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Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the...

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July 4 weekend music coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Three days of live music are on tap during the July 4 weekend at the Arcadia Round Barn. Martin and Pearson will...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yukon's Iron Thistle Scottish Festival rescheduled for fall

Tickets already purchased for the April dates will be honored at the rescheduled autumn dates, which were announced today.

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T.I. to teach 'Business of Trap Music' at Clark Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper T.I. will soon be adding educator to his resume.T.I will join hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K....

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The Latest: Most in New Orleans with virus had no symptoms

NEW ORLEANS -- A study of New Orleans area residents infected with the coronavirus indicates 75 percent had no symptoms.The...

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Review: Paul Weller’s shiny ‘On Sunset’ a carnival of sounds

Paul Weller, “On Sunset” (Verve Forecast)Paul Weller’s “On Sunset” is a rapturous collection, filled to the brim with a...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo talks new documentary 'Love and Fury,' Indigenous art, 'Reservation Dogs' and more

The Holdenville native also is paying homage to survivors with this week's live-streaming premiere of his documentary short...

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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus...

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From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American.The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State's Fourth of July plans change with the pandemic

Many venerable events have been canceled or postponed, while other celebrations are carrying on but with changes designed to...

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This Date in Baseball

July 81912 — Rube Marquard’s 19-game winning streak was stopped when the New York Giants lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs.1935 —...

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Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing

Joe Ely, "Love In the Midst of Mayhem” (Rack 'Em Records)Joe Ely's leftovers are keepers, as “Love In the Midst of Mayhem”...

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Funeral planned Wednesday for retired pope's elder brother

BERLIN (AP) — A funeral is to be held in Germany next week for the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope...

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Business Highlights

____Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturnWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed...

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21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at...

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Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the...

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Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96

BERLIN (AP) — The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who earned renown in his own right as a...

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Maddie & Tae, Rascal Flatts, Kylie Morgan and more to be featured on tonight's 'CMA Summer Stay-Cay'

The streaming event will celebrate the legacy of CMA Fest, the world’s longest-running country music festival taking place in...

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Audible announces multi-project deal with Gunpowder & Sky, to launch with St. Vincent project

The St. Vincent project will followed by narratives focused on renowned recording artists Smokey Robinson and Alanis...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be...

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Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, arranger and musician who worked on albums by Frank...

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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Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

ROME (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St....

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Review: Revolutionary 'Hamilton' arrives at an uneasy time

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness.The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's...

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Kristin Chenoweth, Cody Alan and Ty Herndon to co-host tonight's live-stream Concert for Love and Acceptance

Produced by Herndon’s newly formed charitable foundation, The Foundation for Love & Acceptance, the event will count GLAAD and...

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Video: Garth Brooks announces second live-stream request show, moves stadium date to 2021

Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, also announced Monday that he has rescheduled for a second time his stadium...

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Video: Happy birthday to Gary Busey, starring with Dennis Quaid in the upcoming podcast 'Uncle Drank'

One of Audio Up’s newest properties, the "Uncle Drank: The Totally Hammered" podcast is set to premiere later this year and...

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Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicole Young, Dr. Dre's wife of 24 years, has filed for divorce.Young filed documents seeking to end her...

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Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this...

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A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political success

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with...

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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.An MTV spokesperson...

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Band's pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

NEW YORK (AP) — What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly...

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UPDATED: Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium to showcase new Irish dance production 'Celtic Throne'

"Celtic Throne—The Royal Journey of Irish Dance" explores the ancient origins of Irish step dance and celebrates the...

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Dutch drug sellers get 5-year prison terms in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Dutch men have been sentenced to five years in prison for selling drugs at a popular Budapest...

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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert entertains more 350,000 across North America

The concert was created exclusively for the drive-in event. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with Brooks' full band.

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Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11July 5: Musician Robbie Robertson is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 70. Country...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the...

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BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Youth Orchestras planning online fundraiser Play It Forward: LIVE!

The event will feature several musical performances from the outstanding students, interviews with alumni and special guests...

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Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies...

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World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in...

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Watch: Pentatonix releases quarantine-theme EP 'At Home'

The EP features six new tracks, including covers of hits by The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit and The Cranberries.

Life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosting virtual Sonic Free Family Day Sunday

The Sonic Free Family Day activities go virtual at noon Sunday.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Fair's cancellation leaves a big hole in 2020 calendar

The Oklahoma State Fair's Board of Directors announced Friday that the fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friday's Sports in Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said...

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Oklahoma State Fair's cancellation expected to have a ripple effect

In 2007, fiddler Kyle Dillingham and his bandmates in Horseshoe Road played 33 shows in 11 days at the Oklahoma State Fair. The...

