Tulsa MARCH 2017
bixby , broken arrow & jenks
THE TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 40 YEARS NEW HOME TRENDS FOR 2017 THE GARDENER GUY
TRUE BLUE Tulsa Spine & Rehab is a successful, growing Oklahoma business. When owner Sean Riley, DC decided to take his practice to the next level, he knew he could count on Michael Holt and the team at Blue Sky Bank to provide the solutions necessary to make that growth happen. Dr. Riley’s patients count on him for a proactive, sound treatment plan. Similarly, Dr. Riley counts on Blue Sky Bank to support his professional ambition with creative, resultsdriven financial direction. Our goal is to build a dynamic working relationship, focused on your success. We’re on top of it for Dr. Riley; we’ll be there for you, too.
Let’s get to work. Dr. Sean Riley (above, right), owner of Tulsa Spine & Rehab with Michael Holt, Vice President, Blue Sky Bank
Spring Fever “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective
pring Marches in on the 20th and there is something about it that does cause a fever-you know, you want to clean or something. For many families, spring is school break time and the traditional drive to the mountains to enjoy a few days of skiing and fresh mountain air, or maybe it’s an adventure in the sun or a mission trip to help others. Wherever you go or whatever you do, you begin the month of March looking forward to a vacation, the sunshine and longer days, or new growth outside in the garden, and somehow you feel rejuvenated and want to do something….. There are plenty of ideas in this month’s issue to keep you busy. We focused on new trends for the home so if you’re thinking of changing a light fixture for a new look, have decided to upgrade your 80’s style kitchen, or perhaps want to put a copper copula on the roof, there are a few articles you’ll enjoy. Maybe it’s time to sell your home and start a new adventure. There are tips for listing your home and for gardening too! Some of our partners will be at the Home and Garden Show, March 9th – 12th, so stop by and visit with them. This year’s Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Home Builder's Association of Greater Tulsa, has over 500 booths and the theme is “Tulsa’s Time” inspired to engage the community in all the great things happening in town so you are sure to find something there to cure your spring fever. There is a beautiful story on the Tulsa Performing Arts Center covering the history, the 40th Anniversary celebration - which you won't want to miss, special memories and events and much, much more. I want to thank Robert J. LaFortune who was mayor when the Tulsa Performing Arts Center opened in March of 1977 for taking the time to attend the photo shoot for this month’s cover. Enjoy and happy spring.
BIXBY, BROKEN ARROW & JENKS
MARCH 2017 PUBLISHER
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Sharon Bradford, Nancy Hermann, Chris Humphrey, Joan Marcus
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In the January 2017 issue, Lifestyle Publications printed incorrect market data on page 31 under the
Recently SOLD Tulsa County Properties heading. When we make a mistake we own it and do what we can to make it right. This error was wholly ours and had nothing to do with our trusted advertising partner, Brian Frere, whose ads were placed near the inaccurate data. We take great pride in the quality of our publications. We apologize for this oversight and thank Brian Frere for pointing it out to us. by Community ™
TulsaLifestylePubs.com ON THE COVER PAC Director John Scott and former Tulsa mayor Robert J. LaFortune PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS HUMPHREY
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14 Tips from the “Gardener Guy™ ”
Paul James’ Ideas for Spring Planting
16 Make a Statement
With One of 2017’s Lighting Trends
22 40 Years at Everyone’s Place
Happy Anniversay to The Tulsa Performing Arts Center
30 Where Kitchen and Bath Designers Go To Get Inspired
The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
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We thought it was going a bit too far.
We’re mid-towners. We rarely cross 41st. And we’ve got good schools just down the street. But we felt compelled to go any distance necessary to find the best match for our two kids in classes that offer challenging projects, student/teacher partnerships, AND a tightly knit learning community.
Holland Hall made the journey worth taking— as the one school in Tulsa o≠ering all they need for ALL they’re becoming.
The possibilities of and. The assurance of all.
Doug Middle and Upper School parent
Tulsa’s PreK through Grade 12 Independent Episcopal School hollandhall.org
The Parent Child Center's Toyland Ball 2017, Journey to Oz, Set a Record-breaking Fundraising Event.
The 2017 Guardian Angel Award recipient was Judge Doris Fransein, Chief Judge, Juvenile Division. This award honors a person(s) for significant contributions of time, talent, and resources to further the mission of the center. The PCCT also honored retiring Executive Director, Desiree Doherty who has been Executive Director for 10 years.
L to R: Drs. Jeff Broermann and Sarah Fox (cochairs), Desiree Doherty, Judge Doris Fransein, L to R: Larry and Caron Davis, Heather and L to R: Jamie and Kristin McCoy, Sheena and Kathy and Mike Mears (Honorary co-chairs) Tyler Carson, Stuart and Ashley Lamb Megan Bucham
What Happens when a Guy Who Designs Eyewear Becomes a Dad?
