Lives well lived

Each January, TulsaPeople remembers some of those we have lost in the past year — individuals who made the city great with their talent, passion or philanthropy.



Each January, TulsaPeople remembers some of those we have lost in the past year — individuals who made the city great with their talent, passion or philanthropy. Several were educators, ministers or mentors. All gave of themselves to make this community a more vibrant and viable home for us all.

Tommy Allsup

Nov. 24, 1931-Jan. 11, 2017

Guitarist and music producer

An Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner, he was considered a renaissance musical genius, influencer and mentor who played with or produced the work of other greats, including Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and Hank Thompson.

“Not many musicians have been involved in major events in two different musical genres. But as the Buddy Holly sideman who gave up his airplane seat to Ritchie Valens as well as the producer of Bob Wills’ famous last recordings, Tommy Allsup left his lasting footprint on both rock ’n’ roll and Western swing.”

— John Wooley, music historian

 

Stephen Cranford

Oct. 16, 1942-Dec. 6, 2016

Former executive director, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry

Considered a pillar of Tulsa’s interfaith community, he was pastor, teacher, mentor and civil rights advocate. A denominational executive for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a trustee emeritus of Phillips Theological Seminary, he served on the National and World Council of Churches, and as a member of the Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice and Tulsa Interfaith Alliance.

“Stephen Cranford was a great statesman of interfaith work. He combined perfectly the clear head and the warm heart. Quiet and courageous, Stephen lived as if the truth were true.”

— Keith O. McArtor, president of Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry

 

Jay Cronley

Nov. 9, 1943-Feb. 26, 2017

Journalist, novelist and humorist

An inductee into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame, the longtime columnist for both the Tulsa World and the Tulsa Tribune provided smiles and laughter to Tulsans with his quirky take on everyday life. He wrote eight novels, several of which were adapted into films, including “Funny Farm,” “Good Vibes,” “Hold Up” and “Cheap Shot.”

“Every newsroom needs one, and probably only one, Jay Cronley. Something about his personality would draw people to try and win his approval. I was lucky enough to have my desk near his for more than a year, which meant every day there would be some argument about a TV show, or a movie, or a basketball game. I wanted to work at the Tulsa World my whole life, and I’m thankful I’ll always be able to say that I worked with Jay.”

— Dylan Goforth, editor in chief, The Frontier

 

Millard House

Jan. 28, 1944-Sept. 3, 2017

Retired associate superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools; president, Tulsa Urban League

In 1970, as the school system’s first director of human relations, the former social studies teacher was tasked with responding to the federal government’s order to racially integrate Tulsa’s schools. It was a massive, multi-year undertaking that involved moving both teachers and students. As associate superintendent, he continued the effort by recruiting minority teachers and staff, then retired to head the Tulsa Urban League.

“ … His desire was to see our education system achieve the excellence he believed possible with change and true equality. He often stated that until every student in every school in the city of Tulsa was considered … real progress will not be made.”

— Jennettie Marshall, Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education member and longtime friend

 

Carol “Jerri” Jones

April 16, 1937-Jan. 11, 2017

Community leader

Her involvement in civic and nonprofit work covered every aspect of Tulsa. Most notably, she served as the first female president of All Souls Unitarian Church and as vice president of Planned Parenthood. She was a founding member of the Tulsa chapter of Association for Women in Communications, and worked with Tulsa Junior League, Leadership Tulsa and as a docent for Philbrook and Gilcrease museums. But she also saw the world, visiting all seven continents and more than 100 countries.

“Jerri was more than a sister-in-law. I was lucky to know her for more than 50 years. A true artist in ceramics and the culinary arts, she was also a consummate volunteer; a deep, compassionate friend; an adventuresome traveler; and a source of laughter and light. I will miss her.”

— Georgia Snoke, sister-in-law

 

Olivia Jones

Jan. 10, 1941-June 1, 2017

Community leader and entrepreneur

The wife of U.S. Rep and Ambassador to Mexico James R. Jones, she carved her own path. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she was a partner in her husband’s political career. She worked as a law clerk and ran two businesses. She served on several boards and co-authored a book on English ceramics. Tulsans recall her fascinating stories, her sense of style and her practicality, from doing repairs on their home (the old Skelly Mansion) to riding her lawnmower to the nearby service station.

