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OCU Performing Arts to present ‘Home for the Holidays’ and Christmas Vespers in December

OCU’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” show Dec. 5 - 8 directed by Jo Rowan. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University’s performing arts colleges will present its “Home for the Holidays” dance spectacular and the Christmas Vespers concert in December. “Home for the Holidays” will be held in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium, N.W. 24th Street and  Blackwelder Avenue, on the OCU campus.  Showtimes are 8 […]

OACF joins local restaurants for World AIDS Day #DineAroundForACure event on Dec. 1

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has partnered with some of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants for the Dine Out For a Cure fundraiser honoring World AIDS Day on Sunday, December 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) has joined with some of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants for the Dine Out For a Cure event honoring World AIDS Day. On Sunday, December 1, the public is invited to dine at one of the participating restaurants for breakfast, […]

Commentary: Pride in the convictions of my ancestors

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, an Oklahoma educator who writes regularly for The City Sentinel, wears a T-Shirt given to her by a friend. It incorporates the symbols of the flag for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, a region in India where representative government is under siege. (Posted on her Facebook Page, November 23).

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan I take great pride in the conviction of my ancestors who climbed every mountain and forded every stream to relay their political message of regional pride, Kashmiri nationalism, and assertion of people’s power. I grew up seeing the flag of Jammu and Kashmir flying over the Secretariats in Kashmir and Jammu, […]

After inmate releases, Rep. Nicole Miller studies reinstatement of drivers’ licenses

Oklahoma State Rep. Nicole Miller.  Official photo

Staff Report A recent press release from the Oklahoma House of Representatives detailed an interim study held on steps taken toward easing steps for formerly incarcerated persons regaining drivers’ licenses. Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, hosted the interim study before the House Public Safety Committee. The study examined possible steps that could be taken to help […]

New members inducted into the Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame

Mary Mélon, the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools CEO (center) with 2019 Wall of Fame inductees: W. DeVier Pierson; Joy Reed Belt, accepting for her late husband, John L. Belt, Dr. Pamela McCauley; and Dr. Neal F. Lane.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools inducted four new members into the Wall of Fame during the organization’s 35th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards Dinner held on Nov. 18. A special tribute was also given to Thelma Parks, (April 4, 1923 – Sept. 11, 2019) […]

COMMENTARY: For Rational, Fair, Legal and Honest New Tribal Compacts

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher & Editor The City Sentinel   For a time, after insisting on a “United” approach aiming to retain the monopoly-sustaining casino compacts, the Chickasaw Nation seemed to head off in its own direction. They said that the state attorney general’s idea of “arbitration” sounded good, and their high-powered lawyer said the […]

Canterbury Voices will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 8

On Sunday, Dec. 8, Canterbury Voices will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – October 28, 2019 – Canterbury Voices will perform “Messiah”, George Frideric Handel’s most beloved choral work on Sunday, December 8 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, in downtown Oklahoma City. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Canterbury’s […]

DACA recipients continue to face uncertainty

University of Oklahoma student Tasneem Ahmad Al-Michael, a DACA recipient. Photo Provided.

November 22, 2019   To The Editor:   I’d like introduce myself – I’m the proud son of a highly-educated woman who has served as both an example and inspiration to me. Growing up, my mother achieved five associate degrees, a bachelor’s degree and is in the process of completing a master’s degree. Her achievements […]

Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo to perform at Armstrong Auditorium on Dec. 3

The internationally-acclaimed, husband-wife piano duo, Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov, will perform Variations on 176 Keys on Dec. 3, as part of Armstrong Auditorium’s 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The internationally-acclaimed piano duo, Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov will perform Variations on 176 Keys as part of Armstrong Auditorium’s 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The husband and wife team will showcase Armstrong’s two Hamburg Steinways. Armstrong […]

Julius Jones clemency petition spurs letter writing, social media campaign

Kim Kardashian West and attorney Bryan Stevenson are supporters of Julius Jones’ clemency petition.  Facebook photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A clemency application recently filed on behalf of death row prisoner Julius Jones’ with the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board has launched an urgent letter writing, social media campaign. The petition, filed on October 15 by Jones’ attorney Dale Baich, asks for the parole board […]

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