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Watch: Oklahoma native Parker Millsap spotlights life on the road in 'Let a Little Light In' music video

Oklahoma native Parker Millsap, who hails from Purcell and is now based in Nashville, Tennessee, released today the beautiful,...

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Joel Melton to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Joel Melton 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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Oklahoma bassoonist Taylor Akin to be featured on NPR's 'From the Top'

Bassoonist Taylor Akin, 17, of Purcell, has received “From the Top’s” Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, a national...

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Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's...

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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. TRUMP YIELDS TO...

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BlocBoy JB sues video game 'Fortnite' over 'Shoot' dance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest to sue "Fortnite," saying the popular video game is using his...

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Patricia Clarkson, Mario Lopez in pre-Mardi Gras parades

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born actress Patricia Clarkson, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles and "ExtraTV" host Mario Lopez...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Jan. 22The Houston Chronicle on the Supreme Court allowing...

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National Cowboy Museum to premiere docudrama 'Home on the Range'

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will premiere the film "Home on the Range," which won the outstanding...

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Carrie Underwood welcomes baby boy, Jacob Bryan Fisher

The country music superstar and Oklahoma native took to social media today to post first photos of her baby boy, Jacob Bryan...

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Jimmy Page's dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After five decades, Jimmy Page's dragon has re-emerged from its lair.Fender instruments on Wednesday gave...

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Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher welcome baby boy, Jacob Bryan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood says her heart is full after the arrival of her second son.The country superstar...

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Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors...

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Jonas Mekas, 'godfather' of avant-garde, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern...

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Zimbabwe's civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday...

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Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment pledged their high-profile platforms and $50 million on...

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Zimbabwe and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One of Zimbabwe and Africa's most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday at age 66 after...

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Review: Joe Jackson portrays comedy, tragedy on grand 'Fool'

Joe Jackson, "Fool" (earMUSIC)Joe Jackson and his band went straight from the stage to the studio to record "Fool," and his...

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Review: Gunn adds intimacy to guitar-led folk-rock album

Steve Gunn, "The Unseen In Between" (Matador)Steve Gunn has teamed up with stellar musicians over the years, from Kurt Vile to...

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Cardi B is getting her 1st Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cardi B will have her first Las Vegas residency this spring.Palms Casino Resort announced Wednesday the...

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Michael Jackson stage musical to premiere in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in...

Find your thrill at the Grill on the Hill

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The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, spotlights The Grill on the Hill, Capitol Hill's living heartbeat and great place for a meal.

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Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Los Lonely Boys, The Wailers heading to OKC in concert

With a flurry of recent concert announcements, the historic Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23, is looking to make it a sizzling spring...

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Zimbabwean musician and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies in Harare at age 66

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean musician and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies in Harare at age 66.

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Chris Stapleton to play autumn OKC show

Chris Stapleton will continue his extensive, sold-out “All-American Road Show” through 2019 with newly confirmed performances...

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Spike Lee likes his Oscar odds with 'BlackKkKlansman'

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his...

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'Black Panther' makes Oscar history with best picture nod

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes.The Marvel blockbuster hit became the...

Crime

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

PARIS (AP) — U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape...

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The Latest: Chris Brown released from custody in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on rape allegations against U.S. singer Chris Brown (all times local):10:30 p.m.The Paris prosecutor's...

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French prosecutor's office: US singer Chris Brown released after rape allegation

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutor's office: US singer Chris Brown released after rape allegation.

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Judge limits access to R. Kelly's Chicago recording studio

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as...

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Jones Assembly adds spring concerts to its lineup

The Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan Ave., has added several intriguing spring concerts to its schedule.

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 20, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. A Star Is Born (2018)2. Once Upon a...

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Oscar music nods: Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Diane Warren

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first...

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The Latest: Cooper, Coogler among surprising Oscar nom snubs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being...

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Maxine Brown Russell of country trio The Browns dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Jan. 27: Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 79. Actor John Witherspoon (TV's "The Boondocks," ''Friday")...

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The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards

The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody,"...

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Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant feeds furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed...

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Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris on suspicion of rape

American singer Chris Brown has been detained in Paris on suspicion of rape, police in the French capital told news agencies on...

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Police officials say US singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape accusation

PARIS (AP) — Police officials say US singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape accusation.

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Monday Sports in Brief

NBALOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as...

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Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that...

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At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.The mountainside festival which...

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Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the...

Life

Documentary 'Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World,' featuring Oklahoman Jesse Ed Davis, premiering tonight on PBS

A musical celebration of how Native American musicians transformed blues, jazz and rock, "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the...

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Unclothed Emperor? Costumes for opera stolen in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini's "Turandot" by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 21, 2019: Hear the Norman Philharmonic honor Martin Luther King Jr.

NORMAN — The Norman Philharmonic, along with the University of Oklahoma and Norman communities, will honor the legacy of Martin...

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Bon Jovi's restaurant gives free meal to furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NFLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom...

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Hedi Slimane unveils debut menswear show for Celine in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Passers-by gathered outside the giant glass windows of Celine's traffic-stopping show venue Sunday night: erected...

