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CONTENTS JUNE 2015
ON THE COVER The hottest season of the year is all about enjoying the outdoors, cooling off and discovering new things to see, do and eat. Ranging from classic summer experiences to a bit of the unexpected, this month’s stories will have you bouncing from one fun activity to the next. With so many possibilities, you’ll wish summertime in Oklahoma lasted forever.
NOT A BAD VIEW | 30 With things heating up outside, you’ll need some place cool to chill. Lucky for you, we’ve done the painstaking research and come up with a list of 18 patios for you to try or revisit this summer.
QUEENS OF QUICK CUISINE | 66 From white queso and gluten-free lasagnas to spinach enchiladas and breakfast casserole, Lambrusco’z has perfected the art of grab-ngo eating that doesn’t skimp on delicious.
$91.80 in 48 Challenge | 8 Happenings | 10 Homeview | 39 Downtown Locator | 45 Tulsa Locator | 46 Owasso/Broken Arrow Locator | 48
TAKE FLIGHT | 34 Escape the daily grind, springing into action at the Air Port, where bouncing off the walls is encouraged and everyone flies first class.
TALENT FOR TASTE | 70 With a diverse Greek menu and coneys offered just about any way you can imagine, Jim’s Coney Island has been combining delicate and bold flavors for exquisite effect for over 60 years, but never on Sunday.
FIRE YOUR GUNS | 50 Hunting down zombies, traitors or bachelorettes, immerse yourself in combat scenarios using militaryrealistic replica weapons at Hard Knocks. Think of it as paintball on steroids, without all the fuss, muss and pain. LAWN LOUNGING | 54 Downtown Tulsa’s Guthrie Green—land made for you and me— features a stage for live performances, tree-lined paths, shade structures, water features and a large lawn. MUSIC TO OK’S EARS | 56 A multi-day music festival with professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of artistic excellence, OK Mozart also promotes international cultural exchange with the music capitals of the world. SHOCK TREATMENT | 59 With all-star Skylar Diggins, a former OU All-American and a host of young legs, is this the year the Tulsa Shock makes a playoff run?
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GRAVEL GRINDER | 62 Thousands will climb aboard their two-wheel workouts to power through Cry Baby Hill to nab a podium place or leisurely pedal for fun at Tulsa Tough.
JUST ROLL WITH IT | 74 Smoking cigars is more of an event in and of itself rather than something you do during one. So stop by Classic Cigars, hang out on the patio, smoke a hand-rolled cigar, and just soak up the company of friends in the Brady District. KICK OUT THE JAMS | 80 Boulevard Trash is providing a safe and comfortable place for people to hang out, be part of a community, and to absorb a punk music culture they may not otherwise be exposed to in this area of the country.
Green Country Scene | 56 Sports Central | 59 Pick Your Palate | 78 Get to Know | 80 Showtime | 84 Sneak Peek | 86
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Colorful food sounded great for lunch, so naturally we headed to Leena’s Mediterranean Grill. The interior of the restaurant itself echoed the menu’s palette of reds, blues, greens and purples. With a handful of lunch specials to choose from, we landed on a meaty and delicious gyro and the Lunch Feast, which includes anything one can fit on a plate at a staple price of $9.99. Theme music filled the restaurant while we ate at a table adorned with a red carnation and overlooking the front patio. We will definitely visit again.
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Eton Square has the best prices I’ve ever seen for a theater that plays new films. They’re a family-friendly establishment with yummy goodies and buttery popcorn that are perfect for setting on the tables in front of your seat during the movie—you know, the ones you can also prop your feet up on, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Paintings, pottery, artisan foods and beverages, and handmade whatchamacallits and knickknacks galore all set on display for our perusal and enjoyment for free at the Blue Dome Arts Festival. This was an easy choice when deciding how to spend our afternoon. The music was festive, the food was delicious—birthday cake gelato, yes please!—and the unique designs and imaginative creations were the best of them all. Cost: $4 (gelato = worth it)
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We met some friends at Smoke, a sophisticatedsounding restaurant and we were definitely impressed. The atmosphere was relaxed but jovial, the food was extravagant with plenty of descriptive words I had to look up—that’s how you know it’s fancy—and the overall experience was definitely worth it. I ordered the gulf shrimp pasta, he ordered the wood grilled salmon, and we finished with a flourless chocolate torte.
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Copperhead Run Rally Cooperhead Rally Grounds (Spavinaw) Held rain or shine, the Copperhead Run Rally features bike games, a bike show, poker run, burnout pit and vendors. 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 10 June 2015
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Chuggington Live! Tulsa Performing Arts Center This live-action children’s musical, based on the popular animated TV series, gives young fans and their families the opportunity to experience the adventures of locomotive “trainees” Wilson, Brewster and Koko. The “chuggers” are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed and determination.
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When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it’s up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learned skills into practice? Impressive trains with working features and movements bring the Chuggington series characters to life onstage before a giant LED video wall featuring animated locations and background action sequences.
Leake Collector Car Show and Auction Expo Square (Tulsa) More than 700 cars are
anticipated to cross the two-ring auction block. The show will feature a vast array of cars including Cadillacs, Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs and other vintage, collector, muscle, high-performance and specialty vehicles. Admire timeless designs and beautiful restorations of vintage models, as well as modern cars. The Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, the auction company has sold more than 34,000 cars.
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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Throughout his long and winding solo career, guitarist Robin Trower has had to endure countless comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, due to his uncanny ability to channel Hendrix’s bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style.
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) A literate singer/songwriter whose music splits the difference between pop/rock and folksy Americana, Brandi grew up learning to make her own entertainment, which included hiking trips in the nearby woods and self-taught vocal lessons. Carlile also grew attached to the classic country music her parents doted on, specifically Patsy Cline, and she made her stage debut at the age of 8 after her mother took her to a local country radio show. At 17, Carlile picked up the guitar, having developed a taste for rock ‘n’ roll through Elton John’s classic albums of the ‘70s, and began hitting the Seattle bar scene, playing anywhere she could get a gig. While playing clubs, she encountered a band called the Fighting Machinists, featuring twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Impressed by their instrumental skills and spot-on harmonies, Carlile became an instant fan of the band, and when the group broke up, she persuaded the Hanseroth twins to form a new group with her. While they started out as an aggressive rock ‘n’ roll band, Carlile’s emotionally powerful songwriting and acoustic guitar work soon became the dominant component of their sound, and they began touring regularly, headlining small venues and opening shows for Dave Matthews, Shawn Colvin, and India.Arie. In 2000, Carlile recorded the first of several self-released recordings that sold briskly at shows. By 2005, she’d earned enough buzz to secure a contract with Columbia Records, which released her self-titled debut later that same year. The album earned enthusiastic reviews, and Rolling Stone named Carlile one of 2005’s Artists to Watch. In 2006, Carlile and her band began work on her second album, The Story. The record was released to warm reviews. Give Up the Ghost followed in late 2009 and cracked the Top 40, featuring production from another high-caliber studio hand, Rick Rubin, as well as a duet with childhood idol Elton John.
Born in England, Trower spent the early ‘60s playing guitar in various London-based outfits; the most successful one being the R&B group the Paramounts. It wasn’t until 1967 that Trower received his big break however, when he joined Procol Harum. The group had just scored a worldwide smash hit with “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” but the only problem was that the band’s leader, singer/pianist Gary Brooker, didn’t have a proper band to back him. Brooker was previously a bandmate of Trower’s in the Paramounts, and offered the guitar slot in his new fast-rising project to his old friend. As a result, Trower appeared on such Procol Harum classics as Procol Harum, Shine on Brightly, A Salty Dog, Home (which spawned the popular Trower tune “Whiskey Train”), and Broken Barricades. While Procol Harum helped launch Trower’s career, the guitarist realized there was limited space for his guitar work, and eventually left for a solo career with 1973’s Twice Removed From Yesterday. The album barely left a dent in the U.S. charts, but that would change soon enough with his next release, 1974’s Bridge of Sighs.
With rock fans still reeling from Hendrix’s death a few years earlier, the album sounded eerily similar to the late guitarist’s work with the Jimi Hendrix Experience (especially his 1968 release, Electric Ladyland), and as a result, the album sky rocketed into the U.S. top 10. Although Bridge of Sighs was to be his most popular solo release, Trower’s stock continued to rise throughout the mid-’70s, as he became an arena headliner on the strength of such hit albums as For Earth Below and Long Misty Days. Further releases followed, yet by the dawn of the ‘80s, it became quite obvious that Trower’s star was rapidly fading, as each album sold less than its predecessor. The ‘80s saw Trower try and expand his audience with several releases that attempted to update his blues-rock style (such as 1987’s slick produced Passion), but none returned the guitarist back to the top of the charts.
Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) Soul diva Patti LaBelle enjoyed one of the longest-lived careers in contemporary music, notching hits in a variety of sounds ranging from girl group pop to space-age funk to lush ballads. Born Patricia Holt, she grew up singing in a local Baptist choir, and in 1960 teamed with friend Cindy Birdsong to form a group called the Ordettes. A year later, following the additions of vocalists Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, the group was rechristened the Blue Belles that scored a Top 20 pop and R&B hit in 1962 with the single “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman.” In 1965, the quartet—now known as Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles—earned a minor hit with their version of the standard “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Birdsong replaced Florence Ballard in the Supremes in 1967 and the remaining trio toured the so-called “chitlin circuit” for the remainder of the decade before signing on with British manager Vicki Wickham in 1970; Wickham renamed the group simply LaBelle and pushed their music in a funkier, rock-oriented direction, and in the wake of their self-titled 1971 debut they even toured with the Who. By 1973, LaBelle had gone glam, taking the stage in wildly theatrical, futuristic costumes. A year later they became the first African-American act ever to appear at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, a landmark performance that also introduced their lone charttopping single, the Allen Toussaint-produced classic
“Lady Marmalade.” However, after two more albums— 1975’s Phoenix and the following year’s Chameleon— LaBelle disbanded, and its namesake mounted a solo career, issuing her eponymous debut in 1977. In addition to subsequent releases including 1979’s It’s Alright with Me and 1980’s Released, LaBelle also turned to acting, co-starring in a 1982 Broadway revival of Your Arms too Short to Box with God. LaBelle scored a No. 1 R&B hit with “If You Only Knew,” from 1983’s I’m in Love Again. Two years later, she reached the pop Top 20 with her Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack contribution “New Attitude.” The Winner in You went platinum on the strength of the Burt Bacharach-penned “On My Own,” a duet with Michael McDonald, while the follow-up, 1989’s Be Yourself, featured a pair of cuts written by Prince. Released in 1991, Burnin’ earned a Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance.
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) After gaining a brief taste of major-label success during the ‘80s and ‘90s—particularly with Marvelous 3, whose single “Freak of the Weak” became a modern rock hit in 1999—singer/guitarist Butch Walker traded his bandmates for a solo career. Meanwhile, he also established himself as an in-demand producer by working with marketable artists like Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and P!nk. Walker launched his public career with the pop-metal group SouthGang. Left of Self Centered marked his solo debut in 2002. Unfortunately, neither that album nor its follow-up, 2004’s Letters, caught on with the public. Walker increasingly turned to production work, and he spent the following two years helming records for such big-name artists as Lavigne (Under My Skin), P!nk (I’m Not Dead) and Tommy Lee (Tommyland: The Ride). The experience further boosted his industry profile and helped shape the sound of his next solo album, 2006’s The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let’s-Go-OutTonites. The album spun stories of drugged-out starlets, struggling wannabes, late-night adventures, and wild
Brady Theater (Tulsa) Huey Lewis & the News were a bar band that made good. With their simple, straightforward rock ‘n’ roll, the San Francisco-based group became one of America’s most popular pop/rock bands of the mid-’80s. Inspired equally by British pub rock and ‘60s R&B and rock, the News had a driving, party-hearty spirit that made songs like “Workin’ for a Livin’,” “I Want a New Drug,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Hip to Be Square” and “The Power of Love” yuppie anthems. At their core, the group was a working band, and they knew how to target their audience, writing odes to 9-to-5 jobs and sports. As the decade progressed, the group smoothed out their sound to appeal to the aging baby boomers that adopted them, but by the beginning of the ‘90s, the appeal of their formula had decreased. Nevertheless, the group remained a popular concert attraction, and they continued to have radio hits on adult contemporary stations. Picture This, the group’s second album, was released early in 1982 and the record became a hit on the strength of the Top 10 single “Do You Believe in Love.” A couple other minor hits, “Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do” and “Workin’ for a Livin’” followed, and the band began building a strong following by touring heavily. Sports was released in 1983 and it slowly became a multi-platinum success, thanks to touring and a series of clever, funny videos that received heavy MTV airplay. “Heart and Soul,” “I Want a New Drug,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “If This Is It” all became Top 10 hits and Sports climbed to No. 1 in 1984; it would eventually sell over 7 million copies. The group had their first No. 1 single in 1985 with “The Power of Love,” taken from the soundtrack to Back to the Future. 12 June 2015
parties in L.A. Ever the multi-tasker, he returned to the production booth for several new projects—most notably Katy Perry’s One of the Boys, which became a smash success during the summer of 2008—before returning to his solo career that fall with Sycamore Meadows. I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart followed in 2010 and featured a new backup band, the Black Widows. The new group also played on Walker’s next album, Spade, which appeared 2011. Walker did some production work in the next two years; he showed up on Taylor Swift’s 2012 album Red and helmed Fall Out Boy’s 2013 comeback Save Rock and Roll. Led by the single “Chrissie Hynde,” Walker released his seventh album, Afraid of Ghosts, in 2015. Huey Lewis & the News returned with their fourth album, Fore!, in 1986. The record sailed to No. 1 on the strength of five Top 10 singles “Stuck With You,” “I Know What I Like” and “Doing It All for My Baby.” The band was riding high on the charts when they decided to expand their musical reach with 1988’s Small World, dipping tentatively into various American roots music. While the record produced the hit “Perfect World,” it was a commercial disappointment after two chart-topping, multi-platinum albums. The News took three years to follow up Small World with Hard at Play that failed to break the Top 20 and only produced one hit “Couple Days Off.” The group’s commercial heyday had clearly passed, and the group took the remainder of the ‘90s rather easy, touring sporadically and releasing the covers album Four Chords & Several Years Ago in 1994.
