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Country strong: Reba McEntire returns to her musical roots with new album 'Stronger Than the Truth'

Following a milestone 2018 when her accomplishments ranged from receiving the Kennedy Center Honors to becoming the first woman...

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Bennett and Belafonte among those honored at Apollo gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing.Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A...

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Celine Dion announces Courage World Tour, new album in 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celine Dion is ending her Las Vegas residency soon, but the superstar singer will keep herself busy by...

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John Williams to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — John Williams, a singer-songwriter from Olive perhaps best known for his skill on the harmonica, will bring Morning...

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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

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Video: Reba McEntire ropes Matthew McConaughey on 'Late Late Show with James Corden,' reveals her ACM Awards song selection on 'The Talk'

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire has been making the TV rounds to promote with her new album,...

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Brooks & Dunn release new collaborative album 'Reboot,' featuring Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde

The album is comprised of new versions of Brooks & Dunn’s biggest hits, as collaborations with up-and-coming country stars...

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Ozzy Osbourne postpones 2019 tour dates, including Rocklahoma

PRYOR - Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates, including his headlining gig at Rocklahoma, as he recovers from...

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Expanded interview and video: Reba McEntire talks 'real country' album 'Stronger Than the Truth,' ACM Awards, Oklahoma roots and more

The Country Music Hall of Famer is releasing her new album “Stronger Than the Truth” Friday on Big Machine Records. As an...

Sports

Dolly Parton makes NASCAR debut as sponsor at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick had his own "Hello, Dolly" moment when he saw his pink and white race car at Bristol Motor...

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Henson, Hadid give emotional remarks at Variety honors

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as...

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Fans mourn grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain 25 years after death

SEATTLE (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages...

Crime

Prosecutor: Rapper Kodak Black accused of sexual assault

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says rapper Kodak Black will likely have to return to South Carolina this year to face a...

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Avicii's first posthumous single and album to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June.Collaborators...

Health

Rep: Jagger doing well after receiving medical treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Mick Jagger says he has successfully undergone treatment, though no details were...

Business

From Disney to Netflix, the big takeaways from CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The movie industry has returned to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and...

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This Date In Baseball

April 61972 — For the first time, the major leagues failed to open on schedule because of a player strike, which started on...

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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. WHO'S BACKING OFF...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

SHINE BRIGHT Pop artist My Brightest Diamond will do an in-store performance at 3 p.m. Saturday at Guestroom Records’ Oklahoma...

Life

Video: Greyson Chance returns to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

After taking a breaking from music, moving back to Oklahoma and taking classes at the University of Tulsa, Chance, 21, released...

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Carrie Underwood and MercyMe nominated for 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson will host the 2019 Billboard Music Awards live from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

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

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Tickets on sale Friday for Khalid's summer OKC show

Multiplatinum global superstar Khalid has announced his North American headline dates for “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour.”

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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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Paramount brings 'Rocketman,' new 'Terminator' to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures didn't make CinemaCon wait for "Rocketman."The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is...

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Daytrotter closes Iowa recording studio, moves to Atlanta

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Daytrotter has closed its venue space and recording studio in Iowa and is relocating to Atlanta.The...

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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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Fleetwood Mac to replace Stones at New Orleans Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fleetwood Mac is stepping in to replace the Rolling Stones during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage...

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Review: Scottish band Idlewild return with refreshing album

Idlewild, "Interview Music" (Empty Words)Scottish rock band Idlewild already have one comeback album in their catalog — 2015's...

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Beyoncé partners with Adidas, will re-launch Ivy Park line

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has announced a new collaboration: a creative partnership with Adidas.The pop star on Thursday says she...

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Taylor Swift responds to crash with 'Getaway Car' lyric

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Taylor Swift knows all too well that "nothing good starts in a getaway car."The 29-year-old pop star...

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Rapper Pitbull to perform benefit for injured officer

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Pitbull will perform a free concert to raise money for an Orlando police officer who was injured in...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on April 4, 2019: Hear Jenny Lewis at The Jones Assembly

Lewis is touring in support of her fourth solo LP, "On the Line," which was released last month on Warner Bros. Records.

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Okurrr: Cardi B leads with 21 Billboard Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations.NBC and dick clark...

Sports

St. Louis takes home win streak into matchup with Philadelphia

Philadelphia Flyers (37-35-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (43-28-9, third in the Central...

Life

Photos and video: Celine Dion bringing 'Courage World Tour' to Oklahoma

TULSA – One of the most immediately recognized and widely respected superstars in pop music history, Celine Dion announced...

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Britney Spears says she's taking a little 'me time'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears says she's decided to focus on self-care as she goes through a rough stretch. Spears posted...

Business

Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space...

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Los Angeles honors Jane Goodall on her 85th birthday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing...