Life

Interviews and video: Painted Sky Opera marking Leonard Bernstein centennial with timeless 'Trouble in Tahiti'

Houston mezzo-soprano Megan Berti and Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based baritone André Chiang will join Oklahoma City’s Painted Sky...

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Painted Sky Opera celebrates Leonard Bernstein centennial with timeless tale

Houston mezzo-soprano Megan Berti and Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based baritone André Chiang will join Oklahoma City’s Painted Sky...

Lyric Theatre brings Curious George to stage for young audiences

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“Curious George: The Golden Meatball” opens Wednesday at Lyric at the Plaza.

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Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents'...

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Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit...

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Diana Ross add to 2019 lineup, Bob Seger cancels

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The legendary Diana Ross has been added to this year's lineup for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans...

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Pope puts Sistine choir under aide's eye after scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has put a close aide in charge of the Sistine Chapel Choir following a funding scandal.The...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 19, 2019: Hear Kane Brown at OU's Lloyd Noble Center

NORMAN - Rising country music star Kane Brown, who embarked earlier this month on his first headlining arena tour, will perform...

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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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Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster.The...

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Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New...

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James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.He's had a role on two of the greatest...

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Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has...

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Review: Deerhunter balances bleak with upbeat on new album

Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD)Leveled, steady, Bradford Cox coaxes, "Come on down from that...

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Review: Franti shares the love on 'Stay Human Vol. II'

Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Thirty Tigers)Michael Franti has plenty of love to share on "Stay Human Vol....

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Correction: Cruise Ship Jump story

MIAMI (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas, The Associated Press erroneously...

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Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology...

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Interview: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Joe Baxter releases new collection of songs about 'The Weather'

Joe Baxter jokes that Oklahoma songwriters can’t help penning tunes about the weather, especially as they get older.

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Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jared Deck seizes 'Bully Pulpit' with second solo album

After earning national praise for his 2016 self-titled album, Jared Deck figured he had achieved a relatively prominent public...

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Perfect storm of songs

Joe Baxter jokes that Oklahoma songwriters can't help penning tunes about the weather, especially as they get older. “I guess...

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'Bully Pulpit': Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jared Deck has more to say on his sophomore solo album

After earning national praise for his 2016 self-titled album, Jared Deck had achieved a relatively prominent public position...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

PLANETARY Grungy surf rock act Planet What, which recently relocated from Tulsa to Chicago, will perform at 9 p.m. Sunday at...

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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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Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault...

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Oklahoma native Luke Dick's documentary 'Red Dog,' about the rowdy 1980s OKC strip club, to premiere at SXSW

Nashville, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter and filmmaker Luke Dick, an Oklahoma native, will celebrate the world premiere of his...

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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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Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets...

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Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave...

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Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her...

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Review: Maggie Rogers, excitingly, delivers on early promise

Maggie Rogers, "Heard It in a Past Life" (Capitol Records)The moment most people first heard Maggie Rogers was likely...

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Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's...

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Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

BERLIN (AP) — The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010...

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Q&A: Maroon 5's PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime...

Sports

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl.The seven-time Grammy Award-winner...

Life

Maren Morris bringing 'Girl: The World Tour' to OKC

The trek will include a March 16 Oklahoma City stop at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave. in Bricktown.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 17, 2019: Hear Parker McCollum at The Jones Assembly

Hear Austin, Texas-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum at 6:30 tonight at The Jones Assembly,...

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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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Maren Morris starts 2nd album with uplifting "GIRL" single

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated...

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Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence the...

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Eliza Gilkyson's Norman concert postponed due to illness

NORMAN - Due to illness, Eliza Gilkyson has requested that her Norman concert scheduled for this Sunday night at The Depot, 200...

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New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness...

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Harmony Korine's latest, Beto O'Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign...

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Givenchy designer puts on debut menswear show in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her first menswear collection for storied house Givenchy at Paris menswear...

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Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 16, 2019: Hear J.W. Teller and Brad Fielder at Norman's Red Brick Bar

Hear Missouri singer-songwriter J.W. Teller and Oklahoma musician Brad Fielder tonight.

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Keith Richards reissuing 1988 solo debut 'Talk Is Cheap'

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his solo debut album by reissuing it.Richards originally...

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England, Wales set to make 'upskirting' photos an offense

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos.The House...

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Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about...

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Street singer gives voice to Venezuela's growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to...

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Saxophone quartet to be featured in monthly library concert

Norman Public Library West’s 'Lunch and Listen' concert series will resume Jan. 23.

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T.Z. Wright, Anne Luna to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriters T.Z. Wright and Anne Luna will present acoustic music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the...

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Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners...

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Theater review: 'Phantom of the Opera' still casts a spellbinding spectacle

An add-on to the OKC Broadway 2018-19 subscription season, the elaboarte touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's...

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Video: Norman Music Festival announces 2019 headliners

NORMAN – Beach Fossils, Black Milk with Nat Turner, The Garden, Mega Ran, Soccer Mommy, Night Beats, Omar Apollo and Oklahoma...

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Effervescent 'Hello, Dolly!' icon Carol Channing mourned

NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol...

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Correction: Met Opera-New Music Director story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Associated Press, based on information provided by the...

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Bruce Springsteen surprises Irish pub patrons in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Bruce Springsteen made an unexpected visit to a Boston pub last week.Tommy McCarthy, owner of The Bebop, says...

