SPECIAL nightlife Issue
Inside bar & nightclub reviews The real deal on some of OKC’s hottest spots
Nightlife edition six picks summer drinks to take the edge off
Instamatic affair a fashion pictorial
Johnathan kayne Be bright and bold!
So6ix pix You’ve Got to check out this month!
The sweet sounds of summer a look at okc’s micro-festivals
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AUGUST 2011 CONTENTS
What’s INSIDE... August Horoscopes
Dr. Tru Luv - What’s Wrong Here?
So6ix Picks - Cool Summer Cocktails
So6ix Nightclub & Bar Guide
Sweet Sounds of Summer
by: Dadhichi Toth
by: Michael Cross
by: Beth Ann Mock
by: Jacqueline Larocco by: Beth Ann Mock
Bankruptcy Basics by: John Graves
- A Look at OKC’s Micro-Festivals
- Part One
Perfecting The Party
by: Angelique Christina
- Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto
So6ix Presents: Instamatic Affair
- A Fashion Pictorial
photography by: Clifton Roberts
Smooth & Sexy - The Keratin Complex
- Wake Up With Make-Up by: by: Dr. Harvey Jenkins, phD, MD with Vann Reece, CMM
Party Well - Get Rewarded: The Las Vegas Party Awards by: Angelique Christina
Johnathan Kayne - Be Bright and Bold
So6ix Pix Presents - Clubs and Events Throughout OKC
Crowdsourcing? - Job Searching Through Social Media?
So6ix Calendar of Events - August 2011 Edition
Spotlight: So6ix Professionals
by: Mandi Goble
by: Johnathan Kayne
photography by: Josh Bennett, Clifton Roberts and Ericka Williams by: Jessica Miller-Merrell
compiled by: Kylee Glover
photography by: Clifton Roberts
- For the Month of August, 2011
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Letter from the editor So6ix staff members have had a fun month preparing the “Nightlife” August issue. Summer is coming to a close, but the excitement of summer nights doesn’t have to end. We have ventured through numerous bars and nightclubs in the Oklahoma City metro area, and we are providing you with reviews and pictures from more than a dozen of the hottest spots for fun, food, drinks, and music. Oklahoma City continues to support clubs and bars that have been local favorites for years, as well new, fun places that are continually popping up as Oklahoma City remains on its path of expansion. Each place we reviewed has something unique to offer, so enjoy your read, and find some new places to hang out for nightlife fun. A member of our staff also took a
recent trip to Vegas and came back with two great articles reviewing the top party and music scene for Vegas nightlife. And for those of you looking for some new cocktail recipes, look no further. We found some refreshing, delicious, and sure-to-please drinks for the summer. And as always, we have tips in fashion, beauty, and selfhelp from some excellent Oklahoma City writers.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer!
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By: Dadhichi Toth
for the month of august Aries You must not allow your mind to trick you into believing that caution is in some way doubt or a lack of self-confidence. Uncertainty is part and parcel of everyone’s journey at differing times and throughout August, you may feel as if you’re not up to the task. It’s only likely in the first few days of the month, but after the 4th, optimistic Jupiter will definitely spur you on to move forward in your plans. Taurus By the 10th you might feel exasperated by your situation. And Mars and Uranus, notorious for mishaps, might actually cause you to stumble and fall, both figuratively and literally. Try to plan very carefully, and don’t do too much rushing about during these transits. You may meet with obstructions, which in turn cause you to overreact, so take your time, and act in a measured way in all your dealings. gemini The period of the 3rd to the 5th is a perfect time to seek out financial backing for your concepts. There are great developments in your career, and you can look forward to laying down the foundations for your ambitions. Anyone who is in a position to assist you financially should be spoken to now, and you should also take special care with your business plan and mission statements. cancer A new love affair or friendship is on the horizon from the 1st. Venus in perfect aspect to Uranus puts you in touch with unusual people who really stoke the fire of your passion. Try to exercise some restraint, however, particularly up until the 5th as Mars will also activate your Sun sign making you very impulsive and likely to do things more for shock value rather than for true inner fulfillment.
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Leo A friend or younger member of the family may need some assistance financially between the 8th and the 12th. Sometimes money is not the solution, but rather helping someone to help themselves. Look at the best-case scenario for them rather than just handing money over, and teach them the skills to earn and manage money for themselves. Virgo Venus moves to your Sun sign after the 21st, and as a result you may realize that some facets of your personality and the way that you deal with people, possibly some negative habits or communications traits, have held you back from achieving satisfaction. These insights should be welcomed as it gives you the chance to improve yourself and to improve your inner and outer worlds thereby creating harmony in many different areas of your life. Libra Venus enters your Sun sign on the 7th and makes contact with Saturn. Although you’ll feel good about yourself, you might find yourself in the company of more conservative people. Be careful how you present yourself, and don’t assume that others are going to think exactly like you. You need to scout out the territory first if you’ve been invited to a party or some other social gathering just to figure out what the people’s reactions to you will be like. scorpio Romantic surprises are on the cards this month with Venus and Uranus creating a favourable influence for you. The unexpected is likely to happen within the arena of work. Could this possibly be a workplace romance? Perhaps, but that comes with its own downside as you know. Be careful before jumping out of the pan and into the fire. Be particularly mindful of this scenario around the 27th, when the Moon also joins this combination, making you highly emotional.
Sagittarius Much of your attention this month, particularly between the 5th and the 13th, centers on changes to career plans. There are wonderful developments in your workplace that have to do with new contacts. Sometime after the 16th you’ll experience an upswing in profits and this could be a gift, inheritance or some lucky win. You’re also in a better position to negotiate a joint venture or a contract. capricorn Your attention this month could also be grabbed by some lingering issue relating to taxation or shared resources within your family. Resolve these problems particularly between the 5th and the 10th. If you have been lavish in your spending and not putting aside enough money for your tax bill this could be a big lesson for you. Aquarius Between the 8th and the 11th, Mercury and the Sun emphasise close relationships, but you’re trying to find balance between feeling that you’re too demanding and that you simply want some fairness and harmony as part of the overall deal. If you don’t ask for something, you’re never going to get it. Older relationships are also highlighted through this cycle, but there could be a little tension or aggression as part of some negotiation or agreement. Pisces You create a good solid basis for communication with the one you love most between the 9th and the 12th. Don’t be weak in demanding fairness for a mutually supportive relationship otherwise you’ll find the other person stepping all over you. Posture respectfully. You’ll have all your needs met and the other person will also be satisfied with the outcome. Between the 13th and 17th you have to create the social situations and emotional experiences that you want.
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So6ixAugust2011 By: Michael Cross
Dr. Tru Luv
What’s Wrong Here?
