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Oklahoma Fourth of July plans: List of events around the OKC metro, state

Most of the time, Oklahoma's Fourth of July calendar resembles a fireworks show: lots of familiar fun, with a smattering of new...

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Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday,...

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Death Cafes help ease grief, loss in the time of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa...

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Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing cocktails-to-go

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing...

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US construction spending drops 2.1% in May with home building and nonresidential activity both down

WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending drops 2.1% in May with home building and nonresidential activity both down.

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UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years

LONDON (AP) — UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years.

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Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights

The government’s top experts in infectious diseases on Tuesday criticized American Airlines' decision to pack flights full...

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EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc...

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Arizona governor orders bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days over virus

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona governor orders bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days...

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A long-overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former U.S. presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders,...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills....

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The Latest: Charges possible after Philippines parade, dance

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints...

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In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all.But what was normally an...

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The Latest: South Korea still coping with new virus clusters

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 62 additional cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period as the Asian...

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Bar owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces

HOUSTON (AP) — The din of conversation and music that normally fills The Cottonmouth Club in downtown Houston fell silent last...

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EU narrows down border list, US unlikely to make the cut

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union envoys are close to finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter...

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Hard-hit tribe takes strict steps as virus surges in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People in the deserts of Arizona flee to the White Mountains when the triple-digit heat is too much to...

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Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the...

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Florida bans alcohol consumption at its bars as confirmed daily coronavirus cases approach 9,000

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP) — Florida bans alcohol consumption at its bars as confirmed daily coronavirus cases approach 9,000.

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US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous...

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Texas shuts down bars again, scales back restaurant dining in latest rollbacks amid surge in confirmed virus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas shuts down bars again, scales back restaurant dining in latest rollbacks amid surge in confirmed...

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UK tour operator scraps Florida visits over Disney measures

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s biggest travel and tourism company, TUI, is cancelling all holidays to Florida from the U.K. until...

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Wildfire near Mount Rushmore contained ahead of Trump visit

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A wildfire located near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota has been completely contained, according to Gov....

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Watchdogs: Trump's Independence Day gala in 2019 cost $13M

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as...

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Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to “Song of the South," the 1946...

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Unilever to drop terms like 'whitening' from beauty products

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Consumer products giant Unilever said Thursday it is aiming for a “more inclusive vision of...

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Coronavirus healing, racial justice central to former Oklahoma State football player's Statewide Prayer Walk

Jamie Thompson built a career around anticipation. It is a needed skill as a defensive back. Where is the receiver going? Where...

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Four involved in street murals arrested after trying to make police report

Oklahoma City police arrested four individuals involved with painting street murals near police headquarters on disorderly...

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GNC files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, Ugg in demand

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sonic Summer Movie Nights move to Scissortail Park

The Sonic Summer Movie Nights are 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman Music Festival 2020 canceled

The free, independent festival annually brings hundreds of acts and thousands of music fans to downtown Norman for three days...

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OETA to kick off new season of 'Back in Time' and 'Gallery America,' featuring Oklahomans Kate Barnard, Vanessa Jennings, Tyson Meade and more

New host of “Gallery America,” Robert Reid, catches up with Tyson Meade, an artist, performer, songwriter and musician residing...

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Video: Rascal Flatts announces new EP 'How They Remember You,' debuts title track

A seven-track project, Rascal Flatts’ new EP will include six unreleased tracks as well as the group's heartfelt rendition of...

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PBS' 'A Capitol Fourth' to feature Kelli O'Hara, Trace Adkins, The Temptations and more

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional live "A Capitol Fourth" will not be staged on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol;...

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New York, Connecticut and New Jersey tell travelers from states with rising coronavirus rates to isolate for 14 days

NEW YORK (AP) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey tell travelers from states with rising coronavirus rates to isolate for 14...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail system opening Phase 2

MIDWEST CITY — A ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday will mark the opening of Phase 2 of the Soldier Creek Industrial...

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Thatcher Street closing for quiet zone work; railroad crossing work to begin June 29, last four weeks

EDMOND — Continued work on quiet zone improvements will impact the railroad crossing at Thatcher Street. The work is part of an...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Oklahoma Historical Society sharing Black history online

The Oklahoma Historical Society has announced a new landing page on its website, offering numerous online opportunities to...

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Dressing is what you make of it and how you apply it

By now, I'm three days into furlough No. 3 and you can bet summer dressing is on my mind. Ample rain and unusually mild summer...

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OKC street murals to honor Black, LGBTQ, Native American communities

Artists are creating downtown murals in honor of minority groups and people of color. Organized by Brandon Riles of Oklahoma...

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Holt: OKC restrictions could return if case trend continues

Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, Mayor David Holt on Tuesday called on the public to exercise vigilance and warned of...

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MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

AS EASY AS PIE DEAR READERS: Many years ago, my friend, Carol Smaglinski, shared this recipe with me. Ever since, it's been my...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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Speed limit being reduced to 20 mph in downtown Edmond

EDMOND — Motorists will notice a speed reduction when traveling in downtown Edmond. The city has begun implementing new signage...