Sports

Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for...

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Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business.In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez coming to Austin for SXSW 2019

South By Southwest announced a veritable slew of new speakers for the 2019 conference, and it's U.S. Rep. Alexandria...

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Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host.The Recording Academy...

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Kim Kardashian confirms she and Kanye expecting 4th child

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child.Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy...

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Video: Darci Lynne Farmer competes on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' and the results are shocking

The unusual new format for the spinoff “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” yielded a result never before seen in the history...

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Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a 'love letter' to island

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon said a "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda...

Life

Parker Millsap to play spring OKC show

The event is part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s (ACM@UCO) continuing Metro Music...

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Preview: Darci Lynne Farmer appearing tonight on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' and 'Winner Cake All'

Oklahoma City singer/ventriloquist and 2017 "America's Got Talent" winner Darci Lynne Farmer will compete on the new episode of...

Crime

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't...

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The Latest: R. Kelly risks eviction from Chicago studio

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on legal action against R. Kelly (all times local):4 p.m.R. Kelly risks being evicted from his...

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Rocklahoma 2019 to feature Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown and more

PRYOR - Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown, Bush, Seether, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Jackyl, Asking Alexandria and many...

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Loretta Lynn plans 87th birthday all-star tribute concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an...

Late Lindsay couple's favorite charities to benefit from land, minerals auction

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Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. will conduct the auction Jan. 31, including a 237-acre bottom land farm in Garvin County and producing mineral interests in Garvin, McClain, Grady and Roger Mills counties.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 20-26

Jan. 20: Comedian Arte Johnson is 90. Singer Eric Stewart (10cc, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 74. Director David Lynch...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 14, 2019: Hear The Damn Quails at Norman's The Deli

NORMAN - Hear Oklahoma folk-rockers The Damn Quails play a full-band show at 9 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street.

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Van Morrison sings at friend's funeral in Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and...

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Bruce Springsteen makes surprise appearance at screening

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A recent screening of the film version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show drew a celebrity to...

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iHeartRadio launches a Broadway channel and digital hub

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of show tunes are getting another place to get their fix now that iHeartRadio has launched a Broadway...

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Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's songs were so impactful that some of music's bests from Alicia Keys to Celine...

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'Roma' tops Critics' Choice Awards; a tie for Gaga and Close

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Roma" is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film...

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Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 in Super Bowl show

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 13, 2019: Hear Travis Linville at the Blue Door

Hear Tulsa-based singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Travis Linville at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley Ave.

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Beautiful! Carole King shows up as herself in Broadway bio

NEW YORK (AP) — Anything can happen in live theater, and audience members seeing "Beautiful," the life story of Carole King,...

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Willie Nelson, George Strait perform 1st ever duet together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country icon Willie Nelson has sung with just about everyone, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra, but one...

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To ovations, Hamilton's star reprises role in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in...

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Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in...

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2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose...

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Lawyer: R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 11, 2019: Hear Wade Bowen at the Tower Theatre

Hear Texas country standout Wade Bowen at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Historic music recording studio in Detroit bought by state

DETROIT (AP) — A historic Detroit music studio where stars such as Aretha Franklin and Miles Davis recorded has been bought by...

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German opera singer Theo Adam dies at 92

BERLIN (AP) — Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92.German news agency dpa quoted...

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Keyboardist Geraci leads Blues Music Awards nods with 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the...

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Feuding French rappers seek to take dispute to boxing ring

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two French rappers who fought a running battle inside a Paris airport with their entourages over the summer are...

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From live music to magic shows, here are things to do in Oklahoma

DOUBLE HEADER Tulsa-based songwriter and instrumentalist Travis Linville will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Blue...

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Future 'uncertain' for Jewel Box Theatre as church sale looms

The future of Jewel Box Theatre, Oklahoma City's oldest continuously operating community theater, is uncertain now that its...

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton's stunning, stripped-down performance of 'Over You' in memory of Troy Gentry

Watch Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton perform an emotional, stripped-down acoustic version of his ballad "Over You"...

Life

Tracy Byrd bringing 25th anniversary tour to Oklahoma

With 34 singles and 10 studio albums - four of which are certified gold, one platinum, and double platinum by the Recording...

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Motown Museum unveils artifacts to mark 60th anniversary

DETROIT (AP) — Pieces of Motown's origin story that haven't been seen by the public will go on display in Detroit as part of...

Crime

Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct...

Crime

Jackson allegations and fight over them return with new film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney representing two Michael Jackson accusers who appear in an upcoming documentary says their...

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Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny are 'Tonight' Puerto Rico guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S....

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R. Kelly's streams increase after docu-series alleges abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nielsen Music says streaming numbers for R. Kelly have nearly doubled after a recent documentary accused the...

Life

Video: Oklahoma fiddler Kyle Dillingham returns to Thailand to join theatrical musical production

BANGKOK, Thailand – Renowned Oklahoma fiddler Kyle Dillingham has returned to Thailand to again perform in "Phra Lor," an...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 10, 2019: Hear the Elizabeth Speegle Band at VZD's

Hear Oklahoma's own Elizabeth Speegle Band perform original music that's a jazz-laced fusion of pop, funk and blues at 9...

