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Rapper Meek Mill supports Colin Kaepernick in new song

Philadelphia rap star Meek Mill supports former 49er Colin Kaepernick in yet to be released song

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Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated for the digital age will be undergoing big changes...

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‘Saturday Night Live’ taps Adam Driver, Kanye West for season premiere

The show’s 44th season will kick off later this month.

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Eminem's 'Killshot' scores highest 24-hour YouTube debut for a hip-hop video

Eminem also notches the third-highest overall YouTube debut for a music video.

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SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial...

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'Show must go on:' Stranded in Europe, orchestra improvises

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album "Songs in the Key of A" — as in...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 16, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Solo: A Star Wars Story2. Ocean's 83....

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Blake Shelton reveals details for Thursday's free pop-show at Billy Bob's Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton, who has performed at Billy Bob’s Texas numerous times since his...

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Watch: Skating Polly releases relatable 'Free Will at Ease' video, continues European tour

As previously reported, the sibling bandmates -- Kelli Mayo, 18, Peyton Bighorse, 21, and Kurtis Mayo, 21 – dropped their new...

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Prince's new basement tape: Just him singing, playing piano

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official...

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Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson to release first Christmas album, 'Socks,' plus holiday tour including OKC show

Oklahoma rocker JD McPherson’s debut Christmas album, "Socks," will be released Nov. 2 on New West Records and is now available...

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New dates being added for Bob Seger's final concert tour

DETROIT (AP) — New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final...

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Top Baltimore Symphony oboist files sex harassment complaint

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist has filed a sexual harassment complaint, saying the orchestra failed to...

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Inspirational film 'Saving Faith,' featuring Vince Gill and Amy Grant, out today on DVD

Including music by Donny Richmond and Sunday Drive and appearances by Oklahoma native Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 18, 2018: Hear JJ Grey & Mofro at the Tower Theatre

A Southern renaissance man, JJ Grey’s charismatic live performances, combined with the incredible musicianship of Mofro, have...

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Another rebel yell: Billy Idol returning for Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas.Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced...

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Moon's traveling entourage includes CEOs, 'Korean Beyonce'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The huge civilian entourage Seoul sent to the latest inter-Korean summit includes the...

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10 Things to Know for Today

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

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The Latest: Emmy party hugs for Hader, congrats for couple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown...

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived in Pyongyang for summit with North Korean leader...

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Correction: Obit-Marin Mazzie story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about the death of Marin Mazzie, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mazzie met...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Bryan White, Clayton I. Bennett, Ladd Drummond and David Boren to be among 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction presenters

The accomplished Oklahomans to be inducted into the 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class each have selected a friend or colleague...

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Video: Hanson debuts the new song 'Siren Call,' from the upcoming orchestral double album 'String Theory'

Tulsa-based sibling music trio Hanson issues a "Siren Call" with the first song and music video from its upcoming orchestral...

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Review: Wilson keeps 'Immortal' tracks alive on covers album

Ann Wilson, "Immortal" (BMG)Ann Wilson is one of rock's immortal performers, having earned her spot among the greatest...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 23-29

Sept. 23: Singer Julio Iglesias is 75. Actor Paul Petersen ("The Donna Reed Show") is 73. Actress-singer Mary Kay Place is 71....

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Blake Shelton to receive 2019 Country Radio Seminar Artist Humanitarian Award

The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor those country music artists who have...

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School shootings inspire new Bacharach song

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 90, Burt Bacharach hasn't lost faith in the power of music."Music softens the heart, makes you feel...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 17, 2018: Hear Jack White play an outdoor show at Tulsa's ONEOK Field

TULSA – Twelve-time Grammy Award winner Jack White will play an exclusive outdoor concert at 8 tonight at ONEOK Field, 201 N...

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Video: Carrie Underwood says faith, music helped her through three miscarriages

Grab the tissues, because Carrie Underwood opened up on "CBS Sunday Morning" about the private heartbreak she faced recently as...

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Carrie Underwood reveals she had 3 miscarriages in 2 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years.The 35-year-old...

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Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he...

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7 die of suspected drug overdoses at Vietnam music festival

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Seven people have died of suspected drug overdoses during a music festival in Vietnam.The Capital Police...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLMIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's Hall of Fame career is not over yet.Wade has decided to return to the Miami Heat and play...

