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For over 29 years, Preview Magazine has been offering Tulsans and/or its visitors this comprehensive guide about everything from area restaurants to local attractions, events, tourist destinations, lifestyles, lodging and one-of-a-kind extraordinary shopping venues. No matter where you turn, Tulsa offers great restaurants—everything from barbecue to sushi— tons of unique shopping venues, world-class museums, and entertainment options that are second to none. Tulsa is well known for its art, music and culture. It is home to world-class ballet and opera, as well as the Gilcrease and Philbrook museums, where displays of Western art and Italian Renaissance will capture your heart and imagination. Downtown Tulsa is home to one of the finest collections of art deco architecture in the country, ranking with cities such as Miami and Chicago. Our iconic beacon, the BOK Center, is a major catalyst for drawing visitors and Tulsans alike for concerts, sporting events and more. ONEOK Field, home of our city’s baseball team—the Tulsa Drillers— has proven to be one of the major players in the revitalization of downtown along with the Philbrook Downtown and the Woody Guthrie Center. These new developments mesh well with already established entertainment venues such as Cain’s Ballroom, Brady Theater and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, Tulsa offers plenty of exciting opportunities for outdoor fun and recreation. Take a stroll down the scenic paths winding along the Arkansas River and take in the beauty of our famed River Parks. If you’re looking for more of a wild time, then head over to “America’s Favorite Zoo” and tour the Tulsa Zoo, our city-owned gem that’s located at Mohawk Park. It’s truly a great experience for the whole family. I am pleased that you have chosen to call Tulsa your home, or if you’re just visiting, we sure hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. You can always find out more about Tulsa by visiting our website: www.CityOfTulsa.org.

For over 29 years, Preview Magazine has been the best resource for discovering Tulsa, Green Country and locating the perfect place to eat, visit, shop and be entertained whether you are here on business or just enjoying a few days away from the grind. Located in the heart of Oklahoma, Tulsa is a year-round destination for shopping, dining, entertainment, scenic views, hikes and adventure. The rich history of Tulsa and its surrounding areas is reflected in the diversity of its museums, landmarks, history, wildlife, attractions, fine dining and friendly locals. In Tulsa, situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, enjoy a performance or sporting event at the BOK Center, fish in one of the area’s many lakes, check out the sharks in the state’s only freestanding aquarium, explore any of the lush parks or break out the clubs and tackle any of the 16 public golf courses. Considered by many to be the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa offers full-time professional opera and ballet companies and one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture. Regardless of your personal tastes or budget, Tulsa offers a down-home, yet cultured experience for all ages.

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ON THE COVER Whether you’re looking for a way to rekindle the romance or just want to treat yourself to something special, enjoy luxurious amenities and grand décor at The Canebrake Resort and Spa. The first eco-certified resort in Oklahoma, The Canebrake is all about staying connected to the land, our bodies, and everything that keeps us in balance.

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$91.80 in 48 Challenge | 8 Happenings | 10 Homeview | 41 Downtown Locator | 47 Tulsa Locator | 48 Owasso/Broken Arrow Locator | 50

FEATURES EPICALLY EXTRAORDINARY | 26 Blurring the lines between real and surreal, the Tokyo in Tulsa convention features gamers, vendors, entertainment, eats, culture and cosplay. PURRFECT PERFORMANCE | 28 Beat the hazy, hot boredom blues of summer and take the whole family to a cool, dimmed theatre to see a cast, between the ages of 8 and 18, perform Broadway’s thirdlongest running show, Cats. AISLES OF ABUNDANCE | 30 An Affair of the Heart features unique, one-of-a-kind and often handmade items ranging from jewelry and handbags to furniture, clothing and gourmet foods displayed throughout 800 booths. WHIRLWIND OF SOUND | 36 The third annual Center of the Universe music festival returns, bringing local, national and international acts covering genres from rock and funk to indie and rap. COLLECTORS’ SHOWCASE | 52 Whether you discover the treasure of a great buy, a nostalgic find you haven’t seen in ages, or just a friendly chat with whoever is manning the counter when you 6 July 2015

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ARTFUL DODGERS | 56 Which group of misfits, Peter La Fleur-wannabes or super serious ballers will outwit and survive the onslaught of foam projectiles during Dodgebrawl?

PLAYING WITH FOOD | 76 Dave & Buster’s welcomes all P.T.Y.A.’s (Party Together Young Adults) to join them for a one-of-akind experience where you can eat, drink and play your way to a full stomach and an awesome prize to take home.

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES | 60 Opening its doors in 2009 with 1,500 seats, the Performing Arts Center is on a mission to bring the world of visual and performing arts to Broken Arrow. FUN IN THE SUN | 62 The hottest season of the year is all about enjoying the outdoors, cooling off and keeping the children from driving you nuts. Ranging from classic summer experiences to a bit of the unexpected, this list will have you bouncing from one fun activity to the next.  RED, WHITE AND WOO! | 66 Plan your Fourth of July holiday and honor the red, white and blue with this list of patriotic events and fun festivals. REBOOT YOUR LIFE | 70 With yoga, an Ayurvedic spa, overnight accommodations, awardwinning dining options and acres

TIME FOR INNOVATION | 80 A hot spot for special occasions, La Crepe Nanou pushes past the typical French dining experience with a glorious selection of tasty brunch dishes, elegantly delicious dinner plates and a constantly evolving wine list. SAVOR A DIFFERENT FLAVOR | 84 Smokers fed by local wood are churning out fall-apart-tender and succulent barbecue staples at Elmer’s BBQ where the sauces are sweet, mixed and hot and the meat “be bad.” A VIEW TO A THRILL | 88 Woolaroc’s scenic 3,700 acres are home to over 30 species of wildlife, a lodge constructed in 1925, museum and tomahawk throwing lessons.

Sports Central | 56 Green Country Scene | 60 Get to Know | 88 Showtime | 92 Sneak Peek | 94

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STOP #1

Our first stop was at the Waterfront Grill for dinner Friday night. We had a lot of money to spend and the restaurant looked really fancy and nice in the Preview magazine ad. We sat outside and the restaurant was beautiful; even fancier than we thought. The food was just as awesome as the venue. We decided to share the spinach artichoke dip and the chicken fettuccine since the portions were so big. The food was delicious and it was more than enough for the both of us.

Cost: $44

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For our next stop we wanted to go someplace fun, so we decided to go play laser tag at Hard Knocks. When we got there, we found out that since it was our first time our first mission was free. We got to hide behind computer desks and try to shoot the other players without being seen. It was a lot of fun and it was all completely free. Thanks so much, Hard Knocks.

Cost: FREE

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For our last stop of the night we wanted something sweet, so we went to Dave & Buster’s for their wonderful fondue. Their decadent chocolate fondue came with marshmallows, graham crackers, strawberries, bananas, pound cake and brownie bites.

Cost: $12

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For our final stop, we decided to go to the Tulsa Drillers baseball game Saturday night. The tickets were only $12 a person for seats behind the dugout. We also had money left over for refreshments. The Drillers started off with a big lead, but Springfield tied the game in the seventh inning. The game went 11 innings before the Drillers finally scored and won the game 8 -7. The game was delayed in the second inning due to rain, which left a beautiful rainbow for the rest of the game.

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happenings JULY

Asleep at the Wheel | July 10

Rob Thomas | July 13

Bret Michaels | July 30

The Beach Boys | July 16-17

3 Doors Down | July 16

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Summer Oil Patch Festival Sellers Ranch (Drumright) If you’d like to experience your Independence Day in the great outdoors this summer, head to Sellers Ranch in Drumright for one of Oklahoma’s most beloved summer events. Bring your lawn chairs and hear a full day of great country, blues and rock music from some of the best bands and singers in the area. Bring a good appetite and don’t be late so you can get a plate full of excellent barbecue before it’s all gone. 10 July 2015

Fall Out Boy | July 22 Children will have plenty to do at the festival’s children’s fair complete with a slide, magicians, clowns, jugglers and more. Performers of all kinds will be mingling through the crowds entertaining children and adults alike. No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a stunning fireworks show and the Oil Patch Festival delivers. Away from city lights, the fireworks put on an amazing spectacle that you won’t soon forget.

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Pony of the Americas National Congress

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Cats Tulsa Performing Arts Center (Tulsa) Fifty of Tulsa’s most talented young performers present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic musical sensation. With energetic singing-anddancing, plus mesmerizing makeup and costumes, it’s summer fun for the whole family.

JULY 16-18

Center of the Universe July 24-25

Stephen Stills | July 21

experiences you and your friends will ever indulge in. The show features a small admission fee that covers all three days.

Tulsa Expo Square Put on by the Pony of Americas Club, this nine-day event is full of equestrian activities featuring the popular, gentle, child-sized breed. Come cheer the boys and girls as they demonstrate their proficiency in different areas including timed events, jumping, bareback riding and barrel racing.

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An Affair of the Heart Expo Square (Tulsa) An Affair of the Heart, one of the largest arts and craft shows in the United States, is known for its quality and

Alice in Chains | July 31 variety of merchandise featured at the unique marketplace and shopper’s dream, with booths occupying multiple buildings throughout the Expo fairgrounds. The event offers a vast array of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, furniture, decorative items, accessories, jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods and more. An Affair of the Heart is a shopping paradise with oneof-a-kind merchandise and so much more. Thousands of exhibitors from across the nation make this show one of the most amazing shopping

Porter Peach Festival Downtown (Porter) The Porter Peach Festival celebrates the area crop of peaches with myriad activities and events perfect for a bright summer day with the family. Purchase or pick peaches at nearby orchards, or head to Porter’s downtown Main Street for arts and crafts, games, live music and a wide variety of fair food. Bring the whole family to this old-fashioned festival for carnival rides and more. Visitors to this year’s festival will be entertained with the Peach Classic 5K Run; an antique tractor pull; a car, truck and motorcycle show; as well as live entertainment, including a talent competition featuring local musicians and performers. The annual classic car, motorcycle and truck show will again make an appearance and Porter’s Main Street will come alive with a wide variety of street games including turtle races, a frog-jumping contest and a balloon toss. Children love the annual pet show, featuring categories such as ugliest dog, best trick, best costume, fattest cat and most unusual pet. There will also be a baked goods and recipe contest featuring a variety of peach cobblers, desserts and preserves. Don’t forget to purchase a Peach Festival cookbook, filled with tasty down-home recipes, to take home with you.


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HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL JULY 4

FREEDOMFEST

Tulsa River Parks Celebrate America’s Independence with your family and friends at Tulsa’s annual July Fourth celebration. FreedomFest includes endless entertainment, a variety of activities and tasty concessions. A tradition since 1976, FreedomFest is known for featuring one of Oklahoma’s largest free fireworks displays and live music on three entertainment locations along the Arkansas River. Join the crowds at Tulsa’s River Parks and line the banks of the Arkansas River with lawn chairs and picnic baskets and wait for the show to start. River Parks is undergoing construction in several areas, including the River West Festival Park. As a result, all entertainment and activities offered free to the public will take place at Veterans Park located at 18th and Boulder on the east side of the Arkansas River.  Arrive early to enjoy inflatables for the children, face painting, beverage and food vendors, old-fashioned family picnics and a bicycle parade. Activities begin at 5 p.m. at Veterans Park located at 1875 S. Boulder. At nightfall, turn your gaze skyward and be amazed as hundreds of fireworks choreographed to patriotic music are launched from the 21st Street Bridge.

Citywide (Jay) Hop on over to Jay for the city’s annual Huckleberry Festival and celebrate the wild huckleberries that thrive in the area. The unique berry, more intense in flavor than the common blueberry, has spawned this festival that draws visitors from around the state and beyond. Browse through exhibit halls filled to the brim with arts and crafts, a quilt show, homemade goods and various vendors. Sign up for the annual Huckleberry 5K run or take it easy and meander through classic cars and street rods in the festival’s car show. Take an exhilarating spin on a carnival ride or show up early Saturday morning for the Huckleberry Festival’s parade. Events will be held citywide, so pick up a snow cone or a refreshing glass of huckleberry lemonade and wander through downtown Jay to make sure you see it all. Area bakers will submit their best pies for the huckleberry pie contest, while a wide variety of luscious pies will be put on the auction block for the festival’s popular pie auction.

Cool off with a slice of juicy watermelon or treat yourself to a huckleberry milkshake. Visit the hog fry for delicious barbecue or simply pick up a bag of popcorn from an area vendor. This festival will also feature old-fashioned games including horseshoe pitching, a turtle derby, tricycle race, water balloon relay race and a root beer chug-a-lug contest. Visit the festival’s baseball card show for entertainment that hearkens back to simpler times, and make your way to Jay’s downtown square for free ice cream and huckleberry sauce while supplies last.

JULY 7

LAKE STREET DIVE

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Boston’s Lake Street Dive is a fascinating blend of influences and complexity: jazz at heart, with an alternative D.I.Y. sensibility and a passion for classic rock and garage aesthetics. The band first met and formed at Boston’s New England Conservatory. The initial idea was to be a kind of free jazz country band, playing country songs in an avant-garde style, but the group’s natural pop instincts kicked in, and the final sound the band came up with was a bright, fresh, charming, and exploratory version of jazzy pop/rock, full of hooks and plenty of R&B and soul flavors, with a big dose of the Beatles and British Invasion bands. The versatility involved in the music means Lake Street Dive is equally at home on an acoustic stage, at a summer festival, in a rock bar, or in a jazz club, and they quickly gathered a following on the East Coast. The band independently released In This Episode in

2007 and Promises, Promises in 2008 before hooking up with Signature Records, who issued their self-titled effort in 2011. The EP Fun Machine followed in 2012 and featured five cover versions (such as Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” and Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl”) along with one original song. The album Bad Self Portraits appeared in 2014 with its “selfie”-referencing title track, also released as a single.

