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Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an...

Crime

Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped

The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an...

Life

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and more nominated for ACM Awards, plus 5 more Oklahoma music notes

Hear new music from Oklahomans Carrie Underwood, Travis Linville and Kitt Wakeley.

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Business Highlights

___EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall StreetNEW YORK (AP) — Rising expectations for the economy and inflation have...

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Former Bishop Gunn singer Travis McCready faces drug charges

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The onetime lead singer for the now defunct rock and country band Bishop Gunn has been arrested in...

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Tonywatch: Playwright Katori Hall 'reaching for humanity'

NEW YORK (AP) — Most playwrights who dip their toes into musical theater for the first time go small. Not Katori Hall: Her...

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From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star

NEW YORK (AP) — As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but...

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Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton lead ACM Awards nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are the leading nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, but...

Health

German radio station apologizes for comment on K-pop's BTS

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GYMNASTICSLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar...

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Review: Billie Eilish, unfiltered, in new documentary

If you're coming to “ Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry ” hoping for a primer on the music sensation, you’ve come to...

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Diverse group of cities have highest rates of gay households

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Once known for singer Anita Bryant's anti-gay rights campaign and a ban on gay and lesbian adoptions,...

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Grammy-nominated or not, No. 1 hits over the years

NEW YORK (AP) — The exclusion of The Weeknd's “Blinding Lights" at the 2021 Grammy Awards shocked many, but he's in good...

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'Blinding Lights' and more hits the Grammys left in the dark

NEW YORK (AP) — The wattage in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” wasn’t strong enough to compete at the Grammys – but the song...

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Jill Biden says things get better, including after divorce

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden offers comforting advice to Kelly Clarkson, telling the singer and talk-show host who is going...

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Met Opera, ENO to coproduce Wagner's Ring by Richard Jones

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is replacing Robert Lepage's controversial production of Wagner's Ring Cycle with a new...

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David Foster and Katharine McPhee welcome a baby boy

NEW YORK (AP) — Katharine McPhee and David Foster may want to channel their musical talents into lullabies.The couple, who wed...

Health

Review: Mavis Staples' guitarist opts for garage band basics

Rick Holmstrom, "See That Light” (LuEllie Records)Mask up, plug in and rock out to a stripped-down sound. That's the recipe for...

Business

Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet —...

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La Vie Boheme: 'Rent' musical celebrates 25th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, stage actors Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega had been cast in a new, edgy musical...

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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Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen; rocker to pay $500 fine

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen; rocker to pay $500 fine.

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

GOLFLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say golf star Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV crashed into a median and...

Crime

Review: Andra Day shines in overstuffed Billie Holiday bio

Billie Holiday has always been a monster of a role. Diana Ross tackled her on film and Audra McDonald did it on stage. Now it's...

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'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda released from NY prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Shmurda, a once up-and-coming rapper thanks to a hit music video that popularized the “Shmoney dance,”...

Life

By enjoying a virtual concert, you can help out Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit...

Sports

Los Angeles visits St. Louis after Brown's 2-goal game

Los Angeles Kings (8-6-3, fourth in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (10-7-2, second in the West Division)St. Louis;...

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Monday Sports in Brief

MLBSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday after video surfaced over the weekend of him expressing his...

Business

Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand

Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor...

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Angry youths rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets praising terrorist violence and insulting the...

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Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years.The...

Business

Podcast odd couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify series

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are teaming up for an eight-episode Spotify podcast series, swapping stories...

Business

New this week: Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday and Superman

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

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Review: Alice Cooper loses his mind in Detroit Rock City

Alice Cooper, “Detroit Stories” (earMUSIC)Who says you can’t go home? Alice Cooper, one of Detroit’s most famous sons, does it...

Life

Spotting the Oklahoma stars as Disney+ starts streaming 'The Muppet Show' and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines

The makers of the upcoming movie "American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story" issued over the weekend a casting call for extras...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 28-March 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 28-March 6:Feb. 28: Actor Gavin MacLeod is 90. Singer Sam the Sham is 84....

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NBAThe Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday night, hours after the team with the NBA’s worst record this...

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OKC Philharmonic plays on despite COVID-19, weather delays

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is promising to bring “Burst of Energy” with its Saturday Classics concert, featuring selections...

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Spain: Peaceful protests for jailed rapper see more clashes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) —A fifth night of peaceful protests to denounce the imprisonment of a Spanish rap artist once more...

Business

As 'Kimye' become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Initial signs suggest a smooth and amicable split between Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.As “Kimye”...

Life

The Jones Assembly launching Music First patio concert series, plus 4 more Oklahoma music notes featuring Samantha Crain, Branjae, Kylie Morgan and Mothica

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has released an illuminating new song called "Bloomsday," complete with a music video...

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'Kimye' is no more: Kardashian files to divorce West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Kimye” is kaput.Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Kanye West Friday after 6 1/2 years of marriage,...

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Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong

NEW YORK (AP) — Holograms and Twitter rants, roving gospel gatherings and billion-dollar business ventures. If there's one word...

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Kim Kardashian West has filed to divorce Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West has filed to divorce Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage.

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Our Native Daughters bring Black women's voices to forefront

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Playing a banjo as a Black female artist is a form of activism for the four members of Our Native...

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Serbian pop singer popular in Balkans dies of coronavirus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Djordje Balasevic, a Serbian singer who remained widely popular throughout the former Yugoslavia after...