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Milton Glaser, designer of iconic 'I Love NY' logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Milton Glaser, designer of iconic 'I Love NY' logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday.

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Video: NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!,' starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer and Audra McDonald, streaming for free this weekend

It remains the most-watched live musical television event since its broadcast revived the format in 2013.

Business

Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy brand to Gap.The rap superstar will design adult and kids' clothing that will...

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Statisticians join criticism against Census Bureau hires

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The world's largest statisticians group added to a chorus of criticism against the hiring this week of two...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa cancels for the first time in history

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa welcomes upwards of 60,000 people annually to River West Festival Park in a five-day celebration of the...

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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Q&A: Lil Yachty on music, inclusion, Drake and trust issues

NEW YORK (AP) — If it weren’t for Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, Lil Yachty’s latest album might be filled with slow,...

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Interview and audio: Turnpike Troubadour Kyle Nix releases solo debut 'Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories'

"Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories" was recorded and co-produced by Wes Sharon (Turnpike Troubadours, John...

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Interview and videos: OKC rapper Jabee releases timely new album 'This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I'm Glad I Got You'

Since the coronavirus has brought touring to a halt, Jabee is planning a pop-up art installation called "Glad I Got You" at 9...

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Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen...

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WEEK AHEAD

DRIVE BEFORE YOU CRAWL The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is hosting the OK ART Crawl from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at...

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'Fragile and Cruel': OKC rapper and activist Jabee releasing timely new album

Even as he prepares to release his first album in almost four years, Jabee Williams wishes he had a little more time. "The hard...

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Not just fiddling around: Turnpike Troubadour Kyle Nix releases first solo album

For Kyle Nix, releasing his debut solo album just feels right, even in a time of so much upheaval. “Right now, I feel like I’m...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: American Banjo Museum's Americana Fest goes virtual

This year’s lineup will be headlined by Oklahoma’s own Byron Berline Band.

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The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by...

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Mickelson added to field in a US Open without qualifying

The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill...

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Review: Canadian Lund's unique style: Country & Northwestern

Corb Lund, “Agricultural Tragic” (New West)The first verse of the first song makes it clear Corb Lund is exploring a remote...

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Review: HAIM hits its stride in confident, creative album

HAIM, “Women In Music Pt. III” (Columbia Records)The group HAIM — composed of sister trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim — has...

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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists...

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2020 Norman Music Festival canceled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

NORMAN — The 2020 Norman Music Festival has been canceled in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "NMF is looking at new...

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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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Review: One-musician show by Ray LaMontagne on ‘MONOVISION’

Ray LaMontagne, “MONOVISION” (RCA)Ray LaMontagne takes a comprehensive less-is-more approach on “MONOVISION,” his eighth...

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Review: Roots rocker Will Hoge gets mad and waxes romantic

Will Hoge, "Tiny Little Movies” (Thirty Tigers/Edlo)An entire album of angry political anthems could be exhausting, like the...

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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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Review: Ferrell spins a warm-hearted spoof in ‘Eurovision’

“ Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Will Ferrell’s goofy and highly quotable parody of the long-running...

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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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Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A trumpeter who came up in the shadow of Miles Davis then stepped out of it. An architect whose soaring stadiums and concert...

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Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died....

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Landmarks to highlight Australia-New Zealand World Cup bid

SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney Opera House and Auckland’s Sky Tower will be lit up simultaneously to highlight the joint bid from...

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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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Monday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878...

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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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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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Plants fill seats at Barcelona opera house concert

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened Monday and performed its first concert since the...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4June 28: Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 94. Comedian John Byner is 83....

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New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Review: Jessie Ware is the pleasure principal on new album

Jessie Ware, “What’s Your Pleasure?" (PMR/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope)What is your pleasure? If it’s nostalgia and bopping...

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Brad Paisley on drive-in concerts: 'It's a return to life'

NEW YORK (AP) — For country star Brad Paisley, who has spent the last two decades performing live concerts for feverish fans,...

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Darren Criss reveals songwriting chops and a goofier side

NEW YORK (AP) — Great songs have been inspired by all kinds of things — like love, dreams and heartache. Now comes an unlikely...

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Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

NEW YORK (AP) — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months...

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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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Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast...

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Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump's comeback rally?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Did teens, TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music troll the president of the United States?For more...

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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...

Life

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

The singers of Oklahoma City-based Canterbury Youth Voices will have to wait another year to travel to Normandy, France, and...

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Cobain 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for sky-high $6 million

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 “MTV Unplugged”...

