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Cultural connections: Grammy-winning group Mariachi Los Camperos partnering with OKC Philharmonic for Pops performances

When Sergio Alonso and his bandmates in Mariachi Los Camperos typically take the stage, they number a dozen players, the...

Business

Label: Rapper Pop Smoke slain in Hollywood Hills shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop Smoke, a rising Brooklyn rapper who had a breakout year of hit songs and albums that made some of the...

News

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again.Eight years after her death, a holographic...

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton and Pitbull team up for glitzy video for their collaboration 'Get Ready'

The foot-stomper is from Pitball's latest album, "Libertad 548."

Life

Preview: Grammy winners Mariachi Los Camperos join forces with Oklahoma City Philharmonic for weekend concerts

Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate said he is eager to share the stage with Mariachi Los Camperos as he conducts the latest...

Health

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. INTEL OFFICIALS:...

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Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Feb. 21, 2020

BABY TALK: American rapper DaBaby performs an 8 p.m. Friday concert at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave. in Tulsa. DaBaby’s...

Health

Thursday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands.In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team...

Life

The Weeknd's 'After Hours Tour' includes summer Oklahoma show

The tour will be in support of his upcoming album support of his album "After Hours," due out March 20 via XO/Republic.

Life

Video: Reba McEntire returns to original label home, Universal Music Group Nashville

For the last 11 years, Reba, who hails from Chockie, had been on the Big Machine Label Group, where she released her most...

Business

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...

Life

Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces 2020-2021 Classics and Pops seasons

Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate announced both seasons at an event tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, where all the...

Crime

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery,...

Health

Business Highlights

___Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billionNEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley is buying E-Trade Financial for $13 billion in...

News

No conspiracy this time: Dan Brown writing children's book

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Brown's next book will have a lighter, more musical touch.The “Da Vinci Code” author is working on a...

News

Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

WEST BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Detectives believe they've found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music...

Life

Watch: 'The Voice' Season 18 coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Nick Jonas give collaborative performance of 'Jealous'

The collaborative performance will air during the opening episode of the new season of the Emmy Award-winning singing competition.

News

Review: Austen's 'Emma,' humanized but not modernized

There's beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen's “Emma,” from its palatial country estates with their...

Business

Rapper cites Meghan at UK music awards, wins album of year

LONDON (AP) — Soulful London rapper Dave brought a political edge to the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, giving a...

Crime

Turn music down, library guard asked. Then she was stabbed.

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man stabbed a library security guard to death after she told him to turn his music down,...

News

Review: Relaxed, charming vibe from duo Wild Rabbit Salad

Wild Rabbit Salad, “Trouble in Town” (REGI Music)It’s no surprise that for Wild Rabbit Salad, the ingredients are a bit...

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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News

Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a weeklong singing competition...

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the...

Health

Elton John cancels New Zealand shows as he battles pneumonia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John canceled his two remaining New Zealand shows late Tuesday as he continued to suffer...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for February 16thiTunes Movies US Charts:1. Frozen II2. Parasite3. Ford v Ferrari4....

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 18, 2020: Hear Red Dirt Rangers and Brave Amigos at UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond

The Red Dirt Rangers have been carrying the banner for red dirt music since before the band's founding in 1988 at a two-story,...

Life

Foo Fighters bringing 25th anniversary 'The Van Tour 2020' to OKC

Each "2020 Van Tour" show will feature a special opening attraction: A sneak peek at an excerpt from Grohl’s new documentary...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 23-29

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 23-29Feb. 23: Steel guitarist Rusty Young of Poco is 74. Actress Patricia Richardson...

Life

Elton John intends to continue Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour after walking pneumonia diagnosis

Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after...

News

British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56

LONDON (AP) — British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped bring the underground sounds of acid house to a mass...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 17, 2020: Hear Motherfolk at Ponyboy

The band is touring in support of its new album "Family Ghost," which was released last fall.

Health

Weekend Sports In Brief

NBACHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on...

Life

Ken Burns' 'Country Music,' 'Yellowstone,' 'Deadwood' movie and more to be honored at National Cowboy Museum's Western Heritage Awards

The 60th annual Western Heritage Awards festivities begin at 11 a.m. April 17 with a workshop free to the public with museum...

Sports

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on...

Sports

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays...

Health

He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters...

Sports

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):10:35 p.m.Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James...

Health

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his...

Life

Oklahoma Community Orchestra and Sugar Free Allstars team up for Sunday show

The concert is designed to appeal to children of all ages.

Life

Preview: Oklahoma City Ballet revisits 'Romeo & Juliet' in time for Valentine's Day

OKC Ballet will return to fair Verona, Italy - in the artistic sense - to perform "Romeo & Juliet" Friday-Feb. 16 at the Civic...

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Business

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

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

Crime

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

BERLIN (AP) — One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue,...

Sports

Common named MVP, Team Wilbon wins All-Star Celebrity Game

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper and actor Common had 10 points and four steals to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star...

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani burn the midnight oil and crack jokes behind the scenes of 'Nobody But You' video

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton and his pop icon girlfriend Gwen Stefani have delivered a Valentine's Day...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson releases heartwarming video for his romantic single 'Forever Valentine'

R&B superstar Bruno Mars provides back-up vocals on the track, which Mars also co-produced with his production team the...

News

Voigt shocked paper ran her photo with Freni's obituary

Deborah Voigt was in California earlier this week when she got a text from a friend on the East Coast."So sorry to hear the...

Business

Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her...

