Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti will be among the business leaders speaking at the event
“The line I use and nobody has ever contested it is, ‘No city in America has come as far as fast as Oklahoma City,’” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “The ballpark was the beginning.”
In two years, Metro Technology Center’s 12 to 15 weekly MetroFit Wellness Community OutReach classes, made possible in part by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative, have maxed out. “We offer multiple sessions of tai chi, Zumba, Get Fit, line dancing, kickboxing and yoga,” said Metro Tech wellness coordinator Valerie McMurray-Hopkins. Different classes can…
Twenty years ago, professional baseball did more than win hearts and minds as OKC’s team and community celebrated the first completed MAPS project. Bricktown Ballpark also spurred a hitting streak for downtown redevelopment. By Laura Eastes. Cover Christopher Street.
There are around 2,000 children in foster care in Oklahoma County.
P.31 Gazette’s annual music focus issue covers the music, musicians, venues and events that Oklahoma City and the greater metro area has to offer. On the cover: Meet Miss Blues, aka Dorothy Ellis, who shouts her roots from rural cotton fields into Oklahoma history books. By Ben Luschen. Photo Garett Fisbeck.
Barbie is more than a toy. She is an icon. Is she pure? Overtly sexual? Independent? Subversive? Submissive? In Altered Barbie: Nobody’s Fool, 32 women artists from across Oklahoma alter the icon as they interpret Barbie and her place in society. By Laura Eastes Cover by Anna Shilling
“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”
Current studies are researching fires, surveying mammals and monitoring amphibians for diseases.
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund event raises funds for grants to help Oklahomans infected with HIV and AIDS.