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Preview: Blake Shelton releasing new single 'God's Country' Friday

Tishomingo resident and country music superstar Blake Shelton is releasing Friday “God’s Country,” the flagship single from his...

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Putnam City Schools celebrates Youth Art Month, names art winners

Putnam City Schools hosts an annual Youth Art Month celebration with student exhibitions and performances during March, the...

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'Selectively Lawless' tells true story of Oklahoma scoundrel Emmett Long

"Selectively Lawless: The True Story of Emmett Long, An American Original" by Asa Dunnington (Brown Books Publishing Group, 200...

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How an unlikely collaboration revolutionized American music

“Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever,” by Geoff Edgers (Blue Rider Press, 288...

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Interview and video: National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede speaks of the importance of the cultural fields as White House again...

“It’s a branch of learning that basically says what has the history of people and culture been and who are we now? That, as...

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Interviews and photos: OKC Museum of Art showcases work of 'Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West'

On view through May 26 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the exhibit includes almost 50 striking prints by more than a dozen...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 24, 2019: Catch an '80s movie marathon at the Tower Theatre

Catch a marathon of classic and extremely quotable movies from the 1980s today.

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Natural wonders: OKC Museum of Art showing landscapes of Ansel Adams, other 'Photographers of the West'

One of America's most well-known photographers, Ansel Adams is revered for his dramatically beautiful black-and-white views of...

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Pink visits Oklahoma City National Memorial ahead of her OKC concert

The three-time Grammy Award winner posted on Instagram Friday a photo of her 7-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, looking at...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 23, 2019: Catch Pink in concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena

The tour is supporting her blockbuster 2017 album "Beautiful Trauma."

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Watch: Greyson Chance's scenic new music video for his ballad 'yours'

Check out the scenic music video to Greyson Chance's rhythmic romantic declaration "yours," from his newly released sophomore...

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Video: Check out Pentatonix's effervescent cover of 'Come Along'

The colorful clip impressively showcases the quintet's vocal prowess and arranging skills.

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Video: Tyson Meade releases new album 'Robbing The Nuclear Family' today

Oklahoma City-based alt-rock godfather and Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade releases today his new record "Robbing The...

AMC theaters around OKC might soon serve alcohol

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AMC movie theaters at Quail Springs Mall and Penn Square Mall might soon add alcohol to the concession stand. Applications for food concession with alcohol service special permits were recently filed with the city of Oklahoma City by American...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center saying goodbye to 'Whiteout' with 'Trumpet Clouds'

"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Greg Jacobs talks new album 'Encore,' influencing Garth Brooks, Saturday's Blue Door show

For his “Encore,” the venerable red dirt singer-songwriter mixed up new and newly rediscovered songs into a long-awaited studio...

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Movie review: Jordan Peele follows Oscar-winning 'Get Out' with horror masterwork 'Us'

In this era of sequels, reboots and cinematic universes, Peele is building a breakout reputation as a true original who is...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 22, 2019: Hear Susan Gibson and K.C. Clifford at the Blue Door

Hear Texas singer-songwriter Susan Gibson and Oklahoma City folk chanteuse K.C. Clifford at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N...

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Making his 'Encore': Oklahoma songwriter Greg Jacobs bringing new and old songs to Blue Door show

From Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks to a thrift-store shopper from Arkansas, Greg Jacobs occasionally receives...

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Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to Civic Center

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

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'US' R 1:56 4 out of 4 stars Jordan Peele delivers his sharp social commentary with bloodied scissors in “Us,” his terrifying...

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Collective Soul bringing 25th anniversary tour to Oklahoma

Hitmakers Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

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Details announced for OKC Jazz Festival, including Byron Berline benefit featuring Lucine Fyelon

The festival will include a special performance by jazz and hip-hop violinist Lucine Fyelon April 13 at the Auditorium at...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Nick Offerman's 'All Rise' Oklahoma tour dates

Offerman is the husband of Emmy-winning actress Megan Mullally, who grew up in Oklahoma City.

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Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to OKC's Civic Center Music Hall

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 21, 2019: Celebrate the past during the OKC Museum of Art's Third Thursday

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, is celebrating decades past with its monthly Third Thursday event from 5 to 9...

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Arlo Guthrie pens loving tribute to his late aunt Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon

The folk singer fondly shared some of his memories of visiting his aunt in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma-made film 'The Harvesters' now available for streaming

"The Harvesters," a mystery-thriller set and filmed in Oklahoma, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Watch: Animated video, Oklahoma album release plans revealed for JJ Cale's posthumous album 'Stay Around'

The OKPOP Museum, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and Cale's estate are planning a series of special events at...

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Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road heading to Kuwait and Kosovo on American Music Abroad tour

Dillingham, along with his bandmates and fellow Oklahoma musicians in Horseshoe Road, will again take his musical diplomacy...

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Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson and more to perform on ACM Awards

CBS and the Academy of Country Music announced today that 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn – the...

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Funeral services announced for Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister

“Nobody loved Woody Guthrie as much as his baby sister Mary Jo did," Deana McCloud, executive director of the Tulsa-based Woody...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 19, 2019: See the hit musical 'Waitress' at the Civic Center Music Hall

The tale of a pregnant waitress and pie-maker named Jenna who dreams of finding a way out of her small-town life and loveless...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art acquires Thomas Cole painting 'An Italian Autumn'

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has announced that it has acquired “An Italian Autumn” by renowned American artist Thomas Cole.

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Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens and Jerry Bradley to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – One of the most successful duos in American music history, Brooks & Dunn – the pairing of Louisiana...

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Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister, dies at age 96

Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie’s younger sister and one of the Oklahoma folk icon’s most dedicated devotees, has died....

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Amanda Shires to play spring OKC show

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires has announced a 2019 tour stop in Oklahoma City.

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Video: 'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer chats with fans at Barbie 'Be Anything' Tour events in OKC

Watch“America’s Got Talent” Season 12 winner Darci Lynne Farmer chatting with fans in a Q&A over the weekend as part of the...

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Listen: Reba McEntire delivers rollicking new tune 'Storm in a Shot Glass'

The rollicking tune "Storm in a Shot Glass" tells of a woman who tries to drown her heartbreak in booze but only ends up...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 18, 2019: Hear Juniper Douglas at VZD's

Juniper Douglas is a collaborative music and visual performance group with more than 30 contributors collected and grown out of...

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Get your Irish eyes smiling: The 2019 BAM’s Blog St. Patrick’s Day movie list

This year’s options range from children's fare and harrowing drama to old classics and horror comedy – and all of them can be...

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 'Momentum' moves into reborn Womb complex

NewsMar 15, 2019

Over the years, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Momentum” has spread over four Plaza District galleries, sprawled across the second floor of the downtown Goodwill Industries and taken off from the Downtown Airpark. After shining up the...

