Andy Blankenbuehler choreographed “Bandstand,” bringing energy to the stage. courtesy Jeremy Daniel

“Bandstand” delivers emotional account of war trauma

Jennifer Elizabeth Smith performs with vulnerability and complexity, adding to the depth of the musical. The Broadway sensation, “Bandstand,” opened in New York City in 2015 and made its way to Tulsa for one single night last Tuesday. “Bandstand” tells the story of the aftermath of World War II through the lives of returning veterans […]

Hannah Hart spoke about “My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!” to an enthusiastic and drunk crowd of fans. courtesy Plume

Hannah Hart releases “My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!”

The YouTube star came to Mother Road Market to promote her newest cookbook. On Thursday Oct. 24, YouTube sensation Hannah Hart, most commonly known for her channel “My Drunk Kitchen,” came to Tulsa to promote her new cookbook, “My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!” Magic City Books partnered with Tulsa’s first food hall, Mother Road Market, to […]

The Goo Goo Dolls formed in 1986 and have accumulated a dedicated fan base since. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Goo Goo Dolls bring colorful experience to Tulsa

The Goo Goo Dolls mixed old and new music in a vibrant and entertaining performance. Formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, the indie band The Goo Goo Dolls is a well-recognized name in popular music. Having sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and still producing new music, it’s no wonder the band has […]

Wilco formed in 1994 and has been releasing music since, cultivating a familiar and comfortable performance style. courtesy Annabel Mehran/Pitch Perfect PR

Wilco concert demonstrates practiced musicianship

Wilco and Molly Sarles performed “Ode to Joy” tour at Cain’s Ballroom to long-time fans. Cain’s Ballroom hosted a different kind of concert than one I’ve ever been to on Tuesday evening. Wilco, with opener Molly Sarles, brought a completely unique sound and energy to Tulsa’s historic concert hall that permeated the entire city while […]

Outstanding Senior award: What the lack of diversity says about TU’s values

After poor communication and hollow claims, the finalists were not representative of the student body. Every fall, The University of Tulsa announces a maximum of 10 individuals to be honored as Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors. These individuals are selected by alumni and are publicly recognized during half-time of the Homecoming football game. The award begins […]

Busy Philipps’s memoir, “This Will Only Hurt A Little,” will release in paperback next week. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Busy Philipps celebrates Magic City Books anniversary

The television star and writer spoke about the anniversary of Tulsa’s independent bookstore as well as the publication of her memoir. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the IDL Ballroom opened its doors (and its bar) to Tulsa’s literary lovers and fans of nostalgia. For Magic City Books’s two year anniversary, the bookstore brought in self-proclaimed “fourth-tier […]

Circle Cinema and Magic City Books celebrated the release of “Queen Meryl.” courtesy Hachette Books

Author Erin Carlson celebrates “Queen Meryl” at Circle Cinema

Circle Cinema screened “The Devil Wears Prada” following a discussion of a novel about Meryl Streep’s life and persona. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Magic City Books and Circle Cinema came together to host Erin Carlson, author of the new release “Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep.” Magic City […]

The staging and lighting in the performance of “Cats” transformed the PAC with whimsical colors. courtesy Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Classic Broadway show, “Cats,” comes to Tulsa PAC

“Cats” combines goofy lyrics with precise and well-choreographed dances in a lively and entertaining show. The fourth-longest running Broadway show in history, “Cats” returned to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center this past weekend, full of exciting up-and-coming actors and revived with the incredible choreography of Andy Blankenbeuhler, best known for also choreographing “Hamilton.” Blankenbeuhler’s choreography […]

Niconowicz photographed an image of a mountain range on a reciept while in Italy. courtesy Drew Niconowicz

Niconowicz brings bizarre photography to Hogue

The Alexandre Hogue Gallery hosts a show by the traveled photographer whose work combines nature and technology. University of Missouri-Columbia graduate, Drew Niconowicz, visited the University of Tulsa art department on Thursday, Oct. 3. After having earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016, he proceeded to gain international acclaim for his ongoing photography project […]

Anti-Semitic violence has spurred the increase in security. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

High holidays should be a time of peace instead of fear

Synagogues have had to increase security in recent years due to a rise in anti-Semitic violence. The morning before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, I received a phone notification cautioning the Jewish community to be safe and aware during the high holiday season and urging synagogues to utilize any means necessary, including armed guards, […]