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State officials recall raw milk linked to illness

State agricultural regulators have issued a statewide recall on raw milk produced by Swan Bros. Dairy Inc. of Claremore because...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yukon Freedom Fest to return for July 3-4 but festival to be scaled down

The festivities will kick off the evening of July 3 with the "Tribute to Yukon Veterans" at Chisholm Trail Park.

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The Archivist: Oklahoma farmer claims rights to Sir Francis Drake estate

Who would guess Sir Francis Drake, English nobleman, explorer and privateer, would have an Oklahoma connection? On June 6,...

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Grammy-nominated Oklahoma performer John Fullbright to play summer home-state shows

Fullbright will perform Aug. 1 at The Mercury Lounge Tulsa. It will be a limited capacity live performance.

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OKC's Scissortail Park announces lineup for 'Live from the Lawn' summer concert series

Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of quality music in the park.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Museum of Art announces plans for reopening its Noble Theater

Seating will be limited to less than 25% capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between guests to facilitate social...

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'Better Conversations' planned at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is hosting 'Better Conversations' this week, opening space for people to come...

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Fifth Street overlay beginning June 29 in Edmond

EDMOND — Work to resurface a section of Fifth Street is slated to begin Monday and take about one week to complete with...

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Intersection of Flood Avenue and Kansas Street to be closed June 24

NORMAN — The intersection of Flood Avenue and Kansas Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Detour signs...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Midwest City woman fights lupus, which takes an outsized toll on African Americans

For most people, sunshine and warming temperatures serve as welcome heralds of summer. But for Renita Lewis, they can trigger...

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Charlotte Lankard: Habitual whinning is demeaning

The Pianist was a movie based on the true story of a young musician in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded in 1939. His name was...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Do toilets spread the coronavirus?

Adam’s Journal I’ve seen several recent headlines about the potential for toilets to spread the coronavirus. Is this something...

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Watch: Check out the lyric video for 'Fugitive,' the new single from alt-country band Oklahoma Uprising

The song features Mosman on vocals and guitar; Travis Lyon on bass; Stuart Godfrey on guitar; Braden Russell on fiddle; Zach...

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Watch: Samantha Crain plays her quietly catchy new song 'Pastime,' featured by Apple Music

The follow-up to her 2017 album "You Had Me at Goodbye," "A Small Death" is available for pre-order.

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3 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at North Carolina block party

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and six others were wounded early Monday when multiple people fired into a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Matchbox Twenty announces rescheduled tour, including OKC show

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new concert dates.

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival announces winning films

The winners of this year's film awards were announced Saturday night, including the recipients of the new Audience Awards. The...

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Peter Froslie named director of the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts

A member of the OU School of Visual Arts faculty since 2010, Froslie has taught numerous courses related to art, technology and...

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Oklahoma Historical Society establishes new online outlet to learn about state's Black history

Historic topics highlighted include the Tulsa Race Massacre, the Civil Rights Movement, early Oklahoma and All-Black towns.

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US existing home sales plunge 9.7% in May, third straight decline, as pandemic shakes housing market

WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales plunge 9.7% in May, third straight decline, as pandemic shakes housing market.

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From Italy, Muti looks to reopen US classical music scene

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live...

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Discover Oklahoma: Planning a state park trip? There's an app for that

It is fascinating to me thinking about how apps have changed how we do business, how we select a recreational activity, how we...

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Nature & You: Columnist celebrates quarter-century anniversary outdoors

There are those extra-special occasions in one’s life that most definitely merit some sort of celebration. Early in the month...

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Family Talk: Zoom, but don’t zoom through life

My wife is one of four children. Her mother lives very near us but the other kids are scattered across the country. During the...

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The Conversation: Lessons of the Tulsa race massacre

Editor's note: This story was supplied by The Conversation for AP customers. My family sat down to watch the first episode of...

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Don't chicken out on your photos

QUESTION: What is the protocol for taking photographs? Should we pose for a picture with a drink in our hand? How about the...

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Preview: John Legend to host Father's Day TV special tonight, with OKC announced as recipient of COVID-19 assistance program

As part of tonight's TV special will be the announcement that the nonprofit Accelerator for America will provide technical...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Canterbury Youth Voices' performance at D-Day memorial ceremony in France postponed to 2021

The D-Day commemorative celebrations in France began in 1945 and were canceled this year for the first time in response to the...

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Interview: Edmond filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt named deadCenter Film Festival Oklahoma Film & TV ICON

It's a heady honor for a filmmaker whose first deadCenter memory is attending a midnight screening of Kaufman's 2006...

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2020 Readers' Choice Awards: Cast your vote now!

Vote for your favorites in dozens of categories. If you vote in more than 25 categories, you'll be entered into a sweepstakes...

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With no students, small college town worries over future

What happens to a college town when the students disappear? Ithaca, a small upstate New York city nearby gorges and vineyards,...