He creates a kids collection - that's what. Time for kids glasses to get cool. To show off the new, exclusive line of Jackson Rogers eyewear, a fun photo shoot was held at Eye Candy Eyewear. Participants included Scarlett, Sam, Sully, Emerson, Sofia, and Warner. PHOTOS BY ACE CUERVO.
Street School Celebrates Fundraising Success
Street School celebrated their successful Transforming Lives Fundraising Breakfast with a reception at the Cyntergy building in January. Planning committee members and volunteer table captains were gathered and a champagne toast was made when Executive Director, Lori McGinnis-Madland, Ed.D., announced that their tireless efforts raised $102,000.
L to R: Harry Dandelles, Sandra Thornton, L to R: Bob Lavender, David Martin, Todd Martin, L to R: Dr. Lori McGinnis-Madland, Cris Gilmore, Cris Gilmore Brenda Martin, Gigi Lavender David Fleischhauer, Judy Gadlage 8
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I’m keeping up
with my daughter again.
One day I woke up and my knee felt bone to bone. I couldn’t walk. After two years of unsuccessful doctor visits and physical therapy, I found Hillcrest South. Finally, I had someone willing to help me and figure out the cause of the problem. My therapist, surgeon and medical team all wanted me to get well, and my therapist went out of his way to help in any way he could. That’s hard to find. Now my mobility is a night and day comparison. The best part? I’m a mom of a 12-year-old daughter, and now I can keep up.
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JOEL SARTORE - PHOTOARK: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S MODERN DAY NOAH
PLAN AHEAD FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS As students finish applying for the 2017 school year or plan to apply for early admission in 2018, they’ll want to consider the timeframe for additional studying if needed for the SAT's and ACT's. Grade Power Learning offers customized programs ensuring students head into the tests feeling prepared. They offer two convenient options. The Test Prep Package consists of 12 two-hour sessions covering each subject area of the ACT or SAT, as well as specific testing strat-
Tulsa Town Hall’s Speaker Series is excited to present National
egies. Tutors specialize in each subject and strategically monitor the
Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with his PHOTO ARK project
program. In addition, students receive up to four free practice tests,
on March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Chapman Music Hall
which are provided along with other study materials.
of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Joel Sartore has produced more than 30 stories from around the world and photographed over 6,000 species. He documents endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. His latest monumental undertaking is National Geographic’s multiyear project, Photo Ark, with a simple goal – to create portraits of the world’s captive species before they disappear and to inspire people everywhere to care.
As an alternative to the package, students can also schedule a weekly session for as many or few weeks as they would like, to target one specific area or just gain more testing experience. For more information on hours of availability and pricing, call 918.250.5500.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CASCIA HALL SENIOR, BEAU BINGHAM
Sartore’s PHOTO ARK prints can be seen at the Hardesty Arts
Last month we announced that Beau was one of 300 Regeneron
Center from March 3-April 16. Photos of animals found in the Tulsa
Science Talent Search Scholars. He has been chosen as one of 40
Zoo will be noted in the exhibit. TulsaTownHall.com AHHATulsa.org
nationwide finalists. With this award, Beau will receive an all-expensepaid trip to Washington D.C. on March 9-15 where the finalists will present their research and compete for additional recognition and over $1.8 million in cash awards, with the top award being $250,000. Congratulations to Beau and his teacher and mentor, Mrs. Sally Fenska. For more information about the award, visit the SocietyforScience.org website. CasciaHall.com
BIXBY'S ANNUAL AGORA SPARTAN CRAFT MARKET Bixby North Elementary and Intermediate PTA will host the annual Agora Spartan Craft Market to benefit the schools on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bixby North campus gyms, located at 7701 E. 121st St. S. in Bixby. The Agora Spartan Craft Market will host more than 80 vendors from the Bixby and Tulsa area who will sell everything from jewelry and candles to spring-time home décor, seasonal décor, ceramics, cosmetics, woodworking and kids’ apparel and accessories. Bixby PTA will be selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a large porch swing and child’s double chair donated from 3rd Life Wood
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Products. Concessions will be available. Doors are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free admission. Facebook.com/AgoraBNEPTA
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" Take a Walk on the Tiled Side"
CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS ANNOUNCES THE 2017-2018 BROADWAY SEASON Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season includes the “Under the Sea” tale of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID; the sensational romantic thriller THE BODYGUARD; the 2014 Tony® Award-winner for BEST MUSICAL -A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER; the behind the scenes incredible story of Peter
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Pan in FINDING NEVERLAND; the hills are alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC; and the season concludes with the story of romance, charm and new beginnings earning more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Tulsa the following 2018-2019 Season. The best way to guarantee tickets to Hamilton and to get the best seats for this upcoming season is to become a 2017-2018 Season Subscriber. Fill out a new subscriber form online at CelebrityAttractions.com.