Searching for love can be difficult and frustrating, especially when one relationship after another continually fails. You begin to wonder if there is even someone out there? The answer to that question, my friends, is “yes.” The real questions that should be asked are: Am I looking in the right place? Am I the one who is doing something wrong? It is easy for us to automatically put the blame other things for our failure and frustration. The same concept applies in relationships. Let’s look at a couple things that might help you in your search for that perfect someone. The first question: Am I looking in the right place? Despite the fact that the theme of this month’s issue is nightlife, if clubs and bars are where you are looking to find a potential mate, chances are you’re probably going to end up heartbroken and used. Why you ask? Because that is a scene where people are just out to have fun and are simply looking for
a good time; it is not to find a romantic relationship. Sure, that guy you meet there may say all the right things and promise you the world, but we all know what his ultimate goal is and it’s not long term. And yeah, that girl may make you feel like a stud, think she’s all about you, and showers you with compliments as she enjoys free drink after free drink and leaves without even asking for your name or your number. Let’s face it; the party scene is for fun, not for love. Try looking at places like church, friendly get-togethers, online dating, and other harmless activities where people are being real. The second question: “Are you the problem?” Like I said earlier, it’s easy to blame other things, but rarely do we ever look at our own actions and thought patterns. Maybe you are the person who keeps leading others on, starting arguments, being clingy, or just simply not knowing what you want. Next time you begin dating someone and things begin to go wrong, before you blame them or something else for the problems, look at what you might be doing or not doing to screw things up. Take a look at your dating history and patterns. Is it always the same reason for failure? If it is, then most likely you are the one that is the problem. Dating can be hard, especially when you’re looking for true love, but it can be easier. First, pay attention to where you are looking for that special someone because the wrong places will bring about the wrong results. You wouldn’t go to the grocery store to buy a hammer would you? Second, don’t be so hasty to blame other things for failure in a relationship. Pay attention to your dating history, find the repeating problems, and swallow your pride and check yourself first before blaming others. Following these simple things may not guarantee love, but it will most certainly make your search easier.
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six picks cool summer cocktails Summertime is working overtime this year. It’s one of the hottest we’ve had in some time. You may not be able to beat this heat, but make a few of the drinks below, and you’re certain to feel a bit better about it! Whether you’re flying solo or entertaining for a crowd, we’ve got you covered.
HURRICANE Debuted at the 1939 New Orleans World Fair, this drink was immortalized by Big Easy club owner Pat O’Brien when he found himself with way too much rum on his hands right after the end of Prohibition. Although named for the hurricane shaped glass it is customarily served in rather than the weather disaster, this is a sneaky drink. This is a sweet, sweet libation, so you can’t even taste the rum if it’s properly made. The traditional garnish for this drink is a maraschino cherry and an orange slice. It is served on the rocks. 2 ounces light rum 2 ounces dark rum 1 ounce orange juice juice of one ½ lime 1 tablespoon simple syrup 1 ounce grenadine
This is a refreshing twist on an old favorite, particularly good right now when watermelon is at its peak freshness. For an even sweeter drink, you can add one ½ ounce of watermelon liqueur or schnapps.
This Spanish punch is no fuss and no muss. White or red sangria can be made in no time at all. Perfect for large gatherings, many pitchers can be made ahead of time. Sangria is so much fun to make because you can individualize each batch, using your favorite fruits or seasonal picks.
1/3 cup fresh watermelon chunks 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce simple syrup 4 basil leaves and a few more for garnish 1 ½ ounces light rum splash of club soda Simple syrup is, well, very simple to make. Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 2 cups of water over medium heat. Let the mixture cool, refrigerate it, and use it as needed. In a cocktail glass, muddy the melon, lime juice, basil leaves, and syrup. Add the rum, and the schnapps or liqueur if you like. Top it off with crushed ice and club soda, then mix well from the bottom up. Pretty up this sweet thing with a basil leaf and a piece of watermelon rind.
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1 bottle Merlot, Shiraz, or Cabernet 1 lemon and 1 orange cut into wedges 2 tablespoons sugar club soda
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Squeeze the juice from the fruit wedges into the wine and add the sugar, simple as that. It’s not unheard of to add a jigger of rum, gin, or brandy into the mix for an extra kick. Strawberries, kiwi, blueberries and peaches tickle your fancy? Throw them in as well. Chill the mixture overnight. When you’re ready to serve it, pour in about a half liter of club soda. For a sweeter wine punch, use citrus soda or ginger ale instead of seltzer. White sangria needs a tad more sugar, let’s say 2/3 of a cup. Gewurztraminer is a perfect wine for a white sangria. It’s light, reasonably priced, and it smells like roses. Riesling, Chardonnays and Pinot Gris are great as well. GROWN FOLKS’ LEMONADE Another crowd pleaser, this ‘lemonade’ can be whipped up in mere minutes. 15 ounces vodka 7 ounces triple sec ½ can lemon-lime soda 4 ounces fresh lemon juice ½ cup sugar sweet and sour
Toss into your pitcher the vodka, triple sec, soda, and lemon juice. Pour sweet and sour mix in until it’s about halfway full. Stir in the sugar and serve it over ice. Two or three splashes of grenadine will sweeten it up a bit more if you like.
2 ounces vodka juice of one ½ lemon 1 teaspoon powdered sugar club soda
Into a shaker with ice go the vodka, sugar, and lime juice. Pour it into a Collins glass filled with ice and top it off with soda water. STRAWBERRY-COCONUT DAQUIRI Summer wouldn’t be as fun without a gooey blender drink, would it, ladies? This concoction is a skinny drink of only 100 calories. 2 ½ cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (not thawed) 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons lime juice 3 cubes ice, give or take ¾ cup Malibu or other coconut flavored rum
Blend all ingredients but the ice and rum until smooth. Whip in the ice and rum until it’s good and frothy. This recipe makes about six drinks. It’s easy to keep your calorie consumption in check without killing your buzz by making sure you always use freshly squeezed fruit juice instead of prepared. Also, use sugar and simple syrup to taste, regardless of how much the recipe actually calls for.
VODKA COLLINS Well, the oldies are still around for a reason: They are classics. The Vodka Collins is easy on the waistline as well, weighing in at around 160 calories.
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200 S. Oklahoma â€˘ Suite 140
Bricktown (405) 602-0652 www.BoleroOKC.com (Located at the corner of Reno & Oklahoma, street level in the Centennial Building)
Monday - Wednesday: 11 am - 9 pm Thursday - Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm Sunday: 4 pm - 9 pm Bar open till 1 am Friday & Saturday
Complementary Tapas from 4-7 on Thursday with $1 domestics, $4 Well Drinks and $5 Glasses of Sangria
For VIP info or to book any party space, contact City Walk at 405-232.9255.
