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Entries from April 2009

Update: The Ten Commandments Memorial

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Things have been happening with the potential Ten Commandments memorial that OK Representative Mike Ritze wants to put on the grounds of the state capitol (see original post here).  On Monday, April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted on Mr. Ritze’s proposal (Bill #1330), and the measure passed by a large margin.  Of course, there was some very heated debate first. 

 

Senator Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, claims the bill simply pays tribute to a historical document that is a part of our country’s foundation.  He went as far as to compare it to the Liberty Bell.

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The Lion King Roars into OKC

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If you love theater and you love the story of The Lion King, why not combine the two and go see Disney’s The Lion King musical!  This amazing show is making its Oklahoma City debut at the Civic Center Music Hall.  It opened on April 21st, and it will run through May 23rd.  In addition to some incredible costumes, the musical features many of the hit songs from the movie, including “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and the theme song, “Circle of Life.”  For tickets and show times, visit the Civic Center’s website at http://www.okcciviccenter.org/index.html.  

  

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Oklahoma to Secede from the U.S.?

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If you paid any attention to the tea parties and such in protest of taxes, you may have heard the governor of Texas make a comment about how any unhappy state has the right to secede from the United States.  This brought up many different things, including the fact that Oklahoma passed a resolution back in June of 2008 to secede from the United States!

 

Well, that’s what you might have heard, but that’s not quite correct.  Rumors that Oklahoma (and about 20 other states that followed Oklahoma’s example) seceded are largely exaggerated.  However, a resolution truly was passed that made it seem like the state had left the union.  House Joint Resolution 1089, which passed on June 15, 2008, was a resolution adopted by the 51st state legislature.

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2009 Festival of the Arts

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It’s April, and that means it’s time for one of Oklahoma City’s largest arts events—the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts.  This year, the festival will be April 21 through 26 and, as always, it will stretch across the Festival Plaza, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and the Stage Center.  The festival opens at 11:00 a.m. each day and closes at 9:00 p.m. with the exception of Sunday, when everything wraps up at 6:00 p.m.  Admission to the festival is free.

 

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