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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: As service, entertainment industries shutter, workers ask 'What next?'

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on Oklahoma City’s large service and entertainment industry. As restaurants, venues...

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From a distance: Oklahoma museums and attractions engage online during coronavirus closures

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has gone viral in the good way....

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Garth Brooks to be honored with prestigious Gershwin Prize during PBS concert special

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks will be honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for...

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Video: Vince Gill, Amy Grant and family to give Grand Ole Opry live-stream concert

The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast around the world again this week for its 4,917th consecutive Saturday night.

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Watch: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood give emotional performance of 'Amazing Grace'

"Inside Studio G: By Request" was aimed at providing a sense of community during this time of social distancing and uncertain...

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Preview: Concert special 'Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song' airing tonight

Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to receive the award at a...

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Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will be taking viewer requests during a live prime-time show this week...

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Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary...

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This Date in Baseball

March 301966 — The Koufax-Drysdale holdout ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signings. Sandy Koufax got $120,000 and...

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The Latest: Spanish league raises $740,000 for virus relief

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Spanish league says more than 665,000...

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Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash...

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The Latest: Jim Edmonds has pneumonia, awaiting virus tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds...

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The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

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

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Athletes, musicians help raise 625,000 euros to fight virus

MADRID (AP) — Athletes and musicians took part in an online global music festival organized by the Spanish league that raised...

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The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his...

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Music fest, barbecue contest in Memphis are rescheduled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tourism officials in Memphis, Tennessee, say the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSDENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of...

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'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane...

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Video: Kristin Chenoweth to appear on 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen'

The menu includes Big Apple Slaw with Honey Mustard, Sweet Pepper Everything Bagel Dip, Cola Brisket Sliders with Ranch and...

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Watch: Grammy-nominated country band Midland covers Joe Exotic's 'I Saw a Tiger,' as featured in Netflix's 'Tiger King'

"Tiger King" chronicles the bizarre life and murder-for-hire trial of Joe Exotic - the flamboyant former Oklahoma roadside zoo...

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Business Highlights

___Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rallyStocks fell more than 3% on Wall Street, giving back part of the...

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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Review: Deeper prowls, growls on stellar album 'Auto-Pain'

Deeper, "Auto-Pain" (Fire Talk)Chicago-based Deeper fires on all cylinders on its sophomore album "Auto-Pain," delivering an...

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Review: Sufjan Stevens and stepfather experiment on 'Aporia'

Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, "Aporia" (Asthmatic Kitty)Always one to experiment, multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has...

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Review: Little Dragon back with soulful 'New Me, Same Us'

Little Dragon, “New Me, Same Us” (Ninja Tune)As indicated by the title of their latest album, “New Me, Same Us,” the members of...

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Oklahoma native and Grammy-winning country star Joe Diffie tests positive for the coronavirus

A Tulsa native who attended Velma-Alma High School, his hits include “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From The Sun,” “Pickup...

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

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Country singer Joe Diffie tests positive for coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Joe Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19.Scott Adkins...

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Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of...

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'On My Block' cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. MORE THAN HALF A...

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WEEK AHEAD

LOUNGING TULSA — Mercury Lounge, 1747 S Boston Ave., is producing a live stream of music from the venue’s stage at 7 p.m....

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Video: 1998 London revival of 'Oklahoma!' starring Hugh Jackman, to stream for free

Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the 1998 West End revival of "Oklahoma!" was a breakout role for...

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Watch: Garth Brooks talks country music, overcoming adversity and more on 'CBS Evening News'

Brooks traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to receive the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for...

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Watch: Miranda Lambert escapes her gilded cage in video to 'Bluebird,' co-written by Oklahoma native Luke Dick

The song is the latest single from her new album “Wildcard,” which was released Nov. 1 via Vanner Records/RCA Nashville.

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R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal...

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Taylor Swift surprises some of her fans with money donations

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assault

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's Board of Regents on Thursday fired a music professor and noted opera...

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If you don't laugh, you cry: Coping with virus through humor

BOSTON (AP) — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of "Sweet Caroline" with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, "Hands ......

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Review: Eef Barzelay leads Clem Snide to serene devastation

Clem Snide, “Forever Just Beyond” (Ramseur/Thirty Tigers)There have been many iterations of Clem Snide over the years but by...

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more to perform on 'ACM Presents: Our Country'

The new two-hour special is filling the time slot reserved for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, as the awards show...

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Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the...

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National Cowboy Museum's Tim finds superstar fans in Toby Keith, Sarah Silverman and Patton Oswalt

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's new social media darling, Cowboy Tim, is continuing to see his star rise.

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Will Smith says he’s humbled by rapper’s tribute music video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith says he was “humbled and honored” after rapper Joyner Lucas released a tribute song honoring his...

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James Taylor and his wife donate $1M to Boston hospital

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Review: Americana folk singer Mark Erelli amps it up a notch

Mark Erelli, “Blindsided" (Soundly Music)Americana singer-songwriter Mark Erelli has turned things up a notch.Stepping further...

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Review: Béla Fleck's 'Africa' mixes new material with old

Béla Fleck, “Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions” (Craft Recordings)Béla Fleck has built his unparalleled...

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Review: Jessie Reyez's great debut reveals an intense star

Jessie Reyez, “Before Love Came to Kill Us" (FMLY/Island Records)Jessie Reyez might be petite, but she's a monster. We didn't...

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Review: Lukas Nelson offers outtakes, alternative versions

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, "Naked Garden" (Fantasy Records)Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real offer 10 outtakes and...

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Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for the coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, royal officials...

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Prentice Penny puts a fresh spin on wine films in 'Uncorked'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an early scene in Prentice Penny’s debut feature, “Uncorked,” his main character Elijah is trying to help...

