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From DreamWorks' 'Trolls' to the book of Job, Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts exploring cinematic possibilities

Whether it’s raising money for a “truth-based” teenage adventure film inspired by a biblical hero or taking DreamWorks’...

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Master soloist: OKC Philharmonic concertmaster Gregory Lee to be featured in season finale

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will explore all four seasons in its 2018-19 Classics season finale. “Vivaldi wrote over 400...

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Interviews, photos and video: OKC artist Denise Duong takes her whimsical characters to Paseo Arts Festival and beyond

As the featured artist of the 2019 Paseo Arts Festival, Duong, who proprietor of the district’s Little D Gallery, also created...

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Turnpike Troubadours cancel more shows, ask for prayers, thank fans for memories

Long known as stalwart "road warriors" who once played more than 100 shows a year, the Troubadours have canceled numerous...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 26, 2019: It's the last day to see the exhibit 'Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West' at the OKC Museum of Art

Presenting the wilderness of the West as a place to protect in all its beauty, Adams was the visual artist who pioneered what...

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Husband-and-wife duo Adam & Kizzie saying farewell to OKC in concert

The duo will play a farewell concert at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 25, 2019: Check out a traditional Japanese matcha ceremony at Solare in the Plaza District

Check out a traditional Japanese matcha ceremony, in full ritual and regalia, at 2 p.m. today at Solare self-care and wellness...

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The art of make-believe: Artist Denise Duong paints her colorful characters all over OKC

Denise Duong maintains a fanciful flock of imaginary friends, and she doesn’t care who knows it. Rather, she plasters her...

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Adam Levine leaving 'The Voice' after 16 seasons, to be replaced by Gwen Stefani

Adam Levine is leaving "The Voice" after 16 seasons, and Gwen Stefani is stepping in to take his seat in the Emmy-winning...

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Three Oklahoma Film Rebate Program productions selected for deadCenter Film Festival

The 19th annual festival is scheduled for June 6-9 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Video: Blake Shelton takes new single 'God's Country' to No. 1, performs it on Red Nose Day

Less than two months since it debuted and only six weeks into its run at country radio, Oklahoma country music superstar Blake...

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Oklahoma native Alfre Woodard to star opposite Kevin Hart in 'Fatherhood'

The Sony Pictures film adaptation is based of the memoir "Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love" by Matt Logelin.

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Movie review: Live-action 'Aladdin' gives princess a timely makeover but unleashes off-putting CGI genie

But the best and most needed makeover in the new “Aladdin” is to Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), who was little more than a...

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Preview: OKC's annual Paseo Arts Festival adds third stage in 43rd year

Showcasing an array of art forms is one of the goals of the 43rd Annual Paseo Arts Festival, which will feature almost 100...

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Interviews and video: Blackberry Smoke and Dirty Honey bring variety, seize opportunity at Rocklahoma 2019

More than 40 acts are on the lineup for the 13th annual Rocklahoma music and camping festival. Billed as America’s Biggest...

Bollywood boom: OKC joins national trend of movie theaters showing films from India

NewsApr 7, 2019

Among the show times for the latest Marvel Studios superhero saga, Tyler Perry’s last Madea movie and the third animated “How to Train Your Dragon” adventure, some Oklahoma City theaters listed less-than-mainstream titles on a recent Friday....

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Oklahoma Memorial Day weekend events include music and arts festivals, rodeos, military tribute and more

Festivities to honor the troops, showcase the arts and put the kicks on Route 66 are planned across Oklahoma during Memorial...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 24, 2019: Check out the release show for singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers' long-awaited album 'Fairplay Hotel'

"Fairplay Hotel" and its title track are named for a Colorado inn Rogers used to play at, which was thoroughly haunted, but...

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Theater review: Crowd-pleasing national tour of 'Cats' casts a spell

A fancy feast for the senses, perhaps no other mainstream musical taps into the strange magic of live theater more nimbly than...

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Rocklahoma festival lineup covers wide swath of sonic territory

After almost two decades as the lead singer of a rock band, Charlie Starr has become enthralled with the gypsy lifestyle of the...

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Paseo Arts Festival takes The Plunge: Long-running event adding a new stage inside multi-use center

The word on the street is that the Paseo Arts Festival is adding a new stage for its 43rd edition. Along with its North and...

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Memorial Day weekend events planned throughout Oklahoma

Communities throughout the state are celebrating the unofficial start of summer this weekend. Festivities to honor the troops,...

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Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Sting and more to be featured on tonight's Red Nose Day broadcast

The special will air from 7 to 9 tonight in support of the fifth annual Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, which...

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Theater review: Crowd-pleasing national tour of 'Cats' casts a spell at OKC Civic Center

After an 18-year stint that earned seven Tony Awards and a place near the top of the list of the longest-running titles in...

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Oklahoma performer and Fox's 'Rent' alumnus Brennin Hunt to make Broadway debut in 'Pretty Woman'

The Harrah native will replace Andy Karl as Edward, the male lead, this summer in Broadway's "Pretty Woman."

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Video: Pentatonix covers 'Waving Through a Window' from the Tony-winning musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'

The three-time Grammy Award-winning group performed in concert Tuesday night at Tulsa's BOK Center.

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Oklahoma filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt announces home-state production on family-friendly film 'The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet'

The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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Watch: Toby Keith performs his new song 'That's Country Bro' with finalist Dexter Roberts on 'The Voice'

The Norman resident joined the star-studded lineup for the two-hour live show for perform with Roberts in a duet of Keith's new...

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Watch: Blake Shelton performs with his three finalists on 'The Voice' Season 16 finale

Three of the four finalists for this season's "The Voice" were on Team Blake, and as part of the two-night finale festivities...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 22, 2019: See the famed feline musical 'Cats' at the OKC Civic Center

The new tour, based on the beloved show 2016 Broadway revival, features Oklahoma native Keri Rene Fuller, who is playing...

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Watch: The cast of Broadway's 'The Prom,' which has Oklahoma ties, performs 'Unruly Heart' on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

The show earned seven nods when the nominees were revealed recently for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards.

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Oklahoma high school students honored at inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards

The finalists came from across the OKC metro area, and the awards ceremony, featuring performances by all the nominees, was...

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Toby Keith, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift and more to perform on Tuesday's 'The Voice' finale

On the first part of the live finale, airing from 7 to 9 tonight, the final four artists will perform in front of coaches Kelly...

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Interview: Kelli O'Hara talks about OKC Broadway's inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards

Now a Tony Award winner starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” the Oklahoma native is hoping to inspire...

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Photos: 'The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour' breaks more records with Pittsburgh show

Since launching the monumental tour, Brooks has played consecutive sell-outs, breaking attendance records in St. Louis,...

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Update: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center closing early today due to severe weather threat

The popular exhibit "Oklahoma Is Black" is on view until Sunday, so there's still time to check it out before it closes.

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Video: Sparks fly as Carrie Underwood croons 'Southbound' on 'American Idol' season finale

Underwood, a Checotah native and the "Idol" Season 4 winner, returned to the venerable TV singing contest to perform on its...

