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Texas concert operator invests in Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre, a music and movie venue in Uptown, is teaming up with Dallas-based The Granada Theater.

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BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The agency for the South Korean band BTS has apologized for a member wearing a T-shirt depicting the...

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Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors...

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Cardi B, Chance, T.I. to judge hip-hop competition series

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the...

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Julia Michaels added to P!NK's 2019 tour, including OKC show

Grammy Award-winning international pop icon P!NK has announced that collaborator and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia...

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Michael Buble returns with 'love' album after 2-year break

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michael Buble says though his cancer-stricken son aspires to have superhuman powers, he's already...

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Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating...

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German Playboy regrets misquoting Morricone in interview

BERLIN (AP) — The German edition of Playboy magazine distanced itself Tuesday from an interview in its latest edition with...

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Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell will be honored with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 featuring members of...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 11, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Incredibles 22. Crazy Rich Asians3....

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Glamour magazine honors Teigen, Monae, Gonzalez and Raisman

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Powerful and influential women from all walks of life smiled and hugged at the 2018 Glamour Women of the...

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl serves BBQ to wildfire firefighters

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go...

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Willie Nelson announces new 2019 Oklahoma concert

CATOOSA – One of the most iconic artists in country music, Willie Nelson is set to perform an Oklahoma show Feb. 17 at The...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HOPE DWINDLES IN...

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Pistol Annies' 'Interstate Gospel' tops Billboard's country albums chart

As previously reported, the trio will perform on the CMA Awards, airing at 7 p.m Wednesday on ABC.

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Video: Trisha Yearwood to release first album in 10 years, Frank Sinatra cover collection 'Let's Be Frank'

Country superstar Trisha Yearwood, a former Owasso resident, will release her first full-length studio album in more than 10...

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Video: Blake Shelton receives People's Choice Award for Country Artist of 2018, pays tribute to his dad and other veterans

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton paid tribute to veterans, including his father, as received the prize for...

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Brothers Osborne expand 2019 tour, including OKC concert

Brothers Osborne announce today a major extension of their headlining world tour into early next year.

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Trisha Yearwood, Kane Brown, Lionel Richie and more to be presenters at CMA Awards

The yearly Country Music Association awards show, hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Checotah native...

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Ariana Grande scores first No. 1 hit

It's shocking that it took someone as beloved as Grande this long to reach No. 1, but she couldn't have done so with a more...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 18-24

Nov. 18: Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 79. Actress Linda Evans is 76. Actress Susan Sullivan is 76. Country singer Jacky Ward is...

20-40-60 Etiquette: Capping it off

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QUESTION: Why do print and television reporters uses the wrong word for headwear? The “Make America Great Again” cap is always incorrectly referred to as a “hat.” It is a cap and not a hat. A cap has a long bill and no brim; a hat has a brim but...

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Could country's new class cause an upset at the CMA Awards?

The Country Music Association Awards tend to be fairly predictable as far as winners go, but could this year be different? Can...

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After musical courtship, Mumford & Sons net perfect producer

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever been on a blind date with a rock star? How about four of them?That was Grammy-winning producer Paul...

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'Weird Al' Yankovic announces dates for 'Strings Attached' orchestra tour, including OKC show

“Weird Al” Yankovic has just announced the dates for his 2019 "Strings Attached" tour - a high-energy rock and comedy show...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 12, 2018: Hear Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road play a Veterans Day concert tonight at CHK|Central Boathouse

Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road will honor our military veterans with a Veterans Day celebration concert at 7 tonight at...

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MTV acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival.The three-day...

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BRONCHO hits the road in support of new album 'Bad Behavior'

By now, fans of Tulsa-based rock band BRONCHO are accustomed to sharp left turns. Throughout its seven-year tenure, the band...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that...

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The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local):6:20 p.m.Authorities have reported 6...

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Aerosmith's Perry hospitalized after jamming with Billy Joel

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest...

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Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii...

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Interview and video: Grammy winner Glenn Slater talks about teaming with Andrew Lloyd Webber for 'Love Never Dies'

The Phantom will return to Oklahoma City Tuesday through Nov. 18 when the national tour of “Love Never Dies” travels to Civic...

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Homeowners - famous and not - await word of wildfire's toll

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich or not, famous or not, there was little reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping...

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Military veterans, 2 friends, bar workers killed in shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived...

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Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged...

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Spice Girls add 5 shows as ticket demand skyrockets

LONDON (AP) — It seems British fans can't get enough of the soon-to-be reunited Spice Girls.The band that peaked in the 1990s...

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Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 10, 2018: Hear Ellis Paul record a live album at the Blue Door

Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul, an Oklahoma favorite, will record a live album at 8 p.m. today and Sunday at the Blue Door, 2805...

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Preview: Toby Keith to debut new video for 'Should've Been a Cowboy' today to mark 25th anniversary

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the song that started it all, a new video for "Should've Been A Cowboy" debuts at 8 a.m....

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dez Bryant's tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived.In just his second practice with...

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City's Canterbury Voices celebrating 100th anniversary of World War I armistice with 'War Requiem'

Canterbury Voices will join forces with students from its Canterbury Youth Voices program, choirs from Oklahoma City...

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Video: Hanson releases orchestral version of 'MMMBop' to celebrate debut of new album 'String Theory'

It should come as no surprise to fans and followers of Tulsa-based sibling trio Hanson that a rendition of the band's 1990s...

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Vince Gill, Ashley McBryde, Marty Stuart and more to make special appearances on CMA Awards

Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples have been added as...

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Watch: Bouncy first trailer for animated movie 'Ugly Dolls,' starring Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and more

STXfilms' "UglyDolls" feature is based on the plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim and is directed by Kelly Asbury,...

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Video: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley talk CMA Awards, avoid gender reveals on 'Good Morning America'

Checotah native Carrie Underwood and her fellow superstar Brad Paisley appeared today on "Good Morning America" to talk about...

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Wildfire torches famed movie site, sends celebrities fleeing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO...

