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Brandy McDonnell
Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1 million page views a year for the past two years. Raised on a crop and cattle farm near Lindsay, McDonnell started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school’s 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News and worked for the local weekly through high school. An Oklahoma State University graduate, she will celebrate her 10th anniversary at The Oklahoman in May 2012.

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Influential OKC artist Michi Susan dies

Susan was presented with The Governor’s Award at the 2010 Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Awards. The Governor’s Award recognizes...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

Produced in most major cities around the globe, fringe festivals showcase an array of new, experimental and original theater...

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National Cowboy Museum completes major remodel of Atherton Gallery showcasing its permanent collection

The National Cowboy Museum this month unveiled its newly revamped William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery,...

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Internationally known Oklahoma City artist Michi Susan dies

The adage "art reflects life" plays out in Michi Susan's intricate paintings. An internationally known artist and longtime...

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Like 'climbing into a treehouse and discovering a speakeasy': Second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

Rodney Brazil is cooking up something special for Oklahoma City's second fringe festival. The OKC actor and writer also is...

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Colorizing history: National Cowboy Museum completes remodel of permanent gallery

Rugged bronze sculptures and evocative paintings by Frederic Remington contrast with walls glowing Roycroft Rose, while Charles...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Wiggle Out Loud family music festival moving online, launching Sunday

Back for its eighth year, the festival will kick off Sunday, continuing its mission of helping kids move and groove their way...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Fiestas de las Américas Festival goes virtual, starts Sunday

The virtual celebration will launch on Sunday and will be a weeklong cultural celebration ending on Oct. 3, rather than the...

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Celebration of Freedom continues today in Hobart

Today's afternoon and evening activities, include the parade, featuring Mike York as grand marshal starting at 4:30 p.m.; a...

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Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park celebrating first anniversary today with John Fullbright concert, afternoon activities

Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn and include live mural painting, a birthday...

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Listen: Cody Canada & The Departed releases new song 'Hard as It Seems,' playing live-stream show tonight at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom

The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. with an opening set by Waves followed by a short set break before Cody Canada &...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma red dirt music pioneer Mike McClure 'Looking Up' on new album

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, McClure is marking the release of "Looking Up" with a a multi-camera, pay-per-view...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Artist collective Factory Obscura lights up downtown OKC with mobile attraction Downtown Starlight

Since debuting its latest artistic creation last month at the Scissortail Park Night Market, Factory Obscura has been using the...

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Movie review: Documentary 'The Way I See It' interesting yet calculated look at job of former White House photographer Pete Souza

Focused on former Official White House Photographer Pete Souza, director Dawn Porter's ("John Lewis: Good Trouble") documentary...

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Interviews and photos: National Cowboy Museum remodeling its art galleries this summer

One of the Oklahoma City's main spaces for exhibiting its permanent collection, the 15,000-square-foot William S. and Ann...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tanya Tucker's Oklahoma show rescheduled for 2021

The trailblazing outlaw country icon experienced a career resurgence with the release of her 2019 album "While I'm Livin',"...

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Video: Carrie Underwood to star in HBO Max holiday special to go with her new Christmas album 'My Gift'

Underwood appeared this morning on NBC News’ "Today," to talk about the holiday special and album, telling hosts Savannah...

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'Looking Up': Red dirt music star Mike McClure releasing cathartic new album

After spending the past few years dealing with death, divorce and addiction, Mike McClure is "Looking Up." "A lot of things...

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Creative sparks: OKC artist collective Factory Obscura on the move with Downtown Starlight

In a typically quiet corner of downtown Oklahoma City, neon lights are flashing in intricate patterns accompanied by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition takes 12x12 Art Fundraiser virtual

OVAC is trying to capture the spirit of its popular 12x12 in a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Video: Blake Shelton and Ryan Tedder perform with finalists on 'America's Got Talent' Season 15 finale

Brandon Leake was named the winner of “America’s Got Talent” Season 15 at the end of Wednesday's finale episode.

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Watch: Carrie Underwood releases uplifting original Christmas song 'Let There Peace' from upcoming holiday album 'My Gift'

The album will be available on digital and CD on Sept. 25 and on red vinyl on Oct. 30.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The Final Nine Manhattan Short selections hail from nine countries: Australia, Finland, France, Iran, Israel, North Macedonia,...

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Extended interview and video: Oklahoma documentary series 'Killing Pain' earns regional Emmy Awards for covering opioid epidemic

September is National Recovery Month, designed to educate Americans about the life-changing impact substance use treatment and...

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre puts on entertaining outdoor shows with 'Lyric Kids’ Clubhouse Cabaret' and 'Lyric’s Moonlight Cabaret' at downtown OKC's...

Among the first professional theaters in the country to resume live performances, Lyric is strictly limiting capacity,...

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Cherokee Nation's 'Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People' launching Season 6

The series, and the short documentaries within it, has earned numerous regional, national and international accolades.

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre returns to live performances with 'Lyric Kids' Clubhouse Cabaret' and 'Lyric's Moonlight Cabaret'

If life is a cabaret — as Kander and Ebb once declared — it certainly hasn't been an entertaining one in 2020, especially after...

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Artistic endeavor: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition takes 12x12 Art Fundraiser virtual

In Erica Bonavida's latest work of art, the stars and stripes of an American flag are convincingly draped around the contours...

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'Killing Pain': Documentary series wins regional Emmy Awards for chronicling Oklahoma's opioid crisis

Even after almost two decades, Reggie Whitten's voice still thickens with emotion when he talks about his son, Brandon. "It's...

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Blake Shelton, Ryan Tedder, Usher and more to perform on tonight's 'America's Got Talent' season finale

Also, “America’s Got Talent” Season 14 finalist Detroit Youth Choir will perform.

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Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Maddie & Tae, Brooks & Dunn nominated for 2020 CMT Music Awards

The CMT Music Awards typically take place in summer, but the awards show's schedule, like practically everything else, has been...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lyric Theatre moves its 'Christmas Carol' outside to OKC's historic Harn Homestead

Patrons literally will follow the timeless tale of transformation and redemption as they are guided from scene to scene at the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Elton John's North American 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,' including OKC show, rescheduled for 2022

His North American tour will kick off again in North America on Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans, making stops in major markets,...

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Video: Oklahoma native B.J. Thomas celebrates 45th anniversary of his classic hit '(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song'

Written by Larry Butler and Chips Moman, the song reached the top of the Billboard charts in 1975 and was ranked the No 17 top...

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Duncan native Ron Howard to direct biopic about celebrated pianist Lang Lang

The film will be lensed in China and the United States in both Mandarin and English.

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Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson celebrates fourth week at No. 1 with record-setting hit 'One I Got'

His sweet and sizzling new R&B ballad has a hook that pays homage to the Four Tops 1972 hit “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got.”

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Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood nominated for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

With 16 nods, rapper Post Malone leads the 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations, which dick clark productions and NBC...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art receives more than $730,000 in emergency funds from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

With the coronavirus pandemic raging across America, arts and cultural institutions are particularly vulnerable to the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jeff Dunham's OKC show postponed to 2021

With Dunham's show postponed to next year, Chesapeake Arena has no events on its calendar for the remainder of 2020.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Southwestern Oklahoma State University reschedules SWOSUpalooza to 2021

The lineup of Flatland Cavalry, Mike Ryan and Triston Marez still will be featured at the 2021 concert, which will be in the...

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OKC Zoo to host World Gorilla Day activities

Gorilla fans can go above and beyond to help gorillas by donating old or used cellphones to the Zoo’s Gorillas on the Line...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Kyle Dillingham to kick off Oklahoma City Community College's Virtual Concert Series

OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center in south Oklahoma City ordinarily houses more than 1,000 patrons for world-class...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Diamond Ballroom to reopen with Jason Boland & The Stragglers' 'Pearl Snaps 20th Anniversary Tour'

The OKC venue will be operating at 30% capacity for this event and every show that is currently scheduled for 2020.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Science Museum Oklahoma taking tinkering outside with Tinker in the Parks

The museum’s popular annual Tinkerfest, which is typically slated for the same weekend, is being rescheduled for spring 2021.