“Olivia dabbled in nothing. If a subject seemed interesting, she researched it exhaustively and became an expert in that subject … from residential reconstruction to knitting, needlepoint and sewing, to English and Chinese pottery and ceramics. She was a true scholar and renaissance woman. Alas, her last subject of intensive study was multiple myeloma, to which she ultimately succumbed.”

— Jim Kincaid Sr., longtime friend

 

Duane King

May 18, 1947-Sept. 17, 2017

Former executive director, Gilcrease Museum; director Helmerich Center for American Research; vice president, museum affairs, the University of Tulsa

Known as a gentleman and a scholar, he was a widely recognized authority on Native American history, particularly Cherokee and Native American language and art. He began his tenure at TU in 2008. Among his other accomplishments were as founding editor, Journal of Cherokee Studies; executive director, Cherokee National Historical Society; and advisor to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum for the American Indian.

“Duane King was a remarkable man. His extraordinary intellect was matched by the strength of his character and gentle spirit. There’s no replacing Dr. King, but we are fortunate to be inspired by his memory to achieve excellence at Gilcrease Museum and the Helmerich Center for American Research.”

— Susan Neal, executive director, Gilcrease Museum; vice president, public affairs, the University of Tulsa

 

Peter Meinig

July 15, 1939-Sept. 25, 2017

Chairman and CEO, HM International; philanthropist

A past director of the Williams Cos., Williams Communications and Purolator, he also served as board chairman of his alma mater, Cornell University, where he and his wife, Nancy, founded the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. He also was a trustee of the University of Tulsa, to which he and his wife gave generously, and where he was named to the Business Hall of Fame as an outstanding entrepreneur.

“Peter Meinig’s life was marked by remarkable accomplishments, immeasurable generosity and unfailing kindness. He always made you feel like his friend. Simply put, Peter Meinig was a wonderful human being.”

— Linda Frazier, longtime friend

 

Phyllis Radcliffe

Aug. 13, 1926-July 18, 2017

Former vice president, First National Bank; civic leader

Beloved by decades of Tulsa’s younger professional women for her mentorship and encouragement, she used her public relations skills to promote the Tulsa Area United Way, the Red Cross and American Diabetes Association. She was president of Tulsa Press Club and was honored with a Saidie Lifetime Achievement award by the Tulsa chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. She was named Advertising Executive of the Year by the American Advertising Federation.

“Phyllis was not only a trailblazer for women in leadership, but an icon in the business community as a whole, leaving a significant imprint on the Tulsa area. She taught us through her example the importance of being professional, ethical and giving back to the community. And she did it all with such grace and style.”

— Becky Frank, chairwoman and CEO, Schnake Turnbo Frank

 

Mable Rice

Dec. 31,1933-Oct. 6, 2017

Longtime community leader

She was a woman of firsts: founding the city’s first Black Arts Festival — which became Juneteenth — and starting the Oklahoma chapter of the National Association of Sickle Cell Disease. An arts lover, she was a founding member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the Simon Estes Education Foundation and a member of the Tulsa Arts Commission and Tulsa Performing Arts Center Authority. She helped develop the North Tulsa Heritage Foundation and the Greenwood Cultural Center. Among her numerous honors was the League of Women Voters Pathfinder Award.

“What made Mable and I friends? It was feeling at ease and comfortable in conversation when we first met. Our journey began speaking our true sentiments, sharing our joys, our sorrows; staying out late at night — lots of fun; having the ability to accept one another’s weaknesses; recognizing one another’s talents. But more importantly, maintaining our love and loyalty for one another for 70 years. I will truly miss my best friend.”

— Maxine Horner, former Oklahoma state senator

 

David Sawyer

July 3, 1945-Aug. 20, 2017

Former superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools

He spent 47 years in public education, serving five school districts across the country as superintendent. During his time in Tulsa (2000-2006) he was noted for his ability to listen to other viewpoints, especially those of the children he served. Navigating TPS through tough financial times, his proudest achievement was the implementation of a new district staffing plan, which included increases in art, music and physical education offerings. Through all this, he took time for his own arts education, learning and playing the banjo at church and school events.

