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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oklahoma Chautauqua looks at Hollywood’s impact on American Culture

Oklahoma Chautauqua PosterCelebrating 21 years, the Oklahoma Chautauqua takes visitors back to a bygone era to meet some of the legendary Hollywood royalty.  This year’s event will explore the influence of the big screen with “Behind the Scenes: Hollywood’s Impact on American Culture June 5-9 at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.

Performances will take place Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. under the tent. Appearing in costume, scholars recount stories in the character’s own words and in the language of their time. A question-and-answer session with the scholar both in and out of character follows each performance.

Scholars performing in this year’s living history program will portray Gordon Parks, a groundbreaking American photographer best known for his photo essays for Life magazine and directing the 1971 film Shaft; Jack Warner, the driving force behind Warner Bros. Studios; William Faulkner, a Nobel Prize winning writer; Ethel Waters, a blues vocalist and Academy Award nominated actress; and legendary entertainer Bob Hope.

Daily workshops will take place Tuesday through Saturday at noon and 5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150. Local musicians will provide entertainment each night at 6:30 p.m. prior to the evening performances.

All workshops are free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic or purchase refreshments on site.

The Oklahoma Chautauqua is presented by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, with support from OSU-Tulsa, The Mervin Bovaird Foundation, Williams and the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel.

‘Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock & Roll Exhibit’ to close at OSU-Tulsa

Another Hot Oklahoma Night artworkAn exhibit featuring rock ‘n’ roll artists, personalities and venues that have called Oklahoma home will soon be leaving OSU-Tulsa.

“Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock & Roll Exhibit” has been on display in the Main Hall Commons since March 2011. The Oklahoma History Center will return the display to Oklahoma City at the end of May.

The award-winning exhibit features artists including Bob Wills, Leon Russell, Woody Guthrie, the Flaming Lips, Hanson and The All-American Rejects.

Plans are underway for a new exhibit to replace the outgoing display.

Check out the OSU-Tulsa Facebook page to learn more about how you can win a commemorative poster of the exhibit.

Building a better Oklahoma

Building a better oklahomaHundreds of OSU-Tulsa students graduated this May, joining the ranks of OSU alumni who add to the state's workforce and economic prosperity. With the high-quality education and international recognition that comes with an OSU degree, our graduates are ready to create a brighter future for themselves and Oklahoma.

Check out the link to view the video shown at OSU-Tulsa's graduation ceremony.