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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) The Los Angeles-based post-grunge seven-piece Flogging Molly are an interesting mix of traditional Irish music and spunky punk rock. Former Fastway acoustic guitarist/frontman and Dublin native Dave King formed the band. Getting their start playing regularly at the L.A. bar Molly Malones, Flogging Molly eventually took their music to the road. Their explosive and passionate live show was the heart of the band, after all, and the band toured relentlessly around the world throughout their career. Their rowdy folk-rock punk revival sound has been compared to the likes of other Irish bands such as the Pogues and Black 47, but the raucous septet opted for its own unique brashness that defied genre lines.
Flogging Molly released its debut, Swagger, in 2000 and followed up two years later with Drunken Lullabies. Crafting exuberant anthems to raise up a full Guinness to, King often used personal touchstones—such as his childhood in a war-torn Ireland, his father’s premature death, and an eight-year exile in the United States—for the band’s compelling lyrical content. Within a Mile of Home appeared in 2004, and the band continued to hit the road hard in support. In March 2007, Flogging Molly released the EP Complete Control Sessions. Their fourth studio album, Float, followed a year later. The band hit the road, documenting the tour in 2010 with the release of Live at the Greek Theatre. Eventually the band settled back into the studio with producer Ryan Hewitt, and the following year released their fifth album, Speed of Darkness.
Bartlesville Community Center This prestigious annual music festival features a full range of orchestral music by America’s top musicians. Here, audiences enjoy the soaring sounds of both classical and chamber music as well as enjoy a wide array of performing arts, jazz, pops and Broadway show tunes. The OK Mozart International Music Festival remains one of Oklahoma’s unique cultural assets. This year’s festival marks 31 years of bringing world-class musicians and concert artists to Bartlesville for an internationally recognized event like none other in the region.
Tallgrass Music Festival 3020 W. 133rd St. (Skiatook) Join hundreds of visitors that descend upon the Tallgrass Music Festival, previously known as the Skiatook Bluegrass Festival. Festival-goers are encouraged to stay and camp while listening to the lively sounds of traditional bluegrass. Talented bluegrass artists will take to the main stage Friday and Saturday to entertain crowds of visitors 16 June 2015
with a children’s fiddle competition Saturday morning. 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, so bring the whole family and prepare to be entertained.
Calf Fry Festival and Cook-Off Craig County Fairgrounds (Vinita) A Vinita tradition since
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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) The RZA—and maybe even GZA— of Odd Future (short for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), Tyler, the Creator is the alternative hip-hop crew’s main rapper, producer, and source of inspiration. He got his first taste of fame when The Los Angeles Times ran a “teen on the street”type story on the then 16-year-old skateboarding enthusiast, who was also interested in music and fashion.
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The festival has an art element as well. The Bartlesville Art Walk offers free self-guided tours through downtown
art locations. Choose your own route and browse downtown streets where you’ll find artwork created by Oklahoma artists as well as others from around the world. 1979, the event features amusement rides, arts and craft displays, live entertainment and plenty of fun perfect for the whole family. Celebrate the rich ranching history of the Vinita area by tasting the festival’s namesake, calf fries, also known as a local “delicacy.” Visitors who wish to taste the calf fries, also referred to as Rocky Mountain oysters, can purchase tickets to enter the cooking area and sample the tasty fries. Vote for your favorite team in the People’s Choice
competition and sample other treats, including beans, cobblers, salsa and breads, made by the various cook-off teams. If calf fries do not tempt your appetite, this festival has a variety of other activities to keep you entertained. Browse through arts and crafts, bring the kids for an extensive selection of children’s activities and inflatables or enjoy cowboy games.
In 2007 he began making music with Odd Future’s core members and by the summer of 2010 their bizarre, surreal, and filthy material had earned them a loyal following. It was during that year that a video Tyler directed for the Odd Future track “French” took off, topping a million views by December and drawing attention to the slew of crew-related mixtapes that followed. When Tyler’s album Goblin arrived in 2011, it became the first Odd Future-related product to be released through the usual music industry channels. Wolf followed in 2013, with Left Brain and Frank Ocean returning as guests. Tyler’s 2015 effort Cherry Bomb leaked to online streaming services before its official release date. The album also featured uncredited guest appearances from Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
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Brady Theater (Tulsa) Will the real Pink Floyd please stand up? Actually, the real one has decided to sit it out for the foreseeable future, but in its place stands the live spectacle known as Brit Floyd, perhaps the closest thing to the real McCoy. With a syncopated psychedelic light show complete with video and laser projection, a full band including horn section and background vocals, and the ability to pull anything from Floyd’s diverse catalog, musical director Damian Darlington says Brit Floyd is the ultimate Pink Floyd experience. Darlington formed Brit Floyd three years ago after a 17-year stint with Australian Pink Floyd Show, which, as you can guess, is an Aussie Pink Floyd cover group. His reasoning? Simply because he felt he could do it one better. The band amazingly squeezes in something from every Pink Floyd album, from the early psych wonder of Piper
JUNE 12-14 at the Gates of Dawn to masterpieces like Animals and The Wall to the band’s final (though Roger Waters-less) recording, The Division Bell. Expect to hear things like “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and “Money.”
he focused heavily on the acoustic slide guitar, which eventually became his signature instrument.
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Combining funky, groove-laden soul with handcrafted acoustic folk-rock, Ben Harper enjoyed cult status during the course of the ‘90s before gaining wider attention toward the decade’s end. As a young artist, he drew his influences from classic singer/songwriters, blues revivalists, guitar slingers, and jam bands like Blues Traveler and Phish, which meant critics and college kids alike embraced him. Despite finding commercial success with the radio single “Steal My Kisses” in 2000, Harper continued to explore different (and often challenging) musical textures during the 21st century, enjoying a solid fan base at home and a considerable amount of fame in Europe, where was named 2003’s Artist of the Year by the French branch of Rolling Stone.
Released in 1995, the politically heavy Fight for Your Mind made for a strong sophomore effort, an obvious growth in musical experimentation and individual declamation. It was also the songwriter’s first record to later reach gold status. Harper’s third album, 1997’s The Will to Live, pushed his blues-oriented alternative folk into the middle mainstream, becoming a mainstay at college radio and making inroads at adult alternative radio. Recorded over two years of touring in support of Fight for Your Mind, The Will to Live also introduced the Innocent Criminals, Harper’s longstanding backup band.
Harper grew up listening to blues, folk, soul, R&B and reggae. He started playing guitar as a child and began to perform regularly as a preteen. During his adolescence,
Harper’s career gained momentum during 1998-99. One of his most successful albums to date, Burn to Shine, blended his fondness of ‘20s jazz compositions with urban beatboxing, resulting in a clever and passionate collection of songs. “Steal My Kisses” and “Suzie Blue” were radio favorites, landing him two headlining world tours and an opening spot on the Dave Matthews Band’s annual summer trek in 2000. Harper dove into world beat on his fifth studio effort, Diamonds on the Inside, which appeared in 2003. Eager to release more material, Harper reconvened the Innocent Criminals and issued the double album Both Sides of the Gun in 2006. While touring in support of the record, Harper and company began playing a new slew of songs during their evening sound checks, eventually decamping to Paris and recording the new material within one week. For his 2009 album, White Lies for Dark Times, Harper recorded with the band Relentless7, the members of whom had previously worked with Harper on the track “Serve Your Soul” from Both Sides of the Gun. Soon Harper began working on his first solo album in years, using Jackson Browne’s basement as a recording studio and collaborating with Ringo Starr on two tracks. The album’s first single, “Rock n’ Roll Is Free,” was followed by the full-length Give Till It’s Gone, and in 2012 by the career retrospective By My Side.
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Downtown Tulsa Tulsa Tough offers racing events and spectator opportunities for everyone. This event features professionallevel races, recreational rides, tour rides and youth activities. Festivities include unique local vendors, exhibitors and food throughout the downtown area. Whether participating in the races, rides or simply cheering from the sidelines, the event has something for everyone. 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. Sunday’s events include 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.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) Lynyrd Skynyrd was the definitive Southern rock band, fusing the overdriven power of blues-rock with a rebellious Southern image and a hard rock swagger. Skynyrd never relied on the jazzy improvisations of the Allman Brothers. Instead, they were a hard-living, hard-driving rock ‘n’ roll band. They may have jammed endlessly onstage, but their music remained firmly entrenched in blues, rock, and country. For many, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s redneck image tended to obscure the songwriting skills of their leader, Ronnie Van Zant. Throughout the band’s early records, Van Zant demonstrated a knack for lyrical detail and a down-toearth honesty that had more in common with country than rock ‘n’ roll. During the height of Skynyrd’s popularity in the mid-’70s, however, Van Zant’s talents were overshadowed by the group’s gritty, greasy blues-rock. Sadly, it wasn’t until he was killed in a tragic plane crash in 1977 along with two other bandmembers that many listeners began to realize his talents. Skynyrd split up after the plane crash, but they reunited a decade later, becoming a popular concert act during the early ‘90s.
Brady Theater (Tulsa) Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger to winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s Comic View to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian who has found his mark in the business. Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef directly out of high school. He would entertain his customers with his humor while cooking up mean barbecue dishes. Bruce also worked as a Frito-Lays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during their corporate meetings.
The group took its name as a mocking tribute to their gym teacher Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for punishing students with long hair. The group became notorious for their triple-guitar attack, which was showcased on “Free Bird,” a tribute to the recently deceased Duane Allman. “Free Bird” earned Lynyrd Skynyrd their first national exposure and it became one of the staples of album rock radio, still receiving airplay
decades after its release. “Free Bird” and an opening slot on the Who’s 1973 Quadrophenia tour gave Lynyrd Skynyrd a devoted following, which helped their second album, 1974’s Second Helping, become its breakthrough hit. Featuring the hit single “Sweet Home Alabama,” Second Helping went multi-platinum. Lynyrd Skynyrd released their sixth album, Street Survivors, Oct. 17, 1977. Three days later, a privately chartered plane carrying the band between shows in Greenville, S.C., and Baton Rouge, La., crashed outside of Gillsburg, Miss. Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and his sister Cassie, one of the group’s backing vocalists, died in the crash; the remaining members were injured. (The cause of the crash was either fuel shortage or a fault with the plane’s mechanics.) The cover for Street Survivors had pictured the band surrounded in flames; after the crash, the cover was changed. In the wake of the tragedy, the album became one of the band’s biggest hits. Lynyrd Skynyrd broke up after the crash, releasing a collection of early demos called Skynyrd’s First and...Last in 1978. In 1987, a handful of the original bandmembers reunited Lynyrd Skynyrd, adding vocalist Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Randall Hall. The band embarked on a reunion tour, which was captured on the 1988 double live album Southern by the Grace of God. The re-formed Skynyrd began recording in 1991, and for the remainder of the decade, the band toured frequently, putting out albums occasionally. The reunited Skynyrd frequently switched drummers, but it had little effect on their sound.
