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American Banjo Museum presents Krewe de Banjo Mardi Gras on Feb. 22

The American Banjo Museum will bring the spirit of the French Quarter to Oklahoma City with its fifth annual Krewe de Banjo Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 22.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Banjo Museum will bring Bourbon Street and the spirit of the French Quarter to Oklahoma City with its fifth annual Krewe de Banjo Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 22 from 6 – 9 p.m.  Festivities reminiscent of an evening at Mardi Gras in New Orleans will be […]

Reception for retrospective exhibit by portraitist Jeff Dodd set for Jan. 24 at OCU

Oklahoma City University will host a retrospective exhibit by portraitist Jeff Dodd beginning January 7 through February 7.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Oklahoma City University is hosting a retrospective exhibit by Oklahoma portraitist Jeff Dodd. The exhibit, “Jeff Dodd: 30 Years in Paint,” opened January 7, and will continue through February 7.  “Home” for the exhibit is in the Norick Art Center, 1608 NW 26th Street, at Blackwelder Avenue. […]

Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Challenge to kick-off February OKC Zoo events

From Feb. 1 through April 30, OKC Zoo guests will receive free general admission for two when they donate an old mobile device to be recycled as part of the Gorillas on the Line program. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo will offer fun, bargains and educational activities for the month of February. From Saturday, February 1 through Thursday, April 30, the OKC Zoo will host the Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Challenge. The challenge is for the community-at-large to help […]

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan addresses Kashmir crisis for members of Oklahoma “Inns of Court”

Nyla Ali Khan spoke last week at the Oklahoma Bar Association headquarters in Oklahoma City. She drew a large crowd for her address on troubles in her native land: “Revitalization of Federalism and Restoration of Civil Rights in Kashmir.” Khan teaches at both Rose State College in Midwest City and Oklahoma City Community College. 
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  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – In a recent speech to Oklahoma members of the national “Inns of Court,” a leading American voice for her native Kashmir — Dr. Nyla Ali Khan – addressed “politics that create short-sightedness” during the current crisis in northern India. A crowd of around 190 people attended […]

Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives complete bill filing process

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Members of the state Legislature have completed the bill filing process for the 57th Legislature, which will convene early next month. The deadline for both chambers was last week (Thursday, January 16), according to releases from the offices of both Senate President Pro Temp Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, and […]

Oklahoma County 4-H to host Chili Cook Off and Auction fundraiser Jan. 30

Members of 4-H Clubs across Oklahoma County will be cooking up their favorite chili recipes on January 30, to compete against other local 4-H Clubs to create the “Best Tasting Chili.” Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County 4H Club will hold its Annual Chili Cook Off and Auction fundraiser on Thursday, January 30. The chili cook-off, complete with all the fixings, will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the OSU – Oklahoma County Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE […]

Exonerated ‘Central Park Five’ member Raymond Santana to speak in Edmond

Oklahoma Christian University’s “History Speaks” series will feature exonerated 'Central Park Five' member Raymond Santana on Feb. 3.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Black History Month event, History Speaks will feature Raymond Santana, one of the wrongfully convicted ‘Central Park Five’ now known as the ‘Exonerated Five’ on Monday, February 3. The Raymond Santana History Speaks event will take place from 7 – […]

Jessica Martinez-Brooks makes bid for Oklahoma City Council Ward 3

Educator and community volunteer, Jessica Martinez-Brooks has announced her candidacy for Oklahoma City Council Ward 3.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lifelong resident of Oklahoma City, educator and community volunteer, Jessica Martinez-Brooks has announced her candidacy for Oklahoma City Council Ward 3. “I’m running for city council because I care deeply for the people and community of Oklahoma City,” said Martinez-Brooks. “While our city has made […]

Chefs’ Feast 2020 fundraiser will benefit Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Tickets are now available for the 33rd annual Chefs’ Feast fundraiser, which benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Programs. The gala event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE […]

Congresswoman Kendra Horn introduces bill to rename Oklahoma City post office for Clara Luper

Congresswoman Kendra Horn has sponsored legislation to rename the downtown Oklahoma City Post Office for civil rights activist Clara Luper 
Photo 2: Congresswoman Kendra Horn. File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, January 14, U.S. Congresswoman Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City, introduced legislation (H.R. 5597) to rename the downtown Oklahoma City post office after educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper. Horn’s resolution, cosponsored by the entire Oklahoma congressional delegation, will redesignate the facility as the “Clara […]

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