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Curtain rises on partnership
Students at Tulsa Community College now attend the only community college in the nation with both a professional orchestra and theater company through a new partnership with LOOK Musical Theatre.
As of December 2013, LOOK professionals and TCC students have more opportunities to work collaboratively on theater productions, which beginning in June will be staged at TCC’s VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education, 10300 E. 81st St.
The partnership will provide students hands-on learning experiences and benefit the long-term financial stability of LOOK, according to a press release. The theater group completed its 30th season in August with a $100,000 budget shortfall.
Visit www.looktheatre.org or call 918-583-4267 for more information on LOOK’s 2014 season, which will include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard” and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondeliers.”
The red dirt-enriched soap of Okie Crowe, Tulsa’s hub for handcrafted and home-brewed products, has been called up to the big leagues. Urban Outfitters, the mega retailer of clothing and quirky gift items, now sells five scents for $8 each exclusively at www.urbanoutfitters.com. (In Tulsa, Okie Crowe products can be found at the Okie Crowe shop, 501 S. Boston Ave., and at Ida Red, Dog Dish and a host of other spots.)
Also this month:
Some of Tulsa’s most community-minded female leaders, including Sharon King Davis, will share personal stories with KRMG veteran John Erling during a six-week
session beginning Feb. 11.
The college-level course, “String of Pearls,” will be from 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays through March 18, at the Central Center, 1028 E. Sixth St.
The class is available to members age 50 and older of OSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Annual memberships can be purchased for $50 with the first course included.
Call 1-800-765-8933 or visit www.education.okstate.edu/olli for more information.
It takes two
A program helping Tulsa’s young men and women develop leadership abilities and career interests through mentorship celebrates six months of work in February.
Since August 2013, Life on Life Mentoring has provided a relationship-oriented curriculum for at-risk youth ages 15-22, providing positive role modeling and creating opportunities for youth to develop new interests, skills and cultural awareness.
The program marries the efforts of two nonprofit organizers: Ashley Walker, founder of Launch Out-reach, and Dexter Sullivan, founder of The Man to Man Project, whose individual startups were profiled in the December and February 2013 issues of TulsaPeople.
Launch Outreach encompasses Project Manna Girls’ Home, a transitional living project that assists young women aging out of the foster care system. The Man to Man Project has helped young men in north Tulsa develop mentoring relationships since September 2010.
Contact Kara Alee at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or recommend a mentee.