A local hip-hop group wanted to host a free memorial for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot ITS MEMBERS FOUND OUT THAT WAS HARDER—AND MORE EMOTIONAL—THAN THEY KNEW
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“We’re not doing fine, Oklahoma. We’re not OK.” BARRY FRIEDMAN // 10 8 // Quickening quakes Ray Pearcey, wonderer
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There is still so much we don’t know about what happened in our city 93 years ago.
o many of our children aren’t taught about the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, our city’s shame, those 18 hours when death and destruction in the form of a white mob gripped Greenwood, the home of Black Wall Street, even still a one-of-akind American community. Later this month, on the anniversary of what’s been called the worst civil disturbance since the Civil War, local hip-hop group Oilhouse aims to chip away yet more at the silence. What the group didn’t expect as its mem-
bers planned the event, titled “1921: Tulsa Race Riot Memorial Arts Showcase,” was that, though well intentioned, the event—namely, its location— opened old wounds. Read what happened on page 24. Something I’ve learned: the past is never past, and the history we read in books is just the beginning. Right here in Tulsa are several repositories of original artifacts from our every era. Learn how these pieces are unearthed and meet some of our local history hunters on page 22.
The history lesson continues on page 14 with Allison Keim’s quest for Oklahoma pho; on page 16 with Beau Adams’ meeting with A. Nigh Herndon, a record keeper as all artists are; with Jeff Martin on OKC-born writer Dan Fagin, who made the history books when he won the Pulitzer Prize, on page 13; how building an art collection can help us mark time on page 28; and, for fun, how to set up a vintage bar on page 32. You know what they say about history. As musician Chris Combs says on page 36, our generation
now bears a great charge. Reconciliation is too big a word for a street sign. Only the human heart can bear it. Only a community, the sound formed of all our voices, can earn it. a
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Quickening quakes Increasing seismic activity calls for new strategies by RAY PEARCEY he rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased remarkably since October 2013 —by about 50 percent—signiﬁcantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma...” — USGS-Oklahoma Geological Survey Joint Statement on Oklahoma Earthquakes
“Small earthquakes offer the best chance of detecting changes precursory to large earthquakes.” — Leonardo Seeber, Doherty Senior Research Scientist Do you like being in tornado alley? How about living in a place where nearly torrential rains and sudden crippling winter storms are a big part of our reality? It's all just Oklahoma weather, just Sooner State dramatics, right? Well, mounting evidence suggests these two phenomena are being abetted by galloping climate change dynamics, but that's a matter for another column. Today my thoughts are on another arguably existential crisis that has literally shaken the state in recent years. This spring, on at least three occasions, I experienced the jarring sensation of seismic tremors while in Oklahoma City. And it was scary. Crisis of energy? But what's the nexus between new gas and tight oil production—both of which are on huge volume increase trajectory in Oklahoma and elsewhere in the region—and earthquakes? The U.S. Geological Survey, which is the golden portal for monitoring quakes, indicated recently that 145 earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or higher have occurred in the state so far this year, compared with 109 for all of 2013. A recent New York Times article, quoting data from the USGA, said the increase 8 // NEWS & COMMENTARY
in quakes “have rattled nerves but caused little damage. But the increase makes it more likely that a quake of magnitude 5.5 or higher could occur, the scientists said, although they did not quantify the increased risk.” Is there any real evidence that ties the fracking revolution to quake city? According to Dr. Bernardo Seeber of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a leading expert on this nexus, quakes induced via human doings is hardly a new phenomenon. In talks, several published pieces, and some direct email exchanges with me, Seeber and his colleagues at Columbia have identified dam building and operations, mining extraction and detonation projects, nuclear weapons testing in the U.S. and elsewhere, and humongous toxic waste injection programs (undertaken by the U.S. military and by our National Science Lab operations) as direct sources for seismic events in the last 70 years in the U.S. and abroad. “While statistically there is very little doubt that the hydrocarbon recovery operations are triggering earthquakes, it is generally difficult to prove it for individual earthquakes,” Seeber told me in an email exchange. “Liability concerns by powerful commercial entities are promoting a state of denial about the issue of triggering earthquakes. This is rather un-
fortunate because it prevents use of available knowledge and more research to understand the processes involved and to minimize the hazard from these triggered earthquakes.” In early May, the Times profiled in detail the new report jointly issued by the USGS and Oklahoma Geological Survey suggesting we are experiencing much more than a shocking increase in the frequency of minor quakes The report suggested strongly that a “big one” may be afoot. Imagine a monster quake event costing billions of dollars in human and economic damage, and forestalling new gas/tight oil extraction operations, not only in Oklahoma but across the U.S. Arguably, an event of this kind would have all the devastating political and economic consequences of 9/11 plus the convulsive, multi-year financial impacts of the events leading to the recession of 2008. Real problems So our fabulous new fossil sourcing revolution has created an unexpected problem. Earth scientist and geologist Dr. Bruce Langus, is an energy professional with massive experience in oil and gas and environmental policy, is a longtime Tulsan who moved to one of the other epicenters of the fossil fuel world—North Dakota—about eight months ago. Lingus believes that “new gas” is
our best fossil fuel, a vital bridge to a clearer energy portfolio. Lingus shared some of his thoughts on the Times piece and the USGS report in a recent email exchange. “It seems to be quite clear that moderate quakes are increasing in frequency,” he said. “It also seems clear that the quakes are increasing in magnitude. As the authors admit, they cannot say where the trends are headed. What is the endpoint here? 7.0-magnitude quakes between Oklahoma City and Stillwater every month? The fact that the authors can't put a magnitude to the quakes within the next ten years is hardly reassuring. “These quakes—no matter their origin—will create problems when industry wants to locate injection wells, pipelines, refineries, etc. Can we imagine the stance of the EPA to an application for a new nuclear power plant in Stroud? Oklahoma is now faced squarely with new restrictions on its activities.” Possible solutions Langus and other keen observers imagine that we will eventually switch to an energy mix with a huge role for renewable and alternative energy sources. But, like a growing set of energy industry pros, he feels that a failure to attend to a range of increasingly evident challenges might crash “new gas” and quash our march to a better energy future. It’s possible an engineering solution can mitigate quakes sparked by fracking, according to blogger David Biello of Scientiﬁc American. “Scientists have long dreamed of ways to predict and even protect regions from such devastation,” Biello wrote. “Now a (continued on page 11) May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
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How Oklahoma lost its soul in the 54th Congressional Session by BARRY FRIEDMAN
tand inside the Capitol in Oklahoma City and you’ll see it: the structural defects and the cracks in the foundation. You’ll smell the odor, part neglect, part sewage. To be there is to be embarrassed, sickened. I’m not talking about the building. Our representatives—snarling at government, hating compromise, and extolling democracy only when they win—are the reason for the decay, ensuring Oklahoma’s place on the nightly blooper real. The events of April 29 just underscored the notion that the state is a banana republic with a musical named after it. “The state of Oklahoma,” Dahlia Lithwick of Slate wrote, “killed a man in the middle of trying to execute him.” The facts are known: the untested drug cocktail, the court rulings Governor Fallin promised to ignore, the state legislator who threatened to impeach the justices, the justices who caved, the lack of a back-up medical protocol in case of an emergency. Even if you believe Clayton Lockett should have been dropped head first into a vat of boiling WD-40 (and so don’t care how he died) you should insist the state first knows how to first boil the oil—otherwise you’re applauding incompetence. The governor called Lockett “evil” and she’s right. He was amoral, an aberration. He would have killed—the way we killed him. We’re supposed to be better. Then again 1 there was Oklahoma Representative Mike Christian, saying he didn’t mind if criminals were fed to the lions. The people who didn’t like Fallin before the execution are now apoplectic; those who supported her aren’t sure what the fuss has been about and, in fact, are now 10 // NEWS & COMMENTARY
long longing for “Old Sparky” to be taken out of mothballs for the execution of Charles Warner, the man for whom the botched execution of Lockett bought six more months.
What swept down the plain this last legislative session was, to quote Bob Dylan, an idiot wind, and it blew through our legislators and buildings, intellect and tolerance, DNA and reputation. It’s the state we’re in. But it wasn’t just the execution that was botched, it was the entire legislative session. Our reps, more often than not, embodied an odd mix of arrogance, ignorance, and sanctimony. They punched down and enjoyed doing so. It was the Republican candidate for Senate, former House Speaker T.W. Shannon, advocating term limits and partisan elections for judges because he was tired of them handing him his constitutional hat every time they overturned another piece of detritus he supported. It was legislators extending horizontal drilling credits but tax-
ing solar panels; passing a tax cut when the state’s running a deficit (that will net the average Oklahoma family about $27); insisting on a contraception/abortion bill so onerous and prejudicial to women that Doug Cox—a Republican— concluded, “That’s what we do in the Republican Party these days”; championing a mandatory and toothless Pledge of Allegiance bill; entertaining measures from State Representative Mike Ritze that would imprison 2 federal employees who try to enforce federal law; refusing to allow same-sex couples to marry; turning away millions of dollars to insure the poor; beating up on arts funding; delegitimizing the President; barring Oklahoma municipalities from establishing mandatory minimum wage, vacation and sick-day requirements; and, from Sally Kern, protecting kids from punishment for chewing weapons out of pop tarts. There is still a bright, golden haze on the meadow, but the meadow quivers with earthquakes and smells of fracking fluid. Sanctimony and stupidity have replaced sanity. The Mustang Public School board approved a bible curriculum 3 written by Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green and the City of Tulsa banned slingshots from city parks but not guns. Evolution and common sense are out; Jesus and Glocks are in.
Crazy is always around—every state exudes its own kind—but we’re handing out business cards. Christina Fallin donned a headdress, she said, to “honor” Native Americans (F-Troop did a better job), and said to the resulting uproar, “Please forgive us if we innocently adorn ourselves in your beautiful things.” She later told the Washington Post, in a story entitled “The Most Interesting Governor’s Daughter in the Country” (and how low was that bar?), “I try to be well-rounded and somewhat of a modern-day renaissance person.” And modern-day renaissance people everywhere wept. Thirty percent of us said, “Check, please.” 4 What swept down the plain this last legislative session was, to quote Bob Dylan, an idiot wind, and it blew through our legislators and buildings, intellect and tolerance, DNA and reputation. We’re not doing fine, Oklahoma. We’re not OK. a 1 huffpost.com: “GOP Lawmaker Doesn’t Care If The Death Penalty Involves ‘Being Fed To The Lions’” 2 conservativefocus.com “If Feds Force Obamacare on States: Oklahoma Considers Bill To Imprison or Fine Federal Ofﬁcials” 3 rawstory.com: “Oklahoma school district OKs ‘Bible curriculum’ created by Hobby Lobby president” 4 tulsaworld.com:“Gallup poll: 30 percent of Oklahomans would like to leave state.” “News from the Plains” 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. May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
For you and me
Downtowners push back against panhandlers by design by JESSICA BRENT
veryone who frequents downtown Tulsa is familiar with the uneasiness of confronting homelessness face to face, whether it’s silently acknowledging the homeless among us as we pass one another other on the street, or being directly confronted with the question, “Can you spare some change?” No matter how polished downtown becomes, the epicenter of social services for the homeless are never more than a few blocks away. And so we must coexist: the vagrants and the visitors. As downtown districts attract patrons en masse, however, opportunities for panhandling are ripe. Such is the case in the Brady Arts District, whose boundaries bump up against shelters and correctional facilities. The district has, for some time, been weighing its options, searching for a balanced approach to panhandling and seeking assistance from leadership. Time ran out one afternoon a couple of weeks ago when a local business person was severely beaten by a panhandler. Tired of waiting for a magic bullet, a local property owner took matters into his own hands, quickly posting signs and erecting a new fence.