Health

For Kelly Rowland, good things come in threes

NEW YORK (AP) — If good things come in threes, then Kelly Rowland is basking in her current moment of bliss.Less than a month...

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Fat Boys member, radio host Prince Markie Dee dies at 52

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Markie Dee, a member of the Fat Boys hip-hop trio who later formed his own band and became a well-known...

Sports

St. Louis hosts San Jose after overtime win

San Jose Sharks (6-7-2, eighth in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (10-5-2, first in the West Division)St. Louis;...

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WEEK AHEAD

HOLLY JOLLY NORMAN — Join legendary Norman musician Hosty for an 8 p.m. Friday indoor show at Hollywood Corners, 4712 N Porter...

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Tributes, performances galore at 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards

MIAMI (AP) — Bad Bunny topped Univision's “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards with seven wins on a night that included a tribute to late...

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Black Pumas grab Grammy attention with fusion of rock, soul

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada first started playing together in an Austin studio in 2017, they...

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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Crime

Spain arrests 80 in 3 nights of riots over rapper's jailing

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protests over the imprisonment of a rapper convicted of insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising...

Health

Italy's 5-Stars divided over Draghi, expel 15 senators

ROME (AP) — Italy’s 5-Star Movement said Thursday that 15 of its senators will be expelled from the party after they voted “no”...

Health

Review: Winterpills frontman does it all well on solo album

Philip B. Price, "Oceans Hiding In Oceans” (Signature Sounds)The title is apt. Pandemic lockdown transformed Winterpills...

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Boston Symphony Orchestra taps Gail Samuel as 1st female CEO

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced Gail Samuel as its next president and chief executive.Samuel,...

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Clashes erupt in 2nd night of protests over rapper's jailing

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police fired rubber bullets and baton-charged protesters as clashes erupted for a second night in a row...

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Luke Combs apologizes for Confederate flag imagery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Luke Combs has apologized for appearing with Confederate flags, saying he is now aware of...

Life

OKC Philharmonic postpones weekend concerts due to winter weather

The extreme winter weather this week created multiple challenges for the orchestra, including the closures of many COVID...

Health

Demi Lovato reveals she has brain damage from 2018 overdose

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Lovato’s drug overdose in 2018 resulted in the singer having three strokes and a heart attack, leaving...

Crime

Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A 70-year-old man arrested Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father stopped...

Life

Drew Barrymore and Ayesha Curry show love for Curbside Flowers and 5 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines with Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood,...

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill was among the country music stars - along with Maren Morris, Ryan...

Business

Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk where movie stars, athletes and rock stars used to party — and...

Life

Oklahoma vocal professor Florence Birdwell, who taught Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, dies

In 2015, Birdwell achieved the rare feat of having two of her former students nominated for Tony Awards in the same category in...

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Argentine rocker Fito Páez: 'I want to play until the end'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In times of a global pandemic, Argentine rocker Fito Páez feels it is his duty to document what's going on...

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Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio titan, has died of lung cancer at age 70

Rush Limbaugh, the talk titan who made right-wing radio financially viable in American media and himself a Republican...

Sports

St. Louis hosts San Jose on 3-game home skid

San Jose Sharks (6-7-1, seventh in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (9-5-2, second in the West Division)St. Louis;...

Life

This Feb. 18 virtual concert with Buffalo Rogers will benefit Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers will warm up the winter night on Thursday with a virtual concert to...

Sports

Ten players to watch in college baseball in 2021

Ten players to watch, in alphabetical order, in college baseball this season:2B Brooks Carlson, SamfordCarlson has excelled...

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New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music

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

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Spain: Protests erupt after rapper's insults lead to prison

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Violent street protests erupted in some Spanish cities on Tuesday night following the arrest of a rap...

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Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry and Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the attendees of a private memorial service for Cicely...

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Music Review: Edie Brickell displays her power yet again

Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, “Hunter and the Dog Star” (Thirty Tigers)The renaissance for Edie Brickell and New Bohemians...

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Peter G Davis, New York Magazine critic, dies at age 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter G. Davis, the longtime classical music critic of New York Magazine, has died at age 84.Davis died...

Life

UPDATED: Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne describes expanding OKC Space Bubble Concerts: 'looks like something out of a futuristic movie'

With the full March 11-14 run sold out, the Lips announced this week two additional Space Bubble Concerts for March 19-20 at...

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ACM Awards show returns to Nashville venues in April

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville for a second time to hold its awards...

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Johnny Pacheco, an idol in world of salsa, dies at age 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Salsa idol Johnny Pacheco, who was a co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 21-27

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 21-27Feb. 21: Actor Gary Lockwood (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 84. Actor-director...

Sports

The Latest: Keselowski has no regrets about Daytona 500 end

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):12:35 a.m.Brad Keselowski has no regrets about the...

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Author Murakami hosts live jam for relaxation amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese author Haruki Murakami has a remedy for those who need relaxation from stress and worries in a pandemic —...

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James Brown's emcee gets funeral sendoff with shiny cape

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Danny Ray spent years as the emcee for James Brown, and part of his job during performances was draping...

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Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New...

Life

Stephen Salewon is on 'Cloud Nine' in time for Valentine's Day and more Oklahoma music notes with Kyle Reid, Casii Stephan and Parker Millsap

Tulsa-based singer-songwriter Casii Stephan showcases her prettily soulful voice on the bright new ballad, “Here Comes The Light."

