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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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R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office...

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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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Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville,...

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Andre Williams, who co-wrote 'Shake A Tail Feather,' dies

DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical...

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Review: Harlan Coben's 'Run Away' has an array of emotions

"Run Away" (Grand Central Publishing), by Harlan CobenSimon works on Wall Street, and his wife, Ingrid, is a successful doctor....

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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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Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with...

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Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou...

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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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La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

MILAN (AP) — Italy's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow...

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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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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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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. WHERE NEW ZEALAND...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLLooming at the top of this year's March Madness bracket: Duke freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson.The...

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The Latest: Booker says he would reverse transgender ban

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local):10:50 p.m.Democratic White House hopeful...

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Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go...

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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."

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

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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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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Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new...

Life

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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R. Kelly case poses challenge: Separating artist from anthem

DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get...

Life

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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Friday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had the go-ahead tip-in on his own miss with 30.3 seconds left and...

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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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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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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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Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn goes thrifting for a cause

NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her...

Crime

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial and pretrial hearings in R. Kelly's sexual abuse case,...

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Black Sox opera 'The Fix' premieres Saturday in Minnesota

Joel Puckett was in the stands at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on July 4, 1985, for the famous rain-delayed 19-inning game...

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Review: Karen O & Danger Mouse bring out best in each other

Karen O & Danger Mouse, "Lux Prima" (BMG)Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O teams up with producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse...

Crime

The Latest: Judge allows courtroom cameras in R. Kelly case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):1:25 p.m.A judge says cameras...

Life

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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Louis Vuitton defends Michael Jackson-themed menswear show

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton says it was unaware of new accusations that Michael Jackson sexually abused children when it paid...

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

Over the years, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Momentum” has spread over four Plaza District galleries, sprawled across...

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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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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

Girl power: Grammy-winning Texas songwriter Maren Morris will perform an 8 p.m. Saturday show at the Criterion, 500 E Sheridan...

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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...

Life

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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The Latest: O'Rourke: US must reckon with systematic racism

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local):8:40 p.m.Democratic...

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R. Kelly sex tapes: from duffel bag to national circulation

CHICAGO (AP) — An acquaintance of R. Kelly's recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording...

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Imagine Dragons' leader on Oprah and brushing off the haters

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds is brushing the haters off his shoulders.The Grammy-winning rock singer posted a...

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Tribeca to host 'Say Anything...' reunion, doc on Anastasio

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as...

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'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis leaves hospital

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Athens hospital statement says "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has been discharged after...

Life

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...

OKC pastor decrys Methodist anti-gay stance

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Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of retaining the denomination's ban on same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy. Delegates approved what was...

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Igor Levit not content to be heard only through piano

NEW YORK (AP) — Igor Levit arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 1 ahead of his first concert at Carnegie...

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Singer Pink adopts pup named Nash while on tour in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The pop star Pink added another member to her family this week when she adopted a puppy while in...

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S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated...

Life

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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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___March 12The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's...

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Johnny Cash's cabin is setting for fine Todd Snider album

Todd Snider, "Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3" (Aimless/Thirty Tigers)The microphone pops when Todd Snider delivers an especially...

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Review: Renee Wahl digs deep on evocative Americana set

Renee Wahl and the Sworn Secrets, "Cut to the Bone" (Double R Records)The first sound of Renee Wahl's voice on her fine new...

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Kelly appears in Chicago court in child support case

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's publicist says the R&B singer wants his child support payments lowered, but it doesn't appear that...

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Review: Snarky Puppy's 'Immigrance' emulates live experience

Snarky Puppy, "Immigrance" (GroundUP Music)With musicians from all over the United States, as well as Argentina, Canada and...

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Alicia Keys memoir 'More Myself' coming on November

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys has a memoir coming out in November, to be published by Oprah Winfrey's imprint.Flatiron Books...

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Kesha to headline Dan Reynolds' LGBTQ festival LOVELOUD

NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha wants you to bring as much glitter as possible and sport the brightest colors of the rainbow when she...

Life

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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Edmond's Heard on Hurd returning for sixth season

EDMOND — In celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the theme for Citizens Bank of Edmond’s return of Heard on Hurd will...

