Friday, April 29, 2011

N'Tune Music provides everything for Tahlequah musicians

Kris Elliot

Tahlequah’s local music scene has been around for ages, and the new center of that scene is the N’Tune Music store. Michael Burris, owner and operator, opened N’Tune music on Mimosa Lane in Tahlequah almost eight years ago, and has settled in nicely.
“N’Tune Music offers a full line of musical instruments including guitars, basses, amps, drums, PA systems and even violins,” said Burris. “We have 35 years of live sound experience and can answer pretty much any questions you might have about music.”
Along with musical instruments, N’Tune Music also offers repair services on all types of gear.
“We do repairs on pretty much any stringed instrument,” said Burris. “We can even fix old amps and broken electronic equipment.”
N’Tune Music is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Every Saturday they have live music and open mic sessions from 1 p.m. -3 p.m.
“If you want to play or just hear some live music, come on by and have a good time,” said Burris.
N’Tune Music is located at 207 Mimosa Lane. For more questions call (918) 456-4339

Saiki performs live concert to help fund Japan relief efforts

Austin MacDonald

     It is concert time. Come out and watch a concert on April 17 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Jazz Lab. This concert is called The Help Japan. This concert is being performed because Michiko Saiki, a music student at NSU and Japanese national, felt helpless after the earthquake and tsunami had hit. So she decided to come up with a fundraiser to help Japan out. 
     Saiki is a piano player so she and a few other students are going to put on a concert in the Jazz Lab.
     “The event gives students a way to support the Japanese Red Cross Society in their efforts to help those in need,” said Angelika Copp, office manager in International Programs.
     Many of the Japanese students at NSU felt they needed to help their country in any way possible and since they are so far away they did not know what they could do. Michiko came up with the concert and fundraiser idea and her interest has been extraordinary. Come out and watch a great concert performed live.

Tahlequah Public Library features Toddler Tales

Preston Toombs

     There’s finally a place for your young, creative and eager to learn children to gather and put their ambitions to good use. Tahlequah Public Library is putting on an event where children will listen to stories and make crafts called Toddler Tales.
     “It’s a great time. The children have lots of fun and learn a lot too,” said Cherokee Lowe, Tahlequah Public Library employee.
      Toddler Tales is Friday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the library’s children’s area. Call 918-456-2581 or go to for more information.

Welcome to the Family tour rocks OKC

Stacie Guthrie
     May is the month of freedom for some, it being the month that schools lets out for summer. This month is the start of outdoor concerts and many festivals, or to be cheesy the month when the flowers come out.
     The Welcome to the Family tour including Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Three Days Grace will stop in Oklahoma City May 13 at the Zoo Amphitheater, door open at 6:30 p.m. and this is an all age’s event.  The general admission tickets for this event are $39 and you can get them at Buy for Less locations in OKC, Reasor's, Starship Records in Tulsa, charge by phone at (800) 511-1552 or online at
     “I am very excited to see A7X again, I love them so much. The only bad thing about this concert is that The Rev will not be there, I guess you could say it would be bittersweet if anything," said Laura Corn, Tahlequah resident.

Avalanche Tour rocks Tulsa in April

Rachel Dobbs 

     This April, music lovers will prepare themselves to rock. The 1st Avalanche Tour is making its way to Tulsa and bringing several popular bands.
     The Avalanche Tour is going to have some of the biggest bands in today’s rock music. This event features Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying.  
     “I know a couple of the bands, but I’m excited to hear the other bands perform,” said David Steelmon, Hulbert junior.
      This is a once in a lifetime event to see all these bands play together  under the same roof, so make sure not to miss out! The Avalanche Tour is at Brady Theater on April 19. Tickets are $33 to $37.50 and doors open at 4:30 p.m. 
      For more information on this event, contact the Brady Theater at (918) 582-7239.

NSU Theatre Company presents 'Noises Off'

Caleb Dobbs

     The New York Times calls ‘Noises Off’ spectacularly funny, the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy, a peerless backstage farce and a festival of delirium. 
     Worth watching would be an understatement said Brianna Burnett, assistant stage manager. She described the complexity of the second act as staggering but full of potential.
     “The section needs work, but it is seriously going to be funny when we get it down,” said Burnett.
     NSU Theatre Company proudly presents Michael Frayn’s play April 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. NSU alumni, veteran student-actors and first time to the stage cast members have been rehearsing since Feb. 20.
     Sardines, flowers, sleeping-around-drama, wipeouts, bags, bottles, boxes, axes and death threats will be flying around each performance.
     Visit to snag a ticket.

Broadcast production class features class productions

Brittany Crase

     Come support your peers and get free entertainment. This semester, instructor Michael Gaede’s broadcast production class has made several videos and motion pictures. The students have put forth a number of hours and hard work to display their talents. 
     “The students have worked hard all semester on their projects and it’d be nice for people to see our work, said Elizabeth Gibson, Muskogee junior.” 
     The presentations will be shown in Leoser, Room 240 on April 29 at 9 a.m. There is no admission cost to attend. For more information contact