Pictured above: law professor Robert Spoo. courtesy Public Radio Tulsa

Copyright: creative savior or stifler?

Using examples from history, TU professor Robert Spoo spoke on the significance of copyright law. On Friday afternoon, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Spoo gave a presentation titled, “Copyright, Patronage, and Courtesy in Modern Literature.” This presentation was based on information from his latest book, “Modernism and the Law,” which was published in August. […]

Acclaimed pianist’s master class a learning experience

By making simple adjustments to the music, Kuleshov demonstrated his expertise in a one-on-one, open master class. I sat in for the Master Class for piano, located in the Lorton Performance Center, taught by Valery Kuleshov, a renowned Russian pianist, and it was astonishing. Kuleshov has won multiple prizes, including the Honored Artist of Russian […]

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“Creations in Studio K” explores modern dance

The latest show hosted by Tulsa Ballet explored the boundaries of the art form and the connection between dance and visual art. Tulsa Ballet is in the midst of their 12th presentation of “Creations in Studio K.” This performance featured three pieces by different choreographers. The first piece, “Parhelia” was choreographed by Jennifer Archibald. “Parhelia” […]

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In “A Simple Favor” nothing is actually simple

The dark comedy keeps audiences on their toes, with plot twists at every turn. “A Simple Favor,” starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, is about a woman named Stephanie (Kendrick) who tries to figure out the disappearance and death of her best friend Emily (Lively). Seems simple right? Wrong. This movie has so many twists […]

photo by Emma Palmer

The Mountain Goats concert hits the highlights

Rather than playing songs from their most recent album, the night’s focus was on fan favorites. When it comes to favorite bands, I often avoid or fear concerts. Nothing’s worse than watching your idols fall apart right in front of your eyes. So to say that I approached The Mountain Goats concert with a touch […]

A large part of Nathan Young's "Infinite Drone" consists of art on TV screens. photo by Kaitlyn Argo

Nathan Young exhibit a layered experience

There’s more to the exhibit than meets the eye at first glance. From various landscapes to an eye with a rainbow coming out of it, Nathan Young’s exhibit, which uses both visuals and sounds, never ceases to both amaze and startle the viewers. Even though it is located in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery on the […]

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“Sorry To Bother You” a movie for the now

The biting social commentary of “Sorry to Bother You” makes it a must-watch for 2018. “Sorry to Bother You” is the directorial debut of hip-hop artist Boots Riley, who describes the film as an “absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction, inspired by the world of telemarketing.” The film follows Cassius Green (Lakeith […]

Detail of album art from the controversial "Tangerine Reef." courtesy Domino

Animal Collective’s “Tangerine Reef” defies review

The critical response to “Tangerine Reef” elicits a greater discussion on music criticism as a whole. “Tangerine Reef,” Animal Collective’s 11th studio album, is unique in being the band’s first full-length release without the drumming and rhythmic sensibilities of founding member and mainstay Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear. This is an important window into how […]

Amanda McCavour's “Diaphanous Embroidery” proved to be enchanting upon a second viewing. photo by Sara Serrano

First Friday featured parking, art and music

First Friday showed off some notable galleries, but was a mess to find convenient parking. For the Tulsa Arts District, the beginning of every month means a return of the First Friday Art Crawl, replete with music, vendors, activities and, of course, art. Despite the threat of rain, I headed downtown to see what this […]