Life

Oklahoma-based Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate premiering new concerto with Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The story of Tate's "Ghost of the White Deer" is inspired by the romantic Chickasaw legend of an ancient Chickasaw warrior...

Life

Factory Obscura to release local music compilation 'Mix-Tape Vol. 1' at Valentine's Day bash tonight

An array of local acts - LCG and the X, stepmom, Bad Jokes, Audio Book Club, Jabee and LTZ and Jarvix and Elecktra -...

Crime

Reworked charges in Chicago cite another R. Kelly accuser

CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations...

News

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian pranksters claim they called U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pretending to be...

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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News

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finds heart, song in tragedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The zestfully titled, song-and-dance filled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has an unlikely origin. The NBC...

News

Review: Tame Impala delivers on beautiful 'The Slow Rush'

“The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala (Interscope Records)Time can be a comfort or curse. It can heal, but it can also compress,...

News

Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Feb. 14, 2020

LOVE IS A MIX-TAPE: Factory Obscura, 25 NW 9, hosts its Mix-Tape V-Day Bash at 8 p.m. Friday. Four live bands who contributed...

Sports

Blues face the Predators on 3-game losing streak

Nashville Predators (27-22-7, fifth in the Central Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (32-15-10, first in the Central Division)St....

Life

Video: Watch Oklahoma rocker Beau Jennings perform on fifth episode of OKC Mayor David Holt's 'City Hall Sessions'

Jennings sang and strummed three songs from the new album, "The Thunderbird."

Life

Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Jamie Lin Wilson added to lineup of Pryor's new Born & Raised Music Festival

Early bird-price passes for the Born & Raised Music Festival go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday.

Life

Oklahoma musician and civic leader Jim Paul Blair dies

The former executive director of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee, Blair served on the boards of the Oklahoma...

Sports

Track: 5th straight sellout for season-opening Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year.Daytona International Speedway announced...

Sports

Jennifer Hudson set for Kobe Bryant tribute at All-Star Game

CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice.The NBA has released...

News

Heggie's `Dead Man Walking' gets Met Opera premiere in 20-21

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of pushing, Joyce DiDonato has been granted a big wish: The Metropolitan Opera is mounting Jake...

Business

Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" keeps rolling

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Country singer Darius Rucker couldn’t quite believe it when he was surprised this week with the news...

News

Jacobs closes Fashion Week with thrilling dance extravaganza

NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, he does it almost every time, and designer Marc Jacobs did it yet again: Upped his game, when it came...

News

DA deciding whether to investigate James Brown's death

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor in Atlanta will decide whether to open a formal investigation after meeting with a woman who says...

News

Sister act: Longtime Broadway buddies Terry Burrell and Julia Lema portray real-life siblings in Lyric Theatre's 'Having Our Say'

Terry Burrell and Julia Lema last shared the stage 34 years ago in the Broadway musical "Honky Tonk Nights," but their...

News

Bieber says fear led him to stay away from music

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber admits getting back in the studio to record his first album in five years wasn't easy.“I was...

Life

Def Leppard to bring 2020 tour with ZZ Top to Oklahoma

The "20/20 Vision Tour" will kick off on Sept. 21 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

Business

Jussie Smollett's image takes new hit with revived charges

CHICAGO (AP) — He's stopped posting to his Twitter account, his last Instagram post was eight months ago, and his acting and...

News

Paul English, Willie Nelson's longtime drummer, has died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Willie Nelson says Paul English, Nelson's longtime drummer and the inspiration for...

Business

Pornhub stars walk runway at Namilia's fashion show

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion label Namilia deconstructed Asian stereotypes in the porn industry, empowering the demure, submissive...

News

Christian Cowan lives out his childhood fashion dream

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream."I’m...

Business

Rap impostors accused of scamming luxury hotels of thousands

ATLANTA (AP) — A crew of Rolls Royce-riding identity thieves who posed as rap industry figures scammed more than $100,000 from...

News

Kurtág opera to get US premiere from NY Philharmonic in 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — The American premiere of György Kurtág's "Fin de Partie," based on Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," will be...

Life

St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Janelle Monáe, Lulu Wang and more added to SXSW final speakers list

SXSW 2020 will take place March 13-22 at various venues around Austin, Texas.

News

Review: Huey Lewis and The News' 'Weather' may be their last

“Weather” is the first album of original songs from Huey Lewis and The News in nearly two decades and it may also be their...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 12, 2020: Hear Van Darien at The Deli in Norman

A native Texan now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Van Darien is touring in support of her upcoming album "Levee."

Life

OU Chorale to present requiem, Adam Pajan guest organist

NORMAN — Gabriel Fauré’s "Requiem Opus 48" will be performed by the University of Oklahoma School of Music at 7:30 p.m....

Life

Ladies Music Club of OKC offers concert, scholarships

The Ladies Music Club in Oklahoma City is planning an upcoming concert, as well as seeking student entries for music...

Life

Lindsey Buckingham announces spring tour, including OKC show

The spring trek marks the first live performances for Buckingham since February 2019, when he suffered a heart attack and had...

Life

Toby Keith receives Golf Digest's Arnie Award, announces 2020 dates for 'Country Comes To Town Tour'

In addition, music icon Willie Nelson has covered the Norman resident's song "Don't Let The Old Man In," featured in Clint...

Sports

Ferrari hopes new car will lead to fewer mistakes

REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari team members acknowledged that they need to “learn from mistakes” committed last season as...

Crime

Reports: Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to...

News

Review: On the rebound, Madeira finds the power in healing

Phil Madeira, “Open Heart” (Mercyland Records)The final song on Phil Madeira’s new album is “Monk,” as in Thelonious, and it’s...

