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Emma Hunton as the green-tinted witch Elphaba in Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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FEATURES Under the Spell of Emma Hunton | 6 We get the newest girl in green to talk about the Elphaba sorority, bullying and the pressures of assuming the broom stick of Oz’s misunderstood witch. An Island Indulgence | 8 With a focus on freshness and traditional island recipes, Sisserou’s brings the flavors of the Caribbean to daydreamers.

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Ready for Rebound? | 26 Tough times have been plentiful for the Tulsa Shock since leaving Motown. But with a proven winner in Fred Williams drawing up the plays this year, glory days may not be so far away. Pony Up | 33 Although some of the crazy promotions at Fair Meadows are a thing of the past—Dachshund Derby Dash, politicians riding mules and Survive to Drive—the simulcasting component has received a major boost with a multitude of enhancements including a drive-through teller. Shuckin’ and Jivin’ | 36 Behind staples like Cajun BBQ shrimp, crawfish pie and Gulf Coast oysters, S&J Oyster Bar & Seafood Café is providing a little taste of New Orleans, right here in downtown Tulsa.

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Artistic Evangelism | 38 Even after 30 years, OK Mozart continues to prove why it’s considered by many to be the premier festival of its kind featuring professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of artistic excellence.

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Staying Mobile | 42 Whether you tackle a specific route or let the open road guide your adventure, travelers will find great destinations for RVs in Oklahoma. But before you hit the road, check out our tips. Sizzle and Substance | 46 Compadres Mexican Grill captures a laid-back feel while giving casual dining and drinking their proper due.

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Under the Spell of Emma Hunton

We get the newest girl in green to talk about the Elphaba sorority, bullying and the pressures of assuming the broom stick of Oz’s misunderstood witch. By Chris Greer

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uring Wicked’s opening number, “No One Mourns the Wicked,” the bubbly Glinda ponders aloud: “Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?” Over the course of the nearly three hour production that focuses on a post-feminist, socially conscious reinterpretation of the story of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West, feel free to draw your own conclusion. Juggling winning irreverence with heart and thoughtfulness, the three-time Tony Awardwinning production has for over 10 years been providing spin control on what really caused Dorothy Gale’s green nemesis to come off so cruel and heartless in pursuit of reclaiming “stolen” ruby red slippers in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Based on the best-selling 1995 revisionist novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked not only takes some brilliantlyexecuted liberties with the source material, but also tackles aspects of social injustice with just enough levity to provide thought provocation without a broom beating you over the head. Helping sell the victimization of poor Elphaba is Emma Hunton.

With credits that include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening (Ilse) as well as the Off-Broadway company of Rent (Maureen), Hunton is a relative newcomer to the Yellow Brick Road. The 22-year-old New Yorker donned the pivotal black hat on April 23, 2014 after Alison Luff left the Emerald City company. In a relatively short time, Hunton proved she had the chops to portray a courageous figure strong enough to stand up against corruption no matter the cost. Brilliantly talented, Hunton drives home her character’s passion and angst with vocal mastery on standout numbers like “No Good Deed” and “Defying Gravity.”

What drew you to the bright lights of Broadway? Theater was just a place my mom put me to help me get rid of energy. But I always knew I wanted to be an actor. I was home schooled a lot as a kid and it was a great way to make friends and meet new people. I moved to New York from California when I was 16 and have never looked back.

For your age you’ve already had some fairly sizable roles, but nabbing the lead in Wicked had to be a game changer. Definitely. I had worked with Joe Mantello (director of the original production of Wicked that premiered on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre in 2003), and he had been trying to get me to come in for a role for a couple of years. My agent set up the audition and I was booked that night to replace Alison.

How did you prepare to become Elphaba? Before I even rehearsed for it, I stopped drinking alcohol and caffeine; drank only water. I did my warm-ups every day and made sure my voice was in top shape. I tried to make sure I approached the role from the right place. I didn’t want to ruin my voice because it’s a very hard show to sing. You also have to be in shape, because it can be demanding physically as well.


While very likeable and sympathetic, your Elphaba definitely has a sarcastic and dry side. Is that you or the green coming through? I definitely have a sarcastic, snarky side to me. I wouldn’t say I’m as explosive or as antsy as she is.

Did you feel any pressure taking on such an iconic role? There’s never pressure from people who are close to you like your agent or your mother. The pressure comes from what you put on yourself. This is a wonderful company and since day one, everyone has told me to not worry, that I’d find my pace. The fan base is very wide and passionate so there are a lot of expectations out there. You hope they will appreciate what you’ve done with role. Overall, I’ve received mainly positive feedback so that makes me feel like I’m doing a good job each performance. Wicked has been around for 10 years, and I’m not sure there is anything new you can do that hasn’t already been seen. But with that being said, with any role you want to put your stamp on it. I try to come at it with an honest

With tragic stories of bullying becoming more prominent in today’s society, how do you feel the underlying message of self-respect and strength are portrayed over the course of the production? It’s interesting because I was bullied as a younger kid at school. It’s something that can be awful and dangerous. You feel isolated on stage and feel like everyone is looking at you like you’re the weird one. It’s almost funny having those people who really care about you off the stage acting so mean. It’s a strange dichotomy. The material in Wicked really lends itself to getting your emotions out. It’s fun to explore how you deal with those situations. Elphaba uses her wits and sarcasm to get over what can be unsettling or hurtful situations. What’s great is to meet people after a show who are touched by the message. It means a lot to me that they can share their stories especially after I’ve shared myself with them.

As someone who has played damaged characters including Elphaba, what is it about those roles that attracts you? Not that I have everything together, but when you have a good deal of structure in your own life, it’s fun to play someone on the other end of the spectrum. It’s definitely more fun to watch someone trying to get his or her life together on stage, then someone who’s got it all figured out. Maybe it’s a good match. I

7 think those roles are interesting and I enjoy going on the journey with them. I try to show other sides to those characters. It’s like when people call me the wicked witch, I like to tell them no, I’m the misunderstood witch.

For having little rehearsal time with your counterpart Gina Beck (Glinda), you guys display a lot of chemistry on stage. I didn’t know Gina prior to getting here, but we have a very similar sense of humor so we get along well. She is very close with Alison Fraser (Madame Morrible) and I didn’t want to come in and intrude on that relationship both on and off stage. But she was very excited to meet me. I’m glad we get to take this journey together. This is her first United States tour. We’re both playing two roles that are based on friendship so there had to be some underlying truth to that. There is something about being on tour that makes the show very fresh. We get nervous for each opening. We’re all like a little family and get to share in everything on the road. I’m sure a lot of that plays into how we feed off each other on stage.

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Oh no. I try to watch everyone else’s performances as little as possible. I don’t want to replicate something that’s not supposed to be up there. I approach it from a new perspective as much as possible. At the same time, the Elphaba world is small and those of us who have been fortunate enough to play the part tend to stick together. It’s kind of like a sorority. There are always awfully strong women who can offer advice to me if I need it. We definitely look out for each other for sure.

and open heart every night. I don’t do the same thing every day. Sometimes people with say things differently and it causes a different response from me. I am one of the youngest Elphabas they’ve ever had so I like to hope that I’m doing it justice.

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Once back in Tulsa, Shillingford began to assemble his dream team that would soon help make his aspiration of owning his own restaurant a reality.

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With a focus on freshness and traditional island recipes, Sisserou’s brings the flavors of the Caribbean to daydreamers. By Taylor Sides

ith a new summer season just a few short weeks away, Tulsans are likely planning vacations to far-off destinations where the water is blue and the sand is white … or at least daydreaming about the island weather from within the confines of their cubicles. Some of us don’t have the time or money to drop everything and jet off to somewhere exotic, but it doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of what we have here at home. Eben Shillingford understands that better than anyone. Shillingford is the owner and manager of Sisserou’s, the newest restaurant in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Sisserou’s isn’t your run-of-the-mill restaurant concept. With a focus on freshness and traditional island recipes, Shillingford and his staff bring the flavors of the Caribbean to all of us daydreamers. As a dual citizen, Shillingford has roots in both the United States and Dominica, a beautiful island in the

Caribbean where his family hails from. A true Tulsan at heart, he attended Union High School and Tulsa Community College. While taking classes at TCC, Shillingford started working at Paddy’s Irish Pub as a dishwasher. It is there he discovered his love for the culinary arts; he even tried his hand in creating some menu items. From there, he went on to work in the kitchen at Garfield’s and then as a server and bartender at Grady’s American Grill. Shortly thereafter, he decided to transfer to the University of Oklahoma. During his time at OU, Shillingford worked at the Metro Wine Bar & Bistro and Charleston’s. He was promoted to management at Charleston’s and transferred to Fort Worth. “I always wanted to open an American restaurant in the Caribbean,” Shillingford shares. “I even had the opportunity to do so in 2007, but too many people had their hands in the property, so I decided to return to Tulsa.”


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Once back in Tulsa, Shillingford began to assemble his dream team that would soon help make his aspiration of owning his own restaurant a reality. And who better to have on his team than those closest to him—his family. Shillingford reached out to his father, mother, wife, Natalie and sister, Ilana. “Natalie, who runs FlyingChef.com, helped me form the business plan and create the menu. My father assisted in contracting. My sister came on as co-owner and accountant and designed the interior, and our mother picked the name,” says Shillingford.

A one-of-a-kind blend of authentic

Sisserou is the name of an endangered species of parrot indigenous to the island of Dominica. A truly beautiful creature with colorful plumage of dark purple, dark green, hints of red and brown, the Sisserou seemed an appropriate “mascot” for a Caribbean family’s restaurant. Splashes of the Sisserou’s colors can be found throughout the restaurant.

Craving a different dinner? “We have the only whole snapper in town,” Shillingford says. “It’s carved table side.” A true ocean excursion, Sisserou’s whole fresh red snapper for two is stuffed with crab, shrimp, herbs, breadcrumbs, lemon and spices and then baked until tender. This signature dish is carved and served table side to be enjoyed with a pineapple sauce. Because this entrée has a longer cook time, Shillingford invites you to order ahead to avoid a long wait.

European and American influences, this menu has it all.

of lime, orange, garlic, and oregano, and then slowroasted until tender. It is then shredded and placed inside a lightly toasted Cuban loaf drizzled with Sisserou’s signature habanero mayonnaise and topped with ham, Swiss cheese, sweet pickles, and country Dijon.

Other popular menu items include the coconut shrimp, mahi mahi, stewed oxtail, and, of course, the Caribbean classic: jerk chicken.