JULY 9

ROB BELL

Brady Theater (Tulsa) With new discoveries right and left, more and more people are asking bigger and bigger questions about just what kind of world we’re living in and what that means for our hearts, our souls, and our spirits. On the Everything Is Spiritual tour, Rob Bell does what he does best, making surprising connections between the universe you’re living in and the life you’re living, showing us how science and spirituality are long lost dance partners. Wherever you’re coming from and whatever you’re wrestling with, let the Everything Is Spiritual tour experience inspire, provoke, challenge, and give you hope as we together explore and enjoy this beautiful, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating world we call home. PreviewGreenCountry.com

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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Since the early ‘70s, Asleep at the Wheel has been the most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive. In reviving the freewheeling, eclectic sensibility of Western swing godfather Bob Wills, the Wheel has earned enthusiastic critical

praise throughout their lengthy career; they have not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but have also been able to update the music, keeping it a living, breathing art form. Typically featuring eight to 11 musicians, the group has gone through myriad personnel changes (at last count, over 80 members had passed through their ranks), but 6-foot-7 frontman Ray Benson has held it together for four decades, keeping Asleep at the Wheel a viable recording and touring concern and maintaining their devotion to classic-style Western swing. Singer/guitarist Benson was born Ray Benson Seifert and grew up listening to a variety of music in Philadelphia, especially jazz. He formed Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, W.Va., in 1970. Initially, the group played straight-ahead country in local venues, but quickly switched to Western swing when they discovered the music through Merle Haggard (specifically his Bob Wills tribute album) and eclectic country-rockers Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. Praise from Van Morrison in a Rolling Stone article helped them land a record deal with United Artists, which released their debut album, Comin’ Right at Ya, in 1973. In 1974, Asleep at the Wheel relocated to the roots music haven of Austin, Texas. Their self-titled label debut appeared that same year, and their cover of Louis Jordan’s “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” became their first single to hit the country charts. Released in 1975, Texas Gold was their breakthrough album producing their only Top 10 hit on the country singles charts, “The Letter That Johnny Walker

JULY 13

ROB THOMAS

Brady Theater (Tulsa) As the lead singer and principal songwriter for Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas found success with a blend of ‘70s rock influences, slick hooks, and 1990s post-grunge crunch. The Florida-based band broke through in 1996 with “Push” and never looked back, issuing single after single, scoring hits in various radio formats, and watching their debut LP, Yourself or Someone Like You, go platinum 12 times over in the U.S. Thomas himself won numerous songwriting awards as the scribe of such Matchbox hits as “Real World,” “If You’re Gone,” “Bent,” and “Mad Season,” and he later parlayed that success into a career as a solo artist. After dropping out of high school at 17, he bounced around the South singing in pickup rock bands before relocating to Orlando in 1993. There, he helped form the band Tabitha’s Secret, a precursor to Matchbox Twenty. Although the group enjoyed some regional success, Thomas eventually left the lineup with bassist Brian Yale and drummer Paul Doucette in tow, and the departing musicians formed Matchbox Twenty with guitarists Adam Gaynor and Kyle Cook. The band’s

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Read.” That year they performed on the first nonpilot episode of Austin City Limits, and although they continued to experience personnel shifts, they turned out a string of excellent albums over the rest of the decade: Wheelin’ and Dealin’ (1976), The Wheel (1977) and Collision Course (1978), the latter of which featured their first Grammy winner in the instrumental cover of Count Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump.” The band recorded the major comeback effort, Asleep at the Wheel 10, in 1987, which brought them back to the Top 20 of the country album and singles charts (the latter via “House of Blue Lights”) for the first time in over a decade. Additionally, the album’s “String of Pars” won them their second Grammy for Best Country Instrumental. The 1988 follow-up, Western Standard Time, continued their momentum, winning another Best Country Instrumental Grammy for “Sugarfoot Rag.”

multi-platinum debut, Yourself or Someone Like You, established Matchbox Twenty as a superstar act, but Thomas wasn’t individually well-known. That all changed when Thomas co-wrote the chart-topping single “Smooth” for the Carlos Santana album Supernatural. “Smooth” was ubiquitous in 1999, and it made Thomas a star. The track took home three Grammys, including the coveted Song of the Year award, and Thomas landed on People’s Most Beautiful People list. Mad Season (2000) and More Than You Think You Are (2002) continued Matchbox Twenty’s success, but after years of touring in support of both records, the bandmembers decided they needed a break, and Thomas used the hiatus to write and record his first solo album. When “Lonely No More” debuted in early 2005, its sleek and funky dance-pop sound was closer to Justin Timberlake than Matchbox, and it helped stir up anticipation for the April release of the chart-topping Something to Be. In 2007, Thomas reunited with Matchbox Twenty for several tour dates and the release of the band’s retrospective collection Exile on Mainstream. He then delivered his 2009 sophomore solo effort, Cradlesong, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Three years later, he was once again back with Matchbox Twenty for

the group’s fourth studio album, North. In 2015, Thomas released the single “Trust You,” which was co-written and produced by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and slated for inclusion on his forthcoming studio album.


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JULY HAPPENINGS JULY 14

SHINEDOWN

Brady Theater (Tulsa) Melodic hard rockers Shinedown were snapped up by Atlantic Records during the early-2000s flurry of postCreed and Nickelback signings. The group released its debut album, Leave a Whisper, in 2003. Whisper ended up doing quite well for the band (eventually going platinum), aided by its single, “Fly from the Inside.” Shinedown also supported it with a heroic slate of live shows, remaining on tour for most of 2004. The following year the band issued a live album documenting those shows, then returned in October 2005 with its sophomore effort, Us and Them, which went gold. The band underwent a few lineup changes in the years to follow, re-emerging in 2008 as a quintet.

Dolls, Green Day), arrived in July. Fitting with its driving sound, the band loaned some of its songs to the WWE to use during their pay-per-view events, as well as a number of other soundtracks, all the while touring for Sound of Madness.

The long-awaited Sound of Madness, featuring Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Goo Goo

Preceded by the emotionally charged first single “Bully,” the band’s fourth studio album, Amaryllis, was released in the spring of 2012.

JULY 16-17

THE BEACH BOYS

River Spirit Event Center (Tulsa) Beginning their career as the most popular surf band in the nation, the Beach Boys finally emerged by 1966 as America’s preeminent pop group, the only act able to challenge (for a brief time) the overarching success of the Beatles with both mainstream listeners and the critical community. From their 1961 debut with the regional hit “Surfin,” the three Wilson brothers—Brian, Dennis and Carl—plus cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine

constructed the most intricate, gorgeous harmonies ever heard from a pop band. With Brian’s studio proficiency growing by leaps and bounds during the mid-’60s, the Beach Boys also proved one of the best-produced groups of the ‘60s, exemplified by their 1966 peak with the Pet Sounds LP and the number one single “Good Vibrations.” Though Brian’s escalating drug use and obsessive desire to trump the Beatles (by recording the perfect LP statement) eventually led to a nervous breakdown after he heard Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the group soldiered on long into the ‘70s and ‘80s, with Brian only an inconsistent participant. The band’s post-1966 material is often maligned (if it’s recognized at all), but the truth is the Beach Boys continued to make great music well into the ‘70s. Displayed best on 1970’s Sunflower, each member revealed individual talents never fully developed during the mid-’60s— Carl became a solid, distinctive producer and Brian’s replacement as nominal bandleader, Mike continued to provide a visual focus as the frontman for live shows, and Dennis developed his own notable songwriting talents. Though legal wranglings and marginal oldies tours during the ‘90s often obscured what made the Beach Boys great, the band’s unerring ability to surf the waves of commercial success and artistic development during the ‘60s made them America’s first, best rock band.

JULY 18

Scissortail Wine Festival Claremore Expo Center This wine event features food and coffee vendors in addition to wine presented by an assortment of Oklahoma wineries. Stroll the car show and art show while you sip your favorite variety. Past wineries represented include Stable Ridge Winery, Okie Ozark Winery, Oak Hills Winery, 14 July 2015

Summerside Vineyards, Wakefield Country Inn and Winery, Blue Coyote Winery, Plymouth Valley Cellars, Native Spirits Winery and Whispering Meadows Vineyards and Winery. Admission includes your own monogrammed tasting glass, a plate for tasting food items and 10 wine tokens for tasting.

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Big Bass Bash Grand Lake (Grove) Grand Lake will swarm with amateur fisherman for a weekend of fishing in hopes of claiming the $50,000 grand prize for the biggest catch. Fisherman will come from across the country to test their fishing skills. At the end of the contest, more than $100,000

will be awarded with 96 places paid. With special categories for men, women and children, this event is sure to entertain the whole family. Participate for one or two days in this exciting fishing event on one of the most beautiful lakes in Oklahoma. This event allows amateur fishermen to compete in a large tournament without pressure and possibly take home a hefty prize.

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INTERNATIONAL ROUND UP CLUB CAVALCADE

Osage County Fairgrounds (Pawhuska) Clubs from Oklahoma and surrounding states will gather for rodeo competition, camping and dancing under the stars. Pawhuska’s annual cavalcade is dedicated to keeping the spirit of the Old West alive by bringing together the best cowboys and cowgirls from nationwide amateur roping and riding clubs to compete for trophies and prize money. The International Round-Up Club Cavalcade is, at its heart, a Western sports jamboree. Held on the Osage County Fairgrounds just south of Pawhuska, this Western heritage event will also feature a large pasture marked off to accommodate a vast number of RVs, campers and trucks that make their way to the event each year. Come and witness exciting rodeo action as contestants in the cavalcade compete in a wide array of traditional rodeo events. The first performance is the queen horsemanship, held Monday night. Tuesday morning will be filled with timed events, including chuckwagon and pony express races. Shows are held twice daily Wednesday through Friday. Enjoy the downtown parade Saturday morning followed by an exciting Saturday night performance, culminating with the finals performance Sunday morning. Cheer from the stands as cowboys and cowgirls compete in such events as bareback bronc riding, bull riding, wild horse racing, team roping, wild cow milking, calf roping, pony express racing, barrel races, pole bending, flag racing, chuckwagon races and a rodeo queen contest.


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3 DOORS DOWN

Brady Theater (Tulsa) 3 Doors Down hit their peak in the early 2000s with a string of post-grunge singles, most notably “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” and the ballad “Here Without You.” “Kryptonite,” with its minor-key shuffle and references to Superman, was the catalyst for the band’s career, generating an unprecedented buzz at a local radio station during the band’s independent days. Such support helped make 3 Doors Down a regional favorite, enabling them to draw relatively large crowds to their local live shows and, consequently, extending their popularity beyond the Deep South to internationally famous clubs like New York’s CBGB’s.

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DANZIG

Brady Theater (Tulsa) During his time in the seminal hardcore band the Misfits, vocalist Glenn Danzig displayed a fascination with outlandish, graphic, often gory imagery; in forming the more heavy metal-oriented band Samhain, Danzig’s lyrics delved into typical metal subject matter, but took the concept of darkness to an extreme. After the demise of Samhain, Danzig formed his own eponymous band that would prove a more effective vehicle for Danzig’s obsession with the dark side. While that obsession can seem cartoonish at times, there is more to the band than meets the eye—Danzig obviously relishes casting himself as the menacing, evil heavy metal frontman, and his theatricality often seems to indicate that his posturing is not meant to be taken very seriously. At the same time, the darkness of Danzig’s vision has increasingly expressed itself over the band’s career in a heavily romanticized, brooding, gothic sensibility, more quietly sinister and darkly seductive than obviously threatening or satanic, and the group’s music progressed from simple, blues-based heavy metal riffs to more atmospheric, coldly haunting song textures that attempt to sonically replicate the feel of the lyrics.

The founding members of 3 Doors Down—vocalist/ drummer Brad Arnold, guitarist Matt Roberts, and bassist Todd Harrell—were raised in Escatawpa, Miss., a cozy town of 8,000 people. Although brought up in religious households, the musicians also felt the call of rock ‘n’ roll at an early age, eventually forming a rock trio in 1994 to play a friend’s backyard party. As the years progressed, so did the band’s sound, and the group soon added guitarist Chris Henderson and retained a studio drummer so that Arnold could come forward and sing live. After touring the Gulf Coast’s venues, the band made its way to New York, where a showcase at CBGB’s brought 3 Doors Down to the attention of Republic Records. A subsidiary of Universal, Republic Records signed the musicians and issued their major-label debut, The Better Life, in early 2000. The Better Life became one of the biggest-selling albums of 2000, going platinum four times during its

first year of release and spawning several singles. The band furthered its success with 2002’s Away from the Sun, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 and, like its predecessor, climbed to multi-platinum status. 3 Doors Down toured steadily throughout 2003-04 in support of Away from the Sun, and issued the live EP Another 700 Miles in 2003 as a holdover between studio efforts. The group returned with a heavier album, Seventeen Days, in early 2005. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum in its first week of release. A self-titled album, which followed in May 2008, repeated its predecessor’s success when it too debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. 3 Doors Down toured throughout 2009, released a digital-only acoustic holiday album at the end of the year, and began to work on their next album in 2010. With Howard Benson serving as producer, the guys shuttled themselves between L.A. and Tokyo, recording the album in both cities and eventually emerging with 2011’s Time of My Life.

JULY 18

CODY CANADA & THE DEPARTED Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Best known as part of the voice and vision of the wonderfully rebellious alt-country act Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada has a solid place on the Red Dirt/Americana scene, having also worked with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mike McClure, Stephanie Briggs, and Stoney LaRue, among others.