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OKC Zoo closing early today due to severe weather forecast

Staff for the perennial family-favorite attraction announced on social media that it is closing at noon today.

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Science Museum Oklahoma closing early today due to severe weather risk

Staff for the perennial family-favorite attraction announced on social media that it is closing at 1 p.m. today.

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Video: Tulsa native Bill Hader makes media rounds ahead of tonight's 'Barry' Season 2 finale

On his first appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Hader referenced his Tulsa origins as the reason for the...

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Interview, photos and video: Oklahoma native Keri Rene Fuller pounces on her first national tour opportunity with 'Cats'

“This is a bucket list item for the majority of those on the stage, and to be able to perform it and see the country...

OKC nonprofit takes high-quality homes where commercial developers wouldn't

BusinessApr 14, 2019

At its core, it’s a quest to raise the quality of life and bring amenities back to areas hollowed out by urban renewal. But like most ambitious plans, there are multiple layers in the development transforming Oklahoma City’s northeast side. “We...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 19, 2019: Hear Byron Berline Band play a Summer Breeze concert in Norman

Music fans can bring seating and refreshments and take in a free evening of music in Lions Park, Flood and Symmes in Norman.

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Inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards to honor Oklahoma high school theater students

Kelli O’Hara was 16 years old when she found her place. “We moved to Deer Creek in Edmond when I was 16. It was a very hard...

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More than a 'Memory': Oklahoman Keri Rene Fuller is on her first national tour with 'Cats,' and the iconic show is returning to OKC

The old quip “it was better than ‘Cats’” doesn’t apply to Keri Rene Fuller, if only because it’s hard for her to imagine much...

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Elizabeth Clinton, featured in Netflix series 'The Innocent Man,' to speak at Calm Waters OKC fundraising event

The event will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Clinton, whose father, Dennis Fritz, was one of two men wrongly convicted of...

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Interviews, photos and video: Red Earth Art Center getting new home in BancFirst Tower lobby

The venerable nonprofit organization Red Earth Inc. and BancFirst have reached an agreement that will relocate the Red Earth...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 18, 2019: New Kids on the Block brings 'The MixTape Tour' to Chesapeake Energy Arena

The five hit-making pop and hip-hop acts, who have sold more than 100 million combined records worldwide, are on the road...

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Red Earth Art Center moving into BancFirst Tower lobby

Inside the Red Earth Art Center, a few paintings and sculptures remain on display, with many more works of art swaddled in...

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Inaugural National Arts Incubation Lab launching at OU

Described by some as the TV show “Shark Tank” meets “The Arts,” the lab is considered unique for combining and amplifying the...

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Interview and video: Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi talks about Westerns before appearing as host of HDNET Movies series

HDNET Movies' “Summer of Westerns” Sunday film series is launching this weekend and continuing through Aug. 11.

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Interview and video: Hanson's Taylor Hanson talks Tulsa's Hop Jam, hometown 'String Theory' concert, brother band Joshua & the Holy Rollers and more

The free all-ages music festival will spotlight live entertainment on two stages - with Oklahoma and national acts, including...

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Interviews and videos: Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees, including Gray Frederickson, John Herrington, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts

A trailblazing astronaut, two football stars who later became Congressmen, and the Choctaw chief who suggested the state’s name...

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Movie review: Salvaged 1970s Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' is a soul-stirring joy

But the film’s highlight is the title track, as Franklin delivers a more than 10-minute soul-stirring rendition that causes...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 17, 2019: See Carpenter Square Theatre stage the drama 'White Guy on the Bus'

In conjunction with the play, the theater’s lobby art gallery will host the work of Albert Bostick and Laura Sullivan.

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Concert review: Kristin Chenoweth hits the high notes in more ways than one at OKC show

Since Kristin Chenoweth performed in concert Tuesday night, plenty of high notes were hit. But since the Broken Arrow native...

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'The American mythology': Cherokee actor Wes Studi helps tell the story of the West in his film roles

Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller “Heat,” a superhero trainer in the comedy “Mystery Men” and as the patriarch...

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'Amazing Grace' G 1:29 3 1/2 out of 4 stars In 1972, Aretha Franklin, already a five-time Grammy-winning hitmaker, recorded the...

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Mmmhops: Oklahoma band Hanson mixing up sixth hometown Hop Jam Beer & Music Festival

TULSA — For the sixth year, Hanson is bringing together two favorite things in arguably the band’s favorite place with The Hop...

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees

For Gray Frederickson, the opportunity to join the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is even better than winning an Oscar. “Oscar is an...

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Gray Frederickson, John Herrington, J.C. Watts and Steve Largent among 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

The 2019 class will be formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Oklahoma City.

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Arts Council OKC announces lineup for summer Sunday Twilight Concert Series at Myriad Gardens

A downtown OKC summertime tradition, the Twilight Concert Series returns for free weekly performances June through August at...

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Oklahoma Film + Music Office to receive deadCenter Film Festival Oklahoma Film Icon Award

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office, which celebrates its 40th anniversary as an official state agency this year, has been...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 16, 2019: Hear Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptica at the Tower Theatre

Best known for playing the music of Metallica on four cellos, the band has also covered other metal bands, including Pantera,...

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Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris and more to perform on CMT Music Awards

Underwood has won the most belt buckles in the show’s history with 18.

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Concert review: Kristin Chenoweth hits high notes in more ways than one with OKC benefit show

Earning multiple standing ovations from the sold-out crowd, her 90-minute “My Love Letter to Oklahoma” also boasted a bevy of...

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Kristin Chenoweth joins Netflix rom-com 'Holidate'

The Emmy and Tony winner is among several actors added to the project.

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Lyric video: OKC band doubleVee covers Starlight Mints with 'Goldstar Redux'

If the song sounds familiar, it's the pair's speedier, updated rendition of “Goldstar," from the Mints' 2003 album "Built on...

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Four Oklahoma organizations named National Endowment for the Arts grant recipients

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today $80.4 million for 1,114 new awards located in all 50 states, the District...

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Watch: Toby Keith drops lyric video to name-dropping new single 'That's Country Bro'

The lyrics encourage people that if you're "gonna be country, you ought to know something 'bout the roots and the boots and the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 15, 2019: Hear Crystal Bowersox at the Blue Door

Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music.

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Video: Blake Shelton performs new single 'God's Country' on 'The Voice' as top 4 finalists revealed

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton opened tonight's episode of "The Voice" in powerhouse fashion with a...

At the heart of it: Cardiologist's practice focuses on seniors

HealthApr 21, 2019

Every heart needs to do the same thing — pump blood, and with it the oxygen that keeps us alive — but Dr. Aleicia Mack knows the similarities may end there. Mack, 44, is a cardiologist who has worked at Integris since 2012. She’s built much of...

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre premiering 'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,' 'Doll's House, Part 2' and more in 2019-2020 season

CityRep's 18th season will bring Oklahoma premiere productions and actors from among the best of Broadway, throughout the...

