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This weekend, two very big, very different rock ‘n’ roll shows swing through Tulsa. On Friday, Z104.5 The Edge will host Spring Thing 2016 at the Cox Business Center, led by Black Keys protégés Cage the Elephant with support from Silversun Pickups, Foals and Bear Hands. (Fun Fact: in May, Tu…

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Everything just looks better in black and white. Classic. Vintage. Younger (now I’m referring to my skin).

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The harmonica is one of those instruments that stumps many people. Whenever I am in the presence of a real harmonica musician I’m usually standing there with my mouth on the floor wondering how in the world they mastered it.

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Part of Living Arts’ mission is to offer Tulsans contemporary art that highlights evolving ideas and explores the relationship of art to other fields of knowledge. To that end, they have two video art installations—"Widow," and "How Very Much I Have Loved You," and "The Jeweled Net of the Va…

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If you think you know ballet because you’ve seen "Swan Lake" and "Cinderella," think again. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good 3-hour long opulent story ballet — the glittering costumes, the intricate sets, the beautiful sky-high extensions — but I’m a modern dancer. I roll around on the floo…

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For years, the St. Patrick’s Day Run has been held in support of Special Olympics Oklahoma. This Saturday marks the 34th annual event. Luckily it has all of my required St. Patrick’s Day must-haves.

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Barring a late freeze, we’ve made it through winter. And though it was relatively mild, that does little to diminish the feeling of renewal that comes with spring. The timing couldn’t be better for a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.

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Have you ever admired those artists who can make their work look less like a painting and more like real life? The technique, called trompe l’oeil, is all about creating illusions that trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a 3-D object.

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It’s going to be a great weekend for local theater. You can catch many of my favorite local actors in two very different shows: "Rent" by Tulsa Project Theatre at the Tulsa PAC, and "Creating Claire" by Heller Theatre Co. at Henthorne PAC.

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Three years ago, when I returned to Tulsa after a semester abroad, the Brady Arts District was unrecognizable. The Zarrow Center, AHHA, Guthrie Green and more seemed to have sprung up overnight. And suddenly, this transformed downtown became the new normal — it seems I’ve always gone to Food…

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In 2003, Tulsa County passed Vision 2025 — four proposals that grew every corner of the county, from building the BOK Center to keeping American Airlines jobs in Tulsa. The suburbs benefited from projects like swimming pools in Broken Arrow, a water storage tank for a medical complex in Owas…

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From a distance, the skyline of downtown Tulsa hasn’t changed much in the past 40 years. But within the inner-dispersal loop, the view is changing from the ground up.

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If you’re considering selling your home in 2016, it could be your year. Real estate and mortgage experts predict that high demand for homes will make this the "Year of the Seller" in Tulsa.

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As Austin prepares for its infamous South by Southwest Festival this month, here are some favorite ways to get your fill of Texas’ "weirdest" city. If SXSW isn’t your jam, there’s plenty else to do to experience the Texas capital.

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My first road trip of the year was to Oklahoma City. I hadn’t been to the outlet mall there yet, so Lord V and I went west on the turnpike, stopping first at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art before spending three hours — and only $40, thank you — perusing post-Christmas sale shelves and clear…

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We’re often told the first step to taking care of ourselves starts with us. But sometimes we need a little extra help. Whether you want to remove unwanted hair, tighten skin or undergo a more invasive procedure like a tummy tuck, Tulsa providers offer an array of services.

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Lenten roses are so called because their flowers resemble single-flowered roses that bloom during Lent, 40 days before Easter. They are members of the buttercup family.

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When the weather is not quite spring nor winter, a wrap provides the perfect outer layer to keep you cozy and stylish. 

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Lucky for us, great Tulsa restaurants are sprinkled all over the map. For those special, one-of-a-kind gems found only in downtown, we offer this list.

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Tavolo’s linguine and meatballs ($13, lunch; $18, dinner) will make you feel as if you’re in Italy, not downtown Tulsa. Atop a bed of fresh, house-made linguine, two spicy meatballs and a generous ladle of San Marzano tomato sauce create a magnifico dish. 

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For two years, Lauren Petersen has organized other volunteers at the Tristesse Grief Center. Her employer, New York Life Insurance Co., recently recognized Peterson’s community service with two $25,000 Community Impact Grants to fund the nonprofit’s grief centers for children, one of Peterse…

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I had my most recent breakdown in the neighborhood grocery store.