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  • Parties Extra!---Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes---Party Galaxy!--- July 4th!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about July 4th party decorations on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4330720524001[/brightcove]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Color me blond!

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What do you all think the appropriate age for young girls to start coloring their hair? My daughter is 11 and wants to be a blonde. She has brown hair. CALLIE’S ANSWER: Well, depends if...

  • Callie Gordon and Matthew Athey honored at wedding shower in Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Jose Freede, Callie Gordon, MollyannSanger and Nancy Gordon. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). Callie Gordon and Matthew Athey were honorees at a wedding shower and dinner in the home of Katie and Aubrey McClendon. The engaged couple will be married in August.  Co-hosts for the party were...

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: June 28

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Bridal Shower, VIP Grand Opening, High School Reunion, Kiwanis Picnic, Redbud Breakfast,

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta's---Beautiful flowers!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4316696964001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta’s talk about flowers on Parties Extra!

  • Oklahoma middle school principal enjoys a good mystery for dinner

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Lou Ann Wood spends her days ruling the hallways as an Oklahoma middle school principal, but at night, she performs with Oklahoma City's Whodunit Dinner Theatre, a murder mystery dinner theater — where she taunts the audience with the ultimate question: Who done it?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Divorcee ponders rules of name game

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    I am recently divorced and want to keep my name the same as it has been for 18 years. My children have the same last name. My friends are encouraging me to go back to my maiden name. Which is the proper way to handle this?

  • Mom, daughter in same Crooked Oak graduating class attend their 50th reunion

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Shirley Donaldson and Rosetta McKee recently attended their 50th class reunion at Crooked Oak High School. Mom and daughter were members of the same graduating class in 1965.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties Etc.: June 21, 2015

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Wedding Shower, deadCenter Opening Event, Best of the West Brunch, Baby Shower, Luncheon

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I invite last minute party guests?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Helen Ford Wallace, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Callie Gordon answer etiquette questions from readers of The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Yvette Walker has the guest answer!

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: June 14, 2015

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Beaux Arts Escorts Party, Musical Reception, Presidents Lunch, Board Member Party, Birthday Parties, Awards Banquet,

  • What to do with of‌fensive guest?

    BY CALLIE GORDON,

    LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD

    WALLACE

    For The Oklahoman

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    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    QUESTION:  If you are hosting a dinner party and one guest rants and is of‌fensive, in language only, to the other guests,  as the host and hostess, what should you do? CALLIE’S ANSWER: If you would like to do something, take the person aside and have a chat with them. “Now is not...

  • For Oklahoma City University voice teacher and mentor to Tony nominees Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, the love of teaching endures

    By Brandy McDonnell

    Features Writer

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com

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    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    As a longtime professor of voice at Oklahoma City University, her alma mater, Florence Birdwell helped hundreds of students find both voice and purpose, including a pair of Broadway stars who are the belles of this year’s Tony Awards: Kelli O’Hara and Kristin Chenoweth.

  • Oklahoma City University watches as alumnae Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara square off for Tony Award

    By Rick Rogers 

    For The Oklahoman 

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    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Oklahoma City University graduates Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara both are vying for the 2015 Tony Award in the Leading Actress in a Musical category. Chenoweth was nominated for her role as Lily Garland in “On the Twentieth Century” and O’Hara for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in “The King...

  • Loss of singing voice doesn’t stop renowned professor Florence Birdwell from mentoring state’s Broadway belles

    By Brandy McDonnell

    Features Writer

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com

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    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Seven decades ago, Florence Birdwell lost her voice but found her purpose. “I really do think because of my circumstances that it was meant to be. I didn’t know it, I didn’t think it (then), but I think it turned out that way. And I love it,” Birdwell said. “I LOVE teaching.” As a longtime...

  • 2015 Beaux Arts Ball debutantes, escorts introduced

    By Helen Ford Wallace

    Staff Writer

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    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Reception: The 2015 Beaux Arts Ball debutantes, escorts and families and ball committee members got together for the first time at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Art museum CEO Michael Whittington and the board of trustees were hosts for the group at a cocktail reception. There are 19...

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties Etc.: Sunday, June 7, 2015

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    2015 Beaux Arts Ball debutantes, escorts introduced.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Lance McDaniel and deadCENTER Film Festival!

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Lance McDaniel, deadCENTER Film Festival Executive Director, talks about the Film Festival on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4278260009001[/brightcove]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Angels Foster Family Network OKC

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Jennifer Abney and Jillian Hord talk about the Angels Foster Family Network OKC on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4269426908001[/brightcove]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: To gift or not to gift

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Should you bring a gift anyway, if the invitation states, “no gifts, please?




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