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Sweet Baby Jaysus (aka Jay Hancock) takes the decks Wednesday night, Nov. 24, at The Max Retropub (1st Street and Elgin Ave.). You might not have been a fan of 80s music in the 80s (or you were still in utero) but Sweet Baby makes it all sound better: Journey, Wham, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, …

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My sister-in-law just sent me pictures of my niece with Santa. Seeing that she is only 16 months old, you can imagine the visual – tears, mouth open screaming and a bright red face. In a word: classic.

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I have always made the pecan pie recipe from the Karo Corn Syrup packaging, but after trying Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s delicious version this fall, I have done my best to combine the two.

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For more on the University of Tulsa basketball team: Click here for "The dream team," ranking the ten best TU basketball players ever. Click here for an online exclusive look at the 100 best players in TU's 100 seasons.

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Tulsa’s greatest single-season and single-game scorer. Scored more than 30 points in a game 15 times and more than 40 points eight times. Set the single-game scoring record of 48 points, twice. Currently holds school record for field goals and points made in a single season. Led team in scor…

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During the holidays, my late mother-in-law, Sandy, always showed up at our house with her sweet and savory cranberry cheese spread. Unfortunately, I never convinced her to give me the recipe, so for this year’s holiday feasting, I’ve had to improvise. I’ve turned my interpretation of her spr…

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Nearly 6,000 children in Oklahoma are homeless, according to a report from a homeless advocacy organization released last year, and for those trying to enroll in school, the lack of a permanent address — or any address, for that matter — can be a problem.

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What’s "Avengers: The Children’s Crusade" all about? It’s about the Young Avengers’ quest to find and redeem a rogue Avenger, the Scarlet Witch, before the Avengers and the X-Men can stop them.

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I, this moment, finished reading "Little Bee" (Simon and Schuster) by Chris Cleave. I read the paperback edition; the first publication was in 2008. In the back of my copy are discussion questions, author Q&A and suggestions for enhancing your book club experience. One exercise is to hav…

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Caroline J Farris' exhibit, "The Jewels of Nature," is on display at the Performing Arts Center through the end of the month. Farris' colorful encaustic abstracts are a result of a turning point in her career back in 1986, when she says she made a major change in her artwork.

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Picking the right shoes for your feet and activity is important for injury prevention. Fleet Feet, Tulsa Runner, and Runners World are great places to start on your quest for a great shoe.

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If you are prepping for next week’s big holiday, you know Thanksgiving is not only a family gathering and a feast, but also a traditional time to pass the torch. Or more particularly the gravy-making, the secret stuffing recipe and the turkey herself.

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To stuff or not to stuff, that is the BIG question for cooks at Thanksgiving. Personally, regardless of the ‘safety’ issue associated with "stuffing," I prefer it baked on the side – "dressing," right? Baked in a shallow-ish casserole dish, this stuffing gets nice and golden brown, and devel…

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We have been bombarded this month with delicious turkey recipes for Thanksgiving Day, as well as ideas for using up all that leftover turkey. But first we have to actually make that turkey, right? Here are a few tips to make sure your big bird turns out great.

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We tend to eat out a bit more around the holidays. Whether it is for work parties, friends’ dinner parties or just to get out of our own kitchens, restaurants seem to fill up around Christmas and Hanukkah. There are a few great places in town, however, where you can get your dinner and then …

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The easiest and possibly most powerful gift you can give this holiday season is in liquid form. Featured are bubbles for celebrating a special occasion, a glass of port for a cold winter’s night or chocolate-flavored vodka for a sweet treat. By adding food items, you can easily complement yo…

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This year’s Cascia Christmas Walk features a home that piques the interest of many, yet most have never entered — the Cascia Hall Monastery. Because it is home to the brothers and priests of the Augustinian community, many have never crossed the monastery’s threshold, including students and alumni.

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They aren’t asking for a video game system or a Barbie doll or anything most children think they need.

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Lisa Cisco understands the saying that many Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.

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Just a few months ago, Adrian Brown spent each night in a one-person tent under a bridge near downtown Tulsa that he shared with a married couple in their mid-20s. In fact, it was their tent.

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OK, I’ll spare those of you who haven’t caught up on the DVR yet. Ree Drummond, Oklahoma’s own Pioneer Woman, took on Bobby Flay in an epic Thanksgiving episode of "Throwdown" on Food Network. I won’t reveal the winner yet – either watch that DVR or Google it – but I will let you know that s…

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I always insist on pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, purely for selfish reasons. I just LOVE to eat it cold from the fridge with a fork, directly out of the pie dish! I thought I might switch things up a bit this year, by combining rich, tangy cheesecake, with pumpkin and chocolate. Swirled toge…

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Keshawn Williams, a 15-year-old ninth-grader, has known she wanted to attend college since she was 3 years old. In fact, that’s when she first informed her mother that she planned to become a doctor.

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There’s nothing particularly unusual about a well-known basketball player/bass guitarist creating a foundation to benefit young athletes and musicians.

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As a 17-year-old sailor stationed on the USS West Virginia in Pearl Harbor, Arles Cole expected a normal, quiet Sunday morning on Dec. 7, 1941.

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Only up close can you see the striking similarities between a stale Cheeto and the pinkie. After a Tulsa homeowner wrestled a gun from a would-be assailant, the firearm discharged, blowing off two of the assailant’s fingers. After the men were treated at the house, an EMSA official asked a p…

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Kelly Kerr can talk shop. A photography instructor at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee, he usually has plenty to say, but when a group of guitar players invades his studio, he’s not all that interested in discussing guitar technique.

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If you are in the habit of giving books at Christmas and Hanukkah, here is a holiday-giving hint: You can find books at Steve’s Sundry, Books and Magazines or Barnes & Noble signed by authors who have been to Tulsa on a book tour or who are local.

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In late 1989, sometime just after Thanksgiving, I went with a friend to see "Back to the Future Part II."

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When she was 17, Toni Moore’s world changed. That year, her mother was diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer.

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Typically, the parent is working to inspire the teenager. But sometimes the teenager is the one who ends up providing the necessary inspiration to the parent, and just when he or she needs it most.

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Saint Francis hospital, in the big, pink building on the corner of East 61st Street and South Yale Avenue, turned 50 last October — a milestone the volunteers of the Saint Francis Auxiliary helped the institution reach.