News

Review: Khruangbin and Leon Bridges Serve up Short, Sweet EP

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, “Texas Sun” (Dead Oceans)Psychedelic funk meets vintage R&B at the crossroads of soul on “Texas...

News

Before Oscars, stars pack Tom Ford's fashion week show in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Ford brought fashion week to Hollywood on Friday night, with a runway show full of glamour and a front...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 11, 2020: Hear Canadian indie rockers The New Pornographers at the Tower Theatre

The band is touring in support of its 2019 album “In the Morse Code of Brake Lights.”

Life
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Photos and video: From 'Parasite' to the ratings, the Oscars made history in many ways

What had been a pretty predictable cinematic awards season had a twist ending almost as surprising as South Korean auteur Bong...

News

Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at age 66

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy...

News

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph...

News

US songwriter, Russian soprano win 2020 Polar Music Prizes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's...

Sports

The Latest: Conrad the Sheltie makes Westminster final ring

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):10:58Conrad the Shetland sheepdog is...

Crime

Guilty plea to federal charges in black church burnings

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The aspiring ‘black metal’ musician who was arrested in a series of fires set at African American...

News

Latino group say Census must dispel doubts on citizenship

A prominent Latino organization said Monday the U.S. Census Bureau needs to explicitly communicate there will be no...

News

Melania Trump asks governors' spouses to tackle cyberassault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump on Monday cited the influence of “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus as she asked...

Health

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year...

Sports

Cyclones star Haliburton out for season with wrist fracture

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State star guard Tyrese Haliburton will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left wrist.Coach...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22:Feb. 16: Jazz singer Peggy King is 90. Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in "The...

Life

Backstreet Boys announce summer OKC show

Produced by Live Nation, the 45-date, three-month trek will see the group performing its catalog of award-winning hits in...

News

Final list of Academy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winners at the 92nd Academy Awards, which were held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre:Best picture:...

Business

Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class...

News

Big wins for 'Parasite' give Oscar night an emotional high

Called up to the stage again and again, Bong Joon Ho kept saying he was ready for a drink — “bloody ready.”But the Oscars...

News

Rapper Eminem shocks Oscars with performance 17 years late

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apparently, it's never too late to perform at the Oscars, particularly if you're an Oscar winner named...

News

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor Oscar for 'Joker'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix’s visceral portrayal of a troubled man’s descent into villainy in “Joker” earned him his...

News

Almost-EGOTs Elton John, Hildur Guðnadóttir win music Oscars

Twenty-five years after winning his first Oscar, Elton John has picked up his second at the 2020 Academy Awards, where “Joker”...

Business

The Latest: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture Academy Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times...

Sports

Nick Taylor wins at Pebble Beach, Mickelson finishes 3rd

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. The Canadian managed...

News

Renowned Italian soprano Mirella Freni dies at age 84

Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma in Feb. 9, 2020: Hear Peter Bradley Adams play a Winter Wind Concert at the Norman Depot

Adams' brand of Americana music is brought into sharp focus in his sixth solo release, "With A Face Like Mine."

Sports

In the Pink: Border collie wins Westminster agility contest

NEW YORK (AP) — She might have looked like a black-and- white blur, but this dog is pretty in Pink.Pink the border collie...

Business

Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for...

Sports

Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey headline arena like rock stars

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center like an A-list duo Saturday, getting a...

Life

Crossings concert to feature Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers

The world-renowned Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers, featuring TaRanda Greene and Sandi Patty, will perform in concert at 7 p.m....

Life

Oklahoma faith briefs for Feb. 8, 2020

Church to host 'Compassion Journey' EDMOND — An interactive tour of life in the developing world will be featured Friday...

News

Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks...

Business

MLB will not schedule any more promotions of Roger Waters

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will not schedule any more advertising on its platforms promoting music artist Roger...

Crime

Judge: Kesha made a false claim about producer Dr. Luke

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there's “no evidence whatsoever” that...

News

Autopsy: Nick Gordon died from heroin overdose

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-partner died last month from a heroin overdose, an autopsy found.Nick Gordon,...

Health

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even...

Life

Video: Oklahoma music series 'Play It Loud' wraps fourth season in concert this weekend

From his hometown of Dale, Adam Hampton and his Outsiders Productions team travel the state and connect with an eclectic lineup...

Life

Video: Miranda Lambert covers Alan Jackson, returns to the road after illness, with Tulsa show tonight

Lambert is set to return to Oklahoma in concert at 7 tonight at Tulsa's BOK Center.

Life

Listen: Oklahoma's Read Southall Band delivers raucous new single 'Stickin' N Movin''

Home-state fans have a couple of upcoming opportunities to catch singer, songwriter and guitarist Read Southall and his cohorts...

Life

Video: John Moreland delivers stripped-down performance of poignant ode 'In Times Between' from new album 'LP5,' out today

Moreland penned the ode in honor of his friend and fellow songwriter Chris Porter, an Alabama-born, Austin, Texas-based...

News

Review: Elkhorn's 'The Storm Sessions' builds up cabin fever

Elkhorn, “The Storm Sessions” (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)Elkhorn, the guitar duo formed by Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner, is...

Life

Video: Air date announced for Reba McEntire's guest spot on 'Young Sheldon'

The episode is titled "A Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub."

News

Review: Nada Surf's 'Never Not Together' is pensive, melodic

Nada Surf, “Never Not Together” (Barsuk Records)Nada Surf's “Never Not Together” is a delicious slice of rocking power pop,...

