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Largest-ever Brightmusic ensemble to perform Mozart, Dvořák on May 2 at St. Paul’s »

Staff Report The largest-ever Brightmusic wind ensemble and a guest conductor are featured in Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s fifth and final regular-season concert, “Grand Night for Winds,” on Tuesday, May 2…

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Sister Cities Oklahoma City. Scissortail Community Development Corporation and others are partnering to host the 2017 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 7 at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads.  Photo provided

Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads is site of 2017 OKC Cinco de Mayo celebration »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the biggest Hispanic Festivals in Oklahoma, OKC Cinco de Mayo, will take place on May 7, from 12 –…

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Investigation Discovery channel greenlights 5th episode of award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s docu-series ”Killing Richard Glossip” »

Staff Report As Richard Glossip sits on Oklahoma’s death row awaiting a new execution date, the  true crime network, Investigation Discovery has greenlighted an all-new 5th episode of the documentary…

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ANALYSIS: Death Penalty Review Commission issues sweeping, transformative recommendations »

Former Gov. Brad Henry delivers the findings of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report at the Oklahoma state Capitol.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, April 25, 2017 –  A startling recommendation to maintain – perhaps indefinitely — the existing…

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Governor Mary Fallin issues official commendation to state Rep. Brian Renegar for life-saving maneuver »

House Speaker Charles McCall, right, reads a commendation issued by Gov. Mary Fallin to state Rep. Brian Renegar, left, of McAlester, during a ceremony Tuesday in the House of Representatives chamber. Oklahoma state Capitol Photo.

Staff Report Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, read a commendation issued by Gov. Mary Fallin to state…

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Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrates 20th anniversary »

Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 22.  COA website photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – in 1997, the Church of the Open Arms was founded…

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If recommendations take hold, common existing practices in Oklahoma death penalty cases would be limited »

Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission co-hair attorney Andy Lester speaks during the press conference to announce the yearlong report findings.  Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many recommendations in a new report from a bipartisan group that spent 18 months examining Oklahoma’s death penalty process would put in place new limits on common practices of prosecutors, bolster training and resources for lawyers defending persons accused…

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In major report, Death Penalty Review Commission recommends extension of execution moratorium »

The OK Death Pealty Review Commission led by former Gov. Brad Henry(  at podium).   Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, 2017  – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued a unanimous recommendation that the state extend the moratorium on the death penalty which has been in place for more than two years. In a state Capitol press…

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Summary of four-part documentary on Richard Glossip case, fifth segment announced »

Award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger obtained unprecedented access to interview Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, the subject of his latest documentary.  Killing Richard Glossip Screenshot

Compiled by Patrick B. McGuigan Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore all four episodes of the series, “Killing Richard Glossip” on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST.  The ID channel has announced a new fifth segment is in production. “This documentary makes the case for…

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Oklahomans to ‘brave the shave’ at St. Baldrick’s OKC event to fight childhood cancer »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report OKLAHOMA CITY – St. Baldrick’s OKC will hold its 2017 annual fundraiser in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, April 23. The event will be in the Western Avenue Corridor at NW 42nd and Western, adjacent to VZD’s Restaurant and…

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Community Literacy Centers will celebrate 30th Anniversary with Literacy Live at Twilight gala

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Community Literacy Centers (CLC) will hold its 30th anniversary celebration, Literacy Live at Twilight, on Thursday, April 27, at the Waterford Renaissance Hotel, 6500 Waterford Boulevard, in…

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Editorial: Top Ten Reasons NOT to make Mike Christian the Republican nominee for Oklahoma County Sheriff

The City Sentinel newspaper 1. Mike Christian’s ‘Distasteful Toast’ – Details in page one story in The Oklahoman, March 31, 2017. 2. Last year, his campaign literature inaccurately claimed that he had the support of U.S. Sen. James…

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COMMENTARY: No to the Magic Christian: The front-runner for Oklahoma County Sheriff is the worst choice. Both Taylor and Macy are better

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher and editor OKLAHOMA CITY – In the Republican primary, two well-qualified men have stepped up, seeking to take the place of former Sheriff John Whetsel, who resigned a few weeks ago. R.…

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COMMENTARY: Getting the right answer by changing the question: If left-wing academic bias is a given, why should taxpayers finance it?

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – You have to love a policy wonk who asks a question different from the one people assume is “the question” of the day. Neal McCluskey is such a wonk.…

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Business Everett, a student at Norman’s Wilson Elementary, demonstrates his increased understanding of free enterprise. Photos Provided.

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma celebrates 50 years, Financial Literacy Month in April

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY– Junior Achievement (JA) is worth its weight in gold, advocates of the group say. That’s what you’ll hear when you talk with participants and volunteers, both past and present. This year marks…

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OPINION: A modest proposal, from one ‘loyal and true’ — Why not raise the roof? Or the ceiling?

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – May it please the court of public opinion, and more importantly OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. Herewith my credentials, in condensed resume form: Patrick…

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Oklahomans to ‘brave the shave’ at St. Baldrick’s OKC event to fight childhood cancer

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report OKLAHOMA CITY – St. Baldrick’s OKC will hold its 2017 annual fundraiser in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, April 23. The event will be in the Western Avenue Corridor…

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Faith Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 22.  COA website photo.

Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrates 20th anniversary

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – in 1997, the Church of the Open Arms was founded to offer full participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, Open Arms…

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