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OKC group to rally for White Cane Safety Day on Oct 14

Heartland Council of the Blind members and Visual Services clients and staff demonstrate white cane use as they walk through Penn Square Mall at last year’s National White Cane Safety Day.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Heartland Council of the Blind (HCB) and the Department of Rehabilitative Services’ (DRS) Visual Services will hold a rally on Saturday October 14, to observe White Cane Safety Day.  The event will take place at Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, from 11 […]

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. […]

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 […]

American Architectural Foundation to host National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City this week


Forum participants will tour some of Oklahoma City’s open space developments to learn about public-private partnerships that have proven successful for the city, such as the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Image courtesy Myriad Botanical Gardens.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and Kirkpatrick Foundation will present the National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29. The forum will bring together multi-disciplinary leaders from Oklahoma City and around the United States to discuss urban development […]

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 […]

Oklahomans overwhelmingly support oil and natural gas industry, WPAi survey finds

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – CapitolBeatOK, an online news site, has learned that a study conducted by WPA Intelligence – (WPAi) a firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado — found that state voters have a strongly favorable image of the oil and natural gas industry. The following summary, adapted directly […]

52nd annual Oklahoma Czech Festival will offer food, music, dancing and family fun

The 52nd annual Czech Festival experience will feature Czech culture including food, music, dancing, traditional costumes and imported merchandise.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter YUKON, OK – The 52nd annual Czech Festival, Oklahoma’s largest free festival, will be held on Saturday, October 7 in the heart of downtown Yukon. Festival goers will experience Czech culture including food, music, dancing, traditional costumes and imported merchandise. The Czech Building, 25 N. 5th Street, will open at […]

CityRep opens season with Patsy Cline Sept. 16-24, Twain on October 6

In September, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” will star Julie Johnson at The Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theater.  Photo provided.

Staff Report UPDATE:   Stage and screen legend Hal Holbrook is retiring his signature one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” after more than six decades of playing the beloved author and humoris, thus canceling the scheduled Oct. 6 performance in Oklahoma City. This week, CityRep opens its sixteenth season with a two week run for the Oklahoma […]

2nd annual OKIP Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry set for Oct 7 at Saints Pub

Oklahoma Death Row Exonerees (L-R) Malcolm Scott, Thomas Webb III, and Demarchoe Carpenter have all benefited from work done at the Oklahoma Innocence Project.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, will host its second annual Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry on Saturday, October 7, benefiting the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP). Located at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N Harvey Ave., OKIP […]

Why Civic Center Improvements (Proposition 7) matter to opera and arts infrastructure

Painted Sky’s Rob Glaubitz on Proposition 7.  Photo provided.

Rob Glaubitz Oklahoma City residents: You may not realize it but the upcoming election on September 12 really matters to the theater community in Oklahoma City and especially to Painted Sky Opera. If you haven’t checked it out yet, Oklahoma City residents vote on several items on September 12, including two sales tax increases and […]

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