Life

Concert review: OKC Philharmonic brings extra thrills to Indiana Jones' adventures with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert'

The sound effects on the shootouts, car crashes and fistfights were muffled to keep them from conflicting with the orchestra,...

News

Review: Powerhouse roster makes “Birds of Prey” album fun

Various Artists, "Birds of Prey: The Album" (Atlantic Records and Warner Bros.)The all-female roster assembled for “Birds of...

News

Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Feb. 7, 2020

DOUGH-NUT MISS IT: Rapper Jabee hosts Dilla Day, a celebration of the life of J Dilla, at 9 p.m. Sunday at Ponyboy, 423 NW 23....

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Theater review: Innovative must-see musical 'Come From Away' shares real-life 9/11 stories with warmth and joy

Like a cozy, handcrafted scarf, the innovative musical "Come From Away" is tightly knitted piece of theater art that wraps...

News

Concert review: OKC Philharmonic adds extra excitement to Indiana Jones' adventures with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert'

If there's one thing I've learned in my years covering the arts and entertainment beat, it's that most experiences — from...

Sports

King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Bryant

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network...

Life

Photos and video: 'America's Got Talent' champ Darci Lynne Farmer wows with her performance on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'

The Oklahoma teenager brought her rabbit puppet Petunia along for the interview, and the bunny diva quickly beguiled Clarkson...

Business

Green tea party? State licenses Boston's 1st marijuana shop

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts’ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday,...

News

Review: John Moreland goes deep in ways few songwriters can

John Moreland, “LP5" (Old Omens/Thirty Tigers)Singer-songwriter John Moreland could bring an audience to tears singing nursery...

News

Review: Stone Temple Pilots unplug for terrific 'Perdida'

Stone Temple Pilots, “Perdida” (Rhino)What a strange trip it's been for fans of Stone Temple Pilots. Two decades ago, they gave...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2020: Hear Steep Canyon Rangers at the Tower Theatre

Known for their versatile and idiosyncratic twist on the bluegrass genre and collaborations with Steve Martin, the band...

News

Rolling Stones returning to North America for 15-city tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are returning to some North American cities where they haven't played in years.The band...

Life

Review: Symphony, Canterbury offered touching tribute to bombing victims

In memoriam of the tragedy at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 25 years ago, The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, joined by...

Life

Photo and video: Garth Brooks plays 'Dive Bar' concert days before his 58th birthday

The only way to gain entry was to win through local country radio, and the place was packed with more than 900 people,...

Life

Darci Lynne Farmer to appear Thursday on 'Kelly Clarkson Show'

"Today" show anchor Hoda Kotb also will appear on Thursday's episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

Life

Justin Bieber gets candid about past drug addiction, getting sober: I 'felt like I was dying'

Justin Bieber is speaking frankly about his past experiences with drug addiction. In an episode of "Justin Bieber:...

Life

Interview and video: Hit musical 'Come From Away' centers on groundbreaking pilot Beverley Bass' 9/11 experiences

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical lands this week in Oklahoma City, where Bass now works out of Wiley Post...

News

Marin Alsop become's Ravinia's 1st chief conductor

CHICAGO (AP) — Marin Alsop has been hired as the first chief conductor of the Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 5, 2020: Hear Canadian indie rock bands Wolf Parade and Land of Talk at the Tower Theatre

Both bands are back from hiatuses, with Wolf Parade touring in support of a new album and Land of Talk due to release one soon.

Life

Willie Nelson & Family, Hank Williams Jr., Margo Price and more to play inaugural Born & Raised Music Festival in Pryor

Presale passes for Born & Raised will be available beginning Feb. 12, with early bird prices on-sale to the public at 10 a.m....

Life

OCCC to present 'The Choir Man' Feb. 10

Oklahoma City Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater will present "The Choir of Man" at 7:30 p.m....

Life

Love songs, chocolate on tap Feb. 9 for Round Barn Rendezvous

ARCADIA — Acoustic musicians are invited to bring their best love songs for the Valentine's edition of the Round Barn...

News

No good vibrations for Beach Boys, split by hunting concert

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by...

Sports

Review: Green Day returns with snarling and lean album

Green Day, “Father of All...” (Reprise/Warner)Green Day recently caught some people unaware. The trio performed at the NHL's...

Health

National Symphony cancels 3 China concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra has canceled two concerts in Beijing and one in Shanghai next month following...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma band Skating Polly plays 'A Little Late' at Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony

Skating Polly's "A Little Late" is featured in three-time Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen's ("The Lord of the Rings"...

News

Review: Graham Norwood transparently melancholic on debut

Graham Norwood, “Out of the Sea” (Self-released)Graham Norwood often sings of pain and disappointments on his debut album, “Out...

Life

Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae to release long-awaited sophomore LP 'The Way It Feels'

"The Way It Feels" is rounded out with five new tracks co-written by Maddie Marlow, of Sugar Land, Texas, and Taylor Dye, who...

News

Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month.The NAACP announced...

Crime

Indicted K-pop star Seungri may face military court

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A K-pop star charged with violating South Korea’s anti-prostitution law may have to join the...

Health

Shows canceled as virus outbreak spooks Asian entertainers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Concerts and shows are being canceled, not just in China but across much of Asia, as a virus outbreak...

Sports

Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with...

Life

Video: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein and Bill Benz talk about their Sundance Film Festival mockumentary 'Nowhere Inn'

The unusual meta project made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which closed Sunday. The movie also is set to...