“Dr. Sawyer’s superintendency had a tremendous impact on Tulsa Public Schools and the community. He led with his heart and keen instincts for what was ‘best’ for all students and staff. He never diverted from challenging situations or policies that hindered the district from becoming the leading school district in the state of Oklahoma.”

— Oliver Wallace, director of student and family advocacy, Tulsa Public Schools

 

Steadman Upham

April 4, 1949- July 30, 2017

President emeritus, the University of Tulsa

Affectionately known as “Uncle Stead” by students, the anthropologist-turned-university-president served two terms at TU (2004-2012) and (2012-2016), during which the institution grew significantly on all fronts. From housing to new classroom buildings, from community service to cutting-edge programs, campus life and a diverse student body, he helped transform a small university into a one of the top 50 private universities in the country.

“Stead was always interested in not only making TU a great university but also making Tulsa a great city. He made connections. He saw opportunities. He sought ways to make everything he touched better through compassion and competition. The university lost a visionary leader when my predecessor passed, and the city lost an unwavering advocate.”

— Dr. Gerard P. Clancy, president, the University of Tulsa

 

Rev. John Wolf

Sept. 6, 1925-Sept. 19, 2017

Former longtime minister, All Souls Unitarian Church

An outspoken, impassioned voice for personal and civil rights, he spoke for the needs of education, the arts, racial equality and the rights of women and the LGBT community. In 1965, he led a march through downtown Tulsa in response to the one in Selma, Alabama. He served All Souls for 35 years before becoming minister emeritus and was named to TulsaPeople’s 100 Tulsans Who Made a Difference during the city’s centennial year.

“Dr. Wolf was both a theologian and a preacher, who loved church but mistrusted religion. He rebelled against human indifference to other humans and exemplified a socially and politically engaged faith. He built the largest Unitarian Universalist church in North America here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

— Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister, All Souls

 

Lee Woodward

Sept. 22, 1931-June 19, 2017

Longtime weather broadcaster, KOTV

A seasoned broadcaster, Woodward filled a variety of roles for KOTV. He and his droll puppet sidekick, Lionel, first appeared on one of the station’s children’s shows. When it ended, demand was so great for the pair, Woodward brought him back to help announce the weather. Their banter helped KOTV dominate the evening news ratings during the 1960s and ’70s. An arts lover, Woodward was a talented painter, sculptor and tenor. He and Lionel emceed more than 26 children’s benefit concerts for Tulsa Public Schools.

“Lee Woodward never turned down anybody for a chat, and with King Lionel, a friendly greeting, somehow making a frozen-faced puppet sound as if it were smiling. He loved his own children, of course. He connected with others only with wires in a box and pictures that flew through the air.”

— Clayton Vaughn, longtime KOTV newsman and friend

 

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

July 18, 1933-April 1, 2017

Internationally recognized poet

Hailed by some as the greatest poet of his generation, he was a former Soviet dissident and human rights advocate who was known for his fearless criticism of his country’s repressive regime. His inspirational voice landed him on the cover of Time Magazine in 1962. The country changed, and from 1989-1991 he served in the Soviet Parliament. After some time teaching in New York, he moved to Tulsa in 1992, where he spent 25 years as a literature professor at the University of Tulsa.

“Yevgeny Yevtushenko became a literary sensation early in his career as he challenged his country to think critically about Soviet bureaucracy and the horrors of Stalin’s regime. Always outspoken and known for his colorful personality, (he was) yet a kind and compassionate friend to orphans and widows.”

— Sue Bennett, friend

 

We also remember

Rick Hader

March 31, 1958-Nov. 1, 2017

Many knew the Union Public Schools teacher by his alter ego, Myron Noodleman.

Cover: May 2007

 

Ginny Howland

April 8, 1923-Sept. 17, 2017

A real “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, Howland was a former TulsaPeople coverwoman.

Cover: November 2012

 

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Cost: Free with Admission

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3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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415 Couch Dr.
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Cost: Free with Admission

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3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Part of our new "You Can Make It" Series, Paella!  Yes, Paella!  And, pictured is one of the many times we have made paella in our workshops...look delicious?  You bet...