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Watch: Kelli O'Hara delivers gorgeous 'So in Love' from the upcoming Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me Kate'

Watch Tony Award winner and Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara perform a stunning rendition of "So in Love" from Broadway's upcoming...

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Man survives Vegas massacre, dies in hometown mass shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tel Orfanos lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history only to lose his life...

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Concertmaster suspended after peace order filed against him

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has suspended a concertmaster after allegations of his "inappropriate...

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Review: Laura Jane Grace goes on a thrilling sonic side road

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, "Bought to Rot" (Bloodshot Records)The words just tumble out of Laura Jane Grace on...

Sandi Patty gives 'Voice' to grace, faith

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In her new book "The Voice," gospel recording artist Sandi Patty describes a period in her life when she felt voiceless and how she began to listen to the Lord's voice to find her own.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 9, 2018: Hear Lindsey Buckingham at Norman's Riverwind Casino

NORMAN - Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and musical expressionist Lindsey Buckingham will perform in concert at 7 tonight at...

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Listen: Zac Brown Band releases new single 'Someone I Used to Know,' announces spring 2019 tour to launch in Oklahoma

TULSA - The Zac Brown Band has announced plans to extend its successful summer 2018 “Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour” to include...

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Backstreet Boys announce Oklahoma tour stop

The Backstreet Boys have announced their biggest arena tour in 18 years along with the release of their new album "DNA," coming...

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A year apart, some country music fans face 2 mass shootings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly...

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Meg Ryan announces engagement to John Mellencamp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Here's a little ditty 'bout John and Meg.Singer John Mellencamp and actress Meg Ryan are getting married.The...

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Centennial in song: Canterbury Voices to mark 100th anniversary of WWI armistice with 'War Requiem'

Connie Sallee still remembers her grandmother's stories about Great-Uncle Roy, her father's namesake, even though she was too...

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WEEK AHEAD

MINDS OVER MATTER Science Museum Oklahoma's smART Space will debut “Beautiful Minds —Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage” with...

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Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

Feb. 19 Blackberry Smoke to light up Diamond Ballroom Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke will continue their “Find A Light”...

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BRONCHO hits the road in support of new album 'Bad Behavior'

By now, fans of Tulsa-based rock band BRONCHO are accustomed to sharp left turns. Throughout its seven-year tenure, the band...

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the...

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Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese broadcaster canceled a live TV appearance of the Korean band BTS after a photo went viral of a band...

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The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman...

Life

Vince Gill, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey and more nominated for 2019 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Oklahoma native and country music star Vince Gill, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Mike Love of...

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Oklahoma country singer James Robert Webb shooting the video to his new single 'Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere' Friday at Tulsa landmark

Tulsa-area country singer James Robert Webb recently released his new single “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere,” and he's getting...

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Tom Russell plans spring OKC show; tickets on sale Friday

Singer, songwriter, painter and essayist Tom Russell will perform May 8 at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Tickets go on sale...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Ruston Kelly's OKC show

Ruston Kelly will continue his extensive headline tour in 2019 with stops at Dallas’ Cambridge Room, Houston’s Bronze Peacock,...

Crime

San Francisco Opera removes singer accused of sex assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Opera says it has removed countertenor David Daniels from an upcoming production of...

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Women split vote as GOP gets Tennessee's 1st female senator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women voters were split on electing Republican Marsha Blackburn as Tennessee's first female U.S....

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

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Could a pop song win a CMA? Song categories are a hard bet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The midterm elections are over, but the contest for the year's best country songs is just around the...

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Review: Ace of Cups, 60's all-women band, make timely debut

Ace of Cups, "Ace of Cups" (High Moon Records)The all-female Ace of Cups was part of the late '60s psychedelic scene in San...

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With 'Youngblood,' 5 Seconds of Summer reach new heights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 5 Seconds of Summer were already in shock when their album beat out Beyonce and Jay-Z for the top spot on...

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Son of Beatles' producer dives into the messy 'White Album'

NEW YORK (AP) — Hardcore fans of the Beatles like to pore over every detail of the band and endlessly dissect their songs. Then...

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Lil Peep leaves behind haunting, emotional posthumous album

Lil Peep, "Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2" (Columbia)On late rapper Lil Peep's second studio album, the first release since...

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Joni Mitchell thrills concert audience just by showing up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an adoring-but-anxious crowd wondered if she'd appear at an all-star concert celebration on her 75th...

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Francis Lai, Oscar-winning 'Love Story' composer, dies at 86

PARIS (AP) — French composer Francis Lai, who won an Oscar for the iconic "Love Story" soundtrack, has died, France's Culture...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 8, 2018: Hear Straight No Chaser at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

MIDWEST CITY - Award-winning a capella group and international touring sensation Straight No Chaser will perform in concert at...

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NFL stadiums and Kenny Chesney: magical mix of sports/music

The wave of sound builds from the bottom of the lower bowl to the very top of MetLife Stadium. Every seat is filled, and the...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma City band The Nghiems goes back in time with animated video for 'Ain't Nobody'

The Nghiems, the Oklahoma City band fronted by brothers David and James Nghiem, have released an animated video to promote...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Nov. 7The Washington Post on the Democrats' return to...

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Concerts abroad to honor Poland's independence, composers

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's largest music publisher is commemorating the centennial of the country's independence by hosting...

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Doing it H.E.R. way: singer rises as focus remains on music

NEW YORK (AP) — When Gabi Wilson is H.E.R. — her R&B singer stage name — she is usually rocking big hair and big sunglasses,...

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Review: 'Black Velvet' is Charles Bradley's last, moving set

Charles Bradley, "Black Velvet" (Dunham/Daptone Records)Charles Bradley was past 60 when he released his first album with the...

John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race

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Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Joel Levine gives emotional farewell concert

Joel Levine received ardent ovations at his emotional farewell concert with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic on Saturday.

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Rockers Tesla returning to Oklahoma in 2019

DURANT - Celebrating more than 30 years of rock ‘n’ roll, Tesla will perform April 6 at the Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino and...