News

Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the...

Sports

Billy Joel to hold 1st concert at Camden Yards this summer

BALTIMORE (AP) — Singer Billy Joel will perform at Camden Yards this summer, the first concert to be held at the Orioles' home...

Pryor comic convention to celebrate third year with 'Power Rangers' guest

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PRYOR — The Pryor Creek Comic Convention is getting even bigger in its third year. The convention, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 6 N Adair St. in Pryor, will welcome Oklahoma actor Justin Nimmo, who played the Silver Ranger on the TV...

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Lawyer: Georgia prosecutor seeking info about R. Kelly

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer representing a couple who appeared in a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against...

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CBS Films acquiring Ron Howard's documentary on Luciano Pavarotti

CBS Films is in final negotiations to acquire the North American rights to "Pavarotti," Duncan-born Oscar winner Ron Howard's...

Life

Tulsa-born Grammy winner St. Vincent to produce new Sleater-Kinney album

Tulsa-born Grammy winning singer-songwriter and musician St. Vincent will be producing the new album from Portland,...

Crime

The Latest: Illinois officials review R. Kelly-related calls

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local):8:20 p.m.The...

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Elvis Presley's jewelry, clothing sold at Graceland auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in...

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Carrie Underwood, Pistol Annies, Blake Shelton and more to perform on NBC's 'Elvis All-Star Tribute'

Checotah native Carrie Underwood and former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert and her group Pistol Annies will be among the...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 9, 2019: The national tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera' begins its run at the Civic Center Music Hall

An add-on to the OKC Broadway 2018-19 subscription season, the lavish touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's dramatic tale...

Crime

Georgia man tells police R. Kelly's manager threatened him

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told...

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Cardi B leads iHeartRadio Awards with 13 nods, Drake has 8

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music...

Life

Round Barn Rendezvous jam sessions kick off Sunday

The Arcadia Round Barn will kick off the 2019 season of its Round Barn Rendezvous jam sessions on Jan. 13.

Life

Concert raises funds for Women of the South scholarships

Women of the South recently teamed up with Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Justin Echols and Oklahoma City Community College for a...

News

The Latest: R. Kelly's attorney denies abuse allegations

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local):8:25 p.m.An...

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Jordan Peele's 'Us' to premiere as opening film at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by...

Business

CES 2019: Google brings a Disney-like ride to tech show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The CES 2019 gadget show opened its doors Tuesday, with tech companies from giants to tiny startups showing...

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Tia Fuller, fierce woman in jazz, takes shot at 1st Grammy

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God.She'd just received the news that she was nominated...

Life

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band sailing into Oklahoma

TULSA - Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform in Tulsa one night only at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the BOK...

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Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B to play Bonnaroo fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the...

Business

Asian shares mixed amid silence on China-US trade talks

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as officials kept silent on talks in Beijing aimed at resolving trade...

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Lawsuit: Rapper Boosie targeted for shopping while black

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hip-hop star Boosie BadAzz says he was pepper-sprayed by a mall guard in Mississippi because he's black,...

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Preview: 'America's Got Talent: The Champions,' featuring Darci Lynne Farmer, Shin Lim, Susan Boyle and more, debuts tonight

The new "America's Got Talent: The Champions" premieres from 7 to 9 tonight on NBC.

Business

One more sign K-Pop is here to stay, a contract with Mattel

NEW YORK (AP) — The trappings of success continue to arrive for K-pop sensation BTS, the latest a contract with the toy company...

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After a tame Globes, is a less-charged awards season ahead?

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards looked like it had gone entirely back to frothy, bubbly business as usual,...

Business

Mamma Mia! 'Rhapsody' upsets 'Star Is Born' at Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Thunder bolt and lightning rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie...

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Snubs, surprises and a Satanic shout-out? Key Globes moments

It was a moment when everyone — absolutely everyone — expected to see an ebullient Lady Gaga climbing to the stage in her...

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No. 1 on the Golden Globes carpet: Statement beauty, bling

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King sparkled in rose blush by Alberta Ferretti, Nicole Kidman wore a form-fitting liquid oxblood gown...

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Music films and Lady Gaga shine at Golden Globes

Portrayals of real-life musicians dominated at the 2019 Golden Globes as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Green Book" won top honors,...

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The Latest: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' wins best drama Globe Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly...

Business

The Latest: Concert cancelled due to strong winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):7 p.m.A winter storm swept through Northern California...

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Gaga, 'A Star Is Born' poised to dominate Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after the Golden Globe Awards were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion...

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Anderson Cooper honored at Sean Penn's star-studded benefit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially...

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Soulja Boy's car among those trapped by California mudslide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Soulja Boy was among motorists whose cars were trapped by mudslides caused by a powerful storm that...

Life

Interviews and video: Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis returns to her home state to perform Jennifer Higdon's new 'Concerto for Harp and...

The Norman native has commissioned several harp pieces, and she is bringing the latest, Jennifer Higdon's “Concerto for Harp...

Life

Season preview: Lyric Theatre plans 'Bright Star,' 'Singin' in the Rain,' 'Rocky Horror' and more for 2019

Lyric Theatre will be “Singin’ in the Rain,” doing “The Time Warp” again and revisiting “A Christmas Carol” during a jam-packed...

