Jimmy Ray "JR" Hutson, 73

Born May 5, 1946

Died February 16, 2020

John V. Allen Jr., 65

Born December 9, 1954

Died February 16, 2020

Deborah Moore, 61

Born December 10, 1958

Died February 15, 2020

Jessi Michelle Haworth , 15

Born September 3, 2004

Died February 15, 2020

Mary Lois VanBeber-Coffman, 94

Born September 2, 1925

Died February 15, 2020

Myrtle M "Punkie" Staton, 80

Born June 15, 1939

Died February 15, 2020


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Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:27 AM

The Five Civilized Tribes Museum in February will host a retrospective exhibit of Barbara McAlister, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano opera singer.

In addition to her career as an opera and concert soloist, the Muskogee native is a renowned Native American painter.

Along with the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, her paintings have been shown at the Jacobson House in Oklahoma City, the Wharton Art Gallery in Philadelphia and Bullock’s in Los Angeles, with many now in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

The museum will display McAlister’s works from Feb. 1-29. The museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

A reception for the exhibit will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 1.

In 2013, McAlister was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee and was given a key to the city in 2019.