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Master soloist: OKC Philharmonic concertmaster Gregory Lee to be featured in season finale

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will explore all four seasons in its 2018-19 Classics season finale. “Vivaldi wrote over 400...

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From DreamWorks' 'Trolls' to the book of Job, Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts exploring cinematic possibilities

Whether it’s raising money for a “truth-based” teenage adventure film inspired by a biblical hero or taking DreamWorks’...

Life

Husband-and-wife duo Adam & Kizzie saying farewell to OKC in concert

The duo will play a farewell concert at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

Sports

The Latest: Truex wins 3rd stage after hitting wall early

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local):10:05 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has overcome an early...

Life

Live music, Volkswagen show coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Two concerts and a Volkswagen show will kick off June events at the Arcadia Round Barn. The Price Family Band will...

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Interviews and video: OKC Philharmonic concertmaster Gregory Lee to be featured soloist for 2018-19 season finale

A native of Australia, Lee joined the OKC Philharmonic as concertmaster, a title given to the principal first violinist, 12...

Crime

10 wounded as gunmen open fire outside New Jersey bar

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — At least two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a bar in New Jersey's capital city, wounding 10 people, two...

Health

Religion briefs for May 25

DEL CITY The Williamsons will perform at concert The Williamsons and Summit Trace will perform at the Del City Gospel Singing...

Life

Turnpike Troubadours cancel more shows, ask for prayers, thank fans for memories

Long known as stalwart "road warriors" who once played more than 100 shows a year, the Troubadours have canceled numerous...

Life

Adam Levine leaving 'The Voice' after 16 seasons, to be replaced by Gwen Stefani

Adam Levine is leaving "The Voice" after 16 seasons, and Gwen Stefani is stepping in to take his seat in the Emmy-winning...

Life

Concert Review: Ariana Grande tells fans what they want, delivers in OKC

Ariana Grande’s Thursday night OKC “Sweetener World Tour” stop opened like her 2018 album “Sweetener,” with a stunning display...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton takes new single 'God's Country' to No. 1, performs it on Red Nose Day

Less than two months since it debuted and only six weeks into its run at country radio, Oklahoma country music superstar Blake...

Life

Preview: OKC's annual Paseo Arts Festival adds third stage in 43rd year

Showcasing an array of art forms is one of the goals of the 43rd Annual Paseo Arts Festival, which will feature almost 100...

Life

Interviews and video: Blackberry Smoke and Dirty Honey bring variety, seize opportunity at Rocklahoma 2019

More than 40 acts are on the lineup for the 13th annual Rocklahoma music and camping festival. Billed as America’s Biggest...

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Brandon Maxwell talks 'Project Runway,' undressing Lady Gaga

NEW YORK (AP) — Lada Gaga's multiple fashion reveals were a big moment at the Met Gala, and a sweet one for her friend Brandon...

Sports

Lil Nas X, Chase Rice to perform at Stanley Cup Final

"Old Town Road" is coming to the Stanley Cup Final.Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of...

Health

AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation...

Life

Oklahoma Memorial Day weekend events include music and arts festivals, rodeos, military tribute and more

Festivities to honor the troops, showcase the arts and put the kicks on Route 66 are planned across Oklahoma during Memorial...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 24, 2019: Check out the release show for singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers' long-awaited album 'Fairplay Hotel'

"Fairplay Hotel" and its title track are named for a Colorado inn Rogers used to play at, which was thoroughly haunted, but...

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Amidst the chaos, Sara Bareilles finds a new voice

NEW YORK (AP) — Feeling "lost" after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Sara Bareilles found herself in a...

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World-renowned Spoleto arts festival opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned...

OKC nonprofit takes high-quality homes where commercial developers wouldn't

BusinessApr 14, 2019

At its core, it’s a quest to raise the quality of life and bring amenities back to areas hollowed out by urban renewal. But like most ambitious plans, there are multiple layers in the development transforming Oklahoma City’s northeast side. “We...

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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. PM MAY TO LEAVE...

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Week Ahead

TOAD YOU SO: Texas rock band The Toadies will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. The band, best known...

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Rocklahoma festival lineup covers wide swath of sonic territory

After almost two decades as the lead singer of a rock band, Charlie Starr has become enthralled with the gypsy lifestyle of the...

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Paseo Arts Festival takes The Plunge: Long-running event adding a new stage inside multi-use center

The word on the street is that the Paseo Arts Festival is adding a new stage for its 43rd edition. Along with its North and...

Life

Memorial Day weekend events planned throughout Oklahoma

Communities throughout the state are celebrating the unofficial start of summer this weekend. Festivities to honor the troops,...

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Oklahoma City population ranks 27th in the US

Oklahoma City is the 27th largest city in the nation with a population nearing 650,000, according to new U.S. Census Bureau...

Business

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...

Business

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very...

Sports

Miami beats Virginia 10-3 at ACC Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Adrian Del Castillo homered, Freddy Zamora drove in three runs and Miami beat Virginia 10-3 on Thursday at...

Health

Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out...

Sports

The Latest: Floyd honored by Dreyer & Reinbold team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from media day for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (all times local):5 p.m.Four-time Indy 500 winner...

Business

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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Review: Cate Le Bon gets reflective on new album 'Reward'

Cate Le Bon, "Reward" (Mexican Summer)On her fifth solo album, Welsh eccentric performer Cate Le Bon continues to expand her...

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Michael Jackson's estate and former manager settle lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson's estate and one of the superstar's former managers has been...

Life

Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Sting and more to be featured on tonight's Red Nose Day broadcast

The special will air from 7 to 9 tonight in support of the fifth annual Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, which...

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Britain's losing Eurovision song now lower-scoring than ever

PARIS (AP) — Britain's Eurovision song "Bigger Than Us" is an even bigger flop than previously thought after its last-place...

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Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning...

Sports

This Date in Baseball

May 241918 — Cleveland's Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former...

Sports

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee...