Life

Latin music star Marco Antonio Solís to play summer Oklahoma show

Following the success of his 2019 “El MÁS Querido” tour, he will return to present the second U.S. leg of the tour in spring.

Life

Video and photos: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira bring Latin flair to Super Bowl LIV in Miami

It marked the first time two Latinas stars seized the Super Bowl halftime stage together.

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 9-15

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 9-15Feb. 9: Actress Janet Suzman is 81. Singer Carole King is 78. Singer Barbara Lewis...

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Review: Son Little reduces, enhances influences on 'aloha'

Son Little, “aloha” (ANTI-)Son Little lost them all. He had almost a dozen demos for a new album but he failed to backup the...

Crime

Chicago man gets 99 years in mom's murder-for-hire killing

CHICAGO (AP) — An aspiring Chicago rapper who posted a video on YouTube of himself throwing thousands of dollars that he...

Life

Oklahoma-filmed family drama 'Minari' wins top prizes at Sundance Film Festival

Based on Lee Isaac Chung’s real-life experiences, the drama follows a Korean-American family that moves from Los Angeles to...

Business

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m.President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl.On the...

Sports

Lopez, Shakira in joyful, exuberant halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Seizing their opportunity to make a cultural statement, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira infused the Super Bowl...

Sports

Beyoncé, Jay-Z sit during national anthem at Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in...

Sports

Waiting for tonight: J. Lo, Shakira discuss Super Bowl gig

MIAMI (AP) — Less than 24 hours before stage time, Jennifer Lopez was readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime...

Sports

Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5

MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami on Saturday,...

Sports

50 Cent, DJ Khaled join Fat Joe at pre-Super Bowl concert

MIAMI (AP) — Fat Joe brought New York hip-hop to Miami for an energetic pre-Super Bowl concert a day ahead of the big game.The...

Sports

Lady Gaga: 'I better hear no lip-syncing' at halftime show

MIAMI (AP) — Descending from the air, Lady Gaga kicked off a pre-Super Bowl concert by mimicking her entrance to her Super Bowl...

News

Mississippi inmate tries to hang self in cell, attorney says

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate tried to hang himself at a troubled Mississippi prison and was taken down by a state trooper,...

News

Andy Gill, guitarist for punk band Gang of Four, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Andy Gill, who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British...

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Andy Gill, guitarist for punk band Gang of Four, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Andy Gill, who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British...

Sports

Torrential rains overshadow Post Malone pre-Super Bowl show

MIAMI (AP) — Torrential rains in Miami overshadowed rapper Post Malone's pre-Super Bowl show, ultimately shutting down the red...

Sports

Stoneman Douglas players take part in Super Bowl rehearsal

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The dress rehearsal for the Super Bowl is incredibly elaborate, and the NFL needed some football...

News

Southern band takes on Trump as impeachment vote nears

NEW YORK (AP) — For the rock band Drive-By Truckers, it's demoralizing to release angry songs about Donald Trump's America just...

News

For 'Fast and Furious' cast, Walker's memory remains strong

MIAMI (AP) — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious”...

Life

Q&A: Rapper Aaron Cole is 'grateful' for spot on TobyMac's tour

Aaron Cole's world of faith and music collided when he was just a toddler. His father had a music studio in the family's...

Sports

Shaquille O’Neal on Kobe Bryant: 'We love you, brother'

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite...

Life

Interview: Acclaimed Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland experiments with new sounds on 'LP5'

The anticipated follow-up to Moreland's multifaceted 2017 release "Big Bad Luv," "LP5" represents a new phase for the Oklahoma...

News

Rapper Mase calls out Diddy over publishing rights

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a week after honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala, rapper Mase lashed out at...

News

Property where Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash once lived sold

HENDERSONVILLE (AP) — The lakefront property in Tennessee where Johnny and June Carter Cash lived for more than 30 years has...

Sports

Chesney's "Boys of Fall" has extra meaning at Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — Through his song “Boys of Fall,” Kenny Chesney has a direct connection to this Super Bowl.The song has become...

Life

Cody Johnson to play return engagement at OKC's Chesapeake Energy Arena

With more than 980 million career on-demand streams, Johnson has clearly established a rabid following of loyal fans who thirst...

News

Aretha Franklin's niece quitting as executor of estate

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A niece of Aretha Franklin said she's quitting as representative of the late singer's estate, citing a...

Business

10 ads to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Super Bowl won't be a politics-free zone, as both President Donald Trump and Democratic...

News

One hit no more: Persistence pays off for Billy Ray Cyrus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Most people would say that Billy Ray Cyrus has been lucky to keep finding himself in the middle of...

Sports

Rick Ross, Lil Wayne join DJ Khaled at Miami EA Sports Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but it was all about Miami’s home-court advantage as local DJ...

News

Review: Eclectic Dustbowl Revival wants to cheer you up

Dustbowl Revival, “Is It You, Is It Me" (Thirty Tigers)Eclectic roots rockers Dustbowl Revival declare what they're up to...

News

Week Ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Jan. 31

ON PARADE: Canadian indie rock bands Wolf Parade and Land of Talk will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW...

News

Evolving sound: Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland experiments with instrumentation on new 'LP5'

A lot has changed for John Moreland since he made his first album, 2011's "Earthbound Blues." And some of those changes will...

Sports

Lizzo honors Kobe, celebrates Grammys at pre-Super Bowl show

MIAMI (AP) — At a pre-Super Bowl concert, Lizzo reflected on her soaring career as she remembered attending the big game as a...

