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 THE TULSA WORLD’S ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE T U L S AWO R L D.CO M / W E E K E N D

RUN WALK RIDE Whether you prefer to exercise on foot or on a bike, take a look inside at some of the best outdoor places in Tulsa to stay in shape


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TULSA WORLD • APRIL 21, 2011

5 questions with Jack Wing

‘THE VOICE’ OF THE TULSA RUN

WEEKEND

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Features HEATING UP Compadre’s Mexican Grill & Cantina started in a tiny convenience store in Broken Arrow, and the owners haven’t looked back. Scott Cherry stopped in recently to try the food that has made this local chain such a success. Page 5. MATT BARNARD/ Tulsa World

Jack Wing is enjoying an active lifestyle again after beating cancer. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World file

BY KIM BROWN

World Scene Writer

C

ancer interrupted Jack Wing’s 32-year tenure as “the voice” of the Tulsa Run. But he has recovered, and he’s got cabin fever. After battling cancer — he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009 — he’s looking forward to a hospital-free spring. The longtime announcer for the Tulsa Run says that though he’s no longer running (the cancer caused bones in his back to break), he’s still working up a sweat around town. Kim Brown 918-581-8474

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kim.brown@tulsaworld.com

What have you been up to lately?

I’m doing fantastic. I saw my oncologist a couple of weeks ago, and he said, “I don’t want to see you for a year.” My hair is back, and it’s curly — I’ve never had curly hair. It’s a totally different look, but it has come back the same color. And my beard’s back, too.

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Have you been exercising?

I’ve been working out five days a week, an hour and a half each pop. My running days are over, but that’s OK. I had running for many, many years, and I don’t regret it. I do the treadmill, elliptical, hand crank and some spinning. And every other day I do a round of weights. I lost every muscle in my body — I went down to 164 pounds when I had cancer, and I’m back to 173. There’s no question that it’s very important to keep yourself in good physical and mental shape. Get out there and sweat.

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What are some of your favorite places to be outside in Tulsa? I live right on Riverside Drive,

so I walk out the front door and we’re on the (River Parks) trail. My wife is a marathoner, and when she goes to run, I ride my bike with her. When she’s in marathon training, she pumps it up to 18 miles, and I go along with her and one of her girlfriends with a backpack carrying their water. They call me Backpack Jack.

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Do you ride your bike on your own? Yes, last week my goal was to ride up the hill to Turkey Mountain and back — it’s 13 miles round-trip. And I did it. It’s a good bike ride, it gives you that big hill on Turkey Mountain.

STILL ROCKING

DAYS GONE BY

‘RISEN’

George Thorogood makes his way to the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Friday. Jason Ashley Wright spent a few minutes talking to him about his latest album and why his music has been so enduring. Page 9.

Arnold’s Hamburgers in west Tulsa harkens back to the ’50s, with its jukebox, Elvis prints and neon signs. But it’s the burgers and shakes that keep families coming back year after year.

For many, it wouldn’t feel like Easter without a visit to Victory Christian for its annual production. This year, “Risen,” will include a multimedia component and an elaborate set.

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What else... Tix on 6 At the movies

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Jake’s Cafe Restaurant news

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Jenks Herb & Plant Festival On TV

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What are you plans with the Tulsa Run this year? I’m going to be on the microphone at the start and finish line. Last year was the first I missed in 32 years — it was hard not to do it. This year I plan on being up on scaffolding at the start and finish. You meet so many great people. If I hadn’t had so many people praying for me, I don’t know. … I was very blessed.

GET OUTSIDE AND GET MOVING We’ve tracked down the best walking, running and biking trails in Tulsa. Page 12.

CONTACT US Ashley Parrish, Weekend Editor ...........918-581-8318 ashley.parrish@tulsaworld.com scene@tulsaworld.com

TO ADVERTISE IN THIS MAGAZINE, CALL 918-581-8510


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Put on your boots and kick up your heels! We’re rocking Green Country this spring with Osage Country Jam free outdoor concerts. Join the fun as some of Oklahoma’s best local talent takes the stage.

6 pm “santa Fe” acoustic duo 7:30 pm 60 west 9 pm hell or high water

9 pm cody canada and The departed Gates open at 7pm. Must be 18 to attend. Ticket required. For tickets, visit the Bartlesville Players Club or call the Osage Event Center in Tulsa at (918) 699-7667.

Gates open at 5pm. All ages welcome unless otherwise noted. Bring your own chairs. No outside coolers, food or drinks allowed. For more information visit milliondollarelm.com.

6 pm iron country 7:30 pm muskogee’s wild card Band 9 pm Black water Band

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BY SCOTT CHERRY  | World Scene Writer, 918-581-8463 | scott.cherry@tulsaworld.com

Jeremiah Lindsey, who owns Compadre’s Mexican Grill & Cantina with his brother Joe, relaxes in their newest restaurant, located between Broken Arrow and Coweta.

Tex-Mex eatery discovers elusive recipe for success

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T IS DIFFICULT to put your finger on why brothers Jeremiah and Joe Lindsey have shown a magic touch with their Compadre’s Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurants.

They stress customer service, but so do many restaurants, successful or not. The food is solid Tex-Mex, good but not extraordinary. The $2.99 margaritas are a draw, but nothing that would make or break a business. Maybe it is a combination of those things, or something more mysterious, but whatever, it must be more than just good luck that their restaurants have thrived since they converted on old convenience store into their first Compadre’s at 101st Street and 145th East Avenue in Broken Arrow. That was in 2005, and the place has been packed ever since. In 2006, they opened an Owasso location, last year they took over a former Mexicali Border Cafe spot on the hill at 71st Street and Sheridan Road, and a couple of weeks ago they opened their newest restaurant at Oklahoma 51 and Oneta Road, in a new shopping center roughly between Broken Arrow and Coweta. In a couple of months, the original store will move a few yards west into a new shopping center on 101st

COMPADRE’S MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 24188 E. Oklahoma 51, Broken Arrow 918-574-2667 Food ••• Atmosphere ••• Service ••• (on a scale of 0 to 4 stars) 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; accepts all major credit cards.