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Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM Drive by party: Jim Samis celebrated his 95th birthday recently with family members and friends merrily...

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Tulsa Black Lives Matter gathering focuses on unity away

TULSA — Members of a local group of activists were joined by allies from around the country for a justice rally Saturday in the...

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Greenwood District feels far removed from Trump rally

TULSA — Regina Woods spent her Saturday pointing out historic landmarks in Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and selling Black Lives...

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Classic rock show benefits community theater LAWTON — Supporters of Lawton Community Theatre will perform music from the 1970s...

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Tulsa Juneteenth celebration draws large crowd

TULSA — Despite bouts of rain, thousands of people converged on the historic Greenwood District on Friday to celebrate...

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Six Trump staffers in Tulsa test positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump's campaign spokesman said six staffers that tested positive for COVID-19 will not attend Saturday's rally.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Jerry McNabb: 4300 Grant Blvd., bank, erect, $2,100,000. Colony Fine Homes LLC: 11021 NW 94 Terrace, residence, erect,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 20, 2020

The Listing of the Week offers as much living outside as indoors, with a pool and hot tub, fireplace, fire pit, horse shoe pit,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Vatican says climate change efforts go forward even without US

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican stressed Thursday that the movement to combat climate change is unstoppable and worldwide, although...

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Oklahoma City archdiocese to launch training program

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has created a new training program for volunteers, staff members and clergy that will be...

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Shared Hope: Speaking God's truth

Alton Carter won the esteemed Oklahoma Book Award for writing "The Boy Who Carried Bricks." Alton is married, a father to sons,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Summertime home sales could sizzle on COVID-19 backlog

Home sales are set to sizzle through summer. Pending sales shot up in May, perhaps more than they fell in the first two months...

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Hot Property: Steve Harvey's new Atlanta estate is no joke

LOS ANGELES — Who says there's no money in daytime television? "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey has bought a 35,000-square-foot...

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Laughlin: Bagworms, webworms are hanging around

Bagworms and webworms are both common pests of our landscape plants. Bagworms Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive...

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Marni Jameson, Sir Terence Conran speaks out on plain, simple, useful living

As someone who’s spent way too much time asking herself, "If I could afford anything, what would my home look like?" I have...

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Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home is underway

EDMOND — The 2020 Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home is under construction and will be raffled off Aug. 23. Tulsa-based Shaw...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays well, and safely, with others in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House hasn't hit a sour note, despite being conducted during the coronavirus pandemic. “We had over 500...

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Mize: COVID-19 jars housing stats

Metro-area housing stats in May, technically speaking, were plumb crazy. Even with the number of new listings up 8% (to 2,329),...

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Bible lesson for June 20

“Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man (Jesus) is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.’ But others said, ‘How can...

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Reality TV, not realty, for OKC Realtor, She can show a kitchen, but don't let her cook in it

Denise Schroder is a woman of many gifts and talents, but there's one thing she can't do: Cook. So, of course she found a way...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: RACE Dance Collective postpones Dance Your Stance in downtown OKC

Dance for Your Stance is a collaboration between RACE Dance Collective and dancers in the Oklahoma hip-hop community.

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OKC's Myriad Botanical Gardens planning first Member Appreciation Weekend

The event will include story times, seed growing lessons and seed kits to take home, vendors and unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel.

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Listen: Oklahoma native Gregory Jerome releases new song 'American Spirit' for Juneteenth

Officially commemorated on June 19, Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in America.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'Impractical Jokers' stars postpone OKC show to 2021

All tickets for the original performance will be honored, so patrons should hold on to their tickets.

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Showbiz Cinemas Edmond celebrating Father's Day weekend by showing 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Showbiz Cinemas Edmond is currently one of the only open theaters in the Oklahoma City metro area due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgia senators say hate crimes law should protect police

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia’s state Senate have added police as a protected class to proposed hate crimes legislation...

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Video: Tickets for Garth Brooks' drive-in concert event to go back on sale Saturday after glitch

Billed as the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada, Brooks' show will be...

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Video: NBC's 2014 production of 'Peter Pan Live!,' starring Christopher Walken, Allison Williams and Kelli O'Hara, streaming for free this weekend

The musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale stars Allison Williams as the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Academy Award...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District postpones tonight's anticipated 'Solidarity in the Plaza: Black Lives Matter' due to record rise in COVID-19 cases

Although the festivities would be primarily outdoors, Plaza District Executive Director Selena Skorman said as many as 10,000...

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Interview and video: OKC nerdy rock band Dr. Pants releases abstract electronic album 'Objectionable Object'

Deliberately titled "Objectionable Object," the abstract new album premiered on Dr. Pants' Bandcamp earlier this month and...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival changes leads as Lance McDaniel steps down and Alyx Picard Davis steps up

As the festival heads into its final weekend of streaming films, panels, moviemaker Q&As and other content at...

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Stein Mart's survival in doubt

Can Stein Mart survive sagging sales due to COVID-19?