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Mexican American group MEChA eyes name change amid furor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — MEChA, a Mexican American student group founded 50 years ago at the end of the turbulent 1960s, is...

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After death, Nipsey Hussle's sales and streams soar

NEW YORK (AP) — As the world mourns the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, more people are listening to his music: His sales and...

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Photos of Miley Cyrus raise concern about Joshua trees

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people...

Business

Manhunt over, focus in Nipsey Hussle case shifts to court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly 48-hour manhunt, police arrested the suspect they say gunned down Nipsey Hussle in front of...

Business

Universal brings 'Cats,' 'Hobbs & Shaw,' more to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at...

Life

Parker McCollum and Read Southall Band playing SWOSUpalooza in Weatherford

Parker McCollum and the Read Southall Band are the featured artists at this year's SWOSUpalooza at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the...

Crime

Car in police chase crashes into gate at Taylor Swift's home

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A stolen car crashed into the gates of Taylor Swift's beachfront home in Rhode Island following a police...

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Review: Gino Vannelli's emotions carve up 'Wilderness Road'

Gino Vannelli, "Wilderness Road" (SoNo Recording Group)Looking for a jazzy follow-up to George Michael's "Kissing a Fool"? Try...

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The Latest: Taylor Swift not at home at time of crash

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a car chase that ended in a crash at the Rhode Island home of Taylor...

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Exuberant Met exhibit explores the art of rock 'n' roll

NEW YORK (AP) — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one.In "Play It Loud," an exuberant show that can be heard as well...

Business

Chicago symphony, striking musicians to restart negotiations

CHICAGO (AP) — The union that represents striking Chicago Symphony musicians is returning to the bargaining table with...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___April 1Los Angeles Times on the fatal shooting of...

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Vince Gill and Larry Gatlin to play benefit concert in honor of Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline

GUTHRIE - Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and fellow country music star Larry Gatlin will perform a...

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Review: Khalid returns with a superb, moody sophomore album

Khalid, "Free Spirit" (RCA/Right Hand Music Group)Khalid charmed us on his debut album by singing about being young, dumb and...

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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Review: Too much window dressing on Molly Tuttle's debut

Molly Tuttle, "When You're Ready" (Compass)Acoustic guitar sensation Molly Tuttle doesn't play to her strength on her debut...

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Q&A: Rhymefest on his 1st film role, Kanye, Kim K and Common

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith didn't have plans to become an actor, but that changed when Emilio...

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Instagram stars: Harry, Meghan fastest to hit 1 million fans

LONDON (AP) — Pay no attention to Hollywood stars or pop idols. When it comes to Instagram, it seems no one can match the...

Life

Watch: OKC band The Lunar Laugh releases video game-theme video for 'Waiting for a Sign'

Oklahoma City power-pop band The Lunar Laugh has released the video game-theme video to its mesmerizing new single "Waiting for...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 3, 2019: See Lyric Theatre's Oklahoma professional premiere of 'Bright Star' in the Plaza District

“Bright Star” tracks the path of Alice Murphy (Bligh Voth), first in the 1920s when she is a small-town teenager in the throes...

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Achievers

Armstrong Auditorium concert manager Ryan Malone has been awarded a "highly commended" accolade in the 2019 Composition...

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Swedish superstars ABBA: New song later this year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus says fans can expect a new song "in September or October" from the four-member...

Sports

Westbrook records triple-double, leads Thunder past Lakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the outcome all but decided and just over a minute remaining, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy...

Life

Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Old Dominion and Keith Urban to perform on ACM Awards

Ada native and Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Old Dominion and Keith Urban have been added to the lineup of...

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Alaska state hold music project put on hold

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has put songs from the Grammy award-winning band Portugal. The Man and four other artists with...

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Review: How sweet the sound is in Aretha doc 'Amazing Grace'

After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" has finally seen the light,...

Crime

Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested near Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested near Los Angeles.

Business

Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Clarkson, more help hype STX Films

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blockbusters are a clear favorite among the audience of theater owners and distributors at the CinemaCon trade...

Crime

Los Angeles police identify suspect in Nipsey Hussle slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the...

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Finally! 50 Cent sells opulent Connecticut mansion

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent's 50,000-square-foot mansion in Connecticut that first went on the market 12 years ago...

Crime

The Latest: Chief: Hussle killing involved personal dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle outside his clothing store in Los Angeles (all times...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 31, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Aquaman (2018)2. Spider-Man: Into the...

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Cardi B, Travis Scott to headline Jay-Z's Made in America

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z's annual Made in America...

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Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton to perform at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Old Dominion will perform at the Academy of Country Music...

Life

Women of WoodyFest Concert Series plays on in honor of Woody Guthrie and his late sister, Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon

Women of WoodyFest is produced by the Woody Guthrie Concert Series and the Woody Guthrie Coalition, aiming to raise awareness...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 2, 2019: Hear Canadian Brass at Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium

Their appearance completes the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s 20th anniversary Performing Arts Series.