TURN YOUR BOOKS, MUSIC AND GAMES INTO CASH Did you know that Tulsa is home to Oklahoma’s largest used book store? Gardner’s Used Books & Music, at 44th and Mingo, has approximately 23,000 square feet of books, audio books, comics, music, and games. Gardner’s will trade or pay cash for your gently used collectibles. They are especially interested in Oklahoma, Native American, martial arts, survival & self-sufficiency topics, recent textbooks and are always looking for mystery, fiction, and classics. There is an Annex Sale every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday behind the bookstore
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ACORNS AND BRANCHES OF A PUSCH N O R WAY SPRUCE.
TIPS FROM “ THE GARDENER GUY®” PA U L J A M E S ’ I D E A S F O R S P R I N G P L A N T I N G
THE CONIFER S E C T I O N AT SOUTHWOOD L ANDSCAPE F E AT U R E S MANY
aul James is the television host of “In the Garden” which airs Saturday mornings on KJRH. Many of us know this hometown boy as “The Gardener Guy®” from the HGTV show called Gardening by the Yard which aired for 19 seasons. Scenes for his show were often filmed in his own backyard as well as Southwood Landscape and Garden Center in Tulsa. Now, James is the marketing manager at Southwood, so who better to ask what’s new in home gardening? “Most of what I know about gardening comes from digging the dirt for 40 years,” said James who holds a master-gardener certification and studied botany, plant physiology and pathology in college. “March is a great month for planting ornamentals
including trees, shrubs and perennials. But this year, consider trying something different to keep the landscape interesting even if it means moving or removing a plant that’s been in the same spot for years to make room for something new.” James says that he gets bored with the same look year and year and moving plants is actually quite simple. “There are a lot of plants that I wish more people would try. I’m a huge fan of evergreen conifers and I think they’re extremely underused,” said James. “They have a way of making an otherwise dull deciduous landscape come alive in the dead of winter.” A number of dwarf varieties are available the easily fit into a small garden or even that perfect spot in a large garden.
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A LIT TLE S TAT U A R Y, BIRD FEEDER O R WAT E R F O U N TA I N . THIS LIT TLE PUP CAN BE F O U N D AT L ANDSCAPE
EVERGREEN YOUR G ARDEN.
VA R I E T I E S O F PL ANTS FOR
NO GARDEN IS COMPLETE
AND GARDEN D WA R F G L O B E B L U E S P R U C E CAN LIVEN YOUR G ARDEN.
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James recommends the Chamaecyparis obtuse dwarf such as “Verdoni.” It’s a Hinoki Cypress that only grows about three inches a year and has beautiful, yellow-tipped foliage fans. Among deciduous conifers, James recommends two ginkgoes including a dwarf called “Mariken” that only grows to three feet tall and “Jade Butterflies” which grows to 12 feet. If you want to attract butterflies to your garden, James recommends “Vitex,” also known as the Chaste tree. “It is the most powerful bee and butterfly magnet I’ve ever seen,” says James. “Some varieties can grow to 25 feet tall but dwarf versions are available.” Another butterfly and honey-bee attractor is the Tupelo tree which is also known as the “Black Gum.” It can grow anywhere, including in standing water, and has beautiful spring and fall color. Bees are attracted to its greenish-white flowers and birds love its fleshy fruit which is oblong in shape and a bluish-purple color. As James says, “Tupelo honey, anyone?” March is also the time to plant cool-season edibles including asparagus, onions, potatoes, salad greens and herbs - but wait one more month to plant basil to avoid freezing. James recommends watering well after planting and adding a fresh layer of bark mulch. “Mulch is like the icing on the cake. It’s the finishing touch that enhances the look of the garden. It also helps retain soil moisture, stabilize soil temperatures and suppress weeds,” says James. When asked about plants that bunnies won’t eat, James said, “Honestly, there are no truly effective ways to keep rabbits and squirrels from damaging plants, other than products made by Remington or Winchester.” It’s that funny and sardonic wit that
television and gardening fans love about Paul James. “I had to fight back the tears when a coworker told me that he became interested in gardening from watching me on TV,” said James. The same is true for many avid gardeners who watched James on HGTV and currently watch him on KRJH. His ease and humor on camera makes gardening that much more fun. James continues to make public appearances at Home and Garden shows and Master Gardener Conventions across the county. He also participates in a satellite media tour for Fiesta Floats, the company that designs and builds floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena - an event he hosted on HGTV for years. When James is in Tulsa he’s at Southwood managing marketing and communications. “The collective knowledge and the passion of the people that work at Southwood blows me away,” said James. Southwood has three locations with the retail garden center located at 91st and Lewis. They also have a production facility at 108th and Delaware where the grow most of the plants they sell and a farm in Jenks where they grow vegetables and pumpkins. Southwood supports the Linnaeus Teaching Garden in Tulsa, state and local master gardeners, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Southwood also holds an annual food drive event called Plant a Row for the Hungry in which they trade Southwood Grown tomatoes for donated nonperishable food items. This year’s event will be held at Southwood, Saturday, March 25. For more information about Southwood and James, visit SouthwoodGardenCenter.com. March 2017 | Tulsa Lifestyle
make a statement WITH ONE OF 2017'S LIGHTING TRENDS
ARTICLE TANIA CARTWRIGHT, ALLIED ASID, LS
very January, manufacturers come together to display the newest in lighting at Dallas Market. This year’s trends blend both beauty and function with a main theme--Gone is the era of one design style! Gold tones, silver finishes, natural materials and full crystal chandeliers made an appearance for 2017's lighting show.
