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Russian Ballet returns to Armstrong Auditorium Jan. 29

The Russian National Ballet will performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo provided.
Photo 2: Tickets to the Russian National Ballet performance at Armstrong Auditorium on Jan. 29 start at $31.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Russian National Ballet will return for its fifth appearance at the Armstrong Auditorium stage, 14400 Bryant Road, in Edmond. Their performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” one of the classics of the ballet repertoire, will take place Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Considered […]

Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne creates psychedelic design for Wrap Up Homelessness campaign

Holiday wrapping paper has been created for the Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign by professional Oklahoma artists with designs ranging from traditional to funky holiday themes. Photos provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents an oppotunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. For the third year in a row, the Curbside Chronicle has partnered with local artists to design holiday wrapping paper for sale […]

As Democratic rural losses increase, state Rep. Tadlock says he is changing Parties, not changing sides


Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher Oklahoma City – State Rep. Johnny Tadlock, first elected as representative from Oklahoma House District 1 in 2014, delivered the political equivalent of a trembler at the state Capitol last week. Tadlock switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. The Idabel legislator cited conservative policy beliefs as the reason for […]

Painted Sky Opera presents Christmas favorite “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

The opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was composed by Gian-Carlo Menotti. The Painted Sky Opera production is set for 7 p.m. Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at First Baptist Church, 1201 North Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. For tickets and other information, visit online: Photo Provided.

Staff Report   What happened to the three kings on their way to visit the baby Jesus? Painted Sky Opera answers that question with their production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. The opera will unfold at First Baptist Church of […]

Miller Time will end January 2 – Gross Tax Receipts for past 12 months “highest on record”

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller will leave office in three weeks. Photo by Pat McGuigan.

Staff Report   Oklahoma City, OK – November Gross Receipts to the Treasury reflect ongoing expansion in the Oklahoma economy with total collections increasing by more than 15 percent compared to the same month of last year. Outgoing State Treasurer Ken Miller, whose tenure will end early in the New Year, released the data to […]

Oklahomans to be honored by LifeShare in 2019 Rose Parade

LifeShare of Oklahoma will help sponsor the Donate Life Float, themed, Rhythym of the Heart, in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Updated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 LifeShare of Oklahoma has unveiled the floral portraits of two Oklahomans who will be honored in this year’s national Rose Parade. Sandy Pekrul, of Enid, and Hance Henrie, of Owasso, will be representing the state in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New […]

OKC 2019 Martin Luther King Day events planned

The 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration will take place Monday, January 21 in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, themed, “We Are CommUNITY” will take place on Monday, January 21, the national holiday bearing King’s name. The public is invited to attend. Organized by the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition, the daylong event […]

Generous Rotarians fund handicapped-accessible ropes course for youth camp

Raising money for handicapped-accessibility at a local youth camp were, from left, Suzanne Broadbent (candidate for the Ward 2 City Council seat), Jack Werner (owner of A to Z Inspections and columnist for The City Sentinel) and Kevin Richardson of Feed the Children. Werner and Richardson are active in local affiliates of Rotary International. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Stacy Martin Special to The City Sentinel OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A leg-shattering injury while he fought in Vietnam made Jack Werner aware of handicapped-accessibility needs at a young age. His commitment has continued throughout his life. Last month, Werner, a South Oklahoma City Rotarian and owner of A to Z Inspections, and Midwest City […]

OKC’s Downtown in December offers holiday activities for the entire family

Free Water Taxi Rides down the Bricktown canal will be available for all ages Thursdays through Sundays through December 31, from 6 – 9 p.m. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Downtown in December 2018 is hosting a series of holiday events and attractions, which are now in full swing in the heart of Oklahoma City. The winter events include outdoor ice skating, a tree lighting festival, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, free water taxi excursions, performing arts, shopping, and […]

OCCDLA holiday event to honor those in the legal community

The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) will hold its 8th annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 6 at the Coyle Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) will hold its 8th annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 6 in downtown Oklahoma City.  The organization holds the event each year to celebrate the holiday season and to honor several of its members. Festivities will take place […]

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