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APNewsBreak: Elliott, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for...

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Music Review: Imagine Dragons deliver again but differently

Imagine Dragons, "Origins" (Interscope/KIDinaKORNER)Do Imagine Dragons ever sleep? Not apparently.Less than a year and a half...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 7, 2018: Hear Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Molly Burch at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab

Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Molly Burch headlines an Oklahoma City stop on her tour at 7 tonight at the ACM@UCO...

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Capitol Hill High School alumni choir honors former director with vocal performances

A group of seniors who performed in Capitol Hill High School’s acclaimed concert choir in the 1960s and ’70s are recapturing...

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Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate race, keeping seat for GOP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn won a grueling, expensive contest Tuesday to become the first...

Crime

Assault charge dropped against Atlanta rapper T.I.

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a simple assault charge against rapper T.I. but are moving ahead with charges of...

Health

Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John said he stood by the stage and sobbed at his foundation's gala last year as Aretha Franklin made her...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton ends his Sexiest Man Alive reign with 'Ellen Show' appearance, wishes new winner 'luck' as Idris Elba inherits the title

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton ended his reign as People's Sexist Man Alive 2017 with an appearance on "The...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher parodies her hit 'Before He Cheats' in hunting video

Mike Fisher has released a new song and video in which he parodies his wife's crossover smash "Before He Cheats," changing the...

Crime

2 convicted of homophobic attack that killed German musician

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Berlin has convicted two men of killing a German pop musician in an apparent homophobic attack.A...

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PC North students to perform 'Wizard of Oz' Nov. 8-10

'The Wizard of Oz' will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 at Putnam City North High School, 11800 N Rockwell.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 6, 2018: Spend 'An Evening With Dawes' at The Jones Assembly

The folk rockers are touring in support of their sixth studio album, "Passwords," released over the summer.

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Blackberry Smoke to play 2019 OKC show

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and are priced at $20 in advance or $23 the day of the show. They will be available at...

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Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is honoring Ariana Grande.Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer...

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Interview and video: Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith brings life changes to songs on 'Passwords,' tour to OKC and Tulsa

And it doesn’t take a code cracker to work out that singer, songwriter and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith and his cohorts have gone...

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Nico Muhly scores with second commission from Met

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago at age 27, Nico Muhly became the youngest composer ever to have a piece commissioned by the...

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Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon...

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Path to power: House races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House winds through a few dozen districts, many of them suburban, in Tuesday's...

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New Taiwan performing arts center billed as largest in world

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — A sprawling complex of four theaters billed as the biggest performing arts center in the world has...

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Nicki Minaj becomes first woman with 100 appearances on Billboard Hot 100

Minaj joins just four other acts with triple-digit totals.

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Aretha Franklin doc 'Amazing Grace' to finally see the light

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be...

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'Morning Music' planned Nov. 10 at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Nellie Clay will provide 'Morning Music' from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Review: Hanson, the kings of 'MMMBop,' turn to orchestras

Hanson, "String Theory" (3CG Records)The Hanson boys have done everything in their power to get you to listen beyond "MMMBop."...

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Autopsy finds rapper Mac Miller died from drugs and alcohol

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose caused by a combination of cocaine, alcohol, and the...

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Review: The Revivalists stumble badly on messy 4th album

The Revivalists, "Take Good Care" (Loma Vista Recordings)The New Orleans-based The Revivalists are back and bigger than ever —...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 11-17

Nov. 11: Country singer Narvel Felts is 80. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 73. Keyboardist Jim Peterik of The Ides...

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Ludacris, Migos to perform at pre-Super Bowl concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris, Migos and Lil Jon will represent Atlanta and hip-hop culture when they perform at the EA SPORTS BOWL...

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Despite major success, Kane Brown feels like an outsider

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Billboard charts and streaming services truly dig rising country star Kane Brown. But the industry...

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They're back, minus Posh: Spice girls to tour UK next summer

LONDON (AP) — The Spice Girls are coming back for a British stadium tour next summer.The band plans to take the stage without...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 5, 2018: Hear Hippo Campus at The Jones Assembly

Minneapolis four-piece band Hippo Campus, who just released their latest album "Bambi" via Grand Jury, are bringing their...

Health

Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

LONDON (AP) — Bono has a message for the U.S. Congress: Thanks for ignoring President Donald Trump.Trump has sought to slash...

Floral prints bloom for fall

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Florals in the spring are a given. But for fall fashion? Not so much. That's what makes this trend even more appealing this season. These are dark florals, more autumnal, said Cindi Shelby, director of new stylists for Worth New York. “More...

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Author Murakami talks about his library plan, writing, music

TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling...

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Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon-and-gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as...

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Camila Cabello wins best artist and best song at MTV EMAs

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was the big winner at the MTV EMAs gala in Spain on Sunday, while...

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Ariana Grande's new song references exes Davidson, Miller

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has released a song referencing her exes, including former fiance and "Saturday Night Live" star...

Crime

'Growing Up Hip Hop' star's ex-boyfriend shot and killed

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the ex-boyfriend and father of the son of "Growing Up Hip Hop" star Angela Simmons has been...

Life

Interviews and photos: Oklahoma City Symphonic Band to perform annual Veterans Day concert

The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will put on its annual Veterans Day concert Thursday at Oklahoma City University. Originally...

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Canterbury Voices to mark WWI armistice anniversary

Canterbury Voices will open its 50th anniversary season with Benjamin Britten's “War Requiem” at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Civic...

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Oklahoma art notes for Nov. 4, 2018

OCU film series to present ‘Land of Mine' Oklahoma City University's Film Institute will continue its 37th annual international...

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Playing tribute: OKC Symphonic Band to perform annual Veterans Day concert

On his first day with the U.S. Navy Show Band, Dennis Jamison blew his horn for 12 hours. “I was in that band for 25 months,...

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Anxious politicians and volunteers make final election push

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon and gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as...

