From fish fries in Paris, Tennessee to music festivals in Paris, France, the Daddy Mack Blues Band has entertained audiences around the world with its funky, contagious urban blues. Singer and guitarist Mack Orr leads the four-piece band. The band is scheduled Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Ron Burton of Norman, left, names USAO President John Feaver to the title of Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. Burton visited Chickasha on Thursday to present the award to Feaver, “whose leadership has re-established USAO’s national reputation for quality, and whose volunteerism has helped Oklahoma immeasurably.”
Brothers Matthew and Scott Pitts of Comanche work with Rhenada Finch, staff accompanist, and Dr. Jan Hanson, professor of music at USAO. The Pitts brothers were the only two Oklahoma vocalists chosen to represent the state in a select 50-voice, national choir – both are from the University of Science and Arts. The choir is scheduled to perform during the 2009 American Choral Directors Association’s National Convention in Oklahoma City March 4-7.
Artists from across the nation competed with Oklahoma artists for the biennial “Oklahoma: Centerfold” art exhibit. “Centerfold,” one of the largest juried art shows in the state, features more than 40 original pieces from across the state and nation, such as “Fractured” by New Mexico artist Jean R. Wilkey. The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.