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 9-23-2021

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 Eloise!

Eloise is a beautiful and spunky 4-year-old Russian Blue mix, with just a small patch of white on her tummy. She has a super cute little squeak for a meow and a jitterbug tail when she’s excited. She enjoys lounging on a good cat tree or in front of a large window in the sunshine. She is an independent gal who can entertain herself most of the time and she can throw her toys around the room just as well as her humans can! However, she does enjoy human playtime with feather toys, and laser pointers. When she gets excited about her toys, she makes goofy, toothy faces that you can’t help but laugh. Crinkly tunnels are another one of Eloise’s favorite toys. When it’s cuddle time, she adores ear scratches and will take as many pets as you can dish out! Eloise would do best as the only cat in the family. She has never been around dogs, but might do okay around larger dogs who she can’t boss round. She is initially shy around strangers, but once she gets to know you, you’ll have a fun little companion who will soak up all your love, and keep you well entertained!

Meet Scrappy Doo!

Scrappy Doo is an 11-week-old Shepherd mix boy who was saved from a rural shelter. The good people at that shelter asked for help to find his forever family so he is living with a P&P foster family. He has done great in the two weeks he’s been in his foster home. He has the best smile and disposition. For a puppy, he has done AMAZING with kennel training and has not had any accidents in the house! He needs an adoptive family that is ready to continue his training with love and grace and patience. He plays super great with his foster sister. In his foster home, there is a gaggle of Pomeranians next door and he is very sweet and gentle with them as well. Scrappy Doo is happy all the time and loves to play, nap, eat, and repeat. He is ready to be your very best friend, best exercise companion and the dog of your heart. His feet are not the typical large feet of a Shepherd so we guess that he will be a more medium size guy at 45-50 pounds full grown.

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

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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