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Motown legend has Alabama lawmakers 'Dancing in the Street'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Motown legend Martha Reeves sings her 1964 hit "Dancing in the Street" in the Alabama House of...

Crime

District attorney says Meek Mill should get new trial, judge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor called for a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill on Wednesday, saying...

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The Stray Cats in mostly fine form on 1st album in 26 years

Stray Cats, "40" (Surfdog/BMG)After 26 years, the Stray Cats are back with a new album. And the seasoned felines are in mostly...

Life

Video: Pentatonix covers 'Waving Through a Window' from the Tony-winning musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'

The three-time Grammy Award-winning group performed in concert Tuesday night at Tulsa's BOK Center.

Life

Watch: Toby Keith performs his new song 'That's Country Bro' with finalist Dexter Roberts on 'The Voice'

The Norman resident joined the star-studded lineup for the two-hour live show for perform with Roberts in a duet of Keith's new...

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton performs with his three finalists on 'The Voice' Season 16 finale

Three of the four finalists for this season's "The Voice" were on Team Blake, and as part of the two-night finale festivities...

Business

Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll...

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Review: The Waterboys do musical archaeology on new album

The Waterboys, "Where the Action Is" (Cooking Vinyl)The liner notes to the Waterboys' latest album credit frontman Mike Scott...

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Review: Justin Townes Earle sings the blues on fine album

Justin Townes Earle, "The Saint of Lost Causes" (New West)Justin Townes Earle is feeling bad, and his music has never been...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 21The Los Angeles Times on U.S.-Iran...

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Jake Black, of Alabama 3 and 'Sopranos' theme fame, dies

LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band...

Local mom garners national attention for LGBTQ advocacy

HealthApr 21, 2019

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is estimated by Gallup to comprise 4.5 percent of the U.S. population, yet according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report released in November 2018, LGBTQ individuals make up more than...

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Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, it would be 20 years before Lahav...

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Hank Williams Jr. offering reward for grandfather's shotgun

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Country music star Hank Williams Jr. is offering a $6,000 reward for his grandfather's missing shotgun.The...

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Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem

It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are...

Life

Navy Band Southwest to perform at Oklahoma History Center during Navy Week

The Navy Band Southwest will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Devon Great Hall at the Oklahoma History Center, 800...

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Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a...

Life

Watch: The cast of Broadway's 'The Prom,' which has Oklahoma ties, performs 'Unruly Heart' on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

The show earned seven nods when the nominees were revealed recently for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards.

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Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among...

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DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'

NEW YORK (AP) — During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke...

Crime

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los...

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Review: Morrissey offers 12 covers, with very mixed results

Morrissey, "California Son" (Etienne/BMG)Morrissey delivers a dozen covers on his new album, "California Sun," which reimagines...

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Madonna perfects her off-key Eurovision act online

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Queen of Pop has cleaned up her act.After her much-panned performance in the Eurovision Song Contest in...

Business

American Airlines cuts bag fees for some sports, music gear

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it's cutting the cost of checking oversized sporting gear and musical...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 19, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Cold Pursuit2. Apollo 11 (2019)3. The...

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Review: Mavis Staples and Ben Harper combine for great music

Mavis Staples, "We Get By" (Anti-Records)Time has certainly not dampened the urgency in Mavis Staples' voice. Now 80, the...

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Ventimiglia says trip showed him Red Nose charity's impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to...

Health

Monday Sports in Brief

NBAPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime as the...

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3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the...

Life

Toby Keith, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift and more to perform on Tuesday's 'The Voice' finale

On the first part of the live finale, airing from 7 to 9 tonight, the final four artists will perform in front of coaches Kelly...

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Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous...

Sports

Cowboys' Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving...

Life

Interview: Kelli O'Hara talks about OKC Broadway's inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards

Now a Tony Award winner starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” the Oklahoma native is hoping to inspire...

Life

Photos: 'The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour' breaks more records with Pittsburgh show

Since launching the monumental tour, Brooks has played consecutive sell-outs, breaking attendance records in St. Louis,...

Life

Video: Sparks fly as Carrie Underwood croons 'Southbound' on 'American Idol' season finale

Underwood, a Checotah native and the "Idol" Season 4 winner, returned to the venerable TV singing contest to perform on its...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May 26: Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 74. Singer Stevie Nicks is 71. Actor Philip Michael Thomas ("Miami Vice") is...

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Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

NEW YORK (AP) — There's plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt's first album of original material in 20 years. There's also soul...

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Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

GOLFFARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.In...

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Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest organizers said on Sunday they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag...

Life

Interview, photos and video: Oklahoma native Keri Rene Fuller pounces on her first national tour opportunity with 'Cats'

“This is a bucket list item for the majority of those on the stage, and to be able to perform it and see the country...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 19, 2019: Hear Byron Berline Band play a Summer Breeze concert in Norman

Music fans can bring seating and refreshments and take in a free evening of music in Lions Park, Flood and Symmes in Norman.

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Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old...

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Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

FJADRÁRGLJÚFUR, Iceland (AP) — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but...

Paint job concern gives neighbor 'paws'

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QUESTION: My dog ran out of the house into a neighbor’s garage. Unfortunately, there were kitchen cabinets that were drying after being recently painted. My furry friend left a few small, paw prints. I immediately told the homeowner, offered to...

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Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal wreck

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two...

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The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence's...

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The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local):2:00 a.m.The Netherlands...

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The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade"

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade" .

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Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.Through a...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 18, 2019: New Kids on the Block brings 'The MixTape Tour' to Chesapeake Energy Arena

The five hit-making pop and hip-hop acts, who have sold more than 100 million combined records worldwide, are on the road...

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Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional 'Rocketman'

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher's glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic "Rocketman ," a shiny sequin of a...

Business

As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Until recently the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews...

Life

In brief

MIDWEST CITY Church will host Italian Festival St. Philip Neri Catholic Church will host an Italian Festival from 12:30 to 4:30...

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Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion.He was a religious Jew among...

