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An Auditory Snapshot

We’ve all seen them, in books or museums or maybe in someone’s collection: snapshots from bygone times, capturing forever via an amateur’s lens something of great historical importance. It might be a political figure at a microphone, barely recognizable above the heads of the listening crowd. It could be a little black-and-white candid of a kid at play, taken...

Going to (the) Church

It took more than half a decade to restore and renovate Tulsa’s Church Studio. And while that may sound like a long time, five years is really just a fleeting moment in the life of that historic building, which is now once again open to the public.    Consider that the Church Studio was constructed at its 304 S. Trenton...

Saying Goodbyeto an Icon

Christopher Lewis was a true child of Hollywood. His father, Tom, made his mark as a radio-entertainment pioneer and film producer; his mother, Loretta Young, reigned as one of the very biggest stars of Tinseltown’s Golden Age, on her way to becoming a 1950s television icon. Over the past several decades, Chris and his wife, Linda, had spent most...

A Notable Legacy

FiveMoments that Changed Musical History There’s a fundamental question about whether Oklahoma is musically different from any other state. Maybe people in Springfield, Missouri, or Little Rock, Arkansas, or, say, Bangor, Maine, also feel that their homegrown artists deserve more respect than they’ve received. Regardless, one assertion has been made hundreds or thousands of times, especially by people familiar with Tulsa’s...