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Holiday shopping “with a conscience” begins Nov. 11 at PAMBE Ghana’s annual Global Market

Located at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City, the PAMBE Ghana Global Market sells products from around the world purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – PAMBE Ghana will begin a year-end fundraising effort with the opening of the Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, located at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City. Proceeds raised from the Global Market will go to benefit the La’Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. […]

Silver Soirée fundraiser to benefit Fred Jones Museum of Art school bus fund

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – The third annual Silver Soirée fundraiser to benefit the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will be held on Friday, October 20 from 7 – 11 p.m. The event will take place at the Railhouse Event Center, 102 W. Eufaula Street, in Norman. Proceeds from the […]

World-renowned ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro to perform at OSU Allied Arts concert

World-renowned ukulele artist, Jake Shimabukuro will perform live at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater on October 17.  Jake Shimabukuro Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK –World-renowned ukulele artist, Jake Shimabukuro will perform at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall in Stillwater on Tuesday, October 17, at 8 p.m. One of the most talented ukulele players in history, Shimabukuro’s performance style draws comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Along with his […]

Puggerfest 2017 becomes a disco scene with the “Village Pug” performers

Boo, a female pug available for adoption through Homeward Bound Pug Rescue, looks like she’s smiling during Puggerfest 2017.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On a perfect fall day Oklahoma City’s Stars & Stripes Park became the grooviest scene ever with cute snorts and curly tails all decked out in 60s and 70s garb. The 14th annual Puggerfest raises funds to benefit Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma. […]

Burlesque queen Adèle Wolf presents her 6th Annual Halloween Spectacular

The sixth annual Halloween Spectacular performance of Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show returns to Oklahoma City on Oct. 28.  Photo by BSukmaneePresents

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 28, the sixth annual Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show Halloween Spectacular will return to Oklahoma City.  The holiday event will be held at Oklahoma City Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd at the State Fair Grounds Park. Doors will open […]

October brings Cocktails for Creatures, pumpkins, butterflies, and more to the OKC Zoo

On Friday, October 20, the Oklahoma City Zoo will become the backdrop for Creature and Cocktails the most frighteningly fun, 21 and older, Halloween party of the year. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As fall approaches, October brings lots of family fun activities to the Oklahoma City Zoo. The Zoo will once again feature a Giant Pumpkin for the Halloween season. This year’s prized pumpkin weighs a massive 820 pounds and hails from Claremore, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma-grown gourd […]

Celebration of Life event will honor peace and justice activist Lydia Polley on Oct. 14

Lydia Polley speaking at the 2013 OK-CADP annual dinner.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden and Patrick B. McGuigan October 4, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Born Lydia Pfrimmer in Arkansas, Lydia Polley came to Crescent, Oklahoma, with her parents at the age of four. She proclaimed to be, “an Okie ever since.” Lydia was a lifelong advocate of “peace and justice for all.”  An unwavering anti-death […]

Painted Sky Opera – Home-grown musical excellence for Oklahoma

Soprano Saira Frank, a Wisconsin native now working with the Painted Sky Opera, will sing the lead role ‘Tosca!’ for two performances of the classic opera, which runs October 6 (8 p.m.), Oct. 7 (8 p.m.) and Oct. 8 (2 p.m.) at the Freede Little Theatre in the downtown Civic Center Music Hall. Visit the Civic Center website at http://www.okcciviccenter.com or call thee box office at 405.297.2264. For information, go to www.paintedskyopera.org. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan High quality professional opera is now “home-grown” in Oklahoma City, through the work of Painted Sky Opera, the state’s first professional theatre company. Painted Sky performers and their friends from Opera on Tap! donated their services to raise money for the American Red Cross (Oklahoma) at a stellar benefit program held on […]

Oklahoma Historical Society to host Roaring Twenties inaugural gala fundraiser

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY — The public is invited to join the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) for an evening of Prohibition-era fun at “A Night in the Life: The Roaring Twenties” on Friday, October 20.  The event will be held from 7–10 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi […]

ANALYSIS: Citing new study, attorneys make case for new proceedings in the Julius Jones case

Representing Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, special guest speakers attorneys Amanda Bass and Dale Baich, both Federal Public Defenders for the District of Arizona, presented their case of Jones’ innocence to the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at the monthly board meeting held at the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City last on Sept. 5.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Patrick B. McGuigan The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – A team of attorneys say the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals should revisit a decision denying death row inmate Julius Darius Jones new judicial proceedings. In light of previously unavailable evidence – not available during his trial (two decades ago) in an […]

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