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Archive for: February, 2014

SHEN YUN – An internationally-acclaimed performance headed to city

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Staff Report Hailed by prominent artists, critics, and celebrities around the globe as “world-class,” “a grand masterpiece,” “a show everyone must see at least once in their life,” SHEN YUN will perform at Civic Center Music Hall for its Oklahoma City debut on March 25-26, two nights only, said media spokeswoman Ying Yang. Culture is […]

‘Our Town’ the Opera – OCU premiere set for Feb. 21-23

Christopher Mosz (left back) portrays George, Jennifer Soloway is Emily (right back) and Tevyn Hill is the Stage Manager (center, foreground) in Oklahoma City University’s Feb. 21-23 production of a new operatic re-imaging of Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town.” These three are among a cast of 28 presenting the American premiere of the new adaptation of the Putlitzer Prize-winning play. A 30-piece orchestra will accompany the performers on OCU’ss Kirkpatrick stage at N.W. 25th and Blackwelder. Tickets run from $12 to $25. Contact www.okcu.edu/tickets, or telephone 405-208-5227. Photo Provided

Staff Report The Oklahoma premiere of the new American opera Our Town, based on Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will be presented Feb. 21-23 by the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. Set in the fictional New England town of Grovers Corners, the opera features music by American composer Ned Rorem and a […]

WildCare Oklahoma set to break ground for new Rescue and Education Center

When the new Wildcare Oklahoma Wildlife Rescue and Education Center is complete remote cameras will allow you to watch activities such as young owls trying to balance while they flap their wings for the first time. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter WildCare Oklahoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, has launched a capital campaign to raise funds to build a much needed and overdue new Rescue and Education Center. “We have just started our largest project ever, building the 5,200 square foot Wildlife Rescue and Education Center on our […]

It’s a big deal: “Much Ado About Nothing” is superb

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Stacey Logan, at right, portrays the reluctantly romantic Beatrice in this month's performances of “Much Ado About Nothing,” a CityRep production at the Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City. Her foil in the classic Shakespearian comedy, at left, is Lane Fields as Benedick. The show opens Feb. 14 and runs Fridays, Saturdays (matinee and evening) and Sundays (matinee only) through Feb. 23. Photo by Mutz Photography.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher A fine quartet of performers in the leading parts deliver superb romantic comedy in CityRep’s current production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” at the Freede Little Theatre in downtown Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall. Stacey Logan commands the stage, combining authority and passion in her interpretation of Beatrice […]

COMMENTARY: Mayor Mick should debate Dr. Ed

Ed Shadid on left, Mick Cornett on the right. Picture from watchdog.org

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Mayor Mick Cornett may win another term of office. However, that is not guaranteed. An election is scheduled for March 4. The mayor has presided over Oklahoma’s largest and most important city in a time of economic growth, and during an era of optimism about the future of our […]

Dylan’s Song: One Boy’s Real Life, and His Parents’ Choice

Dylan Pennington, pictured here, is thriving at Oklahoma City’s Trinity School, thanks to the support his family is receiving from the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program.
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By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – In public school, Dylan Pennington’s days were marked by large classes in which he felt lost and alone. His parents (mom Jennifer is an educator herself) became convinced his teachers had inadequate training to work effectively with special-needs children like their son. Verbally bullied, he didn’t want […]

Pension proposals would shift systems toward sustainability, reformers say

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Committees in both the House and Senate of the Oklahoma Legislature have advanced measures that would give 401-K style “portability” to the tax-financed pension plans of most new state government employees. The proposals track closely with Gov. Mary Fallin’s advocacy of system sustainability, made in this […]

Cornett gives informative, entertaining talk to Realtors

Cutline: Pictured are Metropolitan Association of Realtors’ Realtors Commercial Alliance President BIjan Babollah and RCA president-elect Jack Werner, CEO of A to Z Inspections. The paire co-sponsored the luncheon featuring speaker Mayor Mick Cornett for about 250 attendees. Photo by Darla Cheek, Government Affairs Director, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors.

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett didn’t have to work hard to win over his audience of commercial realtors last week. They were well aware of the downtown’s transformation from a moribund destination to a vibrant destination for both natives and visitors. They were also aware of the roles played by […]

A mayoral candidate for a healthier, safer, more inclusive city. Shadid wants to look beyond downtown for improvements

Cutline: Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Dr. Ed Shadid, left, with Jack Werner, PhD., CEO of A to Z Inspections, after Shadid spoke at the Thursday networking meeting Werner’s group hosts with Suzanne Broadbent. Photo by Stacy Martin.

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor City Councilman and Mayoral candidate Dr. Ed Shadid told a midtown group last week he doesn’t want to undo MAPS 3, but he’d like to give the voters a chance to decide whether they’re happy with its current priorities. To that end, Shadid brought with him two petitions – both […]

President Barack Obama at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Staff Report NOTE: This is adapted and lightly edited from President Barack Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, held Feb. 6, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in the nation’s capital. Pat McGuigan of The City Sentinel has added Scriptural citations. In his remarks, the president paid brief tribute to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, […]

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