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Tulsa Performing Arts Center Alonzo King Lines Ballet is a celebrated San Franciscobased contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world, King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. King understands ballet as a science founded on universal geometric principles of energy and evolution, and he continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. PreviewGreenCountry.com
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Singer/pianist Ben Folds is best known as the leader of the power pop trio Ben Folds Five, but has also struck out on his own as a solo artist. Despite playing in bands in high school, his musical career didn’t really get off the ground until the late ‘80s, as a bassist for Majosha. Proving his multiinstrumental talents, Folds also played drums as a session musician in Nashville. Moving back to North Carolina, in 1994 Folds formed Ben Folds Five, a trio that also included bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee. Whereas most alternative bands of the ‘90s specialized in distorted teen-angst rock, the guitarless trio was a refreshing break from the norm, its sound akin to such past power popsters as Todd Rundgren, Jellyfish, and early Joe Jackson, and such piano-driven artists as Billy Joel and early Elton John. But like punk bands, Ben Folds Five put on a highenergy, blistering live show. Released in 1997, Whatever and Ever Amen was pure pop perfection, easily one of the year’s best releases and perhaps the best power pop release of the ‘90s. The band’s songwriting and sound had improved even further, as evidenced by such gems as “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces,” “Fair,” “Kate,” and “Battle of Who Could Care Less,” plus their whimsical tribute to breakups, “Song for the Dumped.” But it was the ballad “Brick” that broke the band commercially. Unlike the majority of Ben Folds Five’s material, which was upbeat, the song contained melancholic music and vocals, as
D-Day Paintball Event The Bunker (Wyandotte) Oklahoma D-Day is one of the world’s largest paintball events, an event so large it challenges every skill of scenario paintball players. This event attracts over 4,000 players annually, and like the actual invasion of Normandy, several battles will unfold across the field throughout the day. Sides are awarded points for holding or taking critical objectives at key times. During the week there are several mini-scenarios, qualification courses and walk-on speed ballgames. Camping is also available.
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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. There is no charge to watch the show or browse through the vendor booths.
American Heritage Music Festival Civic Center and Snider’s Camp (Grove) The festival’s finale concert features winners in fiddle divisions and grand champion cloggers, plus a full evening of great entertainment. This event is great for families, with lakeside barbecue dinners, jamming and family camping. Daytime events and competitions are held in the comfortable,
the lyrics told the story of a teenage couple who decides to get an abortion (it has been speculated that the tale was autobiographical for Folds). The single didn’t hit until several months after the album was released, which meant that the band stayed on the road for well over a year, playing with such notables as Dave Matthews, Beck, and as part of the 1997 H.O.R.D.E. festival. Ben Folds Five regrouped with 1999’s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, which was a more mature work than its predecessors, although the energetic leadoff single, “Army,” showed that Folds’ humorous approach hadn’t dulled at all. Folds officially went solo again in 2001 with Rockin’ the Suburbs. A series of EPs followed, with the new long-player Songs for Silverman dropping in 2005. He released Supersunnyspeedgraphic: The LP in 2006, followed by the full-length Way to Normal in 2008.
air-conditioned Grove Civic Center. In addition to the competitions, special concert entertainment, after-concert jam sessions and great food can also be found during the festival weekend. Multiple areas and stages allow for separation of the fiddling and clogging competitions. Shows will be staggered between two stages, with big evening shows providing a full weekend of great music. Fiddle competition categories include twin fiddle, “anything goes” hot fiddle, Honey Creek special, jukebox, flatpicking, mandolin, Dobro, banjo and more. Clogging competition categories include line dance, line dance formation, exhibition, traditional line dance, couple’s hoedown and couple’s open precision, as well as show and challenge solos.
Gimme Abbey Tulsa Performing Arts Center You can’t always get what you want. Sometimes, you have to imagine it. This tribute to the two greatest bands in rock ‘n’ roll history envisions The Beatles and The Rolling Stones collaborating for one spectacular concert to close out the 1960s. Two of the best tribute bands in the world, The Return and Satisfaction, come together to take you back to 1969, the year The Beatles performed their last live show and The Rolling Stones kicked off their legendary American arena tour. Only this time, for one night only, the two bands will take the stage together, and you just might find you get what you need.
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Brady Theater (Tulsa) Tears for Fears were always more ambitious than the average synth pop group. From the beginning, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were tackling big subjects; their very name derived from Arthur Janov’s primal scream therapy, and his theories were evident throughout their debut, The Hurting. Driven by catchy, infectious synth pop, The Hurting became a big hit in their native England, setting the stage for international stardom with their second album, 1985’s Songs From the Big Chair. On the strength of the singles “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout,” the record became a major hit, establishing the duo as one of the leading acts of the second generation of MTV stars. Instead of quickly recording a follow-up, Tears for Fears labored over their third album, the psychedelic and jazz-rock-tinged The Seeds of Love. While the album was a big hit, it was the end of an era instead of a new beginning. Smith left the group early in the ‘90s, and Orzabal continued with Tears for Fears, pursuing more sophisticated and pretentious directions to a smaller audience. In 2004, Orzabal reunited with Smith for the colorful and Beatlesque Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, their first collaboration in over a decade.
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BOK Center Singer and songwriter Luke Bryan comes by his country influences naturally. When he was 14, his folks bought him his first guitar, and a year later his playing and singing were strong enough that he started sitting in with local bands at a club featuring live country music. At 16, Bryan starting writing songs with the help of a pair of local tunesmiths who had enjoyed some success in Nashville; he planned to head to Music City to try his luck after graduating from high school until his brother died in an auto accident. Wanting to offer emotional support to his family, Bryan opted to attend Georgia Southern University instead, though he didn’t give up music. He continued writing songs, formed a band, and was playing gigs on campus or at nearby watering holes most weekends while pursuing his studies. He recorded a self-released album, which he sold at shows during this period, but was reluctant to
take the plunge and devote himself to music fulltime until he returned home to work in the family business after receiving his degree. Bryan’s dad, confident of his son’s talent, made him an offer: he could either move to Nashville or be fired. In the early fall of 2001, Bryan pulled up stakes and relocated to Nashville, where his heartfelt songs of country life earned him a contract with one of the city’s many publishing houses. In his free time, Bryan continued to perform at local clubs, and after an A&R man from Capitol Records saw him perform a set of his original material, he was given a record deal. Capitol released Bryan’s first widely distributed album, I’ll Stay Me, in 2007, following it with Doin’ My Thing in 2009. Bryan returned with his third album, Tailgates & Tanlines, in the summer of 2011, its release preceded by the single “Country Girl (Shake It for Me).” That song was the first of four Country singles pulled from the album: “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “Drunk on You” both hit No. 1, while “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” peaked at No. 3. This success kept Tailgates & Tanlines in the charts well into 2012, and Bryan supported the record with steady touring. Early in 2013, Bryan compiled his four spring break-themed EPs since 2009 as the album Spring Break...Here to Party; it promptly became his first No. 1 album on the pop charts. Bryan solidified his standing in country music by winning ACM’s prestigious Entertainer of the Year award in June. That August, he released his fourth studio album, Crash My Party, which hit No. 1 on the country charts and the pop charts. Each of the first four singles from the album—the title track, “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink a Beer,” “Play It Again”— steadily climbed to No. 1 on the country charts during 2013-14. Bryan chose to close out his series of Spring Break EPs in 2015 with the release of the aptly titled Spring Break...Checkin’ Out.
Pagliacci Project Tulsa Performing Arts Center The drama of opera and the physicality of aerial dance come together in Pagliacci Project. Employing youth and adult dancers on aerial silks, lyra, trapeze and the Spanish web, Pagliacci Project is adapted from Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci. Now set in a 20th century circus, this showwithin-a-show production immerses the audience in the backstage happenings and commotion of a circus environment. The drama increases when Pagliacci believes (through a dream sequence) that his wife is having an affair. When his suspicions are confirmed 22 June 2015
(thanks to the help of a “superfan” in the audience), Pagliacci becomes enraged and begins a deadly journey. Meanwhile, the show must go on as circus performers maintain their on- and offstage performances.
Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show Pawnee Bill Ranch (Pawnee) Transport yourself back in time to the Old West and witness trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and more. These shows, held each year in June, are based on stunts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show that toured the country and amazed spectators
over 90 years ago. In the tradition of the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, the show cast will assemble in downtown Pawnee Saturday evening and parade throughout downtown as they make their way to the Pawnee Bill Ranch. The cast invites all visitors to this event to follow the parade to the ranch, just as generations past followed the show from railroad unloading sites to the arenas. This is one of the longest-running, historically accurate shows of its kind, for a unique entertainment experience featuring performing cowboys and American Indians, chariot races, trick riders, musicians and more.
The weekend also includes the Wild West Festival with activities and entertainment before the big show in the evening. Come see historically accurate demonstrations in blacksmithing, flint knapping, gun fighting and sharp shooting. You can also see a medicine man show and listen to music from local artists all on the ranch grounds. There is also a Western style meal served in the big barn before the Wild West Show.
Arts on the Avenue Cherokee Capitol Square (Tahlequah) The event features an assortment of fine art on
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Brady Theater (Tulsa) Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early ‘90s, Smashing Pumpkins were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Corgan fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth rock, psychedelia, and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful sound driven by swirling, distorted guitars. Corgan was wise enough to exploit his angst-ridden lyrics, yet he never shied away from rock star posturing, even if he did cloak it in allegedly ironic gestures. In fact, Smashing Pumpkins became the model for alternative rock success. Pearl Jam shunned it and Nirvana was too destructive. The Pumpkins, on the other hand, knew how to play the game, signing to a major-subsidized indie for underground credibility and moving to the major in time to make the group a multiplatinum act. And when The Pumpkins did achieve mass success with 1993’s Siamese Dream, they went a long way to legitimize heavy metal and orchestrated prog rock, helping move alternative rock even closer to ‘70s AOR, especially in the eyes of radio programmers and mainstream audiences. Unlike many of their contemporaries, they were able to withstand many internal problems and keep selling records, emerging as the longest-lasting and most successful alternative band of the early ‘90s.
Tensions mounted and members left before Corgan finally called it quits before reforming with 2007’s Zeitgeist, a heavier album than any past Pumpkins album.
the studio to record a new album that Corgan had already claimed would be a double-disc set. To tide fans over until then, The Pumpkins released the B-sides and rarities album Pisces Iscariot in October 1994. Working with producers Flood and Alan Moulder, Smashing Pumpkins recorded as a full band for their third album, which turned out to be, as Corgan predicted, a double-disc set called Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Although many observers were skeptical about whether a doubledisc set, especially one so ridiculously named, would be a commercial success, Mellon Collie became an even bigger hit than Siamese Dream, debuting at No. 1 on the charts. On the strength of the singles “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” “1979,” “Zero,” and “Tonight, Tonight,” it sold over 4 million copies in the U.S., eventually being certified platinum over eight times (each disc in
Smashing Pumpkins promoted the album heavily well into 2008, but at the end of the year, Corgan announced that the group would no longer record albums, and would instead only issue singles. Once the dust settled, Corgan followed through on his promise to issue only short-form releases, putting out the track “A Song for a Son” in December 2009. Scattered songs from the band’s Teargarden by Kaleidyscope concept were released over the next two years as free downloads, with physical collections of the tracks released in 2010 by way of the EP box sets Songs for a Sailor and The Solstice Bare. In 2012, Corgan decided to take a break from the single-centric concept and released Oceania. Ostensibly Smashing Pumpkins’ eighth studio album, Oceania is also part of the 44-track Teargarden concept. In 2014, Corgan announced that he would be releasing two albums the following year under a new deal with BMG, which would tie up the Teargarden concept; these would be titled Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night. Monuments was in 2014 and debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard 200.
The band found mainstream success with Siamese Dream which was an immaculate production owing much to Queen. Siamese Dream became a blockbuster and established Smashing Pumpkins as stars. “Cherub Rock,” the first single, was a modern rock hit, yet it was “Today” and the acoustic “Disarm” that sent the album into the stratosphere, as well as the group’s relentless touring. Smashing Pumpkins became the headliners of Lollapalooza 1994, and following the tour’s completion, the band went back into
Cherokee Heritage Day Har-Ber Village Museum (Grove) From the outside lawn where visitors can play the ancient game of marbles to the Gazebo on Main Street where Cherokee gospel singers will fill the air with beautiful music, Cherokee Heritage Day will be a day of cultural enrichment and fun. Cherokee genealogy, or Dawes’ Roll look-ups, will be provided to anyone interested in his or her Cherokee lineage as well. 24 June 2015
Many events will take place within the village during Cherokee Heritage Day. Some of the activities include beadwork, finger weaving, basket weaving demonstrations and the creation and assembling of walking sticks and tomahawks. Author Sequoyah Guess will be hosting a book signing of his novel Red Eye. Guess is a traditional Cherokee storyteller and a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma.
