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Archive for: September, 2012

Local school brings “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas” to OKC

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Staff Report   Bishop John Carroll School, located at NW 32 and Western, will host “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice” on Sat., November 3.  This comedy is the latest “class” in what is dubbed a “sinfully funny Catechism series.”   The event will be held in the Connor Center at The […]

Annual Pathmakers Awards Luncheon honors Wanda Jackson and other Oklahoma City notables

Hosted by the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society, rockabilly artist and Oklahoma native Wanda Jackson will be honored on October 2 at the 2012 Pathmakers Awards Luncheon held at the Jim Thorpe Association. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   To honor several noteworthy Oklahoma citizens, the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society (OCCHS) will hold its 23rd annual Pathmakers Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 2 at the Jim Thorpe Association located at 4040 N. Lincoln Boulevard. The luncheon, catered by the Petroleum Club, begins at 11:45 a.m.   “The purpose of […]

Celebrating the Science of Beer

The first annual OKBio BrewFest happening on October 18 at Harn Holmstead.

  by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   The Oklahoma Bioscience Institute knows that it is not always lab coats, button-downs and PowerPoints when it comes to networking as an industry.   With its first annual OKBio BrewFest happening soon on October 18 at Harn Holmstead, it is clear that these scientists like to drink […]

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater spoke at a luncheon held at the Raindrop Turkish House on Classen Boulevard last week.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater spoke at a luncheon held at  the Raindrop Turkish House on Classen Boulevard last week.

By Bill O’Brien   The event began with Orhan Kucukosman of the Raindrop Turkish House telling the assembled guests that the people who  were responsible for the death of the American diplomats in Lbya were not Muslims but were in fact terrorists, and he said that he, and the organization that he is affiliated with, […]

Orr Family Farm offers fall outdoor festivities for all ages

Proceeds from the Orr Family Farm pink pumpkins purchased from October 17-27 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen fund to support breast cancer awareness. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Orr Family Farm, Oklahoma’s premier “agri-tainment” destination, has begun its fall festivities. Now through November 3, children and adults can enjoy activities such as a hayride, a walk through the giant corn maze and even pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.   “Our fall festivities offer […]

Mamet’s “November” is funny, sometimes mean – like our politics

Marcellus Hankins portrays the president of the United States in CityRep’s production of David Mamet’s NOVEMBER. The play was written during the presidency of George W. Bush. Photo Credit Wendy Mutz, Mutz Photography.

by Patrick B. McGuigan David Mamet’s “November ” is a comedy, but its dialogue is often harsh, even mean, in assessing American leaders.   U.S. President Charles Smith, played by Marcellus Hankins, is foul-mouthed, incompetent and corrupt. His most trusted aide is cynical Archer Brown, played by Steve Emerson as a snarky, competent and corrupt […]

Steve Kern leads Olivet Baptist Church’s response to “the least of these”

In his office at Olivet Baptist Church, Rev. Steve Kern, pastor of the MidTown congregation, checks a Scriptural reference during a recent interview with The City Sentinel. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   Steve Kern is candid when an inquisitive reporter asks how a theologically traditional Southern Baptist preacher wound up running an inner-city church with notable ethnic diversity among members and those served.   He recalls, “I originally didn’t want to come here.” After comfortable years at a Boise, Idaho […]

Planned Parenthood CHOICES 2012 celebrates 75 years of service

This piece made by exclusively by featured artist Denise Duong for Planned Parenthood’s 75th anniversary will be available during the silent auction at the CHOICES 2012 event on September 27 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Celebrating 75 years of service in the Oklahoma community, CHOICES 2012 is an annual art sale, silent auction, and dinner benefiting Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO). The annual event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The annual event […]

People and pets join OKC AIDS Walk at Myriad Botanical Gardens

The 2012 OKC AIDS Walk will include a 5K Run and a Pooch Parade on Sunday, September 23 at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo by Dwayne Jones

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Grab your sneakers, sunglasses and leashes and join the 2012 OKC AIDS Walk. This year it will include a 5K run and a Pooch Parade fashion show on Sunday, September 23. The fun filled family day will be held in downtown Oklahoma City. All proceeds benefit AIDS Walk of […]

All or nothing: Every state but Oklahoma has Libertarians on the ballot

Chief Justice Steven Taylor

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court might rebuff a Tulsa lawyer’s request for a temporary restraining order intended to regain a ballot line for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee.   Chief Justice Steven Taylor and his colleagues might be right, legally, if they turn that cold shoulder. […]

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