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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, May 26, 2011

Oklahoma Chautauqua brings “Hollywood’s Golden Age” to OSU-Tulsa

Hollywood's Golden AgeThe Oklahoma Chautauqua is your chance to time travel to another era and meet some of history’s most illustrious characters. This year’s event will explore the ups and downs of Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s with “It’s All Make Believe: Hollywood’s Golden Age” June7-11 at OSU-Tulsa.

Scholars performing in this year’s living history program will portray D.W. Griffith, a pioneer of American film; Lovella Parsons, a well-known Hollywood gossip columnist; Paul Robeson, an internationally renowned state and film actor; W.C. Fields, a comedian, actor and juggler; and Walt Disney, an innovator in filmmaking, animation and amusement park design and one of the best-known producers in the world.

Performances will take place Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. under the tent. Daily workshops will take place Tuesday through Saturday at noon and 5:30 p.m. in OSU-Tulsa’s Conference Center, North Hall 150. Local musicians will provide entertainment each night at 6:30 p.m. prior to the evening performances.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Oklahoma Chautauqua, a program presented by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. All events are free open to the public. Visit OSU-Tulsa’s website for a detailed schedule of events.

Pistol Pete and the Cowboy Stampede Heading to Tulsa

Cowboy StampedeThe Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association will host the Cowboy Stampede on Saturday, June 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the K-Bar Ranch in Mounds (just south of Bixby). Outdoor activities include a barbeque supper, Jupiter Jumps and hay and pony rides. Pistol Pete and Bullet will also be at the event. A $250 OSU scholarship will be given away to one high school junior, senior or 2011 graduate in attendance.

The cost is $12 for adult members, $8 for children (4-18) and free for kids under four. RSVP online before June 10 or call 918-704-0054 for more information.

Green Tip for the long weekend

Going GreenThe Memorial Day holiday weekend is a good opportunity to maximize energy conservation at OSU. Please turn off electronic equipment, including computers, monitors, printers and speakers. Close blinds and tilt slats upward. Also, turn off lights as you leave. Remember, these tips also work at home.