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Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album “The Chronic," Selena's sophomore release “Ven Conmigo" and the worldwide...

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Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus...

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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Scissortail Park launching streaming concert series

The first Scissortail Streams concert to be featured is a performance by Oklahoma singer, songwriter and producer Jason Scott,...

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Glen Campbell's recording of Oklahoma native Jimmy Webb's 'Wichita Lineman' inducted into National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

The honor was announced Wednesday by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, who inducted the recording along with two dozen others...

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Jackson estate gives to Broadway, Vegas needy amid outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate is donating $300,000 to help entertainment industry workers on Broadway, the...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSNot even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood joins Brad Paisley's home live-stream concert to perform a familiar hit

Paisley also phoned up country music hitmakers Tim McGraw and Chris Young to be special guests for his live-stream show.

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Taylor Swift's publicist takes aim at Kim Kardashian in feud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Kanye West and Taylor Swift public beef has reignited again with the ongoing feud now involving his wife...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra reschedules April concert

Tickets that have already been purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date.

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DJ D-Nice unites during the pandemic, one beat at a time

NEW YORK (AP) — When DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide...

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Once booming concert industry goes quiet after coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Inside a warehouse for MooTV, a live video production company in Nashville, Tennessee, the...

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Gaga says wrong time for 'Chromatica;' Rock Hall reschedules

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Paseo Arts Festival postponed

The Paseo Arts Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the Paseo Arts Association.

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Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

NEW YORK (AP) — South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies US Charts week ending March 3rd.iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Jumanji: The Next Level2. Onward3. Star Wars: The Rise...

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New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled concert tours, shut down movie theaters and closed down some...

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Coronavirus response: Garth Brooks reschedules stadium concerts

"Like so many people right now, I just want to get back to what I do. Knowing these shows are eventually going to happen makes...

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African jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

PARIS (AP) — Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance...

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Monday Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSDENVER (AP) — Nearly seven in 10 U.S. Olympic hopefuls say they don't think the Tokyo Games will be fair if they are...

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Review: Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album

Pearl Jam, “Gigaton” (Monkeywrench/Republic Records)Trust Pearl Jam to still surprise us in 2020. The Seattle rock gods have...

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Rosie O’Donnell's streaming Broadway show raises $600K

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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U-M president seeks firing of professor facing sex charges

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Regents at the University of Michigan are expected to consider a recommendation from its president that...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Red Dirt Relief Fund gives $100,000 in grants to musicians and music people in one week

The original grant pledge of $50,000 was bolstered when overwhelming donations from the community and George Kaiser Family...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: National Cowboy Museum postpones Western Heritage Awards

The awards will now be presented in conjunction with the Oklahoma City museum's Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale on...

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NY Philharmonic cancels season, cuts orchestra salaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic canceled the rest of its season and a 10-concert European tour due to the new...

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Coronavirus response: Wade Hayes, Bryan White, T. Graham Brown and more to put on 'Hats Off to the 80s & 90s Tour' live-stream Monday night

Joining them live will be country music veterans David Frizzell, Tim Rushlow, Ronnie McDowell, Tim Atwood and Lulu Roman.

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Coronavirus response: New date announced for the ACM Awards

The awards show will still be hosted for the first time by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 29-April 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 29-April 4:March 29: Comedian Eric Idle is 77. Composer Vangelis ("Chariots of Fire")...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC band Crooked Vinyl delays release of debut EP 'Azalea'

Combining elements of funk, blues and rock, the band set out with "Azalea" to encapsulate the more melodic side of their...

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Documentary 'Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On' to be released on DVD

Following the Country Music Hall of Famer both in his hometown of Yukon and on tour, "Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On" explores...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting...

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Grieving and saying goodbye in the time of coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — Tucked deep in the obituary for Charles Recka was an announcement that a Mass celebrating his 87 years of life...

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Plácido Domingo has coronavirus amid Spain outbreak

MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.The 79-year-old opera singer's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Artist Marilyn Artus continues with 'Her Flag' project honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment needed to be ratified by 36 states to be adopted, and for "Her Flag," Artus has been working with women...

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Interview and video: Third time's the charm for Oklahoma singer Kailey Abel on 'The Voice'

A music therapy major at Tulsa's Oral Roberts University, Abel said she was proud to share her family's story on "The Voice."...

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Third time's the charm for Oklahoma singer Kailey Abel on 'The Voice'

The third time was the charm for Kailey Abel. After previously auditioning two other times for "The Voice," the Oklahoma singer...

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Henley, Tucker, Cyrus and others mourn the death of Rogers

Some reactions from the world of music and beyond to the passing of Kenny Rogers, who died Friday night at age 81."In addition...

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Phone call between Kanye West, Taylor Swift again roils net

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift may have ended her feud with Katy Perry but the one with Kanye West seems simply not to want to...

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Pop superstar Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such...

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Kenny Rogers, whose husky voice carried him as a TV and music star across genres, has died at 81, a representative says

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, whose husky voice carried him as a TV and music star across genres, has died at 81, a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Factory Obscura launches 'Live at Mix-Tape' live-stream performance series

Every Friday and Saturday night, Factory Obscura will live-stream two local acts from inside inside its "Mix-Tape" experience.

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Bravo's Andy Cohen, 'Bachelor' Colton Underwood have virus

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Virus: Graceland shuts, music festival postponed in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is temporarily closing in response to the new coronavirus outbreak.The Memphis,...

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Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Superstar Plácido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tommy Emmanuel's OKC area concert postponed to summer

The Australian guitar virtuoso was initially slated to play the Midwest City theater in September 2019.

