The City Sentinel
Archive for: September, 2014

Spirit, love, justice, laughter: Abiding power in “The Grapes of Wrath”

Front Row ( L to R) Cameron Cobb, Pam Dougherty, David Coffee, Back Row (L to R) Sonny Franks, Michael Corolla in the CityRep production of THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Photo Provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, in its new collaboration with Oklahoma City University, has hit another home run with the adaptation of John Steinbeck’s best known novel. This interpretation of the “Dust Bowl” plight of the hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans who traveled Route 66, west to California in […]

Wild West Puggerfest rides into town on October 4

: Pugaroos everywhere are headed for the Wild West Puggerfest at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park on Saturday, Oct. 4 to benefit Homeward Bound Pug Rescue. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This year’s Wild West Puggerfest will ride into Oklahoma City on Saturday, Oct. 4. All you little pugaroos best be headin’ to the Pugerosa from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for this year’s western themed shindig at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park, 7398 N. Portland. The 11th Annual […]

CityRep collaborates with OCU for “The Grapes of Wrath”

Front Row ( L to R) Cameron Cobb, Pam Dougherty, David Coffee, Back Row (L to R) Sonny Franks, Michael Corolla in the CityRep production of THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Photo Provided

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre company, in another historic collaboration with Oklahoma City University’s School of Theatre, will present the live performance version of “The Grapes of Wrath.” The play is adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name. In an interview with The City Sentinel, CityRep founder/artistic director […]

Sixteenth annual AIDS Walk OKC steps off to benefit those with HIV/AIDS

The AIDS Walk Pooch Parade Fashion Show, featuring furry walkers and their companions will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. Photo by Dee Goodman.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2014 OKC AIDS Walk, themed “Step Together,” is set for Sunday Sept. 28 at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. The event is family friendly and includes the Walk, a 5K Run and a Pooch Parade Fashion Show. All proceeds benefit AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City, Inc. […]

Are Oklahoma City Bureaucrats Smarter Than Harvard?

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  By Mark Costello   In 1928, the first Roman Catholic ever nominated for president, Gov. Al Smith of New York, came to campaign in Oklahoma at the height of the Ku Klux Klan’s power. Smith was greeted with numerous burning crosses during the night as his train rolled across the state. When Smith spoke […]

A Night With the Sierra Club will honor local activists and environmental champion Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director for the national Sierra Club will be the keynote speaker at “A Night with the Sierra Club” on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Remington Park. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Sierra Club invites the public to celebrate the grassroots environmental organization’s recent progress and to honor those who have made it possible. “A Night with the Sierra Club”will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27. The banquet and awards program will take place again this year in the […]

OK County Judicial Candidates Forum sponsored by criminal defense group

The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) recently hosted a Judicial Candidate Forum at the Ron Norick Downtown Library. Candidates participating in the forum included (L-R) Judge Don Andrews, Joel Porter, Judge Roger Stuart, Judge Thomas Prince, Amy Palumbo, Jarrod Stevenson, Aletia Timmons, Judge Donald Deason and Kysha Williams. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) recently hosted a Judicial Candidate Forum at the Ron Norick Downtown Library. Hosty Law firm sponsored a luncheon coinciding with the forum, catered by a local Mexican restaurant. Coyle Law Firm attorney and OCCDLA President Billy Coyle emceed the event. Voters […]

OCU Opera and Music Theater season spotlights rebels from the past

Opening Oct. 3, the state premiere of “Bonnie and Clyde” will kick off Oklahoma City University’s 63rd year of opera and music theater. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The state premiere of “Bonnie and Clyde”will kick off Oklahoma City University’s 63rd year of opera and music theater. Opening Oct. 3 – 5, the season will spotlight outlaws, rule-breakers and rebels depicted throughout the centuries. Productions by OCU’s Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company have earned national acclaim […]

Global People’s Climate March set for Oklahoma City and Tulsa

Members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club will participate in the two Oklahoma People’s Climate March events, which will take place in Oklahoma City and Tulsa on Sunday, Sept. 21. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Sunday, Sept. 21, the People’s Climate March (PCM) is expected to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history. The national march, in New York City, takes place just two days before President Obama and world leaders gather for an emergency Climate Summit at the United Nations. […]

Oklahoma City University Ranked Among Nation’s Top Schools

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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – U.S. News & World Report again has ranked Oklahoma City University among the best colleges in the country. The list, released Tuesday (September 9), has OCU ranked number 25 in the Best Regional Universities in the West category, the highest rank of Oklahoma universities in this category. The regional […]

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