LIGHTING IS ART
Lighting is art and this year’s interpretations were stunning! A blinged out chandelier can make a casual room feel glamorous yet cozy. Looking for something tamer? Classic designs are updated with elements of wood or marble that complement transitional and traditional spaces.
Author Tania Cartwright, Owner of 12*31 Interiors, is a Lighting Specialist and has been a residential Interior Designer in Tulsa for 13 years. She received her design degree from Oklahoma State University and her work has been seen in the Tulsa HBA Parade of Homes. Contact 918.697.5104 or visit www.houzz.com/ pro/TaniaCartwright/1231-Interiors.
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Chandeliers are the jewelry of the home; they dress it up or down, or add quirky charm to an otherwise neutral space. The number one question that people ask before buying a chandelier is "How do I determine what size is appropriate for my space?” There is a handy formula: length + width of the room = width of the chandelier, but that is merely a guideline. Today's homes are designed with taller ceilings and open floorplans where you have to take into account the specific room’s size as well as its relation to the other spaces. Personal taste also comes into play as some prefer larger, dramatic lights while others want something more subdued. Are you wanting to make a change but not ready for a complete room re-do? With just a few simple updates your space can feel fresh again. Don't be overwhelmed with the thought of change, talk to an interior designer who can guide you on how best to breathe new life into your home.
Grays have dominated for the past few years and gold is making its comeback. The warm, brassy tones of "new" gold are a beautiful contrast against a soft gray wall and mix well with other silver and bronze metals. For a softer version of gold there is also champagne, a beautiful finish that is a blend of gold and silver for those wanting something in the middle.
Inspired by mid-century design, sputnik and acrylic chandeliers are statement making. Sputniks blend with many design styles; they feel industrial with a vintage bulb, modern in a solid metal or sophisticated when mixed with crystal. Acrylic pendants are stunning when over-sized in a dining room or as a trio in a tall entryway.
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ARTICLE BRIAN FRERE
am often asked, “What sells a house?” Coupled with high-quality, professional marketing; I believe that buyers weigh three factors in deciding which home to purchase: Location, Condition and Price. LOCATION includes many factors such as school district, lot size, neighborhood and convenience to work, Church and favorite shopping and eating establishments. Location can also include where the home is located within a certain neighborhood; does the home back to commercial property or a major street and other similar factors. There are some actions that your Realtor can suggest which can be implemented to mitigate what some buyers may perceive as negative location related aspects. One thing to remember is that no two buyers are alike and each will have their own definition of a “desired location.” When I mention CONDITION; the age of the roof, HVAC and other mechanical items are generally the first things that come to mind. While having a well-maintained home is a huge selling point, in my experience, the appearance of the home is also just as important and more immediately noticeable. If the home is cluttered and improperly staged it can turn buyers away immediately. We utilize a professional staging company prior to taking pictures or showing our listings. Our stager goes through the home room by room recommending items for removal and suggesting proper furniture arrangements that will maximize the space and functionality of each room. Statistics show that professionally staged homes sell at a higher price and 70% faster than unstaged homes. You’re already moving anyway – it won't hurt to get a head start by packing away clutter! Further, savvy sellers opt to have a pre-market home inspection performed to know the true condition of their home. Equipped with that knowledge, there shouldn't be any huge surprises during the closing process, there will be more time to complete any necessary repairs and you'll be better armed to negotiate once an offer is received. Appropriate PRICING is certainly a very important factor as the market is extremely price-sensitive. The right price for your home has nothing to do with what you paid, what you owe, or even the amount you need to net from the sale of your property. A licensed Realtor should visit your home and review an analysis of comparable homes to help you determine the competitive market value of your property. It is very important to get the right price from the beginning as pricing your home too high will only work against you in the long run. We live in a "right-now, on-demand world" and buyers have a short attention span; the best "ready and qualified buyers" will see your home early in the marketing process and they will be educated as to market value.