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Video: 'Watchmen' wins big on socially distanced, record-setting Emmy Awards, Damon Lindelof dedicates trophy to Tulsa Race Massacre victims and survivors

Adapted from the trailblazing 1986-87 DC comic book by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, "Watchmen" won a total of 11...

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New Spotify podcast 'Living & Learning with Reba McEntire' premieres today

Reba and her longtime pal and co-host Melissa Peterman (who co-starred with the Chockie native on the TV show "Reba") will sit...

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Maddie & Tae to release holiday album 'We Need Christmas'

The six-track project will feature two originals, “Merry Married Christmas” and title track “We Need Christmas."

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Video: Oklahoma native Jimmy Webb and Thelma Houston release new version of 'Someone Is Standing Outside'

The pair recently reunited to perform a new version of their song "Someone Is Standing Outside" to abate the feelings of...

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Extended interview, photos and video: New York-based artist Jen Lewin's 'Aqueous' lighting up outside new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Oklahoma Contemporary’s Thursday Night Late series will feature a 7 p.m. streaming talk with Lewin at...

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Oklahoma artist collective Qu'aint Collaboration combines quilts and paint to create colorful 'Convergence'

The collective will be featured in the Oct. 1 episode of OETA's "Gallery America" series.

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Qu'Aint Collaboration: Oklahoma quilters and painter band together to create 'Convergence' of colorful works

PAULS VALLEY — Agnes Stadler's carefully crafted gray quilt includes blue and crimson accents and compact zippered pockets, Ann...

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Photos: Blake Shelton hosts fishing trip for Oklahoma foster children

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma DHS recently formed the "Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families"...

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Photos and videos: Carrie Underwood makes history, pays tribute to country music's trailblazing women on ACM Awards

The ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year contest for the first time ended in a tie this year, with Thomas Rhett joining Underwood...

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Photos and video: Miranda Lambert performs 'Bluebird' with Natalie Hemby and Oklahoma native Luke Dick on ACM Awards

Lambert was among the early ACM Awards winner, earning the trophy in the Music Event of the Year category for her all-star...

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Photos and video: Blake Shelton wins Single of the Year, performs with Gwen Stefani on ACM Awards

The Ada native won Single of the Year for his smash "God's Country" and accepted it from Los Angeles, where he is filming the...

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Photos and video: Trisha Yearwood gives moving performance for ACM Awards 'in memoriam' segment

The segment honored late luminaries like Oklahoma native Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, John Prine, Jan Howard and...

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Video: OKC native Kelly Lang releases covers album 'Old Soul,' recognized by Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

"Old Soul" features 14 covers of critically acclaimed songs and highlights Lang's rare love and appreciation for the timeless...

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OKC Ballet planning free outdoor performance at Scissortail Park

The event will also feature live music from a cellist and pianist from the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, who will play the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University's McKnight Center to reopen Sunday with Melodica Men concert

For music students at OSU’s Greenwood School of Music, the Melodica Men also will lead a master class in entrepreneurial...

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OKC's Rodeo Cinema honoring Chadwick Boseman and Olivia de Havilland with special screenings this weekend

In honor of the Aug. 28 death of Chadwick Boseman, Rodeo Cinema is presenting a one-night-only event screening of the 2014...

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Interview and photos: Journalist Josh Crutchmer spreads the love for Oklahoma music with new 'Red Dirt' book

Arguably the definitive guide to red dirt music, the book features chapters on the scene's icons like Skinner, the Rangers, Bob...

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Grand opening date announced for OKC's long-awaited First Americans Museum

Conceived in the 1990s as the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, the $175 million, 175,000-square-foot museum is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cherokee Heritage Center postpones reopening after team member tests positive for COVID-19

Prior to reopening, a team member tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release.

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OKC's Carpenter Square Theatre to revisit old-time radio comedy 'Fibber McGee and Molly' with 'CST LiveOnline!'

Mike Waugh and Lilli Bassett will reprise their roles as Fibber and Molly, and Terry Veal will reprise his role of Mr. Old...

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Movie review: Family drama 'The Nest' is painstakingly built but ultimately empty

Writer-director Sean Durkin exactingly constructs these potentially dynamic characters, roosts them in a new environment, but...

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Movie reviews: 'The Nest' and 'The Secrets We Keep'

'The Nest' R 1:47 2 of 4 stars Despite its painstaking construction and the avid actors inhabiting it, writer-director Sean...

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Dancing lights: Jen Lewin's interactive 'Aqueous' illuminating OKC outside Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Once the golden hues of the Oklahoma sunset faded to deep blue twilight, the vivid shades of pink, red, orange, purple, blue...

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Carrie Underwood ties for Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood summed it up best as she took part in the unexpected twist ending of Wednesday night's 55th Academy of Country...

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Digging in: Oklahoma journalist Josh Crutchmer gets to the roots of 'Red Dirt' music history with new book

When Josh Crutchmer started digging into his red dirt music roots with the goal of writing a book, he was working in fertile...

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Family-friendly films 'C.I.APE' and 'Joey and Ella' wrap principal photography in central Oklahoma

The production team used several Oklahoma locations that were first-time film locations.

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Shortt Dogg launching Arts Council OKC's Spotlight Concert Series in honor of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

The biweekly series starts tonight and continues through Nov. 12, showcasing an array of music from local favorites and legends.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Plaza District reschedules 'Solidarity in the Plaza: Black Lives Matter' event for September Saturdays

Back in June, many as 10,000 people were expected to attend due to the high level of interest in the new event. But organizers...

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Interviews and images: OKC's Civic Center Music Hall to undergo major renovations

Originally envisioned as part of the original 1993 Metropolitan Area Projects but ultimately left out, the Freede Little...

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Carrie Underwood ties for Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton wins Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Along with finishing in the first tie for Entertainer of the Year, Underwood made ACM Awards history for becoming the first...

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Reimagined celebration: Postponed 'Solidarity in the Plaza: Black Lives Matter' event recheduled for two fall Saturdays

Despite a three-month delay, the Plaza District is still set on celebrating Black lives, arts and culture. The arts district...

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TAKING THE STAGE: Civic Center's historic Freede Little Theatre to get full remodel

Donald Jordan was directing Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre's 2007 production of "Moonlight and Magnolias" when the ceiling...

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Recap: ACM Awards coverage with The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell

Follow tonight's developments with The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell.

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Video: OKC violinist and music educator Angelica Pereira performs on OKC Mayor David Holt's 'City Hall Sessions'

A native of Colombia, Pereira has become entangled in immigration issues complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arts Council Oklahoma City’s All Access Arts program creating new online art classes for OKC Public Schools

Each week, 33 elementary schools and 13 middle schools will have access to multiple disciplinary art lessons.

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Encore performances planned of 'Celtic Throne' Irish dance show at Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium

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

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Ada's McSwain Theatre to host virtual concert this weekend

Ada's McSwain Theatre, 130 W Main St., has remained one of Oklahoma’s premier live entertainment venues since opening in 1920.

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OKC Flix Brewhouse readying 'The Boondock Saints' FanFest

Flix FanFest events feature crafted movie parties in celebration of a fan-favorite title. Events at other Flix locations have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jazz in June Festival to go online this weekend

Jazz in June is a nonprofit organization and remains a local, free, family-friendly institution.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: University of Central Oklahoma professor partners with CMA to bring virtual music lessons to U.S. classrooms

Unified Voices for Music Education is a collective effort of music educators from across the country in response to challenges...