20-40-60 Etiquette: Save your reply for the invitation

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QUESTION: I received a save-the-date card for a wedding to be held out of state late this summer. Does this require a reply or is this a courtesy, telling me to, indeed, mark my calendar for the wedding? I probably won't attend the ceremony,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 6, 2019: Hear Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Amanda Grace at Norman's Red Brick Bar

NORMAN - Hear Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Amanda Grace at 8 tonight at Norman's Red Brick Bar, 311 E Main.

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Not harping on the same string: Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native Yolanda Kondonassis returns to home state to perform new concerto

While most people can recognize her instrument by sight, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis knows their familiarity with its wide...

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Kid Rock stirs more controversy with planned bar sign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock has hit another sour note with some in Nashville, this time over a large sign planned...

Life

Oklahoma Grammy nominee Steve Ripley, leader of The Tractors, remembered as musical renaissance man

As the leader of the country-rock band The Tractors, Steve Ripley earned two Grammy nominations, a breakout 1990s hit with the...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 5, 2019: OKC Philharmonic presents the new Pops show 'Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience'

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents the new Pops show “Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience” at 8 tonight at the...

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Oklahoma Grammy nominee Steve Ripley remembered as renaissance man

As the leader of the country-rock band The Tractors, Steve Ripley earned two Grammy nominations, a breakout 1990s hit with...

Life

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma musician and inventor Steve Ripley dies

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma musician, songwriter and inventor Steve Ripley, leader of the country-rock band The Tractors, died...

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What to watch for at this Sunday's Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to...

Health

Opera based on Sarah Kane's last play gets US premiere

NEW YORK (AP) — Depression, rage, suicide: These are the dark ingredients of the last play written by Sarah Kane before she...

News

Britney Spears puts Vegas shows on hold due to dad's health

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears is putting her planned Las Vegas residency on hold to focus on her father's recovery from a...

Life

Things to see and do around Oklahoma

BEYOND THE BEYOND Interactive, immersive art exhibit “Beyond,” presented by Oklahoma artist collective Factory Obscura, will be...

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An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time's Up Globes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To misquote "A Star Is Born," awards shows were far from shallow in 2018. Many confronted sexual misconduct...

Business

Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a...

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Side of the moon you can't see 'is not dark, it's just far'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the name of Pink Floyd's best-selling album, the side of the moon you can't see isn't always dark....

Health

Pegi Young, musician and activist, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children...

Sports

Ageless Vinatieri begins quest for 5th Super Bowl ring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri sits at one end of the Indianapolis Colts' locker room, his expanding white beard nearly a...

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DJ Art Laboe, 93, spins oldies to link inmates and family

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It's approaching 9 p.m. and Art Laboe adjusts the microphone as Sister Sledge's "We Are Family"...

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Helped by Beyonce clip, Paris' Louvre breaks visitor record

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, numbers...

News

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino among Coachella headliners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to...

Life

Blake Shelton to host upcoming TV tribute to Elvis Presley's 1968 comeback special

NBC will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's 1968 “Comeback Special” with the “Elvis All-Star Tribute Special,”...

News

Daryl Dragon, Captain of Captain & Tennille, dead at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such...

Crime

LA police make arrest in burglaries of Hollywood Hills homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly burglarized millions of dollars worth of property from Hollywood Hills homes of...

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Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show vocalist Ray Sawyer dies at 81

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Guitarist and vocalist Ray Sawyer of the rock band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show has died at the age...

Business

Spacecraft opens new year with flyby on solar system's edge

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming...

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130th Rose Parade boasts floral floats, singer Chaka Khan

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 130th Rose...

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Toby Keith to perform at Oklahoma governor's inauguration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Country music star and Oklahoma native Toby Keith will be among the performers at a series of events...

Life

Video: Darci Lynne Farmer, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho and more to compete on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions,' debuting next week

Oklahoma City singer/ventriloquist and 2017 "America's Got Talent" winner Darci Lynne Farmer will face an all-star lineup,...

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Hello, 2019: Revelry and reflection greet new year

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the...

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Times Square crowd braves rain to bid wet welcome to 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Rain drops fell along with confetti as revelers rang in 2019 in New York's Times Square, capping a soggy New...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 6-12

Jan. 6: Accordionist Joey, the CowPolka King, of Riders in the Sky is 70. Singer Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds is 68....

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With Dr. Dre behind him, Anderson .Paak is feeling epic

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting Dr. Dre to produce his entire album had Anderson .Paak feeling like "the prodigal son," as he put it,...

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Video: Play It Loud Oklahoma music series features Allie Lauren Project, playing tonight at downtown OKC's Opening Night 2019 New Year's Eve celebration

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

Free dental care offered during 2-day clinic

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Those in need of dental care can receive it free of charge Feb. 1 and 2 during Oklahoma Mission of Mercy dental clinic at State Fair Park.

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Interviews, photos and video: Popular and prolific OKC guitarist Edgar Cruz to again celebrate New Year at tonight's Opening Night 2019

Produced by the Arts Council Oklahoma, the family-friendly downtown OKC New Year’s Eve festival is set for 7 p.m. to midnight...