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Between them, PAC Director John Scott and former Tulsa mayor Robert J. LaFortune share more than 70 years of PAC history and memories. Photo by Chris Humphrey
“Everyone’s Place,” as the building has been called since its inception, is a beautiful example of what can occur when the private sector and government come together to create something enduring for all to share. 22
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YEARS 40 EVERYONE’S AT
HAPPY ANNIVERSAY TO THE TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
his month Tulsa marks four decades since “Fanfare for the Common Man,” performed on opening night at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, heralded a new era for the arts. In the years following, the PAC became an anchor attraction for downtown when there was little else to draw people to the city center at night or on weekends. Chapman Music Hall and the PAC’s five other performance spaces have hosted what few cities are able to support simultaneously: opera, ballet and orchestral organizations, a myriad of theatre troupes, chamber music and contemporary dance companies, along with a vibrant speaker program and a Broadway series. Through these arts groups, touring shows and the PAC Trust, the Performing Arts Center has made possible scores of events. Additionally, the PAC racks up more than 500 event-days annually, contributing an economic impact to the City of Tulsa of $54 million each year. Civic leaders such as John H. Williams, Leta Chapman, Katie Westby and Charles E. Norman, who were major PAC supporters, are no longer with us, but many citizens still recall the excitement of opening night with
jazz great Ella Fitzgerald, and events through the decades that remain cherished memories. “Ella’s concert was 40 years ago and I was 19 or 20,” recounts Tulsa bass player Dean Demerritt. He was traveling with the TU jazz band prior to the concert and couldn’t get back to Tulsa in time to rehearse and play with the Philharmonic. His friend from the bass section let him in backstage. “I remember that everything smelled new. Going from the Brady Theatre to the new PAC was like living under a bridge and moving to the Ritz Carlton,” he says. “I remember standing in the wings and watching Ella Fitzgerald sing and Thomas Lewis conduct. I believe Ella’s bass player was Keter Betts! The gala was huge — the coolest thing to happen to the arts in Tulsa. The place was packed. Everyone was dressed to the nines. It was a big deal.” PAC Director John Scott attended that landmark concert on March 19, 1977, too, but not in the audience, and not backstage. He was first-chair oboist for the Tulsa Philharmonic, performing with Ella. Following Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare” opener, he recalls, the Philharmonic played Alan Hovhaness’ “The Mysterious Mountain” and
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George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Accompanied by the orchestra and then by her own musicians, Ella thrilled the audience during the evening’s second half. “The new facility seemed at first like a maze. It could have been very easy to get lost from the stage door to the Chapman Music Hall stage if you took a wrong turn,” says Scott. “The stage situation was pretty much ideal. The natural acoustics were great. The theatre had the latest technology, nice dressing rooms and spaces for the musicians to warm up that the Brady absolutely did not have,” he recounts. “There were no train whistles blowing during the performances, which I experienced numerous times at the Brady in absolutely the worst places in the music. We were on cloud nine,” he exclaims. “We were all aware that Ella was a legend, and to have her on stage with our orchestra opening this brand new concert hall was just a treat beyond description. She was a very gracious lady — very kind to the orchestra and very complimentary.” Tulsa arts patron Kim Smith was a music and foreign language student at the University of Tulsa in the spring of 1977 and took advantage of the bargain-priced Pop Series student CONTINUED >
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40 YEARS AT EVERYONE’S PLACE (CON TI N U ED)
The PAC needed to remove rows of seats and enlarge its theatre doors to accommodate the iconic opening procession of jungle animals in The Lion King, presented at the PAC by Celebrity Attractions. Photo by Joan Marcus
Celebrating the PAC’s 40th Anniversary, jazz diva Jane Monheit, joined by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton and the Tulsa Symphony will perform a program of Ella Fitzgerald’s songs on March 12.
