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Archive for: May, 2017

Bach, Brahms and the Best musicians: Brightmusic’s Spring Festival June 8-13, 2017


Staff Report The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present “Bach and Brahms II” in its sixth annual spring chamber music festival at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. This series of concerts is in some ways a “sequel” to the successful and highly popular Bach and Brahms Spring Festival held in 2012. This year’s four-concert […]

Oklahoma Senior Follies Extravaganza set for June 9 – 11 at OCCC

Oklahoma Senior Follies King Maestro Joel Levine is seen with 2017 Follies Beauties (from left) Charlotte Franklin, Willa Johnson, Barbara Harjo, Carolyn Nimmo, Billie Thrash and Glenna Tanenbaum.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 7th annual Oklahoma Senior Follies Extravaganza will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), 7777 S. May Avenue. The Senior Follies is a Ziegfeld-Inspired event that […]

YWCA OKC Purple Sash Gala 2017 to benefit women and children healing from violence


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY– The 2017 Purple Sash Gala, hosted by the YWCA Oklahoma City (YWCA OKC) will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan.  All proceeds from the event will benefit YWCA OKC programs for adult and child victims of domestic violence, sexual […]

ANALYSIS: The Legislature’s Lost Weekend, and the storm ahead

Oklahoma State Capitol Dome.  Wikipedia Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators came to the state Capitol Saturday (May 20) for an unusual weekend work session, with an expectation or hope that some progress toward resolution of the state budget might be forthcoming. That, in turn, could possibly trigger a Sunday work day. Instead, it became a lost weekend. That […]

Capitol Report for May 20: Why history matters, and a bad idea’s demise

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In this week’s “Capitol Report” segment on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, veteran journalist Patrick B. McGuigan took a deliberate break from obsessing over the state budget gridlock at the Legislature. He praised Gov. Mary Fallin for her recent veto of Senate Bill 2, a proposal that would have abolished the state’s U.S. […]

Group of state leaders call for passage of a budget

A group of prominent Oklahomans called for approval of a state budget in a timely manner. In this photo, former state Rep. Joe Dorman, who now runs the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, speaks at a state Capitol press conference. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — On Friday (May 19) at the state capitol, leaders of Oklahoma’s healthcare, education, oil & natural gas, and business communities gathered to call on legislators to approve a revenue package that has been discussed.  The package — $1.50 per pack tax on cigarettes, a 6 cent per gallon increase in […]

Titanic Thursday: Dueling Descriptions of budget talks yield a day of deadlock

Workers from the state’s oil and gas business gathered at the Capitol on Thursday (May 18, 2017) to oppose proposed tax hikes on their industry. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Early on Thursday afternoon (May 18) Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, walked into the Capitol print news room for an unscheduled session with reporters. In the course of that conversation, he replied to a question from this reporter, speculating that loss of work time due to bad […]

The 5th Annual OKC Equality Run honoring Shaun Kamiko set for June 17


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, June 17, the 5th Annual OKC Equality Run – Shaun Kamiko Memorial will be held in Oklahoma City, sponsored by Freedom Oklahoma.  This event kicks off Pride Week in Oklahoma City. The 5K/10K events begin at 8 a.m. at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. […]

IgniteOKC to present the best ideas in 5 minutes and 20 slides on May 25

The tenth IgniteOKC event will host 13 speakers on May 25 at Lyric Theater.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The tenth installment of IgniteOKC will feature 13 speakers showcasing some of Oklahoma City’s best new ideas on Thursday, May 25.  The event will take place from 7-10 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at The Plaza, 1727 NW 16th St. in Oklahoma City. Doors will open at […]

Project Save A Mouth goes to school to promote better Oklahoma health

Project Save a Mouth visits local school: Dr. Robert Bryan shares a high five with an enthusiastic student at Oklahoma City’s Linwood Elementary School. Bryan and a colleague were presenting information about “best oral hygiene practices” to a big crowd of students at the city school. Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma statistics for children’s oral health are staggering – with estimates that 80.5 percent of youth have oral health problems and 22.2 percent of third graders have already lost at least one tooth from decay. A group of medical professionals and community members in Oklahoma City decided to do […]

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