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John Legend: 'The Voice' episodes taped until end of April

NEW YORK (AP) — One program the coronavirus hasn’t forced a screeching halt to is NBC’s “The Voice.”John Legend, one of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's area stop on national tour of 'The Office! A Musical Parody' postponed

Once rescheduled, all tickets will be honored for the new date, according to OKC Broadway, the show's local presenter.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Ballet moves triple bill including world-premiere OKC bombing tribute to new dates and venue

The world premiere piece, titled "A Little Peace," will be set to music by Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer...

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Video: Garth Brooks to play acoustic Facebook Live concert featuring Trisha Yearwood

Beginning Sunday, fans can submit questions and song requests across Brooks' social media platforms (listed below) and can tune...

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Watch: Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae head up a girls' night out in 'Bathroom Floor' video

The platinum-selling duo's highly anticipated full-length sophomore album "The Way It Feels" (Mercury Nashville) set to be...

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Video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani release an acoustic version of their hit duet 'Nobody But You'

The original version of the ballad was released in December on Shelton's album "Fully Loaded: God’s Country."

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's American Banjo Museum launching daily virtual content series

In addition to showcasing archival footage of concerts and special events, American Banjo Museum Executive Director Johnny...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Criterion postponing shows through mid-April

Alt-rockers Ween, who were originally scheduled to perform April 4 at the Bricktown theater, now will play there Sept. 19.

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Coronavirus response: Bandcamp streaming platform waives revenue share Friday to support musicians

The company is making the offer to help musicians whose livelihoods have been endangered by the measures taken to slow the...

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Concerts are canceled, so some stars are playing right in your living rooms

About the time President Donald Trump was announcing new guidelines discouraging gatherings of 10 or more people on Monday,...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSMATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at...

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Ray Wylie Hubbard signs to Big Machine Records

Hubbard is currently finalizing his new music, which includes several impressive guests such as Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Concert 'Two Fathers, Two Sons,' featuring cellist Julian Schwarz, postponed to summer at Armstrong Auditorium

Under the direction of his father, the internationally-recognized conductor Gerard Schwarz, acclaimed cellist Julian Schwarz is...

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Grammy-winning artist Lecrae distributes wash stations

Atlanta (AP) — Grammy-winning hip hop recording artist Lecrae joined forces with non-profit organization Thursday to assemble...

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Met Opera cancels season, stops pay of orchestra, chorus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is canceling the rest of its season and stopping the pay of the orchestra, chorus and...

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Review: Tony Allen, late Hugh Masekela team up for 'Rejoice'

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, “Rejoice” (World Circuit Records)“Rejoice,” a long-dormant collaboration between legendary...

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Review: Gordon Lightfoot shows pillars of his art on 'Solo'

Gordon Lightfoot, “Solo” (Rhino)Gordon Lightfoot's first studio album since 2004 finds him displaying the pillars of his...

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Coronavirus response: ACM Awards to be swapped for 'ACM Presents: Our Country' special featuring stars' at-home performances

Like so many musicians and venues dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that has canceled shows, closed businesses and called...

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Music Review: Morrissey delivers his best music in years

Morrissey, “I Am Not a Dog on a Chain” (BMG)Few musical artists would urge listeners to just go ahead and kill themselves...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tower Theatre launching Live [Stream] from Ponyboy, featuring real-time musical performances

The one-hour shows will be broadcast live across Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Vimeo and Twitch.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arcadia Round Barn closes, music events canceled

Shows with Well Now Margery planned for this Saturday and with Nellie Marie Clay for March 28 are canceled. The special Elm...

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Coronavirus response: Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Morgan Freeman and more to participate in 'Rosie O'Donnell Show' live-stream benefit

The fundraising special comes after Broadway canceled all of its performances through April 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 2020 Prague Kolache Festival canceled

The event takes place annually the first Saturday in May and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019.

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Country singers to perform from home for ACM special

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music had to postpone their upcoming awards show because of the spreading...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gospel recording artist Sandi Patty has COVID-19

Gospel recording artist Sandi Patty has tested positive for COVID-19. Patty, 64, a member of Crossings Community Church and the...

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The Latest: Ships going to Honolulu won't let off passengers

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 218,000 people and killed more than 8,800. The COVID-19...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Record Store Day 2020 moved to summer

Typically planned for a Saturday in April, Record Store Day is a day for the people who make up the world of the record...

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400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

PLAYA CHIQUITA, Panama (AP) — Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a “tribal” festival and music event...

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Harry and Meghan urge 'empathy and kindness' against virus

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the...

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The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Big South Conference...

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The show will go on. Just from their living rooms.

NEW YORK (AP) — The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts...

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Kelsea Ballerini goes on a 'first-name basis' on third album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelsea Ballerini is an oversharer, both on social media and in songs, and those inner conversations,...

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The Latest: China sends masks, medical supplies to France

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 207,000 people and killed more than 8,200. The COVID-19...

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AP VoteCast: Biden cuts deep into the Sanders coalition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden cut deep into Bernie Sanders' coalition of young, liberal and Latino voters, securing solid...

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AP VoteCast: A look at voters in Florida, Illinois, Arizona

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press surveyed voters in the three states that held Democratic presidential contests on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More on the decision to cancel downtown OKC's Festival of the Arts

The event brings in 5,000 volunteers along with an attendance of an estimated 100,000 festivalgoers per day.

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Video: Oklahoma teen Kailey Abel growls onto Blake Shelton's team on 'The Voice' Season 18

Kailey Abel, 19, of Verdigris, was one of the last contestants to sing on the last episode of the season's Blind Auditions.

