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OKCU English Department hosts 2nd annual summer camp for high school writers

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by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The English Department at Oklahoma City University will host the second annual Smokewood Institute for Young Writers this summer. It is an intensive two-week program of writing workshops, craft sessions, creative readings and a culminating anthology of student work. 

The program will run from July 9 through […]

Commentary: Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – Read the Report!

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Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The City Sentinel; founder, CapitolBeatOK.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, April 27, 2017 – The new Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report is a transformative moment in the history of, and the debate over, capital punishment in our state. I hope that every Oklahoman, regardless of their position on this divisive public policy issue, […]

Celebration of ‘Plains Pioneers’ mural at McKinley Park set for April 30

‘Plains Pioneers,’ a new mural created by artists Amanda Zoey and Tessa Raven, will be celebrated at an event at Oklahoma City’s McKinley Park on April 30. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association will celebrate a new mural, titled Plains Pioneers, now gracing the west side of the McKinley Park Community Center at 1300 N. McKinley in Oklahoma City. The Mural Reveal Party will take place during its Dia Del Nino Festival this month. Dia Del […]

In major report, Death Penalty Review Commission recommends extension of execution moratorium

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by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, 2017  – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued a unanimous recommendation that the state extend the moratorium on the death penalty which has been in place for more than two years. In a state Capitol press conference, former Governor Brad Henry, commission co-chair, told reporters, “The […]

Largest-ever Brightmusic ensemble to perform Mozart, Dvořák on May 2 at St. Paul’s

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Staff Report The largest-ever Brightmusic wind ensemble and a guest conductor are featured in Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s fifth and final regular-season concert, “Grand Night for Winds,” on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm.  A grand night indeed, fourteen musicians will appear under the baton of guest conductor Michael Haithcock performing a pair of serenades by […]

Summary of four-part documentary on Richard Glossip case, fifth segment announced

Award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger obtained unprecedented access to interview Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, the subject of his latest documentary.  Killing Richard Glossip Screenshot

Compiled by Patrick B. McGuigan Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore all four episodes of the series, “Killing Richard Glossip” on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST.  The ID channel has announced a new fifth segment is in production. “This documentary makes the case for Richard Glossip’s actual innocence. 

It does so powerfully and persuasively. […]

Former Governor David Walters keynotes 2017 ‘Labor & Friends’ event in Oklahoma City

Smiling for The City Sentinel at Thursday’s Labor & Friends 2017 Banquet were, from left: State Rep. David Perryman, D-Chickasha, Former Gov. David Walters, Oklahoma Observer publisher Arnold Hamilton and Central Oklahoma Labor Federation President Tim O'Connor. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, held the 2017 Labor & Friends banquet on Thursday (April 20) at The Centre on N.W. 50. Tim O’Connor, president of the federation and a member of OPEIU Local 277 and AFM Local 375-703, presided over the gathering. Introducing keynote speaker David Walters, […]

Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads is site of 2017 OKC Cinco de Mayo celebration

Sister Cities Oklahoma City. Scissortail Community Development Corporation and others are partnering to host the 2017 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 7 at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the biggest Hispanic Festivals in Oklahoma, OKC Cinco de Mayo, will take place on May 7, from 12 – 9 p.m. at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, 7000 Crossroads Blvd. The free family-friendly outdoor festival will celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, […]

WildCare Oklahoma is having a Baby Shower and you’re invited!

WildCare Oklahoma will host its annual Baby Shower on Saturday, April 29 from 2 – 5 p.m., which is free and open to the public.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NOBLE, OK – WildCare Oklahoma only opens its doors to the public twice a year and one of those opportunities to visit will be Saturday, April 29. The much anticipated WildCare annual Baby Shower will be held from 2-5 p.m. and admission is free. The facility is located at […]

Oklahomans to ‘brave the shave’ at St. Baldrick’s OKC event to fight childhood cancer

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report OKLAHOMA CITY – St. Baldrick’s OKC will hold its 2017 annual fundraiser in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, April 23. The event will be in the Western Avenue Corridor at NW 42nd and Western, adjacent to VZD’s Restaurant and Bar and Becks Garage. Registration will begin at noon, with […]

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