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Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble 2019-20 Season will celebrate women composers

French composer  Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) will be among five women composers featured during the 2019-2020 season of the Brighmusic Chamber Ensemble. Her piano trio is one of the highlights slated for Concert 1, on September 24 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. For information about the ensemble and upcoming concerts, visit brightmusic.org.

The City Sentinel, Staff Report Oklahoma City, OK – Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will celebrate the contribution of notable women composers, from Clara Schumann to contemporaries such as Libby Larsen, during its 2019-2020 season. This year the ensemble marks Brightmusic’s 17th as Oklahoma City’s premier classical chamber music presenter. The five-concert regular season will also include […]

BREAKING ANALYSIS: Expert says gambling compacts need to better address addiction

Ray Carter is the director of OCPA’s Center for Independent Journalism. Photo provided.

Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism   The debate over renegotiation of Oklahoma’s gaming compacts with tribal governments has centered on the rates paid by tribes and the impact of renegotiation on state-tribal relations. But some officials say those discussions are overlooking another important factor. “In all of this conversation, no one has mentioned problem […]

2nd annual Basilmania event set for August 23 at Will Rogers Garden

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s environmental group Green Connections, with the support of CommonWealth Urban Farms, will present the second annual Basilmania evening on Friday, August 23.  Tickets are $25 and sponsorships are available. The event will take place in the Conservatory at Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW […]

Academia OKC to offer Fall Mariachi After School Program beginning Aug. 26

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Students in the South Oklahoma City area will have the opportunity to enroll in a Fall Mariachi After School Program led by Academia OKC, a program sponsored by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. Classes, which emphasize culturally relevant music, will begin on August 26 and will take […]

Bella SPCA to host 9th annual Peace, Love & Pups Dog Walk and 5K at Duffner Park

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, September 21, Bella SPCA will host  the 9th annual Peace, Love & Pups Dog Walk & 5K Run at Duffner Park, corner of Hefner Road and May Avenue, in Oklahoma City.  The event will include vendor booths, food trucks, pet vaccines, and […]

COMMENTARY: Tribal Casino and Gaming Compacts getting renewed attention

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Jonathan Small and Curtis Shelton   In 2004 Oklahoma entered into casino and gaming compacts with all federally recognized tribes in the state to operate and profit from casinos and gaming in Oklahoma. These compacts essentially give the tribes the exclusive, monopoly right to operate and control casinos and gaming throughout the state in exchange […]

OCU School of Law introduces new Animal Law program

An avid animal lover and owner of dogs, goats, and even donkeys, Jim Roth, Dean of the Oklahoma City University School of Law School is excited about the new Animal Law Program funded by Kirkpatrick Foundation.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City University School of Law (OCU Law) has announced the launch of its new Animal Law Program funded by the Kirkpatrick Foundation. School administrators believe this program could lead OCU Law to become one of the top schools for Animal Law in the […]

OKC Town Hall announces its 2019-20 Speaker Series

The OKC Town Hall’s 87th season will feature author (L-R) Art Laffer, cartoonist Steve Kelley, and foreign policy expert Michael Pillsbury.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OKC Town Hall has announced its 87th season of their speaker series. The season will include four authors, a foreign policy expert, and a political cartoonist. “Town Hall has enriched the intellectual and cultural experience of Oklahoma City now for 87 years as our […]

Nick Collison, Jenny Love Meyer, Frank and Cathy Keating will receive 2019 JFK Community Service Awards at September 17 gala

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – The Santa Fe Family Life Center’s 2019 John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards gala will be held September 17.  Winners of the 2019 recognition from the group include Nick Collison, Jenny Love Meyer, and former Governor Frank Keating and his wife, Cathy. Josef McGuigan, president of the Santa […]

Oklahoma History Center to host 2019 Back to School Bash

The Oklahoma History Center will host its sixth annual Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 1 offering resources to teachers and families.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma History Center will host the sixth annual Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event brings 35 other metro museums and public education facilities together to give teachers and families the opportunity to see what […]

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