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Archive for: January, 2013

Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Stone City Attractions partner to support OCCC’s new performing arts theater

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    By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Last December, following the high energy, rock performance spectacle of theTrans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, Stone City Attractions and TSO presented a check to Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC).   Stone City Attractions, the San Antonio based promotions company that brings TSO concerts […]

“Stand for Children” group formed

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  Jerry Bohnen   A national education-reform group that pushes for more education reforms including accountability of teachers, an expansion of the school day and better tracking of student data is creating an Oklahoma chapter and letting legislators know, it intends to be around this coming legislative session.   Stand for Children recently created its […]

​ Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra salutes ‘Hard-Driving’ swing bands

The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to the legendary traveling swing bands in a twilight concert entitled “Hard-Driving Swing” on Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m., at the Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway. Photo by Wendy Mutz

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   On Tuesday, January 22, the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra (OKCJO) will present a concert celebrating the big band sound of a by gone era. OKCJO will pay tribute to legendary traveling swing bands in a twilight concert entitled “Hard-Driving Swing” beginning at 7 p.m., from the Chase Building’s […]

Purple newborn caps raise awareness to help prevent infant abuse

Volunteers across Oklahoma and from other states have knitted and crocheted newborn purple hats as part of the “CLICK for Babies, Period of PURPLE® Crying Caps” project. Photo by Vivian Aubrey

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Twenty nine Oklahoma birthing hospitals recently participated in the “CLICK for Babies, Period of PURPLE® Crying Caps” project. By collecting and distributing more than 3,000 knitted and crocheted purple newborn caps, the program spreads awareness to parents and other caregivers of newborns about normal infant crying and the dangers […]

Youth Jazz Ensemble auditions to be held for inaugural high school educational outreach program

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   For Spring 2013, the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra (OKCJO) is introducing a new educational outreach program, the Oklahoma Youth Jazz Ensemble (OYJE). The project’s mission is to expand artistic opportunities for aspiring high school jazz musicians by using high-level rehearsals, masterclass sessions, and live performances under the direction of experienced jazz […]

Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma – Concert 3 of its Tenth Anniversary Season – “Bright Mozart”

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Staff report On Jan. 21-22, 2013, Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present two performances of the third concert of its Tenth Anniversary Season, “Bright Mozart.” This program features the return appearance of guest artist Craig Goodman, Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory in Strasbourg, France – not only as a flutist, […]

Tom Colbert becomes chief justice of Oklahoma state Supreme Court

Justice Tom Colbert, facing the camera, takes his oath as the first-ever black chief justice of the Oklahoma state Supreme Court. Administering the oath was retired Oklahoma County District Judge Charles Owens – the first black judge in state history, named to his local court position in the late 1960s.
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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   In a dignified ceremony held in the state Supreme Court’s ceremonial courtroom on the second floor of the Oklahoma Capitol, Justice Tom Colbert became the first-ever black chief justice of the Oklahoma state Supreme Court.   Administering the oath was retired Oklahoma County District Judge Charles Owens – […]

Commissioner Maughan begins second term in key county post

From left, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven Taylor administers the oath of office to Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, at right. Witnessing the recent ceremony were hundreds of Maughan's supporters, who packed into the state House chambers at the Capitol, along with, second from left, Brian's grandmother Freda Maughan Mulhall, and his parents, Charlotte and Roy Maughan. Justice Taylor continues his service on the state High Court, but last Friday relinquished the chief justice position to his colleague Tom Colbert, the first African-American in state history at the summit of the state judiciary. 
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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   In one of his final acts as chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Steven Taylor administered the oath of office as County Commissioner Brian Maughan commerced his second term. Ceremonies were held in the chambers of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and the change of venue from […]

Mayor Mick Cornett: riding the MAPS wave

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  By Stacy Martin Managing Editor   Oklahoma City Mayor Mick strode into a midtown luncheon last week rocking a big grin and a confident stride in a trim suit.   Why shouldn’t he? He’s expertly surfing a mother wave of an economic boom the city hasn’t seen in decades.   He is awash in […]

OKC’s ZooTroop creates nine new walking trails with healthy perks

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  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer ZooTroop, the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s young professional group, has recently unveiled nine newly mapped walking trails at the Oklahoma City Zoo. These walking and running trails were developed to showcase the healthy benefit of visiting the Oklahoma City Zoo. Dana McCrory, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Zoological Society said, […]

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