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Several Tulsa justice rallies are planned ... but not close to Trump event

TULSA — The Rev. Mareo Johnson predicted that Tulsa would gain an out-sized portion of the world's attention one day. Not just...

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No small affair: Tulsa's Juneteenth celebration has attracted eyes of the nation

TULSA — What initially was planned as a relatively small Juneteenth celebration has evolved into the exact opposite here in the...

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Greenwood takes center stage in Tulsa

Businesses on Greenwood Avenue were bustling Thursday and leaders of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce said they would like to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: As movie productions get back to action, Oklahoma film proponents see a potential boom

With the pandemic forcing Americans to spend more time at home watching TV and movies, the streaming wars are heating up even...

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Carpenter Square Theatre to continue 'CST LiveOnline!' with live-stream radio show-style production of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'

The theater does not plan to reopen until late fall for Season 37, but “CST LiveOnline!” is allowing Carpenter Square to...

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'CBS This Morning' to examine Tulsa Race Massacre as part of Juneteenth coverage

Officially commemorated on June 19, Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in America.

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Oklahoma native Mary Millben to be featured on new online series 'Impact Now'

“Impact Now” is a new, one-hour, online series profiling and featuring global leaders, entertainers, influencers, sports...

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Russell Westbrook, Alfre Woodard, Sen. Kamala Harris and more to appear on virtual Tulsa Block Party for Juneteenth

Baratunde Thurston, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, "Watchmen" creator Damon Lindelof, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson...

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'Dateline NBC' special 'The Long Road to Freedom' to focus on wrongfully convicted Tulsa brothers

The one-hour broadcast, "The Long Road to Freedom," is part of NBC News’ network-wide series, “Inequality in America.”

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HBO to make all episodes of 'Watchmen' - which depicts the Tulsa Race Massacre - free to watch this weekend

The network also will air a marathon of the 2019 series starting at noon Friday, which is Juneteenth.

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Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Benedict Cumberbatch and more to receive stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson and jazz icon Charlie Parker will be given...

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Documentary 'John Lewis: Good Trouble' to make U.S. premiere Friday at Tulsa's Circle Cinema

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" will open in theaters and on demand July 3, and it will be playing in multiple Oklahoma theaters.

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AP Explains: Juneteenth marks day last enslaved people freed

Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. Now, with support...

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How 'Watchmen' reminds us of the Tulsa Race Massacre before Trump's Oklahoma rally

The ambitious miniseries, an adaptation of a revered 1980s comic-book series that explores racism and the criminal justice...

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Video: Political parody group Founders Sing releases 'Stay Home Oklahoma' clip ahead of President Trump's Tulsa rally

The video features the singing likenesses of famous Oklahoma natives Brad Pitt (actor and filmmaker), Garth Brooks (country...

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Preview: Celebrations of Juneteenth, Black arts planned across Oklahoma this weekend

Between worldwide protests in response to the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody to President Trump's...

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Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes

Summer program receives $7,500 grant Jubilee Partners recently received a $7,500 grant from the Oklahoma City Community...

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Acts of Kindness

Life.Church joins OBI Saturday for blood drive COVID-19 has taken a toll on the state’s blood supply and Life.Church is...

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OKC Black Justice Fund to award local grants, address racial equity

A new fund will provide grants to Black-led organizations in the metro area and others that are working for racial equity, the...

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Poll: Americans not buying White House spin on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “a cause for celebration,”...

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OU Medical Center listed among 100 Great Hospitals in America

A national publication for healthcare decision-makers has named OU Medical Center one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inaugural Oklahoma International Dance Festival moves online

Classes will take place via Zoom with a limit of 14 dancers per class in order to maximize feedback and personalize training.

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Video: Check out Garth Brooks' uplifting new song 'We Belong to Each Other'

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts shared the new song.

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Preview: Final episode of 'Mike and Carrie: God & Country,' short film series featuring Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, debuts tonight

Throughout the four-part digital series, the couple has been providing insight into how they continually sustain their...

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UPDATED: Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park to launch 'Live from the Lawn' concert series, feature 'Okie All Stars' show

The debut concert in the "Live from the Lawn" series will feature several of the artists who performed on "Scissortail Streams"...

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OETA to air 'Race in Oklahoma' special

“Race in Oklahoma” will explore the history of racism in Oklahoma, policing, systemic issues (health, education and the...

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New York governor signs order making Juneteenth a paid holiday for state employees

NEW YORK (AP) — New York governor signs order making Juneteenth a paid holiday for state employees.

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Achievers

Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in Weatherford recently represented the Everett Dobson School of Business &...

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Norman water customers encouraged to use odd/even watering schedule

NORMAN — The city of Norman is asking water customers to use odd/even watering schedules during hot summer months. With...

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Achievers

Reilly Hendrickson, of Edmond, has been named a Who's Who recipient in 2020. Selection to Who's Who at Mississippi College is...