I wrote a blog post titled “A Fence Built of Fear” on a website called Less Planning, More Doing, at lessplan-moredo.com, though I saw the irony even as I wrote. From an urban design perspective, the approach to panhandling in the Brady Arts District is flawed. Originally, black vinyl fencing surround half the pocket park at Archer and Main, obstructing paths to and from the park and rendering it essentially useless as an inviting place to walk (since, parts of the fence have been removed.) Signs on the outside of the fence read, “PLEASE DO NOT PAY THE PANHANDLERS.” The visual effect of the signage paired with the fence was most unfortunately akin
to that of a petting zoo warning visitors not to feed the animals— or, in this case, the poor people that frequent the park. It wasn’t until after I blogged about my personal, gut reaction to the fence/sign combo that I realized the new signage is not exclusive to the park but is peppered throughout the district as a reaction to recent violence and is part of a larger effort to curb panhandling and maintain public safety. As an urban planner I, too, often lack the patience to wait around for full consensus, for the perfect solution to present itself, for someone with more authority to give their stamp of approval or come fix the problem from on
(continued from page 8) group of French scientists hopes to help, building on work that showed how light can be manipulated to make objects invisible. The cloaking technique renders an object invisible by bending light of specific frequencies around the target. In theory, the same principles might be used to deflect incoming seismic waves. “A precisely tuned array of boreholes around a city or a nuclear power plant that resonate at the frequencies characteristic of quakes could thus dampen the vibrations and shield objects. The French team’s small demo with acoustic waves in soil worked,
deflecting the incoming energy around the target area. That research is in the journal Physical Review Letters. Of course, that energy still has to go somewhere. Should this work pan out, the trick will be to find a way to absorb the massive energy of a major earthquake—or find a better place to send it.” But arguably we need to take aggressive, tangible actions to forestall induced earthquakes now. Langus and other T-Town energy pros who preferred not to be named suggested some near term actions: • Smart regulatory efforts such as drill site digital monitoring,
and making seismic data from these sensors available to national, state and local officials and environmental and community groups. • Energy industry actions to build richer earthquake history data sets for all drilling sites, especially those with fragile seismic properties—including investment in paleoseismicity, a nascent method for reconstructing quake histories from ancient archaeology, sedimentary rock sets and biotic remnants at existing and promising new sites. While some very serious folks will not concede it yet, what’s
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Sig ns like this one were posted throughout the Brady Ar ts District earlier this month
high. I recently hung chandeliers beneath an underpass because I was tired of waiting for someone to turn the lights on there. I am an impatient planner. And in that sense, I respect the district’s initiative to address an ongoing and escalated issue. I believe stakeholders should feel empowered to address threats and opportunities as they see them in their communities. No one has more interest in finding real solutions. We shouldn’t be afraid to test ideas in the short term as we endeavor toward long-term resolutions. Flawed though it may be, the intervention in the Brady Arts District has effectively drawn attention to an ongoing issue. Love them or hate them, people are talking about the signs, they’re talking about panhandling, they’re presenting their own ideas for a better approach. Talk is just that, of course. What we need is more doing. a
Jessica Brent is a placemaker, urban designer, and writer living in downtown Tulsa. Her website is lessplan-moredo.com
needed is a “gas revolution” that doesn't consign us to a tectonic hell. The question then becomes: Can we craft agile regulatory policy and clever incentives that would make extensive production of new gas/tight oil fully consistent with forestalling a big quake? Perhaps more important than “Can we?”— “Will we?” a Ray Pearcey, a technology, public policy and management consulting professional, is managing editor of The Oklahoma Eagle and is a regular contributor to The Tulsa Voice. NEWS & COMMENTARY // 11
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Riot exhibits open by NATASHA BALL
The Tulsa Historical Society, a custodian for artifacts of Tulsa history, including some sourced from Greenwood and the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, debuts a new in-house exhibit and a virtual resource this month. The exhibit, titled “The Spirit of Greenwood: Prosperity and Perseverance,” covers the early days of the district, home of historic Black Wall Street, to its rebuilding after the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. “It’s about how Greenwood came into being,” said Michelle Place, THS, director, “about the people who settled there, the educated business people who set up the most prosperous black community in the country at its time.” The exhibit, the largest on Greenwood the museum has offered, opens May 22, just one week before the 93rd anniversary of the attack. “1921 Tulsa Race Riot,” the new virtual resource that will offer the museum’s collection of
Between the lines by DAVID HARPER
The shock waves continue to be felt after the announcement by the Oklahoma Department of Education that about 16 percent of the state’s third graders—and approximately one-third of those in Tulsa Public Schools—recorded unsatisfactory results on a standardized reading test. 12 // NEWS & COMMENTARY
artifacts related to the event at the center of Tulsa’s darkest chapter, will be made available through technology by Moomat, a local firm specializing in data semantics. All the items in the collection at THS have been digitized; now the staff sets about adding data to go along with the artifacts, including names of buildings and street addresses. In order to group artifacts, to place them into context with one another. “It all needs to be connected. That is a huge process. We will be continuing to work on that,” Place said. “The Spirit of Greenwood” and “1921 Tulsa Race Riot” were approved last fall by the THS board and staff as efforts toward education, technology, and the organization’s status as a respected research repository. “Whoever is viewing the app will have absolute access to everything that we know about that event,” Place said, including records from the Red Cross about their work in the subsequent relief, audio pieces, first-person accounts, and newspapers. Included, too, are images of artifacts like the passes required of victims after the Riot in order to go to work or to leave the encampments in the destroyed Greenwood area. App users will have access to all updates to the THS archives. The No. 1 request at THS is for information on the 1921 Tulsa Race
Riot, Place said. “It’s nothing for us to get five in a week, and they come from all over the globe—London, Tokyo, Paris,” Place said. “A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a middle-school teacher in Madinson, Wisc. We have helped the board understand, this is our most often-asked question.” The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Resource will be available later this month in the App Store at a cost of $9.99. “It’s not our intent to make money, especially not to make money off the Riot,” said Place, citing a $25,000 investment by Tulsa Historical Society donors in the project. THS will also partner with the Smithsonian on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A panoramic, 180-degree, post-riot photo part of the archives at THS will be available as a mural at the museum. It’s scheduled to open in 2015. Bottomline: To cover its costs, the organization says, THS must change for its “1921 Tulsa Race Riot” technology. Maybe one day that technology will be web-based or otherwise not dependent on specialty devices, making the artifacts and how they come together to tell the story of Tulsa’s history free and open to all. a
The low scores are a major problem because of the Reading Sufficiency Act, which states that a third-grade student cannot be promoted to the fourth grade if he or she scores “unsatisfactory” on the reading portion of the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test, minus a “good cause” exemption. The statistics were sufficiently alarming that on May 19 a group of Oklahoma parents showed up at the State Capitol to urge Gov. Mary Fallin to sign HB 2625, which holds that a panel of parents and local educators would make such promotion decisions. When the amended bill passed on May 12, State Superintendent Janet Barresi responded in a state-
ment that the vote “reinforces a status quo that has failed far too many children.” However, Linda Hampton, Oklahoma Education Association president, said on the OEA’s website, “I implore the Governor to do what is best for the children, right the wrong, and sign this much-needed legislation into law.” Bottomline: No one is arguing that reading proficiency is crucial to education, and the Reading Sufficiency Act may have been conceived with the best intentions. But adding a human element to check and balance the initiative is hardly “reinforcing a status quo.” HB 2625 is a complement to the program, not a cop-out. a
Hitting the high notes by JOHN LANGDON
The recent budget cuts proposed by the Mayor’s Office would cut funding for several community arts programs, including positions at the Performing Arts Center, the WaterWorks Arts Center, and the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, home to the Heller and Clark theater programs. City Council has estimated the city would need $420,000 to restore the programs. One Tulsan has an idea for where a significant chunk of that cash might be found. Adam Connors, a filmmaker and co-founder of Peaks and Pines Media, created a petition on change. org that urges the city to use the $332,700 seized by the Tulsa Police Department in a recent marijuana bust toward the restoration of the programs. “Let’s real talk the situation with this money for a moment,” said Connors, “the $332,700 seized from Austin Hingey didn’t come from cartels or terrorists—it was given to him by the citizens of Tulsa in exchange for a service that hasn’t done one soul any harm. To say that money should be used for more of the same is a distortion of justice by itself, but to say so while vital arts programs are put on the chopping block borders on farce. I consider this petition to be a BandAid, not a cure, but at least it would be a good step towards getting our priorities straight.” Bottomline: A thriving arts community is crucial in this city, and judging by the several hundred signatures on Connors’s petition at press time, many Tulsans will accept arts funding from wherever it can be found. Even if this ends up being an example of the too-good-tobe-true kind of idea at which the city government scoffs and shakes its collective head, hopefully at the very least it will see how much these programs matter to its citizens. a May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
oklahomacool Moving beyond Woody & Will in search of the new Oklahoma canon
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We all know the Thunder; Here’s Oklahoma’s lesser-known MVP by JEFF MARTIN
he purpose of this column, beyond the tongue-in-cheek subtitle, is to expose you, dear reader, to the men and women deserving of the praise, respect, and public awareness we usually reserve for country music stars and for when Kevin Durant saves a game with a buzzer-beating shot. Moreover, I want you to know about the Oklahomans doing great things now. Sure, on occasion, we will take a trip back to shed some light on someone unfairly buried in the rubble of the past. As the mission states, we need to move beyond Woody and Will with our distribution of importance. For example, did you know that an Oklahoma City native just won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction? Dan Fagin’s “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” is an investigative work on par with “A Civil Action” and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” It may be too early to tell, but I doubt the book will reach the same commercial heights as these topical predecessors. I could be wrong. With the Pulitzer and an upcoming paperback release, it could take on a new life. Born in 1963, Fagin attended Oklahoma City’s Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School and went on to serve as Editor-in-Chief and President of the Dartmouth College newspaper. His childhood friend and schoolmate Blake Bailey (a Pulitzer finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award Winner) headed off to
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Tulane before becoming America’s preeminent literary biographer. The two remain close and represent Oklahoma in a way that shines a much-needed light of intellectualism on our home state. It’s easy to get mired in the bad news and moronic policies, the botched executions, the shame in regularly topping the lists no state wants to be on. For the past few years, the Tulsa City-County Library has hosted a regular series, “Novel Talk.” The slogan for the series is “Smart is Good.” It’s a simple but powerful phrase that’s so true, so misunderstood. We produce oil, but not as much as we used to. We produce world-class athletes, but some era are better than others. We produce smart people, as many now as ever before, perhaps more. The problem is that we don’t lift them up, celebrate them. We hold up these people not to boost their ego or to envy their accomplishments. The rising tide truly lifts all ships. Toms River is a small town in New Jersey that most people have never heard of. Dan Fagin’s book, chronicling the decades-long battle over toxic dumping in said town, may give it a sort of infamy currently enjoyed by Oklahoma’s own Picher. The book begins with an admission of the unknown: “Who Tom was, if he ever was, is the first unresolved mystery of Toms River.” Hopefully, with a Pulitzer in pocket, and a career still very much in its prime, the same will never be said about Dan Fagin. a
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Place setting The five best bowls of Vietnam’s top street food in Tulsa by ALLISON KEIM
he intersection of Northwest 23rd and Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City is the meeting place of two cultures. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Oklahoma became home to thousands of Vietnamese refugees who would become an integral part of developing the Asian District in the heart of our state’s capitol. My first taste of pho, or Vietnamese beef noodle soup, was in a small restaurant in this district back in the nineties. It was a first date, and the boy was out to impress me with his worldly nature. I did find love that day, but it was with the humble bowl of rice noodles and aromatic broth that led to a lifelong affinity for soup. Years later and a hundred miles away I found a non-descript Vietnamese restaurant buried in the hills of south Tulsa. We have a vibrant Asian District here, but unlike Oklahoma City, it’s not in the center of town but rather further east. Pho V-Nam & Vietnamese Sandwich winks out from a strip mall at 81st and Harvard and is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. For a working single mother with an affinity for ethnic flavors but not finding much in her southside neighborhood, finding this place felt like winning the lottery. It’s a small eatery with an open kitchen and all guests are greeted promptly by the owners. Tien Lam and Phan Rich are husband
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and wife, cook and waiter, owners and greeters. They came to Tulsa from Houston so that Lam could attend Oral Roberts University. His dedication to the ministry is what brought pho to my neck of the woods. Lam is fervent about authentic, healthful Vietnamese fare. “I try to cook healthy and keep everything traditional, the way food is supposed to be,” Lam said. Recently, my children and I shared several items from the concise menu (“It’s not too large because there are only two of us cooking,” said Lam). We had a Vietnamese sandwich, or banh mi, with shredded chicken, and two types of pho. To start, we ordered Lam’s specialty:
It was a ﬁrst date, and the boy was out to impress me with his worldly nature. I did ﬁnd love that day, but it was with the humble bowl of rice noodles and aromatic broth that led to a life-long afﬁnity for soup. traditionally prepared egg rolls wrapped in rice paper. Between the warm, crispy egg roll and the cold, sticky rice paper, there was a layer of freshly shredded
carrots and chopped lettuce. The contrast in temperature and texture was executed perfectly and made a simple, familiar appetizer seem like more. The rolls are served with a tangy-and-sweet fish sauce, which my children ate with a spoon. Lam placed accoutrements on the table in preparation for the arrival of our dinner: plates of lime wedges, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, basil, and fresh bean sprouts. It’s what is to be expected in this part of the country for embellishing pho; it’s regional and readily available. Herbal, sweet fragrances wafting from the line made for an arduous interval between ordering and delivery. As the steaming bowls of pho rounded the corner and made way to the dinner table, I had a distinct sensation of anticipation for one of the most comforting of foods. It’s a feeling marked by an ache in my gut and sweaty palms, a sure sign of love. The broth is what makes pho magical. It’s almost irresistible, even on the hottest of days or the oddest hours. “Pho is served in the street at home, but it was originally served for breakfast only,” Lam said. The combination of undisclosed spices simmered for hours with beef bones, charred onion and ginger, the exact method for which was closely guarded by the Vietnamese chef, as if he had the map that would lead straight to my heart. a
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ALLISON’S DISHES NEW TRUCK IN TOWN // Stella Reauxs, a food truck that’s the result of a partnership of chefs Tiffanie Reynolds and Tim Heitzman, offers an unusual menu with flavors from Mexico, Louisiana, and the Far East. I sampled their breakfast menu the truck’s first day out and am eager to go back for lunch. Find the truck on Facebook to see where it’s parked; Stella Reauxs is available for catering, too. More at stellareauxs.com.
NEW TO THE PEARL // On the south side of Sixth St. between Quaker and Quincy, Paul Wilson is creating a Mediterranean masterpiece called Papa Ganouj. The restaurant will be full service and will seat about 70; it’s scheduled to open this summer. I got a sneak peak of the space, which is eclectic in décor and comfortable in atmosphere.
TESTING 1, 2, 3 // Jenny Vergera, Kansas City foodie and founder of The Test Kitchen, will be in Tulsa in June 6th for a Test Kitchen dinner with Wilson. These dinners are incredible and I highly recommend this epicurean adventure. Vergera has a knack for scouting out the newest, freshest local talent and helping them find their way along their culinary path. If you don’t know about her private supper club, read about it here: www.testkitchenkc.com.
GO SOUTH // There are oodles of choices for dining out south. Yokozuna on Yale, McNellies South, Upper Crust, and Russo’s are all now open and in full swing on the city’s south side, often with a wait for a table. Sources tell me that a second El Guapo will open soon at 81st and Harvard. This foodie hopes this rumor is accurate. I’m thrilled to see how their famous Hibiscus Margaritas taste south of I-44.
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Meet A. Nigh Herndon, painter, musician, train tagger by BEAU ADAMS like Rauschenberg. I would burn paintings, cut them up, mix the ashes with more paint and create again - I really bought into the whole TriMurtic thing, and still do. And then life happened. I was showing as a twenty-one year old kid in Tulsa, I had some shows at colleges and various other gigs, and I almost had a Jay-Z moment where I was like, “I’m retiring. I don’t find this fun anymore.” So, I kinda quit and started up an electronic band.