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“We keep it vibrant and contemporary with both the décor and the drinks. In a way, the drinks match the décor,” Shillingford continues.

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As a dual citizen, Shillingford has roots in both the United States and Dominica, a beautiful island in the Caribbean where his family hails from.

Take the molten lava eruption, for instance. This signature drink for two is not only colorful, but is everything one would want or expect in an island-inspired drink. With Bacardi pineapple, Malibu coconut rum, 99 Bananas, Captain Morgan, pineapple juice, orange juice, simple syrup, grenadine, and fresh-squeezed lime and orange juices splashed over dry ice, this drink truly erupts. The drinks aren’t the only menu items making a splash at Sisserou’s. Head chef Ben Alexander is making waves of his own in the kitchen. With only the freshest ingredients and seafood, imported from Key West three to four times a week, Alexander puts out plates so authentic and tasty, one would swear they were eating beachside in the Caribbean. “Ben, who has become a very close friend of mine, has found a way of converting home recipes into restaurant delicacies.” Shillingford raves. This food is capital G-O-O-D, good! A one-of-a-kind blend of authentic Caribbean cuisine with a touch of European and American influences, this menu has it all. For lunch, Shillingford recommends their Cuban sandwich made with tender pork shoulder, marinated in a traditional Mojo blend, which is a combination

Sisserou’s opened at the corner of Archer and Main Street on April 1, 2014, and, in just two short months, has been met with rave reviews, earning a 95% rating on Urban Spoon and gaining its fair share of regulars who just can’t get enough. Whether you come for the atmosphere, housed under high-open ceilings and behind massive windows that let in plenty of sunlight or for the feature menu items dished out each week, Sisserou’s has plenty to tantalize your taste for the Caribbean.

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May 30-June 1 Gem Faire

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Chvrches

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Chvrches (pronounced as churches) are a Scottish electronic music band, formed in 2011. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesizers, and samplers), Iain Cook (synthesizers, guitar, bass, vocals), and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, samplers, vocals). During their recent tour Mayberry’s voice—a cut-glass, sci-fi soprano rounded off with warm Glaswegian tones—has developed into a formidable force. On stage

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Pageant. Miss Oklahoma has won the crown on five occasions. Also, in the years when city representatives were common, Norma Smallwood won, competing as Miss Tulsa, giving the state of Oklahoma a total of six crowns. Oklahoma is also one of three states to win the Miss America title back to back for two years. Over $8 million in scholarships have been made available and nearly 10,000 women have participated in the Miss Oklahoma program in state and local competitions since The Kiwanis Club of Tulsa started sponsoring the pageant in 1972.

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Mabee Center (Tulsa) The Miss Oklahoma competition selects a winner to compete on behalf of Oklahoma in the Miss America

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Zoorassic Park

Tulsa Zoo Stomp! Roar! Explore! Zoorassic Park is in full swing at the Tulsa Zoo this month and every month from now through October. Take a trip to prehistoric times and walk amongst the dinosaurs in this incredible exhibit featuring 15 animatronic dinos, representing 11 different species. Marvel at the 40-foot long Tyrannosaurus Rex. Watch as the long-necked Brachiosaurus towers above you. Brace yourself for the armored Stegosaurus as it barrels toward you. These colossal creatures were designed by Billings Productions of McKinney, Texas. Each dinosaur is built on a steel frame, and their exterior is covered with intricate rubber skin, giving them their lifelike appearance. Outfitted with state-of-the-art electronics, they have the ability to produce realistic movements. They can bite, roar, and even spit water. Zoorassic Park is an adventure for the whole family, as parts of the zoo have been transformed into ancient lands, where young paleontologists can take a mini-excavation to dig for fossils. Keep a look out for a dinosaur nest full of eggs as you travel the grounds … you may want to snap a pic before they hatch.

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Ophelia Orchestra

Tulsa Performing Arts Center The Ophelia Orchestra is a 10-piece band from Oslo, Norway, that is considered one of the best in the world when it comes to performing ragtime and early jazz. The Ophelia focuses on the music of Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake and Jelly Roll Morton, as well as more contemporary ragtime composers including David Thomas


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June 4

Bruno Mars

BOK Center (Tulsa) Blessed with a talent trifecta of musicianship, physical awareness and a voice that is reminiscent of Motown cool, Bruno Mars really shows how great he is when he’s on a concert stage. One of the best in show business, he’s at the forefront of blending organic instruments with contemporary production and unabashed appreciation for popular music of all kinds. The hitmaker has almost single-handedly returned pop music to its R&B and funk roots with radio smashes like “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Moonshine” and “Treasure.” Named Billboard magazine’s 2013 Artist of the Year, Mars is a genius with hooks who cut his teeth as a guest on tracks for CeeLo Green, B.o.B. and Travie McCoy. With 130 million singles sold worldwide, the 18-time Grammy Award nominee and winner has made music history more than once, including such milestones as scoring his first five Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers faster than any male solo artist since Elvis Presley. During his shows on the Moonshine Jungle tour, Mars is usually all over the stage during his ‘70s-inspired show, demonstrating skills on guitar and drums as well as the showmanship that comes from a lifetime immersion in music. From lovebird favorites like “Marry You” and “Our First Time” to the undeniable “Grenade” and “When I Was Your Man,” Mars’ unenhanced vocals serve as a reminder of why he’s among the best male vocalists that the music industry has to offer among his lip-synching contemporaries. Add the sophistication of his melodies and lyrics, which are well represented on “Just the Way You Are,” and you have music’s great pop hope.

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June 5

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bluegrass artists will take to the main stage Friday and Saturday to entertain crowds of festival-goers. The grounds include shaded seating, as well as water and electric hookups. Multiple food and craft vendors will be set up. Children’s activities will also be available. Live acts include Nu-Blu, The Roys, Scenic Roots, Common Tyme, Mark Newton and Steve Thomas.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Several of Tulsa’s museums and cultural groups have come together in a shared exhibition to highlight their institutions. All have a unique origin, yet all are interconnected. Their distinct stories overlap. Explore the complete Tulsa experience by learning more about these groups and what they offer. Participating in the exhibit are The Route 66 Alliance; The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art; Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium; Tulsa Botanic Garden; Tulsa Historical Society & Museum and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

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Skiatook Sports Complex The festival is a fun-filled family event that features top-notch bluegrass music. Come Thursday night for gospel tunes or Saturday morning for a junior fiddle competition. Talented

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poker run, burnout pit and vendors. This year’s festivities kick off with a pre-party Thursday night, so show up early and let the good times roll. In addition to live music and bike games, the Copperhead Run Rally will also feature beer pong tournaments, camping and fun times. Admission rates are available for the entire weekend. RV spots and primitive camping sites can be reserved. Tap into the energy and excitement of this bike-lover’s paradise. This event is for adults ages 21 and over only.

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June 13

One Man Star Wars

Tulsa Performing Arts Center A few years ago, in a garage far, far away, comedian Charles Ross decided to put his Star Wars obsession to good use and now performs the original trilogy in a light-speed 60-minute, one-man show—voices, sound effects, soundtrack and all.

despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

unloading sites to the arenas. Transport yourself back in time to the Old West and witness trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and more. These shows are based on stunts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show that toured the country and amazed spectators over 90 years ago.

June 13-14

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The Music Man

Cox Business Center (Tulsa) The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize—this

June 15

Fun and Frolic Family Magic Show

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Sit back and relax as master magician Steve Lancaster conjures up fun and exciting illusions with so many surprise endings, you will wonder,

June 6-8

Tulsa Tough Ride and Race

Downtown Tulsa The annual cycling festival is designed to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles while showcasing the beautiful city of Tulsa. This three-day cycling festival includes races for amateurs and pros, non-competitive Gran Fondo rides, and the “come as you are” Townie Ride. The 2014 festival will be held in beautiful downtown and midtown Tulsa. The three central venues include the Blue Dome District, the Brady Arts District, River Parks and the Riverview Neighborhood. The heart and soul of Tulsa Tough since its inception back in 2006 has and will continue to be the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who make it happen. Keep an eye out for the Tulsa Tough Divas, a group of women who love cycling and socializing—not necessarily in that order. From first-time riders to seasoned veterans, the Divas promote and support cycling for women of all ages, experience and abilities.

June 9-21

Pinto World Championship Horse Show

Expo Square (Tulsa) Exhibitors will compete in a wide range of disciplines including Western, English, driving, pleasure, halter, roping, speed events and trial. Special events each night showcase the versatility and beauty of the Pinto. A large trade show will also be on the grounds featuring tack, gift items and more.

Whether participating in the races, rides or simply cheering from the sidelines, come join the pedal party where spirits are high and other spirits are lifted higher. The races begin Friday evening with a Men’s Cat 3, Women’s Pro 1/2, Men’s 1/2, and Men’s Pro 1 under the lights of downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome Entertainment District. A spectator must-see, the races are fast and weave through crowded streets lined with bars and restaurants. Saturday’s races offer something for all skill levels and run through the heart of the historic Brady Arts District. Saturday is designed for the whole family with races, a Gran Fondo rides of 50K, 100K and a monster 200K, children’s events and more. Sunday’s events include the Tulsa Townie Ride for the whole family, Gran Fondo rides of 50K and 100 miles and the grueling Riverview criterium races, known to test even the most experienced racers. Running along the scenic Arkansas River and home of “Cry Baby Hill,” this Sunday race distinguishes Tulsa Tough from other races. The winners of the team and individual omnium competition will be crowned after Sunday’s races. Pre-registration is required for all races and rides. Share this year’s Tulsa Tough experience on Twitter and Instagram, using hashtag #TulsaTough. Whether it’s your handlebar video, pics from the sideline, or thoughts on how to make this event even better, share your SFTT love. This street-fest block party hybrid combines music, roaring fans, and the blur of passing riders. Festivities include unique local vendors, exhibitors and food throughout the downtown area.

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“How did he do that?” In addition, Sponji the Clown joins the show, bringing his own magic, comedy and balloons. Lancaster has been a magician for 30 years, performing coast to coast for conventions, sales meetings and banquets. In 1995, he was included in the Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic, an invitation-only gathering of the top 125 sleight-ofhand magicians in the world. Native Oklahoman John Pansze, a.k.a. Spongi the Clown, began exploring the mysteries of magic in 1976. Over the years, he has performed with numerous magicians, including the late Doug Henning.

