May 3, 2013 by Sarah
The enthralling Cirque de la Symphonie will grace the Oklahoma City Philharmonic with two nights of masterful orchestral and acrobatic performances.
The Cirque de la Symphonie is a magical new [Read more]
April 8, 2013 by Sarah
As Oklahoma City moves to supersede its 40-year-old Cox Convention Center, progress has come to a halt over the question of where to place the accompanying hotel.
During a March 26 meeting, the convention center subcommittee evaluated three design proposals for the new center, which will be built on a site directly south of the Cox Center. The final design will be part of the $777m third phase of the Metropolitan Area Project Plan (MAPS 3).
During the committee deliberations, the unresolved state of the hotel plans cropped up in every discussion. All the designs planned for a new 20-story hotel, but this is not funded by the MAPS 3 budget, and finding a partner in the hotel industry has been difficult.
Local developer Cathy O’Connor, who is also president/CEO of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, said:
“We have no hotel developers knocking at our door.”
O’Connor mentioned that a hotel market analysis was being launched to determine the financial feasibility of a convention center hotel. Councilman Ed Shadid has suggested that it may cost the city up to $100m in business incentives or public funds to get the hotel built.
Whether slating a concert, hosting a lecture series, or giving business people a place to swap digital business cards at a trade show, major modern cities consider a competitive convention center to be a vital civic asset.
It is to be hoped that the hotel difficulties will be sorted out by the time design consultants Populous and GSB, Inc. present their next, feedback-enhanced design proposal to the committee in 60 days’ time.
March 7, 2013 by Sarah
The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) wants the United States to once again declare independence, this time from foreign energy sources.
February 5, 2013 by James
As Oklahoma City’s 1st and 7th wards prepare for the upcoming city council elections, political flyer, poster printing, and signage are likely to be out in force on private property. However, as per city ordinance, signs [Read more]
January 8, 2013 by James
CBRE Group, Inc. has opened a Capital Markets office in downtown Oklahoma City to serve both private and institutional investors in a wide variety of business financing. In an area that traditionally relies on [Read more]
December 20, 2012 by Sarah
If dressed appropriately, there is a lot to be gained from being outdoors at this time of year. Chesapeake Snow Tubing gives the whole family the opportunity to get outside and enjoy some great recreational activity during the [Read more]
November 20, 2012 by Mark
The entertaining a cappella group Straight No Chaser will be performing live at the Music Hall this evening, bringing along its own unique blend of music and entertainment to the stage. This group [Read more]
October 27, 2012 by Mark
An exhibition is currently marking the United States 70th Anniversary of the entrance into the Second World War. During this time, there were attacks on Hawaii, the Philippines, Guam, and [Read more]
September 29, 2012 by James
Oklahoma Sierra Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary and, in honor of that event, has planned its very first gala celebration tonight.
This fun-filled evening will [Read more]
August 31, 2012 by Mark
An eleven-day celebration is about to roll into Oklahoma City’s State Fair Park, as the Oklahoma State Fair comes to town in mid-September.
At the fair, guests will [Read more]