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Video: Reality TV show 'The Bradshaw Bunch,' set on Terry Bradshaw's Oklahoma ranch, to premiere this week

The reality TV series will invite viewers to Bradshaw's Thackerville ranch and gives viewers a peek into his version of...

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JD Simo and Byron Berline performing in person and via live-stream this week from Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom

Simo will perform at 7 tonight, and Berline will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Watch: New 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 trailer debuts with first looks at new worlds and characters

The new clip features plenty of looks at our hero and the still-too-adorable-for-words Baby Yoda (who looks to be growing...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC guitarist Edgar Cruz to kick off University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma's online performing arts season

The USAO Foundation presents the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series with additional support from the Oklahoma Arts Council,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 25th Annual Mesta Festa to be an 'At Home Experience'

The Mesta Park Neighborhood Association is partnering with several local breweries and will donate a portion of the proceeds to...

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Video: Carole Baskin debuts on 'Dancing with the Stars' to 'Eye of the Tiger'

The performance had all the trappings you would expect: Baskin donned her signature flower crown and animal print clothes, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 2021 Medieval Fair of Norman to go virtual

The 2020 Medieval Fair became in March one of the first big Oklahoma festivals canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a...

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Oklahoma pumpkin carver Daniel Miller and his team advance on the first episode of 'Halloween Wars' Season 10

The first episode of Season 10 is reairing at 10 tonight on Food Network.

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Video: Carrie Underwood rocks 2020 'Sunday Night Football' show opening

Produced within social-distancing parameters, the 2020 "Sunday Night Football" show open also features user-generated content...

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OKC's Rodeo Cinema launches John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock free screening series

The screenings will be on Monday nights in the theater's newly renovated lobby area.

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Video: Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris and more win early ACM Award for cover of Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop's signature song

The 55th Annual ACM Awards, hosted by Keith Urban, will air live from Nashville from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday on the CBS...

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Video: Reba McEntire sings 'Fancy,' talks about 30th anniversary edition of 'Rumor Has It' on 'Good Morning America'

The multimedia superstar also chatted today on "GMA" about her recent Grand Ole Opry performance with fellow Oklahoma native...

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Oklahoma songwriter Kalyn Fay and Tulsa's World Stage Theatre Company to appear on John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' #ArtsAcrossAmerica

During Tuesday's live-stream, people will be invited to support Fay and the World Stage Theatre Company with online tips.

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Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett to open ACM Awards

Also, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, 15-time ACM Award winner and host Keith Urban and international pop icon Pink will...

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Interviews and video: OKC violinist and music teacher Angelica Pereira gets tangled in immigration issues with COVID-19 complications

Her application for permanent residency has been denied, her work visa has expired, and she is legally required to leave the...

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Video: Go behind-the-scenes of Carrie Underwood's new 'Sunday Night Football' show opening, debuting tonight

"Sunday Night Football" has been primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented nine consecutive years.

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Taylor Swift to perform at the 2020 ACM Awards

The awards show will be broadcast live from Nashville from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday on the CBS Television Network.

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Winners list: Oklahoma's Red Earth Festival honors Native American artists

Red Earth Festival still honored several participating artists in a variety of categories at a Sept. 5 awards show.

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Long-delayed ACM Awards air Wednesday with Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani and more

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn and Maddie & Tae are among the stars with...

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Stopping the music: OKC violinist and teacher Angelica Pereira gets caught in immigration conundrum

When Angelica Pereira plays the violin, her arms, hands and fingers become veritable blurs of motion. When she talks about her...

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Red Earth inspiration: Native American festival names 2020 award winners

SHAWNEE - When Lauretta Newby-Coker is creating her signature artworks, the gloves inevitably come off. "I'll start with gloves...

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On with the show: Long-awaited ACM Awards airing Wednesday featuring Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

The long-delayed 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from Tennessee, on Wednesday, but, not surprisingly, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inaugural 'Rockin The Canyon' rescheduled to 2021

The 310-acre Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park features a large festival area surrounded by red canyon walls, hiking trails, a...

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Watch: Flaming Lips perform 'God and the Policeman' from their space bubbles on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

The song is from the Grammy-winning group's 21st full-length studio album, "American Head," which was released Friday on Warner...

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Reba McEntire releases 30th anniversary edition of 'Rumor Has It,' to perform Monday on 'Good Morning America'

"Rumor Has It" was originally released in 1990 and features four Top 10 hits, including the album title track, “You Lie,”...

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Cherokee Nation Film Office offering scholarships for Oklahoma Film & TV Academy certification courses

Scholarships are offered to citizens of any federally recognized tribe with preference given to Cherokee Nation citizens...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art kicks off 'Modern Documentary Classics' film series today with 'Grey Gardens'

The museum theater is taking many COVID-19 precautions, including limiting capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between...

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OKC's 3rd Act Theatre Company bringing 'Frankenstein' to life tonight

The production stars just three actors, each taking on multiple roles. Ford Filson, Kat Adams and Peter Fischaber are the...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Tennessee Jet goes for variety on his new album 'The Country'

"The Country" roams from a bluegrass cover of the Black Crowes' "She Talks to Angels" and a cinematic take on Townes Van...

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Interview and video: Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne talks new album 'American Head,' space bubbles, alternative history songwriting, coronavirus pandemic,...

Oklahoma City-based art-rock band The Flaming Lips will be the musical guest on Friday's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...

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Movie review: Rock doc 'Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind' tells singer-songwriter's story through his songs

Writer-directors Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni capitalize on both Lightfoot's blunt honesty and legendary song catalog, creating...

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Oklahoma Film & TV Academy begins classes, launches 'Film Crew 101' podcast

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down productions in Oklahoma in spring, work on various movie and TV projects began ramping...

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"Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" Not rated 1:31 3 1/2 of 4 stars In the opening scenes of the engrossing...

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In the bubble: Despite pandemic, OKC's Flaming Lips still getting inside 'American Head' with personal new album

Ensconced in his signature "space bubble" and draped in an American flag, Wayne Coyne spent part of March 11 strolling and...

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'The Country:' Oklahoma singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tennessee Jet showcases the format's diversity on his new album

Oklahoma musician Tennessee Jet is used to making music as a one-man band. When he opted to make his third album, the aptly...

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Watch: OKC rapper Jabee releases powerful video for 'Hope,' announces Tower Theatre concert

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and the show will have limited capacity for social distancing.

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Watch: Carrie Underwood makes a cameo as Brad Paisley guest-hosts 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Naturally, the Checotah native teased Paisley about having to appear and save the show for him.

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Trailer: Investigation Discovery planning multiple specials about 'Tiger King' stars Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin

ID's "Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up" takes a new look at the evidence surrounding Lewis’s mysterious disappearance and...

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2020 CMT Music Awards to be broadcast next month

Checotah native Carrie Underwood in 2019 added to her total as the biggest winner in CMT Music Awards history.

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Salvador Dali exhibit opening Friday at Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

The museum will be open and free of charge from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 as part of a community celebration.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Scissortail Park's Family Kite Day rescheduled for Saturday

Free build-your-own DIY kite kits, provided by Sonic Drive-In, will be available while supplies last, as well as free...

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Amazon to develop Joe Exotic series featuring Nicolas Cage as the 'Tiger King' star

The as-yet-untitled series will mark the Oscar winner's first regular TV role.

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Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art to host landmark exhibit 'Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists'

As the primary makers of ceramics, basketry, textiles, and bead- and quillwork in their communities, women have long been the...

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Kristin Chenoweth headlining Oklahoma City University's new acting master's degree program

An OCU graduate, Chenoweth will conduct master classes at least once a year for OCU MFA students in L.A.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC artist Nicole Poole brainstorms innovative art projects during pandemic

She will be the ringleader on Saturday of "You Are Here," an afternoon of small performances for one-person audiences...