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Beyoncé drops surprise single 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called...

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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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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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White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a lower-key “Salute to America" celebration this year on July...

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Rapper Hurricane Chris arrested for murder in Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Rap artist Hurricane Chris, known for the hit “A Bay Bay,” has been arrested on a murder charge in...

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Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The scene is the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. In the midst of a gaggle of dancing...

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Harry Connick Jr. honors workers during pandemic road trip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and actor Harry Connick Jr. has spent a lot of his life on tour buses and traveling from city to...

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South African choir adapts to COVID-19 by making new music

MOUTSE VALLEY, South Africa (AP) — The dusty streets of rural South Africa are a far cry from the bright lights of “America's...

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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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New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released

NEW YORK (AP) — A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin’s riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary...

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NEVER SAY DIE: Kingdom Media Club hosts a summer movie screening of “The Goonies” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winchester Drive-In...

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Abstract experimentation: OKC nerdy rock band Dr. Pants pivots with new album 'Objectionable Object'

David Broyles admits that an all-instrumental album of experimental electronic music might be a strange choice for the first...

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The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul...

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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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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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Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has extended to three years a restraining order taken out by Billie Eilish against a man who...

Life

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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Denying marriage claim, justices OK James Brown's dying wish

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Godfather of Soul's dying wish to help educate needy children is a big step closer to being...

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Memphis music festival, barbecue cooking contest canceled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and other “Memphis in...

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Review: Oumou Sangaré's 'Acoustic' shows passion, commitment

Oumou Sangaré, “Acoustic” (No Format!)Even if you don’t understand a word, it’s clear that Mali’s Oumou Sangaré is not singing...

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Review: String quartet with Yo-Yo Ma wows again on 2nd album

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, "Not Our First Goat Rodeo” (Sony Music Masterworks)The success of the...

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World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103

LONDON (AP) — Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces’ Sweetheart” who serenaded British troops during World War II,...

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Jason Mraz to give earnings from new album to social justice

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Mraz has a new album coming out and he wants everyone to buy it and love it. But he's not going to make a...

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AP Exclusive: Singer of black anthem song signs record deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old who turned heads on social media with his passionate performance about being a...

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Shaq to compete with Gronk in virtual live party, fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaq and Gronk are about to throw down with each other for a cause.The men with seven championship rings...

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Cultural celebration: Events showcasing Juneteenth and Black arts planned across Oklahoma

Candice Jackson's interest in self-care resulted in an outbreak of creativity during the coronavirus pandemic. "I started with...

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Review: Phoebe Bridgers serves up digital Laurel Canyon folk

Phoebe Bridgers, "Punisher” (Dead Oceans)Phoebe Bridgers manages the neat trick of pulling pop toward the future while honoring...

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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.

Life

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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The special secret sauce in John Legend’s album: the Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — At the 2020 Grammy Awards, John Legend excitedly walked around with “a special secret,” as he puts it: He had...

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Megachurch pastor apologizes for 'white blessing' comments

ATLANTA (AP) — A white pastor for an Atlanta megachurch has tearfully apologized for referring to the “blessing of slavery” and...

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'Hamilton,' 'Phantom' will be off London stages until 2021

LONDON (AP) — Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until...

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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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John Legend and the musical superheroes behind his new album

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has formed a musical version of The Avengers to help his new album marvel.“We’ve got some musical...

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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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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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Lyric Opera of Chicago, SF cancel fall seasons due to virus

CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera have canceled the fall portions of their 2020-21 seasons due...

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Former Lady Antebellum will continue going by Lady A after apologizing to singer with the same name

The country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum will keep its new name, Lady A, after connecting with blues singer Anita...

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Review: Don Bryant expresses deep soul on ‘You Make Me Feel'

Don Bryant, “You Make Me Feel” (Fat Possum Records)Don Bryant’s second secular album in decades is like a lost Memphis soul...

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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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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The King of Staten Island2. Gemini Man3. The Hunt (2020)4. The Invisible Man (2020)5. Bad...

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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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Queen Latifah: Let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be gone forever

NEW YORK (AP) — While some have criticized HBO Max's removal of “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming service — including...

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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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New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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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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Review: Matt Lovell finds his way on soothing 9-track album

Matt Lovell, “Nobody Cries Today” (Tone Tree Music)Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Lovell has tapped gospel, soul and...

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PBS invites you to come up sometime and see a Mae West doc

NEW YORK (AP) — Before there was Cher or Madonna, Beyoncé or Rihanna, there was another savvy media star who unapologetically...