tickets the Philharmonic was offering. Her seat location for opening night was Row BX, seats 103 and 104. She thought they might be located far at the back in the new Chapman Music Hall only to discover she had second row “pit” seats. ”I could see Ella perspire. That’s how close I was and how close she was to the edge of the stage,” says Smith. “She sounded awesome, absolutely awesome.” Native Tulsan Bette Schlanger Wozobski had less luck. Her $6 seat was in the Balcony level where excitement was as palpable as anywhere else in the theatre. “Everybody in town was there, and dressed up,” she says. Those Balcony seats didn’t dampen her enthusiasm for the occasion a bit, she offers, and in 1984, when Ella Fitzgerald returned to the PAC for a benefit concert, Wozobski met the singer. She’s kept an autographed program as a souvenir. The star lineup for the PAC’s first year was extraordinary, including Andy Williams, Arthur Fiedler, Van Cliburn, Victor Borge, Red Skelton and the Joffrey Ballet. Also among the highlights were Johnny Mathis, Leslie Caron, Theodore Bikel, Steve Martin, Hal Holbrook, the Paul Taylor Dance 24
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Principal dancer Alfonso Martin thrilled dance fans with his acting and dancing in a spectacular production of Dracula, presented by Tulsa Ballet. Photo by Sharon Bradford
Company and Beverly Sills. Theatregoers could combine an afternoon at the theater with ice-skating at the Williams Center and dinner at The Magic Pan, Nine of Cups, Cognito Inn or The Ramekin. Kim Smith took part in Tulsa Opera’s lavish Aida during the opening 1977 season as a University of Tulsa chorus member under the direction of Laven Sowell. To accommodate the large cast, her dressing room was set up in a draped area located near the loading dock. Since the opera was staged in Egypt, singers wore bronzy body paint on any part that showed. “The name of the paint was ‘Texas Gold,’” she remembers distinctly. “Our eye makeup was large, too. It seemed like our eyebrows went almost to the tops of our foreheads! It was great fun. The costumes were beautiful.” Tulsa Opera benefited from a costume provider’s snafu for that production, Smith explains. The company had mistakenly promised Aida costumes to two simultaneous productions. Tulsa Opera ended up with the sparkling new set, which was well suited for a grand new theater debut. Past president of the Tulsa Ballet Guild and a backstage dresser for dancers over many
seasons, Smith is an ardent Tulsa Ballet supporter. One of her favorite Ballet memories was Alfonso Martin in the role of Count Dracula. Bernadette Peters’ Pops concert with the Tulsa Philharmonic also was a standout. “I remember she wore a slinky red dress and draped herself on top of the piano,” says Smith with a laugh. “And I loved Tulsa Opera’s Lakmé with Sarah Coburn. It was the first time I had heard her sing. I would see her in anything.” Smith also has enjoyed Chamber Music Tulsa presentations of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Imani Winds. A subscriber to Celebrity Attractions’ Broadway series, she’s excited to learn that Hamilton is coming to the PAC in the summer of 2019. “Kansas City isn’t getting Hamilton any sooner than we are,” she notes. Bass player Dean Demerritt fondly recalls performing in the orchestra for Tulsa Opera, and the conducting talents of Judith Somogi. Bette Schlanger Wozobski’s alltime sentimental favorite event was Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker, particularly since she was working backstage while her daughter, Lizzie, appeared onstage as a baby clown. In subsequent years she enjoyed attending Tulsa
Ballet performances with Lizzie on Sunday afternoons, and Broadway shows with her girlfriends. “It’s amazing what the PAC has brought to the community,” she says. “Of all the Broadway productions, I loved Memphis. It was such a powerful story,” she adds. Dream Girls appears on her extended list of notables, while her husband, Wynn, singles out The Lion King. Reminiscing about the PAC’s earlier days, the couple mentions the outstanding appearances of Zubin Mehta and Itzhak Perlman. A big fan of musical theater in general, John Scott may hold the record for seeing The Phantom of the Opera the most times. One of his most memorable moments as PAC Director is not from the show itself though, but how the local arts organizations worked together to clear an already crowded calendar so Phantom could make a Tulsa debut in 1996. The Phantom organization called the PAC first to see if there was a time the production could fit into the venue’s mid-season roster for five weeks. Since the PAC at that time routinely scheduled events with a dozen different arts groups using a five-year calendar, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Philharmonic, and anyone else with a hold on Chapman Music Hall, would have to clear their dates to make way for Broadway’s behemoth. That meant a massive shifting of already contracted talent. With much negotiating, the arts groups agreed to an arrangement with Phantom that allowed them to use one performance as a fundraiser. The show was booked, and Phantom fever gripped the Tulsa area for 40 filled-to-capacity performances — 94,600 tickets sold! Scott has crossed paths with many celebrities during his three decades at the Performing Arts Center and believes the most unique performer he’s interacted with was Victor Borge. “He was such a talent, and yet he managed to be one of the most humble performers I’ve ever met,” says Scott. “He couldn’t have been kinder, and he was not only kind, but funny, even when he wasn’t performing. He was a comedian through and through, but at the root of his performances was a huge piano playing talent that I’m not sure was recognized to its full extent.” Former Mayor Robert J. LaFortune, who helmed the City of Tulsa during the years the PAC was funded and built, turned 90 in January 2017. He is the only living member of the original
Tulsa Opera's opening production at the PAC in 1977 was an elaborate Aida. Photo by Nancy Hermann
Tulsans packed the newly opened Chapman Music Hall for a gala opening night concert on March 19, 1977.