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Giakob Lee, From The Heartland Bluegrass and Round Barn Ramblers to provide Morning Music

ARCADIA — Giakob Lee, From The Heartland Bluegrass and Joe Baxter and the Round Barn Ramblers will provide Morning Music this...

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Harry Styles, Brian May, Monae to present at Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Styles, Queen's Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of...

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State briefs for March 13

OKLAHOMA CITY French and francophone studies colloquium begins Thursday The University of Central Oklahoma will partner with...

Life

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...

Life

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.

Life

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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Memphis singer, songwriter John Kilzer dies suddenly

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John Kilzer, a singer and songwriter from Tennessee whose music career spanned 30 years and who became a...

Crime

Michael Avenatti says he no longer represents Stormy Daniels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who became famous as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, said Tuesday that he no longer...

Crime

HBO's doc 'Leaving Neverland' becomes a network favorite

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's "Leaving Neverland" is heading up the charts.The unsparing documentary about Michael Jackson and his...

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Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban lead Pilgrimage Fest

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — After rain and lightning caused a cancellation last year, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is...

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Czech Roma singer Vera Bila dies at 64 of heart attack

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died. She was...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 10, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Aquaman (2018)2. Instant Family3. A Star Is...

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Conductor Muti joins striking Chicago Symphony musicians

CHICAGO (AP) — Renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti (MOO-tee) has joined striking members of the Chicago Symphony...

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A Britney Spears musical stage comedy is set for Chicago

NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears is the latest pop star throwing her fedora onto the stage.Producers of the new musical stage...

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Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played...

Life

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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Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and...

Crime

Mansion where Phil Spector killed actress is for sale

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The hilltop Los Angeles-area mansion where music producer Phil Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson in...

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La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia

MILAN (AP) — Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi...

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Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony.The Chicago-based...

City council delays vote on First Christian Church designation

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Representatives of First Christian Church promised Tuesday they have no plans to tear down the architectural landmark and do not have any pending deals with buyers that could lead to demolition in the immediate future. Those promises by church...

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Chicago Symphony musicians trade piccolos for picketing

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are grabbing picket signs instead of piccolos after a lack...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 17-23

March 17: Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 76. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful is 75. Percussionist...

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Review: New album celebrates Over the Rhine's milestone

Over the Rhine, "Love & Revelation" (Great Speckled Dog)Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler share a marriage and the stage as...

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Beyonce, Jay-Z to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honored at...

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A private gift from Joni Mitchell will soon be a book

NEW YORK (AP) — A private gift from Joni Mitchell will arrive in bookstores this fall."Morning Glory On the Vine: Early Songs...

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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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Woodstock '69 artifacts headed to museum 50 years later

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A bass guitar and handwritten song lyrics will be among the artifacts related to the original Woodstock...

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Chicago Symphony musicians on strike after talks break down

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians say they are on strike after contract talks broke down.They say in a news...

Crime

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B...

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The Latest: Lawyer: R. Kelly denies being on tape with girls

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):5 p.m.An attorney representing R. Kelly says the R&B artist...

Life

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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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...

Sports

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez said yes to Alex Rodriguez's proposal, and with the rock he presented, who could say no?The...

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The Latest: Anonymous person pays R. Kelly's child support

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):3 p.m.A sheriff's official says somebody who did not want to...

Crime

R. Kelly: 'We're going to straighten all this stuff out'

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly...

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2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A big chunk of the 2020 Democratic field began making Texas an unlikely early-state stop Saturday and...

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The Latest: Hickenlooper says driving out immigrants 'crazy'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local):4:25 p.m.Former Colorado Gov. John...

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21 Savage sued for $1 million by promoter in civil case

ATLANTA (AP) — Rap artist 21 Savage is facing another legal headache.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that a...

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Taylor Swift stalker arrested — again — for breaking into her NYC home

A Florida man, who recently got out of jail for stalking Taylor Swift in New York City, was arrested again for allegedly...

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R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf.

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Sheriff's spokeswoman: $161,000 in back child support has been paid for singer R. Kelly, allowing his release from jail

CHICAGO (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman: $161,000 in back child support has been paid for singer R. Kelly, allowing his release...

