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Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Here’s a collection of 2020 holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press.____________Carrie Underwood, “My Gift” (Capitol...

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Business Highlights

___Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transitionNEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through...

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12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, from snubbed singers to...

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A Grammys 'Savage': Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple...

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We help you plan your week ahead in entertainment

CIRQUE DU EAU: Traveling water circus Cirque Italia will be at the Heart of OK Expo Center (1700 W Independence St.) in Shawnee...

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Holiday TV specials: How to celebrate with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Rudolph and Snoopy

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as TV networks and streaming services roll out a colorfully wrapped array of...

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BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards:“What??? Who me? Oh my God.” — Megan Thee...

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2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy.— Album...

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Beyoncé leads the Grammy Award nominations with 9 nods, including song and record of the year for “Black Parade”

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé leads the Grammy Award nominations with 9 nods, including song and record of the year for “Black Parade.

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In pandemic era's isolation, meaning of 'self-care' evolves

NEW YORK (AP) — These days, with a pandemic raging, this is what life can look like:Staring at your face on Zoom for hours...

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Taylor Swift 'folklore' concert film coming to Disney+

NEW YORK (AP) — A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+.The singer...

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Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singer

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online,...

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Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.The Recording...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who...

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The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks...

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New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy

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

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Reggaeton star Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said...

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'A better time than any': Finding joy in music lessons, jams

These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite.Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a piano...

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In Italy, theater reopens in town devastated by COVID

MILAN (AP) — In a signal of rebirth, the Donizetti theater in the northern Italian city of Bergamo, devastated by the...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5:Nov. 29: Blues musician John Mayall is 87. Actor Diane Ladd is 85. Musician...

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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Weekend Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLLANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a...

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Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other...

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Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed...

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List of winners at the 2020 American Music Awards

A list of the winners at the 2020 American Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Bruce Swedien, Grammy-winning engineer of 'Thriller,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy...

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Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who...

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The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

MADRID (AP) — No one performing onstage in Spain’s Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel...

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Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and...

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BTS says new album 'BE' is a 'letter of hope'

SEOUL (AP) — K-pop band BTS on Friday released their highly anticipated new album, which they described as a “letter of...

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Oklahoma Songwriters Festival goes virtual this weekend

An Ada native who has been based in Nashville, Tennessee, for the past decade, Maloy created the Oklahoma Songwriters Festival...

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Review: Kelsey Waldon covers weighty topics on new album

Kelsey Waldon, “They'll Never Keep Us Down” (Oh Boy)Kelsey Waldon’s “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” is a serviceable homage...

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James Taylor on how he takes a song and makes it his own

NEW YORK (AP) — Something happens when James Taylor covers a song. It gets all James Taylor-y.“People often tell me, ‘It sounds...

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Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize...

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Oklahoma Songwriters Festival goes online in fifth year

Like so many other musicians, Zac Maloy missed out on plenty of opportunities during this year's coronavirus pandemic. But he...

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Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Burnett is so glad we had this time together, as she sang in her signature song. Now, she's added a...

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Brandi Carlile memoir 'Broken Horses' coming in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Brandi Carlile has a memoir coming in April. Her publisher calls the book an “evocative and...

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Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson remembered wearing her favorite outfit to a music festival where some of the biggest New...

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Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was...

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Pandemic upends plans, lives of renowned Cuban musicians

HAVANA (AP) — Renowned Cuban musicians are turning to the internet or seeking other jobs to survive a pandemic that has closed...

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Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New...

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Out magazine names Lizzo, Monae, Maddow to its Out100 list

NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out...

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José Feliciano celebrates 50 years of 'Feliz Navidad'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — José Feliciano is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his bilingual Christmas classic “Feliz Navidad” by...

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Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards.The rapper, who...

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Rapper with flamethrower in custody over NYC bus stunt

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper who shot off a flamethrower while standing on an occupied New York City bus surrendered to police on...

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The Latest: S Korea begins stronger limits in some areas

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day as authorities...

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Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July...

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And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits...

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Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

BOSTON (AP) — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an...

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Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa to be honored by Billboard

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has only released one major single this year — the hit “WAP" — but it's enough for Billboard to name...

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Mississippi road signs for Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash site

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band famous for “Sweet Home Alabama" and “Free Bird,” now has highway signs...

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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Video shows unauthorized man with flamethrower atop NYC bus

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper who said he was making a tribute to a legendary New York City hip-hop group was recorded shooting a...

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Your guide to holiday deals in OKC

Your guide to holiday deals in OKC

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The Jones Assembly postpones Local Tap event due to COVID-19 pandemic

The event has been delayed to 2021 out of caution and following Gov. Kevin Stitt's new mandate for bars and restaurants in...

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Rapper Lil Wayne charged with federal gun offense in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,...

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After quick sell-out, tickets on sale today for Flaming Lips' second OKC 'Space Bubble' live concert

The second Space Bubble concert is also expected to sell out immediately, according to a news release.

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Rapper Benny the Butcher shot in robbery attempt in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — New York rapper Benny the Butcher was shot during a robbery attempt outside of a store in Houston, authorities...