Interview location: The Tavern on Brady, 201 N. Main Street TTV ordered: Prairie Artisan Ales Herndon ordered: Pabst Blue Ribbon The Tulsa Voice: So, how do I address you? A. Nigh? Mr. Herndon? A. Nigh Herndon: No, you can just call me Aaron. When I was in college sometimes people would address me professionally as “Nigh”, and it always kind of catches me off guard. It’s kind of how I can tell if I really know somebody or not. I always hated the name Aaron, and A. Nigh Herndon always looked better, you know, as text. For some reason it just seems more professional. TTV: It certainly lends an air of credibility. ANH: Yeah, it’s like that old Ginsberg story where the poet says to a monk, “You know, nobody takes my poetry seriously because I don’t wear a suit.” And the monk says, “Well, wear a suit.” TTV: There’s nothing about your art that seems “folkish” or selftaught. It appears to be the work of a confident hand. What’s your background as it pertains to art? ANH: Most of my background is actually self-taught. I have a brother that is six years older than me and he pushed me into all forms of art, probably way earlier than I should have been. By the age of ten, he already had me reading great works of literature, beat poetry, listening to the Pixies. I grew up quick. I didn’t have a lot in common with my friends, so I hung out with an older crowd. 16 // FOOD & DRINK
A. Nigh Her ndon // Photo by Beau Adams
TTV: Your brother would let you hang around with him? ANH: Oh yeah, I’m headed to his place after this. He’s still my best friend. I remember really early on, art books in my house. Not Renaissance type stuff. Books of [Clyfford] Still and [Robert] Motherwell. I remember Motherwell from a super early age. I remember trying to copy his “Circles” and his “Elegy to the Spanish Republic” and I had no idea why, but then my brother remembered that he had found a doodle of mine from elementary school and it was a beatnik, but he had airplane wings for arms. He made experimental films and then we got into experimental music when I must have been about eleven. TTV: Like what? ANH: Just weird sound recordings. We would record all of Thanksgiving Dinner, which nobody knew, and then we would go back and cut it all up and make these strange loops of sound and dialogue. Before all of that even, I can remember being influenced by comic books. TTV: I can see that. ANH: Yeah. Actually one of my favorite comic books that made
a big impact on me as a kid was an issue of G.I. Joe, I believe the name of it was “Silent Attack”, and Lady Jane had been kidnapped Cobra Commander and Snake Eyes went in to rescue her, and he had to fight Storm Shadow. There wasn’t a single word in the entire comic. I thought it was amazing. I thought that should be considered on the same level as Bunuel or something. TTV: Did you study art in college? ANH: Yeah, I went to RSU, but I dropped out pretty quickly. Around that time my brother was working on this thing called the TriMurtic Manifesto, which his belief was taking all of the post-modernism out of art and taking it back to the spiritual side of art. TTV: Yeah? ANH: The TriMurtic was Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and my brother thought that art should be created, destroyed and then preserved. TTV: And you were on board? ANH: Yeah, so I promptly dropped out of college and started painting full time. I was doing assemblage stuff, very much
TTV: Logical progression. What was the name of the band? ANH: “Tank Battalion Attack”. I was working as a courier and I drove by a military installation and someone had taken a bed sheet and written tank battalion attack on it and I liked the sound of it. TTV: Were you well received? ANH: No. Nobody liked us at all. It was 2004 and nobody was into it, and it was really awful. I mean, it was recordings of murders and droning, it was very apocalyptic and “doom and gloom” type stuff. I think we might have been the first band to ever play the SoundPony. TTV: Seems about right. ANH: We released an album and it got picked up by a Mexican record label. The guy thought that we were these prophets from Oklahoma. So abruptly after that, I was like, “I’m quitting music.” And I went back to work. So this whole time, I’m self-teaching, I move back in with my parents and I’m looking for a place to live, thinking about moving out of town, and I start doing graffiti on trains. a E X T E NDE D Q& A AT
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I tend to wander at dinnertime on weekend nights, feeling not-especially hungry (breakfast is big at my house) and noncommittal. I’ve learned in such times to head to The Alley. The snacks menu there ranges from nachos to calamari, the perfect menu for those who roam. My favorite, a single scotch egg, $6, falls somewhere in between.
Ever try a restaurant dish that burrows itself into your brain? Days (even weeks) later, you find yourself thinking about it, craving it, wondering if it could possibly as good as you remember? I stumbled upon this new Asian-fusion restaurant by happy accident one Sunday afternoon, and ever since, the coconut soup — with ginger, garlic, lemon grass, chicken, mushrooms, red peppers and other Asian delights — has enchanted my every meal-time thought.
New! it says next to the Chili Mac on the menu at Ike’s Chili, the same that could be said for the Tulsa mainstay’s new digs, now open south and west of the former location at Admiral Place, on 11th Street between Peoria and the Hillcrest campus. The dish, one half macaroni and cheese and the other beef chili made from a recipe more than a century old, is as humble as it is harmonious. Whether stirred together or eaten along the thin line of chili juices between, it’s the yin and the yang of Tulsa comfort food.
With TVs covering every wall and an invitingly raucous atmosphere, Leon’s is a great place to catch a Thunder playoff game. They’ve even decked the place out in orange and blue for OKC’s quest for an NBA Championship. Get a quart of Coop F5 and an order of Jerry’s Jalapeños, stuffed with gouda and cream cheese, topped with a little smokey and wrapped in bacon. Spicy, savory, cheesy—perfect game day food.
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dininglistings DOWNTOWN Abear’s Baxter’s Interurban Grill The Boulder Grill Café 320 Casa Laredo Coney Island Daily Grill Fat Guy’s Foolish Things Coffee Grand Selections for Lunch The Greens on Boulder Heavy Metal Pizza Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli Lou’s Deli MADE Market in the DoubleTree by Hilton
Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar Oneok Café Oklahoma Spud on the Mall Seven West Café Sheena’s Cookies & Deli Steakfinger House The Sushi Place Tabouli’s Bistro at Atlas Life Ti Amo Topeca Coffee Trula The Vault Williams Center Café
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 Restaurant 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
Jay’s Coneys Josie’s Tamales Kimmy’s Diner Korean Garden Lot a Burger Maria’s Mexican Grill Mariscos Costa Azul Mariscos El Centenario Mekong Vietnamese Pizza Depot Porky’s Kitchen Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili RoseRock Cafe Señor Fajita Seoul Restaurant Shiloh’s of Tulsa Shish-Kabob & Grill Stone Mill BBQ & Steakhouse Tacos San Pedro Taqueria la Cabana Timmy’s Diner
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Caz’s Chowhouse Chimera Draper’s Bar-B-Cue Folks Urban Market Gypsy Coffee House Hey Mambo The Hunt Club Laffa Lucky’s on the Green Mexicali Border Café
Albert G’s Bar & Q Dilly Deli El Guapo’s Cantina Fassler Hall Joe Bots Coffee Joe Momma’s Pizza
Oklahoma Joe’s Prhyme Downtown Steakhouse The Rusty Crane Sisserou’s Spaghetti Warehouse The Tavern Zin Wine, Beer & Dessert Bar
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
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
WO ODLAND HILLS Juniper McNellie’s S&J Oyster Company Tallgrass Prairie Table White Flag Yokozuna
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
SOUTH TULSA 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 French Hen Gencies Chicken Shack Gyros by Ali Hebert’s Specialty Meats
Helen of Troy Mediterranean 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 Pita Place Redrock Canyon Grill Ripe Tomato Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili Sushi Hana Japanese Fusion Thai Village Tres Amigos Mexican Grill & Cantina White Lion Whole Foods Zio’s Italian Kitchen
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
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TU/KENDALL WHITTIER Big Al’s Health Foods Bill’s Jumbo Burgers Billy Ray’s BBQ Brothers Houligan 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 Cheesesteaks 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
Atlas Grill Billy’s on the Square Boston Avenue Grill Deco Deli
Elote Café & Catering Mod’s Coffee & Crepes Tavolo The Vault
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 Zanmai
WEST TULSA Main Street Tavern McHuston Booksellers and Irish Bistro Romeo’s Espresso Cafe
MIDTOWN Albert G’s The Alley Bangkok Thai Super Buffet Bros. Houligan Celebrity Restaurant Daylight Donuts Supershop Eddy’s Steakhouse
Jay’s Original Hoagies Keo Kit’s Takee-Outee La Roma Lanna Thai Logan’s Road House Louie’s Mandarin Taste Marley’s Pizza Mekong River Mi Tierra Napoli’s Italian Restaurant 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
DECO DISTRICT 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
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TERWILLIGER HEIGHTS Bill & Ruth’s Blue Rose Café Burn Co. BBQ The Chalkboard Dalesandro’s
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I. Marc Carlson is Librarian of Spe cial Colle ct ions and Universit y Archives at The Universit y of Tulsa
High and low The secret lives of Tulsa’s history hunters by KELSEY DUVALL
here’s Tulsa history resting in attics and basements, waiting for word to reach the archivists and for the start of the dance between families and the historians who are charged to preserve the artifacts that ground community memory. Once in the hands of historians, Tulsa’s artifacts are carefully preserved, for reasons both scholastic and civic. Some elevators are like time machines. A visit to The Tulsa Historical Society’s archival offices is a descent into a chilly, bright basement housing over 100 years of vertical files and artifact donations waiting to be studied and catalogued. Conversely, it’s an ascent through the McFarlin Library to reach the office of The University of Tulsa’s Special Collections, a cozy repository more like a library, with shelves to the ceiling. I. Marc Carlson, Librarian of Special Collections and University Archives at The University of Tulsa, goes beyond donations to build a vast collection of Tulsa history. “The way you do that is you find them, you express interest, you let them know that this is important and that the material can be preserved where people can get to it and use it. Most people actually respond very well to that. 22 // FEATURED
Sometimes you have to plant the seed, sort of nurture it, but eventually people can understand that this is something that you would want,” said Carlson. To build the archive’s World War I collection, an area for which Carlson said The University of Tulsa is known, it’s been a slow process and years of turning stones. Carlson made a discovery first-hand: letters from woman to her husband, news from the home front to a soldier serving in a great war. “I found them at an antique store in Muskogee and decided, ‘Hmm…I should probably buy those!’ I keep thinking someday I’ll get lucky and find one of those hidden caches of photos that no one’s ever seen before and I can pick them up and bring them in— for actually anything dealing with Tulsa,” Carlson said. Sometimes such acquisitions aren’t easy with small budgets, said Ian Swart, Archivist and Curator of Collections at Tulsa Historical Society. “Usually it’s things that are donated, which is problematic when something really awesome comes up and the current owner wants to sell it,” said Swart. When an item arrives at Tulsa Historical Society, it’s assigned a number, entered into a database, and digitized with a description
before being placed in a climate-controlled facility. TU’s team also documents and files the original artifact, noting from where the donation came and noting also any requirements and restrictions specified in the donation.
Not everything can be neatly tucked away in archives and museums. Both organizations, while they offer public access, keep special control of any and all original artifacts. It’s about preservation, but security also comes into play. For example, the 1928-1932 roster for the Tulsa chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is under guard. “We don’t let anybody see the original. We let them look at a photocopy of it, mostly because one of my predecessors had a concern that somebody might come and the page with grandpa’s name on it could fall out,” Carlson explained. Here in the digital age, Museums like THS weigh open, webbased access to special collections with the desire to attract museum goers, to allow those who search to come face to face with history. “If things are locked in a closet and preserved but no one has
access to them, what’s the point? But if you put it online, does it adversely affect attendance at museum galleries? Being this close to something someone had and held and used…that’s an experience you can’t replicate online,” said Swart. Not everything can be neatly tucked away in archives and museums. As a unique acquisition, THS was bequeathed the Perryman Cemetery, Tulsa’s oldest known cemetery, in the late 1970s. According to Swart, the donation resulted from the family’s concern that the graves would be relocated to sell the property at a later date. Beyond general maintenance, THS is part of a collaborative effort with The Daughters of the American Revolution and Benchmark Monument to restore the site. “About half of the graves in the cemetery are unmarked. We had a plot map and we knew who was buried where, a transcription had been done of all of the stones in the late ‘30s, so we know what should be on the stones, what dates and names. We’ve ordered period-correct marble headstones in various shapes and sizes. Some we had photos of what the original stones were like so we were able to get custom cuts that would be the original shape,” said Swart. May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
Known as a 1921 Tulsa Race Riot expert, Carlson’s quest for photographs to preserve and analyze still drives him after 25 years. “My take on history is actually somewhat cynical, but it’s also based heavily on documentation. A lot of what we have been told about the Riot is undocumented. There’s no way to prove it. There’s also no way to disprove it. It’s a lot of why when I took this job I went away from research and started dealing strictly with photographs. Because there are no politics in the photographs—you get exactly what you see. “One of the other goals I have is to try to identify the people in the pictures, because I really object to the use of ruins and just
pictures of dead people as stock footage that no one has any idea what these things are,” Carlson said. “We need to know who these people are. We need to know where these pictures were taken. I spend a lot of time and effort doing that.” Lee Roy Chapman has recovered rare tomes through eBay bids, unearthed Bob Wills’ bus in a Texas field following only rumors and back roads. Chapman annihilates the historian stereotype. He’s no bespectacled bookworm with a teaching gig (though he does, at times, wear glasses). While he digs through plenty of archives, he also brought the first exhibit about the work of Larry Clark, author of “Tulsa,”
to town. Once a year he gives a bicycle tour through the timeline and geography of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Chapman’s venture into historical artifact recovery began with a Myspace page. Chapman dedicated a site to Larry Clark’s “Tulsa” and soon after received a message from Joe Andoe, the renowned Tulsa-born artist. This chance encounter set him on the path to what he calls his first significant find: Ted Berrigan’s copy of “The White Dove Review,” the poetry magazine that brought Tulsa writers and artists into collaboration with legendary beatnik poets and modern artists. “Low and behold, I was down in the recesses of online catalogs
and I found [one],” Chapman said. “It was signed by nine of the contributors, leather bound, all five volumes. In the process, I found some of Joe Brainard’s paintings—he was the arts editor for the magazine.” The collection is now housed in Carlson’s collection at The University of Tulsa. “Since then I’ve been building their collection of Brainard and Ron Padgett materials. It was shortly after that I found the [magazine’s] Warhol covers,” Chapman said. “That’s the primary thing that I do with all this stuff. I try first to find an institution to buy it and keep it out of the hands of collectors so people like myself can use it for research,” Chapman said. a
Beyond the history books Where you can see history for yourself by JENNIFER LUITWIELER LAST YEAR I wrote a novel set in the days leading up to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. As I set about the research required for the work, I discovered a trove of easily accessible resources. Though not all of these sources are held in the same place, most are free and open to the public, either in person or online. These books, journals, photos and archives are available for study by anyone who is curious or who wants to view in person the documents they read about in history books. Listed below are some of the best resources.
