Thursday, July 31, 2014
Stardust concert celebrates 1927, Bill Bryson novel
The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Town Hall will present “Stardust,” a summer concert featuring Tulsa music icon Janet Rutland on Friday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. at Guthrie Green.
The Tulsa Reads event is part of a celebration of Bill Bryson’s book “One Summer–America 1927.” The book chronicles American life in the historic season when Charles Lindbergh became the first man to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean by himself, Babe Ruth set a homerun record and Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Singer” revolutionized the motion picture industry.
Rutland will be singing classic tunes, such as “Stardust,” “Blue Skies” and other standards from 1927. The concert is free and open to the public.
Bryson, one of the greatest nonfiction writers of his generation, is the next author to be featured as part of Tulsa Reads. He will be making appearances for the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Town Hall on Nov. 13-14.