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Shekinah Glory Ministry celebrates 10th year with live recording

Shekinah Glory Ministry celebrates its 10th year anniversary with a new, and as yet untitled, live CD/DVD recording that
will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Valley Kingdom Ministry International, 5300 W. 151st St. in Oak Forest, IL.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on the live recording, visit

According to a news release, the live recording event is the finale to Shekinah Glory Ministry’s first praise-and-worship conference to will begin Friday, May 14, 2010. During the workshops, attendees will learn the varied facets of performing praise-and-worship music from some of the genre’s most gifted practitioners.  The registration cost for the “Refreshed By Fire… Ascending Higher” conference is $60. For more information, visit
Since their evolution from 1999-2000, Shekinah Glory Ministry has earned five R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association of America) gold certifications for their musical projects, including
“Praise is What I Do” and “Shekinah Glory Ministry Live.” Their debut CD spent 103 weeks on the Billboard gospel albums sales chart. They have become renowned around the world for their radio anthems “Yes,” “Jesus,” “How Deeply I Need You” and signature tune “Praise is What I Do.” Their acclaimed CD “Jesus” won the Stellar Award (the gospel industry’s Grammy equivalent) as Praise and Worship CD of the Year in 2009. 

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Tulsa Community College Theater Department presents “The Last Five Years” starting Feb. 12

Tulsa Community College’s theater department presents “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown. The production is directed by Vernon L. Stefanic, playwright and former critic for the Tulsa World.
Performance times are at 8 p.m. Feb. 12-13; 18-20 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21 in the Studio Theatre at TCC VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education10300 E. 81st St. (81st St. and Highway 169) in Tulsa, OK. The Thursday, Feb. 18 performance will be sign interpreted for the deaf.

According to a news release, “The Last Five Years” is “a uniquely staged multimedia production, featuring the combined talents of the TCC’s theatre, music, and film departments. “The Last Five Years” is a contemporary, ambitious and emotional musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up … or is it from break-up to meeting? Audiences have to decide, because “The Last Five Years” is an intensely personal and creative look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told simultaneously from both points of view – one telling the story from first date to eventual divorce, and the other story arc from divorce back to the magical first date. It is bittersweet; it is sweetly bitter?”
For more information, visit the PACE Ticket Office, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday or call  (918) 595-7777.

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Brenda Johnson and Jeff Shadley headline heartwarming concerts this weekend

Tulsa’s Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents two shows this weekend that promises to be a heartfelt one for its attendees.

Brenda Johnson and her jazz Rhapsody Trio will headline the performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Jazz Hall, 111 East 1st Street (upper level) in Tulsa, OK. Included is special musical guest vocalist Tavis Minner.  There will be complimentary desserts, roses for the ladies, dancing and sumptuous romantic music. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
On Sunday, Feb. 14, vocalist, trumpeter and band leader Jeff Shadley presents “Big Band, Big Hearts” featuring jazz vocalist and Oklahoma Jazz Hall inductee Olivia Duhon at 5 p.m. at the Jazz Hall.  Tickets are $15 and $10 for seniors and $20 for table seating.
For tickets or more information, call the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame at (918) 281-8600 or go to Gift shop and concessions are available. All major credit cards are accepted. 
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Donna Cox opens Carol Brice Series on February 20 in Oklahoma City

Soprano vocalist Donna Cox will open Black Liberated Arts Center Inc.’s (BLAC) 2010 Carol Brice Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Douglass High School Auditorium, 900 N. Martin L. King in Oklahoma City, OK.  
Cox is an assistant professor of Voice at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, where she teaches Applied Voice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a pedagogue, she has facilitated vocal master classes in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Carolina and New York.  
Cox has performed as the soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Salome Orchestra and conductor Ken Hakoda in Kansas with Academia Phil harmonica and Chorale.  She has performed the soprano solos in Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus,” Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” “Theresan Messes,” Mozart’s “Requiem,” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” 
In February 2007, she performed with Dave Brubeck in his mass “To Hope” with the Canterbury Choral Society under the direction of Russell Gloyd.  As a recitalist, Cox has performed on numerous university campuses in the United States.  She has also toured extensively throughout Germany, featured in recitals focusing on Mozart opera, oratorio and Lied. 
Cox’s Feb. 20 performance will focus on three African Americans – Robert Owens, Margaret Bonds and John Carter.  Poets Owens and Bonds often compared to none other than poet Langston Hughes.  The music is quite sophisticated with its lush harmonies and unexpected contrast which is an Owens’ trait.  It is also spiritual and includes John Carter’s arrangements as well as Cox’s arrangements.   
The program is supported by the Ad Astra Foundation and the Oklahoma Arts Council.  Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Capitol Square Station, Charlie’s Jazz, Rhythm and Blues Store, KM66 and Learning Tree Toy Store in the Oklahoma City metro area.  For more information or to buy tickets, call BLAC Inc. at (405) 524-3800. 

Donna Cox – Voice from OU School of Music on Vimeo.

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Broken Arrow Community Playhouse seeks props, actors

Two male actors (ages 20-30 something) are needed for the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse production of “Crimes of the Heart.” Performance dates are Oct. 23,24, 29 and Nov. 1, 2009. The playhouse is located on 1800 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow.
The characters being cast are Doc, a nice, regular guy who was once in love
with one of main female characters, and Barnett, an enthusiastic young lawyer
that is defending another female lead. Director Teresa Bringle will be
holding second auditions for the two roles at 5 p.m. Sunday Sept. 6. She can
also arrange an audition by appointment, if necessary. Both roles will not
require a full-blown rehearsal schedule but will require actors to be
available for tech week and performances.
For more information, please call (918) 258-0077 or send an e-mail to Please include contact information and any scheduling conflicts.
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is seeking a full-size Skeleton to use in the upcoming production of “The Sunshine Boys.” The play runs from Sept. 13, 2009.

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Saturday auditions for Shakespeare’s “As You Like It ” in Tulsa

Clark Youth Theatre, 11440 E Admiral Place (1/4 mile east of Garnett on Admiral) in Tulsa, will hold auditions for “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare. Auditions are at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 8. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and improvisation of scenes. All students 18 and younger are eligible to audition. The show is directed by Julie Tattershall.
“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare. Clark Theatre’s annual classic play for 2009 will transport attendees to the mythical Forest of Arden, where they will follow the adventures of Rosalind, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest female character. Forced to flee her evil uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and searches for her exiled father. Comedy and romance inevitably ensue. Containing Shakespeare’s classic “All the world’s a stage” monologue, “As You Like It” is one of his best-loved comedies.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. October 2, 3, 9, 10 and at 2 p.m. Sundays October 4 and 11. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. For more information about performances or to make reservations, call (918) 669-6455 or go online to
Clark Theatre is a youth theater program and is part of the City of Tulsa Park and Recreation Department. Clark Theatre won the Tulsa Area Theatre Excellence award for Outstanding Youth Production for 2009.