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Archive for: March, 2016

OKC Animal Shelter holds “March Madness” and “All Paws on Deck” events

Sixty four of OKC Animal Shelter’s top dogs will be available for half-price adoption from March 13 to 19 during March Madness.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City metro residents are sure to complete their winning teams by selecting one of Oklahoma City’s 64 top dogs during the OKC Animal Shelter’s March Madness event. The Shelter will select 64 dogs – one for each team in the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments  – to […]

1889 Institute presents “blueprint” for Oklahoma education reforms

Vance Fried

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published  “Blueprint for Education Reform: Educational Choice and Empowered Public Schools,” authored by the Institute’s president, Vance Fried – Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University – wrote the seven-page analysis distributed last month. The short paper discusses the […]

March 20 auditions slated for Oklahoma Senior Follies

ok senior follies group

Staff Report The Oklahoma Senior Follies announces auditions this coming weekend for its 2016 spectacular, scheduled for August performances. OK Senior Follies is a performing group dedicated to bringing joy and hope to all of our citizens, especially our seniors. The City Sentinel has attended every edition of the senior follies and can attest it […]

Leading academic says Oklahoma Department of Education’s Academic standards ‘are not worth following’

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas, said in a March 9 memorandum that the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English/Language Arts which she reviewed “are not worth following.”

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Coming in the wake of a years-long statewide debate about state vs. national control of educational curricula, House Bill 3399, enacted two years ago, laid out several policy objectives. The measure included explicit rejection of the controversial “Common Core” curriculum, and stressed a goal for the state […]

Choral Union concludes 2015-2016 season with “Song of Songs” composition by Armstrong College music director

Song of Songs

Staff Report EDMOND – The 2015-2016 performing arts series at Armstrong Auditorium will come to a close with a performance by the Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union will join forces with a professional orchestra and soloists to perform an oratorio […]

Stop the Violence holds free Spring Break Camp for metro youth

Stop the Violence (STV) will continue its free 7th annual Spring Break Singing/Dance Camp from Monday through Friday, March 14 – 18 at the Miracle Revival Center in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Stop the Violence (STV) will continue its 7th annual Spring Break Singing/Dance Camp from Monday through Friday, March 14 – 18. This is the second wave of the two weeklong camp being held at Miracle Revival Center, 901 NW 6th Street in Oklahoma City. The program will end with […]

Construction under way for new Choctaw Nation headquarters

This rendering from Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, illustrates the envisioned front entrance for the new Choctaw National tribal headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma. Provided

Staff Report Durant, Oklahoma – Construction of a new 500,000 square feet Tribal Headquarters Building for the Choctaw Nation began last month. According to a press release, the new facility is part of an overall Headquarters Campus that will consolidate services offered in over 30 buildings across Durant into a single, unified campus. Designed by […]

Brightmusic performance set for March 15 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble of Oklahoma City performs “Three Colorful Trios” Tuesday (March 15) at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, N.W. 7 and Robinson downtown. For more information, visit brightmusic.org. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY –March 15, 2016, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents a trio of trios in “Three Colorful Trios” will be presented March 15 at St. Paul’s Cathedral — N.W. 7th and Robinson downtown – in this month’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. BREAKING NEWS concerning the concert: Erin Yeaman will substitute for Meredith Blecha-Wells, previously reported […]

2016 Oklahoma Garden School: The New American Prairie Garden

On Saturday, March 12, the Myriad Botanical Gardens will host the New American Prairie Garden School in downtown Oklahoma City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Photo by Carl Short, Jr.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 12, the Myriad Botanical Gardens will host the New American Prairie Garden School in downtown Oklahoma City. The event will be held in the Devon Auditorium, 333 W Sheridan Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Prairie Garden is a great opportunity for participants to […]

The Paseo Arts Association, serving our community since 1982

Paseo Arts District sign hero

Staff Report The Paseo Arts Association has worked since 1982 to develop The Paseo into the thriving arts district it is today. The historic Paseo Arts District is located at 28th & North Walker to 30th & North Dewey. It is the oldest Arts District Community in Oklahoma City. The PAA supports artistic growth within […]

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