The workweek is long, and the last thing any of us wants to do on our weekend is go back to the office, right? Wrong! The Office in Oklahoma City is the place to party for those of us looking for a dressier, classier club. The Office provides an extensive menu, including burgers, sandwiches, and even full dishes, and their wines and beers are some of the best around. Putting greens and beer pong are just a couple of the fun activities provided. There are a few things to keep in mind when visiting The Office Drinks and Nosh. There is a dress code. Don’t expect to get into this exclusive nightspot with tattered jeans and flip-flops. This is a posh club for working people, so dress to impress! Also, this club is smoke-free. Check out their Web site for details at theofficeokc.com Call at 405.778.8882 or e-mail: email@example.com
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One word can’t describe this uniquely designed 30,000-square-foot, multi-club complex. Since its debut in 2001, you have seen nightclub evolution take place. From its various concepts, City Walk has always been ahead of the competition. Recently winning the award for Best Nightclub by Reader’s Choice for the 9th year in a row, City Walk maintains that it is Oklahoma’s premiere venue, boasting appearances and performances by celebrity DJ’s such as DJ Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Graham Funke and many more. Even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Nelly, and Mike “The Situation” have chosen City Walk as their spot to party. With seven different venues and experiences under one roof, City Walk has become a “One Stop” destination. With ample parking and security, City Walk is perfect for your bachelorette and birthday parties.
Since November of 2010, the ultra-exclusive Krav Ultra Lounge, has given Oklahoma City partygoers something out of the norm. Since its inception, Krav Ultra Lounge has done something truly unique: bringing OKC’s elite party crowd together with some of the best drink specials you’ll find on a Thursday night. This ultra-exclusive, Thursday-night-only lounge brings you wide variety of tastes and interests to get an early start on your weekend out with friends. There is something for everyone, from the pin-up girls that grace the walls to the rows of plush seating, and it is one of the few environments in OKC that oozes VIP status. The club also has been host to celebrity DJs such as Sugar Ray’s DJ Homicide. Krav Ultra Lounge is equipped with two full service bars, allowing the club to set itself from the rest of the competition. This is definitely something Oklahoma City nightlife has needed. So no matter what you “Krav,” this is the spot to be on Thursday night.
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For years Mickey Mantle’s has provided the best quality in food and wine. Although it is known as one of the most pricey venues downtown, it is definitely worth it. You can’t ask for a more pleasant and helpful wait staff, and their steaks are among the best in the state. The #7 Lounge is Mickey Mantle’s newest addition, and its lush sofas and exquisite wine collection matches that of the steakhouse in class and style. LCD televisions are visible no matter where you sit, so if you’re looking for a quieter, more refined place to sit with colleagues and watch the game, Mickey Mantle’s #7 Lounge is perfect for you. It is also a wonderful place to take business associates or out-of-town guests. The #7 Lounge provides for private parties, and with the smoky glass and curtains that separate you from the rest of the dining room, you and your guests can have the privacy you want. So if you’re looking for sophistication, one of the widest selections of wine in the state, or just simply wanting a fantastic meal, head to Bricktown and visit Mickey Mantle’s #7 Lounge. You won’t be disappointed. Call them for more info at 405.473.2108.
Tapas are small food dishes served with wine, and the Bolero Spanish Grill and Tapas Bar is the best place in Bricktown to get them. Expand your taste buds and savor the unique food experience that Bolero offers. Bolero does a spectacular job of blending Spanish food and drinks with a modern, exciting atmosphere. Bolero is different from other nightclubs. They provide a full menu of entrees, from tasty ensalatas to savory pork tamales. There is most definitely something on their menu that you haven’t tried yet, so if you’re looking for something different, allow the helpful staff guide you to the perfect tapas and wine combo. Bolero is also conveniently located next to Harkins Movie Theater, and they boast that it is the perfect place to grab dinner before a movie and drinks after. One important thing to note: this is a fantastic open-air dining experience, coupled with great drinks; it is not a dance club. You can expect a warm, inviting, and fun atmosphere and a great place to sample new foods. They also provide for parties and special occasions. Check them out at http://www.bolerotapasbar.com
During the afternoons, Dan O’Brien’s is a great pub, and when the sun goes down, the fun continues. Dan O’Brien’s boasts the longest happy hour in Oklahoma City, featuring great drinks for great prices from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., such as their wide selection of domestic and import beer. Dan O’Brien’s happy hour runs seven days a week, and the menu isn’t anything to frown at either. Fill up on the famous $3.50 Happy Hour Half-Pound Cheese burger and fries. You can also stick around after Happy Hour for great live music. Dan’s features live bands and hip DJs six nights a week. So take a break from a busy workday and head to Dan’s to enjoy late-night specials from 9 p.m. to close. The friendly staff and great service make Dan O’ Brien’s a great place to spend time with friends or coworkers. Add pool tables, dartboards, and golden tee arcades, and there is something for everyone. Book your next event and receive a complimentary table reservation!spend time with friends or coworkers. Add pool tables, dartboards, and golden tee arcades, and there is something for everyone. Book your next event and receive a complimentary table reservation!
