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COVER STORY This third-ever edition of The Tulsa Voice is a festival of the performing arts, rendered in paper and ink. Nowhere else is there so comprehensive a guide—a full 120 things to see on stage between now and summer. This is one you’ll want to keep on hand.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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ove Tulsa forward.” We hear it a lot. On its face it’s an expression of ambition and hope. Too, it prescribes a certain drive and enthusiasm that is expected— nay, demanded—of today’s cardcarrying townie. It sounds optimistic, upbeat—progressive, even. Sometimes I wonder if we’d paint it on our buildings, if we could. But boy, is it a loaded statement. As many of you know, I am no enemy to enthusiasm. I started TashaDoesTulsa.com in 2007 because I was in love. The fog was a heady blend of optimism and newfound affection for a place that, as a fifth-generation Tulsan, might literally run in my veins. It’s the quieter meanings of that phrase—“move Tulsa forward”— that keep me up at night. There’s the intimation that we should plunge, en masse and headlong, toward some undefined future. Forward to what, exactly? More important, who gets to decide? Most disturbing is the suggestion that yesterday doesn’t count. The phrase reveals our dangerous and heartbreaking tendency to hide from the shadowed aspects of our past, to cover them in graves we visit only on anniversaries and then walk away, unchanged. Trouble is, the cinders still glow beneath the ashes. As Faulkner tells us, the past is never dead. It’s not even past. Just as now, Tulsa has always found itself at important crossroads, whether we’re talking

about music, commerce (both legal and otherwise), or the fight for civil rights. When we began to speak this move-Tulsaforward directive to one another at book club, over lunch, in our neighborhood meetings, we revealed that we seem to sense the importance of our place. It’s a cauldron where east collides with west, rich turned to poor (and vice versa), where the American struggle with race left its mark on the land. It’s where the past and the future can be reconciled by only one thing. That’s why “move Tulsa forward” doesn’t work. If we think the past dead and the future is a destination, there’s no point, no power, in today. I have used my blog to advocate for a peculiar brand of activism. It’s one you can do with your kids, without concern for life, property, or pepper spray. Choosing to meet a friend at a poetry slam or at one of our dozens of street festivals or for an afternoon of ballet—that’s to say, experiencing our city and what it has to offer today, right now—is a delicious kind of subversion in a world that encourages us to hide our faces behind glowing screens, to record now and play later, to convert our beautiful and various voices to code and electrons. It’s a kind of active listening that requires that we show up, take sides, and vote with our dollars and our time. Friendship, collaboration, understanding, and community are the rewards. So, you want to be a radical?

First, fire your couch. As I assume the post of editor of our city’s alternative newspaper, I am filled with hope and enthusiasm for its future. What that is, exactly, we are still discerning. Today, we endeavor to lay siege upon the barriers, both real and imagined, that stand between us, the ones that prevent our being in community and in collaboration with one another. In this issue, it takes the form of Ovation, our semi-annual guide to our community’s highest leaps, richest harmonies, and saltiest tears—details on where to find more than 100 productions on our local stages between now and summer. We even made a tear-out schedule for your fridge. Barry Friedman paints the playing field for the looming gubernatorial race while Ray Pearcy helps us imagine a two-wheel Tulsa. To optimize your screen time, Joe O’Shansky weighs in on two films acclaimed while Joshua Kline introduces us to a fully-dressed Matthew Mcconaughey, sans bongos. Angela Evans takes us to Trenchers, where the sandwiches bare teeth. Then there’s my Q&A with Sam Harris, Broadway star and native son of Sand Springs, ahead of his return to Tulsa for the launch of his first-ever book. Stay tuned, Tulsa, and get in touch. We wouldn’t dream of doing this without you.

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One city, two wheels

Tulsa poised to reap far-flung benefits of bicycling by RAY PEARCEY

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he nexus between cycling and modern urban places, contemporary life, health and sport has changed radically over the last decade — across the nation and certainly in Tulsa. Our city has become a topflight spot for competitive-sports cycling, thanks to the phenomenal growth and popularity of the still-young St. Francis Tulsa Tough ride and race. But Tulsa’s bike-centric potential doesn’t end there. With our increasingly comprehensive bike-trail system, as well as initiatives such as Tulsa Hub that provide bicycles and related services to lower-income folks, the foundation has been laid for cycling to help meet a host of challenges, from transportation and environmental issues to matters of health and medicine, 8 // NEWS & COMMENTARY

including cutting-edge biomedical research. In light of this ever-evolving landscape, cycling leaders, advocates and stakeholders will gather in Tulsa for the Oklahoma Bike Summit Jan.17-18 at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. They will exchange ideas, discuss plans and evaluate results of state and local cycling initiatives. I spoke recently with four cycling leaders and summit organizers — longtime cycling advocates Peter Kramer and Mary Casey, Oklahoma FreeWheel Director Joy Hancock, and Tom’s Bicycles owner Tom Brown — about the issues they hope to tackle at the event. The new cyclist Kramer said the goal of the

summit is to give citizens, politicians and business owners an overview of cycling's outsized health and recreational yields, and to trumpet the underappreciated role Freewheel Oklahoma and bike tourism play in small towns in Oklahoma each year. Kramer painted a picture: Most cyclists in America are white males who participate largely for exercise or competition. But leading national bike confederations and others in the movement are pushing an equity/health agenda in an effort to get more women, families, older people and folks of color more squarely into the ranks of avid cyclists. The League of American Bicyclists’ goals synch up nicely with some of America's transportation challenges, and might get at the pervasive

cardiovascular and obesity challenges faced by a whole range of citizens in Tulsa, particularly children and people of color. Economic surge in high gear Then there’s bike tourism. Every year, the average Oklahoma FreeWheel rider spends about $40 in each of the dozen or so towns that serve as stopping points for the cross-state event. This makes the FreeWheel tour’s economic impact akin to a typical business conference, with attendees spending for accommodations, food supplies, water, drinks and mechanical repairs for bikes and other gear. Some states, Hancock told me, have developed entire tourism campaigns around the towns that are selected as (continued on page 10) Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


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Suddenly, you’re only minutes away from fabulous dining in downtown Naples. ( NO PA SSPORT RE QUIRE D ) OK, time to confess. Our first location started in Naples, Florida, not the one half way across the globe! But, geography aside, you’ll be pleased to know our restaurant of slightly Italian, lightly Asian offerings has been recognized as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the country. Naples’ legendary flatbreads deliver a multitude of sensual flavor combinations presented on house made crust… and are only equaled by our Neapolitan pizzas, gourmet baked pastas, and our signature entrees featuring boneless short ribs, Osso Bucco, and Norwegian salmon. Add to that a king’s ransom of warm paninis, cold deli sandwiches, overflowing salads, oven roasted wings and other “appeteazers,” and you will enjoy a dining encounter that will accomplish our number one goal: to create loyal, raving fans who are compelled to tell others about their Naples Flatbread experience. Now with our second location in Tulsa on the west side of downtown (the other at 71st and Yale), it’s the perfect spot for enjoying our fine selection of over 30 wines, craft beers, lunch, dinner and appetizers. And, to say it’s the best, most convenient place before and after a BOK event would be an understatement. To view the complete Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar menu, hours of operation and map, go to naplesflatbread.com

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(continued from page 8) waypoints for such statewide, multi-day biking events. A leg up in medical research Cycling also has a potential role in pioneering medical research being done in Tulsa. A reimagined “hyper-connected” medicine (which OU-Tulsa President Dr. Gerald Clancy and others call the "phonemics revolution") is a roiling convergence of smartphone technology, giant healthcare data sets, computing power, and genetics that looks likely to deeply alter medical practice, doctor usage, and the costs of many facets of medicine. Tulsa's biomedical community is involved in an array of demonstration projects in medical practice, healthcare information systems, physician usage and the way preventive services are delivered to people, especially to modest-income children and families. Cycling has a special role to play with these emerging practices: Some of the most compelling avenues for monitoring human performance, health, and wellness have been perfected in bike training and racing teams. St. Francis Hospital's sponsorship of Tulsa Tough is a tangible example of the braiding of the medical and cycling communities. Some key observers believe we are entering a new era in American medicine. Some call it the "Quantified Self" revolution. Stephen Wolfram, a computing 10 // NEWS & COMMENTARY

and physical sciences guru, told MIT's Tech Review that he "wants to apply the same techniques to people's personal data that others have used for analyzing particle streams, doing molecular chemistry and other work." Wolfram is working on some of the software in question. OUTulsa Dr. David McKendrick and others associated with Tulsa's MyHealth project are working feverishly with Tulsaarea hospitals, clinics and medical academics to create a multipleuse database that could be highly instrumental in this work. Imagine being routinely tethered to an array of biosensors and remote-sensing gear, together with smartphones, that continuously track blood pressure, heart rate, and blood chemistry, as well as a set of simple brain metrics, continuously sampled and recorded. Imagine further having an interactive, vibrant connection to healthcare counselors, doctors, and to nutrition and fitness consultants, also tied into this data sea. There are several Tulsa cyclists, some associated with the Tulsa Wheelmen, who are an active part of this movement. Some analysts believe this "space" could become a multimillion-dollar track of the sports medicine and biosensors industry within the next 4-5 years. Because the whole arena is new, Tulsa could be first in the maturation of these new economic currents.

Making tracks Finally, there is the crackling arrival of a renewed push toward “making” — as in, an effort to bring the production of things back to U.S. shores. The largest leaders in this movement include GE, Apple, Intel, and a host of fashion, lifestyle, and shoe firms. Part of the energy comes from the rapid pace of 3-D printing technology. 3-D printing reduces the scale, the cost, and the complexity associated with producing physical objects in inexpensive "maker" spaces that bear no resemblance to massproduction sites we associate with classic automotive or aircraft production. It's now possible for a relatively tiny entity to produce many of the components of a mid- to high-range bike in a small production facility, without need for major domestic or offshore manufacturing operations.

In fact, the new, do-it-yourself technology frisson has already hit the cycling world: Trek is using 3-D printing and prototyping to craft new bikes and, excitingly, a small group of new-bike production companies in the U.S. and abroad. Tom Brown, owner of Tom's Bicycles in Tulsa, told me he’s watching 3-D printing closely. He believes it may offer options for both the low and the high-end of the biking business that are nothing short of amazing.

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ormer Republican State Senator Randy Brogdon announced a few weeks back that he will challenge Gov. Mary Fallin in the GOP primary in June because, apparently, we’ve got a holy war on our hands in Oklahoma — and, really, who better to lead us into battle than a man who spent his adult life servicing air conditioners and heaters?  We are in the fight of our lives for liberty, and I feel morally obligated to lead that fight on behalf of Oklahoma families … and restore your God given unalienable rights of life, liberty and property.1 If Brogdon took himself any more seriously, he’d be on a horse, wearing a tunic and a Coppergate Helmet, waving a Hallstatt Sword, and screaming, “Deus vult! Deus vult!” Not sure what liberties we’ve lost under Fallin, other than not being able to smoke an electronic cigarette in a state building, and, anyway, it’s not like the governor — the twice-married governor, to be accurate — has been idling away her weekends, marching in Gay Pride parades, handing out condoms and helping people maneuver the ACA website.

worrying about the uninsured. Oklahoma is the latest state to reject two key elements of President Barack Obama's health care reform plan to extend health coverage to poor and middle-class Americans, Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced Monday. 4 Considering, too, her views on most issues close to the hearts (if they’ve got them) of Oklahoma’s uber-right, Brogdon should be helping her paint yard signs and not challenging her in a primary, for the only thing she hasn’t done to endear herself to them is establish and arm a state militia. But only a crazy person would do that. Brogdon and some local tea party leaders indicated in an AP story earlier this week that a militia could be used to stop federal encroachment into state's rights. He immediately walked back those statements, but only after people asked, “Say WHAAT?” Brogdon has since said he spoke only of a new National Guard-type unit to aid the state during civil emergencies. He's also said he never used the term “militia” in his AP interview. When he says never, though, he doesn’t mean never ever.

“I support traditional marriage. I do not and will not support expanding the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.” 2

He used the term five times, including saying: “Is a state militia a good idea? It probably is.” 5

… not like she’s pissing off anti-choice organizations.

Game. Set. Insurgency. While acknowledging that the reporter got the quote right, Brogdon said he did not think the AP would release the tape because it would force them to write a story putting his comments in context.

 Mary has a 100 percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee and has received the "True Blue" award from Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. 3 … not like she’s spending a breathtaking amount of time 12 // NEWS & COMMENTARY

“This is the classic thing that the liberal media will do to anyone they disagree with.” 6

No, the “classic thing” is when fringe candidates make loopy statements, get called on it, and then claim martyrdom. Damn liberal media. What’s it doing quoting people who are, you know, talking? State Republicans who are unhappy with Mary Fallin are suffering from a moderate to severe case of anhedonia. Even the John Birch Society thinks she’s doing a bang-up job, giving her almost a 90 percent approval rating. Brogdon lost to Fallin in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary. He went on to endorse his former rival despite earlier criticisms of her "liberal compromises” 7 Yeah, Mary Fallin makes liberal compromises and I’m the new editor of American Riflemen. Still, she’s Senator Elizabeth Warren compared to this: Brogdon indicated Tuesday that he is most interested in public speaking and setting up “liberty boot camps,” at which he said people would receive “an education on the founding principles” and “getting the federal government back in bounds.” 8 Because nothing says “freedom” more than liberty boot camps where people will receive an “education.” A fierce critic of what he claimed was excessive spending by a bloated state government, Brogdon took a $99,000-a-year state job with the newly elected Republican Insurance Commissioner, boosting Brogdon's monthly retirement benefit by more than 50 percent.9 A $99-thousand government job here, a 50 percent monthly pension bump in your government

pension there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real hypocrisy. The good news: he’s not going to win. The bad news: Mary Fallin is now the “moderate” in the race. I feel a migraine coming on. But what do I know? I wonder sometimes how I even make it in life. “Obviously, my Christian life has a dramatic impact on my worldview,” he continued. “I believe my Christian views have a lot to do with every aspect of my life--it's where I get my strength and my values and my belief. I don't see how some people make it, just being human, without that.” 10 It’s no day at the beach, senator, let me tell you. Seriously, though, you really don’t know how people make it “just being human” without a Christian worldview? The sanctimony. It burns. 1 randybrogdon.com 2G  ov. Mary Fallin, AG Scott Pruitt Respond to U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage.” newsok.com 3 “ Mary Fallin on abortion.” ontheissues.org 4 “ Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Governor, Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Health Insurance Exchanges.” huffingtonpost.com 5 “ Okla. lawmaker disavows ‘militia’ comments.” king5.com 6 “AP Distorts Lawmakers’ Views On Militia.” thenewamerican.com 7 “ Randy Brogdon Announces Plans To Challenge Mary Fallin In GOP Race For Oklahoma Governor.” huffingtonpost.com 8 “ Former state senator’s new firm to focus on ‘liberty issues.’” tulsaworld.com 9 “ Brogdon faces new challenges in Okla. gov’s race.” sfgate.com 10 “ Of Bromides and Broadsides.” urbantulsa.com

“News from the Plains: All this RED can make you BLUE” appears each issue and covers Oklahoma politics and culture—the disastrous, the unseemly, the incomprehensible … you know, the day to day stuff. Barry Friedman is a touring stand-up comedian, author and general rabble-rouser. Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


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bottomline by JENNIE LLOYD

Good-Friday Ache

In April 2012, a racially motivated shooting spree in north Tulsa rocked the city. Three died in the attacks; two were wounded. By the time Jesse Jackson flew in, our volatile history of racial tensions felt the full force of nationalmedia scrutiny. Outlets like Los Angeles Times and NPR reported on the echoes that could be heard between the Good Friday shootings and the 1921 Race Riots. The shootings opened old wounds and raised questions about our progress toward racial reconciliation and how we are to finally address the poverty and crime that plagues the parts of Tulsa which lie north of Admiral Boulevard. Months later, at the dawn of a new year, Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris announced he would seek the death penalty for the defendants, Jacob Carl England and Alvin Lee Watts. The men accepted plea bargains that would spare them execution. In the county courthouse a week before Christmas, the men confessed to shooting the five victims. Watts tearfully apologized to the families gathered. Each defendant was sentenced to life in prison five times over. The Dec. 19 edition of The Oklahoma Eagle, a Tulsa newspaper headquartered in Greenwood, hit stands with the headline: “Justice for the Good Friday Patriots.” Bottom line: After the initial whirl of media attention and let’s-make-this-right posturing, the Good Friday Shootings story dropped off the front pages. We still have a lot of work to do to mend our city’s racial divide. Rest in peace, patriots.

sexual violence at the McLoud facility were double the national average. Through anonymous surveys, 15.3 percent of Mabel Bassett inmates reported some form of sexual abuse or rape by another inmate (2012 Bureau of Justice statistics), a figure higher than that of any other institution nationwide. Already, Oklahoma incarcerates more women per capita than any other state, at a rate nearly twice the national average The Department of Justice scheduled hearings on prison rape for Jan. 8-9, but Oklahoma officials declined to testify. The reason? Currently, the beleaguered agency has its hands tied by a federal lawsuit. In July, 11 female prisoners accused three Mabel Bassett guards of sexual assault. In the suit, prison administrators and state ODOC officials were named as defendants accused of allowing the assaults to occur through negligence and faulty surveillance cameras. Bottom Line: While the overall U.S. prison population

dropped for the third straight year, the number of incarcerated Oklahomans increased, according to Bureau of Justice statistics for 2012. Oklahoma has led the nation with the highest female incarceration rate since 2011. Our prison population increased by 3.4 percent in 2012, per Oklahoma Department of Corrections endof-year reports. To manage the scandalous lawsuit, influx of new prisoners, ongoing overcrowding

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and now safety issues, the ODOC received a one percent budget increase for FY 2014. No matter how you add up these numbers, they won’t equal justice.