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Eagles to perform 'Hotel California' album in its entirety

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Eagles will perform their 1976 "Hotel California" album in its entirety in concert for the first time.Live...

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Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister, dies at 96

Oklahoma folk singer-songwriters making music in memory of Woody Guthrie are now playing on in honor of his "baby sister,"...

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Loretta Lynn sings with friends at birthday concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn was honored like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of...

Crime

Police release suspect info in Nipsey Hussle slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they have identified a man suspected of gunning down Nipsey Hussle outside his...

Business

The Latest: Police identify suspect in Hussle killing case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle (all times local):10:45 p.m.Los Angeles police have...

Crime

2 major cases add up to big doubts about Chicago prosecutor

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted...

Life

Watch: OKC band doubleVee gets fans seeing double with 'Ladder for the People' music video

Oklahoma City-based band doubleVee - former Starlight Mints frontman Allan Vest and producer Barb Vest - have fans seeing...

Crime

Mexican musician appears to kill himself after MeToo claim

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bass player for the Mexican rock band Botellita de Jerez appeared to have killed himself Monday, just...

Business

Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams dies at 79

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams, who wrote and recorded the rockabilly staple "Rock, Pretty Mama,"...

Crime

Amid legal troubles, Avenatti scrutinized for R. Kelly role

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer defending R. Kelly said Monday that the prosecution's sex-abuse case against the R&B singer had been...

Crime

The Latest: State says R. Kelly lawyer claims lack 'support'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly lawyer questioning role of Michael Avenatti in bring charges against Kelly (all times...

Business

Game of Thrones takes over Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter came to Las Vegas.Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio...

Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

HealthApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos to perform at Summer Jam concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B, Meek Mill and Migos will perform at the annual Summer Jam concert , one of the year's top hip-hop...

Business

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled...

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Jonathan McReynolds wins big at Stellar Gospel Music Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home eight trophies during a...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on April 1, 2019: Hear Tacit Jazz Fusion at VZD's as OKC Jazz Fest begins

The sixth annual Oklahoma City Jazz Festival will celebrate Oklahoma City's rich jazz history throughout the month of April at...

Life

Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing farewell tour to OKC

The farewell tour will continue to take the band across the country and around the globe through the remainder of the year.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 7-13

April 7: Country singer Bobby Bare is 84. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 82. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is...

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Queen-inspired rock musical to tour North America

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A musical inspired by Queen's music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the...

Health

Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot...

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Rihanna, Snoop, Ice Cube react to death of Nipsey Hussle

Reaction to the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on Sunday in Los Angeles.___— "This doesn't make any...

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed at age 33.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed at age 33.

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Heart of Dixie? Alabama presenting diversity in bicentennial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In 1961, Alabama marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War with white women...

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Herb Ritts photos of Bowie, Madonna, more to be exhibited

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The work of famed celebrity and fashion photographer Herb Ritts is going on display at an upstate New...

Business

Live-action 'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action...

Business

Beyonce, 'Black Panther' win at 50th NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by...

Life

Interview and video: Pianist Natasha Paremski making OKC Philharmonic debut

Gershwin’s favored vs. unfamiliar works won’t be the only “Fantastic Contrasts” featured in Saturday’s OKC Philharmonic...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 31, 2019: Check out Sonic Free Family Day at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The event is inspired by the special exhibition “Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture.”

Business

The Latest: Beyonce wins top award at NAACP Image Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local):8:30...

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'Blue' debut: Pianist Natasha Paremski to play Gershwin in her first OKC Philharmonic concert

In her Oklahoma City Philharmonic debut, pianist Natasha Paremski will play a George Gershwin piece so familiar she likens it...

Business

Cities go dark for Earth Hour, bring light to climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call...

Health

Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.The band...

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Tulsa museum to feature musician Bob Dylan's paintings

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa museum will soon open a new Bob Dylan exhibit that will showcase 12 pastel portraits the musician...

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Jackson, Nicks enter hall with encouragement for women

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Janet Jackson,...

Business

The Latest: All-stars close out Rock Hall with performance

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):___12:20 a.m.The 2019...

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Video: Reba McEntire talks about her new album 'Stronger Than the Truth,' women in country music, the ACM Awards and more on 'PBS NewsHour'

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer recently sat down with Amna Nawaz of "PBS NewsHour" for an installment in the...

Business

New face and longtime politician vying for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — The race to be Chicago's next mayor pits a longtime political insider against a former prosecutor who's never...

Life

Clark Beckham's visit to OKC brought out many fans.

In addition to his skills as a performer, Clark Beckham has a warm, intimate style that is easy to experience.

