Archives: December 2014

Best Year Ever

I never ring in a new year with a lot of fanfare. Halloween has always been my holiday of choice because I enthusiastically endorse any opportunity to assume another identity and consume candy with abandon.  New Year’s, on the other hand, is perennially overhyped like a summer blockbuster – a sure sign of impending disappointment. It’s also a holiday that’s…

The Journey Forward

A new year is upon us. All the trappings and trimmings of the holidays have been packed away (maybe), and thoughts have turned to all the things we will and will not do (maybe) in the coming year. In our house, there was no Christmas tree to take down and haul away. We didn’t make the trek to the tree farm…

Allied Arts OPUS

Adam Hall, Killi Stump, Edith and Michael Laird  Lavish luxury is the byword as the arts support organization hosts its Hotel ZaZa-inspired biennial gala at the OKC Golf & Country Club. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene, Party Pics

Kim Baker and John Jernigan, “Oklahoma Unforgettable”

  Exploring the State Through Camera Lense Here in the clutch of winter, when trees are bare and the sky is gray, it can be all too easy to forget our state’s abundant potential for beauty. Unless, that is, you have a reminder to hand in the form of gloriously colorful coffee-table tome “Oklahoma Unforgettable.” The new collaboration between exceptional…

Mama Sweet, “21 Echo”

  A Bygone Band Climbs Back Into the Saddle In some respects, five years isn’t a tremendously long time. When you’re hoping for a new album from a band whose members had drifted a bit apart geographically, though, it can feel close to an eon. That might explain some of the excitement Norman-based red dirt tunesmiths Mama Sweet were met…

Art on Tap

Greg and Maressa Treat, Karma and Brett Robinson  Guests happily partake of a museum tour, tasty treats and shining examples of the art of brewing in the OKC Museum of Art’s beer-sampling fete. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene, Party Pics

Lyric’s Broadway Ball

Amanda Bleakley, Aimee Harlow, and Gena Timberman  For One Night Only, Lyric Theatre brings the Motown sound of “Dreamgirls” to its annual fundraiser at the Skirvin Hilton. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene, Party Pics

A Night in Black & White

Russell Westbrook and Tara Nouri  Peppers Ranch hosts this cheery benefit in Gaillardia, but it’s the children in their foster care community who will benefit from patrons’ generosity. Click here to see more and purchase photos.   Categories: On The Scene, Party Pics

January’s Prime Entertainment Picks

Russian dancers, New Zealand ukulelists, a celebration of chocolate and creativity and much more – there are all kinds of sources for entertainment and enlightenment in this bustling metro, so if you can’t make it to everything, here’s where to start.