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Hear the music

Civic Center Music Hall Photo Provided The Civic Center Complex, which sits on the west side of downtown, is home to City Hall, Civic Center Music Hall, the Oklahoma County Courthouse and OKC’s police station. All four buildings were constructed in the 1930s through a voter-approved municipal bond and a matching grant from the U.S.

Take a ride

Streetcar ridership hit a peak in 1920, when 25.5 million trips were taken on the city’s three lines. That worked out to nearly 280 rides a year for every resident in the city. The streetcar lines vanished in 1947, but a half a century later, the city is looking to slowly rebuild a rail-based transit

Letters to the Editor: March 11, 2014

It passed the House Education Committee last year but failed to be heard on the floor of the House. It can still be heard on the House floor this year. The bill promotes dishonest anti-science claims and would allow objectively false, unscientific materials to be presented in public school science classes. It was copied, almost

Bright history, vibrant future

 “Everything you would expect to see will be there,” said Shoshana Wasserman, director of communications and cultural tourism for the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority (NACEA). “The last three or four years has been about the funding and not the cultural experience people will have. This (museum) will change the minds of people from

Marvelous margaritas

There’s more than one margarita creation story, but the top three involve a socialite, a dancer, a singer and, of course, bartenders. One of the earliest stories is when Ziegfeld Follies dancer Marjorie King visited Rancho La Gloria Hotel in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, in 1938. She asked bartender Carlos “Danny” Herrera to create a drink

Happy birthday

Ellison is considered by many to be one of the most important literary figures of American literature in the 20th century. His existential novel Invisible Man is about race, identity and alienation. It was published in 1952 to critical acclaim and won the National Book Award the following year. In cooperation with Oklahoma City University,


Oklahoma City’s Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library will hold History Resources at Your Fingertips about the available resources for researching the history of commercial districts and specific buildings. It will be taught by Debra Spindle, librarian at the Oklahoma History Center, and Larry Johnson, librarian at the Downtown Library for the Oklahoma Room. The class