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Archive for: September, 2016

Oklahoma Native Leaders and Others Gather to Support Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest

Some 200 Native American Tribes and Nations have formally expressed solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, who have been actively resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line.  Photo by Tachini Pete

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Earlier this month, Oklahoma Native American leaders, along with representatives of several environmental and religious organizations, met in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL). The event, held at Church of the Open Arms (UCC) in Oklahoma City, also […]

Planned Parenthood’s CHOICES 2016 gala raises funds for essential health and education services

Reproductive justice advocate Dr. Willie Parker was the featured guest speaker at the PPGP CHOICES 2016 dinner and art fundraiser at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The CHOICES 2016 gala fundraiser was recently held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to benefit Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP).  About 400 guests attended the annual art sale, auction, awards and dinner program. Proceeds from the event go directly to support costs for […]

Pryor Rendering, new Oklahoma musical, premieres at CityRep

Appearing in the CityRep production of “Pryor Rendering are, counter-clockwise from left to right, Terry Runnels as “Chick,” Julie Johnson as “Fey Rose,” Stacey Logan as “Ida Hope,” Ben Hall as “Owen” and Tanner Rose as “Charlie.” The show runs at Civic Center Music Hall’s Little Freede Theatre, from September 30 to October 11. For ticket information, call the Civic Center Box Office at (405) 297-2264, Monday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. or visit www.cityrep.com.

Staff Report Oklahoma City— CityRep, Oklahoma City’s award winning professional theatre presents a world premiere Oklahoma musical, PRYOR RENDERING. A lyrical coming of age tale set in the 1960s in Pryor, Oklahoma, this moving story of a young gay man’s journey of self discovery and courage will touch your heart. Based on the critically acclaimed […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, Sept. 17: Candidates should disclose health and financial records – and remembering a conservative lady named Phyllis

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9 in Oklahoma City, policy analyst Patrick B. McGuigan focused on Hillary Clinton’s decision to release more of her health records. After a tough week, the Democratic nominee for president took steps toward greater transparency. As for Republican nominee Donald Trump, he has long declined to release […]

Editorial: Don’t make over-the-counter med allergy meds harder to get for young workers

Oklahoma State Capitol.  File Photo

To The Editor: Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is a common ingredient in cold and allergy medication that can be bought over-the-counter. It can also be used to manufacture meth, which concerns lawmakers. Unfortunately, some of our lawmakers are not fully aware of the shortage of physicians in our state and by turning allergy medication into a prescription […]

Saints Pub to host fundraiser for OK Innocence Project to help the wrongfully convicted

To support the Oklahoma Innocence Project, Finch Creative, located in the Plaza District, has developed new branding, including this logo which reflects the key to freedom, the bird bringing hope, and the tail feathers indicating the light of the rising sun.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) at Oklahoma City University School of Law will host a Catfish Fry on Sunday, October 2 at Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The event will raise money for the Project, which is the only organization in Oklahoma dedicated […]

OSU hosts 100 years of indigenous photography in “Our People, Our Land, Our Images” exhibit

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie’s "This is not a Commercial, this is 
my homeland", platinum lambda print, 1998, is now on display at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in Stillwater.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The works of three generations of indigenous photographers from North America, South America, the Middle East, and New Zealand are now on display at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. “Our People, Our Land, Our Images,” exhibition opened on September 1 and will run through January 7, 2017. […]

Inaugural Friendship Walk at Myriad Gardens to honor Day of Peace

The inaugural United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) Friendship Walk will be held on Saturday, September 24, at 2 p.m., at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City Photograph by Patty Mooney, Crystal Pyramid Productions.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The inaugural United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) Friendship Walk will be held on Saturday, September 24, at 2 p.m., at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. The event will commemorate the International Day of Peace as proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations. “It […]

Inaugural OKCtoberfest event set for Oct. 1 at OKC Farmers Market

On Saturday, October 1, Oklahoma City’s inaugural German-style craft beer festival, OKCtoberfest will be held at OKC Farmers Market District featuring 30 beers on tap.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, October 1, Oklahoma City’s inaugural German-style craft beer festival, OKCtoberfest will be held in the historic OKC Farmers Market District at 1225 SW 2nd Street. OKCtoberfest will feature food trucks, live music, and a “carefully curated selection of local brew.” The festival begins at 2 p.m. and runs until […]

Oklahoma City University again ranked among nation’s top schools

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Oklahoma City University among the best colleges in the country.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Oklahoma City University among the best colleges in the nation. The list, released last week, ranks OCU number 23 in the Best Regional Universities in the West category, the highest rank of any Oklahoma university in this category. The regional category is […]

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