Sports

Thailand's Jazz makes music with 68 at PGA Championship

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Jazz man from Thailand made some music at the PGA Championship on Friday, and it was really...

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Woodstock 50 festival: Investment bank is lining up money

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival are signaling progress toward resolving a financial crunch after a...

Sports

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven...

Sports

Louisiana judge orders rapper NBA YoungBoy back to jail

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper NBA Youngboy has been ordered back to jail in Louisiana while a judge considers revoking his...

Business

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigation points to safety failures by California utility prior to largest natural gas well blowout in...

Life

Interview and video: Hanson's Taylor Hanson talks Tulsa's Hop Jam, hometown 'String Theory' concert, brother band Joshua & the Holy Rollers and more

The free all-ages music festival will spotlight live entertainment on two stages - with Oklahoma and national acts, including...

Life

Movie review: Salvaged 1970s Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' is a soul-stirring joy

But the film’s highlight is the title track, as Franklin delivers a more than 10-minute soul-stirring rendition that causes...

Crime

Levine's company received $936K from Met in final season

NEW YORK (AP) — Records show conductor James Levine's company received $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and...

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'Kinky Boots' to star in movie theaters, coming full circle

NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone is kicking themselves that they missed seeing the musical "Kinky Boots," relax — it's coming to a...

Life

Concert review: Kristin Chenoweth hits the high notes in more ways than one at OKC show

Since Kristin Chenoweth performed in concert Tuesday night, plenty of high notes were hit. But since the Broken Arrow native...

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Movie reviews

'Amazing Grace' G 1:29 3 1/2 out of 4 stars In 1972, Aretha Franklin, already a five-time Grammy-winning hitmaker, recorded the...

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Mmmhops: Oklahoma band Hanson mixing up sixth hometown Hop Jam Beer & Music Festival

TULSA — For the sixth year, Hanson is bringing together two favorite things in arguably the band’s favorite place with The Hop...

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Your guide to events planned in Oklahoma

PRAIRIE FIRE: Prairie Artisan Ales is sponsoring an Oklahoma music showcase at 8 p.m. Friday at 89th Street, 8911 N Western...

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APNewsBreak: Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late...

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A list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards

A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23.____— Video of the...

Business

I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and...

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Elton John and 'Rocketman' touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old...

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Eurovision Song Contest decides this year's final lineup

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest has decided the final 10 contestants who will battle to be crowned Europe's...

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Haechan meets Haechan: K-pop star honored with zoo namesake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the K-pop group NCT 127 donated money in January to name a baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo after...

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The charm is missing on The Head and the Heart's new album

The Head and the Heart, "Living Mirage" (Warner Bros. Records)On the heels of bands like the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons,...

Sports

Sharks take 2-1 lead into game 4 against the Blues

San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the...

Crime

Russian TV channel uncovers fraud in talent show voting

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Channel One TV on Thursday annulled the results of a popular TV talent show after uncovering evidence of...

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A T-shirt shopping trip with rock singer James Bay

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, British singer James Bay's favorite music T-shirt is of the Rolling Stones, but the one he wishes he had?...

Scientists from around the world come to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

HealthApr 21, 2019

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has produced more than than 700 U.S. and international patents, and three life-saving drugs. Much of the work has been done by foreign-born scientists who have to come to Oklahoma to ply their trade and...

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Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a...

Life

Arts Council OKC announces lineup for summer Sunday Twilight Concert Series at Myriad Gardens

A downtown OKC summertime tradition, the Twilight Concert Series returns for free weekly performances June through August at...

Business

Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honoring Linda Perry

NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and...

News

Rolling Stones North American tour to start in Chicago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are ready to get back on the road after postponing their North American tour because Mick...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 16, 2019: Hear Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptica at the Tower Theatre

Best known for playing the music of Metallica on four cellos, the band has also covered other metal bands, including Pantera,...

Crime

DJ Khaled releasing collaboration with Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DJ Khaled is releasing a single with Nipsey Hussle that was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in...

Life

Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris and more to perform on CMT Music Awards

Underwood has won the most belt buckles in the show’s history with 18.

Life

Concert review: Kristin Chenoweth hits high notes in more ways than one with OKC benefit show

Earning multiple standing ovations from the sold-out crowd, her 90-minute “My Love Letter to Oklahoma” also boasted a bevy of...

Business

Woodstock 50 plans roll on; court nixes cancellation bid

NEW YORK (AP) — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary...

Life

Lyric video: OKC band doubleVee covers Starlight Mints with 'Goldstar Redux'

If the song sounds familiar, it's the pair's speedier, updated rendition of “Goldstar," from the Mints' 2003 album "Built on...

Life

Four Oklahoma organizations named National Endowment for the Arts grant recipients

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today $80.4 million for 1,114 new awards located in all 50 states, the District...

Life

Watch: Toby Keith drops lyric video to name-dropping new single 'That's Country Bro'

The lyrics encourage people that if you're "gonna be country, you ought to know something 'bout the roots and the boots and the...

News

Upgrades done at New York music venue in time for '19 season

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A $1.75 million renovation project has been completed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in time...

News

Review: Brad Mehldau tests boundaries on 'Finding Gabriel'

Brad Mehldau, "Finding Gabriel" (Nonesuch)The Bible has inspired a lot of music, none of which sounds quite like...

Crime

Rapper Kodak Black pleads not guilty to weapons charges

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing last...

News

Review: The National push their art to an even higher place

The National, "I Am Easy to Find" (4AD)The new album from The National starts off as you might expect: There's the traditional...

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Mick Jagger has his moves back after health problems

NEW YORK (AP) — It's as if Mick Jagger is saying "Start Me Up."The 75-year-old rocker tweeted a video Wednesday of him dancing...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 15, 2019: Hear Crystal Bowersox at the Blue Door

Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music.

Crime

Life without parole for New Orleans rapper in double murder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rapper Widner 'Flow' Degruy has been sentenced to two life terms without parole for the 2015...

