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DECEMBER 2011

INSIDE

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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• BREAKING OUT OF THE DOLLHOUSE

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KAYA JONES by Angelique Christina

• AN INTERVIEW WITH THE 8TH WONDER

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DR. ARNOLD KLEIN, PART II by Harvey Jenkins, MD PhD

• RAISE YOUR GLASS

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TO DARINGLY DELICIOUS HOLIDAY DRINKS

• SIX PICKS

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A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER

• IN WITH THE NEW

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by Beth Ann Mock

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• SO6IX PIX

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LITTLE RESOLUTIONS, LARGE LEAPS

DECEMBER 2011

by Beth Ann Mock

photography by Clifton Roberts and Ericka Williams

• OKLAHOMA CITY’S

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• CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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DECEMBER 2011

DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER by Jacqueline Larocco

• PROVIDING CHRISTMAS

• SO6IX PROFESSIONALS 30

FOR FAMILIES IN NEED: CHRISTMAS CONNECTION

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DECEMBER 2011 photography by Clifton Roberts

by Kinsey Crocker

• DESOLATE

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A FASHION PICTORIAL photography by Clifton Roberts

• 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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by Angelique Christina

• GIFTS ON THE GO

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by Johnathan Kayne

• HOROSCOPES

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DECEMBER 2011 by Dadhichi Toth

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LEGAL AND CREDITS

PUBLISHER Jack McBride jack@so6ix.com

PRODUCTION MANAGER Clifton Roberts clifton@so6ix.com

MANAGING EDITOR Whitney Finley whitney@so6ix.com

MARKETING MANAGER Ericka Williams ericka@so6ix.com

DESIGN AND LAYOUT Beals Cunningham Strategic Services

PHOTOGRAPHY Clifton Roberts Ericka Williams

WEBSITE DESIGNER Clifton Roberts

STAFF WRITERS Angelique Christina, Jacqueline Larocco and Beth Ann Mock

ON THE COVER... CLOTHING PROVIDED BY: RETROPOLITAN HAIR & MAKEUP BY: LINDSEY CRNKOVIC OF DK SALON MODEL: VALERIE PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY BY: CLIFTON ROBERTS

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kinsey Crocker, Dr. Harvey Jenkins, Johnathan Kayne and Dadhichi Toth.

FOR ADVERTISING: jack@so6ix.com

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR I recently reread O. Henry’s short story “The Gift

provides his opinion of the gift exchange: “In a last

of the Magi,” and I was reminded of the potential

word to the wise of these days let it be said that of

to demonstrate kindness and love through the “art

all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all

of giving.” O. Henry’s story is set in the early 20th

who give and receive gifts, such as they are

century, and the main characters are Jim and Della,

wisest.” And we are reminded that the spirit of gift

a husband and wife, who search for the perfect gift

giving lies not in the material value of the gift, but

to give to one another for Christmas. The problem

rather in the selflessness of thought out of which

is, neither of them have enough money to buy a

the gift is given.

present. Each of them, unbeknownst to the other,

In this issue of So6ix we provide numerous

sell their most prized possessions in order to

ideas for gift-giving as

purchase a gift for the other. Della sells her long,

well as ideas for festive

beautiful hair in order to buy a platinum chain for

fun with friends and

Jim’s personal treasure, his watch. Ironically, Jim

family. Remember “the

sells his watch in order to buy elegant combs for

art of giving,” and we

Della’s hair—an item she had been admiring for

wish you a blessed and

quite some time. The ironic twist at the story’s

fun holiday season!

conclusion as Jim and Della exchange gifts is simultaneously sad and humorous.

Then the

narrator directs his attention to the reader and

Whitney Finley


SUCCESS

BREAKING OUT OF THE DOLLHOUSE K AYA J O N E S BY Angelique

Proving

Christina average

statement on equality by taking on the song,

cookie-cutter popstar, Kaya Jones has broken out

that

she

is

not

your

“Boyfriend,” when other stars seemingly shied

of the dollhouse and is now showing the world that

away from it. When asked how she felt about

she is a soulful talent worthy of the world’s

taking on such a controversial subject, Kaya

attention. The former Pussycat Doll has embraced

passionately responded, “I’ve heard people say

the lessons learned from the time with the group,

that it’s controversial, and I don’t think it is. It’s a

yet she is discovering a certain sense of happiness

song about love, and love is complicated. In life

in her new found liberation.

things don’t always go the way we want them to

After leaving the Pussycat Dolls, the statuesque

and that’s okay. For me it’s about shedding the light

beauty found herself collaborating with such

on things that happen everyday in the world.

greats as Mick Jagger on “Old Habits Die Hard”

Sometimes your boyfriend falls in love with

and D.J. Regi of Belgium, topping the U.K. charts

someone else whether it be another woman or a

with their single, “Take It Off.” Kaya showed her

man; what’s the big deal?”

passion for the troops by performing on the 2010 USO tour in the deserts of Iraq and then was named the best International Artist on the 2011 Hennessy Artistry Tour in China. Jones’s talent doesn’t stop at music. Her savvy sense of style caught the eye of theLookstore.com. Kaya says, “The Lookstore has established boutiques with a lot of great fashionistas. My boutique includes products that I either use in my everyday life or think you should try to keep a close connection with my fans as to what I use every day that makes me feel beautiful.” Not one to take her rise to fame for granted, Kaya is determined to use her time in the public eye for good. Part of her mission is to promote equality for the Gay and Lesbian Community.

The first single off of the new EP, “Release the

Jones says, “Every human being deserves to be

Energy,” was brought about by the pop sensation’s

loved, receive love, and give love. Love is not

desire to show the world how to express an inner

based on gender but based on the human spirit.”

light, inner star, inner Diva, and inner strength. Kaya

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says, “The inspiration behind me doing this song


was about releasing your inner power and inner strength. Everybody has good and bad in them; it’s up to us to know the difference and make a positive impact in the world.” Aside from conquering the world, what’s next for this blonde bombshell? The former Doll says that we should be on the lookout for a remastered version of “Hollywood Doll,” as well as new videos, a promotional tour for the LP, and the remainder of the Equality Tour. With an equal balance of star quality and being pure of heart, Kaya Jones will make a difference in the world, one note at a time. To

download

“Release

the

Energy” please go to: itunes.apple.com/us/album/ release-ep/id478467966

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SUCCESS

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE 8TH WONDER D R . A R N O L D K L E I N , PA R T I I BY Harvey

Jenkins, MD PhD

I landed that interview on a Saturday Night. I was

Rabbi. He studied Biology at The University of

on Facebook, minding my own business pages,

Pennsylvania and later obtained his Medical

when in the right corner of the page I saw

Degree there. His medical internship was at the

thumbnail with Dr. Klein’s Picture labeled as a

prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.,

“friend recommendation.” I thought “Oh cool, Dr.