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Interview: Jessie Nelson, writer of the 'Waitress' musical, talks collaborating with Sara Bareilles, adapting Adrienne Shelly's film

A screenwriter whose credits include the films “Stepmom,” “I Am Sam” and “Corrina, Corrina,” Nelson also collaborated on...

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Interviews and video: OKC Philharmonic to play along with classic film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will be exploring a popular trend May 29-30 when it performs Williams’ Academy Award-winning...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 17, 2019: Hear The Black Lillies at the Blue Door

The band is touring in support of its autumn 2018 album release "Stranger to Me."

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Cinematic experience: OKC Philharmonic to perform Oscar-winning score live with beloved movie 'E.T.'

From the thrilling intensity of the bike chase to the soaring joy of a moonlight flight, John Williams’ score for “E.T. the...

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Slice-of-life story: Musical 'Waitress' dishes up warm female empowerment tale with a side of pie

When Jessie Nelson was cooking up her first musical theater project, she started with a special main ingredient. “It’s such a...

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Video: Ahead of tonight's OKC show, Maren Morris performs 'My Church' with Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will make play the Oklahoma City stop on her tour at 8 tonight at The Criterion, 500...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 16, 2019: Hear John Mellencamp at Tulsa's Brady Theater

Mellencamp released his 24th album, "Other People’s Stuff," in December via Republic Records. The album includes covers culled...

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Video: Kelli O'Hara earning rave reviews, honoring friend Marin Mazzie in Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara is back on Broadway and earning strong reviews as she plays the title role in the long-awaited...

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'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer to appear at Barbie 'Be Anything' Tour events in OKC

Real-life role models, including 14-year-old OKC ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” Season 12 winner Darci Lynne Farmer,...

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Photos and video: Chris Pratt sings with Garth Brooks, presents him with Artist of the Decade Award on iHeartRadio Music Awards

Garth Brooks won an award Thursday night and made Chris Pratt’s dreams come true in the process.

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Extended interviews, photos and video: Flaming Lips' OKC landmark The Womb gets new life in partnership with art collective Factory Obscura

The Womb’s rebirth begins Thursday, when Factory Obscura, the artist group behind the popular immersive experiences “Shift” and...

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Extended interviews, photos and video: Flaming Lips' reborn The Womb to host Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 'Momentum' 2019

After shining up the historic Gold Dome last year, the nonprofit arts organization is taking one of its signature events into...

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Interview: Oklahoma native Kolby Kindle returning to home state on 'Waitress' tour, joining Australian company for 'Come from Away'

The Edmond North High School graduate joined the “Waitress” tour in November after two and a half years on the road with “The...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 15, 2019: Hear The Nixons at Harrah's The State Theatre

The group released a new tune called "Song of the Year" in 2017 to mark its reunion.

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The Womb remixed: Flaming Lips' iconic Auto Alley art complex reborn with Factory Obscura's 'Mix-Tape'

Wayne Coyne likens The Flaming Lips and their crew to pirates voyaging with their otherworldly music to audiences around the...

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Edmond native Kolby Kindle returns to Oklahoma with national tour of musical 'Waitress'

Kolby Kindle mostly stays on the road, so he’s always ecstatic when it winds back to his home state. “It’s the best feeling in...

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Oklahoma musicians remember drummer Michael Walker, plan benefit concert in his memory

EDMOND - Oklahoma City band The Groove Merchants will play a benefit concert in memory of Michael and Rachael Walker at 8 p.m....

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Garth Brooks to receive Artist of the Decade Award on tonight's iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards are airing from 7 to 9 tonight on Fox, and Oklahoma country music star Garth Brooks will be a...

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Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum starts centennial celebration with special exhibition

Founded in 1919, Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is starting its centennial celebration with the exhibition “Celebrating a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 14, 2019: See Jewel Box Theatre's production of 'Wedding Belles'

The comedy was co-written by writer-director Alan Bailey and the late Ronnie Claire Edwards, an actress, writer and Oklahoma...

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Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum celebrating centennial in 2019

SHAWNEE — Oklahoma’s oldest art museum is celebrating its 100th birthday with the first in a series of special exhibitions and...

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Oklahoma History Center to offer Women's History Gallery Tour

Participants can learn more about notable Oklahoma women highlighted in the center’s galleries and get behind-the-scenes...

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Video: Garth Brooks to open new window to purchase vinyl 'Legacy Collection' after Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards

Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks will open the next window to purchase his sought-after vinyl...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 13, 2019: Hear Half Gringa and Carly Gwin and the Sin at Norman's Resonator

NORMAN - Hear Chicago rock outfit Half Gringa and Norman "flower rock" band Carly Gwin and the Sin at 8 tonight at Resonator,...

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Video: Aaron Lewis curses out crowd, storms off stage at OKC show

Country-rock performer Aaron Lewis cut short his Oklahoma City acoustic show Saturday night at The Criterion, cursing out the...

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Luke Dick debuts documentary 'Red Dog' at SXSW, joins lineup of Music Health Alliance Nashville benefit event

It's been an exciting week for Oklahoma native, country music songwriter and independent filmmaker Luke Dick.

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Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and more to perform on ACM Awards

CBS and the Academy of Country Music announced today the first round of performers for the 54th ACM Awards.

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 12, 2019: Hear Chindarat Charoenwongse and Friends at the UCO Jazz Lab

EDMOND - The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will will present pianist Chindarat Charoenwongse and Friends in...

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Science Museum Oklahoma offering extended hours, train car tours for Spring Break

Visitors to Science Museum Oklahoma will have extra time for science exploration, plus tours of the museum’s 1929 Pullman...

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame launching Free Family Fun programming Tuesday with Spring Thing

In partnership with The Chickasaw Nation, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame has announced another full year of Free Family Fun...

The OK Photo Issue

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Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 11, 2019: Hear the U.S Navy Concert Band at the University of Oklahoma

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections,...

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Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum remembers Westerners who served in WWI with 'Cowboys in Khaki'

With the exhibition “Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War,” the National Cowboy Museum is tipping the hat to the...

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Interview and video: Pianist Stewart Goodyear makes long-awaited return to play with OKC Philharmonic

The last time he played with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, in January 2005, he was a promising 26-year-old up-and-comer....

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 10, 2019: Hear The Brother Brothers play a Winter Wind Concert at the Norman Depot

Adam and David Moss, The Brother Brothers, are identical twins carrying on the folk tradition for a new generation.

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'Cowboys in Khaki': WWI exhibit remembers the service of 'Westerners in the Great War'

Although many theories have been cooked up to explain why U.S. troops in World War I became known as “doughboys,” the reason...

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Second-time soloist: 14 years after his OKC Philharmonic debut, pianist Stewart Goodyear makes his long-awaited return

If there’s such a thing as a second chance to give a debut performance, Stewart Goodyear will get it Saturday night. The last...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019: Check out the 'We Are Here' Community Day at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman

NORMAN - Check out the "We Are Here" Community Day from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave. at...