Tulsa Historical Society
Photos, links to newspapers, and onsite research access are available by appointment. The Race Riot collection has been digitized and will be available to the public through a new mobile app. A new exhibit on Greenwood, the largest Tulsa Historical Society has ever offered, opens this month. 2445 S. Peoria Avenue (918) 712-9484 | tulsahistory.org
Tulsa Library Research Center
While the research center at Central Library is closed for renovations, many of the library’s resources for research can be accessed online, at other locations, or through the Library’s temporary research center, near 45th and Sheridan. The library offers research help via text, email and IM. Along with books about Oklahoma, Tulsa, and the Riot, the library has additional journals, histories, local high-school yearbooks, newspapers on microfilm, street directories, maps, and hanging files. The Beryl Ford collection of photographs documents the history of Tulsa and can be viewed online. As much of the collections are in storage during the renovation, calling first is suggested. 6500 E. 45th Place (918) 549-7323 | tulsalibrary.org
permanent display which tell the story of Deep Greenwood and the events of May 31-June 1, 1921. Free and open to the public; guided tours are $5. 322 N. Greenwood Ave. | (918) 596-1020 greenwoodculturalcenter.com
John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation hosts an annual symposium on reconciliation and manages Reconciliation Park, free and open to the public at 321 N. Detroit Avenue, a public-private partnership with the City of Tulsa and a result of the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. 322 N. Greenwood Ave. (918) 295-5009 | jhfcenter.org
Riot Archive at the University of Tulsa McFarlin Library
The University of Tulsa Social Collections in McFarlin Library is home to a compilation of research, including taped interviews and papers. Library hours vary by season; check the University of Tulsa website before heading over. 2933 E. 6th St. | (918) 631-2873 utulsa.edu/mcfarlin
North Tulsa Historical Society
This society meets at Rudisill Library on the first Saturday of every month. northtulsahistoricalsociety.org
Oklahoma Historical Society
The Oklahoma Historial Society offers a large and online-accessible library of newspapers, books, and journals about Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Historical Society’s Encyclopedia of
History and Culture can be viewed at digital.libraray.okstate.edu. 800 Nazhi Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City (405) 522-5225 | okhistory.org
Tulsa Reparations Commission
Historian Scott Ellsworth assisted in compiling the information provided here, which was temporarily unavailable as of this writing. The Reparations Commissions report is available at Tulsa Library. tulsareparations.org
Personal Website of I. Marc Carlson
Carlson compiled much of the research contained at The University of Tulsa and has developed his own site on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. His timelines and maps are helpful in understanding who was where and when. tulsaraceriot.wordpress.com
Sand Springs History Museum
In the Page Memorial building, the Sand Springs History Museum preserves its building, an Art Deco relic, and the history of Sand Springs, Oklahoma’s only planned industrial city that doubled as a haven for widows and orphans. 9 E. Broadway in Sand Springs (918) 246-2500 | sandspringsok.org
log cabin and a replica of the 1828 Muscogee-Creek town of “Thlikachka,” a name carried from Alabama to present-day Broken Arrow. 400 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow (918) 258-2616 | bahistorialsociety.com
Tulsa Preservation Commission
A repository for information on Tulsa’s historic districts, neighborhoods, and buildings, available online. 175 E. 2nd St., Suite 570 | (918) 576-5687 tulsapreservationcommission.org
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture indexes history on Tulsa’s built environment, including biographies collected by the Junior League of Tulsa in 1979 as part of their research for the book, “Tulsa Art Deco.” 321 S. Boston, LL01| (918) 583-5550 tulsaarchitecture.com
Chronicling America via Library of Congress
Search America’s historic newspapers, including The Tulsa Daily World and The Tulsa Star, and from 18361922, while you bask on the couch in your pa jamas. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum
The Broken Arrow Historical Society museum is housed near the old train depot in downtown Broken Arrow, open for both guided and self-guided tours. Exhibits include a family
Greenwood Cultural Center The center boasts a comprehensive collection of images and artifacts on
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Photo by Evan Taylor
A local hip-hop group wanted to host a free memorial for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Its members found out that was harder—and more hurtful—than they knew BY MITCH GILLIAM AND NATASHA BALL, WITH ADDITIONAL RESEARCH BY LEE ROY CHAPMAN
an Hahn began planning “1921” last October, months before the fliers and phone calls, press and protesters. Hahn, a high-school English teacher who raps as Algebra in local hip-hop group Oilhouse, had an email from organizers at Guthrie Green. Included was a calendar with a list of dates available for performing artists. Hahn saw no one had spoken for May 31st. He knew what he wanted to do. The group hosted a similar performance at the Green the year before. Called “The 4 Elements of Hip-Hop,” it was a showcase of an interdisciplinary genre, disobedient of societal divisions and boundaries. Hahn envisioned a repeat, with breakdancing, graffiti, rap, and DJ’ing; this year, he thought, on that date, it could be more than just a concert. Hahn got the go-ahead from the other six members of Oilhouse and reached out for spon24 // FEATURED
As he watched on Facebook the discontent about the “1921” event grow, Hahn wondered, “Did I just offend the entire group I wanted to honor?” sors. Oilhouse signed the McNellie’s Group and Blue Ox Dining Group, the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, and Louder Than a Bomb, a spoken-word program for Tulsa high schoolers. The group used the money to hire a sound technician and to print posters and hand bills for the event, which it named “1921: Tulsa Race Riot Memorial Arts Showcase.” Curtain time was set for 7 p.m., nearly 93 years to the hour since Tulsa’s darkest chapter was written. A month before the event, on his planning period at school,
Hahn sat down to his computer to see if the group was any closer to his goal of 1,000 RSVPs. His stomach sank when he saw that a single comment on the event’s Facebook page had, in just a few hours, erupted. He scrolled through more than 100 comments, reading them all, replying to most, defending his intent. If this event is for “the community” as Hahn had said, some commenters asked, why was it planned for the Brady District and not Greenwood? As he watched on Facebook the discontent about the “1921”
event grow, Hahn wondered, “Did I just offend the entire group I wanted to honor?”
*** Hahn grew up in Verdigris, a stoplight on Route 66 between Catoosa and Claremore. He has always checked the box next to “white” on work, school, and license applications. Enamored with hip-hop from an early age, he was rapping by the time he was in college, and he helped form Oilhouse after graduation. Though clued into history and race through music and company-kept, like many Oklahomans, Hahn was clueless about what happened in Tulsa on May 31st, 1921. Practically in his backyard, 35 blocks of businesses and residences, including historic Greenwood and Black Wall Street, were destroyed in a matter of hours in what has been called the worst civil disturbance in American history, a riot, a massacre, a genocide. May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
Oilhouse members Algebra (aka Dan Hahn), DJ Nutter (aka Andrew Nutter), and Verse (aka Derek Clark) // photo courtesy of annaleemedia.com
“This isn’t a celebration,” Hahn said. “People should be staring into their laps after the event, thinking, ‘We have work to do.’” Well after he had left the classroom as a student and returned as a teacher, Hahn was at a party on North Main in downtown Tulsa. There he met a party-goer who claimed the area all around them was haunted, and that hundreds of people were murdered nearby. He wrote the exchange off as urban legend, but later that week, Hahn learned it pointed to the truth. He quickly found and read a copy of “Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921,” the 1992 book by Scott Ellsworth, then, distraught, every other Riot-related book he could put his hands on. Hahn began to incorporate what he learned into his highschool classroom. In his students’ final this year, he required them to enter the community and engage a stranger about the tragedy. That’s what he wanted to do at Guthrie Green, the crown jewel of the bustling Brady Arts District, with “1921.” Hahn hoped to leverage Guthrie Green’s offer of its stage and give a deferred conversation its due. Oilhouse reached out to other artists, to Delacroix, Written Quincey, Lojo Werkz, Clean Hands Army, and This Land Press to join the cause. The group moved forward, completely confident that Tulsans would think it was a good thing. However, there was more to the conversation than they knew. Some Greenwood advocates expressed their unhappiness: That Oilhouse was, with this showcase, exploiting the tragedy of 1921. That the group and its sponsors were trying to look good for Oprah Winfrey’s producers, in pre-production on a mini-series, said to be titled “Tulsa” and based on the massacre in Greenwood. They accused him of stealing— this was a memorial for the victims of the Riot and it belonged in Greenwood, not in a neighborhood that, even after last year’s THE TULSA VOICE // May 21 – June 3, 2014
protests and pleadings for change, still bears the controversial name Brady. At the very least, Greenwood leaders deserved a place at the table to take part in planning such an event, some said. Tulsa’s Brady Arts District drew national media attention last year when a group fought to rename its thoroughfare. Brady Street is the namesake of W.T. Brady, reported in a 2011 story in This Land to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan and an alleged participant in the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. After several weeks of heated debate, the City Council agreed to amend the name. The letters M.B. were added to signify the Civil War photographer, with no apparent ties to Tulsa, rather than the Klansman. Alfred Brophy, author of “Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921, Race, Reparations, Reconciliation,” who has written before about the renaming of Civil War monuments and the threat of such changes to historical memory, called the move “intellectually dishonest.” The signs now say M.B. Brady Street and stretch through downtown marked also as Reconciliation Way. But according to the Brady Arts District website as of this writing, the district’s name is still “derived from Wyatt Tate Brady.”
OILHOUSE Photo by Evan Taylor
*** It’s hard to see what Greenwood once was. Staring North from Archer along Greenwood Avenue, only a half block of buildings south of I-244 remains. In spite of the Great Depression and the eruption of World War II, the district rebuilt after 1921, bustling again with dozens of black-owned and -operated businesses, though the scars still showed. Before urban renewal, before the Interstate went through the heart of the neighborhood, Greenwood
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[Some commenters] accused him of stealing—this was their memorial and it belonged in Greenwood, not in a neighborhood that, even after last year’s protests and pleadings for change, still bears the controversial name Brady.
Avenue had returned to a former glory that was compared to State Street in Chicago or Beale Street in Memphis. The district today resembles only in spirit and pride the community that once sprawled for blocks, called one of the most prosperous African American communities in American history. Surprisingly, Greenwood has struggled to secure designation as a Historic Place on the National Register and the benefits it confers, including federal and state rehabilitation tax credits; it can’t show the original structures required to qualify for a spot on the registry, a point of contention with some members of the community who would rather Greenwood not be known as the Tulsa Race Riot District, the whole of a neighborhood and more than a century of history named for what happened in just a matter of hours. Efforts to list Greenwood with the National Registry have reached a stalemate, according to the State Historic Preservation Office. “Due to the objections from Tulsa citizens regarding the approach to the nomination and to the criteria and regulations governing what is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, our agency has decided not to pursue the nomination any further,” said Melvina Heisch, deputy at SHPO, in an email to The Tulsa Voice. The Brady Arts District, just a few years ago blighted by empty storefronts and warehouses, is now home to a new row of art galleries, museums, restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs, lauded as Tulsa’s most successful redevelopment in history. It stretches along 26 // FEATURED
M.B. Brady Street from Boulder to Elgin, just north of the Martin Luther King Boulevard Bridge, which is dotted with Greenwood historic markers. The Brady Arts District attained a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. ONEOK Field, which sits where Greenwood’s historic Royal Hotel once stood, is listed on the Brady Arts District website as a neighborhood attraction. Not all the comments on the Facebook discussion of the event took issue with the Oilhouse showcase or its location, but emotions ran high on both sides. An old wound had been re-opened. The racial tensions that grip Tulsa even still were thrown into sharp relief. “I looked at it and thought, ‘God, this is hard to read,’” Hahn said of the comments on social media. “It was itchy and uncomfortable, but absolutely necessary information.” Hahn reached out to several of the dissenting voices on the thread. With one, who asked not to be named in this article, said he and Hahn, through dialog, found some common ground. Others maintained Oilhouse should change the location for its event. Through conversations on the Facebook thread and off, Hahn said he gained understanding as well as clarity on what he would like to accomplish when Oilhouse takes the stage at Guthrie Green on the 31st. “With this [Oilhouse] event, maybe these comments and discussions that it provokes are actually speaking more artistically, more truth, than the actual art,” said Chris Combs, composer and lap-steel guitarist of Jacob Fred May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
Jazz Odyssey. In 2011 Combs and JFJO released the Race Riot Suite, a long-form conceptual piece of music that aimed to tell the story of the Riot with tracks like “Black Wall Street,” “The Burning,” “Grandfather’s Gun,” and “Cover Up.” The album was acclaimed by the press—one reporter with the Los Angeles Times wrote that, however unlikely it was to be sourced of young, white musicians, it evoked Greenwood’s destruction as well as its creative fervor. Still, the album and its creators didn’t escape criticism. It stirred similar emotions in comments on Facebook and other media sites as did the Oilhouse event. “I might not have been totally prepared for it, but it is one of the most powerful parts of the artwork (the music) itself,” Combs said of the response to the album. “That’s actually more artistically relevant than the piece of music.” “Bridging this divide between north and south Tulsa, maybe that’s our generation’s job. How do we do it? I don’t know,” Combs said, though he was encouraged by those willing to try. “It’s a lot easier to not play a show. It’s a lot easier to not talk about it. It’s a lot easier to pretend it didn’t happen.”
Originally, Oilhouse marketed the event as a memorial to the victims. The focus has shifted; now, more important than ever is education. The controversial location of Guthrie Green, chosen for its sound system, availability, and because it was where Oilhouse performed its hip-hop show last year, has a new function, one beyond its role as one of Tulsa’s newest and largest stages. Oilhouse hopes to reach the influx of Tulsans and suburbanites brought downtown by attractions in the Brady Arts District. The group hopes the foot traffic Guthrie Green attracts will take education on the events of May 31-June 1, 1921 and the hurt they caused to a new audience. When visitors to the District stroll its sidewalks on the evening of May 31, Oilhouse will have its message ready: “This is what you’re partying on top of,” Hahn said. At the very least, Oilhouse hopes Tulsans leave knowing the city’s downtown north of the tracks is more than a playground, that they understand part of why Tulsa struggles with race and unity nearly a century later. At the very most, the goal is to
Greenwood and beyond
Greenwood Cultural Center and Historic District, John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, Guthrie Green, and the Hyatt Regency Hotel. // 5/29-30 // 918295-5009 // jhfcenter.org
Upcoming events on Greenwood, the 1921 Race Riot, and black history in Oklahoma Spirit of Greenwood: A History of Prosperity & Perseverance // Tulsa Historical Society’s newest exhibit features photos and artifacts from Greenwood from before, during, and after the Tulsa Race Riot. Complementary to the exhibit is an interactive iPad app, created by local tech firm Moomat, that features digitized versions of Race Riot artifacts. // Opens 5/22 // 2445 S Peoria Ave // 918-712-9484 // tulsahistory.org 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation in America // The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation hosts this two-day event, now in its fifth year, with the theme, Education for Reconciliation. Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be the Symposium’s Keynote Speaker, and Dr. George C. Wright, President of Prairie View A&M University, will be a featured speaker. Events will take place in several locations downtown, including the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, THE TULSA VOICE // May 21 – June 3, 2014
17th Annual Black Wall Street Memorial March // The Black Wall Street Memorial March takes place each Memorial Day weekend and is a time to honor the legacy and remember the tragedy of Black Wall Street and the Historic Greenwood District. Two days of programs include a lecture by Dr. Umar Johnson, a panel discussion on the effects of 1921 and the current state of Tulsa’s black community, and the March through Greenwood. The lecture and panel discussion take place Saturday, May 24 at Rudisill North Regional Library from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the March will take place Sunday, May 25, beginning at 5 p.m. at Vernon Chapel A.M.E. Church. // 5/24-25 // Rudisill North Regional Library – 1520 N Hartford Ave; Vernon Chapel A.M.E. Church – 311 N Greenwood Ave // 918-7166170 // firstname.lastname@example.org Ride Thru the Riot // Lee Roy Chapman leads an educational tour by bicycle through the geography and history of the
RECONCILIATION WAY convert concert goers to activism. It’s easy for white people to throw around words like “unity,” “art,” and “community,” Hahn said—“It’s just a blanket and a hot chocolate for them.” The group hopes its event creates a climate where reconciliation can become more than a word on a street sign, that people will leave with a better understanding and appreciation of what occurred in 1921 and its aftermath. Earlier this month Hahn posted a new flier for the Oilhouse event to Facebook. “An evening
of education, conversation and activism through art, music and spoken word,” they now say. This Land Press will offer audio pieces concerning the Riot. Hahn asked the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Center for speakers; there won’t be any breakdancing. The enthusiastic sprint with which he approached “1921” has slowed to a reverent march. “This isn’t a celebration,” Hahn said. “People should be staring into their laps after the event, thinking, ‘We have work to do.’” a
1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Participants should be prepared for a strenuous 8-mile ride; riders are responsible for their own safety. Cost is a $10 donation to the Greenwood Cultural Center. // 6/1, one at 11 a.m. and another at 4 p.m.
