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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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In time for MLK Day, a new OKC interdisciplinary art exhibit showcases Black resilience

The exhibit is on view free to view at the Crystal Bridge Conservatory in the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

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An OKC artist planned to show her work in Washington, D.C., until the Capitol riot changed her plans. But she still has Sundance.

A statement piece that took three years and 36 artists to create, "Her Flag" commemorates the Aug. 26, 1920, adoption of the...

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

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

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Capitol riot delays display of OKC artist's 'Her Flag'

Oklahoma City artist Marilyn Artus was all set to see her cross-country collaborative "Her Flag" project make its Washington,...

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Downtown OKC's Carpenter Square Theatre reopens after COVID-19 closure

After keeping its downtown stage dark for the past 10 months, Carpenter Square Theatre reopened its doors this weekend with...

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After COVID closure, downtown OKC's Carpenter Square Theatre opens Season 37 with comedy

"From Door to Door" is the first in-person show Carpenter Square has staged since its Feb. 21-March 14 production of Scott Z....

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Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' is finally set to film in Oklahoma soon - and here's how to be a part of it

Filming on the eagerly awaited movie - which was delayed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic - is planned to occur from...

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How Oklahoma film fans can see the documentary 'Unapologetic,' showcasing Black activists

Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film has partnered with Film Festival Alliance on Saturday, in its first Film Festival Day of 2021,...

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Dennis Quaid talks 'bigger than life' opportunity to play Ronald Reagan in upcoming Oklahoma film 'Reagan'

Quaid soon will have the opportunity to make his third movie in Oklahoma: He said he will reunite with sibling filmmakers Jon...

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Oklahoma 'Vast of Night' filmmaker wins breakthrough award at New York's Gotham Awards

The Tulsa-set limited series "Watchmen," which was the big winner at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, garnered the Gotham...

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How COVID changes and Oklahoma's growing film industry impacted my top 10 movies of 2020

Even when they were forced to close their physical theaters, art houses like the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Rodeo Cinema,...

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How COVID-19 and Oklahoma's film industry growth impacted top 10 movies of 2020

Movie theaters shut down, streaming services ramped up, and superheroes and other tentpole protagonists were suddenly sidelined...

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

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

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

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

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Garth Brooks becomes third Oklahoman to earn Kennedy Center Honors

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

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Expected Oscar contender 'Judas and the Black Messiah' to show in Oklahoma as part of 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Warner Bros.' fact-based film "Judas and the Black Messiah" will screen Feb. 1 at Admiral Twin Drive-In and Circle Cinema.

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OETA offering virtual screening of new short documentary 'Back in Time: Osage Murders - The Reign of Terror'

Many may be familiar with the story of the Osage murders due to David Grann’s popular book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The...

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From Pop Art to postmodernists, OKC Museum of Art celebrates 75th anniversary of key collection

Since 1965, the Beaux Arts Society has contributed more than $1 million for art acquisitions at the museum.

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art celebrates 75th anniversary of eclectic Beaux Arts Collection

A pair of Dalmatians circle a collection of golden candlestick holders, a monocled dummy perches on the lap of a ventriloquist,...

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Dennis Quaid returns to Oklahoma to play a president in 'Reagan'

Although they share "sunny dispositions," Dennis Quaid admits he didn't see at first a resemblance between Ronald Reagan and...

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

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

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Oklahoma Native American woman's prom dress added to Smithsonian museum's new exhibit 'Girlhood (It's complicated)'

In April 2018, Teen Vogue featured Cornell and her prom date, Jalen Black, in an article on how Native teens were using prom...

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

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

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6 must-see art exhibits showing in OKC in the first half of 2021

If becoming more cultured is one of your New Year's resolutions, the museums and art centers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan...

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A portrait from the 1700s is the newest addition to an OKC museum's collection

In addition, a large-scale biblical painting by Luca Giordano anchors the new History, Narrative, and Genre gallery.

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Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition picks three emerging 'Momentum 2021' Spotlight Artists

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s "Momentum" annually features Oklahoma artists ages 30 years and younger, working in...

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6 must-see art exhibits showing in OKC in the first half of 2021

If becoming more cultured is one of your New Year's resolutions, the museums and art centers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan...

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Renowned Native American artists Kiowa Six's stories told with exhibit 'Kiowa Agency' at University of Oklahoma museum

On view through Jan. 17 at Norman's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the exhibit "Kiowa Agency: Stories of the Six" is reexamining...