First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, performed with her trio and the Tulsa Philharmonic at the PAC's opening concert.
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PAC Trust board and serves on it still. John H. Williams credited LaFortune with the guidance and know-how to close Boston Avenue at Third Street so Williams could build what is now known as the BOK Tower. Instead of two 30-story Williams’ buildings on either side of Boston, which was the original plan, one colossal structure, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, architect of the World Trade Center Towers, was constructed at Second and Boston. The Williams Green, located between Second and Third Streets and centered near the base of the Tower, left adjoining spaces open for development. A hotel was eventually built on one section of the land, and the Performing Arts Center on the other. In May 1973 when John Williams challenged Tulsa voters to approve a bond that would match the money he intended to raise for a proposed theatre, Mayor LaFortune served as a touchstone and a great resource for the project overall. Later, when it became clear that the PAC could not be built with the $14 million that had been raised by the successful bond vote and Williams’ fundraising efforts, LaFortune found an additional $2 million in a general revenue sharing program to help close the $4 million gap. “That was a huge accomplishment,” says Scott, “especially in that day and age. Two million dollars was no small matter at all, let alone the original passage of the bond issue.” Battling to stay ahead of raging inflation, the PAC was completed at roughly
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tax collection to fund its budget each year,” he says. Regardless of economic pressures, a small staff of city employees has managed to maintain a safe and attractive facility and the highest quality of customer service. One of the Center’s most innovative achievements was establishing its own regional ticketing company, MyTicketOffice.com, in 2006. Contributing to the PAC’s upcoming 40th Anniversary celebration will be social events, an exhibition of art in the PAC Gallery, curated by the University of Tulsa Art Department, and a PAC Trust-sponsored concert on March 12. Jazz diva Jane Monheit will take the stage, appearing with Grammy Awardwinning trumpeter Nicholas Payton. The duo released an Ella Fitzgerald album last year. Reminiscent of the opening night concert years ago, the performers will be accompanied by the Tulsa Symphony. Cue “Fanfare for the Common Man” once again. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is a tribute to civic leaders’ vision, to the arts organizations that persevere even in the bleakest times and to citizens and audience members who recognize quality and expect no less from this publicly funded building. “Everyone’s Place,” as the building has been called since its inception, is a beautiful example of what can occur when the private sector and government come together to create something enduring for all to share.
The Performing Arts Center’s presence has served the City of Tulsa well for these 40 years, hosting blockbuster shows as well as the performances of many local arts groups
Symbolic of the Performing Arts Center's public and private partnership, John H. Williams (left) and Robert J. LaFortune (center), cut the ribbon to open the new PAC. Also pictured is the event's master of ceremonies, William Waller.
$18 million and included not only the 2,365-seat Chapman Music Hall, two black box theaters and an art gallery space, as originally planned, but also the 420-seat John H. Williams Theatre. In the original scheme, the area where the Williams Theatre is now was plotted for 200 parking spaces. In the year 2000, the PAC added the Westby Pavilion reception hall, the Robert J. LaFortune Studio and a large suite of restrooms. One aspect of the venue that continues to connect all spaces with interest and beauty is the Center’s public art collection, valued at over $2 million. “The Performing Arts Center’s presence has served the City of Tulsa well for these 40 years, hosting blockbuster shows as well as the performances of many local arts groups,” says LaFortune. “The theatre’s support group, the Performing Arts Center Trust, has been a superbly energetic and innovative sponsor of many performances which would not have played without its initiative. Through many years, John Scott has professionally maintained the excellence of the theatre, reflecting a welcoming environment for performers and audiences, as well as responsibly caring for the nearly daily use of a busy, busy theatre.” Scott credits the staff of the PAC for staying the course in rough City budget years. “Especially in the last five to ten years, it has been a serious struggle given the overall economy and the city’s dependence on sales
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and the Williams Green, 1977.