elers visit towns in various quadrants of Oklahoma with a historian on each bus. In each town, the history of the town and their part in Oklahoma history is told by local historians and citizens. Meals are included in the fare. This year the tour visits the Melvin B. Tolson Museum in Langston and the Oklahoma History Center’s new African-American Exhibit in OKC. Tickets and more information on Oklahoma’s all-black towns is available at guides. tulsalibrary.org/aarc. // 6/7, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Greenwood Battleground: Hannibal Johnson on Tulsa’s Past, Tulsa’s Future // The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 was a ma jor historical event with shockwaves still impacting our community today. Johnson, author of several acclaimed books, including “Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District,” offers a viewing of the short documentary “Greenwood Battleground” a short presentation, and a question-and-answer session. Copies of his books will be available for purchase. // 6/3, 7-8:30 p.m. // Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Historic Oklahoma All-Black Town Tour // Between 1865 and 1915, at least 60 all-black towns were settled in America. With more than 20, Oklahoma was home to more than most states. Tulsa Library hosts an annual Historic All-Black Town Tour every 2nd Saturday in June. Two busloads of trav-
Juneteenth on Historic Greenwood // Greenwood’s Juneteenth celebration kicks off on 6/13 when the Drillers and State Senator Jabar Shumate celebrate the Negro Baseball League and Tulsa’s team in the league, the T-Town Clowns. On 6/19, National Association of Black Journalists-Tulsa will host “Where Do We Go From Here?,” a forum discussing the impact of economic development, education, and Oprah on Greenwood. On 6/20, Greenwood Avenue will be bustling with music, spoken word poetry, art, and more; on 6/21, a music festival will be hosted at the OSU-Greenwood Soccer Field. // 6/13-21, on historic Greenwood FEATURED // 27
For love, not money How to build your own personal art walk by Britt Greenwood
alf of Gina Bradford’s belongings are still in cardboard boxes, but not the art. About a dozen pieces of original work were propped on chairs and the mantel the day I visited her Maple Ridge home, which she’s trading for a residence a short walk away. I could see more art in a back room waiting to be wrapped and readied for a new wall, not to be covered and carried off until the last moment. She told me about her six-foot watercolor of the Mayo Hotel, a piece created by Tommy Ball inspired by the place where she once resided, about how it hasn’t been on display. “I am hoping when we move we will have a place for it,” she said. Bradford is trading up, exchanging her address for more wall space. Bradford, an award-winning entrepreneur, spends her days running the Tulsa-based firm Bradford Marketing. At home, she surrounds herself with the art of local painters and photographers. “Some people talk about eating local, buying local things,” Bradford said. “When I moved from the ’burbs to downtown, everybody said ‘support local museums, support local art.’ So I made a promise to myself that I was only going to buy local art.” She showed me large Andrea Rose Steel pop-art paintings of Gene Wilder and the artist Frieda, the pair of pieces Bradford used to begin her collection. (An electri-
START YOUR OWN COLLECTION Look for art in the $250-500 range, advises artist and collector R.C. Morrison. “There are lots of places that have art in that range. Go to Peoria and walk up and down the street.” For those with smaller pocketbooks, there’s the TAC Gallery with its annual 5x5 fundraiser, where original work sells for $55. “You don’t have to have an art history background,” he said.
Gina Bradford, a Tulsa patron of the ar ts // Photo by Brit t Gre enwood
cian who came by before I arrived offered to purchase the Wilder as Willy Wonka; Bradford issued an adamant “no.”) Two Gaylord Oscar Herron photos leaned against the fireplace—one was of a woman walking through Bradford’s Maple Ridge. A smaller piece with acrylic paint featured the Frank Lloyd Wright building in Bartlesville, a piece by art teacher Stephen Graham. “This guy is really unknown, and I fell in love with [his work],” Bradford said. She has a large painting of Woody Guthrie by John Hammer. “He just got commissioned at AHHA,” Bradford said. “When I knew him, he was just a guy hanging out at Guthrie Green selling art.” When she went to buy it, Hammer told her he donated it to the Woody Guthrie Center. She was disappointed until, on her
birthday, her partner surprised her with the coveted painting. “It is my right-now favorite,” she said. “Each of these people I have a relationship with and have fallen in love with. I would never part with any of this stuff,” said Bradford. She doesn’t consider her art as an investment in the financial sense, but rather in the community. She plans to pass the works down to her daughter. A massive Pantoja sat where her TV once stood before it was moved. It was a gift from the painter, Bradford told me. “I did his website, and I went over there one day and he said, ‘I have something for you Gina.’” It glowed with reds and oranges, a reference to the suffering in Cuba where the artist, now in Tulsa, was born. She gleamed over it. “I just love Jose,” she said with a smile. a
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Never buy on the basis of, Oh, I hear this person is gonna be huge. “If you do that, you’re doing it for all the wrong reasons,” said Daniel Guilick, owner of Colour Gallery. “Always follow your gut. You buy a hamburger from your favorite place because you love it. You should love the art you’re buying.” Think beyond wall space, the perfect location and the color palette when choosing art work. Even in the tiniest of dwellings, a singular wall can be dedicated to a personal gallery—perfect for a new collector buying smaller works. Also, if a painting urges you to pull out the pocketbook, speak with the artist. Ask about the culmination of the work. They can provide you with interesting details for added value, such as a share-worthy story, or you may find a connection with the artist and form a new friendship.
ART HAPPENINGS ART 365 // Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition presents the work of five Okie artists exploring heritage, socioeconomic/racial issues, nature, motherhood and even smell. Each artist was granted $12,000 and provided curatorial assistance // 5/23-8/9; Hardesty Arts Center; 101 E. Archer; 918-584-3333 28 // ARTS & CULTURE
SOMETHING HAPPENED—THREE DAYS IN TORNADO SEASON // Experimental theater meets visual arts in this Michael Wright installation and performance. In sectioned areas of the gallery, spectators will encounter actors and visual artworks all sharing what may have happened during the three days // 5/30 through 6/1; TAC Gallery; 9 E. Brady; 918-592-0041 May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
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Bernadette does Tulsa Broadway icon to headline send-off of Barry Epperley by JENNIFER LUITWIELER
he Tony Award winner and Broadway star Bernadette Peters joins Tulsa’s Signature Symphony on May 22 for a concert that is both a beneﬁt and a retirement celebration for long-time director Dr. Barry Epperley. Epperley has been a ﬁxture in the performing arts community in northeast Oklahoma for decades, and retires from his position as Conductor and Artistic Director of the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College in July. The black-tie gala is Thursday, May 22, at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.
ing on a series for amazon.com, about a symphony, and I play the part of managing the organization. And Broadway Barks. TTV: What is Broadway Barks? BP: Oh. My true passion. I was 9 when we got a dog, and I had begged and begged for it. When I was doing “Annie Get Your Gun,” our show raised the most money for Broadway Cares, so we started Broadway Barks. It has been going on for 16 years. Broadway stars bring city shelter dogs on stage and try to get them adopted. Now we’re up to 27 shows. We bring vans from shelters all along Broadway. Tulsa could do that. You just need the companies to get together, a sound system, and a district. Companion animals have been so important to me.
The Tulsa Voice: Do you prefer music, movies, or television as a performer? Bernadette Peters: Words. Whatever the words are. I am drawn to the script. I am there to learn and to impart to the audience the why, to explore, to engage in a human experience. When I was little, I was singing in front of the TV. I was 8 years old and on a show called “Name That Tune,” and I had these songs in my head, I don’t know how, but I could recognize them. And I was the first child to win, $1000 or whatever it was. I have the privilege to sing to people and to think about, to be reminded of something. I love the comedic and the dramatic. The point is, I understand I am there to entertain. I like to go really deep. When I was doing Gypsy, I was 13, and my mother and my sister were on the road with me. My sister and I were both understudies, and we were mirroring Gypsy. It was interesting, and I think I learned a lot from that experience. 30 // ARTS & CULTURE
TTV: Have you been to Tulsa? Ber nadet te Peters comes to Tulsa on May 22 for a performance with the Sig nat ure Sy mphony // cour tesy, Andrew Eccles
TTV: Did you understand what you were learning at the time? BP: Not at all. Not until now. TTV: What was a project you loved that didn’t get as much attention as you’d have liked? BP: I did an Encore of Steve’s (Stephen Sondheim) music reinterpreted by Wynton Marsalis. People had a problem with that. At first, they didn’t want to hear that. Then, more and more people grew to like it. But it was one weekend only. Steve was excited. I loved the idea, to sing with Wynton Marsalis.
TTV: Where are your awards? BP: (laughs) Oh. I don’t know. They’re here, in the office. Are they on the desk? In the bookshelves? I try not to make awards important. I can’t be defined by them. It is nice to be nominated; that is more of a recognition than anything. TTV: What are your current projects? BP: I’m writing my third children’s book, “How Stella Gets a Friend.” All of my books are about my animals. I am work-
BP: I have been to Tulsa, a few times. It’s been a long time, but it is a wonderful city, with a lovely appreciation for my work. TTV: Have you worked with Mr. Epperley? BP: I have not, no. But his Signature Symphony is a great thing. Singing with symphony members is going on a beautiful experience together. Notes on their own are a vibration. Music can change your mood. I love classical musical for that reason. There are 12 notes, but we can put them together in such a way...it is a very special thing by someone who was inspired to write that down. a May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
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Throwing one back Five tips for assembling a vintage bar by ASHLEY HEIDER DALY
y husband and I like to remember the first barbecue of summer 2009, when we drank Red Bull and Olde English and grilled hotdogs at a friend’s apartment. Another friend, Jarrel, the great proclaimer, raised his red plastic cup and toasted our cookout and friendship: “Looks right, feels right.” Several years (and cocktails) later, we memorialized Jarrel’s grand words in a frame over our bar at home. “Looks right, feels right” became my mantra for assembling our barware collection. Most of my pieces reveal a devotion to vintage glamour: the gentle opulence of gold stripes paired with green, frosted or simple, clear glass. It’s glassware so lovely it makes anyone feel Hollywood. Why vintage barware and not the lovely, newly manufactured pieces at your local department store? Because vintage glasses have been to the party you are late to. I own some brand-new metal straws from a cute local shop down the street from where I opened my vintage-furniture store, Retro Den. But, if I could have metal straws that fueled the buzz of a post-WWII social hour in a sunken living room while guests swayed to popping vinyl, would I trade them? You bet. Pieces with history hold power and give meaning to our present moments. I’d drink to that every day of the week. You, too? Here’s how to get your own vintage barware collection started:
Be a hopeful hunter. I started with two gold-stripped tumblers that stole my heart at a flea market in Arkansas. Two glasses does not make a set, but they had to be mine. A year later, while driving home from visiting my future husband in Norman, I stopped in an 32 // STYLE
DRINK TO THIS Tips for building your bar Gently run your finger around the rims of each glass to ensure they are not chipped. Looking for coveted pieces? Vintage copper cups for Moscow Mules, say? Ask local vintage shops if they would be on the look out for you. Twice the eyes are twice the eyes. Hand washing is your best bet with vintage glassware. This ensures paint stays intact longer and that they do not develop cloudy build-up.
old-house-turned-antique-outpost and found some similar cups that had both gold stripes and frosted stripes. I felt like I’d won the lottery. And then, two years after that, I stumbled on eight of the original gold-stripe-only glasses. Moral of the story: just when I decided a mere approximation was the grandest find, I discovered my heart’s exact desire. Let this tale be a candle in the darkness as you search for perfection in your vintage collection. Your glassware dreams can come true, too. So keep your damn eyes open. You can’t own them all. Running
the store has taught me to appreciate that there are always new cool and lovely things in the world, more than I could ever dream to
keep in my home. Early on, I had to make rules. The bar cabinet is the only approved place for barware. It’s all the room I get. I don’t tell my gorgeous and too-shallow martini glasses to their faces, but they are the ones I would trade if I find a more practical and just-as-beautiful option. Keep your cool and only have things you’ll use. Trade things
in and out. Don’t hoard. No one goes to cocktail parties at hoarders’ houses. Go with what looks and feels right ﬁrst; then, notice a trend.
I already knew gold-stripes were my jam in terms of glassware, but when I stumbled on some minty green lowball glasses, I wasn’t sure
if they would fit in. Sometimes just having your breath taken away is enough to know you should buy something, but that’s not the best rule to stand on when building a solid collection. It often helps to consider other sets of things in your home or life. Taking into account my china (white with apple-green and gold stripes tracing its rims), as well as my mixing bowls (Jadeite Fire King in enchanting light green.), I was able to see my true colors shine through. It was no coincidence I was drawn to the green lowballs. Obviously, they came home with me. You should definitely mock sip from potential cups.