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By: Jacqueline larocco
Twin Peaks is the ultimate man place! With over fourteen locations across surrounding states, Twin Peaks has quickly become a popular locale, and why not? The food is fantastic. Twin Peaks provides down-to-earth country cooking, from burgers and fries to meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The mountaineer environment and mountain lodge setting is dripping with masculinity, and the extra bonus? You are waited on by the beautiful Twin Peaks girls, giving Hooters a run for their money. Twin Peaks’ motto is, “You’re the MAN!” and they back that up with their unmatched service and atmosphere. They received the 2010 “Hot Concepts!” award from the Nation’s Restaurant News periodical, and they continue to provide top quality dishes, and lots of it. Located on West Memorial, Twin Peaks is one of the greatest places for bachelor parties, get-togethers, or just a guy’s night out. Call them at 405.418.5555 Check them out on their Web site: twinpeaksrestaurant.com
Michael Murphy’s is the home of the dueling pianos! Three professional pianists duke it out on the ivories, and everyone at Michael Murphy’s has one goal in mind— to entertain! Audience participation is encouraged, and Michael Murphy’s provides a much welcome relief from the typical, loud, overcrowded bars. The music is comical, full of talent, and even the wait staff gets involved in the show. They are smoke free inside, but they provide a smoking area outside on the patio. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and the shows run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. This is a great place for a fun yet relaxing atmosphere to enjoy great drinks and hilarious entertainment. Call for private and corporate room buyouts: 405.231.5397
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Moore: 405.703.3DMP Edmond: 405.359.2222
Club Albee is one of the most popular nightclubs in Oklahoma City. Located in the heart of Bricktown, Club Albee is an upscale nightclub and enforces a comfortable but appropriate dress code. Club Albee is the only bar and nightclub in the state that features a hookah and cigar bar. They feature over 350 flavors of hookah! But don’t worry; their helpful staff will guide you through their wide variety of choices to find what is best for you. The music is Top 40, so get ready to rock out and dance to all the latest music with a fun and happy crowd. Club Albee also offers the best VIP services around, ranging from an affordable private room to the Elite VIP limousine service complete with the star treatment and complimentary hookah and champagne. These packages are great for birthday and bachelor/bachelorette parties. So come party with the best of OKC! Call for reservations/questions: 405.601.6655
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Dan McGuinness may be the only authentic Irish Pub in town, or at least the most authentic. It started in—you guessed it—Ireland, and they have kept the interior atmosphere true to how it should be. The newest Dan McGuinness location is in Moore, meaning it’s away from most of the loud and crowded bustle of downtown. Dan McGuinness also has a location in Edmond as well, so there’s sure to be one close to you, and with karaoke Thursdays, it’s sure to be a great time. Their specialties are domestic and imported beers, but they also feature many other drinks as well, and they serve until 2 a.m. This is one of the best places to relax and simply enjoy a beer with friends, and although the menu features several traditional Irish dishes, you can still get a great-tasting prime rib or turkey sandwich.
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XIII X Lounge--formerly Kamp’s--brings a taste of New York City nightlife to Oklahoma City with upscale entertainment and a fun party atmosphere. They have some of the best music and sound equipment around, and they are located near Oklahoma City University, making it the ultimate dance spot for young people wanting to let loose. With modern amenities and flat screen TVs, XIII X Lounge screams sophistication. They are a perfect place for birthday parties and fun wedding receptions, and with seven VIP sections, they are also a great place to host private parties. The large patio and smoke-free interior is unique from most nightclubs, making it an easy place to hang out with friends, relax, and enjoy great drinks.
Sapphire Bar & Lounge is located at 209 Flaming Lips Alley in downtown Oklahoma City. With a great location and hip, urban atmosphere, this Cocktail Lounge is fun choice. They have a good selection of drinks, and their Happy Hour starts with Sangrias at 1 PM. On Thursday nights Sapphire Bar serves $1 Domestics all night. If your looking for something fun on Sunday evenings, try out “Sunset Sundays” at Sapphire. A recent Wimgo review reported: “Sunset Sundays is the sexiest social Oklahoma City has ever seen. Every week young professionals come to Lounge, Listen, Toast, & Groove with exceptional people in an extraordinary space laced with an artful mix of live soul and hip-hop music. When it’s time for you to experience the Sunset, look your best and be ready to ‘say goodbye to last week and hello to the next.’” Check out more about Sapphire Bar at www.facebook.com/sapphire.okc or contact them at 405-602-6800.
The original Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, located in Houston, Texas, was created in 1977 to embody the electric living space of the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes—a character made famous by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In 1995, new ownership took on the challenge of creating and fine-tuning this unique concept. Their vision catapulted that one neighborhood institution into what is now several locations made up of two unique concepts: Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill and 221B Baker St. Pub & Grill (the famed London address of Sherlock Holmes). Without losing sight of the original inspiration, each location remains true to its Sherlockian roots and strives to be unique to the neighborhood in which it resides – inviting all guests to call Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill their “local pub.” The Oklahoma City location is 2701 West Memorial. Baker St. hours are 11:00 am - 2:00 am Monday – Sunday. Contact information: 405-751-1547 / www.bakerstreetpub.com
Belle Isle Brewery recently expanded its role in Oklahoma City nightlife by effectively doubling the space in the Brewpub. Included in this extra 3,000 sq. ft. is a new larger stage, an additional 30 ft. bar, new restrooms, and a new outside entrance into the brewpub from the west parking lot. Located at 50 Penn Place across from Penn Square Mall, the Belle Isle Brewpub offers eight styles of handcrafted beer, local and touring live music every weekend, and the perfect set-up for watching college football and Thunder basketball on the 20-foot big screen (or one of the 15 other large flat screens). Order food until midnight Monday though Saturday. Patrons will be able to enjoy two big screens, 10 large flat screens, four pool tables, shuffleboard, golden tee and darts. Regular specials on cocktails and friendly parking are just a few of the other features making the Belle Isle Brewery a great bar. Try out this local bar and watch a band, catch a game, and wash it all down with a handcrafted pint of the finest beer. For menus, live music schedules, weekly events and specials visit BelleIsleRestaurant.com and follow on Facebook by going to Facebook.com/belle.i.brewery. 405-840-1911 www.belleislerestaurant.com
Cousins Bar & grill jazmo’z
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By: Jacqueline larocco
Nightlife scene in OKC begins at Jazmo’z Bourbon St. Cafe, as a live music venue featuring local blues and jazz musicians and a “happy hour” with half price appetizers and beer specials starting at 9 pm. For over 10 years Jazmo’z has defined itself as the place to get things rolling with its upscale yet relaxed atmosphere and its location in the heart of the Bricktown Entertainment District. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sunday. The latest addition is the bar menu with “insane cocktails”, shots, a large draft beer selection, and a by-the-glass wine list sure to have something for everyone. So bring on the night and laissez les bon temps rouler!