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Tom Hanks says he has the 'blahs' but no fever in isolation

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks says he feels the “blahs” but has no fever as he and wife Rita Wilson remain in isolation in an...

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The Latest: Official says Canada, US working on travel curbs

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 198,000 people and killed more than 7,900. The COVID-19...

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Judge hands major win to Katy Perry in 'Dark Horse' dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles handed a major victory to Katy Perry on Tuesday, overturning a jury's verdict...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Philharmonic cancels Pops shows, reschedules Classics concert

The OKC Philharmonic's "Jersey Boys and Girls" concerts, set for March 20-21, have been canceled due to the closure.

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Hudgens reassures fans, Cyrus spreads hope amid coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yukon's Iron Thistle Scottish Festival scraps spring dates

The event annually includes such festivities as folk music, dancing, storytelling, pipe and drum bands, Viking reenactments,...

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When Irish eyes are absent: Virus subdues St. Patrick's Day

BOSTON (AP) — St. Patrick's Day revelers across the world tried to salvage the holiday with makeshift celebrations after...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's downtown Festival of the Arts canceled

The free festival annually brings thousands of Oklahomans to downtown to partake of performing arts on three stages, eclectic...

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The Rolling Stones postpone tour due to coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are postponing its 15-city North American tour because of the growing coronavirus...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 22-28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 22-28:March 22: Composer Stephen Sondheim is 90. Actor William Shatner is 89. Actor...

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Review: Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett shines

Dave Simonett, “Red Tail" (Thirty Tigers)Dave Simonett does wistful well.On his first solo project bearing his real name, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Foo Fighters reschedule 25th anniversary tour, including OKC show

The tour was originally slated to make an Oklahoma City stop April 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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The Latest: SKorea warns churches over flouting restrictions

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Latin music star Ozuna postpones spring tour, including OKC date

Ozuna has notched more than 69 titles on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the last three years.

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Broadway stars stream, rock stars stay off road amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — From helping others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's American Banjo Museum closed for two weeks

All the museum's scheduled events during this time will be postponed, according to the announcement.

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With 208th song on Hot 100 chart, Drake sets new record

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake has landed his 208th song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting a new record for most songs on the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund pledges $50,000 in small grants to Oklahoma musicians and others in the state music industry

The Red Dirt Relief Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance to Oklahoma musicians...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Songwriters Festival postponed

The two-day event features both Nashville, Tennessee-based songwriters and local songwriters participating in a public "writer...

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Tuesday's primaries offer chance for Biden to reach Latinos

PHOENIX (AP) — In Joe Biden’s pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, he’s run repeatedly into a wall in the West,...

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The Latest: Peace Corps evacuating volunteers, suspends ops

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19...

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Show goes on: DiDonato, Beczala sing opera from apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Joyce DiDonato and Piotr Beczala made sure the show went on, albeit in an unusual format and venue — from the...

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Academy of Country Music postpones awards show amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The show won't go on for the Academy of Country Music, after all.The academy said Sunday that it was postponing...

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How coronavirus is impacting the entertainment industry

The city of Austin canceled South by Southwest last week, citing the risk of coronavirus spreading among the hundreds of...

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Mexico holds big music festival despite coronavirus concerns

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events,...

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Oklahoman Jacqueline McEntire, mother of Reba McEntire, dies of cancer

"She had a wonderful, full, healthy life and was absolutely ready to go. The cancer might think it won the battle but we’re...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: TobyMac's second Oklahoma tour stop rescheduled for summer

The seven-time Grammy winner, who played Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena in February, was slated to return to Oklahoma...

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Virus-related shutdowns bringing US economy to grinding halt

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It took 15 minutes for the coronavirus to wreck Shelley Hutchings’ carefully calculated financial...

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Hollywood in uncharted territory weathering the virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coronavirus precautions were already popping up in Hollywood: “No handshakes or selfies” signs were posted...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 14, 2020: Hear Oklahoma singer-songwriter T.Z. Wright play a Morning Music Session at the Arcadia Round Barn

Wright has been a member of the WoodyFest All-Star House Band that plays Okemah's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival since 2003.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Frankie J 'won't ever forget' his impromptu halftime show before Thunder-Jazz game

Thunder entertainment coordinator Candace Coonrod turned to Frankie J and his crew and delivered the news. “Alright, guys,”...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Tower Theatre working to reschedule all March events

Many tours have already rescheduled, and purchased tickets will be transferred automatically.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: UCO Jazz Lab closing temporarily

This will mark the longest time without a concert since the venue opened.

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Garth Brooks sells out summer show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

He sold more than 65,000 tickets in 75 minutes.

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Interview, photos and video: Greyson Chance talks new song 'Dancing Next to Me,' Oklahoma roots, upcoming album

Just a year after he released his sophomore collection, "portraits," the Edmond native is promoting a new electro-pop ballad,...

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Movie review: Romantic drama 'I Still Believe' raises the bar above most faith-based films

Earnest but maudlin, the romantic drama "I Still Believe" is based on the true story and anthem of the same name by...

Life

Preview: National tour of 'The Office! A Musical Parody' heads to OKC metro

It's the final show on OKC Broadway's 2019-2020 Encore Series at the Midwest City venue.

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A look at entertainers and entities on hold over coronavirus

Some of the few entertainment entities that remained open and fully functioning were shutting down like much of the rest of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center closed until further notice

The institution features numerous hands-on exhibits, which prompted the closure.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Canterbury Voices' world-premiere performance to mark OKC bombing 25th anniversary delayed to summer

The world premiere is intended to feature more than 200 singers - including Canterbury adult and youth performers, the Oklahoma...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond postpones Heard on Hurd street festival

Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond, Heard on Hurd is a monthly, family-friendly street festival occurring every third...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Orville Peck postpones OKC tour stop

Peck, who released his debut album "Pony" last year, has been forced to delay his "Road to Luck Tour."