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Drake tops BET Awards nods; show to air on CBS for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this...

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Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard lead Americana Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriter Brandi Carlile has had a productive year and that's led her to be the leading nominee...

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Review: Neil Young's long-shelved 'Homegrown' a missing link

Neil Young, “Homegrown” (Reprise)Neil Young's “Homegrown," finished 45 years ago but not released until now, is the missing...

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Review: Dylan's 'Rough and Rowdy Ways' masterful, reflective

Bob Dylan, “Rough and Rowdy Ways” (Columbia)It may have seemed after three-straight records covering traditional pop standards...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 21-27

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 21-27:June 21: Actor Bernie Kopell (“The Love Boat”) is 87. Actor Monte Markham is 85....

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Hank Williams Jr.'s 27-year-old daughter killed in accident

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 27-year-old daughter of country singer Hank Williams Jr. was killed in a highway accident in Tennessee,...

Health

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...

Life

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...

Health

Bars reopening in New Orleans. Will tourists come?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bar owners in New Orleans prepared for a soft opening, and an uncertain one, as they began letting customers...

Health

Despite risks, Greek islands keen to reopen to tourists

MYKONOS, Greece (AP) — The Greek island of Mykonos' newest bar-restaurant, Pelican, seemed to appear from nowhere.Tables, light...

Health

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.

Health

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...

Life

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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Week Ahead

FLYING HIGH: In celebration of the 19th Amendment’s 100-year anniversary, artist Marilyn Artus is constructing a flag with 36...

Health

Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFFORT WOPTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour was back to work Thursday.Justin Rose and Harold Varner III shared the lead at...

Life

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...

Health

Dr. Amy Acton resigns; guided governor to praise on pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The health director who helped Ohio's Republican governor earn glowing reviews for his pandemic response...

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Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, Brandon Blackstock.The singer,...

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Garth Brooks concert to be played at 300 drive-in theaters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in...

Life

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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Pick me up off the floor, Norah Jones asks on her new album

NEW YORK (AP) — The title of Norah Jones’ new album, “Pick Me Up Off the Floor,” has two chief meanings.After spending two...

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Country group Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum is changing its name to Lady A, with members saying they...

Health

Nurses' musical voices give comfort in midst of pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Providing palliative care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can be taxing for nurses trying to...

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Pharrell Williams proposes Virginia Black Lives Matter art

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach is considering painting Black Lives Matter down its oceanfront boardwalk after...

Life

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...

Health

Coachella, Stagecoach canceled this year over virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns.Dr....

Life

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,...

Health

For George Floyd, a complicated life and a notorious death

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander’s video of George Floyd’s last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice,...

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Chloe x Halle are all grown up and ready to turn up

NEW YORK (AP) — After the sister duo Chloe x Halle spent a year working on their sophomore album — which they co-wrote,...

Health

Pete Davidson: 'The King of Staten Island' is 100% me

NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Pete Davidson performed stand-up, he was 16. It was in front of a handful of people at a place...

Life

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...

Health

NY Philharmonic cancels fall season, moves up Geffen rebuild

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic canceled its fall season because of the coronavirus pandemic and has moved up the...

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Grammys make awards changes, address conflicts of interest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best...

News

London mayor seeks answers over Taser use on rapper's father

LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor has called for an urgent investigation after rapper Wretch 32 released a video of his father being...

Health

The Latest: George Floyd's casket taken inside mausoleum

TOP OF THE HOUR:— `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd.— New York passes bill to unveil police...

Health

The Latest: SKorea requires QR codes at 'high-risk' venues

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 as officials begin requiring nightclubs, karaoke rooms...

Life

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.

Health

`He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood...

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Review: Gone West embrace a sunny country in superb album

Gone West, “Canyons” (Triple Tigers Records)The full-length debut album from Gone West sets the tone right from the album cover...

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Vienna Philharmonic purrs back to life after pandemic pause

The Vienna Philharmonic returned home, and its famous strings purred for the first time since March 10.Its 2,854-seat...

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VIRUS DIARY: The singing stopped, and the emptiness arrived

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — My mother taught me that the best place in the world is on the inside of a chord. If you've ever been...

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AP Exclusive: The Dalai Lama to release 1st album in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with...

Health

Salzburg Festival will go on this year but in shortened form

The Salzburg Festival will be one of classical music’s few offerings in the summer of the coronavirus pandemic, staging a...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cody Johnson's summer OKC show canceled

Ticketmaster will automatically refund customers at the point of purchase within two weeks, according to the announcement.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Alan Jackson's 2020 Oklahoma arena tour stop rescheduled for 2021

The Country Music Hall of Famer has rescheduled his Tulsa tour stop for a second time due to the pandemic.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tool cancels 'Fear Inoculum Tour,' including OKC show

The tour was organized to support Tool's new album "Fear Inoculum," which arrived last summer after years of anticipation.