Cousins Bar and Grill has been in Oklahoma City for around twenty-five years, making it one of the most established and most reputable bars around. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but in side is “a little piece of Paradise!” Cousins is a fantastic sports bar with seven flat screen TVs, three pool tables, two dart machines, and a scuffle board. The atmosphere and entertainment provide a nice mix for the wide variety of clientele that frequent the bar and grill, and their food is fabulous! They have lunch specials Monday through Friday from 11:00 till 3:00, but the kitchen is open until midnight for all the late-night snackers. Their imported beer specials and happy hour are what Cousins is known for. Go check them out! 405.840.5053
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By: beth ann mock
Of summer, A look at okc’s micro-festivals Not that long ago it seemed the only hot spots for outdoor music in Oklahoma City were the beautiful Zoo Amphitheater and the many stages at our acclaimed yearly arts festivals. Now that our city is growing both materially and culturally, many monthly micro-festivals have sprung up that always please this time of year. A wide range of local musicians await you at these venues along with a chance to connect with the arts community as a whole. Family friendly arenas, these gatherings feature food, a host of kids activities, and a platform for young local talent of all shades and stripes. Devon Energy is generously sponsoring its Sunday Twilight Concert Series on the Grand Lawn of the newly revamped Myriad Gardens downtown. Bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs with you and lounge to the best sounds around as the sun sets on pretty Oklahoma City. Every Sunday night from 7-8:30pm you can be wowed by Oklahoma’s best performers. Variety act Shortt Dogg has something for everyone to enjoy on August 7th. If funk, blues, and reggae move you, don’t miss the Flatland Travelers on the 14th. Soothing choral music comes on the 21st, and the season winds down with the groovy Latin fusion music of Tekumbe on August 28th. These events are presented in conjunction the Arts Council, which asks only that you not bring pets or glass containers. The Myriad Gardens have only been around since 1988, a long time coming from a 1960’s dream of the famed architect I. M. Pei. The Gardens have just gone through a fabulous refurbishing, housing thousands of plants from six different countries. The Crystal Bridge has been gloriously repaneled by Project 180. The seventeen acres of flora now include restaurants, a dog park, a skating rink, and a 35-foot waterfall. The piece de resistance is of course the new amphitheater, where you’ll be enjoying the sweet sounds of local talent these summer Sundays.
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Live on the Plaza is an art walk extravaganza happening on the second Friday of each month from 7-11pm. August 13th brings live music by DJ Neu and Back to School Style MASCOT at Bad Granny’s Bazaar begins at 8pm. Past performers have included the Shining Lights and the Judges. Don’t miss open mic at Coffy’s Cafe, a roundup of poets and musicians from all over the metro. The sign up sheet is at the counter, so get up there yourself: You can do it! The Plaza District suffered a downturn in the 70’s, but is now the most progressive arts district in Oklahoma City. The Plaza was the first air-conditioned theater in our state when it opened in 1935, and it presently houses our beloved Lyric Theatre. This district is rich with new galleries like DNA and the Convergence Collective Arts Space. You’ll almost always find the rising young star Matt Josef painting away in his studio as well. Atomic Dogs and Big Truck Tacos are fixtures here, so stop by and tap your feet in the street: It’s dinner and a show. We’re all excited about Classen Curve, a sleek and upscale addition to Oklahoma City. On the first Thursdays of August and September from 6-8pm, you can enjoy live music here hosted by the many businesses nestled in the Curve. Past acts have included Oxford Town, the Aguilar Brothers Band, and the Famous Americans. The Sugar Free All Stars will be giving a show on August 13th at 10:30am beside Uptown Kids The shops stay open until 9pm on festival nights, and the retailers offer special bargains and discounts. Food and drink are available for purchase in front of Republic Gastropub and between Steven Giles and Uptown Kids. Come visit Balliet’s, On A Whim, and the upscale fitness studio Barre3 accompanied by a grand soundtrack. Follow Classen on the Curve on Twitter to keep abreast of what they’ll do next.
So6ixaugust2011 By: john graves
Basics: Part one
If you have overwhelming debts, bankruptcy may be one of many options to pursue to get a fresh start to your financial life. The concept of bankruptcy is ancient; Chapter Fifteen of the Book of Deuteronomy is the basis for the modern law. The founders of our country thought bankruptcy protection was important enough that bankruptcy is specifically listed as one of Congress’ jobs in our Constitution. If you have overwhelming debts as the result of job loss, uninsured medical expense, cut in pay, divorce, etc., there is nothing illegal or immoral about accepting the financial fresh start offered by law. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common type of bankruptcy and is the Chapter that most people associate most closely with a “bankruptcy.” In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the person filing a bankruptcy, a debtor, surrenders any paid off non-exempt assets (boats, RVs, Picassos, gold bars) and receive a discharge of all unsecured debts. Prior to filing a bankruptcy, debtors have to show proof that they have completed a credit counseling class. There is another class required prior to finalizing the case. In the Petition and attached schedules filed with the Court, the debtor(s) have to provide: a list of all creditors and the amount and nature of their claims, the source, amount, and frequency of the debtor’s income, a list of all of the debtor’s property, and a detailed list of the debtor’s monthly living expenses, i.e., food, clothing, utilities,
taxes, medicine, etc. Most of the property listed by debtors will also be “exempt.” That means that creditors cannot take the property to pay for debts. In Oklahoma, this includes your homestead, 100 chickens, wages, and a host of other items. Most importantly for most debtors, filing a petition under Chapter 7 “automatically stays” (stops) most collection actions against the debtor or the debtor’s property. This prevents creditors from suing debtors or continuing lawsuits, wage garnishments, or even telephone calls demanding payments. After the filing is completed, in most cases the heavy lifting is over. Between twenty and forty days after the filing, the trustee will schedule a meeting where the debtor(s) have to attend and verify that they didn’t lie in their petition or schedules, that they really are the people that filed the case, that they don’t expect to win the lottery soon, and the creditors have a chance to come and ask questions of the debtors. We’ll be covering other Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code in upcoming articles; if you have any questions about bankruptcy, please call qualified counsel. This is a very complex area of law and not an area where people should try to represent themselves. My law firm is a debt relief agency pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code and we assist people in filing all types of bankruptcies. If we can help, or if you have questions, please let us know.
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Perfecting the Party: Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto In an industry in which success is hard fought and longevity is a rarity, the reinvention of self is an absolute necessity. Internationally renowned DJ and producer, Paul Oakenfold, could easily be considered the reigning king of reinvention and a musical trailblazer that has transcended the hands of time. Recently, Oakenfold and I chatted about life, Las Vegas, and music as we toured through Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino and Resort. The two-time Grammy nominated DJ and producer began his musical career at the age of 16 in London. After DJing in Covent Garden, London throughout the late 1970’s, Oakenfold made the major move to New York City. He soon found himself working for Def Jam and Profile Records as an A&R rep in which he would sign such artists as Salt N’ Pepa and DJ Jazzy Jeff and, then newcomer, Will Smith. After a stint as a promoter and agent for the Beastie Boys and Run D.M.C. throughout the mid-80’s, Oakenfold would find yet another reinvention of self in the most unexpected place. In 1987, he would visit the island of Ibiza to celebrate his birthday. The island is renown for its summer parties and amazing dance following. It would be here that he introduced the world to his nowfamous Balearic trance sound and truly make his mark as a producer. After two decades of producing hits for superstars such as Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, U2, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and many more, Oakenfold made the decision to take his first U.S. residency at Rain nightclub with Planet Perfecto on Saturday nights. Considering Perfecto to be just another event at a nightclub would be an injustice. In a city in which the incredible can appear mundane, Oakenfold says, “The average Vegas clubgoer is spoiled.” With this in mind, he created something that would leave even the most experienced partier in awe and craving more.