News

Round Barn to house upcoming concerts

ARCADIA — Indoor and outdoor concerts will round out the May live music offerings at the Arcadia Round Barn. Singer-songwriter...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton performs new single 'God's Country' on 'The Voice' as top 4 finalists revealed

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton opened tonight's episode of "The Voice" in powerhouse fashion with a...

News

First 10 nations advance to this year's Eurovision final

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest came to a close late Tuesday, sending 10 countries'...

News

Female nominees rule top category at Americana Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's...

Crime

Former manager charged with abuse of Marvel's Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged in California with five counts of elder abuse...

Sports

Blues, Sharks tied 1-1 heading to game 3

San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the...

Sports

'Play Gloria!' Blues celebration song has Philly bar origins

The Boston Red Sox have "Sweet Caroline," the Chicago Blackhawks have "Chelsea Dagger" and the old Hartford Whalers had "Brass...

News

Gaza singers protest Israel hosting Eurovision

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian singers are protesting Israel's hosting of the Eurovision song contest by performing...

Sports

Police look for connections in Florida hip-hop shootings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fatal shooting outside a crowded South Florida beachfront hotel. Another on a busy Miami Beach...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 14, 2019: Hear indie-pop singer-songwriter and actress Alicia Witt in concert at the Blue Door

Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, "15,000 Days" boasts songs rooted in modern arrangements and timeless melodies.

News

Madonna rebuffs Israel Eurovision boycott calls

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma bassoonist Taylor Akin featured on video series 'Where Music Lives,' hosted by Kevin 'K.O.' Olusola of Pentatonix

The Washington High Schooler and his parents, Deanna and Mark Akin, takes the Pentatonix beat boxer and cellist on a tour of...

Business

Met Opera ticket sales improve slightly off 2015-16 low

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera's percentage of box office revenue rose slightly this season, giving general manager...

Business

Clash over Woodstock 50 fest's prospects plays out in court

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 festival organizers and their onetime financial partner traded accusations of broken promises as...

At the heart of it: Cardiologist's practice focuses on seniors

HealthApr 21, 2019

Every heart needs to do the same thing — pump blood, and with it the oxygen that keeps us alive — but Dr. Aleicia Mack knows the similarities may end there. Mack, 44, is a cardiologist who has worked at Integris since 2012. She’s built much of...

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Sports

The Latest: 4 detained in hip-hop shooting released

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a series of arrests connected to a South Florida hip-hop festival (all times...

Sports

Police investigating rappers' ties to shootings around Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A weekend of shootings involving rap musicians and their entourages who were in South Florida for...

Life

Carrie Underwood to perform on Sunday's 'American Idol' finale

Checotah native and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood announced on social media today that she is returning to "American Idol"...

Business

The Latest: Woodstock 50 hearing to continue Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing about the fate of the Woodstock 50 festival (all times local):4:50 p.m.There's no...

News

Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made...

Business

NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup,...

Life

After standout Coachella performances, Reggaeton star J. Balvin announces autumn tour, including Oklahoma concert

Following his widely praised, back-to-back weekend performances recently on the main stage at Coachella, Reggaeton global...

Life

MercyMe bringing 'Imagination Nation Tour' back to Oklahoma in fall

Contemporary Christian hitmakers MercyMe are bringing their "Imagination Nation Tour" back to Oklahoma after playing a March...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 13, 2019: Hear Blessthefall at 89th Street OKC

The band is touring in support of its new album, "Hard Feelings," released in March via Rise Records.

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 19-25

May 19: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 85. TV personality David Hartman is 84. Actor James Fox is 80. Actress Nancy Kwan is 80....

Business

NBC bets on comedy next year, 'This Is Us" for years to come

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms...

Crime

Rapper Kodak Black arrested; Lil Wayne bows out of show

MIAMI (AP) — The Rolling Loud Music Festival celebrating global hip-hop artists in South Florida did not go so well for Kodak...

Crime

The Latest: Lil Wayne didn't perform due to police search

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Rapper Kodak Black Arrested (all times local):1:30 p.m.Rap star Lil Wayne says he did not perform as...

News

Politics takes center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision

JERUSALEM (AP) — As host of this year's Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself...

News

North, South Korean musicians hold rare joint performance

SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and...

Life

Interview and videos: Kristin Chenoweth returns to OKC to perform 'My Love Letter to Oklahoma'

The Oklahoma City University graduate returns to her home state this week to perform “My Love Letter to Oklahoma” in concert...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: OKC's Painted Sky Opera performing post-apocalyptic version of the classic 'Tragedy of Carmen'

Seizing the stage at the Civic Center’s Freede Little Theatre Friday and May 19, the Oklahoma City opera company’s reimaging of...

Life

Opera 'Beyond Thunderdome': Painted Sky closes third season with post-apocalyptic take on 'The Tragedy of Carmen'

For the fifth time, Caitlin McKechney is embodying one of opera’s most iconic characters: the passionate, free-spirited and...

Life

Homegrown dynamo: Kristin Chenoweth to perform OKC Civic Center concert

Like the late, legendary Carol Channing, Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth is an award-winning dynamo who has made an indelible...

News

Michael Jackson's eldest child Prince is a college graduate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's eldest child Prince is a college graduate.Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson — whose real...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 11, 2019: OKC band Cavern Company plays an EP release show at 51st Street Speakeasy

Oklahoma City alt-rock trio Cavern Company - will release the new EP “So This Is Happiness” at 8:30 tonight at 51st St....

Business

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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Interview and video: Famed Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline reveals plans to rebuild Double Stop Fiddle Shop, for Saturday's annual Western swing concert

Even without his music venue, Berline and his band also have continued to play concerts at Guthrie’s Community Church, 512 E...

Life

Listen: Vince Gill announces new album 'Okie,' releases emotional new song 'A Letter to My Mama'

Along with the announcement, the Grammy Award-winning MCA Nashville country star premiered an emotional new focus track titled...

News

Orchestra finds child who charmed crowd with 'wow!'

