Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in the state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 31st among United States cities in population. The city's population, from the 2010 census, was 579,999.
By the time Oklahoma was admitted to the Union in 1907, Oklahoma City had surpassed Guthrie, the territorial capital, as the population center and commercial hub of the new state. Soon after, the capital was moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City was a major stop on Route 66 during the early part of the 20th century and was prominently mentioned in Bobby Troup's 1946 jazz classic, "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66", later made famous by Nat King Cole.
Oklahoma City Community College in south Oklahoma City is the second-largest community college in the state. Rose State College is located east of Oklahoma City in suburban Midwest City. Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City is located in the "Furniture District" on the Westside. Northeast of the city is Langston University, the state's historically black college (HBCU). Langston also has an urban campus in the eastside section of the city. Southern Nazarene University, which was founded by the Church of the Nazarene, is a university located in suburban Bethany, which is surrounded by Oklahoma City.
Downtown Oklahoma City itself is currently undergoing a renaissance, one of the largest in the nation. White flight during the 1950s and 1960s left much of the inner city abandoned. Unfortunately, during the Urban Renewal days of the early 1980s, controversial urban planning allowed for the destruction of almost 50 historic buildings and skyscrapers. Examples include the Biltmore Hotel, which was imploded to make way for the I. M. Pei-designed Myriad Botanical Gardens, the only major Urban Renewal project completed as planned. Many of the buildings which were not destroyed in the Central Business District were covered by new fašades or left to Class-C office space. The removal of historic structures left downtown without much retail presence.
There are various community and international papers in the city that cator to the ethnic mosaic of the city; such as The Black Chronicle, headquartered in the Eastside, the OK VIETIMES and Oklahoma Chinese Times, located in Asia District, and various Hispanic publications. Campus is the student newspaper at Oklahoma City University. Gay publications include Gossip Boy, which despite its name has become known for adventurous undercover work and investigative journalism that has attracted a national audience, and The Gayly Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City lies in a temperate Humid subtropical climate, with frequent variations in weather daily and seasonally, except during the consistently hot and humid summer months. Consistent winds, usually from the south or south-southeast during the summer, help temper the hotter weather. Consistent northerly winds during the winter can intensify cold periods. The average temperature is 60.2 ░F, though colder through the winter months, with a 36.7 ░F average in January, and warmer during the summer months, with an 82 ░F average in July.
KYLV 88.9 FM Oklahoma City, OK Christian Contemporary
KOMA 92.5 FM Oklahoma City, OK Oldies
WWLS 98.1 FM The Village, OK Sports
K268BR (KIMY) 101.5 FM Oklahoma City, OK Gospel Music
KTST 101.9 FM Oklahoma City, OK Country
KJYO 102.7 FM Oklahoma City, OK Top-40
K276EX (KZTH) 103.1 FM Christian Contemporary
KKWD 104.9 FM Bethany, OK Top-40
WWLS 640 AM Moore, OK Sports
KTOK 1000 AM Oklahoma City, OK News/Talk
KRMP 1140 AM Oklahoma City, OK Urban Contemporary
KGHM 1340 AM Midwest City, OK Sports
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Adams Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1517 Northeast 23rd Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111 (405) 408-9103
Annointed Touch Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1206 North Rockwell Avenue - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 782-0730
Blessed Hands Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 5524 East Reno Avenue - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 670-2464
Culture Connection Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1911 Northwest 23rd Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 604-3061
Da Bombs Barber & Style Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1200 South Air Depot Boulevard - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 733-9142
Divine Elegance - Category: Black Hair Salons - Divine Elegance "Salon Suites"
Is a collection of 9 mini salons all under one roof, to offer one stop shopping. We offer a wide variety of services and treatments to cater to all your beauty need. We also a boutique which carries a variety of jewelry, hair accessories, hats, gloves, poncho's, ect. - 1432 West Britton Road Suite 1 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114 (405) 923-1219 - (visit website)
Ebony Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 1445 West Britton Road - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 840-1144
Ebony & Ivory Hair Design - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3013 Southeast 44th Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 619-0884
Harlem Nights Cuts & Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3033 Southeast 44th Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 672-9544
Images Of Hair & Nails - Category: Black Hair Salons - 427 NW 23rd Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103 (405) 528-2031
Jazzie's Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1112 W. Hefener - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114 (405) 755-2224
Phat Headz - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4513 Southeast 29th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73115-3315 (405) 672-7978
Royal Designs - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2831 North east 23rd Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73121 (405) 424-3133
Salon ETC - Category: Black Hair Salons - 5117 North Shartel Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118 (405) 842-7075
Shear Perfections by Ms. Scottie - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1210 N. Hudson Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 270-7855 - (visit website)
Tiana Hair Designs - Category: Black Hair Salons - Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 323-9755 - (reviews)
Uniquely U Salon and Spa - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3705 West Memorial Road Suite 307 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134 (405) 821-5052
Allen Chapel AME Church - Category: Black Churches - 1400 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 424-6625 - (visit website)
Avery Chapel AME Church - Category: Black Churches - 1425 North Kelham Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 424-3331
Collins Community AME Church - Category: Black Churches - 213 South Sooner Road, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 424-5351
First Ame Church - Category: Black Churches - 3309 North Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 424-3226
Bricktown Entertainment District - Category: Entertainment - Bricktown is Oklahoma City's hottest entertainment and dining area, with numerous restaurants, nightclubs and shopping available. - East of Downtown, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 236-8666
Annual Sweetheart Ball Feb PO BOX 42531 405-288-1393 - Oklahoma City, OK - (visit website)
Eye to Eye Marriage Enrichment Community.
Festival of the ArtsApril - May Downtown, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 270-4848 -
A community celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. Nearly 200 entertainers.
Oklahoma State Fair ParkSeptember NW 10th & May Ave - Oklahoma City, OK (405) 948-6700 -
The fair attracts over 1,000,000 visitors annually and features a variety of live performances, major attractions and countless competitions.
The Charlie Christian International Music Festival June SE 15th & Lincoln Blvd - Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 524-3800 -
This event features jazz, blues and old-school gospel music.
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