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CityRep opens season with Patsy Cline Sept. 16-24, Twain fundraiser cancelled

In September, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” will star Julie Johnson at The Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theater.  Photo provided.

Staff Report This week, CityRep opens its sixteenth season with a two week run for the Oklahoma premiere of the hit musical “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” that opens on on September 16. The tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline has been a breakout hit across the country. It is a nostalgic stroll […]

CityRep opens season with Patsy Cline Sept. 16-24, Twain on October 6

In September, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” will star Julie Johnson at The Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theater.  Photo provided.

Staff Report UPDATE:   Stage and screen legend Hal Holbrook is retiring his signature one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” after more than six decades of playing the beloved author and humoris, thus canceling the scheduled Oct. 6 performance in Oklahoma City. This week, CityRep opens its sixteenth season with a two week run for the Oklahoma […]

OKC Benefit Concert for hurricane disaster relief features local singers

Painted Sky Opera performs three operatic productions each year in historic Civic Center Music Hall.  Photo provided.

Staff Report Singers from Oklahoma City will join together to perform a benefit concert for the American Red Cross and their efforts to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 17 at 5 p.m. and is presented by Painted Sky Opera […]

2nd annual OKIP Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry set for Oct 7 at Saints Pub

Oklahoma Death Row Exonerees (L-R) Malcolm Scott, Thomas Webb III, and Demarchoe Carpenter have all benefited from work done at the Oklahoma Innocence Project.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, will host its second annual Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry on Saturday, October 7, benefiting the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP). Located at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N Harvey Ave., OKIP […]

Why Civic Center Improvements (Proposition 7) matter to opera and arts infrastructure

Painted Sky’s Rob Glaubitz on Proposition 7.  Photo provided.

Rob Glaubitz Oklahoma City residents: You may not realize it but the upcoming election on September 12 really matters to the theater community in Oklahoma City and especially to Painted Sky Opera. If you haven’t checked it out yet, Oklahoma City residents vote on several items on September 12, including two sales tax increases and […]

Green Connections’ 9th Annual Prairie Dinner & Concert will connect guests with nature

The Green Connections Annual Prairie Dinner and Concert at Turtle Rock Farm will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter BILLINGS, OK – As fall arrives, the Green Connections’ 9th Annual Prairie Dinner and Concert will offer guests an intimate experience with nature on Saturday, September 30.  The event includes a five-course local food dinner with beverages, a tour of the farm, and a concert complete with fire pit and apple cider. The earth-lovers’ […]

For Proposition 7 on September 12

Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hal.  Public Domain

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor and publisher OKLAHOMA City – In the late-breaking discussion (and some cussing) over a cluster of ballot measures on the September 12 local ballot, a brief word on one particular matter is in order. Proposition 7 provides the taxing authority (albeit without an actual increase in property taxes) to allow city […]

Capitol Report for September 9: Oklahoma’s death penalty troubles, county sheriff election Sept. 12, Congress faces immigration reform

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In the September 9 edition of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan again praised the work of the Sooner State’s Death Penalty Review Commission. A well-known lawyer, McGuigan reported, believes that one of the panel’s recommendations was particularly significant – i.e. the proposal to allow introduction of truly new evidence or information in capital cases […]

Three candidates in September 12 county sheriff’s race promise to press jail reforms

Candace Liger, Community Organizer for ACLU of Oklahoma speaks at the VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) Accountability Session regarding the Oklahoma County Sheriff special election which will take place on Sept. 15.

Patrick B. McGuigan Editor and Publisher, The City Sentinel Darla Shelden contributed to this report OKLAHOMA CITY – The September 12 election for Oklahoma County Sheriff has drawn widespread attention at the grass roots level, and recurring coverage from local news organizations. While special elections generally do not spark high turnout, a number of factors […]

Animal Welfare seeks information about dog found stabbed in southwest Oklahoma City

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Staff Report UPDATE:  Kristy Yager, Director, Public Information and Marketing, The City of Oklahoma City reports: “the stabbed dog is in foster care and is in good health. His foster parent is working with him on some behavioral issues he has, which are likely a result of his abuse.” OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  OKC Animal […]

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