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Arts & Entertainment Encaustic flower bouquet by Gayle Curry of the Paseo School of Art.  Photo provided.

American Craft Week comes to Paseo Arts District October 1-16 »

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Recent visitors to Paseo Arts District have seen white raffle boxes in 16 of the galleries and businesses. Those boxes, and the raffle tickets available…

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Soprano Barbara Fox DaMaio portrays “Baba,” the lead character in the English language opera, “The Medium.” The show opened Friday (September 23) and continues at 8 p.m. Saturday (September 24) and Sunday (Septer 25) in the CitySpace Theatre at Civic Center. For ticket information:  Civic Center website athttp://www.okcciviccenter.com or by visiting or calling their box office at 405.297.2264.

Painted Sky Opera’s production of “The Medium” highlights the power of opera in small spaces »

Staff Report Painted Sky Opera’s production of “The Medium” offer audiences a unique view of opera – one only a few feet away from the singers. Painted Sky Opera’s presentation…

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Appearing in the CityRep production of “Pryor Rendering are, counter-clockwise from left to right, Terry Runnels as “Chick,” Julie Johnson as “Fey Rose,” Stacey Logan as “Ida Hope,” Ben Hall as “Owen” and Tanner Rose as “Charlie.” The show runs at Civic Center Music Hall’s Little Freede Theatre, from September 30 to October 11. For ticket information, call the Civic Center Box Office at (405) 297-2264, Monday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. or visit www.cityrep.com.

Pryor Rendering, new Oklahoma musical, premieres at CityRep »

Staff Report Oklahoma City— CityRep, Oklahoma City’s award winning professional theatre presents a world premiere Oklahoma musical, PRYOR RENDERING. A lyrical coming of age tale set in the 1960s in…

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Community

Inaugural OKCtoberfest event set for Oct. 1 at OKC Farmers Market »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, October 1, Oklahoma City’s inaugural German-style craft beer festival, OKCtoberfest will be…

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COMMENTARY – One of the Most Critical Issues Facing our State »

Mark and Cathy Costello.  Photo provided.

  Cathy Costello, with David Slane OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma boasts a lot of wonderful things to be proud of.…

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Capitol Report for September 24: End the death penalty, vote no on S.Q. 776 … and football predictions »

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

In the latest edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan made the case for ending capital punishment and for a…

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Big name Oklahomans will lead rally to defeat S.Q. 777 tomorrow »

(L-R) Former Gov. David Walters, former Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Baker will speak in opposition to S.Q. 777 at a rally on Sept. 27 at the Tower Hotel in Oklahoma City.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A rally to defeat State Question 777 will be held 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, in the main ballroom of the Tower Hotel, 3233 Northwest Expressway, in Oklahoma City. Well known speakers turning out in support for…

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Green Connections’ 8th Annual Prairie Dinner & Concert will transport guests back to nature »

It’s time once again for the Green Connections Annual Prairie Dinner and Concert featuring Kyle Dillingham at Turtle Rock Farm on Saturday, October 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter As fall begins, the 8th Annual Prairie Dinner and Concert at Turtle Rock Farm will once again offer guests an intimate experience with nature. The event includes a five-course local food dinner with beverages, a tour of the farm, and a concert complete with…

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Oklahoma Native Leaders and Others Gather to Support Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest »

Some 200 Native American Tribes and Nations have formally expressed solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, who have been actively resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line.  Photo by Tachini Pete

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Earlier this month, Oklahoma Native American leaders, along with representatives of several environmental and religious organizations, met in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL). The event, held at…

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Saints Pub to host fundraiser for OK Innocence Project to help the wrongfully convicted »

To support the Oklahoma Innocence Project, Finch Creative, located in the Plaza District, has developed new branding, including this logo which reflects the key to freedom, the bird bringing hope, and the tail feathers indicating the light of the rising sun.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) at Oklahoma City University School of Law will host a Catfish Fry on Sunday, October 2 at Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The event will raise money for…

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Dr. Freda Deskin, superintendent and founder of the ASTEC Charter Schools, to receive UCO’s distinguished alumni award

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Freda Deskin, superintendent and founder of ASTEC Charter Schools, will be honored by University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) as a Distinguished Alumni Award on November 4. The recognition will come at…

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Government The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association recently hosted the “Oklahoma County Sheriff Debate" between incumbent Sheriff John Whetsel (left) and State Rep. Mike Christian (right).  The event was moderated by OCCDLA President, Billy Coyle (center).  Photo by Fred Mendoza

Debate kicks off campaign for Oklahoma County Sheriff

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter During a recent debate, incumbent Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel, a Democrat who has held the job since since 1997, absorbed a variety of rhetorical shots from state Rep. Mike…

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Editorial Oklahoma State Capitol.  File Photo

Editorial: Don’t make over-the-counter med allergy meds harder to get for young workers

To The Editor: Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is a common ingredient in cold and allergy medication that can be bought over-the-counter. It can also be used to manufacture meth, which concerns lawmakers. Unfortunately, some of our lawmakers are…

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Commentary Russell Crowe as the lead charter in the film ‘Gladiator’ reflected the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius: “What we do in life echoes in Eternity.”

COMMENTARY: Light at the end of the tunnel, deeds in life as a prelude to Eternity, reaping the harvest, working together for good

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Some words on light, life, death, the harvest, and working together. Presenting the latest news about gross tax receipts for state government, Oklahoma state Treasurer Ken Miller delivered…

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Business NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award…

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Sports The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball…

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Health Reproductive justice advocate Dr. Willie Parker was the featured guest speaker at the PPGP CHOICES 2016 dinner and art fundraiser at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Planned Parenthood’s CHOICES 2016 gala raises funds for essential health and education services

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The CHOICES 2016 gala fundraiser was recently held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to benefit Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP).  About 400 guests attended…

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Mother Teresa: on Being Christ’s disciple, and a prayer of adoration

Staff Report Note: From Magnificat Magazine, September 2016 edition; Being Christ’s Disciple – An Interview with Saint Teresa of Calcutta Q: How can we believe in a good God when there is so much suffering around…

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