Renowned Cherokee basket weaver Kathryn Kelly will showcase her skills in the craft building. She will demonstrate how she selects her materials, how she positions them into form and how she intricately weaves each piece of vine to create a masterpiece. She will have various baskets on display for sale and will answer questions from the audience. Visitors can enjoy some delicious Indian tacos for lunch while listening to traditional Cherokee
music as well as gospel favorites when Cherokee gospel singers perform at the gazebo on Main Street beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon.
Golden Eagle Poker Run Eufaula Cove (Eufaula) Test your luck at the Golden Eagle Run, Lake Eufaula’s original poker run, and enter the most exciting event on the lake. Over $40,000 in cash prizes is expected to be awarded based on 500
entries. By car, motorcycle, boat or other watercraft, participants will hop from marina to marina collecting cards in an effort to create the best poker hand. Cash payouts will be awarded to the top five hands as well as other prizes. Rules of the game will be in accordance with five card stud poker hands. The first card will be handed out with the entry packet and participants that purchase a sixth card will select it at the final check-in.
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INTO THE WOODS
Tulsa Performing Arts Center Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods intertwines the plots of several fairy tales and explores the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Cinderella and several others. The musical is tied together with an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their dealings with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters as they learn the lesson, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) As one-half of the Judds, Wynonna Judd became one of the most popular and respected female country stars of her time. On her own since the early ‘90s, Judd demonstrated an eclecticism that increasingly confounded hardcore country fans and radio programmers but also helped her retain a core of admiring followers. Her solo records might stick with Judds-style country-pop or delve into roots rock, blues, gospel, adult contemporary pop, folk, or Southern R&B. Wynonna learned to play guitar after receiving one as a gift and was soon singing close harmony with her mother. By the time she was a teenager, her vocal talents were apparent, and in 1979, the family moved to Nashville to try their luck in the music business. Naomi and Wynonna landed a contract with RCA in 1983, and over the remainder of the ‘80s, they became the biggestselling duo in country music history (a title that would later be taken over by Brooks & Dunn). Wynonna wasn’t always as career-minded as her mother, who effectively ran the group, and was growing ever more rebellious when, in 1990, Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C; she retired from performing after a farewell tour in 1991.
platinum-selling country pop album with the title track, “Only Love,” “Girls with Guitars,” “Rock Bottom” and “Is It Over Yet.” However, Judd’s career hit a snag when it was revealed that, like her mother before her, she had become pregnant out of wedlock. The tabloids had a field day, and more conservative country fans attacked her as being an immoral role model. Judd eventually married her son’s father, Nashville businessman Arch Kelly, in 1996, and that year she finally released her third album, Revelations. It was a more introspective affair that featured “To Be Loved by You.” For the follow-up, 1997’s The Other Side, Judd refashioned her sound into a bluesy, rock-driven roots music blend that often recalled Bonnie Raitt. Judd returned to her country roots in 2003 with What the World Needs Now Is Love, which found her reuniting on one track (“Flies on the Butter”) with her mother.
Wynonna was at first unsure whether she wanted to carry on without her mother but quickly decided to embark on a solo career. Her first album on her own, Wynonna, was released in 1992 and was an instant smash, selling over 3 million copies; it also topped the country charts, reached the Top 5 on the pop side, and earned many positive reviews as well. Her first three solo singles—”She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light,” and “No One Else on Earth”—all went to No. 1 on the country charts, and “My Strongest Weakness” also made the Top 5. Judd’s 1993 follow-up, Tell Me Why, was another
Black Gold Days 12205 S. Yukon (Glenpool) Join the citizens of Glenpool as they honor the history of the local Glenn Pool oil field, named after Ida Glenn. The Glenn Pool oil field went on to create numerous oil and oil-related companies in the area and helped 26 June 2015
the city prosper after its discovery in 1905. Come to Black Gold Days to enjoy a carnival, numerous food vendors, free entertainment and a fireworks display. Known for its lineup of live music performers, Black Gold Days will feature everything from bluegrass and gospel, to
rock and country. Fill up at the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Bring the kids to this annual event in Glenpool and enjoy a frog jump, turtle races, a horseshoe tournament and a variety of children’s activities. Don’t miss the parade held Saturday morning and browse
through endless craft and vendor booths situated throughout the festival grounds. If you work up an appetite during your visit to Black Gold Days, visit a food vendor and feast on traditional fair favorites including corn dogs, hot dogs, turkey legs, kettle corn, barbecue sandwiches and more.
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Carll received his first guitar at the age of 15 and almost immediately began writing songs, influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Dead Poets Society, and the Beat novels and writings of Jack Kerouac, all of which continued to reverberate in his mature songwriting style. After graduating with a history degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., in 1998, Carll returned to Texas, settling in Crystal Beach, where he played his own material in the local bars. After a stay in Austin, he returned home and continued to play gigs in the Galveston and Houston area, picking up a loyal following. His debut album, Flowers and Liquor garnered him favorable comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, in 2002. Turning down a deal from Sugar Hill Records, Carll released his second album, Little Rock, on his own Highway 87 Records. Carll signed with Lost Highway Records a year later in 2006. The label released Trouble in Mind in 2008, which contained the clever and increasingly iconic “She Left Me for Jesus.” Now firmly established as a nextgeneration singer and writer in the Van Zandt/Guy Clark/Ray Wylie Hubbard style of maverick countryfolk, Carll released a second album for Lost Highway, KMAG YOYO (the title comes from the military and is an abbreviation for “Kiss My Ass Guys, You’re On Your Own”), in 2011.
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The Way Bent Revue Tulsa Performing Arts Center The best of Broadway is pushed through a crazy straw in Rebecca Ungerman’s third musical variety show, The Way Bent Revue. With a scaled-down cast and selections from more than 80 songs written for 50 different Broadway shows, this event is a thrill ride of sparkly, musical theatre fun. Arranged by musical director Jim Gregory and featuring Ungerman, the program boasts a host of Tulsa talent, including Nicole Billups, Lisa Cole, Machele Miller Dill, Roderick Hudson, Tabitha Littlefield, John Orsulak, Seth Paden, Jennifer Rae Paxton and Dionne White.
Heller Shorts: A Little Bit Longer Now Tulsa Performing Arts Center Heller’s sixth annual festival of original works consists of short plays written by local playwrights, directed by local directors, and featuring local actors. There will be a 30-minute “talk back” with the writers and directors following the performance. Heller Theatre was run by the City of Tulsa for 25 years and is now a separate nonprofit entity run by an independent board of directors. In the past five years, Heller has received four Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence (TATE), including first place for its 2014 production of School For Lies.
Next to Normal Tulsa Performing Arts Center Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, this unique hybrid of hard-rock musical and hard-hitting drama is about a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. Presented for the first time in Tulsa, this production of Next to 28 June 2015
ALSO IN JUNE
i Normal features local actors Cathy Rose as Diana, Mike Pryor as Dan, Cody McCoy as Gabe, Hannah Finnegan as Natalie, David Moreland as Henry, and Thomas Williams as Doc Madden. Vern Stefanic directs.
Mvskoke Nation Festival Claude Cox Omniplex (Okmulgee) Each June, thousands of people gather at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Claude Cox Omniplex in the city of Okmulgee for a weekend filled with activities celebrating contemporary Muscogee life. 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. The Mvskoke Nation Festival began in 1974 as a celebration of Muscogee culture and heritage and has become a major family gathering for many Muscogee families. This year is the 41st anniversary of the festival. All activities are free and open to the public.
Vintage Wildflowers in Concert Tulsa Performing Arts Center Acclaimed for its members’ instrumental prowess, onstage charm and soulful vocals, Vintage Wildflowers has developed an enthusiastic legion of fans with its vibrant Celtic, folk and bluegrass blend. Featuring Abby Bozarth (fiddle, accordion, harmony vocals), Dana Fitzgerald Maher (Celtic harp, piano, harmony vocals, whistle) and Audrey Schmidt (lead vocals, bass, guitar), the trio’s music reflects the
lives and backgrounds of these three women, melding their wide-ranging musical interests with their Celtic music obsession. Founded in 2009, Vintage Wildflowers has performed throughout the Midwest and also on such prestigious stages as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour.
LESS THAN JAKE Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
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Fractured Eye Tulsa Performing Arts Center Fractured Eye is a shared dance concert of works presented in two voices. In Frame, doors, blankets, string and shafts of light become frames that impose on our view and capture the hidden narratives within various relationships. The body and space beyond the frame becomes as important as what remains within its borders. This piece is humorous, sorrowful and challenging. In Fault Line, Perpetual Motion integrates performance, film technology and aerial apparatuses using earthquakes as a metaphor for instability and unpredictable life changes. The dancers deconstruct a wall into small geometric pieces and continue to construct and deconstruct their environments. The Bell House is a dance and art cooperative dedicated to creating opportunity for artistic exchange in Tulsa and beyond. Perpetual Motion, based in Oklahoma City, is in its 12th season of creating original modern and aerial dance.
Sweet Corn Festival Centennial Park (Fort Gibson) Enjoy free musical entertainment, children’s activities, a wide variety of food vendors, arts and crafts, corn cooked
every way imaginable and corn cookbooks for sale. Delicious sweet corn from area growers will be available, and don’t forget to try an ear of boiled or grilled sweet corn while at the festival. Celebrate the local crop of corn and one of the finest delicacies of summer. 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.
Appassionata Duo Tulsa Performing Arts Center Appassionata Duo’s eclectic combination of classical compositions and rock classics has resulted in sold-out concerts and the first-ever screaming standing ovation at a Brown Bag It concert. Since 2010, the provocative duo has kept audiences on their toes with a repertoire that covers melodies from artists as disparate as Debussy and Guns N’ Roses. Listen as Tulsa Symphony musicians Jeff Cowen (viola) and Jill Wiebe (harp) put a new spin on the music of The Beatles, Elton John, Journey and more. From “Bohemian Rhapsody” to poignant classics, Appassionata creates a unique performance where classical elegance merges with modern hits.
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With things heating up outside, you’ll need some place cool to chill. Lucky for you, we’ve done the painstaking research and come up with a list of 18 patios for you to try or revisit this summer.
Looking to get away from concrete and city sounds for the afternoon? The Canebrake Kitchen’s patio, on a 250-acre family ranch near Fort Gibson Lake, can give you just that. The garden-to-table kitchen offers refined entrees like beet tartare, pork belly, fried pacific oysters, lamb and quail. Round up the girls or make it a date. It’s worth the drive.
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fter this year’s rainy May, we’re certainly not the only ones ready for summer sun—and that means patio time at some of the metro’s best outdoor dining and drinking spots. Lucky for you, we’ve done the painstaking research and come up with a list of 18 patios for you to try or revisit this summer. Hey, someone has to do the hard work around here. For you, our loyal readers, we put in the overtime. We tried the food, we tested the seats, we drank in the views (and the booze), and now we present the fruits of our labor. Whatever you’re looking for, this list has got you covered. Some on our list are new to town and others are old favorites, some are fancy and fit for your Sunday best or a happy hour with the boss, and others are perfect for those of us who like to keep our sunglasses on during Sunday brunch after a late Saturday night. So, enjoy and maybe make this list your summer patio bucket list. All of these outdoor spaces are sure to give you a place to park it, fill up your tank, get some vitamin D and make memories.
Cork has South Tulsa covered with its sizable patio, extensive wine collection, full service bar and diverse menu, including Moroccan chicken lollipops with tzatziki sauce, grown-up grilled cheese served with tomato soup, pulled pork tacos and fish and chips. The patio’s big, comfy mesh chairs combined with an enticing food and drink selection with likely convince you to stay awhile. 30 June 2015
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On Brookside, this is a local spot you can’t afford to miss. The atmosphere is laid back, but classy on the front-side patio full of tables and halfbooths. Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner with serious Creole influence or the Hangover Burger, complete with Andouille sausage, bacon and a fried egg. Craft cocktails are their specialty, so drink up.
The unexpected view of the downtown skyline is breathtaking from this sophisticated second story spot at 14th and Peoria. Zanmai’s menu meets that standard, too, with hibachi and sushi that beats most in town. Try something from their full bar, or a Ramune—a Japanese carbonated soft drink with strawberry, lychee, melon and mango flavors.
