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OK. I’ll admit it. I’m a Facebook addict. I love it — reading status updates; "liking" cool local companies; sharing photos, articles and videos. It’s a fantastic invention, and I’m hooked.

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I've been admiring the work of London based photographer Jan Dunning (jandunning.com) recently and am impressed with both her artistic concepts and execution. All Dunning's photos are taken with a pinhole camera. You may remember using a pinhole camera at some point during school or you may …

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Labor Day is coming soon, and backyard barbecues will be dwindling with the coming of cooler weather. Why not live it up this weekend with a big grill out…and gild the lily by making your own condiments. Mustard is super easy to make at home, and has way more flavor to boost, while homemade …

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After hearing Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler’s Wife," speak at Philbrook last month, I vowed to read her latest novel "Her Fearful Symmetry" and share my reactions.

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Being back in the Sooner state a little over four months, one thing is abundantly clear: Oklahoma is not OK. It is far better than OK. In fact, Oklahoma is pretty great.

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Local performing arts group Soluna will debut its first production, Song of the Swimming Sun, this Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Described as "a multi-media contemporary dance performance," it "explores the concepts of clandestine love and parallel universes, where …

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The first step is to use local resources. Event planner Arin Zinke, owner of Zinke Design, suggests that bridesmaids wear a dress they already own. Not only does this keep costs down, but it also prevents excess consumption – a very sustainable choice, Zinke says.

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Local artist and recyclist extraordinaire Lauren Lunsford, also known as Rainbow Girl, is having a studio opening at her house this Friday, Aug. 20, from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. The opening is a fundraiser to help support her friend Gina Kim, whose autobiographical play has been accepted into New Yor…

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Calling all art and history geeks, this Thursday is for you! Archeologist and Discovery Channel starlet Kara Cooney will be at Philbrook's 3rd Thursday event lecturing on ancient Egypt. Thursday also marks the first "Egypt in Clay" class and it's not too late to enroll. Find details for both…

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I'm not one for musicals. I can pass on "American Idol." But show me a dance show – "So You Think You Can Dance" or "Step Up 1, 2 or 3" – and I'm out of my seat. Perhaps it's my appreciation for the art, being a former dancer myself I find I can live vicariously through others' movements.

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Starting this month Denis Duong and Emily Warren will be exhibiting at the State Captiol’s East and North galleries. To read more about the artists, visit the Oklahoma Arts Council page on Duong and Warren.

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This Friday, Aug. 13, is the Trailblazer 5k Run and Block Party benefiting the Tulsa Area United Way. The block party will kick off at 6 p.m. at Centennial Park with tons of fun activities for kids. From three-legged races to temporary tattoos, this should really be a blast. The 5K race star…

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Meet Jane. Armed with an incredible sense of style and insight from her mother, who is a former model (and excellent home cook), Jane Aldridge, 17, recently made a shopping trip to Tulsa – vintage stores only. Apparently this trip is a regular for the Dallas-Fort Worth area pair, who have be…

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Like many children, I spent many of my younger days enrolled in a variety of classes and workshops. There were the summer art classes. The writing classes. The gymnastics lessons, piano lessons and tennis lessons. At one point I even took a clowning class, complete with lessons on making bal…

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A mere four-hour drive north from Tulsa, many often overlook Kansas City, Mo., for the large metropolis to our south — Dallas. But Kansas City is a logical alternative offering dining, attractions and activities from the past, present and future for those looking for a quick getaway.

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Every August, the memories come flooding back. In the weeks prior to the beginning of school, I would meet my new teacher and receive that year’s list of school supplies. Then would commence the annual trek to the store to pick out new pencils, markers and — my favorite school supply — a Tra…

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Meet artist Sharyl Landis tonight at her opening reception for "To Bead or Not To Bead" from 6-9 p.m., hosted by Tulsa Artists Coalition Gallery at 9 East Brady.

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If you have been to the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market at all this summer, you have probably seen Lisa Becklund at her ‘Living Kitchen Farm and Dairy’ booth selling gorgeous veggies to adoring fans. What do they know that you really need to find out? In addition to running a 400-acre farm and…

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Wellness teams at the workplace are becoming more and more common in Tulsa. Your company doesn’t necessarily need to hire a director for the position. Putting together a team is fairly simple; all you need is a coach and people interested in living a healthy lifestyle. Of course, you’ll have…

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In all this heat, I would say we deserve a break, wouldn't you? If it happens to come in the form of a tax break, I'll certainly take that. Among the many business participating in the tax free weekend is one of my favorite women's clothing boutiques - Flirt. This makes it even more impossib…

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Every time it comes on the radio, the song gets lodged in my head, and to my best efforts, and for hours afterward, I can’t get it out: "I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad … "

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Though she was born in Tokyo, artist Michi Susan now calls Oklahoma home. Tomorrow she'll be at M.A. Doran Gallery for the opening reception of this month's exhibit featuring her newest paintings an sculptures.

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If you are a consumer of social media, it's likely you're aware of the Twitter scandal that erupted yesterday when Tulsa coffee shop Double Shot Coffee Company posted the following "tweet":

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For Arthur Greeno, breaking a world record has become a bit, well, routine. Sure, if he accomplishes this feat this week at Nienhuis Park in Broken Arrow, he will have broken three such records. But after mastering the process for creating the world’s largest hand-spun milkshake (Ripley’s Be…

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Some say that to fully understand a person, you should walk a mile in his or her shoes. In the case of a population of children in Iraq, to fully understand their plight is to realize that many do not have shoes at all.

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Whether you have a sweet tooth or not is beside the point. Cooking enthusiasts and Mary Engelbreit fans alike will want to gather at Sweet Tooth Candy and Gift Company this Saturday, July 31st, for a tasty, fun-filled event. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the candy and gift shop will be hosting a tas…

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Several well-known food writers voted recently for their favorite farmers’ markets. No surprise: Santa Monica, San Francisco and New York City fared high on the list. But there is a way to vote for your favorite – Cherry Street is on the list – by visiting the American Farmland Trust’s websi…

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Mud pits, a sea of tires, log obstacles, and a giant wall? Sounds Xtreme! This Saturday, children and adults are going to get muddy at the former YWCA campsite, now known as Camp Loughridge.

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It only took a matter of weeks for the folks at River Spirit Casino to transform a former structure into a new entertainment and event center.

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Odyssey de Culinaire, a fund-raising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's Hospitality Career Initiative (which provides education and mentor programs to help young people develop the skills needed for careers in the culinary and hospitality industries) will s…

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Seven artists will show their work Wednesday (July 28) at Aberson Exhibits at 3524 S. Peoria Ave. See the flier below and click here for more information. See examples of some of the artists' work below. At left is a piece by Gary Reddick.

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The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition has collected work from more than 3,000 artists living and working in our beloved state. Not only is this directory a wonderful resource, it is all available online. OVAC's virtual gallery is perfect for sparking creativity, working on a research project or…

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Like a Phoenix from the ashes, Tulsa’s summer music festival scene has been saved the way it should: the bands, bars and fans commandeered it before it Thelma and Louised right in to a canyon.