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Edmond art student draws acclaim

Edmond Memorial senior Jordan Tacker already drawn has attention from the Pratt Institute of New York City. That institute,...

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Listen: Oklahoma native and country artist Joe Diffie releases new single 'I Got This'

Grammy Award-winning country music recording artist and native Oklahoman Joe Diffie is back with his first single in five years...

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Video: Carrie Underwood talks about her fall, her recovery and her new single 'Cry Pretty'

The "Today" show's Hoda Kotb recently sat down with native Oklahoman Carrie Underwood in the singer’s first interview since a...

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers release new album 'Hard Times Are Relative'

Jason Boland & The Stragglers are marking the release today of their ninth and newest album, “Hard Times Are Relative,” via...

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Some 'meddling teens' get a prequel film

Ever wonder what Daphne and Velma were up to before they met Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang?

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Final album from Jimmy LaFave, who died one year ago today, due out in July

“Peace Town,” the collection of final recordings on Music Road Records made by iconic singer, songwriter and song interpreter...

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Interviews, photos and video: Native American New Play Festival bringing 'Round Dance,' other American Indian stories to Oklahoma City

A slice-of-life comedy “where Creeks meet West,” “Round Dance” will be the featured production of the ninth annual Native...

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Video: Oklahoman Audra Mae, who co-wrote Christina Aguilera's new song, featured during Billboard Music Awards, while MercyMe wins Top Christian Artist

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Oklahoma native Audra Mae was featured on Sunday's 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where one of...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2018: See the 1977 animated epic 'Wizards' at the Tower Theatre

See Ralph Bakshi's 1977 animated epic "Wizards" at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky.

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Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020, pledges to line up challenger to Pence-Haley ticket

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for...

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Conway demands CNN reporter reveal who he voted for in tense exchange

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway demanded that CNN media reporter Brian Stelter say who he backed in the 2016...

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Still friends! Prince Harry's ex-girlfriends attend royal wedding

Among the star-studded guest list of Saturday's royal wedding were Harry's two most notable ex-girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and...

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Interview: Olivia Munn talks her Oklahoma roots, #MeToo, Time's Up Initiative during visit to her alma mater

On a gusty spring day, Olivia Munn, the actress known for her onscreen work in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in the “X-Men” film...

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Wolfe electrified Kool-Aid, then he electrified fiction

No journalist ever moved to fiction with the panache of Tom Wolfe. But then no one ever moved to anything with quite the...

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Though familiar, 'Initiation' is a great beginning

Book review: Though familiar, 'Initiation' is a great beginning

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Oklahoma native Olivia Munn receives home-state award for standing up to sexual harassment

Olivia Munn recently received the inaugural Voice for Justice Award for her activism against sexual harassment in the workplace...

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Fine arts and theater notes, May 20

Fine arts and theater notes, May 20

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Flix Brewhouse signs lease to open OKC location

A lease has been signed to bring microbrewery/movie theater Flix Brewhouse to a new mixed-use entertainment and business...

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Native American New Play Festival to feature 1950s comedy

“Round Dance” tells the tale of a Muscogee (Creek) family struggling to make its way in Los Angeles in 1956, as the federal...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

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'Black Wall Street' musical performance to make Tulsa debut

“Black Wall Street” will make its Tulsa premiere on May 24.

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CORRECTS: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — CORRECTS: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival....

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Royal newlyweds Harry and Meghan leave chapel in horse-drawn carriage on marriage procession through Windsor

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Royal newlyweds Harry and Meghan leave chapel in horse-drawn carriage on marriage procession through...

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Archbishop of Canterbury declares Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Archbishop of Canterbury declares Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand at altar in St. George's Chapel as wedding ceremony begins

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand at altar in St. George's Chapel as wedding ceremony begins.

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Meghan Markle wearing dress by Clare Waight Keller for wedding to Prince Harry

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Meghan Markle wearing dress by Clare Waight Keller for wedding to Prince Harry.

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Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at St. George's Chapel for wedding of grandson Prince Harry

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at St. George's Chapel for wedding of grandson Prince Harry.

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Meghan Markle arrives at Windsor Castle for wedding to Prince Harry

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Meghan Markle arrives at Windsor Castle for wedding to Prince Harry.

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Prince Harry and best man Prince William arrive at St. George's Chapel for royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Harry and best man Prince William arrive at St. George's Chapel for royal wedding.

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Meghan Markle, in white dress and veil, leaves hotel in vintage Rolls-Royce on way to royal wedding.

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Meghan Markle, in white dress and veil, leaves hotel in vintage Rolls-Royce on way to royal wedding.

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Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba are among the first guests to arrive at Windsor Castle for royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba are among the first guests to arrive at Windsor Castle for royal wedding .

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Prince Harry given the title of the Duke of Sussex; Meghan Markle to become Duchess of Sussex upon marriage

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry given the title of the Duke of Sussex; Meghan Markle to become Duchess of Sussex upon marriage.

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Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro to star in Netflix political comedy 'First Ladies'

Following a competitive bidding war, Netflix has acquired the hot package “First Ladies,” with Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro...

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Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with son

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their...

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Westworld is at an impasse — but there is reason for hope

Season 2 has seen the world of the show expand, but the bigger ‘Westworld’ gets, the less anything seems to matter.

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Rapper Meek Mill backs out of White House talk on prison reform

Mill was released from prison about a month ago after being sentenced in November to two to four years for a probation...

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JJ Grey & Mofro to play fall OKC show

JJ Grey & Mofro will play an Oklahoma City show Sept. 18 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. The Southern rockers have...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 18, 2018: Hear Beau Jennings & The Tigers play a Wild Noise concert at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Hear Oklahoma band Beau Jennings & The Tigers perform in concert from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Zoo,...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney releases new album 'Coyote' with home-state shows

Native Oklahoman John Calvin Abney will turn loose his new 10-song collection, intriguingly titled “Coyote,” Friday via Black...