SONOMA BISTRO & WINE BAR HEY MAMBO
Another staple of the Brady Arts District, Hey Mambo is a modern, modestly sized but exceptionally delicious brick oven Italian restaurant with a huge wine selection and a full bar. Their patio is a great spot to catch some sun before a baseball game or to sit and enjoy an art walk.
This is a great place for an intimate evening. While you’re enjoying the quiet patio which sits off Peoria in the heart of Brookside, try the buttermilk fried onion rings or the Mediterranean platter. Dinner could be seared trout or barbecue baby back ribs. Don’t forget to appropriately match your meal with your choice of over 100 wines available by the glass.
In the Brady Arts District, Caz’s has a lively little come-as-you-are patio that sits right on Brady Street, in the middle of the action downtown. Their menu of comfort foods, like Mom’s Meatloaf, fried shrimp, southern fried catfish and more, mirrors the look and feel of the place—comfy.
Looking for something authentic? Try Cafe Ole’s midsized covered patio, complete with comfy-pillowed chairs and a brick fireplace for ambience. They offer brunch on weekends with Mexican takes on traditional drinks, like a Mezcal Mule (Mezcal instead of vodka) or a Bloody Maria (tequila instead of vodka). PreviewGreenCountry.com
Located in the heart of south Tulsa at 91st and Yale, Russo’s is a casual pizzeria serving brick-oven restaurant specialties with a comfy patio where you can fall in amore with pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, pastas, desserts and more while you get some fresh air. Wine and beer are available, with a special wine discount on Wednesdays.
Near 101st and Riverside, this wood-fire kitchen has a wide-open patio that overlooks the river, with plenty of room for the children to run around after a day at the aquarium. They offer hand-cut steaks, fresh fish, pasta and pizza and have a gluten-free menu. Wine on tap and signature cocktails are available as well.
MAMASOTO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & BAR
In The Farm Shopping Center, Mamasoto’s features California-style Mexican food, seafood and burgers. The full-service bar can whip up Mamasota’s Margaritas, tequilas and mescal, as well as a wine and beer selection to quench your thirst. This patio just opened, so be one of the first to give it a go.
LEENA’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL LOS CABOS
Jenks, Owasso and Broken Arrow frequenters can saddle up on a patio at Los Cabos, where for less than $15, you can indulge in a Cabo Bueno—the award-winning, 18-ounce margarita served in a fishbowl, on the rocks, with a fresh squeezed lemon and lime. The patios offer a fun, familyfriendly party atmosphere, with a stage area for live music at least every weekend. 32 June 2015
A patio oasis awaits you at 67th and Memorial after hitting the mall. Leena’s is focused on healthy, delicious menu items that taste good and leave you feeling good. Salads, tabouli, baba ganoush, hummus, gyros, kabobs and more will fill you up with goodness while you sip on a smoothie or Turkish coffee.
IN THE RAW
With three locations, In the Raw offers a pleasant patio experience no matter what part of Tulsa you’re in. In the Raw On the Hill, at 61st and Sheridan, might have the best view in town. Enjoy a full bar with signature drinks and traditional and modern sushi from one of the highest points in Tulsa while you watch the sun set over the city.
This Cherry Street staple has been around since the ‘80s and as the neon sign above the bar says, “The Legend Continues…” With their yummy fajitas and a full-service bar, your time on their upstairs gallerystyle patio with a great view of Cherry Street and downtown Tulsa will be well spent. It’s one of the smaller patios on our list, but it’s not cramped. Four can sit comfortably at any of the several tables outside, where they’ll enjoy traditional and contemporary Mexican music overhead.
MEXICALI BORDER CAFÉ
After you’ve tasted Mexicali’s white queso or avocado salsa, you’ll understand why this has been a downtown tradition for years. This patio is a great spot to meet up with friends for a Meltdown Margarita before a night out or to take the family on a Sunday afternoon.
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The location on Cherry Street has a huge horseshoe-shaped bar, a fireplace and lots of small tables under a vine-covered pergola for your outside-sitting enjoyment. The classic Tulsa spot gets loud and lively, but is family friendly and full of neighborhood regulars gobbling up delicious burgers or Sunday brunch complete with mimosas. Get the same eats at its location in Broken Arrow, too.
On the Jenks end of the Arkansas River, Waterfront Grill has a patio with a view of our beloved Green Country trees and calming running water. The menu should satisfy any mood, with entrees ranging from burgers, salads and steaks to fresh seafood and sushi. Sunday brunch offers a bloody mary bar.
Take Flight WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper 34 June 2015
ESCAPE THE DAILY GRIND, SPRINGING INTO ACTION AT THE AIR PORT, WHERE BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS IS ENCOURAGED AND EVERYONE FLIES FIRST CLASS.
re your children bouncing against the walls and in need of some seriously fun playtime? Then it’s time to head to Oklahoma’s largest trampoline playground, The Air Port. A place where children can play—and so can adults— the Air Port offers exuberant, get-away-from-it-all fun in the heart of Green Country. The Air Port Park opened a year ago, born of a dream that first took shape in an unusual location for dreams to take flight. Yes, an actual airport. Well, more like several of them. When the Air Port’s owner began planning his trampoline business, he had to do it around his busy schedule as a traveling salesman. That meant pulling out a notebook and sketching out ideas and plans while sitting in airports, waiting for his flights to start boarding. Naturally, when his business launched, it seemed only right to name it after the place where it was envisioned. That vision of flight fits perfectly for a trampoline park, where children can jump as high as they want to. The whole experience is designed to appeal to a kid’s love of fun and adventure. And parents love it too, says Aaron Diehl, director of operations. “We like to say, if your children are bouncing off the walls, bring them here,” Diehl says. It’s an inside joke among the staff to put it that way because, of course, everything is cushioned for safety. What better place to
let your children bounce off the walls than in a trampoline park? Still, it’s true that children often have energy to spare, and the Air Port Park is a good place to let them exercise, learn, laugh, and have a great time in a unique and safe way. It’s ideal for playtime when children are not in school, such as the summer months or even times when the weather isn’t good for outdoor play. “Every time there’s a lot of rain or a day off from school, we see a lot of people coming in,” Diehl says. The facility is open and bright, appealing to children and adults alike. There are over a 100 trampolines to enjoy, as well as basketball hoops and
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donates 20 percent of their proceeds to the school. It’s a win-win for everyone. The Air Port employees embrace their goal of helping others within the business as well as outwardly in the community. Staff wise, says Diehl, “we help each other out.” When an employee is in need, the rest of the staff is quick to do what they can.
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of a big city, jumping and vaulting over walls, stairs, and other urban structures. The Air Port Park teaches these skills in the comfort of their cushioned facilities so that learners can enjoy the challenge of parkour without the risks of falling hard on asphalt and concrete. “Our Parkour Pilots teach others how to perform these acrobatic tricks in a safe way,” Diehl notes. Children and teachers alike love the experience. “Watching our parkour team with children and teens is so inspiring,” Diehl adds, in part because the Pilots are so dedicated and partly because they are helping young people to grow. “It’s not just instruction. We’re really encouraging these children to push and challenge themselves and to feel accomplished.” The Air Port Park also makes room for those with special needs. “One of the things I love about our facilities,” says Diehl, “is that we get a lot of children with special needs, including many with autism, social anxiety, or other areas of need. It’s cool to see them playing, engaging, and making connections.” The cost to play is just $10 for a halfhour on the trampoline, plus $2 to buy a pair of special gripping socks that help keep young jumpers safe. Children under 5 can participate in the Junior Flight Club, which offers
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“We’re an Oklahoma-based company because we’re Oklahomans,” says Diehl. But he notes that they also want to share Oklahoma values and make a difference. For that reason, the Air Port Park looks for ways to impact the children who come in to these preschoolers a discount rate Monday through Friday. The Air Port jump around and have a good time. They want to promote the value of also offers after-school and summer specials, including a special summer empathy to today’s young people. pass, available now, and extended And that starts with the staff. The Air summer hours as well. Port trains their employees to make connections, encouraging them to get There are first-class finger foods available too, most notably their pizza out into the community, to listen and understand where other people are selection, making the Air Port Park an attractive location to host a child’s coming from. The idea is to not just entertain but to add value to Tulsa by birthday party. interacting with the next generation. But there is always fun in store for adults too. As a family entertainment The Air Port Trampoline Park will celebrate its anniversary July 4. To center, the Air Port wants everyone mark the occasion, they are hosting of all ages to have a good time. The facility features a comfortable lounge a giant block party all day Saturday, July 11, featuring a variety of foods, where parents can relax while their entertainment, and fun. children play. The lounge includes a large-screen television, food, and As far as the future is concerned, drinks, including a soon-to-debut things look bright. The company selection of beer and wine. is working on expanding into Oklahoma City, with plans to add For those who want to get in some other locations as opportunities arise. physical exercise, the Air Port Park offers a trampoline fitness class for adults called AirFit. These 30-minute Wherever they go, the Air Port won’t abandon its goal to help families exercise classes utilize the resistance escape the daily grind. “The focus of of the trampoline to help people build strength in their core, increase everything we do is all about fun,” says Diehl, a smile clearly in his voice balance and stability, and burn calories. Classes are held Monday and as he says this. “We sell fun for a Thursday evenings at 7 and 7:30 p.m. living.” All of these offerings dovetail into the business’s overall mission statement: “Everybody flies first class.” That’s why they work hard to provide an excellent experience for all ages and are committed to going the extra mile to connect with the Tulsa community. One way that the Air Port gives back is through their spirit night program, which allows local schools to use the trampoline park to help raise funds. At each of these events, the Air Port
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Hunting down zombies, traitors or bachelorettes, immerse yourself in combat scenarios using military-realistic replica weapons at Hard Knocks. Think of it as paintball on steroids, without all the fuss, muss and pain. WRITTEN BY: Gregory Maus PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper “It’s great. There are on-the-spot tactical decisions that you have to make to survive.”
ou feel your pulse beating against the shotgun in your hands. You breathe heavily with a mix of excitement, exertion, and maybe a touch of terror as you crouch against the office wall providing your cover. Your team is reloading and reorganizing after your fight to drive the enemy back so that you could get this far.
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According to the briefing, the hostage should be two cubicle rows away. You get ready to press on when you spot your enemy sneaking behind you. You turn to open fire, but she’s already ducked behind a desk. You realize in a flash they’ve
been surrounding you while you’ve been catching your breath, using the ambient sound of battle to mask their approach. Do you try to clear out the way you came so that you can be sure of your escape route or charge deeper in to save the hostage? You and your team have seconds to decide before the ambush hits. This is Hard Knocks, where you live these sorts of intense experiences, one thrilling moment after another. It’s only once you’ve immersed yourself in combat at their arenas that you realize just how shallow watching a firefight through a screen really is by comparison. Working as a team, you must accomplish one of 15 different objectives, including rescuing hostages, protecting (or assassinating) VIPs, and of course fighting zombies. Coordination and tactics are keys to victory, especially as each of the six different militaryrealistic replica weapons have their own strengths and weaknesses. So, your shotgun might be great for handling foes up close thanks to its wide spray, but you’ll have to be careful to avoid friendly fire and you’ll need to rely on your friend with a rifle to watch your back and hold off anyone sniping you from a distance. Clashes take place in two different (indoor, air-conditioned) arenas: a typical office and a warehouse. To keep things fresh for the regular customers, the layouts of these battlefields are rearranged every few months. Once you’ve experienced it for yourself, you’ll understand why
it has so many regulars. Hard Knocks is a truly memorable and exciting way to forge bonds together as brothers- and sisters-in-arms. And, in case you need an object lesson in the critical importance of trust, you can always try the opposite by going into one of the missions in which you know that one of your teammates is a traitor. Whether you come as a corporate team, birthday party, bachelor/ette party, summer camp, or just part of a pickup group, you’ll have stories to tell together for years. Steve Smith, general manager at Life Time Fitness tried it once and loved it so much that he brought his entire staff in for several matches together. “It keeps you active and it’s fun for them to kind of get away from work for a bit.” When asked if it was useful for team-building, he says, “Absolutely. When you form into teams you get to work with a lot of people you may not normally get to work with.” The safety-conscious can rest assured that the weapons are entirely eye-safe, using infrared beams like a TV remote. And, even though they’re adapted from military-grade replicas, they’re still light enough that almost everyone should be able to handle them. Even if an issue does occur, a moderator is always on hand
watching every match to ensure the safety of the participants. Hard Knocks is open to just about everyone. Children (8 and up) can enjoy a variety of missions geared especially for them. Not only does Hard Knocks offer summer camps, but also during the school special offers to let children play for less from 4-7 p.m. Adults can not only partake in variety of wines and beers on tap between their missions, but the missions themselves are more sophisticated. One U.S. Army veteran raved about his experience, saying, “It’s great. There are on-the-spot tactical decisions that you have to make to survive.” Comparing it to his experiences with paintball, he joked, “Of course it’s less painful.” Just after winning one of the matches, he shouted out with joy, “I miss being in the military.” You might imagine that simulated combat like this would be testosteronedominated, but actually 46 percent of the participants are female. In fact, Hard Knocks is so adamant in their support of female empowerment that all of the in-game moderators are women. On top of that, women can enjoy ladies’ nights every Monday, playing for free as late as 10:30 p.m.