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Don't stop the music: Campaign songs tell candidates' story

When Elizabeth Warren took the stage to launch her presidential run to the strains of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," the song seemed...

Business

CVS to change on hold music

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor who pleaded with CVS to change its on-hold jingle is getting his wish.The Boston Globe...

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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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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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National Women's Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into...

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Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and...

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'Simpsons' producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of "The Simpsons" are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson...

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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...

Why we must celebrate everything, even the small stuff

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I used to think March had few celebration days except St. Patrick’s Day. But I was wrong. I discovered March has many celebration days like National Pig Day (March 1), Dr. Seuss Day (March 2), International Pancake Day (March 4), and one that’s...

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Puerto Rico's Farruko pleads guilty to not declaring cash

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican singer Farruko has pleaded guilty to not declaring nearly $52,000 in cash discovered...

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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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Performance set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Catlett Music Center

Jazz artist Joey DeFrancesco will be in concert with his trio at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall of...

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'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis hospitalized

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone surgery in Athens to have a pacemaker...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

BONE SHAKING St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main St. in Tulsa. The band’s...

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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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Actor drops 'Carlton Dance' suit against video game maker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video...

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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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After making millions, R. Kelly could be left with nothing

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly grew up in a public housing project in one of Chicago's toughest South Side neighborhoods and built a...

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Festival co-founder: Lineup for Woodstock 50 coming soon

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers for Woodstock 50, despite...

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Review: Patty Griffin's elegant songs are deeply meditative

Patty Griffin, "Patty Griffin" (PGM/Thirty Tigers)It's taken Patty Griffin more than 20 years and nearly a dozen albums to...

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Police: After jail, Taylor Swift's stalker breaks in again

NEW YORK (AP) — A man recently jailed for breaking into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse was arrested early Thursday...

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Review: David Gray reflects on time in folk-electronic album

David Gray, "Gold in a Brass Age" (IHT Records)David Gray's lively folk record "Gold in a Brass Age" features his signature mix...

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Music Review: Norway mints a new pop princess in Sigrid

Sigrid, "Sucker Punch" (Island Records)Rising pop singer Sigrid's new album "Sucker Punch" is perfectly titled — it's a...

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R. Kelly says ex-wife destroyed his name, others stole money

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for "destroying" his name and claimed other people stole from his bank...

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Review: 'Daisy Jones and the Six' will draw you in

"Daisy Jones & The Six" (Ballantine Books), by Taylor Jenkins ReidLike a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul,...

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The Latest: Detroit police probe R. Kelly sex assault claim

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):9:55 a.m.Authorities are...

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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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NYC announces 4 new female statues including Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is announcing plans to create four new statues of women in an effort to address the gender...

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Annie Lennox pushes for global feminism on Int'l Women's Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Annie Lennox has a sweet dream — that the world will embrace the term global feminism and continue to push for...

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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...

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The Latest: Women say parents lying about Kelly, want money

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):8:20 p.m.Two women who live...

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R. Kelly goes back to jail, takes risks with TV interview

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while...

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Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving...

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Kelly interview becomes a spotlight moment for Gayle King

NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King's composure during an interview with an emotional R. Kelly about the sex abuse charges against the...

Continental vs. American style of eating: Which is better?

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QUESTION: What is the Continental Style of eating? Is eating Continental Style acceptable in Oklahoma? Is the American style better? CALLIE’S ANSWER: There isn’t “one is better” than the other really. As long as you’re doing them the correct...

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Mario Batali gives up financial stake in all his restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali has given up financial stakes in all his restaurants, severing a 20-year business...

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Music museums keeping Michael Jackson exhibits on display

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Megastar Michael Jackson's musical legacy has been getting critically reappraised after a new...

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Sheriff's office official says R. Kelly was taken into custody at a hearing over unpaid child support

CHICAGO (AP) — Sheriff's office official says R. Kelly was taken into custody at a hearing over unpaid child support.

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Jason Aldean to receive artist of the decade award at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this...

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Review: Nick Waterhouse makes old soul sounds for new themes

Nick Waterhouse, "Nick Waterhouse" (Innovative Leisure)"There's an exit/and there's a way out/the two just ain't the same" is a...