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Ticket sales placed two Tulsa icons among the top 40 venues in the world for 2013 per Pollstar, an industry-tracking group. Cain’s Ballroom was ranked 21st among club venues with capacities less than 3,000, selling more than 100,000 tickets last year. The historic Tulsa club had never surpassed that sales figure before, the Tulsa World reported. No other Oklahoma club made the list. The BOK Center was ranked 34th in the world (13th nationally) after selling 426,536 tickets in 2013. Last year’s star-studded concert lineup featured acts from Paul McCartney to Taylor Swift. The BOK Center Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Arena, which ranked 69th worldwide. Bottom Line: There is a nightlife in the 918—that’s to say, we buy lots of tickets to arena shows and concerts in our most

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rights or organizations.” It’s such a relief to know our ongoing public-education issues are being addressed, one important issue at a time. “Man allegedly kills stepdad with atomic wedgie,” reported ABC News Jan. 9. Newsfeeds everywhere have buzzed with talk of Oklahoma’s atomic-

wedgie fatality. Pottawatomie County resident Brad Davis was arrested on a first-degree murder charge after an alcoholfueled fight with his stepfather turned deadly. According to reports, Davis’s affidavit states his stepdad “spoke ill” of his mother and then “swung first.” He hit him several times before

he issued the 58-year-old man the lethal punishment. He pulled the elastic waistband of the man’s underwear over his head, which left a ligature mark around his neck. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner Office determined the cause of death in this case was blunt force trauma and/or asphyxiation.

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Okie antics often translate well into amazing, poetic headlines. A top tragi-odd headline is absurd with a hefty dose of sad and a dash of WTF. Here are a few recent winners: “Man arrested after reportedly trying to eat marijuana cigarette,” ran in Tulsa World, Jan. 12. An Oklahoma Highway patrolman arrested a Tulsa man of shouldknow-better age after he noticed a “green leafy substance” in his mouth. He admitted to eating a joint after OHP pulled him over for a faulty brake light, per the arrest report. He also ‘fessed up to toking at his friend’s house. “Lawmaker: Don’t punish kids for chewing Pop Tarts into guns,” read the headline for an only-in-Oklahoma Associated Press story in mid-January. Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern introduced a new measure that would prevent schoolchildren from being punished for chewing breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun. The Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act, as it’s called, would protect students from punishment for possession of small-toy weapons, using their fingers or hands to simulate a weapon, drawing pictures of weapons, or wearing clothes that “support or advance Second Amendment

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Hamwise

Q & A: Oklahoma darling and newly minted author Sam Harris on writing, the theatrics of baptism, and the conundrum of home by NATASHA BALL

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t’s not that he’s bored. It’s just that Sam Harris can’t sit still. Harris, a star of both stage and screen, grew up near Tulsa in the 1960s and 70s. He launched his career from the football stadium at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, where he sang the “Star Spangled Banner” — on pitch, he swears — at the tender age of two. Some 20 years later, Harris took his bow on “Star Search,” wrapping a performance that captured the attention of millions. No one has heard “Over the Rainbow” the same way since. Later this month, Harris returns home. He picked Tulsa as the place to launch his first book, “Ham: Slices of a Life,” on Jan. 31 at IDL Ballroom. Never one to miss a chance to take center stage, Harris has also prepared a one-man, onenight-only stage production, set for Feb. 1 at Tulsa Community College’s VanTrease PACE, as a complement to the debut of his collection of stories about show business, fatherhood, and growing up gay in a conservative Tulsa community. Tulsa Voice: You were in town late last year for a benefit performance when Sand Springs announced its plans to change a segment of its main thoroughfare 16 // NEWS & COMMENTARY

— Broadway Street — to Sam Harris Avenue. Sam Harris: It blew me away. The mayor and some of the councilmen came to me and I thought, “They’re going to give me a rose, or maybe do a proclamation,” which would have been lovely. TV: Broadway is a street in Sand Springs, and, as you mention in your book, it’s also a church there. SH: Yes. Broadway has many meanings to me. TV: It’s where you were baptized. SH: I recall things almost cinematically. I’m in it, but I’m outside of it, sort of shooting it as a cinematographer at the same time. I remember very well the pomp and circumstance of it. The gown. The old ladies in the pews, weeping. The innocence of it. The squeak of the revealing curtain. We had the most fabulous, greatest preacher—his name was Brother Bill. He would get so passionate. This was partly what drew me to him, what drew me to the church. He would scream and yell. I mean, it was fire and brimstone. This was not a church about a peaceful, happy God. At

the time, this was a church that was about a God that was, you know, pretty emotional, and moody. [Brother Bill] would jump and strut, throw the Bible down on the pulpit. He’d had several heart attacks, so part of the thrill of watching him was thinking, “Oh my God, he’s going to drop dead right now. This is the moment.” This is true for all churches, not just the one I went to—but it is theatre, you know. There was a theatre involved, and that’s part of what I was drawn to. I was baptized. Then I never went back. I felt like I’d sort of done the big number. TV: In your book you write about what it was like growing up gay in Sand Springs, which you point out was the Industrial Capital of the Country, home to more manufacturing plants per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. at the time. SH: There are millions of Sand Springses all over the country, all over the world. In deciding to write this, it wasn’t to call something out. This was also a long time ago. And while some of the conservatism—certainly in legislation and in politics—has not left, there is progression. No, gay people do not have equal rights there. And that’s embarrassing to

me now. That saddens me now. But I also know that it’s come a long way. And I’ve grown up in an historical time in which I’ve watched that progress. OK, let’s look at it. I am an open, happy, gay man who is legally married and has a child. That same town just named a street after me. That street sign is more of a reflection of the progress that has happened since my childhood than anything I could write. TV: There’s a word you use more than once in the book. It’s “chosen.” It still compels you, this desire to be chosen? SH: Those of us who have chosen approval-based professions— there’s something behind there, obviously. I spend my whole life as an actor trying to get chosen. You audition, you read, you work, you write, you do, you sell. I live a public life in which every single thing I create, I have to wait to see if it gets chosen. I don’t want to be chosen because I want you to like me, I want you to accept me. In fact, I’m not a big fan of the word acceptance, or tolerance. It sounds so marginal, like, “We’ll let you in the club, but you can sit in the back.” I’m not seeking that kind of chosen. I want people to like my Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


work because then it means maybe I did it well, that I accomplished something, that I made somebody laugh or think or talk or feel something, or remember something in their own life. TV: How do you return home? What are your rituals? SH: I eat things that I would never eat any other place or at any other time in my life. I always have pimento cheese spread, which I’m not even sure is available where I live. I eat good, fried, comfort food. Growing up, you hear all this stuff when you figure out that you’re gay—about it being a sin and going to Hell and burning forever and God hating you and people calling you names. The conundrum between that and how that very same community also said to me, “Here’s a platform. We think you’re talented. Go, do, we’re really proud of you.” That’s a hard thing to live with. For years, when I was making records and touring, I didn’t play there. I was terrified. I had this thought in my mind: They’re going to hate me. They’re going to call me names. Even after I was famous and I was sort of the favorite son of Sand Springs, I was so terrified. Then, I did it. And it was the most glorious, cathartic, wonderful thing, because I got to accept them. Natasha, everything we’re talking about is very heavy. You have to promise me that you’re going to sing the praises of this book as also humorous and fun and about show biz. TV: Well, it’s called Ham. SH: That’s exactly right. TV: Did writing about your memories change them? SH: My friends make fun of me. “You don’t remember anything. Do you remember when we did this?” I have no idea. But when I actually go to a place, it’s amazing to me how much detail I remember. As an actor, one of my resources and tools is, I take in the minutia. I take in the way I see the sock lying on the floor. That’s THE TULSA VOICE // Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014

Sam Harris returns to Tulsa this month to launch his first book.

what creates the picture for me, the memory. TV: Like when you describe your grandmother’s gallstones. [Which, according to Sam, she hung in a baby-food jar by a pink ribbon on the bathroom door frame.] SH: Oh, my god. That’s vivid. How do you not remember that? I can see it in my head right now. It’s the same thing I do when I’m singing a song or playing a role. If I go for the feeling, I can’t find it. It’s too vast. It’s in the details that I am able to express and relive the experience. TV: Performing is public. Writing is different.

SH: It’s like how I love rehearsal. I’d stay in rehearsal all the time, if I could. You’re getting to experiment and fail and retry. And then—it says this in the book, from Jerry Blatt, who was my greatest mentor—and this goes for any art form—that you prepare thoroughly, then toss away the preparation and let it go, like blowing a kiss. Not knowing where it will land or what it will become. That’s what we all have to do with our art. You do it thoroughly, precisely, completely. And then you have to, you know, push it down the river. Isn’t that hard? TV: It’s the hardest. SH: Pushing send on my final

copyedit to my publisher, I nearly threw up. My hands were shaking. I was like, I can’t let this go, I can’t let this go. But you have to let go. It’s the same thing on stage. You prepare, and then you just go out there, trust the work you’ve done. You have no idea what’s going to happen. All of a sudden, a fuse is lit, the train is going, and there’s no stopping. You have to just go. It’s really scary. And really risky. And really thrilling.

Editor’s note: This interview has

been condensed and edited. Find information on Harris’s upcoming Tulsa appearances at SamHarris.com. NEWS & COMMENTARY // 17


BREADS

WILL ROLL

MOLLY MARTIN on macarons & other OBSESSIONS by Mark Brown

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olly Martin co-owns Antoinette Baking Co., the source of those warm pockets of air that drift along Brookside, smelling of cake, cookies, and macarons. Here she sits down with Mark Brown, a Tulsa writer of food and drink, to talk butter, eggs, and other simplicities.

Isn’t it a myth that Marie Antoinette said of the masses, “let them eat cake,” and any- way wasn’t it a brioche?

Much like George Washington’s cherry tree comment, this whole thing’s been blown out of proportion. When we put the words EAT CAKE in big, bright vinyl letters on the bakery window, we wondered how long before someone came in telling us the correct version of history. But the way we see it, the comment is more about treating yourself to a tiny bit of indulgence every day. Maybe even a bit more. Because even though we know Marie Antoinette probably never said those words, we do know what William Blake said about excess 18 // FOOD & DRINK

and wisdom. I tend to agree, culinarily speaking. What’s the science, since we’re on it, behind the perfect brioche?

It’s not a huge secret. Butter and eggs. A formidable duo for centuries. It’s fair to say, I hope, with a menu of 40 different flavors of macarons, that you’re fairly obsessed with the genre. Why them, why 40, and, well, are you obsessed?

I always heard that macarons are challenging and for lack of a better word, stubborn. Depending on the weather, the oven, the (fill in the blank), many factors can ruin a batch. So I spent a year working on these little devils. I haven’t perfected them. I’m not sure they can be perfected. But I learn more about them all the time. And when it comes to flavor combinations, the possibilities are endless. Your husband, Jeff Martin, of Booksmart Tulsa legend, doesn’t eat sweets. Do tell.

It’s a true mystery. He loves to watch cooking shows, reads food magazines, and really enjoys making a wide variety of dishes. But for some odd reason, which I may never fully grasp, the least interesting part to him is the actual eating. Your hubby, speaking of, published a book, The Customer is Always Wrong. Now that you’re in retail, well ... are they?

From my vantage point, and this may be because we are spoiled at the bakery, our customers are lovely. It’s a boring answer, but true. Check back in five years. Baker is one of those trades so ancient it’s become a surname— Miller, Butcher, Brewer, Farmer, Baker. Are you channeling on ancient art, or just creaming butter and sugar?

There is a beautiful simplicity to being a baker. If I told someone I was in mergers and acquisitions, I might have to explain that every now and then. Everybody knows what a baker is. After all these years, butchers remain, bakers

thrive, but the candlestick makers, that’s the real mystery. I keep meccas for my passions: the Orkney Islands for single malt; Yountville, home of Thomas Keller’s French Laundry; Termignon, a blue cheese from this tiny village in the French Alps where one woman farms eight cows. Have you a mecca?

At the moment I am really into southern food done in a unique way. Whenever I have the chance, I head down to Faulkner’s old stomping grounds in Oxford, Mississippi and take advantage of the mini-empire overseen by Chef John Currence (City Grocery, Boure, Snackbar, Big Bad Breakfast). A literary town with great eats, the perfect spot for Jeff and me.

Editor’s note: Breads Will Roll

originally appeared in Argentfork, a Tulsa-based food and drink journal, published annually. More at Argentfork.com. Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


“There is a beautiful simplicity to being a baker. Everybody knows what a baker is. After all these years, butchers remain, bakers thrive, but the candlestick makers, that’s the real mystery.”