Cost: $65 per person

Where:
The Girl Can Cook Cooking Studio
315 South Main Street
The Rose District
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Sponsor: The Girl Can Cook
Contact Name: Chef Candace Conley
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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2-WEEK SPECIAL EXHIBIT ON OKLAHOMA-BORN ASTRONAUT WILLIAM "BILL" POGUE AT TASM TULSA, Okla. – From Jan. 22 through Feb. 3, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Telephone: 918-834-9900
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For only January and February - four-legged family members can join you for a walk at the Botanic Garden - Fridays and Saturdays in January and February only.  Dogs must be on a leash (no...

Cost: FREE for Garden members and member dogs; Regular admission for non-members and $

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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Who wants to learn about some new wines?! Yes, we're back with another wine class experience with Sommelier Joe Breaux and his new online wine store, Bevio. French wine sets the standard...

Cost: $65 per person

Where:
The Girl Can Cook Cooking Studio
315 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Sponsor: The Girl Can Cook
Contact Name: Chef Candace Conley
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  An entire evening of musical contrasts of both time period and style, this chamber series concert will feature Bartók’s Contrasts, Duo Sonatas by Beethoven and...

Cost: $40

Where:
Fly Loft
117 N Boston Ave #208
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa Symphony
Telephone: 918-584-3645
Contact Name: Amy Roark
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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Inner Circle Vodka Bar
410 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Woody Guthrie Center
102 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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This contemporary ballet company is known for its distinctive repertoire of groundbreaking works and vituoso dancers.

Cost: $15-$45

Where:
John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Peruse nearly 175 exhibitors and servixes in home improvement, gardening, energy conservation, home furnishings, and more.

Where:
The Exchange Center at Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Bad Ass Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Crystal Skull
1005 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Bistro at Seville
10021 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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For only January and February - four-legged family members can join you for a walk at the Botanic Garden - Fridays and Saturdays in January and February only.  Dogs must be on a leash (no...

Cost: FREE for Garden members and member dogs; Regular admission for non-members and $

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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2-WEEK SPECIAL EXHIBIT ON OKLAHOMA-BORN ASTRONAUT WILLIAM "BILL" POGUE AT TASM TULSA, Okla. – From Jan. 22 through Feb. 3, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Telephone: 918-834-9900
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Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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SWENext DesignLab is a half-day event on Saturday, January 27, for middle schoolers in grades 6-8 who want to experience the creative and innovative facets of engineering....

Cost: $5-$7

Where:
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
6808 South 107th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers
Telephone: 630-305-0003
Contact Name: Jenny Balogh
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All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2017-18 ORU Athletics ticketed sports. ALL KIDS – IT’S FREE! is strictly a promotion. These tickets have no...

Cost: $12, $17, $22

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Box Office
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Hear pieces by Bizet, Monteverdi, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, and Tobias Picker, Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera.

Cost: $12-$37

Where:
Van Trease PACE
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK
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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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Dear Diary: Adults reading their teenage diaries Ok, So Tulsa Story Slam presents a show you will not want to miss. Local Tulsan's break out those embarrassing teenage diaries … in...

Cost: 12.00

Where:
Rabbit H
2504 E. 14th Pl.
#B
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Ok So Story Slam
Telephone: 918-264-9915
Contact Name: Ryan HOwell
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The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 2017-18 Season on Saturday, Jan. 27, with Masterworks II: Mozart & Mendelssohn, featuring Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz; Mozart’s...

Cost: $30-52

Where:
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall
495 W. Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR  72701
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Telephone: 479-443-5600
Contact Name: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

Where:
Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Lot No. 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Magoo's Billiards
5002 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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The Pit Stop
816 S Sheridan
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa Rugby Pitch
3772 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa Rugby Pitch
3772 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Yeti
417 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15

Where:
Woody Guthrie Center
102 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$20

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $24.50-$52.50

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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MUSED. Organization hosts an evening of poetry performance based on Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Women. Local women entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and artists read poems written by women.

Cost: $40

Where:
The Brooksider
1332 E 35th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cimarron Bar
2619 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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