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Bok Center
The BOK Center, or Bank of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Center, is a 19,199-seat multi-purpose arena and a primary indoor sports and event venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. Designed to accommodate arena football, hockey, basketball, concerts, and similar events, the facility was built at a cost of $178 million in public funds and $18 million in privately funded upgrades. Ground was broken on August 31, 2005 and a ribbon-cutting ceremony involving Tulsa musicians Garth Brooks and Hanson took place on August 30, 2008.[10] The arena's schedule of concerts and other events began on August 31 with a community choir hosted by Sam Harris.[11] Designed by César Pelli, the architect of the Petronas Towers
Petronas Towers
in Malaysia, the BOK Center
BOK Center
is the flagship project of Tulsa County's Vision 2025 long-range development initiative
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Eagles (band)
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey
Glenn Frey
(guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon
Bernie Leadon
(guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America
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Daktronics
Daktronics
Daktronics
is an American company based in Brookings, South Dakota that designs, manufactures, sells, and services video displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, dynamic message signs, sound systems, and related products. The company is known for its electronic LED displays. Founded in 1968 by two South Dakota State University professors, Daktronics
Daktronics
grew from a provider of electronic voting systems for state legislatures to one of the world's largest suppliers of electronic signs.Park Street Station, Boston, Red Line Outbound side platform with Daktronics
Daktronics
electronic announcement sign (November 2012)Contents1 History 2 Products 3 Facilities 4 Services4.1 Daktronics
Daktronics
Sports Marketing5 Notable 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose
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Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Tulsa County is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 603,403,[1] making it the second-most populous county in Oklahoma, behind only Oklahoma
Oklahoma
County. Its county seat and largest city is Tulsa, the second-largest city in the state.[2] Founded at statehood, in 1907, it was named after the previously established city of Tulsa. Before statehood, the area was part of both the Creek Nation
Creek Nation
and the Cooweescoowee District of Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation
in Indian Territory. Tulsa County is included in the Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tulsa County is notable for being the most densely populated county in the state
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National Basketball Association
United States:ABC/ESPN NBA TV TNTCanada: NBA TV
NBA TV
Canada TSN/TSN2 Sportsnet/ Sportsnet
Sportsnet
OneOfficial website NBA.comThe National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States
United States
and 1 in Canada). It is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. The NBA is an active member of USA Basketball
Basketball
(USAB),[2] which is recognized by FIBA
FIBA
(also known as the International Basketball
Basketball
Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada
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Terrazzo
Terrazzo
Terrazzo
is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both. Metal strips divide sections, or changes in color or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.Contents1 History1.1 Terrazzo
Terrazzo
proper 1.2 Archaeological use of the term2 Production2.1 Types and Systems 2.2 Relation to Mosaics 2.3 Deterioration3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Terrazzo
Terrazzo
proper[edit] Although the history of terrazzo can be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt, its predecessors come from Italy
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Art Deco
Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I.[1] Art Deco
Art Deco
influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.[2] It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris
Paris
in 1925.[3] It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. Art Deco
Art Deco
was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern
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Chesapeake Energy Arena
Chesapeake Energy
Chesapeake Energy
Arena, originally known as the Ford Center from 2002 to 2010 and Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Arena
Arena
until 2011, is an arena located in downtown Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, United States. It opened in 2002 and since 2008 has served as the home venue of the Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Thunder of the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA). Previously, Chesapeake Energy Arena
Arena
was home to the Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Blazers of the Central Hockey League (CHL) from 2002 until the team folded in July 2009, and the Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Yard Dawgz of AF2
AF2
from 2004 to 2009 when the team moved to the Cox Convention Center
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Aggregate (composite)