BOSTON (AP) — A performing arts group has found the child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert.The...

Life

Keb' Mo' announces new album 'Oklahoma,' inspired by 2013 visit to play a tornado benefit show

The hands of fate led him to the meeting of, and a songwriting session with, Dara Tucker, an Oklahoma native.

Business

Utah event celebrates Transcontinental Railroad anniversary

PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) — Music, bells and cannon fire rang out Friday at a remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes...

Business

Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance...

Crime

US charges Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel, a founding member of hip-hop group the Fugees, in campaign finance case

WASHINGTON (AP) — US charges Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel, a founding member of hip-hop group the Fugees, in campaign finance case.

Business

Rihanna to launch groundbreaking new fashion label with LVMH

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna certified her status as a cultural fashion icon with her groundbreaking new deal with LVMH Moët...

Life

Expanded interview and video: 'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer playing hometown OKC concert on Mother's Day

Less than halfway through 2019, Darci Lynne Farmer has competed in a second TV talent show, been officially declared a role...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 10, 2019: Hear Collective Soul at Shawnee's Grand Event Center

Collective Soul's silver anniversary year will be a celebration of their ongoing legacy in all-out style with a little bit of...

For fitness buffs, variety of exercise programs grows

HealthApr 21, 2019

Not so many years ago, for most people, going to the gym meant getting on a treadmill or an elliptical and zoning out for a half hour or 45 minutes. To be sure, that's how plenty of people still choose to get their exercise. But over the past...

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Business

Anti-drone tech at Miami festival maybe violated federal law

MIAMI (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a company working with Miami police to jam signals to prevent drones from...

Business

Guns N' Roses sues brewery over its 'Guns 'N' Rosé' beer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rock band Guns N' Roses is accusing a Colorado brewery of piggybacking off their fame to sell beer and...

News

He's here! Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West welcome baby boy

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have welcomed their fourth child, a boy born via surrogate.Kardashian West...

News

Son of a gun: Louisiana won't add 'Jambalaya' to state songs

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Me oh my oh: Hank Williams' iconic "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" won't become one of Louisiana's official...

Life

OKC's deadCenter Film Festival adds Paul George animated short film, Danny Boyle's Beatles comedy 'Yesterday' to 2019 slate

Organizers of the deadCenter Film Festival have announced the addition of two high-profile films to the 2019 festival lineup.

News

Mavis Staples throws a party at Apollo Theater

NEW YORK (AP) — Her fans stood and cheered from the moment Mavis Staples appeared on stage and stayed on their feet until she...

Crime

Rapper whose show ended in shootout sentenced to prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper whose Arkansas performance ended in a shootout has been sentenced to five years in...

News

OKC singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer plays hometown show after honing her talents on tour

Less than halfway through 2019, Darci Lynne Farmer has competed in a second TV talent show, been officially declared a role...

News

Week ahead: Your guide to events planned in Oklahoma

TAKE THE EASY WAY: Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey, better know as the Cactus Blossoms, perform at 8...

News

Movie about Carolina Chocolate Drops opens NC film festival

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's fifth annual film festival is opening with a documentary feature about the Carolina...

News

Woodstock 50 concert organizers sue investor that backed out

NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute over the future of the Woodstock 50 festival has spiraled into a court fight, with organizers suing...

Business

Burned before, US pushes for way to enforce China trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — In trying to hammer out a trade agreement with China, the Trump administration may be drawing inspiration...

Crime

Popular Virginia children's singer faces child porn charge

RESTON, Va. (AP) — A popular children's performer in northern Virginia has been arrested and charged with possessing child...

News

Human rights group reports new wave of Chechnya gay abuse

MOSCOW (AP) — More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international...

News

Review: Mac DeMarco melds classic and fresh on new album

Mac DeMarco, "Here Comes the Cowboy" (Mac's Record Label)For a musician who rose to fame quickly — and somewhat unexpectedly...

News

Review: Unheralded duo delivers a gem from Kickstarter rough

Ordinary Elephant, "Honest" (Berkalin Records)A remarkable new album by a husband and wife duo who quit their jobs to go all-in...

Life

Country band Old Dominion adds Oklahoma concert to 'Make It Sweet Tour'

Acclaimed country band Old Dominion has added new dates and cities to their “Make It Sweet Tour,” including an Oklahoma show at...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 9, 2019: Check out the National Cowboy Museum's Saloon Series

Tonight's edition will offer an evening of beer tasting and education in Prosperity Junction, the museum’s replica...

Life

Photos: Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and Turnpike Troubadours play 'Music Never Dies' benefit concert for Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline

Proceeds from the "The Music Never Dies" benefit concert have been earmarked to help Berline, whose Double Stop Fiddle Shop...

Life

Garth Brooks announces Idaho date on stadium tour

Featuring in-the-round stage, the show will mark the first time Brooks plays Boise in more than 20 years, according to a news...

News

Santa Fe Opera announces plans to stage world premieres

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — World-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on...

Crime

R. Kelly judgment withdrawn after lawyers say he can't read

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly spent much of Wednesday in court, with his lawyer explaining to one judge that the singer didn't...

News

Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED), picked to lead the Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Dugan, the CEO of Bono's (RED) organization, has been named president and CEO of the Recording Academy,...

Crime

The Latest: R. Kelly pays $62,000 in back child support

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly court appearances (all times local):2:30 p.m.R. Kelly's attorney has given a $62,000...

News

Correction: Nigeria-Tiwa Savage story

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story May 3 about (topic), The Associated Press misspelled the name of recording artist Brandy. It...

News

Orchestra searching for child who charmed crowd with 'wow!'

BOSTON (AP) — America's oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music...

Life

Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium announces 2019-2020 performing arts series

The series showcases a rich diversity of performances from around the globe.

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 8, 2019: Hear MGMT at The Criterion

MGMT - multi-instrumentalists Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser - released their fourth album, "Little Dark Age," in...

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Timberlake to receive special honor from Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month.The pop star will receive the Contemporary...