When Cross Canadian Ragweed went on extended hiatus in 2010, breaking up officially a year later, Canada and Ragweed bassist Jeremy Plato joined with guitarist Seth James, keyboardist Steve Littleton, and drummer Dave Bowen to form Cody Canada & The Departed in 2011. A debut album from the new configuration, This Is Indian Land, was released that same summer. Advent’s arrived in 2012, followed by HippieLovePunk in 2015.

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STEPHEN STILLS

Brady Theater (Tulsa) Famed for his work in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, two of pop music’s most successful and enduring groups, Stephen Stills was fascinated by music at a young age, and by the age of 15 was playing professionally. He eventually dropped out of college to move to New York City to try his hand as a folk performer before signing on as a guitar player with the Au Go-Go Singers, where he befriended a fellow bandmate named Richie Furay. After a tour of Canada (during which they headlined a bill with the Squires, which featured guitarist Neil Young), Stills left the Au Go-Gos in 1965 for Los Angeles, where he became enmeshed in the city’s burgeoning folk-rock community. After a series of session gigs and auditions (including one for the TV series The Monkees), in the spring of 1966 Stills enlisted Young, Furay, bassist Bruce Palmer, and drummer Dewey Martin to form the Herd, later dubbed the Buffalo Springfield. A year later, the group issued their eponymous debut; its Stills-penned single “For What It’s Worth” made them stars. Internal problems, ego clashes, and drugs were already tearing the band apart, however, and by the release of 1968’s Last Time Around, the Springfield had already dissolved. Stills resurfaced with 1968’s Super Session, recorded with fellow guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper. A jam session with ex-Byrd David Crosby and former Hollies member Graham Nash led to the formation of the vocal harmony supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash; released in 1969, their self-titled debut was hugely successful, propelled by the single “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” written by Stills for folk singer Judy Collins. Later that year, Neil Young joined the loose-knit group, and in 1970, as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, they issued Déjà Vu, another major hit. From its inception, CSNY was designed to allow the individual performers great latitude for their solo work, and following the recording of the group’s live LP Four Way Street, in late-1970 Stills released his self-titled solo debut. Sparked by the success of the hit single “Love the One You’re With,” the album, which featured cameos from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, was another smash, as was his 1971 follow-

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up Stephen Stills 2. In 1972, Stills began performing with a new backing unit, Manassas, which featured ex-Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman; both their eponymous debut and 1973’s Down the Road continued Stills’ long string of chart successes. In 1975, he celebrated his signing to Columbia with Stills, followed a year later by Illegal Stills. In the summer of 1976, he planned to tour with Neil Young; however, Young was hampered with throat problems, so Stills took to the road alone, although he and Young did team for the LP Long May You Run. In 1977, Stills reunited with Crosby and Nash for CSN, which sold over 4 million copies. The following summer, the trio mounted an acoustic tour, and Stills issued the solo record Thoroughfare Gap. CSN continued their reunion throughout the early years of the next decade, teaming in 1980 for Replay and in 1982 for Daylight Again, which featured the hits “Southern Cross” and “Wasted on the Way.” Following 1983’s live CSN effort Allies, Stills again went solo for 1984’s Right by You. In 1985, Crosby was sent to prison on drug possession charges, and Stills spent much of the late ‘80s out of the public eye. Following Crosby’s release, in 1988 the reconstituted Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded American Dream, followed in 1990 by the CSN release Live It Up. In 1991, Stills issued the solo LP Stills Alone, while CSN’s After the Storm appeared in 1994.

JULY 22

WIZ KHALIFA

BOK Center With a series of hits that bundled gangster rhymes, weed talk, pop hooks, and slick production, rapper Wiz Khalifa went from breakthrough single (“Black and Yellow”) to feature film star (Mac and Devin Go to High School) in the short span of two years. Along the way there were revered mixtapes, sports anthems, a friendship with West Coast legend Snoop Dogg, and the proliferation of his crew referencing Taylor Gang or Die T-shirts. Khalifa built a buzz in Pittsburgh with a few singles, but he began to draw ears nationally during his senior year in high school when his first mixtape, Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania, dropped in early 2006. With the release of his independent full-length debut, Show and Prove, later that year, major publications, including Vibe, XXL, and Rolling Stone, featured profiles on the young rapper. In the summer of 2007, Khalifa cut his first major-label single, “Young’n on His Grind.” The follow-up, “Say Yeah,” climbed into the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks that same year.


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JULY 22

FALL OUT BOY

BOK Center Fall Out Boy rose to the forefront of emo pop in the mid-2000s, selling more than 4 million albums thanks to the band’s tabloid-grabbing bassist, able-voiced frontman, and handful of Top 40 hits. The group’s four members first came together in suburban Wilmette, a bedroom community 14 miles north of Chicago, around 2001. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, drummer Andrew Hurley, and guitarist Joe Trohman had all taken part in various bands connected to Chicago’s underground hardcore scene. Most notably, Hurley drummed for Racetraitor, the furiously political metalcore outfit whose brief output was both a rallying point and sticking point within the hardcore community. As Fall Out Boy, the quartet used the unbridled intensity of hardcore as a foundation for melodydrenched pop-punk, with a heavy debt to the emo

scene. They debuted with a self-released demo in 2001, following it up in May 2002 with a split LP that also featured Project Rocket, for which Hurley also drummed. Take This to Your Grave appeared in May 2003, and Fall Out Boy earned positive reviews for subsequent gigs at South by Southwest and various tour appearances. Their breakout album, the ambitious From Under the Cork Tree, followed in spring 2005, quickly reaching the Top 10 of Billboard’s album chart and spawning two Top 10 hits with “Sugar We’re Going Down” and the furiously upbeat “Dance, Dance.” The album went double platinum and earned the musicians a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. They toured extensively, supporting the album with international tours, arena shows, TRL visits, late-night television gigs, and music award shows. Without taking a break, the guys hunkered down to work on their follow-up record with From Under the Cork Tree producer Neil Avron (and, somewhat

surprisingly, Babyface). Infinity on High, whose title was taken from a line in one of Van Gogh’s personal letters, appeared in early February 2007, spearheaded by the hit single “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race.” The album continued Fall Out Boy’s streak, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and going platinum one month later. Recording sessions for Folie à Deux (2008) were tough, prompting the band to take an open-ended hiatus soon after the album’s release. In February 2013, the band confirmed that the rumors were true: they had reunited for a new album called Save Rock and Roll and an accompanying tour. Preceded by the single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” Save Rock and Roll was released in April 2013 and promptly debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. charts. The band kept busy as well during the subsequent year, creating a video for each song on the album, recording the punk-inspired EP Pax-Am Days (with production from Ryan Adams), and headlining tours that reached America, Europe, and Australia. In late 2014, Fall Out Boy premiered a new single, “Centuries,” the first glimpse of their sixth album, 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho. Produced in part by J.R. Rotem and SebastiAn, it combined Fall Out Boy’s core punk-pop sound with elements of electronica, R&B and hip-hop.

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BRET MICHAELS

Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) With his glammed-up good looks and commercial songwriting skills, Bret Michaels became one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most recognizable frontmen during the 1980s. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Bret Michael Sychak migrated west in 1984, trading the blue-collar ambience of his native Pennsylvania for the seedy gloss of Los Angeles. Along with his three bandmates in Poison—guitarist C.C. DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett—Michaels became an integral part of the popular hair metal scene, mixing feel-good party anthems and sensitive ballads into some of the decade’s top-selling singles. Poison’s popularity took a hit in the ‘90s, however, when the advent of grunge music (not to mention the group’s unstable lineup) resulted in sluggish sales. Poison continued to record

sporadically, but Michaels also took time to focus on other projects, eventually launching a film company with actor Charlie Sheen. He also made his solo debut in 1998 with Letter from Death Row, the soundtrack to a movie that Michaels wrote, directed, and coproduced with Sheen. Poison reconvened the following year, and Michaels balanced his continued frontman duties with his growing singer/songwriter career, releasing the solo efforts Songs of Life and Freedom of Sound during the first half of the 2000s. He also participated in the 2005 season of Nashville Star, and later returned to reality TV with his own dating competition series, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. The show ran for two seasons and was followed by 2008’s Rock My World compilation, which also featured several new tracks. As the new decade began, Michaels continued his reign as a reality TV star: Rock of Love faded away after 2009’s Rock of Love Bus, then in 2010 he won the NBC game show Celebrity Apprentice 3 in the spring and prepped for a fall show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, in the fall. In between these two shows he released Custom Built, which combined songs from his previous solo albums and new cuts.

JULY 24-26

Home and Garden Expo Tulsa Expo Square With over 400 booths and approximately 250 exhibitors, this event is overflowing with products and ideas for your home, lawn and personal health. Safe rooms, beds, siding, windows, spas and outdoor living accessories are just some of the exhibitions at this exciting show. Grab a friend and take advantage of this opportunity to see and compare such a wide variety of home and garden products.

JULY 25-26

R.K. Gun and Knife Show Tulsa Expo Square For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the 20 July 2015

R.K. Gun Show in Tulsa. RK Shows have been putting on quality gun and knife shows for over 20 years and are consistently growing in popularity. Held at Tulsa Expo Square in the Exchange Center, this gun show will feature antique, collectible, vintage and modern firearms. Browse the many booths, talk with experts and take advantage of the great bargains.

JULY 25

Miami Route 66 Cruise Night Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger Drive-In (Miami) Make a stop along the nostalgic Mother Road at Waylan’s Ku-Ku Drive-In, home to some of the best burgers on Route 66, to meet and greet fellow car cruisers and to begin your

trek down the historic American highway. Or, bring the whole family out to watch the classic cars go by and enjoy the car cruise festivities, including live music and games. Door prizes will be given away on Miami Route 66 Cruise Night and trophies and dash plaques will be awarded.

JULY 31

Remembering Mukesh Tulsa Performing Arts Center Nitin Mukesh is a popular Indian playback singer who came to the forefront as a torchbearer of his father Mukesh’s legacy. This talented family includes Nitin’s son, Neil Nitin Mukesh, who is a talented and critically acclaimed movie star in Hollywood films.

Nitin Mukesh is best known for his work in Hindi films and Bhajans (Hindu devotional songs). He did his first recording at age 16 in the mega-movie Mera Naam Joker. Nitin has toured internationally, including to the United States in 1993. He mounted a world tour in 2006 with his show Kal Ki Yaadein, a tribute to his father. He performed at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in 2013. In this show, Nitin will sing several popular hits from yesteryear and also some special requests submitted online. He will be accompanied by a group of musicians and a female singer.

JULY 24-25

CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

Brady Arts District (Tulsa) Get ready for two fun-filled nights of awesome music at the Center of the Universe Festival in the heart of downtown Tulsa. Held in the Brady Arts District, this can’t-miss concert is guaranteed to be a blast for all ages. The Center of the Universe Festival will be split onto three stages with the main stage located on Main Street in front of Cain’s Ballroom, while the second stage will be at Guthrie Green and an additional stage will be dedicated exclusively to Oklahoma-based artists. Purchase a weekend pass in advance to receive a scannable wristband and skip the will-call and registration lines. More than 100 bands will play over the festival weekend. Each year, an estimated 80,000 people enjoyed music from major pop and alternative music acts. Past festivals have included bands such as OneRepublic, Neon Trees, OK Go, Young the Giant, Capital Cities and many more. There are also a variety of other attractions like an art market and concessions. After the outdoor stages close, head over to one of the Brady District’s bars and clubs where you can hear even more live music. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind music festival in Tulsa. The 2015 headliners for the main stage are Panic! at the Disco, Three Days Grace, Kongos, American Authors and Misterwives.


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ALICE IN CHAINS

Brady Theater (Tulsa) In many ways, Alice in Chains was the definitive heavy metal band of the early ‘90s. Drawing equally from the heavy riffing of post-Van Halen metal and the gloomy strains of post-punk, the band developed a bleak, nihilistic sound that balanced grinding hard rock with subtly textured acoustic numbers. They were hard enough for metal fans, yet their dark subject matter and punky attack placed them among the front ranks of the Seattle-based grunge bands. While this dichotomy helped the group soar to multi-platinum status with their second album, 1992’s Dirt, it also divided them. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell always leaned toward the mainstream,

while vocalist Layne Staley was fascinated with the seamy underground. Such tension drove the band toward stardom in their early years, but following Dirt, Alice in Chains suffered from near-crippling internal tensions that kept the band off the road for the remainder of the ‘90s and, consequently, the group never quite fulfilled their potential. Staley formed the initial incarnation of the band while in high school in the mid-’80s, naming the group Alice N Chains. Staley met Cantrell in 1987 at the Seattle rehearsal warehouse the Music Bank and the two began working together, changing the group’s name to Alice in Chains. Cantrell’s friends Mike Starr (bass) and Sean Kinney (drums) rounded out the lineup, and the band began playing local Seattle clubs. Early in 1990, the band released the We Die Young EP as a promotional device and the song became a hit on metal radio, setting the stage for the summer release of the group’s debut, Facelift. Alice in Chains supported the album by opening for Van Halen, Poison, and Iggy Pop, and it became a hit, going gold by the end of the year. As the band prepared their second album, they released the largely acoustic EP Sap in 1991 to strong reviews. Before the release of Alice in Chains’ second album, Seattle became a media sensation thanks to the surprise success of Nirvana. As a result, Alice was now marketed as an alternative band, not as a metal outfit, and the group landed a song, the menacing “Would?,” on the Singles soundtrack during the summer of 1992. “Would?” helped build anticipation for Dirt, the group’s relentlessly bleak second album that was released in the fall of 1992 to very good reviews. Following its release, Starr left and was replaced by Mike Inez. Dirt went platinum by the end of 1992, but its gloomy lyrics launched many rumors that Staley was addicted to heroin. Alice in Chains soldiered on in the face of such criticism, performing successfully on the third Lollapalooza tour in 1993, which helped Dirt reach sales of 3 million.