June 7

Jerry Seinfeld

Tulsa Performing Arts Center The king of observational humor, entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career was parlayed from a knack to tell stories full of wry commentary in a soft-core satire manner. He succeeds on a mainstream level thanks in some part for routines that eschew profanity for brilliance. His career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards. Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and written two books (Seinlanguage and Halloween).

Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of 4 and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in1997 he has released 11 albums and played thousands of shows. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and festivals worldwide.

June 19-22

Black Gold Days

Black Gold Park (Glenpool) Join the citizens of Glenpool as they honor the history of the local Glenn Pool oil field with a carnival, numerous food vendors, free entertainment and a fireworks display. Known for its lineup of live music performers, the festival will feature everything from bluegrass and gospel to jazz and country. Fill up at the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast, cheer on

June 19

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June 19

Vintage Wildflowers

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Acclaimed for their instrumental prowess, onstage charm and soulful vocals, the Vintage Wildflowers have developed an enthusiastic legion of fans with their vibrant Celtic, folk and bluegrass blend. Equally at home before sold-out festival crowds and intimate house concert audiences, the Vintage Wildflowers have performed at venues as varied the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the North Texas Irish Festival, and the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour.

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. The band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for The Killers. Not long after, the band released their first full-length album, Habits, in 2010. Their first single “Animal” climbed to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the alternative rock chart. Their follow-up hit “Everybody Talks” off Picture Show (2011) was a commercial success and was featured on Glee.

June 19-22

Book of Days

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Book of Days, by Lanford Wilson (Hot L Baltimore) is set in a small Missouri town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When the owner

June 19

Frank Sinatra Jr.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) Born in New Jersey, raised in California, and educated in the showrooms of Las Vegas and on bandstands all over the world, Frank Sinatra Jr. pays homage to his father with a set that borrows heavily from Ol’ Blue Eyes’ catalog including “Strangers in the Night” and “My Way.”

June 20

Rick Miller’s Boom

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of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a onewoman campaign to see justice done.

contestants in the Mr. & Miss Black Gold Pageant, enjoy a frog jump, turtle races, a horseshoe tournament and a variety of children’s activities. Visit a food vendor and feast on traditional fair favorites including corn dogs, hot dogs, turkey legs, kettle corn, barbecue sandwiches and more. Work all that carnival food off at a competitive 5K or leisurely fun run.

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length album, and first for American Recordings/Republic Records, The Carpenter. Produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and recorded in North Carolina and Malibu, it’s an artful distillation of classic homegrown folk, rock energy, bluegrass soul and pop charm. In 2009, the group made mainstream waves with their lauded major label debut, I and Love and You. It landed at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Time, which even dubbed it one of Top 10 albums of the year.

June 14

Scooby-Doo! Live

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Mabee Center (Tulsa) The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang take center stage in an all-new family musical in which the group is called upon to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to crack the case. With crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles, and an abundance of Scooby Snacks, it’s Scooby-Doo and friends at their best, traveling across the country, solving mysteries wherever they go. The show features musical numbers including the evergreen ScoobyDoo theme song, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” alongside original groovy tunes including “Round Every Corner” and “We’re Mystery Inc.”

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the Baby Boom generation. Awardingwinning Canadian actor, director and writer Rick Miller (MacHomer) takes you through 25 turbulent years (194569) and gives voice to more than 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians of that generation. From the boom of the atomic bombs that ended World War II through the explosion of science and technology that landed men on the moon, Boom lets you experience global events as they unfold.

Are you tough enough to accept the challenge? Each runner is given three lives, which can be lost along the way. Runners with one life left are given a t-shirt, while those with all three lives left will be awarded a custom minotaur battle axe. Runners can lose no more than one life per set of four obstacles to win.

June 21

Beware of the Beast

Mohawk Park (Tulsa) Beware of the Beast is a unique obstacle race designed to push the average runner to the edge. The Greek’s believed Hermes was the fastest messenger among the gods equal to none. Carry your message through the Minotaur Maze, past Hades Haze, over Mount Olympus and to the finish line. Make it alive and be rewarded greatly by the other gods.

June 25

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June 21

The Avett Brothers

Cox Business Center Arena (Tulsa) The Avett Brothers begin another new era of folk with their seventh full-

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/ Catoosa) In support of their ninth offering, See What You Started by Continuing, Georgia rockers Collective Soul celebrate 20 years of performing. Best known for 1993’s Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid that included

June 18-July 6 Wicked

June 20-21

Janet Rutland Sings the Sixties

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Janet Rutland Sings the Sixties is the Sand Springs songstress’ 10th cabaret show for Summer Stage. In putting this show together, she collaborated with Top 40 guru Steve Clem on the decade’s songs as well as historical events. “This music is a real heart punch,” says Rutland. “You can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard these songs. It’s a trip.” Rutland will perform songs by Dusty Springfield, The Mamas and The Papas, Bob Dylan and more.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Entertainment Weekly calls Wicked “the best musical of the decade.” Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is Broadway’s biggest blockbuster. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two girls met in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for a story you won’t want to miss. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s 1900 classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Capitalizing on a deep well of nostalgia for all things Oz, allows for some hilarious in-jokes as the two young women are thrown together as roommates at Shiz University. We may think we recognize them as the simpering Glinda the Good and cackling Wicked Witch of the West, but for most of the show they are simply Galinda and Elphaba, two girls navigating the tricky waters of friendship, gossip, boys, sorcery, animal abuse, and corrupt government—you know, typical adolescent stuff. Intricately detailed sets, whimsically off-kilter costumes, and fanciful wigs still provoke gasps from the crowd, and fantastic lighting effects ratchet up the drama for the witches, animals, and denizens of Oz.


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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival

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Christopher Cross

River Spirit Casino (Tulsa) In 1980, Christopher Cross virtually defined adult contemporary radio with a series of sophisticated ballads including the No. 1 hit, “Sailing,” which made Cross an international super star. Additional hit singles included “Ride Like the Wind,” “Never Be the Same” and “Say You’ll Be Mine.” In 1981, Cross was awarded an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Sailing.” He soon scored a second No. 1, as well as an Academy Award, with “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” for the movie Arthur starring Dudley Moore. Fans of the daytime drama General Hospital may remember Cross’ hit song, “Think of Laura” which was featured prominently in the series during the mid-80s. Cross remains dedicated to his art and continues to enjoy enduring success, writing and recording albums and performing live before appreciative audiences. the living culture of the Mvskoke people. Established in 1974, the Muscogee Nation Festival has been a treasured and time-honored experience for 40 years and counting. This annual celebration includes cultural exhibitions, an award-winning rodeo, concerts featuring local and national acts, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, food, a parade through historic downtown Okmulgee, senior citizen’s activities, children’s activities and many more festivities for the entire family to enjoy.

June 26-29

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

on the Peanuts cartoon characters created by Charles M. Schulz.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center It’s a day in the life of Charlie Brown and his gang of friends and playful dog Snoopy—a day full of baseball, glee club, Beethoven, book reports, pencil-chewing redheads, and the importance of supper being served in a timely manner. At the end of the day, the Peanuts gang learns the meaning of happiness. The music and lyrics for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown were written by Clark Gesner, based

June 24

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular

BOK Center (Tulsa) Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is re-imagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical features extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. Brandon Boyd, Grammy-nominated lead vocalist of rock band Incubus, is confirmed for the role of Judas Iscariot; *NSYNC vocalist, JC Chasez, will play Pontius Pilate; Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams will take the female lead as Mary Magdalene; English singer-songwriter and lead singer in Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols, John Rotten Lydon, will play King Herod; and British actor and singer Ben Forster, who won England’s ITV Superstar competition in 2012 and played the lead role in the United Kingdom and Australian arena tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, will revive his role as Jesus. With over 50 cast and musicians on stage this is one arena show that can’t be missed. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible narratives. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play. The work’s depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities as well as slang pervade the lyrics and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events.

June 27

Battlegrounds MMA

BOK Center (Tulsa) This series will feature welterweight (170 pound) fighters who will be carefully selected from submissions across the world, where $50,000 will go to the victor. In addition to the O.N.E. Tournament, BattleGrounds includes a number of super fights in the middleweight and lightweight divisions that will deliver amazing action between the tournament bouts. Welterweight MMA champion and native Oklahoman, Johny Hendricks will be a special guest along with many other notable sports stars and celebrities. BattleGrounds MMA is led by three-time Olympian, Olympic gold medalist and Oklahoma State wrestling phenom Kenny Monday.


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sweet corn while at the festival. Celebrate the local crop of corn and join friends and family in the corn eating or corn shucking contests for an old-fashioned good time. There will be bushels of corn for sale and food vendors serving corn on the cob and kettle corn, as well as turkey legs, Indian tacos, snow cones, Polish sausages and more.

June 26-29 Dreamgirls

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Dreamgirls centers on Effie, the full-figured lead singer of a fledgling R&B trio, The Dreamettes. The Dreamettes enter the famous amateur night competition at the Apollo Theater, only to have their hopes dashed when they don’t win. But the young singers perk up when they are approached by car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr. He offers to manage The Dreamettes and teams them up with Jimmy Early, an old-school singer who’s been around the block a few times in more ways than one. This union sets The Dreamettes on the path to stardom, they also have to cope with love, pain, racism, jealousy, lies and confusion. Dreamgirls was a Broadway hit in the early 1980s and was adapted into a motion picture in 2006. The show’s signature number is Effie’s show-stopping torch song “And I Am Telling You.”

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A Really Cool, Cool Show

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Performance artist JohnTom Knight has created a new coming-of-age story based on himself and his insecurities. “There’ll be other things in it too,” he says. “It will be sexy, we promise. Hopefully, people will get it.”

June 27-28

… Through and Back Again … Tulsa Performing Arts Center In the style of interactive theatre

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June 27-28

Sweet Corn Festival

Centennial Park (Fort Gibson) Delicious sweet corn from area growers will be available, and don’t forget to try an ear of boiled or grilled

June 29

Rockets Over Rhema

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Rumble on the River IX

River Spirit Casino (Tulsa) America’s team, led by XFL champions Ed Cline and Jarrett Rouse, will battle a team of rising MMA prospects from Mexico in an action-packed night of MMA fighting. Other featured bouts include featherweight champion James “Whitey” Warren, knock-out artist Mike Cook, and female fighting sensation Erin McDougall.