Life

Listen: Blake Shelton releases new country-rock anthem 'God's Country'

The new song boasts a gritty, swampy vibe that's a bit reminiscent of his fan-favorite "Ol' Red," with resonant bells rings and...

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Jay-Z, Beyonce dedicate GLAAD award to her uncle

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce have dedicated their GLAAD award to her uncle, who died of HIV-related...

News

Review: Chris Cohen wraps melancholy in agreeable melodies

Chris Cohen, "Chris Cohen" (Captured Tracks)Like a vaccine on a sugar cube, Chris Cohen's third album disguises consequential...

Life

Interviews and video: Lyric Theatre brings Steven Martin and Edie Brickell's bluegrass musical 'Bright Star'

Bligh Voth will return to Oklahoma City to star in Lyric Theatre’s Oklahoma professional premiere of “Bright Star” Wednesday...

Life

MercyMe returns to OKC for March 30 concert

Contemporary Christian band MercyMe will perform in concert at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown...

Business

AP NewsAlert

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope issues sweeping sex abuse legislation for Vatican City, requires abuse allegations to be reported to...

Governor's staff to focus on Oklahoma's biggest health challenges first

HealthApr 2, 2019

State officials are close to pinning down which big health issues will be targeted first by the Stitt administration, Jerome Loughridge, Oklahoma's new secretary of health and mental health, said Monday. "We're going to take on the most...

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'Bright Star': Lyric Theatre premiering the Tony-nominated bluegrass musical from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Bligh Voth has been chasing “Bright Star” since she saw Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical on Broadway three years ago....

Business

UK indie duo Her's killed in car crash in Arizona

LONDON (AP) — A record label says both members of British indie duo Her's have been killed in a car accident in Arizona.Heist...

News

Need plans? Here are things to do in Oklahoma

Good mourning: Transmedia project September Mourning, created by musician Emily Lazar and comic book artist Marc Silvestri,...

Life

Glen Hansard planning autumn OKC concert

Hansard is touring in 2019 in support of his upcoming album “This Wild Willing,” due out April 12 on ANTI- Records.

Life

A&E planning four-part Garth Brooks special

The working title of the special is "Garth: The Road I’m On," and it is slated to air this year during the fourth quarter.

Life

Tickets on sale Friday for Andrew Bird's OKC show

The indie rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is launching Tuesday his tour in support of his new album “My...

News

Billboard removes rapper Lil Nas X from country chart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Billboard told rapper Lil Nas X to take his horse and giddy up when they decided to remove his viral...

Business

Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros charged with tax evasion

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three...

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German band Rammstein blasted for concentration camp video

BERLIN (AP) — Jewish organizations and the Israeli government criticized German hard rock band Rammstein on Thursday for a...

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Review: Lion Babe creates easy-listening album 'Cosmic Wind'

Lion Babe, "Cosmic Wind" (Lion Babe)There's no doubt that Lion Babe has created a collection of beat-driven, catchy songs in...

Business

Ken Burns hits the road to promote new 'Country Music' doc

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At 5 a.m. on a cold Sunday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, filmmaker Ken Burns climbed aboard a...

Crime

3 charged in death of New Orleans-born 'Young Greatness'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three people have been indicted in connection with the October robbery and killing of a New Orleans rap...

Crime

Will Cardi B, under fire for foul past, get past the moment?

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers bragging about crimes from their pasts — or warning about those they may commit in the future — are...

News

Motown Museum to display clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye

DETROIT (AP) — Clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye will go on display at the Motown Museum in Detroit as part of the music...

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott nervous about rock hall speech

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Elliott has no problem addressing huge crowds at concerts and festivals. But when his band Def Leppard gets...

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Jay-Z to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z will receive the President's Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.The NAACP announced...

Crime

Woman details alleged 2003 abuse by R. Kelly in TV interview

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the four women whom R. Kelly is charged with sexually abusing — and the only one who wasn't underage when...

Life

Oklahoma State University Alumni Association planning Orange Peel concerts in Tulsa and OKC

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association has announced the artists performing at Orange Peel concerts in Tulsa and...

Life
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Concert review: Pink flies high in Oklahoma City debut

Two decades into her music career, Pink is still a rock star with rock moves, but proved she’s much more Saturday night. In her...

Life

Garth Brooks adds Denver show to stadium tour

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks announced today a new stop on his stadium tour.

Life

Byron Berline benefit show planned at 51st Street Speakeasy

Singer-songwriters from Guthrie, Norman and Oklahoma City will gather and perform a fundraiser for Byron Berline and his family...

News

Winners announced for Arkansas-Oklahoma AP Broadcasters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Winners have been announced for the 2018 Arkansas-Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters contest.The...

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Review: Steve Earle's 'Guy' digs deep in mentor Clark's work

Steve Earle, "Guy" (New West Records)Guy Clark was one of Steve Earle's main mentors— Townes Van Zandt, the other — and Earle...

