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Arts Notebook for September 20-27: Last weekend for “Every Brilliant Thing” (with Pat McGuigan’s review), opening of Limited Run for Painted Sky’s ‘Barber of Seville’

From left: Jon Haque is the actor, Linda Kay Leonard is the show director, and OKC REP Artistic Director Donald Jordan is the artistic director. They are preparing for the September 6-22 run of “Every Brilliant Thing”, kicking off the 2019-2020 season. Mutzphotography.com

Patrick B. McGuigan   From the Arts Notebook, the final weekend of Every Brilliant Thing (reviewed here, the opening of Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre’s new season), and the start of a limited run for Painted Sky Opera’s “Barber of Seville.” * * * In the opening show of OKC Rep’s 2019-2020 season, actor Jon Haque […]

An Editor’s Notebook: Friday Climate March, Capitol press conference, Census meeting

Youth Climate Strike Oklahoma activists Lanah Hinsdale and Luke Kerr. Facebook photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   Oklahoma City – From an Editor’s Notebook, environmentalists and allies plan a mid-day march focused on “global warming and climate change,” an advocate for criminal justice reform visits, and a nonprofit association plans a meeting focused on the U.S. Census. *** The Youth Climate Rally and March taking place at […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Sigma Sigma Omega chapter) supports Langston

Oklahoma City members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, shown here in a spring 2019 photo, sponsor several scholarships for students in the metroplex who plan to attend Historical Black Colleges or Universities, highlighting Oklahoma’s own Langston University. Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Staff Report   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) has designated September 15-21, 2019 as HBCU Week. During this week members of AKA are encouraged to promote and highlight Historically Black Colleges and Universities. To kick-off its HBCU Week activities, the Sigma Sigma Omega (SSO) Chapter in Oklahoma City kicked offits HBCU […]

Paseo Arts Association announces 2019 award recipients

The Paseo Arts Association has announced its 2019 Awards recipients who will be celebrated at the 13th Annual Arts Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 14.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Paseo Arts Association has announced its 2019 Awards recipients who will be celebrated at the 13th Annual Paseo Arts Awards Dinner. The event will be held Thursday, November 14 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. A cocktail reception […]

Jace Wolfe named chair of Oklahoma’s Commission for Rehabilitation Services

dmond audiologist Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., has been elected chair of the the state’s Commission for Rehabilitation Services, which governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On September 9, Edmond audiologist, author and researcher Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., was elected chair of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The Commission governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). Wolfe was appointed to the Commission in July 2018 by then-Oklahoma Senate President Pro-Tempore […]

Celebration of 2019 Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame inductees set for Oct. 10

The 2019 Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame inductees are (L-R) Maj. (ret.) Helen Freudenberger Holmes (Posthumous), Chief Justice Noma Gurich, Judy Love, and Ollie Starr. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Four Oklahoma women who have demonstrated leadership abilities in the military, from the bench and in the business world will be inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 10. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW), the […]

Chefs invited to compete in 6th annual Tree to Table event on Oct. 1

The 6th annual Tree to Table event will challenge chefs to create a sweet or savory dish that highlights ingredients from trees, such as apples, chocolate, almonds or olives. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– Chefs and caterers throughout Oklahoma are invited to compete in the 6th Annual Tree to Table Benefit on Tuesday, October 1. The annual event challenges competitors to create a sweet or savory dish that highlights ingredients from trees, such as apples, chocolate, almonds or olives. Other ingredients […]

Dialogue Institute plans October 3 Friendship Dinner, honoring Roodman, the Farzanehs and St. Augustine Church

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Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – The 13th annual Friendship Dinner, sponsored by the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma, is set for Thursday, October 3. Honorees will include Edie Roodman of Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE), Jalal Farzaneh and Mohammad Farzaneh, Orhan Osman (former Executive Director of Dialogue Institute), and St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. […]

Knowing Nyla Better: Rose State Professor gains new recognition as one of the “Top 10 Kashmiri Women Achievers”

Professor Nyla Ali Khan has gained international recognition with her designation as a “Top 10 Kashmiri Women Achievers.” The listing came on “Women’s Web,” an online news source based in the nation of India. Photo: Women’s Web (WikiMedia Commons)

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY – Dr. Nyla Ali Khan has garnered another notable recognition, in the form of a “Top 10” listing about contemporary women from Kashmir. Of some note, the publication, Women’s Web, is based in India. The site describes itself as ““Women’s Web, for women […]

Capitol Gains adds experienced legislator Mike Thompson to firm

Mike Thompson, who formerly served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, has joined Capitol Gains,a government relations firm. Photo provided.

Staff Report   Capitol Gains is pleased to welcome Mike Thompson, former state representative and accomplished government affairs consultant, to its team of industry-leading experts. Thompson joins Capitol Gains, an established government relations firm, and will help to move the needle on issues critical to our state’s future. “We are honored to have Mike join […]

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