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The opening of the third season of Tulsa Children’s Museum’s Family Music Series starts off with "The Composer is Dead," on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Chapman Music Hall. Performed by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, it asks children and families to solve the myst…

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The amazingly talented Thomas Allen will be at Philbrook tomorrow for 3rd Thursday. The way he uses photography is fresh and innovative, even though it's inspired by a different decade. Check out the info for the even below and learn more about this artist and his stunning work at thomasalle…

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This month marks the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are a number of ways to help support this cause around Tulsa. Our own Joy Jenkins detailed the Young Survival Coalition's "Shop local – Support local" campaign here, through which a variety of local businesses …

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Many critics have analyzed, examined and dissected David Wroblewski‘s first novel "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle"  (HarperCollins, 2008). With good reason – for his novel is an extraordinary accomplishment.  Wroblewski will be in Tulsa this Saturday, Oct. 23, at TU‘s Nimrod Conference and Sund…

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On exhibit now is the work of Oklahoma City artist and artistic historian Eric Humphries. The Tulsa Historical Society is hosting the exhibition, comprised of "Is the Whole World on Fire?" a series of paintings depicting the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and ":03 Minutes in American History," which r…

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If you were thinking that Zumba had come and gone, think again! Dancing with the Stars has proven that dancing can really whip you into shape. It’s no coincidence that Zumba instructors like Tanjie Brewer of the YMCA and Mary Williams from the YWCA, look like they are in the gym daily.

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Dust off your souvenir stein, get your belly ready for some bratwurst and brush up on your Deutsch, because it’s time for the annual Oktoberfest.

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Parents love showing off pictures of their children. In photo albums, scrapbooks, wallet photos and, now, even on Facebook. Recently, however, Tulsan Alana Kennon had a much larger avenue to display a photo of her daughter, Lucy.

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It's evident with the rise of locally owned boutiques that Tulsans are on to something. Recently joining Cherry Street's selection of unique boutiques is Rope.

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I love fall. The changing leaves, the crisp air, pumpkins, mums, campfires. So much to enjoy during this season. And my go-to fall meal? Chili. Preferably with a slice of cornbread.

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In the 60s, I read Leon Uris’ "Exodus" about the beginning of Jewish Israel and was moved to tears for the oppressed who were years and miles away. At the same time, swirling about me was the civil rights battle that I did not appreciate until years later. When are world-shattering events history?

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Lladro fans, listen up! Rosa Lladro, president of Lladro fine porcelain studio in Spain, will be in Tulsa on Oct. 16 from 2-4 p.m. for a special signing event at Nielsens Exclusive Gifts at the Plaza Shopping Center.

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In the words of one Miss Heidi Klum "One day you’re in and the next day you’re out." That’s true in fashion, as well as in the food industry. The National Restaurant Association has just released the results from their annual survey, regarding all food and beverage trends – based on the inpu…

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My husband, Tate, and I just returned from a glorious week spent sipping newly released wines and eating gorgeous and tasty food in both Sonoma and Napa. These days, workers in the vineyards are busy harvesting grapes, readying them for the crush, after which they are magically turned into w…

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At just over an hour from Tulsa, Checotah, Okla., seems like the perfect spot to have a farm or just sit and sip lemonade in a swing on your front porch and let the worries of the world melt away. And with less than 4,000 souls within its limits, the reigning queen of country music should no…

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This Saturday night, catch Buffalofitz, an acoustic folk duo that is getting a lot of attention in Oklahoma City right now. Heck, not just in OKC but anywhere their travels take them, they generate some well-earned attention. It’s engaging music for anyone from 1-100 but since The Colony is …

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Winston Peraza, creative director for Tulsa-based company Cubic, is exhibiting recent work tomorrow. From 6-10 p.m. his show, "Marks, Signs and Other Rubbish" opens at Liggett Studio, 314 S. Kenosha. Call 918-808-7864 for more information.

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It is still not too late to get your tickets for the Iron Gate Cooking for a Cause Gala. Cooking for a Cause will be held this Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Metro Appliances & More at 53rd and Mingo. In a literal moveable feast, guests move through seven kitchens to meet seve…

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What was formerly Exerbotics in Utica Square has been transformed into Utica Square Fitness. This gym is not about making money from people that buy memberships and never use them. The studio is taking a personal approach by allowing clients to choose only the services that suit their goals.

