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Champions of Health Nominations

April 26th, 2017 12:01 PM - May 26th, 2017 - 11:59 PM
The Champions of Health awards recognize those who make a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Winners in select categories will receive $5,000 for their organization or program, and will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award along with a $15,000 contribution. Winners will be announced at the 2017 Champions of Health Gala in September. To nominate, go to championsofhealth.org. The nomination period begins Wednesday, April 26, and all nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 26 and there is no cost to enter.

Art After 5 Roof Terrace

April 27th, 2017 6:00 PM - October 26th, 2017 - 9:00 PM
OKCMOA’s Roof Terrace gives visitors the ultimate downtown experience every Thursday evening from April through October with live local music, the best views of downtown OKC, a relaxing atmosphere, and a cash bar. (Weather Permitting.) Bands starting from 6 pm-9 pm

History Comes Alive River Cruise

May 6th, 2017 11:40 AM - August 26th, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Experience history as you never have before.

The Songwriting Room with Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road

May 24th, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Want to have some fun with the International Acoustic Music Award winners? Creative juices will be flowing at this rare event featuring the most talented musicians around - Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador, Kyle Dillingham; Multi-talented Musical Genius, Brent Saulsbury; and Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year, Peter Markes. Come watch and learn the songwriting process and hear new and unrecorded music of this award-winning band we all love, while being inspired by the assemblage artwork of Kyle's assistant, Stephanie Ferguson-Brudzinski, and California artist, Mark Brudzinski. You'll even be a part of a music video! Its all part of the current exhibit at the Paseo Arts Space, "Tsukuru: Build. Make. Create." Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online, www.SongwritingRoom.brownpapertickets.com, or by phone, 800.838.3006. Seating is very limited, so purchase your tickets before it's sold out! Tickets are also available at the door, but seating is not guaranteed. "Ken Burns and I travel all over the United States. After hearing your performance, we turned to each other and agreed that we had witnessed something amazing." Paula Kerger, President of PBS, of Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road's performance. Kyle Dillingham: 2017 405 Magazine Best of the 405 - Best Ambassador Who Makes You Proud to be an Oklahoman & Best Musician! 2016 405 Magazine Best of OKC - Best Local Musician! 2013 & 2014 Slice Magazine Best of the City - Best Performing Artist! Horseshoe Road: 2016 Oklahoma Gazette Music Awards - Best Americana/Folk Band! 2014 Slice Magazine Best of the City - Best Local Band. 2011 International Acoustic Music Award winner! For more information about Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road: www.horseshoeroad.net. In 2008, Horseshoe Road completed a U.S. Embassy sponsored tour of Thailand, which commemorated the 175th anniversary of relations between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand. It was the first time an American band had ever performed in four of the five cities they toured. They celebrated Oklahoma's centennial internationally through their performances with a tour of Japan and Thailand. They also filmed a documentary of this tour as an official OK Centennial Project, and performed 32 shows at the 2000 Oklahoma State Fair Centennial Expo at the Oklahoman Stage. Opening for the Oak Ridge Boys was one of the many highlights of 2012, as well as the Charlie Daniels Band in 2013. Kyle and Horseshoe Road were selected by the U.S. State Department for a month-long world tour through Taiwan, South Korea, Burma and Russia as part of their American Music Abroad program. Out of 300 bands nationwide, Horseshoe Road was one of 12 chosen for the 2012-2013 season. In 2014, Kyle and Horseshoe Road completed a 16-day tour through Liberia, which included a performance for the president of Liberia. 2015 began with a fiery performance at the Oklahoma Governor's Inaugural Ball. While still in high school, Kyle was featured with Roy Clarke and twice on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. He later toured with western-swing legend, Hank Thompson. He has performed for the King of Malaysia, the Princess of Thailand, Singapore's National Day Celebration, and his performance at the Beijing Central Conservatory was broadcast on Chinese national television. A frequent visitor to Washington D.C, he has performed for the Japanese, Thai and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors, to name a few. Kyle has taken his music to over 30 countries earning him the title of "Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador." Kyle is also an Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador and was a 2009 recipient of the Oklahoma Governor's Art's Award. He works as the Musical Ambassador in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma, using his "musical diplomacy" to help develop and strengthen new overseas partnerships for the university.