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Arts & Entertainment Nationally produced playwright Amy Wheeler (right) says her parents Jim and Jo Wheeler, both Oklahoma City University graduates, instilled in her the passion to tell stories. Photo by Tom Marks.

OCU presents “Two Birds And A Stone” by nationally recognized Oklahoma playwright Amy Wheeler »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Amy Wheeler, a native Oklahoman and nationally produced playwright, will attend the state premiere of her play “Two Birds and a Stone” at Oklahoma…

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Stevenson as Dr Martin Luther King JR

‘Vigilant in how we treat each other’ – Dr. King’s last hours at ‘The Mountaintop’ »

    By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Widely described as one of the most powerful fictitious portrayals thus far of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his…

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Martin Luther King, Jr., as someone we could know, at ‘The Mountaintop’ »

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The new production from the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre remains controversial in some circles. It shows us a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who is…

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Community

Walk This Way Fashion Show set to benefit Other Options, Inc. »

The 4th Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show, benefiting Other Options, Inc. will feature its inaugural Pooch Fashion Parade hosted by the Bella Foundation on Saturday, April 4.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, April 4, Oklahoma City will get to experience the sights and sounds…

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Uptown 23rd District to hold 2nd Annual Uptown Uncorked fundraiser »

The second annual Uptown 23rd District fundraiser, Uptown Uncorked, will be held on Thursday, April 2, at the Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City.  VIP hour is from 6 – 7 p.m. and general admission is from 7 – 10 p.m.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The pubic is invited to the second annual Uptown 23rd District fundraiser, Uptown Uncorked,…

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Horseshoe Road at OCU’s Petree Recital Hall Friday Night »

Horseshoe Road members (left to right) Kyle Dillingham, Brent Saulsbury and Peter Markes.  Photo provided.

Staff Report The Oklahoma City University Distinguished Artists Series continues Friday evening, March 27, with our beloved local lads, Horseshoe…

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News

Joe Hight, veteran Oklahoma journalist, to address coverage of disasters and tragedies at SPJ conference Saturday »

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report Joe Hight, a journalist acclaimed for his coverage of the Oklahoma City Murrah Bombing in 1995, will be the featured luncheon speaker Saturday (March 28) at the Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) conference at the Gaylord College on the University…

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Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists host Region 8 Spring Conference »

Kathleen McElroy will speak on "the culture of newsrooms" at the Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) conference on Saturday, March 28. A former New York Times editor, McElroy is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University.  OSU Staff Photo

Staff Report The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Oklahoma Professional Chapter will host its Region 8 Spring Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28th at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. This year’s…

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McGuigan named to Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame »

Patrick B. McGuigan

by Billie Rodely, The City Sentinel Patrick B. McGuigan — a journalist, historian and educator – will join the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame next month. The publisher of The City Sentinel, editor of CapitolBeatOK.com and News9 commentator is part of the 45th annual ceremony…

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History met on a bridge, to expand the boundaries of freedom »

March 7, 2015: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia begin their walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. The Obama family marched with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush. Hundreds of civil rights movement veterans were part of the throng, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

by Barack Obama It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine that when a younger John Lewis woke up that morning 50 years ago and made…

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Education State Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, tried to create Education Savings Accounts in Oklahoma this year, but GOP opposition helped sink the idea. Meanwhile, in the nation's capital, a bipartisan coalition is trying to preserve a popular school choice option. Photo provided.

COMMENTARY: In D.C., ‘jolly’ bipartisan coalition throws a life preserver to school choice — in Oklahoma, Republicans help sink it

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, a key leader in the Republican-run Senate, pressed hard for Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) this year. But thanks to several fellow Republicans, his best…

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Government A proposal crafted by Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie, would provide an income tax exemption for Oklahoma school teachers earning less than $40,000 a year

Oklahoma school teachers could benefit from income tax exemption

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Proposals at the Legislature will, if passed in both chambers and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin, benefit Sooner State school teachers. However, at least one legislator…

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Custer County, American Indians’ Ferguson: The story that won’t make it to CNN

by Levi Rickert, NativeNewsOnline.net In the aftermath of Ferguson, I am reminded of Custer County. On a Monday night in November, the nation waited for the grand jury’s decision on whether or not Ferguson police officer…

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Commentary Ronald Regan, picture taken from web

For Kids: Tear Down That Wall

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   Education is the source of personal reformation and the pathway to achievement of dreams. Throughout my carrer in writing, reporting and teaching, I have supported education reform in the broadest…

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Free job training at Rose State College

Staff Report The Rose State College Green Jobs Training Institute, in partnership with the U.S. EPA, is currently offering FREE job training for the water and wastewater sector. The training consists of three consecutive weeks of…

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Sports football

In football battle of city high schools, U.S. Grant edges Seeworth Academy

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – In a classic defensive struggle between two city schools, the U.S. Grant Generals emerged victorious over the tenacious Eagles of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy. The contest was…

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Health pink ribbon

Patients must battle more than cancer for their lives

By Susan Logan I was told I had a tumor in my breast when I went in for my annual mammogram. I never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but a 3D mammogram showed a…

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Faith On March 28, CAIR Oklahoma will host their 9th Annual Awards Banquet, themed “Rooted in Faith: Growing Through Service.” Speakers will include (clockwise from top left) keynote speaker Imam Suhaib Webb; Nihad Awad, Executive Director and co-founder of CAIR; Nadia Enchassi, emcee; John Ederer, Imam at the Islamic Society of Tulsa; Arif Abdullah, Imam & Spiritual Leader at historic Masjid Mu'min in OKC; and Imam Imad Enchassi, founder, imam and president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.

CAIR Oklahoma banquet “Rooted in Faith: Growing Through Service” set for March

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 28, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter will host their 9th Annual Awards Banquet, themed “Rooted in Faith: Growing Through Service.”  The event will be…

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