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Listen: Reba McEntire unveils 'countrier than country' new song 'Tammy Wynette Kind Of Pain'

Reba will be releasing her highly anticipated new album Friday, April 5 on Big Machine Records.

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Kelli O'Hara, Alex Timbers and Taylor Mac to receive special Drama League Awards

Tony-winning performer and Oklahoma native Kelli O’Hara, "Beetlejuice" director Alex Timbers and playwright Taylor Mac will...

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Video: Garth Brooks launching stadium tour Saturday

"The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour" will open in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, Kirk Franklin featured on soundtrack to inspirational film 'Breakthrough'

The soundtrack release comes just ahead of Twentieth Century Fox’s April 17 theatrical opening of the feature film "Breakthrough."

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Details revealed for Byron Berline Benefit set for March 31 at Tower Theatre

The Byron Berline Benefit will include performances by Jana Jae, The Bonhams, Steelwind, Red Dirt Rangers, K.C. Clifford, Alan...

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Interview, photos and video: Oklahoma YouTube star Greyson Chance grows into new phase of career, releasing new album 'portraits'

If a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and musician looking forward to performing for pals in his one-time college town sounds...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma red dirt band No Justice reuniting for tonight's OKC show, planning new music

The band is kicking off its reunion plans tonight with its highly anticipated debut performance at Oklahoma City’s recently...

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Interview and video: Tulsa native Ben Rector returns to home state for sold-out OKC shows

When Ben Rector was making “Magic,” he ventured back to his hometown to create one enchanted musical moment.

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 8, 2019: Check out the creativity on display during the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk

NORMAN - Join the Norman Arts Council for its free monthly celebration of all things art and the creativity of our community...

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Theater review: 'A Bronx Tale' is a crowd-pleasing coming-of-age story

Chazz Palminteri’s autobiographical coming-of-age story gets a third life as satisfying as a Sicilian grandma’s Sunday sauce...

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Making 'Magic': Tulsa native Ben Rector touring with his latest album back to his home state

When Ben Rector was making “Magic,” he ventured back to his hometown to create one enchanted musical moment. The pop...

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Red dirt reunion: No Justice is getting back together for OKC show, new music

Music is all love and no grind these days for the members of No Justice. Once a mainstay of the red dirt and Texas country...

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Taking a new Chance: Oklahoma teen pop star Greyson Chance embarks on new phase of music career

Greyson Chance has a bet riding on his home-state show Saturday night in Tulsa. “I told my guitarist ... ‘I will give you 50...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Judah & the Lion's autumn Oklahoma concert

The band also will perform its Alternative Top 10 single “Over my head” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s” Outdoor Stage on March 19,...

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Dwight Yoakam to play spring OKC show

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and will be available via www.eventbrite.com.

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Oklahoma native Tyson Ritter becomes Season 4 regular on AMC series 'Preacher'

"Preacher" follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and...

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Video: Reba McEntire gets emotional behind the scenes of the heartbreaking new song 'In His Mind'

Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Reba McEntire gets emotional taking her fans behind the scenes of her sad new...

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Movie review: ‘Captain Marvel’ soars higher, further and faster than standard superhero origin story

The 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel” is the first to center on a female protagonist, with...

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Theater review: 'A Bronx Tale' is a crowd-pleasing coming-of-age story

The national tour of the recent Broadway hit is playing through Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall as part of the 2018-19...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 7, 2019: Hear acclaimed Irish quintet Goitse at USAO in Chickasha

The performance will close out the 18th season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts series, according to a news release.

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‘Captain Marvel’ soars higher, further and faster

'CAPTAIN MARVEL' PG-13 2:04 3 1/2 stars “Captain Marvel” soars higher, further and faster than both the standard superhero...

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Oklahoma violinist chosen for Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Officials at New York's Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 119 outstanding young musicians selected from across the...

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Watch: Oklahoma native JD McPherson releases Mardi Gras-theme video for 'Jubilee'

The clip for the mournful ballad "Jubilee" sees McPherson driving through New Orleans during last year’s Mardi Gras...

Thunder needs Friday's win over Toronto to be a turning point

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TORONTO — About 10 hours before the Thunder snapped its four-game losing streak, Paul George outstretched his arms in celebration. The 3-point shooting game he and his teammates played after shootaround Friday came to a dramatic end when George...

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OKC arts supporter Martha Mullally, mother of Megan Mullally, dies at age 97

Oklahoma City arts supporter Martha Jane Palmer Mullally, the mother of Emmy-winning actress Megan Mullally and mother-in-law...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 6, 2019: See the acclaimed documentary 'Faces, Places' for free at Oklahoma City University

See the acclaimed French documentary "Faces, Places," one of my favorite movies of 2017, at 7:30 tonight at Oklahoma City...

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Premiere date announced for new season of 'American Ninja Warrior,' to feature OKC episodes

The reality TV show will return this spring to the state Capitol grounds in OKC, where it first staged competitions in 2016.

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Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and more to perform at 2019 CMA Music Fest in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Country Music Association has revealed the initial artist lineup for this year’s CMA Fest, set for...

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Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara receives first Olivier Award nomination

Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara has earned her first nomination for the Olivier Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in...

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Barbara McAlister, Jo Rowan, Burns and Ann Hargis and more to receive 2019 Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards

The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the names of 17 individuals and one organization that will be honored for their...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 5, 2019: See the musical 'A Bronx Tale' at the Civic Center Music Hall

The street-wise musical, which is set in the 1960s, centers on an Italian-American boy from Bronx’s Belmont neighborhood named...

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre's 'Girlfriend' is a sweet and simple first-love story

A first-rate collaboration with Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C., the opening show in Lyric’s 2019 subscription season is...

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre's 'Girlfriend' is a sweet and simple first-love story

Lyric Theatre’s new two-man musical “Girlfriend” exudes a relatable nostalgia that goes well beyond the excellent 1990s...

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Video: Tulsa native Bill Hader returns to 'Saturday Night Live' as chaos-loving game show host

Hader was absolutely delightful Vince Blake, the subtly sadistic host of the recurring game show “What’s That Name?,” in which...

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Alice Cooper and Halestorm bringing summer co-headline tour to OKC

Motionless in White will provide support on all dates, according to a news release.

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Kelli O'Hara, Sarah Coburn, Joshua Bell and more on inaugural season for Oklahoma State University's new McKnight Center

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at OSU is intended to be a world-class epicenter for the arts, attracting...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 4, 2019: Hear David Dondero at Norman's Opolis

In 2006, Dondero was listed as one of the top 10 best living songwriters by NPR's "All Song Considered," ranking him among the...

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Interview: Chazz Palminteri talks about sharing his real-life story in 'A Bronx Tale' musical

The North American tour of the Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale,” which launched in October in Rochester, New York, will play...