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OKC Museum of Art announces programming for summer exhibit 'Van Gogh, Monet, Degas'

From June 22 to Sept. 22, the OKC Museum of Art will operate on summer hours and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 14, 2019: Hear indie-pop singer-songwriter and actress Alicia Witt in concert at the Blue Door

Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, "15,000 Days" boasts songs rooted in modern arrangements and timeless melodies.

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Watch: Oklahoma bassoonist Taylor Akin featured on video series 'Where Music Lives,' hosted by Kevin 'K.O.' Olusola of Pentatonix

The Washington High Schooler and his parents, Deanna and Mark Akin, takes the Pentatonix beat boxer and cellist on a tour of...

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Lyric Theatre hosting first Student Share Celebration for OKC students in Disney Musicals in Schools program

More than 200 elementary students from the Oklahoma City Public School District will have the opportunity Saturday to sing and...

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Carrie Underwood to perform on Sunday's 'American Idol' finale

Checotah native and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood announced on social media today that she is returning to "American Idol"...

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After standout Coachella performances, Reggaeton star J. Balvin announces autumn tour, including Oklahoma concert

Following his widely praised, back-to-back weekend performances recently on the main stage at Coachella, Reggaeton global...

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MercyMe bringing 'Imagination Nation Tour' back to Oklahoma in fall

Contemporary Christian hitmakers MercyMe are bringing their "Imagination Nation Tour" back to Oklahoma after playing a March...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 13, 2019: Hear Blessthefall at 89th Street OKC

The band is touring in support of its new album, "Hard Feelings," released in March via Rise Records.

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New Broadway revival of 'Oklahoma!' to launch national tour in OKC

The 2020 tour will mark the first time a first-class Actors Equity production of “Oklahoma!” has toured North America in 40...

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Interview and videos: Kristin Chenoweth returns to OKC to perform 'My Love Letter to Oklahoma'

The Oklahoma City University graduate returns to her home state this week to perform “My Love Letter to Oklahoma” in concert...

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Interviews, photos and video: OKC's Painted Sky Opera performing post-apocalyptic version of the classic 'Tragedy of Carmen'

Seizing the stage at the Civic Center’s Freede Little Theatre Friday and May 19, the Oklahoma City opera company’s reimaging of...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 12, 2019: Moms get free admission to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art for Mother's Day

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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Homegrown dynamo: Kristin Chenoweth to perform OKC Civic Center concert

Like the late, legendary Carol Channing, Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth is an award-winning dynamo who has made an indelible...

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Opera 'Beyond Thunderdome': Painted Sky closes third season with post-apocalyptic take on 'The Tragedy of Carmen'

For the fifth time, Caitlin McKechney is embodying one of opera’s most iconic characters: the passionate, free-spirited and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 11, 2019: OKC band Cavern Company plays an EP release show at 51st Street Speakeasy

Oklahoma City alt-rock trio Cavern Company - will release the new EP “So This Is Happiness” at 8:30 tonight at 51st St....

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Interview and video: Famed Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline reveals plans to rebuild Double Stop Fiddle Shop, for Saturday's annual Western swing concert

Even without his music venue, Berline and his band also have continued to play concerts at Guthrie’s Community Church, 512 E...

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Listen: Vince Gill announces new album 'Okie,' releases emotional new song 'A Letter to My Mama'

Along with the announcement, the Grammy Award-winning MCA Nashville country star premiered an emotional new focus track titled...

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Keb' Mo' announces new album 'Oklahoma,' inspired by 2013 visit to play a tornado benefit show

The hands of fate led him to the meeting of, and a songwriting session with, Dara Tucker, an Oklahoma native.

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Expanded interviews, photos and video: Artist Mike Wimmer brings his home-state portrait series 'Will Work For ...' to Oklahoma History Center

The Goodwins’ likeness is one of 17 portraits in Wimmer’s new series on display at the Oklahoma History Center in the exhibit...

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Movie review: Biopic 'Tolkien' can't quite tap the magic of legendary author's storytelling

Although the almost two-hour run time feels too long, the repetitive film also reveals too little about J.R.R. Tolkien...

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Expanded interview and video: 'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer playing hometown OKC concert on Mother's Day

Less than halfway through 2019, Darci Lynne Farmer has competed in a second TV talent show, been officially declared a role...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 10, 2019: Hear Collective Soul at Shawnee's Grand Event Center

Collective Soul's silver anniversary year will be a celebration of their ongoing legacy in all-out style with a little bit of...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival adds Paul George animated short film, Danny Boyle's Beatles comedy 'Yesterday' to 2019 slate

Organizers of the deadCenter Film Festival have announced the addition of two high-profile films to the 2019 festival lineup.

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'Tolkien' PG-13 1:52 2½ out of 4 stars Imagine if someone tried to take the thick appendices at the end of “The Lord of the...

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OKC singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer plays hometown show after honing her talents on tour

Less than halfway through 2019, Darci Lynne Farmer has competed in a second TV talent show, been officially declared a role...

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'Will Work For ...': Oklahoma native Mike Wimmer pays tribute to the people of his home state with history center portrait exhibit

When Carol Goodwin looks at the portrait Oklahoma native Mike Wimmer painted of her and her husband, Mark, she sees a...

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Oklahoma cloudscape artist David Holland starts residency and exhibit at Norman's MAINSITE gallery

Norman Arts Council announces the exhibition and three-month residency of Oklahoma cloudscape artist David Holland from May...

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Watch: Tulsa native Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy appear in creepy teaser trailer for 'It: Chapter Two'

The first teaser trailer for the eagerly anticipated horror sequel "It: Chapter Two" was released today, and it is unsettling.

Oklahoma City theater and civil rights icon inspire rapper-developer

BusinessApr 7, 2019

The Tower Theatre was shuttered through a large part of Jabee Williams’ life, but he was well aware of its significance. Playing a role in its renaissance, he said, not only let him become part of a local music venue but a part of local history,...

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Country band Old Dominion adds Oklahoma concert to 'Make It Sweet Tour'

Acclaimed country band Old Dominion has added new dates and cities to their “Make It Sweet Tour,” including an Oklahoma show at...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 9, 2019: Check out the National Cowboy Museum's Saloon Series

Tonight's edition will offer an evening of beer tasting and education in Prosperity Junction, the museum’s replica...

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Interviews, images and video: 'Science Guy' Bill Nye celebrates Science Museum Oklahoma's planetarium campaign launch

The mechanical engineer, television personality and science advocate spoke to local media Wednesday, the first day of a two-day...

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Bill Nye The Science Guy helps Science Museum Oklahoma launch planetarium campaign

Bill Nye’s love of science started with space and dinosaurs. “Every kid loves science. Space and dinosaurs. You ask any normal...

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Photos: Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and Turnpike Troubadours play 'Music Never Dies' benefit concert for Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline

Proceeds from the "The Music Never Dies" benefit concert have been earmarked to help Berline, whose Double Stop Fiddle Shop...

