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A Lifelong Student

So here he comes, big and burly yet tired from the kitchen – his crisp chef whites still as starched and elegant as the impeccably ironed linen on the Art Deco dining room tables.  It’s just before 5 p.m., and Demarcus Kelly’s taking a break after six hours of work, a brief respite before the first diners come and he’s...

A Phoenix Rising

For 67 years, the Tulsa Club was a downtown icon of wealth and sophistication. Beginning in 1927 as an elite gentleman’s club and designed by noted art deco architect Bruce Goff, the elegant building enjoyed an upscale reputation and clientele during Tulsa’s booming oil days. When the Tulsa Club opened with great ceremony, it became a playground for wealthy bankers,...