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Russian Ballet returns to Armstrong Auditorium Jan. 29

The Russian National Ballet will performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo provided.
Photo 2: Tickets to the Russian National Ballet performance at Armstrong Auditorium on Jan. 29 start at $31.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Russian National Ballet will return for its fifth appearance at the Armstrong Auditorium stage, 14400 Bryant Road, in Edmond. Their performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” one of the classics of the ballet repertoire, will take place Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Considered […]

Painted Sky Opera presents Christmas favorite “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

The opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was composed by Gian-Carlo Menotti. The Painted Sky Opera production is set for 7 p.m. Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at First Baptist Church, 1201 North Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. For tickets and other information, visit online: Photo Provided.

Staff Report   What happened to the three kings on their way to visit the baby Jesus? Painted Sky Opera answers that question with their production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. The opera will unfold at First Baptist Church of […]

Dog Day in December holiday fundraiser set for Midtown Mutts Dog Park


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City fur babies are invited to enjoy a pet-friendly Dog Day in December holiday party fundraiser on Saturday, December 1. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Midtown Mutts Dog Park, 407 W. Park Place, located north of 10th Street, […]

Paseo Arts Awards draws record crowd to praise four honorees and support the arts

The 2018 award winners at the Paseo Arts Awards dinner, from left: Robbie Kienzle, Maestro Joel Levine, Kris Kanaly and Kelsey Karper. Photos by Carl Shortt.

Staff Report The 12th Annual Paseo Arts Awards Dinner had a record attendance of almost 300 people at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Four deserving people were honored for contributions to the arts. Kris Kanaly received Artist of the Year, and Kelsey Karper received the Michi Susan Award. Robbie Kienzle received the Creative Placemaking Award and […]

OCU presents annual Christmas favorite ‘Home for the Holidays’

OCU’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” show Dec. 6-9 directed by Jo Rowan.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” show December 6-9 in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at N.W. 24th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. The Broadway styled, Christmas extravagance will take place under the direction of Jo Rowan, chairman […]

Oklahoma playwright Amy Wheeler honored by Cornish College

At the podium, Acting President Star Hang Nga Rush (left) presents Amy Wheeler with an Honorary Doctorate degree from Cornish College of Fine Arts.  Photo credit: W. Westergard/Cornish College of the Arts.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK – Amy Wheeler is a nationally recognized playwright, an accomplished actor and a native Oklahoman. This year she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA during their 2018 commencement ceremony last May. Wheeler is the executive director of […]

For this we are truly Thankful: First Friday Gallery Walk set for November 2

In November, Paseo Art Space presents The Dorothy Woolbright Painters, a small but powerful group of sixteen accomplished oil painters who are continuing their studies in alla prima works and studio production of artworks. Photo provided.

Staff Report   The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for November will take place on Friday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. The City Sentinel will be thankful for […]

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market opens at The Sieber on Nov. 1

At the PAMBE Ghana Global Market, visitors will find fair trade products from countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Burkina Faso, India and Indonesia. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Beginning November 1, global-minded shoppers will once again find the seasonal fair trade shop PAMBE Ghana in Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. The Market will be held at The Sieber Apartments, 1307 N Hudson, through Dec. 24. Based in Oklahoma City, PAMBE Ghana is a 501(c)(3) […]

Magic Lantern Celebration on Paseo set for Oct. 28

The 18th annual Magic Lantern Celebration will be held in the Paseo Arts District on Sunday, October 28 from 3 - 6:15 p.m. featuring artists, performers, and unmatched offerings to delight children and adults alike.  Photo provided.

Staff Report A unique celebration of imagination awaits children and their parents in the Paseo Arts District this Sunday.  The Magic Lantern Celebration, held on October 28 from 3-6:15 p.m. brings artists, performers, children and parents together on Paseo’s colorful streets for a celebration of the fall season.  This 18th year of unmatched offerings, asks […]

With egalitarian excellence, Miles Hoffman delivers for Brightmusic

Miles Hoffman, viola, and Amy I-Lin Cheng, piano, performed for the late September “Voila! Viola” concert for the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma. Hoffman’s appearance with the local chamber music group at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City was, according to The City Sentinel, included presentation of Mozart that “seemed a deft choice for a band of angels playing in the foyer or anteroom of Heaven itself.” Credit:

Patrick B. McGuigan   Some in the world of fine music affect a studied touch for the average man and woman. For others, however, the common touch is so refined that it crosses all barriers of class, income and partisanship, rising to the level of an anthem for things that unite, rather than divide us. […]

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