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TC TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES

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CONVERSATION STARTER: RALPHIE MAY

The fearless funnyman with a renewed Las Vegas residency may be tired of the politically correct boohooing, but his standup act is helping fuel a national comedy boom.

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CONVERSATION STARTER: GARY ALLAN

A modern day musical outlaw, Gary Allan continues to churn out metallic hits through his smokyvoiced songs and jewelry.

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SO MUCH TO DRAG ABOUT

Rubber meets road at Tulsa Raceway Park where monster trucks rule, the midnight drags live on and mud boggers show the ground who’s boss.

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INCREDIBULL

Four years after conquering Bushwacker at the BOK Center with a 95.25-point ride, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney returns to Tulsa on the cusp of history.

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HOW THE WEST IS WORN

Whether the look you aspire to is bold or conservative, masculine or feminine, modern or traditional, the spirit of the frontier lives on at Drysdales, where you can piece together the perfect American Western wear outfit, head to toe.

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FISH OUT OF WATER

Travel to Ariel’s magical kingdom where mermaids play in the waves, King Triton rules over all, and the sea witch Ursula lurks, waiting for her time to strike with Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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THE AMERICAN DREAM?

Theatre Tulsa’s version of Ragtime tackles turn-of-the-century growing pains, mixing real-life historical figures with fictional characters to dramatize and illuminate issues that remain prominent in today’s society.

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DOWNTOWN TURNAROUND

Anchored by the popular restaurant SMOKE., the SEVEN6MAIN mixeduse development breaking ground in Owasso’s Redbud District this fall will offer residential apartments, office space, shopping, dining and far-reaching impact.

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DIRTY PLAY

Conquer the Gauntlet offers feats of masochism geared equally to the power walkers and those who find their high by pushing through physical exhaustion, wetness, a few blisters and plenty of mud.

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COURAGE UNDER FIRE

Since being diagnosed with ALS, Jenks’ Allan Trimble has found himself battling many changes — physically and emotionally–– with varying degrees of courage and fear, resistance and surrender. But the disease still hasn’t robbed him of his love for life or his passion for mentoring.

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ON A ROLE

Acting can be a brutally difficult craft. Which is why Josh and Mindy Barker passed up on their own Hollywood dreams, opting instead to challenge, support, encourage and enlighten young Tulsa actors.

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UP IN ARMS

There’s a criminally good time to be had at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum with showpieces ranging from a 1350 A.D. Chinese cannon to a tank, samurai swords and pistols of famous outlaws.

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MAKING THE GRADE

Whether you relish or dread this time of year, get an A+ in back-to-school shopping with our tips to help budget and buy supplies and clothes as you or your children head back to the classroom.

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LAWN IN ORDER

If you’re looking for a great way to experience the best of downtown and enjoy some great entertainment and local music, don’t overlook the Guthrie Green.

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WAKE-UP CALL

These days, plates are larger, menus are more radical and the world seems just a little brighter at the start of the day with a great breakfast. But before you pancake on those pounds, consider a few healthier options.

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BAR BUCKET LIST

Not every trip to your local watering hole is going to be memorable. But utilize a few of our ideas and it may become legendary.

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BRUNCH AND MUNCH

Let them eat cake — for breakfast! Throw a leisurely brunch party with some nontraditional treats.

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Forget the cheap coffee and cold cereal. It’s time to check out our 21 sunrise suggestions to nurture your appetites before tackling the day.

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COMFORTABLY YUM

Eclectic with hodgepodge and vintage vibe, Wild Heart Marketplace and Café tosses out fancy menus in favor of tasty and satisfying family recipes ranging from omelets and burgers to hoagies, soups and salads.

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THAI-TANIC

The style of cooking at Amazing Thai Cuisine is centered in the heart of Southeast Asia, and emphasizes grand dishes that lean toward the light and healthy while also being highly flavorful.

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BOLD AND THE BOUNTIFUL

Chef Alfredo Vargas marries two beloved dining traditions at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Buffet: authentic and unique dishes and all-you-can-eat options.

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TOUCH OF GLASS

With more than 40 years under his belt at Tulsa Stained Glass, Richard Bohm can easily say he’s pursued his passion to great results.

AUGUST 2017

TIPS FOR AN A+ IN MAKING BACK-TO-SCHOOL THE GRADE SHOPPING

HOW THE WEST IS WORN

THE SPIRIT OF THE FRONTIER LIVES ON AT DRYSDALES THE PBR’S BEST AIM TO TAME 1,600 POUNDS OF BOVINE AGGRESSION WHEN AMERICAN’S ORIGINAL EXTREME SPORT RETURNS TO T-TOWN.

HAPPIER HOUR

20 IDEAS FOR YOUR BAR BUCKET LIST SEVEN6MAIN ALLAN TRIMBLE WILD HEART CAFÉ TULSA STAINED GLASS CHEF ALFREDO VARGAS AMAZING THAI CUISINE DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

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Two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney may be able to become only the third rider in PBR history to record 500 or more rides on the PBR’s prestigious Built Ford Tough Series with two rides during the 13th consecutive PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic Aug. 12-13. Tulsa is the first of 10 remaining regular-season Built Ford Tough Series events until the 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals Nov. 1-5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Photographer: Dana Cookson Sponsor: Wrangler

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