News

Inquest held into death of death of Prodigy's Keith Flint

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner says there is not enough evidence to determine whether The Prodigy star Keith Flint took his...

News

Country group Alabama extends 50th anniversary tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a...

Business

Gaza artists call on Eurovision singers to boycott Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the...

Life

Morning Music, Round Barn Rendezvous coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Marco Tello, a flatpicker and multi-instrumentalist, will present Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to...

'Oklahoma Is Black': Internationally known artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh celebrates the 'everyday, regular blackness'...

NewsApr 7, 2019

This spring, portraits of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s mother, aunts and brother, faces of folks from her old neighborhood and even her memories of burgers from Geronimo’s and chicken from Bobo’s are emblazoned on the walls of Oklahoma Contemporary...

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'Big Bang Theory' tops 'Game of Thrones' in weekly ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the ratings battle between titans "The Big Bang Theory" and "Game of Thrones," laughs won out.CBS' "The...

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae nominated for 2019 CMT Music Awards

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will be hosted by Little Big Town.

News

Inside the Met Gala: Feathers, bling and ideas about 'camp'

NEW YORK (AP) — The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner...

Crime

R. Kelly's lawyer demands Avenatti texts, emails at hearing

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti pushed his way into the R. Kelly sex abuse case proclaiming that he was...

Life

Photos and video: 2019 Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival raises $22,000 for nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund

Since the Red Dirt Relief Fund was founded in 2012, it’s provided more than $110,000 to musicians in need.

News

Soprano Lisette Oropesa wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Lisette Oropesa has won the Beverly Sills Artist Award, given by the Metropolitan Opera to rising young...

News

Zac Brown, Lambert and Morris lead CMT Music Awards noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's a wide-open field for this year's CMT Music Awards as four artists have a leading three...

Life

Toby Keith announces plans for his Sweet 16 Golf Classic Oklahoma fundraiser for the OK Kids Korral

Over the previous 15 years, the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic has raised $12.4 million to fund construction and...

Crime

The Latest: R. Kelly lawyer says he's waiting to get video

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):10:45 a.m.R. Kelly's attorney...

News

Review: Musician Ani DiFranco's memoir is raw and powerful

Ani DiFranco, "No Walls and the Recurring Dream" (Viking)Ani DiFranco has spent decades challenging the status quo, standing up...

News

Celebs try to out-camp each other at wild Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 7, 2019: Hear The Killers at OKC's Zoo Amphitheatre

Garage band White Reaper is also scheduled to perform.

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton takes fans to his Oklahoma home for behind-the-scenes look at 'God's Country' music video

The powerful video was shot in and around his adopted hometown of Tishomingo.

Life

Photos: Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty Tour 360' starts with 3 sold-out shows

A strong supporter of rising female artists, Underwood is joined on "The Cry Pretty Tour 360" by special guests Oklahoma-Texas...

Life

Incubus bringing 'Make Yourself' 20th anniversary tour to OKC

The Grammy-nominated band will take the "20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond" tour to 39 cities across the country, playing...

News

Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for 'American Pie' singer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.The...

Life

Watch: OKC bluegrass band Steelwind films 'My Baby's Gone' video at National Cowboy Museum

Oklahoma City bluegrass band Steelwind taps into an appealing old-timey vibe for its new music video for the heartbroken ballad...

News

Ice Cube, others mourn director Singleton at private funeral

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among...

Business

Bring on the camp: Met Gala exhibit explores camp in fashion

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga.What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate...

Sports

St. Louis, Dallas tied 3-3 heading into game 7

Dallas Stars (43-32-7, fourth in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the...

News

Australian DJ known as Adam Sky dies on Bali island

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Australian DJ popular on the Asian club circuit was found dead after suffering massive bleeding...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 6, 2019: Hear The Allman Betts Band at the Tower Theatre

After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey...

News

The doctor is in: OKC man earns Ph.D. by blending research with hip-hop

My mama tried to push this diploma as an achievement/but I was busy looking for something I could believe in/when they make you...

News

Springsteen, Scorsese talk Catholicism, films and creativity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a friendship going back to a fateful meeting at The Roxy in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese...

Life

A Parrothead's confession: "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

Self-proclaimed 'Parrothead' Ed Godfrey reviews Kenney Chesney's first Oklahoma City concert in nearly 12 years.

News

Diana Ross feels 'violated' by airport screener's touching

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Diana Ross says she feels "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she...

Life

Interview and video: Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing seventh concert with OKC Philharmonic

The two-time Grammy Award nominee will make his seventh appearance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Saturday when he is the...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 5, 2019: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Wiley Post Park

It is a free, family-friendly outdoor event that includes live music from local and international touring artists, a parade of...

Life

SEEN/UNSEEN: Oklahoma Contemporary serving up eclectic experimental film festival

From a a live cinema event incorporating music, narration and film to an abstract scratch film made by laser etching abstract...

News

Returning favorite: Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet making seventh appearance with OKC Philharmonic

Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s bond with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic is nearly as old as the orchestra itself. The French pianist...

News

Madonna gives emotional speech at GLAAD Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, a pioneer for gay rights, accepted the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards with a...

News

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

HealthApr 21, 2019

You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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Sports

Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Morgan Shepherd pushed his No. 89 Chevrolet for a few feet through the garage with all the might a...

News

Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki's comic book sees techno-optimism

MIAMI (AP) — Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 4, 2019: Check out the Prague Kolache Festival

Festivalgoers can enjoy the event's tasty namesake pastries, a beer garden and more.

Business

Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points, Rodney Hood hit a go-ahead...

News

Judge dismisses most of suit between Jerry Lee Lewis, family

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi has dismissed most of a lawsuit in which rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee...

Life

Preview: Blake Shelton to appear on Sunday's episode of Bellamy Brothers' TV show 'Honky Tonk Ranch'

During this week's episode of "Honky Tonk Ranch" the Bellamy Brothers perform their hits "Let Your Love Flow" and "Redneck...