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Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bonnie Pointer, who in 1969 convinced three of her church-singing siblings to form the Pointer Sisters,...

News

Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the black experience

NEW YORK (AP) — After watching the ghastly video of George Floyd dying as a police officer pressed a knee on his neck,...

Life

Watch: OKC rapper Jabee releases powerful music video for timely new song 'Clic,' with the message 'Stop killing us'

The recent making of the video northeast Oklahoma City drew attention when Jabee worked with his friend Dustin Sliger, owner of...

Health

New this week: Spike Lee flick, 'Artemis Fowl,' Norah Jones

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Health

K-pop fans become an unexpected ally to American protesters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As American protesters took to the streets to mourn the death of George Floyd, they found an...

Life

Interview and photos: OKC rapper Jabee Williams uses lighted sign to send message after George Floyd's death

In light of national events, Mayor David Holt issued a lengthy statement on social media Saturday about Oklahoma City's...

Life

Video and interview: OKC rapper Jabee releases new single and video 'No Allegiance'

The song is the latest advance single from his upcoming double-LP "This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You," due...

Life

Listen: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Beau Jennings releases acoustic album 'Son of Thunderbird'

Jennings performed and recorded the forthcoming album himself, with contributions from friends John Calvin Abney, Andy Adams,...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 14-20:June 14: Actress Marla Gibbs is 89. Singer Rod Argent of The Zombies and Argent...

Health

TV special 'United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes,' to feature Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and more

The special will feature performances by Connick, Jon Batiste, Andra Day, John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi...

Health

The Latest: Seattle police use of pepper spray criticized

TOP OF THE HOUR:— Seattle mayor, police chief criticized for police use of flash bangs, pepper spray— Artists paint ‘End Racism...

Health

The Obamas deliver speeches during YouTube virtual ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech Sunday that the nationwide protests following the...

Life
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The Latest: Flash bang, pepper spray disperses Seattle crowd

TOP OF THE HOUR:— Police use flash bang devices, pepper spray to disperse Seattle protesters— Mayor of Portland, Oregon, orders...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma singer Sophia Massad releases music video for soulful new single 'She'

The song is Massad’s first release in 2020, in anticipation of the release of her full-length album, which has been postponed...

Business

Kanye West attends Chicago protest, donates $2M to victims

Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.A...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: A cancer survivor takes comfort in her piano

NEW YORK (AP) — Since mid-March, when my NYC friends and I began sheltering at home, my piano has been a big source of comfort....

Life

Video: OKC band Dr. Pants releases new album 'Objectionable Object'

Dr. Pants has previously been known primarily for nerdy rock music, which makes this project seem like a bit of a hard left,...

News

Spain: Composers Williams, Morricone honored for film scores

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation on Friday awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to composers Ennio Morricone...

Health

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

MANILLA, Philippines — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that...

Health

Dallas Opera postpones opening night from October to March

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Opera is postponing opening night from Oct. 9 to March 5 and cutting its 2020-21 season from five...

Health

Floyd mourned, celebrated as death used as call to action

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mural honoring George Floyd was projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused...

Health

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The United Nations is among organizations urging companies to create a “people's vaccine” for COVID-19 that would be free to...

Crime

Police: Teen hurt in gunfire at rapper YFN Lucci video shoot

ATLANTA (AP) — A teenager was injured Wednesday night after gunfire rang out during the filming of a music video in Atlanta,...

Life

Lyric video: OKC photographer and artist Madelyn Amacher releases debut single 'candles' under the moniker heartspace

The cover and promo art were done by local photographer Brittany Berbena-Phillips, and the video was created by local...

Life

Oklahoma jewelry maker supporting other local artists

A Tulsa jewelry artist has supported local artists and musicians through jewelry sales as changes made due to COVID-19 have put...

Health

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were...

Health

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their...

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Review: Nick Lowe's sardonic duality on display on new EP

Nick Lowe, “Lay It On Me” (Yep Roc Records)In typical Nick Lowe fashion, the upbeat love song that's the title track of his...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13:June 7: Actress Virginia McKenna (“Born Free”) is 89. Singer Tom Jones is 80....

Health

Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to...

News

Review: Dion gets distinguished help on rocking blues album

Dion, “Blues with Friends” (Keeping the Blues Alive Records)“Blues with Friends” sets up rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Dion with a...

