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Archive for: November, 2017

Devon Ice Rink opening kicks off holiday activities at the Myriad Gardens

Beginning November 11, the Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens will be open through January 28.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Myriad Gardens has a full lineup of family-friendly activities throughout the entire 2017 holiday season. The Gardens come alive with the holiday spirit as thousands of lights adorn the exterior and inside of the Crystal Bridge. It’s a must-see holiday Merry & Bright tradition sponsored […]

Armstrong Auditorium opens its 2017-18 season with keyboard virtuosos Christopher O’Riley and Pablo Ziegler

Opening the 2017-18 season, keyboard virtuosos Christopher O’Riley and Pablo Ziegler will perform on Armstrong Auditorium’s two Hamburg Steinway grand pianos on Nov. 9.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter EDMOND, OK – Armstrong Auditorium will present several internationally-recognized performers at its venue located at 14400 S Bryant Road in Edmond this month. Keyboard virtuosos Christopher O’Riley and Pablo Ziegler will team up on Armstrong Auditorium’s two Hamburg Steinway grand pianos on Thursday, November. 9, at 7:30 p.m. That […]

In Oklahoma State Senate District 45, For Steven Vincent

Steven Vincent, candidate for OK State Senate District 45.  Photo provided.

  The City Sentinel Endorsement In the Oklahoma state Senate District 45 special general election scheduled for Nov. 14, voters are encouraged to support Steven Vincent. He is a good fit for this district, which spreads across multiple jurisdictions in the southwest/south sections of the Sooner State’s capital city. Vincent is a man of character […]

Holt builds strong mayoral momentum, Maughan withdraws

State Sen. David Holt of Oklahoma City garnered the endorsement of the city laborers’ union in mid-October, sustaining his strong momentum toward election as mayor of Oklahoma City in February.
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Staff Report David Holt continues to build strong momentum in his race for mayor of Oklahoma City The Laborers International Union of North America, Local 107, is the latest major endorsement for Holt, a Republican. Holt said he was proud to have the support of “the men and women who build Oklahoma City.”  Local 107 […]

Fallin applauds after Senate passes measure to address ‘our $215 million budget hole,’ calls on House to follow

Governor Fallin on Monday signed legislation to provide $23 million for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Monday (November 6) issued the following statement after the state Senate in a bipartisan vote, 37-5, passed House Bill 1035X: “I want to applaud the Republican and Democratic members of the state Senate for passing this measure. We have been in special session six weeks now. […]

COMMENTARY: Patchak’s progeny should be No Dice, No Roulette, and No More Special Deals for Big Tribes


Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – To repeat with fresh nuances themes first raised in this space in 2012  and offered anew when the Legislature’s special session began in September, times may be a-changin’ in Indian Country. Or, maybe not, for here is the context: Oklahoma faces a budget crunch. That […]

Meet adorable alpacas up close at Shawnee’s Holiday Blast Off


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter SHAWNEE, OK – Alpacas of Oklahoma will host the largest Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) halter and fleece competition in the southwest region on November 11 and 12. The annual Oklahoma Alpaca Holiday Blast Off, themed “Alpacas and Sustainable Agriculture” will draw hundreds of alpacas from across the country to […]

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Masterworks for Three’ set for St. Paul’s on November 7

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Staff Report On Tuesday, November 7, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its second concert of the 2017-18 season, “Masterworks for Three,” featuring chamber works by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century composers, all of whom wrote extensively in the genre. The Ensemble will present trios by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms. The Mendelssohn trio is one of […]

Capitol Report for November 4: Temporary Budget Fix … maybe … the ‘Dossier’ financed by Clinton … and the Manafort indictments

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this latest Capitol Report segment – broadcast weekly on News9 the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City – journalist Patrick B. McGuigan looked at the temporary budget fix. The Legislature seems likely to advance over $100 million in spending from reserve funds of various sorts and perhaps some hikes in oil and gas taxes, “at […]

Intersection Conference to discuss link between animal and human abuse


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, November 7, professionals from across Oklahoma will participate in a day-long discussion about the link between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, in Oklahoma City. Check in begins […]

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