Aggregate is the component of a composite material that resists compressive stress and provides bulk to the composite material. For efficient filling, aggregate should be much smaller than the finished item, but have a wide variety of sizes. For example, the particles of stone used to make concrete typically include both sand and gravel.Contents1 Comparison to fiber composites 2 Aggregate properties2.1 Aggregate size 2.2 Toughened composites 2.3 Nanocomposites3 See alsoComparison to fiber composites[edit] Aggregate composites tend to be much easier to fabricate, and much more predictable in their finished properties, than fiber composites. Fiber orientation and continuity can have an overwhelming effect, but can be difficult to control and assess
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Mother Of Pearl
Nacre
Nacre
(/ˈneɪkər/ NAY-kər also /ˈnækrə/ NAK-rə),[1] also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Nacre
Nacre
is found in some of the most ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusc shells is porcellaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence such as flame structure as is found in conch pearls. The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre
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Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy and also called water cure,[1] is a part of alternative medicine, in particular of naturopathy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. The term encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.[2] Various therapies used in the present-day hydrotherapy employ water jets, underwater massage and mineral baths (e.g
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American Food
The cuisine of the United States
United States
reflects its history. The European settlement of the Americas yielded the introduction of a number of various ingredients, spices, herbs and cooking styles to the latter. The various styles continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many different nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the country. Early Native Americans
Americans
utilized a number of cooking methods in early American Cuisine
Cuisine
that have been blended with early European cooking methods to form the basis of American Cuisine. When the colonists came to the colonies, they farmed animals for clothing and meat in a similar fashion to what they had done in Europe. They had cuisine similar to their previous British cuisine
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Sam Harris (singer)
Samuel Kent Harris (born June 4, 1961) is an American pop and theater musician as well as a television, theater and film actor.Contents1 Career1.1 Singing 1.2 Stage 1.3 Films 1.4 Television 1.5 Author2 Personal life 3 Stage work 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit]Harris in 1990Singing[edit] Harris got his start as the grand champion singer of Star Search
Star Search
in its premiere season in 1983. He gained acclaim and became best known for his winning rendition of the song "Over the Rainbow" on the show.[1][2][3][4][5] "Over the Rainbow" has since become his signature song.[6] His appearance on Star Search
Star Search
led to him landing a contract with Motown Records. His first single, "Sugar Don't Bite," was a Top 40 hit, reaching #36 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart in November 1984.[7] He is a multi-million selling recording artist with nine studio albums to his credit
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Fast Casual Restaurant
A fast casual restaurant, found primarily in the United States, does not offer full table service, but promises higher quality food than other fast food restaurants (with fewer frozen or processed ingredients).[1] It is an intermediate concept between fast food and casual dining, and usually priced accordingly
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Mazzio's
Mazzio's
Mazzio's
Corporation is the parent company of Mazzio's
Mazzio's
Italian Eatery and the former parent company of Zio's Italian Kitchen. In November 2007, Zio's Italian Kitchen was sold to a private company. Mazzio's
Mazzio's
began as a pizza parlor and is located throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Illinois. The sole Mazzio's
Mazzio's
in Louisiana, located in Shreveport, closed in the mid-1990s. It was first founded in 1961, when a young school teacher named Ken Selby opened a restaurant named The Pizza
Pizza
Parlor at 3024 East 11th Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is still operating as a Mazzios location today. In 1965, Selby opened a second location at 15th and Sheridan in Tulsa (also still operating as Mazzios) and changed the name to Ken's Pizza
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Papa John's
Papa John's Pizza
Pizza
is an American restaurant franchise company. It runs the third largest take-out and pizza delivery[3] restaurant chain in the United States, with headquarters in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville.Contents1 History 2 Operations2.1 Franchises outside the U.S. 2.2 Sponsorships3 Media coverage 4 Litigation 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The Papa John's restaurant was founded in 1984 when "Papa" John Schnatter knocked out a broom closet in the back of his father's tavern, Mick's Lounge, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.[4] He then sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 to purchase US$1,600 worth of used pizza equipment and began selling pizzas to the tavern's customers out of the converted closet.[5] His pizzas proved so popular that one year later he was able to move into an adjoining space
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