and he performed his residency and Chief

‘Arnie’ Klein has a Facebook page.” I clicked the

Residency a UCLA Medical Center. Dr.

thumbnail and submitted the friend request. Within

currently directs the Arnold W Klein Institute of

30 minutes, he accepted. I thought “Arnie’s people

Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly

are totally on top of social media. That can’t really

Hills. Because of his development of the gold

be him behind that profile.” Out of curiosity and

standard techniques for minimally invasive

appreciation, I sent him an Instant Message

injection techniques for Botox, Collagen, and

thanking him and letting him know I was admirer

Restylane

of his work and accomplishments. He messaged

enhancement

back “Thanks, Harvey, I am also an admirer of what

developed with dermal filler, Klein is universally

you do. We should talk.”

considered the Father of Modern Cosmetic

Confused by the comment, I begin to wonder

and

Dermatology.

for and

His

Klein

the

procedure

lip

augmentations

research

and

for

lip he

technique

what he meant by that. I am about as far away from

development led to FDA approval of a number of

a Beverly Hills Celebrity Dermatologist as you can

aesthetic products which have launched a

get. I write for a few national magazines and of

multi-billion dollar industry.

course, So6ix, but I do not have a national

As a Dermatologist specializing in Skin

following by any means. I began to realize that this

Disorders, Dr. Klein found himself at the turning

might be a “cruel,” albeit very funny, hoax. I played

point of history when he became one of the first

along.

After a series of back and forth chat

doctors in LA to diagnose the case of an unusual

messages on Facebook for a couple of hours, he

and rare skin cancer, usually seen only in

offered his home phone number. He wrote “Call

middle-aged men of jewish or Mediterranean

me, we need to talk.” Because it was already 2 AM

descent called Kaposi’s Sarcoma, and tying it to

Oklahoma time, I asked him when would be a good

the newly uncovered syndrome that would be

time for me to call. He said, “Anytime later today.”

known in the future as Acquired Immunodeficiency

The 10 hours it took to get the courage to call

Syndrome (AIDS). In 1985, in his living room, along

that number was spent reviewing the life and work

with his close friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor and

of Dr. Arnold Klein. Dr. Klein was born in Mt.

researcher Dr. Mathilde Krum, PhD, he founded a

Clemens, Michigan, the son of a Jewish Orthodox

new organization called AMFAR, the American

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SUCCESS Foundation for AIDS Research. To date AMFAR has

the “Larry King Interview” shortly after the death of

raised around 300 Million dollars, more than any

Michael Jackson. I introduced myself in case he

other organization of its kind, to support research

did not remember our Facebook chat from a few

and education for the prevention, treatment, and

hours prior. He responded, “Hi, I am Dr Arnold

cure of AIDS.

Klein,” and then he began to spout out a polite

Most people know Dr. Arnold Klein as Michael

resume as if the people he spoke with were

Jackson’s facial aesthetics doctor and as Michael

frequently unfamiliar with his reputation and record

Jackson’s Best friend. After Michael’s Death, a

of accomplishment. He then said, “You are from

great deal of attention was focused on vilifying his

Oklahoma?! I have a few clients I take care of from

role in Michael’s death, all of which has been

Oklahoma,” and he began listing neighborhoods in

proven untrue. Most people are not aware of his

OKC that he thought I may be familiar with.

other Super-clients. He used injectable Dermal

“Oklahoma, Hmmm. Are you familiar with Reba

filler, Juvederm, to minimize the Scar above Halle

McEntire?” he asked.

Berry’s eyebrow and forehead, a potentially

someone would ask someone from Oklahoma that

career-ending injury, after her tragic car accident.

question! I answered, “Yes, I am.” He responded

And then there is Cher, Dolly Parton, and Carrie

back, “She is my next door neighbor. Sweet Lady.”

Fisher, women with high-profiles and personas

I was stunned.

whom he has helped to defy the aging process through

Botox,

filler

injections,

cosmetic

I couldn’t believe that

Come to www.facebook.com/bodytrends for additional details that accompany this story.

dermatology and medical aesthetics. The list of his clientele is as broad as his list of awards and

Dr. Harvey Jenkins is a Harvard-trained

accolades. People come from all over the world to

Orthopedist & Spine specialist, practicing in South

consult with Dr. Klein. People Magazine, in fact, in

Oklahoma City. He is a Wellness

its 2006 Oscar Power Edition called Dr. Arnold

Blogger and is also Owner and

Klein “The ‘Go To’ Guy for Botox.”

Medical Director of BodyTrends,

I nervously dialed the number understanding

the ElectroSpa in OKC and Tulsa.

that it might end up as a joke. The man who

For more info or questions

answered had the same gruff timbre to his voice

contact

that was identical to the voice I remembered from

info@bodytrendspa.com

Dr

Jenkins

at Dr. Harvey Jenkins

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S AT I S FAC T I O N

RAISE YOUR GLASS… T O D A R I N G LY D E L I C I O U S H O L I D A Y D R I N K S It’s always nice to have interesting and tasty drinks for the holidays, and while there are plenty of recipes out there, it’s sometimes a bit iffy to just pick one and go for it. Because let’s face it, while quite a few “good” drink recipes are readily available, we would all prefer to serve something that’s “great” at our parties. In order to find those “great” drink recipes, we went to some of the metro’s

finer

establishments,

Boulevard

GODIVA PUMPKIN MARTINI

Steakhouse and The Martini Lounge. Their expertise mixologist, Candace Leverette, provided us with four “great” drinks for the holidays.

1.5 Ounces Of Vanilla Vodka 1/2 Ounce Godiva White Chocolate 3/4 Ounces Of Pumpkin Puree

Note: In order to achieve that nice, cold, frosty

Splash Of Cream

martini, make sure your drinks are shaken hard. Garnish: a Pirouette rolled wafer. This drink tastes like a favored holiday pie, but it comes with a very nice kick!

THE CHOCOLATE-COVERED CANDY CANE 1 Ounce Baileys Mint Chocolate Liqueur

S'MORES MARTINI

1 Ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur 1/2 Ounce Vodka

1 Ounce Baileys Irish Cream

Splash Of Cream

1.5 Ounces Of Godiva Chocolate Liquer 1 Ounce Vanilla Vodka

Garnish: something fun and festive like a candy

1 Ounce Half-And-Half

cane or a chocolate candy cane from Williams

Garnish: Toasted marshmallow dipped in

Sonoma. This drink will really get your guests in the

chocolate and graham crackers. One sip and your

holiday spirit, and it tastes like a peppermint patty

guests will be drinking to nostalgic memories of

or Andes mint.

roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores.

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BOULEVARD BRANDYÂ ICE Equal Parts Of: Drambuie Brandy Creme De Cocoa Vanilla Bean Ice Cream(volume depends upon how creamy or thick you would like it) Garnish: Fresh grated nutmeg sprinkled on top. This drink is simple and simply delicious.