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Interviews and video: Oklahoma pianist Virginia Campbell closing her 35th Piano Artist Series with violinist Kyle Dillingham

Oklahoma pianist Virginia Campbell is closing the 35th season of her Piano Artist Series with violinist Kyle Dillingham Sunday.

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Interview and video: Music legend David Crosby launching his new 'Sky Trails Tour' in Oklahoma

Known for his work with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as his solo efforts, folk-rock legend David...

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How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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Harry Styles will executive produce CBS sitcom

The most unusual executive producer on a new fall show for CBS? Harry Styles. Yes, that Harry Styles. The 24-year-old pop...

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Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker and late Oklahoman Eddie Miller to receive ACM Honors

The Academy of Country Music has announced the recipients of the Special Awards for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards,...

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Virginia Campbell closes 35th annual Piano Concert Series in concert with Kyle Dillingham

Violinist Kyle Dillingham and pianist Virginia Campbell will join forces to close the series’ 35th anniversary season at 2:30...

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Before film, Cable was 1990s comic-book hero

Cable and Deadpool have remained Marvel Comics mainstays now for more than 25 years, and will now share the screen in "Deadpool...

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Happy ‘Trails’: Folk-rock legend David Crosby heads for Oklahoma in support of his third new album in less than four years

On one of his new songs, “She's Got to Be Somewhere,” David Crosby croons evocatively of a frozen, falling angel whose “wings...

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Call of the road: Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney expresses himself on new album 'Coyote'

John Calvin Abney counts sitting down at a well-tuned piano as one of life's greatest pleasures. So, even when he was penning...

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After 15 years, Dierks Bentley finally feels established in country music. But he still wants to grow

Dierks Bentley has more than a dozen hit singles, has been nominated for 13 Grammys and is about to release his ninth studio...

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Veronica Cartwright remembers battling an ‘Alien’

It's been 39 years since Ridley Scott's classic horror sci-fi movie “Alien” opened in U.S. theaters. On May 25, the anniversary...

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame announces 2018 class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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Celebrating Carrie: Carrie Underwood marks happy returns on 'American Idol,' Grand Ole Opry stages

Superstar Carrie Underwood made triumphant returns last weekend to a pair of places that were pivotal in launching her country...

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For ruby slippers, there's no place like national museum

Click your heels: The popular ruby slippers will go back on view at the National Museum of American History on Oct. 19, 18...

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Paintings show that history is under construction

David Crismon's solo show at Artspace at Untitled in Oklahoma City is highly recommended in the rest of its run, with a gallery...

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Movie reviews: 'Deadpool 2,' 'Disobedience' and more

Movie reviews: "Deadpool 2," "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word," "Disobedience," "Book Club," and "RBG."

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Kensington Palace says Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle in her wedding to Prince Harry

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle in her wedding to Prince Harry.

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Host of MTV's 'Catfish' suspended after sexual misconduct allegation

A host of the MTV show “Catfish,” Nev Schulman, has been accused of sexual misconduct and suspended, days after a woman posted...

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In film, McCain says Americans deserve more from Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain ends a documentary about his life by sending the message that Washington is not giving the...

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Mayfield, Browns to be featured on "Hard Knocks"

The Browns have turned down previous opportunities to be on the award-winning series. But with renewed optimism around...

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Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ready or not, the Cleveland Browns are getting their close-up.Coming off a historic, dismal 0-16 season, the...

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Miss America picks women for leadership spots

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an...

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Carrie Underwood, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond, Charlie Christian and more included in 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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Meghan Markle: Dad won't attend wedding due to health issues

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle said Thursday that her father will not be able to attend her...

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Restored WWII bomber Memphis Belle makes public debut

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Robert K. Morgan Jr.'s voice wavered with emotion when he talked about seeing the Memphis Belle all put...

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Oklahoma City art collective Factory Obscura announces fall opening date for new immersive experience 'BEYOND'

The Oklahoma artist collective Factory Obscura has announced the opening date for its new, immersive experience, "BEYOND."

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI says acquaintance of California building explosion victim arrested for having unregistered "destructive...

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Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Rokademy Experiment getting better with Beatles tribute show

The student musicians of Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy Rokademy Experiment are getting better all the time, and they...

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Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a...

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Kensington Palace says Meghan Markle announces her father will not be attending her wedding

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Meghan Markle announces her father will not be attending her wedding.

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Late-Night Hosts Debate: Laurel or Yanny?

Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Trevor Noah are all #TeamLaurel, while Jimmy Kimmel isn't so sure.

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Ben Whishaw Says He's "Not Sure" If 'Paddington 3' Will Happen

The actor - who voices the titular bear - is set to appear in upcoming mini-series 'A Very English Scandal' for Amazon/BBC.

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Heard on Hurd to celebrate 2018 graduates Saturday in downtown Edmond

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will be shutting down the streets of Edmond on Saturday to celebrate 2018 Graduates.

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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Art review: Artist makes viewers part of dream

NORMAN — An artist who says “I am living the dream” makes us part of it in a show of his landscapes, animal pictures and...

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Stillwater band kicks off Riverwind's Beats & Bites festival

Norman’s Riverwind Casino kicked off another year of its Beats & Bites festival Saturday with the Stillwater-born, red dirt...

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Incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker goes on hunger strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say an incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker has gone on hunger strike to demand the release of...

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The Latest: Trump Jr. saw no issue with Trump Tower meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on transcripts of testimony to Senate panel about 2016 Trump Tower meeting (all times local):8...

