitage; Oklahoma Art League gifting, Oklahoma City Museum of ArtFrauke Petersen, Tina Parkhill; Carnivale 2021 preparations, Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, TulsaJenny Fitzgerald, Jana Emerson,...

Festival Season

Germanfest, hosted by the German-American Society of Tulsa (gastulsa.org), runs May 3-5 at the GAST House. Offerings include authentic performances and music, plus food, drink and kids’ activities. Tulsa International Mayfest (tulsamayfest.org) is back May 17-20, this time in the Arts District. This annual tradition features local and national bands, food vendors and plenty of art for sale. Stick around downtown...