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Johnson announces Democratic bid for U.S. Senate

Johnson, a state senator since 2005, wanted her mother by her side when she officially announced her bid for the U.S. Senate. “The person who made this all possible is who we are waiting for,” said Johnson as her mother, Wanda, 83, arrived. While crediting her family, faith and friends, Johnson announced she is seeking

LIFE

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will hold its 27th annual Chef’s Feast, “Step Right Up to Fight Hunger,” to support Food for Kids programs. Chefs from 25 of the metro’s best restaurants will offer guests samples of gourmet, circus-themed foods like cotton candy and popcorn with bacon. A selection of fine wines and spirits

Chinese connections

This brief synopsis may be enough for the audience to enjoy the show. But understanding the story behind the group provides greater depth to the experience. Founded as a New York-based company in 2006, Shen Yun has toured around the world but isn’t allowed in China. Performers practice Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa), which is

Flying high

Brent Weber first visited Camp Summit — a camp in North Texas for special needs people of all kinds — to visit his daughter who was volunteering there.  That was in 2008, and it started a “labor of love” project for Weber; he started filming footage with no concrete plans for it. Now, six years

Wills power

As OKPOP prepares to break ground on an actual brick-and-mortar building, its founders are currently collecting pop culture artifacts for various exhibits and displays that reflect Oklahoma’s varied stance in the world of popular culture — everything from music and movies to comic books and comedy. One of the most illustrious of these collections was

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

(2013) Tsui Hark struck gold with 2010’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, marking a return to form for the Hong Kong director following several lackluster, effects-driven flops. Therefore, no one blames Hark for wanting to mine Dee for franchise potential. Unfortunately, the result is the kind of unfocused, overindulgent mess that

Realizing the dream

King’s speech proposed a vision of equality for all states throughout our country, a vision that we must continue to work toward in Oklahoma. A little more than 50 years have passed since the day King shared his dream with the nation. Each year, we are reminded of that dream with a federally recognized holiday.

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