March 25, 2019
JJ Cale Album “Stay Around” Release Events Set for Cale’s Hometown
OKPOP with JJ Cale Estate Plan Special Release Events at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema
TULSA, Okla. — The OKPOP Museum, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the estate of late musician JJ Cale are planning a series of special events at Circle Cinema celebrating the official release date of Cale’s new album “Stay Around.”
The posthumous collection of unreleased material is the first new Cale album in over a decade. Compiled by his widow, the musician Christine Lakeland Cale, and his friend and longtime manager, Mike Kappus, “Stay Around” is set for an April 26 release via Because Music. It is the first new Cale album since 2009's “Roll On.”
Events surrounding the album release will include a gallery exhibit at Circle Cinema during Kendall Whittier’s second Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 6–8 p.m. The event will include a Cale-inspired DJ set by DJ Spencer LG. It will be free and open to the public. On Friday, April 26, 2019, OKPOP will celebrate the official release of “Stay Around” with a reception featuring a special photo exhibit, special guests and film reception from 6–7 p.m. followed by a screening of the 2005 film “To Tulsa and Back” and the premiere of new music videos from “Stay Around.” Tickets to this event can be purchased at www.circlecinema.com. All screening tickets will include a CD ($25) or a vinyl album ($40).
OKPOP is dedicated to telling the story of the creativity of Oklahoma’s people and their influence on popular culture around the world. Its staff is actively collecting artifacts, photographs, archival materials, film, video and audio recordings that represent Oklahoma’s creative history.
OKPOP will be a new visitor experience that explores the incredible history and creativity of Oklahoma’s contributions to popular culture in the areas of music, movies, television, radio, theater, pop art, literature, comics, humor and Route 66.
OKPOP will break ground across from historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2019.
OKPOP is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.