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WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta | PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper h, who doesn’t know the famous Woody Guthrie classic song, “This Land Is Your Land”? You probably sang it as a kid. Well, Tulsa has its very own “land made for you and me,” as Guthrie would say. It’s even named with him in mind—the downtown park known as Guthrie Green. And during the summer months, it is one of the most happening places to be in Tulsa. This urban park and entertainment space is exactly what its name implies—green, natural, and lovely, an oasis in the middle of downtown Tulsa’s office buildings. Among its features are a stage for live performances, tree-lined paths, shade structures, water features and a large lawn. It’s perfect for a day at the park, especially if you’re in the downtown area. Located in the heart of the Brady Arts District, the Green is within
walking distance from a lot of restaurants and other businesses, which means you can spend a fun day in the area with your family and friends. Guthrie Green has an interesting history, a lot like the Brady District where it is located. This section of downtown Tulsa has undergone considerable revitalization in the past few years. As a way to promote neighborhood growth, beautification, and the proliferation of local arts, it was decided that a park would be a welcome addition to the area. So, in 2007, the George Kaiser Family Foundation purchased a square block of property and made plans to build a green, central gathering space for the Brady District. The park opened in 2012 with a three-day festival, and the spirit of celebration, open-air festivities, and community has been evident at
Guthrie Green ever since. There is always something to do at Guthrie Green, something for everyone. If you love outdoor fun, then this park needs to be on your must-visit list. If you’re a foodie, then you’ll definitely want to visit the park at lunchtime for Food Truck Wednesdays. A variety of restaurants and food trucks make their way to the park around 11 a.m. and serve food until around 1:30 p.m., and the offerings are tasty. You can enjoy meals from Tulsa favorites like Andolini’s Pizza, Mangiamo, Lone Wolf Banh Mi and Mr. Nice Guys, as well as sweets like shaved ice and mini-donuts. Food trucks vary week to week, so it’s a good idea to check out Guthrie Green’s Facebook or Twitter accounts for updates. Plan to come out early and stay a while, because the lines can get long. But for yummy meals in a
gorgeous outdoor venue, the wait is worth it. Plus, there is live music to make your stay even more fun. If you prefer to prepare your own meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, then make your way to Guthrie Green on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for the weekly farmers market that runs all season. It’s one of the more popular farmer’s markets around town. You can also check out the Sunday Market, which features a variety of merchants that change from week to week. You might find food—okay, let’s face it, you’ll definitely find food. But there are also arts, crafts, jewelry, and more to be had on Sundays, and the sellers are typically local artists. Guthrie Green also hosts local musical groups throughout the summer months. On Tuesday evenings, come out with a picnic basket and lawn chairs to listen to the Starlight Band jazz
GREEN COUNTRY SCENE Coming up June 21, is the Horton Records Sunday Concert. This free event runs from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and features performances by three groups of artists. First up will be the Greyhounds, performing old-school funk and soul with an edge. Following them will be the Dustin Pittsley Band, featuring their flame-throwing guitar, passionate songs and a powerhouse live show. The closing act of the day will be Pidgin, which performs equal parts soul, funk and Afrobeat.
For those who want their outdoor activities to include movement, Guthrie Green’s Fitness on the Green series is perfect. All the classes are free and held on the open grass area so you can enjoy the fresh air and sunlight while you work out. Choose from the Zumba class on Sunday mornings, boot camp classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights, or the yoga classes on Wednesday evenings. It’s an amazing experience to exercise with a large group of people under the open sky.
of the more popular events is the Free Movie Series— which is running for the fourth year in a row this summer. Every Thursday night through the end of October, movies are played in the park on a big screen. June movies will include The Truman Show, Toy Story and Jumanji. In July and August, you can see classics such as Jaws, The Muppet Movie, the 1982 version of Annie, This Is Spinal Tap and more. The showings start at 8:30 p.m. or shortly after sunset (whichever comes first).
The park offers numerous family activities too. One
Like just about everything that happens in Guthrie
Green, the movie nights are first come, first seated. So, get there early and bring your lawn chairs and blankets, along with snacks.
concerts, a popular outing for many in town.
For those who want to make Guthrie Green part of a night on the town, consider parking along Tulsa’s Trolley route, which operates on Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. The Trolley links many downtown points of interest, restaurants, clubs, and performance venues, and it stops at Guthrie Green on the hour and half hour.
If you love outdoor fun, then this park needs to be on your must-visit list. GUTHRIE GREEN
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A multi-day music festival with professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of artistic excellence, OK Mozart also promotes international cultural exchange with the music capitals of the world. WRITTEN BY: Taylor Sides
ith a 31-year strong mission to bring the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the citizens of Oklahoma and the midAmerica region of the United States, the OK Mozart Festival is back in Bartlesville June 6-13. OK Mozart is Oklahoma’s premier multi-day music festival with professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of unparalleled artistic excellence. The festival’s ultimate goal is to be innovative in using the Amici New York orchestra to help grow Oklahoma grade school, college, professional and citizen musicians. Each of the individual concerts that make up the OK Mozart Festival serve as an integral part of the larger annual event, which also brings activities of historical, architectural and cultural significance to the Bartlesville area. These are complementary showcase events designed to entertain and educate festival attendees during the nonconcert hours. Not only that, but this widely celebrated festival also promotes international cultural exchange with the music capitals of the world. It works with educational institutions at all levels and offers services that are necessary to enrich the cultural options available throughout the region. A Musical Tour of Italy will be the inaugural concert of this year’s OK Mozart Festival, with a matinee performance June 7 at 3 p.m. The Amici New York Orchestra led by artistic director Constantine Kitsopoulos “will begin with Mozart’s Overture to ‘Cosi fan tutte’ and then welcome guest artist violin virtuoso Chad Hoopes, for
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GREEN COUNTRY SCENE Later that evening, the 2015 OK Mozart Festival will host The Canadian Brass. “The Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what is today,” says Keller. Made up of five extraordinary musicians, the group plays state-of-the-art 24K gold-plated Artisan Bach and Conn horns, hand crafted right here in the United States.
a performance of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons,’” says OK Mozart marketing director Linda Keller. The Amici New York Orchestra will welcome some of Oklahoma’s best and brightest young talents to join them on stage. The OK Mozart AllState Orchestra will perform alongside the professionals in a joint concert featuring the “Intermezzo” from Pucccini’s “Madam Butterfly” and Respighi’s thrilling “Pines of Rome”. The nationally acclaimed Aeolus Quartet will headline the Chamber Music Series for this year’s OK Mozart Festival. There will be daytime chamber music
performances, accompanied “by an evening performance dedicated to two beloved Bartlesville chamber music aficionados: Spencer Prentiss and Becky Wallace,” says Keller. The evening performance will take place June 9 at Bartlesville Community Center, during which the quartet will perform with guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker, who will play Mozart’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds” in collaboration with Amici New York Orchestra’s wind musicians. The daytime Chamber Music Series will take place at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, where the Aeolus Quartet will be joined
by several musicians throughout the week. On Tuesday afternoon, The Kitchen Fiddler blogger and violinist, Louise Owen, will play Bach, Ysaÿe, and Bartók, followed by a sampling of her delectable Cocoa Roar Truffles and other culinary delights. Wednesday afternoon’s performance will once again feature Parker playing Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K.414”. On Thursday, the quartet will welcome Lois Martin, viola, and Jon Kimura Parker, piano, to their ranks, performing Mozart’s “String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K.515” and Franck’s “Piano Quintet in F Minor”.
The quintet’s varied repertoire features brass standards, as well as a wide-library of original arrangements. These include works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, classical pieces, contemporary compositions, marches, ragtime, Dixieland, Latin, jazz, big band, Broadway tunes and Christian music, as well as popular songs and standards.
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WRITTEN BY: Richard Linihan
ulsa Shock head coach Fred Williams had a strong connection with Tulsa before he became this WNBA team’s leader last year and it had to do with a legend of basketball in these parts. “Wayman Tisdale taught me to play jazz guitar,” says Williams. “He called me Freddy Bass.” Tisdale, who was a superstar in high school basketball at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa and with the Oklahoma Sooners in college, found that
when he took off his sneakers, he could be just as legendary behind a bass guitar. He took those talents and passed along what he knew to Williams. Williams has written such jazz material as “Rain Drops,” “Kool Walk Sunday,” “Tell Me Baby,” “Smooth Love” and “Dreams”. The last song could also be the underlying theme for his Tulsa Shock as they try to make their own dreams come true this season, which starts for them June 5 at arguably the PreviewGreenCountry.com
SPORTS CENTRAL toughest team in the league—the Minnesota Lynx. Under the second-year coach, the Shock will try to do something it has never done before as a franchise in Tulsa, make the playoffs. These ladies in gold made a strong run for it last year, but missed out by four games as the Shock had a rough, injuryladen final month of the season. The Shock finished 12-22 last season, but improved by a game over its previous season of 11-23. Prior to that the Shock had a 9-25 year. So it is not out of the realm of possibility that this team would improve again. “That’s the plan,” says Williams. “When you take over a team that has never been there before you want to take them to higher heights, move toward the playoffs and then build to a championship caliber team. Last year we took steps but then injuries took a couple of players from us. I feel really good about this team. “We have all-star type players at the guard with Skylar (Diggins) and Odyssey (Sims) and Glory (Johnson) is always a threat
leading rebounders and the puzzle pieces are coming together for the Shock. Surround the core with the likes of Riquna Williams as a defensive pest and some quality caliber draft picks from this spring and the picture begins to come into focus, a word Riquna Williams feels is key for this team. “Of course Minnesota is at the top, but after that it’s just who is going to want it the most; who is going to bring it every night,” she says. “We could steal a couple of games from Minnesota. We have young legs and sometimes young legs beat experience, but not always. “Our fans know we’re in here working hard every day because we see how loyal they are to us. Given the right pieces and no injuries, no questions asked, we’ll be a playoff team.” One only has to look back to the move of the Detroit championship franchise to Tulsa to find out why the Shock has had so much trouble making the playoffs every year. After Detroit had won three WNBA
she would play internationally but not professionally for Tulsa after one season. She remains on the Shock roster, but the chances don’t seem likely that she will return. “It’s pretty much a Liz situation, whether she decides to play for Tulsa or the international team,” says Fred Williams. “All I can say is that training camp started May 17 and we’re going with the ones who showed up. The show has to go on.” Shock President Steve Swetoha says there is no city that deserves a championship more than Tulsa.
offensively and defensively. And now we have added Karima Christmas (6-foot guard/forward from Duke) and Plenette Pierson (6-2 forward/center from Texas Tech). That will make us tougher defensively.” Add former OU All-American Courtney Paris to the equation returning as one of the WNBA’s 60 June 2015
championships and announced it would move to Tulsa, the four players who were key to pulling down those crowns chose not to move with the franchise. Then one player who was projected to turn the Shock around in the draft was Liz Cambage, a 6-8 post from Australia. Therein lies the rub, being from Australia. This teen was homesick and decided
“The fan base is unbelievable,” he says. “We are top two or three in season ticket sales the past four or five years. We expect to win a championship. When all the pieces are in the right place, who knows?” Coach Williams will be a part of what is believed be a historical year in professional sports. For the first time in history, one of his players—Johnson—will step on the court at Phoenix on July 2 and will be playing competitively against her spouse, the Mercury’s star player Brittney Griner. The two were married in May, only
two weeks after they were both arrested for disorderly conduct and assault during a domestic squabble. Griner and Johnson were each suspended seven games for their domestic violence arrest—the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history. Barring any unforeseen injuries during training camp, the Shock are excited to get this season underway. Coach Williams wears a WNBA championship ring on his right hand, a souvenir from his days in Atlanta and championship lettering is all over his Atlanta sweater. He has pictures of all of the Hall of Fame type players he coached on or near his office. He is trying to get his players to visualize that kind of championship swagger and get them to develop one of their own. Then he might just write another song and name it “Shocking Them All.”
