Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Getting to Know the Recently Formed Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/getting-know-recently-formed-smart-growth-tulsa-coalition <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Bill Leighty, a longtime realtor in our community who's also served on the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, the City's Transportation Advisory Board, and its Land Use Task Force. Moreover, Leighty is the executive director of the Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition, which he tells us all about on today's program. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:02:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 63973 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Getting to Know the Recently Formed Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-workshop-fly-loft-downtown-tulsa-art-street-performance <p>On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 62149 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" Christmas Is Back in the Christmas Parade http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/christmas-back-christmas-parade <p></p><p>A new name, with Christmas included, and a new sponsor bring a unified downtown yuletide parade for Tulsa this year. For the past several years, dropping the word Christmas from the downtown event caused a split that resulted in two separate parades, one downtown, one at Tulsa Hills. This year there will be only one parade. Paul Ross is with American Waste Control, the new sponsor. He says this year's parade will officially be known as the 2014 American Waste Control Christmas Parade in Downtown.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:24:47 +0000 Marshall Stewart 61924 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Christmas Is Back in the Christmas Parade "Home, James" --- A Cinematic Valentine to the City fo Tulsa --- Now Playing at the Circle http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/home-james-cinematic-valentine-city-fo-tulsa-now-playing-circle <p>On this installment of ST, we listen back to an interview we did about a year ago with Jonathan Rossetti, who directed, stars in, and co-scripted "Home, James," a newly released indie feature film that was made here in T-Town...and that's now (or was recently) playing --- thanks to a distribution deal with Devolver Digital Films --- in New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, and the aforesaid Tulsa; "Home, James" will be screened at the <a href="http://www.circlecinema.com/">Circle Cinema</a> (near the corner of Admiral and Lewis) through May 29th. Thu, 22 May 2014 18:45:05 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60083 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Home, James" --- A Cinematic Valentine to the City fo Tulsa --- Now Playing at the Circle Festivals Help Boost Downtown Resurgence http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/festivals-help-boost-downtown-resurgence <p>An increase in festivals and events in downtown Tulsa is helping with efforts to improve retail and residential living in the core area. Director of Downtown Development with the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Delise Tomlinson, says the events draw people who might otherwise never go downtown to show what’s available.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:56:42 +0000 Marshall Stewart 60081 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Festivals Help Boost Downtown Resurgence New Hotel for Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-hotel-downtown-tulsa <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">A new hotel is announced for downtown Tulsa. It will provide rooms for those attending events at the BOK Center and Convention Hall. The new seven story, 134-room Hilton Garden Inn will be just a block from the BOK Center. Developer Pete Patel with Promise Hotels says given the resurgence of downtown Tulsa, the time is right for additional rooms for the business and leisure traveler.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">The project will include retail and restaurant space and a rooftop patio. It’s expected to be completed in 2016.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:23:31 +0000 Marshall Stewart 49599 at http://publicradiotulsa.org New Hotel for Downtown Tulsa "Sirens of the Southwest" at Philbrook Downtown http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sirens-southwest-philbrook-downtown <p>On today's StudioTulsa, we speak with Catherine Whitney, chief curator of the Philbrook Museum of Art, about the first two exhibitions at the museum's new Brady District facility. Philbrook Downtown is currently featuring a pair of exhibits concerning American art. The first, which was curated by Whitney, examines a group of female painters who worked in Santa Fe and Taos in the early 20th Century. "Sirens of the Southwest" draws on the resources of Philbrook's Eugene B. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:07:45 +0000 Rich Fisher 44201 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Sirens of the Southwest" at Philbrook Downtown Notes on the Newly Opened Woody Guthrie Center in Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/notes-newly-opened-woody-guthrie-center-downtown-tulsa <p>"The Woody Guthrie Center is dedicated to celebrating Woody's life and legacy and educating a new generation about his important role in American history," as we read on the Center's <a href="http://woodyguthriecenter.org/">website</a>. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:05:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 42863 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Notes on the Newly Opened Woody Guthrie Center in Downtown Tulsa Now at 108 Contemporary in Downtown Tulsa: Artist Heather Clark Hilliard http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/now-108-contemporary-downtown-tulsa-artist-heather-clark-hilliard <p>On this edition of our show, we offer an engaging, wide-ranging conversation with Heather Clark Hilliard, a fiber artist based in Norman, Oklahoma. Hilliard is also the inaugural artist-in-residence at 108 Contemporary gallery (located at 108 East Brady in Tulsa, and formerly known as the Brady Craft Alliance). She tells us about her solo show, "Finding the Fire: Concepts in Fiber," which will be on view at 108 through July 20th, with an Artist Talk scheduled to occur at the gallery on the 19th at 6pm. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:38:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 42509 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Now at 108 Contemporary in Downtown Tulsa: Artist Heather Clark Hilliard "Tapestries of Jon Eric Riis" at the New 108 Contemporary Gallery in Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tapestries-jon-eric-riis-new-108-contemporary-gallery-downtown-tulsa <p>On this installment of our program, we speak by phone with the internationally known contemporary fiber artist, Jon Eric Riis, whose tapestry works can be found in private collections as well as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The New York Museum of Art and Design, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:13:39 +0000 Rich Fisher 35000 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Tapestries of Jon Eric Riis" at the New 108 Contemporary Gallery in Downtown Tulsa