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It's Trump vs. Jimmy Buffett as Florida enters campaign push

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump attacked Democrats in one corner of Florida on Saturday, while...

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Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of...

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The Latest: Jimmy Buffett takes musical digs at Republicans

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the final weekend campaign rallies in Florida (all times local):5:15 p.m.Famed...

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Listen: Oklahoma native Joe Diffie releases impassioned new single 'Quit You'

Grammy Award-winning country music recording artist and Oklahoma native Joe Diffie has released the impassioned new single...

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Listen: Blake Shelton serves up raucous cover of Bobby Bare's 'Tequila Sheila'

Blake Shelton released this week his raucous cover of Bobby Bare's storied story-song "Tequila Sheila."

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Season preview: OKC Philharmonic teams with Thunder, Dodgers and Energy to launch Discovery Family Series

The philharmonic will kick off its 2018-19 Discovery season by teaming up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dodgers and Energy at...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 3, 2018: Hear Bryce Merritt and KALO at the Tower Theatre

Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Bryce Merritt, who hails from Edmond, will play a home-state album release show at...

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New Yorkers get their dance on with a tap class to pop music

NEW YORK (AP) — Every Wednesday night, Broadway dancer Beth Nicely spends her one night off from the musical "Chicago" leading...

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Report: Spice Girls to reunite for tour, but without Beckham

LONDON (AP) — A report says the Spice Girls are about to give fans what they really, really want: a reunion.The Sun newspaper...

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The Bonhams to hold CD release party

Local band The Bonhams will hold a release party for their new self-titled CD on Nov. 11 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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OKC Philharmonic teams with Thunder, Dodgers to launch Discovery family series

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is challenging the stereotype that you can't love both the arts and athletics with its Discovery...

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Video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Ken Pomeroy releases new album 'Hallways'

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Ken Pomeroy, 16, releases today her sophomore song collection, "Hallways," on nonprofit Tulsa-based...

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Videos: Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson releases first Christmas album, 'Socks,' planning OKC holiday show

Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson’s delivers his anticipated first Christmas album, "Socks," today on New West Records.

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Correction: Migrant Caravan story

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 31 about Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico, The...

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Video: Pistol Annies celebrate 'Interstate Gospel' album release with 'Tonight Show,' 'Good Morning America' performances

Country supertrio Pistol Annies - former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie)...

Crime

Video of cop killer featured in new Trump campaign push

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's re-election campaign released a new ad Friday that borrows liberally from an...

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Shakira inaugurates building of 2 schools in native Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Shakira has laid the cornerstones for two schools in her native Colombia as she wraps up a five-month...

Life

'Nutcracker' an overstuffed holiday feast

The pacing and tone occasionally get as clunky as an old-fashioned windup toy, but Disney’s live-action movie adaptation “The...

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Guetta breaks down his formula for success, talks new album

LONDON (AP) — Grammy-winning DJ-producer and hitmaker David Guetta says success is mostly down to hard work and luck — not...

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Julianne Hough will play Jolene in Parton anthology show

NEW YORK (AP) — Julianne Hough is the other woman. She will play Jolene in Netflix's upcoming anthology series based on Dolly...

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Kanye West tweets he's dropping politics, writes big check

CHICAGO (AP) — Hip-hop megastar Kanye West told his Twitter followers that he was "distancing" himself from politics even as he...

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Soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show is coming

NEW YORK (AP) — Now you don't even have to go to Broadway to hear Bruce Springsteen's sold-out show.Columbia Records said...

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2 stabbed in fight at Sony Music's London HQ; both arrested

LONDON (AP) — Two men were stabbed Friday when a fight erupted between kitchen staff at the London headquarters of Sony...

Reflections on Stan Lee, who marveled a generation

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OKC's Chesapeake Arena adds to 2019 concert calendar

Chesapeake Energy Arena has added four more major concert tours to its 2019 calendar.

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Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a video he tweeted showing a Mexican migrant in a courtroom smiling and boasting...

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TULSA TAKEOVER ACM@UCO's Metro Music Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan Ave. On...

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Deciphering 'Passwords'

Having unlocked their latest release, “Passwords,” over the summer, folk rockers Dawes have sent six studio albums out into the...

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2019 Next year will be busy at The Peake Chesapeake Energy Arena has added four more major concert tours to its 2019 calendar....

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Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame to induct all-woman class honoring trailblazers

Nine Oklahoma women whose careers have spanned decades will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Nov. 27...

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Luck is on Oklahoma songwriter’s side

Carter Sampson called her new album “Lucky,” but “grateful” would have been just as apt. Released in October on Tulsa label...

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Luck is on Oklahoma songwriter Carter Sampson’s side

Carter Sampson talks about her new album “Lucky,” and Oklahoma songwriter Jason Scott, who co-wrote and helped polish Sampson’s...

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Future Sounds for Nov. 2, 2018

November 2 Paul Benjaman, Jacob Tovar, ACM@UCO Performance Lab. 2 Dwight Yoakam, Riverwind Casino. (Norman) 2 Ray LaMontagne,...

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Thai government, knocked by rappers, responds with own tune

BANGKOK (AP) — When a rap video critical of Thailand's military government became a huge sensation, the authorities first...

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Garth Brooks announces first two dates of stadium tour

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks announced today the first two dates on his previously announced...

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Watch: Pistol Annies appearing tonight on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' release raucous 'Got My Name Changed Back' video

Country supertrio Pistol Annies - former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie)...

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Mexican agents nibble at edges of migrant caravans

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, as...

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Items owned by Tupac Shakur donated to Temple University

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden...

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Neil Young acknowledges he and Daryl Hannah are married

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hey hey, my my, Neil Young is calling Daryl Hannah his wife.The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and...

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Minnesota Timberwolves unveil Prince-inspired uniform

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are paying tribute to Prince with a purple-highlighted uniform.The team...