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Taskmaster judge presides over Chicago cop's murder trial

CHICAGO (AP) — The judge hearing the trial of a white Chicago police officer accused in the deadly shooting of a black teenager...

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Season preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic's varied 2018-19 Pops lineup includes Melinda Doolittle, 'E.T.,' Hot Sardines and more

From an “American Idol” with Oklahoma roots and a New York jazz band with a fishy name to one of cinema’s most famous alien...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 16, 2018: See Painted Sky Opera perform 'Rigoletto' at Civic Center Music Hall

See Painted Sky Opera perform operatic master Giuseppe Verdi’s drama “Rigoletto” at 2 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Friday in the...

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Video: Carrie Underwood to appear today on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

From the looks of a preview clip, it looks like Underwood gets emotional talking about her hometown of Checotah, calling it...

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Dynamic diversity

From an “American Idol” with Oklahoma roots and a New York jazz band with a fishy name to one of cinema's most famous alien...

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Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on...

Life

John Legend to join 'The Voice' in spring 2019, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson to return

John Legend, who last weekend earned coveted EGOT status after winning an Emmy Award as a producer for “Jesus Christ Superstar...

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Toby Keith to receive Nashville Symphony's Harmony Award

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Oklahoma singer-songwriter Toby Keith will be the recipient of the 2018 Harmony Award, Katie Crumbo and...

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Ethan Hawke spotlights a little-known legend in 'Blaze'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ethan Hawke had long been enchanted by the songs of mysterious singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Foley wrote...

Crime

Man pleads guilty in scheme to promote country music career

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty in a Tulsa federal courtroom for his role in a scheme that defrauded...

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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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Friday's Sports in Brief

TENNISLAS VEGAS (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance...

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Garth Brooks sells out historic Notre Dame Stadium show in hours

The Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native sold just shy of 85,000 tickets in the matter of hours for his landmark...

Life

Carrie Underwood's 'Today' show performance canceled due to Hurricane Florence coverage

Checotah native Carrie Underwood’s “Today Summer Concert Series” performance planned for today was been canceled due to NBC’s...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood celebrates release of new album 'Cry Pretty' playing games and showing off her baby bump on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Checotah native Carrie Underwood appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Thursday night to celebrate today’s...

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Met Opera to start Sunday performances in 2019-20

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will start regular Sunday afternoon performances for the first time in its century-plus...

Life

Interviews: Former Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade to play his first children's songs at OKC's Wiggle Out Loud family festival

An outdoor active lifestyles event as well as a music festival for families, the sixth annual Wiggle Out Loud gets back into...

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Ariana Grande laments late ex Mac Miller as 'sweetest soul'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande posted a tribute Friday to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller a week after the hip-hop star's death,...

See the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards

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Readers’ Choice marks 25 years of the best in OKC

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Celebs turn out to help Rihanna's Diamond Ball shine bright

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's...

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Pussy Riot member said to regain consciousness in hospital

MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a fellow activist who was hospitalized for possible poisoning...

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Vulnerability key to country singer Brett Young's breakout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "In Case You Didn't Know," a love ballad by country singer Brett Young, has been added to a lot of...

Life

Interview and video: Cody Canada and The Departed bringing new songs and throwback sound of recent album '3' back to Oklahoma for Medicine Stone festival

Eight years after the breakup of his seminal red dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada, 42, said he has finally let go...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 14, 2018: University of Central Oklahoma's Monterey Jazz Festival Ensemble to play farewell concert

EDMOND - The University of Central Oklahoma Monterey Jazz Festival Ensemble will present “Swing to Monterey,” a farewell...

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Kelly Clarkson bringing 'Meaning of Life Tour' to Oklahoma

TULSA - Grammy Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has announced her highly anticipated "Meaning Of Life Tour," her...

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Stevie Wonder adds Oklahoma date to his 'Song Party' tour

Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder today announced five additional dates to “The Stevie Wonder Song...

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Review: Underwood struggles to get personal on 'Cry Pretty'

Carrie Underwood, "Cry Pretty" (Capitol Records Nashville)For the first time in her career, Carrie Underwood took over...

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Country music star's son-in-law dies in Florida fall

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville prosecutor who was the son-in-law of country music star Alan Jackson has died in a fall in...

