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World-renowned ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro to perform at OSU Allied Arts concert

World-renowned ukulele artist, Jake Shimabukuro will perform live at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater on October 17.  Jake Shimabukuro Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK –World-renowned ukulele artist, Jake Shimabukuro will perform at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater on Tuesday, October 17, at 8 p.m. One of the most talented ukulele players in history, Shimabukuro’s performance style draws comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Along with his […]

Tonight and Tomorrow – ‘Tosca’ cast soars with tale love’s triumph and tragedy

Nicole Van Every simmers and burns in the the title role of “Tosca” at the Civic Center’s Little Freede Theatre tonight. Photo Provided

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, October 7 – The Painted Sky Orchestra’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” concludes its run at the Civic Center tonight (8 p.m.) and tomorrow (2 p.m.). Arts and entertainment critic Patrick B. McGuigan, writing for The City Sentinel, praised the current production, saying, “The orchestra under Jan McDaniel provides robust […]

Burlesque queen Adèle Wolf presents her 6th Annual Halloween Spectacular

The sixth annual Halloween Spectacular performance of Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show returns to Oklahoma City on Oct. 28.  Photo by BSukmaneePresents

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 28, the sixth annual Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show Halloween Spectacular will return to Oklahoma City.  The holiday event will be held at Oklahoma City Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd at the State Fair Grounds Park. Doors will open […]

Painted Sky Opera – Home-grown musical excellence for Oklahoma

Soprano Saira Frank, a Wisconsin native now working with the Painted Sky Opera, will sing the lead role ‘Tosca!’ for two performances of the classic opera, which runs October 6 (8 p.m.), Oct. 7 (8 p.m.) and Oct. 8 (2 p.m.) at the Freede Little Theatre in the downtown Civic Center Music Hall. Visit the Civic Center website at http://www.okcciviccenter.com or call thee box office at 405.297.2264. For information, go to www.paintedskyopera.org. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan High quality professional opera is now “home-grown” in Oklahoma City, through the work of Painted Sky Opera, the state’s first professional theatre company. Painted Sky performers and their friends from Opera on Tap! donated their services to raise money for the American Red Cross (Oklahoma) at a stellar benefit program held on […]

Steve Miller Band rocks fans at “ethereal” Lost Lakes venue

The Steve Miller Band rocked the KRXO Birthday Bash at Lost Lakes Amphitheater in Oklahoma City on September 17. Photo courtesy of Lost Lakes

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sept. 21, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sunday morning started out with gray clouds and rain showers throughout much of the metro area.  People looking forward to going to the concert that evening featuring iconic music legends The Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money and 38 Special were beginning to […]

Painted Sky opens highly anticipated second season with Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

Painted Sky Opera, a troupe based in the state capital and the first professional opera company in Oklahoma, launches its second season with Giacomo Puccini’s acclaimed “Tosca."  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – Painted Sky Opera, a troupe based in the state capital and the first professional opera company in Oklahoma, launches its second season with Giacomo Puccini’s acclaimed “Tosca.” The  powerful tale has enthralled audiences around the world for 110 years. With performances on October 6 (8 p.m.), October 7 (8 […]

Puggerfest revisits the 60s & 70s at Stars & Stripes Park on Oct 7

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 7, Puggerfest 2017 will take us back to the 60s and 70s at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park. 7398 N. Portland, in Oklahoma City.  Lasting from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. it will be the hippest furry happening of the year. A […]

Brightmusic Season begins with “Song and Dance” on September 26

On Tuesday, September 26, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present “Song and Dance,” promising a lively evening of works by American composers George Gershwin and Oklahoma City’s Edward Knight, and compositions of Argentinian Astor Piazzolla and Hungarian Ernst von Dohnanyi..  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City – On Tuesday, September 26, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present “Song and Dance,” promising a lively evening of works by American composers George Gershwin and Oklahoma City’s Edward Knight, and compositions of Argentinian Astor Piazzolla and Hungarian Ernst von Dohnanyi. The program will include the quintessentially American “Porgy and Bess […]

Oklahoma City University’s Musical Theater season opens with ‘Sister Act’ on Sept. 29

Oklahoma City University’s Musical Theater season opens September 29 - October 1 with “Sister Act,” featuring a cast of 33 and a 13-piece band.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s award-winning Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company will present its 66th consecutive season featuring six works that explore the themes of love and friendship. The 2017-18 musical theater season at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music will include the world premiere of […]

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 […]

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