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Norman's July Fourth celebration postponed, anticipated for Labor Day weekend

NORMAN — The city of Norman Parks and Recreation Department has decided to postpone the annual 2020 Fourth of July celebration...

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‘Backyard Bugs' exhibit now open at Science Museum Oklahoma

Summer explorers can get up-close and personal with 6- and 8-legged creatures and giant animatronic insects in “Backyard Bugs:...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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South Oklahoma City Chamber sets seventh annual Shred Day for June 26

Unwanted documents that are cluttering up your home can be safely disposed of during the seventh annual South Oklahoma City...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Red Dirt Rangers to perform June 21 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — The Red Dirt Rangers, who have been carrying the banner for the Stillwater-born Red Dirt music scene since the late...

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Former church members seek accountability for alleged misdeeds

Former members of a metro area church said the house of worship should close immediately and its founders should be held...

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Summer favorites from Made in Oklahoma

Summertime calls for firing up the grill and putting fresh berries on the table as much as possible, so that's just what the...

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Empire's Easy E will close in one Plaza and open as Empire Slice Shop in another

Despite COVID-19's ongoing assault on the business side of local dining, signs of life aren't completely gone from the 405...

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MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

SOUP OR CHILI, YOUR FATHER WILL LIKE IT DEAR MELBA: This is not really chili, but it's not what I usually call soup either. We...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: For King & Country's OKC show canceled

Although most of the tour has been postponed, a few dates, including the OKC concert, have been canceled.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Choctaw Nation modifies its Labor Day Festival

The well-known event schedule is being narrowed to focus on cultural events and activities.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys postpone OKC show

Formed by Bob Wills in 1933, the band continues today under the leadership of Jason Roberts, a Western Swing star and two-time...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Diamond Ballroom plans to reopen with July concerts

Staffers have located optimum spots for additional sanitizing stations and devised new configurations for social distancing.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Jones Assembly reopening Wednesday with new live music series and summer menu

The Jones Assembly will be hosting the new "Local Tap" summer concert series from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday on the outdoor patio.

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North Korea says it will redeploy troops to now-shuttered inter-Korean tourism and economic sites near border with South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it will redeploy troops to now-shuttered inter-Korean tourism and economic sites...

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Divorce rates have tripled among boomers 55 and older, study shows

Soul searching empty nesters suffering through subpar marriages find that divorce after 60 can be an improvement, especially if...

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Check out these closet organizing finds

These finds will help you tackle that cluttered closet

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Internships get canceled or go virtual because of pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Yadeen Rashid was flying high in February. He’d just earned stellar grades in his latest semester at Virginia...

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Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth, which marks slavery's end, as holiday in state once home to Confederate capital

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth, which marks slavery's end, as holiday in state once home to...

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US shoppers returned with vigor in May in partial rebound

BALTIMORE (AP) — American shoppers ramped up their spending on store purchases by a record 17.7% from April to May, delivering...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival continues with Community Showcase

deadCenter is partnering with various organizations like Allied Arts, Lyric Theatre, Arts Council Oklahoma City's Art Moves,...

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El Sistema Oklahoma receives grant from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

The mission of El Sistema Oklahoma is to serve the community by engaging children within an ensemble-based music program so...

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'MVSKOKE VOICES: Contemporary Native American Art' showing at Wewoka's Seminole Nation Museum

An artist reception is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug 15 at the museum, 524 S Wewoka Ave.

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Do temperature scans help curb the virus?

Adam’s Journal Some businesses have begun using temperature checks for customers and staff. In particular, I’ve seen it in...

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Pain can have an englightening purpose

Phillip Yancey in his book "Where Is God When It Hurts?" wrote about leprosy and how we think of it as a disease that maims...

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Curbside Chronicle vendors selling Father's Day succulent arrangements

For the first time, The Curbside Chronicle, an organization employing people experiencing homelessness, is selling succulent...

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Flower shop employing those experiencing homelessness to open in August

A flower shop employing people transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City is set to open this August. Thanks to grant...

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Black Tulsa leader expresses concern about a Trump visit to Greenwood District

TULSA — The idea of President Donald Trump touring the historic Greenwood District during his upcoming visit to Oklahoma came...

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The hearts beind the masks

When the coronavirus war began, it came with few of the expected warning signs. Featherstone Assisted Living Center of Moore...

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Conversation focuses on 'unmuting' Black women

Black women are often left out of the conversation when it comes to the topic of racism and police brutality, and that is a...

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Watch: '60 Minutes' delves into the haunting history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Even with armed black veterans resisting the invasion of their neighborhood, more than 1,200 homes were destroyed, and many of...

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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert to show at four Oklahoma theaters

Designed in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the event was billed as playing at 300 drive-in theaters across North America,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lineup and dates announced for virtual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

Among those making their WoodyFest debut include Oscar-winning Irish vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Glen Hansard;...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Improv cancels autumn Oklahoma City Improv Festival

The nonprofit arts organization, which is based in the Plaza District, is resuming its improv classes this week but has not yet...