Left: Molly Martin at her Antoinette Baking Co., on Brookside // Photo by Kelly Kurt Brown Above: Antoinette Baking Co.’s butterscotch pie with caramel and whiskey-brown sugar meringue. THE TULSA VOICE // Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014

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foodreview Trenchers Delicatessen 2602 S. Harvard Ave. Fare: Sandwiches Price: $ $ $ $ SoundBite: When I see the words “from scratch,” my cynicism rears its ugly head, but lo, my faith has been restored—in a tiny sandwich shop in Midtown. Food: 5/5 Atmosphere: 3.5/5 Service: 3.5/5

When a sandwich gets serious Midtown deli features house-made ingredients & sandwiches with substance by ANGELA EVANS

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renchers Delicatessen opened its doors in the small strip mall on 27th and Harvard, down the row from the dearly-departed Steve’s Sundry. Owned by Zach and Melinda Curren, who also operate the uber-popular coffee shop Shades of Brown, the new sandwich mecca is introducing Tulsans to the “trencher,” a medieval meal of a hollowed-out slice of bread that is loaded with various ingredients. The latest marketing trend for many restaurants is to describe items on their menu as “homemade.” You’ll see many menus speckled with words like “house made” or “artisan” to make a dish seem more enticing. But if Triscuits can be “artisan” and TGI Friday’s has “house made" spicy aioli, these adjectives have been rendered meaningless. When I see the words “from scratch,” my cynicism rears its ugly head, but lo, my faith has been restored—in a tiny sandwich 20 // FOOD & DRINK

shop in Midtown. Every slice of bread or meat, each dollop of mustard is made in house. And you get to see the magic happen the moment you walk in. The quaint space has maybe ten tables, and is more cozy than cramped. The majority of the space is occupied by the open kitchen, which gives it a shortorder-diner feel. Three or four people work like synchronized swimmers behind the counter, kneading dough, grilling sandwiches and mixing up fresh salads for the deli case. Each lunch sandwich is $10 and is served with a blend of potato, sweet potato and beet chips. Trenchers offers a line-up of classics like the Italian roll with roast beef, spicy tomato chutney, arugula, caramelized onions and basil; or the Dutch crunch, with turkey, avocado mayo, baby Swiss and microgreens. More exotic choices include the chicken tawook with garlic marinated

grilled chicken, roast tomatoes, wild cucumber pickles and toum (raw garlic puree) on flatbread. One may also build a sandwich, choosing from all their meats, cheese, toppings and breads (also available by the loaf). When you go to a steakhouse, you order the steak. Trenchers namesake is piled high with Carne Ninha d’Alhos (pork shoulder braised in wine) and spicy mustard inside a hefty slice of house-made Italian bread. The star of this open-faced monster is the succulent pork and the aromatic steam. This knife-andfork sandwich was composed of simple ingredients — meat, bread, mustard; yet somehow, the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. The flaky crust of the Italian bread, the layers of flavor in the pork and the addictive hot mustard reminded me that less really can be more. When visiting a new sandwich joint, the Reuben serves as my

litmus test. The corned beef can be problematic, prone to being overly-salty, fatty and gristly. Each bite of Trenchers version was the perfect morsel. Hefty slices spilled from the bread seductively, with sauerkraut scantily on top. Reuben fans, I highly recommend Trenchers as your new go-to. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Try the breakfast sandwich ($8) with sausage, a fried egg, hollandaise and sautéed greens, nestled inside a glorious homemade English muffin. All breakfast items are $8 and are served with grilled potatoes and onions. I was pleased to find the coffee options various. The Trenchers deli case is filled with various made-in-house salads, like egg and tuna, tabouli and eggplant caponata. I sampled the Caesar ($8), which was a vibrant mix of little gem and Brussels leaves, a verdant foil to the tangy, garlicky Caesar dressing. Don’t overlook the desserts, especially the chocolate chip cookie. Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


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309 E. 2nd St. • 918.508.7676 Sidle up the hinoki wood bar for an Asian-inspired cocktail and a signature sushi roll. The Dilly Roll features cream cheese, tempura shrimp and asparagus, topped with salmon, avocado, lemon zest and lemon dill aioli. Check the chalkboard for daily specials and chef ’s choice sushi creations.

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dininglistings BLUE D OME Albert G’s Bar & Q Dilly Deli El Guapo’s Cantina Fassler Hall Joe Bots Coffee

Joe Momma’s Pizza Juniper McNellie’s White Flag Yokozuna

BRADY ARTS DISTRICT Abear’s Caz’s Chowhouse Chimera Draper’s Bar-B-Cue Fat Guy’s Gypsy Coffee House Hey Mambo The Hunt Club Laffa Lucky’s on the Green

Mexicali Border Café Oklahoma Joe’s Prhyme Downtown Steakhouse The Rusty Crane Spaghetti Warehouse The Tavern Zin Wine, Beer & Dessert Bar

CHERRY STREET Andolini’s Pizzeria Café Cubana Chimi’s Mexican Food Chipotle Mexican Grill Coffee House on Cherry Street Daylight Donuts Doe’s Eat Place Full Moon Café Genghis Grill Heirloom Baking Co. Hideaway Jason’s Deli Kilkenny’s Irish Pub & Eatery

La Madeleine Lucky’s Restaurant Mary’s Italian Trattoria Mi Cocina Palace Café Panera Bread Phat Philly’s Qdoba Mexican Grill SMOKE. Te Kei’s Tucci’s Café Italia White Owl Zanmai

I-44/BA INTERCHANGE Big Anthony’s BBQ Bill & Ruth’s Subs Billy Sims BBQ Binh-Le Vietnamese Chop House BBQ D’Oro Pizza Desi Wok Fiesta Cozumel Hideaway Pizza Himalayas – Aroma of India Ichiban Teriyaki Jumbo’s Burgers Las Bocas Las Tres Fronteras Le Bistro Sidewalk Cafe Mamasota’s In & Out Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Monterey’s Little Mexico

Nelson’s Buffeteria Pho Da Cao Pickle’s Pub Rice Bowl Cafe Rib Crib BBQ & Grill Royal Dragon Sezchuan Express Shawkat’s Deli & Grill Speedy Gonzalez Grill Spudder Steak Stuffers USA Tacos Don Francisco Thai Siam Tokyo Garden The Tropical Restaurant & Bar Viet Huong Villa Ravenna Watts Barbecue

TU/KENDALL WHITTIER Big Al’s Health Foods Bill’s Jumbo Burgers Billy Ray’s BBQ Brothers Houligan Burn Co. BBQ Capp’s BBQ Corner Café Duffy’s Diner El Rancho Grande Freddie’s Hamburgers Guang Zhou Dim Sum Jim’s Coney Island Las Americas Super Mercado & Restaurant Lot a Burger Maxxwell’s Restaurant

Moonsky’s Chees esteaks and Daylight Donuts Mr. Taco Nelson’s Ranch House Oklahoma Style BBQ The Phoenix Pie Hole Pizza Pollo al Carbon Rib Crib BBQ & Grill The Right Wing Route 66 Subs & Burgers Tacos Don Francisco Tally’s Good Food Cafe Umberto’s Pizza

BROOKSIDE Antoinette Baking Co. Biga Billy Sims BBQ Blue Moon Bakery and Café The Brook Brookside By Day Café Ole Café Samana Charleston’s Claud’s Hamburgers Cosmo Café & Bar Crow Creek Tavern Doc’s Wine and Food Egg Roll Express Elmer’s BBQ Fuji La Hacienda The Hen Bistro Hibiscus Caribbean Bar and Grill In the Raw Keo Lambrusco’Z To Go

Leon’s Brookside Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Mondo’s Ristorante Italiano Old School Bagel Café Pei Wei Asian Diner R Bar & Grill Rons Hamburgers & Chili Señor Tequila Shades of Brown Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar Starbucks Sumatra Coffee Shop Super Wok The Warehouse Bar & Grill Weber’s Root Beer Whole Foods Market Yolotti Frozen Yogurt Zoës Kitchen

DOWNTOWN Baxter’s Interurban Grill Billy’s on the Square Boston Avenue Grille The Boulder Grill Café 320 Casa Laredo Coney Island Courtyard Deli Daily Grill Elote Café & Catering Foolish Things Coffee Grand Selections for Lunch The Greens on Boulder Heavy Metal Pizza Lou’s Deli Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Mexicali Border Cafe 24 // FOOD & DRINK

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Golden Gate Mary Jane’s Pizza My Thai Kitchen PJ’s Sandwich Shoppe Phill’s Diner Steve’s Sundries Trenchers Delicatessen

EAST TULSA Al Sultan Grill & Bakery Big Daddy’s All American Bar-B-Q Birrieria Felipe Bogey’s Brothers Houligan Casa San Marcos Casanova’s Restau rant Charlie’s Chicken Cherokee Deli Darby’s Restaurant El Centenario El Gallo Loco El 7 Marez El Refugio Azteca Super Taqueria Fiesta Del Mar Flame Broiler Frank’s Café Fu-Thai Garibaldi’s The Gnarley Dawg Hatfield’s

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WO ODLAND HILLS Asahi Sushi Bar Baker Street Pub & Grill Billy Sims BBQ Bistro at Seville Bluestone Steahouse and Seafood Restaurant Brothers Pizza Bucket’s Sports Bar & Grill Charlie’s Chicken Chuy’s Chopsticks El Tequila Fat Guy’s Burger Bar Fish Daddy’s Seafood Grill Fuji FuWa Asian Kitchen Firehouse Subs The Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse Haruno Hungry Howie’s Pizza In the Raw on the Hill Jameson’s Pub Jamil’s Jason’s Deli

Jay’s Original Hoagies Keo Kit’s Takee-Outee La Roma Lanna Thai Louie’s Mandarin Taste Marley’s Pizza Mekong River Mi Tierra Oliveto Italian Bistro Ri Le’s Rib Crib BBQ & Grill Ridge Grill Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili Savoy Shogun Steakhouse of Japan Siegi’s Sausage Factory & Deli Ti Amo Italian Ristorante Wrangler’s Bar-B-Q Yasaka Steakhouse of Japan Zio’s Italian Kitchen

BBD II Baja Jack’s Burrito Shack Bamboo Thai Bistro Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders Bodean’s Seafood Restaurant The Brook Camille’s Sidewalk Café Cardigan’s Charleston’s Cimarron Meat Company Dona Tina Cocina Mexicana El Samborsito Elements Steakhouse & Grille The Fig Café and Bakery First Watch Five Guys Gencies Chicken Shack Gyros by Ali

Hebert’s Specialty Meats Helen of Troy Medi terranean Cuisine India Palace La Flama Mahogany Prime Steakhouse McNellie’s South City Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar Nordaggio’s Coffee OK Country Donut Shoppe Redrock Canyon Grill Ripe Tomato Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili Sushi Hana Japanese Fusion Thai Village Tres Amigos Mexican Grill & Cantina White Lion Zio’s Italian Kitchen

WEST TULSA Arnold’s Old-Fash ioned Hamburgers Burger House Charlie’s Chicken Go West Restaurant & Saloon Jumpin J’s Knotty Pine BBQ Linda Mar

Lot a Burger Monterey’s Little Mexico Ollie’s Station Rib Crib BBQ & Grill Sandwiches & More Union Street Café Westside Grill & Delivery

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NORTH TULSA Admiral Grill Bill & Ruth’s Christy’s BBQ Evelyn’s Golden Saddle BBQ Steakhouse Hank’s Hamburgers Harden’s Hamburgers

Hero’s Subs & Burgers Ike’s Chili Los Primos The Restaurant at Gilcrease White River Fish Market

UTICA SQUARE Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Goldie’s Patio Grill McGill’s Olive Garden P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Pepper’s Grill Polo Grill Queenie’s Café and Bakery Starbucks Stone Horse Café Wild Fork

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In Honor of Carrie Underwood and her work for and support of Happy Paws Animal Shelter in Checotah, Oklahoma

March 8, 2014 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Hyatt Regency – Downtown Tulsa

WEAR YOUR “BEST WESTERN” Enjoy Western Music, Wild West Acts, live and silent Auctions, a Wine and Beer Pull, a special dog and cat treat bar for Doggy Bags, and more. Raffle item specially provided by Carrie Underwood

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TION 120 things to see o n s ta g e t h i s s e a s o n

illustration by Jeremy Luther

All the world’s a stage, the old Shakespearien line goes. Local performers seem to have taken that proverb literally, as you’ll see in this guide to performing arts events in the next six months. Sure, most of these performances take place in the many wonderful theaters in and around Tulsa, but you’ll also find chamber music in a park, an interactive murder mystery in a restaurant, breakfast with an ogre, and even a dance festival underground. The performing arts are alive and well in Tulsa, and continue to redefine their place in the city.

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DOWNTOWN Submerged: eMerge Dance Festival Goes Underground April 12, 7–9 p.m. Living Arts livingarts.com The annual eMerge Dance Festival is breaking new ground this year by holding performances in the underground tunnels that connect several downtown buildings. Attendees will walk through the tunnels, beginning at the entrance in the PAC parking garage and ending at the Atlas Life building, discovering several mundane areas transformed into performance spaces featuring dancers representing seven different dance companies.

Death of a Salesman April 25–27, $10 Sapulpa Community Theatre sapulpacommtheatre.com Sapulpa Community Theatre presents a production of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy. The play centers on Willy Loman, an aging businessman, as he grapples with expectations vs. reality, and loses touch with the world around him.

ATC’S 2ND STAGE 308 S Lansing // (918) 747-9494 americantheatrecompany.org

She Kills Monsters July 11-19 American Theatre Company

SPOTLIGHT THEATRE

314 S Kenosha Ave // (918) 694-5719

1381 Riverside Dr // (918) 587-5030 spotlighttheatre.org

Voyeur and Under The Skin March 7-8 Bridgman/Packer Dance/ Living Arts LIVING ARTS 307 M.B. Brady St // (918) 585-1234 livingarts.org

105 W M.B. Brady St // (918) 582-7239 bradytheater.com

Love and Lust February 16 Living Arts

Aziz Ansari February 1 Live Nation

New Genre Festival XXI February 25-March 9 Living Arts

Il Divo April 26 Live Nation

New Genre: Trailer February 27-March 1 The Bridge Club

BRADY THEATER

COX BUSINESS CENTER 100 Civic Center // (918) 894-4350 coxcentertulsa.com

La Cage Aux Folles March 28-April 6 Tulsa Project Theatre The Music Man June 13-22 Tulsa Project Theatre FLY LOFT 117 N Boston, Suite 201 (918) 584-3645 flyloft.org

Tulsa Symphony Chamber Series January 17 Tulsa Symphony Tulsa Symphony Chamber Series March 14 Tulsa Symphony GUTHRIE GREEN 111 E M.B. Brady St // (918) 574-2421 guthriegreen.com

American String Quartet April 26 Chamber Music Tulsa

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New Genre: Value February 27-March 1 Glenn Herbert Davis/Living Arts New Genre: Dual Wielding March 7 Leticia Bajuyo & Mark Kuykendal/Living Arts New Genre: Musica Mundana: Astronomy for the Ears March 8 Hentai Improv Orchestra/ Living Arts OK Avante Garde March 22 Living Arts Young People’s Concert April 13 Living Arts Living Arts Poetry Slam April 19 Living Arts Featured Poet: Quraysh Lansana May 3 Living Arts VOX Novus Concert May 22 Living Arts

HARDESTY ARTS CENTER

OKLAHOMA JAZZ HALL OF FAME

101 E Archer St. // ahct.org

111 E 1st St. // (918) 281-8600

New Genre: Unscripted Play February 28-March 1 Ieke Trinks & Sarah McKemie/ Living Arts

Kinky Friedman in Concert February 12 Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Godspell March 6-16 Spotlight Children’s Theatre The Drunkard and The Olio Every Saturday Tulsa Spotlighters TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 110 E 2nd St // (918) 596-7122 tulsapac.com

Tony Bennett January 19 35 Concerts Chicago January 21-26 Celebrity Attractions I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change January 24-February 2 Theatre Tulsa Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! January 25 PAC Trust Funkadesi January 26 Tulsa Children’s Museum Beauty and the Beast January 31-February 2 Celebrity Attractions Timothy Egan “Dust Bowl and Beyond: Lessons for the Future From Past Hard Times” February 7 Tulsa Town Hall Charlotte’s Web February 7 PAC Trust Tulsa Gridiron February 7-8 Tulsa Gridiron Trust Saint-Saëns and Mozart: Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianists February 8 Tulsa Symphony Cinderella February 14-16 Tulsa Ballet A Streetcar Named Desire February 14-22 Playhouse Tulsa

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Clybourne Park February 21-March 2 Theatre Tulsa’s New Stage Adaskin-Schumann Ensemble February 22-23 Chamber Music Tulsa Elmer Gantry February 28, March 2 Tulsa Opera The Mountaintop February 28-March 8 Theatre North New Genre: Acts of Absence March 7-8 Sarah Gamblin/Big Rig Dance Collective/Hentai Improv Orchestra/Living Arts The Neverending Story March 7-15 American Theatre Company Three Days of Rain March 13-15 Playhouse Tulsa Mia Farrow “Having a Meaningful Life: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment” March 14 Tulsa Town Hall Flipside: The Patti Page Story March 16 PAC Trust A Few Good Men March 21-30 Theatre Tulsa Elias String Quartet March 22-23 Chamber Music Tulsa Dual Ragtime Piano w/ Bryan Wright and Dalton Ridenhour March 25 Ragtime for Tulsa

An Evening with Kathryn Stockett March 27 Oklahoma Center for Poets & Writers/OSU Tulsa The Snail and the Whale March 28-29 PAC Trust Maxwell Street March 30 Tulsa Children’s Museum

One Man Star Wars June 13 PAC Trust Wicked June 18-July 6 Celebrity Attractions Real Women Have Curves June 27-28 PAC Summer Stage

Tulsa City Smashers’ 24 Hour Play Festival May 2-3 Union High School VANTREASE PACE 10300 E 81st St // (918) 595-7777 tulsacc.edu/campuses-and-centers/ vantrease-pace

Classics Opera January 25 Williams Signature Classics

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat April 1-6 Celebrity Attractions

TULSA UNDERGROUND TUNNEL SYSTEM Between the Tulsa PAC 2nd St parking garage to the Atlas Life Building

Sam Harris: HAM—The Show Feb. 1

Gentry Lee “Space Exploration and the Curiosity Mission to Mars” April 11 Tulsa Town Hall

Submerged: The eMerge Dance Festival Goes Underground April 12 Living Arts

Cirque de la Symphonie February 7-8 Signature Symphony

Higdon, Haydn and Strauss: Kari Caldwell, cellist April 12 Tulsa Symphony Endurance April 25-27 PAC Trust American String Quartet April 25, 27 Chamber Music Tulsa Race May 1-4 Theatre Pops Carmen May 2, 4 Tulsa Opera [title of show] May 2-10 American Theatre Company The Sound of Music May 16-25 Theatre Tulsa Sister Act May 13-18 Celebrity Attractions SummerStage June-July PAC Trust

SOUTH TULSA MABEE CENTER 7777 S Lewis Ave // (918) 495-6400 mabeecenter.com

Sandi Patty: Songs from the Heart February 14 Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour April 17 UNION PAC 6636 S Mingo Rd // (918) 357-7238

Shrek: The Musical February 5-8 Union High School A Midsummer Night’s Dream February 24-27 Union High School Arsenic and Old Lace April 21-26 Union High School

Dearly Departed February 14-23 Tulsa Community College Bartok & Brahms February 15 Williams Signature Classics Broadway Babies March 14-15 Signature Symphony Mahler Resurrection Symphony April 12 Williams Signature Classics Agamemnon April 18-27 Tulsa Community College Die Laughing May 5 Tulsa Community College WALTER ARTS CENTER 5666 E 81st St. // (918) 481-1111 hollandhall.org

Two Things You Don’t Talk About at Dinner February 27-March 1 Holland Hall Upper School

Oklahoma! // April 4–13, $8–$15 Broken Arrow Community Playhouse // bacptheatre.com For the last two years, Discoveryland!—the area’s go-to destination for Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s classic musical ode to our great state—has remained closed. Thankfully for all of you Farmer/Cowman-friendship activists, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse will present the musical this spring. After the show, enjoy the nightlife in BA’s beautiful bourgeoning Rose District, less than a mile north of the playhouse.