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Chinese viewers balk at 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film censorship

BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late...

Life

Video: Maddie & Tae to release new EP 'One Heart to Another' in April

After months of debuting new music signaling a new chapter in their career, platinum-selling Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie &...

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Shakira defends her song against plagiarism in Spanish court

MADRID (AP) — Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives appeared in a Madrid court Wednesday to answer allegations by a...

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Affordable music for the family in NYC? Try a jazz club

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has long been a city known for jazz. What's less well-known is how kid- and family-friendly jazz...

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English beat founder 'Ranking Roger' Charlery dies at 56

LONDON (AP) — Musician "Ranking Roger" Charlery, singer with ska band The English Beat, has died at the age of 56.The band says...

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Italy's La Scala to run academy for Saudi girls and boys

MILAN (AP) — The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls...

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Cardi B defends herself after video resurfaces of her saying she drugged, robbed men as a stripper

Cardi B on Tuesday defended herself against detractors after an Instagram video resurfaced that showed her recalling that she...

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Mary Battiata and friends to appear at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Mary Battiata, a singer-songwriter from Arlington, Virginia, will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia...

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Kristin Chenoweth and Yolanda Adams to be honored at Grammys on the Hill Awards

Tony- and Emmy-winning Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth and four-time Grammy-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams and will...

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Video: Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn flashback, all-star collaborations added to ACM Awards performance lineup

The star-studded lineup of performers for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards continues to grow.

Business

True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence —...

Life

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson announces retirement from touring

A Maud native, Jackson launched her musical career while still a student at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, when...

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Judge dismisses some of Levine's claims against Met Opera

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director...

Crime

Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and...

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Royal couple visit UK-linked sites on second day in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla briefly drove a classic British car, visited a statue of John Lennon and cut...

Crime

Celebrity lawyer Geragos linked to Avenatti extortion case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson,...

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Khalid, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson to sing at ACM Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time...

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Family of late DJ Avicii to launch foundation in his memory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of the Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic dance DJ Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) is launching a...

Life

Video: Oklahoma native Trey Rose eliminated on 'The Voice'

Season 16 of "The Voice" moved into the Battle Rounds Monday night.

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLPHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

Life

Preview: Blake Shelton releasing new single 'God's Country' Friday

Tishomingo resident and country music superstar Blake Shelton is releasing Friday “God’s Country,” the flagship single from his...

Life

Concert review and photos: Pink flies high in debut Oklahoma City concert

Making her Oklahoma City concert debut, the 20-time Grammy Award nominee brought an array of thrilling talents to Chesapeake...

Business

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits...

Crime

New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the...

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Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with...

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Review: LOCASH offer a bro-country hoot of an album

LOCASH, "Brothers" (Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group)If there's a such a thing as Bingo for country song references, go ahead...

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Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo

Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child.The Grammy-winning singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself Monday...

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Dr. Dre deletes post about daughter's acceptance to USC after $70M donation resurfaces

Hip hop legend Dr. Dre deleted an Instagram post about his daughter getting into the University of Southern California without...

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Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, LANCO win ACM new artists awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 31-April 6

March 31: Actor William Daniels ("St. Elsewhere," ''Boy Meets World") is 92. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 85. Actress Shirley...

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Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76

LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s...

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Benatar, Etheridge added to Tanglewood summer lineup

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Richard Thompson have been added to Tanglewood's 2019...

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Country duo Maddie & Tae return with new label, new music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, country duo Maddie & Tae were in the studio working what they thought would be their...

Sports

Centers of attention for Baylor-Cal women in 3rd NCAA game

Baylor's Kalani Brown and California's Kristine Anigwe are so often the center of attention for multiple defenders. There are...

Crime

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the...

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Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement

JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the...

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Dubai government tells AP singer R. Kelly has no planned concert and "has not been invited by the Dubai royal family."

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai government tells AP singer R. Kelly has no planned concert and "has not been invited...

Crime

Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia...

Crime

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of...

Crime

The Latest: Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Barbra Streisand's comments about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson (all times...

News

Service planned for Keith Flint of The Prodigy fame

LONDON (AP) — The surviving members of the band The Prodigy have invited fans of the late Keith Flint to line a procession...

Life

Pink visits Oklahoma City National Memorial ahead of her OKC concert

The three-time Grammy Award winner posted on Instagram Friday a photo of her 7-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, looking at...

'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

HealthApr 4, 2019

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity Bill? The Unity Bill became law after House Bill 2612 was signed by Gov. Stitt on March 14. This new law provides...

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Egyptian singer banned after claiming lack of free speech

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 23, 2019: Catch Pink in concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena

The tour is supporting her blockbuster 2017 album "Beautiful Trauma."

Business

Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce...

