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Archive for: April, 2013

Goodwill tackles sequester effects in Oklahoma

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Staff Report During one of the most difficult periods in the American economy, a local Goodwill is taking action. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma is getting ahead of the issues that may be created by this year’s sequester. It encourages Oklahomans to do the same, said Marketing Development coordinator Cynthia Martinez. “Make a plan today,” […]

Listen to Your Mother — Over a dozen Oklahoma stories join hundreds across the country


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Blogger Misti Pryor along with Julie Bohannon and blogger Heather Davis say that “Listen To Your Mother Show, LLC (LTYM)” will soon debut in the city area. The Mother’s Day series of live readings will be held in twenty-four cities this year, twice the number produced in 2012. LTYM features […]

Oklahoma City University Gains Healthy Campus Distinction


staff report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University was recently rated “Excellent” as a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council. This is the second year in a row for OCU to earn a designation from the council, which was formed in 1997 to promote health improvement initiatives. OCU was previously named a […]

OCU to Host Free El Sistema Music Ed Symposium

Dean Mark Parker (left) and Jose Luis Hernandez-Estrada announce plans for El Sistema Oklahoma at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.

Staff Report Jamie Bernstein, a writer, arts advocate and daughter of composer Leonard Bernstein, will be the keynote speaker at Oklahoma City University’s “Music Transforms” symposium April 13 that will introduce the renowned Venezuelan music-education program El Sistema to Oklahoma. Bernstein’s keynote speech begins at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium of the Bass School of […]

Israel Innovations Mark 65 years of Statehood


by Marcy Price special to the paper Israel is a land of contrasts – ancient and uber-modern, dotted with biblical sites and high tech corridors of innovation. Israel archeologists continue to explore and uncover layers of history and artifacts from biblical days, and the younger generation dance to the hip beat of Tel Aviv, recently […]

Sunbeam Family Services relocates campus after 100 years

This rendering shows the new Sunbeam Family Services Emergency Shelter for Seniors and the Medically Fragile. Rendering provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Sunbeam Family Services has recently announced the launch of their “New Home, Forever Family” Capital Campaign. The campaign is an effort to raise money for their relocation to 1411 N. Classen Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Sunbeam has raised $8.4 million of their $12 million goal. The Capital campaign will fund […]

Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma – Concert 5 of 10th Anniversary Season – “Bright Virtuosi”

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Staff Report Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present two performances of the fifth concert of its 10th anniversary season, “Bright Tales,” April 22-23, organizers said. The program features virtuoso works by the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, the German composer Carl Maria von Weber, and the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The works on […]

The importance of being funny – “Earnest” is more than trivial pursuits


By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Theatre OCU, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and CityRep have joined forces for a fine production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The story is a classic adaptation of Shakespearean follies of mistaken identity, costly mendacity and pretentious social climbing. Director Lance Marsh pulls the best […]

CAIR annual banquet focuses on theme “Upholding our Constitution, Defending our Faith”

Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director ACLU of Oklahoma

Darla Shelden   CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Oklahoma will host its 7th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13, which will take place at the Oklahoma City Marriott, 3233 NW Expressway. The event will be held to “honor the organization’s inspirational heroes, reflect on their past year’s endeavors, and embrace a promising future.” A […]

Birdhouse event raises funds for Oklahoma City Winds House

The 25th Annual Birdhouse fundraising event to benefit the Winds House of Oklahoma City will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at PhotoArt Studios, 1738 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Dee Goodwin

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The 25th Annual Birdhouse fundraising event to benefit the Winds House of Oklahoma City will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at PhotoArt Studios, 1738 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City. Tickets for the event are $40 per person and include a signature cocktail, wine, […]

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