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An editor’s notebook: The Wall Street Journal’s defense of freedom (and S.Q. 793) … and an artist at work, for artists

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel.  File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – From an editor’s notebook, a stirring defense of competition in provision of medical services has come forth from the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. And, a homegrown event to raise money for arts and educators is planned at a gallery business in Oklahoma City’s historic Paseo […]

Jewish community leaders in Oklahoma City lament loss of life in attack on Pittsburgh synagogue

Rabbi Ovadia Goldman, who leads the Chabad Center for Jewish Community Life in Oklahoma City, issued a joint statement with his wife, Nechoma, saying the hearts of all good people “are broken and saddened” by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue. Photo:

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – The attack on L’Simcha (Tree of Life) Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania led to immediate expressions of sadness and calls for prayer from leaders of the Jewish community in Oklahoma’s capital city. Chabad Rabbi Ovadia Goldman, in comments sent to The City Sentinel, along with his wife Nechoma, said: […]

Brightmusic offers a visit to ‘Beethoven’s Vienna’

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Staff Report   Sixteen-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven arrived in Vienna in 1786 intending to study with Mozart.  The hayseed from Bonn would take the world’s music capitol by storm over the next four decades, having a profound impact on Western music and on every composer who would follow. Brahms wrote to a friend in 1872, […]

Homeless Alliance Fresh stART artist finds calling in unlikely location

Phillip, along with other artists who are experiencing homelessness, will display his work at The Paseo Plunge during November. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Feeling hungry with no options, Phillip, an Oklahoma City man was homeless. During a dumpster dive he discovered a new calling.  Instead of food, he noticed sitting on top of the trash pile were two artist paint brushes and acrylic black and white paint.  Phillip […]

Oklahoma Bar Association presents 2018 Diversity Awards

OBA Diversity Committee Chair Telana McCullough (left) and Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General Ruseal Brewer (right) present Judge Lydia Green (center) with the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Hosted by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the 2018 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, October 18, in the Great Room of the Oklahoma Judicial Center in Oklahoma City. The OBA Diversity Committee encourages diverse representation and participation in the legal […]

33rd annual Peace Festival offers fair trade goods for holiday shoppers

The family friendly 33rd annual fall Peace Festival will bring together a cornucopia of entertainment, information and items for holiday shoppers. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Over 60 organizations will come together on Saturday, November 10 for the 33rd annual Fall Peace Festival in downtown Oklahoma City. The free event will provide a wide array of entertainment, information and items for holiday shoppers. The family-friendly festival will be held from 10 a.m. […]

Business Briefs: Brenda (Jones) Barwick goes to Washington, Argus Hamilton visits home


Staff Report   On behalf of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), Brenda Jones Barwick, president and CEO of Jones PR, testified in late September before the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. Her focus the local impact of economic growth. “Today’s regulator landscape, recent legislative changes and a strong […]

St. Charles Church and School hosts annual Carnival this Friday; Father Macario joins parish staff

“Humilitas” (Humility”) is the school motto for St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and School, located in the near-west metropolitan area of Oklahoma City. The school’s motto, shown in this work of art, is “Humilitas” (humility).” It evokes the Bible verse from Micah 6:8: “[W]hat the Lord requires of you: ‘Only to do justice and love righteousness, and to walk humbly with your God.’”

by Beth Roetker, Kennedy Flinton St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School School Warr Acres, OK – Come to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and School for the 32nd annual Halloween Carnival! This is a yearly family-friendly event that St. Charles Borromeo holds. It will be on the evening of Friday, October 26. We have many events […]

LifeShare Foundation to host inaugural 5K to raise organ donation awareness


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The LifeShare Foundation will hold its inaugural ‘Little Red Heart’ 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 3, as they continue to raise awareness and provide education on the importance of being an organ donor. Participants in the 1 Mile Walk will step […]

Other Options holds Cookie’s Thanksgiving fundraiser, Black & White Party and Bar Wars – Game On to support those with HIV/AIDS

Paula Love, Shelley Sanders and Lynn Taylor are dressed to the nines at the first annual Black & White party, one of the upcoming events to support Other Options in Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – “Cookie’s Thanksgiving needs your help,” Other Options executive director Mary Arbuckle posted on Facebook.

“I’m raising money for Thanksgiving to help feed 1000 adult and kids living with HIV/AIDS and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps,” […]

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