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Arts & Entertainment Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck with join string quartet Brooklyn Rider at the Armstrong Auditorium on Jan. 16.  Photo provided.

Banjo & Ballet on tap for January at Armstrong Auditorium »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter EDMOND, OK – Legendary banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck and the popular string quartet Brooklyn Rider will bring their stylistic range to the Armstrong Auditorium in…

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To study “String Theory,” simply enjoy it: Brightmusic’s January 23 concert »

Staff Report On Tuesday, January 23 (yes, it’s 2018 already), Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present the third concert of its 2017-18 season, “String Theory.”  Although this is not…

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Auditions for the OU School of Dance Summer Intensive will begin in Houston, TX, on January 14 and conclude in Norman, OK on March 3.  Photo provided.

OU School of Dance announces Summer Intensive national audition tour »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK– The University of Oklahoma’s School of Dance will hold a national audition tour for its Summer Intensive, formerly SummerWind Youth Ballet, held…

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Community

Women’s March OKC joins in Jan. 20 weekend of protests »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, January 20, the Women’s March OKC, themed We…

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Women’s group’s Trailblazer luncheon to feature keynote Mary Mélon »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Friday, January 19, the Women Lead Oklahoma organization invites…

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Capitol Report for Jan 13: State Chamber boosts trio of school choice ideas … and new concerns about the Julius Jones death sentence »

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The State Chamber of Oklahoma has included three important school choice reforms in the “OK2030” vision document, journalist Patrick B.…

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Women’s March on Tulsa set for Jan. 20 »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter TULSA, OK -. On Saturday, January 20, hundreds are expected to gather for the Women’s March on Tulsa. The event’s mission is to “garner positive change and sustained engagement in women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, worker’s…

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Law Enforcement Association takes heat, but says they follow law »

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A professional association of law enforcement officers recently has come under fire for — members and association officials contend — enforcing the law. The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association (OSA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association whose mission is to represent elected…

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COMMENTARY (Part I): It didn’t start with County Commissioners, and didn’t end with the Health Department – Dealing with mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma Government »

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The high costs of mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma government get documented from time to time. At a time when there is persistent demand for higher taxes and increased spending, the past can inform the present. Many…

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ANALYSIS -Economic Growth, Health Scandal, Cost Drivers, A Left Turn, Process Failures and More: Top 10 state government news stories for 2017 »

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – There’s good news and there’s bad news in Oklahoma.   The good news is that the year 2017 began with state Treasurer Ken Miller’s report that after a 20-month slide in gross tax receipts, Oklahoma government’s income (gross receipts,…

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Education Dr. Jennifer Lepard, Oklahoma’s State Chamber Research Foundation Executive Director, guided the process of creating OK2030, the organization’s long-term strategic vision project. Photo Provided.

State Chamber’s ‘OK2030’ strategic plan recommends school choice

by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Chamber has unveiled a comprehensive vision for public policy reforms aiming “to dramatically improve our state’s rankings and prospects.” The OK 2030 document, described as “the…

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Trying to save a life, lawyers for Julius Jones seek “writ of certiorari” from U.S. Supreme Court

Patrick B. McGuigan The defense team for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones has filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. The November 27 filing asks the Court to order a…

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Meeting Jesus, Along the Way (2017)

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I saw Him in the summer of 2014 at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community and friends prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of…

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For Kids: Tear Down That Wall

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   Education is the source of personal reformation and the pathway to achievement of dreams. Throughout my carrer in writing, reporting and teaching, I have supported education reform in the broadest…

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OKC Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign features Oklahoma artists including Wayne Coyne

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY –  The 2017 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents the opportunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle has…

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Sports This month soccer camps will be hosted in Oklahoma City and Tulsa by acclaimed Spanish soccer club FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona.  Photo provided.

FC Barcelona to host Soccer Camp in Oklahoma City and Tulsa

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This summer two soccer camps will be hosted in Oklahoma by acclaimed Spanish soccer club FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona. The Oklahoma City camp will be held from…

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Where were the Watchdogs in the Health Department Crisis?

Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch  Dec. 10, Updated Dec. 12 – The cash crisis at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which was years in the making, raises questions about which agencies and state officials could have…

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

Meeting Jesus, Along the Way (2017)

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I saw Him in the summer of 2014 at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community and friends prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of…

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