A case illustrates the influence of magic in popular culture through objects like Day of the Dead candles and crystals. photo by Stasha Cole

McFarlin exhibits occult and mystical materials

Special Collections hosts books and objects, educating viewers about the history and practices of mysticism. This semester, McFarlin Library is showcasing an exhibit called “Magic and Mystical: The Occult” in the Special Collections library. The display includes five cases of books and occult objects, both old and new. The collection’s didactic texts explained that “the […]

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” explores the female experience

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center presented this touching performance of short pieces that look to the diverse lives of women. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doegnes Theater has been home to the OK World Stage Theater Company’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” for the past week. The play, based upon the […]

The Symphony Orchestra performed the overture to Berlioz’s “Beatrice and Benedict,” Mozart’s “Concerto in C Minor” and Lutoslawski’s “Concert for Orchestra.” courtesy Tulsa Symphony

Tulsa Symphony brings guests to perform classics concert

Visiting conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann led the orchestra in performing Mozart concerto with soloist Robin Sutherland. On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra gave an intense performance from the works of Berlioz (1803-1869), W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) and Lutoslawski (1913-1994). From the moment the concert started until it ended, the audience was captivated by the […]

DeMille, one of the first Hollywood directors, released “A Romance of the Redwoods” in 1917. courtesy Paramount Pictures

Circle Cinema screens “A Romance of the Redwoods”

Cecille B. DeMille’s 1917 piece presents a classic silent film, enhanced by live organ music at the local theater. Local independent theatre Circle Cinema has a showing of a classic silent film every second Saturday of the month. The film is accompanied by a live organ performance on the fully acoustic 1928 pipe organ. This […]

Regina King delivers a stunning performance as retired TPD officer, Angela Abar. courtesy HBO

“Watchmen” reimagines Moore’s comic in Tulsa history

Lindelof’s storytelling and King’s acting prowess shine amongst a show astounding critics only four episodes in. When HBO announced it would be following up Alan Moore’s seminal work with a series created by Dameon Lindelof of “Lost” and “The Leftovers” fame, viewers had mixed reactions. “Watchmen” is considered one of the most impactful graphic novels […]

“Blade Runner” is set in a post-apocalyptic world, inspiring future Cyberpunk works courtesy Warner Bros

Circle Cinema celebrates “Blade Runner,” originally set in 2019

Ridley Scott’s 1982 film is a seminal work in the science fiction genre, drawing inspiration from Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel. Last weekend, on Nov. 15 and 16, Tulsa’s very own Circle Cinema hosted a late-night screening of the classic Science Fiction Movie “Blade Runner,” as part of a series of classic movie screenings this […]

William Blake was an English poet whose work inspired Ralph Vaughn Williams’s compositions. courtesy Wikipedia

Concerts with Commentary educates about music

Tenor Kim Childs, oboist Lisa Wagner and flautist John Rush perform Ralph Vaugh Williams and Carl Philipp Emanual Bach. On Thursday Nov. 7, the music department presented Concerts with Commentary, which consisted of “Ten Blake Songs” by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Carl Phillipp Emanual Bach’s “Sonata for Flute in A Minor.” This one was rather […]

The lights and effects throughout the concert created an engaging and exciting environment for fans. photos by Mary Bergwell

Twenty One Pilots energizes BOK with animated show

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dunn entertain Tulsa audience with colorful displays and inspiring performances. I’m going to preface this article by saying that nothing I could write could ever encapsulate the sensory overload induced by a Twenty One Pilots concert. I’ve been a fan of this band for years, and I have even had the […]

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 […]

Director Taika Waititi (left) played Hitler, the imaginary friend of Jojo, played by Griffin Davis (right). courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures

Satirical film “Jojo Rabbit” proves deeply moving

In a humorous and innovative account of World War II propaganda, the film critiques nationalism. “Jojo Rabbit” had its Oklahoma premiere at Circle Cinema this past Tuesday. The film originally had a limited release starting on Oct. 18 and was later released nationally on Nov. 8. “Jojo Rabbit” is satirical film about World War II, […]