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Philly Opera works to avoid 'sophomore slump'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Opera Philadelphia launched a radical new programming format last year, general director David Devan...

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Tyson Meade to debut first children's songs at Wiggle Out Loud festival

Tyson Meade will join the lineup of the sixth annual Wiggle Out Loud, which gets back into action Sunday on the Myriad...

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CMT honors only women at annual Artists of the Year show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — CMT is changing their Artists of the Year show to honor only women, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda...

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Selected events, Sept 14-20

Selected events, Sept 14-20

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Future sounds, Sept. 14

Future sounds, Sept. 14

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Cody Canada & The Departed bringing new songs with an old sound to Oklahoma for Medicine Stone festival

Eight years after the breakup of his seminal red dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada, 42, said he has finally let go...

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Guestroom Records celebrates 15 years of bringing music to the masses

Guestroom Records’s 15-year anniversary party, which will take place in Norman on Friday and Saturday, will include live music...

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Ringo! Ex-Beatles drummer plays at Radio City Music Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the season for Beatles in New York City.Within a week of Paul McCartney playing a surprise show at Grand...

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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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Poland's Tomasz Ritter wins Chopin contest on period pianos

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tomasz Ritter of Poland was announced the winner Thursday of the world's first Frederic Chopin piano...

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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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Verona Arena opera festival reports rise in ticket sales

MILAN (AP) — The Verona Arena open-air opera festival says it closed the summer season with a 6-percent increase in ticket...

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Newly minted Emmy winner John Legend joins 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off an Emmy Award win, John Legend is sticking with television and becoming a coach on NBC's "The...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Kane Brown's University of Oklahoma concert

NORMAN - Multi-platinum breakthrough artist Kane Brown has announced details for his first arena headlining tour, the "Kane...

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Rascals' guitarist Cornish recovering with pacemaker

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A publicist says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals had a pacemaker...

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Eurovision says Tel Aviv will host 2019 song contest

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest announced Thursday that next year's competition will be held in Tel Aviv, clearing...

Crime

Airport fracas charge against singer Gretchen Wilson dropped

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Country singer Gretchen Wilson has agreed to donate $500 to charity to settle a criminal charge related...

Life

Carrie Underwood to appear tonight on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Checotah native and seven-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood will do double duty tonight on "The Tonight Show Starring...

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Review: Low's 'Double Negative' doubles down on anguish

Low, "Double Negative" (Sub Pop)Do not adjust your set. Your amplifier or headphones are not suddenly broken. If you are...

Crime

Russian orchestra hires conductor accused of sexual abuse

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's oldest philharmonic orchestra says it has hired a Swiss conductor who has been the...

News

X Japan hopes new album will lead to elusive success in West

TOKYO (AP) — Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan is hoping its new album will find success in the U.S. now that there is more...

Life

Tickets on sale today for Gary Allan show at expanding Hard Rock Tulsa

CATOOSA – Country star and fan favorite Gary Allan has booked a Dec. 1 return engagement at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 13, 2018: The Oklahoma State Fair kicks off today

The Oklahoma State Fair kicks off today with a full range of exhibits, concerts and festivities slated through Sept. 23 at...

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LifeMay 6, 2018

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

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Rihanna unleashes the savage beast in latest lingerie line

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes,...

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Isbell wins 3 Americana Awards; Prine is artist of the year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Folk singer-songwriter John Prine won artist of the year for the second time in a row at the Americana...

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Jacobs keeps guests waiting, then delivers on the glamour

NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, Marc Jacobs has become known for starting his runway show — which traditionally closes out...

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The Latest: Prine wins artist of the year Americana award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards, which is being presented at Nashville's...

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Russia: Pussy Riot activist treated for possible poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave...

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Vatican probing alleged funds misuse by Sistine Choir heads

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has opened an investigation into alleged diversion of funds by the directors of the Sistine...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Sept. 11Los Angeles Times on the departure of CBS Chairman...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood releases full color video for 'Love Wins,' reveals upcoming TV appearances

Written by Underwood, David Garcia and fellow Oklahoman Brett James, "Love Wins" is the new single from the Checotah native's...

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Carrie Underwood and MercyMe nominated for American Music Awards

As the kick-off to this year’s highly anticipated 2018 American Music Awards,”chart-topping artists Kane Brown and Ella Mai,...

