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Holiday shopping “with a conscience” begins Nov. 11 at PAMBE Ghana’s annual Global Market

Located at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City, the PAMBE Ghana Global Market sells products from around the world purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – PAMBE Ghana will begin a year-end fundraising effort with the opening of the Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, located at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City. Proceeds raised from the Global Market will go to benefit the La’Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. […]

Silver Soirée fundraiser to benefit Fred Jones Museum of Art school bus fund

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – The third annual Silver Soirée fundraiser to benefit the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will be held on Friday, October 20 from 7 – 11 p.m. The event will take place at the Railhouse Event Center, 102 W. Eufaula Street, in Norman. Proceeds from the […]

Capitol Report for October 14: Democrats have their own policy and style differences, hopeful report on Gross State Receipts

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

  The October 14 Capitol Report on News9, focused on public policy and other issues impacting Oklahoma, kicked off with an upbeat summary of gross tax revenues for the Sooner State. Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed the most recent information from Treasurer Ken Miller, including a total of $1 billion tax receipts during September. Some of […]

OKC group to rally for White Cane Safety Day on Oct 14

Heartland Council of the Blind members and Visual Services clients and staff demonstrate white cane use as they walk through Penn Square Mall at last year’s National White Cane Safety Day.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Heartland Council of the Blind (HCB) and the Department of Rehabilitative Services’ (DRS) Visual Services will hold a rally on Saturday October 14, to observe White Cane Safety Day.  The event will take place at Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, from 11 […]

World-renowned ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro to perform at OSU Allied Arts concert

World-renowned ukulele artist, Jake Shimabukuro will perform live at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater on October 17.  Jake Shimabukuro Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK –World-renowned ukulele artist, Jake Shimabukuro will perform at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater on Tuesday, October 17, at 8 p.m. One of the most talented ukulele players in history, Shimabukuro’s performance style draws comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Along with his […]

Puggerfest 2017 becomes a disco scene with the “Village Pug” performers

Boo, a female pug available for adoption through Homeward Bound Pug Rescue, looks like she’s smiling during Puggerfest 2017.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On a perfect fall day Oklahoma City’s Stars & Stripes Park became the grooviest scene ever with cute snorts and curly tails all decked out in 60s and 70s garb. The 14th annual Puggerfest raises funds to benefit Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma. […]

World Against the Death Penalty Day raises awareness of capital punishment flaws

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The World Day Against Death Penalty will be observed around the globe on October 10. Created in 2003 by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and supported through more than 180 local worldwide initiatives, the 15th annual World Day Against the Death Penalty is held to raise […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, October 7: McGuigan Lauds Lankford’s ‘SUCCEED’ Act, and reflections on sanctity in times of trouble

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  In this week’s Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan praised the “SUCCEED” Act U.S. Sen. James Lankford has introduced in Congress. Aiming to advance, in Lankford’s summary, “Compassion, Merit, Prevention and Fairness,” the proposal would create a 15-year process to full legal status for young […]

Tonight and Tomorrow – ‘Tosca’ cast soars with tale love’s triumph and tragedy

Nicole Van Every simmers and burns in the the title role of “Tosca” at the Civic Center’s Little Freede Theatre tonight. Photo Provided

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, October 7 – The Painted Sky Orchestra’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” concludes its run at the Civic Center tonight (8 p.m.) and tomorrow (2 p.m.). Arts and entertainment critic Patrick B. McGuigan, writing for The City Sentinel, praised the current production, saying, “The orchestra under Jan McDaniel provides robust […]

Burlesque queen Adèle Wolf presents her 6th Annual Halloween Spectacular

The sixth annual Halloween Spectacular performance of Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show returns to Oklahoma City on Oct. 28.  Photo by BSukmaneePresents

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 28, the sixth annual Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show Halloween Spectacular will return to Oklahoma City.  The holiday event will be held at Oklahoma City Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd at the State Fair Grounds Park. Doors will open […]

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