The band released the low-key EP Jar of Flies in early 1994. It debuted at No. 1 upon its release, becoming the first EP to top the album charts. Despite the band’s continued success, they stayed off the road, which fueled speculation that Staley was mired in heroin addiction. In 1995, Alice in Chains re-emerged with an eponymous third album, which debuted at No. 1 on the American charts. Again, the band chose not to tour, which launched yet another round of speculation that the band was suffering from various addictions and were on the verge of disbanding. As if the group hadn’t been repackaged as many times as possible with its limited repertoire, a 10-track best-of set, Greatest Hits, appeared in July 2001. With no sign of the group reclaiming their spot atop the alt-metal heap (and such copycat acts as Godsmack, Days of the New, Puddle of Mudd, and Creed taking the Alice in Chains formula to the top of the charts), Cantrell completed his sophomore solo effort, Degradation Trip, in 2002. But just two months before the album’s release, in April 2002, the news that every Alice in Chains fan had been fearing for years had finally come to pass: Layne Staley was found dead due to a lethal overdose of cocaine and heroin. Although understandably grief-stricken, Cantrell launched his solo album’s supporting tour according to schedule, opting to open shows in the summer for another Alice in Chains-influenced band, Nickelback. Alice in Chains spent the next few years in limbo, eventually reuniting in 2005 for a benefit show with Damageplan vocalist Pat Lachman filling in for the deceased Staley. After rotating through a handful of different singers, the group eventually settled on Comes with the Fall vocalist William DuVall, who appeared on the group’s 2009 comeback record Black Gives Way to Blue. The album was a successful comeback, going gold in the U.S. and Canada, while racking up two Grammy nominations. The group toured into 2010 and then in 2011 set to work on another album, titled The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which arrived in the summer of 2013. PreviewGreenCountry.com

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any events say that they have something for everyone. Usually this is an exaggeration. But, if any convention can truly claim to have something for everyone, it’s Tokyo in Tulsa. Perhaps that’s why the over 10,000 visitors coming this year have completely sold out the rooms in the DoubleTree where it’s being hosted, as well as the majority of the hotel rooms downtown, with many returning year after year from as far away as Europe and Asia. It’s often abbreviated TnT—quite fitting considering the almost explosive sense of excitement that permeates each of its many activities.

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Proud nerds have called it the DragonCon of the Midwest, and for good reason: not only is it one of the largest such conventions in the region, it features many attractions that can’t be found elsewhere. Even if you don’t consider yourself particularly nerdy, TnT has something for you. The directors are very proud of Tokyo in Tulsa as a place of international cultural education and exchange, showcasing traditional and contemporary Japanese art and history alongside local artists. It’s certainly not just the visual arts, either. You can experience a literal taste of Japan at the convention’s culturally iconic maid café, or stalls offering uniquely Japanese candies and sodas. The live music acts are also quite impressive, always featuring the U.S. debuts of Japanese bands just as they’re coming into the international spotlight. This year, TnT will also host a rave Saturday night DJed by not one, but three, accomplished artists.

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As for other types of artists, like writers and actors, both can work directly with internationally-acclaimed professionals in hands-on workshops or talk with them in interactive panels. Also, gamers of all sorts know TnT as the largest gaming event in Oklahoma and deservedly so. Tokyo in Tulsa remains one of the few conventions in the world to host Battlepods: actual flight simulator cockpits re-programmed so that you can get the most realistic experience to piloting a mecha until they actually build the real thing. Gamers can also dive into a variety of PC, console, and arcade games. You can always play freely, but if you’re feeling competitive, you can join in on one of the tournaments for Smash Bros, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Halo 2, Pokémon 3DS and more for $7,000 in cash and prizes. Those aren’t the only gaming competitions either. Players of collectible card games will find tournaments for all the major games. As with the videogames, though, you don’t have to join in the tournaments to enjoy the games here. Other tabletop gamers can jump in on a cornucopia of games from Warhammer to Munchkin.


By far the most visible competition, however, is the cosplay competition. Even those who don’t participate can enjoy the beautiful and ingenious creativity that these artists pour into portraying characters from movies, videogames, television, and comics. As if the costumes themselves weren’t enough, TnT also hosts skits in which the cosplayers perform. Cosplayers tend to be enthusiastic about their work out of sheer love for the art of costume creation and the stories they reference, but the prestige of the competitions at TnT spurs them on to new heights in perfecting their craft. After all, not only do winners stand to gain one of the largest cosplay competition prize pools in the U.S., but they can qualify for national competitions and develop lucrative careers in costume and fashion design. The masterpieces that they create as a result are truly a memorable sight to behold. Even though most guests don’t wear costumes, the finals in the cosplay competitions are so awe-inspiring that they take center stage in the minds of participants, even those who come primarily for other activities; the memories are all family-friendly, in case you were worried. All costumes must cover at least as much as a typical swimsuit

(swim trunks for men, bikinis for women), so you can feel entirely comfortable bringing everyone from toddlers to your grandmother. Naturally, the convention also hosts a wide variety of vendors offering a huge selection of items, including many which are difficult— if not impossible—to find elsewhere. It has all the typical offerings of games, books, comics, novelties, and such that one might expect, as well as anime and manga not generally available in the U.S., and unique handmade items or publications by artists both local and international. More specialized vendors also have particularly interesting offerings like swords (both display and battle-ready,) custom jewelry, and portraits drawn on the spot (perhaps with some slight creative additions upon request, like portraying you as a samurai or superhero). Tokyo in Tulsa is known among both experienced convention-goers and locals for its welcoming, safe atmosphere. Kecia Holloway, director of marketing and sales at DoubleTree (who also confirms that guests have sold out rooms in their hotel and the majority of hotels downtown), practically gushes about how wonderful and friendly the attendees are, adding, “Both DoubleTree

and the convention have security on-site, but we never need to use them. Any hotel would be happy to host them.” “Three days is too short a time to do all the great things TnT has to offer. Just the sheer number of panels alone could keep you occupied the whole time,” says Loren Selby, who is excited to be attending for her fourth year. “What I really love, though, is the very strong sense of welcome and open community. When you think about it, it’s just a little ridiculous for a grown woman to don a kimono and red war paint for a weekend before going back to her boring day job the next morning, but Tokyo in Tulsa is a place where you can feel safe alongside friends to do something that’s just a little ridiculous, escaping from the humdrum world of the everyday.”

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BEAT THE HAZY, HOT BOREDOM BLUES OF SUMMER AND TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY TO A COOL, DIMMED THEATRE TO SEE A CAST, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8 AND 18, PERFORM BROADWAY’S THIRDLONGEST RUNNING SHOW, CATS.

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ummertime is in full swing here in Oklahoma, and that means the days are long and very, very hot. Maybe your children have finally grown tired of all the spare time and are giving you that infamously dreaded line, “Mom, dad, I’m bored.” If this has happened to you, don’t panic. The solution to spicing up the old familiar song and dance of summer is to experience a new kind of song and dance, particularly in the form of a musical. But not just any musical—this one will be taking over the Tulsa Performing Art Center’s Williams Theatre on little cat feet, with a legendary and long-celebrated reputation on its heels. Bursting with energy and attitude for over 30 years on stages all over the world, this production of musical magic could be none other than Cats, and it is an experience not to be missed. Premiering in London’s West End in 1981, Cats was originally composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber (who also composed The Phantom of the Opera) and was an instant and smashing success. Cats has won several different Tony awards, including Best Musical. It has also been translated into over 15 different languages and seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. “Cats is the third-longest running show in Broadway history. It is a true musical theatre phenomenon, and the many

spirited songs and dances create a tour de force for each of the fun character cats as they express their personalities and tell their stories to the audience,” says Sara Phoenix, artistic director for Tulsa’s local performance. Known for its stunning costumes and elaborate stage makeup, Cats tells the story of a diverse group of street cats who meet together on a special night for the Jellicle Ball, an event in which one special cat will be chosen to receive an extra life and ascend into the Heaviside Layer. Over the course of the musical, the audience will be introduced to characters like Old Deuteronomy, the aged and wise leader of the group; to Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, the fast-talking, mischievous duo; to The Rum Tum Tugger, the fun and frisky crowd favorite; and to Grizabella, the unfortunate cat who once was beautiful and beloved but now occupies a low and disrespected place within the group. These cats, along with the rest of the cats in the Jellicle society, come forth to sing about their lives in the alleys and streets, make their plea for why they should be chosen to ascend to the Heaviside Layer, and convince the audience that cat society is not so different from human society. With such a playful, energypacked story, Tulsans should prepare themselves for an evening they won’t soon forget.

“Cats is a spectacular, uplifting, Cirque du Soleil-inspired show that is a feast for the eyes and a delight to the ears,” states Phoenix. “Powerful music, beautiful costumes and scenic design, and a stage full of Tulsa’s most talented young singers and dancers make it a perfect treat for audiences of all ages.” Because Cats is based off T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, a poetry book for children, parents may be assured of the family-friendly nature of the show. “It’s a great opportunity to bring children to experience the magic of live theatre and see a top-quality production of a worldwide phenomenon too!” says Phoenix. Another aspect of the play to interest theatregoers, especially the younger ones, is that all of the actors range in ages from 8 to 18. “This production is the culmination of Theatre Tulsa’s summer Broadway Bootcamp

intensive,” says Phoenix. “It features a spirited and energetic cast of nearly 70 local youth actors who have worked all summer in our training program. Theatre Tulsa’s Broadway Bootcamp program is focused on giving students the opportunity to learn and work by the most professional standards in theatre alongside some of Tulsa’s most experienced theatre teachers in a supportive and uplifting environment.” In other words, these actors are the most talented of the talented and have been trained by the best of the best. They have given over their summer to bring this beloved musical to life, and the result will be—both figuratively and quite literally—the cat’s meow. So beat the hazy, hot boredom blues of summer and take the whole family to see Cats. Spending an evening in a cool, dimmed theatre watching a Broadway legend unfold on the local stage is a recipe for magic, something that will be remembered for years to come.

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stayed up into the wee hours of the morning after the event, sitting in a car, dreaming of something big. Today, that dream is a reality and a tradition for tens of thousands of people who attend the semiannual event, now held in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kentucky and Arkansas. “It all started when one day my partner Lois (Rogers) and I were working an antique show and said we could do this,” says Anita Hinkle, co-owner of An Affair of the Heart. “It’s grown so much from our first show in Oklahoma City 30 years ago, when we had 60 booths and 800 attendees. I love it. I’m so grateful. It’s provided a way for people to have access to some really unique items, handcrafted by artists who they otherwise may never discover.” Hinkle’s being humble when she says it’s grown. It has exploded to become the largest arts, crafts and antiques show in Oklahoma. This July 10-12 at Tulsa’s River Spirit Expo, 450 local and national artisans and independent retailers

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representing over 20 states will display their work in 850 booths under one roof. The three-day shopping event features unique, one-of-a-kind and often handmade items from jewelry and handbags to furniture, clothing and gourmet foods. “As I’m talking to you from my home right now, I’m looking at a craftsman-made child’s toy—a Noah’s Ark that I never let children play with because I love it so much, a 10-by-14-foot rug, an antique table and original art on my walls; all have come from An Affair of the Heart in various cities and years,” says Hinkle. “I’ve always shopped from small, local shows and art festivals and have always appreciated the people who can visualize something and bring it to life. I just want to encourage that.” The shopping extravaganza is a no-pressure, high energy event perfect for people looking to escape the July heat, enjoy time with family and friends and pick up a few gifts and hopefully treat themselves to a fancy new outfit or the perfect piece for their home.

Categories of items include antiques, art, candles, ceramics and pottery, clothing, crafts and craft supplies, dolls, décor, fishing supplies, florals, food, furniture, games and toys, garden accessories, lotions and soaps, housewares, iron works, jewelry, kitchen accessories, leather, linens, lace, media, music, monogramming and embroidery, ornaments, pet supplies, photography, quilts and blankets. “It’s more than a weekend of hustle and bustle, though,” says Hinkle. “Our events have become family traditions. Some families even plan their reunions around our events, making An Affair of the Heart part of their reunion itinerary.” Hinkle says even though the event has grown to fill a 130,000 square foot arena, there is still an intimate feel to it. “Our artists, vendors and clients are so loyal. They come back year after year, so in a way it’s a

reunion for all of us, too. I meet wonderful new people every year and see some that I haven’t seen in 20 years, too. We all make a point of catching up and spending time together.” The sense of community comes by anything but mistake. Hinkle and her fellow owners and coordinators always wanted their event to have a welcoming, heartfelt feeling, and even named the event with that in mind.

your home or garden, or your wardrobe, whatever your space may be, you can find something unusual, unique and handcrafted at An Affair of the Heart. I find something that inspires me every year. We all do. It isn’t the only place we shop, but it’s certainly our favorite.” An Affair of the Heart is held twice annually in Tulsa, once in July and once in November.

