Category Archives: On My Way to Fame

Video Review: Laurel Has No Subtlety

Friends, I recently competed in my first ever solo jazz contest. Heartland Swing Festival, also known as the Collegiate Jitterbug Championships, caters specifically to amateur competitors. This was my first year to attend this event after hearing about it for four years, and I came in swinging hard. My arms. And legs. Read More

I Did the Charleston and Was Applauded Like a Ballerina

It must have been October last year when my father, a professional pianist and ragtime expert, asked me it I’d be interested in dancing during a concert. The Tulsa Children’s Museum wanted him to be a part of their Family Concert Series: Ragtime Family Concert with Donald Ryan on January Read More

Making the News

Find Petunkalunka in this News On 6 feature of Glow on the Green! – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – | I’m really glad the camera guy didn’t use any of the footage of me singing “The Man With The Bag” to no one in Read More

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MOCHA Butterfly Boutique Now Carrying Petunkalunka Jewelry!

As of this May 8th, 2013 you can find Petunkalunka stretch bracelets, faux suede earrings, and team spirit rings at MOCHA Butterfly Boutique on Main! Kim and Nikki, owners and designers themselves, were incredibly approachable and friendly, and made the entire process painless and quick. They’re smart cookies with an eye Read More

Getting Fancy

Continuing the grand update on what I’ve been doing with my life since December: I’ve been reacquainting myself with church traditions and  The First United Methodist Church has one fundraiser for youth missions per year, called the Birthday Banquet. There’s food, baked goods, a silent auction, a live auction, and Read More