Tahlequah Community Playhouse will hold auditions for the first play of the season, "Drop Dead," written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, and directed by Criss Pearson, on Monday, July 13, 7 p.m. at the home of Sandra Becker, 603 Magnolia, Tahlequah.

Tahlequah Community Playhouse will hold auditions for the first play of the season, "Drop Dead," written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, and directed by Criss Pearson, on Monday, July 13, 7 p.m. at the home of Sandra Becker, 603 Magnolia, Tahlequah.

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As businesses have begun to reopen, some bars and music venues are booking live bands again. Many are taking precautions to ward off the coronavirus, and others have ramped up their entertainment schedules.

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Summer is here, and in normal years, the topic of popular beach reads would be trending. But now, with many people staying home more often, local bibliophiles seem to be digging into books that educate or distract them.

On May 23, the Oklahoma Historical Society joined a new, nationwide coalition of history and cultural organizations. This partnership is called Made By Us, and it is being led by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

BARTLESVILLE — The Board of Trustees of the Frank Phillips Foundation Inc. recently announced that work has begun on a major capital improvement at Woolaroc with a complete renovation of the current Heritage Center.

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Historical Society has released a new landing page on its website that offers numerous opportunities to learn more about the black experience in Oklahoma. Visit www.okhistory.org/blackhistory to start exploring.

Through funding from an anonymous donor, Tahlequah artist Lance Hunter was asked to paint a mural on a downtown building.

Working on the "Below the Surface" mural in downtown Tahlequah Wednesday morning were, top row from left: Chase Hunter and Janette Snow. The artist Lance Hunter is on bottom.

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In an attempt to bring some normalcy back into the lives of artists across the state, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is putting on an art crawl that encompasses the whole state.

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Tahlequah is home to many different musical artists - from Carrie Underwood during her time at Northeastern State University, to local bands such as DocFell & Co. that perform regularly in town. Jadyn Dawson aspires to become one of these household names in the community through her musi…

DIAMOND, Missouri – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Carver Day events will not be held in person this year.

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Beginning this weekend, Tahlequah resident and artist Lance Hunter will start painting a mural downtown highlighting the importance of women and education in society, and the beautification of Tahlequah.

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TULSA – A country music singer-songwriter with punk rock roots, Jesse Daniel is the musical guest for the fourth installment of “Live From Cain’s: Sessions,” Monday, June 8, beginning at 7 p.m.

EUFAULA — The Lake Eufaula Association is set to host its annual Golden Eagle Poker Run on Saturday, June 13. Along with the event is a Free Family Fun Day held on Friday, June 12.

MUSKOGEE – Muskogee Art Guild members have been busy drawing, painting, and producing art despite the coronavirus shutdown, and the Muskogee Art Guild is sponsoring a "Shelter in Place Art Show."

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority is launching OETA Art Club, a new summer arts program designed to engage students in the arts as traditional summer programs are being canceled.

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Tahlequah native and blues drummer Tammy Ridgeway goes by many names. In Tulsa, she's known as the Funky Drummer, and in Oklahoma City, she answers to Bam Bam. But now, all throughout Oklahoma, she'll be known as the first female drummer to be inducted into the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit musicians and the venues they play in pretty hard. Full-time musicians found themselves with no gigs and no pay, so many are eager for bars to open and music festivals to be on the calendar.

OKLAHOMA CITY - As the school year comes to an official close, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority continues its broadcast distance learning program through the summer.

TULSA – Live From Cain’s and Mike’s Hard Lemonade kick off a series of eight livestream concerts with music from Grammy-nominated Oklahoma singer songwriter, John Fullbright, Wednesday, May 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

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GROVE, Oklahoma -- For decades, a riverboat cruise on the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees has been an annual tradition for residents and visitors alike. The tradition continues this year beginning on Friday, May 22, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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In the age of social distancing, photographers have gotten creative about subjects they shoot or the way they capture people. Some have participated in themed daily or weekly challenges, and many have been sharing their art on social media.

TULSA – Tulsa Ballet will stream another double bill on its YouTube channel, composed of "Shibuya Blues" and "Extremely Close," on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 2, at noon. For more information, visit tulsaballet.org.

Oklahoma writers William and Lara Bernhardt like to work together. They are both award-winning novelists, and they jointly oversee an independent publishing company, Balkan Press.

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