“Home design, antiques and shopping with new and old friends and family members were all things that we loved—an affair of the heart,” says Hinkle. “It doesn’t just encompass a love of shopping and fine art. It’s about community, family, friends and beautiful things that inspire you and remind you of those you love. “I think if you want something that elevates the design in

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estival season is upon us, and thanks to local music-loving men Chris Lieberman and Phil Kaiser—along with their army of supporters—Tulsans don’t have to leave city limits to get their festival fix. More than 100 bands, food and drink vendors are returning to downtown Tulsa July 24-25 to bring back the third annual Center of the Universe Festival— named after the popular downtown Tulsa landmark, the Center of the Universe, located on the Boston Avenue pedestrian bridge between Archer and First Street. From internationally known artists to a local band selected by popular vote, Oklahomans won’t be short on entertainment. Organizers are anticipating 40,000 attendees to flood the streets of the Brady Arts District starting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 24 until the late hours of Saturday, July 25 on multiple stages and in multiple venues in the newly revitalized downtown hot spot.

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“Phil and I have been friends since grammar school and had talked about doing a music festival for a long time,” says Lieberman, festival co-founder. “It wasn’t until Guthrie Green opened and the Brady Arts District started coming back that we felt Tulsa was really ready for it. Now, in our third year, we’re seeing the timing has been great.” Tulsa was ready and showed up in numbers approaching 50,000 in previous years enjoying acts like AWOLNATION, Cold War Kids and Young the Giant. This year’s headlining acts include Panic! at the Disco, American Authors, Kongos, Three Days Grace, Minus the Bear and Misterwives, with main stage after-party artists GRiZ and Tycho keeping the party going afterhours. From rock to funk to indie to rap, organizers worked hard to bring a diverse group of artists to Tulsans. One of the stages organizers are most excited about is the Oklahoma Stage.


LINEUP FRIDAY JULY 24 Panic! at the Disco American Authors Misterwives Tycho Big Sam’s Funky Nation Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Milo Greene Elms Red Dirt Rangers Noizmekka Taddy Porter Horse Thief THREE DAYS GRACE “The Oklahoma Stage is an excellent way for us to showcase the outstanding talent we have right here in our state,” says Lieberman. “All the artists on this stage proudly hail from Oklahoma and offer various music sounds for fans interested in experiencing a diverse range of music.” The Friday night lineup for this stage includes the Red Dirt Rangers, Elms, Taddy Porter and Noizmekka. The Saturday night lineup includes We The Ghost, Paul Benjaman Band and Jabee. To select the eighth and final artist for the Oklahoma Stage, Center of the Universe Festival organizers turned to fans.

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“The voting process for the Oklahoma Stage was a way for us to build excitement leading up to the festival and really engage our fans by relying on them to make the final artist decision,” says Kaiser, festival co-founder. “We can’t go wrong with all the excellent talent we have to choose from, so we’ll be encouraging everyone to get involved by voting and campaigning for their favorite band. We can’t wait to see how our fans fill the last spot.”

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MISTERWIVES Lieberman says he and his fellow organizers place a big emphasis on helping up-andcoming artists gain experience and to earn a living while practicing their craft.

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“Our goals as a nonprofit are to increase knowledge and visibility of the Brady Arts District and to support artists in Tulsa and the state,” says Lieberman. “We’re excited to bring the big names to our community and to give local bands a chance to be on the lineup with those international and national acts.” The exposure is huge, but so is the support artists receive from participating in the Center of the Universe festival. Proceeds from the festival become direct financial donations to Tulsa Public Schools music program and to the Red Dirt Relief fund—a program that provides financial assistance for artists who may need financial assistance with medical needs or general living costs. Aside from donations to those two programs, Lieberman and Kaiser believe artists need to be fairly compensated for their contributions. “Unlike a lot of music festivals, we pay even the smallest bands,” Lieberman says. “We realize if artists are going to try to make a living in our city, we can’t ask them to do it for free all the time. We want to support the arts in Tulsa, for the artists and for those of us who get to enjoy their work.” Center of the Universe Festival organizers have loaded their website with information

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that will help attendees get the most of their experience. Lieberman and his partners are hopeful if attendees do a little pre-festival prep, they’ll be able to see more than the main acts. There are 88 bands performing at venues in the Brady during the festival, many that are younger bands trying to get noticed. “You’re missing out if you’re not using this festival to discover new music,” Lieberman says. “On our website, you can study the lineup, read about the bands, make your own schedule and download a mobile app to make sure you have that information with you while you’re out and about.” Single-day passes are $40. General admission weekend passes are $70. VIP weekend passes are $230, and include access to the up-close VIP viewing area at the Main Stage, access to the VIP Lounge where you can enjoy happy hours from 5-7 p.m. each day, including food from Tulsa’s best restaurants and complimentary beer and wine until midnight each day, and reserved air-conditioned restrooms near the Main Stage and Guthrie Green.

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Collectors’ Showcase Whether you discover the treasure of a great buy, a nostalgic find you haven’t seen in ages, or just a friendly chat with whoever is manning the counter when you walk in, it’s a sure bet you won’t be disappointed when you visit I-44 Antique Mall.

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ntique. For some people, the word conjures up outdated, broken-down attic items stacked in messy piles, maybe worth something, maybe not. For others, it evokes memories of our grandparents’ homes, filled with old-fashioned knick-knacks that have slowly gone out of style. But at the I-44 Antique Mall, you’ll discover a literal treasure trove of well-kept, unique, delightful collector’s items, vintage treats, and some unexpected treasures that will prove that antiquing, when done right, can be downright magical.

You might wonder what sets this business apart from other vintage stores, and the answer is simple. Owner Kathy Anthamatten makes sure that when you walk in, you’ll find things in her store that you won’t find anywhere else. “I try to keep it so it’s not stuff you can buy elsewhere,” she says. That not only means items you can’t find on a shopping trip to Dallas, but also anything you can’t find in the typical antique shops you may be used to. “There’s a little bit of everything here,” Anthamatten says, “and it’s not the regular stuff. That’s what I hear over and over from people who travel the United States.” Buyers come from all over the states, and even internationally, to visit the I-44 Antique Mall which, as its name suggests, is tucked nicely along the highway for easy access when collectors come through town and want to stop in. Its current location is not far from its original spot in 1996 when the store first opened. Since then, the market has moved twice; first to the area of 51st and Lewis, where they stayed until the area was designated for use in highway construction, then to its existing spot at 51st and Peoria, where 52 July 2015

it can be seen from the Interstate. But even with those changes, many of the dealers that sold through the Antique Mall when it first opened are still participating. It’s a testament to how much of a local fixture the Antique Mall is, as well as how dedicated Anthamatten and her husband, who have owned the shop since 1996, are to making the business a success. Its spot near the highway is an essential key to business, Anthamatten says. “We’ve needed to stay on the highway,” she notes, “because that’s where most of our business is from.” Billboards bring in those who are passing through and are glad to do a little shopping. But much of the Antique Mall’s business comes from regulars who come through with the specific intention of stopping to shop the antiques. “We have customers who come in yearly,” Anthamatten notes. “They come in either with the gun show (Tulsa’s annual event), or they drive through the area yearly.” Kay, one of the Mall’s dealers and a helper behind the checkout counter (all the dealers help man the store) says you never know where people will come from. “The other day,” she says, “there were two or three people in here who came from Indiana. They were on vacation or had been at a conference. You just don’t know who you’ll see.” Anthamatten agrees, adding that many people stop in while they are in town for the Route 66 Marathon. “A couple of weeks ago, it was Australia,” she adds, laughing. “They were all from Australia. It’s amazing.” “The Mall even gets its share of celebrities stopping in to browse,” Kay says with a laugh. “I was working one Saturday when the Black Keys (the musical group) were in town. One of them walked in with his girlfriend. They were looking at unusual things that you wouldn’t think a young couple would look at.” She wouldn’t say if


they’d left a signed receipt for the rest of us to drool over, but that’s why you want to visit the I-44 Antique Mall. You literally don’t know what—or who—you’ll find there on any given day. That’s part of the fun and the magic. Another part is the quality of the items to choose from. Right now, there are around 50 dealers who sell through the Antique Mall. Kay and her sister are among them, and Kay says they do it for the fun of it. “We have time to do it,” she says, because both she and her sister are retired, and they enjoy it. Other dealers are younger than they are, while some are older. A few are in their 80s. Many dealers live outside Tulsa. Some travel to the East Coast to buy new items. One dealer, says Anthamatten, takes yearly trips to France

where she fills up her suitcases with items to sell in Tulsa. Every single one of these dealers revamps their area of the store on a regular basis, so if you see something that you want when you visit, you’d better snap it up. Next time you visit, it may be gone. The entire store is brightly lit, neatly organized, and easy to walk through as you browse—a peaceful and happy environment that most antique stores simply do not match. Expensive items, breakables, and weather-sensitive items are stored in glass shelves that line the store from front to back. If you’re a collector, that’s the kind of care you want to see a store like this maintain. If you’re not a collector—yet—don’t worry. You can start anytime, with anything you like. That’s another part of the magic. PreviewGreenCountry.com

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“You can’t even imagine the stuff people collect,” says Anthamatten. This explains the vast variety of items that you’ll see when you peruse the shelves: sports memorabilia, collectible Barbie dolls, Matchbox cars in their original packaging, vintage costume jewelry, beaded purses, record albums, old signage, movie posters, the Batman Animated Series McDonald’s Happy Meal collection (complete, of course). And that doesn’t cover the half of what you’ll find. “We sell a lot of advertising items,” Anthamatten says. They also sell a lot of oilcans. Anything related to the oil industry sells well, apparently. “There are people who just collect buttons,” adds Kay. “There’s even a button club in town.” In fact, the club met recently at the Antique Mall to browse through the baskets of vintage buttons available. Many of the items the shop carries are things you will never see at another antique store, which Anthamatten and all her regular customers can attest to. But they don’t shy away from offering what people love to collect. So, you’ll also find the usual Steuben glassware, Fiesta ware, Limoge, Staffordshire, and other popular name-brand collectibles, especially Frankoma pottery, which is in high demand these days. The 50-odd dealers who have space in the I-44 Antique Mall are people Anthamatten trusts. And she holds them to a set of standards. She instructs them to label each 54 July 2015

item clearly, according to exactly what they know about the item and nothing else. If all you know is that it’s a basket, she says, then label it “basket” and leave it at that. It ensures that there is no misleading advertising, no promises that dealers can’t live up to. Besides, collectors who are looking for something are trained to recognize it, regardless of the labels. As Anthamatten puts it, “If customers are looking for a particular item for a collection, they’ll know it when they see it.” If you’ve never been to the I-44 Antique Mall, you should add it to your Tulsa bucket list. Anthamatten, dealers like Kay, and even the regular customers will welcome you with a smile. After all, meeting people is one of the reasons they do what they do. “It’s a lot of fun,” says Anthamatten. “It’s just really a lot of fun.”

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WHICH GROUP OF MISFITS, PETER LA FLEURWANNABES OR SUPER SERIOUS BALLERS WILL OUTWIT AND SURVIVE THE ONSLAUGHT OF FOAM PROJECTILES DURING DODGEBRAWL?

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o worries. No one is going to throw a wrench and bonk you in the head like they did to actor Justin Long in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The balls used in the BOK Center’s Dodgebrawl tournament are made of foam, not the smack-you-down-leave-

a-permanent-mark-and-makeyou-cry-for-your-mama red rubber ones that were used in middle school. “We’ve been fortunate to not have a single injury that I can think of, not even minor ones, in the four years of this tournament,”

says Brian Smith, special events manager for the BOK Center in Tulsa. “It is great fun. The balls are easy to grip but not all that easy to control. They curve.” If you’ve ever heard any of the following quotes, Dodgebrawl is an event that will make you laugh as hard as watching the movie: • “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” – Patches O’Houlihan as played by Rip Torn in the movie Dodgeball • “Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody.” – White Goodman, portrayed by Ben Stiller in the movie • “Oh, I don’t think I’m a lot dumber than you think that I thought that I thought that I was once.” – Goodman

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• “Ouchtown! Population: You, bro!” – Dodgeball announcer Pepper Brooks, actor Jason Bateman So, if you want to have as much fun as the people who made this movie or watched it, you need to rush to the website (www.tulsadodgebrawl.com) and register for the event to have the time of your life. Teams are comprised of six players and more if you have alternates, and it costs $35 per person to sign up. The first 64 teams to register will fill out a double-elimination bracket, and all winnings from the tournament will go to the nonprofit charity of that team’s choice. Teams can win money by finishing at or near the top of the competitive portion of the tournament or coming up with the best team name or uniform.


SPORTS CENTRAL You must be 18 years or older to participate. “Last year, there was a team call the WWF-ing Awesome and they came dressed like professional wrestlers,” says Smith. “We had a team called the Fresh Prince of Ball Airs and they all had the yellow hat on sideways. They get very creative. We’ve had team names such as Super Mario Brawlers, Thunder Balls of Justice and The Jerk Shore instead of Jersey Shore.” All the games are 6 minutes long, and the team with the most players at the end of that period wins and moves on in the tournament. You have to lose two games to be eliminated. If the game is tied after regulation with the same amount of players remaining, a short time period is added to determine the winner.

“We’ve had some requests as to why there isn’t a division for children, so that may be something we consider for expansion if the interest continues on that level,” Smith says. “We have mostly local entrants, but have had in the past a team that comes up from Dallas every year; we’ve had some from Northwest Arkansas, Stillwater, Oklahoma City and the Tulsa metro area. Some take it very seriously to attend and other teams just want to have some fun.”

