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Convention conundrum

For years, Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has said that a convention center hotel must open at the same time as the convention center or the city faces losing business. With construction on the $252 million project set to begin in 2016, a hotel developer needs to be identified

Best Venue for an Event or Meeting

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum celebrates cowboys and cowgirls from the Old West to the silver screen and everything in between. When meeting at a saloon or out on the dusty plains just isn’t an option, folks like to hold their events at the Cowboy. For more than 20 years, the center has

Cornett gives ninth state of the city speech

Mayor Mick Cornett Photo by Mark Hancock About 1,500 attended the event held at the Cox Convention Center, and hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Cornett said he didn’t get everything done he would have liked in 2012, but was content with progress on MAPS 3, praise from near and far for the city,

Appointment Book

MUSIC Marcia Ball Nov. 2 Born in Texas, raised in Louisana, nominated for a Grammy, renowned pianist and vocalist Marcia Ball brings her groove-laden rhythm and blues to Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main in Norman, for one night only. She’ll perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are $40-$50. Call 321- 9600 or visit soonertheatre.org.

City names convention center short list

Those teams on the short list, which includes Oklahoma City-based and out-of-state firms,  include: Denver-based Fentress Architects and TAParchitecture; Frankfurt Short Bruza and Atlanta-based tvsdesign; Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB Architecture and Rees; and Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous and GSB Inc. Fourteen proposals were under consideration. The selection was just one piece of the ongoing process

Ticket scalping Downtown defined by city council

The council voted unanimously to draw an invisible line around the arena up to the door of the Cox Convention Center on the north, E.K. Gaylord Boulevard on the east, Ron Norick Boulevard on the west and halfway across the old Interstate 40 on the south, should anyone happen to be hanging out on the

Myriad possibilities

Built as the Allen M. Street Myriad Convention Center and opened in 1972, it was a piece of a bond issue to make the city competitive for luring conventions and concerts. Documents with the city show the 1968 general obligation bond included $18 million for the “convention facility.” With passage of the “Yes ’Em All”