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How to watch Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's newly announced live holiday TV special

Brooks and Yearwood will perform live by request from their home recording studio, Studio G, singing songs of the season for...

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Oklahoma native Kylie Morgan named 2021 Artist to Watch

Morgan was the only country artist selected for the program’s class of 2021.

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Watch Blake Shelton's sweet shout-out to Gwen Stefani after winning Top Country Artist at E! People's Choice Awards

While the "Happy Anywhere" singer thanked his record label and team, he also expressed most of his gratitude for the fans who...

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New this week: Megan Thee Stallion, 'Big Sky' & Dolly Parton

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

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 22-28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 22-28:Nov. 22: Actor Michael Callan is 85. Comedian-director Terry Gilliam (Monty...

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As virus mutes Dubai nightlife, Filipino bands feel the pain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eric Roman struts onstage in his torn jeans and grasps the microphone.It’s midnight on a...

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Bound despite Brexit: Prince Charles hails UK-Germany ties

BERLIN (AP) — Prince Charles called Sunday for Britain and Germany to remember their long and close ties, reaffirmed by the...

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Fiddler Kyle Dillingham honored as Oklahoma Ambassador of Goodwill

Previously honored Ambassadors of Goodwill include Toby Keith, Kristin Chenoweth, Katrina Elam, Roger Miller, Reba McEntire,...

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OKC Philharmonic postpones November concert due to state's rising COVID-19 numbers

The orchestra's board and management has cited the rising seven-day rolling COVID-19 rate, the diminished capacity of intensive...

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'All Screwed Up' aims to untangle the legacy of DJ Screw

New York (AP) — When DJ Screw started trending in August, it wasn’t because of newly discovered music or a coordinated effort...

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Q&A: Teen 'black-ish' star Miles Brown releases debut album

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miles Brown says playing Jack Johnson on the hit comedy series “black-ish” inspired him to speak out about...

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Carrie Underwood does more holiday giving with new original Christmas song

The Oklahoma native releases the yuletide song “Favorite Time of Year” today exclusively with Amazon Music.

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Review: Only good thing about 2020 may be a new AC/DC album

AC/DC, “Power Up” (Columbia)A new AC/DC record may well be the only good thing to happen in 2020.The legendary Aussie rockers...

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Tulsa native Ben Rector pens a homey 'Thanksgiving Song' - with a scrumptious video to match - for his first Christmas album

Due out Nov. 13, “A Ben Rector Christmas” also features his joyful renditions of frequently covered yuletide favorites like...

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Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Maren Morris win big at 2020 CMA Awards

Oklahoma native Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker co-hosted the awards show from Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

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We help you plan your week ahead in entertainment

BOOMTOWN: The Britton District presents the Britton’s Booming Art Festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Britton and Western. The...

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AC/DC is back and fighting off the black with new album

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Through decades, deaths and disasters, AC/DC keeps thundering on.Forty-seven years along, and with the...

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Oklahoma man charged in filming death has died in custody

JAY, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma man accused of filming a woman's death after injecting her with methamphetamine has died...

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The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.NFL, Pepsi and...

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Flaming Lips announce OKC date for 'world's first actual Space Bubble live concert'

The art-rockers have been testing the concept of space bubble shows this year during the pandemic.

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New device puts music in your head — no headphones required

LONDON (AP) — Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play...

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Jane Fonda celebrates 25 years of Georgia-based nonprofit

ATLANTA (AP) — Jane Fonda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to...

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Review: Lambchop continues to revel in alt-lounge country

Lambchop, “Trip” (Merge)Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner invited his ever-morphing ensemble to record some covers in Nashville and the...

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As a songwriter, singer Ingrid Andress discovers her voice

NEW YORK (AP) — In a songwriting session with a group of rappers, which Ingrid Andress was attending to help write a hook, the...

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Dispute over access prompts AP to drop CMA Awards coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has pulled out of its planned coverage of Wednesday’s Country Music Association Awards...

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6 things to know about tonight's CMA Awards

Country music superstars and previous CMA Awards winners Reba McEntire, who hails from Chockie, and Darius Rucker will host...

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Lawyer: Britney Spears fears father, wants him out of career

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears fears her father and will not resume her career so long as he has power over it, her attorney...

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Musicians Mayfield, Markham plead guilty in fraud case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy Award-winning New Orleans trumpet player Irvin Mayfield and his musical partner, pianist Ronald...

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Review: Chris Stapleton delivers a sure-footed masterpiece

Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over" (Mercury Records Nashville)To say Chris Stapleton is one of country music's best singers is to...

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Watch OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford's timely 'Rise Up' video and see her in virtual concert tonight

The video was directed by Rachael Meyers and accompanies one of the anthems from Clifford's self-titled seventh album, which...

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Oklahoman Bailey Rae and Virginian Sid Kingsley get coaches buzzing on 'The Voice' Battle Rounds

The two singers gave stellar performances and sounded incredible together, wowing all four coaches.

