The Mayor of the Midway

After talking with William Davis following the June 15 death of his father – Bill Davis, the Tulsa entertainment legend – I remembered a...

A Punk Music History

Those of us who’ve spilled a lot of ink and devoted blocks of airtime to what many call the classic Tulsa Sound know that...

Among Art Deco Royalty

Over my years of writing about Oklahoma music, I’ve gotten into a lot of conversations about the exceptional quality of Tulsa’s musicians. Often, they’ve...

The Heart Sings

Sure, he’d already made plenty of it, giving us thousands of live performances, scores of original songs, and a good number of albums to...

Retro Rockets Roll

Because there are always stirrings and rumblings before something bursts into the mainstream, it’s often difficult to pinpoint the beginning of a pop-culture trend....

Mining for Solid Gold

Tommy Poole readily admits he’s “not expecting to make millions” on the new CD he produced and engineered, even though it’s got a two-time...

The Sideman

After more than four decades of performing before audiences in venues large and small, even as he deals with a disease that’s robbed him...

A Jim-Dandy Comic Con

First, thanks to a checkered literary career that includes work as a comic-book scriptwriter, I was a guest at the inaugural Pryor Creek Comic...

Trucking in Memorabilia

Out of the plethora of show-biz memorabilia displayed inside Jim Halsey’s seven-room office suite, the Tulsa-based country-music impresario has plucked, on this day, a...

Pain is Part of the Process

It’s a cliche, I guess – the idea that any artists who choose to go where their art takes them are, as a part...
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