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Pink Panther's signature color refreshed

After 56 years, this beloved character is getting a new shade of pink

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OKC's Kingdom Media Club announces 'Okie Summer Movie Series,' to launch with 'The Goonies' 35th anniversary screening

Kingdom Media Club Executive Director Kyle William Roberts, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, will conduct the discussion with...

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Foundation named after El Reno resident helping students

A woman who died more than 40 years ago and with a heart for the children of El Reno, today, is helping people she never met....

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20-40-60: Don't be rude with your open umbrella

QUESTION: Are there rules about using umbrellas? I was in a crowd recently when someone took over the whole sidewalk with her...

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Nature & You: Rooftop story is a 'Father Gander' tale

In less than a week’s time, all of us will be celebrating the Father’s Day holiday. Dads everywhere will revel in their day to...

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Family Talk: Moving the rocks of racism

The deplorable actions of a few police officers in Minneapolis lit a tinderbox waiting to explode. There’s no question, people...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Canterbury Youth Voices' performance at D-Day memorial ceremony in France postponed to 2021

Because the D-Day celebrations were canceled for 2020, Canterbury Youth Voices will instead make their eagerly awaited trip to...

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Oklahoma art organizations share creative plans for NEA grant funding

The mostly forgotten true story of Guthrie native James Herman Banning, an aviator who in 1932 partnered with Oklahoma City...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Shakespeare getting creative after canceling remainder of season

The company - which this year officially became a small professional theater under Actors' Equity Association, the union...

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Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fitness junkies locked out of gyms, commuters fearful of public transit, and families going stir crazy...

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Care-free days at theme parks giving way to virus safeguards

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hugs from Mickey Mouse are out at Walt Disney World. So is bunching up at Six Flags to snag a front-seat...

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Bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books) 2. “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo...

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Star-crossed season: Oklahoma Shakespeare cancels season, gets creative in light of coronavirus pandemic

In William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy "Romeo & Juliet," Friar Laurence's vital message to the exiled beau is delayed when...

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Oklahoma works with neighboring states to attract international tourists

Oklahoma is working together with cities in Texas and Louisiana on a new tour plan intended to bring in more tourists from...

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Discover Oklahoma: 2020 summer staycation ideas

Much has been said and written about "buy local," and it's a practice that's more important now than ever. We all know how...

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Commentary: Nanny who created annual Stand Up To Hate Play Date is making buttons for people to show their allyship

It grew, like so many beautiful things do, from a low, dark place. Ferrai Pickett, who is black, was working as a nanny for two...

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Oklahoma Art Notes

Lawton theater to host annual meeting LAWTON — Lawton Community Theatre will host its annual board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday...

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Oklahoma housing tax credits allocated statewide

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees allocated federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits at a recent...

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Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House fundraiser opens in person and online

The Symphony Show House fundraiser is on and online at 2737 Guilford Lane, with social distancing observed because of the...

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Trump heeds calls for sensitivity in changing Tulsa rally date

President Donald Trump heeded calls for sensitivity — including one from U.S. Sen. James Lankford — in changing the date for...

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Watch: Oklahoma duo The Imaginaries debut cinematic 'Revival' music video, playing as part of the deadCenter Film Festival

Directed by Reagan Elkins of Intellego Media and filmed all over Oklahoma, the "Revival" video features Henry and McClure as...

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Tulsa Race Massacre to be examined on Sunday's '60 Minutes'

Scott Pelley reports on the race massacre, in which an estimated 300 people – mostly African American men, women and children –...

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Black legislators respond to president's decision to change rally date

President Donald Trump's decision to change the date of his campaign rally in Tulsa garnered mixed reactions from some members...

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OKC Zoo to start weekly summer Sip & Stroll event for adults

The event is for guests 21 and older and limited to 900 visitors per night. It will offer a chance to explore an outdoor path...

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Amid pandemic, scores of US Catholic schools face closure

Catholic schools have faced tough times for years, but the pace of closures is accelerating amid economic fallout from the...

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Shared Hope with Jane Jayroe Gamble: Trust is built in daily talks with God

One of the great leaders in our community is Natalie Shirley, the president and chief executive officer of the National Cowboy...

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Oklahoma faith briefs for June 13

Crossings to host blood drive Crossings Community Church is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute for a two-day blood...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $46 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: Leon Russell's old studio is for sale

LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Hills home that the late musician-songwriter and Oklahoma native Leon Russell once used as a...

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Life.Church gives to hospitals, food pantries

As part of a larger COVID-19 response effort, Life.Church recently donated a total of $50,000 to two Oklahoma hospital...

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OKC church provides housing for missionaries in coronavirus era

As COVID-19 rapidly became a worldwide crisis and much overseas travel came to a standstill, many Southern Baptist missionaries...

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Top tips to mow like a pro

If you’re a homeowner who already has a nice lawn but you are looking to take its appearance to the next level, striping is a...