Life

OKC Ballet gets sparks flying for Valentine's Day weekend with romantic, revolutionary classic 'The Firebird'

"The Firebird at Home," a video-on demand option with unlimited viewing from today through Feb. 28, is available for $34.

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Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet...

Sports

Hall of Famer Jordan set for biggest leap yet into NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Jordan may take his biggest leap yet -- and he’s trying to change the game again.Jordan...

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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...

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Singer fined by German court for son's stage performance

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian court found a folk singer guilty Friday of violating Germany's strict child labor laws for having his...

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The Flaming Lips add more OKC Space Bubble Concerts as demand remains high

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne spent much of March 11, 2020, enveloped in one of his signature "Space Bubbles" and walking...

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OKC's long-awaited First Americans Museum to open in fall with support from National Endowment for the Arts

When the long-awaited First Americans Museum opens in fall, it will be with two inaugural exhibitions and support of the...

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Looking for some entertainment in Oklahoma? Here are some options

NO IFS OR ANDS Firebrand country artist Kaitlin Butts performs a streaming, pay-per-view concert at 7 p.m. Friday. The show is...

Crime

Convict Trump or face dire democracy damage, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump’s false and violent incitements will vex American democracy long into the future...

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Chick Corea, jazz great with 23 Grammy Awards, dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre...

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Ludacris is cooking in the kitchen on new streaming show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ludacris can rap, write songs, and act. He just can’t cook, and no, opening cans and slapping together...

Health

Bombardier to end Learjet production, cut 1,600 jobs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Learjet, which became synonymous with lifestyles of the rich and famous, is about to fade into...

Crime

Springsteen wouldn't take breath test, court papers say

Bruce Springsteen told a park officer he had done two shots in the previous 20 minutes but wouldn't take a breath test before...

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Taylor Swift has finished redoing sophomore album 'Fearless'

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Taylor Swift gave us a lot of new music. This year it will be old — the pop star has announced she’s...

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Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump's words

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with...

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Morgan Wallen tells fans not to defend his racist language

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Morgan Wallen asked fans not to downplay the racist language he was caught saying on...

Business

Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep ad on pause

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the...

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In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light

NEW YORK (AP) — A tabloid-heavy divorce and monstrous lawsuit about his biggest hit was hard enough, but then life hit Robin...

Business

Former executive pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment firm with U2′s Bono pleaded guilty Wednesday to...

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Review: Pentatonix evolve their sound with new cool material

Pentatonix, “The Lucky Ones” (RCA Records)There's a new Pentatonix album, which leads to the question, “Didn't we already have...

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Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a...

Business

LVMH to put Fenty fashion collection on pause

NEW YORK (AP) — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group, has put Rihanna's Fenty fashion collection...

Health

Doc films about Demi Lovato, Tom Petty headline SXSW 2021

Documentaries about Demi Lovato, Tom Petty, Selma Blair and Charli XCX are among the films set to premiere at next month's...

Health

Italian populists dither over support for Draghi government

The populist 5-Star Movement, the largest party in the Italian Parliament, put on hold Wednesday its commitment to back the new...

Business

Global Music Market Landscape, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts Report 2021-2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 10, 2021--The "Music Market Landscape - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 -...

Life

Norman singer-songwriter to present virtual concert Feb. 11 for Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Norman singer-songwriter Gregg Standridge will present a virtual concert to benefit the Arcadia Round Barn from 8 to...

Health

Korean American K-pop stars promote mental health awareness

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest.“I...

Health

Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mary Wilson, one of the original members of the Supremes, the 1960s group that helped define the Motown sound...

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Robert Spano to become music director of Fort Worth Symphony

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Robert Spano will become music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the 2022-23...

Health

Stevie Wonder awarded Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Music legend Stevie Wonder on Tuesday was awarded Israel's Wolf Prize, headlining a group of laureates in the...

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Folk activist Judy Collins revisits her first live album

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was 24, folk singer Judy Collins went onstage in New York City to record her first live concert and...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Movies US charts:1. Let Him Go2. 20673. Tenet4. The Big Short5. Promising Young Woman6. Groundhog Day7. Greenland8....

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Album sales surge for Morgan Wallen after racist comment

NASHVILLLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Morgan Wallen are buying up the country star's latest album after a video showed him shouting...

Health

New York Philharmonic launches on-demand streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic launched an on-demand video and audio streaming service Monday called NYPhil+ that is...

Sports

New this week: Sia, Clarice Starling and Kristen Wiig

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

Life

See Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's new Super Bowl commercial and 6 more entertainment headlines featuring Christian Kane, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood,...

Oklahoma actor Christian Kane's latest action series "Almost Paradise" is streaming for free on IMDb TV, Amazon’s free...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20:Feb. 14: Country singer Razzy Bailey is 82. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 78....

Health

The Latest: Robinhood's ad emerges from the time capsule

TAMPA (AP) — The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. (All times EST.)___10 p.m.Smartphone-based stock market investment...

Sports

Review: Yawn, is it Monday yet? The Weeknd bores at halftime

NEW YORK (AP) — His name is The Weeknd but his Super Bowl performance felt like a dreary Monday morning.The pop star headlined...