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Season announcement: Oklahoma City Philharmonic reveals 2019-2020 Classics and Pops plans

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 Classics season will include familiar favorites like Beethoven, Stravinsky, Debussy...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 3, 2019: Check out the Red Dirt Film Festival in Stillwater

The activities culminate at 7 p.m with the festival award ceremony, which is open and free to the public.

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces 2019-2020 seasons

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 Classics season will include familiar favorites like Beethoven, Stravinsky and...

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Based on a true story: Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical 'A Bronx Tale' finds new life as a musical

For three decades, Chazz Palminteri has been reliving his life story, first as a one-man play, later as a film and now as a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 2, 2019: See The Annie Oakley and more at ACM@UCO's .WAV Festival

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma celebrates women in music with two days of empowering...

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Listen: Maddie & Tae release deceptively pretty new song 'Tourist in This Town'

Platinum-selling Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae - Maddie Marlow of Sugar Land, Texas, and Taylor Dye of Ada - unveiled...

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Listen: JJ Cale's laid-back love song 'Stay Around,' from his upcoming posthumous album

Because Music today released the second single and title track for "Stay Around," the first posthumous release of works by...

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Interview and video: Country hitmaker Justin Moore bringing music from upcoming album 'Late Nights and Longnecks' to OKC show

“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” is the lead-off single for the multiplatinum-selling “Small Town USA” hitmaker’s fifth...

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Interview and video: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason brings along fellow guitar legend Steve Cropper for OKC show

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason’s “Feelin’ Alright” tour stop at the Tower Theatre adds fellow rock hall inductee Steve...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 1, 2019: Check out the festivities at the Paseo Arts District's First Friday Gallery Walk

Check out the First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 to 9 tonight in the Paseo Arts District, which is between NW 28 and Walker and...

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Tickets on sale Friday for MGMT's spring OKC show

The psych pop duo will perform in concert May 8 at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan in Bricktown.

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Oklahomans remember the late stage and screen actress Candice Earley

Nearly three decades after she retired from stage and screen, Candice “Candi” Jean Earley Nolan is still fondly remembered by...

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Concert review: KISS makes 'End of the Road' OKC tour stop an explosive thrill ride

The illustrious showmen of KISS made sure the “End of the Road” was a nonstop thrill ride Tuesday night during the Oklahoma...

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Traditional sound: Country singer-songwriter Justin Moore doing more of what he does best with new album ‘Late Nights and Longnecks'

For the past eight years, Justin Moore has been introducing his heartfelt hit “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” with an homage to...

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Two legends stack 'the deck with great songs' for OKC show

A pair of guitar kings will lay out their high cards this weekend in Oklahoma City. The pot will get richer, musically...

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Los Lonely Boys reschedule OKC tour date

Due to a scheduling conflict, Los Lonely Boys' planned Oklahoma City performance at the Tower Theatre has been rescheduled for...

Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

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NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied to his office most days. The 66-year-old was announced OU's 14th president a year ago Tuesday and officially began his...

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Video: Go behind the scenes of Reba McEntire's swinging new song 'No U in Oklahoma'

The Chockie native concludes, "There's no 'U' in Oklahoma - and that's OK with me."

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 28, 2019: Celebrate Johnny Cash's birthday at the Tower Theatre with renowned impersonator Philip Bauer

Renowned Johnny Cash impersonator Philip Bauer will perform at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23, in honor of what...

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Extended interviews, photos and video: IAO Gallery showcasing Oklahoma artists' high school work with 40th anniversary exhibit

The exhibit is on view through March 8, but a closing reception is planned Saturday night that will be followed by a grown-up...

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Concert review and photos: KISS makes 'End of the Road' OKC tour stop an explosive thrill ride

The multigenerational KISS Army – boasting followers ranging from graybeards to grade-schoolers and everyone in between,...

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Garth Brooks breaks the internet with vinyl 'Legacy' collection, breaks more concert records

However, due to a massive overload before the on-sale even began, the Garth Brooks Talk Shop Live special for "Legacy" never...

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Weather postpones Rob Lake magic show in OKC

Oklahoma illusionist Rob Lake will perform a special close-up magic show at 7 tonight at Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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IAO exhibit 'A Little Bit of History' blasts back to artists' pasts

Over the shoulder of one the ceramic corsets that have brought Nicole Moan international attention, a painting of a human skull...

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BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention moves OKC edition to summer

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention has moved the dates for its popular Oklahoma City convention to summer.

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Extended interviews, photos and video: Renowned fiddler Byron Berline picks up the pieces after Guthrie fire ravages his Double Stop Fiddle Shop

The renowned fiddler and businessman was on vacation in Mexico with his wife Bette when he got the news Saturday morning that...

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Video: Oklahoma singer Trey Rose advances on 'The Voice' Season 16 blind auditions

Trey Rose, an energetic 26-year-old singer from Hugo, appeared on Monday night's season premiere of "The Voice" Season 16, and...

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Lauren Daigle bringing 'Look Up Child World Tour' to Oklahoma

TULSA - Two-time Grammy Award winner Lauren Daigle is extending her sold-out “Look Up Child World Tour” with 19 new stops...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 26, 2019: Hear I'm With Her at the Tower Theatre

The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters have individually released nine solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands...

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Voices silenced by flames: Fiddler Byron Berline is trying to regroup after his Guthrie shop is ravaged by fire

GUTHRIE – No human lives were lost Saturday when a fire swept through the beloved Double Stop Fiddle Shop & Music Hall in...

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Oscars review: The ratings rise, the host-free format works, but the awards are a mixed bag

The ratings for the 91st Academy Awards telecast rose slightly from last year, according to Variety.

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Video: Season 16 of 'The Voice' premieres tonight with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and new coach John Legend

EGOT winner John Legend makes his debut on the coaching panel, joining Season 14 and 15 winner Kelly Clarkson and "The Voice"...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 25, 2019: See Shen Yun at the Civic Center Music Hall

The Chinese dance spectacular Shen Yun is back in Oklahoma City for three performances – at 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday - at...

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Cardi B planning summer Oklahoma show

TULSA – Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B is headed to Oklahoma for a July 23 show at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver.

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Video: Watch speed drawings of images from Oscar-nominated films

Watch my excellent colleague Todd Pendleton speed-drawing a sketch of Oscar best picture nominees "Black Panther," "Green Book"...

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Preview: The 91st Academy Awards are tonight

The 91st Academy Awards will be handed out tonight, with the broadcast airing from 7 to at least 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Video: Reba McEntire reveals why she didn't co-star in the Oscar-winning blockbuster 'Titanic'

Reba said she intended to take on the role but ultimately had to turn it down as James Cameron's huge production became...

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Recap: 2019 Academy Awards

View live updates from the Academy Awards.

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Preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic revisiting 'The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel'

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents “The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel” Friday and Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall....

