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5 Fun Activities for Labor Day Weekend

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Looking for some fun activities for this long Labor Day weekend? Here is a selection of some great events around Oklahoma to keep your weekend exciting. 1. Great Raft Race (Tulsa) From tulsaraftrace.com: The race ran from 1973 - 1991, and at its peak there were 600 rafts, 4500 racers and 150,000 spectators that lined the banks of the Arkansas River...

Fall Into Fashion

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Rollin’ on the River

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Summer fun abounds at the River Rumba Regatta in Muskogee. Daring and innovative participants will construct and decorate their own cardboard boats and race down the river to see if their creations sink or swim. The event is run by the Muskogee Exchange Club, which started the annual regatta to further its compassionate initiative. “In 2007, we decided to add...

Chihuly in a New Light

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Since June, Crystal Bridges Museum in northwestern Arkansas has celebrated the work of artist Dale Chihuly with two exhibitions, Chihuly: In the Gallery and Chihuly: In the Forest. The first exhibition showcases over 300 of his works and serves as an introduction to the artist and his individualistic style. Items include Native American-inspired trade blankets and baskets, along with...

Spicing up the State

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Though Patrick Williams, executive chef at Oklahoma City’s Vast and Flint restaurants, hails from Kansas, his food is rooted in the Sooner State. “People don’t always know what the flavors of Oklahoma are, but they draw on the Deep South, Midwest and Southwest. It all comes together in a unique way that is Oklahoma,” he says. Growing up outside Kansas City,...

Alexander Mickelthwate

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After a 2½ year process and year-long search, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic recently announced they have chosen Alexander Mickelthwate to succeed Joel Levine as the organization’s music director and conductor. Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, Mickelthwate is currently the music director of the Winnipeg Symphony and previously served in conducting positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the...

Summer’s Heating Up

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Professional dancers from Europe, Canada and the United States will descend upon Tulsa in July for the Summer Heat International Dance Festival, organized by Choregus Productions. This 10-day celebration will bring Oklahoma premieres, a dance intensive and thrilling performances from 10 choreographers. Ken Tracy, executive director at Choregus, is excited about the festival’s second year and the outstanding performances...

Legends Take the Stage

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past sixty years, you know them both well: one is an Oklahoma native catapulted to global fame for his mix of country and rock and roll tunes; the other is the genius singer/songwriter of the most famous band of the 20th century (and all time). That’s right  – the illustrious...

Connecting to the Briny

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Virgola has the sort of sleek, ultramodern decor that indicates an expensive architect was involved. Clad in black cocktail dresses, the servers are as elegant as the ladies gathered in one corner while sipping glasses of rare (yet reasonably priced) Italian wines. At one end there’s a blackboard listing the oysters available that day: “Mookie Blues (Maine) Salty Start, Cucumber...

The Best of the Best 2017

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The Best of the Best 2017
Whether you’re looking for a qualified aesthetician, top-of-the-line barbecue restaurant or unique clothing boutique, Oklahoma has an overwhelming number of options. Each year, we ask our readers to weigh in on The Best of the Best – the places, people and companies you prefer. Over the past few months, we collected thousands of votes to find your best options,...