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Rapper T.I. arrested near home

Rapper T.I. was charged with three misdemeanors after being arrested outside a gated community where he lives in Georgia.

Sports

The Latest: Nassar victims to get ESPYS courage award

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Michigan State University and victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar...

Sports

Glover's wife blames attack on mother-in-law in 911 call

The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover made the first call to 911 and claimed she was attacked by her...

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GeekCon update: Comic book color artist Jordan Boyd set to appear

The Metropolitan Library System's downtown library, 300 Park Ave., will hold "Geek Con" starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 3...

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New exhibit at Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center to pay tribute to punk band X

The history of seminal punk band X is showcased in "X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles," the latest exhibit to be displayed at...

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Police: Rapper T.I. arrested after trying to enter his gated community outside Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Police: Rapper T.I. arrested after trying to enter his gated community outside Atlanta.

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton gives a fervent performance of 'I Lived It' on 'The Voice'

Native Oklahoman and six-time winning “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton gave a fervent acoustic performance of his new single "I...

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Country duo Thompson Square celebrate wedding anniversary by announcing release date and track list for new album 'Masterpiece'

Two-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling country music duo Thompson Square - Miami, Oklahoma, native Keifer Thompson...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 16, 2018: Hear Radney Foster at the Blue Door

Renowned Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster will play a two-night Oklahoma City stand at 8 p.m. today and Thursday at the...

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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park launches new book club

During its 2018 season, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is not only performing works by William Shakespeare, but the venerable...

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Author to sign book at Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole

Jasmine Moran will sign her new autobiography, "The Path I Chose: In My Own Words," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jasmine...

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Geek Con set for downtown library on Saturday

The Metropolitan Library System's downtown library, 300 Park Ave., has announced a "Geek Con" starting at 11 a.m. and ending at...

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Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd bringing summer amphitheater tour to OKC

Multi-platinum-selling recording artists Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd today announced plans for their co-headlining "Dazed...

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Infinite Danger Room #87: Fantastic Four to return

The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price discusses the August return of Marvel’s first family of heroes with Infinite Danger Room...

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Women ask Spotify to remove more artists after streaming service pulls R. Kelly

Women’s advocacy group Ultraviolet wants Spotify to extend its artist ban beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion to other musicians...

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Poetry, film, maps: Parkland students quietly process trauma

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — When freshman Eden Hebron wanted to capture the searing experience of being in a classroom where a fellow...

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Watch: OKC blues rocker Bat-Or Kalo burns up the desert in 'Wild Change' music video

Watch the frontwoman for the Oklahoma City blues-rock band KALO burn up the desert in the newly released music video for "Wild...

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Blake Shelton, Panic! At the Disco and Kane Brown performing tonight on 'The Voice'

Native Oklahoman and six-time winning “Voice” coach Blake Shelton, award-winning and internationally acclaimed band Panic! At...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 15, 2018: Hear chamber folk artist Eliza Rickman at The Root in the Paseo Arts District

Hear chamber folk artist Eliza Rickman at 8 tonight at The Root, 3012 N Walker Ave, Suite B, in the Paseo Arts District.

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Melania Trump has 'successful' procedure on kidney condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump underwent a "successful" procedure Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and was...

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‘This Is Us’ star Justin Hartley claims a fan sexually harassed him

“I said, ‘You do not walk up to people that you do not know and put your mouth on their face.”

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Vince Gill planning hometown Oklahoma City show

Twenty-one time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Vince Gill will return to his hometown Aug. 18 to play a...

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Margot Kidder dies: ‘Superman’s Lois Lane and ‘Amityville Horror’ star was 69

Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the 1970s and ’80s Superman movies and starred in many other...

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'Black Panther' star gives 'Wakanda' salute

Chadwick Boseman, the man behind the Black Panther mask, gave a stirring graduation speech at Howard University this weekend,...

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Correction: Husband Run Over story

HOUSTON (AP) — In a story May 11 about a woman released from prison after serving 15 years in the death of her husband, The...

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood dazzles in return to 'American Idol'

The fourth-season winner of Fox’s “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood was back on the reality TV singing contest, which ABC has...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Snoopy joining Sony? Electronics maker buying Peanuts stake

TOKYO (AP) — Snoopy may be joining Sony.Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp. said Monday that it is buying a stake in Peanuts...

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Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt and late Oklahoman Eddie Miller to receive ACM Honors

The Academy of Country Music has announced the recipients of the Special Awards for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards,...

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Bill Maher's summer Oklahoma stand-up show to air live on HBO

TULSA - Comedian Bill Maher’s upcoming stand-up show at an historic Oklahoma venue will be broadcast live on HBO.

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 14, 2018: Check out 'Building Buddies' at Science Museum Oklahoma

Check out "Building Buddies," an interactive village and construction zone that invites families to play, explore and improve a...

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'Westworld' Star Explains Her Character's Real Purpose: "She's on a Mission"

"Hi dad." With two words, one of the most mythologically significant character in all of Westworld stands revealed: Emily, the...

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Sony to Take $185 Million Stake in Snoopy IP Holder

Sony Corp. is taking a 39 percent stake in Peanuts Holding, the Snoopy IP company, for $185 million, the company said Monday...

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Oprah Winfrey takes aim at fake news, misinformation in speech to USC graduates

Oprah Winfrey condemned fake news and disinformation in a commencement speech to graduates of the University of Southern...

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Teens' experience shows campus reality for Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour...

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Watch: Oklahoma native Olivia Munn surprises her Oklahoma City mom with a kitchen remodel in new ‘My Houzz’ webisode

Watch Oklahoma native Olivia Munn surprise her Oklahoma City mom with a kitchen remodel in the new episode of the “My Houzz”...

Health

Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims

PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with...

