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Archive for: November, 2010

Collaboration as Art Form

The arts community and its many sponsors make artistic, self-expression possible for children, from molding clay to giving performances. Many youngsters and their families would be hard-pressed to enjoy the arts otherwise. Photos provided.

Central Oklahoma’s arts community is stronger and more dynamic than ever before – thanks in large part to collaboration.  It is not simply a buzzword.  In business, medicine, education and the arts, collaboration is essential for sustainability, growth and success. Collaboration among our arts groups has resulted in a local arts scape that produces excellent […]

Group seeks unprecedented injunction to stop S.Q. 755

Among those assailing a ballot proposition banning use of foreign law, including “Sharia” in state courts, arre, from left, Nadia Enchassi, Imad Enchassi (Iman of the Islamic Society), and Nathaniel Batchelder of the Human Rights Association. The Iman and Batchelder both spoke at a press conference in support of a lawsuit filed seeking to stop the state election board from certifying passage of State Question 755. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

The head of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), Muneer Awad, has sued to prevent the Election Board from certifying Tuesday’s referendum on State Question 755. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-La-Grange issued an injunction stopping certification of the election results. At a state Capitol press conference with 11 television […]

Classen SAS students win state drama championship

Students at Classen School of Advanced Studies recently won the Oklahoma state championship for one act plays in Class 5A. In this photo the cast of “The Machinal” is gathered onstage. Photo provided

The Department of Theatre at Classen School of Advanced Studies has won the state Championship in the 5A One Act Play Contest. It is the seventh time Classen SAS has won the state title. The Department’s production of The Machinal by Sophie Treadwell gained the top honors at the competition. Additionally, the Classen SAS production […]

Northwest Classen High School band: (Red) Hot!

The Northwest Classen High School marching band continues its steady renaissance, with new uniforms enlivening this year’s band performances at halftime of football games and in competitions with other schools.Photo Provided

“The Other Side,” “Under the Bridge” and “Higher Ground” are all selections of the award-winning group the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The numbers were this football season in the “field show” of the Northwest Classen High School Marching Band. Observers described the show as five minutes of “electrically charged funk rock and roll music with […]

Oklahoma economy has bottomed out, heading up slightly


You might say, America, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City might best be described as “waiting to exhale, according to the view of Stephen Agee, Ph.D, economist and newly-minted dean of Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business. What are they waiting for? Two factors, which loom for the economy: First, businesses are waiting to see if […]

Sen. Andrew Rice victorious, but GOP sweep reduces his Democratic caucus

Sen. Andrew Rice

State Sen. Andrew Rice won overwhelming reelection on November 2. In final but unofficial returns, he gained 7,546 votes (68.28%) to 3,506 (31.72%) for his Republican opponent, Joshua Jantz. In a late, election night interview Rice told Stacy Martin of The City Sentinel, “I’m happy I won but other than that … that’s about all […]

Sen. Joe Lieberman tells Oklahoma crowd: “We’re damn lucky to be Americans”

U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, arguably the best-known independent elected official in America, said the message of last Tuesday’s election is that “the American people are fed up with the status quo. They want the government in Washington to live within our means. We now have divided government, and so we have to work […]

Sports Shorts

Xiaoting Ma

Oklahoma City University: Lady Stars advance in volleyball, soccer Although they lost on Saturday to Lubbock Christian (Texas) 14-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 in the final regular-season volleyball match, the Lady Stars will go up against Southern Nazarene Friday in this weekend’s SAC Tournament in Shawnee. Xiaoting Ma, the senior from China, had 21 kills, 21 […]

James Lankford defeats Billy Coyle in Fifth Congressional District

James Lankford

In a race between two political newcomers, Republican James Lankford wrote a powerful ending to his dramatic rise to federal office. Lankford defeated MidCity attorney Billy Coyle, the Democratic nominee, in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District race last Tuesday. Lankford garnered 123,223 votes, 62.53% of the total according to final but unofficial results (not including provisional […]

The Paseo named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2010

The mid-city’s historic Paseo district is now recognized as one of the nation’s most colorful and vibrant neighborhoods. Judges were impressed with its strong arts and merchant presence, as well as community support. Photo provided

Commercial area sets apart revitalized historic neighborhood The American Planning Association (APA) has designated of The Paseo as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2010 under the organization’s Great Places in America program. APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value. It is […]

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