Health

Jailed rapper Casanova disciplined for video dance challenge

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Casanova, who is jailed in New York in a gang-related federal racketeering case, is facing...

Sports

No. 6 Stanford sweeps two in return home to Maples Pavilion

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford completed a triumphant return to its home court in Maples Pavilion after more than two months...

Business

Ex-investment executive to plead guilty in admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment firm with U2's Bono agreed to plead guilty in...

Life

OKC Broadway working to reschedule touring musicals idled by COVID pandemic

All Broadway shows have been canceled through at least May 30 due to the pandemic. Along with the New York theaters and shows,...

Sports

Coyotes visit the Blues after Chychrun's 2-goal game

Arizona Coyotes (5-5-1, sixth in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (7-4-1, second in the West Division)St. Louis; Monday,...

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Music to my fears: Man swallows earbud while sleeping

BOSTON (AP) — A man is warning people against using headphones while falling asleep after health care workers had to remove a...

Business

PJ Morton 1st artist in residence at Dillard University

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy-winning musician PJ Morton is the first artist in residence at Dillard University, a historically...

Life

Mothica's 'forever fifteen' marks somber anniversary, and 5 more Oklahoma music notes, featuring John Calvin Abney, the late Jimmy LaFave, Wood Willow, Shawn...

It's Bandcamp Friday, and prolific Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney has released exclusively on Bandcamp an intriguing...

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New museum traces history of Black music across genres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new museum two decades in the making is telling the interconnected story of Black musical genres...

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Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ star, oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies at 91, manager says

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ star, oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies at 91, manager says.

Sports

"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys...

Life

Oklahoma City Ballet lighting up the stage with revolutionary ballet 'The Firebird'

OKC Ballet is performing Valentine's Day weekend at the Civic Center, where the COVID-19 protocols include required face masks,...

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OKC Ballet to light up the stage with revolutionary ballet 'The Firebird'

When Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company debuted Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" at the Opera de Paris, it was...

Sports

Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals

London (AP) — The long forgotten sea shanty has been enjoying a renaissance on social media and is now moving into popular...

Life

COVID continues to change Oklahoma's 2021 event calendar

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced today that it is postponing its 60th anniversary Western Heritage...

Health

'Ma Rainey,' 'Minari' and Boseman lead SAG nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Chadwick Boseman received two posthumous nominations from the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thursday,...

Health

The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show

The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy...

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Review: CNCO gives fans a swanky ‘Déjà Vu’ on covers album

CNCO, “Déjà Vu" (Sony Music Latin)Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and a covers album is the most earnest form of...

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Review: Foo Fighters take a great detour into fun grooves

Foo Fighters, “Medicine at Midnight” (Roswell/RCA)“Medicine at Midnight” is what happens when the Foo Fighters embrace grooves...

Business

1 tweet from Rihanna on farmer protests gets India incensed

NEW DELHI (AP) — It took just one tweet from Rihanna to anger the Indian government and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra...

Health

Singer Morgan Wallen suspended from label after racial slur

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Morgan Wallen has been suspended indefinitely from his label and seen his music pulled by...

Health

With ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown,’ Netflix dominates Globes noms

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year where the pandemic nearly emptied movie theaters, Netflix dominated nominations to the 78th Golden...

Health

Review: 'Little Fish' is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

The year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He...

Business

Utah theme park sues Taylor Swift over 'Evermore' album

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A theme park in Utah has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift that accuses her of trademark...

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Odom Jr., H.E.R., Andra Day score Golden Globe music nods

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations for best original song are full of Black Girl Magic, with nominees including R&B...

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Kate Hudson in, Spike Lee out and more Golden Globe chaos

The only thing predictable about the Golden Globe nominations are their unpredictability. And the Hollywood Foreign Press...

Life

Ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance, The Weeknd shifts tour dates, including Oklahoma concert, as COVID pandemic continues

The Weeknd's "The After Hours Tour" was originally slated to start in 2020, but now it won't start until early 2022.

Sports

Jazmine Sullivan talks Super Bowl gig and Whitney Houston

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazmine Sullivan knows she and Eric Church are completely different artists, but the R&B star said she's...

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Complete list of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Complete list of nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards:Best motion picture, drama: “The Father”;...

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China not convinced by Canada's Wu-Tang Clan explanation

BEIJING (AP) — A ruckus brought by China over Canadian T-shirts bearing an altered logo of the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang...

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Sony booming on hit 'Demon Slayer,' headed to record profit

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp.’s its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 62%, positioning the Japanese entertainment and electronics...

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Arcadia Round Barn continues virtual music series

ARCADIA — The Tulsa band And Then There Were Two will present the second Virtual Barn musical performance at 8 p.m. Thursday....

Health

Wu-Tang Clan or Wuhan? T-shirt ignites new China-Canada tiff

BEIJING (AP) — China has made a formal complaint to Canada over T-shirts ordered by a Canadian Embassy staffer in Beijing that...

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Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations...

Health

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl commercial and COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working “9 to 5” for over 40 years, but now the...

Life

Another OKC event has been postponed for 2021 due to COVID

A longstanding Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 2021 Paseo Arts Festival was originally scheduled for May 29-31. The 2021...

News

Review: Popster Aaron Lee Tasjan delivers his best album yet

Aaron Lee Tasjan, “Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!” (New West Records)Aaron Lee Tasjan is a one-man music encyclopedia who can enthrall...