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Elvis group, Tennessee city find deal in Graceland expansion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley Enterprises and local officials in Tennessee say they've reached an agreement outlining...

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Taylor Swift offers '30 things I learned before turning 30'

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift says she turns off comments on social media to "block some of the noise."That's one lesson the...

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Review: Foals describe a nightmare and it sounds very cool

Foals, "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost — Part 1" (Warner Bros.)This year we are promised not just one Foals album, but two....

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Cabello's 'Havana' named 2018's best-selling digital song

LONDON (AP) — "Havana" conquered the world in 2018.A global music industry group says Camila Cabello's song, featuring guest...

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Kelsea Ballerini surprised with Grand Ole Opry invitation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got a musical surprise of a lifetime in the middle of a duet with...

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Haudenosaunee Social Dances and Music to be presented at OU

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present Haudenosaunee, Iroquois Social Dances and Music at 8 p.m....

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Tanner Miller to perform March 9 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Tanner Miller will provide Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia...

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R. Kelly tells CBS 'I didn't do this stuff' in interview

CHICAGO (AP) — In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, R....

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Chelsea Manning, Parkland teens docs to debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath...

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Review: Weezer's 'Black Album' mocks, shocks and knocks

Weezer, "Weezer (Black Album)" (Crush Music/Atlantic Records)Fashion and decor experts say black and teal are a good...

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Chanel runway in the sky: VIPs weep at Lagerfeld's last show

PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there.Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers...

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Michael Jackson's legacy clouded by dark documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland"?After all, it has bounced back before. The...

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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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3 Quebec radio stations stop playing Michael Jackson songs

MONTREAL (AP) — Three major Montreal radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs as a result of child-molestation...

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Review: Reese Wynans hosts guitar summit on first solo album

Reese Wynans & Friends, "Sweet Release" (J&R Adventures)With a career going back to the 1960s, keyboard player Reese Wynans is...

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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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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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Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha Franklin at tribute concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Smokey Robinson, the late Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul.Robinson told a packed...

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Pete Townshend novel, 'The Age of Anxiety,' out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The Who's Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel.Hachette Books...

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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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Monday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer was granted a leave of absence from the team on...

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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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Telling stories of gang life, while risking their own

CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he's afraid it could get him...

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Trump associate denies ex-Mariah Carey rep's hacking claims

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit accused a Russia-born businessman and convicted felon with ties to President Donald Trump of hacking...

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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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Dolly-loving Brit Yola explores fusion of country and soul

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When singer-songwriter Yola was growing up in Bristol, England, her mother's vinyl records were just...

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Review: Singer-songwriter Hozier stuns with sophomore album

Hozier, "Wasteland, Baby!" (Columbia)For proof that Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has hit the big time, look no further than...

Wiggle Out Loud school initiative challenges students to be active

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Students at Edwards Elementary School were the first to participate in the Wiggle Out Loud Schools Program, a new physical activity challenge led by The Children's Hospital Volunteers charity and funded by a grant from Kohl's Cares. "I'm glad...

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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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Keith Flint, singer of electronic band The Prodigy, dies

LONDON (AP) — Keith Flint, the fiery frontman of British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, was found dead Monday at his home...

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Dierks Bentley recruits Luke Bryan for Seven Peaks fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After watching a recent documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, country star Dierks...

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Ryan Adams' tour canceled after misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Ryan Adams' upcoming tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland is canceled following reports of...

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$500K in items taken from Tennessee rapper at Cracker Barrel

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — Police say Tennessee rapper Young Dolph had about $500,000 in jewelry and cash stolen from his custom...

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Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.The Grammy-winning...

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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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Q&A: Can't stop, won't stop: Famous conductor's show goes on

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Benjamin Zander's eyes are shining, and he'd very much appreciate it if yours were, too.The...

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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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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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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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50 years after it opened, Alabama music studio plans a party

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A small northern Alabama music studio where The Rolling Stones, Cher, and other stars recorded their hit...

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Harvard choir that rejected W.E.B. Du Bois pays him tribute

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University choir group that rejected author W.E.B. Du Bois when he was a student because he...

