Mark Darrah http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet" Returns to Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/wahzhazhe-osage-ballet-returns-tulsa <p>The Osage ballet, "Wahzhazhe," had its premiere last summer here in Oklahoma; it was first conceived of about four years ago, and was originally inspired by a suite of music by Lou Brock, an Osage composer. This contemporary ballet brings together certain special qualities of Osage history and culture: a reverence for classical ballet (which was, of course, the legacy of two famous Osage ballerinas, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief) and a deep respect also for the richness of Osage traditional music, dance, and textile arts. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:25:08 +0000 Rich Fisher 44821 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet" Returns to Tulsa The Tulsa PAC @ 35 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-pac-35 <p>Thirty-five years ago, in March of 1977, in the heart of downtown, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center first opened its doors --- and Ella Fitzgerald, backed by the Tulsa Philharmonic, offered this beloved venue&#39;s debut performance. Built with a combination of public and private funds, following a 1973 bond issue, the Tulsa PAC is owned and operated by the City of Tulsa; it remains a leading arts/cultural/performance space for Tulsans of all ages and backgrounds. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 23:36:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 14954 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa PAC @ 35