Crime

Famed San Francisco private eye Palladino dies after attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Palladino, the flamboyant private investigator whose clients ranged from presidents and corporate...

Life

COVID keeps shifting Oklahoma event plans - here's the latest on Heard on Hurd and Chocolate Decadence

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, though, isn't going to be able to save all the Oklahoma events we know and love.

Life
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Terri Lyne Carrington is the definition of Black Girl Magic.

NEW YORK (AP) — Terri Lyne Carrington is just 11 years old and hanging backstage at a concert hall with her friend “Ella” —...

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New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy

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

Life

Remembering Cloris Leachman, kicking with 'Cobra Kai' and more Oklahoma entertainment headlines featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert and Kelly Lang

Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth donned a Glinda-esque white suit to pay homage to our country's history-making new Vice...

Health

Music helping Tony Bennett battle Alzheimer’s disease

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease but it hasn't quieted his legendary voice.The singer's...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 7-13Feb. 7: Saxophonist Brian Travers of UB40 is 62. Comedian Robert Smigel (Triumph...

News

Hilton Valentine, founding Animals guitarist, dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — Hilton Valentine, the founding guitarist of the English rock and roll band The Animals who is credited with...

News

Edgar Wright explores ‘glam rock anomaly’ Sparks in doc

Ever heard of the band Sparks? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. If you have, it’s not unlikely that they’re one of your...

Crime

Rod Stewart lawyer: Plea deal in works in hotel altercation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rod Stewart and his son have worked out details for a plea deal to settle misdemeanor battery...

Business

Famous private eye Jack Palladino gravely injured in robbery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Palladino, the private investigator who worked on high-profile cases ranging from the Jonestown mass...

Business

Sophie, Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, dies at age 34

LONDON (AP) — Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer and recording artist who had worked with the likes of...

News

Estrin, Copeland, Cray among Blues Music Awards nominees

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The bands Rick Estrin & the Nightcats and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones have each received five nominations...

Health

Drake, the basketball team, carves identity with 15-0 start

There's Drake the college basketball team, and then there's Drake the rapper.Reasonable people can disagree on who's hotter...

News

Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc

NEW YORK (AP) — Questlove responded with incredulous disbelief when he was first told about the footage.A landmark 1969 Harlem...

News

Country Hall of Famer, actor Kris Kristofferson has retired

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has announced his retirement after five decades and...

Health

At Amanda Gorman’s church, ‘everybody is a freedom fighter’

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — At St. Brigid Catholic Church, the Rev. Kenneth Keke preaches that the gospel of Jesus Christ is not only...

Health

Sea shanties are having a moment amid isolation of pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There once was a tune that tickled the Internet's fancy/When TikTok revived the humble sea shanty/The...

News

WEEK AHEAD: Mark Jenkins, Terre Rouge Burlesque, Rodeo Cinema, "Groundhog Day", Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and Ben Montgomery

MAKE HIS MARK EDMOND — Oklahoma native Mark Jenkins performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S Bryant...

Health

The Latest: Anchorage opens up after COVID-19 drop, vaccines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A decrease in the rate of COVID-19 infections buoyed by other factors like having 12% of the population...

Health

Met Opera's revenue drops, breaks even with gifts, borrowing

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera’s operating revenue dropped by $25 million to $120 million in the fiscal year ending...

Health

O'Neal hosting SHAQ Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday

Fans looking for pregame entertainment before the Super Bowl will have another option this year.Shaquille O'Neal will be...

News

Review: Arlo Parks goes deep on gentle retro-soul album

Arlo Parks, “Collapsed in Sunbeams" (Transgressive)The first full-length album by Arlo Parks delivers on the promise of the...

Business

Kenny Chesney group helps install artificial reef in Florida

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country music superstar Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Reefs organization is helping to install an...

News

On 'Heaux Tales,' Jazmine Sullivan lets the stories unfold

NEW YORK (AP) — At dinner with a friend, Jazmine Sullivan broke down with tears flowing from her eyes.She had been dealing with...

News

In ‘Palmer,’ Timberlake embraces stillness of a broken man

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake turns 40 this week and seemingly has the energy of a teenager, recently performing a new song...

News

Singer Halsey is pregnant with 1st child

NEW YORK (AP) — Halsey has something new to sing about: motherhood.The pop star announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she is...

News

Germany compensates heirs for Nazi-looted Liszt scores

BERLIN (AP) — A German classical music foundation says it has found the rightful heirs of a Jewish woman who was forced by the...

News

Arcadia Round Barn to launch 2021 season of music Jan. 28

ARCADIA — The next free concert is never far away at the Arcadia Round Barn, and Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Marco Tello...

Sports

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of...

Life

COVID cancels Hanson's Oklahoma Hop Jam festival for second straight year

Hanson also took to Facebook today to announce that its Hanson Day hometown fan gathering will be reimagined this year due to...

News

Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Martin admits that Coldplay’s latest album could have sounded terrible if it wasn’t for one person —...

News

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A woman who relinquished ownership of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands to ensure its preservation...

News

Review: Ragtime and much more from jazz pianist Emmet Cohen

Emmet Cohen, "Future Stride” (Mack Avenue Records)Stride provides a starting point on jazz pianist Emmet Cohen's new album. The...