Rhema Bible Church (Tulsa) Get your Fourth of July activities started early when Rhema colors the sky in front of thousands. Prior to the celestial show, enjoy a patriotic tribute in the Bible Church Auditorium or step outside for inflatable games, face painting, and the temporary tattoo stations posted around the campus. The young (and young at heart) can test their ability to hang on to a mechanical bull and scale a rock climbing wall. If you’d rather look than participate, there will be a car show featuring antique vehicles from the ’20s and ’30s, along with custom-built hot rods, racing cars and motorcycles. During the excitement if your stomach starts growling, there will be plenty of concessions to enjoy. From hot dogs and hamburgers to corn dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, cotton candy, and shaved ice, no one has to go hungry.

Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve (Bartlesville) The sounds and feel of an old-time circus come alive again at Kidsfest. With jugglers, games, pony rides and more the event springs to life in an action-packed weekend featuring endless family fun. Oilman Frank Phillips, known locally as “Uncle Frank,” established Woolaroc in 1925 as his country retreat and loved the circus so much he brought it to Bartlesville each year.


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The epic action unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside special forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The movie, based upon the No. 1 bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe

22 Jump Street | June 13

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case—they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

How to Train Your Dragon 2 | June 13

The film takes place five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and his friends as young adults. At the end of last film, all these Vikings who were previously somewhat landlocked are now on the backs of dragons so the entire Northern Hemisphere opens up to them. And with that Hiccup’s curiosity increases, the map expands and inevitably they are going to come across new dragons and new cultures. Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler

Jersey Boys | June 20

Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. Cast: Christopher Walken, Vincent Plazza, John Lloyd Young

Transformers: Age of Extinction | June 27

An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons—and a paranoid government official—on them. A sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the film takes place four years after the invasion of Chicago. This is the first film in the series to feature an entirely new cast and the first to feature the Dinobots. Returning Transformers include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Ratchet. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci

Snowpiercer | June 27

In the near future, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train, powered by a perpetual-motion engine that travels on a globe-spanning track. A class system is installed, with the elites inhabiting the front of the train and poor inhabiting the tail. Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho

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t’s been a rough four years for the Tulsa Shock. Since making the move from the Motor City in 2010—leaving behind three WNBA championships, former Detroit Piston bad boy center and Shock head coach Bill Laimbeer and key members from those dynamic Detroit teams—the Shock compiled a pedestrian 29-107 record entering the 2014 season and watched three coaches come and go including Nolan Richardson.

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In April, the team suffered another turnover when 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage and her 16.3 points-per-game average opted to stay in Australia to practice with her national team. And if misery truly loves company, then it was only fitting that the Shock hired Fred Williams. Only months after leading the Atlanta Dream to the 2013 WNBA finals—which they lost to the Minnesota Lynx—he was relieved of his head coaching duties. A graduate of Boise State, Williams has seen plenty of success over three decades in the game including two NCAA national championships while an assistant coach for the University of Southern California teams that featured Cheryl Miller and Cynthia Cooper. But while it would be easy for both the Shock and Williams to take their balls and go home after tough career stretches, neither is willing to have any of the self-loathing and head hanging afforded them. Instead, rejuvenated with purpose and passion, the team and Williams appear to be slowly turning things around. Preview: How do you make it to a league final only to be let go? Is it really that brutal out there? Fred Williams: It’s kind of how it is. I’m thankful for the six years I spent in Atlanta, but they opted to go in a different direction. I learned a lot from what happened. My being let go made it possible for me to get this job in Tulsa so I can’t complain. It’s really been a great transition. I’m really fired up about what’s next.

Q: While you inherited some talent including Skylar Diggins, Riquna Williams and Angel Goodrich, you can’t ignore the hard times the team has faced since relocating to Tulsa. A: They lost so many players when they left Detroit. You don’t just replace that overnight. Just like with the college game when a great class leaves, you have to rebuild and it can take some time and patience. Each season is going to be different. We’ve got great leadership here. The

foundation is in place now thanks to our veterans and new players. They weren’t a bad team last year. Some games just slipped away from them. It’s a new era and I think fans are going to enjoy what we put on the floor. Q: One way to fire up a crowd is with up-tempo basketball, which is a trademark of yours. A: Absolutely. When I looked at the roster, I knew we could push the ball. We’ll get the ball up the floor quickly, use post-

set plays and fast break when possible. A key is to have bigs who can move, so we should do well. But we can’t play scared. You have to play without fear and distribute the basketball. Q: Getting a dynamic player like Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 WNBA draft, doesn’t hurt either, right? A: She’s definitely a pro guard right now. We’re really happy to have her here. Pairing her with

Diggins opens up a lot of things for us moving forward. I’m feeling pretty energetic and excited about her and our entire team this year. They are playing really hard and want the same things the fans and I do, which is to win.

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Although some of the crazy promotions at Fair Meadows are a thing of the past—Dachshund Derby Dash, politicians riding mules and Survive to Drive— the simulcasting component has received a major boost with a multitude of enhancements including a drive-through teller. By Richard Linihan

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t was about 20 years ago that the late Peggy Nantz stood in the grandstands of Fair Meadows at Expo Square and pointed at a place over by the turn that skirts the edge of what is now the Big Splash Water Park. “That’s about the spot where I lost about five teeth,” she said, reminiscing about when the horse racing track was a stock car track. Nantz was a driver in those days and had a crash on that turn. She went from driving stock cars to training race horses. There is a lot of history in the Fair Meadows and its facility on Expo Square’s 240 acres, and that history continues June 5 with the 26th season of live horse racing. In addition to the live racing, Fair Meadows simulcasts horse races from around the country and the globe six days a week (and sometimes seven) from January through December every year. Since that day when Nantz thought about those long forgotten molars and bicuspids, Fair Meadows has brought a lot of great memories to Tulsa

County and its fans. Considered to be a front-runner in some of the most innovative promotions in the state, Fair Meadows fans have witnessed a mass wedding in which 10 couples that ordinarily wouldn’t have been able to afford a nice matrimonial ceremony were given wedding cakes, flowers and were hitched during the live races. They then watched in earnest as one race would determine which couple would be flown to Las Vegas for a real honeymoon. Prior to the advent of simulcasting, the lottery and casino wagering in Oklahoma, it wasn’t uncommon to see 10,000 fans come out to Fair Meadows for a $5,000 voucher giveaway. Among other top promotions seen at Fair Meadows was the Dachshund Derby Dash in which wiener dogs dashed about 50 yards in heats of eight to try to make the finals and win a year’s supply of dog food. On one occasion, one family had great hopes as their weenie dog sprinted to a five-length lead and looked like he was well on his way to the finals when, with only about 10 yards to go, he spotted

a rabbit near the tote board and dashed off the track. He was later caught by a red-faced owner who had chased him halfway around the racetrack as fans cackled with laughter. The most interesting of promotions had to be the Survive to Drive in which fans were asked to bring blankets and pillows to the racetrack because six lucky fans’ names would be called and

they would come down and try to spend seven days in a Land Rover to win it. They were given 30-minute breaks from the car to wash up and go to the restroom every three hours. On the seventh day, there were two remaining and with an hour or so to go in the promotion to win the car, the young lady stepped out, giving the car to the gentleman she was competing against. It turns out she wanted second prize even more—a trip to Las Vegas to

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All these things mixed among silly pet tricks, ostrich races and politicians riding mules dotted the Fair Meadows scenery were the backdrop to some of the greatest quarter horse racing the state has seen. Buoyed every year by the Speedhorse Silver and Gold Cup futurities and derbies, some of the top trainers, jockeys and horses in the country have raced down the straightaway at Fair Meadows.

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G.R. Carter, 10-time National Champion American Quarter Horse Racing Association jockey, should be in to ride for the big money in the hundreds of thousands for the Speedhorse finals. Carter, a native from Pawhuska, has won more money than any jockey in the history of the quarter horse racing game, his horses bankrolling close to $50 million. One of the greatest stories ever to come down the pike was when 70-something jockey Roy Brooks was still winning races when most riders had settled for a rocking chair on the front porch. Brooks did that at Fair Meadows, and did it in big races throughout his 60s and into his 70s. He is officially the oldest rider in the country ever to win a race at a licensed racetrack. Trainer Eddie D. Willis, who dominates in some of the top races in the country every year at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, including the $1 millionplus Heritage Place Futurity, is expected to have a string of horses at Fair Meadows again. This race meet will have a touch of sadness as well as Fair Meadows will be without arguably its top thoroughbred trainer of all time, Mike Teel, who lost his battle with cancer at 63 in May. Teel had won multiple training titles at Fair

Meadows over the years with the thoroughbreds and his horses had earned more than $40 million over his career when he died. Although business at the live racing has slowed over the years, with the strong initiative of Expo Square CEO Mark Andrus and COO Amanda Blair, the simulcasting has received a major boost this spring with a multitude of improvements. With Blair holding the reins, customer smiles have blossomed like the roses around Kentucky Derby time. She has overseen the installation of new lights at Fair Meadows simulcast facility, brand new flat screen televisions across the board in the personal seating area for customers, an aesthetic boost with new wall-size murals and interior decorations that give the place an avant-garde look, and instigated the newest innovation of all that was a big hit Derby Day, a drive-through betting teller. Customers didn’t even have to get out of their car on Derby Day to make a wager. More than $12,000 was bet at the outlet on the Kentucky Derby Saturday. “This is the best invention since the wheel,” a gentleman told Brenda Hedges, Fair Meadows’ drive-through teller. Another said, “What has our society come to; a drive-through teller?” another said, to which Hedges made him laugh heartily with her reply, “And yet here you are in our line.” And that’s what Fair Meadows is all about, leaving its customers with a smile on their faces and a laugh in their hearts. Fair Meadows’ live racing schedule is Thursday through Sundays with post times at 6 p.m. every day except Sunday, which is 4:05 p.m. There are a few exceptions: May 18 at 6 p.m.; July 2 at 6 p.m.; July 4 at 1 p.m.; and July 23 at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

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Behind staples like Cajun BBQ shrimp, crawfish pie and Gulf Coast

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he year is 1983. A now retired restaurateur, Howard Smith, opens the doors to S&J Oyster Bar and Seafood Café, a New Orleans restaurant … states away from Louisiana. In time, Smith opened not one, but four sets of doors that bared the name S&J: two right here in Tulsa; one in Bentonville, Ark.; and one in Kansas City, Mo. For just shy of 20 years, Smith owned and operated the S&J brand and was met with great success and an untarnished reputation. After nearly two decades of serving genuine New Orleans cuisine and flavorful seafood preparations, Smith brought one chapter of his life to a close. In early 2000, all four S&J locations closed their doors, and the S&J name became a part of history … or so he thought.