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Garth Brooks announces Idaho date on stadium tour

Featuring in-the-round stage, the show will mark the first time Brooks plays Boise in more than 20 years, according to a news...

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OKC Museum of Art sprouting new event Art in Bloom

The event will feature 10 floral sculpture interpretations of works on view at the downtown museum.

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Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium announces 2019-2020 performing arts series

The series showcases a rich diversity of performances from around the globe.

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 8, 2019: Hear MGMT at The Criterion

MGMT - multi-instrumentalists Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser - released their fourth album, "Little Dark Age," in...

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Video: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae nominated for 2019 CMT Music Awards

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will be hosted by Little Big Town.

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Photos and video: 2019 Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival raises $22,000 for nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund

Since the Red Dirt Relief Fund was founded in 2012, it’s provided more than $110,000 to musicians in need.

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Watch: Kid geography experts from Oklahoma and Connecticut return to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

TV host Ellen DeGeneres welcomes back her two favorite kid geography experts – 6-year-old Landon Gregory from Collinsville and...

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Toby Keith announces plans for his Sweet 16 Golf Classic Oklahoma fundraiser for the OK Kids Korral

Over the previous 15 years, the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic has raised $12.4 million to fund construction and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 7, 2019: Hear The Killers at OKC's Zoo Amphitheatre

Garage band White Reaper is also scheduled to perform.

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Watch: Blake Shelton takes fans to his Oklahoma home for behind-the-scenes look at 'God's Country' music video

The powerful video was shot in and around his adopted hometown of Tishomingo.

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Photos: Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty Tour 360' starts with 3 sold-out shows

A strong supporter of rising female artists, Underwood is joined on "The Cry Pretty Tour 360" by special guests Oklahoma-Texas...

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Incubus bringing 'Make Yourself' 20th anniversary tour to OKC

The Grammy-nominated band will take the "20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond" tour to 39 cities across the country, playing...

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Watch: OKC bluegrass band Steelwind films 'My Baby's Gone' video at National Cowboy Museum

Oklahoma City bluegrass band Steelwind taps into an appealing old-timey vibe for its new music video for the heartbroken ballad...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 6, 2019: Hear The Allman Betts Band at the Tower Theatre

After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey...

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Preview: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center hosting SEEN/UNSEEN experimental film festival

SEEN/UNSEEN: A Festival of Experimental Film, a new showcase of experimental and avant-garde filmmaking styles, is set for...

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Interview and video: Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing seventh concert with OKC Philharmonic

The two-time Grammy Award nominee will make his seventh appearance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Saturday when he is the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 5, 2019: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Wiley Post Park

It is a free, family-friendly outdoor event that includes live music from local and international touring artists, a parade of...

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SEEN/UNSEEN: Oklahoma Contemporary serving up eclectic experimental film festival

From a a live cinema event incorporating music, narration and film to an abstract scratch film made by laser etching abstract...

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Returning favorite: Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet making seventh appearance with OKC Philharmonic

Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s bond with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic is nearly as old as the orchestra itself. The French pianist...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 4, 2019: Check out the Prague Kolache Festival

Festivalgoers can enjoy the event's tasty namesake pastries, a beer garden and more.

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Preview: Blake Shelton to appear on Sunday's episode of Bellamy Brothers' TV show 'Honky Tonk Ranch'

During this week's episode of "Honky Tonk Ranch" the Bellamy Brothers perform their hits "Let Your Love Flow" and "Redneck...

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Movie review: Sweet and raunchy 'Long Shot' finds laughs and romance in politics

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen prove a potent power couple in more ways than one in the uproarious romantic comedy.

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Listen: Toby Keith's new song 'That's Country Bro' pays homage to musical greats

The Norman resident penned the new song with his longtime collaborator Bobby Pinson. The single debuts today across all radio,...

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Arlo Guthrie to make pilgrimage to Okemah to play his father's hometown folk festival

Arlo Guthrie, who recently wrapped a trek in Australia, last played the 2017 edition of the festival honoring his father.

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Rocklahoma to feature Budweiser Clydesdales, graffiti art, taco bar and more in addition to music and camping

A limited number of weekend and single day general admission tickets are still available. Fans are encouraged to buy early and...

What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in different directions): • 1940s-1950s: Post-World War II/G.I. Bill cottages, midcentury modern. • 1960s: Midcentury modern,...

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Finalists announced for inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards honoring Oklahoma high school musical theater students

The awards, named for the Oklahoma native and Tony Award winner, add Oklahoma City to the list of other cities nationwide in...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 3, 2019: Hear Michael Fracasso and BettySoo at the Blue Door

Fracasso is a genre-crossing artist whose critically acclaimed work includes nine distinctive solo album, recorded duets with...

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Word Balloons: Stores to give away more than 5 million comics on Free Comic Book Day

If so, you can follow the Avengers to your local comic shop on Saturday to get the next “Avengers” chapter in a free comic...

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Pedro The Lion and mewithoutYou bringing co-headlining tour to OKC

The indie rock bands will embark on their joint trek Aug. 8 at the Tower Theatre.

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John Stamos and The Beach Boys to play OKC charity concert this weekend

The show will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “Food For Kids” programs and The Oklahoma Leukemia & Lymphoma...

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Photos: Carrie Underwood launches 'Cry Pretty Tour 360,' wins Billboard Music Award

Underwood, a strong supporter of rising female artists, is joined on "The Cry Pretty Tour 360" by special guests Oklahoma-Texas...

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Video: Rascal Flatts talk touring, new single and supporting emerging acts on 'Pickler & Ben'

Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts - singer Gary LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, who grew up in Picher -...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 2, 2019: See The Pollard Theatre's production of 'Beehive: The 60’s Musical' in Guthrie

“Beehive: The 60’s Musical” tells the six young women who came of age in the complicated decade to the tune “Be My Baby,” Son...

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Watch: Pentatonix sings 'The Sound of Silence' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Accompanied by a drum corps, the three-time Grammy Award-winning quintet sang Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound of...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood talks about her new 'Cry Pretty Tour 360,' her life with new baby Jacob, her mission to support women country artists and more in...

Carrie Underwood embarks on her new arena trek, “The Cry Pretty Tour 360,” tonight in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Video: Blake Shelton receives engagement countdown clock on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Shelton and Stefani met while working together on "The Voice," and the Tishomingo resident updated DeGeneres on how his team is...

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OKC rapper Dallas Parker wins Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest

Dallas Parker, a student at ACM@UCO who performs under the name Faux Draco, won the contest with his song "Abilities."

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Norman Depot's 2019 Summer Breeze Concert Series to feature Byron Berline Band, Adam & Kizzie, Levi Parham and more

This will be the 19th year for the free concert series at the park, located at Flood and Symmes. The family-friendly concerts,...

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Medicine Stone announces 2018 lineup, including Jason Boland, Turnpike Troubadours, Parker McCollum, Todd Snider, Jamie Lin Wilson and more

TAHLEQUAH - Parker McCollum, Todd Snider, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green and Jamie Lin Wilson will be among the red dirt and...