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Making magic: Multidisciplinary artist Nicole Poole creates innovative art during pandemic

From creating whimsical chalk drawings and recruiting friends to speak words of loving care to enlisting artists for an...

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Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood to perform on ACM Awards

The ACM Awards normally take place in the spring in Las Vegas but have been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Video: Paranormal Cirque show playing Lawton

The show features an innovative horror story that takes viewers into a parallel world populated by monstrous creatures with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC venue The Paramount Room won't reopen

The Paramount Room is at least the second Oklahoma City venue to announce that it was closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to play virtual fundraiser for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The event is in commemoration of the nonprofit’s 40th anniversary and will include two performances from Shelton featuring...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Museums Association taking 2020 conference virtual

The conference’s two keynote speakers are Seema Rao, deputy director and chief experience officer at the Akron Museum of Art in...

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Video: Oklahoma-filmed horror Western 'The Pale Door' released on streaming, out soon on DVD and Blu-ray

Oklahoma locations featured in "The Pale Door" include the Snake River Junction Old West outpost in Bray; the Oklahoma Railway...

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Video: 'The Tiger King Mystery,' about the disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband Don Lewis, to air on '48 Hours Suspicion' tonight

Now, in her first television interview, Trish Farr-Payne claims her ex-husband Kenny Farr may have been connected to Lewis’...

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John Fullbright to play free show at Scissortail Park to celebrate the downtown OKC park's one-year anniversary

The concert will take place on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn at Scissortail Park, where the 4.4-acre expanse...

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UPDATED: Hanson planning series of live-stream concerts at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom

Hanson will announce the first concert theme and put tickets to the October concerts on sale at noon Tuesday.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cher's rescheduled Oklahoma City show postponed

The tour is working to reroute for next year, but no new OKC date has been determined at this point, according to an arena...

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Video: New documentary special 'Biography: I Want My MTV' premieres tonight

The special charts the rise of the cultural phenomenon that came to define a generation: MTV.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 2020 Oklahoma Book Festival canceled

The festival is expected to return in 2021.

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Video: ESPN+ documentary series 'Our Time: Oklahoma State Football' to continue filming throughout the fall

The series is based in Stillwater, with all local crew members being provided by 1577 Productions out of Oklahoma City.

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Weatherford's Stafford Air & Space Museum offering free admission for Oklahoma astronaut Gen. Thomas P. Stafford's 90th birthday

For his seven decades of commitment to this nation, and the development of aviation and spaceflight, Gen. Stafford has been...

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Submissions open today for OKC's deadCenter Film Festival 2021

More than 1,600 films were submitted from Oklahoma and around the world for deadCenter 2020, and 140 were selected for official...

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Video: AARP Oklahoma and Tower Theatre's Happy Half-Hour music series to feature Oklahoma musicians Mallory Eagle, Levi Parham and Branjae

The series, which is celebrating and supporting local and regional musicians, kicked off last week with a performance by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: With tonight's Red Alert Restart, event companies to light up local venues to raise awareness for RESTART Act

Some of the participating venues and iconic structures include the Oklahoma City Civic Center, Chesapeake Energy Arena,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's The Criterion reschedules Tech N9ne, Ween and Blackberry Smoke shows to 2021

The Criterion was among several venues in the Oklahoma City area that participated earlier this month in the Red Alert Restart...

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Watch: Oklahoma musician Samantha Crain goes upside down and all around in new 'Reunion' lyric video

"Reunion" is featured on Crain's new album "A Small Death," which was released in July.

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley perform on Grand Ole Opry Saturday night live-stream

Underwood opened the show with her six-week No. 1 debut single “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and spoke of the honor she felt to be on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lyric Theatre takes shows outdoors at Myriad Gardens with 'Lyric Kids’ Clubhouse Cabaret' and 'Lyric’s Moonlight Cabaret'

The nonprofit theater is taking musical programming for both adults and youngsters to downtown Oklahoma City with the Sept....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Philharmonic Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate talks about revising the orchestra's Classics and Pops seasons due to the...

The revised plan includes 60-minute programs presented without intermissions, a socially distanced setting both on and off...

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Interview and photos: North Dakota artist Nelda Schrupp named Honored One at Red Earth Festival, concluding today in Shawnee

Although the event was delayed from June to Labor Day weekend in light of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of artists,...

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Cabaret comeback: Lyric Theatre plans outdoor shows for families and adults after canceling season due to coronavirus

On Lyric Theatre's Facebook page, Professor Matt and Gerti are arguing the relative merits of macaroni and cheese or rainbow...

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Oscar winner Ron Howard establishes OU drama scholarship in memory of his parents

NORMAN — Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Duncan native Ron Howard is taking action to help aspiring actors with small-town...

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Red Earth pilgrimage: North Dakota artist named Honored One at Oklahoma Native American festival

SHAWNEE — Even 26 years later, Nelda Schrupp still recalls winning an honorable mention at her first Red Earth Festival. "To...

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Musical shakeup: OKC Philharmonic revises its seasons due to coronavirus pandemic

Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate’s official portrait for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s 2020-2021 season features him smiling...

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Cherokee Nation honors four as Cherokee National Treasures

The Cherokee National Treasure distinction is an honor given by the tribe to individuals who are keeping the art, language and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza Walls Mural Expo spreads out in response to pandemic

Instead of centering on one day, the Plaza Walls Mural Expo this year is featuring artists painting new murals throughout the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Plaza District launches 16th Street Saturdays today

This weekend will include live music, an artist market, the start of Plaza Walls’ Mural Expo and several specials from Plaza...

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Video: Oklahoma one-man band Tennessee Jet releases new album 'The Country'

The Hugo resident aimed to showcase the stylistic diversity of country music, from a bluegrass cover of the Black Crowes' "She...

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Video: OKC indie rockers Special Thumbs release full-length debut album 'So Who Do You Know?'

Originally formed by Colorado natives Joey Riley (vocals/lyrics/keys) and Patrick Greene (vocals/lyrics/guitar), who’ve been...

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Video: OKC band Stepmom celebrating debut album release with concert tonight at Scissortail Park

Due out Saturday, the band's self-titled album features dreamy three-part harmonies, ambient cello and synth contrasted with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Red Earth Festival continues celebrating Native American culture despite pandemic

Although the long-running event was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many artists, dancers and patrons have been...

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Movie review: Werner Herzog pays striking homage to late friend in globe-trotting documentary 'Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin'

Since this is Werner Herzog we're talking about, it's less a straightforward biography than a planet-spanning homage to...

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Ron Howard establishes University of Oklahoma drama scholarship for rural students in memory of his parents

“Our mom and dad were from small-town, rural America,” Ron Howard said in a statement. “Their ability to afford to be the first...

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Red Earth moves: Long-running Native American festival continues in new venue despite pandemic

Ardmore bladesmith Daniel Worcester is looking forward not only to showing his new knifework but also to "actually seeing some...

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'Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin' Not rated 1:25 3 of 4 stars Iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog offers a globe-trotting...

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Watch: Darci Lynne Farmer and Sofia Vergara swap ventriloquism tips in 'America's Got Talent' segment

Darci Lynne, an Oklahoma City-based singing ventriloquist, returned to "AGT" last month to perform on a results episode of the...

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Baseball biopic '42' returns to movie theaters in memory of Chadwick Boseman

The sports biopic will play at AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Harkins and other chains. AMC will show "42" at 300 of its locations,...

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Watch: Kristin Chenoweth talks Oklahoma coronavirus experience, sparkly shoes and upcoming Netflix movie 'Holidate' on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

Chenoweth was due to tour extensively this year in support of her new album "For the Girls," which she released last fall, but...