Perfecto is far more than just a Saturday night at a nightclub. Aerialists, characters, and planets take you on a dream-like trip. Promoting underground dance music with a show like no other, Oakenfold says, “We take you on a journey through a musical galaxy. We are adding something different to Vegas. It’s more of a show instead of rather than a nightclub playing the same old music. We are focusing on the music, focusing on the show, and giving people far more for their money.” When asked why he chose Las Vegas and Rain as his first U.S. residency over so many other locations, Oakenfold stated, “Vegas is an international destination. It’s the new Ibiza for me. What happens here is the future. ” For more information on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Las Vegas at Rain Nightclub, go to www.perfectovegas.com
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The Keratin Complex Tired of dried out, sun-damaged hair? Want smooth and sexy hair instead for the remainder of the summer? Well, there is a potential solution for you! You can control those locks and make them shiny and beautiful again with the “Keratin Complex” The Keratin Complex has changed the beauty industry because of it really works! You can start with the “Signature” Smoothing Therapy, and then continue to beautify your hair with a complete range of products and styling tools. There are two types of Keratin Services. The first is the “Signature Keratin Smoothing System”. This revolutionary Keratin Treatment reduces up to 95% of frizz and curl for 3-5 months by penetrating the cuticle with natural Keratin. Patented treatment blocks the effects of humidity and leave the hair softer, smoother, and shinier. The protein infused treatment gives your hair the most luxurious feeling and look possible. If you are hesitant about the smoothing system, and you want to first try out the Keratin Complex to see if its right for you, we offer the “Kiss of Keratin Express Blow Out”. This treatment offers the same effects as the “Signature Keratin Treatment” but only lasts for 4-6 weeks. It is best completed immediately following a color service.
The Keratin Complex has led the way in the beauty industry with innovative technology and amazing results. It is no wonder Keratin Complex is now the leading smoothing system around the world! All Keratin Complex treatment and styling products are specially formulated to contain natural keratin protein which rebuilds, restores, and rejuvenates all types of hair. It’s easy, simple, and healthy. No more bad hair days with the Keratin Complex!
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Cosmetic Tattooing: Permanent make-up/Cosmetic Tattooing: Wake Up with make-up
Your face is your brand, or at least part of how you identify yourself and present yourself to the world everyday. Many women don’t feel confident that they look acceptable without their make-up. Some women spend an hour every morning to re-create the masterpiece that is your face. The right foundation, blush, eyeliners, colors, and blending have to be applied masterfully and almost identically each day of your adult life. You feel “bare” without it, and debate whether or not to go to the store without you make-up. What if you could wake up the appearance that you are fully made up? The time you would save everyday alone would be life-changing. That’s what Permanent make up does for people__ it gives convenience, efficiency and a consistent look that gives you the confidence that reflects a fully made-up face.
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What is Permanent make-up? Permanent make-up, also called dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing, is a cosmetic technique that employs tattoos or the permanent pigmentation of the skin, producing a design that mimics or resembles make-up or topically applied cosmetics. Permanent make-up in OKC remains among the most popular aesthetic nonsurgical procedures. The practice of cosmetic tattooing dates back to the 1930’s when vegetable dyes were injected under the top layer of skin as a complexion treatment. Nowadays, Permanent makeup can be used as eyeliner to enhance the lash line or to create an aesthetic contour for the lips. It can recreate the eyebrows which may be diminished or lost due to aging, chemotherapy or alo-
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pecia. It can also be used to enhance the color of the face, lips and eyelids. It can be used to camouflage hypopigmented areas of the skin, including those due to vitiligo and to disguise scars. It can also be used to recreate and restore the breast’s areola and nipple after breast cancer surgery.
more information about permanent make-up and cosmetic tattooing, please visit the www.bodytrendspa.com website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Permanent Make-up Procedure: The Most popular Permanent Make-up procedures are: • Eyeliner • Eyeshadow • Eyebrow enhancement • Lip Liner • Full lip color • Areolar resoration (Free for Breast Cancer surgery patients)
Dr. Harvey Jenkins is a Harvardtrained Orthopedist & Spine specialist, practicing in South Oklahoma City. He is a Wellness Blogger and is also Owner and Medical Director of BodyTrends, the ElectroSpa in OKC. Vann Reece is a Certified Medical Micropigmentologist (CMM) and is owner/ instructor of the Artistic School of Permanent make-up located at BodyTrends South. Vann has performed thousands of Cosmetic tattooing procedure and has trained many of the states practicing micropigmentologists. Each procedures takes about 90 minutes. It begins with reviewing health history to make sure there are no contraindications to the permanent make-up procedure. The make up is then drawn on and the possible colors are reviewed. A tattooing device is used to place the pigment into the skin in the appropriate areas. The swelling after the procedure is done may last 2-4 days. Touch –ups may be required once the swelling has resolved. If you have questions or want
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So6ixaugust2011 By: Angelique Christina
Get Rewarded: The Las Vegas Party Awards The multi-billion dollar Las Vegas nightlife industry often serves as the benchmark that other cities around the world aspire to emulate in terms of nightclub styling and events. Each year, Las Vegas nightlife magnate and former Oklahoman, Jack Colton, hosts the party for all parties— the Las Vegas Party Awards. This event highlights the best-of-the-best annual nightlife events and celebrates the men and women who make them possible. Thousands of votes were cast to select the events that would take home the coveted mirror ball trophies, and we were in Las Vegas at The Bank nightclub to witness the awards ceremonies firsthand. Most-Anticipated: Electric Daisy Carnival. Debuting in 2011, the Las Vegas EDC attracted an estimated 80,000 electronic music fans to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a weekend filled with performances from many of the world’s most sought after DJs. Best Contest: SpyOnVegas.com’s Hot 100. Annually held at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic, this series of events antes up an impressive $100,000 in prizes to the young woman who is voted sexiest of the top 100 in Las Vegas. Most Original Concept: Party Rock Monday’s at Marquee. Hosted by Redfoo of LMFAO, Party Rock transforms Marquee nightclub into an even more high-energy experience as thousands of clubgoers adorn themselves in neon apparel and inflatable zebras to dance the night away. Best Industry Night: The Bank Nightclub. Serving both as event host and honoree, The Bank Nightclub earned their title as Las Vegas’ best Sunday night industry party. Most Popular Local’s Birthday: Kalika Moquin. Turning the tables on who is receiving the birthday gifts, Ms. Moquin provides 30 of her closest friends with custom-made designer corsets and thousands of dollars in personalized gifts. Most-Anticipated Local’s Event: Fight
Club at Hard Rock. Transforming an arena into a professional boxing battle competition amongst friends and rivals who work in the Las Vegas nightlife industry, this annual event is held at Hard Rock Hotel’s The Joint and benefits area dentistry charities. Best Pool Opening: Encore Beach Club. Boasting an impressive $100 Million build cost, Encore Beach Club takes the title for the best annual pool opening because of their regularly beautiful clientele and roster of celebrity guests.
