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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 […]

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 […]

Chefs invited to compete In 4th annual OKC Tree to Table benefit

The 4th annual Tree to Table judging panel will be led by celebrity chef and Oklahoma native Rick Bayless, owner/chef of Frontera Fresco in San Francisco and 2009 Bravo Top Chef Masters winner.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Chefs and caterers throughout Oklahoma are invited to compete in the 4th Annual Tree to Table Benefit on Monday, November 6. This unique event will be held at the Farmer’s Public Market, 311 S. Klein Avenue in Oklahoma City. Competing chefs will be challenged to create […]

September brings OKC Zoo’s 8th Annual Art Gone Wild Exhibit and Monarch Madness 5K Run

Wild Salmon Crested Cockatoo uses his bill to create a painting for the Art Gone Wild exhibit.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The eighth annual OKC Zoo Art Gone Wild exhibit will open Friday, September 1 at the Myriad Botanical Garden at 301 West Reno, in Oklahoma City.  The exhibit, showcasing the new masterpieces created by some of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s talented animal […]

Plaza Mayor to host Fiestas Patrias OKC on Sept 17

The 2017 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico's Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 1 in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK –The 2017 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 1 – 10 p.m. at Plaza Mayor, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The event is presented by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. One of the largest Hispanic […]

Starting it right: Paseo First Friday is September 1 – Photofest continues all month

The Paseo Arts Association’s Annual Photofest will continue at the Paseo Art Space  through Sept. 30.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for September will take place on Friday, Sep. 1, from 6-10 p.m. The Paseo Arts Association’s Annual Photofest will continue at the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo) through Sept. 30. This juried exhibition showcases all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional […]

1219 Creative art gallery to feature work by artists experiencing homelessness

“Lost in the Storm” by Emma, an artist in the Fresh Start program, will be on display during the 1219 Creative art gallery exhibit on Sept. 1, 5 and 6. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the “Fresh stART” program, an art exhibit featuring artists who are or have experienced homelessness will be on display on September 1, 5 and 6 at the new 1219 Creative art gallery in Oklahoma City. An opening reception for the free exhibit at […]

Painted Sky Opera’s 2017-18 season brings incarnations of the Diva

Tosca will be presented by Painted Sky Opera on October 6 - 8 at the Civic Center's Freede Little Theater.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Now a resident company at the Civic Center in downtown Oklahoma City, Painted Sky Opera’s 2017-18 season will feature three shows about opera’s favorite topic — divas. From the powerful story of Tosca to the ridiculousness of Florence Foster Jenkins to the self-absorption of “Three Decembers” Madeleine Mitchell, Painted Sky […]

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