Special thanks to: Boulevard Steakhouse and The Martini Lounge and their mixologist, Candace Leverette.


S AT I S FAC T I O N

SIX PICKS A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER BY Beth

Ann Mock

instance, puts your family history directly into the hands of those who will build its future. PLAN A SPECIAL DAY OR EVENING Instead of buying a gift for a close friend or a relative you seldom see, plan a day to spend time with them. Check out the numerous things to do

The Christmas season should be a time of joy

in OKC’s Downtown in December featured in this

that reminds us how lucky we are and how dear

issue of So6ix. It’s inexpensive, and the real gift

our friends and family are to us. But it’s also a busy

you’ll be giving is your time. The time shared will

time for everyone, and it can be highly stressful.

be more valuable than any last minute gift.

This year, to alleviate stress, why not attempt to spend less money while and giving more. Sound like an oxymoron? Read on for six ideas that will help spending less while giving more a possibility. OFFER A SERVICE OF PHYSICAL LABOR FOR AN ELDERLY PERSON For special Christmas presentation, you can create a gift card redeemable for something

MAKE A SCRAPBOOK OR AN ALBUM You can do this electronically on a CD, or you can make a physical album. A collection of photos and remembrances that can be enjoyed forever is a gift that gives again each time it’s taken off the shelf. And if you are creating something on a CD, you can add music.

specific that you know would be greatly appreciated by an elderly friend or family member. Try these gift card ideas: 1. One free all house floor cleaning. 2. One free gutter clean. 3. One free yard maintenance day. Doing physical work for an older friend or relative is worth its weight in gold. Physical tasks and chores can be much more demanding for older people, and it is gesture they will remember fondly for a long time.

BAKE A TASTY TREAT, AND SHARE A TREASURED RECIPE The cost is minimal for making a treat, and it costs nothing to create a card spilling the secrets of one of your signature dishes. And it’s guaranteed to make the recipient feel special. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TO A LOCAL CHARITY AS A FAMILY UNIT Contact groups like the Infant Crisis Center, the Jesus House, and the Regional

PASS SOMETHING DOWN TO THE NEXT GENERATION Giving a treasured family item or heirloom to a

Food Bank for information about how you can make this Christmas better for those who are truly

young person in your family, along with a letter explaining its significance to the clan, can create a

doing without.

Try a Google

tradition that will last for generation after

search of local charities with

generation. Wrapping up an antique quilt, for

community service opportunities.

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SELF-HELP

IN WITH THE NEW LITTLE RESOLUTIONS, LARGE LEAPS BY Beth

Ann Mock

Best laid plans for New Year’s resolves often fail because they’re larger than life.

Presenting

CARPE DIEM What do you really want? Maybe it isn’t a new career or a major weight loss. Your pay rate or waist line can’t ever really calculate your actual happiness. It’s what is read in the folds of your heart that works toward genuine contentment. Smile. Relax. Carpe Diem: Seize the day; enjoy each moment to its fullest for none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow or a next month.

As

Deepak Chopra says so eloquently, “As long as the present moment is seen as an obstacle, there can

yourself with an insurmountable improvement, or

be no end to problems.” It can be freeing to

even one that you really won’t enjoy making, can

remembering how much is not under your

be a set up for failure. Small change, in all aspects

complete control.

of life, is more manageable and comes with a FOCUS ON FAMILY

greater chance of success. Chipping away at a goal or task is far more profitable in the long run

Your family is irreplaceable, and whether or not

than trying to make a major, unrealistic stride all at

the thought of family brings about feelings of angst

once. Change is difficult, even if it’s for the better,

or feelings of joy, your family is a permanent fixture

because it’s unfamiliar. Taking things slowly is

that deserves considerate attention. Don’t let the

under-rated. Improving anything takes time and a

everyday grind put relatives on the back burner.

lot of trial and error.

Often it can be easy to forget that today may be

A more judicious use of time can change anyone’s life for the better.

When making

commitments that will involve a chunk of your personal, “me-time,” ask yourself: If I had only six months to live, would I agree to do this? If the

the last day we get. Stay in the present moment, and enjoy the people you love as much as you can right now.

Life would contain little fulfillment

without our family members, be they chosen or biological.

answer is no, you can see right away that your time would be better spent on a challenge that you will

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

truly enjoy.

Count your blessings out loud and often. Yes, TRY SOMETHING NEW JUST ONCE Allow yourself the opportunity to try something new just once. Maybe you’ll enjoy that one yoga

it’s a cliché. Because it’s true. The roof over your head, your sometimes aggravating spouse, and the food on your plate are all

class so much that you’ll want to go often, but

riches that not everyone on the

maybe you won’t. One shot at an activity you’ve

planet is afforded. Making a

been curious about will be adventurous fun if you

list of what is right in your life

don’t pressure yourself to continue with it before

will make you feel like one

you’re even sure whether or not it’s a course of

of the wealthiest people in

action that is well suited for you.

the world.

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SOCIETY

OKLAHOMA CITY’S DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER BY Jacqueline

Larocco

WIMGO HOLIDAYS ON THE CANAL

slopes of snow tubing. This all takes place at the

Who says you can’t enjoy a canal ride in the

RedHawks Field, and the sessions last ninety

middle of winter? In Bricktown, the water taxi rides

minutes. Don’t forget your scarf! This is real snow

last all year long. The canal provides what is

and ice.

probably the best scenic route to see all the colorful lights and holiday decorations adorning

DEVON’S SATURDAYS WITH SANTA

Bricktown—provided mostly by OneMain Financial.

Downtown in December puts the typical mall

And the best part? It’s free to the public. You can’t

Santa to shame with its own display in front of the

beat that for a fun-filled night.

Myriad Gardens. Santa and his helpers will be stationed, and there’s more to it than simply sitting

DEVON ICE RINK

on Santa’s lap. There will be stations for children

The Devon Ice Rink in front of the Myriad

to write letters to Santa, take pictures in an

Gardens will provide icy entertainment for the

enormous sleigh, play in the new children’s park at

whole family. Not only will there be a live DJ on

the Myriad Gardens, and participate in other arts

Friday nights and local radio talents on Saturdays,

and crafts.

but there will also be appearances from local favorites—the OKC Barons, the Thunder Girls, and the OKC Ballet just to name a few. The rink will open November 25 and will end January 1.