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Interviews and video: Lyric Theatre flashes back to the 1990s with regional premiere of the musical 'Girlfriend'

Opening Wednesday and continuing through March 17 at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre, “Girlfriend” is a collaboration with Signature...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 24, 2019: See Oklahoma City University's performance of the Cinderella-inspired opera 'Cendrillon'

Oklahoma City University's award-winning Opera and Music Theater Company presents Jules Massenet’s "Cendrillon" at 3 p.m. today.

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New 'Girlfriend': Lyric Theatre continues initiative with romantic regional premiere

Jimmy Mavrikes’ favorite show he’s ever acted in happens to be a 1990s throwback dressed in flannel and told through mixtape...

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Timeless 'Sounds': OKC Philharmonic presenting the music of Simon and Garfunkel

A half century ago this spring, Simon and Garfunkel earned Record of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Performance by a Vocal...

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What to in Oklahoma on Feb. 23, 2019: See 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at The Boom

See central Oklahoma theater mainstays Matthew Alvin Brown and Renee Anderson star in the punk-rock musical “Hedwig and the...

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Video: 'Play It Loud' music series to feature Oklahomans KALO, Travis Linville, Allie Lauren Project and Hosty in concert Saturday

SHAWNEE - Grand Casino’s "Play It Loud" music video series presents an all-Oklahoma lineup in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at...

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Oscars preview: Trying to predict the Academy Award winners amid all the Hollywood drama

After weeks of wrongheaded ideas, fruitless searching and thinly veiled affronts, the 91st Academy Awards are Sunday night, and...

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Movie review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ caps animated trilogy with satisfying, high-flying adventure

Based on the children’s books by Cressida Crowell, the “How to Train Your Dragon” films constitute the rare trilogy that has...

New boutique hotel planned for OKC's Midtown

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Pivot Project, which is wrapping up redevelopment of a brewery, food hall and offices in Midtown, is set to start a second phase with construction of a six-story boutique hotel with a coffee shop, bar and retail. Plans submitted with the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 22, 2019: See the love stories of 'Almost, Maine' at Guthrie's Pollard Theatre

GUTHRIE - See the Pollard Theatre's production of John Cariani’s popular play “Almost, Maine” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and...

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And the Oscars go to …

After weeks of wrongheaded ideas, fruitless searching and thinly veiled affronts, the 91st Academy Awards are Sunday night....

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Stars with Oklahoma ties get ACM nods

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire announced Wednesday the nominees for the 54th Academy of Country...

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Thunder and movie fans are invited to watch Oklahoma student films with Patrick Patterson, Steven Adams and Jerami Grant

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson and teammates Steven Adams and Jerami Grant will be in attendance for a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 21, 2019: Hear red dirt music star Jason Boland play a hometown acoustic show at Harrah's State Theatre

HARRAH - Red dirt music star Jason Boland will play a hometown acoustic show at 8 tonight at Harrah's State Theatre, 1961...

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Video: Reba McEntire talks ACM Awards, Oklahoma upbringing, rodeo experiences on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Oklahoma native and "Queen of Country" Reba McEntire appeared Wednesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where she...

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Words Balloons: Comics have long gone on missions to Mars

NASA shut down the mission of the Opportunity rover earlier this month. The Mars rover originally set for a three-month mission...

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'Hello, Dolly!,' 'SpongeBob Musical' and more on OKC Broadway's 2019-2020 season

Oklahoma City theatergoers will say hello to Dolly, SpongeBob SquarePants, Miss Saigon, Charlie Bucket of Chocolate Factory...

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Video: OKC native Olivia Munn becomes an ambassador for Shelter Pet Project's #AdoptPureLove campaign

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, and Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn is definitely showing the love.

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Video: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Maddie & Tae nominated for ACM Awards

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire announced today the nominees for the 54th Academy of Country...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 20, 2019: Hear Lettuce at the Tower Theatre

The jam and funk band is traveling this winter on its 20-city "Vibe Up Tour."

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Photos and video: Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Pistol Annies perform on NBC's 'Elvis All-Star Tribute'

Ada native, country music star and “The Voice” personality Blake Shelton hosted and performed on NBC's "Elvis All-Star...

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UPDATED: Blackberry Smoke's OKC show postponed due to weather

The show has been postponed, not canceled. So, fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and keep an eye out for details...

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The Killers, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums to play OKC Zoo Amphitheatre

Alternative rock bands The Killers, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums have announced upcoming Oklahoma City tour dates...

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Snoop Dogg, Nelly and more to play Oklahoma date on 'Carnivale Icone' tour

On April 12, Tulsa's BOK Center, 200 S Denver, will welcome "Carnivàle Icône" for the first time for a show featuring Snoop...

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OKC Broadway's 2019-2020 season to include 'SpongeBob Musical,' 'Hello, Dolly!,' 'Come From Away,' 'Miss Saigon' and more

OKC Broadway – a presentation Nederlander and Civic Center Foundation – announces the lineup for its 2019-2020 season, which...

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Video: Darci Lynne Farmer finishes in second place on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

The finale of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" tonight came down to the two most recent winners of "America's Got Talent":...

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Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest seeking entries

The songwriting contest and festival are organized by the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund, which provides a safety net of...

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OKC-based Banjo Hall of Fame announces 2019 class, including Alison Brown, Jimmy Mazzy, John Hartford

Alison Brown, Jimmy Mazzy, John Hartford, Bob Snow and Janet Davis will be inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 18, 2019: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Office Space' at the Tower Theatre

Got a case of the Mondays? Check out the 20th anniversary screening of the 1999 comedy classic "Office Space" at 7 tonight at...

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Preview: Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Pistol Annies and more featured on 'Elvis All-Star Tribute,' airing tonight

Ada native, country music star and NBC’s “The Voice” personality Blake Shelton will host the “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” airing...

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Interviews and video: OKC Ballet Principal Dancer Miki Kawamura retiring from stage with 'La Sylphide'

After nine years with Oklahoma City Ballet, she will retire from the stage during the company’s production of “La Sylphide”...

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Oklahoma screenwriters to teach seminar through deadCenter Film partnership

Offered through a partnership between deadCenter Film and Metro Technology Centers, the seminar is free and open to writers of...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 17, 2019: Take in a musical matinee with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Discovery Family Series

Take in a musical matinee with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s Discovery Family Series at 2 p.m. today at the Civic Center...

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Oklahoma professional filmmakers to teach screenwriting seminar

Laron Chapman knows from experience that some aspects of making a film you just don’t learn in school, and he is eager to pass...

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Final bow: OKC Ballet Principal Dancer Miki Kawamura retiring with 'La Sylphide'

In the Oklahoma City Ballet studios, Principal Dancer Miki Kawamura is rehearsing some fancy footwork that is new to her but as...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 16, 2019: See Carpenter Square Theatre's production of 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,”the play is...