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Steven Curtis Chapman to bring unique tour to Edmond church

EDMOND — Grammy Award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman will share his musical journey with fans during a concert...

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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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Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis suffers stroke, expected to recover

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering after a minor stroke, but he's expected to make a...

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Franklin, Basie among new inductees to Blues Hall of Fame

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Aretha Franklin, Count Basie and Booker T. & the MGs are among the performers named as inductees to the...

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Foundation of Prince's second wife to honor him at gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire will...

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Aretha Franklin complained about missing money before death

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Detroit are investigating whether someone cheated singer Aretha...

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings 'Day of Action' to Flint, Michigan

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Yo-Yo Ma brought both music and a call for social change to Flint, Michigan, on Thursday.The famed cellist...

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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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John Mayer launches foundation focused on veterans

NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific...

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When music producers are accused of being predators

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessie Woo just wanted to sing. So when the budding vocalist met a successful music producer who told her he...

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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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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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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

Cat's meow David Dondero, called one of the “best living songwriters” by NPR in 2006, will perform at 9 p.m. Monday at Opolis,...

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Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu

PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its...

Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum celebrating centennial in 2019

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SHAWNEE — Oklahoma’s oldest art museum is celebrating its 100th birthday with the first in a series of special exhibitions and festivities. Founded in 1919, Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is starting its centennial celebration with the...

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Peter Frampton's doctors hope to highlight rare disease

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist...

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Review: Steve Poltz's album not as much fun as his concerts

Steve Poltz, "Shine On" (Red House)Steve Poltz entertained recent concert audiences by impersonating Don Pardo and Harry Caray,...

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Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music,...

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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...

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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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Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper duet was acting, not love

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was acting, not love, when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang a duet Sunday at the 91st Academy...

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OKC Phil's concert was 'emotionally powerful'

Under the direction of Meastro Mickelthwate, our Oklahoma City Philharmonic delivered an eclectic and engaging concert Saturday...

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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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Cohen says Trump inflated his wealth in bid to buy Bills

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen said during his congressional testimony Wednesday that Donald Trump grossly overstated his wealth...

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More than a name: Indians' Bieber a rising pitching star

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Bieber's last name draws an immediate connection to a more famous global pop superstar, and...

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Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar...

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Winfrey to interview Jackson accusers in post-film special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oprah Winfrey interview with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys will air...

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Brewery apologizes for beer sharing name with Hindu deity

SALEM, Va. (AP) — A Virginia brewery has apologized for a beer that shares its name with a Hindu deity.Olde Salem Brewing...

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Michael Jackson's brothers say accusers' film neglects facts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop...

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Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politically-tinged dispute...

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Jimmie Allen is a reflection of a new country music world

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Jimmie Allen likes to tell a story about the first time he met songwriter J.P. Williams,...

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Songwriters group sues bars over unlicensed music

BALTIMORE (AP) — Songwriters and music publishers are suing bars around the country, saying they infringed on musical...

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Morning Music set for Saturday at Round Barn

ARCADIA — Brad Fielder will provide Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the downstairs museum of the...

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Achievers

Riley Rowland, a local homeschooled student, was selected for the High School Honors Performance Series and played her violin...

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R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — After R. Kelly met a girl celebrating her 16th birthday at a restaurant, it was his manager who handed her...

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Dior celebrates sisterhood, 'impertinent' girls in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri once again celebrated feminism and sisterhood in her collection for Christian Dior at...

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Fundraiser planned after fiddler's Guthrie music shop burns

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Musicians and music enthusiasts are working to help a renowned fiddler and owner of a popular instrument...

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R. Kelly's affinity for McDonald's dates to childhood

CHICAGO (AP) — When R. Kelly was released on bail after spending the weekend in a Chicago jail, he headed straight to a...

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Janet Jackson to launch Las Vegas residency in May

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson is heading to Las Vegas.The pop icon announced Tuesday that she's launching a residency in Sin...

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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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Son of slain rapper XXXTentacion born in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The son of slain rapper XXXTentacion was born last month at a South Florida hospital.The baby's 20-year-old mother...