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Rooms near 50th anniversary Woodstock venue are a hot ticket

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Finding a place to stay for next year's 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may not be a groovy experience...

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Master P to cover funeral costs for boy, 13, killed in crash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rapper and businessman Master P will pay for the funeral of a 13-year-old Kentucky boy killed in a car...

Life

Guitarist Edgar Cruz keeps ringing in the New Year at OKC's Opening Night

By the time Edgar Cruz brought Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” to its epic conclusion and whirled into the drama of Ernesto...

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South Africa's Zuma will head to recording studio in 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Driven from office by scandal, former South African president Jacob Zuma plans to record music in 2019.An...

Life

Interviews and photos: OKC Philharmonic starting New Year with 'Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience'

Oklahoma Beatles fans will be among the first to experience the “Revolution” when the Oklahoma City Philharmonic brings the...

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Interviews and video: Downtown OKC to toast the New Year with family-friendly Opening Night 2019

Produced by the Arts Council Oklahoma City, the family-friendly downtown New Year’s Eve celebration is set for 7 p.m. to...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 30, 2018: Bryan White headlines the Rodeo Opry's New Year's Eve Eve Fundraiser

Country music hitmaker and Oklahoma native Bryan White will headline the Rodeo Opry's New Year's Eve Eve Fundraiser at 7...

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Revolutionary tribute: OKC Philharmonic to present new authorized Beatles show featuring previously unseen images

With the new “Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience,” Robert Thompson wants to evoke the feeling of being a...

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Toast of downtown: Opening Night 2019 ringing in the new year with new offerings

On New Year's Eve, Joe Coover finally will get to make his magic where his mother will get a chance to watch. “I do corporate...

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'Pleasure P' of Pretty Ricky faces DUI charge in Florida

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A member of the R&B group Pretty Ricky faces a DUI charge in Miami Beach.According to a police report,...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and more to perform on 'NBC's New Year's Eve' special

"NBC's New Year's Eve" will feature performances by Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Bebe...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma teen singer Olivia Kay's powerful performance of the national anthem at an OKC Thunder game

Watch Olivia Kay, a 15-year-old Edmond singer who appeared on Season 13 of "The Voice," give a powerful performance of the...

Sports

Stidham, Auburn throttle Purdue 63-14 at Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn finished its up-and-down season with a spectacular performance.A record-setting encore in the...

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After a decade of dormancy, Chaka Khan blooms again

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If Chaka Khan were a flower, she'd be a perennial."Because I go dormant and then I..." Khan stops and...

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Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire?

NEW YORK (AP) — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine...

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Grande cancels show due to 'unforeseeable health reasons'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has canceled a Las Vegas performance days before New Year's Eve "due to unforeseeable health...

Business

Presley's 'Comeback Special' still relevant, 50 years later

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley wanted an honest answer. Steve Binder gave him one.Presley was meeting Binder for the first...

Business

Franklin attorney: $3 million in back taxes paid to IRS

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin's estate has paid at least $3 million in back taxes to the IRS since her death in August, an...

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Original Woodstock site to host 50th anniversary concert

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 at the original Woodstock concert site to mark the...

Life

Interview and video: American Aquarium's BJ Barham reflects on all the ways 'Things Change' before Oklahoma New Year's shows

With all the changes BJ Barham has worked through in the past few years, it’s probably safe to excuse him from making any New...

Life

Family and friends of late Oklahoma musician Connor Hicks honor his memory with 'Legacy' album

A year after Hicks died in a car accident, his family and friends have joined forces to release an album called “Legacy,”...

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Working through 'Change'

With all the changes BJ Barham has worked through the past few years, it's probably safe to excuse him from making New Year's...

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Leaving a 'Legacy'

When Jacob Mann thinks back on his last meeting with Connor Hicks, he recalls how thrilled the singer, songwriter and guitarist...

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WEEK AHEAD

GOING SOLO Norman songwriters Jeff Richardson (Locust Avenue), Carly Gwin and Ricky Salthouse (My So Called Band) will each...

Crime

Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors.The Los Angeles city attorney's office...

Life

Video: Oklahoma chorus member goes viral with joyous 'Jingle Bells' dance

Anyone who has seen a performance by OK City Chorus, the Oklahoma City chapter of Sweet Adelines International, knows that the...

Life

Watch: Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Clarkson, Brooks & Dunn and more pay tribute to Reba McEntire on 2018 Kennedy Center Honors

The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors aired Wednesday night on CBS, and the star-studded show kicked off with its tribute to...

Life

Video: CBS to rebroadcast Garth Brooks' 'Live at Notre Dame!' special Friday

fans of Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks are getting another chance to see him perform "The Dance"...

Sports

Auburn, Stidham looking for win vs Purdue in Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham has put his NFL draft preparations on hold, hoping to help the...

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Correction: Celeb Birthdays story

In a story Dec. 24 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of actress Gabrielle Carteris.A...

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Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next...

Sports

Purdue, Auburn meet for 1st time in Music City Bowl

Music City Bowl: Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5) at Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 1:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Auburn by 3 1/2Series...

Some do’s and don’ts lead to more harmony in life

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Wish list of "to do's" and "don't do's" can calm emotionally charged relationships.

