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Arts & Entertainment ‘Plains Pioneers,’ a new mural created by artists Amanda Zoey and Tessa Raven, will be celebrated at an event at Oklahoma City’s McKinley Park on April 30. Photo provided.

Celebration of ‘Plains Pioneers’ mural at McKinley Park set for April 30 »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association will celebrate a new mural, titled Plains Pioneers, now gracing the west side of…

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Largest-ever Brightmusic ensemble to perform Mozart, Dvořák on May 2 at St. Paul’s »

Staff Report The largest-ever Brightmusic wind ensemble and a guest conductor are featured in Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s fifth and final regular-season concert, “Grand Night for Winds,” on Tuesday, May 2…

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Sister Cities Oklahoma City. Scissortail Community Development Corporation and others are partnering to host the 2017 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 7 at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads.  Photo provided

Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads is site of 2017 OKC Cinco de Mayo celebration »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the biggest Hispanic Festivals in Oklahoma, OKC Cinco de Mayo, will take place on May 7, from 12 –…

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The 2017 Festival of the Arts is underway at Bicentennial Park »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The annual Festival of the Arts runs through April 30 at Oklahoma City’s Bicentennial…

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Oklahoma pollster finds nuances in state sentiment on immigration, support for “legal status” »

Pollster Pat McFerron, CMS Strategies of Oklahoma City.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A new statewide opinion survey from one of Oklahoma’s best known pollsters says Oklahomans…

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Black Legislative Caucus to host A.C. Hamlin dinner May 2 »

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Staff Report Oklahoma City – The 21st Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet will be held Tuesday May 2 at the…

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Black Legislative Caucus to host A.C. Hamlin dinner May 2 »

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Staff Report Oklahoma City – The 21st Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet will be held Tuesday May 2 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  A reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $50.00, and can be…

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If recommendations take hold, common existing practices in Oklahoma death penalty cases would be limited »

Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission co-hair attorney Andy Lester speaks during the press conference to announce the yearlong report findings.  Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many recommendations in a new report from a bipartisan group that spent 18 months examining Oklahoma’s death penalty process would put in place new limits on common practices of prosecutors, bolster training and resources for lawyers defending persons accused…

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In major report, Death Penalty Review Commission recommends extension of execution moratorium »

The OK Death Pealty Review Commission led by former Gov. Brad Henry(  at podium).   Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, 2017  – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued a unanimous recommendation that the state extend the moratorium on the death penalty which has been in place for more than two years. In a state Capitol press…

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Summary of four-part documentary on Richard Glossip case, fifth segment announced »

Award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger obtained unprecedented access to interview Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, the subject of his latest documentary.  Killing Richard Glossip Screenshot

Compiled by Patrick B. McGuigan Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore all four episodes of the series, “Killing Richard Glossip” on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST.  The ID channel has announced a new fifth segment is in production. “This documentary makes the case for…

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OKCU English Department hosts 2nd annual summer camp for high school writers

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The English Department at Oklahoma City University will host the second annual Smokewood Institute for Young Writers this summer. It is an intensive two-week program of writing…

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Black Legislative Caucus to host A.C. Hamlin dinner May 2

Staff Report Oklahoma City – The 21st Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet will be held Tuesday May 2 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  A reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at…

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Commentary: Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – Read the Report!

Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The City Sentinel; founder, CapitolBeatOK.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, April 27, 2017 – The new Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report is a transformative moment in the history of, and the debate over, capital…

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COMMENTARY: Getting the right answer by changing the question: If left-wing academic bias is a given, why should taxpayers finance it?

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – You have to love a policy wonk who asks a question different from the one people assume is “the question” of the day. Neal McCluskey is such a wonk.…

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Business Everett, a student at Norman’s Wilson Elementary, demonstrates his increased understanding of free enterprise. Photos Provided.

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma celebrates 50 years, Financial Literacy Month in April

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY– Junior Achievement (JA) is worth its weight in gold, advocates of the group say. That’s what you’ll hear when you talk with participants and volunteers, both past and present. This year marks…

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OPINION: A modest proposal, from one ‘loyal and true’ — Why not raise the roof? Or the ceiling?

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – May it please the court of public opinion, and more importantly OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. Herewith my credentials, in condensed resume form: Patrick…

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Oklahomans to ‘brave the shave’ at St. Baldrick’s OKC event to fight childhood cancer

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report OKLAHOMA CITY – St. Baldrick’s OKC will hold its 2017 annual fundraiser in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, April 23. The event will be in the Western Avenue Corridor…

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Faith Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 22.  COA website photo.

Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrates 20th anniversary

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – in 1997, the Church of the Open Arms was founded to offer full participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, Open Arms…

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