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2014 North American International Auto Show

By Paul Santana Almost every January since 1907, the automotive world has gathered in Detroit, Michigan to see what new and exciting automotive designs the year would bring. The North American International Auto Show started out as a simple gathering of like-minded car professionals, and has expanded into one of the largest media events in(…)

BACK IN TIME AT THE GEORGE M. MURRELL MANSION

By David Althouse   Ready to return to a time of gentlemen bowing to the ladies, of foxhunts, waltzes and the Virginia reel without leaving the state of Oklahoma? This step back in time is just a short day drive to the George M. Murrell Mansion, Oklahoma’s only living reminder of the Victorian Era and(…)

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CHOCOLATE DECADENCE

For the past 17 years, Oklahoma City residents have kicked off Valentine’s Day by attending Chocolate Decadence in the Hudson-Essex Building of Automobile Alley. Guests tasted sweet and savory chocolate creations from the area’s top restaurants and caterers, listened to live jazz music, and sipped frothy coffee creations, wine and champagne. Proceeds from the event(…)

2014 PROS FOR AFRICA BANQUET

The second annual Pros for Africa Banquet, held at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, was hosted this year by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka. Proceeds from the event benefit Pros for Africa and UNICEF Congo. Guest of honor at the event was Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, whose work is chronicled in a book and documentary(…)

Events

“STEP RIGHT UP TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER”

By Judy Brotton   As the 27th annual Chefs’ Feast rolls out the “big top,” remember the reason behind the event – raising awareness of the issue of childhood hunger in Oklahoma. Net proceeds from this food and wine tasting event benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs. Last year’s Chefs’(…)

MISTLETOE MARKET Preview Party

Eager holiday shoppers were treated to a sneak peek at all the festive merchandise being offered by more than 100 local and national vendors – items including gourmet food, jewelry, clothing, toys, holiday decorations, home décor, and much more. Funds raised during Mistletoe Market help support the community projects of the Junior League of Oklahoma(…)

JDRF Charity Fashion Show

Young local models previewed new fall fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth at the Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, all to benefit JDRF of Central Oklahoma. Accompanied by music from local teen band “At Long Last,” emcees for the event were Terré Gables, morning feature reporter at Fox 25 News, and Chief Meteorologist Jeff(…)

Out-Skewer … Out-Dip … Out-Deep-Fry!

By Michael Dean   Being asked to be one of the judges of the “4th Annual Great Taste of a Fair” for the 2013 Oklahoma State Fair was like finding one of the golden tickets in a Wonka bar to visit Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The judging panel was warned before the food(…)

OMRF Wine & Music Festival

Multiple Sclerosis research and the MS Center of Excellence at OMRF was the big winner during the second annual Wine & Music Festival, a 241 two-day event held at the new OMRF research tower. Live music was provided by the legendary Charlie Daniels Band, and helped raise funds for treatment and prevention of MS, a(…)

ROCKLAHOMA ROCKS THE HEARTLAND

By Jason Black   “Rocklahoma is the best reason to get out of Oklahoma City,” –     Lance McDaniel, Executive Director, deadCENTER Film Festival   There are some pretty good festivals in the state of Oklahoma; you’ve got the Arts Festival, of course, and the deadCENTER Film Festival, but the loudest festival happens in Pryor, and(…)

SIT. STAY. ART!

In an effort to promote forever pet adoption and responsible breeding, Sit. Stay. Art! brought together pet lovers and local artists for an evening of drinks, appetizers and artwork. The fundraiser benefited Pets & People Humane Society, a no-kill shelter that rescues adoptable dogs and cats before they can be euthanized. For the event, local(…)

2013 OKLAHOMA FASHION WEEK

A red carpet event featuring fashions created by 40 designers with ties to Oklahoma capped the first Oklahoma Fashion Week. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the OKC Police Athletic League. Gov. Mary Fallin kicked off the weeklong event with an opening ceremony and(…)

CHEFS’ FEAST

The 26th annual Chefs’ Feast featured a television theme – “Tune in to Fight Hunger.” Table decorations and food revolved around the theme, which also included wine tastings. Participating chefs included Aunt Pittypat’s Catering, Cheever’s Café, Kam’s Kookery & Guilford Gardens, RED Prime Steak, Rococo, The Museum Café, and many more. Chef Christine Dowd and(…)

ART WITH A HEART

Children who are art therapy patients at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders look forward to creating special artwork to be sold at silent auction during the annual Art With a Heart, hosted by the Delta Delta Delta alumnae chapters of Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman. The children arrive in limos and(…)