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Arlo Guthrie, John Paul White, Willie Watson and more playing Okemah's 2019 'Woody Guthrie Folk Festival'

OKEMAH— The Woody Guthrie Coalition will welcome Guthrie family members, veteran songwriters and festival favorites to the 22nd...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 1, 2019: Hear Blue Water Highway at the Blue Door

Blue Water Highway hails from the working-class coastal town of Lake Jackson, Texas, and released last June its new album...

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Preview: Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe continues to raise money for Red Dirt Relief Fund

The Stillwater event, which spans three venues, is the flagship fundraiser for the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund, which...

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Jonas Brothers announce first tour in almost a decade, including Oklahoma stop

The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album "Happiness...

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Video: Kelli O'Hara talks about her Tony nomination, 'Kiss Me, Kate' cast performs 'Too Darn Hot' on 'Today' show

The Tony Awards will air live on Sunday, June 9 on the CBS Television Network.

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Preview: Carrie Underwood appearing on 'Today' show Wednesday as she launches new 'Cry Pretty Tour 360'

"Today" airs from 7 to 11 a.m. weekdays on NBC; tune in Wednesday to see Underwood's full interview on the show.

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The Swon Brothers added to lineup for Nashville's CMA Fest

CMA Fest has revealed the lineups for three daytime stages that are free to the public during the four-day festival in June.

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Pentatonix performing tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Pentatonix is getting ready to launch its North American at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on May 11 and include a May 21...

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Oklahoma native's production company receives Tony nomination for musical 'The Prom'

Austin, Texas-based ATx Random Productions, which was co-founded by Oklahoma native Laura Galt, is nominated for a Tony Award...

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Video: James Marsden and Jim Carrey star in first trailer for 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

It looks like Oklahoma native James Marsden is going to play the human bestie of the long-legged critter in a world-saving...

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Kelli O'Hara receives Tony Award nomination for 'Kiss Me, Kate'

The nominees were revealed this morning for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, which will air live on Sunday, June 9 on the CBS...

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Video: Blake Shelton and The Swon Brothers appear on 'Pickler & Ben' from new Ole Red Gatlinburg in Tennessee

Tishomingo resident and country music superstar Blake Shelton made an appearance today on the Daytime Emmy-nominated syndicated...

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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live rolling into OKC

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live will roll into Oklahoma City Sept. 21 for performances at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Chesapeake...

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Tenacious D announces autumn Oklahoma shows

Both shows will feature special guest Wynchester.

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Women accept divine calling, create diversity among the clergy

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The Rev. Emily Schnabl remembers an encounter she had one day outside the Midwest City Library. A man looked at the cleric's collar she wore and asked her if she was a nun. She said it is a common misunderstanding and she told him she wasn't...

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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to play Tishomingo for grand opening of Ole Red expansion The Doghouse

The Oklahoma town will soon be home to The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo, a music hall and events venue expansion to the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 29, 2019: See the National Cowboy Museum's 'Horseplay' exhibit

On view through July 14, the exhibit offers a look at rarely seen prep work that reveals how Lovell developed ideas and...

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Interviews, photos and video: Tulsa-based Capstone the Magician brings classic tricks to downtown OKC's Festival of the Arts

The entertainer is showcasing classic magic tricks like the mystery of the egg in the bag, the mystery of the coins and the...

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Interviews, photos and video: Red Earth Art Center showcasing work by women artists in 'She Persisted' at Science Museum Oklahoma

“She Persisted” is on view through May 28 on a second-floor gallery space at the science museum.

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Interviews and photos: Norman Music Festival 2019 spotlights a wide variety of acts from Oklahoma and beyond

The 12th Annual Norman Music Festival showcased nearly nonstop music at more than a dozen downtown Norman venues Saturday, the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 28, 2019: Check out the final day of the inaugural RexFest in downtown OKC

Proceeds from RexFest go to arts education at John Rex and to the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

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Musical mission: Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival raises funds for nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund

STILLWATER — Mike Hosty didn’t tell many people in 2014 that he would be having open-heart surgery to replace an aortic valve....

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'She Persisted': Red Earth is showcasing the work of six female artists

Lauretta Newby-Coker has learned to live with the nicks on her fingers and keep an ample supply of bandages on hand. “I have...

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Sonic discoveries: Norman Music Festival showcases musical variety

NORMAN — Decked out in pink coveralls with cheeky nicknames emblazoned on the back, the seven members of Irrational Consumers...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 27, 2019: Hear Amanda Shires and Carter Sampson at the Tower Theatre

Hear critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Video: Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae releases new EP 'One Heart to Another'

Platinum-selling Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae are “setting the stage for a bright journey” (Sounds Like Nashville) with...

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Watch: Pentatonix tracks the 'Evolution of Ariana Grande' with new cover video

Watch three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling group Pentatonix - which includes former University of...

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JJ Cale's posthumous album 'Stay Around' released today, home-state celebration planned

"Stay Around" was compiled by those closest to Cale: his widow and fellow musician Christine Lakeland Cale, and friend and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 26, 2019: Hear folk singer-songwriter Eric Andersen at the Blue Door

Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and immediately became part of the...

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Interview and video: Tulsa singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter brings new album 'Communion in the Ashes' to Norman Music Festival

The Tulsa-based singer-songwriter released last month “Communion in the Ashes,” his first album since he moved back to his home...

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Quirky festivals abound across Oklahoma this week

Some of the state’s quirkiest annual events are blossoming in the next few days, from a pole-throwing celebration of Scottish...

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Unusual attractions: Springtime blooms with quirky festivals across Oklahoma

Over the next few days, thousands of music fans and art lovers will flock to the Norman Music Festival and downtown Oklahoma...

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Musical 'Communion': Oklahoma native M. Lockwood Porter brings timely new album to Norman Music Festival

M. Lockwood Porter indeed croons about the demise of the American dream in his new song “The Dream Is Dead.” But that doesn’t...

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Magic Man: Tulsa-based Capstone the Magician making his Festival of the Arts debut in downtown OKC

Valentina Vergara watched with wide eyes as Capstone the Magician blew dramatically on his interlocked Chinese rings and...

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Watch: OKC band doubleVee gets animated in new video for 'Map the Channels'

The song is from the couple's new EP, "Songs for Birds and Bats," now available via limited edition CD and all of your favorite...

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Interviews, photos and video: Former Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade returning to Norman Music Festival, which starts today

The Bartlesville native also will make a musical homecoming this weekend in Norman, the old stomping grounds of his pioneering...

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Garth Brooks making mobile game debut with 'Words With Friends,' reveals last pre-order window for 'Legacy Collection'

Kicking off a multi-month celebration of the game franchise’s 10th anniversary - and Brooks’ unprecedented career as a...

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Musical homecoming: Former Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade will play his old stomping grounds at Norman Music Festival

From the decorated dolls in the chandelier to the gorilla mask on the bookshelf, Tyson Meade’s living room boasts a punk-art...

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Sugarland to play summer Oklahoma concert

Tickets start at $79.50 and go on sale Thursday.