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West Side Story April 2 Broadway in Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE BARTLESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER 300 SE Adams Rd // (918) 336-2787 bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com

Faves and Raves January 18 Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra Hello Dolly January 19 Broadway in Bartlesville The Addams Family February 13 Broadway in Bartlesville Music With A View March 1 Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra The Ten Tenors March 11 Broadway in Bartlesville ABBA Tribute March 24 Community Concert Association

Abrams Brothers April 4 Community Concert Association Here’s to Hollywood! Movie Music – The Sequel April 6 Bartlesville Choral Society The Magical Music of Disney May 3 Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra

BROKEN ARROW BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 1800 S Main // bacptheatre.com

To Kill a Mockingbird February 7-16 Broken Arrow Community Playhouse Oklahoma! April 4-13 Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

God’s Favorite June 6-15 Broken Arrow Community Playhouse BROKEN ARROW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 701 S Main St // (918) 259-5778 thepacba.com

Still on the Hill January 31 Upclose Concert Series Bring it On – The Musical February 18 Spotlight Series Memphis April 22 Spotlight Series

CATOOSA MOLLIE’S LANDING N Old Highway 66 // (918) 266-7853 mollyslanding.com

Do U Really Want 2 Hurt Me, Do U Really Want 2 Kill Me Now January 18 Ultimate Murder Mystery

SAPULPA SAPULPA COMMUNITY THEATRE 124 S Water St // (918) 227-2169 sapulpacommtheatre.org

Quarter Til 12 February 7-16 Sapulpa Community Theatre Death of a Salesman April 25-May 4 Sapulpa Community Theatre Quilters June 20-29 Sapulpa Community Theatre

MUSKOGEE MUSKOGEE LITTLE THEATRE 325 E Cincinnati Ave // (918) 816-0688 muskogeelittletheatre.com

A Streetcar Named Desire February 7-15 Muskogee Little Theatre Young Frankenstein April 4-12 Muskogee Little Theatre

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FEB. 8, 2014 SAINT-SAENS – CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS MOZART – CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS SAINT-SAENS – SYMPHONY NO. 3 featuring…

Christina and Michelle Naughton, Guest Artists, Piano Sarah Ioannides, Guest Conductor

APRIL 12, 2014 JENNIFER HIGDON – BLUE CATHEDRAL HAYDN – SYMPHONY NO. 88 STRAUSS – DON QUIXOTE featuring…

Kari Caldwell, Principal Cello Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor

MARCH 14, 2014 CHAMBER SERIES

FOR TICKETS CALL 918/596.7111 or WWW.MYTICKETOFFICE.COM

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6-2/2: The Quiet Side of the Peephole PAC Gallery 19: Tony Bennett TCG Productions 21-26: Chicago Celebrity Attractions 24-2/2: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Theatre Tulsa 25: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! PAC Trust 26: Funkadesi Tulsa Children’s Museum 31-2/2: Beauty and the Beast Celebrity Attractions

Tickets and info: 918.596.7111 & TulsaPAC.com DOWNTOWN AT 3RD & CINCINNATI

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Durang Durang! // January 31 – February 9, –13, $7–$10 Odeum Theatre Company // durangdurang.com Odeum Theatre Company and Heller Theater present this evening of six absurd and parodic one-act plays by Obie and Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang at the Henthorne PAC in midtown Tulsa. The performance includes parodies of Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard plays among original works, and is sure to be one of the most gut-bustingly hilarious shows this season. Find the four “indoor billboards” for the show placed in various bathrooms around Tulsa, post a picture of each and tag Odeum Theatre Company and Heller Theatre to win four free tickets.

KENDALL HALL

MIDTOWN

University of Tulsa // (918) 631-2566

HELMERICH THEATRE AT CASCIA HALL 2520 S Yorktown Ave // (918) 746-2680

Nicolas Andre Dance January 25-26 Choregus Productions

Tartuffe March 6-9 University of Tulsa LORTON PERFORMANCE CENTER

ETHEL with Robert Mirabal February 15 Choregus Productions RIOULT Dance New York April 12-13 Choregus Productions

550 S Gary Pl // (918) 631-5241 lortonpc.utulsa.edu/

FLASH: Dance in the Digital Age January 31-February 1 University of Tulsa Paint It Black March 14-23 Tulsa Ballet

Chanticleer April 26 Choregus Productions HENTHORNE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

New Genre: generate. degenerate & Self Portrait March 6-7 MI+RO/Living Arts Shrek: The Musical February 5–8, 7 p.m., $5–$13 Union High School

PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART 2727 S Rockford Rd // (918) 749-7941 philbrook.org

unionps.org

Arias & Art—Elmer Gantry February 23 Tulsa Opera

Follow the Far Far Away adventures of your favorite ogre and loudmouth donkey as they embark on a quest to save the lovely Princess Fiona in Union High School’s production of this family favorite. On the morning of the Saturday performance, fans have the chance to share a meal with the cast of fairytale heroes and villains at a character breakfast they’re aptly calling “Shreakfast” on 2/8, 9 a.m., $12.

From Paris to Moscow April 3 Tulsa Camerata Arias & Art—Carmen April 27 Tulsa Opera

Altar Boyz April 10-12 University of Tulsa

4825 S Quaker Ave // (918) 746-5065

NIGHTINGALE THEATER

Durang Durang! January 31-February 9 Odeum Theatre Company/ Heller Theatre

1416 E 4th St // (918) 633-8666 nightingaletheater.com

Flippin’ Channels in the Estrogen Zone Jan. 24-25 Nightingale Theater

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Summer American Theatre Company TULSA BALLET STUDIO K 1212 E 45th Pl // (918) 749-6030 tulsaballet.org

Creations in Studio K May 2-11 Tulsa Ballet

VENUE DIRECTORY ATC’s 2nd Stage 308 S Lansing americantheatrecompany.org

Fly Loft 117 N Boston, Suite 201 flyloft.org

Bartlesville Community Center 300 SE Adams Rd, Bartlesville bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com

Guthrie Green 111 E M.B. Brady St guthriegreen.com

Brady Theater 105 W M.B. Brady St bradytheater.com Broken Arrow Community Playhouse 1800 S Main, Broken Arrow bacptheatre.com Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center 701 S Main St, Broken Arrow thepacba.com Cox Business Center 100 Civic Center coxcentertulsa.com 36 // FEATURED

Hardesty Arts Center 101 E Archer St. ahct.org Helmerich Theatre 2520 S Yorktown Ave casciahall.org Henthorne Performing Arts Center 4825 S Quaker Ave https://www.cityoftulsa.org/ Kendall Hall 800 S Tucker Dr utulsa.edu

Liggett Studio 314 S Kenosha Ave Living Arts 307 M.B. Brady St livingarts.org Lorton Performance Center 550 S Gary Pl lortonpc.utulsa.edu/ Mabee Center 7777 S Lewis Ave mabeecenter.com Molly’s Landing N Old Highway 66, Catoosa mollyslanding.com Muskogee Little Theatre 325 E Cincinnati Ave, Muskogee muskogeelittletheatre.com

Nightingale Theater 1416 E 4th St nightingaletheater.com

Tulsa Underground Tunnel System Between the Tulsa PAC 2nd St parking garage to the Atlas Life Building

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 111 E 1st St. okjazz.org

Union PAC 6636 S Mingo Rd unionps.org

Philbrook Museum of Art 2727 S Rockford Rd philbrook.org Sapulpa Community Theatre 124 S Water St, Sapulpa sapulpacommtheatre.org

VanTrease PACE 10300 E 81st St tulsacc.edu/campuses-and-centers/ vantrease-pace Walter Arts Center 5666 E 81st St, Tulsa, OK 74137 hollandhall.org

Spotlight Theatre 1381 Riverside Dr spotlighttheatre.org Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E 2nd St tulsapac.com

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VOICE’S PICKS PERFORMING ARTS SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE rip it out, hang it up, take your seats Chicago Celebrity Attractions

Hello Dolly Broadway in Bartlesville

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Theatre Tulsa

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Sam Harris: HAM - The Show VanTrease PACE

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Clybourne Park Adaskin-Schumann Ensemble Theatre Tulsa’s Chamber Music Tulsa New Stage

Tulsa Symphony Chamber Series Tulsa Symphony

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The Mountaintop Theatre North

Flipside: The Patti Page Story PAC Trust

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Funkadesi Tulsa Children’s Museum

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A Streetcar Named Desire ETHEL with Robert Mirabal Bartok & Brahms Playhouse Tulsa Choregus Productions Williams Signature Classics

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New Genre XXL Elmer Gantry Tulsa Opera Living Arts

Paint It Black Tulsa Ballet

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Sandi Patty: Songs Cinderella from the Heart Tulsa Ballet

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Nicolas Andre Dance Choregus Productions

“Dust Bowl and Beyond: Quarter Til 12 To Kill a Mockingbird Lessons for the Future Sapulpa Broken Arrow Charlotte’s Web From Past Hard Times” Aziz Ansari Shrek: The Musical PAC Trust Tulsa Town Hall Live Nation Union High School Community Theatre Community Playhouse

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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! PAC Trust

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Saint-Saëns & Mozart: Christina The Addams Family & Michelle Naughton, pianists Broadway in Bartlesville Tulsa Symphony

Classics Opera Williams Signature Classics

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Durang Durong! Beauty and the Beast Odeum Theatre Celebrity Attractions Company

Mia Farrow Tulsa Town Hall

Flippin’ Channels in the Estrogen Zone Nightingale Theater

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A Few Good Men Theatre Tulsa

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Elias String Quartet The Snail and the Whale Chamber Music Tulsa PAC Trust

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Music With A View The Neverending Story Three Days of Rain The Ten Tenors American Theatre Bartlesville Playhouse Tulsa Broadway in Bartlesville Company Symphony Orchestra

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Bring it On – The Musical Spotlight Series

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Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Celebrity Attractions

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Submerged: The eMerge Dance Festival Mahler Resurrection West Side Story Here’s to Hollywood! Oklahoma! Young Frankenstein Abrams Brothers Gentry Lee Goes Underground Broadway in Paris to Moscow Williams Signature Broken Arrow Muskogee Little Community Concert Movie Music – The Sequel Living Arts Bartlesville Association Bartlesville Choral Society Tulsa Town Hall Tulsa Camerata Community Playhouse Classics Theatre

RIOULT Dance New York Higdon, Haydn & Agamemnon Memphis Death of a Salesman Endurance American String Quartet Chanticleer Il Divo Race Choregus Productions Strauss: Kari Caldwell Tulsa Community Spotlight Series Sapulpa Community PAC Trust Chamber Music Tulsa Choregus Live Nation Theatre Pops Tulsa Symphony College Theatre Productions

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream American Theatre Company

One Man Star Wars PAC Trust

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Creations in Studio K Tulsa Ballet

The Music Man Tulsa Project Theatre

Wicked Celebrity Attractions

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Carmen Tulsa Opera

Quilters Sapulpa Community Theatre

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The Magical Music of Disney Bartlesville Symphony Sister Act Orchestra Celebrity Attractions

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God’s Favorite Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

She Kills Monsters American Theatre Company

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artspotting

Rejects rule

A Tulsa gallery goes dumpster diving, finds treasure among the trashed by BRITT GREENWOOD

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aris, France 1863—masters of Impressionism like Pissaro, Manet and Cezanne walk away from the acclaimed Paris Salon, their masterpieces marred by a red stamp. Failures, every one. The works just didn’t quench the jurors’ academic and classical thirst. At Napolean III’s behest, they’re schlepped to his “Salon des Refusés,” or Salon of the Refused, a showcase of works rejected. “Any chance to get

our art out there is always welcome. The wonderful thing about a second chance for a rejected piece is there is always going to be a person that comes along that get wowed by it and gives it a home.” –Karen Lamb

Fast-forward one hundred and fifty one years. Tulsa’s MEME Gallery, owned by the artists and husband-and-wife pair Lanette Clark and Joseph Buchanan, are showing trashed art in an exhibition that would flatter imperial clemency. Every work displayed at the Salon des Refusés, which opened Thurs., Jan. 9, was rejected by an Oklahoma juried show last year. When I visited the gallery, Clark pointed to two wildly colorful and energetic artworks on the floor, propped against the wall and ready to hang. They’re similar in color, subject matter, technique, and THE TULSA VOICE // Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014

IMAGINATION DAYS // Free family friendly art experiences created to develop learning skills through a variety of platforms such as artists talks, performances, hands on creating and art viewing. The activities take place on the second floor, by the loft gallery // 1/18, 1-6 p.m.; Hardesty Arts Center; 101 E. Archer. 918-584-3333 CHRISTIANA PRADO //Ceramic works of native Brazilian who recent graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Tulsa // Through 1/31; Dennis R Neill Equality Center; 621 E. 4th; 918-743-4297 SUNDAY FUNDAY // A day of making and hunting for art as well as access to the gardens, exhibits, Heathy r Chenoweth’s “I’ll Wear My Sunglasses Tonight”

Kids Site and the Kravis Discovery Center. Free for families with kids

even size, one a moose, the other, a horse. Both explore Warhol-esque pop. Clark called the artists, Ann Shannon and Karen Lamb (the same artists who organized a duo show at the Oklahomans for Equality Gallery last month), underexposed. Another artist featured in the show—he prefers to remain anonymous—confesses he’s running short on enthusiasm, momentum, places to show. His resume is suffering. He has struggled under the heft of the denial letters. Then he heard word of Clark’s show. There, his work has been carefully hung and displayed. For now, “emerging artist” remains his battle cry. “Any chance to get our art out there is always welcome,” Lamb

said. “The wonderful thing about a second chance for a rejected piece is there is always going to be a person that comes along that get wowed by it and gives it a home.” “Salon des Refusés” continues through Feb. 8. Works of more than a dozen artists are on display, with media including assembled painted wood, watercolor, and ceramics.