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Donna's Fashion's will host a trunk show Oct. 7-9 featuring internationally renowned brand "Johnny Was." Designer of the brand Biya Ramar is known for having "vintage-inspired pieces in easy-to-care-for yet luxurious fabrics."

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P.C. Cast is living the life of one of her fictional romantic goddesses. If you don’t know who Cast is, you have been living in a cave. In the last seven years, she has written 24 paranormal fantasy books for young adults, sometimes alone and sometimes with her daughter Kristin. Their books …

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On Oct. 7, Dr. Paul Frommer will visit Philbrook Museum of Art as the featured speaker for the 2010 "Oklahoma Conversation in the Humanities." A professor of clinical management communication at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Frommer also developed the N…

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On June 12, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey covered, jazzed up and/or reinterpreted Ludwig van Beethoven’s third and sixth symphonies. Fittingly titled "Ludwig," the band premiered the piece at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville. If you were one of the unfortunate ones who did not get a chance t…

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Tomorrow evening head to Broken Arrow for a fund-raising event. Benefiting Broken Arrow Neighbors, Wine Eats and Easels is a wine tasting event complete with good eats and great art.

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To celebrate the reopening of 18th and Boston’s only legitimate purveyor of live music, The Mercury Lounge hosts the reigning titleholders of "World’s Dirtiest Rockabilly," Billy Joe Winghead this Saturday night.

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Last Friday night, Sept. 24, the OSU-Tulsa Celebration of Books kicked off with the "Evening with Sue Monk Kidd and Michael Cunningham" at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the old Union Depot.

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Branson has a reputation. And regardless of your perception of that reputation, here’s one thing to keep in mind: Branson is a chameleon.

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The new documentary "A Film Unfinished" opened at Circle Cinema yesterday. I had read about the film in Entertainment Weekly, which gave it an "A" review, and knew that the scenes I would see would be harrowing, anger-inducing and heartbreaking. However, the film also seemed unquestionably i…

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The Tulsa Police Department has 185 cold cases on record, cases dating back as far as 1968. But as the Tulsa Police Department cold case division is proving, cold does not mean forgotten. Even 30-year-old cases, such as the murder of Geraldine Martin, are finding closure. Those with any info…

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Baltimore can be easily forgotten, especially with our nation’s capital just a 45-minute train ride away and New York and Philadelphia just up the coast. But don’t forget about Baltimore. There’s more to it than what you may have seen on TV’s "The Wire" or the movie-turned-musical-turned-mov…

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Movement918, a new studio offering hip-hop dance, salsa, Zumba, break dance, tap, and jazz, has opened at 124 N. Greenwood in Tulsa. They even offer private training in hip-hop aerobics for as low as $20 a session. That’s a great deal for one-on-one training.

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Almost everyone thinks he has a children’s book inside waiting to pop out. And sometimes it works. Carl Reiner has written a wonderful, almost too scary to read, book for kids. So have other celebrities such as Steve Martin and Julie Andrews. Probably most have ghost writers and definitely g…

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There's nothing I enjoy more than making someone feel good about themselves. That means as a makeup artist and fashion stylist I've done my job. And what a better way to help women get on their feet and feel good about themselves than to attend Tulsa's annual Dress for success Fashion Show a…

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Before I ever dived into the world of food, I knew of Wolfgang Puck. If you have ever seen the Academy Awards, you probably know that he has catered the big bash for the last 16 years. He is also a best-selling cookbook author, vendor of branded cookware and food products, and syndicated col…

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When Oklahoma’s perfect weather rolls in around October, my thinking turns to hearty comfort food. When I think about what to make, two main ingredients seem to pop up in each recipe: cheese and starch. Be it potatoes, pasta or crusty bread, starchy foods amorously flock to cheese like white…

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Drinking wine by itself is enjoyable. Eating food by itself is a daily and frequent treat in my house. But when wine meets food, it can be — magical. Food changes the way wines taste, and it’s as simple as that. Take a slice of lemon and squeeze it on your tongue. Now take a taste of Sauvign…

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While we may not be the Jetsons, Tulsans are embracing modern and updated statement pieces for their 21st century kitchens, while staying true to classic, simple design and function. Today’s kitchen must "wow" but at the same time perform its assigned tasks, with each item having a place and…

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Twice a day, Brandi O’Dell held her breath for nearly an hour. This mother of three would eye the clock, counting the minutes until her husband, Kyle, called. It was only after he assured her that his 50-minute commute from Fort Gibson to Tulsa was a safe one that she could relax.