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Watch: OKC band The Nghiems release lyric video for 'Lightspeed' ahead of Norman Music Festival show

The band is one of about 300 acts on the lineup for the 12th Annual Norman Music Festival, set for Thursday through Saturday at...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival reveals 2019 lineup

Organizers have selected 140 films to be screened at the 19th annual festival, scheduled for June 6-9 at five locations in...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 24, 2019: Hear Victor Wooten do a master class and concert at ACM@UCO

Wooten is considered a true innovator on bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist...

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Flaming Lips announce summer tour, July wide release date for 'King's Mouth' album

Initially inspired by a bizarre Japanese TV show and later by the band’s bombastic concerts, the “King’s Mouth” eventually...

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Milk Carton Kids, The Midnight, Avi Kaplan to play OKC's Tower Theatre

The consistently busy Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23, has made a flurry of concert announcements this week.

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs work by local Chickasaw classical composer Jerod...

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Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate believes his music is right at home on a program alongside French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel and Argentine tango virtuoso Astor Piazzolla. “Historically, all the great composers that we know had very...

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'Trolls LIVE!' coming to Oklahoma in 2020

"Trolls LIVE!" is coming to Oklahoma for five hair-raising performances Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the BOK...

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Oklahoma City Ballet announces 2019-2020 season, including 'Dracula,' 'Romeo & Juliet,' OKC bombing tribute

The upcoming season will feature five performances, including a special work honoring Oklahoma City’s transformation following...

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UPDATED: Interviews, photos and video: Former Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Peter Markes opening downtown OKC Festival of the Arts today

The 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will give a solo performance at 11 a.m. Tuesday when he helps OKC Mayor David Holt, local...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 23, 2019: Hear Tank and the Bangas at the Tower Theatre

The band, which won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2017, is fronted by Tarronia “Tank” Ball.

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Watch: 'Avengers: Endgame' cast recaps the Marvel Cinematic Universe to 'We Didn't Start the Fire' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Watch the cast of "Avengers: Endgame" assemble on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to recap the entire Marvel Cinematic...

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Continuing musical mission: Former state teacher of the year Peter Markes to open Festival of the Arts

Peter Markes punctuated the sentence that changed his life with a smiley face. The Oklahoma City musician was exchanging emails...

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Video: Garth Brooks pays tribute to Tom Petty at University of Florida stadium show

Brooks is continuing his stadium tour, with a new date announced last week in Eugene, Oregon.

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Video: Go behind the scenes of Blake Shelton's 'Friends & Heroes Tour'

Country music superstar Blake Shelton released today a video taking fans behind the scenes of his recent “Friends & Heroes...

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Bill Nye The Science Guy coming to Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma will host a series of events with Bill Nye and The Planetary Society May 8-9.

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Jewel Box Theatre at First Christian Church announces 62nd season plans as sale talks are underway

The Jewel Box Theatre at First Christian Church has announced plans for its 62nd season even as the church is in talks to sell...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 22, 2019: Hear Lyric Theatre's RoKademy Experiment perform 'The Hazards of Love' by The Decemberists

The RoKademy Experiment, a project of Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy, is celebrating 10 years of theater students...

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'Hamilton' single-ticket OKC on-sale date announced

Tickets will be available for the July 30-Aug. 18 OKC performances at the Civic Center.

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Toby Keith announces 'That's Country Bro! Tour,' plus new music to come

The single for which the tour is named debuts May 3 across all radio, streaming and digital platforms, according to a news...

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Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum follows where buffalo roam in 'Ancient. Massive. Wild – The Bison Exhibit,' featuring OKC Thunder's Rumble

On view through May 12, the exhibit, like its subject matter, lives up to its name, encompassing 7,000 square feet of gallery...

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Preview: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles sweeping into OKC with 'Abbey Road' anniversary homage

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles brings its crowd-pleasing nostalgia trip to Oklahoma City for three shows Friday and Saturday at...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 21, 2019: Hear of Montreal at the Tower Theatre

Hear psych-pop band of Montreal will bring its tour in support of its new album "White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood" to OKC for a...

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Where the buffalo roam: National Cowboy Museum exhibit celebrates the American bison

Hundreds of years after they thundered across the plains in vast herds, bison continue to roam through paintings and on license...

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Tribute act Rain showers Beatles' fans in musical nostalgia

On the Beatles’ midtempo rocker “Rain,” John Lennon croons “I can show you / That when it starts to rain / Everything's the...

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New 'Kiss Me, Kate' revival, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase, to record an original cast album

The album will be recorded on April 22. A release date has yet to be announced.

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Watch: Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini beautifully cover Trisha Yearwood hit 'Walkaway Joe' at the Grand Ole Opry

Checotah native Carrie Underwood ushered Kelsea Ballerini into the ranks of the legendary Grand Ole Opry Tuesday in Nashville,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 20, 2019: Hear Lanco at Norman's Riverwind Casino

The multiplatinum band is touring in support of its record-breaking debut album "Hallelujah Nights."

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Additional tickets to be released Saturday for Vince Gill and Larry Gatlin's Oklahoma benefit concert for Byron Berline

GUTHRIE - Additional tickets for next month’s “The Music Never Dies” benefit concert featuring Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and The...

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Transcript: Kevin Costner speaks poignantly about his Oklahoma heritage, meeting Walt Disney and making Westerns at the Western Heritage Awards

"I love making Westerns. I know who I am more than any other time in my life when I’m making ‘em. I understand their importance...

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Watch: The Nixons release video for hard-charging new single 'Crutch'

The band released today a hard-charging new single called "Crutch," accompanied by an urgent music video featuring flashing...

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Video: Oklahoma musician Matt Stansberry releases EP 'Just Me'

Check out his lovely stripped-down voice-and-piano cover of U2's classic anthem "Pride."

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OKC native Olivia Munn to star in rom-com 'Love, Wedding, Repeat' and thriller 'The Gateway'

Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn is continuing to make eclectic and interesting choices in her movie career.

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2019 Cimarron Breeze Concerts series launches today in Perkins

The series is hosted and organized by Oklahoma red-dirt singer-songwriter Monica Taylor.

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Video: Oklahoma-made family film 'Adventures of Jurassic Pet' out on DVD and streaming

The movie stars Kyler Charles Beck (Nickelodeon’s “Dude Perfect Show”), along with central Oklahoma theater mainstays David...

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Movie review: 'The Curse of La Llorona' plagued by familiar horror movie pitfalls

The story picks up considerably when Anna enlists the help of Rafael Olvera (the also underrated Raymond Cruz), a former priest...

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Norman Music Festival preview: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Dylan Stewart brings songs out of the darkness with new album 'Scarecrow Sessions'

Dylan Stewart is one of about 300 acts on the lineup for the free, independent festival, set for Thursday through April 27 at...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

HealthApr 21, 2019

You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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Preview: Longtime Festival of Arts mixes new and familiar in downtown Oklahoma City

Known as Oklahoma City's “rite of spring,” the 53rd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 19, 2019: OKC Museum of Art opening new exhibit 'Postwar Abstraction' today

The original exhibition, curated by Roja Najafi, spans from 1952 to 1996 and includes popular works by Sam Francis, Ellsworth...

