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Paseo Arts Festival 2017 set for Memorial Weekend


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City residents and visitors will gather for 41st Annual Paseo Arts Festival on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 29. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with music until 11 p.m. On Monday, the Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

SNU student’s senior project advocates ending the death penalty

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Southern Nazarene University student Mady Martin spent her final senior semester creating a project called, “10 Reasons Oklahoma Should Abolish the Death Penalty.”. A 21 year old  business and behavioral science major, Martin was working on her senior project for the honors program when she […]

Abolitionists celebrate 26th Annual Dinner with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Father John Dear

OK-CADP 26th Annual Dinner keynote speaker, Father John Dear.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) held its 26th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner on May 4 featuring author and Noble Peace Prize Nominee Father John Dear as keynote speaker. Over 150 people attended the event held at the Cathedral of Our […]

Oklahoma Forestry Camp for teens set for June 5 – 10

Applications are now being accepted for the 61st annual Oklahoma Forestry Camp, June 5 - 10 at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma Forestry Services is looking for girls and boys ages 13 to 15 to apply for its 61st annual Oklahoma Forestry Camp.  This educational and fun adventure will be held June 5 – 10 at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma. Forestry camp includes outdoor activities such as […]

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

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Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The City Sentinel; founder, 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, […]

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

The OK Death Pealty Review Commission led by former Gov. Brad Henry(  at podium).   Photo by Darla Shelden

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, […]

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