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Archive for: March, 2012

Local Americans United for Separation of Church & State chapter Plans Intelligent Design debate at local college

Abbie Smith will be voicing opposition to the resolution: "Intelligent Design should be taught in public school science classrooms" during the debate hosted by the Americans for Separation of Church and State at Oklahoma City Community Communit College. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State has announced its second annual hot-button debate on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event features a debate on the resolution “Intelligent Design should be taught in public school science classrooms.” The debate will […]

The fourth concert of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s 2011 concert March 12-13 is “Musical Exoticism.”


staff report It features exotic music reflecting the Gypsy spirit of Hungary, the Bohemian spirit of Czech nationalism, and a 20th Century reflection of the exotic tradition in our own country. This will be Brightmusic’s Second Annual Mae Ruth Swanson Memorial Concert. Monday night March 12 performance is at Casady School in northwest OKC. Tuesday […]

OKC native and New York Times acclaimed foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid remembered


By William F. O’Brien Contributing Writer A memorial service was held for New York Times reporter and Oklahoma City native Anthony Shadid last week at the Civic Center in downtown Oklahoma City Shaded had died of an asthma attack last month while in the Middle East. United States Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford served as […]

Metro OKC Restaurants to create Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Desserts


Staff Report Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma and Leadership OKC’s LOYAL Class VII are teaming up with local restaurants to make several of their renowned Girl Scout cookies into new creations. Seven of Oklahoma City’s finer restaurants have been challenged with taking Thin Mints, Tag-A-Longs, Samoas and other delicious cookies and creating a Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert. […]

MAPS for Kids Renovations Complete at Fillmore Elementary

The Fillmore Elementary School band performs during last week's ribbon cutting marking the end of MAPS for Kids renovations at their school. Taxpayers provided $5.7 million for the improvements.  Photo Provided by the Gooden Group

  Staff Report MAPS for Kids and Oklahoma City Public Schools marked another milestone last Friday as students, parents, teachers, community leaders, city and school district officials gathered for the completion of renovations and facility upgrades at Fillmore Elementary School located, 5200 S Blackwelder. The $5.7 million project includes a classroom addition and expansion of […]

USAO Annual Chalk art festival sends out call to Oklahoma artists

This drawing by Dalton Lather of Altus High School took home the Best of Show honors during the 2011 Montmartre Chalk Art Competition at USAO. The 2012 festival is being held, along with a statewide curriculum contest and the Drover stock all-day music festival on April 5 at USE. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Oklahoma artists are invited to participate in the annual Montmartre judged sidewalk Chalk Art Festival on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), in Chickasha on Thursday, April 5. The festival features four categories in which artists may compete: Grades 6th and younger, junior high […]

Seeing Red, or Feeling Blue: Oklahomans vote on Super Tuesday


by Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin Editors of The City Sentinel After a final burst of frenzied campaigning that featured a speech at a state Capitol rally on Sunday by Rick Santorum and an election eve visit from a trio of surrogate speakers for Newt Gingrich, Oklahoman Republicans prepared to cast their ballots Tuesday […]

IAO’s Money Talks, Art Walks promises high energy game show style fundraiser

The fifth annual Individual Artists of Oklahoma’s Money Talks, Art Walks fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 7-10 p.m. in Oklahoma City at the IAO Gallery.  Photo by Loan Vu/Courtsey of OKC.NET

By Darla Shelden Contributing writer The fifth annual Individual Artists of Oklahoma’s Money Talks, Art Walks fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 7-10 p.m. in Oklahoma City at the IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Avenue. Those in attendance can add affordable art to their collection in game show-like fashion. The selection will […]

M.J. Alexander’s photographic exhibit “Portrait of a Generation” on display at the State Capitol

: In 2009, Oklahoma photographer M.J. Alexander was selected to photograph women's rights activist and Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem for the cover of Ms. Magazine.  This photo was taken during that photo shoot.  Photo by MJ Alexander

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer M.J. Alexander is an Oklahoma writer, poet, playwright, lyricist and photographer who documents people and places of the American West. Her work, focusing on the American Indian culture, is currently on display at the Oklahoma State Capitol. “ ‘My Portrait of a Generation’ exhibit has recently relocated from the Tulsa […]

Al McAffrey assumes new duties as a state Senator, quartet of candidates maneuver for his House District 88 spot

PAGE ONE Al Sworn pic

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Al McAffrey, an Oklahoma City Democrat, took the ceremonial oath of office at the Oklahoma state Capitol last Thursday (February 23). The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger, a former chief justice. Before the brief oath-taking ceremony, McAffrey thanked firefighters who had backed his candidacy […]

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