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A Smörgåsbord of Shows

Discover the rhythmic, rousing Stomp, presented by Celebrity Attractions, on March 6-8 at the Tulsa PAC. Signature Symphony performs Classics: Beethoven 5 on March 14 at Tulsa Community College’s VanTrease PACE with a breathtaking collection of arias. The force will be with you at Tulsa Symphony’s Star Wars in Concert on March 14 at the PAC. OKC Broadway offers the...

Hitting the Jackpot

Tucked near the zoo and Remington Park horse track in north Oklahoma City is a gem that annually pumps millions of dollars into the economy. The USA Softball complex, finishing two years of upgrades, renovations and additions in April, is home to OGE Energy Field at Hall of Fame Stadium, the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum, and multiple...

Houses That Change Lives

Gwendolyn Robinson-Johnson’s Habitat for Humanity house came with bedrooms for each of her sons – a significant factor in the family’s evolution. “The house was the stepping stone,” says Robinson-Johnson, a legal secretary celebrating 10 years as a Habitat homeowner in northeast Oklahoma City. “They were able to express their personalities in decorating their rooms. They could stay up and...

Scores of Preparation

Like many professional instrumentalists, Katrin Stamatis began her love affair with music as a child. She was 8 when she first picked up a violin and, with an immense amount of training, ultimately became the principal second violin with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Her path and dedication, unseen or unknown by many who attend concerts, are the norm in the...

A Heart for Serving and Teaching

A chef needs a few key elements to succeed: creative flair; experience and understanding of how a kitchen should run; and a good mind when it comes to business and profitability. A chef must also be a leader, mentor and teacher to those who seek guidance. Michael Paske of the Hamilton Supperette and Lounge in north Oklahoma City combines all...

A Fresh Look to the East

The resurrection of an Oklahoma City strip center has begun to transform an area just east of the state Capitol with the first new project in about 40 years. Jonathan Dodson, managing partner of the urban revitalization firm Pivot Project, says the EastPoint development “has created more joy than anything we’ve been a part of.” Working jointly with Gardner Architects, Oklahoma...

Masters at Brain Games

Like billiards and darts, trivia night has become a bar scene classic. While you’ll still find these brain games in pubs, you’re also likely to find them at family-friendly venues. “One night, this family brought their kid in” for trivia, says Dane Tannehill, owner of Jane’s Delicatessen in Tulsa. “Their team name was ‘Our 13-year-old is Smarter Than Your Team.’...

An Enticing Welcome

This sprawling Nichols Hills home was designed specifically to suit the needs of a growing family. With two kids, the homeowners wanted a space that would accommodate an ever-changing lifestyle in a pleasant, nurturing environment. When designing the space with the OKC office of the London architecture firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the homeowners wanted (and got) a sophisticated blend...

No Myth-tery in Tinker’s Success

Tinker Air Force Base, an important part of Oklahoma City economy since 1941, should remain in that position for years to come as the maintenance hub for the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft. When completed, the 158-acre Pegasus complex will have 14 hangars and create about 1,300 jobs. The first hangar debuted in October. The base, originally known as the Midwest Air Depot,...

Humanity Amid Tragedy

Gander, Newfoundland, was the site of compelling humanity during the days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Director Christopher Ashley says events there were turned into musical theater when writers David Hein and Irene Sankoff interviewed hundreds of Gander residents who housed and took care of thousands of stranded people after scores of flights were grounded in the...