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Tulsa’s Western Swing Renaissance

Musicians old and young are bringing Tulsa’s indigenous music form back home.

Dracula’s Ghost

I’ve written in this space before about monster kids, those baby-boomer boys (mostly) who grew up immersed in the golden era of escapist horror...

Coming Full Circle

For many people attracted to the arts, their college years are the final time they’re allowed to devote their energies toward what they really...

Mutilations Ruminations

In the course of her job as an accounting analyst at a Tulsa-area oil and gas company, it’s very unlikely that Shelly Reynolds comes...

The Tulsa Zeitgeist

A couple of months ago in this space, I wrote about a then-upcoming event at Tulsa’s Will Rogers High School auditorium, honoring the musical legacy...

Regaining His Groove

If he and his longtime musical partner Joey Harlan had just gotten a good break or two, had been at the right place at...

Big Band Saturday Night

Alan Lambert has brought big band music to generations of Oklahomans.

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...

Explosive Sounds

Thirty years ago, give or take a few months, a new double-record album appeared on the shelves of Oklahoma music stores. Featuring a trippy...

Small Town Songs

To many musicians and music lovers, New Orleans and Kansas City mean jazz, while Memphis will forever be the home of the blues. Depending...
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