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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park launches Bard's Book Club to go with with 34th season

During its 2018 season, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is not only performing works by The Bard, as well as classic and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 13, 2018: See Painted Sky Opera’s ‘Three Decembers’ at the Civic Center Music Hall

Painted Sky Opera will close its sophomore season with the final performance of the Oklahoma premiere production of the...

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Oklahoma author pens dark novel about unwanted foster children.

Oklahoma author pens dark novel about unwanted foster children.

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The free reading will be at The Depot in Norman.

Ron Wallace won the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry.

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Six more stories from P.D. James, the Queen of Crime.

Six more stories from P.D. James, the Queen of Crime.

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Fine arts and theater notes, May 13

Fine arts and theater notes, May 13

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

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Vernon L. Gowdy III's book is a "labor of love" from the longtime concert photographer

The writing isn't the best, but the photos speak for themselves

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Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song 'Toy'

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song 'Toy' .

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Photos: Carrie Underwood celebrates her 10th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member

Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, celebrated her 10th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with an appearance on the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 12, 2018: Check out ‘Raised by Wolf Gods: A Hayao Miyazaki Art Show’ at 51st Street Speakeasy

Check out locally created art, live music, DJ sets, fortune teller readings, a special food and drink menu and more at “Raised...

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Video: Bill Hader doesn't do football, 'Frasier' or 'Friends,' according to 'Late, Late Show with James Corden' interview

As Bill Hader makes the TV rounds in support of his newly renewed HBO show "Barry," we're learning a lot about what the Tulsa...

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Acoustic band to play Sunday at Arcadia Round Barn

“And Then There Were Two,” a Tulsa acoustic band, will be special guests during the Sunday Round Barn Rendezvous at the Arcadia...

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African Children's Choir set to perform in Oklahoma

The internationally renowned African Children's Choir will perform in concert at several churches throughout the state in the...

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Toad the Wet Sprocket to play OKC summer show

Toad the Wet Sprocket will play an Oklahoma City show Aug. 5 at The Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan.

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Rihanna's new lingerie line sparks debate about size inclusiveness

When the Savage X Fenty website launched, people took to Twitter to share their frustration that the sizes weren't as...

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Trial begins for Alabama doctor tied to guitarist's overdose

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers disagreed in opening arguments Friday about who is the victim in the...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish team up for new Netflix animated series

An upcoming Netflix series just nabbed two of the fiercest comedians out there.

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Lawmakers agree to ban Louisiana film tax breaks for porn

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pornographic films won't be eligible for Louisiana's film tax credit program, under a bill heading to...

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Listen: Christina Aguilera releases new song ‘Twice,’ announces new tour, including two Oklahoma dates

It’s been a busy week for global superstar Christina Aguilera, who released today her new song “Twice” and is planning a new...

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Tickets on sale today for Father John Misty’s autumn Oklahoma City concert

Father John Misty will perform an Oklahoma City concert Oct. 11 at The Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan Ave.

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Tickets on sale today for Pink's 2019 OKC show

After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center, international pop icon Pink is bringing...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 11, 2018: Hear John Calvin Abney play a Wild Noise concert at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Hear Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney perform in concert from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50....

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Extended interview and video: Jason Boland & The Stragglers release their most country album to date, 'Hard Times Are Relative,' while marking their 20th...

Twenty years after they started out in Stillwater, Jason Boland & The Stragglers have grown into unshakable torchbearers...

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Oklahoma-made film 'Wake Up' heading to Cannes Film Market in France

VMI Worldwide, in association with Archer Films and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced the successful completion...

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Now that we've seen Tom Hardy's Venom, do we want to see the movie more or less?

There is perhaps no bigger comic book-inspired cinematic enigma than Sony's "Venom" movie, which will arrive in theaters this...

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Pink coming to OKC in 2019, deadCenter Film Festival turning 18, and 'American Idol' tour heading to Tulsa

March 23 Pink to bring tour to OKC After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center,...

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Movie reviews

Movie reviews

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Word Balloons: Multiple super-teams needed to face threat

Universe of DC Comics superheroes has expanded, leading to new menaces.

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New 'Luke Cage' Season 2 trailer gives us a superstrong Misty Knight and an ever-stronger villain

There is a new bulletproof black man in Harlem, and it is not Luke Cage. Netflix and Marvel released a new trailer for the...

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Future sounds

Future sounds

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers releasing ninth studio album

Twenty years later, Jason Boland & The Stragglers have grown into unshakable torchbearers for old-school, frills-free...

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'Bull Durham' has always been a great movie — now, it's entering the canon

Ron Shelton's "Bull Durham," one of the greatest movies ever made about baseball, a brilliant romantic comedy, is getting a...

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In town and around

In town and around

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Underwood to return to 'Idol,' Opry stages

The fourth-season winner of Fox’s “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood will return to the reality TV singing contest. The show...

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Factory Obscura teases new art experience for autumn

After the success of their first immersive art experience, Oklahoma art collective Factory Obscura released recently on social...

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Same old song? Sequels highlight summer movies

It looks like 11 out of 18 of our selected releases this season are continuations of previous major movies.

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Concert review: Arrival from Sweden and Oklahoma City Philharmonic team up to remind fans just how much they love ABBA

It's exciting times for fans of the 1970s pop powerhouse ABBA, with a new movie “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” coming to...

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'Big Bang Theory' season ends with a wedding

Sheldon and Amy tied the knot on the season 11 finale of "The Big Bang Theory."

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Panelist: You can't be black and comfortable

CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers tells Don Lemon that African Americans have not gotten the benefit of their own...

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Spotify pulls R. Kelly, other artists from playlists, stirring debate

The decision immediately started a debate over who qualified for the ban.

