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historic preservation

Historic “eggshell” church saved from wrecking ball?

In an 8-1 vote, The City of Oklahoma City Council approved a memorandum of understanding between the City, First Christian Church - OKC, and...
historic preservation

Eggshell church in jeopardy again as Crossings Church pulls out of deal

Thought to have been saved by a potential deal with Crossings Community Church, the northside historic First Christian "eggshell" Church is at risk again.
Scissortail Park opening

Scissortail Park Grand Opening concerts draw 28,000 to OKC – Gallery

The Grand Opening weekend for Oklahoma City's new Scissortail Park kicked off Friday night with concerts that drew 28,000 filling the Great Lawn.

Film *Paris is Burning* points to current realities in Oklahoma City

Tuesday night, the second night of OKC Pride Week, Banquet Cinema near downtown hosted the showing of Paris is Burning, a documentary that shocked many, and empowered countless others when it was released in 1991.
Melanin Stories

Melanin Stories exhibit reveals joy, life, triumph of Blackness in America

The Paseo’s First Friday of February launched an exhibition in the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center by Poetic City called Melanin Stories.
oklahoma contemporary

Kids find poetic, musical outlet in OK Contemporary’s Second Saturday

Oklahoma Contemporary hosted families from across Oklahoma City Saturday for a Kid’s Open Mic, joined by live music and DJ-ing.
Spiro Mounds exhibit

Spiro Mounds exhibit reveals life of Wichita, Caddo Nations’ ancestors

A principle long held sacred by the tribes of Oklahoma: that custody of their land remains unsevered from the First Nations.
Steamroller Festival

Steamroller Festival releases pent-up artistic talent in Deep Deuce

After a year off due to the pandemic, the Steamroller Festival was back and revealed the talent that had been unrevealed for a year.

BedTime is rested, ready for live shows, but will stick to streaming for now

Eli Tostado and Tanner Nicholls of BedTime were full of new ideas in 2020 but without a place to deploy them thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns.
Examining Welcome

‘Examining Welcome’ exhibit highlights the value of hospitality for refugees

Flourish and the Spero Project team up to bring an art exhibition themed around welcome and hospitality for refugees.