News

Rocker Jack White receives honorary doctorate in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Rocker Jack White is now a doctor.The Detroit-born singer, songwriter and producer received an honorary...

News

New exhibit shows Keith Whitley's tragic, but lasting legacy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Whitley seemed destined to become a country star with his haunting, soulful baritone honed by his...

Business

This cruise line rivals Broadway with 134 shows, 50 theaters

MIAMI (AP) — In a non-descript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high kicking the...

News

Music Review: Big Thief's 'U.F.O.F.' is hauntingly beautiful

Big Thief, "U.F.O.F." (4AD)Since the band's debut album in 2016, Big Thief has continued to pull audiences in, captured by the...

News

Peabo Bryson recovering after heart attack, cancels concerts

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for R&B singer Peabo Bryson says he is on his way to making a full recovery after suffering a...

Life

Listen: Toby Keith's new song 'That's Country Bro' pays homage to musical greats

The Norman resident penned the new song with his longtime collaborator Bobby Pinson. The single debuts today across all radio,...

Life

Arlo Guthrie to make pilgrimage to Okemah to play his father's hometown folk festival

Arlo Guthrie, who recently wrapped a trek in Australia, last played the 2017 edition of the festival honoring his father.

Life

Rocklahoma to feature Budweiser Clydesdales, graffiti art, taco bar and more in addition to music and camping

A limited number of weekend and single day general admission tickets are still available. Fans are encouraged to buy early and...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 3, 2019: Hear Michael Fracasso and BettySoo at the Blue Door

Fracasso is a genre-crossing artist whose critically acclaimed work includes nine distinctive solo album, recorded duets with...

News

Kelly Clarkson had appendix removed after hosting awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed soon after hosting the Billboard Music Awards.The 37-year-old...

Life

Week ahead: Your guide to events planned in Oklahoma

CZECH IT OUT: The Prague Kolache Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Prague on Main Street. The small town...

Life

Norman Pride expands to Campus Corner for second annual LGBTQ celebration

NORMAN — After debuting last August, Norman Pride returns this weekend with a festival spanning two districts set to celebrate...

News

Music Review: Vampire Weekend returns with vibrant album

Vampire Weekend, "Father of the Bride" (Columbia Records)Vampire Weekend is back after six years with "Father of the Bride," a...

Business

Migos' Offset wants warrant dismissed for incident with fan

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say Migos member Offset is facing a felony charge of criminal damage to property after an...

News

Justin Bieber working with YouTube on 'top secret project'

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber got his start posting cover songs on YouTube and now he's working with the platform on a "top...

Business

Karaoke, ax-throwing sites want to sell beer under Utah law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least one lawmaker thinks people should have beer with their karaoke — even in conservative Utah.A new...

News

The message that brought Clarkson, Monae to 'Uglydolls'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When you see names like Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Lizzo, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Bebe...

Crime

Testimony ends in trial over Arkansas' use of execution drug

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal trial to consider the legality of Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions ended Thursday...

News

Transgender baritone Lucia Lucas makes US debut

Lucia Lucas has taken one of the most difficult paths to her American professional opera debut.She moved to Europe a decade ago...

News

With albinism, musician Lazarus finds light in the darkness

NEW YORK (AP) — Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car.He was kidnapped, and...

News

Israel says bots promoting boycott of Eurovision

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the...

Crime

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is freed on bail

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine was freed on bail Thursday after spending three nights...

Crime

Mexican band Cafe Tacvba's instruments, equipment stolen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican rock band Cafe Tacvba said its instruments and other equipment were stolen and two crew members...

Sports

Blues, Stars tied 2-2 heading to game 5

Dallas Stars (43-32-7, fourth in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the...

News

Drake breaks Taylor Swift's record at Billboard Music Awards

With Mother's Day around the corner, Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music...

News

Years in the making, film about jazz pioneer Bolden to open

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than two decades after the seed was planted in Dan Pritzker's mind to make a movie about jazz cornetist...

News

Cirque du Soleil in new Vegas show leaves the acrobats out

NEW YORK (AP) — Cirque du Soleil is planning a new live show for the Las Vegas Strip this fall but there's a twist — there...

'A change agent': How one businesswoman’s medical diagnosis caused her to re-evaluate her priorities

HealthApr 21, 2019

For Tiffany Lenox, the wellness industry and a firm belief in self-care became a vital part of her life that led to the start of her business, Body Wrap Spalon, in 2007. Her business was a success with a spacious spa and a growing client list,...

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Life

Pedro The Lion and mewithoutYou bringing co-headlining tour to OKC

The indie rock bands will embark on their joint trek Aug. 8 at the Tower Theatre.

Life

John Stamos and The Beach Boys to play OKC charity concert this weekend

The show will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “Food For Kids” programs and The Oklahoma Leukemia & Lymphoma...

Life

Photos: Carrie Underwood launches 'Cry Pretty Tour 360,' wins Billboard Music Award

Underwood, a strong supporter of rising female artists, is joined on "The Cry Pretty Tour 360" by special guests Oklahoma-Texas...

News

Summer Movie Preview: Capturing the essence of Elton John

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sir Elton John gave actor Taron Egerton some unlikely advice for portraying him in "Rocketman": Don't do an...

News

'Mortal Kombat' among 4 inducted to Video Game Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — "Mortal Kombat," the blood-and-guts arcade game that triggered Congressional hearings and age-level game...

Life

Video: Rascal Flatts talk touring, new single and supporting emerging acts on 'Pickler & Ben'

Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts - singer Gary LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, who grew up in Picher -...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 2, 2019: See The Pollard Theatre's production of 'Beehive: The 60’s Musical' in Guthrie

“Beehive: The 60’s Musical” tells the six young women who came of age in the complicated decade to the tune “Be My Baby,” Son...

Life

Watch: Pentatonix sings 'The Sound of Silence' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Accompanied by a drum corps, the three-time Grammy Award-winning quintet sang Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound of...

