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This week, I was amused to learn about the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars." You know, the hit reality show that pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers for our viewing pleasure (or laughter, depending on the celeb’s dancing ability). The newest season features everyone from…

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Get your gyro and baklava cravings met this weekend at the Greek Festival. Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Holy Trinity), Greek Holiday features a wide variety of activities. Of course there is dining from a menu full of delicious home-cooked Greek foods, Greek dancing, shop…

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Labor Day may have come and gone, but there’s still great barbecue to be had around town. The Rock N' Rib Festival will be held Sept. 16-19 outside the BOK Center (Third Street and Frisco Avenue).

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Why is it that Thursdays are always so darn popular? For now this question will have to remain unanswered, but as evidence for Thursday's undeniable presence, I present you with a schedule of tomorrow's art events.

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I remember about 10 years ago, I was in college and my television was almost always tuned to Comedy Central. If you didn't know any better, you might think it was the only channel we got. This was back when Comedy Central was fairly new to the airwaves, and about half its programming consist…

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The next collaboration from Target's Go International line is Tucker. A lesser-known line to the masses but beloved by fashion's inner circle is known for an eclectic mix of bohemian-chic bold prints and versatile shapes that are ideal for layering. The exclusive collection of women’s appare…

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On a beautiful night at the under-utilized River Parks Amphitheater, Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Ghostland Observatory played two incredible shows for adoring, if not spaced out, fans. Reportedly, it was not a sellout but between the dancers, rockers, nappers (there were people sleeping all ove…

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Well as you can probably imagine, since I’m a woman and a cook, I was waiting rather impatiently for the movie "Eat. Pray. Love." to hit theaters. I also thought, what better way to celebrate the movie, as well as the unsung star of the movie – the food! – than to have a feast with my best f…

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Visit Food Network’s website and you’ll see that our lovely Oklahoma ladies down the turnpike at Big Truck Tacos are in the lead! Let’s vote and help them win $10,000 and the opportunity to appear on the next season of The Great Food Truck Race.

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Clear the calendar and call the babysitter! Tulsa’s Restaurant Week starts this Sunday! Every time you order from the special prix fixe menus at participating restaurants during lunch or dinner, Sept. 12-18, you will help the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's Food for Kids Program, w…

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The Tulsa Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty of Animals will hold two fund-raising events Thursday, Sept. 9.

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My three favorite summer veggies, thankfully bountiful in Oklahoma during the summer, are okra, corn and tomatoes. A close fourth is zucchini, and it is about this time of year that it starts to run rampant.

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Recently, there has been a string of shenanigans and tomfooleries involving live music venues in Tulsa. Oscar’s and The Mercury Lounge, both at 18th and Boston, have been ruthlessly victimized by accountants carrying these stickers (see image).

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So, you and everyone you know are heading to STS9 and Ghostland Observatory tonight at the River Parks Amphitheater (2100 S. Jackson Ave.). But you don’t really how many beers to bring or which of your handguns/rifles you should take?

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Owner Philip Shain is the owner of Ascent Outdoor Apparel and Active Wear. Shain says about his new store, "I wanted to do something on my own and a concept that was needed in midtown by selling outdoor apparel but making it a boutique style store. I wanted the name of my store to sound like…

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If you’ve ever tried the foam roller at the gym, you know how addictive it is. Rollers are used for tight muscles, providing a myofascial release similar to massage.

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They say it takes hard work and determination to make it in show business. When I heard that an Oklahoma company was casting for a movie (rumored to be a romantic comedy starring Ben Affleck and shooting in Bartlesville), I wondered whether the blood, sweat and tears I knew I’d inevitably en…

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Moving back to Tulsa for Claire Roby, Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPros) Sustainability Crew leader, meant more than just being back in her hometown.

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Foer will be talking about his newest book, "Eating Animals." Fusing philosophy, literature, science and memoir, "Eating Animals," examines the stories coming out of our mouths that justify the food going in. Together with his wife, Foer has made the commitment to raise his children vegetari…

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The book world is aquiver about Steig Larsson and other Scandinavian mystery writers. My prediction is that Oklahoma writers will be the next literary hot spot. You can meet and listen to many of our state’s mystery writers at the Celebration of Books on Sept. 24-25, presented by the Oklahom…

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You know how there’s that dumb rule that you can’t wear linen after Labor Day. There should be a rule (and it would make about as much sense as that one) that you can’t listen to reggae after Labor Day.

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One of my favorite summer activities is a good old-fashioned cookout. The smell of freshly grilled meats, accompanied by potatoes, grilled veggies, watermelon and other summer staples. Unfortunately, I am usually reliant on others, such as my husband, to do the cooking, as I don’t have much …

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Don’t feel like firing up your own grill? The second annual Oklahoma Championship Steak Cook-Off will be held this Saturday, Aug. 27, at Sixth Street and Cincinnati Avenue downtown, so head downtown and judge some for yourself.

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A fiddle, washboard, banjo, standup bass and a raucous party are rollin’ into the best patio in Tulsa. And that’s not even discussing that their name might be the wittiest band name in the history of all bands.

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I’ve blogged about the benefits of interval training before, and I’m sure you’ve heard from other sources about the huge fat-blasting, time-efficient format of the style. A new class is gaining in popularity that combines Pilates and boxing. I absolutely love this! If you’ve ever taken eithe…

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Lambrusco’z To Go (famous for its popular sandwiches and delicious side items) has teamed up with Elmer's (of ‘Badwich’ fame) to sell each other’s delicacies. Lambrusco’z is offering Elmer’s smoked meats in their full-to-the-rim deli cases while Elmer’s is selling Lambrusco’z side dishes in …

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OK, admittedly, Halloween is not until next month, but movie-goers who favor ghouls, guts, murder, mayhem and other such wholesome, family-friendly pursuits will nevertheless want to know that the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival is scheduled for Sept. 3-5 at the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa.

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Despite the disappointment of the canceling of DFest this year, there was still a glimmer of hope with the birth of a brand new outdoor music festival. FreeTulsa, a smaller scale festival downtown, highlighted some of Oklahoma's best bands. I took it upon myself to go see some shows and see …

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Every summer, it happens: You plan a trip, maybe to the mountains, maybe to the ocean. The weather is great. You’re with friends and family. The food is good. All is well.