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Rodd Moesel: It's beginning to feel a lot like summer in the garden

It is beginning to feel more like summer as the sun intensifies, the days get longer and the day and night temperatures rise....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

OnCue: 820 S Meridian Ave., retail sales, erect, $5,350,000. Precision Construction Group: 2650 Shull Ave., office-warehouse,...

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Marni Jameson: Building ‘skoolie’ was in couple’s wheelhouse

Shortly after Hannah and Ian Hernandez began dating five years ago, they took their relationship on the road, driving together...

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Bible lesson for June 13

"His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’” — John 9:2 Humans often spend...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 13, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an updated midcentury home on 0.23 acre next door to the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in...

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Trump reschedules Tulsa rally amid controversy; Oklahoma Black caucus focuses holiday narrative

TULSA — On Friday afternoon, a group of Black state legislators said nothing will stop them from placing the focus of this...

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Symphony Show House fundraiser is on, and online, in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House fundraiser is on at 2737 Guilford Lane, with social distancing observed because of the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: TobyMac postpones Tulsa show to 2021

Fans who cannot attend the newly scheduled date may request a refund through July 12 at their original point of purchase.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Virtual tour offered of OKC Orchestra League Symphony Show House, benefiting OKC Philharmonic

All tour tickets, designer sales, pop-up boutique sales and even the sale of the whole house will benefit the music education...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Poison postpones summer Tulsa tour stop

Ticketholders are encouraged to keep their tickets, which will be honored at the rescheduled date that will be announced at a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OETA launching summer OETA Art Club for middle and high school students

OETA Art Club combines clips from OETA’s award-winning arts series, "Gallery America," with discussion guides and activities...

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National Cowboy Museum offering meet and greet with Cowboy Tim

The meet and greet is free with museum admission.

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Pop open a bottle, California wine tasting rooms reopening

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as...

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Atlantic City OKs booze on the Boardwalk to boost crowds

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many folks could use a drink right about now, and they're now able to do it while strolling the...

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Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases,...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma actress Cate Jones premiering feature film directorial debut 'She's the Eldest' at deadCenter Film Festival

Her black-and-white film is premiering as part of the 20th Anniversary deadCenter Film Festival, which started Thursday and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Artists and art groups release free custom color sheets for children and adults

Even as the state's phased reopening continues, the summer heat may continue to keep Oklahomans inside their houses and looking...

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Oklahoma band The Imaginaries planning Facebook Live celebration of the 'Revival' music video release in conjunction with deadCenter Film Festival

The duo is planning a Facebook Live Q&A and premiere party at noon today in conjunction with Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film...

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"What are you willing to do:" Black Women Voices hosts conversation on race

A group of local, black female leaders hosted a public discussion on race Wednesday evening after being left out of Gov. Kevin...

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Ex-treasurer accused of embezzling from Oklahoma Outdoor Outreach

An Oklahoma City man facing a felony charge admitted embezzling nearly $70,000 from an all-volunteer foundation that provides...

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Video: Flaming Lips give the ultimate social distancing performance on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

The Grammy-winning psychedelic rockers performed their iconic hit "Race for the Prize," from their seminal 1999 album "The Soft...

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Video: Martin Scorsese officially welcomes cinephiles to OKC's virtual deadCenter Film Festival tonight

His welcome message is presented by deadCenter and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum reopens with new exhibits and AR experience

The 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing was April 19, but instead of welcoming crowds of people to pay their...

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A guide to the first virtual deadCenter Film Festival, which is launching today

The 20th deadCenter Film Festival is a virtual event, and here's how you access that goodness.

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deadCenter Film Festival includes black filmmakers discussion hosted by OKC Councilwoman Nikki Nice

Other deadCenter 2020 selections created by black filmmakers include "Test Pattern," "Things of Beauty Burn" and "Justin."

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OKC's Plaza District to host Black Lives Matter event highlighting local black artists

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and mask wearing are encouraged.

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Carl Icahn wants to raze a former Trump casino. But when?

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has filed plans to demolish a former Atlantic City casino built by...

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OKC artist Marilyn Artus brings 'Her Flag' project celebrating 19th Amendment centennial back to Oklahoma

Artus has sewed on the last seven stripes at her Oklahoma City home while live-streaming on social media. Saturday's OKC event...

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Video: Garth Brooks announces summer concert event at drive-in theaters across North America

The event will take place rain or shine and will begin at dusk.

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Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes

Center names new president Jessica Clayton has been named president and chief executive officer of Daily Living Centers of...

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'Her Flag' flies home: OKC artist Marilyn Artus to sew on Oklahoma stripe for cross-country art project honoring 19th Amendment centennial

When Oklahoma City artist Marilyn Artus first started criss-crossing the country a year ago to add the stripes to "Her Flag,"...

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Amid pandemic, some camps go virtual, in-home

Oklahoma summer camps may permanently change based on adjustments made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Camp Fire Heart of...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 1951 choir practice in the Arbuckles

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Video: Garth Brooks to make announcement Thursday on 'Good Morning America'

Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, teased the announcement on Monday's episode of his weekly Facebook Live...