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Montana lawmaker proposes state rock and roll song

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has a state song, a state ballad and a state lullaby.And, for goodness sake, Democratic Rep. Jacob...

Business

Las Vegas to welcome 2019 with superstars, fireworks show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No other city does New Year's Eve like Las Vegas.Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Gwen Stefani are among the...

News

Anna and Anita star in epic opera rivalry

NEW YORK (AP) — The fireworks start early this New Year's Eve at the Metropolitan Opera, where two jealous divas locked in a...

News

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret...

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Robin Thicke surprises girlfriend with marriage proposal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Robin Thicke surprised his pregnant girlfriend with a marriage proposal.The 41-year-old "Blurred...

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Mariah Carey's Christmas classic sets new record on Spotify

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on...

News

A star-making role for Joanna Kulig in 'Cold War'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The name Joanna Kulig might not ring a bell for the majority of American moviegoers, but that could all...

Life

Video: Toby Keith performs his new song 'Don't Let the Old Man In' from the movie 'The Mule' on the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith's affecting performance of his new single "Don't Let The Old Man In" during his...

Life

Preview: Reba McEntire, Cher, 'Hamilton' creators and more to be lauded on tonight's Kennedy Center Honors broadcast

The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast from 7 to 9 tonight on the CBS Television Network.

Health

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a...

Life

Opening Night 2019 preview Wednesday to showcase downtown OKC New Year's Eve performers

The Arts Council Oklahoma City is busily preparing to ring in 2019 with annual Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration in...

News

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma-based Israeli blues-rocker Bat-Or Kalo releases holiday song 'Miracle Tonight'

Check out the cool original holiday toe-tapper "Miracle Tonight," from Oklahoma City-based, Israeli-born and raised guitarist,...

News

Paul McCartney tells fans: Don't be like me and eat too much

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney's Christmas message to his fans around the world: Don't be like me and eat and drink too much.The...

Sports

James sorry for posting rapper's 'Jewish money' lyric

LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced "Jewish money." The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught...

Life

Watch: The Imaginaries celebrate the season with charming love song 'Merry Christmas, Baby'

Get into the yuletide spirit with the charming holiday ballad "Merry Christmas, Baby," a new seasonal song from The...

Life

Zhu cancels spring 2019 tour, including OKC show

EDM artist Zhu has canceled the February and March shows on the second part of his "Dune Tour," including a previously...

News

Bad Bunny surprises fans for Christmas with first album

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bad Bunny has a very special Christmas present for his fans: "X 100PRE," his first album with 13 new songs,...

Crime

Taylor Swift concert intruder arrested for San Diego killing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who jumped onstage at a 2015 Taylor Swift concert in California has been arrested on suspicion of...

Sports

It's no Christmas miracle: Giannis Antetokounmpo has arrived

Atari's original video game console was the hot toy. Leisure suits were cool. Elvis Presley unexpectedly died. The first "Star...

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6 hurt when car crashes into church, shatters stained glass

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A car smashed through a church wall in Ohio during Sunday morning services, injuring six people and...

News

Meghan Trainor weds actor Daryl Sabara on her 25th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor has wed actor Daryl Sabara in nuptial exchanged at the couple's Los Angeles home.A publicist for...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson plays his original Christmas tune 'Ugly Sweater Blues' in stripped-down YouTube Pop-Up Session

Check out this impressive and festive stripped-down performance by Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson of his new original Christmas...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 23, 2018: See the final performance of the season of Oklahoma City Ballet's 'The Nutcracker" at the Civic Center

Catch Oklahoma City Ballet's final performance of the season of the perennial holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" at 2 p.m. today...

Health

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during...

Life

Watch: Krystal Keith covers Christmas carol 'O' Holy Night,' shares family photos in lyric video

Oklahoma singer, songwriter and performer Krystal Keith has recorded her first piece of Christmas music: Her cover of the...

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton and Sandra Bullock play '5 Second Rule' on 'Ellen'

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Grammy-nominated Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton crossed paths and faced off this...

Life

Video: Oklahoma-based country singer Chris Cagle coming out of retirement for 2019 concert, live DVD

Oklahoma-based country singer Chris Cagle has announced that he will come out of retirement in 2019 to record new music and...

Life

Video: 'CMA Country Christmas,' hosted by Reba McEntire, to reair tonight

Hosted by and featuring performances from iconic entertainer and Oklahoma native Reba McEntire, the Country Music Association's...

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Plans to expand Detroit's Motown Museum get $2M boost

DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum's expansion plans are getting a year-end boost of more than $2 million from various...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

GYMNASTICSDETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the...

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Symphonic touches give new spin to old Carpenters records

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Karen Carpenter has now been gone longer than she was alive.Yet her best work may have just...

Business

Hold up, Beyonce did not release new music

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums...

The OK Photo Issue

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

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Reba McEntire becomes Oklahoma's second performer lauded with Kennedy Center Honors

The artists received their tributes Dec. 2 during the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors, and the show will be broadcast from 7...

Crime

Actress Kate del Castillo sues Mexican ex-officials for $60M

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Actress Kate del Castillo said she is suing former Mexican officials for $60 million in "moral and material...

News

Barack Obama appears on Miranda's latest 'Hamilton' song

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama, or Barap Obama?The former U.S. president appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda...

