P.31 Gazette’s annual music focus issue covers the music, musicians, venues and events that Oklahoma City and the greater metro area has to offer. On the cover: Meet Miss Blues, aka Dorothy Ellis, who shouts her roots from rural cotton fields into Oklahoma history books. By Ben Luschen. Photo Garett Fisbeck.
Event founder Marjan Esáa sought spiritual healing through last year’s performance.
The dramatic Israel in Egypt oratorio made its debut in 1739.
The play was written by Pulitzer Prize winner William Inge.
Ryan Silverman and Rachel York will help guide OKC Phil’s look into Broadway’s most popular tunes.
The OU talent showcase runs this weekend at Elsie C. Brackett Theatre.
“I don’t know a person that doesn’t love Motown music,” Johnson said.
“First tried it in 1990 at a college I went to in Kentucky, just at clubs around town, and the rest is history,” Tone said. “I hit the road in 1993 and didn’t look back.”
“I look at these shows as a way for us all to put matters out of our minds that day — including myself — and give ourselves over to the music,” he said.
Miillie Mesh, Deanne Brodie-Mends, Jabee, Ebony Iman Dallas, Don Eisenberg and W. Jerome Stevenson discuss the culture of the metro’s arts scene.