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Prince family moves suit against doctor to where he died

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for Prince's family have moved a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit to the county...

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Drake, Cardi B lead American Music Awards with 8 nods each

NEW YORK (AP) — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected...

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Correction: NY Fashion Week-Studio 189 story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a fashion show put on by Studio 189, The Associated Press reported erroneously that...

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Singer Rachid Taha, who fused Arabic music and rock, dies

PARIS (AP) — Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue...

Sports

Schools are getting creative to attract football fans

With the national trend of falling attendance in college football, schools around the country are trying to do something about...

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From music to news, EU moves to protect online copyright

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union wants to shake up the way internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news...

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Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes...

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New study finds fiction reading down, poetry up

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds that fiction reading is down, poetry is up and adult Americans are renewing their...

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OU School of Music presents Cantus in concert Thursday

The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present Cantus in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Sharp Concert Hall of Catlett...

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Flower Power Market set for Friday

STASH’s pop-up shopping event will return to downtown Norman on Sept. 14.

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A confident Elton John kicks off farewell tour with flair

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After 90 minutes of nonstop singing and piano playing — which had the audience on their feet and...

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Luke Bryan's free show to mark eatery opening draws 30,000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer and songwriter Luke Bryan has hosted a free street concert to mark the opening of his...

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Season preview: OKC Broadway bringing 'Hamilton,' 'Cats,' 'Waitress' and more to Oklahoma City in 2018-19

Although the 2018-19 season will include four titles still on Broadway, the highlight will certainly be the Oklahoma premiere...

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'The Voice' adds 'Comeback Stage' companion series featuring Kelsea Ballerini for Season 15

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton will have some country music company on "The Voice" in the coming season.

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Nicki Minaj says fight with Cardi B was "mortifying and humiliating"

Nicki Minaj has broken her silence on her scuffle with Cardi B at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party in New York on Friday.

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Prabal Gurung screams for peace in living color

NEW YORK (AP) — Prabal Gurung had a lot to say at New York Fashion Week, and he said it in living color.The designer sent...

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Review: Alejandro Escovedo's passions elevate 'The Crossing'

Alejandro Escovedo, "The Crossing" (Yep Roc)Drawing up a family tree of Alejandro Escovedo's lengthy career results in a small...

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Prosecutors won't charge Backstreet Boy Nick Carter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors declined to file charges Tuesday against Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys after a singer...

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Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an...

Business

Rosanne Cash calls threats to journalism 'really alarming'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rosanne Cash's interest in political and social activism started at a young age, but she also had a...

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NOT REAL NEWS: Bruno Mars not playing Prince in new movie

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is "100 percent...

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Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and more to be honored on CMT's all-female 'Artists of the Year' celebration

This year’s all-female “Artists of the Year” celebration will honor Checotah native Carrie Underwood, former Tishomingo...

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Carrie Underwood to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer Carrie Underwood, who hails from...

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CMT honors only women at annual Artists of the Year show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CMT is changing their Artists of the Year show to honor only women, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda...

Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Review: Willie Nelson swings, croons Sinatra set on 'My Way'

Willie Nelson is country music personified, but he's no red-headed stranger to the Great American Songbook, either. On "My...

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4 honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

NEW YORK (AP) — Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used...

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Minaj calls dustup with Cardi B 'mortifying,' 'humiliating'

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj said being involved in an altercation with Cardi B at a fashion week party was "so mortifying and...

Life

Oklahoma music to be showcased at AmericanaFest in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Oklahoma Film + Music Office and Studio Oklahoma are partnering with the Americana Music Association...

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Autopsy performed on rapper Mac Miller, more tests needed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 16-22

Sept. 16: Actress-singer Janis Paige ("Please Don't Eat The Daisies") is 96. Actor George Chakiris ("West Side Story") is 86....

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Academy of Country Music announces date for 2019 ACM Awards

The 54th ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting...

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood's new 'Sunday Night Football' theme song 'Game On' debuts on NBC

This season, Carrie Underwood teamed with Chris DeStefano and fellow Oklahoman Brett James to pen a new hype song called "Game...

News

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Meteor Festival was meant to bring together indie groups from around the world in what organizers...

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Opening Ceremony puts on a festive drag show at Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening Ceremony, the label that always seems to find quirkier and more unusual ways to display its clothes...

News

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy...

Health

Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123 million in pledges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet.The organization...