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Veterans’ fundraiser to go virtual, with a prince and a Boss

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser is going virtual for the first time and The Boss will once again be...

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Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan will be among the entertainers honoring nurses in a star-studded...

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Rolling with it, Keith Richards is chilling in the garden

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is so old-school that when he does his interviews — he'll do so from a landline.The Rolling...

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Joe Biden plans to cut taxes, boost health care and reduce college debt during his first term

Here's what we might expect from Biden over the next four years.

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Oklahoma musician Samantha Crain's music featured in new movie 'The Dark Divide'

"The Dark Divide" is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle's (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey...

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New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards

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

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Positive COVID-19 test sidelines FGL’s Tyler Hubbard at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard is the second artist so far that will miss a scheduled performance...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 15-21:Nov. 15: Actor Ed Asner is 91. Singer Petula Clark is 88. Actor Joanna Barnes...

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Country singer Lee Brice to miss CMA Awards due to COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Lee Brice tested positive for COVID-19 and will not perform as scheduled at the CMA...

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BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music Awards

The South Korean pop group BTS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe...

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It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the...

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Kristin Chenoweth talks Food Network's 'Candy Land,' Netflix's 'Holidate' and 'Tiger King' fandom

Although she recorded the "Tiger King" parody "Little Pieces,” her voiceover role in “The Witches” and her new duet with...

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Meet QBs-turned-DJs Peyton and Eli Manning

Peyton and Eli Manning have become deejays.The former quarterbacks, two-time Super Bowl-winning brothers and close mates with...

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Tulsa native Ben Rector stirs up original ode to Turkey Day for his first Christmas album

Ben Rector’s first Christmas album doesn’t start out like other yuletide collections. “My wife really doesn't like to listen to...

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We help you plan your week ahead in entertainment

FREAKY SATURDAY: The rescheduled Festival of Freaks is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the OKC Fairgrounds, 3001...

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Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth keeps performing through pandemic

Kristin Chenoweth never envisioned herself starring in a Food Network show. Of course, before the bizarre plot twists of 2020,...

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Megachurch Pastor Carl Lentz fired, admits cheating on wife

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Lentz, the celebrity magnet of a pastor who brought the global megachurch Hillsong from Australia to the...

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COVID-19: 'The Bitter End' for nation's live music venues?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The venerable New Orleans funk band Galactic purchased the historic music club Tipitina’s in late November...

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With performers infected, La Scala season premiere canceled

ROME (AP) — The Dec. 7 season premiere at Milan’s La Scala opera house, a gala event that is one of Italy’s cultural...

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Review: With Kylie’s latest album, ‘DISCO’ days aren’t over

Kylie Minogue, “DISCO" (BMG)It’s always a sure thing with Kylie Minogue — fun and great grooves that is. What's more admirable...

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Harmony: Opposing Trump and Biden groups make music together

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — For a brief and unexpected moment, there was harmony. Melody, too.A group of Donald Trump supporters and...

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Oklahoma City University delays live-stream production of reimagined 'Cosi fan tutte' due to ice storms and power outages

The plot — encompassing love, faithfulness, forgiveness, mistaken identities and a bet gone awry — will unfold as performers...

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Seeking inclusion, Grammys change name of a music category

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music...

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Another OKC performing arts organization introduces digital streaming of its concerts in response to COVID-19

Canterbury Voices launched its 2020-2021 season Nov. 1 at the Civic Center Music Hall with the beloved piece now known as...

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Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae wows on 'The Voice' Blind Auditions - and ends up on a surprising team

Rae - who hails from the small town of Roberta, which is near Durant - showed off a strong and appealing old-school drawl on...

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Drake bests Aretha Franklin, Wonder to set Billboard record

NEW YORK (AP) — Earning his 21st No. 1 hit on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, Drake has bested a record previously held by...

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The Latest: Trump predicts he'll 'so easily' win Michigan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):12:20 a.m.President Donald Trump declared he would...

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New this week: 'Moonbase 8,' Kylie Minogue & Niall Horan

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

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Music Review: Neil Young revisits 2003's 'Greendale'

Neil Young, “Return to Greendale” (Reprise Records)Think of Neil Young's 2003 record “Greendale” as the venerable rocker's take...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 8-14

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 8-14:Nov. 8: Actor Norman Lloyd (“St. Elsewhere”) is 106. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is...

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'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of...

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OKC Philharmonic musicians share favorite John Williams' movie music moments ahead of tribute concerts

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will pay homage to the five-time Oscar winner with "The Magic of John Williams" Friday and...

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Musical movie magic: OKC Philharmonic musicians share their favorite John Williams cinematic memories ahead of tribute concerts

Over the past six decades, John Williams has created all kinds of movie magic, putting terror out to sea with "Jaws," blasting...

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Watch Tulsa alt-glam rockers Golden Ones channel horror movies in their video for 'Blood Stained Mouth,' out just in time for Halloween

Golden Ones are set to release their debut LP, "Nowhere Fast" Nov. 27 on the Tulsa-based nonprofit label Horton Records.

