Ahead of its Feb. 27 season finale, Taylor Sheridan’s streaming series “1883” has earned a prestigious Oklahoma award.

The pilot episode of the “Yellowstone” prequel has rounded up the prize for best fictional television drama at the 61st Western Heritage Awards April 9 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

The Paramount+ streaming series, which stars Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, is among the year’s top releases in Western literature, music, TV and film that will be honored at the Oklahoma City museum’s spring ceremony. Winners will receive the “Wrangler,” a bronze sculpture created by Oklahoma artist and past honoree Harold T. Holden.

Pictured: Faith Hill as Margaret of the Paramount+ original series 1883.

Pictured: Faith Hill as Margaret of the Paramount+ original series 1883.

Previously announced honorees for the 2022 Western Heritage Awards include Kurt Russell, his late father and fellow actor Neil Oliver “Bing” Russell and the late Burt Reynolds.

“The American West is more than

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The nonprofit Professional Photographers of America will be honored at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum’s award ceremony later this year

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (PRWEB) June 17, 2021

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) will award its annual Leadership Award to the nonprofit trade association Professional Photographers of America. The 2021 Hall of Fame Induction and Award Ceremony will be held as a hybrid live/virtual event on October 29 in the Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri.

“IPHF honors those who have made an impact on photography, and PPA continuously does just that,” IPHF President and CEO Patty Wente said. “Throughout the pandemic, PPA has stood strong and encouraged photographers to forge ahead. As a result, they’ve proven to be a rock for photographers and small business owners, which in turn sustains the future of photography.”

“All of us here at PPA are honored

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) will award its annual Leadership Award to the nonprofit trade association Professional Photographers of America. The 2021 Hall of Fame Induction and Award Ceremony will be held as a hybrid live/virtual event on October 29 in the Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri.

“IPHF honors those who have made an impact on photography, and PPA continuously does just that,” IPHF President and CEO Patty Wente said. “Throughout the pandemic, PPA has stood strong and encouraged photographers to forge ahead. As a result, they’ve proven to be a rock for photographers and small business owners, which in turn sustains the future of photography.”

“All of us here at PPA are honored and elated for our organization to receive the IPHF Leadership Award,” says PPA President Mary Fisk-Taylor. “After all, when

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A Bridgeville-based artist has won the 2021 Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art & Photography Exhibition’s Best in Show award.

Steph Moraca’s oil painting, “Naples Sunset,” is currently on virtual display on the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Facebook page.

Moraca grew up in Presto and attended Chartiers Valley High School. She and her husband, Nate,

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