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Weinstein's wife 'never' suspected

Georgina Chapman opens up in her first interview since allegations against her husband emerged.

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Tidal accused of faking hundreds of millions of plays for Beyonce and Kanye West

A newspaper in Norway says it got a hold of internal data from the streaming service, which showed that 90 percent of users had...

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Dr. Dre loses trademark claim against 'Dr. Drai'

Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai.Dre, the rap mogul and record producer whose real name is Andre Young,...

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Oklahoma native Bill Hader appearing tonight on 'Late, Late Show with James Corden'

Oklahoma native Bill Hader will appear tonight on "The Late, Late Show with James Corden," which airs at 11:37 p.m. weekdays on...

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New ‘American Idol’ tour heading for Oklahoma

With its reboot and return to television this year, “American Idol” has announced that it’s taking the show on the road with...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 10, 2018: Hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium

EDMOND - The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its “A Legend Lives On” show to Edmond at 7:30 tonight at Armstrong Auditorium,...

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As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Lecture reveals journey from math to art

Artist Gregory Horndeski will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art as part of the opening of the exhibit...

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Flower Power Market planned Friday at STASH in downtown Norman

The Flower Power Market will return from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at STASH, 412 E Main St.

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Art show planned Saturday at Spring Creek Shopping Plaza in Edmond

The Edmond Art Association Spring Show and Sale will be held Saturday.

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Third 'Bad Boys' Film Lands Winter 2020 Release Date

The Bad Boys threequel, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has a release date. Sony on Wednesday announced that Bad Boys...

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Michelle Wolf Pokes Fun at White House Correspondents' Dinner Reactions

Michelle Wolf joined Seth Meyers on Late Night Wednesday to discuss her recent controversial hosting gig at the White House...

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Local leader threatens R. Kelly protest in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Critics who accuse singer R. Kelly of sexual misconduct are threatening to stage a protest at his...

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Director Polanski calls #MeToo "collective hysteria"

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled the United States 40 years ago as a sex offender...

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Summer Breeze Concert Series sweeping back into Norman for 18th season

NORMAN - The Depot has announced the lineup for its 18th Summer Breeze Concert Series, which will feature music groups from...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 9, 2018: See the movie ‘A Scanner Darkly’ at the Tower Theatre

See the 2006 animated sci-fi thriller “A Scanner Darkly” at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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NBC's internal investigation of news division after Matt Lauer firing finds no culture of sexual harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's internal investigation of news division after Matt Lauer firing finds no culture of sexual harassment.

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'Six Billion Dollar Man' Loses Its Director (Exclusive)

The Six Billion Dollar Man is a little poorer today. Damian Szifron, who co-wrote the script and was to direct the movie, has...

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Community turns out for 40th annual Edmond Arts Festival

Artists and community members came out for the 40th annual Edmond Arts Festival this past weekend for sunshine and good times.

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Dave Cathey, author of The Oklahoman's Food Dude column, visits chef Beth Lyon's Black Cat, a new mobile kitchen serving "mindful nourishment," and announces...

Dave Cathey, author of The Oklahoman's Food Dude column, visits chef Beth Lyon's Black Cat, a new mobile kitchen serving...

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May Fair Arts Festival offers array of arts and crafts, food

Visitors to the May Fair Arts Festival found an array of arts and crafts, flowers, fashion and food.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard to play summer OKC show

Oklahoma-Texas music icon Ray Wylie Hubbard will play an Oklahoma City show July 26 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Shawn Mendes bringing 2019 tour to Oklahoma

Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multiplatinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit...

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Updated: 'I Love the ‘90s Tour' Oklahoma City stop canceled

Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Color Me Badd, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath and other stars from the 1990s hip-hop, rap, and...

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R&B group Xscape bringing 'The Great Xscape Tour' to Oklahoma City

One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, Xscape has announced new dates for its headlining tour, “The Great Xscape...

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Cirque du Soleil returning to Oklahoma City and Tulsa with first ice show, 'Crystal'

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Oklahoma City and Tulsa in the autumn with a new arena creation: it's first ice show.

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Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts receive CMT Awards nominations

CMT (aka Country Music Television) today announced today the nominations and hosts for the 2018 CMT Music Awards, which will...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 8, 2018: Hear Celtic Woman at the OKC Civic Center

Hear the multiplatinum international music sensation Celtic Woman at 7 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

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Medicine Stone announces 2018 lineup, including Jason Boland, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers, Jamie Lin Wilson and more

TAHLEQUAH - Randy Rogers Band, Cody Canada & The Departed, The Toadies, Kaitlin Butts, Wade Bowen, Shooter Jennings, John...

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Actor Tom Sizemore sued for $3M over 2003 claim he groped 11-year-old child actress

Actor Tom Sizemore is being sued by a Utah woman who says he groped her on a movie set in 2003 when she was an 11-year-old...

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Striving for perfection is making us miserable

"Selfie" by Will Storr captures a snapshot of self obsession.

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Carrie Underwood returning to 'American Idol,' celebrating 10th anniversary with Grand Ole Opry

The fourth-season winner of Fox’s “American Idol,” Underwood will return to the reality TV singing contest, which ABC has...

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Author John Connolly reimagines comedian Stan Laurel in 'he'

"He: a Novel" (Quercus), by John ConnollyAlthough never referred to by name, the he of the eponymous "he" is comedian Stan...

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Cannes: Bruce Willis to play famed Tyson trainer Cus D'Amato

CANNES, France (AP) — Bruce Willis has signed on to play famed boxing trainer Cus D'Amato in a film titled "Cornerman."The...

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Cannes Film Festival in court over Terry Gilliam dispute

PARIS (AP) — This year's Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival...