Business

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain sings haunting new song 'An Echo'

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

Business

Jewish advocacy org criticizes MLB promotion of Roger Waters

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's involvement in the sale of tickets for Roger Waters' North American tour has been...

Sports

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira vow 'empowering' halftime show

MIAMI (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said their Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latino culture, promising a...

News

Review: Ben Watt's 'Storm Damage' is a career cornerstone

Ben Watt, “Storm Damage” (Unmade Road/Caroline)Ben Watt’s “Storm Damage” surveys the distance, both physical and emotional, and...

News

Review: It's messy and crazy and deep—Kesha returns roaring

Kesha, “High Road” (Kemosabe/RCA Records)Kesha's new album starts out on a portentous and soaring note with the singer on the...

Health

Boston Symphony cancels Asia tour amid China virus outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its coming tour of Asia amid concerns about the deadly virus in...

News

Review: 'Gretel & Hansel' is a real horror(ible) movie

There's a scene early on in the new film “Gretel & Hansel” when the two title characters accidentally scarf down psychedelic...

Sports

From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

MIAMI (AP) — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there.From marching bands to New...

News

Texas teen who won't cut dreadlocks gets $20K for college

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining...

Life

Preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic to present world premiere Jonathan Leshnoff piece to mark 25th anniversary of the OKC bombing

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform Saturday night the world premiere of the Grammy-nominated composer's new work "Of...

Life

Theater review: Lyric Theatre's innovative puppet production of Dr. Seuss' 'The Cat in the Hat' is stylish fun

Weekday and weekend daytime performances continue through Feb. 9, with the cast participating in question-and-answer sessions...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 30, 2020: Hear Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road at the new Stockyards Central

The concert will kick off Dillingham's two-week Thailand tour as a featured performer and co-producer of the musical production...

News

'Of Thee I Sing': Oklahoma City Philharmonic to present world premiere piece to mark the OKC bombing 25th anniversary

Jonathan Leshnoff has composed more than 70 works, including four symphonies, 12 concertos and over 25 orchestral pieces. But...

Business

Kobe Bryant's death throws spotlight on crash-warning system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson gives a winning performance of 'Forever Valentine' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

“Forever Valentine” is Wilson’s first new solo music since the 2017 release of his album "In It To Win It."

Sports

DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week

MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career:...

Health

Famed Welsh singer Bryn Terfel breaks ankle in three places

CHICAGO (AP) — Bryn Terfel broke an ankle in three places and will have surgery this week, causing him to cancel what would...

Business

Polygamy, fraud and luxury cars on tap in Utah trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Openings arguments are set this week in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of...

Crime

Rapper Fetty Wap likely to see charges tossed in Vegas fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has agreed to dismiss charges against Fetty Wap stemming from a fight last year at a Las Vegas hotel...

News

Meghan Trainor leaves pain behind and offers fresh new music

NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago, Meghan Trainor won the Grammy Award for best new artist. On the first anniversary of that very...

Sports

Rapper Missy Elliott, H.E.R. team up for Pepsi Super Bowl ad

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Almost three years ago, Missy Elliott sent a tweet to a then under-the-radar artist whose music...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: OKC Broadway plans 2020-21 season including 'Oklahoma!,' 'Frozen,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Wicked' and more

The local presenter of the nationally touring Broadway shows, OKC Broadway - a partnership of the New York City-based The...

News

Justice Sotomayor teases new picture book on civics, heroes

MIAMI (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wants young children to think of citizenship in a different way.The justice...

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OKC Broadway 2020-21 season to include 'Wicked,' 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Mean Girls,' 'Frozen,' 'Oklahoma!' and more

The acclaimed new production straight from New York's Lincoln Center Theatre of Lerner & Lowe’s "My Fair Lady" also is on the...

Life

Chris Stapleton bringing 'All-American Road Show' back to Oklahoma

The Tulsa tour stop is set for a little more than a year after Stapleton's sold-out fall 2019 Oklahoma City concert on his...

News

`Eurydice' heads to LA Opera and then the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 70 composers from Monteverdi to Glass have written operas inspired by the myth of Orpheus and...

Business

Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked recommended safety device

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too...

News

Bob Shane, founding member of Kingston Trio, dead at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Shane, the last surviving original member of the popular folk group the Kingston Trio and the lead singer...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and more see boost in sales after Grammy Awards performances

Music stars showcased on Sunday's 62nd Annual Grammy Awards received immediate boosts in sales of the songs they performed on...

Life

Video: Keb' Mo' wins best Americana album for 'Oklahoma' at the 2020 Grammy Awards

The title track was inspired by a visit to the state to play a benefit show with Kenny Wayne Shepherd following the destructive...

Life

Video: Commissioned by Oklahoma native Yolanda Kondonassis, Jennifer Higdon's 'Concerto for Harp and Orchestra' wins a Grammy Award

Several orchestras co-commissioned the piece with Kondonassis, including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, with whom the harpist...

Business

Ratings: CBS, NBC have two dominant nights of drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that football season is almost finished, the dominant nights in broadcast television are coming into...

News

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth single again, divorce finalized

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially single.Court records show that a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday...

News

Review: Louis Tomlinson drops a total snoozer of an album

Louis Tomlinson, “Walls” (Sony)Louis Tomlinson has put out a debut album and that bears repeating. Not because it’s noteworthy,...

News

Nelsons to conduct ex-wife Opolais during Carnegie festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall's 2020-21 season will feature a festival titled, "Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of...

Life

Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson to perform tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

“Forever Valentine” is Wilson’s first new solo music since the 2017 release of his album "In It To Win It."

