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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 […]

Three candidates in September 12 county sheriff’s race promise to press jail reforms

Candace Liger, Community Organizer for ACLU of Oklahoma speaks at the VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) Accountability Session regarding the Oklahoma County Sheriff special election which will take place on Sept. 15.

Patrick B. McGuigan Editor and Publisher, The City Sentinel Darla Shelden contributed to this report OKLAHOMA CITY – The September 12 election for Oklahoma County Sheriff has drawn widespread attention at the grass roots level, and recurring coverage from local news organizations. While special elections generally do not spark high turnout, a number of factors […]

Remembering Kent Potter, March 28, 1954 – August 9, 2017

Nichols Hills real estate agent and friend to many, Kent Potter will be remembered as a “wonderful man and kind soul.” Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – His obituary reads: Kenton “Kent” Nelson Potter was born March 28, 1954 in Oklahoma City the son of Jerald Allen and Ezell Glynn (Nelson) Potter. He died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Oklahoma City at the age of 63. As the news of the […]

OKC Day of Peace celebration set for Capitol grounds on Sept. 21

The International Day of Peace will be recognized on Thursday, September 21 when the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) will host an event at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  UNA-OKC Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) will host an event to recognize the International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21. at the Oklahoma State Capitol South Steps from 6 – 8 p.m. Event organizers invite the public to “make an impact on […]

Your Property A to Z – Historic Homes

Jack Werner, Photo provided.

by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections has significant experience inspecting historic homes.  You might like to know what to look for and what not to accept. Let’s start with some ”phrases” that should at least make you pay more attention: •    Collapsing basement wall – “All the houses in the area have […]

Painted Sky Opera’s 2017-18 season brings incarnations of the Diva

Tosca will be presented by Painted Sky Opera on October 6 - 8 at the Civic Center's Freede Little Theater.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Now a resident company at the Civic Center in downtown Oklahoma City, Painted Sky Opera’s 2017-18 season will feature three shows about opera’s favorite topic — divas. From the powerful story of Tosca to the ridiculousness of Florence Foster Jenkins to the self-absorption of “Three Decembers” Madeleine Mitchell, Painted Sky […]

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

Monroe Nichols (left) and Colin Walke.  Photos provided.

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 […]

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