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Concert review: Blake Shelton gives his 'Friends & Heroes Tour' a raucous home-state start in OKC

Blake Shelton is taking hero worship to a new level with his new tour. A sold-out home-state crowd helped the Ada native get...

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Concert review and photos: Blake Shelton gives his 'Friends & Heroes Tour' a raucous home-state start in OKC

A sold-out home-state crowd helped the Tishomingo resident get his “Friends & Heroes Tour” off to a boisterous start...

Midtown tower approved

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A proposed eight-story Midtown condominium tower is clear to proceed after the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee voted against a neighboring developer’s concerns over the building’s height. The Elliott is proposed for a long-empty lot at...

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Watch: Trisha Yearwood croons 'For the Last Time' on 'Today' show

As previously reported, "For the Last Time" is from the Food Network star's new album, "Let’s Be Frank," a collection of the...

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Video: HBO reveals when Tulsa native Bill Hader's 'Barry' Season 2 will premiere

HBO revealed on social media today when we can expect more of Tulsa native Bill Hader in its award-winning series "Barry."

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Watch: Pentatonix shares crystalline cover of Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence'

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

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Kevin Costner, Michael Martin Murphey, the late Clark McEntire and more to be honored at National Cowboy Museum's 2019 Western Heritage Awards

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City will host the 59th annual Western Heritage Awards April...

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Video: Go behind the scenes of Reba McEntire's heartbreaking new song 'Stronger Than the Truth'

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire released today the title track of her new album "Stronger Than...

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OKC bluesmen Dirty Red & The Soul Shakers celebrating release of new album “Cloudless Day,” out today, with hometown show

Dirty Red & The Soul Shakers are a modern-day powerhouse blues band, built on old-school influences and a mutual love for...

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Theater review: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 'Twelfth Night' is a sweet rom-com treat

Like a box of chocolates without any of the oddball pineapple- or maple-filled confections, “Twelfth Night” is a Shakespearean...

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Interview, photos and video: Oklahoma native singer-songwriter Kalyn Fay pays homage to home state with new album 'Good Company'

When she decided to move to Fayetteville to pursue her master of fine arts in printmaking at the University of Arkansas, her...

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Interview, photos and video: Oklahoma comics artist Jerry Bennett encourages creativity through arts residency at historic Skirvin Hotel

In Jerry Bennett’s world, aliens from “War of the Worlds” might land in downtown Oklahoma City, “Star Wars” hero Admiral Ackbar...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 15, 2019: Check out Oklahoma Christian University's 'Taste of Broadway'-theme Valentine Cabaret

For three decades, Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E Memorial, has produced a Valentine Cabaret with romantic songs from...

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Theater review: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 'Twelfth Night' is a rom-com delight

Like a box of chocolates without any of the weird pineapple-filled kind, “Twelfth Night” is a Shakespearean treat featuring...

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Comics crossover: OKC artist Jerry Bennett takes pop culture art downtown for Skirvin residency

In Jerry Bennett’s world, aliens from “War of the Worlds” might land in downtown Oklahoma City, “Star Wars” hero Admiral Ackbar...

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In 'Good Company': Oklahoma-bred singer-songwriter Kalyn Fay pays tribute to home state with new LP

Kalyn Fay hadn’t even left Oklahoma, but she already was pining for her home state. Until recently, the folk singer-songwriter...

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The BAM's Blog 12th annual Valentine's Day movie list

For romantically inclined film fans who prefer not to spend this year’s midweek Valentine's Day at the multiplex, a veritable...

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Bob Seger bringing final tour to Oklahoma

TULSA - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have announced the addition of 12 new shows to their successful final tour,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 14, 2019: Hear the Julian Bliss Septet at Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium

EDMOND - The Julian Bliss Septet will take the stage for a joyful, humorous and authentic swinging affair at 7:30 tonight at...

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National Endowment for the Arts announces grants for UCO, OVAC, Oklahoma Arts Institute and Philbrook Museum

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced more than $27 million in fiscal year 2019 grants reaching all 50 states,...

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OKC Museum of Art showing Academy Award-nominated films

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art continues its yearly salute to the Academy Award nominees this month.

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Free concert to feature music from Oklahoma-made short film 'The Grave'

Three of composer Nikolas Thompson’s score tracks from the award-winning film “The Grave” will be performed by a 21-piece...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 13, 2019: See the University of Oklahoma's production of Handel's opera 'Rodelinda'

NORMAN — George Frideric Handel’s gorgeous music expresses passion and heartbreak in the taut, dramatic opera "Rodelinda,"...

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Photos and video: Garth Brooks to play CRS in Nashville before starting workouts with Pittsburgh Pirates

Brooks recently announced that he will release a new album titled "Fun," including the power ballad "Stronger Than Me” and the...

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Blake Shelton to be honored with CRS Artist Humanitarian Award today in Nashville before kicking off tour Thursday in OKC

Country music superstar Blake Shelton will be the recipient of the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2019 Artist Humanitarian Award...

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Father John Misty and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit to wrap co-headlining tour with Oklahoma show

TULSA - For the first time, critically acclaimed, award-winning artists Father John Misty and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit...

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The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer announce fall tour, including OKC show

Grammy Award-winning artist/producer pair The Chainsmokers have announced their massive “World War Joy” North American headline...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 12, 2019: See 'Ancient. Massive. Wild. – The Bison Exhibit' at the National Cowboy Museum

The new temporary exhibition focuses on the iconic American bison through interactive experiences that combine history,...

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Interview, photos and video: Show goes on for Oklahoma native Brennin Hunt after breaking his foot on Fox's 'Rent'

“‘Rent,’ it’s definitely its own thing. I always say this will probably be the hardest job that I will ever do in my career...

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Watch: OKC singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer wows with operatic performance on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' finals

Singer and ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, 14, of Oklahoma City, made a triumphant return to "America's Got Talent: The...

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Video: Teaser trailer and release date for Ron Howard's 'Pavarotti' documentary revealed during Grammys

Along with incredible footage of Luciano Pavarotti performing, the 20-second clip features U2's Bono waxing eloquent about what...

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Travis Scott postpones Oklahoma concert

TULSA - After giving a high-energy performance on Sunday night's Grammy Awards telecast, rapper Travis Scott's show slated for...

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Video: Reba McEntire returning as host for ACM Awards

During Sunday night's Grammy Awards telecast, the Academy of Country Music confirmed that iconic entertainer, 16-time ACM Award...

OU basketball team meets iconic announcing crew Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery & Grant Hill

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Three men, all of different generations, one of them twice as old as any Sooner player, another more than thrice as old, joined the OU basketball team in a huddle before practice Thursday at Colonial Life Arena. Call it a...

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Preview: OKC singer and ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer competing tonight on finals of 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

The "America's Got Talent" spin-off announced last week that Darci Lynne and magician Jon Dorenbos are the two wildcards...