Sports

Kucherov and the Lightning visit the Blues

Tampa Bay Lightning (58-13-4, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (39-27-8, third in the Central Division)St....

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Watch: Greyson Chance's scenic new music video for his ballad 'yours'

Check out the scenic music video to Greyson Chance's rhythmic romantic declaration "yours," from his newly released sophomore...

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Video: Check out Pentatonix's effervescent cover of 'Come Along'

The colorful clip impressively showcases the quintet's vocal prowess and arranging skills.

Crime

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's...

News

Texas country singer dies when gun accidentally discharges

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — A country music singer has died in Texas after his manager says a revolver he was handling during a...

News

DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the run-up to the Kids' Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son.The...

Business

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in...

Business

R. Kelly's trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide...

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After a decade, Wallows finally releases band's first album

NEW YORK (AP) — In their early days, the Beatles were called Johnny and the Moondogs and Coldplay went by Pectoralz. The rock...

News

Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with 'This Land'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his...

Life

Video: Tyson Meade releases new album 'Robbing The Nuclear Family' today

Oklahoma City-based alt-rock godfather and Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade releases today his new record "Robbing The...

Crime

The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly's Dubai travel request

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local):11 a.m.An overseas trip by R....

Life

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center saying goodbye to 'Whiteout' with 'Trumpet Clouds'

"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and...

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Barack Obama congratulates A-Rod J. Lo on their engagement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barack Obama is feeling the love about the engagement of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.A-Rod shared a...

Business

Chicago Symphony musicians' strike over wages, pension

CHICAGO (AP) — A line of classical musicians marching with picket signs in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's historic...

Life

Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Greg Jacobs talks new album 'Encore,' influencing Garth Brooks, Saturday's Blue Door show

For his “Encore,” the venerable red dirt singer-songwriter mixed up new and newly rediscovered songs into a long-awaited studio...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 22, 2019: Hear Susan Gibson and K.C. Clifford at the Blue Door

Hear Texas singer-songwriter Susan Gibson and Oklahoma City folk chanteuse K.C. Clifford at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N...

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Making his 'Encore': Oklahoma songwriter Greg Jacobs bringing new and old songs to Blue Door show

From Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks to a thrift-store shopper from Arkansas, Greg Jacobs occasionally receives...

Life

Things to see and do around Oklahoma

Life is 'Beautiful': Powerhouse pop star Pink brings her “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” to Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. Saturday at...

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Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to Civic Center

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

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Lone Star State of Mind: Songwriter Robert Ellis stakes out his corner of Texas’ music legacy

For his new album “Texas Piano Man,” songwriter Robert Ellis dons a white tuxedo and an uncharacteristically Texas-sized pop...

Life

Collective Soul bringing 25th anniversary tour to Oklahoma

Hitmakers Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

Life

Details announced for OKC Jazz Festival, including Byron Berline benefit featuring Lucine Fyelon

The festival will include a special performance by jazz and hip-hop violinist Lucine Fyelon April 13 at the Auditorium at...

Business

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on...

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Review: Luther Dickinson, sisters in song share 'Solstice'

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, "Solstice" (New West)Some of the solo and parallel projects of North...

Business

Shaq coming back to Miami next week _ to play music

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is coming back to play in Miami next week.Play music, that is.The former star center and...

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Review: Maverick Sabre's new album is unapologetically cool

Maverick Sabre, "When I Wake Up" (FAMM)English-Irish musician Maverick Sabre doesn't hold back on his new album "When I Wake...

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Derulo reaches out to K-pop with 'Let's Shut Up & Dance'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new...

Downtown blooms in April

BusinessApr 2, 2019

For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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Sports

Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than...

Business

First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial...

Crime

Germany: Michael Jackson exhibit opening amid revived claims

BONN, Germany (AP) — An exhibition of art about Michael Jackson is opening in Germany amid fresh controversy over the singer's...

Life

Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to OKC's Civic Center Music Hall

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

Crime

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he...

News

Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on...

Life

Arlo Guthrie pens loving tribute to his late aunt Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon

The folk singer fondly shared some of his memories of visiting his aunt in Oklahoma.

Sports

Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month's NFL Draft...

Sports

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts,...

Life

Watch: Animated video, Oklahoma album release plans revealed for JJ Cale's posthumous album 'Stay Around'

The OKPOP Museum, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and Cale's estate are planning a series of special events at...

News

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) — Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer's Lollapalooza...

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Review: Ex-Prince guitarist Donna Grantis explores fusion

Donna Grantis, "Diamonds & Dynamite" (eOne)Like with Miles Davis or David Bowie, having played with Prince is an entry in a...

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Review: Lucy Rose's 'No Words Left' is delicate, beautiful

Lucy Rose, "No Words Left" (Arts & Crafts)"Conversation don't come easy," Lucy Rose softly sings on the opening track of her...