AUTOMOBILE ALLEY: LIGHTS ON BROADWAY If you aren’t already familiar with Automobile Alley, it is one of OKC’s historic streets. It once was home to over fifty car dealerships, and today, it now provides great restaurants and stores. For the holidays, Automobile Alley will don more than 130,000 colorful lights, adding even more flare to downtown for the cold winter months. CHESAPEAKE ENERGY SNOW TUBING Who needs theme parks and roller coasters in the winter? For the thrill seekers, Chesapeake is once again offering up the fast speeds and steep 26

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SONIC SEGWAY SANTA Santa is keeping up with the times! If you’re in the mood for a good laugh and perhaps a surprise


SOCIETY giveaway or holiday treat, keep your eyes pealed

SANDRIDGE SANTA RUN

for the Segway Santa. Looking for him but can’t

Some of us like to stay bundled up indoors once

spot him? Check out his Twitter! No really, Santa’s

the temperature drops below sixty, but for the

totally on Twitter now—@downtownokcinc

more athletic and adventurous, OKC is providing a certified 5K run on December 10, and with the Kids’ Dash with Santa running at the same time, it’s sure to be fun for the whole family. Cash prizes will be awarded, so put on your running shoes and brave the cold! Also, the 5K runners who dress up in holiday

costumes

(Santa,

elves,

reindeer,

snowmen, etc.) can participate in the costume contest, also to be accompanied with cash prizes.

OG&E GARDEN LIGHTS AND CRYSTAL BRIDGE Let’s face it—we can’t get enough of Christmas SANDRIDGE CHRISTMAS TREE

lights. Thankfully, OG&E is providing the Garden

What better way to start off the holiday season Lights and Free Crystal Bridge Sundays at the than the lighting of a 32-foot-tall Christmas Tree? If Myriad Botanical Gardens. The Gardens are you’re near the RedHawks field, you’re sure to spot beautiful all year long, but now they are really the lavishly decorated centerpiece for an entire decked out for the holidays, and with free month before Christmas. But this is not just an ordinary Christmas tree light display. Santa and Mayor Cornett will be making an appearance, and during the lighting, there will be lots of free and fun activities, such as face painting, yummy treats, ticket giveaways, and live music, just to name a few.

admission on Sundays (between November 27 and January 1), who wouldn’t go check it out? CHESAPEAKE ENERGY’S “THE CHRISTMAS SHOW” The OKC Philharmonic is well known for great holiday shows, and this year, they plan to impress. so6ix.com | DECEMBER 2011

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SOCIETY Their holiday production this year is aptly named

bracelet to gain all-night access to all the fun

“The Christmas Show,” and it is packed with their

events (available December 5 at local venues such

best talents to share the holiday season with the

as 7-Eleven, Homeland, MidFirst Bank, and

citizens of OKC. The award-winning actress and

Science Museum Oklahoma).

singer, Judy McLane—who happens to perform on Broadway, I might add—will return as the hostess and star of the event.

THE OKC BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER One of the greatest traditions of the holiday season, The Nutcracker, will be performed by the immensely talented OKC Ballet one again this year. This performance has always proved to be a great form of family entertainment, and with the score being played by the equally talented OKC Philharmonic, you are sure to be entertained.

OKC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: FREE MUSEUM SUNDAYS The Oklahoma City museums always offer up great activities and events, but this year for the holidays, they are offering free admission on Sundays. Check out the list below to see the dates for which museums are offering free admission: Sunday, Nov. 27: Oklahoma City Museum of Art American Banjo Museum

Sunday, Dec. 4: American Banjo Museum Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Sunday, Dec. 11: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum OPENING NIGHT 2012 OKC will once again host Opening Night, and all

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

of you are invited! Live music, dancing, and fireworks are just a few of the crazy and exciting

Sunday, Dec. 18:

celebration activities taking place during the

Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma

countdown to the New Year. Get your admission

Heritage Museum

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SOCIETY

PROVIDING CHRISTMAS

are out of their reach,” said Shelley Dutton,

F O R FA M I L I E S I N N E E D : CHRISTMAS CONNECTION

faces of the parents as they get to hand-pick a new

BY Kinsey

executive director of Christmas Connection. Without

Christmas

Connection’s

signature

program, Christmas Shopping Days, many families would not have the opportunity to get Christmas presents for their loved ones. “The joy on the

toy and coat for their child – it’s like a child seeing gifts under the tree on Christmas morning,” said

Crocker Dutton.

Fret, disappointment, hunger, cold, worry –

What started 30 years ago as a seasonal charity

probably not the first words that come to mind

providing needy families with gifts for their loved

when you think of Christmas. But for many, the

ones at Christmas time has developed into a vital

holidays are a time of great burden. Knowing that

service agency that provides support throughout

they can provide no presents for Christmas, some parents ask themselves: “How will my children feel when their classmates ask them what they got for Christmas?” And some parents even wonder how they will keep their children warm knowing their coats no longer fit. That’s where Christmas Connection steps in.

the year. Beyond its title program, Christmas Shopping Days, the Christmas Connection offers programs throughout the year including School Connections, Crisis Relief, General Shopping and Senior Citizen Shopping Days. The Christmas Connection provides school supplies and uniforms to low-income students throughout Oklahoma County through the School

With the help of the community, the Christmas Connection provides necessities to over 8,000 children, adults, and senior citizens each year. For the holidays, many of those families will have the opportunity to “shop” for coats, toys, clothing and gifts items at no charge. The Christmas Connection is modeled after a

Connections program. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about not having required supplies or being picked on for a uniform that doesn’t fit,” said Dutton. “Beyond giving children school uniforms, we want to give them the chance to focus on learning. Currently 48 percent of Oklahoma City Public Schools utilize a school uniform program.

department store allowing the families it serves the

While the uniforms provide multiple benefits in the

dignity to shop for and personally select items that

school structure, children who do not have

fit their own unique taste. Instead of being given a

uniforms are not allowed to attend class.”

hand-out, the Christmas Connection strives to

Backpack Shopping Days are held in July

provide a little bit of normalcy in the lives of families

providing backpacks and school supplies, and

who are otherwise facing difficult, stressful

school uniforms are provided year round with a

situations.

referral. Christmas Connection is one of only three

“These families are living below the poverty

agencies that provides school uniforms at no cost.

level and struggle to put food on their table. A

In addition to children, the organization provides

Christmas present and a warm coat for their child

necessities to senior citizens and families. Families

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SOCIETY are referred to the Crisis Relief program by Red Cross and area Fire Departments.

They can

replace furniture, pots and pans, clothes, bedding,

and coats. Hats, underwear, gloves and socks are also needed in all sizes for children and adults.

towels, and other necessary items needed to

Unlike resale organizations, the Christmas

rebuild their lives after a fire, storm, or other crisis.

Connection’s products are never sold. If items

“When a family falls victim to a crisis such as a

cannot be used or there is a surplus, items are

house fire or tornado, the stress can be

passed along to other nonprofit organizations.

overwhelming – especially when they don’t have

With only two staff members, the organization

insurance or resources to rebuild,” said Dutton.

relies on hundreds of volunteers for labor, such as

“The cost to get into alternate housing is high;

assisting families as they shop, stocking the

families shouldn’t have to worry about paying for

shelves, and picking up donations.

the small things like an alarm clock to get up for school and work.”

