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OKC’s Downtown in December offers holiday activities for the entire family

Free Water Taxi Rides down the Bricktown canal will be available for all ages Thursdays through Sundays through December 31, from 6 – 9 p.m. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Downtown in December 2018 is hosting a series of holiday events and attractions, which are now in full swing in the heart of Oklahoma City. The winter events include outdoor ice skating, a tree lighting festival, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, free water taxi excursions, performing arts, shopping, and […]

Give a little gift of art – search for special holiday presents at December 7 First Friday

Fifty Three, by Behnaz Sohrabian. Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City – The Paseo Arts District’s final First Friday Gallery Walk of the year will take place on Friday, December 7, 6-9 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising a variety of art, gift items and apparel suited for […]

Paseo Arts Awards draws record crowd to praise four honorees and support the arts

The 2018 award winners at the Paseo Arts Awards dinner, from left: Robbie Kienzle, Maestro Joel Levine, Kris Kanaly and Kelsey Karper. Photos by Carl Shortt.

Staff Report The 12th Annual Paseo Arts Awards Dinner had a record attendance of almost 300 people at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Four deserving people were honored for contributions to the arts. Kris Kanaly received Artist of the Year, and Kelsey Karper received the Michi Susan Award. Robbie Kienzle received the Creative Placemaking Award and […]

Sonja Martinez to host 28th annual Christmas AIDS Benefit to support Winds House

Sonja Martinez will host her 28th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 3, at the COPA in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter
. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 28th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 3, at the COPA, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.  All proceeds, including tips, will go to support The Winds […]

Oklahoma playwright Amy Wheeler honored by Cornish College

At the podium, Acting President Star Hang Nga Rush (left) presents Amy Wheeler with an Honorary Doctorate degree from Cornish College of Fine Arts.  Photo credit: W. Westergard/Cornish College of the Arts.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK – Amy Wheeler is a nationally recognized playwright, an accomplished actor and a native Oklahoman. This year she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA during their 2018 commencement ceremony last May. Wheeler is the executive director of […]

In House District 85, for Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson is running for House District 85 on the Nov. 6 ballot.   Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement This year, The City Sentinel has endorsed men and women from both major parties, a statewide hopeful from the only ballot-qualified third-party, and Independent aspirants. In state House District 85, The City Sentinel supports Matt Jackson, the Republican nominee. The district includes Nichols Hills and parts of north Oklahoma City. The […]

Detailing another reason I do not support Mike Hunter and do support Mark Myles for Attorney General of Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Capitol.  File Photo

  by Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher In early August, CapitolBeatOK in cooperation wtih The City Sentinel newspaper exchanged several emails with the office of Attorney General Mike Hunter concerning the state’s litigation touching Opioid manufacturers, legal counsel, potential conflicts for attorneys and consultants, and other issues. While some timely information was provided, several matters remained […]

Oklahoma’s gross tax receipts continue to climb, state Treasurer Ken Miller reports

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gross Receipts to the Treasury indicate the state economy continues to expand as the monthly report shows growth of more than 16 percent in October, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced Friday (November 2). Monthly gross receipts, at $1.1 billion, and total 12-month gross receipts, at $12.7 billion, are the […]

The City Sentinel Endorsements, November 6, 2018

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Statewide Elected Offices Governor – Chris Powell, Libertarian Lt. Governor – Matt Pinnell, Republican Auditor & Inspector – Cindy Byrd, Republican Attorney General – Mark Myles, Democrat State Superintendent – John Cox, Democrat State Treasurer – Randy McDaniel, Republican Labor Commissioner – Leslie Osborn, Republican Insurance Commissioner – Glen Mulready, Republican Corporation Commissioner – Jackie […]

#WontBeErasedOKC rally set for Nov. 3 at State Capitol

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City students, individuals, and organizations have joined together to host the #WontBeErasedOKC rally on Saturday, November 3, from 1 – 3 p.m., on the South Plaza at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The rally is in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed federal guidelines on […]

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