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Family of singer Chris Cornell sues doctor over his death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of Chris Cornell on Thursday sued a doctor they say overprescribed drugs to the rock singer,...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Noname's spring 2019 OKC show

Acclaimed recording artist Noname, aka Fatimah Warner, will blur the lines of poetry and hip hop with the music she will...

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Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert and more to perform on 2018 CMA Awards

Oklahoma native Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean with former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Midland and Brett Young...

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Can a long-running debate for Bob Dylan fans be settled?

NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th volume of Bob Dylan's bootleg series won't settle one of the most persistent debates about his...

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Review: Streisand's 'Walls' strikes strident anti-Trump tone

Barbra Streisand, "Walls" (Columbia Records)It's no surprise that fervent Hillary Clinton supporter and longtime Democratic...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 1, 2018: Hear esteemed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers in concert with the Mozart Orchestra of New York at Edmond's Armstrong...

EDMOND - Esteemed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will perform at 7:30 tonight at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S Bryant Road, with...

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Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became...

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Bishop McGuinness students to present '9 to 5: The Musical'

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students will present "9 to 5: The Musical" on Nov. 15 and 17.

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Diana Ross, John Legend set for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Diana Ross, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Ella Mai will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's...

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Mac Miller benefit features Chance, SZA, John Mayer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a...

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Touch football fundraisers appear at NFL stadiums

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Nicole Fountain was on the staff for MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands, planning...

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Cash's 'She Remembers Everything' finds her ambition intact

Rosanne Cash, "She Remembers Everything" (Blue Note)Rosanne Cash brings in a fair share of collaborators on her latest album,...

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Opera singer David Daniels denies sexual assault allegation

DETROIT (AP) — An opera singer and University of Michigan professor is denying sexual assault allegations levied against him in...

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Rami Malek explains how he dug deep to find Freddie Mercury

NEW YORK (AP) — Rami Malek says he identified with the immigrant side of Freddie Mercury while tackling the role of the...

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Home of late music icon Aretha Franklin listed for sale

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The suburban Detroit home of the late "Queen of Soul" is for sale.Aretha Franklin's...

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Son, daughter oppose father's election to Missouri House

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The son and daughter of a Missouri House candidate are urging people not to vote for him because he...

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Blake Shelton to kick off 2019 tour in OKC

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton has announced plans for his new tour, “Friends & Heroes 2019,” which will...

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Andrea Bocelli teams up with his son for new duet

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with singers like Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Ed...

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Metal band Manowar drops guitarist amid child porn charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The lead guitarist for heavy metal band Manowar has been charged with possessing child pornography in...

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Police search for clues in slayings of 2 aspiring rappers

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida are trying to determine who killed two aspiring rappers whose bodies were riddled...

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Beyonce in '90s Halloween mood with Toni Braxton salute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce is in a 1990's mood as she salutes singer Toni Braxton for Halloween.Beyonce appears on Instagram in...

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NPR's Guy Raz is working on 'How I Built This' book

NEW YORK (AP) — NPR host Guy Raz is bringing his show to the world of books.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Audible announced...

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Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason plans US tour in 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is planning to tour North America next year to perform some classic Floyd songs,...

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Cello star Yo-Yo Ma to perform at WWI Armistice ceremonies

PARIS (AP) — Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma will perform at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe as part of the ceremonies marking the...

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Norman Festivals: Come for the jousting, stay for the smoked turkey legs

Norman's expansive Medieval Fair, described as a “living history fair,” has been held annually since 1977, enthralling visitors...

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Photos and video: Kristin Chenoweth sings national anthem, continues 'Wicked' anniversary celebration, poses with Boban Marjanovic at OKC Thunder game

Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth returned to her home state Tuesday to sing the national anthem before the Oklahoma City...

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Air date set for 2018 'CMA Country Christmas,' hosted by Reba McEntire

The Country Music Association has announced that its ninth annual “CMA Country Christmas” will air at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 on...

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Photos: Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn and more honored by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn, K.T. Oslin, Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Joe Melson were officially...

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Watch: MercyMe gets newsy with lyric video for 'Best News Ever'

Check out the "read all about it"-themed lyric video for MercyMe's new single “Best News Ever,” which earlier this month became...

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Photos and video: The songs and stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel shine on NBC's 'Wicked' reunion special

Anyone who watched any part of Monday night's airing of the special "A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway"...

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Actress-writer Waithe: Films fall short of ethnic equality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is falling short of ethnic equality despite black-led films including "Black Panther," actress and...

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MercyMe returning to Oklahoma for OKC tour stop

Award-winning contemporary Christian band MercyMe, which was formed in Edmond, has announced plans for its 2019 “Imagine Nation...

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Romanians gather to mark 3 years since deadly nightclub fire

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — More than 1,000 people, some grieving and others protesting, marched in Romania's capital Tuesday to...

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Guitarist Jimmy Page looks back at 50 years of Led Zeppelin

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Page once painted a dragon, and used it to slay.The guitar guru was so bursting with creative...

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Pistol Annies tackle divorce, complicated women with humor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pistol Annies' sassy new song about reclaiming singlehood called "Got My Name Changed Back" has...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 30, 2018: Hear Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble perform 'Beethoven's Vienna'

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present “Beethoven’s Vienna,” featuring guest violinist Aaron Berofsky, at 7:30 tonight at...

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Beatles release new video for 'Glass Onion' on Apple Music

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles have released a new music video on Apple Music for their 1968 song, "Glass Onion."The video was...

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Marianne Faithfull digs deep on 'Negative Capability'

Marianne Faithfull, "Negative Capability" (BMG)Marianne Faithfull is a great musical survivor. She went from pure-voiced...

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Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's...

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Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame to induct all-woman class including Jody Miller, Gayla Peevy, Gail Davies and more

Nine Oklahoma women whose careers have spanned decades will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Nov. 27...

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Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy...

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Amanda Cunningham to present free concert at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Amanda Cunningham will provide 'Morning Music' from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Russia releases Pakistani pop singer flying around the world

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says pop singer Fakhre Alam, who is attempting to fly around the world in 28 days,...