Street. “For sure our first store took off better than expected,” Jeremiah Lindsey said. “We knew we had a good product, but we did grow quicker than we thought we would.” The original store should be the plushest of the four when it moves, but we decided to go ahead and check out the new Compadre’s at Oneta Road. The Compadre’s Dinner ($8.99) has been a staple item since the first restaurant opened, and it still is a tasty choice. It includes a mix of grilled steak, bacon, sausage, onions, green peppers and tomatoes, served with rice, beans and warm tortillas. Another signature dish, the Compadre’s salad ($8.99), features a bed of romaine lettuce topped with fajita chicken or shrimp (we chose the latter) and pepperjack cheese, and gar-

The Compadres Dinner (foreground) has been a staple since the first restaurant opened, and the newest location for the eatery also offers $2.99 margaritas.  Photos by MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

nished with slices of fresh avocado and thick, house-made potato chips. It came with an avocado ranch dressing on the side. Except for some black spots on the avocado, the salad was fresh and flavorful and included at least a dozen small shrimp. The Burrito de la Casa ($8.49) was a monster, a foot-long tortilla filled with beans, shredded cheese and beef, then topped with creamy, somewhat salty white queso, sour cream, guacamole and jalapenos. The guacamole had bits of cilantro, onion and tomato. The complimentary salsa was thin, peppery and a bit spicy. Better was a warm roasted salsa that was milder but more flavorful with cilantro, olives, tomato chunks, green peppers and pepper seeds. We shared a flan ($3.25) that had a smooth texture and nice caramel taste. I preferred it without the

THE SPECIALS

Monday — half off meal with one of equal value (dine-in only). Tuesday — a free kid’s meal with each adult dinner. Wednesday — enchiladas $5.39 (dine-in or carry-out). Thursday — fajitas for two with queso and two margaritas $19.99. whipped topping, which had an off flavor. Compadre’s has an extensive menu with a wide variety of fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, regional entrees, seafood and burritos. A lunch menu has 10 items for $5.95 to $9.35. The restaurant has two dining areas and a separate bar room. The basic house margarita is $2.99 ($4.99 with Patron), and a 32-ouncer, served in a giant cocktail glass, is $6.99. Our server, Jesse, was efficient and informative.


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////Your ticket index //////////////////////////////////////////////

TIX ON 6

Look here each week for information on tickets and event times and locations. Shows will be added as ticket announcements are made.

LOCATIONS

Area theaters, museums, casinos and concert halls.

BOK CENTER

Luke Bryan, Saturday. Doors open at

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, 7:30 p.m. April 28. $75. Foo Fighters, 7:30 p.m. May 17.

Bowling for Soup, April 28, Doors

Josh Groban, 8 p.m. May 20. $75,

Social Distortion, April 29, Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. $35.

$25-$49.50.

$95.

Widespread Panic, 8 p.m. June 19. $35.

Venues BOK Center ................................................866-726-5287 200 S. Denver Ave., tulsaworld.com/bok

Brady Theater ........................................... 918-582-7239 105 W. Brady St., tulsaworld.com/brady

Cain’s Ballroom ....................................... 918-584-2306 423 N. Main St., tulsaworld.com/cains

New Kids on the BlockBackstreet Boys, 7:30 p.m. July 17. $31.50-$91.50

Def Leppard, 7:30 p.m. July 19.

$35-$125.

Mabee Center ..........................................918-495-6000

$27-$61.50.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center ................918-596-7111 110 E. Second St., tulsaworld.com/mytix

Museums Gilcrease Museum ...................................918-596-2700 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road , tulsaworld.com/gilcrease

open at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. $20.

Slightly Stoopid, April 30, Doors

open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. $19 plus fees for advance tickets, $24 plus fees at the door.

Flogging Molly, May 2, Doors open Wilco, May 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

Professional Bull Riding, 8

Living Arts of Tulsa ..................................918-585-1234 7777 S. Lewis Ave., tulsaworld.com/mabee

7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. $34.

p.m. Aug. 12; 7 p.m. Aug. 13. $12-$102.

307 E. Brady St., tulsaworld.com/livingarts

Keith Urban, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

Lucinda Williams, May 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. $29.

Taylor Swift, 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $27-

BRADY THEATER

Plies and Paul Wall, 7 p.m. May

7. $23-$43.

Thomas & Friends Live on Stage, “Thomas Saves the Day,” Pavilion. April 30-May 1. $16-$35.

OK Play! Children’s Expo,

GILCREASE MUSEUM Home Lands: How Women Made the West, through May 15. America: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Nation,

Ke$ha, Monday. Doors open at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art .... 918-492-1818

Steely Dan, July 12. Doors open at 7

Antiques Roadshow, July 23. Ticket lottery applicants can check pbs. org/antiques starting May 6.

open at 7 p.m. $57.50-$77.50.

2021 E. 71st St., tulsaworld.com/jewishmuseum

p.m. SOLD OUT.

Casinos

Earth Wind and Fire, May 20,

Osage Million Dollar Elm ....................... 918-699-7777 951 W. 36th St. North, tulsaworld.com/milliondollarelm

River Spirit Casino ....................................918-299-8518 8330 Riverside Parkway, tulsaworld.com/riverspirit

Center. April 30-May 1.

CONVENTION CENTER

The Moody Blues, May 3. Doors

777 S. Cherokee St., Catoosa , tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino

Metcalf Gun Show, Exchange

$71.50.