In addition to the Dodgebrawl this year at the BOK Center in the one-day extravaganza, there will also be Live Great 918, a health and fitness fair which will include more than 40 exhibitors from chiropractors to nutritionists to cross-training gym representatives. It’s the ultimate chance for guests to learn about the wide range of active lifestyle choices available in the Tulsa area. Also a part of the daylong party will be a DJ playing music during the games, from 1970s rock to current pop upbeat songs. “Gotta keep the party going,” says Smith. And you can’t beat the price of admission to watch and join in— it’s free. This will also be a chance to meet such local celebrities as I-Heart KMOD radio personality Lynn Hernandez, who has a Dodgebrawl team every year. “When this event was created four years ago, the thought process was, ‘What’s a fun event we can do with adults and make them feel like children again? Kickball? We were trying to come up with something that had a silly side to it as well, much like the Color Runs that you see

IF YOU CAN DODGE A WRENCH, YOU CAN DODGE A BALL. around Tulsa and the area now,” says Smith. “Dodgeball was brought up. The movie was fun and not that long ago.”

The comedy spurred growth of Dodgeball leagues across the country, and it became a real thing. “It was something that anyone can participate in, and basically we have turned it into a daylong party,” he says. “You can get out there and take out your frustrations and not hurt anyone at the same time, and it takes you back to the nostalgic days of middle school.” Teams will check in at 10 a.m. July 18, and the games will begin about noon and run through approximately 5 p.m. for the teams that make it to the end. It fills up in a hurry with the limit at 64 teams, so get to the website and register. The tournament is all one division.

Others just love to get their creative juices flowing in coming up with the best uniform or team name. So if you’ve come up with something along the lines of Not in the Face, Dodgefathers, or Don’t Stop Ballieving, you have a shot at a prize for your charity, even if you never hit anyone with a dodgeball. Like they say, it’s fun for everyone and you don’t even have to dodge a wrench.

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The Spotlight Series includes top caliber performances. This year, it includes a quintet of legendary women of stage and screen. Tony and Emmy award winner Kristen Chenoweth kicks off the Spotlight series Aug. 7 with her Master Class. Chenoweth will take the stage with aspiring high school and college students to teach and assist these young stars in front of a live audience. Liza Minnelli—winner of four Tonys, an Oscar for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret, a special

GREEN COUNTRY SCENE Legends Grammy, two Golden Globes and an Emmy—arrives Nov. 12. Respected by her peers and loved by her fans, Minnelli, the daughter of Judy Garland, has won the right to be called a superstar thanks to a full and active career as an entertainer. Patti LuPone, who performs Jan. 29, 2016, is currently staring in The Ghosts of Versailles for the Los Angeles Opera. In her concert series Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda … Played that Part, she performs songs from musicals in which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play, including West Side Story, Peter Pan and, of course, her Tony Award winning performances in Evita and Gypsy. Bernadette Peters boasts three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is a star of stage, television, movies, concerts and recordings. She performs March 5, 2016. Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes, starring

in television, theatre, motion pictures, animation and video and holds numerous awards including Emmys, Grammys and a Tony comes to Broken Arrow April 22, 2016. Other spotlight performances include a concert by the Ten Tenors, a performance by Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman and touring productions of the musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ragtime and Million Dollar Quartet.

In addition to providing quality entertainment, the PAC has partnered with Chenoweth, a Broken Arrow native, to form the Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Education Fund. “Kristin is passionate about the strong role the arts can play in enhancing the education of children and their developmental skills,” says Vento. “Her arts and education fund provides a source of funding that allows for the development of classes, camps, and after school programs for children, in tandem with those provided by schools, to enhance community development in support of the arts.” Last year, the fund provided over $30,000 to send Broken Arrow orchestra, choir and band students to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This year, funds are earmarked for a weeklong Broadway Bootcamp for students to learn stage movement, audition techniques and interviews with Broadway professionals. Two students from the Boot Camp will be chosen to attend the three week long Oklahoma City University High School Musical Theatre Camp in July. In August, students will have the opportunity to audition for her onstage Master Class. They will receive one-on-one instruction in front of a live audience. Future plans for the fund are to open an after-school program for disadvantaged children, using the arts as a tool to engage students and promote learning and educational growth through the arts as well as a hot meal and counseling support.

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A Western and Native American museum, over 30 varieties of native and exotic animals and birds, and the historical lodge of Frank and Jane Phillips, Woolaroc is more than just a place. The under-discovered treasure of a museum and wildlife preserve offers an opportunity to get back to nature and be closer to the fundamental things in life.

TULSA ZOO

Hoping to inspire passion for wildlife in every guest, every day, the Tulsa Zoo does just that through animal exhibits, daily demonstrations, various rides and attractions, and a fun-loving staff. Don’t miss this summer’s camps, Zoorassic Park 2, Snooz-a-pa-ZOO-za family overnights, and of course the animals themselves.

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Are you ready for this? An electric lime green ceiling, science demos, Art of the Brick Lego exhibit, a labyrinth of tunnels, and a slide made from packing tape and scaffolding. This place not only focuses on the value of fun learning, but hosts events with names like Eggtastic! and Yoga Safari Camp. Yes please.

KIDDIE PARK

The Kiddie Park in Bartlesville may sound small, but the fun here is big. With 18 rides at just 0.50 cents apiece, your day will be full of trains, adventures, bi-planes, bumper cars, carousels, boats, Ferris wheels, pirate ships, ponies, sky rockets, swings and more. Sounding bigger and better, right? Take a visit and enjoy the big fun for yourself.

Named after one of America’s greatest folksingers and most influential songwriters, the Woody Guthrie Center offers plenty of events as well as wholesome education. With a desire to echo Guthrie’s passion for celebration and beauty, the center focuses on his legacy, his life story, and is a repository for his many writings, art and songs.

AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

Committed to preserving Oklahoma’s aerospace heritage to inspire science-based learning through discovery, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum incorporates planetarium shows, experiential exhibits, and events like Summer STEM Camps, Just Plane Talk, and Date Night. Visit and discover The Early Birds, The Golden Age, World War II, Survivors, and more.

BIG SPLASH

Did you know Big Splash has the biggest wave pool in the Southwest? Not to mention a Master Blaster, a kiddie-pool area, waterslides, a lazy river, flumes, activity pools, and the silver bullet. That sounds like a good way to spend a day—especially during an Oklahoma summer.

GRAND PRINCESS RIVERBOAT RIDE

Built in 1945, the Grand Princess is not just royalty on water; she is a twin-decked, 67-foot vessel that echoes the romance and adventure of the old Mississippi riverboats. Providing comfort in any weather, this beauty offers Grand lakeside dining, beautiful Grand Lake scenery, and Grand dance cruises. Not a ride you want to miss.

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Ever heard of the Blue Whale? Busy makin’ waves in Catoosa since 1972 and located on Route 66, this friendly checkpoint is a great place to visit for people who want to fling themselves off his tail, slide down his water-coated fins and poke their heads out the holes in the whale’s head.

Want a classic movie experience made better than ever? All you need is an FM radio and, preferably, a car. The two 9-story tall screens, ambiance, and movie selection are taken care of. Grab some snacks from the full-kitchen concessions, sit back, get cozy, turn up your volume as loud as you like, and enjoy. PreviewGreenCountry.com

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Fantasy in the Sky Skiatook Municipal Airport | Skiatook Skiatook hosts its annual fireworks display and Fourth of July celebration in a unique setting at the Skiatook Municipal Airport. Come enjoy Fantasy in the Sky with a huge fireworks show and oldfashioned family fun. There will also be food vendors, so bring your appetite for delicious summer foods to complete the festivities including classic snow cones. Grand Lake Fireworks Hwy 28 | Disney Spend the day taking in the sights, take a tour of the dam, swim, camp and enjoy the lake by boat. At dusk, make your way to Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park and enjoy this free fireworks show over the lake. Grand Lake Fireworks will take place between the two spillways on the Grand River Dam on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, and the Grand River Dam parking lot at Langley will be open for people to park and enjoy the show.

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he allure of bright sparklers playfully gripped by tiny hands, cool and crisp watermelon on a hot July day and clear night skies filled with twinkling fireworks of every shade and hue have captivated generations of Americans each Independence Day. The Fourth of July holiday signals a time to come together and enjoy patriotic fun with the entire family. From large-scale festivals held in the heart of Oklahoma’s cosmopolitan centers to old-fashioned jubilees up and down the state’s nostalgic, small-town Main Streets, Green Country is ready to host your Independence Day celebration this year.

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Bob McSpadden Memorial Fireworks Show 801 N. Adair | Vinita Celebrate Independence Day in Vinita and see fireworks light up the summer night sky at the annual Bob McSpadden Memorial Fireworks Show. Enjoy live musical performances and a hometown atmosphere at this celebration of the Fourth of July. Bring the entire family to the Vinita High School football field for a day of fun and festivities.

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Independence Day Celebration at Wolf Creek 963 16th St. | Grove Watch brilliant fireworks over Grand Lake at the Independence Day Celebration at Wolf Creek. This evening celebration of freedom is one of the most anticipated nights at the lake as visitors love watching fireworks reflected in the clear Grand Lake water. Wolf Creek Park features fishing and boating facilities so guests can enjoy fun on the

water before they settle into their seats for the fireworks display. Kiefer Fireworks Show 200 E. Indiana | Kiefer The Kiefer Fireworks Show is growing every year and offers so much more than just a fireworks display. Browse craft vendors and take your pick from an assortment of food vendors at this family-friendly event.

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Tulsa FreedomFest River Parks | Tulsa Join thousands of patriotic revelers along the banks of northeast Oklahoma’s winding Arkansas River for the annual FreedomFest festivities in the heart of Tulsa. Held throughout Tulsa’s River Parks, FreedomFest is a haven for Fourth of July family picnics, scrumptious festival food concessions and live music performed by a variety of local bands. With three entertainment locations along the river, face painting and inflatables for the children, and one of the largest free fireworks displays in Oklahoma, FreedomFest has your Independence Day covered. Jenks Freedom Fest Main Street | Jenks This old-fashioned event is a family-friendly way to celebrate Independence Day in Jenks. Live bluegrass music will fill the streets and all downtown shops will be open for business. Shop for


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GREEN COUNTRY SCENE summer goodies and enjoy some refreshing treats like watermelon and other festival-type foods. Indulge in a hot dog and a dance in the street at this celebration of America. A windowdecorating contest will ensure a very festive downtown. 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza Riverview Park | Miami Enjoy live entertainment and visit the concession stand for a snack. Watch the slow but exciting turtle races, and see who can put away the most food in the hot dog eating contest. The 4th of July Extravaganza offers many games and activities for children throughout the event such as a water balloon toss. Don’t miss the grand finale of the celebration: the spectacular fireworks show. Jay Fireworks Display J.B. Earp Stadium | Jay Bring the family to Jay, the self-proclaimed Huckleberry Capital of the World, and celebrate the 4th of July by watching a spectacular fireworks display at the city’s J.B. Earp Stadium. At the Jay Fireworks Display, all eyes will look to the sky as it lights up with shimmering bursts of color. Sequoyah Fireworks Celebration Sequoyah State Park | Hulbert Head to beautiful Sequoyah State Park, located along the shores of Fort Gibson Lake, for the park’s annual Fireworks Celebration. As soon as the sun sets, the sky will light up with a spectacular display of fireworks. Fireworks can also be viewed from your boat. Guests who enter the park after 2 p.m. will be charged $5 per carload. The fee will be waived for campers, lodge guests and those with a boat slip.

display on Lake Eufaula, bright bursts of color will light up the sky along with loud booms and bangs. Freedom Celebration Parade 210 W. Main St. | Pawhuska This patriotic, non-motorized parade is perfect for children, families, veterans and even pets. Starting from the downtown area, parade participants will march through Pawhuska to the delight of visitors. Come and enjoy free hot dogs, balloons, flags and watermelon. There will also be prizes awarded for funniest entry, best pet, best wheels, most original and most outrageous. Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza Lake Tenkiller | Vian Watch from a boat or dry land as the bold colors of the fireworks reflect on the lake. The Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza will begin at dusk, and can be viewed best from the water, Tenkiller State Park or the Corp of Engineers campgrounds. The area between the two big islands in the lake should give boaters an excellent view of the festivities as well as in the central part of the lake. For a really memorable Independence Day, rent a

cabin at Lake Tenkiller and view the show from your cabin. You can also view the show from campgrounds, the marina area, the scuba park, the pool and even the swim beaches. Independence Day Wild Turkey Fest Jack Gordon Park | Nowata The event features turtle races, food, a watermelon feed, silent auction, games, entertainment and more. Make sure to stick around for the live music show, ending with a fireworks display at dusk. Purchase a hamburger, hot dog or a cup of homemade ice cream and secure your spot for one of the best fireworks shows around. Bartlesville 4th of July Freedom Fest 2nd and Johnstone Bartlesville Children will have fun with a variety of free games, a children’s parade, refreshing water sprays and inflatable jumpers. There will also be a Little Mr. & Miss Freedom Fest contest for smaller children to participate in. Visitors will enjoy live music as well as tasty food and refreshing drinks from a variety of vendors. A patriotic program will be held to honor veterans

and active servicemen and women. Don’t miss Aunt Pearl’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Talent Show where competitors will lip-sync to win prizes. Duck Creek Fireworks Grand Lake | Afton Join spectators from across the state and region as they line the shores of Grand Lake awaiting the show. Enjoy music, dancing, great food, commercial vendors and the time-honored tradition of boats parading up and down the creek. Keep an eye out for the highly anticipated War Bird flyover, a loving tribute to the men and women serving overseas and an event that grows each year in the number of vintage aircraft deployed. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the airplanes up close and meet the pilots at nearby Ketchum Airport at 4 p.m. Secure a seat along the shore and watch the planes fly overhead as they make their pass over the creek around 7 p.m. The fireworks, which will begin promptly as soon as the sun sets, will be synchronized to patriotic music. July 4th Games Courthouse Square | Pawnee Bring your smile and anticipate having a terrific

time all morning playing or watching games for all ages in celebration of the nation’s Independence Day. Don’t miss this year’s thundering reptilians in the annual turtle race and don’t miss organized pandemonium as eggs and boots get tossed, shoes pitched, and water balloons heaved over volleyball nets as children dig for coins, hop around in sacks and participants tussle along a rope during tug-of-war. Bring the little ones for tricycle races, or challenge the locals to a bubble gum blowing contest. Plan to stay downtown during the games and have a bite to eat at one of the area restaurants. Don’t miss the Pawnee Indian Veteran’s Parade at noon that runs through downtown. A fireworks display will be held at Pawnee Lake after the festivities once the sun sets. Sooner Boomfest RiverWalk Crossing | Jenks This all-day music and fireworks extravaganza will feature live music. Spend the day at Sooner Boomfest hanging out with friends while enjoying the great music, and stick around until nightfall to witness the amazing fireworks display, known as one of the largest nighttime displays in the area.