Denson started working for Smith when he was still in high school, and has been in the restaurant biz for 40 years. He was a general manager at S&J when the restaurant closed, and having spent half of his career working there, knew the recipes like the back of his hand. As it turns out, Denson had been joking with Smith for years about opening S&J back up. Parkey made that a reality. “Bill’s the money. I’m the brains.” Denson says. “And Howard … he’s been like a second dad to me.” So, with no hesitation, Denson rejoined the team. With Smith on board as a consultant and confidant, Parkey and Denson broke ground for the new chapter of the famous oyster bar in 2012. According to Denson, it took two months to put the menu back together. They included all of the original recipes created by Smith in order to stay true to the S&J name. They also kept much of the original décor when designing the layout of the massive 5,000 square foot restaurant. Parkey calls the décor “art deco with a New Orleans twist.”

Open now for about a year and a half, the new S&J has been quite successful thus far and continues to build momentum with each passing month. “It’s a little taste of New Orleans, right here in downtown Tulsa,” Parkey exclaims. Both he and Denson sat down with Preview Magazine and shared some of S&J’s most popular menu items. The pair recommends the number one selling Cajun BBQ shrimp, eight succulent shrimp sautéed in butter and Cajun spices served in a skillet over a bed of rice with a side and toasted French bread. Parkey tells us that you “can’t go wrong” with this one-of-a-kind dish. The homemade crawfish pie, a delicious dish of spicy crawfish tail meat with a mix of onions, bell peppers, celery and garlic, all wrapped inside a flaky pie crust is a classic New Orleans dish that can’t be missed. Of course, no one can leave S&J without trying their famous Gulf Coast oysters on the half shell and jumbo spiced shrimp served with real deal cocktail sauce made right at your table. From the Cajun buffalo wings to Mr. Carl’s red beans and rice, New Orleans flavor is in full force at S&J. While its name states “oyster bar,” Tulsans have quickly deemed S&J a drinking destination as well. Their Cajun bloody Mary and Pat O’Brien’s hurricane set them apart from other downtown bars. The aptly named hurricane is prepared both frozen and on the rocks with Bacardi Silver Rum, Bacardi Dark Rum, Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix, OJ, and pineapple juice, served with a floater of Bacardi 151. The full-service bar is home to a large variety of wines, spirits, and beers, supporting local breweries with craft beers like Oklahoma’s very own Marshall Sundown Wheat and Mustang Washita Wheat. With monthly specials and a daily happy hour from 2-6 p.m., S&J offers $2 domestics, specials on frozen drinks, and discounted oysters, shrimp, and wings: “for the non-seafood eating public,” Parkey jokes. In the words of his colleague, Denson, “For good food and good fun, look no further than S&J.”

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With Smith by his side, Parkey scoured Tulsa looking for a prime location for his restaurant. Somehow, the pair kept ending up downtown. There was a certain allure that kept bringing them back to an open location on First Street. “If we’re going to put something down here, it’s got to be S&J,” Parkey told Smith. At first, Smith was not fond of the idea, but agreed under the stipulation that Michael Denson return to manage and coach the kitchen staff.

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About three years ago, a man by the name of Bill Parkey, who, as a child, looked up to Smith and his culinary prowess, returned to Tulsa after some time away with a restaurant idea of his own. Long before S&J even existed, Parkey’s father employed Smith in his own restaurant, so it only made sense that Parkey present his concept to the successful businessman.


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he OK Mozart International Festival will launch its 30th season the week of June 7-14, with a colossal kickoff celebration beginning inside the Bartlesville Community Center at 6 p.m. with a resounding performance by the 145th Army Guard Concert Band.

After that, the OKM celebration progresses outdoors, across the street to the Earl Sears Park for a grand outdoor gathering with live radio and television broadcasts, prize drawings, giveaways, clowns and face painting for the kids, lots of tasty food – and an outdoor contemporary theatrical production of Shakespeare in the Park directed by Joe Sears.

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But that’s just the start. As the sun sets, the adult sector of the population will move just a couple blocks over to the corner of Second Street and Dewey for a free outdoor block party. There, under the stars, 38 they can relax in lawn chairs and enjoy OKM’s block party featuring the live music of Joe Sundell, Loves it! and Ramsay Midwood. “In an age when prices can prohibit so many people from enjoying the arts, OK Mozart makes it a practice to provide a number of concerts for the whole community. This year we have increased our scope of free offerings,” says Dr. Thompson, OKM executive director. “OK Mozart does this, not as a marketing effort, but rather as a means to counter the cultural trend that bypasses live performances in favor of “ We look for ward to presenting one of the most exciting seasons e v e r i n OK M o z a r t ’s h i s t o r y , as well as hosting an ever-growing audience as a result of our efforts to expand the appeal of the concert series through a broader variety o f p r o g r a m m i n g ,“ says Thompson.

E v e n a f t e r 3 0 y e a r s , OK M o z a r t c o n t i n u e s t o p r o v e w h y i t ’s considered by many to be the premier festival of its kind featuring professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical per formances of artistic excellence.

digital forms of entertainment. Once experienced, live performance is hard to forget. We consider our efforts a kind of artistic evangelism.” OKM’s opening night performance on June 8, will add a brand new air of excitement with the introduction of the OK Mozart all-state youth orchestra. For the first time in Oklahoma, the finest young musicians in the state will play next to some of the world’s greatest professional musicians. The all-state orchestra and members of the Amici New York orchestra, under the skilled baton of artistic director Constantine Kitsopoulos, will present a joint performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Titan. That same night Jon Kimura Parker will join Amici New York in performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, one Beethoven admired above all others. Perhaps one of the most exciting elements of the celebration will be the June 9 night event—a formal Viennese waltz ball. Attendees are invited to take a black-tie dinner/dance excursion to Imperial Austria, circa 1844, when the waltz king Johann Strauss II made his debut in Vienna. They’ll dance to romantic Viennese waltzes and polkas. The evening includes cocktails at the new Johnstone-Sare rooftop bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and dancing in the newly restored landmark building.


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On June 11, Amici New York and the Bartlesville Choral Society will join forces to perform a 90-minute semi-staged version of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, staged in English for family enjoyment and featuring the voices of singers auditioned and hand-selected from throughout Oklahoma. For the June 12 concert, audiences will be treated to an amazing presentation by Sarah Jarosz and members of the Amici New York orchestra. Since signing with Sugar Hill Records at the age of 16, Jarosz has left audiences and critics alike breathless. Now, at 22, and a threetime Grammy nominee, she creates sonic atmospheres that shimmer with equal parts acoustic majesty and electrifying mystery. And, as always, the June 13 Woolaroc Outdoor Concert promises a rousing repertoire, a selection of patriotic favorites by John Williams, John Phillip Sousa and others as played by the Amici New York orchestra. Topping off the evening will be Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture accompanied by the sounds of cannons and the visual thrill of fireworks.

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Throughout the eight-day festival, OKM will present a variety of daily showcase events at various locations. These are designed to be entertaining, to engage and educate. Most are offered free. “We look forward to presenting one of the most exciting seasons ever in OK Mozart’s history, as well as hosting an ever-growing audience as a result of our efforts to expand the appeal of the concert series through a broader variety of programming, “ says Thompson. “The launch party itself has become one of the most exciting, fun-filled community events ever.”

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The celebration concludes on June 14 with Bartlesville Choral Society directed by Susan Mueller, joining the Amici New York orchestra in presenting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. This concert promises to bring the house down with the sound of more than 100 performers on stage. Again, soloists that night will be outstanding voices auditioned and handpicked from throughout Oklahoma.

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Mobile Whether you tackle a specific route or let the open road guide your adventure, travelers will find great destinations for RVs in Oklahoma. But before you hit the road, check out our tips. By Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Staff

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itting the road in your very own RV has always delivered the ultimate freedom in travel. You can take a detour on a whim, stay an extra day or drive to whatever vacation spot your heart desires. Embark on an RV trip in Green Country and you’ll find yourself spending less time worrying about travel hassles and more time actually enjoying your favorite destinations. Oklahoma is packed with hundreds of RV opportunities, from small campgrounds nestled within scenic woodlands to flourishing resorts packed with amenities and attractions. If it’s a connection with nature you seek, you’ll find more than two dozen state parks ready to welcome RV travelers with sites featuring waterfront or woodsy views, easy access to hiking trails and natural beauty at every turn. Several state parks are also connected by breathtakingly scenic drives, so you can enjoy the journey just as much as the destination. Below you will find plenty of tips to help set up your RV as fast as possible, allowing you ample time to get out and about while exploring Oklahoma’s renowned outdoor spaces.

Choosing a Site

• Some campgrounds assign RV sites, but if you are able to select your own, there are a few general rules you should follow when making your selection. First, make sure the site is large enough to accommodate your vehicle and leave enough room for you to move around. Although most RVs are equipped with leveling boards or mechanical levelers, it is still important to find a space that is as level as possible to save time and frustration when parking. • Determine if you need to back-in or pullthrough and take note of the location of electrical, sewer and water hookups on your RV before you park. • Use your location to your advantage in different seasons. In summer, you may want a space in the shade whereas winter travelers

will want to seek out sunny spots that will help keep their vehicle as warm as possible. • When parking near trees, always keep an eye out for low hanging branches and dead limbs. Low branches can scratch the top of the vehicle and high winds or storms can spell danger for your vehicle if dead limbs hang overhead. • If you plan to use a television or radio in your RV, pay attention to nearby power lines that could cause interference. Also, look for light sources nearby, as a street lamp might keep you awake if you are easily troubled by light at night. • Be careful while parking on grass. While you may maneuver on dry grass easily, rain or dew can create a wet parking spot that can get slick. While many RV travelers seek waterfront views, pay close attention to the water levels and the forecast. Your beautiful lakefront view could be spoiled by a swelling shoreline if you aren’t careful.

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• Once parked, apply the parking brake and level the vehicle with blocks or stabilizing jacks. Put entry steps out, either electronically or manually and cautiously remove travel locks or brace bars to ensure you will be able to use your slideouts. • Plug the electrical power cord into the campsite outlet that matches your amp


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requirements. Turn any appliances running on propane, such as a refrigerator, to draw from electricity instead. Use the white potable RV drinking water hose to connect water to your RV tank. Be sure to run the water under close watch at first and check for any leaks. • To tackle your sewer connection, put on latex gloves and remove the cap from the sewer hose and carefully attach to the sewer drain outlet until the locking tabs are secured. The hose should slightly slope from the RV down to the sewer connection so everything drains smoothly. Once connected, you may open the gray water tank valve to allow sink and shower water to drain into the sewer line, as well.

