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Rock, Country and Christian Music, Plus Comedy

BOK Center’s lineup includes Kiss on March 12; country duo Dan and Shay on March 20; Christian rap artist TobyMac on March 21; and country music star Alan Jackson on March 26. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa welcomes the Prince tribute band Purple Xperience on March 11; country artist Easton Corbin on March 19; comedian Jim Jefferies on...

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...

Blessed by Basketball

Kelenna Azubuike, London-born and Tulsa-raised, says he’s been blessed by basketball. And just seeing where the sport has taken him, his good fortune is quickly apparent. As a sophomore, Azubuike led Victory Christian to the Oklahoma Class 3A title in 2000 and an appearance in the Class 4A championship game as a senior. After playing three seasons at the University...

A 100-Year-Old Name

Much has changed in our world in the last 125 years – and higher education has not been immune. When the University of Tulsa was founded as Henry Kendall College just before the turn of the 20th century, the school looked entirely  different than it does today, except for one element: dedication to students. TU’s origins extend to the Presbyterian...

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...

Defending the Voiceless

The impact of an arrest, criminal charge, eviction or family court litigation can devastate someone psychologically and financially. Add to those stressors the reality of being a single mother in poverty, perhaps with a mental illness, and the barriers to recovery may feel insurmountable. This situation is common in Oklahoma, which has the highest female incarceration rate in the country;...

Who’s the Bossa?

I first met Ana Berry a little more than two decades ago, when my filmmaking partner Leo Evans and I cast our feature Café Purgatory. She came to our attention by her father, Milton Berry, who had a leading role in the picture – and she turned out to be absolutely perfect as the young teenager who takes up with...

Nearly Seven Decades of Laughs

Every Saturday at Tulsa’s Spotlight Theatre, you can catch the longest-running play in the United States – The Drunkard. The family-friendly production opened Nov. 14, 1953, and shows no signs of slowing down. Stage manager Jere Uncapher, a part of the Spotlight since 1957, says the show’s long-term success comes from patrons. “We have continued our run for 66 years by...

Kissin’ the Blarney All Year

The lush green landscape of Ireland is more than 4,000 miles from Oklahoma, but, to members of the Irish American Club of Tulsa, it’s right outside their doors. The club, founded in 1977, celebrates everything about Ireland, like food, drink, music and games, and even more so around St. Patrick’s Day. “The main thing we try to do is pass along...