How on earth will you know if you like drinking from them if you don’t? I love the heft of my minty green lowball glasses. Now gin and tonics not only taste good, but they also feel good in my hands. Pretty glassware makes your drinks taste better. I’ve read
that people get more pleasure out of experiences than they do out of things. Thoughtfully chosen, enjoyably acquired glassware elevates cocktail hour to an experience steeped in history for you and your guests. Quite frankly, you are going to feel fancy and fashionable. I want that for you. I want you to feel fancy and fashionable. a Ashley Daly takes a shot out of a vintage shot glass every time she sells a piece of furniture at her vintage and home store, Retro Den. Sometimes it’s just a shot of juice, sometimes whiskey; she likes to keep things interesting. Editor’s note: A version of
this article ﬁrst appeared on TheNoshery.com, a food and lifestyle blog with Tulsa roots. May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
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Homerun for the Homeless // The eighth annual Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless Home Run for the Homeless pits representatives of local TV, print, and radio outlets against each other for a game of softball. Cheer on your favorite local celebrities and help the Day Center continue to provide a safe, healthy, and encouraging environment for Tulsans in need. // 5/22, 7:00 pm, $5-$10, 201 N Elgin Ave, homerunforthehomeless.org Astronomy Club of Tulsa’s Public Observing Night // See the night sky through different telescopes and enjoy a variety of celestial wonders. Club members will be on hand to provide guidance, and guests are invited to set up their own equipment. The event is open to the public and is free, though a $2 donation per person is appreciated. // 5/23, 8:00 pm, astrotulsa.com
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Oklahoma Renaissance Festival // The 16th Century is alive and well every weekend this month at the Castle of Muskogee. The 19th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival features over 600 performers, merchants, and artisans, right out of the years of yore. Enjoy a giant smoked turkey leg and a flagon of ale as you watch the Heroic Knights of Old battle in the Tournament Arena, take in a Living Chess Match, and be awed by The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey and Sirena, a group of singing mermaids. Don’t miss special daytime events like the Queen’s Tea, the Royal Lunheon, and the King’s Smoker, and be sure to buy tickets to after-hours events, including the Masqued Ball, Pirate’s Feaste, and the Ceilidh, the Castle’s version of a wild Scottish party. The Festival is open every weekend through June 1, as well as Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Tickets at the gate are $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for students ages 13-18 and seniors, and $7.95 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online for a $2 discount, and 2-Day and Season Passes are also available. // 5/23-6/1, $5.95-$14.95, 3400 West Fern Mountain Road, okcastle.com
looking for unique vintage items, home décor, or the latest fashions, look no further. This travelling boutique store has everything you need and more. // 5/24, $5, 400 S Veterans Pkwy, rufflesandrustexpo.com Habitat for Humanity Super Blitz // Habitat for Humanity will be building eight homes for eight Tulsa families in just 16 days. The first wall of each house will be raised simultaneously on May 30th. Visit facebook.com/SuperBlitz2014 to learn how to volunteer and to print out your very own Super Blitz Super Hero mask! // 5/30, facebook. com/superblitz2014 Gem Faire // Millions of precious and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold, and silver will be available in Central Park Hall in Expo Square. Purchase hand-crafted jewelry or get the tools and materials you need to create your own! Displays and demos will be presented by Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society. // 5/30-6/1, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, $7, children 12 and under are free, 4145 E 21st St, gemfaire.com SunFest // Known as Oklahoma’s biggest outdoor picnic, SunFest features live music, arts and crafts, games, storytellers, food and more in Bartlesville’s Sooner Park. Don’t miss the attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the largest water gun fight, which takes place Sunday at 2:30! Register at noon to take part. If the record is broken, all participants will be named in the Guinness Book of World Records. // 5/30-6/1, 420 SE Madison Blvd, bartlesvillesunfest.org Relay for Life of Tulsa // Fight cancer, honor survivors and those those who have lost their battle with cancer, learn how to reduce the risk of cancer, and raise money to help put an end to cancer once and for all. // 5/30, 6:00 pm, 111 E M.B. Brady St, relay.acsevents.org
Performing Arts The Sound of Music // Theatre Tulsa presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical about the Trapp and their governess Maria in pre-WWII Austria. // 5/22-5/25, $16-$20, 110 E 2nd St, tulsapac.com/index.asp The Bluest Eye // Theatre North presents this adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel of the same name. In 1940s Ohio, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove prays for blue eyes, hoping she can avoid the ridicule and abuse she receives because of her dark skin. The Bluest Eye shows the impact a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl. // 5/245/25, $12.50-$15, 110 E 2nd St, tulsapac. com/index.asp
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Fifteen Minutes of Fame // Vox Novus presents a concert of 15 one-minute acoustic musical performances by different composers for a specific performer or ensemble. Featured performers include Josh Massad, Karen Naifeh Harmon, and Austin Pendergrass. // 5/29, 7:30 pm, $7, 307 E M.B. Brady St, livingarts.org
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Tulsa Drillers vs. Frisco RoughRiders // 5/28, 4:05 pm, $5-$35, 201 N Elgin Ave, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t260
Spontaniacs! // 5/23, 7:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com
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Trav-Aid Variety Show // 5/22, 8:30 pm, $5, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com
The Fine Gentleman’s Club with Matt Wayman, Nathan Lund, Sam Tallent, Bobby Crane // 5/23, 8:30 & 10:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Snap! // 5/24, 7:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Phunbags // 5/24, 8:30 & 10:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Bazar’s Cavalcade of Comedy // 5/25, 7:30 pm, $5, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Dan Fritschie, Summer Ferguson, Rick Shaw, Daren Ebacher, Logan Rogers, Terre Cossey, Chris Rhodes, Ryan Jones // 5/26, 9 pm, The Shrine
Tulsa Drillers vs. Midland RockHounds // Friday Night Fireworks presented by News on 6 & 98.5 KVOO! // 5/30, 7:05 pm, $5-$35, 201 N Elgin Ave, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t260 Tulsa Athletics vs. Liverpool Warriors // 5/30, 7:30 pm, $5-$10, 4802 E 15th St, tulsaathletics.com Tulsa Drillers vs. Midland RockHounds // Fireworks presented by Osage Casino, KRMG, and Tulsa’s Channel 8! // 5/31, 7:05 pm, $5-$35, 201 N Elgin Ave, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t260
Snap! // 5/30, 7:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Michael Zampino // 5/30, 8:30 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Comfort Creatures // 5/30, 10:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Squeaky Clean Standup // 5/31, 7:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Back in My Day & Improv Over/Under // 5/31, 8:30 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com You’re Welcome // 5/31, 10:00 pm, $10, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Jane’s Comedy Connection // 6/1, 7:30 pm, $5, 328 E 1st St, comedyparlor.com Vince Martin, Dan Fritschie // 5/21, 8:00 pm, $7, 5/22, 8:00 pm, $2, 5/23, 7:30 pm, $10, 6808 S Memorial Dr, loonybincomedy.com Wednesday Night Live // 5/28, 8:00 pm, $10, 6808 S Memorial Dr, loonybincomedy.com
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In Our Small Way - Reflections of Michael and Gene // Tulsa Youth Ballet pays tribute to the work of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly, and Shel Silverstein, and perform a piece based on “The Golden Rule” set to the music of Mumford and Sons. // 5/31, 7:00 pm, $8, 110 E 2nd St, tulsapac.com/index.asp
Daniel Dugar, Steve Gillespie, Dan Mogal // 5/29, 8:00 pm, $2, 5/30, 7:30 pm, $10, 5/30, 10:00 pm, $10, 5/31, 7:30 pm, $10, 5/31, 10:00 pm, $10, 6808 S Memorial Dr, loonybincomedy.com
Tulsa Am Jam // Oklahoma Disc Golf Foundation hosts the 5th Annual Am Jam. Compete for prizes in Advanced, Intermediate, Recreational, or Novice divisions. Haikey Creek, Hunter, McClure, and Dovillio Parks will all be used for different rounds of competition throughout the weekend. $500 will be awarded to any competitor who hits an ace on any hole during the competition // 5/31-6/1, 8:00 am, $25-$40, okdgf.org Tulsa Drillers vs. Midland RockHounds // Kids Eat Free Souvenir Sunday: All kids 12 and under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, juice, and ice cream! First 500 kids will receive Drillers Eye Black stickers! After the game, kids will be invited to run the bases of ONEOK Field! // 6/1, 2:05 pm, $5-$35, 201 N Elgin Ave, milb.com/ index.jsp?sid=t260
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Gre en Cor n Rebellion—Christopher Foster, Jordan Hehl, NIcholas Foster, and Peter Tomshany—play a concer t in the Tulsa Voice office cour t yard
Folky Okies Green Corn Rebellion find a new spacious sound in the open country air by JOHN LANGDON
he Tulsa Voice is now online at TheTulsaVoice.com, and to ﬁll out our new virtual digs we created a running web video series in which we invite local musicians to play a short concert in our ofﬁce courtyard. For the second installment of the series, we invited Green Corn Rebellion to lug their banjo, horn, box drum and more to Voice headquarters for an early evening hootenanny. Here, the father and son at the heart of the band, frontman Christopher Foster and drummer Nicholas Foster, discuss their upcoming album, “POP.”
on some. Pete Tomshany will lay down six guitar tracks, we’ll get four saxophones, or as many as we want. And the songs are a little more ethereal, so they lend themselves to orchestration. I’d moved out to the country and I started hearing the country sounds, and so everything opened up in a way for me. For the most part it’s a slower-paced record. Oh no, it’s not, is it?
NF: All the songs were rehearsed before they were recorded, instead of the other way around.
NF: It depends on what you mean, I guess.
CF: Absolutely. And then on top
Christopher Foster: The new
CF: It’s not a slower-paced record.
record is a big full orchestration. It’s bigger than the band sounds live in a lot of ways.
Zach Elkins [Saxophonist]: It’s
Nicholas Foster: Which is different
NF: It is definitely more deliber-
than the first record, which was smaller than the band sounds live.
ate. You’ll get your “ZE:” in the newspaper now.
CF: Yeah the first record was sim-
CF: I don’t know to compare it to the first one. It’s easier to compare to the live band. But yeah, it’s definitely more deliberate.
ple. I had an eight track reel to reel. That’s what I did the first record on. This one, we have forty tracks
CF: So things were fixed. The Tulsa Voice: That gives you
the chance to let everything settle in and people to find their parts? NF: To develop.
of that, Costa [Stasinopoulos] is mixing it. It makes all the difference in the world, sonically. This is a guy that really knows what the hell he’s doing. It’s the real deal now. It sounds like a record. This isn’t one of the first three Ween records, which is how the first one might sound. And I was in a different place when I wrote the songs. The first one, I was, print it or not, waking up with bad dreams and drinking whiskey and writing songs. I was living alone in a tiny garage
apartment just trying to make sense of my life, and this one was more like, well, waking up in the country before all the kids get up, and going out and listening to the birds, and going, “How can I express this joy and these feelings now?” It’s definitely got some uplifting qualities. As musicians, I think we all like to think we’re not only serving our own interests, but we’re giving something to people. And I think the band has stuck with it because they feel like what they’re doing, and what we’re all doing is offering joy to people at our shows. a Check out our full chat with Green Corn Rebellion— including the history of the band’s name, local inspirations, and being confused with another, similarly named band—as well as video of their courtyard performance, at TheTulsaVoice.com. RE A D T HE RE S T
MUSIC BRIEFS A NOBLE BEAT // An evening of music and dancing at the Oklahoma J azz Hall of Fame will benefit the Promises Foundation, an organization th at provides mentoring and tutoring to children of incarcerated parents. “Rhythms for the Heart” will feature dance performances from Tulsa Lighthouse Academies Dance 36 // MUSIC
Team, A Taste of Africa Dance Troupe, and Chris “Boogie” Walker; and music from Matt Hayes, Arthur Thompson, J ared Tyl er, and Travis Fite. // Thursday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. EN ROOT // A trio of modern interpretations of the roots of rock and folk mu-
sic will fill the Guthrie Green lawn on a springtime Sunday afternoon. Israeli-born singer and guitarist Kalo will get things started, followed by Littl e Rock rockers the Greg Spradlin Outfit. The triumph ant Tulsa return of Chicago-based Steepwater Band will close the show with appropriate panache. // MAY 25, 2 P.M. May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