Philbrook Museum of Art ........................918-749-7941

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino .................... 918-384-7800

Luke Bryan sold out Cain’s for his show Saturday. Courtesy

Ninth-annual ’80s Prom,

May 13. 8 p.m. $17.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 18-19. Free. $5 for “Bounce Zone.”

2727 S. Rockford Road, tulsaworld.com/philbrook

tulsaworld.com/weekend

Doors open at 7 p.m. $47.50-$65.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt,

June 24, Doors open at 7 p.m. $45-$64.

EXPO SQUARE Great Southwest Home Show, QuikTrip Center. April 28

through May 1.

CAIN’S BALLROOM Umphrey’s McGee, Thursday.

Doors open at 7 p.m. $19.

through Jan. 2.

Tulsa Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Exchange Center.

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TULSA George Thorogood, 8 p.m. Friday. $45-$55.

The Oak Ridge Boys, 7:30 p.m.

April 28. $35-$45.

Home Lands How women made tHe west Through May 15

This dynamic, interactive exhibition celebrates the spirit of women of the West and their central role as builders of home and community – presenting a complex tale of competing visions about tradition and modernity, practicality and spirituality. organized by tHe autry nationaL Center, Los angeLes

Home Lands is generously supported by Cam and Peter Starret, Ernst & Young, Eastman Kodak Company, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Unified Grocers, Wells Fargo, KCET and the Friends of the Autry.

Gilcrease MuseuM a university of Tulsa/city of Tulsa Partnership

1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road • (918) 596-2700 • gilcrease.utulsa.edu • TU is an EEO/AA institution.

Elizabeth (Buff) Elting (United States, born 1953), Where the Sea Used to Be, 2004. Oil on canvas. Museum of the American West, Autry National Center; 2006.4.1


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////Your ticket index ////////////////////////////////////////////// Craig Ferguson, 8 p.m. April

30. $50-$65.

Blake Shelton, 8 p.m. May 6. $55-$65.

Xtreme Fight Night, May

13, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $41$101. Must be 21 and older.

PHILBROOK MUSEUM Typeface: Tapping Tradition for Innovation, 5:30

p.m. Thursday. Free with admission.

BookSmart Tulsa, “Genius, Madness and Murder,” 6:30 p.m. April 28 at Mabee Lobby. Free with admission.

TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Tulsa Ballet: “Creations in Studio K,” 7 p.m. April 29,

May 4-6; 2 and 7 p.m. April 30 and May 7; 2 p.m. May 1 and May 8, Studio K, 1212 E. 45th Place. 918749-6006.

Swimming in the Shallows, 8 p.m. April 28-30; 2 p.m.

May 1; 8 p.m. May 5-7; 2 p.m. May 8, Charles E. Norman Theatre. $20.

Tulsa Opera: Norma,

7:30 p.m. April 30 and May 6; 2:30 p.m. May 8, Chapman Music Hall. $10-$98.

Family event, Reuse, Recycle,

Artbike 2011, PAC Gallery,

The Adkins Collection,

TULSA DRILLERS HOME SERIES

Remix, 2 p.m. April 30. Free with admission.

Native American and Southwestern paintings, pottery, baskets and jewelry, through May 22.

RIVER SPIRIT CASINO The Fab Four, Beatles tribute band. 7 p.m. April 29. $30-$50.

John Michael Montgomery, May 13, 7 p.m. $39-$59.

SPIRITBANK EVENT CENTER Piccadilly Circus, May 31June 1. Times and prices TBD.

OK Video Game Expo, 9

a.m.-5 p.m. June 18. $5.

May 5-June 1.

All games at ONEOK Field vs. Springfield, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday. $5-$15.

vs. Arkansas, 7:05 p.m. May 3, 11:05 a.m. May 4, 7:05 p.m. May 5. $5-$15.

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BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT  | World Scene Writer, 918-581-8483 | jason.wright@tulsaworld.com

Blues rocker keeps focus on music, not the industry

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beer.

EORGE THOROGOOD HAS never had a Sam Adams

“How do you like that?” said the blues-rocker, whose hit “Who Do You Love?” has been featured on the brew’s commercials. He hasn’t had the chance — well, more like doesn’t need one, we gathered — to see the hit television series “Glee,” which covered his song “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” this season. “I don’t care what they say, good or bad, as long as they keep me in the conversation,” he said in a recent phone interview. He’ll be the talk of the town, no doubt, when he brings his signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll to Tulsa this weekend at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Destroyers have expanded through the years, by the way, with drummer Jeff Simon and bassist Billy Blough, plus guitarist Jim Suhler (a Texan who was brought aboard in 1999) and saxophonist Buddy Leach, who joined in 2003. Hopefully, their set list Friday night will not only include the standards we mentioned earlier — including what is arguably Thorogood’s most famous hit, “Bad to the Bone” — but songs from his and the Destroyers’ upcoming Capitol/EMI album, “2120 South Michigan Avenue.” Their 17th studio offering, the album’s name is derived from the address of Chess Records’ Chicago headquarters. For 30-plus years, Thorogood and the Destroyers, who have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, have stayed on music’s radar — sometimes peripherally,

George Thorogood plays the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday. Courtesy

GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS What: “Bad to the Bone” singer

and his band answer the question “Who Do You Love?” When: Friday, doors open at 7 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa Tickets: $45-$55, tulsaworld. com/hardrockcasino or 918-384ROCK.

depending on the year, but there nonetheless. After the early-’80s success of “Bad to the Bone” came 1988’s album “Born to Be Bad” with its hit, “You Talk Too Much.’’ The ’90s saw more hit-making with 1993’s “Get a Haircut,’’ followed into the new millennium with 2003’s “Ride ’Til I

Die” and 2006’s “Hard Stuff.” The band’s 2004 compilation, “Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock,” went gold, spent 60 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s blues chart, and won the magazine’s award for blues record of the year. But he didn’t go into all that in our conversation. All that stuff came from a press release. Instead, we talked about his influences, which you can hear on the new album, with his rollicking treatment on classics by a who’s-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter, along with new material by himself, producer Tom Hambridge and Richard Fleming.