Life

Randy Rogers, Read Southall Band, Kaitlin Butts and more to play inaugural Weedstock at Stillwater's Tumbleweed Dancehall

The three-day music festival, billed as highlighting peace, love and music, is slated for Aug. 20-22 at the venerable...

Life

Watch: Audra Mae covers The Beatles with a little help from Aubrie Sellers, Alayna Rogers and Nariah Francois

A Putnam City High School graduate based in Nashville and Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter recorded the cover pre-coronavirus...

Life

Michael Music, Tulsa band to bring live music to Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Cushing musician Michael Music and the Tulsa band “And Then There Were Two” will bring live music to the Arcadia...

Health

John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, urged lawmakers...

Health

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older...

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Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against...

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Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark...

Life

Watch: Ray Wylie Hubbard teams with Ashley McBryde and The Cadillac Three for new music videos

The tracks are from Hubbard’s forthcoming album, "Co-starring," which will be his debut release on Big Machine.

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Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx stood shoulder-to-shoulder with activists in Minneapolis, proclaiming that “we’re not afraid of...

Business

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response...

Health

Met Opera cuts season by 3 1/2 months, to shorten some shows

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera season is getting shorter, along with some of its shows.The Met said Monday it is...

Life

Listen: Oklahoma-California band Sports returns with irresistible new song 'Tell You Something'

The song represents Sports' first new material since the 2018 album "Everyone's Invited."

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University's McKnight Center for the Performing Arts launches virtual performance series

The series will offer artists’ insight into what audiences can expect from the upcoming second season performances, provide the...

Life

Listen: Oklahoma-Texas icon Ray Wylie Hubbard partners with Ashley McBryde for new song 'Outlaw Blood'

In a behind-the-scenes video, Hubbard says he's a big fan of the emerging Nashville renegade, so he was thrilled that McBryde...

Life

RIP Oklahoma power pop songwriter Moon Martin, who wrote Robert Palmer hit 'Bad Case of Loving You'

Although he was more well-known in Europe than in his home country, Martin was one of the most critically acclaimed artists of...

Life

Listen: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Beau Jennings releases wistful new acoustic song 'Static Automatic'

Jennings performed and recorded the forthcoming album himself, with contributions from friends John Calvin Abney, Andy Adams,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State's venues, theaters, event organizers and more get creative in response to the pandemic

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts found that the arts and culture contributed $877.8 billion,...

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Getting creative: Hard hit by the pandemic, Oklahoma's A&E sector works to adapt

Adam Norwest was hoping that Oklahoma City audiences would be ready for laughs. His Bricktown Comedy Club was among the first...

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Venerable Bricktown Events Center closes in coronavirus fallout

The Bricktown Events Center is closing indefinitely in the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The venerable venue has hosted...

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In light of George Floyd's death, OKC rapper Jabee Williams makes a statement with lighted sign

Oklahoma City rapper Jabee Williams has never shied away from making a statement with his music. On Friday, he made one in...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bricktown Events Center announces indefinite closure

Not only has the coronavirus pandemic devastated the event planning business, but it also has left an ongoing uncertainty about...

Life

Listen: Grammy-nominated Ro James, who has Oklahoma ties, releases new album 'Mantic'

The album features collaborations with R&B all-stars like Brandy ("Plan B"), Miguel ("Too Much") and Masego ("Slow Down").

Life

Watch: OKC's Flaming Lips release ethereal new song and video 'Flowers of Neptune 6'

The track is accompanied by a video filmed here in the Grammy winners' home state of Oklahoma and directed by frontman Wayne...

Health

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Neighborhood Arts programs at Metro Library System going online

Neighborhood Arts is a summertime staple in Oklahoma County. The program provides performances for families across the metro...

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Taylor Swift vows 'We will vote you out' after Trump tweets about shooting Minneapolis looters

Taylor Swift took aim at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him out after he tweeted about shooting looters in...

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Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) — The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety.From his home in Los Angeles,...

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Lincoln Center artistic director leaving during shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss is departing on Aug. 1 after 27 years, leaving the performing arts...

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Review: Pop star Gaga is back, but where’s the art or spark?

Lady Gaga, “Chromatica” (Interscope)In the 12 years since Lady Gaga dropped her first album, the singer has exceptionally shown...

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Review: The Archives pay inspired tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

The Archives, “Carry Me Home. A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson” (Montserrat House)The Archives, a reggae...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Kat Lock releases coronavirus quarantine album 'an existence'

With so many significant life changes, the independent musician was able to release this month her latest album, "an...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: American Banjo Museum announces reopening date

Guests will be asked to wear face masks, use social distancing and avoid contact with exhibits and artifacts.