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Eddie Walker leaving OKC Philharmonic to become new director of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Walker will step down from his position with the philharmonic and take the helm of Oklahoma Contemporary effective April 1,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 11, 2019: Hear Lucy Dacus at Opolis in Norman

The celebrated songwriter released “Historian” in 2018 on Matador Records and the self-titled EP “Boygenius” in a trio that...

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A big 'break': The show goes on for Oklahoma native Brennin Hunt after he breaks his foot doing Fox's 'Rent' telecast

For Brennin Hunt, Fox’s live staging of “Rent” was supposed to be his big break. The Oklahoma native didn’t anticipate that his...

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Photos and video: Oklahoma-born St. Vincent wins Best Rock Song, delivers sultry performance at Grammy Awards

The musician also known as Annie Clark accepted the trophy alongside co-writer Jack Antonoff during the pre-telecast ceremony....

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Recap: 2019 Grammy Awards

View live developments from the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

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Interviews, photos and video: California artist Mildred Howard brings her work to Oklahoma for the first time at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

The San Francisco-based artist is exhibiting her multifaceted work for the first time in the Sooner State in a new exhibition...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Philharmonic performing work by local Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate believes his music is right at home on a program alongside French composers Claude Debussy and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 10, 2019: Hear Arizona duo Ryanhood at Norman's The Depot

NORMAN - Arizona duo Ryanhood will perform at 7 tonight a Winter Wind Concerts series show at The Depot, 200 S Jones.

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Theater review: 'Hair' shines at UCO's Mitchell Hall Theatre

EDMOND — Youthful energy, professional know-how and memorable material intertwine for an impressive “Hair.” The co-production...

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OKC Philharmonic to perform work by local Chickasaw classical composer

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate believes his music is right at home on a program alongside French composers Claude Debussy and...

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Theater review: 'Hair' shines at UCO's Mitchell Hall Theatre

A co-production of the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music’s Musical Theatre division and Oklahoma City Repertory...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 9, 2019: Hear Sara Evans at Shawnee's Grand Event Center

SHAWNEE - Hear multiplatinum country singer Sara Evans at 7 tonight at the Grand Event Center at Grand Casino Hotel &...

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Grammys preview: Vince Gill, Charlie Wilson, St. Vincent and more among artists with Oklahoma ties nominated for Grammy Awards

Oklahoma music fans can follow some intriguing storylines at the 61st Grammy Awards.

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Interview and video: Singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe celebrating new album 'Give Up Your Ghosts' with OKC release show

A frequent performer at Oklahoma City’s Blue Door and Norman’s The Depot, Loebe, 35, is bringing a full-band set to the OKC...

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Movie review: ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’ imaginatively builds on first animated adventure

Like the venerable, versatile plastic bricks it’s literally built on, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” imaginatively expands...

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Kelly Clarkson kicks off busy weekend at BOK Center

TULSA - See Grammy Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson on the Tulsa stop at her "Meaning Of Life Tour" at 7 tonight...

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Artists with Oklahoma ties compete for Grammys

Oklahoma music fans can follow some intriguing storylines at the 61st Grammy Awards. Will Country Music Hall of Famer Vince...

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'Ghosts' buster: Rebecca Loebe works on letting go with new album

Almost eight years after she appeared on the initial season of “The Voice” to compete for a record deal, Rebecca Loebe is...

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Theater review: 'On Your Feet!' congas energetically into OKC Civic Center

If ever a life was begging to become a crowd-pleasing, American dream-chasing, “Everlasting Love”-story musical, it’s that of...

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Pentatonix to bring 'World Tour' to Oklahoma in spring

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

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Theater review: 'On Your Feet!' congas energetically into OKC Civic Center

If ever a life was just begging to be made into a crowd-pleasing, American dream-chasing, odds-defying, “Everlasting...

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Disney's 'Frozen' musical plans OKC debut

Disney’s “Frozen,” the Tony Award-nominated musical adaptation of the blockbuster film, will play a premiere engagement at the...

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Carrie Underwood and Ludacris' 'The Champion' certified platinum one year after opening Super Bowl LII

One year after garnering worldwide attention opening NBC’s Super Bowl LII, Checotah native Carrie Underwood’s hit event anthem...

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Charlie Wilson, BTS, Bob Newhart and more to present at Sunday's Grammy Awards

Hosted by Alicia Keys, the Grammys will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday on...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 7, 2019: See Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 'Twelfth Night' in the Paseo Arts District

See Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park perform The Bard's romantic comedy "Twelfth Night" at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in...

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Pentatonix, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and more to perform on 'Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration'

Just two days after Sunday's 61st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, the Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will celebrate the...

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Watch: Oklahoma illusionist Rob Lake saws a woman in half on 'Good Morning America' spin-off 'Strahan and Sara' ahead of OKC benefit show

The magic man will perform a special home-state show "Rob Lake Magic: Up Close" Feb. 27 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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St. Vincent, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and more added to Grammy performers lineup

Tulsa-born alternative rocker St. Vincent will team up with "New Rules" hitmaker Dua Lipa for a performance on the 61st Grammy...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2019: See 'Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical' at UCO's Mitchell Hall

EDMOND - See “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” at 7:30 p.m. today-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m....

Medical marijuana industry using specialized security services

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Every business works to secure its assets, and those in the marijuana industry are no different. The difference between Oklahoma’s cash-heavy medical marijuana industry and many others is the need to secure cash and other assets using armed...

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Darci Lynne Farmer earns wildcard spot to advance to 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' final

The "America's Got Talent" spin-off announced Monday night that Darci Lynne and magician Jon Dorenbos will be the two wildcards...

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OKC filmmaker Mickey Reece begins production on new film 'Climate of the Hunter'

Directed by prolific Oklahoma City filmmaker Mickey Reece, “Climate of the Hunter” is described as "a visual interpretation of...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 5, 2019: See the Tony-nominated jukebox musical 'On Your Feet!' at the Civic Center

See the jukebox musical “On Your Feet!” at 7:30 p.m. today-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m....

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Chinonye Chukwu’s 'Clemency,' starring Tulsa native Alfre Woodard, wins top prize at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Woodard talked a bit about "Clemency" last summer at the deadCenter Film Festival, where she received the Oklahoma Film Icon...

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Colourmusic releases new album 'Swimsuit'

Stillwater-based indie rockers Colourmusic officially release today their fourth full-length studio album, “Swimsuit,” via...

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Photos: Oklahoma singer Krystal Keith welcomes second daughter

That means that Norman country music star Toby Keith is a grandfather again.

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Tickets on sale Friday for Alan Jackson's OKC concert

The Country Music Hall of Famer announced in December that he will spend much of 2019 of the road, taking nearly three decades...

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Tickets on sale for Hanson's hometown Hop Jam craft beer and music festival

Returning for the sixth consecutive year, the popular event features extensive craft beer and live music at the heart of the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 4, 2019: Hear Marty Friedman at 89th OKC

The former lead guitarist for Megadeath, Friedman relocated in 2003 to Japan, where he has become not only a sought-after...

