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May 22, 2019

OKM Music: Showcase Series features Local Talent News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Music: Showcase Series features Local Talent

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (May 22, 2019) – OKM Music is celebrating its 35th anniversary festival from June 8-15. This year, festival entertainment ranges from a boot-stomping performance by Phil Vassar, a relaxing Concert Under the Stars, an evening of Bluegrass, a Classical Series that will appeal to many and the grand finale at Woolaroc. In-between concerts, be sure to check out the seven events at local churches and venues around the area. Most events are free and open to the public. Showcase entertainment includes...

May 17, 2019

Local Youth Will Enjoy OKM’s Children’s Programming During Festival News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Local Youth Will Enjoy OKM’s Children’s Programming During Festival

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (May 16, 2019) – OKM Music’s mission is to make music accessible to all – especially through youth education. Promoting music education drives OKM Music, and the upcoming festival will deliver a fun variety of events for youth of all ages. “OKM Music offers seven days of children’s activities including story time with art projects, Marionette puppet shows, a magic show, a chance for students to learn more about the Violin, a Steinway pianist performing a children’s...

May 16, 2019

BAHM presentation by Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

BAHM presentation by Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier

On Tuesday, June 4, Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier of District 2 will present a program 12 -1:30 p.m., on the subject of bridges, in conjunction with the current BAHM exhibit, “Bridges of Washington County.” “One of Washington Counties most historic sites is the very beginning of Bartlesville itself: the Carr-Bartles community on the north side of the Caney River across the Cherokee Avenue Bridge, and while the Cherokee Bridge on U.S. Highway 75 has certainly had the most travel in the...

May 10, 2019

BAA Art Camp registration now open News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

BAA Art Camp registration now open

Bartlesville Art Association is offering its ever-popular annual Art Camp for Grades 1 – 12. Students delve into a full week of classes for one hour a day. Each week is devoted to learning different mediums: Drawing, Clay & Sculpture, Painting, and Printmaking.   This year many of the art projects will touch on Japanese motifs as the Price Tower Gallery will be exhibiting “Images of the Floating World” from the Japanese art collection of Joe Price. Art Camp instructors are Steven Graham, Ragon...

May 10, 2019

 Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department announces appointment of Winchester News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department announces appointment of Winchester

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department announced today Jerry Winchester has been appointed as the new executive director of the agency, a position that will require Senate confirmation. Winchester comes to the Tourism Department after 35 years of executive leadership in the private sector across various Oklahoma-based companies, most recently as president and chief executive officer of Seventy Seven Energy. Before that, he served as CEO of Chesapeake Oilfield Services, a division of...

May 09, 2019

Phil Vassar Performing During OKM’s 35th Festival News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Phil Vassar Performing During OKM’s 35th Festival

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (May 9, 2019) – OKM Music is celebrating its 35th anniversary in June and is bringing an exciting multi-genre, multi-venue festival to Bartlesville. “This season is filled with great excitement and has a little something for everyone. We have scheduled very diverse, highly-acclaimed musical talent for residents and visitors alike to enjoy classical, country, indie-pop, bluegrass and other mixed genres,” said Mary Lynn Mihm-Howk, Chairman of the OKM Music Board of Directors. The...

May 02, 2019

OKM Offers a Diverse Classical Series during 2019 Festival News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Offers a Diverse Classical Series during 2019 Festival

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (May 2, 2019) – Classical music is the backbone of the 35-year-old OKM Music Festival, and this year, its classical series offers something exciting for everyone, organizers say. The week-long festival runs June 8-15, with a variety of artists and genres. The classical series brings Martin-Meliton piano duo; Tulsa Symphony Orchestra; pianist Jenny Lin; Quartetto Gelato; Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra; Dallas Brass and Cuarteto Latinoamericano. “OKM’s rich thirty-five year history is...

April 22, 2019

Bartlesville Symphony Season Finale Concert Goes Back to the 80s News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Bartlesville Symphony Season Finale Concert Goes Back to the 80s

In the final concert of an amazing season, the Bartlesville Symphony goes back to the era of big hair, big shoulder pads and big musical hits. On Saturday, May 4, the exciting 8-member band Jeans ‘n Classics joins with the symphony to rock out with “I Love the 80s.” This full evening of favorite hits from that memorable decade begins at 8 pm. With nearly 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations utilized in 45 unique and exciting productions, Jeans ‘n Classics faithfully interprets the music of...

April 17, 2019

Richard Kane Family YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination at Annual Healthy Kids Day® News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Richard Kane Family YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination at Annual Healthy Kids Day®

[Bartlesville/COMMUNITY, 4/2/2019) On Saturday, April 27, the Richard Kane Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. The event features activities such as bouncy house, mini work out...

April 08, 2019

OKM Music Announces its 35th Anniversary Festival News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Music Announces its 35th Anniversary Festival

            After launching its 2019 season on-line last week, the OKM Music Festival is officially announcing its 35th Anniversary Festival. One of Oklahoma’s long-running music festivals is celebrating its 35th anniversary this summer, and organizers have been preparing a very special festival from June 8-14.             The entire family is invited to enjoy a free street party to kick off the festival, a...