Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Paycom Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Paycom Center

ALICE 96.9 and Other Options and Live Nation are proud to announce Trans-Siberian Orchestra is back! That’s right, the phenomenon that started it all, in the city that launched the rock holiday experience for the entire family, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. Paycom Center will host one spectacular show Wednesday, December 8th. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 17th at 10am CT with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Other Options courtesy of TSO.

“Christmas Eve and Other Stories” is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill. In keeping with the classic line “If You Want To Arrange It, This World You Can Change It,” the story is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity. Following favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,” “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father. The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament” and the epic “Old City Bar,” both of which have not been performed live in recent years. The rock opera also features such TSO classics as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” Additionally, the tour will enjoy a new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Christmas Canon,” “Wizards In Winter” and many more.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80

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Legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has passed away at the age of 80 years old. A statement from the band and Watts’ spokesperson said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also a member of the Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generations. We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this time.”

Here’s the following statement from the band:

Pets of the Week 12-02-2021

ALICE 96-9 FM is proud to support the needs of local pets – especially those seeking a new home. That’s why ALICE 96-9 FM has teamed up with Pets and People and Huntington Fine Jewelers to bring you closer to your new best friend. Each week we will feature different adoptable pets available through Pets and People and we strongly encourage all potential pet owners to participate.

Meet Alfred!

Alfred is around 6-years-old and just the sweetest guy. He’s got a lot of personality. We believe he is a greyhound lab mix. We would love to find Alfred an active family with other dogs, or some kids. He’s still working on some of his manners. He likes toys and is crate trained. He’s house trained as well, and keeps a clean kennel. He walks pretty well on a leash, but will pull a little if he sees a squirrel or rabbit. 

Meet Junipurr!

Junipurr is the sweetest girl! This social butterfly loves to play especially with other active kitties like her. Her outgoing personality will quickly get your attention and her sweet nature will make you fall in love. She would fit into just about any home ready for an active ball of fun like herself!

If you’re interested in adopting, fill out an application today.

Pets and People Humane Society has also launched an online fundraiser with an opportunity for you to win a trip to Cancun and help raise much needed funds for their nonprofit. Get more info.


Federal Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 14, 2020) – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Oklahoma small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This funding will be provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by President Trump.

To qualify for the program, the state must submit documentation of business losses for at least five businesses per county.

If approved, an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration will make disaster loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses and private, nonprofit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by COVID-19.

According to the SBA, these loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the impact of COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere and 2.75% for nonprofits. Businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible for this program.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will have a form for businesses submit on its website (www.ok.gov/OEM) starting Monday.


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