His favorites are Berry and Diddley. “Those are the guys who took the blues and turned it into something else,” Thorogood said. “They’re the ones that brought rock to the consciousness of the world.” Berry’s important to history, he said, not just music history. History, period. “Can you imagine a time when they weren’t there? When rock didn’t exist?” Nothing against the industry now (or maybe so), but it doesn’t excite him much, he said. “It’s such a business now. It’s a corporate business, a multi-billion dollar industry — even though they say the industry’s going to s--.” When he was in his teens, “the biggest commodity was time,” he said. No iPod, no

‘I don’t care what they say, good or bad, as long as they keep me in the conversation.’ George Thorogood video games, no Internet. “There was one-50th as many artists then.” “People’s careers have come and gone, and I don’t even know who they are,” he said. Not his, though. From his new albums to the classics that are showing up on TV, movies and advertisements, people still know him. “It’s great to be here,” he said, paraphrasing a famous quote from George Burns.


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tulsaworld.com/weekend

This weekend: What’s opening in theaters

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family 1 hour, 46 minutes, starring Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine and Bow Wow, rated PG-13 Tyler Perry wears a dress. Domestic dysfunction breaks out. Hilarity ensues. Madea gathers the family when a health crisis threatens. Loretta Devine and Bow Wow are among the co-stars.

Water For Elephants 2 hours, 2 minutes, starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz, rated PG-13 Sara Gruen’s novel is adapted for the big screen, with Robert Pattinson as a veterinary student who leaves school following the death of his parents and who then takes a job with a traveling circus. Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz co-star.

BY MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer

African Cats

Of Gods and Men

1 hour, 29 minutes, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, rated PG-13 April 22 is Earth Day, meaning that Disneynature — the people behind “Earth” and “Oceans” the past two years — returns with a new naturethemed documentary. Watch as a pair of big cat families interact and teach their young how to survive in the wild.

2 hours, 2 minutes, starring Michael Lonsdale and Lambert Wilson, rated PG-13 When a collection of Trappist monks come under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, they must decide whether they will leave or stay in the impoverished Algerian community where they’ve been stationed. In French and Arabic.

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Recaps: What we’ve seen recently (in case you missed it) Check out our full page of movie listings in Friday’s Scene section. Read past movie reviews and other movie-related news at tulsaworld.com/scene

Hop

Source Code

•• 1 hour, 35 minutes, rated PG “It doesn’t take long to determine when a family film isn’t very smart. It doesn’t take long, sitting amongst an army of children in a theater, to realize that if they’re not laughing, it isn’t very funny, either, even for its target audience. It’s not that there are no laughs in ‘Hop,’ but there are remarkably few in this combination of live action and animated characters.” — Michael Smith, World Scene writer

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ith more than 60 trails and parks in the area, it’s hard to narrow down the best. Depending on what you’re looking for — quiet, noisy, lighted, paved, non-paved, flat or hilly — it just comes down to personal choice. Here are some of the most popular spots for walking, running and biking in various parts of the city.

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Runs 14 miles along Riverside Drive, from 11th Street near downtown, south to 101st Street The east bank trails feature separate cycling and pedestrian lanes from 11th to 71st streets. By far the most popular trail for runners, walkers and bikers, it winds through midtown along the Arkansas River. There’s even a spot to rent free bikes at 96th Street and Riverside Drive.

vegetation to offer a challenge to trail runners, hikers and bikers. The area is about seven miles from downtown and has views of the Arkansas River. There are three marked, color-coded trails requiring various ability.

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Runs 4.1 miles from 96th Street and Riverside Drive to Memorial Road and runs parallel to the Creek Turnpike Has some moderately difficult climbs and descents, as it follows the gradeseparated crossings at many of the

intersections with arterial roads. It is known as one of the Tulsa area’s most challenging trails. You can access the trail from Hunter Park, one of the city’s largest parks near 91st Street and Yale Avenue. Hunter Park has its own half-mile walking trail that connects to River Parks and the Mingo Trail.

Mohawk Park

Nature Center. Oxley has 800 acres of protected land with 9.1 miles of hiking trails. The trail system is made up of many individual loops and stretches of trail (from 0.3 miles to 1.3 miles) linked together. The courses are smooth and mostly flat.

LaFortune Park

Circles 3 miles from 51st Street and Yale Avenue to 61st Street and Hudson Avenue LaFortune Park isn’t paved, which makes it a good choice for those with knee or shin problems. Walk or run among tennis courts, playgrounds, a duck pond and the LaFortune Park Golf Course.

Osage Prairie Trail

46th St. North

Pine St.

River Parks East Trail

TOP TO BOTTOM: Turkey Mountain trail, Oxley Nature Center at Mohawk Park, River Parks West and LaFortune Park (right). 

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Three marked trails totaling 6.7 miles Several unmarked trails (approximately 25 miles) Main entrance is at 68th Street and Elwood Avenue. Steep hillsides combine with thick

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41st Street to 11th Street — 3.75 miles Memorial Road to 81st Street — 3.39 miles The best place to access the trail is Hicks Park, located at 35th Street and Mingo Road. The trail is fairly easy with some minor hills as the trail crosses under bridges. The trail passes a stormwater retention area that doubles as a soccer complex near 21st Street and Skelly Drive (Interstate 44). There is parking there that can be accessed via the Skelly Drive access road. Runs 8 miles from Southwest Boulevard (also known as the 11th Street bridge) to 71st Street In midtown at both the 21st Street Bridge and Midland Valley pedestrian bridge, you can cross to the River Parks East Trail. Also runs by the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area (bordered on the south at 71st Street). Connects to the Katy Trail (Sand Springs Trail at Gilcrease Road), Newblock Park Trail, Creek Turnpike Trail and Jenks Aquarium Trail. The off-road trails near 56th Street and Riverside Drive are a great spot for sport biking.