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Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted...

News

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the...

Life

Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road heading to Kuwait and Kosovo on American Music Abroad tour

Dillingham, along with his bandmates and fellow Oklahoma musicians in Horseshoe Road, will again take his musical diplomacy...

Life

Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson and more to perform on ACM Awards

CBS and the Academy of Country Music announced today that 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn – the...

Business

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a...

Life

Funeral services announced for Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister

“Nobody loved Woody Guthrie as much as his baby sister Mary Jo did," Deana McCloud, executive director of the Tulsa-based Woody...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 24-30

March 24: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 100. Harmonica player Lee Oskar of War is 71. Singer Nick Lowe is 70. Bassist Dougie...

News

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 19, 2019: See the hit musical 'Waitress' at the Civic Center Music Hall

The tale of a pregnant waitress and pie-maker named Jenna who dreams of finding a way out of her small-town life and loveless...

Health

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center...

News

A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't been easy for singer Jenny Lewis since the sunnier days when she performed in support of a 2014...

Business

Country star Kane Brown countersues producer over contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Kane Brown and Atlanta-based producer Polow Da Don are embroiled in a contract dispute...

News

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

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

Sports

Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL Draft

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

News

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

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

Crime

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

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

News

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

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

News

Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

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

Life

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens and Jerry Bradley to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – One of the most successful duos in American music history, Brooks & Dunn – the pairing of Louisiana...

News

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

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

Eddie Sutton doesn't need the Basketball Hall of Fame to verify his iconic status

SportsApr 3, 2019

Eddie Sutton kept insulting his new team. Kept telling the Cowboys that what they were wasn’t good enough. “You gotta get out of that NIT mentality,” Sutton kept saying to that talented but raw group of OSU players Leonard Hamilton had...

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Life

Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister, dies at age 96

Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie’s younger sister and one of the Oklahoma folk icon’s most dedicated devotees, has died....

Life

Amanda Shires to play spring OKC show

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires has announced a 2019 tour stop in Oklahoma City.

Life

Listen: Reba McEntire delivers rollicking new tune 'Storm in a Shot Glass'

The rollicking tune "Storm in a Shot Glass" tells of a woman who tries to drown her heartbreak in booze but only ends up...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 18, 2019: Hear Juniper Douglas at VZD's

Juniper Douglas is a collaborative music and visual performance group with more than 30 contributors collected and grown out of...

Business

The Latest: Booker says he would reverse transgender ban

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

News

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

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

Life

Interview: Jessie Nelson, writer of the 'Waitress' musical, talks collaborating with Sara Bareilles, adapting Adrienne Shelly's film

A screenwriter whose credits include the films “Stepmom,” “I Am Sam” and “Corrina, Corrina,” Nelson also collaborated on...

Life

Interviews and video: OKC Philharmonic to play along with classic film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will be exploring a popular trend May 29-30 when it performs Williams’ Academy Award-winning...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 17, 2019: Hear The Black Lillies at the Blue Door

The band is touring in support of its autumn 2018 album release "Stranger to Me."

News

Cinematic experience: OKC Philharmonic to perform Oscar-winning score live with beloved movie 'E.T.'

From the thrilling intensity of the bike chase to the soaring joy of a moonlight flight, John Williams’ score for “E.T. the...

News

Slice-of-life story: Musical 'Waitress' dishes up warm female empowerment tale with a side of pie

When Jessie Nelson was cooking up her first musical theater project, she started with a special main ingredient. “It’s such a...

Crime

Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items

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

Life

Video: Ahead of tonight's OKC show, Maren Morris performs 'My Church' with Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will make play the Oklahoma City stop on her tour at 8 tonight at The Criterion, 500...

Business

R. Kelly case poses challenge: Separating artist from anthem

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

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 16, 2019: Hear John Mellencamp at Tulsa's Brady Theater

Mellencamp released his 24th album, "Other People’s Stuff," in December via Republic Records. The album includes covers culled...

Life

Video: Kelli O'Hara earning rave reviews, honoring friend Marin Mazzie in Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara is back on Broadway and earning strong reviews as she plays the title role in the long-awaited...

Life

Photos and video: Chris Pratt sings with Garth Brooks, presents him with Artist of the Decade Award on iHeartRadio Music Awards

Garth Brooks won an award Thursday night and made Chris Pratt’s dreams come true in the process.

Life

Extended interviews, photos and video: Flaming Lips' OKC landmark The Womb gets new life in partnership with art collective Factory Obscura

The Womb’s rebirth begins Thursday, when Factory Obscura, the artist group behind the popular immersive experiences “Shift” and...

Life

Extended interviews, photos and video: Flaming Lips' reborn The Womb to host Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 'Momentum' 2019

After shining up the historic Gold Dome last year, the nonprofit arts organization is taking one of its signature events into...