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Life changes: Norman singer-songwriter Kat Lock turns personal turmoil into 'an existence'

Kat Lock already was grappling with a series of personal upheavals — a major breakup, a life-changing diagnosis, the grounding...

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WEEK AHEAD

BLUE BY YOU Comedian Josh Blue will perform at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bricktown Comedy Club, 409 E...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Artesian Online Art Market showcasing Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian art

The Chickasaw Nation announced last month that it was canceling its in-person 2020 Artesian Arts Festival out of an abundance...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Mountain Goats' OKC concert rescheduled for fall

The Tower Theatre and its companion venue, Ponyboy, are both closed due the coronavirus pandemic. Reopening dates have not yet...

Life

Video: Oklahoma Arts Institute virtual choir performs 'One Voice' featuring Kyle Dillingham and Peter Markes

The participants — including alumni of the Summer Arts Institute, educators who participate in the nonprofit's programs and its...

Health

In a NY state of mind, Guetta readies virus relief concert

NEW YORK (AP) — When hundreds of artists started singing from their living rooms when the coronavirus pandemic hit,...

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New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Health

Amid virus lockdown, radio lessons return in Latin America

FUNZA, Colombia (AP) — At a small farmhouse outside Colombia’s capital city, Marlene Beltran picks up a ruler and crayons. She...

News

Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

Teddy Thompson, “Heartbreaker Please” (Thirty Tigers)Teddy Thompson's roots are showing, and that's nothing new.The New...

Health

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick,...

News

Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.The streaming platform announced Thursday that “Africa...

Health

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this...

Business
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TV's biggest cliffhanger: Will my show return on schedule?

No matter how much programmers plan, the coronavirus, as it has in so many walks of life, will dictate what happens. Right now,...

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Masks, temperature checks, empty rows: Post-coronavirus concerts could look very different

Artists are starting to test the waters of live music in a coronavirus world. But already, fallout from the pandemic is making...

Life

Watch: Kelli O'Hara covers James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on PBS' 'National Memorial Day Concert'

O'Hara, who hails from Elk City and Edmond, dedicated her performance to all the Gold Star families and people who have lost...

Health

Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time...

Health

Lawsuit: Ultra refuses refunds for canceled music festival

MIAMI (AP) — Two men are suing organizers of Ultra Music Festival, claiming they were denied refunds after the the three-day...

Life

Christian rock band members react: Lead singer of Hawk Nelson reveals he doesn't believe in God

The members of Hawk Nelson are speaking out after the Christian rock band’s lead singer, Jon Steingard, announced he no...

Health

Through kids' eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the pandemic.In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news...

News

Summertime, and the living is uneasy for Jason Isbell

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, between a new album specifically designed to introduce his music to...

Business

Review: 'High Note' is easy listening for troubled times

There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we’d have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like “The High...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Backstreet Boys announce rescheduled 2021 tour dates, including OKC show

The hitmakers earlier this month postponed their 2020 North American tour dates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'Live From Cains' to feature Paul Benjaman, Jesse Aycock and Beau Roberson tonight

During this “Live From Cain’s: Session,” hosted at www.facebook.com/cainsballroom, fans will be treated to a behind-the-scenes...

Life

Watch: Carrie Underwood fans celebrate the 15th anniversary of her 'American Idol' win

Underwood beat out runner-up Bo Bice in the "American Idol" Season 4 finale on March 25, 2005.

Life

Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium announces 2020-2021 Performing Arts Series lineup

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Armstrong Auditorium will follow the state’s health guidelines. Tickets will be fully...

News

Review: John Prine sideman steps out as reflective balladeer

Jason Wilber, "Time Traveler” (WilberTone)Lucky man, Jason Wilber. For 24 years he traveled the world with a stage pass to...

Life

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

In the series trailer, the couple, who will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in July, talks about their differing...

Business

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary...

Health

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of...

News

In 'Wild World,' singer Kip Moore turns a mirror on himself

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Kip Moore wasn’t performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and...

News

Review: Jimmy Buffett brings sunshine into our darkness

Jimmy Buffett, “Life on the Flip Side” (Mailboat Records)Jimmy Buffett’s first studio record in seven years arrives with equal...

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Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature...

Health

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Rock...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6:May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter,...

News

Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which...

Life

Watch: OKC duo Husbands' 'Manhorse' gets clever barrier-grid animation video from Lamar + Nik

Lamar + Nik have previously devised inventive videos for the likes of Pixies, The Shins and fellow Okie Samantha Crain.