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For black women at church, it's more than the Aretha eulogy

DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women...

News

Rascals' guitarist Cornish recovering from on-stage collapse

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A publicist says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals is in good spirits at a...

News

Don McGuire, last surviving member of The Hilltoppers, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Don McGuire, the last surviving member of The Hilltoppers, has died in his home state of Kentucky. He was...

News

German pop singer goes overboard from cruise ship, missing

BERLIN (AP) — A cruise line says German pop singer Daniel Kueblboeck is missing at sea after going overboard from one of its...

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Interviews, photo and video: Alexander Mickelthwate embarks on his first season as Oklahoma City Philharmonic music director

As the native German embarks on his first season as the OKC Philharmonic’s new maestro, his enthusiasm for his new home has...

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Season preview: Painted Sky Opera Company expands offerings, opens third season with classic 'Rigoletto'

With its third season, Painted Sky Opera is serving up even more opportunities for people to sample the classical art form,...

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Taking up the baton

As the native German embarks on his first season as the OKC Philharmonic’s new maestro, his enthusiasm for his new home has...

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Painted Sky Opera Company expands slate

Painted Sky Opera Company to open third season with classic "Rigoletto."

Life

Lyric video: Carrie Underwood unveils romantic new ditty 'End Up With You' from upcoming album 'Cry Pretty'

Seven-time Grammy winner and native Oklahoman Carrie Underwood has released a lyric video for her breezily romantic new ditty...

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'The Rascals' guitarist Gene Cornish collapses on stage

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage while performing in...

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The Latest: 'Rascals' guitarist expected to recover

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Gene Cornish, guitarist for The Rascals, who collapsed while performing in Montana (all...

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Cam scraps planned U.S. tour, including OKC show, as she switches record labels

Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Cam has scrapped her fall “Road to Happiness" U.S. tour, including a planned...

News

Settlement reached over Lil Wayne's metal detector refusal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Concert promoters say they've reached a settlement with rapper Lil Wayne, who refused to go through a...

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Video: Carrie Underwood speaks out against the lack of women on country radio

Country music superstar and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood spoke out about the lack of women on country radio during her...

News

Cardi B escorted out of fashion party after lunging at Minaj

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion...

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Heard on Hurd to celebrate food truck community

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at the intersection of Broadway and Hurd in downtown...

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Paul McCartney plays concert at New York's Grand Central

NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters with tickets to ride out of New York's Grand Central Station heard a special serenade on Friday...

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Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mac Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and...

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Former Disney star jailed in Vegas domestic battery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say former Disney star Orlando Brown has pleaded no contest in Las Vegas to reduced charges in two...

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The Latest: Autopsy planned in rapper Mac Miller's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of rapper Mac Miller (all times local):5 p.m.Investigators say they'll need an...

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John Lennon celebrated with release of commemorative stamp

NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's iconic round glasses and shaggy 1970s mane will now adorn a U.S. stamp.Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono,...

The OK -- The Health Issue

HealthAug 5, 2018

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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Luke Combs bringing 'Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour' to Oklahoma in 2019

TULSA - Luke Combs will kick off his “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” in 2019—his first ever headline arena tour, marking...

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Blake Shelton approved for board of new Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Country music star and native Oklahoman Blake Shelton has joined the board of directors of the new Oklahoma Wildlife...

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The Mavericks keeps the crowd dancing at Tower Theatre

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Jewel bringing holiday tour to Tulsa, Latin pop star Marco Antonio Solis playing The Peake, and Tom Skinner’s Skyline Music Festival benefiting Red Dirt...

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Blake Shelton appointed to wildlife board in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover

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A mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next year by...

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Gypsy Twang to play at Arcadia Round Barn

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Tommy Emmanuel headlining Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival

GUTHRIE – Esteemed Australian guitarist, songwriter and singer Tommy Emmanuel will headline the 22nd annual Oklahoma...

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Gary Numan to give OKC master class and concert

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Prince's estate sues alleged European piracy network

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Video: Oklahoma country music icon Roger Miller gets stellar star-studded homage with 'King of the Road' tribute album

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Actor Dennis Quaid says cocaine once consumed his life

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Sting operation recovered Dorothy's stolen ruby slippers

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation to honor Harrison Ford, Lady Gaga

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Ticket reseller sues Sheeran promoter in Germany for fraud

BERLIN (AP) — International ticket reseller Viagogo filed a suit Tuesday against superstar Ed Sheeran's promoter for fraud on...