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Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' won't rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" traces his sonorous...

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Keith Urban pays tribute to firefighter killed in storm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Keith Urban paid tribute to a firefighter killed in a crash as the remnants of Hurricane Michael...

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Singer Candi Staton says she has breast cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Candi Staton says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.The 78-year-old said she received the news...

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Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A concert is set in South Carolina next month to raise money for Hurricane Florence victims.The...

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Janelle Monae on Lauryn Hill, vinyl and 'Dirty Computer'

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae doesn't remember the first album she owned as a child, but the first one she spent her...

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Oklahoma native Mary Millben to perform at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 25th anniversary tribute dinner

NEW YORK – Actress, recording artist and Oklahoma native Mary Millben will perform at tonight's United States Holocaust...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 4-10

Nov. 4: Actress Loretta Swit ("M.A.S.H.") is 81. Singer Harry Elston of Friends of Distinction is 80. Singer Delbert McClinton...

The OK -- The Health Issue

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I turned seven in 1968, the youngest of four, but old enough to remember the dinner table disagreements that sometimes grew heated. My dad, a combat veteran of World War II, at that point, still supported America's involvement in Vietnam. My...

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KISS bringing final tour to Oklahoma City in 2019

After storied 45-year career that helped launch an era of rock 'n' roll legends, KISS recently announced that they will launch...

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'Sound of Music' cast to tip hat to 75th anniversary of 'Oklahoma!'

Actors from a new national touring production of “The Sound of Music” will make a special Oklahoma City stop Thursday morning...

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Interviews, photos and video: Maestro Joel Levine prepares to conduct his delayed farewell concert with Oklahoma City Philharmonic

More than five months after it was originally scheduled, Levine, the founder and music director emeritus of the Oklahoma City...

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Ramping up: Teen skateboarder may be force come Tokyo Games

The 14-year-old skateboarder from California frequently wears outfits inspired by 1990s pop music videos. She's a budding...

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Fond farewell: Maestro Joel Levine to conduct his final Classics concert as Oklahoma City Philharmonic's founding music director

Maestro Joel Levine to conduct his final Classics concert as Oklahoma City Philharmonic's founding music director

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'The Sound of Music' cast to tip hat to 'Oklahoma!' anniversary

The cast of a new production of the last musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is giving a tip of the cowboy hat...

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Wrongly accused Louisiana man honored at New York benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Louisiana man jailed after he was wrongly accused of shooting at a police officer has been honored at a...

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Rapper Yella Beezy released from hospital after shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he's out of the hospital after being shot three times on a highway in the...

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Video: Oklahoma one-man band Mike Hosty featured in 'Play It Loud' music series Season 2 debut

"Play It Loud,” an original music series that follows award-winning Oklahoma independent filmmaker Adam Hampton as he explores...

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Watch: All-American Rejects celebrate 'Sweet 16' anniversary for debut album with vinyl release, 'The Last Song' pop-up video

The All-American Rejects, the pop-punk band formed in 1999 in Stillwater, is celebrating the "Sweet 16" anniversary of the...

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Video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Carter Sampson releases new album 'Lucky'

Award-winning Oklahoma singer-songwriter Carter Sampson is celebrating today the release of her latest record, “Lucky.”

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Watch: Pentatonix releases new holiday album, 'Christmas Is Here!,' video for 'Sweater Weather'

Grammy-winning vocal group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin Maldonado, releases today...

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Chicago gang charged for slayings, terrorizing neighborhood

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a Chicago street gang suspected of killing at least 11 people and terrorizing a South Side...

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Ariana Grande announces Sweetner World Tour in 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande is ready to hit the road again and will begin a new world tour early next year.Grande...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 26, 2018: See Oklahoma City Ballet's production of 'Alice (In Wonderland)'

See the Oklahoma City Ballet perform the state premiere of "Alice (In Wonderland)" at 8 tonight, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2...

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Inaugural Pobal Celtic & Bluegrass Festival planned in Edmond

The Patriarch is hosting Saturday its inaugural Pobal Celtic & Bluegrass Festival. The event is free and open to the...

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Once super rich, Russian club Anzhi struggling to survive

MOSCOW (AP) — When a little-known Russian soccer team in the economically deprived North Caucasus region of Dagestan was flush...

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Keeping up 'Appearances'

By the time Tulsa-based post-rock band Ester Drang released 2006's “Rocinate,” it was a fixture on revered independent record...

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Concert review: OKC Philharmonic takes audience to the heavens with 'The Planets'

For the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's second Classics concert of the 2018-19 season, Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate led the...

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May 12 Darci Lynne plans hometown show "America's Got Talent" Season 12 champion Darci Lynne Farmer will make a hometown stop...

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Are we supposed to hate the pop songs in 'A Star Is Born'? One of the songwriters weighs in

It's the debate that's divided the internet: Is the pop music in "A Star Is Born" good or bad? In the film, troubled...

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Luck of the Irish: Edmond beer house to host music festival

EDMOND — Brad Mullenix wasn't really planning to put on a music festival, but apparently that sometimes happens when you book...

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Future Sounds for Oct. 25, 2018

October 26 Carter Sampson album release, Blue Door. 26 Helen Kelter Skelter, Applied Music Program, Opolis. (Norman) 26...

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After 36 years, audiences remain sold on 'Little Shop of Horrors'

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Thirty-six years after its birth, the musical spoof "Little Shop of Horrors" still resides in a special...

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Sinéad O'Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam. The artist, who is best known for her 1990 hit version...

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Childish Gambino cancels Voodoo Fest show due to foot injury

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Childish Gambino has canceled his Saturday appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New...

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Ariana Grande to play OKC on 'The Sweetener World Tour'

Multiplatinum-selling, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande announces today the first leg of "The Sweetener World Tour,"...

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Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country bluesman and hit songwriter behind such...

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Swamp Rock Icon Tony Joe White Dead at 75

Gravelly-voiced singer known for “Rainy Night in Georgia” and “Polk Salad Annie” had his songs covered by Elvis Presley, Tina...