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“We anticipate you’ll be transported away from your daily grind for a day or two or three, so you can return to your world refreshed and renewed,” she says. In keeping with their vision to provide a refreshing getaway for adults, the Brackens have created a unique, restorative environment. The Canebrake is a threetime winner of Oklahoma’s Red Bud Award for Outstanding Lodging Property. The grounds include 250 acres of gorgeous green landscape, a warm and inviting setting that encourages visitors to relax as soon as they pull in the driveway.

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Part of the resort’s charm is its creative repurposing of existing rustic buildings for its guests, spa-goers, and yoga enthusiasts. The guest rooms, spa, and yoga studio are located in what were once barns built by the Bracken family when Sam Bracken’s parents first purchased the land around 25 years ago. Bracken’s parents built the area into an award-winning horse-riding business. When they retired, they asked their children what to do with the land. That’s when The Canebrake was birthed, says Lisa Bracken. “At the time,” she says, “Sam and I were living in Colorado. He would say we needed to go to the ranch and start a spa. And we were ready to make a change, so when the opportunity arose, Sam said, ‘Here’s our chance!’” That was 12 years ago. Sam and Lisa headed to the family ranch, tested the waters, talked to the family about their idea, and spent two years doing research. They quickly realized that The Canebrake could work. So, they began to build the business. When it

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“We’re trying to minimize the carbon footprint we make,” Spriggs says. “The Yoga Barn is insulated with shredded denim. The guest rooms’ hot water is taken care of via solar heat. We’re very focused on serving food that is locally sourced, organic. We grow herbs, vegetables, and the flowers we use in the dining room. Anything we don’t grow, we try to buy locally.” That makes for some good food. The 65seat dining area features an award-winning staff and an excellent menu; Sam Bracken is a chef who brings his experience to bear in creating a delightful experience for guests. The Canebrake offers lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus featuring a wide range of selections, including healthy salads, tasty pork sliders, artisanal cheese plates, and quail legs. They also offer an extensive wine list and homemade desserts.

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It’s “fine dining in a casual atmosphere,” says Spriggs. Some guests stop in after yoga class, dressed casually in their yoga attire, while others come in dressed to the nines. All are welcome. For those adults who stay overnight, accommodations include eight guest rooms and eight suites, four of which are wheelchair accessible. A club room is set up for games and socializing. Live music is available twice a week, with Wednesday nights typically featuring an acoustic singersongwriter and Friday nights featuring jazz. There are also special events scheduled each month, such as wine tastings, six-course dinners, yoga retreats, and an upcoming fireworks celebration on July 3.


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For those who like to be active, there are fishing ponds as well as 5 miles of hiking trails to enjoy. The land is a breathtaking blend of gently-sloping pastures, post oak tree stands, and stacks of limestone. When the weather isn’t accommodating, you can take your workout to the indoor gym area, complete with treadmill, free weights, and machines. There’s a studio for group exercise classes, where local-area residents and Canebrake guests are both welcome. And then there’s the state-of-the-art Yoga Barn. All of the instructors are well-trained, says Lisa Bracken, who has a Master’s in Kinesiology (the science of body movement). “I feel really fortunate to have the team we have,” she says. Yoga classes are scheduled regularly for locals who want to stop in, and guests of the resort can attend for free. The instructors adapt the poses for students who are new to yoga, so don’t worry about it if you’ve never done it before. All levels are welcome in every class. Another unique feature of The Canebrake is its Ayurvedic spa, the only one in the entire state of Oklahoma. Ayurveda literally means “science of life,” and it’s the sister science to yoga, based on thousands-yearold techniques for bringing our beings into healthy alignment—body, mind, and

soul. The Canebrake’s spa uses holistic, natural, organic treatments and products. Special features include an infrared sauna and eucalyptus steam rooms. Guests who choose to use the spa can receive a consultation with the spa director to determine what their specific needs are and come up with a customized regimen to meet those needs. The Canebrake also hosts many special events throughout the year, such as weddings, anniversaries, and corporate retreats. And the resort is even pet-friendly. Spriggs says that when guests arrive, “Our human guests get champagne, and the dogs get treats.” You can’t go wrong with that kind of treatment. Sam and Lisa Bracken want everyone who visits the Canebrake to enjoy their time and leave satisfied. As Spriggs puts it, “People arrive as guests, and they leave as friends.”

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PLAYING WITH FOOD! DAVE & BUSTER’S WELCOMES ALL P.T.Y.A.’S (PARTY TOGETHER YOUNG ADULTS) TO JOIN THEM FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU CAN EAT, DRINK AND PLAY YOUR WAY TO A FULL STOMACH AND AN AWESOME PRIZE TO TAKE HOME. DECADENT CHOCOLATE FONDUE

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ith over 80 locations in the nation, including Tulsa’s very own at 71st and Highway 169, Dave & Buster’s offers an excellent environment to eat, drink, play and watch sports the right way. Aptly named for its founders, Dave Corriveau and James “Buster” Corley, Dave & Buster’s saw its start in Dallas, Texas in 1982. The two entrepreneurs

met in Little Rock, Ark., where Corriveau owned and operated a pool hall and Corley owned and operated a restaurant. The pool hall and restaurant were right across the way from each other, so the two business men decided to partner to increase business at both of their establishments. They quickly became friends and decided to merge the foundations of their individual businesses. They sought to create a place where their customers could eat, drink and play, and with that goal in mind, Dave & Buster’s was born. For 33 years, D&B has been feeding and entertaining any and all looking to chow down on good food, knock back a few cold ones and let out their inner-child. The lengthy menu has plenty of hearty appetizers and entrées for guests to fuel up before they get their game on.

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Regulars at Dave & Buster’s can attest to the quality taste of all the menu items, particularly these favorites. The Philly cheesesteak, one of D&B’s succulent Super Stack Sandwiches, is made with thin slices of steak on a warm hoagie roll, both of which are imported directly from


CHIMICHURRI NEW YORK STRIP South Philly. It’s then topped with melted cheese and available with grilled onions, mushrooms or green bell peppers. Buster’s Cheeseburger is a mouthwatering, seasoned half-pound burger grilled and topped with American cheese and served on a toasted brioche bun with seasoned french fries. Double down with double meat and double cheese on the double cheeseburger or go with the Classic Goldfingers, one of D&B’s all-time original favorites. These handbreaded, crispy fried chicken tenders are served alongside seasoned french fries and a chipotle honey dipping sauce. It won’t take those new to Dave & Buster’s long to figure out why these fingers are everyone’s faves. The Legendary Burgers can’t be found anywhere else. “It’s meat on meat,” says Jordan Parks, who has served as general manager with the restaurant goliath for four out of the six years it’s been open in Tulsa. These burgers are stacked. “We have a new Buffalo Wing Burger,” Parks says. This half-pound burger is seared and seasoned to perfection, topped with crispy chicken tenders tossed in D&B buffalo wing sauce, bleu cheese, frazzled onion strings and celery, all piled high on a toasted brioche bun and served with crispy seasoned tots on the side.

12 oz. fire-grilled New York Strip topped with Latin chimichurri sauce, served with roasted tricolored potatoes and fresh baby greens tossed in Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette, topped with oven-roasted tomatoes and shredded Manchego cheese.

BACKWOODS BLUEBERRY LEMONADE Of course, Parks took a moment to highlight what Dave & Buster’s is famous for: the Eat and Play Combo. “If you’ve never been here before, that’s what I’d recommend,” says Parks, who previously managed Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurant for over eight years, and has 19 years of restaurant experience. It’s offered every day except for Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m. When guests opt for the Eat and Play Combo, they can choose between eight popular entrees, including the parmesan garlic chicken Caesar salad and the crispy fried shrimp platter, and get a $10 Power Card for game play, all for only $16.99. They can double the play with an entrée and $20 Power Card for only $24.99. The Eat and Play Combo is available Sunday through Thursday open to close, and Friday and Saturday until 5 p.m.

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“When it comes to our food, it’s all about F.A.N.G.,” Parks says. At Dave & Buster’s, the acronym F.A.N.G stands for Fun American New Gourmet. “We want every menu item to be fun,” he continues. “Sometimes it’s just a presentation thing. It’s kind of in your face. If people are shocked by anything when they come in, it’s how high-end the menu is.” After guests have had their fill of that delicious, high-end food, it’s time to play.

During the Summer of Games guests receive their first play free on three new games: Candy Crush Saga, Subway Surfers and Jurassic Park Arcade when they purchase a Power Card loaded with $10 or more. While guests are gaming, the drinks are flowing at D&B. Try one of the fresh and tasty Mega Mojitos or one of four new Tiki drinks around for the summer only. Cool off with one of the bestselling alcoholic snow cones, including the fruity and flavorful Miami Ice. The exclusive D&B TNTea is not only dynamite, but it’s served in a souvenir glass that’s yours to keep. With nine beers on draft and beer tubes that hold up to 100 ounces of ice cold beer, there are libations-a-plenty to keep the party going all night long.

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“People don’t know we have a private dining space for parties,” he says. “It’s full service. We are event planners as much as we are a place to eat and play games. In fact, private parties actually make up about 20 percent of D&B revenue.” The private dining space holds up to 100 people. The entire restaurant is also available to be reserved for a private party of up to 350 guests.

Our Lawnmower salad is layered using fresh romaine and green leaf lettuce, grilled chicken, diced garden vegetables, boiled eggs, bacon bits and blue cheese crumbles. Served with your choice of dressing.

Parks and his eager staff welcome all P.T.Y.A.’s (Party Together Young Adults) to join them for a one-of-a-kind night out. Eat, drink and play your way to a full stomach and an awesome prize to take home. “Prizes range from a Chinese finger trap all the way to an iPad Air,” says Parks. There is a prize for every member of the family. Not only that, but there is a D&B night for every member of the family as well. On Tuesdays, crispy tacos are $1 and soft tacos and Corona are $2. On Wednesdays, all games are half-price. On Thursdays, D&B serves up a selection of $5 appetizers, and Sunday is Funday. All children under 12 receive a free $5 game from open until 8 p.m. If all that isn’t enough to get you to Dave & Buster’s, Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. and late nights Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close. All domestic beer drafts are half-price during Happy Hour, so go get your eat, drink and play on.

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With 85 game titles, Dave & Buster’s is certainly not lacking in outlets for fun. With even more gaming options during spring break, summer, and the holidays, there is enough fun to last the whole year-round. “There are 10 new games every summer,” says Parks. “We’re calling this summer ‘The Summer of Games!’” he exclaimed.

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rench is the language of love not only in Paris, but also in the Vineyard shopping center in south Tulsa where La Crepe Nanou is nestled. From the crystal chandeliers throughout the restaurant to the full glass staircase that lights up, this restaurant is an ambiance of romance and beauty. Owner Jenna Krimbill is just as much a part of the wonderful atmosphere. Growing up in south Tulsa, she attended local schools and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Unsatisfied with her career path, she chose to waitress to pay her way through a master’s program at TU. Once she got into the restaurant business, she knew it was made just for her. Krimbill was originally inspired by visiting the New Orleans La Crepe Nanou, and immediately knew that she wanted to open a French bistro. The original restaurant in New Orleans is an old trolley car but Krimbill had a different idea for her restaurant. Decked out in European décor, La Crepe Nanou features two dining rooms. The front room is more formal with lots of gold and loud décor while the back room resembles more of a typical French bistro.

“It’s a perfect space for any kind of special event like birthday parties, bridal showers and prom.”

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Skin-on pan seared salmon over rice with lemon caper beurre blanc and asparagus.

Krimbill didn’t stop with just the one restaurant. Before La Crepe Nanou opened its doors in October of last year, she had already opened The Wine Loft. Featuring close to 200 wines, The Wine Loft has been open since August 2014. They feature many popular French cocktails, but also make their own signature cocktails. The Wine Loft and La Crepe Nanou share a bar and also the kitchen. Speaking of the kitchen, chef Travis Matlock makes everything from scratch. He makes his own lobster sauce, and the French onion soup is made fresh with the duck and veal stock from other dishes. Raised in Bixby, Matlock attended culinary school in Okmulgee and has traveled across the U.S. and Mexico discovering the culinary world. Now, he gets to give back to his hometown doing what he loves.

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Chef Travis Matlock makes everything from scratch. He makes his own lobster sauce and the French onion soup is made fresh daily

SPICY SHRIMP AND GOAT CHEESE GRITS Spicy marinated shrimp sautéed and served over creamy goat cheese grits, drizzled with red pepper.

with the veal and duck from other dishes.

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Crepe topped with brandy flambeed bananas, vanilla ice cream and cinnamon sugar.