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“My mom had just had surgery, and the doctors told her to walk every day,” Bunting said. “She was stubborn about getting out and exercising, so I went to her house every day at noon, and pushed her out the door.” All it took was a week, and Bunting was hooked. And her mother, MaryAnne Mitchell, soon ditched her daughter for a neighborhood walking group. So Bunting joined a running club. Seven 5ks and a half-marathon later, she was leaving everyone in her dust. “Tulsa has such extensive trails that you never get bored,” Bunting said. “When I get tired of looking at the river, I head over to the wooded areas. When I get tired of that, I just go to LaFortune and people-watch while I’m running.” With close to 80 miles of maintained trails in Tulsa, there is something for every skill level, and trails are evenly scattered geographically. Bunting’s family, like her interest in running, has grown since she took those first steps eight years ago. “I took two breaks in between, but they were circumstantial,” she said, referring to the time after her two boys were born. “Instead of completely stopping, though, I used only paved trails so I could take the stroller along.” Now, two days a week when her oldest son is not in preschool, Bunting takes the trek to Zink Park at 31st Street and Trenton Avenue. “It really makes the exercise a family experience,” she said. “My son Caden plays on the toys, and then I stick both kids in the wagon and pull them around on the trail. It is a really safe area, perfect for young moms.” Just because your life changes, doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy lifestyle, Bunting said. The local parks and trails make it easy to be active. “Now I just need to convince my husband,” she said with a laugh. “Maybe I’ll be sneaky and stick the newspaper on his pillow.”

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ELISSA BUNTING IS an outdoors enthusiast who caught the bug by taking strolls in her neighborhood.

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5701 E. 36th St. North Mohawk Park is a sprawling 2,800acre park that contains the Oxley

The 14.5-mile trail begins at OSU-Tulsa and continues to Oklahoma 20 in Skiatook. Located on the old Midland Valley Rail bed, it was abandoned until Vision 2025 funds were used to develop it for recreational use. There are several access points along the trail, equipped with bike racks, water fountains, parking and benches. Through the length of the trail, scenery varies from the downtown Tulsa skyline to rural farmland and ponds beyond the tree-lined path. As the trail winds through downtown Sperry and Skiatook, ornamental lights flank the trail.

Zink Park

31st Street and Trenton Avenue With its playground and lighted walking trail, it is a favorite of moms and toddlers. The midtown location offers a safe, contained place for a mom to push a stroller and for the kids to play. On warmer days, kids like to jump around on the splash pad after burning energy on the monkey bars.

Chandler Park

6500 W. 21st St. These limestone cliffs wind through the hillside and are a popular spot for locals and visitors to rock-climb. Most of the rock is vertical to overhanging. If you travel further down along Avery Drive, cliffs are about 40 feet compared with 20 to 25 feet in the main area of Chandler Park. If you are a beginner or just need a map, contact the park’s main office at 918-591-6053. Sources: INCOG; Tulsa County Parks Department; Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness

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ith more than 60 trails and parks in the area, it’s hard to narrow down the best. Depending on what you’re looking for — quiet, noisy, lighted, paved, non-paved, flat or hilly — it just comes down to personal choice. Here are some of the most popular spots for walking, running and biking in various parts of the city.

TRAIL LEGEND

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Runs 14 miles along Riverside Drive, from 11th Street near downtown, south to 101st Street The east bank trails feature separate cycling and pedestrian lanes from 11th to 71st streets. By far the most popular trail for runners, walkers and bikers, it winds through midtown along the Arkansas River. There’s even a spot to rent free bikes at 96th Street and Riverside Drive.

vegetation to offer a challenge to trail runners, hikers and bikers. The area is about seven miles from downtown and has views of the Arkansas River. There are three marked, color-coded trails requiring various ability.

Turkey Mountain

Creek Turnpike Trail

Mingo Rd.

Memorial Dr.

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Runs 4.1 miles from 96th Street and Riverside Drive to Memorial Road and runs parallel to the Creek Turnpike Has some moderately difficult climbs and descents, as it follows the gradeseparated crossings at many of the

intersections with arterial roads. It is known as one of the Tulsa area’s most challenging trails. You can access the trail from Hunter Park, one of the city’s largest parks near 91st Street and Yale Avenue. Hunter Park has its own half-mile walking trail that connects to River Parks and the Mingo Trail.

Mohawk Park

Nature Center. Oxley has 800 acres of protected land with 9.1 miles of hiking trails. The trail system is made up of many individual loops and stretches of trail (from 0.3 miles to 1.3 miles) linked together. The courses are smooth and mostly flat.

LaFortune Park

Circles 3 miles from 51st Street and Yale Avenue to 61st Street and Hudson Avenue LaFortune Park isn’t paved, which makes it a good choice for those with knee or shin problems. Walk or run among tennis courts, playgrounds, a duck pond and the LaFortune Park Golf Course.

Osage Prairie Trail

46th St. North Apache St.

River Parks West Trail

Three marked trails totaling 6.7 miles Several unmarked trails (approximately 25 miles) Main entrance is at 68th Street and Elwood Avenue. Steep hillsides combine with thick

Zink Park

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41st Street to 11th Street — 3.75 miles Memorial Road to 81st Street — 3.39 miles The best place to access the trail is Hicks Park, located at 35th Street and Mingo Road. The trail is fairly easy with some minor hills as the trail crosses under bridges. The trail passes a stormwater retention area that doubles as a soccer complex near 21st Street and Skelly Drive (Interstate 44). There is parking there that can be accessed via the Skelly Drive access road. Runs 8 miles from Southwest Boulevard (also known as the 11th Street bridge) to 71st Street In midtown at both the 21st Street Bridge and Midland Valley pedestrian bridge, you can cross to the River Parks East Trail. Also runs by the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area (bordered on the south at 71st Street). Connects to the Katy Trail (Sand Springs Trail at Gilcrease Road), Newblock Park Trail, Creek Turnpike Trail and Jenks Aquarium Trail. The off-road trails near 56th Street and Riverside Drive are a great spot for sport biking.