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Extras sought for TV pilot 'Reservation Dogs' and Ronald Reagan biopic, both filming in Oklahoma

The biopic will star Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only Imagine") as Ronald Reagan and co-star Jon...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Film + Music Office will sponsor 'Okie Roundup: An Oklahoma Showcase Live from the Mercury Lounge' as part of Americana...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nashville, Tennessee-based Americana Music Association has created Thriving Roots, which...

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Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art offering 'Bikes, Bites, and Beers: An Evening with USA BMX'

Admission is free for Philbrook members and children 17 and younger.

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OKC Zoo announces plans for Haunt the Zoo, Fair Food Days, other fall events

The Oklahoma City Zoo continues its partnership with the Curbside Chronicle and provide a free zoo general admission ticket in...

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Long-awaited Flix Brewhouse opens in OKC

The eagerly anticipated first Oklahoma location in the burgeoning Texas cinema chain opened Wednesday - in time to show...

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Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and more nominated for CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Checotah native Carrie Underwood and former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert will contend this year...

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Show time: Flix Brewhouse finally opens long-awaited first Oklahoma dine-in cinema and microbrewery

As Alex Winter's Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Keanu Reeves' Ted Theodore Logan made merry on the new big screen, servers...

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Watch: CBS All Access debuts first teaser trailer for 'The Stand,' starring James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård and more

"The Stand" is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, which offers an apocalyptic vision of a world...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lyric Theatre announces outdoor performances for families and adults at Myriad Gardens

After nearly a six-month absence due to the pandemic, Lyric will be among the first professional theaters in the nation to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: New study shows COVID-19 pandemic taking heavy toll on state's arts and culture sector

Co-authored by Richard Florida ("The Rise of the Creative Class"), the report from the Washington, D.C., think tank shows that...

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Native artists Jeri Redcorn and Joseph Erb to create large-scale works for OKC's First Americans Museum

First Americans Museum is slated to open in September 2021, celebrating a shared history of America through the lens and...

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Video: 'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin, rapper Nelly, Super Bowl tight end Vernon Davis and more join 'Dancing with the Stars'

They join previously announced cast members Backstreet Boy AJ McLean and "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe.

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Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and more nominated for 2020 CMA Awards

The CMA Awards nominations were announced this morning, with Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Maddie & Tae and Luke...

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Opening date announced for new OKC Flix Brewhouse location

The first movie shown at the theater will be Christopher Nolan’s ("Batman Begins," "Inception") newest high-concept...

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Watch: Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney announces upcoming album 'Familiar Ground,' releases lyric video for pretty new song 'Shine Like a Friend'

The follow-up to his well-received 2019 LP "Safe Passage," "Familiar Ground" was crafted piece by piece with assistance from...

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Indie film '90 Feet From Home,' starring Oklahoma actor Adam Hampton, released on DVD

Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight"), Allie DeBerry ("A.N.T. Farm"), Steven Michael Quezada ("Breaking Bad") and Dean Cain ("Lois &...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC art collective Factory Obscura reopening 'Mix-Tape' attraction

COVID-19 safety protocols will include required masks, timed tickets, advanced reservations and more.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Jones County Fair planned at Jones Assembly

The Jones Assembly chef team will be preparing classic fair foods like funnel cakes, caramel apples, corn on the cob, corn dogs...

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Legacy of Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling lives on in Cherokee-language programs, films, cartoon and more

Although most of the festivities for this year's Cherokee National Holiday have moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Marty Stuart and more to participate in digital Big Night (At the Museum) fundraiser for Country Music Hall of Fame

Big Night will generate support for the museum and its ongoing work with exhibitions and educational programs. Since the museum...

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Principal photography begins in OKC area on thriller 'Cheer for Your Life'

The film is the second project this team has produced in Oklahoma since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.

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New Paseo Arts and Creativity Center brings community hub to OKC historic district

In April, the Paseo Arts Association relocated into its new headquarters at NW 30 and Paseo, the former home of Rainbow Fleet...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa baseball stadium OneOK Field becomes performing arts home base due to pandemic

The stadium's outdoor seating and capacity in the ballpark of 8,000 are making it a big hit with local arts groups trying to...

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Whole new ballgame: Tulsa's ONEOK Field becomes favored venue for fall performing arts productions

TULSA — With the coronavirus pandemic throwing the whole world a curveball, Tulsa's performing arts scene is sliding into an...

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Show and share: Paseo Arts and Creativity Center brings community hub to historic district

In her second-floor studio space in the Paseo Arts District, painter Jo Swigart is working on her latest feminine portrait,...

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Luke Combs and Carly Pearce to reveal 2020 CMA Award nominations

Immediately following the live broadcast, Ingrid Andress and Gabby Barrett will announce the remaining CMA Awards categories on...

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Watch: Flaming Lips release mournful new song and video 'Mother Please Don't Be Sad,' based on the time Wayne Coyne was held up at gunpoint

The track is from "American Head," the band's 21st full-length studio album, which is set for release Sept. 11 via Warner Records.

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Interview and video: Oklahoma drummer John Humphrey celebrating new music with Seether and The Nixons

The Moore High School graduate is in his 17th year as drummer for multiplatinum-selling rock band Seether, which is releasing...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Mothica follows TikTok breakthrough with debut LP 'Blue Hour'

After releasing a series of EPs and singles, the independent musician unleashed her debut LP "Blue Hour" at midnight Thursday,...

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Movie review: Innovative biopic 'Tesla' needs more electricity

Fittingly, writer-director Michael Almereyda tries to channel some much-needed energy into the formulaic film format with...

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Movie review: 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' adapts Charles Dickens with warmth and whimsy

Director Armando Iannucci and writer Simon Blackwell (Emmy winners for the HBO satire series "Veep" and Oscar nominees for the...

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Rock and rhythm: Oklahoma drummer John Humphrey keeps the beat with dual roles in Seether and The Nixons

Despite keeping the beat for two different bands both releasing anticipated new albums this year, John Humphrey has spent much...

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Out of the 'Blue': Oklahoma musician Mothica follows TikTok breakout with deeply personal debut LP

For TikTok users, the Oklahoma singer-songwriter known as Mothica seemed to arrive from out of the blue this summer, soaring to...

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'The Personal History of David Copperfield' PG 1:59 3 of 4 stars Charles Dickens' often-adapted masterwork gets a warm and...

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Video: Reba McEntire to stream 1990's 'Reba In Concert'

Marking the first time this special will be available digitally, "Reba In Concert" features some of the esteemed entertainer’s...

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'Leverage' reboot starring Christian Kane and Noah Wyle adds Aleyse Shannon

However, production on the "Leverage" reboot was halted this week due to Hurricane Laura, according to Deadline.

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Carrie Underwood collaborating with John Legend, son Isaiah Fisher on Christmas album 'My Gift'

Underwood will release her first Christmas album, "My Gift," globally on Sept. 25.

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Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's '24 Works on Paper' traveling exhibit opening at Weatherford's SWOSU

"24 Works on Paper" will be on view at SWOSU through Sept. 18 before traveling for more than a year to nine other locations...

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Live-stream concert, limited edition beer to celebrate release of 'Back to Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute to Okie Music'

The event will feature songs from the new collection performed live by Tulsa musicians who participated in the recording,...

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Lasting legacy: Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling remembered as tribe continues fight to preserve its language

From classrooms and cartoons to social media and movies, the fight to preserve the Cherokee Nation's language is continuing...

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Carrie Underwood returns to show opening for NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'

Headlined by Underwood for the eighth consecutive season, the show open will feature an inside at look at her new recording of...

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Miranda Patton named new director of operations for OKC's deadCenter Film

The Oklahoma City-based nonprofit is currently operating with an all-female full-time staff.

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Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and more to perform for ACM Awards

At The Bluebird Cafe, Lambert will be joined by her co-writers Natalie Hemby and Oklahoma native Luke Dick to perform their...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Applications open Thursday for new assistance program for OKC live performance venues

Entertainment venues may apply for up to $250,000 for lost revenue, payroll and other eligible expenses.