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In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the...

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Gospel star Bishop Rance Allen dead at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Gospel star Rance Allen, whose Rance Allen Group drew upon contemporary sounds for such 1970s hits as “Ain't No...

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Tulsa band Golden Ones offering glittery alt-glam originals on upcoming album 'Nowhere Fast'

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Sarah Frick, the band pays homage to David Bowie and takes its name from a line in “Oh! You...

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth take on 'Tiger King' in Halloween episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

The Oklahoma native and Broadway star is an outspokenly rabid fan of the hit Netflix docuseries, which colorfully chronicles...

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Listen: Music legends Charlie Wilson and Smokey Robinson make a soulful combo on new ballad

The collaborative ballad was this week's No. 1 most-added R&B song

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7 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, 'The Voice' and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

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Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music...

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The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):9:20 p.m.Joe Biden says he has learned from the...

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With salsa, caravans, Cubans make last push to reelect Trump

MIAMI (AP) — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from 'Cinderella'

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album...

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Russell Wilson stays busy on and off the NFL field

While he’s leading the NFL in touchdown passes and directing the highest-scoring offense in the league, Seattle Seahawks...

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Review: A counterpoint to dissonance by mother-daughter duo

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, "I Can Still Hear You” (StorySound)Here's what we need now: harmony.On “I Can Still Hear...

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This Date in Baseball

Oct. 311961 — A federal judge ruled that Birmingham, Ala. laws against integrated playing fields were illegal. This ruling...

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The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):9:30 p.m.President Donald Trump quietly met with...

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Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a...

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Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5.The decision announced...

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Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat...

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US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of...

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Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA...

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Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with...

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Voting history of Detroit woman, 103, dates back to FDR

DETROIT (AP) — Talu Massey is among the millions of Americans who voted before Nov. 3, resulting in record-breaking early...

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Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to...

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Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy...

Crime

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August has...

Life

Watch The Flaming Lips rock out with an OKC crowd all in 'space bubbles' in new 'Assassins of Youth' video

The art-rockers lensed the distinctively socially distanced performance earlier this month at The Criterion, where both the...

Business

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to...

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You and your old musical instruments can help give students A Chance to Play

BancFirst is continuing its partnership with the nonprofit A Chance to Play, which provides new and refurbished musical...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts streaked home with a go-ahead run and later homered for good measure as the Los Angeles...

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The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):9:25 p.m.President Donald Trump is heaping...

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Chrissy Teigen delivers heartfelt essay on miscarriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John...

News

K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, has released its...

Health

Virus cases spike at Milan's La Scala, Naples' San Carlo

MILAN (AP) — The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has...

Life

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get engaged in Oklahoma

Shelton and Stefani first starting dating while co-starring on the hit NBC show "The Voice" in 2015,

Life

Keller Williams' OKC show canceled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, according to a news release.

News

Van Halen's California hometown plans memorial to guitarist

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still...

News

'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social...

News

A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs

From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who...

News

Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about...

News

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion...

News

Questlove's quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind...

Life
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Book Review: Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir

Peter Frampton, “Do You Feel Like I Do?” (Hachette Books)When Peter Frampton was a child, he busted his father on Christmas...

Health

Outtakes: Springsteen on 1st guitar, touring and Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen — who released his 20th album “Letter to You” last week — discusses trending on Twitter, his...

News

Remembering his friends, Springsteen pens ‘Letter to You’

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year as Bruce Springsteen reflected on the death of his friend and teenage bandmate George Theiss, who...

News

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight...

Life

Oklahoma country singer-songwriter Allie Colleen, daughter of Garth Brooks, scores top 40 hit

Colleen, 24, is a graduate of Nashville's Belmont University with a degree in Songwriting and Music Business.

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7:Nov. 1: Country singer Bill Anderson is 83. Actor Barbara Bosson (“Murder One,”...

Life

Southeast Oklahoma's Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show 2020 suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic

The long-running event brings 17,000 visitors to southeastern Oklahoma each year, just in time for the fall colors.

Health

How musicians are silencing the virus, not the music

Trombonist Jerrell Charleston loves the give-and-take of jazz, the creativity of riffing off other musicians. But as he looked...

Health

Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester

LONDON (AP) — While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making...

Life

OKC chorus Canterbury Voices bringing classical comfort to pandemic days with 'Brahms Requiem'

After the chorus was forced to cut short its 2019-2020 season in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, Canterbury Voice...

News

Canterbury Voices launches with a 150-year-old requiem for comfort

“Typically, requiems are written ... to honor the dead ... and ‘Brahms Requiem’ was actually written for the living, meant to...

Health

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at weekend rallies that “we’re...

Health

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):10:50 p.m.A spokesman says Vice President Mike...

News

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.Walker died...

Life

Country singer-songwriter Kylie Morgan teams with Walker Hayes on relatable 'Cuss a Little'

The Oklahoma native starting writing songs at the age of 12 and gained national attention from music producers and television...