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• If your RV travel includes children, be sure to set aside time during the day for outdoor play. Although many RVs feel spacious and children can be entertained by table games or electronics inside the vehicle, kids travel

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• Remember to observe all local burn bans and check the current burn ban status before starting a fire.

best when they have time allotted to burn some energy outside. • RV travel is a great opportunity to introduce kids to different places and playing a travel game with them during the ride can help them get involved in sightseeing. Try the alphabet game, where players must call out things they see outside the vehicle that start with each letter of the alphabet.

Traveling with Pets

• Before you hit the road, double check to see which RV campsites along the way are pet friendly. Read policies on each campsite before you arrive so you can be sure to adhere to the rules for a successful stay. • Make sure your pet is familiar with the RV. This will be its home during your journey and you want to be sure your pet is comfortable in the space. You can help make your pet more comfortable by bringing along its bed, toys, treats and preferred food. • Make sure your pet’s identification tag has your cell phone number on it. Obviously, you will not be able to be reached at home while you are on vacation and you want to be sure you can be reunited with your pet immediately should you get separated. • Be sure to stop about every three hours along your route to give your pet a chance to relieve itself or get some exercise.

• Be mindful of the weather while traveling with your pet. In hot weather, your pet will need ventilation and a comfortable temperature whether you are in your RV or not. Keep fresh water available to your pet at all times in an easily accessible place.

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• Refrain from walking through the campsite of someone else. Respect their space. Remember, their site is their home while they are parked on it. • Keep noise down. RVs do not have much of a sound barrier, so try to be as quiet as possible to respect other campers nearby. • Always pick up after your pet and keep your pet on a leash unless inside your RV. • Refrain from smoking outside near your campsite unless there is plenty of space separating you from other sites. RVers like to leave windows open and secondhand smoke can easily drift into surrounding RVs. • When parking or preparing to leave, try to keep idling time to a minimum. • Feel free to strike up conversations with your RV neighbors, but avoid talking to campers if their shades are closed or if they are busy hooking up their vehicles.

Just like at home, be sure to pick up after your pet wherever you travel.

o Bottle/can opener o Soap o Grilling supplies o Toilet paper o Linens o Pots and pans o Fire extinguisher o Sunscreen

• If you plan to build a fire, check first with park staff before gathering wood from the area surrounding your campground. Some parks allow campers to gather wood while others offer firewood for sale, instead. Do not bring wood from outside the park as it may carry harmful tree diseases or insects. • Do your part to preserve Oklahoma’s outdoor spaces by leaving the ecosystem undisturbed. Pick up after yourself and for the safety of yourself and animals, keep your distance from wildlife and do not feed animals. • If you plan on fishing, make sure to have a current Oklahoma fishing license if you are over 16 years of age. You can purchase your Oklahoma fishing license online, or at bait/ tackle shops, convenience stores and some grocery stores.

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Compadres Mexican Grill captures a laid-back feel while giving casual dining and drinking their proper due. By Chris Greer

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o hassle. No fuss. Just a good time. Along with great Tex-Mex food and classic margaritas, that’s what’s in store for you at Compadres Mexican Grill. Step inside the lively bar and eatery at any of the three Green Country locations and you’ll be transported to a beachfront cantina where there’s always room for another fish taco and the booze flows freely. Created by brothers Joe and Jeremiah Lindsey nine years ago, Compadres provides a unique spin on the cantina genre with small twists of creativity on classic menu items.

The Lindseys, who came up with the idea between house flipping projects, started with a kitchen that focused on using regional, farm-fresh ingredients, creating everything from scratch and sourcing only the highestquality meats and seafood. “We wanted to do something different. There are Mexican restaurants everywhere. So how could we stand out?,” says Jeremiah, who recently bought his brother out. “It started with the menu and playing around with ideas. We wanted great tasting food that wasn’t complicated and was moderately priced.”

Pitchers of margaritas and other tequilabased specialty cocktails make appearances on most of the tables or at the separate bar areas. The vibe is colorful and modern, but casual enough that you can sit at the bar and catch the game while indulging in a cold domestic or tequila flight. Naturally, Mexico’s favorite libation rules here, with an entire list of margaritas and other specialty cocktails. Blended, over rocks or salted, you can get it the way you want. When it comes to appetizers, there will always be a basket of fresh, hot, flaky-crisp chips and red and green salsa to start things off. From there, don’t miss fresh guacamole served on a bed of lettuce and topped with


are hit with a little bit of another house specialty so that they caramelize, adding a nice sweet and smoky flavor to each bite. The steak itself is tender and flavorful, served with the traditional accoutrements of rice and refried beans. Want to take your fajita experience to another plateau? The Monterey Jack version balances your choice of steak or chicken with bacon, mushrooms, squash, zucchini and onions before being swallowed up with blanket of Jack cheese..

cheese and tomatoes, battered and golden fried avocados or the queso. Served in white or yellow varieties, each cup is mixture of decadent cheeses with jalapenos, onions, cilantro, spices and seasonings.

Build your own nachos from a wild selection of proteins, vegetables and other toppings, or opt for a soulful bowl of tortilla soup swimming with chicken and crisp tortilla strips. We like to consider ourselves nacho connoisseurs, so we’re a stickler for how they’re prepared. Compadres does it right, properly dressing each layer of nachos so that every tortilla chip is loaded with spicy grilled steak, fajita chicken or beef with cheese, pico de gallo and more cheese. Be careful, these are not small portions. Every bite can seem to regenerate elsewhere on the plate.

Enchiladas, burritos and chimichangas round out the menu, plus some interesting entrees you may not have expected including the Juarez dinner that features lean, seasoned steak with a Jack cheese enchilada topped with spicy ranchero sauce, a tamale topped with chili con carne and ample sides. Don’t worry, there are no bad choices among the endless flavor combinations.

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“We originally came up with some great authentic Mexican dishes on the menu and they didn’t get ordered,” says Lindsey. “If they did get ordered they’d get sent back. We’ve learned over the years that you need to know your customers. We don’t have a whole lot of people who want the authentic dishes. At the same time, we have a lot of meals that nobody else has. There are at least 10 meals on our menu you aren’t going to find in the Tulsa area.”

Compadres is a taco lover’s paradise, with a multitude of styles and fillings available. While the standard beef and chicken offerings are tough to beat in terms of taste and simplicity, the Borracho tacos dinner is not to be missed. These three seasoned steak, chicken or chopped shrimp tacos—served with pico de gallo and sliced avocados— might just redefine your idea of what a taco platter should be.

If you like your plates to come from the sea, there are signature items that are tailored to fit the casual atmosphere while elevating the meal. Give the tilapia con arroz—a marinated fillet and seasoned grilled shrimp served over a bed of rice and topped with a white garlic wine and ceviche sauce—or spicy garlic shrimp rolls a chance.

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The menu is a simple collection of semiMexican favorites, supplemented by fresh seafood. But don’t expect to see crumbled cheese or traditional red sauce.

Salads range from the typical tortilla bowl filled with your choice of seasoned ground beef or grilled chicken to the interesting and mouth-watering Acapulco salad that features a surf and turf mix of chicken and shrimp seasoned and grilled with fresh zucchini, yellow squash and Jack cheese.

The pollo is succulent and tender, and the accompanying rice and beans are just the right amount of spicy. Don’t be afraid to upgrade to mango chicken and shrimp, grilled with mango salsa and glazed with sweet and spicy sauce.

No matter how many pitchers of margaritas your group has polished off, find room for desert. Traditional sopapillas, fried pastry dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar, offer the ultimate final satisfaction, or go a bit more decadent with a helping of molten brownie, rich and chocolaty with ice cream and whipped cream.

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7104 S. Sheridan Rd. | Tulsa 918.574.8970 The signature fajitas are marinated in a secret blend that is delivered to the restaurants in 50-gallon buckets. “Not even our cooks know what the ingredients are,” says Lindsey. You’ll hear the sizzle, followed closely by the wonderful scent of the platter as it approaches your table. Peppers and onions, sizzling right alongside the meats on the cast iron platter,

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Fat Daddy’s Pub & Grille

www.fatdaddyspubandgrille.com; 8056 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa; 918.872.6206 $

A unique spin on the English hangout with a flair for Shepherd’s Pie. Hearty meals in a fun-filled atmosphere. Watch sports while enjoying burgers, nachos, fish and chips and more than 200 distinctive beers. www.bakerstreetpub.com; 6620 S. Memorial, Tulsa; 918.286.2227 $

Baxter’s Interurban Grill

Quiet, casual and relaxing atmosphere that also doubles as a place to have fun while enjoying a great meal. Menu features a variety of American cuisine, traditional fare and signature dishes. www.baxtersgrill.com; 717 S. Houston, Tulsa; 918.585.3134 $

Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders

From fresh salads to oven baked grinders and pizzas, their menu is extensive and features the traditional dishes that make Italian cuisine famous. www.bellacinostulsa.com; 9521 S. Riverside Drive, Tulsa; 918.299.4433 $

Billy Sims Barbecue

Traditional slow smoked BBQ eats in portions such as Sooner Magic, The Option, The Wishbone, Smoked Jayhawk and the Bevo Plate. Twelve locations in the Tulsa and Green Country area. www.billysimsbbq.com $

Billy’s on the Square

A Tulsa tradition since 1984 for great food and great lunch time fun. Located inside the historic May Building. Whether you just need a quick bite to eat, need a carry out order for everyone at the office or need a place to have a party to get the whole gang together, Billy’s has you covered. www.billysonthesquare.com; 5th and Main, Tulsa; 918.583.8703 $

Bluestone Steak House & Seafood

Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, Bluestone offers friendly service and gourmet quality food. Dinner menu includes steak, bone-in pork chop, chicken fried chicken, shrimp scampi pasta and bar-b-qued salmon. www.bluestonesteakhouse.com; 10032 S. Sheridan Road; 918.296.9889 $$-$$$

Brownie’s Hamburgers

Churning out burgers for nearly 60 years, the 1950’s décor only adds to the friendly service, choice eats and frosty root beer. Hand-battered onion strings and freedom fries are the perfect side dishes. www.brownies-hamburgers.com; 2130 S. Harvard, Tulsa; 918.744.0320 $

Cafe Olé

Serving Southwest cuisine for 30 years. Dine on Mexican salads, inventive side dishes including jalapeno cornbread and traditional tacos that include shredded beef, chicken, pork or veggies. www.cafeolebrookside.com; 3509 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.745.6699 $

Cattleman’s Steakhouse

Located inside the Embassy Suites, choose from hand-cut steaks, grilled salmon, crab cakes, grilled corn on the cob and an extensive wine selection. www.tulsa.embassysuites.com, 3332 S. 79th E. Ave., Tulsa; 918.622.4000 $$

Caz’s Chowhouse

Menu reflects a wide variety of comfort foods including salads (house, garden, Santa Fe and Cobb), burgers, catfish, pork sliders, the Great Cazbah (grilled cheese with Jalapeno bacon and tomato), meatloaf, chicken fried steak and a slew of sides. www.cazschowhouse.com; 18 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.588.2469 $

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Recently remodeled and now completely non-smoking, this south Tulsa hangout offers a great atmosphere, plenty of TV’s to watch your favorite sporting events, pool and live music every Friday and Saturday. A full kitchen that is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight on Friday and Saturday offers a plethora of pub favorites including chicken wraps, reubens, French dips and burgers of many varieties. Other specialties include country-fried steak, fajitas, queso-smothered burritos, salads and pasta. And don’t miss out on .60 cent tacos on Tuesdays.