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Federal prosecutors in NYC add to R Kelly's legal woes

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors hit R. Kelly with more criminal charges Friday, accusing the disgraced R&B singer of having...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC stop on 'Baby Shark Live!' tour postponed

A new date will be announced soon, according to an email from the venue.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: MercyMe delays spring OKC concert to fall

For fans unable to attend the rescheduled concert, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Wuorinen, winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer of the operas "Brokeback Mountain"...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Indie rock band Mt. Joy postpones OKC show

Mt. Joy is planning to release a new record, “Rearrange Us,” on June 5.

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Week Ahead

Check with the venues for possible schedule changes. ALL IN THE FAMILY: Outlaw country icon Willie Nelson & Family will...

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Going back to 'The Office': Unauthorized musical parody of the beloved TV show coming to town

When Michael Scott delivers his signature line "That's what she said" in "The Office! A Musical Parody," even more hilarity...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC area concert venues announce numerous postponements and cancellations

Most of the state's small and midsized venues - from theaters and casinos to ballrooms and listening rooms - have been...

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Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

NEW YORK (AP) — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the...

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Who Canceled: A look at the concerts, films, events on hold

And soon there will be none (for a while).Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals on Thursday announced cancellations...

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Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — Multi-platinum rock band Third Eye Blind had never canceled a tour, even when its members “all had salmonella...

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Met Opera, Carnegie Hall, orchestras cancel performances

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera canceled performances and rehearsals through March 31 due to fears of the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman Music Festival postponed to summer

"Given the nature of the festival, which regularly attracts tens of thousands from across the region, including bands from...

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What's Happening: Isolation measures spread, markets dive

People around the world have become increasingly isolated from each other due to a mounting number of travel bans, school...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cher reschedules spring concert dates, including OKC show

"I'm heartbroken, but the health of my fans and my touring family comes first. The shows have been really special but, nothing...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Michael Buble postpones spring tour dates, including OKC show

“Hold on to your tickets and they will be honored for the rescheduled dates that we will be revealing very soon,” said Don Fox,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 2020 Medieval Fair of Norman canceled

"This is being done in accordance with the University of Oklahoma’s suspension of all university-related events between March...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: KISS reschedules Thursday's planned Oklahoma 'End of the Road Tour' stop

The postponement comes as concerns grow over the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that the World...

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Review: New 'Trolls' soundtrack no little thing. It's huge.

Justin Timberlake and various artists, “Trolls: World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (RCA Records)Even if you...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 12, 2020: Hear The Accidentals play a Whistle Stop concert at Norman's Depot

The Accidentals didn’t slow down in 2019, releasing a self-titled live album, touring the U.K., scoring an indie film, teaching...

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Continuing comeback: Oklahoma musician Greyson Chance readies his third album

Greyson Chance was playing a December charity event with Cyndi Lauper when the Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner gave him some...

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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

SYDNEY (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are isolated in stable condition in an Australian hospital Thursday after...

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Shinyribs postpones Friday OKC show as Tower Theatre rolls out coronavirus response

Tower Theatre management issued today new health and sanitation standards as well as plans and tips in case of more show...

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Mormons to hold major conference without attendees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that it will hold a major conference...

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Review: Rachelle Garniez stylishly remembers Bowie, Aretha

Rachelle Garniez, “Gone to Glory" (StorySound Records)Rachelle Garniez's musical world is as wide and wonderful as the range of...

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Academy of Country Music to still hold awards show in Vegas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music said its April 5 awards show will still go on at the MGM Garden Arena in...

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Miranda Lambert to cover Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop with Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and more on ACM Awards

The ACM Awards will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 5 on the CBS...

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Review: Juliana MacDowell offers a sunny set from Key West

Juliana MacDowell, “Leaving Home” (Conch Town Music)Juliana MacDowell recorded much of her new album in Key West, Florida,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 11, 2020: Check out OKC's Tennessee Tornado Relief Concert, hosted by Brennin

Along with Brennin, Aranda, Adam Aguilar, Shane Henry, Josh Roberts, Albert Aguilar and Jeff Allen are slated to perform.

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T.Z. Wright to provide Morning Music March 14 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma singer-songwriter T.Z. Wright will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn. Wright is a...

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OC, high school bands to collaborate for winter concert

The public is invited to Oklahoma Christian University's free, collaborative winter band concert with area high school band...

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OU spring choral concert set for March 12 at the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present "Heartsongs: Choral Tales and Witticisms" at 7:30 pm. Thursday...

Health

The Latest: After delay, 361 Taiwanese fly back from Wuhan

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe:___Planes carrying 361 Taiwanese who had been stranded in China's...

Business

LA Opera finds harassment reports against Domingo 'credible'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigation commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera into sexual harassment allegations against ‪Plácido...

Health

Coachella festival postponed as concerts grapple with virus

The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns...

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Music Review: Niall Horan endures a stormy 2nd solo album

Niall Horan, “Heartbreak Weather” (Capitol Records)An anxious Niall Horan appears on the cover of his sophomore solo album....

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Nashville artists help out on stage and off after tornadoes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning string band Old Crow Medicine Show put down their fiddles and banjos and...

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood talks feeding her family, raising chickens on 'The Rachael Ray Show'

Underwood, who is celebrating her 37th birthday today, appeared Monday on "The Rachael Ray Show," where the vegetarian shared...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 10, 2020: Hear Tom Paxton and The DonJuans at Oklahoma City Community College

Once a drama student at the University of Oklahoma, Paxton has penned songs have been covered by artists such as Oklahoma...

