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Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan joins OKCU’s Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras starting July 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University (OKCU) and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras (OYO) announced that internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with the two organizations. Effective July 1, Grogan will serve as conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School […]

Joel Sartore to preview PBS series “Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark” at OKC Zoo

Seen taking a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will discuss his documentary “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark” at the OKC Zoo on July 15.  Photo provded.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) have joined to present a public preview of the upcoming, PBS series, “Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark.”  The two local organizations have similar missions to provide life-enriching educational opportunities […]

Members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission worked dutifully for one year – Read the Report!

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  Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When former Governor Brad Henry, a Democrat, and members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – the first of its kind nationally – convened last year — they quickly settled on a few things. First, they would study the entire process of capital punishment in Oklahoma, from […]

Book Review: Great writing and compelling story-telling in John J. Dwyer’s ‘Shortgrass’

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Patrick B. McGuigan In their best stories, the best writers tell us about specific people, places, events and moments in ways that appeal not only to the generation in which they first appear, but also to those who follow. John J. Dwyer is one of those authors, a successful writer of both fiction (‘Stonewall’) and […]

“fresh stART” exhibit to feature work by artists experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City

Rocky, a fresh stART artist, will show his works at the special exhibit on June 22 at the Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

OKLAHOMA CITY – On June 22, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show in the lobby of the Homeless Alliance Resource Center, 1124 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The […]

6th annual GloRun nighttime event set to benefit local rehab

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Referral Center of Oklahoma City will host its 6th annual nighttime, black light GloRun event on Saturday August 26.  The festivities, themed “Glow Bright for Recovery,” will be held at Mitch Park 1501 W Covell Rd, in Edmond. All events will begin in the […]

Editor’s Notebook: Four months in, David Holt dominates the 2018 Oklahoma City mayoral race

State Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, has endorsed state Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, in the 2018 race for mayor of the capital city. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook: State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, is dominating the race for mayor of Oklahoma City. If endorsements matter, across the broad and diverse community in this capital city, Holt is demonstrating impressive strength, gaining an early edge over every known opponent. His support from across the political spectrum […]

OK-CADP Announces New Board Officers

OK-CADP vice chair Don Heath, the 2017 Phil Wahl Abolitionist of the Year Award winner, holds “A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World” by Father John Dear.  Photo by Darla Shelden

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has announced the election of its 2017-2018 board officers.  Rev. Don Heath will become the organization’s chair after holding office as vice chair for two years. Heath has served as pastor of Edmond Trinity Christian Church since 2007. He received his Masters of […]

Why is civic involvement important?

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By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections In my opinion every business owner should be an active member of their local chamber of commerce, a civic organization, such as Rotary, and their professional association. Three reasons that you should be involved in civic organizations: •   It makes a better stronger community. Let me ask […]

Fall lineup at renovated Tower Theatre announced

The newly renovated Tower Theater has announced is fall concert lineup featuring local and national touring acts. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Tower Theatre has announced its 2017 fall concert and event schedule. The landmark venue at 425 NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City will feature a lineup that includes nationally touring acts along with the first non-concert public event in the fully-renovated auditorium. After the final stage […]

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