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Works by Ed Ruscha, Paul Ruscha, Mason Williams and more to be featured in 'OK/LA' exhibit at OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

The exhibition surveys their individual careers over the span of six decades and how the friends’ Oklahoma upbringing informed...

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Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park to host second Night Market

Vendors will be set up along the Promenade and across the entire Love’s Travel Stops Great Lawn to provide additional space for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center to reopen with exhibit on renowned music photographer Henry Diltz

Staff will sanitize the space in between timed visits and throughout the day, while limiting visitors to 10 at a time.

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On Women's Equality Day, OKC artist Marilyn Artus' finished three-year 'Her Flag' project celebrating the 19th Amendment centennial premieres at Clinton...

Wednesday is Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the Aug. 26, 1920, adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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'Her Flag' unfurls: OKC artist Marilyn Artus celebrates 19th Amendment centennial with completion of three-year cross-country project

A self-described "suffrage nerd," Marilyn Artus wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of American women earning the right...

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Watch: Greyson Chance releases video for pensive new song "Bad to Myself'

Directed by Rahul Chakraborty, the official music video was filmed primarily on location at Oklahoma City's Tower Theatre.

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Photos and video: 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission breaks ground on Greenwood Rising history center

The crowd also shared in a moment of silence for the victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The location for Greenwood Rising...

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'Joe Exotic' series starring Kate McKinnon gets massive series order from NBC following 'Tiger King's' smash success

Following up on the previously reported smash success of Netflix's spring docuseries "Tiger King," Deadline reports that NBC...

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Watch: Oklahoma duo The Imaginaries traverse Little Sahara State Park in 'Walking On A Wire' music video

The duo also shot some scenes for the new music video in Fairview at the majestic Gloss Mountain State Park.

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Video: Paul Benjaman, John Fullbright, Branjae and more pay tribute to Oklahoma music legends with 'Back to Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute to Okie Music'

"Back to Paradise" was recorded in February over four days at Russell’s famed Paradise Studio on Grand Lake. It was recorded...

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OKC artist collective Factory Obscura to debut new mobile light experience Downtown Starlight

Designed to be mounted in a truck bed or trailer for versatility, the light experience measures 6 feet across, is double-sided...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center begins offering limited public access

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will begin offering limited public access Wednesday to its highly anticipated new Automobile...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Tower Theatre announces Bonnie Bishop to play first concert there since March

The venue's COVID-19 protocols include an 80% cut in maximum capacity. Only 204 tickets will be sold on a first come, first...

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Video: Oklahoma native Mary Millben sings National Anthem to open Republican National Convention

Now viewed by millions around the world, Millben earlier this month joined the celebration of this year’s 74th India...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center begins offering limited public access to new $30 million building

The coronavirus pandemic arrived in the Sooner State the week of Oklahoma Contemporary's planned March grand opening of its new...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Myriad Gardens cancels Pumpkinville, to offer Great Pumpkin Patch instead

Myriad Gardens' staffers will channel the creativity they usually put into decorating the Children's Garden for Pumpkinville...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Philharmonic announces '(re)IMAGINE(d)' 2020-2021 Classics and Pops concert seasons

The revised lineup incorporates 60-minute programs presented without intermission, a socially distanced setting both on and off...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: National Cowboy Museum's prestigious Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale stays in the saddle despite pandemic

"This is the 48th annual, so we've been doing this for quite some time. It is the premier Western invitational art exhibition...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Ballet leaps into reimagined 2020-2021 season

To protect its dancers, staff and patrons from COVID-19, the nonprofit organization unveiled this month major changes to its...

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National Cowboy Museum's Prix de West rides on despite pandemic

Even after 26 years, Harold T. Holden still recalls his triumphant debut at the prestigious Prix de West Invitational Art...

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Tight pirouette: OKC Ballet pivots into reimagined season due to coronavirus pandemic

Oklahoma City Ballet is making a tight pirouette into a reimagined 2020-2021 season in light of the coronavirus pandemic. "It's...

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Oklahoma-made women's arm wrestling comedy 'Golden Arm' to be released in theaters

"Golden Arm" was scheduled to have its world premiere in March at the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin,...

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Feature film 'Impropriety' begins principal photography in OKC area

“Impropriety” is being produced by Anoop Rangi and directed by Nadeem Soumah who have collaborated on several previous...

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Kristin Chenoweth to host new Food Network competition show 'Candy Land'

Chenoweth made a guest appearance earlier this year on the Food Network show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” hosted by former...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Harkins Theatre announces reopening plans for OKC location

As a special bonus, Nolan's highly anticipated new film "Tenet" will open with special early access screenings beginning Aug. 31.

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Rascal Flatts streaming special virtual performance and interview this weekend

Rascal Flatts - singer Gary LeVox, bassist/pianist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, who hails from Picher - released...

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Interview and video: Jazz singer-pianist and Oklahoma native Champian Fulton pays homage to Charlie Parker with new album 'Birdsong'

The New York City-based recording artist is taking part in this year's Charlie Parker centennial celebration with the Aug. 28...

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Interview: Iranian-American painter Behnaz Sohrabian finds inspiration in Oklahoma people and places

Although the Iranian-American artist is especially acclaimed for her colorful, expressive portraits, she is exhibiting a wide...

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Movie review: Russian creature feature 'Sputnik' creates out-of-this-world horror suspense

Cannily realizing that space creature features are a known cinematic quantity these days, writers Oleg Malovichko and Andrei...

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Movie review: Grim and gruesome thriller 'Unhinged' fails to thrill

Beefy and glowering, Crowe eagerly chews scenery as The Man, fueling the film purely on his intensity, and to her credit,...

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'Unhinged' R 1:30 1 1/2 of 4 stars With major cinema chains finally reopening after their five-month closure due to the...

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Jazzy 'Birdsong': Oklahoma native Champian Fulton celebrates Charlie Parker centennial with new album

When Champian Fulton says she has been listening to the music of Charlie Parker since the day she was born at Norman Regional...

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Iranian-American painter Behnaz Sohrabian tries to convey people's true essence

EDMOND — Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Behnaz Sohrabian frequently had her mind on masks. At least the figurative...

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Video: OKC singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer premieres new puppet pal on 'America's Got Talent'

Her new puppet crooned and rapped the Justin Bieber pop smash "Baby" while Darci Lynne showed off some nifty footwork dancing...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cinemark Theatres reopening to moviegoers

Face masks are required in Cinemark Theatres except when eating and drinking in the auditoriums.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Regal Theatres in OKC metro begin reopening

Safety protocols Regal Theatres are implementing for the reopening include required masks for patrons and staff, greeters to...

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Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to play Grand Ole Opry live-stream concert together

Paisley has been an Opry member since 2001, and Underwood has been an Opry member since 2008.

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Live-stream epic: Oklahoma Contemporary to broadcast marathon reading of 'The Odyssey'

Whether Shakespearean stories or Greek epics, Raffi Barsoumian relishes the cultural history of classical literature. "It...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Country singer Parker McCollum tests positive for COVID-19 days before his scheduled show at a Stillwater festival

McCollum was slated to be the Friday night headliner at the inaugural Weedstock at The Tumbleweed Dancehall & Concert Venue.

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Preview: Oklahoma Contemporary to live-stream epic marathon reading of 'The Odyssey'

In partnership with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will live-stream starting Thursday a six-day...

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Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's 'Tiger King' closes

Wynnewood zoo owner Jeff Lowe writes on Facebook that he's forfeiting his United States Department of Agriculture exhibitors...

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'American Idol' plans open virtual auditions in Oklahoma

Hopefuls will have the chance to audition face-to-face in front of “American Idol” producers as the “Idol Across America”...