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Pearl Jam postpones first leg of North American tour, including OKC show, due to coronavirus fears

The tour was to include an Oklahoma City stop on April 6 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Video: Oklahoma musician Greyson Chance postpones European tour over coronavirus concerns

Chance, 22, just released "Dancing Next Me," the first single from his upcoming third solo album.

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Tennis tournament postponement deals economic blow

The postponement of the BNP Paribas Open in Southern California because of the coronavirus has done more than temporarily idle...

Health

Madonna cancels Paris shows after France limits crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna has cancelled the last two stops of her latest tour in France after the country said it was banning...

Crime

Tornado relief agencies ask volunteers to take a day off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville nonprofits were so overwhelmed with volunteers and donations for tornado relief over the...

Business

Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway' fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 15-21:March 15: Actor Judd Hirsch is 85. Bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is...

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Video: Blake Shelton breaks down Gwen Stefani's surprise appearance at his Bakersfield show

"It was a complete meltdown moment and something I'll never forget," Shelton says.

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Listen: Oklahoma country singer Kylie Morgan releases bouncy cautionary tale 'Break Things'

Morgan signed last year with Universal Music Group Nashville.

Health

Carrie Underwood to appear today on 'Rachael Ray Show'

"Find Your Path" is the first book from the multiplatinum-selling, award-winning singer, songwriter and fitness and lifestyle...

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Oklahoma singer/actor Brennin to host OKC benefit concert for Nashville tornado relief

Tickets are $15 at the door and 100% of all proceeds will benefit the United Way's Restore the Dream Fund in Nashville.

Health

Indian Wells tennis postponed after coronavirus confirmed

The BNP Paribas Open, the near-major tennis tournament set to begin this week in the California desert, won't be played as...

Sports

Huberdeau and Florida take on St. Louis

Florida Panthers (34-26-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (41-18-10, first in the Central Division)St....

Crime

Gunfire ends Lil Baby concert in Alabama; 1 injured

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A shooting in an Alabama arena left one person with a life-threatening wound and ended a concert by...

Business

Despite drama, Megan Thee Stallion happy to release music

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion says she works extremely hard in the studio writing music, and so became more than a little...

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Preview: OKC Philharmonic to pay homage to Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and more with 'Jersey Boys and Girls'

The concert will include such indelible hits as "My Eyes Adored You," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You," "I Will Always Love You,"...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 8, 2020: Hear Carter Sampson, Nellie Clay, Andy Adams and more play a WoodyFest fundraising concert at Perkins' Old Church...

The WoodyFest Concert Series helps the nonprofit Woody Guthrie Coalition raise funds to organize the festival.

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Wanda Jackson opened doors for future artists

Women are not always given credit for their roles in history. In this case, one Oklahoma woman serves as a bridge connecting...

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OKC Phil's concert was full of colliding contrasts

The OKC Phil’s latest Classics performance, led by Alexander Mickelthwate, featured the “Colliding Contrasts” of Anna Clyne’s...

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OKC Philharmonic pays homage to Garden State's musical stars with 'Jersey Boys and Girls'

Despite their divergent musical stylings, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Frankie Valli and the Four...

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood takes the 'Fittest of the Fit Challenge' on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

The country music superstar also shared her joy at finally seeing Guns N' Roses in concert and chatted up her new book "Find...

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McCoy Tyner, iconic and influential jazz pianist, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane...

Health

Ciara is latest musician to postpone show due to coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Ciara is the latest musician to postpone a concert because of the rapidly spreading...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 7, 2020: Hear esteemed jazz artist Kamasi Washington at the Tower Theatre

Popular local jazz outfit the Jeremy Thomas Quartet will open tonight's show.

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Oklahoma faith briefs

Abbey offers 'Day of Reflection' SHAWNEE — The next "Day of Reflection" event will be on March 14 at St. Gregory's Abbey, 1900...

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Carrie Underwood to appear tonight on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Underwood is promoting her new book, "Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life,"...

Sports

A family 1st for India's Kaur at Women's T20 World Cup final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — India captain Harmanpreet Kaur will have some added incentive in Sunday's Women's Twenty20 World...

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Grand reopening planned for School of Rock OKC location

The festivities will include live music, school tours, refreshments and giveaways, along with a ceremonial guitar smashing,...

Health

Austin officials cancel South by Southwest festival

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The organizers of South By Southwest — which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors and some of Hollywood...

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Oklahoma films, musicians, other creatives affected as SXSW canceled over coronavirus concerns

The 27th edition of the SXSW Film Festival was slated to run March 13-22 in Austin. Nearly 300,000 people attended SXSW in 2019.

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The Latest: Virus threat prompts cancellation of SXSW

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul):7:10 a.m.Austin city officials have...

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SXSW 2020 canceled: Coronavirus leads to cancellation of South by Southwest as COVID-19 spreads

The South by Southwest music, film and technology conference, is the latest victim of the coronavirus.

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Officials in Austin, Texas, say South by Southwest arts and music festival has been canceled over virus fears

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials in Austin, Texas, say South by Southwest arts and music festival has been canceled over virus...

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AP Exclusive: NRA firearms auction at country museum nixed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For weeks the National Rifle Association has been publicizing plans to hold a fundraising dinner at the...

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‪Plácido Domingo pulls out of Royal Opera House performances

LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ‪Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this...

News

Nashville musicians to hold concert for tornado relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Dan Auerbach and more Nashville artists will hold a benefit...

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Miami cancels large Hispanic music festival over coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — Officials canceled on Friday a large Hispanic street festival in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood citing fears...