3 to 15-years-old // 1/19, 12-4 p.m.; Gilcrease Museum of Art; 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road; 918-596-2774 DIGITS AND DOODLES // Glen Godsey, TU Emeritus Professor of Art, will present a survey of artworks in an array of mediums from his spanning career — 45 years teaching at TU alone // 1/16 through 2/20; Alexander Hogue Gallery at the University of Tulsa; 800 S. Tucker Drive; 918-631-2739 IMAGINE8 // A multitude of mediums

MEME Gallery 2011 E. 11th St., Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 – 2 p.m. & by apt. memegallerytulsa.com.

showcasing the works of 45 Tulsa Girls Art School youth, 8-17-years to be displayed. 30 percent of sales are directed to student accounts for art supplies. Work available to view for six weeks // Opening reception 1/16; Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education; 124 E. Brady St.; 918-949-9638 ARTS & CULTURE // 39


oklahomacool Moving beyond Woody & Will in search of the new Oklahoma canon

Forgotten song Lauded by peers and critics, late folk singer overlooked in home state by JEFF MARTIN

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ike many of the best things, I stumbled upon it by complete accident. My first experience (and it is an experience) with the music of Karen Dalton came in the form of background music in Noah Baumbach’s 2007 film “Margot at the Wedding.” I didn’t particularly enjoy the film, but that voice, that sound. The song was “Something on Your Mind.” I’m certainly not the first person to praise it. Nick Cave calls it “the most extraordinary vocal” he’s ever heard. Find it. Listen to it. Soak it up.

[Dalton] remains criminally obscure in her home state. She has not been inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. That needs to change. If Color Me Badd qualifies, what’s the holdup? There were moments in my youth when a single song changed me. They seemed to come more often then, when nearly everything was new. But there are those rare times when I can capture that magic again. And there are few things better than that exact moment of discovery. Imagine my further delight when I discovered that Dalton was a Cherokee girl from none other than Enid, Oklahoma. A young mother and wife, she fled Enid and headed to the supercharged folk scene of early-’60s 40 // ARTS & CULTURE

BEHIND THE MUSIC Dalton is rumored to have been the inspiration for the song, “Katie’s Been Gone,” which appears on Bob Dylan and The Band’s 1975 album “The Basement Tapes.” Beyond her haunting, unique voice, Dalton’s instruments of choice were the twelve-string guitar and a long-neck banjo. Very little live footage of Dalton exists, but if you seek out her song “It Hurts Me Too” (easily found on YouTube with some savvy searching), you won’t be disappointed. Photo by Nicholas Hill

Greenwich Village and fell in with the likes of Fred Neil and a young Bob Dylan, still doing his best Woody Guthrie impression. To get a sense of this world, head over to Circle Cinema and catch the Coen Brothers’ latest offering, “Inside Llewyn Davis.” A few years ago in his bestselling quasi-memoir, “Chronicles,” Dylan remembers those Greenwich days and Dalton in particular. “My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton.” As the traditional folk scene waned and the world wanted more singer-songwriters, Dalton drifted.

Her first album, “It’s So Hard to Tell You Who’s Going to Love You the Best” (1969), almost missed the ’60s entirely. Her second, the even more accomplished, “In Our Own Time,” arrived in 1971. And that’s it. Dalton spiraled into the all-too-common trap of drug abuse, contracted AIDS sometime in the 80s, and died penniless in 1993 at age 55. A “cult” figure in the truest sense of the word, Dalton’s legacy lives on now thanks to a small but powerful group of advocates including critics, aging peers, and young musicians that have been lucky enough to

both discover Dalton’s work and have a stage from which to spread the gospel. She remains criminally obscure in her home state. She has not been inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. That needs to change. If Color Me Badd qualifies, what’s the holdup? Often compared to Billie Holiday, in ways both good and bad, Dalton is our own tragic songstress, plucking banjo strings and heartstrings with equal virtuosity. It’s not too late in the year for a resolution. Do yourself a favor. Get to know Karen Dalton. Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


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CheroKee sTOryTeLLEr OpeN To pUbLIC Join us at the Woody Guthrie Center for this public program featuring Robert Lewis from the Cherokee Heritage Center telling stories from the Cherokee culture. As a complement to this event, the Center will be opening a 2-case display featuring Woody’s lyrics to “Oklahoma Hills” in which he mentioned the Five Civilized Tribes and artifacts from the tribes. Admission to this program is free with paid admission to the Center or annual membership. Teachers from Title I schools - contact us for free field trip opportunities. Check our website for updates about: • Public Programs and New Exhibits • Ticketed Concerts in the Woody Guthrie Theatre

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Hate Crimes in the Heartland: World Premiere Hate Crimes in the Heartland is a documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the US each year, with a focus on two hate crimes in Tulsa: a string of racially-motivated drive-by shootings in 2012, and the 1921 Race Riot, which forever changed the city, and whose repercussions are still felt to this day. The film, which was directed by Emmy-winner Rachel Lyon, will have its world premiere at Greenwood Cultural Center. 2/3, 6 p.m. Greenwood Cultural Center; 322 N Greenwood Ave; (918) 596-1020 Courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society

Events

Visual Art

Michael Wallis: The Journey of Waite Phillips // Best-selling author and Tulsan Michael Wallis speaks on the life and legacy of oilman and Philbrook Museum of Art founder, Waite Phillips. Included with museum admission. 1/19, 2 p.m. Philbrook Museum of Art; 2727 S Rockford Rd; (918) 749-7941

Bryan Dirks: Reverence // The artist presents new paintings. Dark, mysterious, and provoking, the simplicity in form and palate of these works are a clear ruse for their deeper contextual meaning. Through 2/6. Lot No. 6; 1323 E 6th St.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Soul Food CookOff // Cooks compete in a variety of categories to create the most delicious soul food dish. Attendees vote for their favorites, and judges will award a grand prize. 1/17-18 - Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St., Muskogee; (918) 684-6363 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade // Tulsa’s MLK, Jr. Commemoration Society holds its annual parade, honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on 1/20 at 11 a.m. in the streets of downtown Tulsa. Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival // Browse an art market, listen to traditional storytelling, poetry and music, and enjoy authentic American Indian food, cultural demonstrations, and dancing. With Featured Artist Brent Learned, Poet-In-Residence Suzan Harjo, Honored Elder Artist Jeri Redcorn, and catering by Monie Horsechief. 1/31-2/2 – Glenpool Conference Center, 12205 S Yukon Ave, Glenpool; tulsaindianartfestival.com Wingapalooza // The BOK Center hosts this inaugural celebration of that most glorious of finger foods: chicken wings. 25 Tulsa area restaurants will be showcasing their take on the bar menu classic. They’ll be competing for several awards, including People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice. The restaurant that wins best overall will be crowned “Lord of the Wings”. Most importantly, it’s ALL YOU CAN EAT. Norman’s My So Called Band will be onsite playing your favorite 90s hits throughout the day. 1/25, 11 a.m.; $12 ADV, $15 DOS; BOK Center; bokcenter.com Big Freeze 5K & Fun Run // Winter weather is in full effect in Tulsa, and this is your chance to look Jack Frost in the eye and show him you can take whatever he dishes out. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in various age groups, and prizes will be given to men’s and women’s overall winners. 2/1, 7 a.m. LaFortune Park; 5501 S Yale Ave; bigfreezetulsa.com

Glenn Godsey: Digits and Doodles // TU Emeritus Professor of Art Glenn Godsey taught at TU for 45 years. This exhibit features works from throughout his career including drawings, watercolors, paintings, digital prints, and photographs. His work investigates mystery, nostalgia, and architectural themes. 1/16-2/20; a reception will be held on 1/23 from 5-7 p.m. Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa

Performing Arts John Morgan // Known as the “Ragin Cajun” for his southern charm and outrageous stage presence, John Morgan performs at the Loony Bin supported by comics David Graham and Michael Zampino. 1/15-18 $2-10 – The Loony Bin; 6808 S Memorial Dr. Ste. 234; (918) 392-5653

Do U Really Want 2 Hurt Me, Do U Really Want 2 Kill Me Now // An 80s-themed murder mystery where you solve the crime! For over ten years, Ultimate Murder Mystery has been producing Tulsa’s most interactive theatrical productions, allowing audience members to interrogate suspects and piece evidence together to solve the crime. The guest who figures it out wins a prize! Tickets include dinner. 1/18, 7 p.m. $64. Molly’s Landing; N Old Highway 66, Catoosa; ultimatemurdermystery.com Comedy Clinic // A collection of short-form improv skits and games. 1/18, 9 p.m., $10 Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Tony Bennett // Kennedy Center Honoree, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and National Endowment for the

Arts Jazz Master Tony Bennett returns to Tulsa for a concert at the PAC. One of the most beloved and respected American singers, Bennett rose to fame in the early 50s and has remained relevant since, most recently releasing his series of duet albums, as well as working on his upcoming album with Lady Gaga, due in March. 1/19, 7 p.m. $54-$114 – Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa Performing Arts Center; 110 E 2nd St.; (918) 596-7122 Alex Ortiz // Alex Ortiz has headlined the Apollo, appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy on Showtime, and now you can catch him here in Tulsa at the Loony Bin, supported by comics Ben Moore and Ben Malone. 1/22-25 $2-$10; The Loony Bin; 6808 S Memorial Dr. Ste. 234; (918) 392-5653 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change // Theatre Tulsa presents their production of the second longest-running Off-Broadway musical. The show is an uproarious series of vignettes on the ins and outs of modern romance. 1/24-

1/25

Rumble-ish: The Improv Competition // The audience are the judges as some of Tulsa’s best improv comedians compete for the coveted Golden Ponyboy. Pay what you can. - Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m. - Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Raw Meat: Commedia Senza Arte // The Mix Theatre Company's Commedia Senza Arte combines the formats of the traditional Commedia dell'Arte with that of modern longform improvisational theatre. The characters' basic habits and mannerisms never change, but everything from their names to their professions, lifestyles, and backgrounds are entirely made up on the spot. $5. 1/16 at 9 p.m. Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Snap! // The house team at the Comedy Parlor takes a simple suggestion from the audience and turns it into a long form improvised performance full of silly characters and situations. – 1/17-18, 7:30 p.m., $10 - Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Show and Tell with Peter Bedgood // Bedgood hosts a variety show that includes comedy, special guests, and music. – 1/17, 9 p.m., $10 Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Challenge Accepted // In this long-form improv performance, Kelly Robinson and Jarrod Kopp

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are given the first and last lines of a scene by the audience. How they get from one to the other is fascinating and hilarious. 1/17, 10:30 p.m., $10 Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St.

Wingapalooza The BOK Center hosts this inaugural celebration of that most glorious of finger foods: chicken wings. 25 Tulsa area restaurants will be showcasing their take on the bar menu classic. They’ll be competing for several awards, including People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice. The restaurant that wins best overall will be crowned “Lord of the Wings”. Most importantly, it’s ALL YOU CAN EAT. Norman’s My So Called Band will be onsite playing your favorite 90s hits throughout the day. 1/25, 11 a.m.; $12 ADV, $15 DOS; BOK Center; bokcenter.com Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


eventlistings Karaoke SUNDAY Carousel Lounge Club 209 Club Majestic Club Renegade Double RR Saloon Dusty Dog No Place Lounge Undercurrent MONDAY Dirty Knuckle Tavern Double RR Saloon Jameson’s Pub

Just One More Lot No. 6 Roadside Pub Utopia Bar TUESDAY 727 Club Area 18 Bar & Ultra Lounge Baker Street Pub Bounty Lounge Buffalo Wild Wings The Colony Cronies Double RR Saloon Elephant Run

Full Moon Café Joe Momma’s Lennie’s Club Mr. Lucky’s Pub and Grille Osage Casino Red Dirt Dance Hall TGI Fridays (61st & Memorial) Tulsa Eagle WEDNESDAY Double RR Saloon Ed’s Hurricane Lounge Fishbonz

Fox and Hound Hall of Fame Kenosha Station Magoo’s Market Pub Roadside Pub Utopia Bar Westbound Woody’s Corner Bar The Yeti THURSDAY 71st Street Depot Buckaneer Bar Club Renegade Dirty Knuckle Tavern

2/2, Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center; 110 E 2nd St.; (918) 596-7122

Tulsa Performing Arts Center; 110 E 2nd St.; (918) 596-7122

The Spontaniacs! // Performing together since 2007, The Spontaniacs! mix short sketch work with improve games and scenes created by live suggestions from the audience. $10. 1/24, 7:30 p.m. $10 – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St.

Super Improv Bowl! // Two teams compete in the ultimate improv competition, complete with a dazzling halftime show. 1/31-2/1, 7:30 p.m. $10 – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St.

You’re Welcome – Transitions // A character and scene driven improv show performed by a hilarious and gender bending duo. 1/24, 9 p.m., $10 - Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Acoustic Ross // Ross plays music that will have you laughing and make you think. Opener is local comedian Hilton Price. 1/24, 10:30 p.m., $10 - Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! // Four tap dancers from Rhythmic Circus dance while a six-piece band backs them up with funk, blues, rock, and salsa music, among other styles in one of the most popular tap shows to hit the international stage. Rhythmic Circus will also host a dance workshop earlier in the day, focusing on tap and percussive dance, open to all ages and abilities. 1/25, 7:30 p.m. $25-$30; John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center; 110 E 2nd St.; (918) 596-7122 Squeaky Clean Stand Up // Stand up comedy that’s appropriate for all ages. Featuring some of Tulsa’s best comedians. $10. 1/25, 7:30 p.m. – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Kelly’s Treehouse // A show comprised of short form improv games, in a similar format as Whose Line Is It, Anyways? – 1/25, 9 p.m. $10 Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Blue Late Special with Jeff Brown // This absurdist late night talk show features guest interviews, fake news, music and audience participation games with prizes. $10. 1/25, 10:30 p.m. Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Sunday Night Stand Up // Finish off the weekend laughing with some of Tulsa’s up and coming stand-up comics. $5. 1/26, 7:30 p.m. – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Paul Hooper // The comic brings his highenergy, rapid-fire delivery to the stage at the Loony Bin, with feature comic Sean McBride. 1/29-2/1 $2-$10; The Loony Bin; 6808 S Memorial Dr. Ste. 234; (918) 392-5653 Improv Jam // The Comedy Parlor hosts is first-ever Improv Jam! Open to anybody who wants to jump up onstage and try it out! 1/30, 9 p.m. – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast // Enjoy a “tale as old as time” as Disney’s classic musical comes to the PAC for six performances in just three days. 1/31-2/2, $20-$70 – Chapman Music Hall, THE TULSA VOICE // Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014

Fun Grip – Dallas based long form improv duo Brad McEntire and Jeff Swearingen bring their beloved show to Tulsa for two nights. After their show on Feb. 1, they’ll join forces with Tulsa’s Comfort Creatures troupe for a noholds-barred, anything-goes improv riot. 1/312/1, 9 p.m., $10 – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Muff Madness // An all women comedy revue, with no Y-chromosomes in sight. 1/31, 10:30 p.m., $10 – Comedy Parlor; 328 E 1st St. Aziz Ansari // Best known for his role as Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari comes to Tulsa for a sold-out evening of standup comedy at Brady Theater. 2/1, 7 p.m. Brady Theater; 105 W M.B. Brady St; (918) 582-7239

Sports Wed. // Jan. 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway // 28th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals // Like the Super Bowl for midget car racing, the Chili Bowl offers five days of races at Expo Square. 1/14-18 chilibowl.com Reynolds Center – TU Women’s Basketball vs. UAB – 7 p.m. - $5 Thurs. // Jan. 16 Expo Square Pavilion // World of Wrestling Tulsa Nationals // A 59-year tradition, the oldest and most prestigious Jr. Wrestling event in the world, over 2000 wrestlers from age 4 to 16, representing 40 states come to Tulsa to compete for a National title. 1/16 & 1/18 worldofwrestling-roller.com Fri. // Jan. 17 BOK Center – Tulsa Oilers vs. Missouri Mavericks – Ladies Night! – 7:35 p.m. - $15-$45 Case Tennis Center – TU Men’s Tennis vs. ORU – 1 p.m. Case Tennis Center – TU Men’s Tennis vs. Wichita State – 6 p.m. Sat. // Jan. 18 BOK Center // High School Hoops Showcase 16 of the best high school basketball teams in the Tulsa Metro play in a total of 8 games (four boys games, four girls games) in this inaugural event. Boys’ teams playing are Coweta, Pryor, Union, Broken Arrow, Booker T. Washington, Edison, Victory Christian, and Memorial. Girls’ teams are Edison, Memorial, TalequahSequoya, Jay, Broken Arrow, Union, Booker T. Washington, and East Central. – 9 a.m.-9