6 Chandler Park 7 Mohawk Park 8 Creek Turnpike 9 Osage Trail

1 Mingo Trail 2 J.D. Metcalf Retention Area 3 River Parks 4 Turkey Mountain 5 Lafortune Park

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5701 E. 36th St. North Mohawk Park is a sprawling 2,800acre park that contains the Oxley

The 14.5-mile trail begins at OSU-Tulsa and continues to Oklahoma 20 in Skiatook. Located on the old Midland Valley Rail bed, it was abandoned until Vision 2025 funds were used to develop it for recreational use. There are several access points along the trail, equipped with bike racks, water fountains, parking and benches. Through the length of the trail, scenery varies from the downtown Tulsa skyline to rural farmland and ponds beyond the tree-lined path. As the trail winds through downtown Sperry and Skiatook, ornamental lights flank the trail.

Zink Park

31st Street and Trenton Avenue With its playground and lighted walking trail, it is a favorite of moms and toddlers. The midtown location offers a safe, contained place for a mom to push a stroller and for the kids to play. On warmer days, kids like to jump around on the splash pad after burning energy on the monkey bars.

Chandler Park

6500 W. 21st St. These limestone cliffs wind through the hillside and are a popular spot for locals and visitors to rock-climb. Most of the rock is vertical to overhanging. If you travel further down along Avery Drive, cliffs are about 40 feet compared with 20 to 25 feet in the main area of Chandler Park. If you are a beginner or just need a map, contact the park’s main office at 918-591-6053. Sources: INCOG; Tulsa County Parks Department; Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness

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Voice talent, beautiful scenery makes ‘Rio’ a delight BY KIM BROWN

World Scene Writer

Small-town exotic bird makes it to the big, bright city. Just your average day in “Rio,” the fun and certainly fluffy animated film from the makers of “Ice Age.” Kid-friendly and cuddly, “Rio” has a sweet story line and bright colors, perfect for 3-D viewing. But although it’s fun to watch the feathers fly in your face, the voice performances are what steal the show. Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) lends the voice for Blu, a domesticated blue macaw from Minnesota who finds his way back to his native country to propagate his species. He is apparently the last living male of his kind. His human companion Linda (Leslie Mann) is reluctant to take him away from his snuggly home, but a Brazilian bird doctor persuades her to fly off to Rio de Janeiro. Blu meets his lovely female counterpart, Jewel (Anne Hathaway), who seems perfect for him. The only problem is Blu isn’t exactly a birdie’s man — he’s a bit of a bird nerd, delightfully so. And because he’s been a home bird his whole life, he can’t fly. Writer-director Carlos Saldanha (who also helmed the “Ice Age” movies) does a

Small-town exotic bird Blu (center) sets off on an adventure to learn how to fly in “Rio.” Courtesy

nice job of creating a semiserious situation — Blu and Jewel quickly get captured by smarmy bird smugglers, led by creepy cockatoo Nigel (Jemaine Clement) — giving the audience an adventure to follow. But there’s also time to enjoy the view. The animation of this brilliant city is impressive, and we’re lucky to get a bird’s eye view of its most famous landmark, the Christ the Redeemer statue. The timing of their trip is during

the city’s biggest celebration, Rio Carnival, which adds even more dazzling visuals. This cadre of silly characters — voiced by Jamie Foxx, the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, Tracy Morgan and others — keeps the tone light, just as a G-rated film should do. Sure, there are a couple of winks intended for adults, but unlike its other complicated animated counterparts, such as “Rango,” the kids can actually follow along with “Rio.” And there are, of course, a

couple of messages: Blu’s fear of flying and Jewel’s quest for freedom are themes to which both children and adults can relate. Eisenberg is a natural in this role, and Hathaway proves with her singing talent that she’s a perfect choice for more animated fare. So together in “Rio” they make the perfect couple — feathers or no feathers. Kim Brown 918-581-8474 kim.brown@tulsaworld.com

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Burger joint harkens back to ‘Happy Days’ era diners

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HAVE GRANDKIDS WHO never have seen an episode of “Happy Days,” so they don’t know about Richie, Joanie, Potsie, The Fonz or Arnold’s Drive-In.

That means Arnold’s Hamburgers, a fixture in west Tulsa for the past 25 years, has, for many, outlived the memory of the fictional eatery on which it was loosely based. Like the TV sitcom, Arnold’s Hamburgers has a 1950s setting, with red and blue neon reflecting off a glass-block order counter, gray-and-purple booths, metal cafe chairs and prints of Elvis, Lucy and James Dean on the walls. Music from that era — I heard the Fleetwoods, Ricky Nelson and Dion, among others, when I was there — is pumped through the speakers of an otherwise nonworking 1953 Wurlitzer Hi-Fi Stereo jukebox. Conveniently, Arnold’s also reflects the name of the owners, Vicki and Frank Arnold. “People who ate here as children are bringing their own children, and they come from all over,” Frank Arnold said. “Like a lot of businesses, we’ve been down a little, but we’re still kickin’. We still serve 500 to 600 hamburgers a day.” We were part of that number on a recent evening when we ordered a regular double with all the trimmings — mustard, onion, lettuce and tomatoes — and a double cheeseburger with everything except onions. The burgers had a good, old-fashioned flavor, and the seasonings cooked into the ground beef were pretty salty, which made a large — and I mean large — cherry lime-