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Video: Hit Oklahoma-made film 'I Can Only Imagine' to get home release in June

The Oklahoma-made movie "I Can Only Imagine," based on the story behind the smash song of the same name, will be available for...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Watch: Pentatonix performs the national anthem live before Kentucky Derby

Three-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin Maldonado,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 7, 2018: Hear Smokepurpp at OKC’s Tower Theatre

Florida rapper Smokepurpp is headlining the eighth Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, which is designed to showcase up-and-coming...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood sobs and sparkles in new music video for her latest hit, 'Cry Pretty'

Checotah native and seven-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood sobs in private and shines in public in the new official...

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Cannes: Bruce Willis to Play Mike Tyson's Boxing Trainer in 'Cornerman'

Bruce Willis is getting in the ring. Well, the corner of the ring. The Die Hard star is set to play legendary boxing trainer...

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Weekend Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Earns Heroic $112.5M in Second Outing

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early summer box office over the weekend, earning $112.5...

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Donald Glover Brings Comedic and Musical Talents to 'SNL' Hosting Gig

Donald Glover served as both host and musical guest (under his stage name Childish Gambino) on this weekend's Saturday Night...

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2018 Cimarron Breeze Concerts series launches today in Perkins

PERKINS - The sixth annual Cimarron Breeze Concerts will showcase songwriters throughout the spring and summer at Perkins’ Old...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 6, 2018: Hear Annie Oakley at the Blue Door

Hear Oklahoma City indie-folk trio Annie Oakley – sisters Sophia and Grace Babb (vocals, guitar) and Nia Personette (violin,...

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OKC's National Cowboy Museum celebrates the original food truck at long-running Chuck Wagon Festival

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will pay tribute to the original food truck with a variety of family...

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Oklahoma City's Painted Sky Opera plans holiday performance, Leonard Bernstein tribute and more for 2018-19 season

Painted Sky Opera will revive a once-beloved holiday tradition and help bring a trio of international artists to town as part...

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Painted Sky Opera closes sophomore season with Oklahoma premiere of Jake Heggie's 'Three Decembers'

Painted Sky Opera will close its sophomore season with the Oklahoma premiere production of the contemporary American opera...

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Painted Sky to close sophomore season with Oklahoma premiere of a contemporary American opera

Painted Sky Opera will close its sophomore season with the Oklahoma premiere production of the contemporary American opera...

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Kim Ventrella is the author of 'Skeleton Tree,' which addresses grief and beauty.

Reading can teach empathy and understanding, Oklahoma children's author says.

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Fine arts and theater notes, May 6

Fine arts and theater notes, May 6

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OKC's Painted Sky Opera announces lineup for its third season

Painted Sky Opera will continue its tradition of annually staging a beloved classic opera when it opens its 2018-19 season with...

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Chuck Wagon Festival celebrates the original food truck

Preparations are underway for the 28th annual Chuck Wagon Festival, set for May 26-27 at the National Cowboy & Western...

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Sara Sue Hoklotubbe, a native Oklahoman, pens mysteries set on Cherokee land.

Cherokee author continues popular mystery series with "Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch."

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One book tells the story of storm chaser Tim Samaras, killed by the massive El Reno tornado in 2013. The other shows images of almost unimaginable skies.

One book tells the story of storm chaser Tim Samaras, killed by the massive El Reno tornado in 2013. The other shows images of...

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Young adult novelists will headline a panel discussion at Edmond's Best of Books.

Meet local and national authors at three events this week.

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New book published by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing lets Jasmine Moran tell her story her own way.

New book published by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing lets Jasmine Moran tell her story her own way.

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The books are available at every public library in Oklahoma.

Library card members can get four zoo vouchers when they check out a special book.

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Concert review: Arrival from Sweden and Oklahoma City Philharmonic remind fans just how much they love ABBA

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic teamed Friday night with the long-running tribute band Arrival from Sweden” at the Civic Center...

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Watch: Skating Polly celebrates release of new album ‘The Make It All Show’ with intriguing videos for ‘Hollywood Factory’ and ‘Little Girl Blue and The...

Oklahoma expatriate punk-rockers Skating Polly released their fifth studio full-length album, "The Make It All Show," Friday...

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Video: Oklahoma City art collective Factory Obscura teases new art experience for autumn

After the success of their first immersive art experience, Oklahoma art collective Factory Obscura released this week on social...

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Video: U2 focuses on new songs and deep cuts at Tulsa's opening night performance on 'eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour'

TULSA - Legendary rockers U2 launched their new "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour" with an Oklahoma show Wednesday night at Tulsa's...

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Listen: Oklahoma City art-rockers Kali Ra releasing new single and video tonight at Tower Theatre

Oklahoma City art-rockers Kali Ra will celebrate the release of their new single, "Sunset Boulevard," and debut the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 5, 2018: Check out the food and fun at the Prague Kolache Festival

PRAGUE – Check out the 59th annual Prague Kolache Festival today as the community welcomes visitors to experience its Czech...

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Video: Ron Howard talks making 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

According to Ron Howard, there's not much more validating than getting a fist bump and a full-body hug from Chewbacca.

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Jeffrey Tambor, who left 'Transparent' amid sexual harassment allegations, will return to 'Arrested Development'

Tambor left his Emmy-winning role on "Transparent" amid harassment allegations, which a spokesman said became public after...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Extended interview, photos and video: Native Oklahoman singer-songwriter Parker Millsap releases new album 'Other Arrangements,' plays home-state release...

Acclaimed native Oklahoman singer-songwriter Parker Millsap has recorded a new album, aptly titled “Other Arrangements,” and...

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Tickets on sale today as Fleetwood Mac plans to launch fall tour in Oklahoma

TULSA - Just two days after U2 launched its hotly anticipated new North American tour at Tulsa’s BOK Center, tickets go on sale...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 4, 2018: Celebrate 'Star Wars' Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo

May the fourth be with you. Celebrate the cute creatures that bind our galaxy together at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s second annual...

