The mission of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s Performing Arts Series is to champion Oklahoma as a world-class center for the arts by bringing monumental cultural experiences to the heartland of America.  The foundation began sponsoring a small performing arts series in 1998 on the campus of Armstrong College located in north Edmond.

Morning Crash Kills Woman in BA

Nov 20, 2015
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A woman is dead from injuries in a pre-dawn car crash in Broken Arrow. The head-on crash took place at Kenosha and Elm (71st and 161 East) about five this morning.

Police say it appears a driver had a medical issue and lost control of her car. It crossed the center line and hit another auto head-on.  The woman was rushed to the hospital, but Broken Arrow Police say died after arriving at the medical center.

The other driver was not seriously injured.

It took most of the morning rush for police to investigate the crash and get the vehicles moved out of the roadway.

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City.  Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well a variety of community engagements.  

Bristow Fire Leaves Resident Dead

Nov 10, 2015

A Bristow resident has died in a fire. The Bristow fire department responded to the call at 8:45am this morning. Fire chief David McSpadden says the fire was slow and smoldering. The resident was unable to get out of the residence in time.

The 55 year old male has not been identified. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshall, but the fire is believed to be caused by an electric short.

Celebrating 56 years of bringing nationally and internationally recognized chamber music ensembles to Oklahoma City, Chamber Music in Oklahoma is a non-profit civic organization begun in 1960. Made up of volunteers and sustained by the support of its members, audiences and a number of community entities the series offers a five-concert season held on Sundays at 4:00pm from October through April at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. For more information about this series and concerts this season visit their website online at

Written in 1931, the year after Igor Stravinsky’s choral masterpieceSymphony of Psalms, William Walton’s oratorio Belshazzar’s Feastborrows from Stravinsky’s concept, a three part work drawing its words directly from the Bible and utilizing text from the Psalms, the first and last sections echoing the Russian master in musical terms but offering in its key center some of the most creative and distinctive music in the 20thcentury English choral canon.  Both works featured in the Canterbury Choral Society’s season opening concert presented on Friday October

State Impact



TORONTO (AP) — The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project.

TransCanada said Monday a suspension would be appropriate while it works with Nebraska authorities for approval of its preferred route through the state. The move comes before the Obama administration was widely expected to reject it.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has changed inmate phone call rates, lowering the cost of keeping in touch for the loved one of inmates serving time in Oklahoma's prisons and jails.

The Oklahoman reports the FCC announced on Oct. 22 that a 15-minute phone call will cost $1.65, 40 percent lower than the $3 rate that was previously in place. FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn says the agency's action on the phone service is integral to ongoing discussions about criminal justice reform.

Since 2003, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma has offered Oklahoma audiences a regular season of beloved and diverse chamber music performances presented by an ensemble of musicians largely based in the Oklahoma City metro area along with special guest artists. On Tuesday, September 22nd , the Society marked the start of the 2015-2016 season and its 13th year with a program entitled "From Beethoven to the Beatles." The concert, offered at St.

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Oklahoma has improved in three of four regular measures of academic performance since 2013.

That’s according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, data on testing performance collectively known as the nation's report card. But the assessment also highlighted some of Oklahoma's problems.

First, the good news: The state's biggest improvement is a five-point jump in average fourth-grade reading scores.