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deadCenter Film Festival to include all-star live Zoom screenplay table read

deadCenter 2020 is set for Thurday-June 21 and will be primarily online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Frontier City adds 'mask free break zones'

Frontier City reopened Friday with a mask requirement, temperature checks, required reservations and other safety protocols to...

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Video: Oklahoma dancer Keagan Capps wows on 'World of Dance'

Celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo praised the Moore teenager.

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Canceling Ivanka Trump spurs backlash for Kansas college

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Donors are pushing Kansas' higher education board to fire Wichita State University's president after he...

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Flaming Lips to be musical guest tonight on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

The Grammy-winning psychedelic rockers released last month their first new recording of 2020.

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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's web series 'Mike and Carrie: God & Country' continues tonight

Throughout the four-part digital series, the couple is providing insight into how they continually sustain their marriage,...

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Backlash over George Floyd tweet forces out CrossFit founder

The founder and CEO of CrossFit is stepping down after his tweet about George Floyd sparked a social media backlash and a wave...

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Trunk show: Trask shoes at Balliets

Shoes for all seasons in the spotlight at trunk show

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Wanderlust woes? Décor ideas for the housebound traveler

If your actual travel plans are on hold, you can soothe your wanderlust with a few home décor change-ups or additions.Whether...

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Journey guitarist and Oklahoma native Neal Schon to appear this afternoon on Joe Bonamassa's live-stream show 'Live from Nerdville'

Since it is unclear when the music industry will be able to have in-person concert performances, "Live from Nerdville," an...

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Mid-American schools create separate conference for esports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in the Mid-American...

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Five Oklahoma organizations receive grants from National Endowment for the Arts

The grants announced today are part of the NEA's regular grant-making process, separate from grants related to funding made...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman's MAINSITE Contemporary Art reopens today

The gallery will operate with a limited capacity, and its staff highly recommends any and all visitors wear a mask and adhere...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum reopening today

The museum has implemented new procedures to enhance health and safety protections for visitors and employees.

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Achievers

University of Central Oklahoma senior Amanda Siew, a professional media major from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, has received...

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City of Norman launches new, user-friendly website

NORMAN — The city of Norman has launched a new version of NormanOk.gov that aims to improve residents' access to public...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Edmond dog park pond closed temporarily out of caution; small amounts of blue-green algae detected

EDMOND — The Edmond dog park pond is temporarily closed due to concerns with blue-green algae in the area. The access gate is...

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Application deadline extended to June 15 for grandparents raising grandchildren fall school supply assistance

Due to COVID-19, Sunbeam Family Services has extended the application deadline to June 15 for its annual fall backpack and...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Achievers

Oklahoma City natives Kentrell Wallace and Emma Saunders will graduate this spring from the Oklahoma School for the Blind in...

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Melba's Swap Shop

Of course, it's good! DEAR READERS: Many years ago, Norma Bradley, of Del City, shared this Heath Pie recipe. I'm not sure if...

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Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services offers STEM training for students with disabilities

Free virtual summer STEM camps funded by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will be available online this...

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Norman Municipal Courts offering to clear warrants at reduced cost through June 30

It's a window of opportunity for anyone who has outstanding warrants related to Norman citations. The city of Norman Municipal...

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Mustang Public Schools offers in-person enrollment, as well as online option

Mustang Public Schools has begun offering in-person and online/contactless enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. The...

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Food Dude: Frenzy Brewing Co. to open Monday in Edmond

EDMOND — Frenzy Brewing Co. completes a long, winding road to opening its downtown tasking room in the historic E.A. Bender...

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Panel discussion on faith and race is set

Several organizations have joined together to host a virtual discussion on face and race. "A Community Conversation: Faith and...

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Russell Westbrook to produce 'Terror in Tulsa' docuseries on Tulsa Race Massacre

Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents attacked, set aflame and ultimately destroyed the Greenwood District,...

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Documentary on Tulsa's Black Wall Street in the works from LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment

The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history.

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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum receives $1 million gift from Paycom CEO Chad Richison

The museum announced in March that it was closing temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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'Surviving R. Kelly' producer dream hampton attached to limited documentary series based on Tulsa Race Massacre

Approaching the centennial anniversary of the 1921 tragedy, the working title for the project is "Black Wall Street," according...

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National Cowboy Museum opening early for Elder Hour

The first hour of business will be devoted to senior visitors.

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Billie Holiday documentary 'Billie' to open this year's deadCenter Film Festival

Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film Festival starts Thursday and continues through June 21.

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OKC Zoo opening earlier in the summer

Due to the threat of the coronavirus, the zoo continues to take strong precautions to protect guests and staff members alike.

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Oklahoma Film + Music Office to offer free virtual introductory film classes as part of deadCenter Film Festival

Smithsonian Magazine recently named deadCenter Film Festival one of eight film festivals worth virtually attending this year.

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art to offer free admission for children and teens

Prior to the museum's temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, admission for visitors 17 and younger had been $10.