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Archive for: August, 2013

Night on the Town returns to benefit AIDS Walk of OKC

Front row L-R) Co-hosts Camden Chitwood and 2013 event chair Kevin Stauffer with  (back row) with members of the AIDS Walk Board Lisa Escalon, Jeff Robbins, Cterling Combs, Lisa Pitsiri, and Tracy Caldwell at the inaugural Night on the Town 2012 event.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The second annual Night on the Town soiree hosted by Camden Chitwood of Emerson Events and Kevin Stauffer, Event Chair, is set for Friday, August 16 in Oklahoma City. The public is invited to experience the glamour of the 1920’s while supporting AIDS Walk of OKC. Night on the […]

All of downtown is the campus for Downtown OKC Downtown College

OKC DOWNTOWN COLLEGE. Picture from web

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor The OKC Downtown College brings its subjects to life for its students with inter-active experiences outside the classroom, educators say. Students learning Native American Indian History are surrounded by its rich history, culture and artifacts in classes meeting at the Red Earth Museum. The college transports its other students into […]

History Through Music event discusses the evolution of the blues

Blues legend Dorothy Ellis, aka “Miss Blues” will present an educational performance on the development of Blues music on Aug. 29 at the Oklahoma Historical Society’s History through Music event co-hosted by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Accomplished blues singer and guitar player, Dr. Harold Aldridge and the legendary Dorothy Ellis, aka “Miss Blues” are special guests for the next edition of the History Through Music program themed, “Oklahoma Blues.” They will present an educational performance on the development of Blues music. This fascinating program will […]

Oklahoma Innocence Project works to free man serving life sentence


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 states in the nation for the number of known wrongful convictions of innocent people. The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP) at Oklahoma City University School of Law, believing they have found another tragic wrongful conviction, recently filed a request for post-conviction relief on behalf […]

Limbs for Life combines events to strengthen amputee community

: Limbs for Life’s 5K Blaze Run and 1-mile Fun Run and the VA’s “Welcome Home Celebration” for Operation Enduring Freedom-Operation Iraqi Freedom-Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) will merge on Saturday, Aug. 24, bringing together service members, veterans and their families, and military and non-military amputees. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, Aug. 24, Limbs for Life and the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center will combine two annual events for one special purpose. Limbs for Life’s 5K Blaze Run will be merged with the VA’s “Welcome Home Celebration” to bring together amputees from different backgrounds facing common circumstances. The […]

OKC Beautiful to host zero-landfill casino night. Casino Florale to take place on Friday, August 16

Invitation graphic Casino

Staff Report All of Oklahoma City can get lucky on Aug. 16, as OKC Beautiful hosts Casino Florale. The casino night will be filled with food, games and drinks, all to benefit beautification projects and education in Oklahoma City, said Kasey Stefffen for OKC Beautiful. The Shoppes at North Park, 12100 N. May Ave., will […]

Oklahoma state tax collections: A record-shattering 12 months

Ken Miller

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher The Sooner State economy was so vibrant over the past 12 months that state government set an all-time record for tax collections. Last week, in his monthly briefing for Capitol reporters, Treasurer Ken Miller said Oklahoma’s comparatively enviable economic position triggered a year of total tax receipts that shattered […]

More than digital genius, in a wondrous life: Appreciating the masterful biography, “Steve Jobs”

Steve Jobs book cover Simon  & Schuster

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Two years ago this month, Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive officer of Apple. A few weeks later he died. The day before his passing, Jobs worked a few hours on the next Apple product lines. Workaholic, visionary, self-absorbed, brilliant. From start to finish, he was all that […]

Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra’s “Give Moore Music” event benefits school music program

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher A wildly successful post-tornado effort will result in donation of approximately 100 band instruments to benefit the Moore public school band program. The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra coordinated the effort that has brought together businesses, music fans and school patrons to replace instruments destroyed when the May 20 tornado […]

Local muralist creates new look for local camera store

Artist Dr. Bob Palmer and his assistant, Shikoh Shiraiwa, created the 8 large murals that now decorate the Bedford Camera & Video store on N. May.  Photo by Christian Bruggemen

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Dr. Bob Palmer, a well known Oklahoma artist, was recently commissioned by Bedford Camera and Video to produce murals for their building façade. Eight panels have been installed at the store location 3110 N. May in the Northwest Shopping Center, in Oklahoma City. The murals mainly consist of images […]

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