Life

A breakout indie rock star from Oklahoma made a fantastic late-night debut playing his song 'Boomer'

Bartees Strange earned widespread acclaim with first LP, "Live Forever," released last fall via Memory Music.

News

Review: Ani Di Franco makes the political personal on album

Ani Di Franco, "Revolutionary Love” (Righteous Babe Records)Pioneering folkie activist Ani Di Franco is a standout...

Life

6 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Bartees Strange, Greyson Chance, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips

Check out new music from Kings of Leon and Greyson Chance, plus look for Bartees Strange and Blake Shelton coming soon on...

Health

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — R&B artist Trey Songz was jailed overnight after he scuffled with police officers during his arrest for...

Crime

New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

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

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford...

Business

South Africa mourns anti-apartheid trombonist Jonas Gwangwa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) —Tributes are pouring in for South Africa's Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas...

News

Artnotes for Jan. 24, 2021

Community theater announces Cast for ‘The Last Five Years’ LAWTON — Lawton Community Theatre’s executive director Chance Harmon...

Health

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of 'Honeycomb' and other hits, dies

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Rodgers, singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose career in...

News

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast...

Health

Friday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run...

Life

An Oklahoma-Texas music legend's long-awaited 'Austin City Limits' debut airs this weekend - here's how to watch

A 1970s cosmic-country legend, Ray Wylie Hubbard is currently enjoying one of the great second acts in music, and viewers can...

Life

'Celebrating America,' Oklahoma dancers, singers, landmarks featured in President Biden's inauguration day special

The primetime special featured a diverse group of everyday Oklahomans, while also showing off the skill and resourcefulness of...

Health

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

SEOUL (AP) — Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic...

News

In response to COVID, Flaming Lips on the verge of playing 'the World's First Space Bubble Concerts' in OKC

From California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to various Oklahoma City stages for hometown New Year's Eve...

News

WEEK AHEAD for Jan. 22, 2021

WALK THIS RAY Dallas songwriter Joshua Ray Walker’s streaming pay-per-view concert premieres at 8 p.m. Friday via Tulsa’s...

Business

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted...

News

Singer Randy Parton, Dolly Parton's brother, dies at 67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dolly Parton said her brother Randy Parton, who sang and performed with her, as well as at...

Health

Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — With a trilingual song that calls for the people of the Americas to unite in a more fair and loving world,...

News

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's...

Health

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a...

Health

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very...

Health

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local):10:15 p.m.Fireworks lit up the sky...

Life

Watch Jennifer Lopez croon Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land' at President Biden's inauguration

Along with J.Lo performing Guthrie's signature song, Oklahoma native Garth Brooks also crooned the hymn "Amazing Grace" at this...

Life

Watch Garth Brooks singing 'Amazing Grace' at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

The Country Music Hall of Famer, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, performed just after Biden's first speech after...

Crime

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House...

Crime

Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not

Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences...

News

Review: Moon Taxi, a cab simply not worth hailing anymore

Moon Taxi, “Silver Dream" (BMG)Moon Taxi have a new album with a dozen songs, but you may be forgiven for losing track of...

Business

Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been...

Health

From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But...

Life

Oklahoma singer-songwriter nominated for Folk Alliance Artist of the Year

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain in 2020 released "A Small Death," an album came out of a grim period of physical and...

Health

Correction: Biden-Inauguration story

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story January 18, 2021, about the inauguration, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 200,000...

News

New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye

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

Health

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 pushed back to October

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic, which forced cancellation of last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,...

Sports

Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church, H.E.R. to sing at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star Jazmine Sullivan and country singer Eric Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the...

Life

Dolly Parton turns 75: Her best quotes from USA TODAY interviews about faith, style and legacy

Every word out of Dolly Parton's mouth is gold. The country music singer-songwriter celebrates her 75th birthday Tuesday....

Health

NASCAR to hold pre-race Daytona 500 concert with Luke Combs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert — the...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30Jan. 24: Fiddler Doug Kershaw is 85. Singer Ray Stevens is 82. Singer Aaron...

News

In open letter to Dr. King, Stevie Wonder calls for equality

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder, whose advocacy helped make the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday, is...

News

Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK (AP) — Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.“This is a...

Crime

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock...

Crime

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of...

Crime

Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer convicted of murdering an actress, has died at 81.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer convicted of murdering an actress, has died at 81.

Health

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the fallout...

News

Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez and more to receive Kennedy Center Honors

Oklahoma native and country singer-songwriter Garth Brooks is set to become the third Sooner State native to receive the...

Life

Oklahoma City's El Sistema Oklahoma receives Music Has Value grant

El Sistema Oklahoma is one of the first five organizations nationally to receive a $10,000 Music Has Value Grant from Big...

Health

Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain...

Health

New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'

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

Health

INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden's event will be very different

WASHINGTON (AP) — Between the still-raging pandemic and suddenly very real threat of violence, the inauguration of Joe Biden...

News

Skylar Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

NEW YORK (AP) — By page two of the pilot script for NBC's “ Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin knew he wanted the...

Health

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo.Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo...

News

Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir may not be a household name yet, but that’s poised to change with his scene-stealing...

Health

Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce a local mask ordinance at its New...

News

Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

LONDON (AP) — British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed...

Health

Pebble Beach for pros only this year because of COVID spike

The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players and the golf course.The spike in COVID-19 cases in...