Christmas Connection relies on the generosity

Christmas Connection has reached its capacity

of the community and receives no state or federal

with the number of families signed up to participate

funding. All donations are tax deductible. For more

in Christmas Shopping this year, but there is still a

information about Christmas Connection or how to

need for donation. The organization is calling on

help,

the public to help stock the shelves with new toys

www.christmasconnection.org.

please

call

(405)634-2006

or

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2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE BY Angelique

child will be able to expand their mind and be entertained for hours on end. The Kindle can be found on Amazon.com or at your local electronic superstore.

THE CREATIVITY CRUISER For a ride-on toy for your child that’s not only eco-friendly and fun, but stylish as well, the Creativity Cruiser is a must-have for your little one this year. Priced at a reasonable $120, this great toy can be found online at www.giggle.com

Christina

GIFTS FOR CHILDREN XBOX KINECT The Xbox Kinect is a full-body gaming experience where the gamer is the controller. For the kid who wants to actually “be” the game, the Xbox Kinect would be the perfect choice. Priced at around $399.99, the Kinect can be found at numerous electronic superstores.

STOKKE TRIPP TRAP HIGHCHAIR While this gift may be a bit more for the parents than the child in this instance, the Stokke Tripp Trap Highchair has proven itself to be a stylish, useful staple from infancy through childhood! Prices starting at $250, the chair can be ordered online at www.giggle.com

THE BRIO METRO RAILWAY SET

GINGERHAUS® ULTIMATE GINGERBREAD HOUSE KIT

For your little conductors, the Brio Metro Railway

This one-of-kind gingerbread kit will give your

Set is an adorable Holiday pick. With fun figures,

children Holiday memories for years to come! The

tiny trains, and tracks, the set is sure to give your

all-in-one kit includes everything you need to bake,

child hours of entertainment. Priced at $149.99, the

create, and decorate! Priced at a very low $29.95,

wooden train sets are one of the world’s most

the kit can be found at www.surlatable.com

iconic toys. The Brio Train Set can be ordered from Amazon.com or directly from briotrainsets.co.uk

KINDLE

GIFTS FOR TEENS KING BABY/QUEEN BABY JEWELRY Looking for something a little bit different for

Priced from $79-$199, the Amazon Kindle is a

your teen fashionista? How about the King Baby

great gift for your little reader. With the ability to

and Queen Baby Jewelry line? This line features

download numerous books and publications, your

earrings, rings, necklaces, pendants, and custom

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STYLE pieces that your favorite celebs can be found

Fragrance Sampler For Him is just the gift.

wearing in the hottest places. The King Baby and

Containing several fragrances and facial products,

Queen Baby line can be found at Jewelsmith’s in

the set can’t be beat at $50. This stocking stuffer

Oklahoma City or online at kingbabystudio.com

can be found at your local Sephora.

PJ SALVAGE SLIPPER BOOTS

URBAN DECAY LIP GLOSS RING

Just as adorable as they are comfortable, the

This lip gloss ring with three interchangeable

slipper boots from PJ Salvage come in a variety of

colors from Urban Decay is the perfect stocking

designs. Priced at only $46, these trendy slippers

stuffer for the girliest of girlie! Priced at a sweet

will be a wonderful Holiday surprise for your

$50, the lip gloss ring can be found on

favorite teen. They can be found at The Lingerie

www.urbandecay.com

Store in Oklahoma City.

GIFTS FOR ADULTS SID DICKENS MEMORY BLOCKS Are you looking for a new way to say, “I love you” and decorate your home at the same time? Start a Holiday Tradition with a Sid Dickens Memory Block. These artistic creations will quickly create a meaningful visual tradition within your

APPLE IPAD 2 Do you have a teen that is a trendsetter when it comes to gadgets? Well, the Apple iPad 2 could be

home. Priced at around $90, Sid Dickens can be found at Red Chateau in Oklahoma City or online at www.siddickens.com

the answer to your Holiday gift quandary. The newly redesigned iPad is fully equipped with a dual-core A5 chip, two cameras for Facetime and HD video. Starting at only $499, the iPad 2 is the perfect gift for your favorite techy!

SPECK DECORATIVE IPHONE CASES If your teen stays ahead of the techanesta pack,

POLAROID 300 INSTANT CAMERA

then the Speck Decorative iPhone cases will keep

Take it retro with this Polaroid 300 Instant

him/her in style! Featuring several different vintage

Camera. Everything we loved about the instant

inspired style, these cases will not only keep your

pics are back! With four lighting settings and an

teen fashion forward, but keep their iPhone in

auto flash, this fun gift is priced at a cool $79.99! It

working order as well! Priced at around $39.95,

can be found at your local Target or online at

these cases can be found on www.zazzle.com.

www.polaroid.com

SEPHORA DELUXE FRAGRANCE SAMPLER FOR HIM

COACH TRANSATLANTIC FLAP BUSINESS BRIEF

For the teen heartthrob who wants stay

Can’t think of a thing for the executive on the

fragrance fashionable, the Sephora Deluxe

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STYLE Business Brief? The soft leather bag is big enough

for portraits. A private photographer can range

to carry a 15” laptop and everything your on-the-go

anywhere from $100-$700 for sessions and

exec could possibly need. Reasonably priced at

package prices. Check out one of my local favs,

$498, the bag comes in Tobacco and can be found

Karen Moore Studios www.karenmoorestudios.com

on the official Coach website.

ALEXANDER WANG CHUNKY KNIT SCARF NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD CUT-OUT BOOTIES

This chic scarf will not only keep your

These Nicholas Kirkwood Cut-Out Booties are

grandmother, but will also keep her chic as well!

guaranteed to make her smile! Sculptured with a

Adorned with leather pockets, she will absolutely

cut out wedge heel and hidden platform, these

love this trendy winter gift. Priced at around $150,

booties will keep your fashionista in the spotlight.

the scarf can be found on www.theoutnet.com

Priced at a cool $927, they can be found online at nicholaskirkwood.com

PANDORA CHARMS MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS OSTRICH-EMBOSSED SADDLE BAG SCHOOL SATCHEL This new arrival from Michael Kors comes in Electric

Pink

and

Luggage

color.

The

multi-pocketed satchel is the perfect gift for the

Start a Holiday tradition that Grandma won’t forget! Buy her a Pandora charm that she will cherish. Ranging from $95 & up, these lovely charms can be purchased at B.C. Clark Jewelers or at the Pandora location in Penn Square Mall.

woman on the go. Priced at $348, this gorgeous bag can be found on www.michaelkors.com

HEREND DINNERWARE Your grandparents will treasure a traditional

ALEXIS BITTAR MISS HAVISHAM CRYSTAL HINGE CUFF

Herend dinnerware piece this Holiday season.