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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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Russian choir draws fire for satirical song about nuking US

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A choir in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has defended its decision to sing a satirical...

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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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Sedaris, Rankine among new arts academy inductees

NEW YORK (AP) — David Sedaris, one of the new class of inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has a story to...

Delegate shares reasons for backing Traditional Plan

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Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of retaining the denomination's ban on same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy. Delegates approved what was...

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Spanish court summons Shakira to answer tax evasion charges

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes has called...

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Singer Mark Hollis of 1980s band Talk Talk dies at 64

LONDON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Mark Hollis, frontman of 1980s British new wave band Talk Talk, has died at the age of...

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German arena cancels concert after R. Kelly charges

BERLIN (AP) — A German concert arena canceled its contract Tuesday with the organizer of an R. Kelly tour, days after the R&B...

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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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R. Kelly leaves jail after posting $100K in sex abuse case

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while...

Crime

The Latest: Suburban Chicago woman posts R. Kelly's bail

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):7:35 p.m.A suburban Chicago...

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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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R&B singer R. Kelly is freed on bail after spending the weekend in a Chicago jail on sexual abuse charges

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is freed on bail after spending the weekend in a Chicago jail on sexual abuse charges.

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Sheriff's office official says R. Kelly has posted bail and will be released from a Chicago jail within the hour

CHICAGO (AP) — Sheriff's office official says R. Kelly has posted bail and will be released from a Chicago jail within the hour.

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Nielsen: 29.6 million viewers for Oscars, up from 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars ended its four-year streak of dwindling viewership, reaching 29.6 million on Sunday to beat last...

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Review: Surprising return for Britain's Specials

The Specials, "Encore" (Island)Given that it's been 20 years since there's been new music from the Specials, who led a ska...

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Review: Way Down Wanderers bend genres in soaring set

The Way Down Wanderers, "Illusions"Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the...

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Ariana Grande to play Manchester, 2 years after arena bomb

LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the...

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Backstage at the Oscars: Sing-a-longs and Champagne for Gaga

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right off-stage from where the Oscars are handed out, there's a whole mini-show happening in the wings with...

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Ukraine blocks Eurovision nominee in politically-tinged spat

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's public broadcaster on Monday refused to sign a contract with the performer who won the right to...

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Mary J. Blige, NAS, Pharrell on tap for 2019 Essence Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell,...

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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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Bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman dead at 93

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A funeral home says bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman, known for his high tenor and songs like...

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Attorney pleads not guilty on behalf of R&B singer R. Kelly, who faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney pleads not guilty on behalf of R&B singer R. Kelly, who faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

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'Green Book' wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards,...

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Taylor Swift helps fan surprise boyfriend with proposal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an engagement that was Taylor-made.Alex Goldschmidt posted video on Instagram of a surprise Taylor...

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Oscar winners and losers party with champagne and statuettes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar night's epic Vanity Fair party is a black-tie affair but also a lose-the-black tie affair, a...

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Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga sported the Tiffany Diamond around her neck and Glenn Close wore 40 pounds of gold dress to the...

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Lady Gaga gives heartfelt message after 'Shallow' Oscar win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga offered a heartfelt message to those watching the Oscars after "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is...

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Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of...

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The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards

The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards:Best picture: "Green Book"Best actress: Olivia Colman, "The...

Crime

The Latest: Lawyer: R. Kelly to stay jailed 1 or 2 more days

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):4:15 p.m.R. Kelly's attorney...

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Lawyer says R. Kelly to stay jailed until Monday or Tuesday

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as...

Crime

R. Kelly's music legacy tested again after sex abuse charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R. Kelly is regarded as one of music's all-time hit makers, but the years of sexual abuse allegations...

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Ja Rule taking heat on social media after NBA halftime show

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rapper Ja Rule is taking heat on social media after problems with his halftime show during Saturday's...

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Writer tenacious in R. Kelly coverage that has spanned years

CHICAGO (AP) — Music writer Jim DeRogatis introduced himself to R. Kelly's attorney after posing a question at a press...

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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....

Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

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LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man with a bomb-related conviction in his past had manufactured a chemical warfare agent that causes immediate extreme pain on...

