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OKG Newsletter


Topic: downtown

dead again

For the ‘Divine’ flicks on deadCENTER’s schedule, consider these eight cinematic contenders.


Features

Rod Lott, Phil Bacharach, Zach Hale
deadCENTER Film Festival
Wednesday-Sunday
downtown Oklahoma City
deadcenterfilm.org
246-9233
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Howard stern

After losing control of the Zoo Amp, Howard Pollack refuels and returns with a new music destination in OKC Downtown Airpark.


Music

Louis Fowler
Music always has been in Howard Pollack’s blood — maybe not onstage, but definitely behind the scenes.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bricktown living

A $70 million residential development is slated for downtown’s entertainment district.


News

Tim Farley
Living in downtown Oklahoma City is expensive by anyone’s definition, but developers Gary Brooks and Andy Burnett aim to change that with a new project in east Bricktown.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weighing what’s important downtown

OKC city council votes to see whether a convention center hotel is necessary before proceeding further.


News

Tim Farley
Financing a convention center hotel in downtown Oklahoma City isn’t as important as discovering if one is actually needed. That was the consensus of the city council June 11 when it rejected a proposal to pay a financial management company an extra $100,000 on delivering financing options for a would-be convention center hotel. That firm, Chicago-based Public Financial Management, is under contract for other city projects.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

On the road again

Supporters of a ‘grid’ option for the planned downtown boulevard are hopeful after a recent public meeting.


News

Tim Farley
Continuing debate over the alignment of the planned downtown boulevard is down to four options, all of which are under review by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department and city officials discussed the proposals at a June 18 public meeting at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, where about 100 people attended.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Unfortunately, it’s all too conventional


Commentary

Dr. Ed Shadid
Among the highest priority for a city government should be preparing that city for the 21st century. There is little room for error; certainly not on the order of hundreds of millions of dollars. While Oklahoma City is poised to grow in many ways, a preoccupation with 20th-century economic development strategies — particularly massive public investment in convention center expansion with large-scale subsidies for an accompanying hotel — are akin to the gambler risking more than one’s family can afford when the odds are heavily stacked against success.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rock the Brick

Summer sounds super, thanks to Lower Bricktown Live’s outdoor concert series.


Music

Louis Fowler
Lower Bricktown Live
8-10 p.m. Friday, through Aug. 16
Lower Bricktown Plaza
115 E. Reno
lowerbricktown.com
236-8666
free
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

About a route

OKC residents are invited to voice opinions at a Monday public meeting on proposed routes for the MAPS 3 streetcar.


News

Tim Farley
MAPS 3 streetcar public meeting
6 p.m. Monday
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library,
Fourth floor
300 Park Ave.
okc.gov/MAPS3
297-4561

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reunited

And it feels so good. Former classmates Adam & Kizzie found love later in life, only to make beautiful music together.


Music

Louis Fowler
Adam & Kizzie
8-10 p.m. Friday
Lower Bricktown Plaza
115 E. Reno
lowerbricktown.com
236-8666
free
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 
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