Dixie Tavern Double RR Saloon Elephant Run Enso Four Aces Lounge Gold Mine Lounge Hall of Fame Hunt Club Lennie’s Club No Place Lounge Rooster’s Cocktails Twisted Lizard Westbound

FRIDAY Casual Cocktail Dirty Knuckle Tavern Dixie Tavern Double RR Saloon Elote Kenosha Station Market Pub Martinis Mi Tierra Mr. Lucky’s Pub and Grille No Place Lounge Remington’s The Bar Western Horseman

p.m. - $10 Case Tennis Center – TU Women’s Tennis vs. BYU – 9:30 a.m. Case Tennis Center – TU Men’s Tennis vs. Drake University – Noon Case Tennis Center – TU Women’s Tennis vs. ORU – 5 p.m. Case Tennis Center – TU Men’s Tennis vs. Illinois State – 5 p.m. Cox Business Center – Tulsa Revolution vs. Dallas Sidekicks – 5 p.m. - $10-$35 Philcrest Hills Tennis Club – ORU Men’s Tennis vs. South Dakota State – 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 71st Street Depot Buffalo Wild Wings Casual Cocktail Dirty Knuckle Tavern Double RR Saloon Market Pub No Place Lounge Remington’s The Depot

Trivia MONDAY Utopia Bar & Lounge

TUESDAY The Colony Marley’s Chicago Style Pizza Soundpony The Warehouse Bar & Grill Woody’s Corner Bar WEDNESDAY Baker St. Pub The Max – Retro Trivia THURSDAY Joe Momma’s

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Tues. // Jan. 21 BOK Center – Tulsa Oilers vs. Wichita Thunder – College Night! – 7:05 p.m. - $15-$45 Thurs. // Jan. 23 Mabee Center – ORU Women’s Basketball vs. Stephen F. Austin - 5 p.m. - $7 Mabee Center – ORU Men’s Basketball vs. Stephen F. Austin – Hall of Fame Night – 7:30 p.m. - $7-$15 Reynolds Center – TU Men’s Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee - 8 p.m. - $10-$39 Fri. // Jan. 24 BOK Center – Tulsa Oilers vs. Missouri Mavericks – Ladies Night! – 7:35 p.m. - $15-$45 SpiritBank Event Center – Tulsa 66ers vs. Santa Cruz Warriors – 7 p.m. - $14-$34 Sat. // Jan. 25 Cox Business Center – Tulsa Revolution vs. Wichita B-52s – 5 p.m. - $10-$35 Mabee Center – ORU Women’s Basketball vs. Northwestern State – 12:30 p.m. - $7 Mabee Center – ORU Men’s Basketball vs. Northwestern State – 3:30 p.m. - $7-$15 Reynolds Center – TU Men’s Basketball vs. UAB – 3:05 p.m. - $10-$39 SpiritBank Event Center – Tulsa 66ers vs. Idaho Stampede – 7 p.m. - $14-$34 Fri. // Jan. 31 Cox Business Center – Tulsa Revolution vs. Chicago Mustangs – 6 p.m. - $10-$35 Sat. // Feb. 1 BOK Center – Tulsa Oilers vs. Denver Cutthroats – 7:35 p.m. - $15-$45

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The classic musical of corruption and murder in the roaring 20s comes to the PAC for eight performances starring John O’Hurley (known for his role as J. Peterman in Seinfeld, and for his impressive run on Dancing with the Stars) as Billy Flynn. 1/21-26 $20$75 – Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa Performing Arts Center; 110 E 2nd St.; (918) 596-7122

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musiclistings Wed. // Jan. 15

1/30

Baker St. Pub – Pop Machine Cellar Dweller – Jazz w/ Michael Cameron – 9 p.m. Cimarron Bar – WTF The Colony – Tom Skinner Science Project Crow Creek Tavern – Susan Herndon

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Jason D. Williams – 7 p.m. The Shrine – Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Wink Burcham and the Low Dogs, Jacob Tovar – 8 p.m. - $12 ADV, $15 DOS Soundpony – In Rooms, Oklahoma Cloud Factory – 10 p.m.

Elephant Run - Echo

Tallgrass Prairie Table – Stephanie Oliver – 8 p.m.

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Annie Ellicott w/ Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher

The Yeti – theObvious, SocietySociety

Main Street Tavern – Live Jazz Market Pub – Rick Berry Mercury Lounge – Somebody’s Darling – 8 p.m.

Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

Pickles – Jim Sweney & Chris Campbell

Fri. // Jan. 17 Baker St. Pub – Big Richard

Rooster’s – DJ Cory B

C:Note, Hard Rock Casino – Uncrowned Kings – 9 p.m.

Thurs. // Jan. 16

Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – David Chamberlain – 9 p.m.

Baker St. Pub – Groove Yard

Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson - nighTTrain

Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Stonehorse – 8 p.m.

CJ Moloney’s – T3

Cimarron Bar – Harry Williams and Friends

The Colony – Robert Hoefling, James Jones, Dan Martin

CJ Moloney’s – Matt Lip

Crow Creek Tavern – The Replay Band

Crow Creek Tavern – Tequila Kim

The Dust Bowl – Flash Point

Dusty Dog – Chuck Dunlap & Friends Open Jam – 7-10 p.m.

Elephant Run – Usual Suspects

Fassler Hall – Honky Tonk Happy Hour – 8-11 p.m.

Jason Holler, barroom brawler

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Jenny Labow & Mac Ross

Landing on the spectrum somewhere between alt-country and black metal, St. Louis blues-punk band Kentucky Knife Fight comes to Mercury Lounge on 1/30. At one moment reserved and steeped in country twang, the next moment an onslaught of dark rumbling power as frontman Holler yowls about revenge and love lost, all over slinky blues rhythms that will keep you moving. Actual knife fights are discouraged.

The Hunt Club – Sunday Moan feat. Jazz Educators of OK Magoo’s – 80s and 90s music w/ DJ TIMM-A – 8 p.m.

Fishbonz – Travis Kidd Fly Loft – Tulsa Symphony Chamber Series Full Moon Café (Both Locations) – Dueling Pianos Hey Mambo – Jazz w/ 7 Blue The Hunt Club – David Castro Band Magoo’s – Jennifer Marriott

Market Pub – DJ Cory B

Market Pub – Rick Berry

Mercury Lounge – Dead Tree Duo – 8 p.m.

Mercury Lounge – The Dirty Pesos, Shawn James – 8 p.m.

Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Hi-Fidelics – 8 p.m. On The Rocks – Thayer, Pendergrass & Armstrong – 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Uninvited Guest – 9 p.m.

Overheard: Two musicians walk into a bar … by MATT CAUTHRON

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uesday night at the Mercury Lounge. At the bar sits singer-songwriter Wink Burcham, tipping back beers and shots, having just convinced his friend, the blues guitar wizard and bandleader Dustin Pittsley, to stay for one more. Curlicues of cigarette smoke hover like rain clouds while Johnny Cash croons about prison from the juke box. Between the pair slides a recording device, picking up their conversation midstream as Burcham tries to recall a long-forgotten tune he wrote. Wink Burcham: I used to have that old song. [Singing] “Get it ’fore the gettin’s gone / Get it while you still can / And I know that you don’t like it when I say what I say / But I say it anyway.” Dustin Pittsley: It’s funny to hear you say you used to have a song. Used to have a song?

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were great tonight. Just great.” But I go home after playing with him, and I either want to quit, or just practice my ass off, depending on the night.

looks up to him. Always has.

WB: And Clay Welch. Man, when Clay Welch plays that Django Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz, that’ll blow your mind. Unbelievable. And watching Cooper Waugh play, I sometimes want to strangle that kid. I wish I played that well when I was 20, 21 years old. I wasn’t even near that good. I’m not near that good now.

WB: The guys who play with me up here on Tuesday nights [members of the Low Dogs String Band], they’ve played with Tom Skinner for years. So when they called me up and said they wanted to play with me, I didn’t even believe them. What do you guys want with me? You guys play with Tom Skinner.

WB: Amen.

DP: But my favorite Tulsa guys of all time — first of all, Jimmy Karstein. Chuck Blackwell. But really, my favorite Tulsa guy, period, is Tom Skinner.

DP: I play with Paul Benjaman constantly. And Paul always gives everybody compliments, like, “You

WB: I agree with you 100 percent. Tom Skinner is like our Bob Dylan. Everyone around here

DP: I love hearing Wink, I love hearing all my friends, but if I get a chance to hear Tom Skinner, that’s the guy I’m going to hear every time, of anybody in town. Wink?

You still have the song. WB: Yeah, but those are the only words I remember. Tulsa Voice: Who’s making music in Tulsa that really turns you on? DP: John Moreland. WB: John Moreland, for sure. He’s one of the best songwriters anywhere. DP: That’s the guy that’s gonna go places. [Tulsa guitarist and master luthier] Seth Lee Jones said the other day, “If the music industry was really about the music, John Moreland would already be famous.”

DP: And he’s done a lot of big shit. Hell, he played bass with Garth Brooks.

WB: I think we ought to get another shot. Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


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The Dead lives

For 14 years, Terrapin Flyer has continued the legacy of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band with a rotating cast of musicians from the two bands. The current lineup features Hammond B3 organist Melvin Seals, and guitarist Mark Karan, and plays at The Shrine on 1/18. Seals, considered one of the best B3 players in the world, was Garcia’s right hand man for the last 15 years of his life, and has the rather morbid distinction of being the only person to play at both Garcia’s wedding and funeral. Karan entered the Grateful Dead family in 1998, taking Garcia’s place. Expect to hear some of your favorite Dead tunes, but as with any Dead show, expect the unexpected.

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Darren Ray, Jason D. Williams – 7 p.m.

Cimarron Bar – Open Jam w/ Kevin Phariss Blues Band – 4-9 p.m.

Rooster’s – Chris Clark

The Colony – Paul Banjaman’s Sunday Night Thing

The Shrine – Swan Lake Gentleman’s Society, Moose Leg, Steve Liddell Band, Sunday Moan, Weston and the Outsiders – 8:30 p.m. - $5 Tallgrass Prairie Table – Desi and Cody – 8 p.m. The Yeti – American Dischord, Cucumber and the Suntans, Hey Judy

Crow Creek Tavern – Jacob Dement Fishbonz – DJ Cory B Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher

CJ Moloney’s – Matt Lip

Woody’s Corner Bar – DJ Spin

Crow Creek Tavern – Melissa Hembree

The Yeti – The Dirty Mugs, Blast Shield Down

Dusty Dog – Chuck Dunlap & Friends Open Jam – 7-10 p.m. Fassler Hall – Honky Tonk Happy Hour – 8-11 p.m. Fishbonz – Steve & Sheldon

Full Moon Café (Broken Arrow) – Live Acoustic Music

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Jenny Labow & Mac Ross

Sat. // Jan. 18

Hope Unitarian Church – Barron Ryan – 3 p.m.

The Hunt Club – Ego Culture

Mercury Lounge – Lindsay Main – 4 p.m.

Living Arts – New Dream City – 8-10 p.m. - $10

Baker St. Pub – Big Richard

Soundpony – Happy Hour Show!! w/ Lizard Police, The Dull Drums, The Dirty Few

Magoo’s – 80s and 90s music w/ DJ TIMM-A – 8 p.m.

C:Note, Hard Rock Casino – Uncrowned Kings – 9 p.m. Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Beer and Chicken – 9 p.m. Cain’s Ballroom – Riverfield Rocks – 7 p.m. - $13 Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson – Bobby Cantrell CJ Moloney’s – DJ Mikey B Club 209 – Going Country w/ DJ Mother Tucker – 9 p.m. Club Majestic – DJ Scandal The Colony – Gogo Plumbay Crow Creek Tavern – David Dover Downtown Lounge – Sleepwalking Home, The Raven Charter, Vacant Mind Ed’s Hurricane Lounge – Open Jam w/ The Salty Dogs – 3-7 p.m. Elephant Run - Stars Fassler Hall – Jesse Aycock

Market Pub – DJ Cory B

Mon. // Jan. 20 The Colony – Open Mic Night Creative Room – Open Mic for Poets, MCs, & Musicians – 8 p.m. Dusty Dog – Acoustic Mondays w/ Steve Pryor – 6:30 p.m. Undercurrent – The Sellout’s Jacob Dement

Tues. // Jan. 21 Bounty Lounge – Rick Berry Crow Creek Tavern – Open Mic w/ Rusty Swan

Mercury Lounge – We Are Werewolves – 8 p.m. Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Dante and the Hawks – 8 p.m. On The Rocks – Thayer, Pendergrass & Armstrong – 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Pickles – Jim Sweney & Chris Campbell Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Travis LeDoyt, Duke Mason – 7 p.m. The Shrine – Mountain Sprout – 9 p.m. - $8 ADV, $10 DOS Tallgrass Prairie Table – Annie Ellicot – 8 p.m. Woody’s Corner Bar – Cale & Tim Acoustic – 9 p.m. The Yeti – Bass Tribe

Fishbonz – Jumpsuit Love

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Live Band Karaoke w/ Charlie Redd

Foolish Things Coffee Co. – Duke and the Heartbeats, Joseph Neville – 6:30-10p.m.

Fri. // Jan. 24

Gypsy Coffee House – Open Mic – 6:30 p.m.

Broken Arrow PAC – The Ten Tenors – 7:30 p.m. - $20-$60

Full Moon Café (Both Locations) – Dueling Pianos The Hunt Club – Dante and the Hawks Magoo’s – Rock Show Market Pub – Rick Berry Mercury Lounge – Whey Jennings & The Unwanted – 8 p.m. Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Uninvited Guest – 9 p.m. Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Darren Ray, Usual Suspects – 7 p.m. River Spirit Event Center – Eddie Money – 7 p.m. - $20-$40

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Kinsey Sadler – 7 p.m.

C:Note, Hard Rock Casino – Travis Kidd – 9 p.m.

Sand Springs Espresso – Larry Brown – 6:30 p.m.

Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Darrel Cole – 9 p.m.

Scotty’s – Billy Snow – 7-11 p.m.

CJ Moloney’s – Infinity Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson – Kinsey Sadler

Wed. // Jan. 22

The Colony – Boomclap, Yojimbo Funk

Cain’s Ballroom – Railroad Earth, Have Gun, Will Travel – 7:30 p.m. - $20-$35

The Dust Bowl – Flash Point

Cellar Dweller – Jazz w/ Michael Cameron – 9 p.m.

Fassler Hall - Oilhouse

Cimarron Bar - WTF

Rooster’s – Matt Breitzke

The Colony – Tom Skinner Science Project

Crow Creek Tavern – Bad Flannigan Elephant Run - Sellouts Fishbonz – Matt Breitzke Full Moon Café (Both Locations) – Dueling Pianos

Sat. // Jan. 25 C:Note, Hard Rock Casino – Travis Kidd – 9 p.m. Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Chad Lee – 9 p.m. Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson – Lower 40 CJ Moloney’s – DJ Mikey B Club 209 – Going Country w/ DJ Mother Tucker – 9 p.m. Club Majestic – DJ Scandal The Colony – Mike Cameron Trio Crow Creek Tavern – Johnny E. Band Ed’s Hurricane Lounge – Open Jam w/ The Salty Dogs – 3-7 p.m. Elephant Run - Stars Fassler Hall – Philip Zoellner Full Moon Café (Both Locations) – Dueling Pianos Fishbonz – OMG The Hunt Club – Jason Ferguson, The Lonelys, Wonderheim Magoo’s – Big Tree Market Pub – Rick Berry The MAX – Rad! w/ DJ Speedbump Mercury Lounge – Marshall Anderson, Cole Porter Band – 8 p.m. - $5 Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – The Fabulous Mid-Life Crisis Band – 9 p.m. Osage Event Center – Creedence Clearwater Revisited – 7 p.m. - $45 Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – James Muns, MIC – 7 p.m. Roosters – DJ Cory B Shades of Brown – Gwen’s Kids – 7-9 p.m. The Shrine – Latin Party – 9 p.m. - $10 Soundpony – Sweller, 5 p.m., DJ Sweet Baby Jaysus, 10 p.m. Tallgrass Prairie Table – Travis Fite & Jared Tyler – 8 p.m. Wingapalooza @ BOK Center – My So Called Band Woody’s Corner Bar – Radio Junkies – 9:30 p.m. The Yeti – Carnegie, Clairaudients, Histories

Shades of Brown – Gwen’s Kids – 7-9 p.m.

