The Cynthia Simmons Quartet Highlights The Museum Broken Arrow’s “Night at the Museum” Fundraiser September 10th!

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The Museum Broken Arrow to Host Night at the Museum Fundraiser

The Museum Broken Arrow will host its fourth annual fundraiser, Night at the Museum, on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Rose District Pavilion located just south of The Museum Broken Arrow, 400 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow. The deadline to pre-order tickets is Friday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

This year’s Night at the Museum theme is Main Street Speakeasy and will feature a vintage speakeasy from the 1920’s. Live entertainment will be provided by local jazz artist Cynthia Simmons. The event also includes a silent auction and a free photo booth presented by Elite Custom Photo Booth. In addition, Night at the Museum’s floral sponsor, A New Leaf, will have plants and arrangements for sale at the event, benefiting their non-profit organization.night-at-the-museum

Guests will also be able to enjoy a cash bar and refreshments provided by Main Street Tavern, In the Raw Broken Arrow and The Rooftop.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the operational expenses of the Museum including preservation of artifacts and photographs, the development of exhibits and to conduct ongoing research on Broken Arrow and its history.

Advanced tickets are $30 if purchased by Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. Tickets will be $35 at the door on the evening of the event.

“Our annual fundraiser is essential to The Museum Broken Arrow’s mission of preserving the history and heritage of our community,” said Lori Lewis, executive director of The Museum Broken Arrow. “Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Night at the Museum: Main Street Speakeasy is sure to be one of Broken Arrow’s philanthropic events of the year.”_broken-arrow-museum

 

Current sponsors of Night at the Museum are Cox Communications, Inc., Additive Systems, Inc., Jan and Ken Collins representing Young Living Essential Oils, Main Street Tavern, Ina Dilldine,  In the Raw Sushi Broken Arrow, First National Bank Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Rooftop, RCB Bank, TTCU The Credit Union, D.C. & Janice Anderson, Labor Relations, Inc., Windstream Communications, LaDonna Ross, Larry and Linda Pennington, Colburn Electric, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Woods and Associates Allstate Insurance, Red Crown Credit Union, Larry & Phyllis Gallo, Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing, Dr. Richard and Linda Polk, Huntington Learning Center, Frank Freeman Farmers Insurance, A New Leaf, Jo Ellen Clow, Crossland Construction Company, Inc., Dr. Clarence Oliver, Jr., AVB Bank, Steve Bruner Investments and Sanders, Bledsoe and Hewett Certified Public Accountants, LLP.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information on the fundraiser, tickets, how to become a sponsor or to donate a silent auction item, please visit BrokenArrowMuseum.org.

The Museum Broken Arrow is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in historic downtown Broken Arrow near the site of the original Katy Train Depot. The Museum’s mission is to preserve the local history of the city and its residents and to serve as an educational opportunity for future generations. In addition to showcasing local history, the Museum also offers events, educational opportunities and facility rental. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (918) 258-2616 or visit BrokenArrowMuseum.org.

The deadline to pre-order tickets is Friday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

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The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Presents “Tin Pan Alley Magic” Sunday April 19th

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Pam Crosby and an All-Star cast take you on a musical journey this Sunday at 5 pm!

Produced by Pam Van Dyke Crosby, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents Tin Pan Alley Magic. Featuring Darell Christopher, Cindy Cain, Larry Cochran, Joe Wilkinson, Sandy Sterling, Angie Cockrell, Cynthia Simmons, Barry Hensley, and Pam Van Dyke Crosby. The performance will also include Scott McQuade on keys, Bill Crosby on bass, Wade Robertson on drums, Tim Shadley on trombone, and Tom Sterling on sax.

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To enjoy the jazz, call at (918) 928-JAZZ or visit www.JazzHallTickets.com. Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each.  General Admission tickets are only $15.00, or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. High school and middle school students admitted for only $5.00.

The event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2015 Spring Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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Angie Cockrell and Mike Leland at Bluestone Steakhouse Presented by TulsaJazz.Com

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Angie is one of those rare performers who can make hearts ache and souls shake with her own renditions of At Last, Somewhere Over the Rainbow,  Crazy, The Tennessee Waltz,  Stormy Monday, Amazing Grace,  and Eye on the Sparrow. “Because I’ve lived through some tough times, I can infuse those classic songs with a sense of knowing.” A Tulsa music scene staple for the last several years, Angie has appeared at Juneteenth, The Saturday Night Spotlight, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

She has won several songwriting and performance awards from the Sandra James Music Foundation Songwriting Competition; American Traditions Competition in Savannah; Oklahoma-Based Songwriting Contest; Absolute Best of Tulsa for Best Christian Artist by readers of Urban Tulsa Weekly. She has performed with the Hard Rock Orchestra, the Swon Brothers, and under the direction of acclaimed gospel artist Ernestine Dillard.