This gorgeous crystal hinge cuff from Alexis

Appearing in luxury homes since 1826, Herend is

Bittar would make an amazing stocking stuffer for

renown for its quality and beauty alike. Starting at

your favorite girl. The Miss Havisham line is a

$100, it can be found at On a Whim in Classen

fabulous combination of art meets jewelry at its

Curve or online at www.herend.com

finest. Priced at around $195, the cuff can be found online at www.alexisbittar.com or www.nordstrom.com

A DAY AT THE SPA

GIFTS FOR GARANDPARENTS FAMILY PORTRAITS

certificate for a day of relaxation at the spa.

Grandma will jump for joy when she opens a gift

Edmond Spa, Jon’Ric International Medical Spa &

What better way to create memories than to

Salon offers a number of different delightful

capture them with portraits? Give the gift of

packages that are sure to leave anyone feeling

cherished memories by purchasing a gift certificate

more than relaxed. You can purchase a gift

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certificate

in

person

or

online

at

much

you

www.JonRicEdmond.com

TAG HEUER GOLF WATCH Show

Grandpa

exactly

how

appreciate him with the Tag Heuer Golf Watch. The gorgeous comes

quartz

with

a

timepiece rubberband

wristband and is priced at around $1,075. It can be found at your local B.C. Clark Jeweler’s or online at www.tagheuer.com Angelique Christina


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GIFTS ON THE GO BY Johnathan

Kayne

I can’t believe the holidays are already among

a plan, and partnered with a select group of

us, and with the latest technology at our fingertips

suppliers from around the world to create Flaunt.

like iPads and Smartphones, it is easier than ever

Flaunt launched its product line at the Atlanta and

to make those last-minute gift purchases. I always

Dallas Gift and Accessory Market in January 2011,

like to feature up-and-coming designers when I can, and what better way than during the gift giving season. If you have that special lady, mother,

with sales throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Flaunt expanded nationwide this

daughter, wife, sister, or friend who you want to buy

summer and fall with shows in Seattle, Los

something special for but just don’t know what to

Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Columbus,

get, then I have your solution.

Minneapolis, Atlanta and New York. Flaunt is now

I recently met Faith Nicole, designer behind the Flaunt line of handbags, travel bags and accessories. She is passionate,

and

absolutely in love with fashion. When told of her age, many are surprised by her maturity intuitiveness,

Hawaii, Aruba, and the Cayman Islands. Flaunt tries to do many things as a company to help support the community and give the brand of

ambitious, creative, philanthropic

sold in over 500 stores across the nation and in

Flaunt a proper face. Flaunt currently gives a percentage of sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for breast cancer. To now have Flaunt showing up around campus is an important step to building the brand in the community. When you see these handbags in all the various

and

colors, styles, and sizes, your only decision is going

traits

to be which one to buy first. Faith thought of so

not often found in a

many solutions to the issues my sisters and

nineteen-year-old. She is more than just the face

girlfriends have with other brands. Her products

of Flaunt; she is its creative force. “My inspiration

help you organize your life while adding style to

for functional design springs from my love of all

your wardrobe.

things fashion and the necessity of organization in my everyday life,” the young designer said. “I draw from the people around me, research and practical application.” Her company’s motto is “love who you

For more information about the Flaunt line of high

quality

women’s

yet

affordable

accessories

visit

www.flauntfashion.com. Flaunt is are” which sends such a positive message to women. She is also launching her Flaunt fragrance very soon, and let me tell you ladies, it is delicious. At sixteen, she researched the market, created 42

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available locally at The Tulip Tree, Marie’s

Gracie

Ray’s,

and

Market in Moore.

Dara

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HOROSCOPES DECEMBER 2011 BY Dadhichi

Toth

Jupiter, the lucky planet, moves direct on the 26th and until the 30th which gives you a sense that you’re input and hard work this year was worth it after all.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19) Try to resolve your differences with others as this is the last month of the year and you don't want to be taking bad feelings into the Christmas break. You might be finding it hard to let go of past ill feelings with a friend between the 2nd and the 4th. Deep down you want to have that "talk" but may be playing hard-to-get or using mental gymnastics as a way of evading the situation. Demolish the walls; remove the masks; and get real. On your Christmas break, look into your past. You will connect the dots and come up with some new revelation in the last few days of the year. The period of the 28th through the 31st is an enlightening one for you and heralds the start of a new year with a great sense of self.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 18) Resolve differences of style with your boss between the 19th and the 21st. Don’t say too much if you’re dissatisfied with either your workload or the way in which you are being paid. A new contract on the 21st can be brokered if you’re brave enough to say something about it. Use the good cheer and the good will of your boss at this time to extract a good deal for yourself. The Sun enters the quiet zone of your horoscope on the 22nd, indicating a need to slow down in the 3 days leading up to Christmas. Don’t allow others to press your buttons on the 23rd. You’re likely to explode. Maintain that low-key energy. 44

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PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20) December is an excellent period when the Sun traverses the pinnacle, the upper mid-heaven of your horoscope. For this reason, the final month leading up to Christmas should usually be a time of great energy, a sense of success and personal fulfilment. Apart from that your energy and drive should be quite powerful between the 1st and the 5th. You can expect your lover to treat you with the passion that you'd like between the 18th and the 22nd; it is Christmas after all, and everyone is just as busy as you. Don't be so demanding, and wait until the peak of Christmas festivities have subsided before planning snuggly rendezvous. You might be overwhelmed by someone between the 23rd and the 25th. It's not that you don't like them; it is just that you may have too much on your plate and simply don't have the time to entertain them in the way that they want to be entertained.

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 19) The effects of the lunar eclipse and also some of the lunar movements throughout the last month of the year point to fairly significant developments in your work, but more importantly to the the way you see yourself and the way you want to present


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SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21) A breakthrough is likely on the 29th when the Sun conjoins Pluto in your zone of finance and material values. You’ll find yourself in a position of deep understanding, ready to transform yourself for the commencement of a new year. Christmas should be rather exciting this year, with the Sun and Uranus and also Pluto having a primary influence on your activities between the 23rd and the 29th. There are some rather scatty energies associated with Uranus. But this is Christmas time, after all! This frenetic vibe could be accentuated, and you need to take a few deep breaths before rushing out madly to all those social engagements, cocktail parties, and other festive routines.

yourself to the world. This is important as it sets the trend for the coming few years and means that you’ll be working hard to improve your relationships on all fronts of your life. Due to your extra efforts, after the 16th you should feel success of some sort leading up to the festive season. With an added benefit of the triangular relationship between the Sun and Jupiter on the 23rd, I predict a very satisfying and fun-filled Christmas 2011.