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Ben Rector to be featured on tonight's episode of 'Bachelor in Paradise'

Billboard chart-topping recording artist and Tulsa native Ben Rector will be featured on tonight's episode of ABC's summer...

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Oklahoma native Parker Millsap playing free outdoor show in downtown OKC

Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter and native Oklahoman Parker Millsap will play a free home-state show Sept. 29 at the...

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New Midtown Oktoberfest to serve up food and fun in OKC

A new Oktoberfest is giving folks in the Oklahoma City metro area a chance to celebrate the season with live music, German food...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 4, 2018: Hear David Sanborn at Mitchell Hall Theatre

Hear saxophone star David Sanborn perform in concert at 7:30 tonight at the University of Central Oklahoma's Mitchell Hall...

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AP Exclusive: Franklin's family says eulogy was offensive

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen...

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German authorities take aim at far-right party's youth wing

CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — German authorities said Monday they're stepping up surveillance of the far-right Alternative for...

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Watch: Skating Polly embarks on European tour, releases 'Camelot' music video

Oklahoma expatriate band Skating Polly is embarking this week on a 14-date tour of Europe and the United Kingdom starting...

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Suspect shot after gunfire at California racetrack

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Uganda opposition pop star says soldiers beat, tortured him

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Bela Fleck, Jim Henson, Borgy Borgerson to be inducted into American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame this week in OKC

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Poland holds 1st Chopin contest on historical instruments

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The world's first Frederic Chopin piano competition performed on instruments from the composer's era has...

'Catholic Charities is part of our DNA'

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Vi Le, a Vietnamese refugee whose family was embraced and aided by Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, has become the faith-based organization's new board president.

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'American Idol' auditions coming to OKC this week

Open call auditions for the upcoming season of the reality TV singing contest are Thursday in OKC's Wheeler District, 1701 S...

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How a homeless musician reclaimed the love of his life

For the years Mike and Ruth Ann were apart, he was among the 6,000 homeless people in the nation's capital. Few of them are...

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Sheriff's deputy shoots man who fired weapon at racetrack

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The Latest: Sheriff: Man shot after concert tickets argument

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Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

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U2 reschedules Berlin concert after Bono loses voice

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George Strait heartbroken over death of longtime drummer

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Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

LONDON (AP) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic...

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The Oklahoma City concert pianist and music enthusiast will launch her 36th Annual Piano Artist Series Sept. 9, and she has...

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OKC musician Virginia Campbell plans 36th Annual Piano Artist Series

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Gov. Fallin to host her final Septemberfest free fall festival

With her second term coming to an end, Gov. Fallin and her husband will host Saturday their final Septemberfest.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories mixed with humor, grief and lessons on civility marked Sen. John McCain's memorial service Saturday...

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George Strait's longtime drummer killed in car wreck

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Ugandan opposition pop star flies to US for treatment

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AP Exclusive: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande

DETROIT (AP) — The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologized to Ariana Grande for how he touched her...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 1, 2018: Check out the food and fun at Choctaw Oktoberfest

CHOCTAW - Check out the food and festivities the annual Choctaw Oktoberfest at Choctaw Creek Park, 1900 N Harper Rd.

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Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

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Calls for respect for black America at Franklin funeral

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Bluegrass band to play Noble Senior Citizen Center

The bluegrass band Redeemed will play music beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Noble Senior Citizen Center, 600 E Maguire Road.

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Ugandan opposition pop star flies abroad for treatment

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The Latest: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande

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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has been interred at a Detroit cemetery

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has been interred at a Detroit cemetery.

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T-Pain, bodyguard detained at airport after gun in carry-on

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McCain, Franklin tributes show 2 Americas and cultures

Two farewells, both reflecting distinct but uniquely American cultures.In Detroit, celebrities sat alongside anonymous mourners...

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McCain, Franklin services challenge TV networks

NEW YORK (AP) — Two beloved Americans, two services: one screen wasn't always enough for television news networks following...

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The Latest: Ugandan opposition pop star leaving the country

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There’s nothing basic about the career of Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who over the past half-century has become widely regarded as the most successful theater producer in the world.

