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Normanite in the Spotlight: Sara Kaplan

by Lindsay Cuomo The vibrancy of any city rests heavily on the people and businesses that inhabit its streets and neighborhoods. Local businesses are the heartbeat that keeps a city alive, both figuratively and literally.“Cities live and die by the sales tax,” Sara Kaplan, the retail marketing coordinator for the City of Norman, shared.Strong businesses […]

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Sooner Theatre Remains Vibrant Community Arts Venue

In 1929, Norman architect Harold Gimeno designed what was to become the first “talking” movie theater in the entire region. Named Sooner Theatre, the Spanish-Gothic style building was one of the first movie theaters in the state to feature sound. Gimeno spared no expense, spending more than $200,000 for mosaic tile, Italian marble and special […]

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