Health

Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now

LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.”May...

Crime

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McAlester Christian pop singer Estella Kirk releases encouraging video and song 'Shelter in the Storm'

The new song was produced by Josh “Igloo” Monroy (JoJo, Melanie Martinez) and co-written by Fontana, a former top celebrity...

Health

Watch: MercyMe captures a coronavirus mood with video for new song 'Hurry Up and Wait'

Inspired by the scripture Isaiah 40:31, the song offers encouragement for people feeling isolated, idled and frustrated by the...

Life

Video: Kelli O'Hara, Trace Adkins, Cynthia Erivo, Renee Fleming and more to appear tonight on PBS' 'National Memorial Day Concert'

The special 90-minute presentation of the "National Memorial Day Concert," featuring new and relevant content for these times...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Philharmonic Associate Concertmaster Marat Gabdullin remotely assembles global orchestra to record original work 'Covid Romance'

The final video 4 1/2-minute video features players from the U.S. Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Qatar and Japan. It...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lyric Theatre lays off full-time staffers

The venerable nonprofit theater announced last month that it was postponing all remaining shows on its 2020 subscription season...

Health

'Covid Romance': OKC Philharmonic violinist Marat Gabdullin forms global ensemble to remotely record an original work

When the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shuttered the Civic Center and put the Oklahoma City Philharmonic on hiatus,...

Life

Photos and video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani release 'Nobody But You' behind-the-scenes video, perform on 'Red Nose Day Special'

The romantic single is Shelton's 27th No. 1 hit on the country chart and Stefani's first country chart-topper.

Life

Oklahoma faith briefs

Archdiocese sells former church site The Archdiocese of Oklahoma recently sold a former church building in south Oklahoma...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Noble's Rose Rock Music Festival postponed

The 39th annual event was originally slated for June 5-7 in downtown Noble.

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band's OKC show canceled

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, though, Buffett is shifting his 2020 U.S. tour dates to 2021

Life

Video and interview: OKC indie pop and blues musician Stephen Salewon releases romantic video to new ballad 'You Belong With Me'

Salewon, 30, was born in Nigeria and lived there until age 13, when he moved to the United States. Living in Oklahoma, he has...

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Nav on back-to-back No. 1s and learning from The Weeknd

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian-Indian rapper Nav has no problem being signed to one of the biggest artists in the world. In fact, he...

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Guinean singer Mory Kante, 'baobab of culture,' dies at 70

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean singer Mory Kante, an influential figure in African and world music, has died, his family said...

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Crime

In prison, producer finds new voice for inmates, and himself

NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to...

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Interview and video: The Nixons release first new music collection in 20 years with EP 'Sonic Boom'

Not only have the 1990s hitmakers continued to play shows together - when there isn't a global pandemic keeping the musicians...

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Kelli O'Hara to lead Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Memorial For Us All Sunday

A secular community remembrance, the event welcomes all to celebrate the lives of those who have left us too soon.

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Jazz competition for high school students goes virtual

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition &...

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Recording Academy records John Prine song for charity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine's “Angel From Montgomery" with...

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Human Together: Virtual music festival to showcase artists from Oklahoma and beyond during coronavirus pandemic

Although he is the co-founder of Oklahoma's largest film festival, Jayson Floyd doesn't consider himself an event planner. But...

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The Nixons drop 'Sonic Boom' EP, featuring first new music in 20 years

Three years after The Nixons first reassembled for an Oklahoma City show, the rock band's reunion continues to reverberate. Not...

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Week Ahead

HIP TO BE SQUARE: Carpenter Square Theatre will present the first edition of "CST LiveOnline!" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at...

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Muti to conduct classical music's return to Italian stage

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival...

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Lives Lost: At veterans' home, towering legacies of the dead

Each of their stories was different, but common strains repeat: Of humility and generosity; of finding joy in the...

Life

NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!,' starring Carrie Underwood, to stream for free

The Shows Must Go On!, which has aired several free full-length recordings of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and tributes, is...

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The Who's Roger Daltrey concerned about teens with cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Daltrey worries that the coronavirus pandemic will have a devastating effect on a special group of people...

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Kelly Clarkson, Alex Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District raises more than $20,000 to support retail and restaurant employees

With more than 200 individual donations, the Plaza Support Fund surpassed its goal of $16,000.

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Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Weeknd delays 'The After Hours Tour,' including Oklahoma show, to 2021

But the "Can't Feel My Face" hitmaker announced today on social media that he is delaying the tour a year due to the COVID-19...