The Arnold’s Hamburgers neon sign frames the quintessential diner meal: a double cheeseburger, onion rings and chocolate shake. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World

ARNOLD’S HAMBURGERS 1722 W. 51st St. 918-445-4633 Food •• Atmosphere •• Service: Counter service (on a scale of 0 to 4 stars) 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; accepts Visa, MasterCard.

ade ($1.55) taste like a slice of heaven. Onion rings ($2.09) were medium-sized and crunchy, and if you don’t bite all the way through, the onion will slide out of the ring. Fries were ordinary. A plus for Arnold’s are

the shakes and malts ($2.09 small, $2.29 large) in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana and cherry. We had vanilla and chocolate malts, and both were wonderful. Diners don’t have many decisions to make at Arnold’s, which I count as another plus. You have hamburgers — singles, doubles, triples, one cheese, two cheese — from $2.79 to $5.59, along with a grilled chicken sandwich ($3.79), fried chicken sandwich ($3.79), chicken club sandwich ($4.22) and a boneless chicken basket ($4.89). “The boneless chicken is something we added to the menu, and it’s good,” Arnold said. “We get it from the same

WEST-SIDE ROOTS Frank Arnold got his start in the restaurant business working at Carl’s Coney Island in the Crystal City Shopping Center when he was a student at Webster High School. When he was 21, he bought a coney place in Catoosa and ran it for five years. He was out of the business for three years before returning to west Tulsa and opening Arnold’s Hamburgers. “This is home for me,” he said.

people who used to supply the old Rex’s Chicken.” In addition to shakes, malts, cherry limeade and standard soft drinks, Arnold’s also serves root beer in a frosted mug, another tempting beverage choice. A junior burger for the

younger ones is $1.40, with cheese $1.50. Throw in fries and onions rings, and that’s the entire menu. The Arnolds also operate the Frank Arnold Ministries and organize and stage gospel concerts in a nine-state area.


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Hardworking brothers’ new-career gamble pays off

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T WAS 12 years ago when brothers Basel and Michael Jasasra decided time with family was more important than long hours at high-powered jobs.

Basel Jasasra was food-and-beverage manager at the Embassy Suites, and Michael Jasasra was in charge of food service and retail at Tulsa International Airport. “It was just too much, and we were never home,” Michael said. “So, we decided to be partners, and we opened Jake’s Cafe.” Although it was an admirable life change, Basel said few people gave them much hope of making it with the breakfast-lunch restaurant at the intersection of Houston Street and Aspen Avenue (81st Street and 145th East Avenue). “I think there had been at least three different restaurants in this space before us, and even some of our friends didn’t think we could make it here,” said Basel, whose nickname is Jake. But make it they did, in large part due to the brothers’ personalities. They are warm and gracious hosts, and they’re quick to refill coffee cups and run table errands when servers are overwhelmed. Basel’s wife, Fatima, formerly breakfast manager at Embassy Suites, oversees the kitchen. “She owns the kitchen,” Michael said. “She is a fabulous cook.” We recently stopped in for a Sunday breakfast, landing at one of the two tables vacant at that time. My pulse was feeling strong that morning, so I went for the Jack’s Country Breakfast ($5.19), one of four new breakfast items to be added to the menu last week. It started with biscuits topped with, in order, two sausage patties, a layer of cream gravy (a straight white gravy, no sausage) and two eggs (I asked for over-medium), along with a side of hash browns. You notice this is your basic egg, sausage and biscuits-and-gravy breakfast, but for those of us who like to mix it all together, this dish does it for you. The hash browns were crispy and golden on top and had a good flavor. A veggie omelet ($6.19), my wife’s more rational choice, was filled with sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, celery and tomatoes, and it came with a choice of hash browns, grits or sliced tomatoes, and toast, biscuits-and-gravy or three buttermilk pancakes. The pancakes were light and fluffy, and they came with butter and syrup.

The fiesta skillet includes hash browns topped with cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onions, celery, bell peppers and two sunnyside up eggs.  Photos by CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World

JAKE’S CAFE 626 S. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow 918-258-7710 Food ••• Atmosphere •• Service ••• (on a scale of 0 to 4 stars) 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Monday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; accepts all major credit cards.

A desire to spend more time with family led Michael Jasasra (left) and his brother, Basel Jasasra, to open Jake’s Cafe.

We also tasted an order of French toast ($3.99) with bacon ($1.99) and hot syrup, and it was excellent. The other new breakfast items are a fiesta skillet, breakfast burrito and muffin melt sandwich. The lunch portion of the menu fea-

tures a variety of traditional American sandwiches and entrees, such as pork chops, fried chicken tenders, grilled chicken breast, chicken-fried steak, roast beef sandwich, club sandwich, patty melt and tuna melt. Lunch prices range from $4.99 to

$7.99. A children’s menu for ages 10 and younger includes 10 items for $2.49 to $3.49. Our server, Crystal, kept the steaming coffee coming and was professional and efficient. Since the restaurant opened, the brothers have replaced all of the table tops with ones that feature local ads covered in a shiny acrylic finish. Bathrooms, too, have been refurbished. “We still have some improvements to make,” Michael Jasasra said. “We want to keep our customers happy.” Scott Cherry 918-581-8463 scott.cherry@tulsaworld.com


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Get the dish on what favorite eateries are serving up Go West for Easter Go West, 6205 New Sapulpa Road, will serve an Easter buffet with such choices as brisket Benedict, trout ranchero, split-roasted whole hog, smoked roast beef, ceviche, Caesar salad, cheesy potatoes and an array of desserts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $29 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and younger, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required: 918446-7546.

