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Immigrant Heritage Month provides time to recognize the abundance newcomers bring

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A Report of The City Sentinel, adapted from press releases and referenced data Today, Oklahoma is home to nearly 220,000 immigrants. These new Americans work in every industry, including college administration, construction and healthcare. June is Immigrant Heritage Month, promoting the success stories of hard-working people. Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates the abundance of knowledge and […]

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan joins OKCU’s Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras starting July 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University (OKCU) and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras (OYO) announced that internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with the two organizations. Effective July 1, Grogan will serve as conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School […]

Joel Sartore to preview PBS series “Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark” at OKC Zoo

Seen taking a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will discuss his documentary “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark” at the OKC Zoo on July 15.  Photo provded.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) have joined to present a public preview of the upcoming, PBS series, “Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark.”  The two local organizations have similar missions to provide life-enriching educational opportunities […]

Members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission worked dutifully for one year – Read the Report!

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  Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When former Governor Brad Henry, a Democrat, and members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – the first of its kind nationally – convened last year — they quickly settled on a few things. First, they would study the entire process of capital punishment in Oklahoma, from […]

Book Review: Great writing and compelling story-telling in John J. Dwyer’s ‘Shortgrass’

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Patrick B. McGuigan In their best stories, the best writers tell us about specific people, places, events and moments in ways that appeal not only to the generation in which they first appear, but also to those who follow. John J. Dwyer is one of those authors, a successful writer of both fiction (‘Stonewall’) and […]

Capitol Report for June 17: David Holt gains early edge in Oklahoma City mayoral race, state government finances continue to increase

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

In the June 17 Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan reported on the early edge David Holt has gained in the race for mayor of Oklahoma City. Although the election won’t take place until February 2018, Holt, a Republican serving in the state Senate, has garnered several endorsements. One of his backers is […]

“fresh stART” exhibit to feature work by artists experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City

Rocky, a fresh stART artist, will show his works at the special exhibit on June 22 at the Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

OKLAHOMA CITY – On June 22, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show in the lobby of the Homeless Alliance Resource Center, 1124 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The […]

Science Museum Oklahoma to host Star Trek event at Southwest OKC Public Library

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Science Museum Oklahoma will bring the “Science of Star Trek” to life with a presentation sponsored by the Southwest Oklahoma City (SOKC) Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Science Museum Oklahoma representatives will take participants on an extraterrestrial trip to the sci-fi future at 6 […]

6th annual GloRun nighttime event set to benefit local rehab

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Referral Center of Oklahoma City will host its 6th annual nighttime, black light GloRun event on Saturday August 26.  The festivities, themed “Glow Bright for Recovery,” will be held at Mitch Park 1501 W Covell Rd, in Edmond. All events will begin in the […]

16th annual Fairy Ball set for June 17 in Oklahoma City

The 16th annual Fairy Ball will be held on Saturday, June 17 at the Crown Jewel Amphitheater in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 16th annual Fairy Ball will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 7 – 9: 15 p.m. Sponsored by the Paseo Arts Association, Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan and the Oklahoma Arts Council, the free children’s costume and dance event will take place in the Crown […]

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