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Thousands will climb aboard their two-wheel workouts to power through Cry Baby Hill to nab a podium place or leisurely pedal for fun at Tulsa Tough.
WRITTEN BY: Julie Werner PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Propeller Communications
ast year, Tulsa saw over 2,000 racers and approximately 50,000 spectators at the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough. This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary and there is much to celebrate. Tulsa Tough is a full cycling experience for racers, riders and spectators. This three-day cycling festival includes criterium races for amateurs and pros, non-competitive Gran Fondo rides and the family friendly Townie Ride. There are prize purses to be won in the criterium races. Bringing an approximate $1.45 million to the local economy, Tulsa Tough sees racers from almost every state and even some international participants. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, former pro-cyclist and now author and television sports commentator, Bob Roll will be the featured guest.
Roll was a member of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team until 1990 and competed for the Motorola Cycling Team in 1991. In 1992, he added mountain biking to his racing accomplishments and continued racing mountain bikes professionally until 1998. In the cycling world and to his global cable television fans, Roll is known fondly as “Bobke.” He still enjoys cycling for recreation and now serves as an expert-commentator for the NBC’s coverage of many international cycling races including the Tour de France. During the Tulsa Tough event, Bobke will lead the free 8-mile ride on Sunday. This year’s event kicks off Friday night under the lights in the Blue Dome district with the McNellie’s Group Criterium Race. A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 1 mile) and often run on closed-off city center streets. For Tulsa Tough, this crit race begins and ends at 2nd Street just east of Elgin Avenue at 6:15 p.m. After the men’s and women’s races, there will be an awards ceremony plus a firework show to end the night.
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SPORTS CENTRAL volunteers and volunteering is a perfect opportunity for anybody to get an insider’s view of the activity. “We provide the volunteers with snacks and a t-shirt but really it’s just the experience and being a part of something so rewarding,” Roggendorf says. With an increase in riders, racers, and spectators every year, Tulsa Tough has become a big deal. “It really started because the event organizers wanted to expose Tulsa to cycling and also to help promote an active lifestyle that is family friendly,” she says. Tulsa Tough has accomplished just that. Every year, the attendance just keeps increasing.
“Some of the restaurants stay open a little later and with the warm weather and firework show, it’s the place to be,” says Stacey Roggendorff, public relations and marketing for Propeller Communications. Saturday’s festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Gran Fondo Ride. An Italian term loosely translated as “big ride,” the Gran Fondo will take riders southwest of town through Jenks, Kiefer, Kellyville and Sand Springs. The course is divided into three different distances and designed for riders of all skill levels. There are a number of other Saturday events taking place in the Brady Arts District of downtown Tulsa, with something for everyone. Guthrie Green, an urban park and entertainment space in the heart of the district, will host a Bear Clinic for kids. The clinic will be open from 1-3 p.m. and each child will receive a free stuffed panda to “triage” with the Saint Francis volunteer medical team. Guthrie Green also serves as the fan zone, where large screens abound that broadcast the races.
If you aren’t sure about participating just yet, be sure to come out to watch and cheer on the racers. If you are using social media to talk about your experience at Tulsa Tough, use the hashtag #toughlove. You can follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Various Locations | Tulsa tulsatough.com June 12-14 Crit Start Times Friday: 6:15 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Sunday: 8 a.m.
The spectators have become a large part of Tulsa Tough with Sunday’s events taking them to the River Parks area of Tulsa. The festival opens at 8 a.m. with the race starting and finishing at 15th Street and Riverside Drive. Home to Cry Baby Hill, racers will take on this grueling oval course running along the scenic Arkansas River. Roggendorf explains that the race involving Cry Baby Hill has evolved into an all-day party. “It’s similar to Mardi Gras where the crowd is totally engaged and cheering the racers on. You will find everything from tailgating to music to costumes. Think Mardi Gras with a bicycle race going through the middle,” she says. Sunday also features the Townie Ride. The free 8-mile or 5.4-mile ride is something the whole family can enjoy. Beginning at 2:15 p.m., the start line is at 15th and Galveston Avenue. Another Gran Fondo is held on Sunday running north through Sperry, Skiatook, Barnsdall and Avant on three different routes. There are also other family friendly events that happen throughout the day to encourage participation of all ages. But, none of this would be possible without the volunteers. “They are necessary and what make Tulsa Tough the event that it is,” says Roggendorf. Volunteers can do anything from being a host home for cyclists to working rest stops, helping with the set up, tear down, registration and much more. The event requires close to 1,000 PreviewGreenCountry.com
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mall businesses make the economy go round. And homemade food makes people happy. So is it any wonder that Tulsa’s well-known catering business and deli, Lambrusco’z, would be a local success? Of course not, because the Lambrusco’z staff knows that the way to Tulsans’ hearts is through their stomachs. And boy, can this business cook it up!
From white queso and gluten-free lasagnas to spinach enchiladas and breakfast casserole, Lambrusco’z has perfected the art of grab-n-go eating that doesn’t skimp on delicious. WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper
Started in 1985 by Nancy Bruce and her mother, Barbara Lamer, Lambrusco’z initially operated as a mom-and-daughter catering company. They combined their last names to give the company its name and served up delicious dishes by special order. Later, Bruce and Lamer opened up storefront locations as well, one in Brookside and one in the Blue Dome District. Still, the goal remains the same after 30 years in business: to feed people good homemade food that can’t be beat. Foodies will agree that Lambrusco’z definitely has a leg up on their competition. The food is so delicious, it sells itself, a fact that catering manager Jackie Bliss takes pride in. “We don’t spend a lot of money on advertising,” Bliss says. “Tasting our food is the best advertisement we can get.” And since nearly everything they serve up is made from scratch onsite, the flavors and quality they offer can’t be beat. “Everything is made in-house,” Bliss says, making their business different from many chains that serve up only bagged and frozen foods.
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They offer several other dips as well, all made from scratch and available both in their catering line and in the stores for individual purchase. Among the choices you can enjoy are several types of salsa, a garlic cheese melt, corn dip, spinach dip, tapenade, jalapeño pimento dip and, of course, the white queso. To go with the dips, you can select from several types of chips, some of them specialty brands and styles like the New York flatbread, others classic favorites like Fritos.
Lambrusco’z handles lots of corporate catering, and can provide box lunches when appropriate, as well as beautifully presented trays for more formal meetings. They offer something to suit every need.
If you haven’t yet sampled the delightful offerings at Lambrusco’z, then your first step is to visit one of the two storefront locations to pick up some of their signature white queso, a favorite among their regular customers. “We sell a lot of it,” says Bliss.
All of these dips and chips are grab-n-go, so you can quickly get what you need when you’re in a hurry to get home to the family or on the way to a party. It’s a handy solution when you want something fast, yet healthy and with that homemade taste. Among the other in-store treats that stand out is their homemade casserole selection, available largely at their Brookside store, although Bliss encourages calling ahead to see what casseroles are available that day for pick up. There are many tasty options for customers to choose from—including beef, cheese, and glutenfree lasagnas, chicken Tex-Mex, chicken and spinach enchiladas, a breakfast casserole made of eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns, and the Mary Brett, a customer favorite that blends orzo, chicken, artichoke hearts, and provolone with a homemade mushroom soup. The casseroles come in two sizes—a small one that serves 2-3 people and a large one that serves 10-12. All are made from scratch in the Lambrusco’z kitchens, perfect for families on the go. The stores also have a deli that serve up quick and healthy lunches. Lambrusco’z uses only quality goods, like Boar’s Head cold cuts, supplemented by great side options, like their pepper slaw, tabouli, tortelli feta salad, broccoli toss, dill potato salad, or fresh fruit salad.
Fresh pita warmed on the grill and topped with their own sliced marinated grilled chicken, pepper jack cheese, avocado, ranch, lettuce and tomato.
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Deli meats can also be purchased by the pound, and there are dinner entrees as well, such as homemade meatloaf, grilled chicken, beef tenderloin, and salmon. If you want a sweet treat along with your lunch, Lambrusco’z offers a variety to choose from, most of them made onsite. Brownies, cookies, truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, and a variety of cakes, mini-pies, and dessert bars are available—and they all promise delicious fun. There’s also a Carnegie cheesecake, and though it’s one of the few items Lambrusco’z doesn’t make by hand, it’s also worth a try. Of course, Lambrusco’z still does what it has done for 30 years and counting—catering for businesses and special events in the Tulsa area. “We provide any and all levels of catering,” Bliss says. They do all they can to meet your needs in a tasty and eye-catching way, and they work with customers to make sure everyone is satisfied with what they order. “We do lots of corporate catering,” she adds. “We can provide box lunches when appropriate, as well as beautifully presented trays for more formal meetings. We offer something to suit every need. We can deliver too. Whatever you need, we can get it there. We can do it.” Their catering menu includes a wide variety of hor d’oeuvres to choose from, some of them light snacks, while others are filling enough to almost be a meal. Lunch catering options include sandwich trays, wraps, box lunches, salads, cheese trays, crudités, and desserts. They also have menus for football season—a great option for catered tailgating—and the holidays. As a local business, Lambrusco’z is strongly committed to making a difference in the Tulsa area community. Bruce does a lot of charity work for women and children in the area, both through the business and on her own. In addition, Lambrusco’z hosts Shop for a Cause weekends, during which they donates 10 percent of sales generated by shoppers to charity. Charitable organizations that want to raise funds this way can contact the business to set up a date. 68 June 2015
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With a diverse Greek menu and coneys offered just about any way you can imagine, Jimâ€™s Coney Island has been combining delicate and bold flavors for exquisite effect for over 60 years, but never on Sunday.
PORK SOUVLAKI (SHISH-KA-BOB)
Served with rice, salad, and green beans.
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WRITTEN BY: Julie Werner PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper
t’s not all in the name for Jim’s Coney Island. For many longtime customers, they remember the three different locations and also the adding of the Never on Sunday to the name in 1968.
The Pagonis family started the restaurant in downtown Tulsa around 1950. In 1968, they not only added the “Never on Sunday” title to the name but they also added Greek dishes to the menu. With only one location now—at 19th and Harvard—there is painted on the large outside window, “Voted Best Greek Food in Tulsa”. That’s exactly why longtime customer, Kelly Peck frequents Jim’s Coney Island. “I always get the Yeros Plate” says Peck. “It comes with rice, salad and green beans but the gyros meat is the best with the cucumber sauce over top.” Lunch is by far the busiest time at the restaurant. On Tuesday, all coneys are $1.20 and that gives way to a large lunch crowd especially on that day; each day features a special. On Mondays and Wednesdays, Giouvetsi is the special. With sirloin tips, macaroni, cheese, salad and bread all for $7.50, you can’t beat the price or the flavor. Tuesday features Greek meatballs that include three balls, spaghetti, salad and bread again for a very reasonable $7.50. Thursday’s feature is stuffed tomatoes, which is usual for a lot of frequent customers. It comes with two tomatoes stuffed with rice and meat, green beans, salad and bread for $7.50. There are also daily specials that include the chicken oregano and the vegetarian plate. The chicken oregano comes with a half baked chicken, rice, salad and bread while the vegetarian plate features spinach pie, rice, green beans, salad, Greek cheese, olives and bread. The Greek soup is also a staple and it contains beans, celery, onions, carrots and tomatoes. Another popular item is the tabouli. You can buy a pint or a half pint and it has just the right balance between diced tomatoes, onion, cracked wheat, parsley and olive oil. One of the fast growing favorites lately is the souvlaki or the shish-ka-bob.
Three meatballs over spaghetti served with a side salad, green beans and bread.
It features four chunks of marinated pork and is served with rice, salad and green beans. Or, you could get the souvlaki served on bread, rice or a pita. Let’s not forget about the American food and the original name of the restaurant. The coneys are just as popular to eat. You can have a coney just about any way that you might want one. Whether it is a regular cony served with mustard, chili and onions or one with relish, jalapeno or kraut, the choices just keep getting better. The chili is available to go in a pint or half pint and you can also order a Frito chili pie or three-way spaghetti, which includes beans and chili. For the mainstream American desserts, there are a variety of cookies, pies, and cake. If you like a little Greek to your flavor, you can try the homemade baklava. Owner Billy Pagonis makes it fresh. Pagonis’s grandfather started the restaurant and after keeping it in the family through many years, Billy is the owner.
“All the employees are very friendly” says Peck. “I bring my daughter here and it is like eating with family. It’s nice to be able to eat something quick and easy without a McDonald’s wrapper on it.”