TAURUS (APRIL 20 - MAY 20) You’ve reached a turning point in your life, Taurus, and December, being the final month of the year, will bring many things to a head. You will feel within yourself that this is most certainly the completion of a long cycle and the commencement of some very new and exciting times. Mercury goes direct once again after the 14th, so this cycle is also excellent for giving you increased confidence in your own words and abilities to achieve what you set out to do. Mars and the Sun produce a favourable influence around your physical health around the 18th. This too will bolster your physical vitality and confidence for work and greater achievement.

GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 20) At the close of the year, during December, remain flexible even if you wish to maintain your ideals.

You have to slash through constraints this month, and between the 1st and 6th you have the ability to do so. But maintain your cool under pressure as you don’t want to get others offside, especially knowing that people’s tempers flare up a lot more readily just before Christmas. Mars is in conflict with some of your cultural desires, and those in your environment may not be amenable to what you request between the 11th and the 15th. Fortunately, after the 14th, Mercury moves in its direct motion, allowing you to move forward, in full control and armed with all the correct facts.

CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22) You have excellent opportunities as far as your love life is concerned, and December is an important month due to the presence of Venus in the marital zone of your horoscope. Passion should abound, and if marriage or at least engagement has been something in the back of your mind, the impulse to practically do something about this is very strong this month, especially after the lunar eclipse of the 11th. From the 20th to the 25th, it's a time of speaking clearly and asking for what you want. Surprise your boss and ask him or her for a pay raise or perhaps a promotion. The worst that can happen is that you’re told "no." But you'll be surprised, and it's not likely, due to the extraordinary vibrations of Jupiter in the last week of December. Good luck Cancer! so6ix.com | DECEMBER 2011

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LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22) This is the last month of the year, and the entry of Venus into your marital sector is a wonderful note on which to complete 2011. There may be late proposals, engagements, and wedding invitations or perhaps some final fulfilment or desire granted

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22) Jupiter completes 2011 in your zone of work with Uranus, and both of these being in retrogression indicate just a little more work necessary to tie up loose ends before the year concludes. You will feel good about your financial position, and your drive and physical vitality should also be strong due to Mars’s strong ambition.

from the one whom you love. This transit is exceptionally friendly and loving, so after the 20th much of what you’ve been aspiring to throughout the year is likely to come to fruition. Courage and earnestness are the key words after

The lunar eclipse on the 21st is a powerful testimony of just how spiritual your insights may be this year. At the closing end of 2010, you are likely to have some more aspirations triggered, and this could come through some mentoring or connection who you would least expect.

the 23rd. Use grit and determination to make some valuable contributions to your workplace and your community. Social work and donations and other charitable

activities

have

karmic

benefits

financially.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22) The lunar eclipse on the 10th occurs in your career sector. This is an important period for reappraising your professional direction, settling old scores, and talking with your employer about changes that may be affecting the way that you feel. There's no point talking to co-workers if there's some administrative problem, some bungling, or inequities occurring in your work place. You must address that particularly before the 20th when Venus moves to the 6th zone of work habits and

your

professional

environment.

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Finances are excellent around the 8th to the 10th, but try to seek a balance between your desires and what you can afford. This may be difficult with Christmas always demanding we buy bigger and better gifts for everyone else.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 21) - At the end of the day, 2011 should be a successful year for you, offering you many new insights into your personal and professional activities. The added bonus you have is of course from the influence of some of the spiritual energies, which will lift your self-awareness, bringing you a greater peace of mind. Take advantage in particular of the opportunity to travel and enjoy the company of friends afar. The final few days of the month indicate your desire to travel and enjoy. If you can’t actually travel, then make the effort to contact those people you haven’t communicated with in a while. You’ll gain a great deal of pleasure from communication as the year comes to a close. A stroke of good luck between the 23rd and the 29th is a perfect end to your financial and professional year.


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DECEMBER 16 COMMODORES & KOOL AND THE GANG LUCKY STAR CASINO CONCHO

DECEMBER 31 FLAMING LIPS COCA-COLA BRICKTOWN EVENT CENTER OKC

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DECEMBER 17 BRANDON CLARK BAND TOBY KEITH'S BAR & GRILL OKC REIDO BELLE ISLE BREWERY OKC DANTE & THE HAWKS TAPWERKS OKC JIM THE ELEPHANT BAKER STREET OKC

PIANIST- GRANT STEVENS SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC REPLAY DAN O'BRIEN'S PUBLIC HOUSE OKC SHOCK RUSSELL'S OKC STEPHEN SPEAKS NONNA'S OKC

DECEMBER 20 PIANIST- GARY JOHNSON SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC

DECEMBER 21 THE WEATHERMEN BAKER ST OKC

DECEMBER 22 LEGACY (REUNION SHOW) BELLE ISLE BREWERY OKC

DECEMBER 23 JARED SUTTON TOBY KEITH'S BAR & GRILL OKC GROUNDWORK MARTINI LOUNGE EDMOND MARK GALLOWAY GREENS COUNTRY CLUB OKC PIANIST- CHRISTIAN PEARSON SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC PIANIST- CHUCK WHETSTONE SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC SOULED OUT UCO JAZZ LAB EDMOND SQUADLIVE RUSSELL'S OKC STARS DAN O'BRIEN'S PUBLIC HOUSE OKC THE SELLOUTS BAKER STREET OKC THE SUSPECTS TAPWERKS OKC

PIANIST- GRANT STEVENS SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC

DECEMBER 27 PIANIST- DAVID MORRIS SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC

DECEMBER 28 100 BONES BAND BAKER STREET OKC PIANIST- MARK VOLLERTSEN SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC

DECEMBER 29 WADE TOWER SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC

DECEMBER 30 2AM BAKER STREET OKC ELECTRIC AVENUE DAN O'BRIEN'S PUBLIC HOUSE OKC FULL CIRCLE RIVERWIND CASINO NORMAN JASON STRINGFELLOW TOBY KEITH'S BAR & GRILL OKC MATT BLAGG GREENS COUNTRY CLUB OKC PIANIST- CHRISTIAN PEARSON SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC

DECEMBER 24 ELECTRIC AVENUE BAKER STREET OKC

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PIANIST- CHUCK WHETSTONE SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKC SAINTS OF STATE TAPWERKS OKC STEPHEN SPEAKS NONNA'S OKC

DECEMBER 31 100 BONES BAND TAPWERKS OKC THE NON WITH DEFINING TIMES & MACHINE BELLE ISLE BREWERY OKC AVENUE DAN O'BRIEN'S PUBLIC HOUSE OKC CROSSLAND BAKER STREET OKC OKC ELECTRIC AVENUE RIVERWIND CASINO NORMAN KYLE EARHART & THE LOWER 40 TOBY KEITH'S BAR & GRILL OKC MIX TAPE SOONER LEGENDS INN & SUITES NORMAN STAT BAND OTHELLO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & BAR NORMAN SUPERFREAK RIVERWIND CASINO NORMAN