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'Watchmen' creator Damon Lindelof gives $19,021 donation to Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

Oklahoma Humanities will match Lindelof's challenge at $19,021 and double the fundraising impact.

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art announces 75th anniversary exhibitions slate

In honor of the museum’s 75th anniversary in May, the museum has already received 289 gifts or promised gifts of artworks from...

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Watch: Trailer released for Cherokee language animated series 'Inage’i,' drive-in premiere announced

“Inage’i” follows the adventures of four animal friends who live together in the forests of Turtle Island. Iga Daya’i, the...

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OKC's Rodeo Cinema launching silent film series with live organ accompaniment

Called "Silents Please," the new series will bring classic silent films, accompanied by live organ music, to the Stockyards...

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Feature film 'Tenkiller' completes production in Oklahoma

The film began principal photography in Tahlequah on July 6 and employed an all-Oklahoma crew over the course of 20 days.

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OKC's Carpenter Square Theatre continues 'CST LiveOnline!' with old-time radio comedy 'Fibber McGee and Molly'

The downtown theater does not plan to reopen for in-person productions until Thanksgiving weekend, when it plans to launch its...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art presenting film series 'Beatles, Dylan, Stones: Essential Rock Cinema'

The three-film series is slated for Friday through Sunday in the museum's Noble Theater.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation taking most of Cherokee National Holiday festivities virtual

Traditionally, the celebration draws more than 100,000 visitors from both Oklahoma and out of state on Labor Day weekend.

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Darci Lynne Farmer to perform this week on 'America's Got Talent'

An NBC representative confirmed that Darci Lynne and "America's Best Dance Crew" winners Jabbawockeez will be performing on...

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Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Snoop Dogg and more to host radio shows on new Apple Music stations

The streaming service announced that it is premiering two new radio stations today.

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Video: Oklahoma-made action film 'Robot Riot' released on DVD and digital

Starring Ryan Merriman, Sarah J. Bartholomew, Cait Brasel and Jamie Costa, "Robot Riot" centers on unconscious soldiers who are...

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Joan Baez receives Woody Guthrie Prize from Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center

The program featured video messages from her friends and fellow folk singers over the years, including Steve Earle, Billy...

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Video: Oklahoma film 'You People' out today via streaming and DVD

First-time filmmaker Laron Chapman, of Oklahoma City, earned Best Oklahoma Film at the 2018 deadCenter Film Festival for "You...

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Winners announced in 25th annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show

The annual show and sale runs through Sept. 19 and showcases 81 pieces by 52 artists. Five Cherokee National Treasures are...

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Watch: Kristin Chenoweth surprises 'Wicked'-loving fans on CBS' 'The Greatest #AtHome Videos'

Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, helped series host Cedric the Entertainer plan a surprise video conference for a group...

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OKC's Rodeo Cinema to celebrate second anniversary with special screening and Q&A of Mickey Reece's new film 'Climate of the Hunter'

Reece lensed "Climate of the Hunter" last year in the Newcastle native's home state. It was shot on location in secluded cabins...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Neil deGrasse Tyson's OKC and Tulsa appearances rescheduled for 2021

Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, science communicator and host of the TV series "Cosmos."

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Watch: Flaming Lips release colorful video for 'Will You Return / When You Come Down'

The track is from "American Head," the band's 21st full-length studio album, which is set for release Sept. 11 via Warner Records.

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Oklahoma-filmed family drama 'Minari' to open France's Deauville American Film Festival

"Minari," which wrapped production last fall in Tulsa, was the big winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, earning both the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Frontier City swaps Fright Fest Halloween event for HallowFest with COVID-19 precautions

No indoor mazes, haunted houses, or indoor shows will be operated; some haunted trails and scare zones will be operated...

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Listen: Oklahoma duo The Imaginaries release new single 'Walking on a Wire'

“Walking On A Wire” was a featured scene in the recently released Oklahoma-made thriller "Infamous," starring Bella Thorne.

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Video: Caylee Hammack releases debut album 'If It Wasn't For You,' featuring Reba, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes

Released Friday on Capitol Nashville, the new album showcases Hammack's abilities as a singer, songwriter and producer: She...

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Oklahoma native Luke Dick's band Hey Steve releases new EP 'Guru Steve'

The explicit opening track "Guru" features Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.

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OKC Zoo offering free general admission afternoons through Friday

Attendance will be limited each afternoon to ensure appropriate social distancing among guests while in the park.

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OKC artist Marilyn Artus to sew on the final stripe of 'Her Flag' Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Proposed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote.

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Maddie & Tae celebrate chart-topping platinum success of 'Die From a Broken Heart,' release lyric video for 'Write a Book'

Maddie & Tae recently performed “Die From A Broken Heart” for the Recording Academy’s digital series "Press Play at Home."

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National Cowboy Museum announces Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale winners

Bill Anton received the top-honored Prix de West Purchase Award, which is given to the artist whose work of art is selected by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University's McKnight Center for the Performing Arts postpones 2020-2021 season

Several performances will be presented as socially distanced events to comply with CDC (Centers for Disease Control) safety...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma musician Gregg Standridge gets collaborative on new vinyl double LP 'Squeak'

The Norman singer-songwriter and guitarist released this summer "Squeak," a genre-spanning 16-song double-LP featuring more...

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Interview and audio: OKC singer-songwriter Graham Colton debuts first album in six years with 'Inside Out'

The coronavirus pandemic turned life "Inside Out" - which happens to be the name of the new album the Oklahoma City...

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Norman musician Gregg Standridge goes vinyl only with new double album

In 2018, Gregg Standridge joined forces with his friend Brian Eads to create the original musical "Spots & Stripes,"...

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Graham Colton debuts new album after pandemic upends life

Graham Colton figured he was out of the Graham Colton business. Then, the coronavirus pandemic turned life "Inside Out" — which...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arts Council OKC moves Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

For the past few years, the event's New Year's Eve finale - which draws thousands of celebrants - has been centered in...

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

The "Baby Shark Live!" tour was originally scheduled to make an OKC stop April 17 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. That tour date...

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Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker says he's found sobriety in new interview for Oklahoma writer Josh Crutchmer's upcoming 'Red Dirt' book

An Oklahoma native and former The Oklahoman staffer, Crutchmer, who is now the print planning editor for The New York Times,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tahlequah's Medicine Stone music festival canceled for 2020, expected to return in 2021

Founded in 2013 by the popular bands Turnpike Troubadours (who are currently on hiatus) and Jason Boland & The Stragglers,...

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Blake Shelton's Ole Red chain launches battle of the bands

The weekly competition will take place across all Ole Red locations, giving fans in Nashville, Gatlinburg, Orlando and...

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Oklahoma Arts Council offering funding for art programs for state military community

Expenses toward which grant funding can be used include artist fees, consultant fees, art supplies, marketing expenses and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: AMC Theatres announce OKC and Tulsa reopening

AMC is planning to open more than 100 theaters on Aug. 20, with additional theaters to follow during the next two weeks. To...

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Watch: OKC rapper Jabee celebrates his birthday with new 'Birth Name' video

"Birth Name" is an affecting track from his recently released double-LP "This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You."

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Video: Gwen Stefani talks with Dua Lipa about spending quarantine on Blake Shelton's Oklahoma ranch on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Stefani said about 15 members of her family ended up in rural Oklahoma for the lockdown, and as a California native, she...

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KISS postpones Tulsa show to 2021

KISS' expansive farewell tour was originally slated to come to a close on July 21, 2021, in New York, but the pandemic has...

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Photos and video: Oklahoma teen Keagan Capps eliminated on NBC's 'World of Dance'

She once again earned high marks and praise from the celebrity panel on Tuesday's episode, but the competition was steep as the...

