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Archive for: October, 2016

‘Discovering and Doing’ – Magic Lantern Celebration on Paseo this Sunday, October 30

As twilight nears, the mysteries of creativity abound at the Magic Lantern Celebration on the Paseo. This year’s afternoon and evening of fun begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 30 at N.W. 30 and Dewey in the historic Paseo Arts District. Photo from website.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts District invites children and their parents to the Magic Lantern Celebration held on Sunday, October 30 from 3-6:15 p.m. Children and their creativity make an enchanting combination for this event. Artists on Paseo ask all ages to twist paper, paste, parade, and have fun doing it. The […]

Elvis Costello spins tales and serenades during OKC “Detour” solo concert

Music icon Elvis Costello performed with Larkin Poe, Rebecca Lovell (left) and Megan Lovell (right) last month at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center during his “Detour” concert tour.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello performed mostly solo to a nearly full house at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City on October 10.  The multi-genre musical raconteur told tales during the eclectic two hour “Detour” concert. With his lovable British accent and uniquely Elvis humor, he […]

Robert Dell Lemon, January 3, 1929 – October 22, 2016


Robert Dell Lemon was born January 3, 1929, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to R.M. Lemon and Fay Taliaferro and died October 22, 2016, in Oklahoma City at age 87. He grew up in Booker, Texas, in the Dust Bowl.  Bob’s grandfather, Gustavous Erasmus Lemon, staked a claim and settled in the Cherokee Strip, Grant County, Oklahoma […]

A Smarter Approach to Public Safety: Yes on 780 and 781


By Kris Steele We have a broken criminal justice system. Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate in the country for women and the second-highest overall rate. Oklahomans spend $515 million a year to pay for corrections — a cost that has grown by 172 percent over the past two decades. Our prisons are overcrowded, and […]

Human rights activist Bob Lemon remembered as an Oklahoma City treasure

(L-R) Grand Marshall Bob Lemon, rode with his son Chrys Lemon, and Harold Watson in the 2013 OKC Pride Parade while daughter Robyn Lemon Sellers walks alongside waving a Pride flag. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Robert Dell Lemon (January 3, 1929 – October 22, 2016), attorney and passionate advocate for human dignity and equality, died Saturday at his home in Oklahoma City. He was 87 years old. Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, in 1929,  equal rights activist Bob Lemon frequently stated, “I grew up in […]

Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community receives $75,000 grant from Fred Jones Family Foundation

The 2016 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift of $75,000 will be used by recipient Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community to create projects which will help children visiting the facility to learn and grow.  Peppers Ranch YouTube Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift. The $75,000 grant will be used to create projects on the ranch to honor the late Mary Eddy Jones, a civic leader, patron of the arts, and a philanthropist. The grant provides funding […]

OCC annual dinner to feature religious scholar Professor Allen D. Hertzke

Professor Allen Hertzke (University of Oklahoma) will be the keynote speaker on the topic “Why Religious Freedom Matters—Especially Now.” at the Oklahoma Conference of Churches’ Annual Dinner on November 10 in Oklahoma City.  Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2016 Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) Annual Dinner will be held Thursday, November 10 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Downtown Medical Center, 741 North Phillips Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Registration and the reception will start at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program beginning at 6 p.m.  Tickets are […]

Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival returns to celebrate musical roots

The second annual Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival, founded by rapper Gregory Jerome, will be held Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to midnight at The Criterion in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The City of Oklahoma City has officially declared November as Hip Hop History Month. To celebrate, the second annual Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival will be held Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to midnight at The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan Avenue. The all-day event will feature performances, film screenings, […]

Pets & People 15th annual Charity Auction set to benefit area homeless pets

Pups like little Curry, a Pomeranian & Chihuahua Mix rescue, will benefit from the 15th annual Pets & People Charity Auction, which helps to fund medical treatment for rescued pets to be spayed or neutered.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Tails will be wagging as thousands of homeless pets will benefit from donations raised during the 15th annual Pets & People Humane Society’s Charity Auction.  The event themed “There Is No Place Like Home” will be held on Saturday, November 5 at the Yukon Event Center, 10 West Main. […]

State Question 790 – Helping ‘the least of these’ while healing the past

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, at podium, prays during an observance at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Photo from the website of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

By Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY – In all the turmoil surrounding the presidential election, many people overlook the fact that there are a number of other very important elections on the ballot in November as well. These could have profound effects on the lives of many Oklahomans, especially the neediest. […]

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