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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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The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):11:05 p.m.U.S. Secretary of State...

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Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Saturday painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly, describing how...

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The Latest: Avenatti: Notion victims are lying 'outrageous'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):3 p.m.Lawyer Michael Avenatti...

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R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

In R. Kelly's fight for his freedom, he faces a straight-talking prosecutor whose life in some ways parallels his own.Though...

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Indictments against R. Kelly list 4 victims

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving...

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Judge sets R&B singer R. Kelly's bond at $1 million

CHICAGO (AP) — Judge sets R&B singer R. Kelly's bond at $1 million.

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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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R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at a Chicago bond hearing in the new sexual abuse case against him

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at a Chicago bond hearing in the new sexual abuse case against him.

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A look at allegations over the years against singer R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly has been dogged for years by allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls. He...

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The Latest: Kelly lawyer: New charge may be from old case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local):9 p.m.R. Kelly's attorney says one of the...

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R. Kelly arrested, charged in Chicago with sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women...

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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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Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Defying orders banning him from leaving Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido made a surprise...

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The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian border

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):9:30 p.m.Venezuela's government is...

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Chicago police: R&B singer R. Kelly has been arrested

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police: R&B singer R. Kelly has been arrested.

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R&B singer R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago police precinct.

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago police precinct.

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Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

CHICAGO (AP) — Tears streamed down R. Kelly's cheeks as a court official read a jury's not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of...

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R. Kelly's European concerts in doubt after new charges

R. Kelly's hopes of doing a tour of Europe in April have been all but dashed now that he is facing new criminal charges.Kelly...

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'Surviving R. Kelly' makers, others react to charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Reaction to R. Kelly being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse:___"Today, an unrepentant R. Kelly...

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R. Kelly's attorney says singer "shell-shocked" by sex abuse charges, will turn himself in tonight

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's attorney says singer "shell-shocked" by sex abuse charges, will turn himself in tonight.

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'American Pie' singer objects to coverage of ex's exhibit

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Don McLean's former wife has launched a photo exhibition about domestic abuse that includes a copy of the...

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Oakland teachers joined by parents, students on picket lines

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, walked picket lines for a second day Friday as negotiations resumed and...

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Chicago prosecutor outlines charges against R. Kelly involving 4 victims; singer to appear in court Saturday

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago prosecutor outlines charges against R. Kelly involving 4 victims; singer to appear in court Saturday.

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Chicago judge authorizes no-bail arrest warrant for R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago judge authorizes no-bail arrest warrant for R. Kelly.

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Pioneering transgender singer Jackie Shane dead at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she...

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Charges against R. Kelly involve multiple victims, according to court documents

CHICAGO (AP) — Charges against R. Kelly involve multiple victims, according to court documents.

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Media reports: Chicago prosecutors charge R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Media reports: Chicago prosecutors charge R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

'TALENT 'SHOW Oklahoma magician Rob Lake will perform a show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. The “America’s...

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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...

On the brink of everything

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Grace, gravity and getting old is the theme of the book “On the Brink of Everything” by Parker Palmer. Palmer is founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal and the author of 10 books. In this latest book, he shares his thoughts as he enters...

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Oscars producers say the show is in 'good shape' for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently:...

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Monkees' lovable bass-guitar player Peter Tork dead at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by...

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2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the...

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Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop...

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Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off...

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At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so...

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Review: Fiancee helps Hayes Carll deliver his prettiest work

Hayes Carll, "What It Is" (Dualtone)Dysfunctional relationships abound on Hayes Carll's new album, from the one-on-one wounds...

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Review: UK's Yola sings vintage country-soul on debut album

Yola, "Walk Through Fire" (Easy Eye Sound)Yola's "Walk Through Fire" is a scrumptious period piece of an album, its strings,...

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Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoax

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor...

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Kristofferson, Dolly producer Fred Foster died at age 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the...

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AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — "All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.A person familiar...

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Michael Jackson accusers detail road to 'Leaving Neverland'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Wade Robson and James Safechuck didn't know what to think when the lights went up after the first public...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature...

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The Latest: Lawsuit takes aim at HBO's Jackson documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a documentary featuring two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys (all...