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Be Bright and Bold! Downtown Oklahoma City has come such a long way this past decade. The development of Bricktown with all of the new restaurants, Thunder games, and nightclubs makes our state’s capital a hopping place. Whether you are meeting some friends or going out to party, you always want to dress to impress. Here are some suggestions on what to wear and what NOT to wear when heading out for a night on the town. Nightlife is dark as is, so by wearing summer’s top bright colors like orange, pink, green, and blue you’ll be sure to stand out. These colors aren’t to be minimized to shirts and dresses only. Dress yourself from head to toe. Bold color combos are sure to be spotted at club entrances and bars. Even just playing with color blocking can be great if done correctly. Check out Gucci’s Spring 2011 Collection to see color blocking perfection. If on a lesser budget, you can also find great pieces at AmericanApparel. com. Use color in your skirts, shorts, shoes, and jewelry as well. Ladies, listen up. Thick heels are in, and they’re marking their territory. It’s about time too! Skinny high heels don’t make for easy walking and especially dancing, especially if you choose to have an adult beverage or five. Designer Dries Van Noten has introduced bright colored and fun thick heels for the spring, so make sure to check them out. I even just saw some really cute color blocked heels at Dillard’s. Even though the temperature here has been record-setting hot, sleeveless jackets are making a statement. The tuxedo sleeveless jacket is one of the more popular looks for this upcoming season, especially if you want to dress up your attire for nighttime. The exotic snakeskin pattern has also made its way back into the scene. Snakeskin bags, shoes, and clothing can make you look sexy and feel sexy. Men can even get a snakeskin belt to
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partake in this latest trend. If you’re feeling dangerous, snakeskin is sure to portray the vibe. One of my personal favorites, white, is back. The classic little black dress can now be replaced by a little white dress. A lightly starched white button up shirt untucked with a great pair of shorts is a great look for a guy this summer. White also enhances the tan you’re most likely working on at weekends by the pool or at the lake. Pairing turquoise accessories with white is a fun way to sport this new look, as well as any metallics. If there’s one thing you can keep from this past season, it’s florals. They’re here to stay, at least for now. If you don’t own any of these spring fashion trends, I advise you to make some purchases. If you’re in the trendy scene, you must fit the part. It’s summer, so show some skin. Opt for shorts, skirts, and dresses over pants. And by some skin I mean some; remember to keep a little skin hidden for the imagination. However, if you’re partial to pants, the ‘70s are back and they’ve brought along the flared jeans look. The main thing to remember when going out this summer is to feel good in whatever clothes you choose. Hopefully, I have given you a few tips to keep you at the front of the VIP line and not being overlooked. Above all, don’t forget to rock the OKC nightlife 2011 in style!
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So6ixaugust2011 By: Jessica Miller-Merrell
Should You Crowdsource Your Job Search with Social Media? Crowdsourcing is defined as outsourcing a task typically to a group of people instead of a single individual. And when it comes to social media, crowdsourcing your job search could be an effective solution. Are you willing to take the risk? I saw this great video and blog post from DJ Waldow (@djwaldow) and his Job Search Social Media Experiment, titled #projectawesome on Twitter. DJ was laid off from his marketing and community job at Blue Sky Factory on July 1st, 2011. Like most people when they receive news like this, he had a choice: either do something or do nothing. DJ chose the former. He used his contacts and relationships to create a 4-minute video testimonial that he has posted on his blog as well as YouTube from some of the most influential online marketers and social media thinkers. DJ is being very open with his job search and relying on testimonials and crowd sourcing techniques to fuel interest from employers and elevate his job search. Creative job search tactics have received good press since the recession in 2008. I’ve seen more stories on people who have used billboards, sandwich boards, and even sell themselves on ebay to find work. DJ’s approach fits his industry (marketing and social media) and demonstrates his expertise and credibility not just because of the testimonials, but also because of the quality of edited video that he put together. DJ uses different versions of his resume to appeal to different audiences, while elevating his blog post at the top of search engines — YouTube and slide share. The concept of crowd sourcing your resume is one that I like. It’s smart. It bypasses the traditional long and often frustrating job search and interview evaluation
process. His hope is to reach a company or industry influencer without using an applicant tracking system or working with the first point of contact, usually the HR professional or recruiter. Early case studies like this are interesting because they make use of social media and the micro celebrity in a new and interesting way. The stigma that is sometimes still associated with being laid off by prospective employers is lessened because he is able to demonstrate his own skills in action as an online and social media marketer. The question is: how can you use social media to elevate your job search? Can crowdsourcing tactics help or hurt your job search outside of the social media and marketing industries? Have you built an effective social network community with influencers online who, when the time comes, will share your story and recommend you to their friends and business contacts? Watch DJ’s video and learn more at http://b4j.co/socialcrowd.