Life

Toby Keith presented National Medal of Arts by President Trump for 'extraordinary contributions to American music'

National news outlets reported that Trump was presenting the performers with the high honor Wednesday afternoon about the same...

Business

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday.While NASA...

News

Tyler Hubbard, Tim McGraw call for unity on new duet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Isolating alone on his tour bus parked outside his home last year, Tyler Hubbard, one-half of the...

Health

Lawmaker wants Dolly Parton statue at Tennessee Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville,...

Life

Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs reportedly receive National Medal of Arts at White House as Trump is impeached

The National Medal of Arts is considered the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. It is...

Life

Garth Brooks becomes third Oklahoman to earn Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that the rest of its 43rd class will be multi-disciplinary artist, choreographer and...

Health

SAG Awards moves air date to avoid conflict with Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will not share the same air date as the Grammys after all.The SAG Awards...

Health

Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming...

Health

Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of...

Business

Shakira sells music publishing rights to UK company

NEW YORK (AP) — The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning...

News

Luisi's term with Dallas Symphony extended through 2028-29

DALLAS (AP) — Fabio Luisi’s contract as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was extended for five years through the...

Health

VIRUS TODAY: Little appetite for lockdowns as deaths soar

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— State leaders are...

Life

Achievers: Choctaw resident chosen for national virtual band performance

Alexa Smith, of Choctaw, is one of seven Emporia State University students who was chosen to be part of a virtual band...

News

Review: Healy returns with somber and exciting 'Tungsten'

Healy, “Tungsten” (Braintrust/RCA)“Don’t call it a comeback,” sings Memphis-based rapper and singer Healy on his second album....

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host...

News

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

LONDON (AP) — Simon Rattle is set to leave his job as musical director at the London Symphony Orchestra to lead the...

Sports

Brooks leads Grizzlies to 1st home victory 115-110 over Nets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite losing another key player — this time for coronavirus safety concerns — the Memphis Grizzlies...

Health

Opera and theater's Prototype Festival pushed mostly online

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater has shifted format because of the...

Business

Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies

Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic...

Crime

Rapper DaBaby arrested on Beverly Hills weapons allegation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby has been released from a Los Angeles County jail after an arrest in...

News

Review: Steve Earle pays moving tribute to his son's talent

Steve Earle & the Dukes, “J.T." (New West)Steve Earle has recorded tribute albums before, to songwriting mentors Townes Van...

Health

Rafael Payare to head Montreal Symphony starting in 2022-23

Conductor Rafael Payare was hired Thursday as music director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal starting with the 2022-23...

Crime

Aspiring rapper admits fires at SC governor's rental homes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An aspiring rapper who performed under the name “Dank Frank” won't spend any more time in jail for...

Health

Biden picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

BOSTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be his labor...

News

Review: Aaron Frazer brings great old school vibes to 2021

Aaron Frazer, “Introducing...” (Dead Oceans/Easy Eye Sound)This year is going to be fine. How can we be so sure? It's starting...

Life

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Cody Canada and Cross Canadian Ragweed MusicFest tribute album

The album’s digital street date is set for Friday, followed by the physical street date on Jan. 22 for both a CD and vinyl.

Health

Some Orthodox Christians ignore COVID warnings on Epiphany

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers in Bulgaria on Wednesday ignored warnings issued by health...

Health

Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in...

Health

Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles...

Health

Flooding brings new woes to NYC church hard-hit by COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the...

Health

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a...

News

Grammy Awards, slated for late January in Los Angeles, postponed to March due to coronavirus surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Awards, slated for late January in Los Angeles, postponed to March due to coronavirus surge.

Life

New Oklahoma band Saugeye pays homage to beloved dog with folksy ode 'Keystone Lillie'

Saugeye’s sound is a roots music hybrid of folk, blues, country and rock.

Sports

ESPN using MegaCast treatment for Sunday's NFL playoff game

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN's broadcast of Sunday's NFL wild-card playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans...

Crime

New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'

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

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16Jan. 10: Singer Ronnie Hawkins of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks is 86. Actor...

Health

'You'll Never Walk Alone:' Singer Gerry Marsden dies at 78

LONDON (AP) — Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as “Ferry Cross...

News

After 50 years, hippies welcome in an Indiana county

LAGRANGE, Ind. (AP) — Peace, love — and LaGrange.LaGrange County, Indiana, has repealed a 1971 law that was intended to block...

Life

Del City gospel singing event will continue

DEL CITY — A Del City Gospel Singing event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Del City Nazarene Church, 4701 SE 26. The Rev. Vera...

News

Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Bolling, the French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following through his...

Health

Curfew-busting New Year party-goers attack French police

PARIS (AP) — Ravers at an underground, curfew-busting New Year’s Eve party that drew at least 2,500 people in western France...

News

MF Doom, masked rapper known for complex lyrics, dies at 49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — MF Doom, a masked rapper who awed hip-hop fans and fellow musicians with intricate wordplay, has died. He...

Health

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers...

Life

Remastered release of the late Jimmy LaFave's 'Highway Angels … Full Moon Rain' is a bittersweet 2020 Oklahoma music highlight

LaFave’s self-produced tape won the Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll Tape of the Year Award in 1988.