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AP-NORC Poll: Christmas carols favored over Billboard hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

EASTBOUND Harlem MC Dave East will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. The Def Jam rapper will be joined...

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Reba becomes second Oklahoman to receive Kennedy Center Honors

For a state of relatively modest size and population, Oklahoma has produced more than its fair share of Broadway leading ladies...

Life

Garth Brooks sells out second Minnesota stadium show

Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks has sold out his second concert at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis, which...

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Beto O'Rourke, freekah and other words you've been saying wrong all year

Every year, we learn new terms and names. And 2018 was no different.

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Review: In 'Cold War,' a love exiled by communism

It took "Aquaman" two and a half hours just to put a fancy trident in its hero's hands. Pawel Pawlikowski's latest, "Cold War,"...

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AP Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has...

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Watch: Elaborately costumed Flaming Lips cover the Christmas classic 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy'

Oklahoma City-based art-rockers The Flaming Lips got even more dressed up than usual - which is saying something - to film a...

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Trisha Yearwood releases Frank Sinatra tribute album 'Let's Be Frank'

Three-time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Trisha Yearwood releases today her new album, "Let’s Be Frank," a...

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Tickets on sale Thursday for Travis Scott's Oklahoma show

TULSA - Travis Scott announced this week the second leg of his "AstroWorld: Wish You Were Here" tour, including a Feb. 11 Tulsa...

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Video: 'The Voice' Season 15 finalist Kirk Jay performs with Blake Shelton and Rascal Flatts

Alabama country singer Kirk Jay, a member of Oklahoma country star Blake Shelton's team, didn't win on Season 15 of "The...

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Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to prison for gun in airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun...

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New Orleans keyboardist announces retirement from music

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans keyboardist and vocalist Art Neville, a founding member of the Meters and the Neville Brothers,...

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With 'Second Act,' Jennifer Lopez makes her own opportunity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez learned a long time ago that in the entertainment business you can't just sit around waiting...

Life

Darci Lynne Farmer, Pentatonix Christmas specials reairing tonight

Two Christmas specials featuring Oklahoma stars will reair tonight on NBC.

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Pusha T on winning in 2018, Grammy nom, Drake and Kanye West

NEW YORK (AP) — Pusha T has been on a winning streak.In a year where rap easily dominated as music's top genre, Pusha T's...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 19, 2018: Hear Steve Earle and The Dukes at the Tower Theatre

Steve Earle and The Dukes will perform at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

Health

Johnny Clegg, musician and cancer survivor, awaits hard road

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Johnny Clegg says he is an "outlier" who has survived pancreatic cancer for the last...

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McKedys to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

The McKedys, a family band from McLoud, will present Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn.

Life

State briefs for Dec. 19

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the creation of the Wright Family Scholarship Fund.

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Watch: St. Vincent delivers gorgeous rendition of 'New York' on 'Live from Here with Chris Thile'

Watch Tulsa-born singer, songwriter and musician St. Vincent deliver a gorgeously stripped-down version of her Big Apple ode...

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Video: Rascal Flatts visits children's hospital on 'Today,' performing Tuesday on 'The Voice'

Superstar country band Rascal Flatts - guitarist Joe Don Rooney, who hails from Picher, lead singer Gary LeVox and bassist Jay...

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Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube...

Life

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry to perform at 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Dolly Parton

The star-studded performer lineup for the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Grammy-winning country icon Dolly...

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A journey through 2018's top pop culture moments

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could...

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Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-color...

Life

Video: Garth Brooks adds second Minnesota stadium show at governor's request

On a conference call with Gov. Dayton and local press in Minneapolis, the country music star agreed today to a second show. The...

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Rapper T.I.: No contest to violating ban on public cursing

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits...

Life

Video: Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson performs original Christmas songs on 'CBS This Morning'

Watch celebrated Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson and his superlative band perform three rollicking songs from his critically...

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'Roma,' 'Burning' among foreign language Oscar contenders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy...

Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

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Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on a contempt of court citation.

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'Fresh Prince' star sues maker of video games over his dance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using...

Health

Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after...

Health

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a...

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'Burning,' 'Cold War' top AP's best films of 2018

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018.JAKE COYLE1. "Burning":...

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Garth Brooks adds 2nd Minneapolis show at governor's request

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is why he's adding a second concert when...

Life

Holiday wrapping

Wearing a green Curbside Chronicle smock, the vendor holding court on the busy street corner waved not the usual magazine but...

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OKC Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” perfect even for those less familiar with ballet

Oklahoma City Ballet's “The Nutcracker” charmed an audience of dance patrons at Wednesday evening's dress rehearsal. While...

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Can we talk? Ugandans try to coax longtime leader to leave

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Can one of Africa's longest-serving leaders be talked into giving up power?A new movement in Uganda...

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Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen...

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Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 16, 2018: Spend a 'Silent Night Jazzy Night' with saxophonist Eldredge Jackson at UCO Jazz Lab

New Orleans-born jazz saxophonist Eldredge Jackson, who is based in Tulsa, is playing his annual Christmas concert.

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Police visit 'Saturday Night Live' star after Instagram post

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth...

Business

The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local):10:35 p.m.The French interior minister says that an eighth person...

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Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie

NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also...