Life

Photos and video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani perform 'Nobody But You' on the 2020 Grammy Awards

The couple held hands and stared into each others' eyes as they sang "Nobody But You."

News

Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next...

Life

Photos and video: Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson and Boyz II Men perform 'Earfquake' with Tyler, The Creator on the Grammys

"Uncle Charlie," as the former Gap Band frontman and successful solo R&B singer is affectionately known, and vocal group Boyz...

Health

Huey Lewis pushes past hearing pain to keep making music

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s mixed news when it comes to Huey Lewis these days. The good part is that the '80s hitmaker and his band...

Life

Justin Bieber to bring 'Changes Tour' to Oklahoma

Justin Bieber announced today his fifth studio album, "Changes," will arrive Feb. 14, via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings

Health

The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers' return from China

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):8:25 p.m.A Thai navy spokesman says 20...

Crime

Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to 25 years to life

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually...

News

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 2-8

Feb. 2: Comedian Tom Smothers is 83. Singer Graham Nash is 78. Actor Bo Hopkins is 76. Singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 27, 2020: Hear Chicago-based jazz-rock band Marbin at The Deli in Norman

Marbin regularly plays in clubs all over the U.S. and in jam and jazz festivals around the world.

Sports

Lil Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys

What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant,...

Sports

Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in...

Sports

Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big...

Sports

The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times...

News

Music mainstays and newcomers speak out on Grammy inclusion

NEW YORK (AP) — Drama over fairness and inclusion at the Grammy Awards carried over to music's big night Sunday as newcomers...

News

List of Grammy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners so far in top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.

Business

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local):8:30 p.m.Los Angeles County...

News

Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' wins record of the year at the Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' wins record of the year at the Grammy Awards.

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'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish wins album of the year at the Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish wins album of the year at the Grammy Awards.

News

Grammys honor Nipsey Hussle with a soaring performance

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and a host of musicians paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards,...

News

Billie Eilish wins best new artist at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish wins best new artist at the Grammys.

Sports

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter,...

News

'Bad Guy' performed by Billie Eilish wins song of the year at the Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Bad Guy' performed by Billie Eilish wins song of the year at the Grammy Awards.

Sports

List of notable people killed in helicopter crashes

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter...

Life

Preview: OKC's Painted Sky Opera to present Oklahoma premiere of 'Glory Denied,' based on the true story of America's longest-held prisoner of war

Based on journalist Tom Philpott’s book "Glory Denied," Cipullo’s 2007 chamber opera features just four performers - Chiang...

Crime

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 26, 2020: Hear Blue Water Highway at Ponyboy in OKC

Oklahoma singer, songwriter and musician Jared Deck will open the OKC show.

Business

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major...

News

'Glory Denied': Painted Sky Opera to present Oklahoma premiere of real-life Vietnam War saga

In the second act of Tom Cipullo’s acclaimed opera “Glory Denied," Andre Chiang sings of "Teflon cookware, men with long hair,...

Sports

Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Young Laila Anderson delivered one of the most poignant moments of the weekend when she introduced the Blues'...

Business

Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals “Jelly's Last Jam” and...

Life

Grammys 2020 preview: Oklahoma nominees, all-star performers and plenty of controversy ahead of Sunday's awards

Oklahoma country music standout Blake Shelton and his pop icon girlfriend Gwen Stefani will be among the stars shining at...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 25, 2020: Hear Parker McCollum at Norman's Riverwind Casino

McCollum, who released two highly-acclaimed albums as an independent artist, signed last summer with MCA Nashville.

Life

Oklahoman faith briefs for Jan. 25, 2020

Gospel singing event is planned DEL CITY — The Del City Gospel Singing will be celebrating its 18th anniversary with a concert...

Life

Q&A: We Are Messengers will be in lineup for Tobymac's tour

We Are Messengers’ lead vocalist Darren Mulligan admits he doesn’t always have it all together — and that’s OK. This comes as...

Life

Grammy Awards to feature Oklahomans, celebrities and controversies

Oklahoma country music standout Blake Shelton and his pop icon girlfriend Gwen Stefani will be among the stars shining at...

Crime

Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is...

Life

Listen: John Moreland's long-gestating ballad 'When My Fever Breaks' to be featured on new album 'LP5'

Produced by Matt Pence (Jason Isbell, The Breeders, Sarah Jaffe) at The Echo Lab, "LP5" marks the first time that Moreland has...

Life

OKC's Chesapeake Energy Arena ranks among top venues of 2019

Since the New Year, the arena has announced additional 2020 concert dates with Pearl Jam (April 6), Ozuna (April 11) and Jimmy...

Business

Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards. But the doubts reached...

Life

Watch: OKC duo Husbands releases wonderfully weird video for 'Speed Racer'

Husbands - Danny Davis and Wil Norton - enlisted artist Joe Cappa to create the four-minute extraterrestrial adventure.

Crime

Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled...

News

Review: Haden Triplets sustain tradition of sibling harmony

The Haden Triplets, "The Family Songbook” (Trimeter Records)On their new album, “The Family Songbook,” The Haden Triplets...

News

'Punk’d' to be revived with Chance the Rapper doing pranks

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is the one doing the...

News

At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing,...

News

Review: Ethan Gruska shines brightest when melody prevails

Ethan Gruska, “En Garde" (Warner Records)Ethan Gruska has a well-deserved reputation for dreamy experimentation. From his work...

Life

Interview and performance: OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford explores soulful new sound on new self-titled album

Due out Feb. 7, "K.C. Clifford" presents a much different musical side than the three-time Woody Guthrie Award winner has shown...