Crow Creek Tavern – Susan Herndon

The Shrine – Terrapin Flyer w/ Melvin Seals & Mark Karan – 9 p.m. - $15 ADV, $20 DOS

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Annie Ellicott w/ Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher

Soundpony – DJ Brown

Main St. Tavern – Olivia Duhon w/ Frank Brown Duo

The Joint, Hard Rock Casino – Dwight Yoakam – 7 p.m. - $45-$65

Market Pub – Rick Berry

Magoo’s – David Dover

The Colony – Paul Banjaman’s Sunday Night Thing

Mercury Lounge – Mississippi Shakedown – 8 p.m.

Market Pub – Rick Berry

Crow Creek Tavern – Jacob Dement

Rooster’s – DJ Cory B

Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – The Fabulous Mid-Life Crisis Band – 9 p.m.

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Beer and Chicken, The DH’s – 7 p.m.

Full Moon Café (Broken Arrow) – Live Acoustic Music

Rooster’s – Steve & Sheldon

John H. Williams Theatre, PAC – Funkadesi – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - $10

Tallgrass Prairie Table – Susan Hearndon – 8 p.m. Woody’s Corner Bar – The Lower 40 – 9:30 p.m. Woody Guthrie Center – Folk Alliance Fundraiser for OK Artists w/ John Moreland, Wink Burcham, Monica Taylor, Jacob Tovar, Pat Cook, Desi & Cody - 7–10 p.m. - $15

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Thurs. // Jan. 23 Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Chad Lee – 8 p.m. Cimarron Bar – Harry Williams and Friends

Hey Mambo – Jazz w/ 7 Blue The Hunt Club – Glam R Us

Mercury Lounge – Matt the Cat Trio – 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Prairie Table – Jennifer Marriott and Pete Marriott – 8 p.m.

Sun. // Jan. 26 Cimarron Bar – Open Jam w/ Kevin Phariss Blues Band – 4-9 p.m.

Fishbonz – DJ Cory B

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Local soul-pop singer/ songwriter Eric Himan broke new ground last year, with the release of his last album, Gracefully, last year. After touring in support of Gracefully, Himan is back in town and will play at Fassler Hall with the Eric Himan Trio on 1/31.

CJ Moloney’s – OMG The Colony – Wink Burcham, Chloe Jones Crow Creek Tavern – Curtis/Roper

Creative Room – Open Mic for Poets, MCs, & Musicians – 8 p.m.

The Dust Bowl – Flash Point

Dusty Dog – Acoustic Mondays w/ Steve Pryor – 6:30 p.m.

Fassler Hall – Eric Himan Trio – 10 p.m.

Undercurrent – The Sellout’s Jacob Dement

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Elephant Run – Octane Blue Full Moon Café (Both Locations) – Dueling Pianos Hey Mambo – Jazz w/ 7 Blue

Tues. // Jan. 28 Bounty Lounge – Rick Berry Cain’s Ballroom – Badfish: a Tribute to Sublime, Roots of Thought, SocietySociety – 8 p.m. - $13-$16 Crow Creek Tavern – Open Mic w/ Rusty Swan Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Live Band Karaoke w/ Charlie Redd

The Hunt Club – Klondike 5 Magoo’s – Push Play Market Pub – Rick Berrt Mercury Lounge – Ben Knight and the Welldiggers – 8 p.m. Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Traveler – 9 p.m.

Gypsy Coffee House – Open Mic – 6:30 p.m.

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Hi Fidelics, Dante and the Hawks – 7 p.m.

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Audio Crush – 7 p.m.

Rooster’s – Ziplock

Sand Springs Espresso – Randall Speck – 6:30 p.m.

The Shrine – Winter Circle, Zero Crossing, Pez for Breakfast, Alloy, XL Fitz – 9 p.m. - $5

Scotty’s – Billy Snow – 7-11 p.m.

Tallgrass Prairie Table – Mark, Shelby, Annie – 8 p.m.

Wed. // Jan. 29

The Yeti – The Dull Drums

Cellar Dweller – Jazz w/ Michael Cameron – 9 p.m.

Sat. // Feb. 1

Cimarron Bar - WTF The Colony – Tom Skinner Science Project Crow Creek Tavern – John Wadley Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Annie Ellicott w/ Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher

Club Majestic – DJ Scandal

Market Pub – Rick Berry

Ed’s Hurricane Lounge – Open Jam w/ The Salty Dogs – 3-7 p.m. Elephant Run - OMG Fassler Hall – And There Stand Empires

Broken Arrow PAC – Still on the Hill – 7:30 p.m. - $20 Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – James Muns – 8 p.m. Cain’s Ballroom – Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three – 8 p.m. - $20-$34 Cimarron Bar – Harry Williams and Friends CJ Moloney’s – Matt Lip Crow Creek Tavern – Tequila Kim Dusty Dog – Chuck Dunlap & Friends Open Jam – 7-10 p.m. Fassler Hall – Honky Tonk Happy Hour – 8-11 p.m. Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Jenny Labow & Mac Ross The Hunt Club – Fine as Paint The Joint, Hard Rock Casino – 3 Doors Down – 7 p.m. - $55-$65 Magoo’s – 80s and 90s music w/ DJ TIMM-A – 8 p.m.

Mercury Lounge – The 1 oz. Jig - 8 p.m. Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Traveler – 9 p.m. Shades of Brown – Gwen’s Kids – 7-9 p.m. Soundpony – Soul Night w/ DJ Soul Fingaz & DJ Sweet Baby Jaysus

Sun. // Feb. 2 Fishbonz – DJ Cory B Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher Full Moon Café (Broken Arrow) – Live Acoustic Music

Mon. // Feb. 3 Cain’s Ballroom – That1Guy – 9 p.m. - $11-$15 Creative Room – Open Mic for Poets, MCs, & Musicians – 8 p.m.

The Joint, Hard Rock Casino – The Scintas – 7 p.m. - $25-$35

Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Domino Kings – 7 p.m.

Undercurrent – The Sellout’s Jacob Dement

Tallgrass Prairie Table – Sarah Maud – 8 p.m.

Bounty Lounge – Rick Berry

Fri. // Jan. 31

Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Live Band Karaoke w/ Charlie Redd

C:Note, Hard Rock Casino – Chad Lee – 9 p.m.

Gypsy Coffee House – Open Mic – 6:30 p.m.

Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Phil Vaught – 9 p.m.

Sand Springs Espresso – The Charles Sisters – 6:30 p.m.

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Inside Llewyn Davis In theaters now SoundBite: So effortlessly directed, punctuated with wry humor and vibrant music, that it overcomes its purposefully languid narrative through sheer force of talent.

Voice rating: 8/10

Oscar Isaac in “Inside Llew yn Davis”

Two Sides, One (Bizarre) Coin Two of 2013’s most highly acclaimed films— the Coen bros.’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” and Spike Jonze’s “Her”—center on the isolated and adrift by JOE O’SHANSKY

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he Coen Bros. are one of a rare breed of modern filmmakers who make you happy you were born during their lifetimes, that you’re around to get excited about something new from their fevered imaginations every couple of years. Even their missteps are interesting and thoughtfully made (“Intolerable Cruelty,” “The Ladykillers”), while many of their best are still some of my favorite films ever—think “Miller’s Crossing” and “Barton Fink.” Who believes the world would be a better place without “Raising Arizona”? I don’t know who, but they must be miserable people. Their latest, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” feels like minor Coen’s, yet is so effortlessly directed, punctuated with wry humor and vibrant music, that it overcomes its purposefully languid narrative through sheer force of talent. When we meet Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), he’s getting the shit kicked out of him after 48 // FILM & TV

performing a gorgeous rendition of “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” at the Gaslight Theater, for reasons unknown. A tall, dark, stranger in a back alley is his assailant. It’s 1961 in New York City, and Llewyn is couch surfing through Manhattan while trying to scrape by. He plays little gigs as a folk singer, amid the ferment that was giving root to legends like Bob Dylan. He has talent and a record to sell—though, his management seems none too enthusiastic about selling it—but something is broken in Llewyn Davis. One couple who lends him a couch—music scholars named the Gorfeins (Ethan Phillips and Robin Bartlett)— inadvertently send Llweyn on a strange odyssey when their cat escapes the apartment. Llewyn is locked out trying to retrieve it. Stuck with protecting the cat until the Gorefeins return home, he turns to his friends, a folk-singing couple called Jim

and Jean (Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan), for a couch to sleep on and a place to keep the cat safe. When it turns out that Llewyn and Jean have a bit more history than just friendship—and when he ultimately loses the cat anyway—it sets a series of events in motion that peel back the layers of Llewyn’s life, revealing why the guy is such a prickly asshole (hint: things used to be a lot better). On the surface, there isn’t a strong narrative through-line to “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but there is a thread that binds seemingly random series of events. Fate and opportunity team up to teach Llewyn lessons, though whether he really learns anything from them is another story. Fate’s favor seems so haphazard and in Llewyn’s Sisyphusian world, where musical success is always just out of his reach, where every step forward invariably means two steps back and where his perseverance to do the right

thing—like save that stupid cat— luck is usually rewarded with even more misfortune. “Inside Llewyn Davis” takes the dark, rueful themes of “A Serious Man” and leavens them with the musical joys of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” to craft a beautifully balanced, truly graceful whole. This is why it seems like minor Coen’s, though it’s quite the opposite. The point isn’t terribly obvious and the humor (when it’s there) is subdued, except when John Goodman appears. He plays a strung-out jazz musician in a role that amounts to an extended cameo. But the more we get to know Llewyn as a kind of antihero, the more we can relate to his travails, even when he seems to deserve most of what he gets. Oscar Isaac and the soundtrack of the film are the standouts. Based loosely on the life of folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who was a rising star in the ‘60s, Isaac Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE


Joaquin Pho enix in “Her”

lends a brooding frustration fed by Llewyn’s barely veiled traumas, which burst forth in his heartfelt songs. That music, compiled and produced by the venerable T. Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford (of Mumford and Sons fame) and performed by Isaac and Timberlake (among others) becomes a character all its own. Carey Mulligan is one-note as Jean while Timberlake is the film’s sunny grotto of optimism. If the session sequence where he records a jaunty protest song (“Please, Mr. Kennedy”) with Isaac and Adam Driver doesn’t get you laughing, then you must be having a worse day than Llewyn Davis.

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pike Jonze cut his teeth on music videos, shorts and cameo acting gigs before he burst into featurefilm notoriety with “Being John Malkovich,” a film that seemed to carry the cultural weight afforded to just about anything written by Charlie Kaufman. But, for me, it was their followup, “Adaptation,” that heralded Jonze’s clear, meticulous, and exciting talents behind the camera. “Her” is Spike Jonze’s second foray as writer and director (after “Where the Wild Things Are”) and here he has crafted as unique a love story as anything THE TULSA VOICE // Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014

Kaufman might have written (though it’s still no “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”). Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is on the emotional ropes a year after his wife dumped him. Living in a cold, perfect high-rise in a nearfuture Los Angeles, he spends his days dictating love letters for a firm that sells bespoke correspondence for those who no longer write letters themselves. He’s the best at his job, living vicariously through his work. After hours, when he’s feeling particularly alone, he pops in an ear bud that connects him to his pocketsized computer, either for anonymous cybersex or roomsized, holographic video games. His only real friend, Amy (Amy Adams), designs games and is at work on a documentary about dreams—it’s nothing more than footage of her mother sleeping for hours on end. These characters are defined by technology, which separates them from much of their humanity. Theodore avoids new connections. He doesn’t want to experience “lesser versions” of what he’s already felt before. Then along comes Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), the latest, state-of-the art operating system. She’s sentient, a fully formed AI that seems more thrilled with being alive than many of the

actual humans around her. When she becomes an essential part of Theodore’s existence, the lovelorn nerd finds that the heart wants what the heart wants, even when one of those hearts is made of ones and zeros. Jonze is playing with some contemporary themes here, particularly the techno-isolation for which we seem to volunteer. Whether we want to meet new people, fall in love, stay in touch with friends and relatives, or learn more about the world around us, there’s an app for that. Theodore is a creature of that world, emotionally hobbled, socially awkward, and unable to commit to anything new that isn’t a device. But with Samantha, all of that changes. With “Her,” Jonze manages the feat of creating a palpable, warm, even giddy love story while maintaining a dystopian gravity that grounds the film— and fuels the heartbreaking denouement that affirms love’s ultimate frailty. Phoenix amazes as Theodore. His face is a constant ripple of emotions—aided by his killer porn ’stache—that only gives away a slice of the roiling conflict beneath the surface. It’s a detailed and nuanced performance, delivered with all the deliberation of an actor like Jack Nance. You can see he’s considered every element.

This is the part of a lifetime for Scarlett Johansson. I don’t know if anyone has ever been nominated by the Academy for a role in which they are never physically seen, but this time might be the first. Her Samantha is sexy, funny, vivacious, pretty. Hers is a complicated character, and Johansson delivers in ways she hasn’t before. While I’m still bowled over by the visceral assault that is “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Her” is nearly the best film of 2013. It might take 2014, too.

Her In theaters now SoundBite: With “Her,” Jonze manages the feat of creating a palpable, warm, even giddy love story while maintaining a dystopian gravit y that grounds the film—and fuels the heartbreaking denouement that affirms love’s ultimate frailt y.

Voice rating: 9/10

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Woody Har relson and Mat thew McConaughe y in HBO’s “Tr ue De cet ive”

Cop show as character study McConaughey shines as a world-weary sleuth in HBO’s “True Detective” by JOSHUA KLINE

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t’s way too early to call HBO’s “True Detective” one of the best shows on television, but the first episode sure tempts the sentiment. On first glance it could be mistaken for another overwrought cop-versus-killer mystery. Instead, writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga – the former a novelist and the latter a filmmaker, both new to television – avoid the plot-heavy conventions of the genre, focusing instead on the internal malaise of Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle, a weary, alcoholic detective whose brilliance at his job belies a passive contempt for humanity, and his uneasy relationship with his partner, Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson, delivering a rare straight-man performance). The show takes place in southern Louisiana, where it was also filmed, and Fukunaga (“Jane Eyre”) shoots the landscape as a purgatory of de-saturated grays and browns. The plot is framed as a story-within-a-story, with two timelines: In 2012, Hart and Cohle, both retired from 50 // FILM & TV

police work, are interviewed separately by detectives about a gruesome murder case the two worked together 17 years prior. McConaughey is haggard, unkempt, wild-eyed, defeated by life, seething. When we move to 1995, where the bulk of the first episode takes place, we see him as a different man – isolated, aloof, but not broken. He fights his alcoholism and grieves the loss of his daughter and his marriage. Cohle and Hart’s partnership is contentious. Hart is a family man with a wife (Michelle Monaghan) and two young daughters, a Christian who knows his community well. The cloud that hangs over Cohle confounds him. One of the best scenes in the episode which aired Jan. 12 shows Hart as he questions Cohle about his spiritual beliefs after just leaving the scene of a grisly murder. “I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution,” Cohle responds. “We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self. I think the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop

reproducing, walk hand-in-hand into extinction.” “So what’s the point of getting out of bed in the morning?” Hart asks. “I tell myself I bear witness. But the real answer is it’s obviously my programming, and I lack the constitution for suicide.” Cohle is full of these existential pronouncements. Coming from a lesser actor, it’d smell like indulgent overwriting. But McConaughey sells it with conviction, and Pizzolatto gives us Hart as an audience surrogate. “You asked,” as Cohle says, to which Hart responds, “Yeah, but now I’m begging you to shut the fuck up.” McConaughey is astounding. Much has been made of his redemption as a serious actor after a decade in rom-com hell, and with good reason. The same night “True Detective” premiered, he accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” and he’s got an excellent shot to win the Oscar next month. He starred in “Mud” last year (if you haven’t

seen it, rent it immediately) and had a role in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” To call “True Detective” a victory lap would undersell just how good he is. The only disappointing thing about “True Detective” is knowing that after this first eightepisode season, McConaughey and Harrelson will be gone. Pizzolatto created the show as an anthology (think “American Horror Story”) and said each season will stand alone, complete with a different cast and characters. The storytelling possibilities are intriguing, but after one episode I’m already bracing myself for the long goodbye to Cohle and Hart. THE BEST OF WHAT’S ON True Detective (HBO) // Sun. 8 p.m. Sherlock (PBS) // Sun. 9 p.m. Girls (HBO) // Sun. 9 p.m. Archer (FX) // Mon. 9 p.m. New Girl & the Mindy Project (Fox) // Tues. 8/8:30 p.m. Workaholics (Comedy Central) // Wed. 9 p.m. Parks and Recreation (NBC) // Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Enlisted (Fox) // Fri. 8:30 p.m.