Life

Listen to OKC pop singer-songwriter Josh Roberts' angsty new single 'Lovers Do'

An Oklahoma native who cut his teeth in Nashville, Tennessee, writing, performing, recording and traveling the country playing...

Health

Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in...

News

Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead...

Life

6 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Reba McEntire, Hanson, Woody Guthrie and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

Life

Oklahoma native Paxton Pennington debuts soaring single 'On the Weekend'

The Norman native describes the new song as "my take at a shimmery guitar-based cross between Sam Fender and Ryan Adams while...

Life

Oklahoma hip-hop artist S Reidy taps into pandemic angst with latest single 'Flowers'

Since the pandemic has largely brought the concert and touring industries to a standstill, many musicians like Reidy are...

News

Looking for a concert or event to go to in the OKC area? You've got options

LAZY CIRCLES AND THE SKY: Jordan Peele film “Us” will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday outside The Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. in Norman....

Health

Thursday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta...

Sports

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai...

News

Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards...

Life

Hinder guitarist Mark Austin King channels '90s alternative rock with side project Caffeine Genius

A five-song EP titled "Look What My Computer Did" made its digital debut in spring, and King has released a few more songs and...

Life

Alt-country band Oklahoma Uprising hopes for a 'High Sign' on debut album

The album is "about the power of perseverance and radical love as a means of hope during polarizing times."

Life

Oklahoma country singer-songwriter Jeremy Castle imagines 'If 2020 Was a Country Song'

Castle, who grew up in Blanchard, started playing guitar in high school and has been writing and performing music since...

Life

Fundraising concert Rock ’n Folk ’n (no) Chili Cook-off planned at Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom with new format due to pandemic

Usually known as the Rock ’n Folk ’n Chili Cook-off, the annual event benefits Horton Records, a Tulsa nonprofit record label.

Life

Oklahoma-raised Bartees Strange earns acclaim for genre-defying debut album 'Live Forever'

The musician and activist was born in Britain, raised in Oklahoma and is now based in Washington, D.C.

Life

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani win big on CMT Music Awards

Plus, it was a year of firsts for Gabby Barrett, who scored her first win for Breakthrough Video of the Year, presented by past...

Health

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven...

Health

Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more...

Business

Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case...

Health

Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it.President Donald Trump, a man who...

News

Bunny llega con ventaja a los Billboard de la Música Latina

SUNRISE, Florida, EE.UU. (AP) — Bad Bunny y Ozuna llegan a la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard de la Música Latina con 14...

News

Review: Shemekia Copeland's take on 2020 turmoil falls short

Shemekia Copeland, “Uncivil War" (Alligator)The best protest songs come from a deep well of outrage, connecting with a visceral...

Health

Given to Vote: Pearl Jam gets political again during hiatus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stone Gossard made some serious promises this campaign season.Pearl Jam fans who answered FaceTime calls...

Life

Oklahoma Americana duo The Imaginaries embrace cinematic opportunities during pandemic

The duo provided the soundtrack to the Oklahoma-made family film "Camp Arrowhead," which was recently released to buy or rent...

Life

Watch TikTok star Mothica deliver potent stripped-down version of breakout hit 'Vices'

In June, she posted a TikTok video that depicted her listening to the masters of her upcoming album, specifically to the master...

Life

Tulsa-born St. Vincent joins 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, MasterClass roster

Plus, St. Vincent collaborated with the Grammy-winning country band The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) to play electric...

Life

Oklahoma-Texas music icon Ray Wylie Hubbard making 'Austin City Limits' debut tonight - here's how to watch

The Hugo native released this summer his first major-label album, appropriately titled "Co-Starring." His 17th studio album -...

Life

It's your last chance this season to check out Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a Morning Music concert on Saturday at the Arcadia...

Health

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local):10:38 p.m.Clayton Kershaw pitched six...

News

Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to give

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armando Manzanero still has music to give. At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned...

Sports

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats

An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated...

News

'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some...

Health

San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency

With much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies...

Life

Oklahomans Lamar + Nik hand-cut 4,500 frames to create a Grammy winner's eye-popping new music video

Oklahomans Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper also have devised inventive videos for the likes of Pixies, The Shins and fellow...

Life

OKC indie rock duo Husbands sings about growing up in a superstar's shadow on single 'Garth'

Husbands will be the next local artist featured on the Norman Music Festival’s new live-stream series, NMF Transmissions.

Life

Oklahoma-California indie rock duo Sports take on codependency and Amy Grant with new song 'Baby Baby'

Split between Los Angeles and Norman, indie rock duo Sports - Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot - is working on a new,...

News

Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing...

Health

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to...

News

Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill Moore dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading...

Life

Grab a tissue and check out the last song from the late, legendary Oklahoma musician Steve Ripley

Ripley got by with a little help from his friends - including fellow Oklahomans Vince Gill and Isaac Hanson of the band Hanson...

Life

Listen: Oklahoma band Beau Jennings & The Tigers find it 'Hard to Party' during pandemic

"Obviously the pandemic has been a massive setback to live music, but there have been some nice cracks in the pavement,"...

