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C’est Une Bonne Chose (Here is a good choice): Brightmusic 2018 Kickoff: “Voilà: Viola!”

Miles Hoffman will be the special guest musician for the premier of Brightmusic's 2018-19 season.  Photo provided.

  Staff Report Voilà! That is a remarkably versatile French word meaning, among other things, “Look! See! Here it is!” And so, on Tuesday evening (September 25) Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble proudly presents “Voilà: Viola!” an evening of viola in the premier of its 2018-19 season, featuring special guest violist Miles Hoffman. Hoffman will join the […]

Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.”

Painted Sky Opera opens its third season of excellence with performances of Verdi’s classic, “Rigoletto.” Opening night is Friday, September 16. For advance tickets online, go to www.paintedskyopera.org . Or, you may visit or call the Civic Center box office at 405-594-8300. More information about “Rigoletto” and  Painted Sky Opera’s 2018-19 season, can be found at paintedskyopera.org. Photo provided.

Staff Report Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.” The master work by Giuseppe Verdi will unfold at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 14 and again on Friday, Sept. 21 – and with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 16 in the Freede Little Theatre at Civic Center […]

ABC’s ‘The Last Defense’ about Julius Jones’ case screened at the Capital City Black Film Festival

Attending the Capitol City Black Film Festival on behalf of ABC’s The Last Defense, a documentary about the case of Julius Jones, on Oklahoma’s death row, was (L-R) Madeline Jones (Julius’ mother), CCBFF panel moderator; executive producers Vanessa Potkin, Andrew Wang, Aide Leisenring; director Amani Martin, #freejulius jones movement founder Jimmy Lawson; and federal public defender for Julius’ Amanda Bass.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – ABC’s documentary series, The Last Defense, was recently screened by long-time festival supporter JuVee Productions at the Capital City Black Film Festival held in Austin, TX. The documentary explores the case of Julius Jones, a 21-year-old African-American college student with an academic scholarship, who was sentenced to death in […]

Soak up September’s First Friday on September 7

The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for August will take place on Friday, September 7, 6- 9 p.m

Staff Report   The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for August will take place on Friday, September 7, 6- 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 Paseo Art Space presents the Paseo Arts Association’s “Paseo […]

OVAC awards $11,000 to Oklahoma Artists

OVAC 2018 award winners include: top left - Jordan Vinyard, “Outpatient;” top right - Devin Howell, “Road Trip;” Bottom Left - Ginna Dowling, “The Inherent Language of Life: 2017 Hieroglyphics;” and Bottom Right - Audrey Wells, “Adagio.”  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) has selected award winners for 2018. The awards total $11,000 given to Oklahoma artists. Each year OVAC issues four major awards: two Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship awards at $5000 and two Student Awards of Excellence at $500. These awards […]

OU School of Dance announces auditions for Saturday Youth Program

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance will hold auditions for students ages 10-18 on Sunday, August 26 for its annual Saturday Youth Program.  OU School of Dance photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The University of Oklahoma School of Dance will hold auditions for its annual Saturday Youth Program on Sunday, August 26.  This intensive master class series, taught by School of Dance faculty, offers dance classes in classical ballet and modern dance to students ages 10-18. The […]

Paseo Arts Association issues FEAST 14 call for entries

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The annual Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) artist event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Picasso Café, 3009 Paseo.  The event, which combines a community dinner with artist proposals, will give five hopeful artists an opportunity to […]

‘Painting with an Exacto Knife’ – Skirvin Paseo artist Marissa Raglin’s welcoming spirit along the journey of life

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Marissa Raglin studied art therapy at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, and along the journey of life she fell in love with museums. As sometimes happens with artistic spirits, for a time (2014, she indicated) Raglin felt as if she had hit a creative block. One day she began […]

Canterbury Voices hosts auditions for adult and children’s chorus starting Aug 10

Canterbury Voices, is hosting auditions for its adult and children’s choirs this month. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Oklahoma’s premier community choir, Canterbury Voices, is hosting auditions for its adult and children’s choirs this month. Auditions for the adult chorus will be held the evening of August 10 and auditions for Canterbury Youth Voices will be held on August 9 and 25. All […]

Fiestas Patrias OKC set for Sept 16 at Wiley Post Park

The 2018 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 16 at Wiley Post Park in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK –The 2018 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 1 – 10 p.m. at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson, in Oklahoma City. The event is presented by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. One of the largest […]

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