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Archive for: May, 2017

Perspective Art on the Paseo in June

"Living Water" by Yeon Ok Lee.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts Association’s upcoming art show will begin Friday, June 2 and remain available for viewing through Saturday, July 1, at the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo). With successful completion of the Paseo Arts Festival over Memorial Day weekend, “the beat goes on” at the best arts district in […]

Television personality Joan Lunden keynotes at Women for OSU Symposium

Television personality Joan Lunden was keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Oklahoma State University Women for Oklahoma Symposium at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – Last month, Women for Oklahoma State University hosted its 9th annual Symposium featuring keynote speaker American journalist, author, and television personality, Joan Lunden.  The event was held at Gallagher-Iba Arena, in Stillwater. During the event, the organization awarded 10 scholarships totaling $43,020, surpassing records in both […]

Wheeler District Ferris Wheel site of Cleats for Kids 2017 Summer Kickoff


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 4th annual Cleats for Kids’ (C4K) Summer Kickoff (SKO17) will take place on Saturday, June 3 at a new Oklahoma City location, the recently developed Wheeler District Ferris Wheel at 1701 S. Western Avenue.  SKO17 will be held from 12 – 3 p.m. with activities for all […]

COMMENTARY: Oklahoma’s leaders failed us

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel.  File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan During this legislative session, a Republican member of the Oklahoma state Senate compared advocacy of school choice to Nazi medical experimentation. Another Republican called for deportation of Oklahoma students who speak English as a second language. Legislative Democrats – all members of the party of Robert S. Kerr and Raymond Gary – […]

On the Paseo: Colors and Memories flow from the art of Susan Cromer Yback

This bright work in acrylic is one of Susan Cromer Yback’s evocative “aerial view” paintings, aiming to illustrate her memories of places she has visited or lived. Yback works from Paseo Gallery One, 2927 Paseo Drive in Oklahoma City. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan Artist Susan Cromer Yback continues to grow and develop, stretching herself into more new adventures as she creates unique works using varied techniques. In her studio (2927 Paseo Drive in Oklahoma City) you’ll see varied styles in her paintings. In a realistic portrait of an American folk-singing icon can be discerned charcoal […]

Capitol Report for May 27: 2017 legislative session ‘worst in modern history’ – but analyst ends on positive note

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The first session of Oklahoma’s 56th Legislature was the worst in modern history, CapitolBeatOK editor Patrick B. McGuigan believes. He decried a Senate Republican who compared advocacy of school choice to Nazi medical experimentation, and a House GOP member who advocated deportation of non-English speaking students. Conversely, McGuigan expressed dismay that legislative Democrats – members […]

OETA broadcast of Academic Awards Banquet honors best In public education on May 27

2017 Academic All-Staters take the stage with Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence trustee and Master of Ceremonies Robert Henry (center) during the foundation’s 31st Academic Awards Banquet. The awards ceremony, which honors Oklahoma’s top public school educators and students, will premiere on statewide public television at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, on OETA. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Five outstanding Oklahoma educators and 100 of the state’s top public high school seniors will be recognized on Saturday May 27 at 8 p.m., when OETA premieres its statewide broadcast of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence 31st Academic Awards Banquet. Best-selling author and historian H.W. Brands […]

Diversity Center to hold “Strengthening Families” Symposium

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma 3rd Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium - “Strengthening Families” will feature keynote speakers Susan Cottrell (left) and Dr. Laura Arrowsmith on June 15 and 16 in Oklahoma City.  Facebook photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma will hold its 3rd Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium – “Strengthening Families’ on Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16. It will address best practices for supporting families of Gender Diverse and LGBTQ communities. The event will be […]

Go wild after dark for a great cause at the OKC Zoo

OKC Zoo Safari Soiree.  Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS), are partnering to create a conservation event themed Safari Soirée. The inaugural “after dark” festivities are scheduled for Saturday, June 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the OKC Zoo. Safari […]

Sonja Martinez honored as 2017 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshall


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The month of June is recognized across America and around the world as LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in New York City at the end of June 1969. Several events will take place in Oklahoma City to celebrate Pride Month […]

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