News

Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn goes thrifting for a cause

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

Crime

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

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

Business

Black Sox opera 'The Fix' premieres Saturday in Minnesota

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

News

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

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

Crime

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

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

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 15, 2019: Hear The Nixons at Harrah's The State Theatre

The group released a new tune called "Song of the Year" in 2017 to mark its reunion.

Crime

Louis Vuitton defends Michael Jackson-themed menswear show

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

News

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

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

News

Things to see and do around Oklahoma

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

News

The Womb remixed: Flaming Lips' iconic Auto Alley art complex reborn with Factory Obscura's 'Mix-Tape'

Wayne Coyne likens The Flaming Lips and their crew to pirates voyaging with their otherworldly music to audiences around the...

News

Edmond native Kolby Kindle returns to Oklahoma with national tour of musical 'Waitress'

Kolby Kindle mostly stays on the road, so he’s always ecstatic when it winds back to his home state. “It’s the best feeling in...

Life

Oklahoma musicians remember drummer Michael Walker, plan benefit concert in his memory

EDMOND - Oklahoma City band The Groove Merchants will play a benefit concert in memory of Michael and Rachael Walker at 8 p.m....

News

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

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

Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

SportsApr 6, 2019

I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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Crime

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

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

News

Imagine Dragons' leader on Oprah and brushing off the haters

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

News

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

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

News

'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis leaves hospital

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

Life

Garth Brooks to receive Artist of the Decade Award on tonight's iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards are airing from 7 to 9 tonight on Fox, and Oklahoma country music star Garth Brooks will be a...

Sports

Igor Levit not content to be heard only through piano

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

News

Singer Pink adopts pup named Nash while on tour in Tennessee

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

Business

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

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

Life

Video: Garth Brooks to open new window to purchase vinyl 'Legacy Collection' after Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards

Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks will open the next window to purchase his sought-after vinyl...

News

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

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

News

Review: Renee Wahl digs deep on evocative Americana set

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

News

Kelly appears in Chicago court in child support case

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

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

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

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Alicia Keys memoir 'More Myself' coming on November

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

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Kesha to headline Dan Reynolds' LGBTQ festival LOVELOUD

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

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 13, 2019: Hear Half Gringa and Carly Gwin and the Sin at Norman's Resonator

NORMAN - Hear Chicago rock outfit Half Gringa and Norman "flower rock" band Carly Gwin and the Sin at 8 tonight at Resonator,...

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Edmond's Heard on Hurd returning for sixth season

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

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

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

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

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

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State briefs for March 13

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

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Video: Aaron Lewis curses out crowd, storms off stage at OKC show

Country-rock performer Aaron Lewis cut short his Oklahoma City acoustic show Saturday night at The Criterion, cursing out the...

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Luke Dick debuts documentary 'Red Dog' at SXSW, joins lineup of Music Health Alliance Nashville benefit event

It's been an exciting week for Oklahoma native, country music songwriter and independent filmmaker Luke Dick.

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Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and more to perform on ACM Awards

CBS and the Academy of Country Music announced today the first round of performers for the 54th ACM Awards.

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Memphis singer, songwriter John Kilzer dies suddenly

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

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Michael Avenatti says he no longer represents Stormy Daniels

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

Crime

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

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

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Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban lead Pilgrimage Fest

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

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Czech Roma singer Vera Bila dies at 64 of heart attack

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

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Conductor Muti joins striking Chicago Symphony musicians

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

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A Britney Spears musical stage comedy is set for Chicago

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

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

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

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 12, 2019: Hear Chindarat Charoenwongse and Friends at the UCO Jazz Lab

EDMOND - The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will will present pianist Chindarat Charoenwongse and Friends in...

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Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine

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

OU football: Tanner Schafer trying to follow in Taylor Cornelius' footsteps

SportsApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — Tanner Schafer shrugs a bit at the question. “Did it bother you that you weren’t more highly recruited?” Oklahoma’s redshirt junior walk-on quarterback was asked last week. “I don’t know,” Schafer said. “I guess it’s because I’m from...

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Mansion where Phil Spector killed actress is for sale

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

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La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia

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

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Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

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

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Chicago Symphony musicians trade piccolos for picketing

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

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 17-23

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

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Review: New album celebrates Over the Rhine's milestone

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

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

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

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A private gift from Joni Mitchell will soon be a book

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

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 11, 2019: Hear the U.S Navy Concert Band at the University of Oklahoma

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections,...

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Woodstock '69 artifacts headed to museum 50 years later

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

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Chicago Symphony musicians on strike after talks break down

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

Crime

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

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

Crime

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

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

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Interview and video: Pianist Stewart Goodyear makes long-awaited return to play with OKC Philharmonic

The last time he played with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, in January 2005, he was a promising 26-year-old up-and-comer....