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august Events AUGUST 2 Tim McGraw @ Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
AUGUST 3 Stephen Speaks @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Acoustic Wednesdays at the Grandstand Featuring Brittany Roe @ Firelake Grand Casino A Chorus Line @ Civic Center Music Hall
AUGUST 4 Stars @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Banana Seat @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Electric Avenue @ The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City
AUGUST 5 Wayne Newton @ Winstar World Casino Whitesnake @ Lucky Star Casino Events Center-Concho Gatesway Balloon Festival @ Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs-Claremore Stars @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Friday Night Fusion Featuring Mike & The Stingrays @ Firelake Grand Casino Drive-Charles Scott Duo @ Greens Country Club Squad Live @ Oklahoma City Limits Flores Duo @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Avenue @ Tapwerks Travis Wacherly and the Post Okies @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill
AUGUST 6 Rick Springfield @ Winstar World Casino Gary Allan @ Riverwind Casino Born in November @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Steve Crossley-One Man Band @ Red Rock Canyon Grill The JuJu Beans @ Tapwerks Kristen Steer @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill
AUGUST 9 Godsmack @ Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
The Scott Keeton Band @ JJ’s Alley
AUGUST 10 Derek Harris Acoustic @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Acoustic Wednesdays at the Grandstand Featuring Chad Bryant @ Firelake Grand Casino
AUGUST 11 U.S. Rowing Masters National Championship @ Regatta Park Concerts in the Park @ Chisholm Trail Gazebo-Yukon 2 AM @ Red Rock Canyon Grill
AUGUST 12 Martin Lawrence @ Winstar World Casino Professional Bull Riding @ BOK Center 2nd Friday Circuit of Art @ Norman Arts District Squad Live @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Friday Night Fusion Featuring The Allen Williams Band @ Firelake Grand Casino Harp and Lyre @ Conservatory Mark Galloway @ Greens Country Club The Charles Scott Duo @ Nonna’s Matt Blagg @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Banana Seat @ Riverwind Casino Superfreak @ Russell’s Attica State @ Tapwerks South 40 @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill
AUGUST 13 Alice in Chains Unplugged @ Winstar World Casino Professional Bull Riding @ BOK Center Raines @ JJ’s Alley Time Machine @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Elvis-Travis Ledoyt @ Newcastle Gaming Center
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compiled By: Kylee glover Empty Crush Battle of the Bands Finals @ Bora Bora Club Aaron Newman Duo @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Annie Up @ Riverwind Casino Superfreak @ Russell’s Dante & The Hawks @ Tapwerks Cody Jinkens @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill Souled Out @ UCO Jazz Lab
AUGUST 14 Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In @ Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch-Oologah Kraig Parker as Elvis @ Winstar World Casino
AUGUST 17 Big Mouth @ Baker Street Derek Harris Acoustic @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Acoustic Wednesdays at the Grandstand Featuring Wad Cockrill @ Firelake Grand Casino
AUGUST 18 Keith Urban @ BOK Center Concerts in the Park Chisholm Trail Gazebo-Yukon Left Foot Sally @ Chisholm Trail Casino Metal Shop @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Stars @ Red Rock Canyon Grill
AUGUST 19 Superfreak @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House The American Scene and Handguns @ Brass Bell Studio Annie Up @ Firelake Grand Casino Chris Sullivan @ Greens Country Club Stephen Speaks @ Nonna’s Matt Blagg @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Banana Seat @ Russell’s Saints of the State @ Tapwerks
august Events Red River Mudcats @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill
AUGUST 20 The Jetset Kings @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Stephen Speaks @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Squad Live @ Baker Street Stonestreet @ Tapwerks Kevin Pickett @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill
AUGUST 23 The Scott Keeton Band @ JJ’s Alley
AUGUST 24 Squad Live @ Baker Street Steve Crossley-One Man Band @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Acoustic Wednesdays at the Grandstand Featuring Rick Jawnson @ Firelake Grand Casino
AUGUST 25 Jared Sutton @ Chisholm Trail Casino Time Machine @ Red Rock Canyon Grill
AUGUST 26 Warren Peace @ Baker Street Banana Seat @ Firelake Grand Casino Sulley & Sisson @ Greens Country Club Matt Blagg @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Brantley Gilbert @ Riverwind Casino Drive @ Sugar Creek Casino Lemma @ Tapwerks Morris McCann @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill
Drive @ Dan O’Brien’s Public House Superfreak @ Halftime Bar & Grill Electric Avenue @ Oklahoma City Limits Who’s Joe Fazzio @ Red Rock Canyon Grill Squad Live @ Riverwind Casino
AUGUST 28 Sunday Twilight Concert Series Myriad Botanical Gardens
AUGUST 29 WWE Monday Night Raw @ BOK Center
AUGUST 31 Acoustic Wednesdays at the Grandstand Featuring Dustin Prinz @ Firelake Grand Casino
AUGUST 27 The Jetset Kings @ Baker Street
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The August professional of the month is Heather Goldsby. She is a registered dental hygienist currently working at Elite Smiles for Michelle Sanor D.D.S. Heather was born and raised in Edmond, OK. She began working as a dental assistant her freshman year in college to help put herself through school and gain knowledge into the dental field. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. Heather knew after graduating high school that she wanted to earn her degree as a dental hygienist. Heather’s dental hygienist from her youth was the person responsible for pushing Heather into the dental profession. She always spoke very highly about her career and thought Heather would be a great fit for the profession. Heather truly loves her job and takes great pride in treating patients. Her desire to help others and affect healthy change is the number one personal need that is satisfied by her role as a dental hygienist. Her job also allows her to develop long-lasting relationships with her patients. Heather said, “I truly enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level. Getting to know one another personalizes the experience and helps the patient feel comfortable during their appointment.” She also values the flexibility and level of independence that is associated with the profession from number of working days per week to the particular hours worked. A dental hygienist’s job can be complex when you take into account the variety of patients seen on a daily basis. Every patient presents a unique educational opportunity concerning the importance of good oral care. The continual sharing of knowledge is the most important part of her job. Heather said, “As a dental hygienist, I take into account the entire person, not just the mouth. The overall person, personality, and medical history have to be considered. Knowing all I can about a patient helps me to communicate better and make the patient feel more at ease in the chair.” Heather tries to stress the importance of oral health in correlation to overall health. Helping patients to attain more knowledge about their oral health can truly save lives. In the future, Heather hopes that the community, though media and medical doctors, will be more aware of the health complications that can take place if oral care is ignored. “I love my job. I love the people contact and the ability to improve overall health through dental hygiene,” says Heather. Elite Smiles, Dr. Michelle Sanor Office number: 405-418-4999
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The August male professional of the month is Carson Wooster, Managing Partner and Financial Advisor for Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. Modern Woodmen was founded in 1883 and today is one of America’s leading fraternal financial service providers. Modern Woodmen specializes in life insurance, investments, and retirement planning for both individuals and companies. They do that by offering an array of products from life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, stocks and bonds. Serving more than 755 thousand members nationwide and 25,000 Oklahoman’s, Modern Woodmen is able to give back millions to its members and their communities through its fraternal benefits and activities annually. Modern Woodmen gave back nearly $24 million in 2010 and over $600 thousand right here in Oklahoma. Modern Woodmen offers many unique fraternal benefits to its members such as the college scholarship program, fraternal aid fund that provides financial assistance for premium payments in times of hardships, newborn benefits that provide benefits for parents of infants in poor health, orphan benefits that support members children who are orphaned, matching fundraisers by Modern Woodmen for those in need that allow millions in donations annually, and many other benefits and activities. Carson has been with Modern Woodmen for eight years. He has won the Oklahoma Excellence Award, Career Builder Award, GAMA’s Frontline Leader Award, and is a distinguished member of the Century Club, and Managing Partner Round Table. He says that he loves his job. “Not only am I able to help my clients protect their families, build and manage their asset portfolios, but I am able to give back so many great things to the community and clients I serve through Modern Woodmen’s benefits. Carson says that is never too early nor too late to start a plan to build your financial future and protect your family. Carson can be reached at 405-513-7642.
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