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Myriad Gardens receives national honor for spring storybook festival

Local painters, sculptors and storytellers help transform the Children’s Garden the garden into a magical world based on a...

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Oklahoma City Zoo's Asian elephant Asha pregnant with her fourth calf

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating today's World Elephant Day with a big announcement.

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Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart, Dean Dillon named to Country Music Hall of Fame

Historically, CMA hosts a press conference in the famed rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa State Fair canceled

Originally scheduled this year for Oct. 1-11, the Tulsa State Fair is one of the largest annual events in the state.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Dan + Shay reschedules 2020 tour, including Tulsa stop, to 2021

The country hitmakers thanked fans for their ongoing support while the tour was being rescheduled.

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Watch: Kygo and OneRepublic give socially distanced performance of 'Lose Somebody' on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

OneRepublic - which is fronted by Tulsa native and Grammy winner Ryan Tedder - collaborated on the yearning ballad "Lose...

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Virtual Veteran's Day event planned to celebrate National Native American Veterans Memorial, designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt

Construction has continued on the memorial despite the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted the museum to shift to a virtual...

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Interviews, photos and video: OKC creative community spotlights new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center with 'Bright Golden Haze: Reflections' projects

Since each one has been created in response to "Bright Golden Haze," Oklahoma Contemporary's inaugural exhibition, the projects...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble takes Summer Chamber Music Festival virtual

The virtual festival will feature an all-Beethoven program celebrating the 250th birthday of one of classical music’s seminal...

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Kristin Chenoweth to make guest appearance on CBS' 'The Greatest #AtHome Videos'

Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, helps series host Cedric the Entertainer plan a surprise video conference for a group...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center planning epic live-stream reading of 'The Odyssey' with Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote, Feist and more

In partnership with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Contemporary will live-stream a six-day reading series of Emily...

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Kelli O'Hara and Renee Fleming to star in Metropolitan Opera's production of 'The Hours'

"The Hours" was previously adapted for the screen, with the 2002 film of the same name garnering nine Academy Award...

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OKC Zoo's 'Art Gone Wild' annual animal art show on view

Creating works for "Art Gone Wild" is part of the Zoo’s enrichment program, and the paints are safe for the animals to use, as...

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Clay Walker signs with Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville label

Walker's 31 charted singles include iconic titles like "Live Until I Die," "Dreaming With My Eyes Open," "If I Could Make A...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma teen Keagan Capps is stretching her skills on 'World of Dance'

She will be featured in the second of two semifinal episodes airing at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. The Season 4 finals episode will...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores the stories behind pieces of its permanent collection in 'Art with a History'

“Art with a History” explores the back stories of 13 eclectic pieces from the museum's collection.

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'Art with a History': OKC Museum of Art exhibit traces origins of works from its collection

The story of how Dutch master artist Rembrandt van Rijn's 1642 etching "The Raising of Lazarus" came to the Oklahoma City...

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Stretching her skills: Oklahoma teen Keagan Capps is competing on NBC's 'World of Dance'

Despite what you see on TV, Keagan Capps doesn't actually have extraterrestrial DNA. But the Oklahoma teenager's almost...

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OKC Zoo to celebrate World Elephant Day Sunday

The OKC Zoo and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are celebrating in August the second annual Asian Elephant...

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Video: Happy birthday to Oklahoma native BJ Thomas, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his hit 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head'

A five-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, BJ Thomas has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide with...

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Video: Kygo and OneRepublic to perform tonight on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

OneRepublic and Kygo recently collaborated on the yearning ballad "Lose Somebody," from Kygo's new album "Golden Hour."

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Report: Martin Scorsese hopes to begin filming 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in Oklahoma in early 2021

Citing an update that Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear gave to the 7th Osage Nation Congress this week, the Osage News'...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Comedian Joe Rogan's Tulsa tour stop postponed to 2021

Tickets will be honored for the new date, or ticketholders who can’t make it will be able to request a refund, according to the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Foo Fighters cancel 25th anniversary 'The Van Tour,' including OKC show

The band announced in March that it was postponing the tour's launch to October due to the pandemic.

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Canterbury Voices announces 2020-2021 season, including delayed world-premiere performance

The three-concert lineup at the Civic Center Music Hall also will include a Brahms classic with an Oklahoma opera star as...

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Oklahoma music documentary series 'Play It Loud' wins back-to-back Emmy Awards

"Play It Loud" wrapped its fourth season in February. Each episode features an introduction by Hampton, an informal musical...

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Interview and video: OKC rapper J French uses his musical gifts on new album 'JAGG'

He is the son of Grammy-winning reggae percussionist and vocalist Brother Num, a cousin to rap superstar Kanye West and regards...

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Movie review: Stunning sights and surprising sounds free the restrained drama 'Out Stealing Horses'

Adapted from Oslo-born author Per Petterson's 2003 novel of the same name ("Ut og stjæle hester" in the original Norwegian),...

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Musical 'Gift': OKC rapper J French does what comes naturally on new album 'JAGG'

Making music comes naturally to J French. "A gift is something that you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort....

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'Out Stealing Horses' Not rated 2:03 3 of 4 stars With Norwegian writer-director Hans Petter Moland's "Out Stealing Horses,"...

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Oklahoma music series 'Play It Loud' earns second Emmy in two years

Chad Mathews had a specific and surprising combination in mind when he developed the idea for the Oklahoma music documentary...

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UPDATED - Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Buckcherry's August OKC concert postponed

Buckcherry plans to perform in OKC in support of its eighth studio album "Warpaint."

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's The Criterion to resume concerts Saturday with Texas country music star Cody Johnson

Due to a recently approved Oklahoma City ordinance, anyone who enters The Criterion, including staff and patrons, will be...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center debuting interactive outdoor light installation 'Aqueous' by NYC artist Jen Lewin

At night, "Aqueous" will engage visitors as they walk along its surface, lighting up as they step, dance or play along the...

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Oklahoma Arts Council offering funding for state schools to buy arts supplies

Schools that provide access to arts education in rural, under resourced or culturally diverse areas of the state will be...

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Production wraps in Oklahoma on Cherokee-language animated children's series 'Inage’i'

FireThief, in close collaboration with Cherokee Language Masters Apprentice Program, assembled an all-Oklahoma team to create...

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Final bow: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art offers last look at O. Gail Poole's 'Sideshow' after coronavirus closure

NORMAN — In the topsy-turvy pandemic days of 2020, O. Gail Poole's "Sideshow" is getting the chance this week to take a final...

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Iranian-American painter Behnaz Sohrabian showing her work this month at Edmond Fine Arts Institute

EDMOND — Behnaz Sohrabian's goal is to communicate with people through her paintings. "I think I want to say something through...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman artist O. Gail Poole's 'Sideshow' taking final bow at University of Oklahoma art museum

The curtain abruptly came down on "Sideshow" in mid-March when the museum and the rest of the University of Oklahoma's Norman...

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Oklahoma-based Iranian-American painter Behnaz Sohrabian showing her work in new Edmond gallery exhibit

The exhibit will feature about 20 paintings, including abstracts, still lifes, landscapes and portraits.

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Walmart launching free drive-in movies series

The new series will be offered at 160 Walmart stores nationwide.

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Oklahoma Aquarium offering behind-the-scenes animal encounters

One of the encounters is with some of the furriest members of the Oklahoma Aquarium family: river otters.

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Miranda Lambert joins star-studded podcast 'Make It Up As We Go'

The star-studded cast includes Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Lindsay Ell, Craig Robinson and Bones, with music from...

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Watch: OKC singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer featured on 'America's Got Talent' 15th anniversary special

The reality show counted down its top 15 viral moments on Tuesday's special, with Darci Lynne's memorable first performance...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation to reopen cultural tourism sites

A reopening date for the Cherokee Heritage Center has not been announced at this time.