By Glenda Rice Collins (Updated 2-20-20)
Oklahoma City, Okla. USA — From the recent production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Spanish classic, Blood Wedding, at the University of Oklahoma (OU) arts district in Norman –(see a related 2-13-20 article, Renegades…, on this website) –to last weekend’s Oklahoma City Ballet staging of William Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo & Juliet love story at Civic Center Music Hall, reminders loom forth of the fragility of life, and how frequently death is courted as the permanent solution to a temporary situation. Continue reading
News from Rob Glaubitz, Artistic Director
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Painted Sky Opera features OKC native Molly Cason Johnson as the comically terrible singer Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins continuing at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 2 – 3; and at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4 at the intimate CitySpace Theatre within Civic Center Music Hall.
By Glenda Rice Collins
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA — This week I felt a vital, revived connection, when I toured the ongoing Price Tower Arts Center exhibition, Shin’enKan: House of the Far Away Heart, which ends March 26. Bruce Goff’s spirited and somewhat spiritual, avant-garde Oklahoma masterpiece was engulfed in flames some 20 years ago. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, Arts Columnist
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. USA — “I love making beautiful things,” says Osage Ballet director Randy Tinker Smith, “Whether in music or ballet, …getting everybody to work together to produce a beautiful piece of art…That’s our goal, that we always represent our tribe well, …and to keep getting our story out.” Continue reading
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the exclusive North American venue for the historic exhibition featuring Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou in Paris
News from Painted Sky Opera
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. USA — Painted Sky Opera in collaboration with the Oklahoma Haydn Festival will present La Canterina by Joseph Haydn at 2 pm June 25 and 7 pm June 26 in the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
La Canterina will be Painted Sky Opera’s first production. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, Updated June 13, 2016
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA– Dressed in red and white baseball jackets, blue shoes, and white-framed eyeglasses, ala Elton John, Adam & Kizzie, one of Oklahoma City’s favorite duos, took the OK Mozart, Opus 32 season stage with musical authority at the Bartlesville Community Center Saturday night, to top off opening day community festivities with unique.flair. OK Mozart (OKM) is recognized as Oklahoma’s premier music festival. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, Updated June 9, 2016
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA — The internationally-acclaimed Miró Quartet returns for the OK Mozart music festival’s 2016 Opus 32 season, June 11 – 18, with several 2 p.m. matinee concerts next week in the intimate performance space of the OKM Ambler Hall, which opened last fall in the heartland. Continue reading
OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL NEWS NOTES
2015 Oklahoma Arts Conference in Tulsa, October 21-22
Preconference Events Begin Oct. 20. Register at Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., or Wed. – Thurs., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special guest speakers Oct. 21 will include:
Dr. Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment For the Arts, and Dr. William Adams, chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities.
HONORS: Revered Influential Immigrant Ballerina Remembered in Film
Mia, A Dancer’s Journey producers celebrate in Los Angeles
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., USA–The Emmy Award-winning film, Mia, A Dancer’s Journey, which celebrates the career and influence of famed 20th-century gifted ballerina, Mia Slavenska (1914-2002), will be broadcast on OETA-TV in Oklahoma, tonight at 10 p.m.