News

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Rosalía rule at pre-Grammy Spotify gig

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lizzo screamed at the top of her lungs, Lil Nas X brought out Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road” and Billie...

News

Week Ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Jan. 24

A LITTLE FAITH: Tony Award-winning actress Faith Prince performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Hall Theatre at the University...

News

Without limits: Songwriter Richard Marx releases diverse new album after four decades of hitmaking

The world, according to Richard Marx, “is not out there waiting for a new Richard Marx album.” In his past life as a pop star,...

News

Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentary

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film...

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Video

Changing to keys: OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford turns to piano on long-awaited self-titled album

“There was a point in the studio where one of the players asked me, ‘Do you have a title? What are you calling it, K.C.?’ And I...

Life
Crime

Plea change set in African American church fire case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect set for trial next month in a series of fires at African American churches in Louisiana is now...

News

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

NEW YORK (AP) — The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of...

News

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy...

Crime

R. Kelly girlfriend can return to Kelly home for belongings

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday agreed to allow a girlfriend of R. Kelly retrieve her belongings from the singer's home in...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to appear on tonight's 'Gayle King Grammy Special'

Billie Eilish, Lizzo, the Jonas Brothers and Lil Nas X also will be featured on tonight's Grammys preview.

Life

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band to play autumn OKC concert

It has been nearly 30 years since Jimmy Buffett has played Oklahoma City, according to the venue.

News

Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama...

News

Review: ALA.NI aces on an astounding a capella adventure

ALA.NI, “ACCA” (ALA.NI)Paris-based, London-born ALA.NI's second album, “ACCA,” astounds with its artistry, an adventurous,...

News

After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be...

Life

Rocklahoma 2020 lineup to include Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax and more

Now in its 14th year, the three-day camping and music festival is set to take place on May 22-24 at Pryor Creek Music Festival...

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'Magic' gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play again

SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of of Jan. 26-Feb. 1.Jan. 26: Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 85. Actor Scott Glenn is...

News

Authors defending college employee fired for Facebook post

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Prominent authors, academics and free speech advocates have come to the defense of a Massachusetts...

Sports

Acquaah, Boyd lead Cal Baptist's 85-53 rout of Chicago State

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah and Brandon Boyd scored 22 points apiece as California Baptist easily defeated Chicago...

Business

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has told Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as it's set to...

Business

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in...

Business

Gaultier bids the runway adieu on final day of couture

PARIS (AP) — John Galliano put on a tongue-in-cheek show for Maison Margiela on the final day of Paris Fashion Week, as Jean...

News

Another inmate dies in a troubled Mississippi prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials...

News

Can equality pledges fix country music's gender problem?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two...

Crime

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors said Wednesday that the first of four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that...

Health

Ozzy Osbourne opens up about Parkinson's diagnosis, 'numbness' after surgery from fall

Ozzy Osbourne is speaking about being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

News

Will Grammy voters take the 'Old Town Road' on Sunday?

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X...

News

Detroit orchestra names Jader Bignamini next music director

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced the selection of Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its...

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John Legend on Grammys, new 'dark' single and 'This Is Us'

NEW YORK (AP) — Some artists record Christmas albums to fulfill a recording contract. But not John Legend. And now he has a...

Life
Life

Latin music superstar Ozuna to play spring OKC show

With more than 69 titles on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the last three years, Ozuna's fans can expect a plethora of...

Life

Carrie Underwood shares adorable cake-smashing photos to celebrate son Jacob's first birthday

Jacob Bryan Fisher, the second son of Underwood and her husband, retired professional hockey player Mike Fisher, was born Jan....

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get romantic in video for their new duet 'Nobody But You'

Shelton and Stefani will take the Grammy stage together for the first time to perform "Nobody But You."

Life

Reba McEntire to guest star on CBS series 'Young Sheldon'

Her film credits include "One Night at McCool's," "The Little Rascals" and her big-screen debut in the B-horror classic...

Business

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after...

News

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's...

Health

Taylor Swift reveals her mother has a brain tumor

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor.Swift, who has spoken about her...

News

Pamela Anderson marries film producer Jon Peters

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Pamela Anderson has married movie producer Jon Peters.Anderson and Peters married Monday in a private...

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Nipsey Hussle's legacy takes center stage at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Nipsey Hussle laid down his first verse on “Higher,” DJ Khaled predicted he had a Grammy-nominated...

News

As a producer, Victoria Monét reaches longtime Grammy goal

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a look at the list of producers nominated for album of the year at this year’s Grammy Awards, and yes,...

Health

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson's diagnosis

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 21, 2020: Hear country band Farewell Angelina at Oklahoma City Community College

Farewell Angelina is comprised of Ashley Gearing, Lisa Torres, Nicole Witt and Andrea Young, each an accomplished musician...

Business

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

BERLIN (AP) — Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western...

News

Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Heath, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer who performed with such greats as Miles Davis and...

Business

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months,...

Life

Preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic to play John Williams' classic score live with showings of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Part of its 2019-2020 Pops series, the philharmonic’s presentation of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" marks its second partnership...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 19, 2020: Hear Wood & Wire play a Winter Wind Concert at The Depot in Norman

The band's latest release, "North of Despair," was Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Record.

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Cinematic adventure: OKC Philharmonic to play along with classic film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Archaeologist Indiana Jones' big-screen adventures just wouldn't be the same without the sweeping score by legendary composer...

Crime

Documentary 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' to air on Lifetime

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided...