Category Archives: Out & About

Keep OK Beautiful Paint Program

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) will open applications for its Paint Oklahoma Beautiful program June 1, 2024. This initiative supports community beautification projects by providing organizations with paint donated by HIS Paint and stipend checks for supplies.

The Paint Oklahoma Beautiful program allows eligible organizations to apply for donated paint to enhance the visual appeal of public spaces. “We are so thrilled to partner with HIS Paint and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to bring this program to communities across the state of Oklahoma,” said Maeve Phillips, Program Manager at KOB. “We want to empower local groups to take pride in their town and contribute to a more beautiful Oklahoma.” 

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Route 66 Commission Rules Approved

The House and Senate recently passed a joint resolution approving proposed permanent rules of the Oklahoma Route 66 Commission. Governor Kevin Stitt has already signed the measure into law.

The vote was necessary to allow the commission to move forward with its work of administering revitalization grants for various projects along the historic roadway. I was told the nine commission members already are in the process of sorting through and scoring grants and may have some announcements at their April 11 meeting.

The City of Catoosa made a substantial request for upgrades to the Blue Whale in time for the 2026 Centennial. This fun attraction – with its wide toothy smile – has been drawing visitors since it was completed in the early 1970s. With the Centennial celebration of Route 66 approaching, the whale will take on an even greater prominence as a must-see stop.

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Tulsa Music Census Launches Today

The Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (Tulsa FMAC) today launched the Tulsa Music Census, an initiative to gain a better understanding of the current needs of the Tulsa music community.  

The survey (available by clicking here) is live and being distributed in collaboration with more than 50 community engagement partners including institutions like Philbrook Museum of Art, WOMPA, Marshall Brewing Co. and more. Click here for the full list of community engagement partners

This effort is part of a multi-city cohort program, administered by Sound Music Cities, a leading Austin-based provider of music ecosystem studies and music census work. The program will allow Tulsa to gain insight from other cities and their best practices. Community engagement partners will have their brand affiliated with the project and will receive a sneak peek of the census results in exchange for their assistance sharing the survey. 

“Tulsa is such a great addition to this cohort,” said Don Pitts, president of Sound Music Cities. ”They are ready to engage their community and take a data-driven approach to growing Tulsa’s rich musical heritage into a destination. Their eagerness to embrace the data in generating a practical and impactful action plan with the community is inspiring and elevating the whole cohort.”  

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ATC: All The King’s Women

American Theatre Company will present ALL THE KING’S WOMEN from March 1 – 9 in the Doenges Studio at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Get ready for an exciting event that’s guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family!

This family-friendly play is directed by the talented Jeremy Stevens. It follows the life of the legendary Elvis Presley through the fascinating stories of a diverse group of ordinary women. But that’s not all – before each performance, there will be an Elvis audience karaoke, with a prize to be awarded. 

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