For dinner, a popular hors d’oeuvres is the Moules Mariniere, which contains Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in white wine and garlic finished with a touch of cream. The filet mignon is hand cut and grilled to order and topped with béarnaise and served with pommes frites. There is also a wide selection of crepes for dinner. The from-scratch tomato bisque soup and the French onion soup are most popular in the soup and salad arena. And for dessert there are more crepes! The Crepe Nanou (which also serves as the restaurant’s name) is a crepe topped with house-made vanilla and chocolate ice cream, chocolate covered coffee beans and chopped pistachios drizzled with chocolate ganache. Another popular dessert item are the Beignets. A New Orleans favorite, they are pastries coated in powdered sugar and served in the traditional New Orleans style.

General manager Kandi Gomez says that La Crepe Nanou is a hot spot for special occasions. Because of the gorgeous atmosphere that the restaurant provides, they are very popular for engagement parties and even engagement photos. “For Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, we were completely booked,” Gomez says. “It’s a perfect space for any kind of special event like birthday parties, bridal showers and prom.”

Adding to all the elegance of the menu is the constantly evolving wine list. It changes seasonally and there are choices from all over the world. La Crepe Nanou’s wine selection by the glass is one of the largest in Tulsa.

Gomez started as a server at the Wine Loft and then was promoted to assistant manager and finally general manager. She says that she loves working for Krimbill, and who is an amazing, driven person who makes her amazing staff feel like family. La Crepe Nanou started out with only dinner but recently opened for lunch. The brunch menu contains loads of goodness from the Omelet Legume, which is an egg white omelet stuffed with tomatoes, asparagus and light cheese and topped with lemon caper beurre blanc and served open faced for a reasonable $10 to the Omelette au Canard, which is an omelet filled with tender roast duck, caramelized onions and house cheese blend topped with Provençale sauce for $15. There is also a glorious selection of crepes on the brunch menu. A very popular menu item is the Crepe au Crevettes, which is shrimp sautéed in garlic and shallots topped with a creamy lobster sauce. 82 July 2015

And for the signature cocktail selection, the French 75 is a champagne, gin simple syrup and lemon juice with a twist. Then there is a choice of cappuccino, hot tea, espresso chai and coffee to end the meal.

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La Crepe Nanou is a popular place to be, whether for brunch or dinner. Now that summer is in full swing, Gomez says the patio is also a wonderful area to dine. From the fountain in the courtyard to the beautiful lighting in the evening, you can’t go wrong dining on the patio. As the summer wanes and the fall air begins to set in over the course of the next couple of months, La Crepe Nanou can even accommodate a comfortable temperature for you. “If you are chilly and eating on the patio, we will bring you a blanket,” says Gomez.


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Smokers fed by local wood are churning out fall-apart-tender and succulent barbecue staples at Elmer’s BBQ where the sauces are sweet, mixed and hot and the meat “be bad.” WRITTEN BY: Maria Weller | PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper n the last 35 years Brookside has seen many businesses come and go. But Elmer’s BBQ has sat just off the corner of 41st and Peoria and taken everything that’s been thrown its way.

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Upon the passing of its original owners, Elmer and Georgella Thompson in 2003, there was a brief period that Elmer’s was forced to close its doors. Keith Jimerson had grown up loving Elmer’s and just could not stand to see one of Tulsa’s staple restaurants lost forever. After some research, which luckily consisted mostly of sampling as much barbecue as he could, Jimerson took it upon himself to reopen Elmer’s BBQ. With some help from former Elmer’s cooks, Jimerson learned the ropes of the business and soon had the restaurant reopened. Admittedly, there was a transitional period. “I have a background in science. I was an industrial engineer. I never saw myself owning, or especially running a restaurant,” says Jimerson. But he turned

his love of barbecue into a labor of love, and used that background in science to fine tune the building blocks of the recipes the cooks had given him. Though he has tried various times to fade into the background by hiring a manager, a decade later and Jimerson is still one of the first friendly faces that greets you at the door. While still working as an engineer, Jimerson traveled for work and had ample opportunities to sample different barbecue. This was extremely helpful when it came to deciding on the flavors for the sauces and sides. There are three choices for sauces: sweet, mixed and hot. These sauces are cooked down rather than being mixed together cold so that they produce thick sauces absolutely bursting with flavor.

meat low and slow throughout the day and night. In the back of the restaurant are three different smokers of various sizes, used for different things. These smokers are fed by local wood, bought in unthinkably large quantities. The flavor of barbecue changes as the locale changes because of the types of trees indigenous to the area. In Oklahoma, hickory, pecan and oak are the most commonly used woods, but in Texas you’re more likely to find hickory and mesquite. But hickory is Jimerson’s favorite. Some things that come precooked like sausages, hot links, and bologna are smoked only in order to infuse them with the signature smoked flavor.

Even though the restaurant is closed on Mondays, the staff can still be found there beginning the smoking process for the ribs that customers will enjoy Tuesday. Brisket also takes time and is cooked overnight, “It’s not hard, and we’ve perfected the process. We know exactly how much wood to throw in so that the brisket is perfect in the morning,” he says.

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And no barbecue is complete without sides. Jimerson and his crew have found ways to enhance the flavors of many of these veggiebased sides by adding some of their barbecue meats. The baked beans, for example, are amped up with hearty chunks of beef. Pieces of succulent rib meat are added to

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THE NELSON PLATE

Comes with beef, ribs, bologna, sausage and hot links. The ultimate feast for two to three people! Add a side of slightly sweet and crunchy cole slaw, baked beans with chunks of beef, and fire roasted corn.

the green beans rather than the more common addition of bacon. Other sides include creamy potato salad made fresh, corn on the cob, and crunchy coleslaw.

smoked bologna, ribs and your choice of two sides. All of this deliciousness comes served with either bun or Texas toast and will only set you back $11.50.

If your idea of heaven is a combination plate of multiple meats and dual side dishes, there are a few options from which to choose. The one that Elmer’s is most known for is the Badwich combo. This plate features your choice of either sausage or hot links, chopped beef,

Don’t forget to add on one of the delicious desserts. They rotate through some down-home favorites seasonally, boasting such sweets as pecan pie, chocolate cake, apple cobbler and sweet potato pie just to name a few. All of these foods can

be ordered and enjoyed through the carry-out service, in the dining room or on the patio. Of his staff, Jimerson says that “you have to want to serve people in this business. I take it upon myself to train them, because without the customers, you don’t have a business.” If you have a larger order to fill that you would like delivered to you, Elmer’s also has a catering system in place. And for smaller orders that require

delivery, there are even a few outside delivery companies that can bring the barbecue to you.

‘80s were beginning to disappear,” Jimerson says. In keeping with this ideal, he chose to give the restaurant a Blue’s theme seeing as how African-Americans were the pioneers of this influential genre of music. “Originally I was going to pick jazz, but jazz is too smooth and relaxing. Blues just goes better with barbecue,” states Jimerson.

In addition to perfecting the recipes, Jimerson also put some needed TLC into the interior. One of the other main reasons he felt the need to save Elmer’s is because it has been a pillar in the black business community. “So many of those other businesses that had flourished in the late

One of the goals when saving this restaurant was to channel the feeling that you get at a family barbecue—the familyfriendly environment in a common meeting place that just so happens to offer fantastic food. Even though “It be bad,” you’ll never taste anything so good.

Elmer’s BBQ, Where you feel like family.

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oolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve is a true sanctuary, not only to indigenous and exotic wildlife but also to beautiful and unique art and artifacts, antique firearms, and the historic monoplane named Woolaroc that served as the foundation of the museum. Woolaroc can be found south of Bartlesville, nestled in the Osage Hills. Visitors travel a beautiful 2 mile drive through the wildlife preserve to reach the main complex. The preserve is a working ranch that maintains the lands as a safe and natural setting for the wildlife that lives there. Oilman Frank Phillips established Woolaroc in 1925

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as his own retreat, taking the name from the woods, lake, and rocks surrounding his home. His reason was, “This isn’t all a dream about something, but a place where I can get back to nature. The great difficulty with the American people today is that they are getting too far away from the fundamental things in life. Too much time and money are spent on things which leave no record and which add nothing basically to the present nor to the future. To build permanently and wisely is to benefit all mankind. The conservation of wildlife now will mean much to future generations.” Woolaroc’s 3,700 acres are home to over 30 species of wildlife including local species such as American bison, elk, and

WOOLAROC’S SCENIC 3,700 ACRES ARE HOME TO OVER 30 SPECIES OF WILDLIFE, A LODGE CONSTRUCTED IN 1925, MUSEUM AND TOMAHAWK THROWING LESSONS. WRITTEN BY: Donna Leahey

longhorn cattle, as well as exotics such as Japanese sika deer, North European fallow deer, water buffalo, llamas, aoudads, ostriches, Sardinian donkeys and pygmy goats. To snap the best pictures of the wildlife, Woolaroc CEO Bob Fraser suggests, “Early in the day seems to be best to capture the animals, especially in the heat

of the summer. They tend to retreat to cooler areas during the midday.” The Woolaroc Lodge overlooks Clyde Lake. It was constructed in 1925 and is considered not only one of the most unique lodge structures of its kind, but also as a symbol of the oil boom era as well. The lodge is filled with gifts and artwork and mounted heads


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the works of Joe Beeler, including two heroic-sized pieces on the grounds. The 12 entries in the 1927 Pioneer Woman contest are featured in the collection as well.

from ranch animals that have died of natural causes. There are 97 heads and 107 sets of horns decorating the lodge. The lodge is available for tours and can be rented out for events.

Hopi, and Pueblos. The Plains tribes are represented by beaded buckskins and feather bonnets.

The Woolaroc Museum is filled with unique displays representing the culture and lifestyles of the people of America and the American West. “Our world-class collection of Southwest art is a must see. Give yourself a couple of hours to do so,” says Fraser.

Many of the museum’s paintings were collected by Phillips himself and include Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, William R. Leigh, Frank Tenney Johnson, Thomas Moran and many others. The Phillips family has contributed significantly to the collections since then so that modern artists are represented alongside the old masters.

Approximately 40 tribes are represented in the American Indian collection. The collection includes artifacts from prehistoric Oklahoma civilizations. Baskets, pottery, and blankets represent the culture of the Navajo, Apache,

Woolaroc is home to an extensive collection of sculptures as well, from classic sculptors like Remington and Russell to contemporary artists like Harry Jackson and John D. Free. There is also a complete collection of

Woolaroc displays several extensive collections of antique firearms: The Phillip R. Phillips Collection of Colt weapons, the Waldo Wilson collection of semiautomatic pistols based on the designs of John Moses Browning and the Russell Straight collection of Winchester firearms. Fraser’s favorite pieces are a 1776 musket from the Revolutionary War and an antique Gatling gun. The Woolaroc Museum began in 1929 with a wooden monoplane named Woolaroc. The Woolaroc won the Dole Flight from Oakland to Honolulu in 1927, and then Phillips brought it to his home and gave it a place of honor in a stone hanger. That became the original museum gallery. Phillips began displaying art in the hanger, and the museum grew from there. This fall and winter, Woolaroc will be hosting a major art event, The Best of the Best, featuring

the works of seven of the world’s best wildlife artists. The event will begin in October and last through December. This summer Woolaroc has special events for children. For children between the ages of 6 to 8, Camp Woolaroc is the perfect day camp for any child! Children learn about the art in the museum, the history of the Lodge home, boat on Clyde Lake, explore the walking trails and the streams and spend time at the Mountain Man Camp. “We learn about the teepees, how to throw a tomahawk and shoot a black powder rifle and finish it up with a lunch featuring Mountain Man Stew. Then we go along with the feed truck and watch them feed the buffalo,” says Fraser. This year Camp Woolaroc is July 2123 and July 28-30. In addition to the special events, children can also enjoy the animal barn and new children’s playground. Children can learn about baby animals and play right outside the doors of the Woolaroc Museum.

WOOLAROC MUSEUM & WILDLIFE PRESERVE

1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road | Bartlesville 918-336-0307 woolaroc.org Monday-Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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unlikely allies, including the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney

all of Minionkind from annihilation. Cast: Jon Hamm, Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton

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but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stol

MAGIC MIKE XXL JULY 1

IRRATIONAL MAN JULY 17

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blowout performance. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Cast: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello

TERMINATOR GENISYS JULY 1

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SELF/LESS | JULY 10

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode

MINIONS | JULY 10

The Minion trio—Stuart, Kevin and Bob— embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female supervillain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving

ANT-MAN | JULY 17

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale

TRAINWRECK JULY 17

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo - enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment —but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grownups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

When a burned-out, brilliant professor—one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks—takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. He becomes involved with a teacher as well as a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around and make him see the world through a much rosier and more positive perspective. Cast: Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Joaquin Phoenix

MR. HOLMES | JULY 17 Set in 1947, the story follows a long-retired Holmes living in a


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groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject.

PAPER TOWNS JULY 24

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green,

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B&B Claremore 8 Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. Cast: Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff, Cara Buono

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VACATION | JULY 29

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold surprises his wife, Debbie, and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World. Cast: Christina Applegate, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase

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Cinemark Broken Arrow The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Joan Cusack, Jason Segel

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PIXELS | JULY 24

As children in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant saved the world thousands of times … at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PACMAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage

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THE VATICAN TAPES JULY 24

Follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozanoa, examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani and Cardinal Bruun are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined. Cast: Kathleen Robertson, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION | JULY 31 Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

THE END OF THE TOUR | JULY 31

Tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s

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THE GIFT | JULY 31

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. Cast: Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall

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