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which allow for more storage and easy reach access while utilizing a smaller footprint. Needless to say it is all about organization from pantry pull-outs to drawer dividers that make everyday tasks easier. Cabinetry Hardware on display featured polished finishes of gold and nickel. And hardware is more than just jewelry for your cabinets, it also serves several functions besides adding beauty. First it allows you to open the cabinet door or drawer with ease while protecting the cabinet finish from things like raw cookie dough. And by just adding or changing your existing hardware, can create an easy and quick update to a tired kitchen or bathroom. Quartz and granite countertops are still the industry standard for kitchen and bathrooms. This year’s show featured slabs of stone showcasing more dramatic patterning and honed and textured finishes which adds depth and dimension to your countertop. And every new kitchen countertop typically receives a new tile backsplash, and this year’s show was well represented by the tile industry. Natural stone, porcelain, ceramic and concrete tile with glass accents of every shade and texture were featured. And as for bathrooms and showers, larger sizes of tile was the norm. Tile rectangles of 12” x 24” and larger was seen used on walls and floors of most bathroom displays.
Plumbing Fixtures such as bathroom faucets also saw more gold tones and nickel finishes while polished chrome and brushed nickel are still a big hit for kitchens. Commercial style kitchen sinks and faucets are still the standard and an even broader selection of products were presented this year. In addition, Tulsa’s own Galley Sink brought home the KBIS Silver Award for innovative products. Bathroom plumbing fixtures saw a continued emphasis on the Spa experience. A broad range of soaking, air and whirlpool tubs were featured along with showers including rain forest and chromo-therapy (lighting) experiences. Appliances and Technology had several interesting new products displayed at this year’s show too. Wolf and Viking have long been known for their commercial style ranges for the home, now they have introduced induction cooking technology to their famous ranges. Gone are the heavy gas burners that made cleaning difficult and in their place is a smooth and sleek induction cooking surface. Induction cooking uses magnetic energy to conduct heat between the induction unit and the pan. This allows for instant adjustability of heat, very much like gas but much more energy efficient. Another great advance is the Advantium Oven which is replacing the traditional microwave oven. In addition to the oven operating like a microwave oven it has also an additional setting known as speed cook technology. According to General Electric who was first to market with this oven states that “Advantium technology harnesses the power of light. The outside of the food is cooked like a conventional oven. Radiant heat produced halogen bulbs above and below the food. This halogen-produced heat receives a boost of microwave energy. The result? Foods brown and cook evenly and fast, while retaining their natural moister. An added benefit of this appliance is that you now have a second oven in the kitchen without taking up any additional space and at this year’s show General Electric has introduced several new models and sizes. As we look forward to next year’s show, KBIS 2017 was a definite success with many new product introductions, dramatic finishes, textures and subdued colors. March 2017 | Tulsa Lifestyle
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PERFECT SMILE DENTISTRY GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Dr. Mark Davis of Perfect Smile Tulsa is conducting a Dentistry from the Heart event on April 21 where he and his volunteers will provide $30,000 in free dental services.
erving those in need is the mission of Dr. Mark Davis of Perfect Smile in Tulsa. As a member of the national non-profit organization Dentistry from the Heart, Davis sets aside a day to perform free dental work for adults 18 years of age and older. Dentistry from the Heart is comprised of thousands of member dentists across the country who give back to their communities by providing free dental care. This year’s event in Tulsa will be held April 21.
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“It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said Davis. “The donation of our services on this special day gives Tulsans a renewed reason to smile.” Davis and his team of team of 30 staff members, volunteers and sponsors give the first 100 patients who come to the practice a free cleaning, filling or extraction. “We are honored to be conducting this event in Tulsa for the fourth year in a row,” said Davis. “During this one day, we will give away more than $30,000 in dental services.” In fact, his practice has given away more than $640,000 in services to those in need since 1990.
Tulsa Lifestyle | March 2017
Community service is of utmost importance to Dr. Davis. His practice also supports Catholic Charities Blessed Mother Teresa Dental Services and Davis serves as the team dentist for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team. Most importantly, Davis enjoys seeing how improved dental care can make such a positive impact on a person’s physical appears and on their overall quality of life. “That is the most rewarding part of my job,” Davis said. The Perfect Smile practice provides the latest technologies available in dentistry including cosmetic, advanced endodontics and periodontics, and invisible braces. Davis is a member of
the ADA, ODA, Tulsa County Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The practice includes 18 employees including Dr. Peggy Merrill who has recently joined the organization. Perfect Smile offers a new patient exam with x-rays for $79. The April 21 Dentistry from the Heart event will take place at Perfect Smile offices, 5301 S. Lewis in Tulsa. Doors open at 8 a.m. For more information on Perfect Smile, visit PerfectSmileTulsa.com. Writer Louann Buhlinger is the principal of Lion's Roar Consulting, a business marketing and communications firm.
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