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Lawyers, Activists seek Clemency for Julius Jones. Case issues detailed

Federal Public Defenders Amanda Bass and Dale  Baich, representing Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, plan to press for clemency for their client.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones plan to press for clemency for their client. The news was shared at a recent event supporting Oklahoma’s leading organization coordinating efforts to end capital punishment in Oklahoma. Lawyers announce clemency campaign to seek “Justice for Julius” At that […]

TONIGHT! “Beloved of God’ — Mozart’s music a highlight of Brightmusic Concert No. 4

Lisa Harvey-Reed will blend in perfectly at the fourth and final concert of the Brightmusic Summer Festival tonight at St. Paul’s Cathedral (N.W. 7 and Robinson) in downtown Oklahoma City . Reed, principal Oboist with the the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, is a Brightmusic regular. She will perform Mozart’s “Quartet in F Major” along with Gregory Lee (violin), Mark Neumann (viola) and Zack Reaves. The Mozart number is first on the evening program, followed by works from Astor Piazzolla, John Mackey and Antonin Dvořák. Tickets for this evening’s event remain available. For information, visit

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor All good things eventualy come to an end, and thus the Brightmusic Summer Festival concludes TONIGHT — Tuesday, June 11 — at 7:30 p.m. with Concert No. 4 – Quartets. The finale commences with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Quartet in F Major for Oboe, Violin, Viola & Cello, K.370. […]

Great musicians perform at Brightmusic Festival: Again with feeling, Concert #2 – and then #3 with gusto!

Samuel Formicola, Zach Reaves, Parthena Owens

The City Sentinel Online Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Brightmusic 2019 Summer Festival, which began on Thursday evening, continues Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (127 NW 7th St, 73102) in downtown Oklahoma City. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Intimate Portraits in Chamber Music.” Saturday’s […]

Brightmusic brings the best and brightest world composers to life for the Summer 2019 Festival, June 6-11

Engaged in their work at the 2018 Brightmusic Summer Festival were, from left, Amy I-Lin Cheng (Piano), Gregory Lee (Violin) and Jesus Castro-Baldi (Cello). 
Photo Credit: Michael Anderson

Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present four concerts over six days, featuring the city’s best concert musicians as they bring to life works from many of the world’s best composers of classical music. All Brightmusic concerts are performed in the worship space at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (127 […]

Mixed Reviews as Oklahoma Legislative Session Ends

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named five members of the Senate to srve on the bipartisan oversight committee for the new Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT).

by Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – Republican leaders at the state Capitol declared themselves pleased with the results of the 2019 session of the Legislature, but diverse reviews from the minority party and other quarters were mixed. In a press release sent to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations, Senate Republican leaders characterized the […]

Pastors for Peace leader to discuss “Cuba and the US Today” on June 18


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, June 18, John Waller, Program Coordinator Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan, will speak during a pot luck dinner event from 6 – 9 p.m. at Church of the Open Arms, 3131 N. Pennsylvania, in Oklahoma City Sponsored by the Peace House, the event […]

COMMENTARY: Cole’s conquest looms, amid concerns for the future of Indian Country

Tom Cole.  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – In the nation’s capital, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, is close to achieving his greatest triumph. If he pulls it off, it will be great for the tribe to which he belongs (the Chickasaw Nation), in particular, and beneficial to other large tribes, in general. For decades, those […]

OKIE presents a superSHEro

Linor Abargil, a former Miss Israel named Miss World, will keynote the OKIE event “Captes and Crowns” on Monday, May 12 in Oklahoma City. Abargil is the subject of “Brave Miss World,” a documentary. Photo: Passion River Films

Staff Report   The Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) is presenting “Capes and Crowns … sparkle like a superSHEro,” on Monday, May 13 at the Jones Assembly (901 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City 73106) Martha Burger of Oklahoma City University will be honored with the Light Leadership Legacy award, a distinction reserved for high-profile community leaders. […]

CAIR-OK Awards Banquet to feature Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour

Racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 6.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK) will hold its 13th Annual Awards Banquet this Saturday, April 6, at 6 P.M. at the Hilton Garden Inn and Edmond Conference Center, 2833 Conference Drive, in Edmond. The event themed, “Faith Led, Justice Driven,” will feature keynote speaker, […]

Rabbi Ovadia Goldman and wife Nechoma will be honored at this week’s “Aspire to Inspire” gala


by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – On behalf of the Chabad Community Center, friends of Rabbi Ovadia Goldman and his wife Nechoma are hosting an event deemed “Aspire To Inspire.” The Goldmans have served the Oklahoma community for 20 years – 7,300 days. On each of those days, the Goldmans and their partners in […]

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