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Arts & Entertainment Painted Sky Opera opens its third season of excellence with performances of Verdi’s classic, “Rigoletto.” Opening night is Friday, September 16. For advance tickets online, go to www.paintedskyopera.org . Or, you may visit or call the Civic Center box office at 405-594-8300. More information about “Rigoletto” and  Painted Sky Opera’s 2018-19 season, can be found at paintedskyopera.org. Photo provided.

Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.” »

Staff Report Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.” The master work by Giuseppe Verdi will unfold at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 14 and again on…

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Attending the Capitol City Black Film Festival on behalf of ABC’s The Last Defense, a documentary about the case of Julius Jones, on Oklahoma’s death row, was (L-R) Madeline Jones (Julius’ mother), CCBFF panel moderator; executive producers Vanessa Potkin, Andrew Wang, Aide Leisenring; director Amani Martin, #freejulius jones movement founder Jimmy Lawson; and federal public defender for Julius’ Amanda Bass.  Facebook photo

ABC’s ‘The Last Defense’ about Julius Jones’ case screened at the Capital City Black Film Festival »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – ABC’s documentary series, The Last Defense, was recently screened by long-time festival supporter JuVee Productions at the Capital City Black Film Festival held…

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The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for August will take place on Friday, September 7, 6- 9 p.m

Soak up September’s First Friday on September 7 »

Staff Report   The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for August will take place on Friday, September 7, 6- 9 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20…

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Community

Group hopes new approach to annual dinner will foster greater interfaith outreach »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to Oklahoma City’s Rabbi Abby Jacobson, the Interfaith Alliance…

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Hug an Alpaca during National Alpaca Farm Days »

Magnolia Blossom Ranch and other Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates Sept. 29-30 to welcome visitors for National Alpaca Farm Days.  Magnolia Blossom Rach Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates Sept. 29-30 to…

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Puggerfest 2018 set for Oct 27 at new location – Wiley Post Park »

The Puggerfest 2018 grand finale will be the 8th annual coronation of the King and Queen of Puggerfest. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 27, Puggerfest 2018 will take place at…

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CHOICES 2018 to feature “Notorious R.B.G.” co-author Irin Carmon »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Planned Parenthood Great Plains will host its annual fundraiser CHOICES 2018 on Friday, September 28.  The event will be held at 21C Museum Hotel, 900 W. Main in Oklahoma City. The celebration will include a…

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Editor’s Notebook: Ads backing eye care ballot measure released, and The Oklahoman offers good words for two defeated Republicans »

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, television ads will soon be on your screens (if not there already) backing an initiative to open up eye care choices, the state’s largest newspaper gives a shout-out to a losing statewide candidate, and then…

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US Supreme Court to consider Julius Jones petition on Sept 24 while local judge splits the difference on DNA review »

From left: Pro bono attorney Michael Robles of Crowell Moring and Dale Baich discuss details of the case with Julius Jones' family members Madeline, Antionette and Anthony Jones.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Friday, Sept. 20, 2018 Update:  The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled the Julius Jones case once again.  The next conference date would be October 5, but the case has not yet been added to the schedule on that date.…

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Women’s lives transformed by ReMerge diversion program »

From left: Tricia Everest, Inasmuch Foundation advisory board chair; Terri Woodson, ReMerge executive director; and Heather Coyle, Oklahoma County assistant district attorney are seen with the eight ReMerge graduates: Traci, Jamee, April, Sheree, Laci, Maggie, Summer, and Chrystal (last). Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Once facing prison time, eight women recently graduated from Oklahoma’s successful ReMerge program.  The graduation ceremony was held at the Oklahoma History Center. Founded by former Oklahoma legislators Kris Steele and Todd Lamb, ReMerge is…

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Education The three-hour High Structure – High Love™, training will explain the educational philosophy used at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving homeless children.  Photo courtesy Positive Tomorrows

Positive Tomorrows offers training for those working with children living in poverty

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Positive Tomorrows now offers High Structure – High Love™, a three-hour training program developed specifically for educators and professionals who are working with children living in poverty. This…

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VOICE Accountability Session to Host Candidates for Oklahoma Governor & State Superintendent

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –VOICE OKC will hold another Accountability Session on Sunday, September 30, this time featuring candidates running for Oklahoma Governor and State Superintendent.  The event will be…

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Editorial Curtis Shelton, Policy Research Fellow.  File photo

The full picture: 401(k) plans vs. public pensions

by Curtis Shelton   Note: Curtis Shelton is a policy research fellow for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), the Sooner State’s largest public policy research group, which is based in Oklahoma City. OCPA recently…

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Commentary The City Sentinel publisher, Patrick B. McGuigan

Editor’s Notebook: No blathering allowed at Auditor’s debate, prescient thinking about water, practical curriculum, and “agency capture” in Oklahoma governance

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a debate among three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the state Auditor and Inspector’s job, an “old” commentary on water policy now seems the first draft of history,…

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Commercial Real Estate Summit set for September 20 at Cox Convention Center

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® is hosting the 2018 Commercial Real Estate Summit® on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.…

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Sports The 2017-18 Oklahoma Coaches Mentoring Challenge campaign was spearheaded by OSU Coach Mike Gundy and OU Coach Lincoln Riley.  Photo provided.

Over 800 coaches participate in 4th annual Oklahoma Mentoring Challenge

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Over 800 Oklahoma coaches from 238 communities teamed up with mentoring organizations across the state to participate in the fourth annual Oklahoma Coaches Mentoring Challenge, a…

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Health NewView’s free summer OWL Camp will be held for the first time at YMCA Camp Classen from July 15-21.  Photo provided.

NewView Oklahoma hosts summer Owl Camp for blind and visually impaired children

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – NewView Oklahoma will host its annual free summer OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp for campers ages 8 to 14 years old who are blind or visually…

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Faith First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will begin offering free English classes on September 11. Photo provided.

First Unitarian Church of OKC offers free English classes

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will begin offering English classes on September 11, each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes are free and open…

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