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Archive for: June, 2013

Oklahoma generals Tommy Franks and Rita Aragon allied in support of “Oklahoma Strong”

From left, Warren Martin, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and Gen. Rita Aragon (USAF, ret.) met at the Blue Room last week. Martin, an aide to retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, presented Lamb with a $35,000 check from the Youth Leadership Institute of Hobart. The money will go to “Oklahoma Strong,” the joint effort of the United Way of Central Oklahoma and Gov. Mary Fallin which aims to address long-term needs in the city area after the late May tornadoes, including in Moore. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Retired Gen. Tommy Franks, USA, has coordinated a successful campaign to raise money from rural and small town residents in southwest Oklahoma to benefit “Oklahoma Strong,” the joint effort between Gov. Mary Fallin and the United Way of Central Oklahoma. The program was created to address long-term needs in […]

Summerstock Productions will present the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic “The Sound of Music”

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Summerstock Productions will present the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic “The Sound of Music” at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theater June 14-16 & 21-23. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $20 per person. Featured in the production (from left to right) are Dia […]

Brevity is the soul of wit, and story-telling: deadCENTER “shorts” yield visual feast

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher The deadCENTER Film Festival completed its thirteenth annual run in Oklahoma City last weekend. Among the motion picture “shorts” this writer absorbed, the personal favorite was “Going Dark: The Final Days of Film Projection.” The project from Jason Gwynn and Jay Sheldon made its world premiere at the downtown […]

“The soul’s own speech” – Brightmusic, Schubert and Friends

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher The annual Brightmusic Festival featured “Schubert and Friends” over the course of four lively and enjoyable performances in the worship space at two Oklahoma City churches. The finale, a memorial concert honoring the late Mae Ruth Swanson, was all-Franz Schubert. That evening of fine music began with Schubert’s “Rondeau […]

Women of the South provides clothing to victims of recent tornadoes

The Women of the South Tornado Relief store, located in Châtenay Square Shopping Plaza at 10600 S Pennsylvania, Suite 9, is open from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Women of the South – Oklahoma City was established in 1995 as a philanthropic organization comprised of women helping women. Last week they expanded their efforts by opening a clothing store to aid those affected by the recent tornados. The store, called Women of the South Tornado Relief, is located […]

Student artists and families join midtown Chalk the Walk event to stop child abuse

The Chalk the Walk sidewalk competition, open to artists of all ages and experience levels, will be held on Saturday, June 15 at the Plaza Arts District in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The second annual ”Chalk the Walk” Chalk Art Festival, hosted by Family Builders, will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Plaza Arts District, 1726 N.W.16 St., in midtown Oklahoma City. The sidewalk competition is open to artists […]

Paseo flood Kent Potter

Photo by Kent Potter

This remarkable photograph by Midtown resident Kent Potter and posted on Facebook, was taken at dusk on May 31 (Friday), as 9-10 inches of rain in about 3 hours led to flooding in and around 29th and N. Walker Avenue, in the historic Paseo Neighborhood of Oklahoma City. Some nine to 10 inches fell in […]

Patrick B. McGuigan of Oklahoma City designated one of nation’s top political reporters

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By Billie Rodely Contributing Writer Patrick B. McGuigan – bureau chief for the Watchdog.org network in Oklahoma City, editor of CapitolBeatOK, and Associate Publisher for The City Sentinel — is designated one of the top three political reporters in Oklahoma, as part of a nationwide look at journalism. McGuigan was among journalists recognized in the […]

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