George’s Pub & Grill

Featuring an intense beer selection, nightly specials and fantastic food, George’s is everything you’d want in a neighborhood pub. Locally owned and known for their Thai fish tacos, the food is prepared fresh and can be enjoyed in upstairs seating or on the patio. With so many options for grub and suds, it’s easy to see why George’s is a favorite.

108 N. 1st St., Jenks; 918.296.9711 $

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Not just an ordinary bar located in the heart of the Brady Art District of downtown Tulsa. Great casual eatery offering delicious fare, drink specials and plenty of tunes piping out of the jukebox. www.cazspub.com; 21 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.585.8587 $

Celebrity Restaurant

Known for their award-winning Caesar salad, this nearly 50-year-old establishment gets it done with old-water lobster tail, steaks and cast-iron skillet fried chicken. Great spot for a casual meal or special occasion. www.celebritytulsa.com; 3109 S. Yale, Tulsa; 918.743.1800 $$

Chimi’s

For over 30 years, has been serving generation after generation of the greater Tulsa community with some of the freshest authentic Mexican food this side of the border. And if you dare, ask the waiter to “Diablo style” your meal. www.chimismexican.com; 918.587.4411 $

Compadres Mexican Grill

Affordably priced meals in a laid back family atmosphere. Menu includes all the staples you would expect to find (tacos, enchiladas and fajitas) with tasty twists on tradition in carne asada, pollo loco and chimichanga dishes. Three locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Owasso. www.compadresgrill.com; 918.574.2667 $

Cork Wine Café

Casual atmosphere with unique choices of entrees including orange chicken, double pork chops, seasoned meats, fish and chips and even crème brulee for desert. Even when busy doesn’t appear overcrowded. 8922 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; 918.615.3383 $$

Dave and Buster’s

Menu that combines fun with flavor on dishes like chicken and waffles, bacon-wrapped beef medallions and the chicken goldfingers. Work the food off on their Million Dollar Midway offering hundreds of games for the young and young at heart. www.daveandbusters.com; 6812 S. 105th E. Ave., Tulsa; 918.449.3100 $

Doc’s Wine and Food

Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, check out the creole scramble, eggs nola (with blue swimmer crab cakes and poached eggs), shrimp and grits, bourbon glazed duck, sea scallops and the hangover burger. And if the burger doesn’t do the trick, Doc’s has plenty of other cures including a

memosa, bloody mary and sangria. www.docswineandfood.com; 3509 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.949.3663 $$

El Tequila

Owners have created a unique restaurant concept around original recipes that demand fresh ingredients for classics like burritos, quesadillas, nachos and signature sizzling fajitas. www.eltequilatulsa.com $

FirstWatch

The staff begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order and no heat lamps or deep fryers are used. www.firstwatch.com; 8104 E. 68th Street, Tulsa, 918.610.3447; 8178 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, 918.296.9960 $

French Hen Bistro & Wine Bar

Not easy to find, but worth the effort. Catering to diners looking for something exceptional for over 30 years, the menu includes prime meats, Colorado lamb, fresh fish, unique sauces, soups, cheesecakes and bread pudding. www.frenchhentulsa.net; 7143 S. Yale, Tulsa; 918.492.2596 $$$

Fuji Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

With two locations in the Tulsa area, partake in over 28 years of dining experience with tempura, California rolls, calamari, cream cheese wantons, spicy tuna, toro and a crowd favorite ninja roll. www.fujitulsa.com, 918.794.4448 $$

Full Moon Café

Serving up favorites like tortilla soup, fresh-ground hamburgers, crisp salads and chicken margarita, Full Moon Cafe also offers some of Oklahoma’s finest music at night including a live band karaoke. www.eatfullmoon.com; 1525 E. 15th St., Tulsa; 918.583.6666; 411 W. Stone Wood Dr., Broken Arrow; 918.994.6363 $

The Gaucho

This Brazilian restaurant balances upscale décor with a casual atmosphere and main courses prepared on a slow-roasting rotisserie and delivered to tables in what seems like an endless stream of servers offering delectable cuts of meats, shrimp and pineapple. www.gauchotulsa.com; 6219 E. 61st, Tulsa; 918.494.0042 $$-$$$


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Hibiscus Caribbean Bar and Grill

The restaurant is a medium-sized, casual and sophisticated dining lounge, emphasizing West Indian and Jamaican style cuisine that incorporates live music and special events to create an exciting and culturally diverse dining experience. Hibiscus utilizes natural and organic ingredients to create unique and flavorful cuisine authentic to island culture. Additionally, Hibiscus procures its ingredients from local markets and farmers when possible. The bar sports a wide selection of liquors and beers with exotic drink choices and mixes.

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Preparation is the rule when it comes to Harden’s hamburgers. It starts with cutting the onions with a razor blade and keeping the buns a little greasy. Everything is fresh and homemade, from the cole slaw to the cobbler. www.thehamburgerstore.com; 432 S. Sheridan, Tulsa; 918.834.2558 $

Hey Mambo

Located in the Brady Arts District, Hey Mambo is a true brick oven Italian restaurant and wine bar where the control of the dining experience is placed firmly in your hands. Their mission is to provide delicious cuisine with charming and timely service in a modern and vibrant atmosphere. Dishes include chicken scallopini, a’gnello alla montanara, pescatora, pasta el sol, linguini carbonara and pizza. www.heymambo.com; 114 N. Boston, Tulsa; 918.508.7000 $-$$

for a superior dining experience. Thursday through Saturday, Infuzion features live entertainment with rock, country and jazz bands; DJs; and acoustic music. www.infuziontulsa.com; 101st and Mingo, Tulsa; 918.806.8400 $

Jason’s Deli

No artificial trans fats or high fructose corn syrup used to prepare their offerings. The salad bar is enhanced with organic choices and the Reuben is one of the best. Don’t see what you want? Invent your own sandwich on the go. Two Tulsa locations. www.jasonsdeli.com; 1330 E. 15th Street, Tulsa; 918.599.7777 $

Juniper

The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood entrees, appetizers, and the restaurant’s specialty, chicken wings. At the Tulsa location, enjoy all-you-can-eat wings every Monday night after 6 p.m. www.hooters.com; 8108 E. 61st, Tulsa; 918.250.4668 $

Focuses on providing the freshest, local products prepared simply and beautifully. Using hand-selected items sourced from Green Country, Juniper’s menu evolves with the changing seasons, allowing the staff to introduce new and exciting plates with Italian, French, Spanish and American influences. The bar at Juniper focuses on innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas, gins and flavored bitters. www.junipertulsa.com; 324 E. 3rd Street, Tulsa; 918.794.1090 $$

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Sushi with a pulse. In the Raw sushi features traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi and nigiri creations in addition to a full menu of cooked cuisine. In the Raw sushi has earned awards for the Best Sushi in Tulsa every year since 2001. Two Tulsa locations plus inside the BOK Center. www.intherawtulsa.com; 34th and Peoria, Tulsa; 918.744.1300 $$

Incredible Pizza

All-you-can-eat buffet with over 30 varieties of pizza, baked potato bar, homemade soups, pastas, salad bar and a plethora of desert options. The entertainment offerings include glow-inthe-dark mini golf, go-karts, XD theatre, bumper cars, over 100 video games and a jump zone. www.incrediblepizza.com; 8314 E. 71st Street, Tulsa; 918.294.8671 $

Infuzion Ultra Lounge & Bistro

Unwind from your day and relax during piano bar hours and take in the classic music styling of their baby grand piano and hand-crafted artisan cocktails. After enjoying a cocktail, let Infuzion’s executive chef and specialty staff create a one-of-akind dining experience offering a wide variety of menu items that are aimed to please and guaranteed to be unforgettable. Each dish is created fresh daily in their state-of-the-art kitchen. Be sure to pair your dinner with one of their fine wines

Offering dishes from a variety of countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, all made to order using fresh ingredients prepared in traditional manners and served in a full-service atmosphere. Located in Brookside and south Tulsa. www.keorestaurant.com; 3524 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.794.8200 $

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub

A destination for travelers and a gathering place for friends, this Midtown mainstay has one of the largest menus in the area and a unique collection of beers, fine liquors and wines. With a full menu of traditional Irish favorites, Kilkenny’s is known for its boxty, a traditional Irish dish consisting of a grilled potato pancake stuffed with your choice of homemade fillings. Another popular dish is the King’s River fish and chips. For those late nighters with the munchies, the pub serves food until 1 a.m. www.tulsairishpub.com; 1413 E. 15th St., Tulsa; 918.582.8282 $-$$

Leon’s

Join them on game days with over 25 TVs to watch your game from any seat in the house. Voted Tulsa’s best sports bar many times. www.eatatleons.com; 3301 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.933.5366 $


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Jameson’s Pub & Grill

If catching the big game with a few cool brews is your idea of a great time, Jameson’s is a nice go-to spot in south Tulsa. Wide open with plenty of room for the rocking and rollicking groups that fill it up on a regular basis The beer selection is solid and the menu includes tasty bar food favorites, bold burgers, chicken strips and fried pickles.