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Review: Boy George and Culture Club make long-delayed return

Boy George and Culture Club, "Life" (BMG)Like clockwork, every decade or two you can count on a Culture Club reunion album. In...

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Video: Carrie Underwood to flip the switch Friday for 10th Annual Opry Goes Pink

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Grand Ole Opry and Checotah native Carrie Underwood are joining together in the fight against breast...

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ASCAP hosts all-female songwriting camp to improve diversity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a spacious recording studio in Nashville, two singer-songwriters, Priscilla Renea and Jillian...

Getting 'Radical'

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Tim Barringer is aware that the concept of “Victorian Radicals” might seem strange and surprising. “You usually use those words in separate sentences: Victorian means like Grandma's closet, cakes — Victoria's Secret. I don't know, it has a...

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Tickets on sale Friday for The Tallest Man on Earth's upcoming OKC show

Swedish folk singer and songwriter Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, will perform April 27 at the ACM@UCO...

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Timberlake postpones another show due to bruised vocal cords

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake is postponing another concert as he recovers his bruised vocal cords.Live Nation announced...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 25, 2018: Hear The Nixons at the Tower Theatre

Hear reunited alternative rockers The Nixons play a hometown show at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Ice-T arrested after failing to pay bridge toll

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested Ice-T after he failed to pay a toll at the George Washington Bridge.Authorities say...

Crime

Lawsuit accuses opera singer David Daniels of sexual assault

DETROIT (AP) — A lawsuit alleging sexual assault has been filed against opera singer David Daniels, who is also a University of...

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Video: Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel share 'Wicked' memories on the 'Today' show

"Wicked" stars Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, and Idina Menzel sat down with Jenna Bush Hager to chat about...

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Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Kasey Musgraves and more to perform on 2018 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – Former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert and her Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida...

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'The Hockey Song' going into Canadian Songwriters HOF

TORONTO (AP) — Stompin' Tom Connors' "The Hockey Song" is going into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.The catchy ditty...

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Timberlake postpones NYC show due to bruised vocal cords

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake says he is postponing his Wednesday night concert in New York City because his vocal cords...

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Cleveland Orchestra fires 2 musicians over sexual misconduct

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Orchestra says an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations has led to the...

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Review: David Crosby shares wisely on 'Here If You Listen'

David Crosby, "Here If You Listen" (BMG)Crosby, Stevens, Willis & League doesn't have the ring or reputation of David Crosby's...

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Review: Lukas Graham plumbs melancholy and infinite sadness

Lukas Graham, "3 (The Purple Album)" (Warner Bros.)The new Lukas Graham album opens with the band attending funerals of their...

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Kanye West makes cameo showing for Chicago mayoral hopeful

CHICAGO (AP) — Fresh off his bizarre Oval Office visit with President Donald Trump, hip-hop megastar Kanye West drew a crowd...

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‘The Voice’ standout Brian Nhira hosting hometown Oklahoma Christmas show

This concert will feature a collection of popular pop Christmas tunes as well as some of the classics performed by “The Voice”...

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'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer planning OKC hometown show on 2019 tour

"America's Got Talent" Season 12 champion Darci Lynne Farmer will make a hometown stop on her 2019 "Darci Lynne and Friends:...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 2018: Hear Social Distortion at the Diamond Ballroom

Punk rockers Social Distortion are bringing their fall tour to Oklahoma City for a show at 8 tonight at the Diamond Ballroom,...

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Gibson guitars, bankruptcy set to end, picks new leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Famed guitar maker Gibson is changing its corporate leaders as the company plans to emerge from...

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Soprano inspired by Puccini's Western hero

NEW YORK (AP) — Mimi dies of tuberculosis. Tosca leaps off a castle roof. Butterfly kills herself. But Minnie?Unlike so many of...

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Photos and video: As Battle Rounds wrap up on 'The Voice' Season 15, it's 'Closing Time' for Tulsan Natalie Brady

The Season 15 Battle Rounds wrapped up Tuesday on "The Voice," and as the singing the competition moves on to its next phase,...

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Taylor Swift donates to fan struggling with medical bills

OREM, Utah (AP) — Taylor Swift has donated $15,500 to a GoFundMe account of a fan whose family is struggling with medical...

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Opera icon Marilyn Horne to teach master classes at University of Oklahoma

NORMAN – Marilyn Horne, who semiannually serves as a visiting artist at the University of Oklahoma, will conduct master classes...

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'Wicked' stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel to appear Wednesday on 'Today' show

'Wicked' stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel to appear Wednesday on 'Today' show

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Hawks offering plenty of other options in new-look arena

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may not win a lot of games this season.Not to worry.There will be plenty of options other than...

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Photos and video: Maddie & Tae perform 'Friends Don't' on the 'Today' show

Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae performed their relatable new lead single “Friends Don’t” live Monday on the...

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Canadian rapper dies in stunt while rapping on plane wing

VERNON, British Columbia. (AP) — A Canadian rapper died while performing a stunt that involved rapping while walking on the...

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Rapper whose lyrics reflected Baltimore's pain fatally shot

BALTIMORE (AP) — A rising Baltimore rapper who advocated for nonviolence and whose lyrics often reflected the city's trauma has...

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Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission.Chapman filed a...

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Alabama music fest ends after weather plagued 2018's event

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The largest music festival in Alabama's most populous city has announced that this summer's event was...

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Celtic Woman bringing 'Ancient Land Tour' to OKC in 2019

Celtic Woman has announced the North American tour dates for the 2019 “Ancient Land Tour,” including an Oklahoma City concert.

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Review: Ty Segall's 'Fudge Sandwich' is full of fun covers

Ty Segall, "Fudge Sandwich" (In the Red)Some people make playlists of their favorite songs, some folks' closets are full of...

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Tom Skinner's Skyline Music Festival raises more than $6,800 for Red Dirt Relief Fund

Despite chilly temperatures and a mist in the air, Tulsa's SoBo neighborhood at E 18 Street and S Boston Avenue was alive and...

