Archive for April, 2010

Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom are smoke-free

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

 

 Thanks Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom! from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

In April, we caught up with General Manager Aaron to talk about Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District and their decision to be smoke-free.

Aaron shares with us that buisness is great. They bring in some great acts and their buisness keeps growing.

If you are ever in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District – this is a great place to check out.

Enso Bar/lounge offers a great place to see live music and hang out with friends. Also part of the same venues are Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom. Always something great happening in downtown Tulsa.

To find out more about this venue, go to: http://www.ensobar.com/

Thanks Dwelling Spaces!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Well – if you are from Tulsa then you probably know about Dwelling Spaces in The Blue Dome District.

What you might not know is that Dwelling Spaces hosts live music – amongst other things! When we were there, a new coffee bar was under construction – there is always something great to be had there.

True story - once I was shopping there for some Toms for my kid and Ben Folds was looking for a t-shirt for his wife and kids. You never know who you will see there.

Thanks Mary Beth for supporting Breathe the Music.  If you ever come to Tulsa, be sure to check them out.   http://www.dwellingspaces.net/

Going smoke-free will NOT hurt buisness!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Soundpony Tulsa supports Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Watch as Soundpony in Tulsa show support for Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma.

Soundpony is a stand alone bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma that has been open for 4 years. They have chosen to be smoke-free for all of those years, and say that buisness is great.

Listen as the owner talks about that, “…Even the smokers don’t mind going out back to smoke.”

Show your support of ALL Oklahoma bars going smoke-free by going to : www.breathethemusic.com

Jimmy LaFave wants to be able to Breathe the Music

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Jimmy LaFave wants to be able to Breathe the Music from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Before hitting the stage in Tulsa, OK at the Blue Dome Diner, Jimmy LaFave took a moment to talk about why smoke-free is an important issue to him.

As a non-smoker – Jimmy sometimes plays in smoke filled venues which make him breathe in lots of secondhand smoke.

Studies show that musicians breathe in so much secondhand smoke while playing one show, that it is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes.

If you every get a chance to see Jimmy LaFave – you should! It was a great show! To find out if he is playing near you, you can go to: http://www.jimmylafave.com/. This July, he will be at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.

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Jimmy LaFave is NOT a second-class citizen, help clear the air in his workplace.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

 

Breathe the Music wants to thank Mr. Jimmy LaFave for his support!

As a non-smoker, Jimmy’s workplace isn’t always smoke-free. Together we can change that!

Please invite your friends and fellow-musicians to join our facebook fanpage.

Currently musicians are considered second-class citizens in Oklahoma.

Everyone – no matter where they work or perform – deserves to breathe clean air. Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck.

Show YOUR support!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck.  Just ask these musicians.  They can’t do it alone and neither can we – take time to show your support and sign the petition.  NOW is the time to take the smoke out of bars and music venues – so that we can all BREATHE THE MUSIC!

Tulsa Shoe Gypsy

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Did you know that you can see shows at the Shoe Gypsy in Tulsa?  You can and they are smoke-free as well.  Watch how Shoe Gypsy/Tulsa shows their support for Breathe the Music/Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma. 

We want to thank Noelle and Tulsa Shoe Gypsy for their support.  They are a great local shop that truly supports Oklahoma  and Tulsa’s local talent. 

To see what is going on there you can follow them on twitter or facebook.   Find out how you can support efforts to get Oklahoma smoke-free by going to the “support” tab.   

Shoe Gypsy Tulsa show their support to Breathe the Music from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

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“Here it goes baby!” – Cain’s Ballroom supports Breathe the Music

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa is a great place to see live shows and over two years ago, they decided it was time that they went smoke-free.

They have not regretted their decisions. Buisness couldn’t be better.

More and more musicians from across the country are asking for non-smoking venues. Listen to Chad Rodgers tell about Cain’s going smoke-free and a story about Willie Nelson.   Thanks Chad and thanks to Cain’s!

For more information to find out about Cain’s Ballroom, go to:  http://www.cainsballroom.com/.

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Who’s next to support Breathe the Music?

Friday, April 9th, 2010

In June 2008, Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa became smoke-free.  Now patrons can go and see shows in a 100% smoke-free environment.  What is even better is that employees that work at Cain’s can enjoy and work in an environment that most Oklahomans get to enjoy daily. 

What most people don’t realize is that a musician (and bartenders and other employees at smoking establishments) breathe in enough secondhand smoke at work to experience the same illnesses as a pack a day smoker.  This isn’t something that we made up – that is a FACT.  Don’t listen to fiction – buisness will not hurt.  Ask Chad Rodgers at Cain’s. 

Any musician and/or their spouse will tell you.  Just listen to this spouse of a local musician. “My husband would give anything and I mean anything if people at The Deli could take it upon themselves to step outside….please I want my husband around for a long time…..this goes for all smoking bars.”

Current polling shows that there is wide spread support for Oklahoma to become smoke-free.  Are you one of that 71%?

  Take time take action and sign our petition

 Together we CAN make a difference! 

Thanks – Paula Warlick
paula@breaththemusic.com

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Lola’s at the Bowery supports Breathe

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Thanks to Lola’s at the Bowery for supporting Breathe the Music! 

To find out how you can help show your support – contact Paula James Warlick at paula@breathethemusic.com

Lola’s at the Bowery supports Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

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