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2008-09-03 12:00:33

SUNDAY Multifaith arena service "One Song, Many Voices" will bring a community choir of more than 500 voices to the BOK Center from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The multifaith event is free, and parking will be provided at the 100 West Garage one block to the east. The BOK Center, a $178 million, 18,500-seat venue in downtown Tulsa, opened Saturday with an open house, almost three years to the day after ground was broken. tulsaworld.com/bokcenter MONDAY Labor Day in...

2008-08-03 15:00:15

By Julie Bisbee, The Oklahoman Aug. 3--TULSA -- Art and music festivals are becoming big business in Oklahoma cities, not just for artists, but for businesses and community leaders who see creating a vibrant arts community as a solid economic development move. "There is a financial incentive to find talent here and grow that talent locally," said Jill Simpson, director of the Oklahoma Film and Music Office. "Historically in Oklahoma, it's been an export business. We're desperately trying...

2008-07-28 12:00:34

By JENNIFER CHANCELLOR Like the whale of the classic novel, it's big. The mobile Web site, www.dfest.mobi, created for Diversafest, or Dfest, Music Conference and Festival, provides easy access to key information from any mobile device. It's the first time that Dfest has worked with the site in a "greening" opportunity for the seventh annual event. The "mobile Web site" is designed specifically to be viewed on a mobile phone or device with Internet capability. Dfest...

2008-07-24 09:00:35

By Jennifer Chancellor, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 24--Like the whale of the classic novel, it's big. The mobile Web site, www.dfest.mobi, created for Diversafest, or Dfest, Music Conference and Festival, provides easy access to key information from any mobile device. It's the first time that Dfest has worked with the site in a "greening" opportunity for the seventh annual event. The "mobile Web site" is designed specifically to be viewed on a mobile phone or device with Internet...

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Heather Caliendo Tom Green is out to prove live entertainment is big business in Oklahoma. He said he's hoping the anticipated attendance of 60,000 fans for Dfest will help back his claim. "We bring stuff to the event that no other events have - it's the unique experience that separates Dfest from any other event in Oklahoma," he said. Dfest is the Midwest's largest music festival that features national recognized headliners among local artists - about 50 bands of the lineup come from...

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Jason Ashley Wright, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 22--"I'm pretty simple," said Ryan Lindsey, who'll probably wear jeans and a button-up shirt over a tee during Dfest -- while he's performing, of course. We caught up with him recently by phone while he was at home in Norman. You'll find Lindsey -- probably in those jeans and a button-up -- midnight Saturday at Blue Dome Roadhouse. (In case you'd like a sneak listen, his song "Let's Go Out" is featured on the soundtrack for Paramount...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.