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Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the...

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Being happy relies on four things and the acronym is easy to remember ― S.O.A.P.

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Bill O’Hanlon, psychotherapist, author and inspirational speaker, says being happy rests on four things and the acronym is easy to remember ― S.O.A.P.

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'Vince Gill: The Christmas Collection' released on vinyl as Cracker Barrel exclusive

“Vince Gill: The Christmas Collection” has been released as a limited-edition, double-vinyl set available exclusively at...

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Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest...

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Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn't know the ending

TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end.The Japanese author behind...

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Garth Brooks' concert at Notre Dame success despite weather

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over...

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Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy.The...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Ballet opening 2018-19 with 'Alice (In Wonderland)'

The rabbit hole will take some interesting twists and turns as Oklahoma City Ballet performs the state premiere of “Alice (In...

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Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her...

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Maddie & Tae release new song 'Die from a Broken Heart,' performing Monday on 'Today'

Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae will perform their snazzy new lead single “Friends Don’t” live on the "Today" show...

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Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 20, 2018: Take part in a Celebration of Latino Culture at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, in partnership with the Oklahoma Latino Cultural Center, will present a Celebration of...

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PC West joins SWOSU Symphony Orchestra for concert

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra will have a side-by-side concert with the Putnam City West High...

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Listen: Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson releases new original Christmas songs 'Hey Skinny Santa' and 'Socks'

Rocker JD McPherson’s gift-wrapped two of his new original Christmas songs, “Hey Skinny Santa” and “Socks,” and delivered them...

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Video: Pistol Annies release another sassy song, 'Sugar Daddy,' from upcoming album 'Interstate Gospel'

Country music trio Pistol Annies - former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley - have...

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Kristin Chenoweth to guest star at The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square's Christmas concerts

Tony- and Emmy-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, will be the guest artist for The Tabernacle...

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Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and more to perform on 2018 CMA Awards

Checotah native Carrie Underwood and fellow CMA Awards nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old...

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Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by...

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Steve Martin and Martin Short to play OKC show

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are again joining forces for their new comedy show, “Now You See Them, Soon You...

Business

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics.Manning wants children, including...

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Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year.MGM Resorts International on Friday...

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Ambassadors for Motown sound seek more of it in hometown

DETROIT (AP) — From the auditorium of Detroit's main library on a recent weeknight emerged the sound of Motown: Spirited takes...

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Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political groove

NEW YORK (AP) — The iconic R&B group The O'Jays has always made music for the heart. Now the group is going for the jugular on...

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Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats.The Bronx-born...

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Interviews and video: Venerable Oklahoma band Red Dirt Rangers releasing first live album, 'Blue Door Nights'

The venerable Payne County band -- mandolin player/singer John Cooper, lead guitarist/singer Ben Han and guitarist/singer Brad...

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Interview and video: Country duo Thompson Square grows family and sound ahead of Oklahoma show

Named “Masterpiece,” the new release and its title track from the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson pays...

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Acclaimed pianist Cristiana Pegoraro plans two OKC performances

Acclaimed by critics as one of the best interpreters of Cuban and South American music, Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro...

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October 19 Ray Wylie Hubbard, Travis Linville, Cain's Ballroom. (Tulsa) 20 Twiggs, Opolis. (Norman) 20 Rhett Miller, Tower...

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DEVIL MAY CARE TULSA — Legendary Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard returns to Oklahoma with an 8 p.m. Friday show at Cain's...

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Concert review: Thomas Rhett brings country love to Chesapeake Energy Arena

From the way he dodges plumes of smoke while dancing backward across the stage to the smooth move he uses to flip his guitar...

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'Blue Door Nights'

Even after three decades of playing together, the Red Dirt Rangers still enjoy marking a new musical milestone. And if it...

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Musical 'Masterpiece'

Thompson Square's new album is the ultimate in art reflecting life and vice versa. Named “Masterpiece,” the new release and its...

Life

Photos and video: CMT celebrates Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more women of country music on 2018 'CMT Artists of the Year'

In recognition of the undeniable influence and impact of female artists in country music, for the first-time ever, CMT...

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The Swon Brothers to play Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Tishomingo

Muskogee natives Zach and Colton Swon, the real-life brothers who finished third competing on Blake Shelton’s team on the...

Oklahoma City cited as excellent place for veterans

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Another Veteran's Day has come and gone, but Oklahoma City is proving itself to be an excellent place for retiring service members. Oklahoma City ranks first and fifth in two separate studies examining the best cities for members of the U.S....

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Concert review: Thomas Rhett brings country love to OKC's Chesapeake Energy Arena

From the way he dodges plumes of smoke while dancing backwards across the stage to the smooth move he uses to flip his guitar...

Business

Hip-hop, health care share spotlight in pivotal House race

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New...

Life

Rod Stewart visits National Memorial before OKC concert

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Wednesday ahead of...

Business

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female...

Crime

Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef.The...

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Country women lift each other up at CMT Artists of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This one's for the girls, during a night when CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie...

Sports

Casey wins debut with Pistons, 103-100 over Nets

DETROIT (AP) — It took the Detroit Pistons over three minutes to score in their first game under new coach Dwane Casey. Then at...

Crime

3 members of Machine Gun Kelly's entourage wanted in assault

ATLANTA (AP) — Three members of rapper Machine Gun Kelly's entourage are wanted in connection with an alleged attack on an...

Sports

Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of...

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Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Buble is shutting down rumors that he's going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a...

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Gustavo Dudamel wins the Gish Prize, a top arts honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel has been named the recipient of a top arts prize worth...

Sports

Chaka Khan named 2019 Rose Parade grand marshal

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The...

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Garth Brooks announces plans for North American stadium tour

Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks has announced today plans for a North American Stadium Tour.

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Garth Brooks' historic concert at Notre Dame to become a TV special

“After the sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this,” said Brooks in a statement. “Then, CBS calls and,...