Life

Give yourself a break by watching Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain's full-band performance of 'Reunion'

The new full-band video lensed in black and white at Lunar Manor Studio offers a chance to gain a much greater appreciation of...

Health

New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

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

News

Review: Seventeen offer fleeting distraction with new EP

“Semicolon,” by Seventeen (Pledis Entertainment)Is it a “Homerun” for Seventeen?With special album “;(Semicolon),” Seventeen...

Life

Ancient Rome coming to Oklahoma: OKC Museum of Art to host landmark exhibit 'The Painters of Pompeii'

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying much of the countryside around the Bay of Naples, including the ancient Roman cities...

Life

Oklahoma singer Anthony Mason auditions for 'The Voice' Season 19, premiering tonight

Ada native Blake Shelton is back for his 19th straight season on the reality show, with his pop-star girlfriend Gwen Stefani,...

Life

Garth Brooks announces release dates for long-awaited new album 'FUN' and live collection 'Triple Live Deluxe'

The Oklahoma native is planning a live interactive preview of the albums this week.

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31:Oct. 25: Actor Marion Ross is 92. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 76. Singer Taffy...

News

Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for...

Health

Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus

MIAMI (AP) — At LIV, one of the most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs in one of the world's biggest party destinations,...

Health

Review: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy gives pandemic some 'Love'

Jeff Tweedy, “Love Is the King” (dBpm Records)“Here I am,” Jeff Tweedy sings at the onset of the title track, and also first...

Life

Oklahoma band DocFell & Co. reveals 'Revelations' despite pandemic

This post is part of Oklahoma Music Week here on BAM's Blog, a look at how Oklahoma musicians have been been handling the...

Life

Listen to the late Oklahoman Leon Russell and Bruce Hornsby channel Barry White on 'Anything Can Happen'

Although Russell died in 2016 at the age of 74, hearing his voice on Hornsby's new take on "Anything Can Happen" brings a...

Life

Dance along with John Calvin Abney's 'When This Blows Over' video, directed by fellow Oklahoman Samantha Crain

Abney paraphrases the beloved Irish poet Seamus Heaney in the lyrics, reminding the listener that “We can summer together / if...

Life

Watch Oklahoma musicians Jabee and Allie Lauren collaborate on the striking 'Fragile & Cruel'

The new clip for "Fragile & Cruel" is just the latest in a series of music videos Jabee has released to support his new album,...

Life

5 reasons to get excited about Reba McEntire's planned return to TV on 'Fried Green Tomatoes' series

Reba would star as the present-day Idgie Threadgoode - the role played by Mary Stuart Masterson in the movie - who returns to...

Life

OKC Civic Center reopens tonight with OKC Philharmonic - what you need to know, including how to stream the show

The Civic Center's new COVID-19 safety protocols include required face masks, socially distanced seating and temperature checks...

News

Statue of former governor removed after policies criticized

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the...

Life

Watch Blake Shelton talk about his 'absolutely amazing' day taking Oklahoma foster children fishing at his ranch

The Tishomingo resident invited the youngsters to come bass fishing on his farm last month as part of a new partnership between...

Health

2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot...

News

Rocker Lenny Kravitz looks back to when he found his voice

NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Kravitz is a man of extremes — as he readily admits.“I am deeply two-sided: black and white, Jewish and...

News

Week Ahead for Oct. 16

JONESING: The third annual Jonestoberfest runs from 4 p.m. Tuesday through Oct. 19 and starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 21...

Health

'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a...

Business

Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for...

Health

Select list of nominees for 2020 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards, announced Thursday.

Life

Watch Cher present Garth Brooks with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards

Plus, check out the set list for Brooks' whirlwind greatest hits medley.

News

Review: Is Springsteen's 'Letter to You' a goodbye note?

Bruce Springsteen, “Letter to You" (Columbia)Has Bruce Springsteen written a “Letter to You” to say goodbye?The Boss turned 71...

Health

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards,...

Life

8 things to know as Garth Brooks receives the Icon Award tonight on the Billboard Music Awards

Brooks joins only eight other artists to ever receive the honor.

News

Visa reprieve: Violinist gets to stay in U.S. for 3 years

For Angelica Pereira, home feels like home again. "I can see this house again as my permanent home, as my permanent sanctuary....

News

List of Billboard Music Awards winners in top categories

A list of winners in the top categories at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, held Wednesday at the Dolby Theatre in Los...

News

Kanye West tweet showed mock election data, not results

Rapper and independent presidential candidate Kanye West tweeted bogus election results that he said showed he’s ahead of...

Health

Review: Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state...

Life

OKC violinist Angelica Pereira gets to stay in the U.S. after visa approval

After weeks of struggling with immigration issues complicated by a global pandemic, Pereira said she has been granted an O-1...

Business

Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words...

Life

Dan Siebert to provide Morning Music Oct. 17 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Stillwater singer-songwriter Dan Siebert will provide Morning Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia...

Crime

Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory...