DECEMBER 9TH TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY NEW YEAR'S EVE THE SITTER YOUNG ADULT W.E. I MELT WITH YOU

DECEMBER 16 THE IRON LADY SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED CARNAGE CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL

MOVIES

OUTRAGE ANSWERS TO NOTHING SHAME KINYARWANDA PASTORELA

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DECEMBER 21

BOYS RANCH TWON DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 5100 SE 33RD ST EDMOND FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK PASEO ARTS DISTRICT OKC

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN MISSION IMPOSSIBLE- GHOST PROTOCOL

DECEMBER 8

DECEMBER 23 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO WE BOUGHT A ZOO IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY

DECEMBER 25 EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE THE DARKEST HOUR WAR HOUSE

DECEMBER 28 PARIAH

DECEMBER 30 A SEPARATION

EVENTS

DECEMBER 1

DECEMBER 2

POLLARD THEATRE PRESENTS: A TERRITORIAL CHRISTMAS CAROL THE POLLARD THEATRE GUTHRIE DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER DOWNTOWN OKC JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM FOREST HILL CHRISTIAN CHURCH OKC

MIDWEST CITY HOLIDAY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR JOE B BARNES REGIONAL PARK MIDWEST CITY CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK YUKON CITY PARK, FREEDOM TRAIL & CHISHOLM TRAIL PARKS YUKON CHICKASHA FESITVAL OF LIGHT SHANNON SPRING PARK CHICKASHA CHICKASHA PARADE OF LIGHTS 100 CHICKASHA AVE CHICKASHA HOLIDAY ICE SKATING FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE EDMOND TERRITORIAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION HISTORIC DISTRICT DOWNTOWN GUTHRIE

PURCELL PARADE OF LIGHTS MAIN ST PURCELL DIRTY SANTA CHRISTMAS PARTY KRAV/CITYWALK OKC

DECEMBER 9 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART NORMAN ARTS DISTRICT NORMAN LIVE ON THE PLAZA PLAZA ARTS DISTRICT OKC LYRIC THEATRE PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL LYRIC AT THE PLAZA OKC OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL OKC

DECEMBER 10 5K NIGHTLIGHT RUN JOE B BARNES REGIONAL PARK MIDWEST CITY DELUXE INDIE CRAFT BAZAAR OKLAHOMA STATE FAIRGROUNDS OKC

DECEMBER 11 HYPE CITYWALK OKC

DECEMBER 15 CITY OF YUKON PRESENTS “SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” YUKON FINE ARTS CENTER YUKON


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OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL OKC

DECEMBER 4

SO6IX TACKY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PUB CRAWL pubcrawl@so6ix.com OKC

OU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. OHIO STATE LLYOD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN OSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. LANGSTON GALLAGHER-IBA ARENA STILLWATER

DECEMBER 18

DECEMBER 8

DECEMBER 17

HYPE CITYWALK OKC

DECEMBER 31 OPENING NIGHT DOWNTOWN OKC

OU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ORAL ROBERTS LLYOD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN OSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MISSOURI STATE GALLAGHER-IBA ARENA STILLWATER

DECEMBER 9 OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS VS. PEORIA RIVERMEN COX CONVENTION CENTER OKC

SPORTS

DECEMBER 2

OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS VS. SAN ANTONIO RAMMPAGE COX CONVENTION CENTER OKC OU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. SACRAMENTO STATE LLYOD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN

DECEMBER 3 OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS VS. OKLAHOMA SOONERS BOONE PICKENS STADIUM STILLWATER

DECEMBER 10 OU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ARKANSAS LLOYD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN

DECEMBER 11 OU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MILWAUKEE LLYOD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN

DECEMBER 17 OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS VS. HOUSTON AEROS COX CONVENTION CENTER OKC

OSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. NEW MEXICO CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA OKC

DECEMBER 18 OSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN GALLAGHER-IBA ARENA STILLWATER

DECEMBER 21 OU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LLOYD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN

DECEMBER 22 OSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF GALLAGHER-IBA ARENA STILLWATER

DECEMBER 27 OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS VS. ROCHESTER AMERICANS COX CONVENTION CENTER OKC

DECEMBER 28 OU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. TCU LLYOD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN

DECEMBER 31 OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS VS. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE COX CONVENTION CENTER OKC OU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE LLOYD NOBLE CENTER NORMAN


SO6IX PROFESSIONALS

LAUREN SCHWARTZ Lauren

Schwartz

is

an

Oklahoma

City

native. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Central Oklahoma in business administration.  Upon graduating, she received the distinguished

service

graduate

award

for

completing over 500 volunteer hours throughout the Oklahoma City and Edmond area. Lauren now serves as the event coordinator and development assistant for Allied Arts, where she is responsible

for

planning

and

coordinating

fundraising, development, and donor events for the organization. Allied Arts, similar in structure to the United Way, supports many arts organizations in Central Oklahoma.  Allied Arts raises awareness of the arts, promotes arts education, and mobilizes support for arts and cultural organizations.  Funds raised by Allied Arts impact Central Oklahoma’s cultural community, ensuring tools and resources to a variety of arts organizations in effort to enhance the community’s quality of life.  "It's so rewarding to be a part of an organization that is doing so many great things for our community," said Lauren.  "I get to work with great people who are really focused on making a difference in Central Oklahoma." As part of her role with Allied Arts, Lauren is helping

to

coordinate

this

year’s

ARTini

event.   ARTini, hosted by Catalyst, Allied Arts young professionals group, is one of Oklahoma City’s most popular arts fundraising events and Oklahoma’s largest martini tasting event.    This year’s ARTini will be held on April 20, 2012 at the OKC Farmers Public Market.  Tickets are $65, and all proceeds benefit Allied Arts. 58

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SO6IX PROFESSIONALS

JUSTIN RUSH Justin Rush was born and raised in the Oklahoma City Metro area. He currently works in the

IT

Industry

as

an

Applications

Developer/Analyst for Chesapeake Energy. Prior to coming to Chesapeake, Justin gained valuable technical knowledge and business experience at many of the metro’s top software companies such as a la mode, inc. and Teleflora.

Justin is very active in the Oklahoma City community. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Christmas Connection. (Read our article in this issue featuring the Christmas Connection to learn more about the service it provides for Oklahomans in need.) Justin is also is the chairperson for Christmas Connections Communications Committee, and he served as co-Chairmen for the group’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

and

Fundraiser

this

past

September. Some of the other organizations Justin has worked with are Rebuilding Together, The Salvation Army, and The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner. Justin is also a current member of YPE (Young

Professionals

in

Energy.)

Though

Chesapeake Energy Justin also mentors at Horace Mann elementary and is currently on his third school term of mentoring.

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