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Mar 19th
2012
Tags: Posted in concert, Events, Past Events, program, Uncategorized

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Mar 13th
2012
Tags: Posted in Events, Past Events, program, Uncategorized

Admit One: A Tour of Music and History – a series on Oklahoma Music presented in conjunction with the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

Tulsa’s musical claims to fame, beginning with western swing and how it was, for a time, eclipsed by rock ‘n’ roll and the guys who later formed the backbone of the Tulsa Sound will be shared Thursday, March 15 at a special Tulsa Historical Society program. Those who contributed to the Tulsa Sound and folks like Steve Ripley, who had a foot in both the Tulsa Sound and Red Dirt camps, will be discussed. John Wooley, entertainment writer, radio and television music expert and a Class of 2003 Inductee into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, will facilitate.

Tulsa’s musical claims to fame, beginning with western swing and how it was, for a time, eclipsed by rock ‘n’ roll and the guys who later formed the backbone of the Tulsa Sound will be shared Thursday, March 15 at a special Tulsa Historical Society program.   Those who contributed to the Tulsa Sound and folks like Steve Ripley, who had a foot in both the Tulsa Sound and Red Dirt camps, will be discussed. John Wooley, entertainment writer, radio and television music expert and a Class of 2003 Inductee into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, will facilitate.

*****

JOHN WOOLEY is the author, co-author, or editor of 22 books, including his current novel Ghost Band and the non-fiction From the Blue Devils to Red Dirt: The Colors of Oklahoma Music, one of only three books commissioned by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission and a finalist for the 2007 Oklahoma Book Award. Wooley’s earlier horror-fantasy tale, Dark Within, was a finalist for the 2001 Oklahoma Book Award for Best Novel, and his first, Old Fears — co-written with fellow newspaper writer Ron Wolfe — was optioned by both Wes Craven and Paramount Pictures and is currently under option with former Paramount vice-president Brian Witten. Other recent works include the Rogers State University centennial book, 100 Years on the Hill and Starmaker, written with country-music impresario Jim Halsey.

Wooley has just completed Shot in Oklahoma, a history of made-in-Oklahoma movies for the University of Oklahoma Press, and a book about Craven, titled Wes Craven: A Man and His Nightmares, for John Wiley and Sons in New York. Current projects include a history of the Cain’s Ballroom, as-told-to biographies of famed Osage rancher John Hughes and Will Rogers’ grandniece Coke Meyer, and the play Time Changes Everything, a story of two imaginary meetings between Oklahoma music icons Bob Wills and Woody Guthrie. Written with Thomas Conner and featuring the Red Dirt Rangers, Time Changes Everything has been staged at SummerStage in Tulsa, OK Mozart in Bartlesville, and in Muskogee and Woodward.

Wooley also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, the award-winning independent film Cafe Purgatory, and the recent documentary Bill Boyce – Money Actor, along with writing comic books (including the Plan Nine from Outer Space graphic novel), trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the Tulsa World, a position he held from 1983 through most of 2006. From the early ’80s to 2009, he wrote well over 100 pieces for the horror-movie magazine Fangoria. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for Oklahoma Magazine and an adjunct lecturer in the American Studies Program at OSU-Tulsa, teaching classes on horror movies and Oklahoma music and films.

He is also the producer and host of the highly rated Swing on This, Tulsa’s only western-swing radio program, heard every Saturday night on NPR affiliate KWGS (89.5 FM).

Wooley was chosen to write Roy Clark’s coffee-table-style tour book, celebrating his 60 years in show business, and to emcee the Will Rogers Rotary Club’s “Good Ride, Cowboy” event, honoring Garth Brooks – where Brooks told the crowd, “you might not know it, but John Wooley is a star.”

As a result of his efforts on behalf of his state’s music and musical figures, Wooley became, in 2003, the first – and so far only – writer to be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was also an inductee into both the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Cartoonists Hall of Fame, the latter for his comic-book writing.

*****
Program FREE with admission
THS & OMHOF Members FREE (memberships may be purchased at the door)
Children & Students FREE
Adults – $5
Seniors – $3

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Mar 13th
2012
Posted in Events, program, Uncategorized

Admit One: A Tour of Music and History – a series on Oklahoma Music presented in conjunction with the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

Tulsa’s musical claims to fame, beginning with western swing and how it was, for a time, eclipsed by rock ‘n’ roll and the guys who later formed the backbone of the Tulsa Sound will be shared Thursday, March 15 at a special Tulsa Historical Society program. Those who contributed to the Tulsa Sound and folks like Steve Ripley, who had a foot in both the Tulsa Sound and Red Dirt camps, will be discussed. John Wooley, entertainment writer, radio and television music expert and a Class of 2003 Inductee into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, will facilitate.

Tulsa’s musical claims to fame, beginning with western swing and how it was, for a time, eclipsed by rock ‘n’ roll and the guys who later formed the backbone of the Tulsa Sound will be shared Thursday, March 15 at a special Tulsa Historical Society program.   Those who contributed to the Tulsa Sound and folks like Steve Ripley, who had a foot in both the Tulsa Sound and Red Dirt camps, will be discussed. John Wooley, entertainment writer, radio and television music expert and a Class of 2003 Inductee into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, will facilitate.

