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OKC’s Banjo Fest 2018 scheduled for September 6-8

The American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame inductee Bela Fleck will be honored during the 2018 Banjo Fest from September 6 – 8 in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK─ The American Banjo Museum will present the 2018 Banjo Fest from September 6 – 8.  The focus of the event will be on Oklahoma City as the American Banjo Museum honors the 2018 inductees into their Hall of Fame with three days of banjo-centric events. This year’s […]

Canterbury Youth Voices to perform at 2020 D-Day Commemoration in France

As an official representative of the United States. Canterbury Youth Voices will be the official vocal musical unit of the 2020 D-Day events held in Normandy, France. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Canterbury Youth Voices (CYV) has been selected to perform at the D-Day Memorial Parade and Musical Salute to the Veterans in Normandy, France in June of 2020. Approximately 100 CYV singers, ranging in age from 2nd to 12th grade, will sit on the dais with dignitaries […]

Fourth Annual “Print on Paseo” opens First Friday (July 6) Gallery Walk

Artist Jesse Bagget's piece "Strangers" will be featured at the July First Friday Paseo Walk on July 6.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The July Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk will take place on July 6, from 6 – 9 p.m. Over 20 galleries will host opening receptions featuring more than 80 artists. The Paseo Art Space will present the Paseo Arts Association’s (PAA) 4th Annual Print on Paseo, which […]

OKC Zoo announces birth of a male Western Lowland gorilla

The OKC Zoo has announced that a new male Western lowland gorilla was born at the Zoo’s Great Escape day room early Tuesday morning, June 19.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has announced the arrival of a new male Western Lowland gorilla. The baby was born early Tuesday morning, June 19, inside the Great EscApe day room.  The lucky parents are mother Ndjole (pronounced In-jōlee) and father Togo (pronounced […]

American Banjo Museum to host 3rd annual Americana Fest

Horseshoe Road members (L-R) Kyle Dillingham, Brent Saulsbury and Peter Markes, will perform at the American Banjo Museum’s Americana Fest on June 23. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Banjo Museum, located at 9 E. Sheridan Avenue in the historic Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City, will host its third annual Americana Fest on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We’ve put together a wonderful line-up of live music […]

For the Summer Chamber Music Festival, Brightmusic goes Hollywood

Brightmusic art

Staff Report Ever wonder what film composers are up to when they aren’t writing scores for blockbusters like Star Wars?  Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will explore the contribution of composers who have blurred the lines between classical music and motion pictures.  Oklahoma City’s premier chamber ensemble will present “Brightmusic Goes Hollywood: The Chamber Music of Film […]

Diversity Center hosts inaugural art exhibit where “Every Picture Tells A Story”

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma is hosting an exhibit themed “Every Picture Tells A Story” by local artist Tracie Logan through June 30 featuring art selections such as “Lady Photographer.”  Photo by Tracie Logan

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An exhibition of contemporary art by Trace Logan, a local artist and member of the LGBTQ+ community, will be on display through June 30 at the Diversity Center of Oklahoma. Supported by a grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), Logan’s exhibit themed Every Picture […]

PLS Summer Reading Program to host “Library Leonardos” and other workshops for kids and adults

On June 7, Jeremy and Kelsey Philo, aka “Juggle ‘Whatever” will perform at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library during the Summer Reading Program “Lights! Music! Circus!” event.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  The Pioneer Library System will offer something for everyone, from youth to adults, during its 2018 Summer Reading Program. On Thursday, June 7, Jeremy and Kelsey Philo, aka “Juggle ‘Whatever” will perform at the Southwest Oklahoma City (SOKC) Public Library, 2201 SW 134th Street, for the “Lights! Music! […]

17th annual Fairy Ball encourages imagination and dancing

During the Fairy Ball dancers are joined by a variety of characters, including bugs trolls, wizards, and elves. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 17th annual Fairy Ball will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 7 – 9 p.m., sponsored by the Paseo Arts Association, Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan and the Oklahoma Arts Council. The free children’s costume and dance event will take place in the Crown Jewel […]

At Paseo, Get in Tune– First Friday Walk, set for June

Fresh from the annual Arts Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, the Paseo Art Space is excited to welcome artist Cory Cart and his exhibition Corrosive Nuances for the month of June.  Photo provided.

Staff Report The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for June will take place on Friday, June 1, 6- 10 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. Fresh from the annual Arts Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, […]

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