Life

OKC Philharmonic violinist Angelica Pereira gets a new opportunity in complex immigration case

Rep. Kendra Horn announced Friday that she has secured a review of the Oklahoma City violinist and music teacher's denied...

News

Stevie Wonder releases 2 new songs, gives health update

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder released two new songs Tuesday reflecting the current times that he hopes inspires change.The...

Health

New York Philharmonic cancels entire 2020-21 season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will miss an entire season for the first time in its 178-year history and is seeking...

News

Review: NCT borrow the romance of the past for new album

NCT, “NCT – The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 1" (SM Entertainment/Capitol/Caroline)Mega K-pop group NCT are not playing around.Two...

News

Disney recruits Rapsody, others for EP honoring Black lives

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated gifted lyricist Rapsody has written “maybe 15 verses this year to reflect the times” — as she...

Health

Hong Kong orchestra quarantines after member contracts COVID

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 members of a Hong Kong orchestra are being quarantined after one of its members tested positive for...

Health

Asia Today: China city says it's tested 3 million for virus

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests...

Health

With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

NEW YORK (AP) — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope...

Health

The Latest: 3 million tested for coronavirus in Chinese city

BEIJING -- Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao say they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3...

Health

New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee

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

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 18-24

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 18-24:Oct. 18: Actor Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 82. Singer Russ Giguere of...

Health

COVID-hit UK arts groups welcome government cash infusion

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Monday announced grants of 257 million pounds ($335 million) to help almost 1,400 arts...

Health

As a pandemic presses on, waves of grief follow its path

In a strong voice tinged with her Irish homeland, Fiona Prine talks hauntingly about loss. From her COVID-19 infection and...

News

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker...

Health

Star power helps uplift, connect Hawaii elementary school

HONOLULU (AP) — Some of Hawaii’s most popular musical artists have appeared before an unlikely audience — a small elementary...

Sports

Dismal defense costs depleted Eagles in loss to Steelers

Carson Wentz and Philadelphia’s injury-depleted offense put up 29 points against the Pittsburgh Steelers and still lost.The...

Life

10 children's songs more annoying than 'Baby Shark'

With the advent of YouTube, many of these ditties are easily accessible for the dreaded repeat plays.

Life

OKC Civic Center reopens with OKC Philharmonic's first 2020-2021 Classics concert - here's what you need to know

The orchestra and venue have made significant changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

News

OKC Philharmonic opens a 'reimagined' season Saturday night

Gregory Lee is focusing on the changing of the seasons. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic's principal first violinist will be...

Life

Reba McEntire talks dating fellow Oklahoman and entertainer Rex Linn

She and her podcast co-host and former "Reba" co-star Melissa Peterman went to dinner with Linn in late January. Peterman...

Health

The Latest: Brazil's virus death toll surpasses 150,000

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is slowly...

Health

China classical music festival to feature Wuhan musicians

BEIJING (AP) — China is holding its first classical music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, featuring...

Life
News

Memorials grow in Eddie Van Halen's adopted hometown

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The childhood home of Eddie Van Halen and a sidewalk outside a nearby liquor store have been turned...

Health

Dolly Parton to make appearance at OKC's American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame virtual induction ceremonies

The Oklahoma City museum's virtual 2020 hall of fame program also will include special guest appearances by Tony Trischka, John...

Life

Americana musician Travis Linville navigates pandemic to release mellow 'Sounds of the Street'

Out Friday, “Sounds of the Street" is not only Linville's first new release since 2017’s “Up Ahead,” but it's also the first...

Life

Former 'The Voice' contender Brian Nhira embraces fatherhood, Zimbabwean heritage, Oklahoma ties

A Tulsa native now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Nhira, 28, has focused this year on developing the global artist he was able...

News

With 'Dreams' and juice, Idaho man finds online fame

Warehouse worker Nathan Apodaca is enjoying the ride of online fame from a 22-second TikTok video in which he chugs cranberry...

Health

Marvin Sapp on new album and dealing with pandemic at church

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Marvin Sapp finished recording his new album before the coronavirus rocked the world, the gospel...

News

Sean Ono Lennon on remixing father's music: It was therapy

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Ono Lennon’s first experience re-working his father’s catalog was terrifying and intimidating, but he had...

News

Expanding horizons: Oklahoma native and former 'The Voice' contestant Brian Nhira embracing marriage, fatherhood, global audiences with his music

From tending his new baby and releasing a lullaby EP to translating some of his most popular songs to other languages and...

News

'Sounds of the Street': Amid the change and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, Travis Linville cruises on a mellow energy with new EP

For an EP debuting amid the chaos and confusion of 2020, Travis Linville's “Sounds of the Street” cruises on a mellow energy....

News

WeekAhead: 3rd Act Theatre Company, Haunt the Zoo, 'Spamalot', Riversport OKC’s Oktoberfest and Forever Yours Barket

BIG BROTHER Oklahoma City nonprofit 3rd Act Theatre Company presents George Orwell’s “1984” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and...

Health

UN Security Council Back Home in Own Chamber After 7 Months

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council met in its chamber at U.N. headquarters in New York for the first time since...