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Keeping the tradition of tasty and fresh, the baklava is part of what all the customers love about Jim’s Coney Island. Some of the most popular items are the chicken oregano, the souvlaki and the loaded potatoes that are a new item and a growing favorite. The Greek is a fairly new dish featuring gyros meat, feta cheese, kalamata olives, chives and tzatziki sauce on a baked potato. It’s always the people who make any business. For Jim’s Coney Island, it is a family atmosphere. For the employees behind the counter, they know their customers and they know the food. As you go through the order line, they are happy to answer your questions and ask you how your day is going and even shoot the breeze if they have time. Billy heads up that family atmosphere. Their kids come in and help with the restaurant also and you can tell it’s all about family. From the Greek pictures on the wall, to the homey looking tables and chairs, the restaurant is inviting and comfortable. Nestled in a small strip mall around the 21st and Harvard intersection, Jim’s Coney Island is perfect for family gatherings and dinners. “I just love the feel of it here. It’s like home,” says Peck.
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WRITTEN BY: Maria Weller PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper SMOKING CIGARS IS MORE OF AN EVENT IN AND OF ITSELF RATHER THAN SOMETHING YOU DO DURING ONE. SO STOP BY CLASSIC CIGARS, HANG OUT ON THE PATIO, SMOKE A HANDROLLED CIGAR, AND JUST SOAK UP THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS IN THE BRADY DISTRICT.
pon moving to Owasso, Chris Weiss was impressed by the expansion in the city. After seeing the boom in commercial real estate in the area, he decided it was time to pounce. For years Weiss had researched the history of cigars and the industry at large. Upon finding the perfect site in August 2004, it was time to pursue his passion. Thus Classic Cigars was born. Until that summer, Owasso did not have anyone to cater to that particular niche. After a few years of success, Weiss decided to take his trade to Tulsa. The booming expansion of the Brady district appeared promising. October 2011 ushered in the opening of the second location of Classic Cigars. This spacious location features a fully stocked humidor and bar, five flat screen televisions, and abundant seating inside or out on the patio. Though it is a cigar shop, the atmosphere is still a very clean one due in part to its staff and the impeccable ventilation system. The downtown location of Classic Cigars features a humidor personally designed by the owner, Weiss. “Improper storage of the cigars is where you lose a lot of your product. They need very precise temperature and humidity,” says Weiss. The humidor has a separate air conditioning unit as well as a humidifier inside the glass room. This ensures that the quality of the cigars is maintained, one of Weiss’s main focuses. The staff members at Classic Cigars are specifically trained for their jobs so that the tobacconists can ensure you are getting the most accurate information regarding the cigars possible. They are required to pass a certification test that covers everything from the types of tobacco and cigars to their history.
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The type and price range of cigars found in the humidor is very extensive. Weiss estimates that around 99 percent of his products are hand-rolled. There are smaller, flavored ones that get a sweet taste due to the wrapper used as well as the more classic tobacco ones. The prices can range anywhere from $1.60 per cigar to $5,300 for a limited edition humidor already containing cigars. There are roughly 100 different choices of brands so that anyone can find something they like, whether they are an old pro with a go-to brand or a novice. For those who know what they prefer, there is a 10 percent discount when you buy 20 cigars or more. Though America has a history of growing tobacco, the tobacco that grows here is not exactly suitable for cigars. Most tobacco for cigars comes from countries with more tropical climates like the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, or Honduras. Many people will try to argue that Cuban cigars are the best money can buy. Weiss says this used to be true, but Castro effectively ran the majority of the cigar manufacturers out of the country and forced them to relocate to other countries. The idea of Cubans being the ultimate cigars is more myth post-2008 and has more to do with wanting what you canâ€™t have. Weiss says the cigar industry and wine industry are, in a way, parallel industries. Both rely entirely on crops that are easily affected by climates, soil, and other variables. â€œIf you take a seed and plant it in Honduras and take the exact same seed and plant it in the Dominican, the products will still be totally different,â€? says retail manager Jeff Greiner. Greiner has been in the industry for around 15 years and has done a fair amount of research outside of the certification to become a tobacconist.
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Another expert employed at Classic Cigars is the bar manager Angela Hunt. She has been with the company since before the downtown location opened and has been bartending for years before that. Her bar at downtown Classic Cigars is one of the best, if not the most, well-stocked bars of any cigar shop in Tulsa. According to Hunt, the bar would technically fall under the classification of a whiskey bar. With too many labels of scotch, bourbon and whiskey to count, somehow whiskey bar almost becomes an understatement. And while you can go in and enjoy the use of the whiskey chilling cubes, there are other choices too. Hunt likes to get a little crafty from time to time. Whether that means stocking the beer list with local, craft and microbrew choices or coming up with new recipes for drinks is probably a tie. Her recipe for what she has dubbed the Brady Street Bourbon
The staff members at Classic Cigars are specifically trained for their jobs so that the tobacconists can ensure you are getting the most accurate information regarding the cigars possible. is a delicious combination of infused Makers Mark, local honey, and oranges. “I like to try and use local ingredients or themes when I can,” Hunt says. For the summer months she likes to make patio friendly drinks like mojitos. A few weeks prior they featured mint juleps in honor of the Kentucky Derby and coming this June will be Hunt’s famous red sangria. This includes red table wine, brandy, peach schnapps, five or so different fruits, and a couple of other secret ingredients. “Around May the regulars start asking if it’s sangria time,” Hunt shares. There are other wine choices as well, some sold by the glass and other higher end options only sold by the bottle. There are also monthly cigar events that feature a specific brand of cigar as well as a featured drink specifically paired with the cigar. This could be a red wine, single malt whiskey, etc. depending on the type of cigar. But once a month, Weiss brings in a representative of the featured cigar that is able to discuss the brand or the history or the flavor of the cigar and answer any questions there might be. It is a free event to attend, and if you wish to purchase the featured cigar and drink you may, or you can just listen.
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providing a safe and comfortable place for people to hang out, be part of a community, and to absorb a punk music culture they may not otherwise be exposed to in this area of the country.
f you’re not familiar with Tony and Michelle Cozzaglio yet, you should be. The couple, in their mid-20s, is doing major things for the Tulsa music scene, organizing the Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market and a punk festival and now, opening Boulevard Trash, a punk and rock music store and venue on 11th Street just west of Yale Avenue. They met at a house show Michelle organized while Tony was touring with his band,
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WRITTEN BY: Rachel Wright Al and the Black Cats, from Michigan. When you ask him what brought him to Tulsa, he’s quick with a smile and a glance at Michelle, now his wife. “She did.” Sitting in their newly opened store, talking about their plans and their inspiration, you get the feeling these two dream big and don’t waste much time worrying about obstacles. They know what they’re passionate about—music—and they see a need in Tulsa that they’re addressing.
GET TO KNOW “I was lucky to grow up in a city where the older generation provided an accessible music scene for the younger generation,” Tony says. “When you’re 16, it’s your job to go have fun and find out what you love. When you’re in your 20s and 30s, it’s your job to provide those opportunities.” Michelle and Tony want the shop to be a safe and comfortable place for people to hang out, be part of a community, and to absorb a culture they may not otherwise be exposed to. With black and white checkered floors, chainlink fencing on one wall and ‘90s punk rock fliers plastered on another, it doesn’t take long to recognize the culture they’re going for. You can find unique band t-shirts, jewelry, records, buttons, patches, bullet belts and more at the shop. Because of their connections, some of the items up for grabs may have been worn previously by a musician you may know, too. “We’ve been reaching out to our friends nationally to see if they’ll help us build inventory,” says Michelle. “They’ve been donating t-shirts and bandanas and things. And we’ve been buying used items so our customers can find them here. You can find some really cool stuff. I’d be stoked if I was a kid walking into a store like this.”
The couple isn’t trying to get rich. They’re not selling anything used for more than $10, and they’re hosting a trade in and trade up event June 6 from 1-7 p.m., in case you have any punk, hard core or rock merchandise that may be a little snug for you these days. People can go by the shop and trade their items in for store credit or cash (at the owners’ discretion). Speaking of reasons to come by the store, they have live music booked every Friday and Saturday night in June, starting at 7:30 p.m., so it’s not too late to bring the kiddos. Boulevard Trash is an all-ages venue, which is an important point for Tony and Michelle to make. “There’s really nowhere in Tulsa for young people who may be considering getting into music but don’t know where to start. This can be that place for them,” says Tony. “They can come here and hang out with us and find out about bands that have influenced us, and see bands play here that might end up influencing them. It’s important for Tulsa to have a place for people under 21 to see music, because they’re the ones who will be touring next.” It’s not just a place for those young minds to absorb others’ music; it’s a place for them to share their music, too. Boulevard Trash hosts local
bands and touring bands, because other than a few festivals here and there, they realized the city had limited options for people who want to start a band at 15 and start playing shows. “I went on my first tour when I was 17,” says Tony. “We spent seven months touring Europe, and that’s all I did all year every year until I moved to Tulsa. Part of the reason that seemed possible was because of the support we got from our community [in Michigan], and we want to help younger bands figure out touring, merch and stuff so they can do the same.”
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psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson
SPY | JUNE 5
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 | JUNE 5
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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH JUNE 5 Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the World War I memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. Cast: Dominic West, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell
LOVE AND MERCY JUNE 5
Brian Wilson, the leader of the Beach Boys,
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Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood. Cast: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly
writes more than 15 Top 40 hit singles including the groundbreaking 1966 Pet Sounds album before suffering a nervous breakdown during the making of its follow-up album Smile. He struggles with mental illness, but Brian manages to persevere as an artist with the love and support of his wife Melinda. Cast: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks
ENTOURAGE | JUNE 5
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back … and back in business with super agent-turnedstudio head Ari Gold.
I AM HERE | JUNE 12
Maria is a successful business executive, struggling to fulfill her greatest wish of all: to bring a child into the world. After suffering yet another miscarriage, a doctor informs Maria that she’s too old to carry a child and her whole world comes crashing down. Devastated and unable to accept her fate, Maria sets out on a desperate and perilous quest to realize her dream of motherhood. Cast: Kim Basinger, Peter Stormare, Jordan Prentice
JURASSIC WORLD JUNE 12
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a dinosaur adventure park, Jurassic
World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. Owen, a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the velociraptors. Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, backfires. Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt,
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL | JUNE 12 Greg is a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social
SHOWTIME minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a co-worker than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom insists he spend time with Rachel—a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer—he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. Cast: Olivia Cooke, Thomas Mann, R.J. Cyler
INSIDE OUT | JUNE 19
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions: joy, anger, disgust, fear and sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Cast: Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader
INFINITELY POLAR BEAR | JUNE 19
While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam Stuart is more likely to be found mushroom hunting, cooking elaborate meals, or working on
one of his many halfcompleted projects. His family’s wealth keeps his family just barely afloat, while Cam struggles to live with manic depression. When Cam has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife, Maggie, and their two young daughters are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment in Cambridge, where Maggie tries to find a decent job, with no luck. Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Keir Dullea
BURYING THE EX JUNE 19
It seemed like a great idea when Max, an all-around nice guy, and Evelyn, his beautiful girlfriend, moved in together. When Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies,
leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia, Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back even if that means transforming him into one of the undead. Cast: Ashley Greene, Anton Yelchin, Alexandra Daddario
and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried
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BIG GAME | JUNE 26
THE OVERNIGHT JUNE 19
A young couple, Alex and Emily, have recently moved to Los Angeles from Seattle and are desperate to make new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “play date” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling
In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young 13 year old embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States. When they realize a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Ted Levine
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TED 2 | JUNE 26
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Dickinson Starworld 20 10301 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa | 918.369.7469
Eton Square 6 Cinema 8421 E. 61st St. Tulsa | 918.286.2618
Regal Promenade Palace 4107 S. Yale Tulsa | 800.326.3264
RiverWalk Movies 300 River Walk Terrace Jenks | 918.392.9959
Starplex Cinemas Owasso 12 12601 E. 86th St. N. Owasso | 918.376.9191
Super Saver Cinema 5970 E. 31st St. Tulsa | 918.551.7002
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An Affair of the Heart Expo Square (Tulsa)
Rob Thomas Brady Theater (Tulsa)
3 Doors Down Brady Theater (Tulsa)
Tokyo in Tulsa Cox Business Center
Danzig Brady Theater (Tulsa)
Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa BOK Center
Center of the Universe Downtown Tulsa
Alice in Chains Brady Theater (Tulsa) Alice in Chains
Lord Huron Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
Shinedown Brady Theater (Tulsa)
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Cats Tulsa Performing Arts Center (Tulsa)
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