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The Color Purple and feminine electoral strengths – Oklahoma City Top 10 local stories for 2018

When she takes the oath of office in Washington, D.C., in early January, Kendra Horn will be the first member of her party to hold the Fifth Congressional District seat since 1975. Horn, pictured here at her July 2017 launch party, won a narrow but clear-cut victory in the November 2018 general election. Her victory is the top local news story in The City Sentinel’s annual “Top 10” listing.  
File Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher In the imperfect but popular color designations assigned to modern voting patterns, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County now seem securely ensconced in the ranks of the “color purple” – a mixture of blue (liberal Democratic leaning) and red (conservative Republican leaning). In this newspaper’s annual ranking of top 10 local stories, […]

OSU’s Unidos Se Puede program helps Latino youth succeed

Unidos students learn about Chicano art while touring the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa in 2017. (photo courtesy Unidos Se Puede)

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Now in its fifth year, Oklahoma State University’s Unidos Se Puede (United We Can) program works with seventh and eighth-graders from five Tulsa Public Schools to encourage high school graduation and to promote higher education. About half the students are English language learners, whose parents speak only Spanish. […]

Incoming Oklahoma Senate President Pro Temp Treat names leadership team, designates Bice and Standridge for key roles

Oklahoma State Senator Greg Treat. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Incoming Senate President Pro Temp Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named his leadership team for the 57th State Legislature. Key members include Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City – designated Assistant Floor Leader — and Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, named Majority Whip. Treat said, in a statement sent to The City […]

Senate Democratic-Leader Designate Kay Floyd announces committee assignments

Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, has announced committee assignments for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 57th Legislature. Named to important assignments at the state Capitol were new senators Julia Kirt and Carri Hicks, elected in northwest Oklahoma City districts, and legislative veteranGeorge Young, elected […]

Celebrate 2019’s First Friday at the Paseo

Works by Yeon-Ok Lee, like this piece titled “Organized Structure,” along with photographs by her son, David Lee will be on display in the Paseo Art Space at 3022 Paseo during the First Friday Gallery Walk beginning January 4 through 26. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for 2019 will be held on January 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions. During this free event, visitors will find a […]

Christ the King and St. Charles bands perform fall concert

Christ the King Catholic School and Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School presented a fall band concert Thursday (November 29) at the gymnasium at St. Charles parish. Selections covered a range of band and popular tunes, with frequent hints of the coming holiday season. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

  Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel Warr Acres, Oklahoma – From the familiar tune of Wolfgang A. Mozart’s “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” to the dynamic composition “Spirit of the Stallion” (a work developed specifically for advanced elementary bands by Brian Balmages) a robust collection of works were received enthusiastically at a recent concert presentation […]

OCCDLA holiday event honors members of the legal community

From left:  Billy Coyle, OCCDLA President with Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association award winners: Bill Graves, Tom Hurley, Paul Faulk and Michele McElwee at the group’s 8th annual Christmas party at Coyle Law Firm.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On December 6, the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) held its 8th annual Christmas Party during which they honored several members of the legal community. Festivities took place at Coyle Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City. The event was hosted by OCCDLA past president, […]

Russian Ballet returns to Armstrong Auditorium Jan. 29

The Russian National Ballet will performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo provided.
Photo 2: Tickets to the Russian National Ballet performance at Armstrong Auditorium on Jan. 29 start at $31.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Russian National Ballet will return for its fifth appearance at the Armstrong Auditorium stage, 14400 Bryant Road, in Edmond. Their performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” one of the classics of the ballet repertoire, will take place Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Considered […]

Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne creates psychedelic design for Wrap Up Homelessness campaign

Holiday wrapping paper has been created for the Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign by professional Oklahoma artists with designs ranging from traditional to funky holiday themes. Photos provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents an oppotunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. For the third year in a row, the Curbside Chronicle has partnered with local artists to design holiday wrapping paper for sale […]

Painted Sky Opera presents Christmas favorite “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

The opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was composed by Gian-Carlo Menotti. The Painted Sky Opera production is set for 7 p.m. Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at First Baptist Church, 1201 North Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. For tickets and other information, visit online: paintedskyopera.org. Photo Provided.

Staff Report   What happened to the three kings on their way to visit the baby Jesus? Painted Sky Opera answers that question with their production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. The opera will unfold at First Baptist Church of […]

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