Tie One On

  by Jeff Briley, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Museum of History   Winter in Oklahoma may be well described by the Lou Reed lyric, “ You can’t depend on the worst always happening.” My son learned that cruel lesson this year in Oklahoma: Despite the setting of all children’s books, the arrival of Christmas does not(…)

Spotlight On Education: The Art(s) Of Heritage Hall

By Michael W. Sasser   There are certain stereotypes by which many people characterize high school, not the least of which is the cliquish nature of the culture. There are the “brains,” the “jocks,” the “chorus geeks,” the “band nerds,” the “cheerleaders,” etc.   John Hughes practically made a career of those carefully defined roles.(…)

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Kones for the Korral

    The Toby Keith Foundation and Chatenay Square Merchants Association hosted the 2nd Annual Kones for the Korral all-you-can-eat ice cream festival in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Ice cream was provided by Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores, Blue Bell Creameries, A&W and Freddy’s Frozen Custard. Treats included root beer floats and(…)


Twelve high-end local, national and international fashion designers were featured in a Red Carpet Finale to the Mercedes Benz Oklahoma Fashion Week 2014, held at the Devon Tower 50th Floor, with panoramic views of Oklahoma City. This is the closest that many in Oklahoma will ever get to New York Fashion Week, so the glitzy(…)


The 27thAnnual Chefs’ Feast rolled out the “big top” to raise 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.This year’s event featuredcircus-themed foodfrom 25 of Oklahoma’s best restaurants, including Big Truck Tacos, Cheever’s, Saturn(…)


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’(…)


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(…)


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(…)


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(…)