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Australian composer Brett Dean hospitalized with coronavirus

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Musician and composer Brett Dean has been hospitalized in Australia with the new coronavirus.British...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 6, 2020: Hear Tari Kelly and the UCO Symphony Orchestra play a Broadway Tonight concert at Mitchell Hall Theatre

Kelly has traveled the country as part of several national tours, including her most recent role as Countess Lily in “Anastasia.”

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'On Promenade': Texas songwriter Doug Burr finds his voice by taking his time

Songwriter Doug Burr gives his thoughts breathing room. If you ask him about the music community in his hometown of Denton,...

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Week Ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for March 6

CLUB SPECIAL: Oklahoma City band Audio Book Club is celebrating the release of a new single, “Don’t Ask Me Where I’ve Been,” at...

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OKC's American Banjo Museum hosting puppet show 'The Pied Picker,' sponsored by the Jane Henson Foundation

A recipient of a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant, which is named for the late creator of The Muppets, "The Pied Picker"...

Life

Video: Watch Indigo Girls perform a special episode of OKC Mayor David Holt's 'City Hall Sessions'

The influential folk-rock duo played the three-song acoustic set before a small but enthusiastic crowd before their Feb. 26 OKC...

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Taylor Swift donates $1 million to Tennessee tornado relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to tornado relief efforts in Middle Tennessee, where deadly storms...

News

Review: Stephen Malkmus tests folk music's limits on album

Stephen Malkmus, “Traditional Techniques” (Matador Records)Stephen Malkmus has gone folk. Sort of.One year after the...

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Review: Jonathan Wilson returns to roots for 'Dixie Blur'

Jonathan Wilson, “Dixie Blur” (BMG/Bella Union)Jonathan Wilson revisits his Southern roots on "Dixie Blur," an album loaded...

Sports

Drip too hard: Lil Baby gives school $150K for scholarships

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Lil Baby surprised students at his former high school with a performance and $150,000 to...

Crime

R. Kelly pleads not guilty; feds say new charges planned

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday pleaded not guilty to an updated federal indictment that includes child...

News

Pop star Katy Perry reveals a happy secret — she's pregnant

Katy Perry has revealed she's pregnant in a very show business way.The 35-year-old pop star showed off her growing baby bump at...

Life

Preview: Musical 'Anastasia' brings Russian legend to OKC's Civic Center

Adapted from the 1997 animated film, "Anastasia" is based on the lore about the youngest child of Czar Nicholas II, whom legend...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 5, 2020: See the University of Oklahoma's production of 'Cosi fan tutte,' Mozart's opera comedy

The OU production will be performed in an Italian with English supertitles. Jonathan Shames is artistic director and conductor.

News

Returning to acting, Jagger plays a man of wealth and taste

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” shows,...

Health

Virus fears will postpone Miami's Ultra music festival

MIAMI (AP) — Fears of the new coronavirus have led to postponement of the three-day Ultra electronic dance music festival in...

News

Kristin Chenoweth named artist in residence at OCU

Kristin Chenoweth will be returning to her Oklahoma City alma mater this spring for a special appointment. The Tony- and...

Health

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the...

News

Dave Matthews was inspired by his daughters to write a novel

NEW YORK (AP) — For his debut novel, Dave Matthews found inspiration close to home.He was recording music in New Orleans years...

News

Review: Mandy Moore’s ‘Silver Landings’ is a pot of gold

Mandy Moore, “Silver Landings” (Verve Forecast)They say seven is a lucky number and it seems that Mandy Moore hit her artistic...

Life

Daily lineups announced for Rocklahoma 2020, as single day passes go on sale Friday

Additions to the music lineup for Rocklahoma revealed today include Lynch Mob, Fire From The Gods and Stick To Your Guns.

News

Music Review: K-pop's NCT 127 brings it on and turns it up

NCT 127, “The 2nd Album ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone’” (SM Entertainment/Capitol/Caroline)NCT 127’s sophomore album has something for...

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Video: Garth Brooks says he's 'proud to stand shoulder to shoulder' with Nashville in the wake of devastating tornadoes

"In any kind of recovery effort ... music is usually the first one called, and in that town, it's pretty safe bet that they're...

Life

UPDATED - Video: Garth Brooks in Washington, D.C., to be honored with Gershwin Prize, talks Barry Sanders jersey controversy

PBS stations will air the concert special “Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” at 8 p.m....

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 4, 2020: See the national tour of the musical 'Anastasia' at the Civic Center

The Tony-winning "Ragtime" team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty created the stage version, which is...

Sports

Jason Isbell's lead guitarist serves up tuneful power pop

Sadler Vaden, “Anybody Out There?" (Dirty Mag Records)Jason Isbell has been really rocking lately in concert, and here's one...

Life

Rachel Lynch concert, jam session March 7 at Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Rachel Lynch will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn. Lynch...

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Oklahoma City University Singers to perform at Southwestern Division Convention of American Choral Directors Association

The 52-voice ensemble was selected for this distinctive honor after a successful rigorous audition process.

Life

Spring Blake celebrations planned at Blake Shelton's Ole Red locations in Oklahoma and Tennessee

Spring Blake food and drink features across all locations will include the Turkey Shoot Burger and Red Neck Mai Tai. In...

Life

Garth Brooks to play farewell performance for legendary Studio 6A, former home of 'Austin City Limits'

Studio 6A was officially designated a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame landmark in 2009 and was the featured location for the Austin...

Health

Arrival of new virus sparks songs across Latin America

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Street performer Angel Alvarado saw long lines of people waiting to buy overpriced face masks and...

News

Placido Domingo's name removed from Washington Opera program

Plácido Domingo's name has been removed from the Washington National Opera's young artist program “in light of recent...