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Movie reviews for Friday, April 19

‘THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA’ R 1:33 2 out of 4 stars A supernatural thriller aimed at Latino audiences, “The Curse of La Llorona"...

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Songs in the dark: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Dylan Stewart bringing new album 'The Scarecrow Sessions' to Norman Music Festival

Dylan Stewart does some of his best work in the depths of the night. Or in the depths of unspeakable grief. The Oklahoma...

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Fresh flair: Downtown Festival of the Arts sprinkles in new offerings with familiar favorites

A festive photo booth, Cajun treats served out of real pineapple “bowls” and grilled cheese delights as seen on TV will be...

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Brooks & Dunn tops Billboard Country Album chart with 'Reboot'

Brooks & Dunn – the pairing of Louisiana native Kix Brooks and former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn – are back on the Top of the...

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Television series 'In the Gap' begins production in Oklahoma

The series is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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OKC Museum of Art kicking off Roof Terrace season tonight at Third Thursday

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, is open late for themed after-hours fun on the Third Thursday of every month,...

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'Trolls' and 'LEGO Movie 2' director Mike Mitchell to be honored by Oklahoma alma mater

A 1988 graduate of Putnam City North High School, Mitchell has directed live-action films like "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,"...

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Oklahoman Chris Hammons to appear on new season of 'The Amazing Race,' premiering tonight

The Emmy Award-winning "The Amazing Race" returns tonight, with a new twist and a familiar face from Oklahoma.

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Interviews, photos and video: Eclectic group honored at Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards

The 43rd Governor’s Arts Awards were Tuesday at the state Capitol, where Tulsa-based soprano and OSU alumnus Sarah Coburn sang...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 17, 2019: Hear 'Killers of the Flower Moon' author David Grann speak at OCCC

Oklahoma City Community College will host David Grann, The New York Times bestselling author of “Killers of the Flower Moon:...

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Governor's Arts Awards honors educators, artists and administrators

When Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and his wife Ann arrived on the Stillwater campus more than 11 years ago,...

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Interviews, photos and video: Artwork by Holocaust survivor David Friedman gives striking firsthand 'Testimony' at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

“My father was disturbed by the fact that people were forgetting the Holocaust,” recalled Miriam Friedman Morris, the late...

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Calexico and Iron & Wine, Big Wild and X announce upcoming OKC dates

And iconic punk group X has announced additional stops on their summer tour, including at July 1 show at the Uptown 23rd landmark.

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Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso to star in Duncan native Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy'

The Oscar-winning moviemaker is directing the screen adaptation of J.D. Vance's acclaimed best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A...

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'Oklahoma!' original TV series set in present day in the works

Skydance Television announced today that it has partnered with the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and Concord to...

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Popular 'Red Dirt Dinos' return to Science Museum Oklahoma

Dinosaurs that once roamed the state’s landscape are roaring into Science Museum Oklahoma this spring as “Red Dirt Dinos: An...

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Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest finalists to perform free show in Stillwater

At stake for the finalists is the chance to secure a spot in the lineup at Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café on May 1, a $500 cash...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 16, 2019: Hear Tulsa-based jazz band Grammy Nominated at the Blue Door

Grammy Nominated features Mason Remel on keys and Malachi Burgess on drums. Also featuring a rotating crew of musicians, the...

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Bill Hader's 'Barry' renewed for third season

The dark comedy series, co-created by Hader and Alec Berg, follows Hader’s title character, a low-rent hitman who finds a...

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Maddie & Tae release mournful single 'Die From A Broken Heart' to country radio

Platinum-selling Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae released their critically-lauded and fan stand-out new single “Die From A...

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Interviews, photos and videos: Oklahoma City University dance program founder Jo Rowan to receive Governor's Arts Award

Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Arts Council will honor 17 individuals and one organization for their contributions to the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 15, 2019: See psychedelic art-pop duo Princess at 21c Museum Hotel OKC

Psychedelic art-pop duo Princess will perform at 7 tonight at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, 900 W Main Street.

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Getting her kicks: Governor's Arts Awards honoree Jo Rowan relishes helping dancers reach their dreams

Forget the guy on the beer commercials. For thousands of students who have attended Oklahoma City University over the past four...

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UPDATED - Interviews and photos: 'American Ninja Warrior' returns to OKC and state Capitol

The state Capitol steps were adorned Friday evening with a sequence of elaborate temporary attractions sporting unlikely names...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Ballet's 'Visionaries: A Triple Bill' to feature works by Balanchine, Joffrey and Cayetano Soto

The Barcelona, Spain-born and based choreographer will celebrate the world premiere of his new work Friday and Saturday as part...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 14, 2019: See UCO's 'Cosi Fan Tutte' or OCU's 'Crazy for You'

EDMOND - Watch the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music present the comedic opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” at 2 p.m. today in...

Oklahoma City Museum of Art acquires Kehinde Wiley portrait, Golden Age still life

NewsApr 7, 2019

A large-scale work by celebrated African-American portraitist Kehinde Wiley and a small mid-17th century still life from the Golden Age of painting are recent additions to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The two new...

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'Visionaries' of dance: OKC Ballet closing season with triple bill

Choreographer Cayetano Soto is looking for dance companies with vision. That search brought him to Oklahoma City Ballet, where...

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Kevin Costner, Clark McEntire, Michael Martin Murphey honored at Western Heritage Awards

Reba McEntire was sure her daddy was smiling down Saturday. The country music superstar joined her family Saturday night at the...

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Artful 'Testimony': Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art celebrating the work of Holocaust survivor David Friedman

More than 15 years after he was liberated from Auschwitz at the end of World War II, Jewish artist David Friedman faced a new...

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Record Store Day exclusive: Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne shares the oral history of the 'King's Mouth' art installation and album

The back story involves a bizarre Japanese game show, smelly dancers and hundreds of foil balloons, it’s maybe not that much...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 13, 2019: Hear Canterbury Voices perform the raucous crowd-pleaser 'Carmina Burana' at the Civic Center

Hear Canterbury Voices close its 50th anniversary season with Carl Orff’s iconic 1930s cantata “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 tonight...

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Interviews, photos and video: Wayne Coyne and Flaming Lips turn music inspired by newly reopened OKC art installation 'King's Mouth' into Record Store Day...

The follow-up to 2017’s “Oczy Mlody,” the album features otherworldly music from and inspired by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne...

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As seen on TV: 'American Ninja Warrior' returns to state Captiol

The state Capitol steps were adorned Friday evening with elaborate temporary attractions sporting unlikely names like the...

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Watch: Blake Shelton pays intense homage to Oklahoma home with 'God's Country' music video

Directed by Grammy Award-winning director Sophie Muller, the compelling video, released today, was shot in and around his...