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musiclistings Wed // May 21 BOK Center – Dave Matthews Band –
6:30 pm – $45-$67 The Colony – Tom Skinner Science Project The Fur Shop – Paul Benjaman Band – 10:00 pm The Hunt Club – The Chimpz, Bash The Band Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Jon Glazer – 5:00 pm Main Street Tavern – The Begonias Magoo’s – Darrell Lee, Billy Snow Mercury Lounge – A.J. Gaither OMB – 10:00 pm On the Rocks – Don White Undercurrent – Rocklahoma Pre-Party w/ Black Tora, Ragdoll, Nasty Habit, WickedGuthrie Green – Wink Burcham, Erin O’Dowd – 11:30 am Undercurrent – Snakefist, Bad Remedy
Thurs // May 22 Blue Rose Café – Hosty Duo
The Colony – Beau Roberson and Friends Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Hi Fidelics – 8:00 pm Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Jenny Labow & Mac Ross – 8:00 pm The Hunt Club – Fine as Paint Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Jon Glazer – 5:00 pm The Joint, Hard Rock Casino – Dolly Parton – 8:00 pm – $95-$105 Lanna Thai – Scott Musick Lot No. 6 – Phill Marshall Magoo’s – DJ TIMM-A Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Jesse and Bryan of Another Alibi – 8:00 pm Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Rhythms for the Heart w/ Tulsa lighthouse Academis Dance Team, A Taste of Africa Dance Troupe, Chris “Boogie” Walker, Matt Hayes, Arthur Thompson, Jared Tyler, and Travis Fite – 6:30 pm – $15 Pickles Pub – Steve & Sheldon Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Darren Ray – 3:00 pm Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Taria – 7:00 pm The Shrine – Steve Pryor Band The Vanguard – RAW - Mosaic – 9:00 pm – $15 Woody’s Corner Bar – Ben Neikirk – 9:30 pm
Sat // May 24 Backwoods Bash – Groovement, Society
Society, Sam & the Stylees, The Rebellion, Kinfolkz & Co., and more – $75 Blue Rose Café – Amanda Preslar C-Note, Hard Rock Casino – Taria – 9:00 pm Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Dusty Hundley – 9:00 pm The Colony – There Stand Empires, We Make Shapes Ed’s Hurricane Lounge – The Salty Dogs – 3:00 pm Elephant Run – 4 Going Gravity Elwood’s – Dan Martin – 7:00 pm Downtown Lounge – The Houes Harkonnen, The Swingin Dicks Fat Daddy’s Pub and Grille – Laron Simpson Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Dueling Piano Show – 9:00 pm Full Moon Café (Broken Arrow) – Dueling Piano Show – 9:00 pm The Fur Shop – Mark Gibson – 10:00 pm Guthrie Green – Tulsa Music Festival w/ Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, We the Ghost, Steve Liddell, Christine Jude, Todd Edwards, Tulsa Rock Quartet, Alicia Hill, Randy Cook, Briana Wright, Adrien Lamar, Sean Al-Jibouri – 2:00 pm Gypsy Coffee House – Ryon Whitfield – 8:00 pm The Hunt Club – All About a Bubble Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Jon Glazer – 5:00 pm Infuzion Ultra Lounge – The Night Owls – 10:00 pm The Joint, Hard Rock Casino – Chicago – 8:00 pm – $55-$75 Lot No. 6 – Brandon Clark Magoo’s – Big Tree Black & Gold Party Mercury Lounge – Tyler Gregory and the Whiskey Misters – 10:00 pm Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Hook – 9:00 pm Pickles Pub – Crossland Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Travis Kidd – 5:30 pm Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Stars – 9:00 pm The Shrine – Fallen Angel Benefit – $10 Shades of Brown – Gwen’s Kids – 7:00 pm Soundpony – Michael Parallax – 5:00 pm Soundpony – Talking Mountain, Guardant Undercurrent – Risk on Da Disk, Antique Cadillac The Vanguard – My So Called Band – 9:00 pm – $10 Woody’s Corner Bar – Tear Stained Eye – 9:30 pm Yeti – Charnal
Sun // May 25 Backwoods Bash – The Floozies, Move Trio,
Fri // May 23 Backwoods Bash – Totojo, Tyrannosaurus
Chicken, Dirty Creek Bandits, klondike5, Red Wood Rising, Grayless, and more – $75 Blue Rose Café – Paul Benjaman Band – 8:00 pm C-Note, Hard Rock Casino – Taria – 9:00 pm Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Beer and Chicken Band – 9:00 pm Cain’s Ballroom – Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Thieving Birds – 8:00 pm – $15-$30 The Colony – Wink and the Lowdogs Downtown Lounge – Emperors and Elephants, Lenoro – $5 Elephant Run – Empire Fat Daddy’s Pub and Grille – Matt Breitzke Gypsy Coffee House – Grant Wiscaver – 8:30 pm The Hunt Club – Well Hung Heart, Able the Allies Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Jon Glazer – 5:00 pm Infuzion Ultra Lounge – FuZed – 10:00 pm The Joint, Hard Rock Casino – Dolly Parton – 8:00 pm – $95-$105 Magoo’s – David Dover Mercury Lounge – Eric Strickland – 10:00 pm Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Hook – 9:00 pm Pickles Pub – G-Force Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Travis Kidd – 5:30 pm Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Stars – 9:00 pm River Spirit Event Center – Blood Sweat & Tears feat. Bo Bice – 7:00 pm – $30-$50 Rum Runnerz – The Kentucky Gentlemen – 9:00 pm Undercurrent – Rockchilkd, Badroot, Ice Cold Glory Yeti – Isaidstop! 38 // MUSIC
Ego Culture, Dustin Pittsley, Wink Burcham, Freakjuice, and more – $75 Blue Rose Café – Charlie Redd The Colony – Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing Creative Room – Lakota De Kai, Kingmaker – 7:00 pm Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher – 6:30 pm Guthrie Green – The Steepwater Band – 2:00 pm Mercury Lounge – Brandon Clark – 9:30 pm Pickles Pub – Open Mic Soundpony – Dull Drums, Domestic Drone, Cucumber and the Suntans Undercurrent – Rocklahoma Post-Party w/ Ragdoll, Dryvr
Mon // May 26 The Colony – Open Mic w/ Cody Clinton
Mercury Lounge – Dustin Pittsley – 7:00 pm Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Salute to Our Veterans w/ Joe Wilkinson – 7:00 pm – $10, free for veterans Soundpony – Ancient River Dead Shakes, Who & The Fucks
Tues // May 27 Gypsy Coffee House – Open Mic – 7:00 pm
Mercury Lounge – Wink Burcham – 10:00 pm Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Depot Jam – 5:30 pm Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Great Big Biscuit – 7:00 pm Tin Dog Saloon – Fifty Nine South – 9:00 pm
Wed // May 28 Cain’s Ballroom – The 1975 – 8:00 pm – Sold Out
The Colony – Tom Skinner Science Project The Fur Shop – Paul Benjaman Band – 10:00 pm Guthrie Green – Cody Brewer and Adrienne Gilley – 11:30 am The Hunt Club – Gregory Hyde Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Tom Basler – 5:00 pm Main Street Tavern – Olivia Duhom Mercury Lounge – Jacob Tovar – 10:00 pm On the Rocks – Don White Pickles Pub – Billy Snow
Thurs // May 29 Brady Theater – Julianne & Derek Hough
and the Move Company Dancers – 8:00 pm – $29.50-$59.50 Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Matt Gray – 9:00 pm Cain’s Ballroom – Jack White, Kelly Stoltz – 8:00 pm – Sold Out Downtown Lounge – Bass Line Bums – $5 Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Jenny Labow & Mac Ross – 8:00 pm The Hunt Club – Blake Pettigrove Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Tom Basler – 5:00 pm Lanna Thai – Scott Musick Magoo’s – DJ TIMM-A Mercury Lounge – Carson McHone – 10:00 pm Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Hi Fidelics – 8:00 pm Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Great Minds Play Alike (Occasionally) w/ Jana Jae, Barbara McAlister, Don Ryan – 7:00 pm – $10-$20 Pickles Pub – DJ Lewis Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Hi Fidelics – 3:00 pm Soundpony – The Wurly Birds Utica Square – Mid-Life Crisis – 7:00 pm The Vanguard – Joe Ely, Lucette – 8:00 pm – $18-$40 Woody’s Corner Bar – Brandon Jackson – 9:30 pm Yeti – La Panther Happens
Fri // May 30 Blue Rose Café – Mary Cogan
C-Note, Hard Rock Casino – Kisey Sadler – 9:00 pm Cabin Creek, Hard Rock Casino – Merle Jam – 9:00 pm Creative Room – Creeperfest 2014 w/ Fabulous Minx, Hey Judy, The Flood, Danner Party – 8:00 pm Ed’s Hurricane Lounge – Kelli Lynn and the Skillet Lickers – 9:00 pm Elephant Run – Imzadi Fat Daddy’s Pub and Grille – Ben and Nick Four Aces – The Dirtboxwailers – 9:00 pm Gypsy Coffee House – Grant Ragsdale – 9:00 pm The Hunt Club – Brandon Clark Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Tom Basler – 5:00 pm Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Stars – 10:00 pm Lot No. 6 - Pajama Party Magoo’s – 4 Going Gravity Mercury Lounge – K Phillips & The Concho Pearls – 10:00 pm Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Banana Seat – 9:00 pm Pickles Pub – Sextion 8 Fassler Hall – Boomclap, We Make Shapes Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Hi Fidelics – 5:30 pm Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Jumpshots – 9:00 pm Rum Runnerz – The Boogie – 9:00 pm The Shrine – Montu – :00 – $6 ADV, $10 DOS Soundpony – Community Pools, Bitchcraft, Old Powder, New Gun Undercurrent – Blackwater Rebellion, Paisty Jenny
The Vanguard – Green River Ordinance – 8:00 pm – $13-$25 Westbound Club – Johnny Duke & Shootout – 10:00 pm Woody’s Corner Bar – DJ Spin Yeti – Eli Stephens
Sat // May 31 Blue Rose Café – Charlie Redd
Brady Theater – The Naked and Famous, White Sea, Strange Babes – 8:00 pm – $17 ADV, $19 DOS C-Note, Hard Rock Casino – Thomas Martinez – 9:00 pm The Colony – Chris Lee Becker and Friends Ed’s Hurricane Lounge – The Salty Dogs – 3:00 pm Elwood’s – David Castro Band – 8:00 pm Elephant Run – Imzadi Fassler Hall – Hosty Duo Fat Daddy’s Pub and Grille – Eli Howard Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Dueling Piano Show – 9:00 pm Full Moon Café (Broken Arrow) – Dueling Piano Show – 9:00 pm The Fur Shop – Green Corn Rebellion Guthrie Green – 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Memorial Arts Showcase w/ Oilhouse, Gogo Plumbay, Written Quincey, Louder Than a Bomb Tulsa, Lady Phoenix Dance Team, and more – 7:00 pm Gypsy Coffee House – Rob McCann – 9:00 pm The Hunt Club – Steve Pryor Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Tom Basler – 5:00 pm Infuzion Ultra Lounge – Willy Echo – 10:00 pm Magoo’s – Push Play Mercury Lounge – Filthy Still, Matthew mule McKinley – 10:00 pm Mystic River Lounge, River Spirit Casino – Banana Seat – 9:00 pm Osage Event Center – Chris Cagle – 9:00 pm Pickles Pub – Sticks & Stones Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Hi Fidelics – 5:30 pm Riffs, Hard Rock Casino – Reverse Reaction – 9:00 pm Rum Runnerz – debtorband – 9:00 pm Shades of Brown – Gwen’s Kids – 7:00 pm The Shrine – 77 Jefferson, The Suspects, Zack Mufasa – $6 Soundpony – Oilhouse and Friends Undercurrent – Firing Squad The Vanguard – The Last Slice, The Snails, Fabulous Minx, Code 22 – 7:00 pm – $8-$10 Woody’s Corner Bar – Spence – 10:00 pm Yeti – nicnos
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Cannibals – 8:00 pm – $23-$38 The Colony – Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing Full Moon Café (Cherry Street) – Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher – 6:30 pm Guthrie Green – Randy Brumley – 10:30 am Mercury Lounge – Brandon Clark – 9:30 pm Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Ester Rada – 5:00 pm – $5-$20 Pickles Pub – Open Mic The Shrine – Green Corn Rebellion Yeti – CHVRCHES After Party
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Tues // June 3 Cain’s Ballroom – Edward Sharpe and the
Magnetic Zeros, Crash – 8:00 pm – Sold Out Gypsy Coffee House – Open Mic – 7:00 pm Mercury Lounge – Wink Burcham – 10:00 pm Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Depot Jam w/ Green Corn Rebellion – 5:30 pm Soundpony – Glow God, American Hate, Creepozoidz – 5:00 pm
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Br yan C ranston and Aaron Johnson in “Godzilla”
King of all monsters Gareth Edwards’s “Godzilla” obliterates the ‘90s version—and lots of people, too by JOE O’SHANSKY
ack east, when I was a kid, there were only two or three fuzzy television stations you could get over-theair with those quaint, rabbit-ear antennas. But on Saturdays one of those stations (perhaps WWOR) ran old-creature features all afternoon. That’s how I was introduced to the lo-fi joys of Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animated monsters, “Sinbad” flicks, “King Kong” and “Godzilla.” The big, green guy was the first kaiju (though a lost Japanese knock-off of King Kong technically pre-dates him). From his beginnings in 1954 as a metaphor for the horrors of Japan’s nuclear destruction, Godzilla morphed into the homeland’s occasional defender, duking it out (or sometimes teaming up) with the likes of Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah, and eventually even King Kong in a series of kaiju slug-fests that Toho Studios kept cranking out all the way up to 2007’s “Godzilla: Final Wars.” But it was the early films that were catnip to lost, little-kid
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me. They fueled a love of big monsters tearing shit up that has persisted through “Jurassic Park”, “Cloverfield,” “Pacific Rim,” and even the fairly awful 1998, Roland Emmerich-directed “Godzilla.” (Chief criticism: it exists.) And while that film left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths, it also meant that almost any new version would inevitably be a step up. After the surprise creative and financial success of director Gareth Edwards’s indie, sci-fi/ horror feature debut “Monsters” back in 2010, the young Brit filmmaker was tapped to right the (many) wrongs of Emmerich with a new American origin story for everyone’s favorite, radioactive luchador. And right them he does. Mostly. In 1999, two scientists, Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham (Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins) are brought to the Philippines to investigate an ancient cavern (inadvertently discovered by miners) containing a massive, prehistoric skeleton and the
remains of an empty cocoon. The cocoon’s former inhabitant is nowhere to be found.