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MOVIE REVIEWS, May 4

Movie reviews: Tully, Overboard

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Cooking up an ear 'WoRm'

Sherman Johnson can cook up beats just about as easily as breakfast. The Oklahoma City-based rapper and recording engineer...

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Metro events, weekend of May 4

Metro events, weekend of May 4

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'Westworld' and 'Ready Player One' show how our relationship to artificial intelligence has changed

In the future realms of "Westworld" and "Ready Player One," it's humans who are reduced to ghosts in the machine, infecting...

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'Other Arrangements': Oklahoma native Parker Millsap returns with eclectic and electric new album

Parker Millsap had a strong reaction the first time he and his band played the title track of his new album live. “I was like,...

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Norman Music Festival hits a high note in 2018

NMF continues to set the standard for big-scale concert experiences in Oklahoma. Organizers sure set a high bar for an encore.

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'The Handmaid's Tale' showrunner explains how the Hulu series went beyond the book in Season 2

Last week, the Hulu series kicks off its sophomore season with two heart-pumping episodes. New episodes will then post weekly,...

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Concert review: Ben Folds and OKC Philharmonic rock the Civic Center

“How 'bout my band tonight?” Ben Folds quipped with a wide grin early in his rollicking sold-out show Tuesday night at Civic...

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From 'Avengers: Infinity War' to 'Iron Man': All 19 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, ranked

Although Marvel Studios is viewed as a pioneering success story, that doesn't mean the individual films haven't been marred by...

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Word Balloons: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

On Saturday, Free Comic Book Day will celebrate its 17th year with about 5 million comics set to be given away at comic book...

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Fleetwood Mac heading to BOK Center, Gillian Welch coming to Tower Theatre, Okie Twister Film Festival now playing in Woodward

Oct. 3 Fleetwood Mac to start tour in Tulsa TULSA — Grammy-winning band Fleetwood Mac will embark in October on a North...

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Swedish Academy: Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex abuse allegations

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Academy: Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex abuse...

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Devon Still's new career: trying to tackle childhood cancer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah...

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Sandra Bullock's convicted stalker kills self after a standoff with police

Joshua James Corbett, the Sandra Bullock stalker convicted of breaking into her house in 2014, killed himself Wednesday in his...

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'Transformers' actor Isabela Moner to play Dora the Explorer in live-action movie

The Dora the Explorer movie will follow a teenage Dora — accompanied by her best friend, Boots the monkey, and her cousin Diego...

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Film academy votes to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

It's the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct...

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Infinite Danger Room #86: Infinity War

The Oklahoman's Matthew Price joins Infinite Danger Room panelists Anthony Brown, Chris Borthick and Rachel Price to discuss...

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Rose McGowan drug possession charge being sent to Virginia grand jury after judge finds probable cause.

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Rose McGowan drug possession charge being sent to Virginia grand jury after judge finds probable cause.

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Wife: Cosby convicted by 'mob justice, not real justice'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor...

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Oscars organization votes to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscars organization votes to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership.

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Video: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' director Ron Howard appearing tonight on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Oscar-winning Duncan-born filmmaker Ron Howard will appear tonight on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

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Tickets on sale Friday to Gillian Welch's upcoming Oklahoma City show

Folk singer-songwriter Gillian Welch has announced a new set of “An Evening With” tour dates in cities including an Aug. 24...

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SEC subpoenas Jay-Z to testify in Iconix investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it's seeking a court order asking singer-songwriter Shawn Carter, or...

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Pink bringing 'Beautiful Trauma World Tour' back to Oklahoma for 2019 OKC show

After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center, international pop icon Pink is bringing...

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Camille Cosby lashes out at accusers, media and 'mob justice' in statement defending her husband

Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby's wife of 54 years, excoriated his accusers, prosecutors, media "lynch mobs" and "mob justice"...

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Video: Perpetual Motion Dance debuts new family-friendly show 'Cora's Door' tonight through Sunday

Perpetual Motion Dance presents "Cora's Door," a modern fable about a family in transition and a young girl traversing...

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'Star Wars' lightsaber and 'Ben Hur' chariot to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Photography exhibit ‘Images of Community’ opens today at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

The photography exhibit “Images of Community” opens today and will be on view through May 13 at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 3, 2018: See Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's movie 'Mysterious Object at Noon' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

See award-winning Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's rarely seen debut feature, "Mysterious Object at Noon" (2000), at...

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Bill Cosby's wife says in a statement comedian's chief accuser lied and his guilty verdict was "mob justice."

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife says in a statement comedian's chief accuser lied and his guilty verdict was "mob...

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Woodblock show presents with power

Much of the power of the one-day April 28 Steamroller Print Fest also is found in a gallery show at Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE...

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Absurdities multiply like rabbits in 'Alice' performance

NORMAN — Absurdities not only abounded, but bounded, and seemed to multiply like rabbits in a delightful staging of “Alice in...

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Sculpture, video and more seen at OU student show

NORMAN — A video asks us to “Make Sense,” clay pillows may help us sleep, and wire and thread tell a story in three...

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Cyclists invited on public art tour in downtown OKC

The Cycling Public Art Tour will begin at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

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Twister Alley Film Festival, featuring Wes Studi, opens Thursday in Woodward

WOODWARD – The Twister Alley Film Festival is showcasing independent films from around Oklahoma and the world Thursday, Friday...

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Kanye West calls slavery 'a choice'

US rapper Kanye West has said the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been a "choice". "When you hear...