Life

Kristin Chenoweth named artist in residence at her Oklahoma alma mater

Chenoweth will be in residence at OCU's Wanda L. Bass School of Music at least once a semester, said Mark Parker, the school's...

News

Review: Lisa Loeb finds 'Happiness' on buttery new album

Lisa Loeb, “A Simple Trick to Happiness” (Furious Rose)Lisa Loeb's 15th release — yes, it's been that much music since her...

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood appears on 'Today' show, talks Nashville tornadoes and makes 'ugly' lasagna from her new book 'Find Your Path'

She said her husband did have to take tornado precautions with their two sons - Jacob, 13 months, and Isaiah, 5 - during the...

News

Musicals '& Juliet,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' seek Olivier awards

LONDON (AP) — Pop-Shakespearean musical “& Juliet” leads the race for Britain’s Olivier theater awards, where “Fleabag” creator...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 3, 2020: Hear cult hero singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman at the Blue Door

In the 1970s, Richman formed the noted band The Modern Lovers, a precursor to the punk movement.

Business

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the...

Business

Opera union board member alleges cover-up in Domingo scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A senior member of the main U.S. union that represents opera performers resigned Monday, accusing the...

News

Public Enemy kicks out Flavor Flav after campaign dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Public Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav following a public spat over a decision by members...

Life

Poison to bring summer tour to Oklahoma

Special guests include Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach and Eddie Trunk.

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 8-14

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 8-14:March 8: Jazz saxophonist George Coleman is 85. Actress Sue Ane Langdon is 84....

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Bon Jovi's David Bryan on Broadway again, livin' on a prayer

NEW YORK (AP) — He looks like a rock star — rail-thin with long flowing hair. But rock stars aren't supposed to be on time, rip...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 2, 2020: Hear Toronto punk band PUP at the Tower Theatre

PUP is touring in support of its third LP, “Morbid Stuff," released last April.

Life

Itzhak Perlman, Chris Botti, Ricky Skaggs and more on second season for The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University

The Philadelphia Orchestra will kick off The McKnight Center’s second season with a spectacular celebration of classical...

Crime

Man convicted of murder in Nicky Minaj crew member slaying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Nicky Minaj crew member outside...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 1, 2020: See Oklahoma City University's matinee performance of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music'

Set in 1900 Sweden, a tangled web of affairs is centered on the actress Desiree Armfeldt and the two men who love her.

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Epic adventure: Musical 'Anastasia' takes inspiration from Russian history and legend

Like a jewel fit for a princess, the central character of Anya in the musical "Anastasia" is a colorful, multifaceted role "My...

Health

The Latest: Biden adviser says 2 candidates have viable path

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):10 p.m.A senior adviser to...

Health

Billionaire Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions of dollars into his Democratic presidential...

Life

Oklahoma faith briefs

Choir plans metro concert MIDWEST CITY — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is proud to host the Singing Saints from Saint Paul...

Health

Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma native Luke Dick gets into the groove of being Steve in bouncy 'I Am Steve' music video

Dick's pop-punk band Steve released a new EP featuring the track last week.

Life

OKC Cinco de Mayo Festival moving to Scissortail Park

The event is expected to draw approximately 20,000 people celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture to the downtown Oklahoma...

News

Historic Paris train station evacuated due to nearby fire

PARIS (AP) — Police evacuated an historic Paris train station on Friday after a fire engulfed multiple vehicles and sent a...

News

Review: Robert Cray's vigor drives 'That's What I Heard'

Robert Cray Band, “That's What I Heard" (Nozzle/Thirty Tigers)Robert Cray and Steve Jordan continue their fruitful partnership...

Sports

Confused fans rip Garth Brooks for wearing 'Sanders' jersey

DETROIT (AP) — Leave it to the internet to interpret Garth Brooks wearing a Barry Sanders jersey during a concert in Detroit as...

News

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand...

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Review: Caribou back with unpredictable, immersive album

Caribou, “Suddenly” (Merge Records)Caribou is Canadian musician and mathematician Dan Snaith and “Suddenly” is his first album...

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Review: Hailey Whitters continues to pursue 'The Dream'

Hailey Whitters, “The Dream” (Pigasus)Hailey Whitters' aptly-named new album, “The Dream,” puts the singer-songwriter's...

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The Abbey Road Institute opens its 1st US school in Miami

Miami (AP) — One of the world’s leading music studios has set its sights on Miami, with the help of a Grammy-winning Colombian...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 28, 2020: Hear Jason Aldean at Chesapeake Energy Arena

Special guests for the OKC stop on Aldean's "We Back Tour" are Morgan Wallen, Riley Green and Dee Jay Silver.

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The prince and the pop star work on charity single in London

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity...

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OKC rock band LCG and the X debuts self-titled album

Now that the band’s debut record is finally here, the origin story of Oklahoma City rock act LCG and the X is officially a...

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Week Ahead

STAND BYER: Comedian Nicole Byer performs at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bricktown Comedy Club, 409 E California...

Health

National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because...

Health

Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop superstars BTS canceled an upcoming concert series in South Korea's capital as the country that...

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K-pop superstar group BTS cancels upcoming Seoul concert series due to South Korea's virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop superstar group BTS cancels upcoming Seoul concert series due to South Korea's virus outbreak.

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Review: Eric Johnson's vocals, acoustic guitar shine

Eric Johnson, “EJ Vol. II” (Vortexan Music)Eric Johnson's new album shows the amazing Texas guitar wizard moving another...

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Plácido Domingo revises apology, as Spain drops more shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo amended his apology to the multiple women who have accused him of sexual...