BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner, ADVISORY, OK
The AP’s updated plan for the weekend. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 405-522-2121.
FOR USE Sunday, Dec. 9, and thereafter:
MUSKOGEE, Okla. _ An Oklahoma woman is expressing herself through poetry. Jessica Steward wrote her way through high school, then saw it as an outlet when she served in the Army. She said poetry remains an outlet “when I’m frustrated, when I’m angry, sad.” She said her poetry has since matured. She earned a degree in English and creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University. By Cathy Spaulding, Muskogee Phoenix. SENT IN ADVANCE: 937 words.
TULSA, Okla. _ “Hamilton” and “In the Heights” choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler is creating a piece for Tulsa Ballet. The Tony Award-winning choreographer’s ballet will have its world premiere as part of the company’s “Signature Series” performance in May. Blankenbuehler’s as-yet-untitled piece will be part of a program that showcases the intersection between the worlds of ballet and Broadway. The ballet is set during World War II and focuses on the crew members of a submarine. By James D. Watts Jr., Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 969 words.
FOR USE Monday, Dec. 10, and thereafter:
OKLAHOMA CITY _ An Oklahoma man has been reunited with his Fender guitar after nearly 60 years. Jerry Horner, 82, drove from Tahlequah to the northwest Oklahoma City home of singer and Oklahoma music aficionado, T.J. Mayes. Mayes and Horner had never met, but they shared a bond over an instrument that was about to be back in Horner’s possession: a pedal steel guitar forfeited when Horner couldn’t pay the bill for work he asked to be done on it. By Robert Medley, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 602 words.
LAWTON, Okla. _ A conference in Oklahoma aimed to help graduating high school seniors with life after school. The first ever LPS Senior Conference recently aimed to teach soon-to-be-graduating seniors about the aspects of adult life that are often overlooked in the classroom, such as taxes, health insurance and basic finances. By Josh Rouse, The Lawton Constitution. SENT IN ADVANCE: 788 words.
^The AP, Oklahoma City