Tulsa Symphony combines classics with contemporary music

For their fifth Classics concert, the symphony performed Greig, Mozart and Torke. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra performed downtown at the Tulsa PAC. The night was an overflow of joyful, colorful music — each time the symphony played a movement, the audience erupted into applause. The auditorium was packed with people waiting […]

Dmitri Shostakovich is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. courtesy Roger and Renate Rössing

Tulsa Signature Symphony performs Shostakovich with intensity

Shostakovich’s fifth symphony gives a commentary on communism, lending emotional weight to history. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Tulsa Signature Symphony performed Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony in D Minor, Op. 47. There was a mild crowd consisting of students and older music lovers. Though it was a smaller crowd, the audience knew what they were expecting: […]

Nimrod offers Day of YA to prospective writers

The Tulsa Public Library will host this free event, offering writing workshops and a diverse panel of speakers. On Feb. 7, Nimrod will offer a young adult fiction day. While Nimrod’s fall convention answered questions on editing, writing techniques and how perspective influences writing, the spring conference narrows its focus to the “young adult” genre […]

Eilish released “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” with her brother, Finneas. courtesy Interscope Records

Billie Eilish takes home all four major Grammy Awards

At only 18 years old, Billie Eilish became the youngest person and the first woman to achieve this. At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards red carpet, the event before the actual Grammys start, Billie Eilish distinguished herself from other artists with her neon green roots and the luxe spin on her gender-neutral and baggy style. […]

“Cats” movie adaptation so bad it’s bad

The Broadway musical adaptation oversexualizes its CGI characters and presents an incoherent story. When I heard all the outrageous reviews of the new “Cats” movie, of course my first instinct was to race to see it before they could re-release it with the edited CGI. Instead of a good time laughing at a movie so […]

Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal’s frontman, wrote “UR FUN” about his girlfriend. courtesy Polyvinyl Record Co.

Of Montreal’s “UR FUN” not fun at all, actually

The indie artist’s newest album betrays the inventiveness of their previous discography. A series of uncharacteristically straightforward, boring synth pop singles led up to Of Montreal’s 2020 release, “UR FUN.” (Yes, it’s a bad album title. The cover art also blows. We don’t have to get into it.) Of Montreal’s front man and polyamorous super […]

Neil Peart played drums for the rock band Rush for several decades. courtesy Wikipedia

Late Rush drummer Neil Peart greatest of his time

TU professor of English Bob Jackson fondly recalls Neil Peart’s impact on rock music. It’s been a rough start to the year. We’ve had war escalations in Iran, the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter and an outbreak of Coronavirus in China. Seemingly lost in the mix of this terrible month was the […]

The Lunar New Year event featured a performance of the dragon dance. photo by Nora Bethune

Vietnamese American Student Association celebrates Lunar New Year

VASA’s first event educated students about Vietnamese culture with food, games and performances. This past Tuesday,Jan. 28, the Vietnamese American Student Association (also known as VASA) hosted an event on the second floor of the Student Union in celebration of Vietnamese New Year. There was a line trying to get into the event. After scanning […]

“The Birth of Loud” explores the history that has created rock ‘n’ roll as we know it today. courtesy Scribner

Ian S. Port discusses the history of the electric guitar

The author of “The Birth of Loud” spoke about the iconic rivalry that shaped rock ‘n’ roll. On Jan. 30, TU hosted Ian S. Port for an event centering on his book, “Birth of Loud,” which investigates the history of guitars and the rivalry between Les Paul and Leo Fender. The event took place at […]

TU students were engaging with Gilcrease’s collection during the After Hours event. photo by Nora Bethune

Gilcrease After Hours brings art lovers together

Gilcrease’s game night theme allowed the community to play games, eat and view the collection. On Jan. 31, the Gilcrease Museum hosted Gilcrease After Hours, a fun, free social event for the Tulsa community to come together to play games, drink, eat and look at art. This month’s theme was game night. The turnout was […]