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If you’ve got a hankering for grilled cheese done differently, this Brady Arts District joint might fill the bill. This isn’t your grandmother’s lunch staple for sure. Pick from seven different cheeses, a handful of spreads and a trio of bread options. If channeling your inner child isn’t your style, grab a sandwich like the dripped beef with au jus or hummus. Chill in sofas, wingbacks and high-top tables or shoot a game of pool in the lounge. 122 N. Boston Ave., Tulsa; 918.582.4888 $

Maxxwell’s

Serving your favorites with a twist on historic Route 66. Located in the historic Campbell Hotel, Maxxwell’s offers a wide menu from sweet potato tater tots and calamari to a pesto-rubbed veggie sandwich, blackened fish tacos and prime rib. www.thecampbellhotel.com; 2636 E. 11th Street, Tulsa; 918.748.5500 $$

Mexicali Border Café

Serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1987, Mexicali offers a full menu with quesadillas, appetizers, fresh salads, soups, fajitas and specialty plates. www.mexicalibordercafe.com; 14 W. Brady, Tulsa; 918.582.3383 $

Molly’s Landing

Converted log cabin in Catoosa provides one of the most unique dining experiences in the area. While waiting on one of their succulent steaks, quail or seafood dishes challenge a friend to a showdown on the outdoor chess game. www.mollyslanding.com; 3700 N. Highway 66, Catoosa; 918.266.7853 $$$

Nelson’s Buffeteria

Serving Tulsa since 1929 with a cafeteria-style approach, you’ll find all the staples of a good breakfast or lunch including meatloaf, roasted chicken, ribs, beans and some of the best chicken fried steak you’ll ever eat. www.nelsonsbuffeteria.com; 4401 S. Memorial, Tulsa; 918.236.4655 $

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Pancho’s

Buffet-style Mexican restaurant offering tacos, enchiladas and sopapillas. Raise the flag when the plate gets empty. 7819 E. Admiral Place, Tulsa; 918.834.6635 $

P.F. Chang’s

Each dish is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. From their famous lettuce wraps and dumplings to kung pao chicken and pad Thai, balance and simplicity are hallmarks of the Utica Square staple, while explosive flavors in such tiny packages are part of the popular modern take on the reverent Asian cuisine. At P.F. Chang’s guests are surrounded by a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures. A panoramic, hand-painted mural depicting 12th century China, is visible from the main dining room and commands attention as the restaurant’s centerpiece, while several terra-cotta warriors stand guard. www.pfchangs.com; 1978 E. 21st St., Tulsa; 918.747.6555 $-$$

Polo Grill

The menu changes seasonally and is carefully prepared by an experienced culinary team that chooses selections to take advantage of the availability of fresh meats and produce. Polo Grill has been recognized for its achievements countless times on local, regional and national levels. www.pologrill.com; 2038 Utica Square, Tulsa; 918.744.4280 $$$

Prhyme

Features classic cuts of beef, such as the rib eye, NY strip and filet mignon that is raised and finished in several ways, like grass fed and grain fed prime beef. Seasonal seafood, Australian lamb chops, artistically plated appetizers, classic caviar service and delectable desserts are just some of the tempting tastes also available. www.prhymetulsa.com; 111 N. Main Street, Tulsa; 918.794.7700 $$$

Ricardos

From Chile Relleno and chalupas to a tempting array of chicken quesadillas, beef fajitas and burritos, it’s where the locals go. www.ricardostulsa.com; 5629 E. 41st Street, Tulsa; 918.622.2668 $

Located on the edge of the Cherry Street District, Palace Café offers brunch, lunch and dinner with a wealth of dining choices from roast chicken roulade, scallop linguini and braised beef Rio Restaurant and Bar short rib to lobster ravioli, smoked pork tenderloin and a short CHINESE BUFFET RESTAURANT Formerly Casa Bonita. 918.728.3343 $ rib burger. At lunch tap into your inner child with a grilled cheese deluxe made with house focaccia, mozzarella and lomah dairy Royal Dragon Buffet cheddar and layered with maple bacon and sliced tomato. Red Try their salad bar featuring crab legs and various delicious and white wines are served by the glass or bottle. meats. www.royaldragonbuffet.com; 918.664.2245 $ www.palacetulsa.com; 1301 E. 15th St., Tulsa; 918.582.4321 $-$$

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Russo’s Coal Fired Italian Kitchen

Russo’s is inspired by the traditional Italian values of family, friends and, of course, food. Their menu delivers delicious Italian meals prepared with a passion for food, fresh ingredients and the goal of providing guests a distinctive dining experience. Serving quality food since 1978, Russo’s not only offers up specialty pizzas, but also fresh salads, soups and homemade pastas. Authentic Italian cannoli, fresh seafood, chicken, veal and flatbread sandwiches are just some of the distinctive dishes on the menu.

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Family friendly joint that can be the perfect place to experience the true flair and spice of Cajun and New Orleans culture. Specialties include étouffée, crawfish pie, crab cake, feta salmon salad, catfish, clams and fried calamari. www.sjoyster.com; 308 E. 1st St., Tulsa; 918.938.7933 $

Homemade hot rolls made them famous, but grandma-style cooking keeps them coming back. Make sure you ask for some strawberry rhubarb jam. www.shilohsrestaurant.com; 2604 N. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow; 918.254.1500 $

Sisserou’s

This local favorite pays homage to Mexico’s bold colors and flavors with its authentic creations and large portions. Chips are made fresh and are endless. Good food (try the shredded pork tacos) at a reasonable price. 2601 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; 918.836.0960 $

Combines traditional Asian flavors with the freshest ingredients. Their large appetizer menu features lettuce wraps, calamari, spicy crab cakes, edamame, Korean tacos and coconut chicken tenders. Te Kei’s has several specialty items including their own recipe for chicken noodle soup, Thai chicken salad, Mongolian beef and Pearl’s lemon

Located in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, Sisserou’s restaurant concept is inspired by the colorful cuisine of the island of Dominica, the Nature Isle of the Caribbean. Although inspired by a specific little known island, their menu includes a broader spectrum stylized on authentic Caribbean cuisine with a touch of European and American influences. Entrees include jerk chicken, stewed oxtail, Cuban sandwich, Roti wrap, pork tenderloin, mahi mahi, beef filet, butternut squash soup and red snapper. www.sisserousrestauranttulsa.com; 107 N. Boulder Ave., Tulsa; 918.576.6800 $

Smoke on Cherry Street

Committed to offering a unique and locally centered dining experience, Smoke offers quality food, unique daily specials and a constantly updated menu. Enjoy the comfort, weekly live music and ventilated cigar lounge. www.smoketulsa.com; 1542 E. 15th Street, Tulsa; 918.949.4440 $$$

Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar

New World inspired wine list with over 100 available by the glass. In a backward twist the food, including Californiastyle pizzas, was conceived to complement the wine. www.sonomatulsa.com; 3523 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.747.9463 $

Spaghetti Warehouse

Serves up hearty Italian favorites in a rustic and casual atmosphere. Diners are drawn in by the warm, fresh bread and garlic butter but they stay for Italian favorites like 15-layer lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs. The fare is indulgent and the atmosphere unique at The Spaghetti Warehouse. Enjoy dishes made from scratch and unique items from behind the bar like the Italian wedding cake martini. www.40meatballs.com; 221 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.587.4440 $-$$

Tavolo

Focusing on fresh, healthy, authentic Italian, the menu features modern, innovative plates. Tavolo offers both lunch and dinner options, along with an extensive wine list and traditional Italian desserts. Tavolo is fitting of what most people imagine an upscale, intimate, big-city Italian restaurant to be. The bottom floor has a casual feel at the bar and a cozy, romantic ambiance at the tables. The newly built second floor has a beautiful view of Boston Avenue thru floor-to-ceiling windows.

www.tavolotulsa.com; 427 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa; 918.949.4498 $$


Western Sizzlin

Family style steakhouse that in addition to great steaks offers a variety of other tasty entrees like chicken, seafood, country vegetables and hot fresh baked breads and desserts.

www.western-sizzlin.com; 6510 E. 21st Street, Tulsa; 918.835.8442 $

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chicken. They also offer rice and noodle bowls, seafood and steak specialties as well as sushi rolls. Complete your meal at Te Kei’s in Tulsa with one of their decadent desserts complemented with a drink from their extensive wine list. www.tekeis.com; 1616 S. Utica, Tulsa; 918.382.7777 $$

Thai Cuisine

Serving hot and fresh delicious Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese food including their specialty, Pho’ Vietnamese noodle soup, this quaint restaurant also serves a variety of different beers, soft drinks and desserts. They also reward customers with various weekly promotions and discounts so they can eat more and pay less. The restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience complete with free wifi, multiple HD TVs and a banquet room. www.thaicuisinetulsa.com; 6380 E. 31st St., Tulsa; 918.949.9377 $

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Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano

Fine dining at an affordable price. Ti Amo has been welcoming diners since 1989 to experience the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean in an elegant, hospitable atmosphere. The creations include tender pastas, rustic spices and choice meats grilled to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner at three locations. www.tiamotulsa.com; 6024-A S. Sheridan, Tulsa; 918.499.1919 $$

Twin Peaks

Serving up made-from-scratch man food, 29-degree draft beer and every big game on 40 man-size HD flat screens. All of this served by friendly and attentive Twin Peaks girls, offering their signature girl-next-door playful personalities. www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com; 7007 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; 918.250.0700 $

Villa Ravenna

Italian owned and operated with an extensive menu, specials and a great wine selection. Specializing in homemade pastas, seafood, wild game and meats. www.villaravenna.com; 6526 A East 51st St., Tulsa; 918.270.2666 $$$

Zio’s Italian Kitchen

Casual and comfortable, open-air Italian piazza atmosphere designed to provide a fun and entertaining place for parties, informal get-togethers, and evenings out with family and friends. www.zios.com; 7111 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa; 918.252.128 $

The Hen

Called “the Hen’s naughty little sister in Brookside” by the owner, this lively restaurant offers fried oysters, wedge salads, veal meatloaf, cedar plank salmon, beef tenderloin, grilled duck and a great cinnamon roll bread pudding.

www.thehenbistro.com; 3509 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.935.3420 $$$


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June 2014 (Vol. 27, No. 6)  

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June 2014 (Vol. 27, No. 6)  

Where to Dine. What to Do. Where to Find It. Preview Magazine (Tulsa and Green Country) For over 27 years, Preview Magazine has been the bes...