Pei Wei to host online cooking class Thursday Pei Wei Asian Diner will host a free, online cooking class at 8 p.m. Thursday, featuring a live demonstration of three Asian barbecue recipes by executive chef Eric Justice. The recipes: Yakitori — Grilled chicken with three sauces, including sichimi togarashi, yuzu ponzu and garlic soy. Southeast Asian satay — Coconut curry pork grilled and served with Vietnamese herbs and sauces.

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Huey Lewis, Rob Zombie perform separate Tulsa shows Huey Lewis and the News will play the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on June 17. Tickets start at $45 and go on sale May 5. The group’s biggest hits came in the ’80s with “Workin’ for a Livin’,” “Heart and Soul,” “I Want a New Drug,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “If This is It.” Huey Lewis and the News released nine studio albums,

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Filmed scenes depicting some of the miracles Jesus performed have been added to Victory Christian Center’s live production of “Risen.” DEANA SPYRES/Courtesy

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This year, the church’s annual dramatic Easter production will include new filmed elements to add to the multimedia live performance, said Ryan Stafford, director of productions for the church. “This is the first year we’ve done something like this. Part of the genesis of it was when we did a production in the fall, an original production called

‘The Mission.’ We did part of it live and part of it filmed on locations and places downtown and in the area.” The resulting production “got us thinking about how we could do that for other things.” So the church’s annual Easter production of “Risen,” which is typically seen by some 18,000 people over Easter weekend, seemed like the perfect fit. “We wanted to show scenes of some of the miracles Jesus has done,” Stafford said. “So we thought it would be great to film them, so we don’t have

to (perform) some of them in front of the tomb or another set piece.” Viewers will watch the live dramatic production, which focuses on the final week of Jesus’ life. Then the filmed scenes will be cut into the show to broaden the story, Stafford said. To make the scenes seem as authentic as possible, a group of volunteers and professionals created a set of Jerusalem in the church’s gymnasium and got to work bringing in sand, building sets, putting actors and extras in costumes and makeup and setting up

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lights. The filmed scenes will help viewers “get outside of our set,” Stafford said, by having them look up at the 60-to-70foot movie theater screen.

“It’s such a dominant feature, and we wanted to use it,” he said of the screen. “We think the biggest thing, overall, is to graphically and vividly offer an experience of the things Jesus did. For those who are Christians, it’s a reminder, and it’s impactful. And for those who are not, it’s an eye-opener.” Stafford said it takes hundreds of volunteer hours from members of the congregation to put on the production. “We are literally amazed every year it gets pulled off,” he said. “We kind of joke and say that it’s the Easter miracle.”


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‘30 Rock’ show-within-a-show faces cancellation BY RITA SHERROW

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“TGS” canceled? Say it ain’t so or, even better, see what Liz Lemon and company do to try to stop the pending move on “30 Rock.” Also up this weekend is the first of the final five episodes of “Smallville” on CW and “Dr. Who,” who ends up in the Utah desert and the White House on his first visit to the United States. Hank Hooper is about to lower the cancellation boom on “TGS,” but Jack convinces him to let Lemon and the cast and crew produce a 100th episode on “30 Rock.” Meanwhile, off the set, Jack is doubting his decisions, and Jenna is contemplating motherhood. It airs at 9 p.m. Thursday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9. More powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and directed by series star and executive producer Tom Welling, Friday night’s episode of “Smallville” has it all. A fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold, sweeps into town and starts saving the day, much to the delight of Metropolis residents. But when an alien weapon fuses itself to a boy who becomes the Blue Beetle and then starts attacking

the city, it’s Superman to the rescue. This is the first of the final five episodes of the series. Be there or else, 7 p.m. Friday, CW, channel 19, cable 12. He’s back and on American soil for the first time. Four envelopes are sent. Each with a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but TARDIS is shown in blue. Who sent them? Who is the intended recipient of the first envelope? It’s up to the Doctor, who is reunited with Amy, Rory and River Song in the middle of the Utah desert, to find the answers. “Doctor Who” returns at 8 p.m. Saturday with the first of a two-parter that sends them to the White House. It airs on BBC America, cable 176. And, on a more somber note, Discovery Channel is debuting its documentary “Megaquake: Hour That Shook Japan” at 9 p.m. Sunday on cable 30. The special examines scientifically what happened on March 11 and tells the story through the eyes of those who survived the moment a 9.0 earthquake and a massive tsunami took more than 12,000 lives in their country. Rita Sherrow 918-581-8360 rita.sherrow@tulsaworld.com

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TU band to play with jazz artist BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

Two of Kansas City’s greatest contributions to American culture — jazz and barbecue — came together last year, when saxophonist Bobby Watson released “The Gates BBQ Suite.” Gates is one of Kansas City’s most venerable barbecue establishments, founded in 1946 and still familyowned. And Watson, who grew up in Kansas City, Kan., is one of the country’s leading alto saxophonists, whose career has included being a member of groups such as Art Blakey Jazz Messengers and as leader of the acclaimed ensemble Horizon. Watson will perform with the TU Big Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St. He will be doing a two-day residency as a visiting artist at the University of Tulsa. Watson returned to his hometown to accept the first William D. and Mary Grant Distinguished Professorship

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in Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and to serve as director of the university’s jazz programs. Soon after resettling, Watson started thinking about creating a large-scale work that would celebrate his hometown, allow him to exploit skills and experience he had gathered from a quarter-century of working with many of the top jazz artists in the country, and give the young musicians he was teaching a chance to stretch. Watson premiered the seven-part “Gates BBQ Suite” in December 2008 on the UMKC campus Conservatory’s Concert Jazz Band. This student ensemble also worked on the recording the piece. Tickets for Bobby Watson are $15-$20. Call 918-2818600 or visit tulsaworld.com/ mytix. The Jazz Hall of Fame’s other show this weekend also involved food, but in a literal and well as spiritual way. Hall of Fame inductee Joey Crutcher will lead the tradi-

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