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

The two new acquisitions are to be centerpieces of “From the Golden Age to the Moving Image: The Changing Face of the Permanent...

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New acquisitions: OKC Museum of Art to debut Kehinde Wiley portrait, Golden Age still life

A new large-scale work by celebrated African-American portraitist Kehinde Wiley and a small mid-17th century still life from...

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Watch: Kristin Chenoweth co-stars with adorable dogs in Super Bowl commercial

Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth is an avowed dog lover, so it's appropriate that she stars as a co-host of a funny variation...

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Interviews and photos: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park opens 35th season with 'Twelfth Night'

When it opens its 35th season Thursday with “Twelfth Night,” Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will be revisiting the first show...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, University of Central Oklahoma team up to redo 'Hair'

As part of its 2018-19 season, CityRep is not only celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Hair’s” Broadway debut but also its...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 3, 2019: See National Theatre Live's encore broadcast of 'The Madness of King George III' at OCCC

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock," "Wolf Hall," National Theatre Live's...

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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park revisits 'Twelfth Night' to open 35th season

When it opens its 35th season Thursday with “Twelfth Night,” McGill and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park will be revisiting the...

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50 years of 'Tribal Love-Rock': CityRep and UCO team up to redo 'Hair'

As part of its 2018-19 season, CityRep is not only celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Hair’s” Broadway debut but also its...

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Rappers Lil Baby and Wiz Khalifa bringing spring tours to OKC

Two rap stars announced this week plans to bring their spring tours to The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave.

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Watch: James Marsden's Taco Bell Nacho Fries ad 'Retrieval' spoofs 'Interstellar'

Sunday's Super Bowl is supposed to bring some of the most innovative and entertaining commercials of the year, but it will be...

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Video: Hear the previously unreleased JJ Cale song 'Chasing You,' from the upcoming album 'Stay Around'

The rambling rocker "Chasing You" is the first single from the Oklahoma City-born and Tulsa-bred singer-songwriter's new...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 2, 2019: Catch comedian Iliza Shlesinger's 'Elder Millennial Tour' at The Criterion

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs at 7 tonight at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave.

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Video: See the extended version of Megan Mullally crooning 'The Man That Got Away' on 'Will & Grace'

Actress and singer Megan Mullally, who grew up in Oklahoma City, wowed on Thurday's episode of "Will & Grace" crooning the...

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Theater review: Lyric's 'Curious George: The Golden Meatball' is prepared with love for kids, adults

The third installment Lyric’s fledgling Theatre for Young Audiences program - following last year’s “Junie B. Jones, The...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 1, 2019: Hear Shortt Dogg at the UCO Jazz Lab

EDMOND - Oklahoma City R&B band Shortt Dogg will put on its high-energy, musically diverse show at 8 tonight at the UCO...

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'Curious George' show is fun for kids, adults

Performances of "Curious George: The Golden Meatball" continue through Feb. 17 at Lyric at the Plaza, 1725 NW 16 in Oklahoma...

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Video: Megan Mullally shows off her singing chops on tonight's 'Will & Grace,' her fashion sense on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

The award-winning sitcom "Will & Grace" returns with a new episode at a new time at 8:30 tonight on NBC, and it will...

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Vampire Weekend bringing North American tour to OKC

Vampire Weekend has confirmed the itinerary of its most ambitious North American tour to date, running May 17 through Oct. 8.

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Michael Buble adds Oklahoma show to summer schedule

The crooner announced today 10 additional summer shows, including the Oklahoma date.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 31, 2019: See Anonyma Fine Art's exhibit 'The Art of Collection' at Artspace at Untitled

An opening reception for "The Art of Collection" is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the nonprofit art center.

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Turnpike Troubadours cancel Mile 0 Fest headlining set in Key West

KEY WEST, Florida - As the second annual Mile 0 Fest, a showcase of red dirt and Americana music, heats up this week, the...

Virginia shows OU what Final Four team looks like

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Virginia’s Kyle Guy, a straight-out-of-“Hoosiers” Indianapolis kid who is a 45-percent 3-point shooter, missed all 10 of his deep balls. Virginia’s best player, De’Andre Hunter, encountered foul trouble and eventually fouled...

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RFD-TV to celebrate 50th anniversary of 'Hee Haw' with Jana Jae, Charley Pride, Lee Greenwood and more

RFD-TV will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the influential TV show "Hee Haw" with a live special Thursday night.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 30, 2019: See the art exhibit 'Testimony: The Life and Work of David Friedman' at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman

The exhibit focuses on the Holocaust survivor's series "Because They Were Jews!," a visual diary of his time in the Lodz Ghetto...

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Jim James to bring spring tour to OKC

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will take his solo band on the road for several spring rock 'n' rolls shows, including a...

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Bon Iver to play spring OKC tour date

Bon Iver has announced a lineup of spring tour dates, including an April 3 Oklahoma City show at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan...

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Justin Timberlake sets OKC record with Chesapeake Arena show

“The caliber of talent coming to Chesapeake Arena in 2019 is second-to-none, and successes like the Justin Timberlake concert...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 29, 2019: See the exhibit 'Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War' at the National Cowboy Museum

See the exhibit "Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War" at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63.

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Videos: See highlights from Fox's 'Rent,' starring Oklahoma native Brennin Hunt, Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher and more

Despite an injury sustained by one of its stars, Fox's three-hour production of "Rent" aired Sunday night, bringing the iconic...

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OKC child actresses sought to play Lulu in upcoming national tour stop of 'Waitress'

The production is looking for two young girls to perform the role of Lulu for the duration of the local engagement.

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Ron Howard directing 'Hillbilly Elegy' adaptation and California wildfires documentary

Oscar-winning filmmaker and Oklahoma native Ron Howard is staying busy with some high-profile directing projects coming up.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 28, 2019: Check out the Tower Theatre's 'Exploring Journalism in Cinema' film series, featuring discussions with The Oklahoman...

For the next three nights, the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23, is showcasing films that feature reporters in action with its...

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Oklahoma actor breaks foot before 'Rent' live premiere

Just hours before the live broadcast was to begin, Fox announced that the Oklahoma native had broken his foot during Saturday's...

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Interview and video: New York's The Hot Sardines bringing jazzy sounds to OKC in Oklahoma City Philharmonic debut

The Hot Sardines even netted an invitation from the Boston Pops to create a symphony show, which they are bringing to Oklahoma...

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Interviews and video: Musical 'On Your Feet!,' based on Gloria and Emilio Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, coming to OKC

Playing the Civic Center Music Hall Feb. 5-10, the Tony-nominated show is based on the lives of 26-time Grammy Award-winning...

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Megan Mullally hosting, Bill Hader nominated on 25th Annual SAG Awards, airing tonight

"Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally, who grew up in Oklahoma City, will host the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,...