Life

UPDATED: Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park planning New Year's Eve Early Bird celebration for families

At 7 p.m., park officials will commence the 2021 “midnight” countdown and present a five-minute fireworks show to ring in the...

News

A low-key Memphis guitar legend builds on musical legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians,...

Health

Being Judy Garland won Zellweger an Oscar. Is a Grammy next?

NEW YORK (AP) — Renée Zellweger is known for acting but you could easily write a thesis about her love for music.The...

Health

Study of virus screening at concert reports zero infections

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The organizers of an indoor music festival in Barcelona to test the effectiveness of same-day...

News

A low-key Memphis guitar legend builds on a musical legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians,...

News

Joe and Jill Biden to appear on 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year's New Year's Eve...

Life

Look on the 'Bright Side' going into 2021 with Oklahoma teen Christian pop artist Estella Kirk

Kirk was wrapping up her first EP album with producer Kira Fontana when the coronavirus outbreak hit in the spring, so they...

Life

County road sign marks spot where Paul McCartney asked for directions

ARCADIA — Announcing that you’ve just spoken with one of The Beatles, Arcadia resident Toby Thompson says, “is like saying you...

Health

'Craziest party ever': Superstar DJ Guetta upbeat for 2021

PARIS (AP) — Superstar DJ David Guetta has been brought back to Earth by the coronavirus pandemic and says his music has...

Health

Diddy providing some COVID-19 relief for Miami neighborhood

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs provided some coronavirus relief in a Miami neighborhood on Tuesday, handing out $50...

News

A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart

NEW YORK (AP) — Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart,...

Life

Groove along to the trailer for the documentary 'The Ventures: Stars on Guitars,' celebrating the biggest instrumental rock 'n' roll band of all time

Written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson - daughter of The Ventures' sole surviving original member, Don Wilson - the rock...

Life

Listen to The Swon Brothers' moving song 'Travelin' On,' featuring hall of famer Vince Gill

As we're all "Travelin' On" into a New Year, check out the country-blues waltz of the same name by Nashville, Tennessee-based...

Life

Watch crooner Chelsey Cope play OKC Mayor David Holt's 'City Hall Sessions'

The singer-songwriter plays a mellow, folky acoustic set that shows off her evocative voice.

News

Tony Rice, master bluegrass guitarist, dies at 69

Tony Rice, the master bluegrass picker who drew fans worldwide for the chance to hear the quick, fluid sounds he conjured from...

Business

Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert star in 'Ratatouille' musical

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok’s crowdsourced “Ratatouille” musical has cooked up some serious talent for its one-night-only benefit...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 3-9:Jan. 3: Actor Dabney Coleman is 89. Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 78. Singer...

Life

Country music hitmaker Wade Hayes returns to Oklahoma for 'Play It Loud' music series

The Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter talks about how much his hometown of Bethel Acres has changed, opens up about...

Life

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Carter Sampson looks ahead with new piano ode 'There's Always Next Year'

She will play a "Live from Home" show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at www.facebook.com/CarterSampson.

Health

Music City Bowl between Iowa and Missouri canceled

The Music City Bowl between Missouri and Iowa was canceled Sunday because COVID-19 issues left the Tigers unable to play.The...

Crime

1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting during music video filming

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Six people were shot, one of them fatally, while filming a music video near Boston, police said...

Life

Downtown OKC's Opening Night 2021 New Year's Eve celebration will give 2020 a virtual goodbye

Produced by Arts Council Oklahoma City, Opening Night 2021 will feature a myriad of musical and acrobatic acts, an interactive...

Life

Downtown OKC's Opening Night will welcome 2021 with streaming New Year's Eve celebration

When Colby Wedel was growing up, ringing in the new year meant tuning the television to "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."...

Business

Lawyers seek relief for 'broken' convicted philanthropist

NEW YORK (AP) — Once worth nearly a billion dollars, opera-loving philanthropist Alberto Vilar is seeking financial relief from...

News

Ivry Gitlis, a violinist who spanned genres, dies at 98

PARIS (AP) — Ivry Gitlis, an acclaimed violinist who played with famed conductors, rock stars and jazz bands around the world...

Business

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron...

News

Christmas Eve concert held in Paris' fire-wrecked Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Wearing hard hats and protective suits, members of the choir of Notre Dame Cathedral sang inside the medieval...

News

Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi...

Life

Listen to an Oklahoma astronaut playing a classic Christmas song in outer space 55 years ago

On Dec. 16, 1965, Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, who comprised the Gemini 6A crew, reported sighting an mysterious object...

Life

Feel the heavenly peace with Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra's lovely performance of 'Silent Night'

The ensemble is accompanied by local musician and arts leader Peter Dolese on folksy harmonica.

Life

8 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Wes Studi, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, 'Minari' and more

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

Life

Add mariachi flair to your holidays with Oklahoma native Kelly Lang and T.G. Sheppard's original new duet 'Christmas in Mexico'

If you can't travel for the holidays this year, take a four-minute Mexican Christmas vacation with this new release.

Life

Flaming Lips release new video for original 2003 song 'A Change at Christmas' and loan Santa a Space Bubble for OKC Children's Hospital visit

In the weird and wild days of 2020, perhaps nothing could be more fitting for Christmas week than The Flaming Lips releasing a...

Health

New trial date set for R Kelly's federal trial in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday again delayed R. Kelly’s trial in Chicago on child pornography and other charges...