Sports

The Latest: Abdul ends Billboard awards with throwback set

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards being presented Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las...

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Winners in the select categories at Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A list of winners in the top categories at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, held Wednesday at the MGM Grand...

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Remy Ma arrested on charges of punching reality TV cast mate

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was arrested Wednesday on charges of attacking a reality show cast mate at a...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood talks about her new 'Cry Pretty Tour 360,' her life with new baby Jacob, her mission to support women country artists and more in...

Carrie Underwood embarks on her new arena trek, “The Cry Pretty Tour 360,” tonight in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Video: Blake Shelton receives engagement countdown clock on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Shelton and Stefani met while working together on "The Voice," and the Tishomingo resident updated DeGeneres on how his team is...

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Russ Gibb, Detroit DJ, teacher and rock promoter, dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) — Russ Gibb, a Detroit-area rock promoter, radio DJ, high school teacher and pop culture provocateur, has died. He...

Life

OKC rapper Dallas Parker wins Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest

Dallas Parker, a student at ACM@UCO who performs under the name Faux Draco, won the contest with his song "Abilities."

Life

Norman Depot's 2019 Summer Breeze Concert Series to feature Byron Berline Band, Adam & Kizzie, Levi Parham and more

This will be the 19th year for the free concert series at the park, located at Flood and Symmes. The family-friendly concerts,...

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Medicine Stone announces 2018 lineup, including Jason Boland, Turnpike Troubadours, Parker McCollum, Todd Snider, Jamie Lin Wilson and more

TAHLEQUAH - Parker McCollum, Todd Snider, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green and Jamie Lin Wilson will be among the red dirt and...

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Arlo Guthrie, John Paul White, Willie Watson and more playing Okemah's 2019 'Woody Guthrie Folk Festival'

OKEMAH— The Woody Guthrie Coalition will welcome Guthrie family members, veteran songwriters and festival favorites to the 22nd...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 1, 2019: Hear Blue Water Highway at the Blue Door

Blue Water Highway hails from the working-class coastal town of Lake Jackson, Texas, and released last June its new album...

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Preview: Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe continues to raise money for Red Dirt Relief Fund

The Stillwater event, which spans three venues, is the flagship fundraiser for the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund, which...

Life

Jonas Brothers announce first tour in almost a decade, including Oklahoma stop

The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album "Happiness...

Life

Fred Hill to provide music Saturday at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Fred Hill will bring Morning Music to the Arcadia Round Barn from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

Life

Video: Kelli O'Hara talks about her Tony nomination, 'Kiss Me, Kate' cast performs 'Too Darn Hot' on 'Today' show

The Tony Awards will air live on Sunday, June 9 on the CBS Television Network.

Life

Preview: Carrie Underwood appearing on 'Today' show Wednesday as she launches new 'Cry Pretty Tour 360'

"Today" airs from 7 to 11 a.m. weekdays on NBC; tune in Wednesday to see Underwood's full interview on the show.

Life

The Swon Brothers added to lineup for Nashville's CMA Fest

CMA Fest has revealed the lineups for three daytime stages that are free to the public during the four-day festival in June.

Life

Pentatonix performing tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Pentatonix is getting ready to launch its North American at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on May 11 and include a May 21...

Health

The Latest: Guaido calls for more street protests Wednesday

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):8:50 p.m.Venezuela opposition...

Crime

Families weep as trial opens in California warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday painted an emotional and dramatic picture of three dozen partygoers dying in a...

Life

Oklahoma native's production company receives Tony nomination for musical 'The Prom'

Austin, Texas-based ATx Random Productions, which was co-founded by Oklahoma native Laura Galt, is nominated for a Tony Award...

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'Hadestown' leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nods

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations...

Life

Kelli O'Hara receives Tony Award nomination for 'Kiss Me, Kate'

The nominees were revealed this morning for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, which will air live on Sunday, June 9 on the CBS...

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Carrie Underwood lifting up women on new Cry Pretty Tour 360

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Carrie Underwood was plotting out her upcoming Cry Pretty Tour 360, she realized she had selected...

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Painful death scene doesn't deter soprano Karita Mattila

NEW YORK (AP) — Her character suffers through one of the most harrowing deathbed scenes in all of opera. But that doesn't faze...

Ministers' conversations lead to church camaraderie

LifeApr 7, 2019

Editor’s note: This is one in an occasional series called “One Voice,” aimed at fostering healthy conversations about race and community relations. Bringing two ethnically diverse churches together often happens when two ministers join forces...

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Jewish students sue to oust pro-Palestinian panel from UMass

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Jewish students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is asking a judge to order a panel...

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Summer Movie Preview: 'The Lion King' roars again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for "The Lion King " with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra....

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Taylor Swift to perform at iHeartRadio Wango Tango in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift just released a new song and now she's ready to perform it live.The pop star will take the stage...

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Select list of nominees for 2019 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.

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Woodstock co-founder insists anniversary festival still on

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 will go on despite the loss of a major financial partner, according to the organizers of the...

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John Singleton found a perfect marriage of movie and moment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rarely have a filmmaker and a moment been so perfectly matched as John Singleton and the summer of 1991.When...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton and The Swon Brothers appear on 'Pickler & Ben' from new Ole Red Gatlinburg in Tennessee

Tishomingo resident and country music superstar Blake Shelton made an appearance today on the Daytime Emmy-nominated syndicated...

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John Singleton, maker of 'Boyz N the Hood,' dies at 51

NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the...

Life

Tenacious D announces autumn Oklahoma shows

Both shows will feature special guest Wynchester.

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MTV Video Music Awards is heading to New Jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards has a new home: New Jersey.The network announced Monday that its annual awards...

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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to play Tishomingo for grand opening of Ole Red expansion The Doghouse

The Oklahoma town will soon be home to The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo, a music hall and events venue expansion to the...

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Summer Movie Preview: Sequels galore, but original gems too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pass the popcorn, the summer movie season is here and all the spectacle and air-conditioned respite it...