Category Archives: Out & About

Reining Breeders Classic move to Tulsa

The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, has been home to the National Reining Breeders Classic for more than two decades. In the
past 22 years, the open-air design and sheer beauty of the GSEC, combined with the multiple schooling areas and large competition arenas, helped make the NRBC the can’t-miss event it is today, drawing thousands of participants from around the world.

The growth trend has always had an upwards trajectory, and because of that, the 2022 NRBC was bursting at the seams. The increased number of entries is precisely the reason that the NRBC Board of Directors made the difficult decision to move the event to Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., beginning next year. The 2023 event will maintain its springtime date and will be held April 16-23.

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Oak Ridge Boys celebrate ‘Light’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When you talk about history, The Oak Ridge Boys can “dig a little deeper” than most. The GRAMMY® Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members released their ‘Light’ album 50 years ago, paving the way for what would soon become an historic transition into country music and to heights The Oak Ridge Boys had only dreamed of.

“That album was the apex of The Oak Ridge Boys’ career in Gospel music,” said Oak Ridge Boys member Duane Allen.

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Film Festival: Breechcloth Shorts

Just when you might begin to wonder if our collective sense of humor may be missing, Quapaw Nation Presents Breechloth Shorts, a collection of short films, at the Historic Coleman Theatre, 103 North Main St., Miami, Oklahoma this coming Saturday May 7, 2022 at 7 pm.

Produced by JR Mathews with feature guests Wes Studi and Max Gail, admission is a charitable donation of $10 to the Seneca Red Feather Scholarship Fund.

Mathews told Tulsa Today, “Three different styles of film are on the ticket with Fancy Dancer (native coming of age film), How the West Wasn’t Won (collection of comedy scenes from Running on Indian Time) and Saynday (short film of a western trickster).

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The Damn Quails return

Widely-celebrated leaders in the modern Okie folk/singer-songwriter movement, The Damn Quails return in 2022 with Clouding Up Your City, the outfit’s first official release since a quasi-breakup in 2016 left their future in question. Born from the mind of singer-songwriter Bryon White, this is the work of a seasoned veteran feeling refreshed in his craft; the culmination of two decades of honing songwriting chops and storytelling skills in the regional scene alongside like-minded Okie-folkies John Moreland, Turnpike Troubadours, John Fullbright, Parker Millsap, Samantha Crain and others. There must be something in the waters of the Arkansas and Canadian Rivers running through the Sooner State, and Clouding Up Your City pours you a tall glass.

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Bassmaster Kayak at Grand Lake

Talented kayak anglers from around the country take to the waters of two-time Bassmaster Classic fishery Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Grove, Okla., on April 16 for the third regular-season stop of the Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX season.

Competition Saturday starts at 7:15 a.m. CT, with lines out at 3:15 p.m. An award ceremony will be held at Grove Civic Center at 4:45 p.m. 

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