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free will astrology by ROB BREZSNY

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Metaphorically speaking, you have recently come into possession of some new seeds. They are robust. They are hardy. They have the potential to grow into big, strong blooms. So when should you plant them, metaphorically speaking? I’m going to suggest that you wait a while longer. It wouldn’t be bad for them if you sowed them right now, but I think their long-term vitality will be even greater if you postpone the planting for at least a week. Two weeks might be better. Trust your intuition.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Whose enemy are you? Are you anyone’s adversary or obstructionist or least favorite person? Answer honestly, please. Don’t be in denial. Next question: Do you derive anything useful from playing this oppositional role? If your answer is yes, that’s fine. I won’t try to talk you out of it. Continue to reap the benefits of being someone’s obstacle. But if, on the other hand, you get little value out of this negative relationship, now would be a good time to change it. You have more power than usual to free yourself from being an antagonist. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You Tauruses are customarily more grounded than the rest of us. But this week, I’m wondering if you will be tempted to escape the laws of gravity and rebel against the call of duty. I suspect that your dreams, at least, will feature uninhibited forays into the wild blue yonder. While you’re sleeping you may float weightlessly in an interplanetary spaceship, become an eagle and soar over forests, wear a futuristic jet pack on your back and zip through the sky, sail across the Serengeti Plains in a hot-air balloon, or have a picnic on a cloud with a feast of cotton candy and sponge cake and mint tea. Would you consider bringing this kind of fun into your waking life? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What part of your life is too small, and you want to make it bigger? Is there a situation that’s overly intense and dramatic, and you wish you could feel more light-hearted about it, less oppressed? Are you on a quest that has become claustrophobic, and you’d love to find a way to make it more spacious and relaxed? If you answered yes to any of those questions, Gemini, there’s good news. Very soon now, you will have a close encounter with the magic you need to open what has been closed and expand what has been narrow. Be alert for it. Be crafty as you gather it in and harness it for your use. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In her poem “Catch a Body,” Ilse THE TULSA VOICE // Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 2014

Bendorf says she dislikes the advice “Don’t ever tell anybody anything.” On the other hand, “Tell everyone everything” isn’t the right approach, either, she says. Judging from your astrological omens, Cancerian, I surmise that you’re wavering between those two extremes. You’re tempted to think you’ve got to do one or the other. Should you cultivate the power that comes from being silent, and keep people guessing about your true feelings? Or should you seek greater intimacy but risk giving away your power by confessing all your inner thoughts? I suggest you take a middle path. Tell the vivid truth, but carefully and incrementally. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If a substance has been burned, it can’t be burned again. There’s no flammable stuff left to feed a fire. That’s simple physics. Now as for the question of whether a person can be burned more than once -- we’re speaking metaphorically here -- the answer is, unfortunately, yes. Some folks don’t learn from their mistakes and don’t have enough emotional intelligence to avoid the bullies and manipulators who burn them again in the future. But I’m confident that you aren’t one of these types, Leo, or that at least you won’t be in the coming days. You may have been burned before, but you won’t be burned this time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year,” said author Peter Drucker. “People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” In general I agree with that assessment. But I think it needs to be altered for your situation in the coming months. Here’s the adjusted version of the formula: Virgos who don’t take risks in 2014 will make an average of 3.1 big mistakes. Virgos who do take risks in 2014 will make, at most, a half a big mistake. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?” asks novelist Terry Pratchett. “It’s all the people who never find out what it is they really

want to do or what it is they’re really good at. It’s all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be.” If that description applies to you even a little, Libra -- if you’re still not completely sure what you’re good at it and what you want to do -the coming months will be prime time to fix that problem. Start now! How? Open your mind to the possibility that you don’t know yourself as well as you someday will. Take vocational tests. Ask smart people you trust to tell you what they think about your special aptitudes and unique qualities. And one more thing: Be wildly honest with yourself about what excites you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In his book Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition, Ben Schott dreams up new compound German words for use in English. Here’s one that would serve you well in the coming week: Fingerspitzentanz, meaning “fingertips-dance.” Schott says it refers to “tiny triumphs of nimblefingered dexterity.” His examples: fastening a bracelet, tightening a miniscule screw, unknotting, removing a recalcitrant sticker in one unbroken peel, rolling a joint, identifying an object by touch alone, slipping something off a high shelf. Both literally and metaphorically speaking, Scorpio, you now have an abundance of this capacity. Everything about you is more agile and deft and limber than usual. You’ll be a master of Fingerspitzentanz. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The four elements that compose cocaine are the same as those that make up TNT, caffeine, and nylon: hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. The combinations and proportions of elements are different in each substance, of course. But the point, for our purposes, is that the same raw materials lead to different results. I foresee a similar drama unfolding in your own life, Sagittarius.

How you assemble the ingredients you currently have at your disposal could produce either a rough and ragged high, a volatile risk, a pleasant stimulation, or a useful resource. Which will it be? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Flemish artist Jan van Eyck (1385-1441) was renowned for his innovative mastery of oil painting. He signed many of his works not just with his name but also with his motto: Als ick kan. Its idiomatic translation is “The best I can do.” What he meant was that he had pushed his talent and craft to the limit, and then stopped and relaxed, content that he had given all he could. I invite you to have a similar attitude as you wrap up the projects you’re currently involved in, Aquarius. Summon all your passion and intelligence as you create the most excellent outcome possible, but also know when to quit. Don’t try too hard; just try hard. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s an excellent time to rise up and revolt against conventional wisdom. I urge you to immunize yourself against trendy groupthink as you outwit and outmaneuver the status quo. Have fun and activate your playful spirit to the max as you create workarounds to the way things have always been done. At the same time, Pisces, stay acutely attuned to your compassion and common sense. Don’t be a quarrelsome intransigent. Don’t be rebellious just to please your ego. If you follow these guidelines, you will be able to pull off a graceful insurrection that both soothes and stimulates your soul.

This we ek’s homework: When the y s ay “Be yourself,” which self do the y me an?

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rock and roll crossword Model Puzzle, Zero Discipline by Todd Santos

Across 1 Music box? 5 Not BMI 10 Norma Jean “Neck in the ___” 14 Kind of clef 15 Tears for Fears “Songs From the Big ___” 16 Yngwie’s “Hangar 18, ___ 51” 17 Coveted festival stage 18 Members of PMRC, sometimes (var.) 20 Teach 22 Paul Weller “Time ___ ...” 23 Struggling rocker’s daytime job 24 Modest Mouse “The Fruit That ___ Itself” 25 Soundgarden “Superunknown” hit 28 38 Special “___ in Numbers” 33 Beach Boys “In My ___” 34 Unbelievable Truth “___ Tracks” 35 “Can’t Fight This Feeling” ___ Speedwagon 36 What Van Halen’s “hot shoe” would do down the avenue, in “Panama” 37 Kingsmen home state, for short 38 Monthly rehearsal space bill 39 Chuck Berry antagonist, (abbr.) 40 Nikki Sixx band, for short 41 Grateful Dead “Don’t ___ Me In” 42 Aerosmith’s 11th album 45 “Paint ___ Princess” Silverchair 47 Country music legend Acuff 48 Four Tops “It’s the ___ Old Song” 49 The Smiths’ dozer? 52 U2 “Hold Me, ___, Kiss Me, Kill Me” 56 Van Halen “Fair Warning” opener 58 Advance studio time 59 Queen “___, just killed a man” 60 “Why Should You Come When ___” Counting Crows 61 Barenaked Ladies “___ we never really knew each other anyway” 62 Chart topping songs 63 “You’re So Vain” Simon 64 Completely make over in the studio Down 1 ZP Theart’s heavy metal band 2 Pop punk band Simple ___ 3 “Try a Little Tenderness” Redding 4 Guns ’N’ Roses “___ me when I speak a piece of my mind” 5 Bo Diddley “Before You ___ Me” 6 Herbie Hancock “Future ___” 7 Van Halen “___ Stop Loving You” 8 1985 concert sensation “Live ___” 9 What you do before camping fest 10 Beck’s last name 2/9

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11 Christian metalcore band Demise of ___ 12 “Close My Mind” Heather 13 Rush’s song off “Presto” that went long? (with “The”) 19 Tarrus Riley “Soul___” 21 ___ Horton Heat (abbr.) 25 “To Be With You” band 26 Robbie Williams “Swing When ___ Winning” 27 Stones “I am the ___ kind of guy for you to be around” 28 “Walking Through ___” Ned’s Atomic Dustbin 29 “Coverdale and Page” song “Shake My ___” 30 Tesla’s “Radio Controversy”? 31 April Wine “Future ___” 32 Rocker’s post-show playground 34 “The Beekeeper” Amos 38 Online retailer, perhaps 40 Megadeth “___ Writings” 43 Bowls 44 AC/DC “Anything ___” 45 Izzy Stradlin “___ Cloudy” 46 American Music Institute, for short 48 You come out of it when you rock out 49 Kevin Fowler “Beer, Bait & ___” 50 Manic Street Preachers Moore 51 Uncool Unwritten Law song? 52 Mick Jagger “Don’t ___ Me Up” 53 ’70s Welsh rockers ___ Star 54 Led Zep “Living Loving ___ (She’s Just a Woman)” 55 Nu metal band from Miami 57 Sony flagship label

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news of the weird by CHUCK SHEPHERD

Robo Medicine At least two U.S. medical schools so far are early adopters of Dr. Benjamin Lok's and Dr. Carla Pugh's "Robot Butt" for teaching doctors-in-training to properly (and compassionately) administer prostate exams. The robot, bent over a desk to simulate the patient profile, has sensors to alert the students if they dig too deeply or quickly for comfort. Other sensors enable a check on eye contact to evaluate "bedside manner." (News of the Weird reported a similar innovation in 2012 by Nobuhiro Takahashi, whose model's "sphincter" has the ability to "clench up" if the probing becomes too distressing.)

Democracy Blues In November, Dave Wilson, a white conservative candidate for the board of the Houston Community College System, pulled off an astonishing victory over the African-American incumbent, by distributing campaign materials that made him -- Wilson -- appear to be black and thus the favorite of African-Americans. Wilson's brochures depicting black "supporters" were all, he later said, copied from the Internet.

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In 2001, German computer repairman Armin Meiwes captured

world attention when he was convicted of killing, and then sauteeing and eating parts of a Berlin engineer of particularly low self-esteem, who had offered himself on a German cannibalfetish website. In November 2013, police in the German state of Saxony were investigating human body parts found at a bed-andbreakfast run by "Detlef G.," suggesting the parts were from "Wojciech S.," who frequented a cannibal-fetish website and who had traveled to meet Detlef -- and that the parts had been found in an area of the grounds used for "grilling." The investigation is continuing.

Armed & Clumsy Americans who accidentally shot themselves recently: A 31-yearold man, showing off his highpowered rifle to friends, shot off part of his face, Waterville, Maine (November). A 22-yearold woman, handing her brandnew assault rifle to her husband, shot herself (fatally) in the head, Federal Heights, Colo. (May). Two police chiefs shot themselves (Medina, Ohio, in April and Washington, N.H., in June). A 66-year-old firearms instructor, Winona, Minn., shot his finger while explaining to his wife that it was impossible to pull the trigger while the gun is holstered (April).

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ACROSS 1 Ballyhoo 5 Hard to approach 10 Popinjay 13 Andean wool sources 19 Prayer finale 20 Bahraini buck 21 Rocks, in a bar 22 Oxygenconsuming organism 23 1978 Oscarwinning prison documentary 26 Abdominal protrusion 27 City near San Francisco 28 Dressing dispenser 29 Analyze 30 “It has 1,001 ___!” 31 Like a clear night 32 Binding order 33 Like some peanuts 36 Bit of chinaware 37 Make restitution for 40 Attempted 41 Acted the banshee 42 Knock silly 43 Density symbol, in mechanics 44 “The best is ___ to come!” 45 In ___ (working in harmony) 46 Big galoot 47 Checkbook record 48 Cause of an actor’s nervousness 52 Golf score 53 Distances traveled by arrows 57 Art supporter? 58 Complete ranges 61 Bleep, as bad words 62 Fence straddler 63 Eyewear for Col. Klink 64 Excessive or unreasonable

65 Synonym for 32-Across 66 Illinois city 67 Op. ___ (bibliography abbr.) 68 Halloween door opener? 70 Turkish honorific 72 Use an axe 73 Evil smile 74 Crow call 77 Hilo souvenir 78 Dynamic pairs 80 Walk unsteadily 83 School, in Sorbonne 85 Freckle 87 Was less than perfect 88 North Pole-like 89 “Golly!” 90 Ten dimes 92 Actor Arkin 93 ___ suey 94 It can nail a case shut 95 After-dinner drink 99 Find, as in a dictionary 101 Painful remembrance 103 Eagle eye’s asset 104 First word uttered after a birth 105 ___ Park, Colo. 106 Away from the gale 107 It covers the pupil 108 Creator of Boo Radley 109 Manicuring material 110 Flower starter DOWN 1 Clasp for a door 2 Song title spelled using pantomime 3 Ring, like bells 4 Destination bound 5 Mentally mixed up 6 Much of Santa’s mail 7 Catch ___ (start to get)

8 Boat paddle 9 Geometric figure with a repeating pattern 10 Calculated 11 Brownish yellow color 12 Small-minded 13 “___-di-dah!” 14 Current flowing in the direction of the wind 15 Overdue debt 16 Vehicle that may crush cars 17 “Isn’t that ___ much?” 18 Ocean 24 Lightened (up) 25 Very angry 31 Pie piece 32 Casablanca cap 33 Home for a hog 34 “You ___ My Sunshine” 35 Set fire to 36 Hunger can cause them 37 Huge amount 38 Moo ___ pork 39 React to a tearjerker 41 Earp of the Wild West 42 Creator of Willy Wonka 45 Font for holy water 46 S-shaped molding 47 “Coming of Age in ___” (Mead book) 48 Roll the cameras 49 Like a baby’s position in the womb 50 Do more than call 51 Archipelago part 52 Hanky attachment? 53 Where some sleeping dogs lie 54 Written tribute 55 Midnight, in some horror stories

56 Narrow groove 58 One not long for this world 59 Rat tail? 60 Take notice of 62 Throw out of kilter 63 Creator 65 Some fourstringed instruments 66 Attacked jointly? 68 “Go away!” 69 More elderly 70 “That’s ___ folks!” 71 “___ whiz, Wally!” (“Leave it to Beaver” line) 74 Meshing is its job 75 Muhammad of the ring 76 Become the spouse of 78 Call into question 79 “Disgusting!” 80 Do some nit picking? 81 Acrylic fiber brand 82 Military recruit 83 Clear the slate 84 Multiplex components 86 Provided lodging for 88 Lame, as an excuse 90 Oxford doctorate, briefly 91 Address Congress, e.g. 92 Boiling-blood feeling 93 Fashion designer Chanel 95 Start the pot 96 Enameled metal 97 Apple source 98 Leered at 99 Switzerland’s ___ Leman 100 Monetary unit of Myanmar 102 Suffix with “real” or “patriot”

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