She will be performing with Mike Leland, a much heralded and accomplished keyboardist, this Wednesday and Thursday evening, December 17th and 18th from 6pm-9pm.

This show is a Tulsa Jazz.Com Production.

Dates/Times:  

Thursday January  15th, 2015 6 pm- 9 pm

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiecockrell.com/

Bluestone Steakhouse Website: http://www.bluestonesteakhouse.com/

Location: 10032 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-296-9889

Steven Schrag Performs at The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Sunday Jan 4, 2015

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For tickets call at (918) 928-JAZZ or visit www.JazzHallTickets.com. Members and Seniors enjoy discounted ticket prices at $10.00 each.  General Admission tickets are only $15.00, or $20.00 for Reserved Table Seating. High school and middle school students admitted for only $5.00.

The event is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2014-2015 Winter Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through the preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

 

Dr. Joey Crutcher in Concert at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT HONORS MEMORY OF DR. JOEY CRUTCHER’S SON

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Joey Crutcher is well-known for presenting his annual Christmas gospel concerts in conjunction with the Hall, something he’s been doing since the very beginnings of the non-profit organization back in the early ‘90s.

This year’s show, however, will be especially poignant. Dr. Crutcher is dedicating the event to the memory of his oldest son, Joey LaRon Crutcher, who lost his battle with cancer on November 29.

“He worked with me all the time,” says Dr. Crutcher. “In fact, he’s been with me ever since he was a little boy. He started playing drums then, but his passion was the keyboard. He played percussion, organ, piano, and he did a lot of producing and writing. So Jason [McIntosh, Jazz Hall CEO] and I talked about it, and we just decided to dedicate the whole night to my son.”TonyMason

Many of the musicians and vocalists set to perform Sunday afternoon were also a part of Joey L. Crutcher’s funeral service, including vocalist Tony Mason.

“Tony Mason was the praise and worship leader for a long time at the Greenwood Christian Center, a big church my son played for,” Dr. Crutcher says. “He’s a praise and worship specialist who’s done a lot of professional singing, and he did praise and worship at my son’s service. He’ll be at the gospel show with a group, Tony Mason and Company.”

Others scheduled to appear during the concert include Christian rap artist Mario Johnson, the Heralds of Praise from Tulsa’s New Heights Christian Center, and two veteran musicians, saxophonist Chris Clayton and multi-instrumentalist Leon Rollerson.

“Chris was one of the original members of the GAP Band, and he was a classmate of mine. We both graduated from Washington Senior High School, class of ’66. Leon called me and said, `Whatever you need me to do, I’ll do it.’ So he’s going to be there, too.”

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Of course, a Crutcher show wouldn’t be complete without representation from the Tulsa chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, a group founded in 1967 by the Rev. James Cleveland – perhaps the major driving force in modern gospel music – and star gospel performerAlbertina Walker. Described on its website (www.gmwanational.net) as “a non-profit, interdenominational, interracial, non-sexist oriented, international association of gospel singers and musicians,” the group holds a yearly convention that draws some 20,000 delegates to education and performance opportunities.

The mission of these delegates, and the chapters they belong to, is “to preserve the heritage of Gospel music in America, while providing a forum for the development of excellence in the presentation of Gospel music. Further, to increase opportunities for the perpetuation of Gospel music throughout other industries, arenas, and the world.”  There are some 250 chapters worldwide, including Tulsa’s, with which Dr. Crutcher has been deeply involved for many years.GMWA

“I’m a chapter representative,” he notes. “We’re planning to go to Las Vegas in March for the annual board meeting, and that’s actually the preparation for our national convention, which is going to be in New Orleans this year, the second week in July.”

Oklahoma City also has a GMWA chapter, and, says Dr. Crutcher, that group will be sending representatives to perform Sunday as well.

As its organizer as well as a participant, Dr. Crutcher stops short of calling the Christmas concert a variety show – because, he says, “it takes away the theological aspect of it.” But, he adds, “This particular show is going to have gospel, and gospel jazz, and a little bit of R&B.

“When you’re dealing with gospel music, you’re dealing with a lot of different styles,” he explains. “I specialize in traditional gospel, but there’s also a lot of contemporary gospel. We’re opening this up to a lot of musicians from around the city, so it’ll be kind of a mixture. A lot of times, we just kind of look around ourselves to see what’s going to happen.”

Dr. Joey Crutcher’s Christmas Gospel Celebrationis set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First Street.

Tickets can be purchased at the Depot, from www.JazzHallTickets.com, or by calling 918-928-JAZZ. General admission is $15, reserved table seating $20. Seniors and Jazz Hall members are admitted for $10, and high school and junior high students for $5.

The show is a part of the Jazz Hall’s 2014-5 Winter Concert Series.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fameis a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to inspire creativity and improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through preservation, education, and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form.

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