Looking for some great new artwork for your home? Check out the Festival of the Arts. This popular Oklahoma City event returns for 2010. This time, it takes place on April 20 through the 25. As always, it will be held at the Festival Plaza, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and the Stage Center. Many different pieces of art will be available for purchase. My favorite part is the huge food court, though—you’ll find everything from pizza to Greek treats to roasted peanuts!
Entries from March 2010
Born in Sierra Leone in 1980, Ishmael Beah is a survivor of the brutal civil war that broke out in the country. Beah was thirteen when he was forced to become a child soldier after both of his brothers and his parents were killed. He was a part of this child army for two years before UNICEF took him to a rehabilitation home. Beah would later go on to speak to the United Nations about the effects of war on children. While there, Beah met Laura Simms, the woman who would become his new mother.
If you don’t know who Kristin Chenoweth is, well, then either you don’t really follow musical theater or you’re not from Oklahoma. Actually, Ms. Chenoweth is no longer just a musical theater personality—she’s branched out into television and music. In fact, she won an Emmy award for her role on the great television series Pushing Daisies last year. She also won a Tony for her role as Sally Brown in the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and created the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Some of her other television roles include appearing in over thirty episodes of The West Wing and guest starring on Glee and American Idol.