*****

JOHN WOOLEY is the author, co-author, or editor of 22 books, including his current novel Ghost Band and the non-fiction From the Blue Devils to Red Dirt: The Colors of Oklahoma Music, one of only three books commissioned by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission and a finalist for the 2007 Oklahoma Book Award. Wooley’s earlier horror-fantasy tale, Dark Within, was a finalist for the 2001 Oklahoma Book Award for Best Novel, and his first, Old Fears — co-written with fellow newspaper writer Ron Wolfe — was optioned by both Wes Craven and Paramount Pictures and is currently under option with former Paramount vice-president Brian Witten. Other recent works include the Rogers State University centennial book, 100 Years on the Hill and Starmaker, written with country-music impresario Jim Halsey.

Wooley has just completed Shot in Oklahoma, a history of made-in-Oklahoma movies for the University of Oklahoma Press, and a book about Craven, titled Wes Craven: A Man and His Nightmares, for John Wiley and Sons in New York. Current projects include a history of the Cain’s Ballroom, as-told-to biographies of famed Osage rancher John Hughes and Will Rogers’ grandniece Coke Meyer, and the play Time Changes Everything, a story of two imaginary meetings between Oklahoma music icons Bob Wills and Woody Guthrie. Written with Thomas Conner and featuring the Red Dirt Rangers, Time Changes Everything has been staged at SummerStage in Tulsa, OK Mozart in Bartlesville, and in Muskogee and Woodward.

Wooley also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, the award-winning independent film Cafe Purgatory, and the recent documentary Bill Boyce – Money Actor, along with writing comic books (including the Plan Nine from Outer Space graphic novel), trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the Tulsa World, a position he held from 1983 through most of 2006. From the early ’80s to 2009, he wrote well over 100 pieces for the horror-movie magazine Fangoria. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for Oklahoma Magazine and an adjunct lecturer in the American Studies Program at OSU-Tulsa, teaching classes on horror movies and Oklahoma music and films.

He is also the producer and host of the highly rated Swing on This, Tulsa’s only western-swing radio program, heard every Saturday night on NPR affiliate KWGS (89.5 FM).

Wooley was chosen to write Roy Clark’s coffee-table-style tour book, celebrating his 60 years in show business, and to emcee the Will Rogers Rotary Club’s “Good Ride, Cowboy” event, honoring Garth Brooks – where Brooks told the crowd, “you might not know it, but John Wooley is a star.”

As a result of his efforts on behalf of his state’s music and musical figures, Wooley became, in 2003, the first – and so far only – writer to be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was also an inductee into both the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Cartoonists Hall of Fame, the latter for his comic-book writing.

*****
Program FREE with admission
THS & OMHOF Members FREE (memberships may be purchased at the door)
Children & Students FREE
Adults – $5
Seniors – $3

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Mar 13th
2012
Tags: Posted in Past Events, Uncategorized

An Afternoon at the Opera

March 15, 2012 – 1:30 p.m.

presented by Hyechka Club TulsaTulsa Historical Society

and Tulsa Opera Theatre

directed by Brady McElligott

Performing duets and arias from opera and musical theater.

Singers include:

Isaiah Feken and Brian Hassebaritones

Jonathan Gillis and Nathan Hearntenors

Jennifer Koljack and Lorin Rogerssopranos

Jenny Remymezzo-soprano

We have reserved a seat just for you!

Free with admission

THS Members FREE * Children & Students FREE * Adults – $5 * Seniors – $3

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Mar 12th
2012
Tags: Posted in Exhibit, Past Events, Uncategorized

Fox23’s Great Day Green Country visited the THS recently to share two of the Museum’s exhibits with their viewers. The KAKC exhibit made an impression on host KC Lupp while Lacey Lett was very interested in learning about Tulsa’s early years in the “Becoming Tulsa” exhibit. Watch the videos here.

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Mar 12th
2012
Tags: Posted in Past Events, Uncategorized

“Tulsa Sights & Sounds”, third annual fine art show to benefit the Tulsa Historical Society will feature originals by members of the Tulsa Artists Guild.

Tulsa themed art is spotlighted with additional paintings, wood turnings and artist created jewelry.  A Free reception will be held on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30 to 8 P.M.  Artists will be in attendance, music will be provided by the John Dellavedova Jazz Trio and food by Petty’s Fine Foods.  Partial proceeds to benefit the Tulsa Historical Society programs.

The Tulsa Artists Guild is comprised of more than 50 professional artists who are juried for membership.  The award winning members fine art is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.  The group was first organized in 1933.  It’s mission is to promote art, promote the members work in special exhibitions each year.  In addition, Tulsa Artists Guild donates revenue yearly to charity through the sale of art.

Exhibition continues on Friday & Saturday, March 30th & 31st from 10 to 4.  Tulsa historical Society is located at 2445 S. Peoria,Tulsa, OK.  Phone 918-712-9484 for information or visit: www.tag-tulsaartistsguild.com.

  • by Helen F. Howerton
  • by Anke Dodson
  • by Shirley Sutterfield
  • by Bob Hawks
  • by Joanne Tyler
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