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Juneteenth, held June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, commemorating the day in 1865 when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, TX with the news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free.

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This weekend brings Muskogee’s inaugural G Fest music festival, taking place today through Sunday at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex. The line-up is impressive: Kacey Musgraves, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and a slew o…

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If the word "Bloomsday" gives you visions of floral arrangements and cottage gardens, you could be in for a shock. But don’t fret: by the end of the evening, you’ll be a Bloomsday devotee. If readings from "Ulysses," including a dramatic monologue by actor Laura Skoch, and a talk titled "Jam…

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Every year, prime grilling season heats up just in time for Father’s Day. I know my husband, a father himself, appreciates a slab of ribs, brisket or pork chops. He doesn’t even mind cooking them himself since I’m practically useless as an outdoor cook.

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Great tunes and greater variety seem to be the theme for this weekend’s SummerStage offerings. "Forever Plaid" and "The Way Bent Revue" play like greatest hits albums performed by your local favorites, "On Our Own" crams six short plays into one evening and "The Hobbit" promises a Middle Ear…

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I’m constantly seeking inspiration for my yard and asking myself what I should do next. Should I move this there? Is it time to remove that bush? What about a pop of color here?

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If you like video games and you haven’t heard of Overwatch, I can only assume you’ve been living under a rock. Since the game launched on May 24, it has seen nothing but success. And Tulsa has taken a likening to the character-based, first-person-shooter as well. This Saturday, June 18, from…

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The Sunday Nite Thing, Paul Benjaman's weekly show at The Colony, in which he invites a different guest to play with him each week, has become a beloved tradition and shining example of the wonderfully interconnected web of talent that makes up Tulsa's music scene. The vast and diverse array…

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On Friday, June 10, Saint Francis Tulsa Tough returns for its 11th year, which promises to be the biggest yet. The latest issue of The Tulsa Voice offers a comprehensive look at the destination race.

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Top of the Town is one of my favorite annual events in Tulsa. For one glorious summer evening, get access to beautiful views in some of the tallest most historic buildings in town.

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What says summer better than sno cones, homemade cobbler and outdoor movies? Guthrie Green and Antoinette Baking Co. are offering that trifecta tonight, June 9, and it’s is bound to make a memory or two.

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Oklahoma abounds with musical talent. We definitely don’t come up short when it comes to soulful singers, fiddling phenoms, great guitarists or strong songwriters.

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Week 2 of SummerStage is upon us, which means there’s plenty to enjoy from talented locals this weekend on the Tulsa PAC stages.

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Downtown Okmulgee’s beloved and record-breaking Pecan Festival made an exit after 2008—but now it’s back! This year’s festival includes exciting new events, including Mocklahoma, a weekend-long lineup of some of the area’s best cover bands, and a Pecan Contest hosted by OSU Institute of Tech…

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A master of horror, suspense, fantasy and science fiction, Stephen King’s ability to craft an enthralling tale has transcended the written page and inspired many directors to tell his stories on the silver screen. To commemorate the author’s upcoming visit to Tulsa at a sold-out appearance a…

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The Black Wall Street Bicycle Tour will be riding once again on Sunday, June 12 between 9am and noon. The annual tradition was originated by the late historian and journalist Lee Roy Chapman. Cycling through Greenwood is a chance for Oklahomans to remember our devastating past and how we hav…

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On June 10, Saint Francis Tulsa Tough returns for its 11th year, which promises to be the biggest yet. The latest issue of The Tulsa Voice offers a comprehensive look at the destination race.

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I could tell my fate was sealed when my then-boyfriend took me fishing and saw me bait my hook, cast, catch, and de-hook a fish without any assistance needed from him.

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Each June, Tulsans step into the spotlight during SummerStage. Local companies will produce nearly twenty shows at the PAC throughout the month. This weekend, SummerStage begins, with a Victorian classic, jazz singers, a variety show, and everyone’s favorite ogre.

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We’ve got a long way to go—especially in Oklahoma—when it comes to LGBT equality. With so much hate swirling around in our legislatures—especially rampant transphobia in the wake of innumerable "bathroom bills"—it’s more important than ever for LGBT folks to be visible, and for their allies …

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Former Tulsan Ann Patton’s latest book, "UNMASKED! The Rise & Fall of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan," is a true crime book of nonfiction political history. However, it reads like a fiction thriller and offers important lessons for America, today and tomorrow.

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The loss of Steve Pryor is a devastating blow to Tulsa music. He was not just the greatest guitarist in town, but among the greatest you’d find anywhere.

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According to the Community Service Council, "6,500 homeless individuals flow through Tulsa shelters annually."  If you have ever walked downtown, doubtless you have noticed a number of them. Maybe you crossed the street to avoid them. Maybe someone in particular caught your attention, and yo…

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The second annual Real Okie Craft Beer festival returns this Friday, June 3, to Honor Heights Park in Muskogee. The event celebrates craft beer in Oklahoma, and proceeds support the development of Honor Heights park—namely its garden, facilities, and events. Tickets are $25 in advance and $3…

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The Tulsa International Balloon Festival will take flight this weekend from Thursday, May 26 until Memorial Day. Gates open at 6 a.m. for the morning balloon launch and the afternoon launch begins at 6 pm. At the end of the night, watch the balloons illuminate to musical sounds during the Sp…

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Since its inception in 2007, Pryor’s Rocklahoma music festival has evolved from a kitschy nostalgia trip for devoted fans of 80s glam metal (the inaugural fest featured headliners Quiet Riot, Ratt, Poison and Twisted Sister) to a full-fledged hard rock and metal blowout with multi-generation…

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Admittedly, I’m not the biggest comic fan, but I did go through a phase where I was into the old-school "Archie and Friends" comic books—specifically the spin-off "Betty & Veronica." There was just something about those frenemies from Riverdale, America, that piqued my pre-teen interest.

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Lace up your running shoes, and dust off your backyard grills for The 30th Annual Maple Ridge Memorial Day 5K Run & Detour to Fun on Monday, May 30. Sponsored by Fleet Feet Tulsa, it benefits the Maple Ridge Neighborhood Association. Races start and finish at Maple park, near 15th and Ma…

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This Friday, May 27, Poetic Justice will host an event featuring performances by spoken word artists and poet/educators Lauren Zuniga and Claire Collins, as well as volunteers reading the poetry of incarcerated women.

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Before The Jonas Brothers, N*SYNC and the Backstreet Boys were twinkles in their fathers’ eyes, The Four Seasons were synchronously swaying and step-touching their way into the hearts of midcentury Americans. The blockbuster musical "Jersey Boys" offers a unique backstage pass into the true …

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Every year, Tulsa turns back the clock to remember and learn from an awful event that was for so long buried and ignored. In an attempt to reconcile and continue to move forward from the Tulsa Race Riot of May 31, 1921, Guthrie Green, Black Wall Street Memorial March, African Village Night, …

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From pets to pinups, and classic cars to country music, Saturday’s Route 66 Patriotfest has something for people of all ages to enjoy. But it’s more than entertainment: proceeds will be donated to Folds of Honor and other veteran groups, while military-themed displays will remind attendees t…