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Analyzing Turkish troubles: Some context for journalist Mahir Zeynelov’s interview with The City Sentinel

Mahir Zeynelov, a Turkish journalist deported from his native land by strongarm President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during an interview with The City Sentinel. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Mahir Zeynelov, an independent journalist from Turkey, was arrested and then deported from his native land last year. His reporting and commentary got him cross-ways with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the strongman president of his homeland. Zeynelov’s recent visit to Oklahoma occasions this distillation – a mere sketch […]

Harding Fine Arts Academy Ignite Art Festival set for March 4

On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA) will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), an Oklahoma City public charter high school, will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival. The event, themed ‘Igniting the Spark,’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at HFAA located at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. […]

Marriage Equality plaintiffs to hold OKC “Becoming Brave” book event March 2

Sharon Bishop-Baldwin's book, “Becoming Brave: Winning Marriage Equality in Oklahoma and Finding Our Voice,” tells the story of Sharon and Mary Bishop-Baldwin's 10-year lawsuit that brought marriage equality to Oklahoma in October 2014.  Photo by Sarah Molina Mabe.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City – A new book titled, “Becoming Brave: Winning Marriage Equality and Finding Our Voice” will make its Oklahoma City debut on Thursday, March 2. Sharon Bishop-Baldwin and her wife Mary Bishop-Baldwin, the lead plaintiffs in the 10-year old case that brought marriage equality to Oklahoma, have written […]

Allbaugh discusses death penalty with coalition opposed to executions

Joe Allbaugh, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.  Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – New Oklahoma protocols and procedures for capital punishment are “in the final stages to be presented to the Attorney General’s office” soon — but will then “have to go through the court system,” said Joe Allbaugh, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Allbaugh’s comments came during a […]

LifeShare celebrates National Donor Day on February 14

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter National Donor Day is observed each year on February 14 to recognizes the many selfless people who have helped to save so many lives through the gift of organ donation. 

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, LifeShare wants to remind Oklahomans to “Share the Love” and register as an organ, eye […]

Lydia Reeder’s ‘Dust Bowl Girls’ – much more than a great story about competitive sports

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of The City Sentinel, introduced Lydia Reeder at a Jim Thorpe Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame book-signing party last week. Reeder is the author of ‘Dust Bowl Girls.’ Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – In J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, the most important character is not the “king” referenced in the final installment, but Gandalf the Wizard. His is a central and heroic role, self-sacrificial and affirming of the goodness and decency in the fellowship that formed to oppose tyranny and […]

Governor Fallin names Patrick Wyrick to Oklahoma state Supreme Court

Patrick Wyrick. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Patrick Wyrick, an attorney with the office of the state attorney general, has been named to the state Supreme Court. Fallin’s first opportunity to name a justice to the state High Court six years after her inauguration. Under the state’s system, members of the state Supreme Court appear on […]

Foundation Celebrates Black History Month with “A Night with Ralph Ellison” Gala

The 2017 Ralph Ellison Gala celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, February 2t at the Oklahoma History Center.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2017 Foundation celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center’s Devon Great Hall in Oklahoma City.  February is recognized nationally as Black History Month. The evening will feature a three-course wine dinner and a […]

John Rex Charter Elementary School to benefit from “Fuel Up” fundfaiser and auction on Feb. 16

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – John Rex Charter Elementary School, now serving grades preK-4 in the downtown area, is the beneficiary of a “Fuel Up” fundraiser and auction, slated for Thursday, February 16 at the Park House (125 Ron Norick Boulevard) on the grounds of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. According to Jamie Winteroth, who is […]

Annual Oklahoma Gardening School set for March 11

Oklahoma Gardening School guest speakers will include Kelly D. Norris, an award-winning author and plantsman.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre has signed Leslie Swackhamer, a national award-winning stage director, to serve as an adjunct professor and guest director. Her professional experience includes directing opera and theatre productions across the U.S. Swackhamer will begin her new role at OKCU by directing the mainstage […]

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