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Rep. Maxine Waters gives Wakanda salute at Franklin funeral

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OKC's American Banjo Museum opening Jim Henson exhibit

The world’s most famous amphibian, Kermit the Frog, is taking up temporary residence in Oklahoma City as the star of a new...

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AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

"Hope I die before I get old," the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes...

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Watch: Oklahoma singer Madison Ryann Ward releases rain-soaked video for her soulful debut single 'Mirror'

Rising Oklahoma singer and songwriter Madison Ryann Ward released today the rain-soaked new music video for her soulful debut...

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Lyric video: Carrie Underwood delivers hopeful plea for unity and caring with new song 'Love Wins'

Seven-time Grammy winner and native Oklahoman Carrie Underwood has released a kaleidoscopic lyric video for her new song "Love...

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Eminem drops new album 'Kamikaze'

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Uganda opposition pop star blocked from flying to US for aid

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Five-time Latin Grammy Award winner Marco Antonio Solis to play fall OKC arena date

Five-time Latin Grammy Award winner Marco Antonio Solis is coming to Oklahoma City to perform in concert Oct. 20 at Chesapeake...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 31, 2018: Hear The Mavericks at the Tower Theatre

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Interview and video: David Sanborn talks collaborating with David Bowie, crossing genres and staying true to songs before launching UCO Broadway Tonight series

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All that jazz and much more: Saxophone star David Sanborn continues to cross genres

Over the past six decades, star saxophonist David Sanborn has played Woodstock with bluesman Paul Butterfield, toured with...

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Tommy Emmanuel headlining Guthrie bluegrass festival, American Banjo Museum opening Jim Henson exhibit, and Fassler Hall OKC...

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At 85, jazz drummer Billy Kaye keeps swinging

The first time I saw Billy Kaye, in February 2017, was in New York at the weekly Monday Night Jam at the Jazz Foundation of...

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Gillian Welch acknowledged it had been a long time since she played in Oklahoma City. “Is The Blue Door still here?” Welch...

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Franklin's funeral billed as a spiritual service, with stars

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Aretha Franklin's 'homegoing' celebrates black culture

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Aretha Franklin farewells continue at her father's church

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The Latest: Ugandan pop singer blocked from leaving for US

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Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition figure blocked from leaving for United States, lawyer says

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A hacker was sentenced to eight months in prison on Wednesday for a scheme that exposed intimate photos of the...

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Franklin's casket moved from museum that hosted viewings

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin's body has been transported from a Detroit museum that hosted two days of public viewings of the...

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The Latest: Franklin dressed in rose gold for church viewing

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a viewing of Aretha Franklin Thursday at the church where her father preached and she started...

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Aretha Franklin homegoing also celebration of black culture

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NEW YORK (AP) — The French luxury house Longchamp will be there for the first time. So will Studio One Eighty Nine, the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 30, 2018: National Cowboy Museum wraps Saloon Series with Steelwind and Scotch

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, is wrapping its popular Saloon Series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

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Watch: NBC teases new 'Sunday Night Football' opening with Carrie Underwood

As the fourth and final week of NFL preseason games gets underway, NBC has released on Twitter a teaser video of the new...

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Burning questions for Sam Presti's media availability

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Seats still available for black towns tour, blues festival

A few spots remain on the bus for Saturday’s Historic Black Towns Tour to the Rentiesville Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival.

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Fans stream in for 2nd day of Aretha Franklin public viewing

DETROIT (AP) — Mourners streamed in for a second day Wednesday to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a...

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Kanye West apologizes for saying slavery was 'a choice'

Kanye West apologized Wednesday on a Chicago radio station for calling slavery a "choice," and he broke down on air over an old...

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Watch: Oklahoma band Hanson releases first episode of 'String Theory' documentary, Taylor Hanson and wife announce their sixth child is on the way

Brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson recently released the first episode of their "String Theory" documentary, about the...

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Video: Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth charms and sings on 'Conan'

Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth appeared Tuesday night on “Conan,” and she was her usual charming self.

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Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate receives prestigious national commission

The nation’s top national network for commissioned musical compositions has tapped Emmy-winning Chickasaw composer Jerod...

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The days the music died: A look at funerals of the greats

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Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle's next film

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The Latest: Franklin dressed in blue for last public viewing

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a second day of public events honoring Aretha Franklin in Detroit. (all times local):1:20...