Health

Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and...

Crime

Rapper Tory Lanez charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday charged rapper Tory Lanez with shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion...

Life

Oklahoma City University to live-stream regional premiere of Monty Python’s 'Spamalot Socially Distant Concert-ish Version'

OCU’s Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company, the nation’s longest-running collegiate-based opera and music theater troupe,...

Life

Watch Hanson's romantic 'Everyday' video before the Tulsa band's live-stream concert series begins at Cain's Ballroom

The Grammy-nominated band is planning a special series of live-streaming concerts broadcasting select weekends this fall from...

Life

Rascal Flatts celebrating 20 years with 20 hit songs on new greatest hits collection

Debuting at No. 1 on iTunes' Country chart, the set features 20 of the trio’s most beloved songs, including 13 of the group's...

Life

Norman Music Festival's live-stream series NMF Transmissions set to launch

The series celebrates Oklahoma artists with spirited performances, laser light shows and dynamic action to capture the energy...

News

Review: Adam Wright's new album is a witty antidote to 2020

Adam Wright, “I Win” (Independent)Nashville songwriter Adam Wright may have sensed we could all use a laugh, and so he has...

Health

On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone.The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home,...

Health

Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks — who is releasing a new song Friday and a concert film later this month — discusses the TV...

News

Elvis Presley's late grandson laid to rest at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The grandson of late rock n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley has been buried alongside his relatives...

Business

Greek court rules that Golden Dawn party is a criminal group

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal...

News

Linda Ronstadt: "Sólo quería cantar rancheras y huapangos"

NUEVA YORK (AP) — Al haber crecido cerca de la frontera estadounidense, en Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt estuvo expuesta a la...

News

Review: Loudon Wainwright as dance band crooner on new album

Loudon Wainwright III with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, “I'd Rather Lead a Band” (Thirty Tigers)On the aptly titled “I’d...

Health

Linda Ronstadt looks back at her most cherished moments

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up close to U.S. border in Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt was exposed to the music and culture of...

Life

5 favorite Eddie Van Halen guitar solos, plus 3 epic keyboard moments

Van Halen was a Dutch immigrant whose inventive, experimental and unique sound on guitar as well as on keys helped define one...

Life

Middle Sister to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Middle Sister will bring Morning Music to the Arcadia Round Barn from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Susan Pierce...

Health

'I am a witness to history' — Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi has been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release...

Health

Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar react to death of Eddie Van Halen

Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer.“Heartbroken...

News

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen...

News

Johnny Nash, singer of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ dies at 80

Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter, actor and producer who rose from pop crooner to early reggae star to the creator and...

Business

Shaq, Foxx set for online Black entrepreneurship special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black...

News

How Eddie Van Halen transformed Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Eddie Van Halen agreed to add a guitar break to Michael Jackson's “Beat It,” one of the most famous...

Life

Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist, dies of cancer at 65

Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer. The guitarist and co-founder of band Van Halen was 65.

News

A person close to family says rock star and guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — A person close to family says rock star and guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer.

Life

OKC's Painted Sky Opera taking annual gala virtual due to coronavirus pandemic

The virtual event features many of the same experiences as Painted Sky Opera’s in-person gala, such as a silent auction of...

Life

Carrie Underwood's Christmas album 'My Gift' tops multiple Billboard charts

"My Gift" marks the eighth straight album Underwood has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart. Her holiday collection...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 11-17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 11-17:Oct. 11: Country singer Gene Watson is 77. Singer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates...

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"Baby Shark" kid's song used to bully jail inmates, DA says

Two former detention officers and their supervisor were charged Monday after an investigation found inmates at the Oklahoma...

Health

New this week: Patty Smyth, 'The Right Stuff' and 'Time'

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

Life

Rocklahoma moving to later in 2021 amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Rocklahoma is normally a May tradition billed as " America’s Biggest Memorial Day Party."

Health

Boston, Leipzig orchestras extend Andris Nelsons' contracts

BOSTON (AP) — Conductor Andris Nelsons has reached agreement on contract extensions with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and...

Life

Reba McEntire to host CMA Awards for fifth time, with new host Darius Rucker

The awards show will take place from Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, and will feature the biggest artists...

News

Bruce Springsteen will offer a documentary with new album

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen isn't just releasing a new rock album later this month — he'll also offer a documentary on...

Life

Oklahoma musicians Broncho, Jabee, Samantha Crain and more 'Building Together' with charity compilation album

The SixTwelve relief album “Building Together” is a project, in collaboration with fellow local nonprofit Swat Meet Inc., that...

Life

OKC Ballet taking dance outside for free show at Scissortail Park

OKC Ballet typically opens its Civic Center season in October, but this year, the company canceled its fall show and pushed the...

Health

Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker take over as CMA Awards hosts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host...

Health

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she...

Sports

Garcia wins in Mississippi, Mel Reid gets first LPGA title

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sergio Garcia delivered two key shots on the back nine, the last one an 8-iron to 30 inches on the final...