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OKCU to host screening of civil rights documentary honoring James Baldwin

Oklahoma City University will host a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” about the life of writer James Baldwin on Wednesday, August 30. YouTube photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University will screen the critically acclaimed documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” on Wednesday, August 30. The screening, which is about the Civil Rights movement, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Meinders School of Business in the Kerr-McGee Auditorium at N.W. […]

Fast and Furious: Democratic Party leaders assail GOP in wake of court ruling on tobacco tax

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Although widely anticipated, the Oklahoma state Supreme Court’s unanimous decision striking down the tobacco “fee” enacted in May is provoking reactions ranging from shocked to celebratory. To be sure, the judicial ruling has also provoked political positioning in anticipation of a possible (perhaps likely) special legislative session. The City Sentinel’s […]

ANALYSIS – Oklahoma State Government Spending: Higher Than Ever

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by Chris Shelton and Dave Bond Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Editor’s Note: The charts accompanying this story show dollars in millions. Oklahoma City – In discussions about taxes and state government spending in Oklahoma, some advocates insist that available funding has been slashed to the bone for important public services. However, the claim is […]

Lost Lakes Entertainment Complex presents Steve Miller Band at unique waterside setting on Sept. 17

On Sunday, September 17, Oklahoma’s Classic Rock station KRXO will celebrate their 30th annual Birthday Bash with legendary music icons The Steve Miller Band, singer/songwriter Eddie Money and Southern rock band 38 Special at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Lost Lakes Amphitheater will be this year’s site for Oklahoma’s Classic Rock station KRXO’s (104.5 FM) 30th annual Birthday Bash. On Sunday, September 17 celebrate with legendary music icons The Steve Miller Band, singer/songwriter Eddie Money and Southern rock band 38 Special. The day long […]

Global Citizen Awards scheduled for September 9 gala in Oklahoma City

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Staff Report World Experiences Foundation’s Annual Global Citizen Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 6.30 pm at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Oklahoma City. In addition to the honors presented, the evening’s entertainment will showcase a variety of special cultural performances from around the world. The Foundation will honor Governor Bill […]

Capitol Report for July 1: U.S. Supreme Court green lights church access to safety grants, and honoring Reagan’s eloquence at Normandy

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In this week’s “Capitol Report” segment on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Pat McGuigan analyzed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a Missouri case. The High Court, in a 7-2 vote, agreed that a Missouri church can participate in state-run playground safety programs on the same basis as other non-profits. In some […]

A Soldier’s Story: Combat, Life in Service, a Kiss

The people of Pilsen, Czech Republic, cheer on May 7, 2017, as a Jeep passes by bearing World War II combat veteran Hall Duncan. Every year, the people of Pilsen celebrate the liberation of their town by the U.S. Third Army. Photo Provided by Yankee Division Veterans Association.

Patrick B. McGuigan Edmond, Oklahoma – Hall Duncan has had many successes in a long career in art, journalism, education and other fields. Now retired from the University of Central Oklahoma, he still draws and is working on a new children’s book. At 93, he has no intention of slowing down. In 1944-45, as an […]

Science Museum Oklahoma to host Star Trek event at Southwest OKC Public Library

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Science Museum Oklahoma will bring the “Science of Star Trek” to life with a presentation sponsored by the Southwest Oklahoma City (SOKC) Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Science Museum Oklahoma representatives will take participants on an extraterrestrial trip to the sci-fi future at 6 […]

16th annual Fairy Ball set for June 17 in Oklahoma City

The 16th annual Fairy Ball will be held on Saturday, June 17 at the Crown Jewel Amphitheater in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 16th annual Fairy Ball will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 7 – 9: 15 p.m. Sponsored by the Paseo Arts Association, Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan and the Oklahoma Arts Council, the free children’s costume and dance event will take place in the Crown […]

Sonja Martinez honored as 2017 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshall

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The month of June is recognized across America and around the world as LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in New York City at the end of June 1969. Several events will take place in Oklahoma City to celebrate Pride Month […]

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