The City Sentinel
Archive for: January, 2012

Woody Guthrie archives coming to Tulsa


Special to The City Sentinel Oklahoma soon will be home to legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie’s comprehensive archives, which were recently purchased by the Tulsa-based George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), said foundation executive director Kenn Levit. The foundation purchased the archives from Woody Guthrie Publications in New York. “The Guthrie family has inspired us through […]

Tentative DHS lawsuit settlement prepared, details undisclosed


By Patrick B McGuigan Executive Editor At the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, the Contingency Review Board (CRB) last week approved an amended settlement agreement in a long-running lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). The board consists of Governor Mary Fallin, President Pro Temp Brian Bingman of Sapulpa and House Speaker Kris […]

The Skirvin Hotel gives back to the community after 100 years of service

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer A genuine Oklahoma landmark, the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The hotel, located at the corner of 1 Park Ave. in downtown Oklahoma City, is the city’s oldest hotel and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Synonymous with elegance and innovation, the […]

Cycle 15 of the Elfin Permaculture Design Course begins January 22

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Elfin Permaculture Design Course, a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature, will begin Jan. 22 online.  ‘Cycle 15’ runs approximately six months and includes reading assignments, four reports from each student including a full permaculture design report, regular class assignments, and class discussion via email. Oklahoma environmentalist, […]

Afro-Americana Exhibit explores Black culture through visual art at Gaylord Pickens Museum

Nigerian artist Alex Kathilu’s painting, "Smile" will be on exhibit during the Afro Americana show from Jan. 12 – April 21 at the Gaylord Pickens Museum.  Photo courtesy of Alex Kathilu

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Oklahoma – Inclusion in Art, has partnered with Gaylord Pickens Museum, to host the exhibition ‘Afro Americana’ exploring African American culture. The presentation includes work from noted and emerging Black artists from Oklahoma. The exhibition will run from Jan. 12 to April 21 at the Gaylord Pickens Museum, located at […]

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble to debut first 2012 concert this month


Special to The City Sentinel On January 16-17, 2012, Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present two performances of its third concert of the 2011-12 Season, “Café Music.” Each performance will feature the variety for which Brightmusic is known – from Germany to France to the United States, from Beethoven to living American composer […]

OKC Zoo prepares new addition Asian Elephant Rex to join Asha, Chandra and Malee

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has recently welcomed Rex the Asian elephant. He will soon be joining the zoo’s two adult female elephants Asha and Chandra and 8-month-old female Malee. Rex becomes the fourth member of the zoo’s Asian elephant herd. The newest addition was born in India […]

Economy, weather and anti-discrimination ordinance lead list of 2011’s top city stories

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Oklahoma City roared out of the Great Recession in 2011, and that is the community’s top news story for 2011. Further down the list is the flipside to economic vibrancy: fits and starts in street repairs and other work, as well as the troubled start to the NBA season […]

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