There’s a lot to love about “Godzilla,” especially if you love Spielberg. Shades of “Jurassic Park,” “Close Encounters,” “War of the Worlds” (right down to the burning, out-of-control train), and most especially, “Jaws,” pervade the film. Meanwhile, in Japan, nuclear plant supervisor, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston), is troubled by strange, new seismic activity that may force the shutdown of the reactors. Sure enough, all hell breaks loose when the plant craters on itself, releasing a deadly radioactive gas that claims Brody’s engineer wife, Sandra (Juliette Binoche). Left with his
young son, Brody becomes obsessed with the mystery of what killed her. Fast forwarding fifteen years we find Brody’s son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), married (to Elizabeth Olsen) and working as a military bomb disposal specialist and living in San Francisco with a son of their own. When Ford learns that his father has been arrested (yet again) for trespassing on the verboten grounds of the old nuclear plant, he hops on a plane to bring his dad home. Instead Ford gets roped into his elder’s obsession: the plant is not a radioactive death zone but instead conceals a dark secret. Ford quickly discovers that pops is not a delusional conspiracy theorist after all, when a gargantuan, winged beast—dubbed a MUTO by the U.S. military (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism), who have known about them all along and covered up their existence—violently bursts out of hibernation, taking flight toward Hawaii. Due to his father’s work (or something), May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
Ford finds himself drafted by Dr. Serizawa, who reveals the secret history of prehistoric monsters, and one in particular who might be the only hope of saving the world from being overrun by the massive, pissed-off, electromagnetic pulse-generating MUTO. You can probably guess who that is. There’s a lot to love about “Godzilla,” especially if you love Spielberg. Shades of “Jurassic Park,” “Close Encounters,” “War of the Worlds” (right down to the burning, out-of-control train), and most especially, “Jaws,” pervade the film. That’s something of a letdown if for no other reason but it feels like we’ve seen much of this stuff before. Though that’s another way of saying Edwards brings comparably formidable film craft to the table. His frames are packed with debris-strewn details and a
sprawling sense of scope, while he stages the smaller moments of tension with a ringmaster’s sense of palpable anticipation. The seams show in the characters. The script is credited to Max Borenstein (“Seventh Son”) but it’s clear a few writers took a pass at this story, including the legendary Frank Darabont (“The Shawshank Redemption”). There’s a fragmentation that comes with that many cooks in the kitchen. So while Cranston, Binoche and Hawkins bring a higher caliber to their roles than are written into them, their brief parts are a booster rocket that breaks away once the ship achieves orbit, leaving us to root for paler archetypes that don’t have the same weight. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is fine as Ford, though it’s kind of baffling that he never gets to utilize his oft touted bomb disposal skills. Eliz-
abeth Olsen has a fairly thankless, generic concerned wife role to play. I wanted to love Ken Watanabe, but his performance here consists of a sleepy combination of guilt, concern and stunned revelation. The human element of “Godzilla” doesn’t collapse under itself, though it’s just barely enough to support the weight of a fun, suspenseful, action film, whose wrath of nature themes strike similarly glancing blows. But the name of the game is Godzilla throwing down with big beasties while humanity deals with the catastrophic consequences. And on that score it’s glorious. Premium levels of destruction and carnage give weight to the epic nature of the threat. Edwards’ visual sense is grandiose. And Godzilla’s design is a warm throwback to his mid‘50s, man-in-suit roots—a wicked-looking, radiation-breathing
badass who somehow feels like a cuddly, reptilian protector bear who gets tired when he’s been fighting too much. You just want to give him a hug. Taken all together, this is almost the best “Godzilla” film ever made. a
namese (and Americans) with the herbicide Round-Up, specifically designed to work with their weird, genetically modified seeds—are probably awful inventions for everyone. Or, at the least how, thanks to government collusion, they help to drive independent farmers out of business and enslave a poor, captive audience to a food industry that is slowly killing
us all while patenting life itself. Did I mention these assholes were evil? // Opens for one night only on 5/27, 7:00 p.m. at the Circle Cinema
ry and part re-imagining, the film chronicles Jolie’s arc from protector of the forests to becoming “The Mistress of All Evil,” eventually crossing paths with the Princess whom she cursed at birth to fall into a coma on her 16th cake day. The early involvement of Brad Bird is a hopeful sign of quality. The late re-shoots of the first act, not so much. // Opens 5/30 everywhere
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MOVIES WORTH YOUR BRAINWAVES by JOE O’SHANSKY “Locke” // This taut drama has been getting raves all over the place. Tom Hardy plays a construction contractor juggling a concrete-pouring job and the future of his marriage by phone during a two-hour car ride to London. The simple premise belies a deeper drama, which looks likely to be knocked out of the park by the typically adept Hardy’s performance and a script by “Dirty Pretty Things” and “Eastern Promises” writer Steven Knight.// Opens on 5/23 at the Circle Cinema “The World According to Monsanto” // The next entry in Circle Cinema’s ongoing “Earth Matters Film Series” documents the notoriously evil bio-tech conglomerate and how its products and policies—ranging from the creation of Agent Orange, which killed a lot of VietTHE TULSA VOICE // May 21 – June 3, 2014
“Maleficent” // In what looks to be a scenery-chewing role for star Angelina Jolie, “Maleficent” is a live-action iteration of “Sleeping Beauty” told from the perspective of its antagonist. Part back-sto-
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So did the fat lady
After a year hiatus, “Louie” returns stronger than ever by JOSHUA KLINE
ver the course of its run, “Louie,”—written, directed and edited entirely by Louis CK —has evolved from what at first was a crude extension of CK’s stand-up routine into something more profound. The show began to challenge audience expectations by upending convention in unassuming yet radical ways; formula went out the window, narrative consistency was deliberately broken, eliciting laughs took a backseat to provoking thought, and the semi-autobiography became a sort of meta-drama, a vehicle for CK to occasionally publicly address various real-life conflicts (see: the Dane Cook and Marc Maron episodes, where Louie resolves actual public feuds with fellow comics through scripted confrontations). Some of season three’s strongest episodes didn’t contain a single laugh-out-loud moment, but they possessed enough thematic heft and cinematic verve to make them seem more at home in an arthouse next to the latest Jarmusch offering than on a small screen following “The League.” CK dispensed with the more obvious “life of a comic” tropes that drove the earliest episodes (such as season one’s “The Heckler”) in favor of something more naked and raw—in episodes like “Dad” and “New Year’s Eve,” Louie seemed to reach deep inside himself and paint the screen with his guts. The uncertainties of fatherhood, the humiliation of searching for love, the shame of his sexual habits, the terror of dying alone—he threw a kitchen sink full of neuroses at viewers, to moving and profound effect. The show recently began its fourth season on FX (Mondays, 9 p.m.) after a year hiatus. In the third episode of this season (which aired May 12), entitled “So Did the Fat Lady,” CK continues to expose every unflattering part of his being. This time, he aims
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Season four of “Louie” airs on FX Mondays, 9 p.m.
his razor-sharp insight at an especially thorny subject: the hypocrisy of how overweight men view and treat overweight women. The episode opens with Louie performing at the Comedy Cellar, riffing on the ways in which women are better than men. After he’s finished his routine and left the stage, Vanessa (Sarah Baker), a new waitress, strikes up a conversation with him. She’s funny and charming, and the rapport is instant, but she’s overweight. She quickly asks him out, but Louie feigns exhaustion and turns her down, despite the palpable chemistry. Later, after she has once more bugged him for a date, he takes pity and agrees to a friendly hangout over coffee. They wander through New York City, cracking jokes and sharing their frustrations with being single in the city.
Louis CK is currently the biggest and arguably most important working comic in the world. He’s ascended the ranks of comedy by walking a tightrope between misanthropic self-loathing and an aching empathy for human folly. “Try being a fat girl in her thirties,” Vanessa says at one point, to which Louie responds, “Oh, come on. You’re not fat.” His response prompts an epic monologue from Vanessa that’s already been canonized on the Internet as perhaps the single
greatest scene in the entire series thus far. She first scolds Louie, telling him, “The meanest thing you can say to a fat girl is ‘you’re not fat.’” Then, with passion and dignity, she lays bare the disparity between herself and Louie, and by extension overweight women and overweight men. “You can talk into the microphone and say you can’t get a date, you’re overweight. It’s adorable. But if I say it, they call the suicide hotline on me… You know, if you were standing over there looking at us, you know what you’d see? That we totally match. We’re actually a great couple together. And yet, you would never date a girl like me.” The speech, delivered pitch-perfectly by Baker, doesn’t ask for pity. But it does by implication scold Louie (who, in just the previous episode, bedded a model) for being party to a societal hypocrisy that demands physical perfection from women while conditioning even the dumpiest of men to shun their female counterparts who fall short of perfection. The scene is beautifully written and executed, and manages to end on a note of melancholy warmth. Louis CK is currently the biggest and arguably most important working comic in the world. He’s ascended the ranks of comedy by walking a tightrope between misanthropic self-loathing and an aching empathy for human folly. In his stand-up act, the schlubby, befuddled everyman delivers incisive takedowns of our narcissistic, technology-obsessed culture, but he tempers his vitriol with compassion and optimism. Unlike say, David Cross, CK’s act never slips into holier-than-thou sneering because he never gives himself a pass; self-deprecation is his secret weapon. With “So Did the Fat Lady,” he’s outdone himself. a May 21 – June 3, 2014 // THE TULSA VOICE
news of the weird by CHUCK SHEPHERD
Too Much Money Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. (and the world’s fifth-richest person, according to Forbes magazine) is a big basketball fan and was reported in April to have an interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. An Ellison associate told the Wall Street Journal, for example, that Ellison has basketball courts on at least two of his yachts and shoots hoops for relaxation on the open water. To retrieve his errant shots that go overboard, Ellison hires a ballboy in a powerboat to trail the yachts.
Religious Messages Speaking on a popular Christian Internet podcast in March (reported by Houston’s KHOUTV), Pastor John Benefiel of Oklahoma City’s Church on the Rock described how, in a 2007
blessing, he might have prayed “too hard.” He was attempting to help drought-stricken Texas and Oklahoma by using a specific prayer message (the “Baal divorce decree”), but that inadvertently resulted, he said, in “every lake” in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri rising above flood stage, causing thousands of people to lose their homes and 22 to lose their lives.
Denmark’s Copenhagen Zoo aroused worldwide ire in February when it slaughtered and publicly dismembered a healthy young giraffe (“Marius”) in order to feed a hungry lion. Then, in March, the Zoo killed four healthy lions to make room for a new male. By contrast, reported Vice.com in April, Denmark has no law against humans having sex with animals (unless it amounts
to torture). Animal rights campaigners have recently expressed alarm that Denmark will become a destination for “animal sex tourism” attracting horny “zoophiles” from around the world.
In a popular April “viral” Internet news story, three young men were spotted on late-night surveillance video at a drinking-water reservoir near Portland, Ore., with one of them relieving himself into the 38-million-gallon facility. Utility officials initially decided to flush the entire contents rather than endure complaints by customers (most of whom were likely unaware that the same reservoir routinely tolerates wild-animal urination, long ago declared no health risk). Dallas Jeffrey Delynn, 18, was charged with trespassing and unlawful urination and might receive a sen-
tence similar to that of Portland’s last reservoir urinater (merely 24 hours’ community service). By contrast, a week later in San Antonio, Texas, Daniel Athens, 23, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his own late-night tinkle. Athens had pleaded guilty to urinating against an outside wall of The Alamo (of course a sacred Texas monument). 5/7 SOLUTION: UNIVERSAL SUNDAY
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free will astrology by ROB BREZSNY
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20):
During the next 12 months you will have exceptional opportunities to soak up knowledge, add to your skill set, and get the training you need to pursue interesting kinds of success in the coming six to eight years. What’s the best way to prepare? Develop an exciting new plan for your future education. To get in the mood, try the following: make a list of your most promising but still unripe potentials; meditate on the subjects that evoke your greatest curiosity; brainstorm about what kinds of experiences would give you more control over your destiny; and study three people you know who have improved their lives by taking aggressive steps to enhance their proficiency. CANCER (June 21-July 22) The moon shows us a different phase every 24 hours, which makes it seem changeable. But in fact, not much actually happens on the moon. It has no atmosphere, no weather, no wind, no plant life, no seasons. There is some water, but it’s all frozen. Is there anything like this in your own life, Cancerian? Something that on the surface of things seems to be in constant motion, but whose underlying state never actually shifts or develops? According to my analysis, now would be an excellent time for you to revise the way you understand this part of your world, and then update your relationship with it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Have you thought of organizing a crowdfunding campaign to boost your pet project or labor of love? I suggest you get serious about it in the next four weeks. This coming phase of your cycle will be a favorable time to expand your audience, attract new allies, and build a buzz. You will have a sixth sense about how to wield your personal charm to serve your long-term goals. More than usual, your selfish interests will dovetail with the greater good — perhaps in unexpected ways.
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Years ago I had a Virgo friend who was a talented singer. She had technical skill, stylistic flair, and animal magnetism, making her worthy of being a lead vocalist in almost any great band. And yet when she was asleep and had dreams of performing, she often found herself standing in the shadows, barely visible and singing tentatively, while her back-up singers hogged the spotlight at center stage. Moral of the story: Some of you Virgos are shy about claiming your full authority. It doesn’t always come easy for you to shine your light and radiate your power. And yet you can most definitely learn to do so. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to make progress in this direction. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) “There is always an enormous temptation in all of life,” writes Annie Dillard, “to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end . . . I won’t have it. The world is wider than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright.” Your assignment in the coming weeks, Libra, is to transcend whatever is itsy-bitsy about your life. The alternative? Head toward the frontier and drum up experiences that will thrill your heart and blow your mind.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) “We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours,” writes novelist Heidi R. Kling. That’s good advice for you to keep in mind these days, Scorpio. Those little imps and rascals that live within you may get you into bad trouble if they feel bored. But if you arrange for them to have play dates with the imps and rascals of people you trust, they are far more likely to get you into good trouble. They may even provide you with bits of gritty inspiration. What’s that you say? You don’t have any demons? Not true. Everyone has them.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “When people tell you who they are, believe them,” writes blogger Maria Popova (Brainpickings.org). “Just as importantly, however, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.” Those suggestions are especially crucial for you to keep in mind these days. You are entering a phase when your best relationships will be up for review and revision and revitalization. To foster an environment in which intimacy will thrive, you’ve got to be extra receptive, curious, tolerant, and tender. That’s all! Not hard, right? A good place to
start is to proceed as if your allies know who they are better than you do — even as you ask them to return the favor. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) “Kludge” (pronounced klooj) is a slang word that refers to a clumsy but effective fix for an engineering problem. It’s a cobbled-together solution that works fine, at least temporarily, even though it is inelegant or seems farfetched. Let’s use this concept in a metaphorical way to apply to you. I’m guessing that you will be a kludge master in the coming days. You will be skilled at making the best of mediocre situations. You may have surprising success at doing things that don’t come naturally, and I bet you will find unexpected ways to correct glitches that no one else has any idea about how to fix. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) I hesitate to compare you to your fellow Aquarian Kim Jong-il. When he was alive and ruling North Korea, he was an egomaniacal tyrant. You’re definitely not that. But there are certain descriptions of him in his official biography that remind me of the kinds of powers you may soon exhibit. He was called The Great Sun of Life and Highest Incarnation of Revolutionary Comradely Love, for instance. Titles like that might suit you. It is said that he invented the hamburger. He could command rain to fall from the sky. He once shot eleven holes-in-one in a single round of golf, was a master of gliding down waterslides, and never had to use a toilet because he produced no waste. You may be able to express comparable feats in the coming weeks. (Do it without falling prey to excessive pride, OK?) PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Even if you had a sensitive, nurturing mommy when you were growing up, and even if she continues to play an important role in your life, now would be a good time to learn how to mother yourself better. You are finally ready to appreciate how important it is to be your own primary caregiver. And I’m hoping you are no longer resistant to or embarrassed about the idea that part of you is still like a child who needs unconditional love 24/7. So get started! Treat yourself with the expert tenderness that a crafty maternal goddess would provide. ARIES (March 21-April 19) I believe your persuasive powers will be stronger than usual in the weeks ahead. The words coming out of your mouth will sound especially interesting. I also suspect that your intelligence will get at least a temporary upgrade. The clarity of your thoughts will intensify. You will see truths you have been blind to in the past. Innovative solutions to long-running dilemmas are likely to occur to you. The only potential snag is that you might neglect to nurture your emotional riches. You could become a bit too dry and hard. But now that I’ve warned you of that possibility, let’s hope you will take steps to ensure it won’t happen. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If there was a Hall of Fame for scientists, physicist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) would have been the charter member. He was like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry were to rock and roll, like Babe Ruth was to baseball. The theory of gravity and the three laws of motion were his gifts to the world. He made ma jor contributions to mathematics and optics, and was a central figure in defining modern science. There is also a legend that he invented the cat door, inspired by his pet felines. Whether or not that’s true, it serves as an excellent metaphor for this horoscope. It’s an excellent time for you to apply your finest talents and highest intelligence to dream up small, mundane, but practical innovations.
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