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Oklahoma City-based band doubleVee releases new EP 'Songs for Birds and Bats'

Oklahoma City-based band doubleVee - former Starlight Mints frontman Allan Vest and producer Barb Vest – released today the new...

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Video: Garth Brooks appears on 'Today,' opens new window for 'Legacy' vinyl release

Yahoo! has called it the most sought after vinyl of 2019. Just this week, AOL said, "Brooks proved his selling power during his...

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Flaming Lips' Dragons & YumYums beer returns in time for Record Store Day

Of special interest of Oklahoma City music and beer fans is the return of Dragons & YumYums, the brewery’s collaboration...

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Movie review: ‘Missing Link’ proves the weakest of Laika’s masterful stop-motion animated films

“Missing Link” is the fifth feature film from Laika, the Oregon-based stop-motion animation studio that previously created...

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Interview: Actor Rex Linn to laud Kevin Costner, Clark McEntire, Michael Martin Murphey and more as Western Heritage Awards emcee

But Linn makes frequent pilgrimages back to OKC, often to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, where Saturday he...

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Interview: Nashville songsmith and The Nixons frontman Zac Maloy leading his home-state Oklahoma Songwriters Festival

The frontman for the recently reunited 1990s alt-rock band The Nixons, Maloy said the festival, presented by Shawnee’s Grand...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 12, 2019: Catch the Reverend Horton Heat in concert at the Tower Theatre

The psychobilly band will play the all-ages show in support of its 2018 album “Whole New Life,” recorded in its hometown of...

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre's Oklahoma professional premiere of 'Bright Star' shines with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's rootsy score

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s buoyant bluegrass fable “Bright Star” shines despite its shortcomings in Lyric Theatre’s...

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Cowboy up: Actor Rex Linn returns to OKC to emcee the Western Heritage Awards

Rex Linn still remembers the exact day he left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. “I left Oklahoma City...

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Writer 'round: Nashville songsmith Zac Maloy returns to home state spearheading annual Oklahoma Songwriters Festival

Ada native Zac Maloy theorizes that Oklahoma boasts more successful songwriters per capita than most any other state. “Woody...

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Reviews for movies opening in Oklahoma this week

A look at the films opening in Oklahoma this week. 'Missing Link' PG 1:35 2 ½ out of 4 stars Despite a delightfully dry British...

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Long live the 'King’s Mouth': Flaming Lips' Record Store Day release has its origins in hometown art installation

Over the past decade, The Flaming Lips have ruled Record Store Day with unusual offerings ranging from songs on USB drives...

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Alan Jackson's Friday OKC concert postponed to fall

Country music superstar Alan Jackson’s Friday Oklahoma City concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena has been postponed due to...

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Brothers Osborne added to Chris Stapleton's autumn OKC arena stop

After playing a sold-out Oklahoma City show Tuesday at The Jones Assembly, popular country music duo Brothers Osborne has...

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Watch Norman garage rock band Poolboy 'Be Radical' in explosive new video

Lipstick paintings, exploding roses and hypercolor special effects are all in the mix.

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 11, 2019: Check out Celebration, Unity and Community, an OU benefit concert for the Women's Resource Center in Norman

The concert will include music by the OU oboe studio and feature musicians from across the OU campus and Norman.

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Video: Brooks & Dunn teams with Midland to perform 'Boot Scootin' Boogie' on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Check out Brooks & Dunn – the pairing of Louisiana native Kix Brooks and former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn – drawling their early...

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Anadarko Post Office mural painted by Kiowa Six artist featured in new postage stamp set

Post Office lobby artwork painted in the 1930s and 1940s, including an Anadarko mural created by one of the Kiowa Six artists,...

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre's Oklahoma professional premiere of 'Bright Star' shines with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's rootsy score

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s buoyant bluegrass fable “Bright Star” shines despite its shortcomings in Lyric Theatre’s...

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Korn replaces Ozzy Osbourne on Rocklahoma 2019 lineup

Osbourne announced last week he was postponing all of his 2019 tour dates, including his headlining gig at Rocklahoma, as he...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 10, 2019: The Lone Bellow plays two acoustic shows at the Blue Door

The Americana trio The Lone Bellow performs two acoustic shows on its "Triiio Tour" at 7 and 10 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805...

Man with disability finds job, works toward independence

HealthApr 21, 2019

Mike Zuech has a developmental disability, but he still wants to work. Despite trouble speaking, he works hard and listens well. Zuech, 24, works part-time at a Pizza Hut, washing dishes and cooking. His days also are spent at Among Friends in...

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Video: Reba McEntire answers rapid-fire questions on 'Pickler and Ben'

Oklahoma native Reba McEntire continued her media dominance Monday with an appearance on the Daytime Emmy-nominated syndicated...

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Video: 'The Voice' introducing new Live Cross Battles round

For the first time in “Voice” history, the coaches – Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Oklahoma country music...

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Brooks & Dunn to perform with Midland tonight on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

They will perform Brooks & Dunn's classic smash "Boot Scootin’ Boogie" on the show, which airs at 10:30 p.m. weekdays on NBC.

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Video: Check out the first trailer for Ron Howard's 'Pavarotti' documentary

Billed as lifting the curtain on the icon who brought opera to mainstream audiences, "Pavarotti" is billed as featuring...

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OKC violinist Jaylin Vinson chosen for Carnegie Hall program

NEW YORK - Carnegie Hall has chosen Jaylin Vinson, a violinist from Oklahoma City, to join 79 other talented young musicians...

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Latin music star Bad Bunny to play autumn Oklahoma concert

TULSA – Grammy-nominated rapper-songwriter and Latin music’s “King of Trap,” Bad Bunny is announcing the extension of his North...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 9, 2019: Hear The Harmaleighs and The Imaginaries at VZD's

The duo - Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson - recently signed to Nettwerk Music Group and will release their new album, "She...

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Photos and video: Brooks & Dunn performs 'Brand New Man' with Luke Combs on ACM Awards

Brooks & Dunn performed their early hit with New Male Artist of the Year winner Luke Combs.

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Photos and video: Blake Shelton debuts his new song 'God's Country' on ACM Awards

"God's Country" is the flagship single from the Tishomingo resident's forthcoming project was written by Michael Hardy, Jordan...

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Photos and video: 'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz performs with Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae and more on ACM Awards

Emmy-nominated “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz made her live singing debut on Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Photos and video: 'Southbound' Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are the cutest couple on the ACM Awards

After turning out in elegant fashion with her husband, Underwood gave her first televised performance since giving birth to her...

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Photos and video: Miranda Lambert throws shade at Oklahoma during a medley of hits at the ACM Awards

Things got a little controversial when she shifted into her hit cover of Oklahoma-born and bred songwriter Audra Mae’s “Little...

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Photos and video: Reba McEntire charms in her 16th time to host the ACM Awards

The Chockie native hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night for a record 16th time, employing her usual...

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The Raconteurs planning three Oklahoma dates on new tour

Hot on the heels of announcing their new album "Help Us Stranger," due out June 21 via Third Man Records, The Raconteurs – Jack...