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Video: U2 launching high-tech new 'eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour' tonight in Oklahoma

Legendary rockers U2 will launch its new "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour" with an Oklahoma show at 8 tonight at Tulsa's BOK...

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Concert review: Ben Folds and Oklahoma City Philharmonic rock the Civic Center Music Hall

In his return engagement with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, with whom he previously collaborated in 2011, influential singer,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 2, 2018: Hear more than 50 Oklahoma songwriters at the Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe in Stillwater, a benefit for the Red Dirt...

More than 50 Oklahoma songwriters will come together to perform today at Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café at three venues in Stillwater.

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Oscar Herrero to perform in flamenco guitar recital at OU

Flamenco guitarist Oscar Herrero will present a recital Saturday as part of the University of Oklahoma School of Music’s Norton...

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‘SOMA’ to showcase OU dance choreography

Four University of Oklahoma School of Dance master’s of fine arts candidates will showcase their choreography Friday and Saturday.

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'Simpsons' creator weighs in on Apu criticism. People are not happy about it.

Matt Groening, the creator of “The Simpsons,” has weighed in at last on the Apu controversy, and Indian-American critics are...

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Interview and video: Arrival from Sweden brings the music of ABBA in concert with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic

One of the most successful ABBA tribute bands in the world, Arrival from Sweden, will perform “The Music of ABBA” with the...

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The Flaming Lips earn Tony Award nomination for contributing to ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical’

The Grammy Award-winning Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips has another interesting accomplishment to...

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The Flaming Lips to celebrate 35th anniversary with massive three-disc ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 1’

Grammy Award-winning Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a...

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David and Molly Shi Boren named 2018 Red Earth Ambassadors

University of Oklahoma President David and first lady Molly Shi Boren will be recognized as the 2018 Red Earth Ambassadors of...

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Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp releases Official Trailer

Marvel has released a new trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp," coming July 6. The film stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 1, 2018: Hear Ben Folds and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at the Civic Center Music Hall

Hear Ben Folds and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N...

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'Mean Girls' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical' lead Tony Awards nominations with 12 nods each

NEW YORK (AP) — 'Mean Girls' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical' lead Tony Awards nominations with 12 nods each.

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Video: Carrie Underwood delivers stunning national anthem before Nashville Predators playoff game while her son watches

Country music superstar and Checotah native Carrie Underwood delivered a stunning rendition of the national anthem before...

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'Diane' wins best narrative feature at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, propelled by powerful performance by Oklahoma native Mary Kay Place

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, closed Sunday, and one of the festival's most...

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Interview, images and video: Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about dreams, memories, his new movie and his current exhibition 'The Serenity of...

"The Serenity of Madness," the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's first exhibition to focus primarily on video artworks, showcases...

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Brad Pitt, who has worked with and threatened Harvey Weinstein, now producing a movie about him

Brad Pitt’s production company has obtained the film rights to the story of how two journalists exposed alleged sexual abuses...

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Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The porn actress alleging a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing...

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Due to health issue, Bonnie Raitt cancels tour dates with James Taylor, including OKC show

Due to "an unexpected medical situation that requires immediate attention," Bonnie Raitt will no longer be able to join James...

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Elvis Presley fans expected to flock to Norman for inaugural Jeff Lewis & Friends Oklahoma Festival

NORMAN – Crowds of Elvis Presley fans are expected to flock to Norman May 11-12 for the inaugural Jeff Lewis & Friends...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art to introduce new Third Thursdays event series

A new Thursday evening program at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Third Thursdays presented by Love's Travel Stops &...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 30, 2018: See the epic animated film 'Princess Mononoke' at the Tower Theatre

Oscar-winning animated filmmaking legend Hayao Miyazaki's ("Spirited Away") dramatic 1997 epic "Princess Mononoke" shows at 7...

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Bill Cosby's Conviction May Change Defense Tactics in #MeToo Era

Bill Cosby's criminal conviction for aggravated indecent assault is the result of an extremely unique set of circumstances —...

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The 'Avengers: Infinity War' Surprise Few Saw Coming

it's possible that Avengers: Infinity War has led you down plenty of Internet rabbit holes as you try to refresh yourself on...

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Rapper Kanye West defends President Trump in new song

Kanye West is not just tweeting his support for the current commander in chief, he’s now rapping about it too.

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Washington in uproar over 'disgusting' White House Correspondents' dinner comedy routine

Conservatives Saturday night and Sunday criticized the tenor and character of the White House Correspondents’ dinner after...

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Interviews: Putnam City school puts emphasis on the arts to inspire students to success

The only school district to receive a Governor’s Arts Award this year, Putnam City is expanding its fine arts programs at a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 29, 2018: Hear Steve Poltz at the Blue Door

Hear the ever-entertaining singer-songwriter Steve Poltz at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley.

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Canterbury Voices reveals concerts for 50th anniversary season

Canterbury Voices will celebrate a momentous anniversary with its newly announced 2018-19 season.

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'Serenity of Madness': Oklahoma City Museum of Art's first video exhibit showcases work of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul likens film to a crippled angel, an art form that is “limiting but divine.” The ongoing efforts of...

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Despite statewide budget cuts, Putnam City expands arts programming

Whether playing the national anthem at an Oklahoma City Thunder home game or performing an intriguing string quartet cover of...

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Musical import: Arrival from Sweden partners with OKC Philharmonic to pay tribute to ABBA

For 23 years, Victoria Norback has been a “Dancing Queen.” In fact, the singer and founder of the tribute band Arrival from...

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Canterbury Voices announces 50th anniversary season lineup

Canterbury Voices will celebrate its 50th anniversary season with three concerts featuring grand masterworks and familiar...

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Oklahoma fine arts and theater notes, April 29

OU to present works by Stravinsky NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents Sacra/Profana: Works by Igor...