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Blazing Entertainment Featured in Fall Lineup

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

Summer is behind us, but fun times continue with more outstanding concerts and attractions.

While the weather is still agreeable, check out the first-ever rock concert at the ONEOK Field. Twelve-time Grammy-winning artist Jack White performs music from his new album, Boarding House Reach, Sept. 17. ONEOK is collaborating with SMG Tulsa, the company that programs and runs the BOK Center for this one-of-a-kind event. The BOK Center and ONEOK Field have achieved so much for our city and for downtown in particular.

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Tulsa Tech Offers Variety of CareerTech Programs

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech is the oldest and largest technology center in Oklahoma’s nationally-acclaimed CareerTech system. We provide affordable, industry-standard technical training in an engaging, innovative learning environment where students benefit from instructors with years of valuable industry experience.

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Early PSO, ONG Buildings Share Art Deco History

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

What do the Tulsa buildings at the southwest corner of 6th and Main streets and the northwest corner of 7th Street and Boston Avenue have in common?

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Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Thanked for Transforming Tulsa’s Eugene Field Neighborhood

From Tulsa's Mayor By G.T. BYNUM

Tulsa continues to dream big and pursue transformative opportunities that will help us be a globally competitive, world-class city. I’m pleased to tell you one of our dreams is transforming into reality.

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Second Year Underway for National Energy Talk

Energy Watch by MARK A. STANSBERRYn

National Energy Talk (NET) began its second year at the University of Tulsa on Aug. 9. A luncheon was sponsored by NET. I had the pleasure of keynoting the luncheon, followed by participation by the students attending the Residency Seminar for incoming students of the Master of Energy Business and Master of Science in Global Energy. The day ended with an energy business networking reception and dinner.

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Outdoor Festivals Highlight September Music Lineup

Searching for the Sound by BRYAN CANTRELL

“Teachers, learners, incense burners, religious leaders and chronic bleeders, thieves and pirates on a ride, it’s a hippie commune bonafide.”
– Leon Russell, from Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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Winning Lineup of Shows Slated for Local Venues

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

Tulsa continues its winning streak of solid entertainment with diverse and enticing options.

Prominent in the winner’s circle is Ringo Starr, who launches the U.S. leg of his current tour at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Sept. 1. A member of the most successful rock group of all time, Starr’s contributions to music helped define an era. So why is the Fab Four’s star drummer taking to the road for a multi-city tour? “Rolling Stone” rock critic David Wild wrote of the former Beatle, “Ultimately what’s most impressive about Ringo Starr isn’t what he’s been, but rather who he is.” Wild admires Starr’s “heart and soul, wit and wisdom.”

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Community Lends a Hand to Tulsa’s Blues Man

Searching for the Sound by BRYAN CANTRELL

“Laughter is the language of the soul.”
– Pablo Neruda
I begin with that quote for two reasons: First, to make myself sound smart and well read (although, full disclosure, I got it from a Simpson’s episode). The second reason is to make the following assertion: Pablo Neruda is full of s*#@!

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Author’s Family Shares Fifth and Boston History

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

In 1903 my maternal grandfather, C.C. Cole arrived in Tulsa to start a lead, zinc and coal mining company with his older brother. J.R. Cole. As their business prospered, they bought a lot at the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Boston Avenue, where they built a two-story red brick building and called it the Cole Building. The Cole brothers used the second floor for their offices. These same offices were the setting for architect, designer and owner representative meetings when historic Boston Avenue Methodist Church was planned. The street level was let to a retail tenant.

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Tulsa Tech Program Offerings Grow In Area Schools

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech offers career and technical training to a growing number of students throughout the metro area at several partner school district sites. Enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 students in schools throughout Tulsa County in programs such as pre-Engineering, web design, manufacturing and more.

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‘Old Lady of Brady’ Offers Interesting History in Tulsa

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Some buildings are worth writing about because of their excellent architectural design. Others are notable because of the events and celebrities that utilized the space there. The Brady Theater is one of the latter. In reality, the building is just a big barn but a big barn filled with memories of famous and not so famous performers, so many that to list them would fill a book. Of course there is one, Memoirs of the Old Lady by Jamie M Townsend.

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Nola’s Makes a Splash With New Orleans Cuisine

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Nola’s Creole and Cocktails, 1334 E. 15th St., opened in April along Tulsa’s Cherry Street in a majorly renovated space that for many years housed bars and nightclubs. The space is barely recognizable from what it used to be.

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Part-Time Classes Offer Something for All

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of part-time classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from sewing and quilting to machining.

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Tulsa County an Excellent Career Opportunity

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

or new careers or a new place to continue on their career path. One of the best employment opportunities is working for Tulsa County. Whether you are new to the workforce or looking for a change, working for Tulsa County provides opportunities to enhance your training, provides a career ladder for both professional and nonprofessional workers, and has one of the best benefit packages in the Tulsa County region.

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This Festival is Your Festival: Woodyfest in Okemah

“Hey, Woody Guthrie, where are ya? We could sure use you once more. Hey, Woody Guthrie, where are ya? The big dogs are back at the door.”
– From “Woody Guthrie” by Leftover Salmon

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