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Delta Sigma Theta pays tribute to soror, the Queen of Soul

DETROIT (AP) — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed...

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Taylor Swift pays tribute to Aretha Franklin at Detroit show

DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul's...

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Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine has kidney problem after jail

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star who opposes the longtime president and has been charged with treason,...

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Musicians sing gospel, bluegrass at Blanchard festival

Gospel and traditional bluegrass music entertained people in Lions Park this past Friday and Saturday during Blanchard's 2018...

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The Latest: Sorority hosts packed tribute to Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times...

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Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing

DETROIT (AP) — The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of...

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Judge gives deadline for plans to save Franklin's birthplace

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge is giving all the parties involved in the future of soul singer Aretha Franklin's former...

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Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday.Grande...

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Vanderbilt safety suspended for opener vs. MTSU after arrest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt sophomore safety Zaire Jones has been suspended for the Commodores' season opener with...

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Voters in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma head to the polls in the final multistate elections of the 2018 primary season. They...

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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae and Vince Gill nominated for 2018 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae and Vince Gill are among the country music standouts...

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton topped the list of finalists Tuesday with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country...

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11-year-old girl gets heart transplant after visit by Drake

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit...

News

Blues festival, rodeo and more planned Labor Day weekend in Arcadia

A blues festival, parade, street dance and two nights of rodeo action will keep the town of Arcadia lively during Labor Day...

Health

After fleeing Katrina, musician and lawman resettles, becomes police chief in Luther

LUTHER — Hurricane Katrina destroyed his house, disrupted his law enforcement and musical careers and uprooted his family. But...

Business

Queen of Soul should've made time for estate planning

Q: Aretha Franklin supposedly died without a will. Who will receive Aretha's assets? A: Absent a will or a trust, every state...

News

Stevie Wonder praises Philly gospel group on 90th birthday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stevie Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group.Philly.com...

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BTS breaks YouTube's 24-hour record, beating Taylor Swift

BTS’s new song “Idol” is the kind of song you write when you know you’re untouchable, and now they’ve got the numbers to back...

Health

Coroner: Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul died of heart disease

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera,...

Why meat-and-potatoes non-conference games in college football may be giving way to cupcakes

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OU and OSU are giving college football fans in our state a treat with a run of fabulous non-conference games. But with the guaranteed payouts being demanded by more mid-major schools, quality non-conference games are becoming increasingly more...

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Life

UPDATED: Garth Brooks announces new album 'Triple Live,' exclusive download code to be released tonight

A limited number of "Triple Live" albums will be available to download for free tonight with a special download code,...

Crime

Review: Murder By Death's 8th album is pensive space western

Murder By Death, "The Other Shore" (Bloodshot Records)On "The Other Shore," Murder By Death challenges the preconception that...

News

Detroit saying farewell in royal fashion to Queen of Soul

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there's no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the...

News

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine free on bail

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — To chants of "People power! Our power!" Ugandan pop star turned government critic Bobi Wine was freed on...

News

Fall book releases include topical works for all ages

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when millions can hardly turn away from the news, fiction and nonfiction authors have similar reasons...

Sports

Garth Brooks sets Oct. 20 date for Notre Dame Stadium show

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks has set a late October date for his University of Notre Dame show that will...

Life

Texas country star Cody Johnson to play Oklahoma arena show

The Texas country music standout, who earlier this month released a new ballad called "On My Way to You," will be bringing some...

Life

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre receives a $150,000 gift from Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre receives a $150,000 gift from Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum.

Life

Garth Brooks announces date for historic Notre Dame concert

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks has announced the date for his concert at Notre Dame, presented by...

News

Ugandan pop star-turned-government critic Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, has been freed on bail.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star-turned-government critic Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, has been freed...

Crime

Moroccan star arrested in France over alleged rape

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor said Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred is being held in police custody on suspicion of committing...

Crime

Fan charged after rushing onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z concert

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in...

Sports

Jay-Z, Beyonce show lead South Carolina to replace field

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is fully replacing its football field less than a week before the season opener after...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 26: Hear Oklahoma Virtuosi play a Sunday Twilight Concert in downtown OKC or Harpeth Rising perform a Summer Breeze Concert in...

Two of the Oklahoma City metro area's long-running summer outdoor concert series will wrap up their 2018 runs tonight.