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Get to know the seminal Oklahoma Native American artists the Kiowa Six

On view through Jan. 17 at OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the exhibit "Kiowa Agency: Stories of the Six" is re-centering...

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Exhibition reframes legacy of renowned Native American artists, the Kiowa Six

NORMAN — Nearly 100 years after they began their studies at the University of Oklahoma, the Kiowa Six are still considered some...

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Get to know the seminal Oklahoma Native American artists, the Kiowa Six

The University of Oklahoma is reexamining the legacy of the seminal Native American artists known as the Kiowa Six: a...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center looks to future as inaugural exhibit 'Bright Golden Haze' draws to a close

After 12 years of planning and two years of construction, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center was ready in March to welcome the...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center looks to future as sun sets on inaugural exhibit in its new home

The golden sun gives off a radiant gleam, twinkling stars create stunning patterns and intricate shadows adorn the walls and...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Downtown OKC's Finale 5K New Year's Eve race goes virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

Proceeds directly support the nonprofit Arts Council Oklahoma City and its mission of “bringing the arts and the community...

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

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

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Listen to the National Cowboy Museum's social media star Tim read the original holiday story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in the West'

In a rather tragic and challenging year, the story of how Tim Tiller, the museum's director of security and operations...

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

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

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Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs' gets series order at FX

The series is co-created by Harjo ("Four Sheets to the Wind," "Mekko"), who also directed the pilot episode, and Waititi (“JoJo...

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Watch an Oklahoma family's Christmas light show set to a 'Frozen' theme

It is the Miranda Family's 2020 entry into the xLights Around The World Project, a yearly video compilation showcasing animated...

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OKC's Scissortail Park hosting seasonal outdoor procession with Phil Kline's 'Unsilent Night'

NPR recently named "Unsilent Night" as one of the best ways to commemorate the holidays safely during the coronavirus pandemic...

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OKC Museum of Art celebrating holidays with 'Christmas in Paris' virtual film series

Streaming passes for the "Christmas in Paris" series are $10 per film. The museum receives 50% of all virtual ticket sales, so...

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Oklahoma native B.J. Thomas making his hits brighter with candle collection

The four-time Grammy winner marked this year the 50th anniversary of his classic Oscar-winning hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin' On...

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OKC Museum of Art's 'Shared Lives, Distant Places' photo exhibit shows viewers other lands

Showcasing nearly 100 of the museum’s recent gifts, "Shared Lives, Distant Places" features images captured by six renowned...

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OKC Museum of Art shows new gifts with photo exhibit 'Shared Lives, Distant Places'

In a year when staying home has been encouraged because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art...

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Oklahoma music video masters create a miniature cardboard world for Taylor Bennett's 'Don't Wait Up'

The video was filmed this year during the coronavirus pandemic while High was here in Oklahoma, Harper was in Seattle and...

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An Oklahoma filmmaker made a Chinese movie in his home state - here's the story of 'Dinosaur World'

Plus, Ryan Bellgardt teased what his new movie "Ghoster," which he currently is filming here in Oklahoma, has in common with...

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OKC's Jewel Box Theater wrapping first production in its new home this weekend with 'Steel Magnolias'

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the theater is offering limited, socially distanced seating as well as its first...

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Former 'The Voice' contestant from Oklahoma debuting virtual Christmas concert tonight

The hourlong virtual holiday event will feature Brian Nhira with his live band and special family moments with his wife, Sonia,...

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Native women artists' works spotlighted in landmark exhibit 'Hearts of Our People,' making final run at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art

On view through Jan. 3, "Hearts of Our People" is wrapping up its trailblazing tour, which has continued for more than a year...

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Oklahoma indie filmmaker Mickey Reece builds on his surrealistic signature style with arthouse horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter'

The psychological drama is set in the 1970s, and the period costumes, lighting and production design all boast a kind of...

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OKC filmmaker Mickey Reece talks his vampire mystery 'Climate of the Hunter,' '70s cuisine and his fantastical upcoming film about Garth Brooks and George Jones

"Climate of the Hunter" is opening today in select theaters, including Tulsa's Circle Cinema, with an on-demand and digital...

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Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reece's homegrown horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter' bows in theaters

Although he was born in 1982, Oklahoma City filmmaker Mickey Reece has a deep affection for the 1970s — hot dog-baked potato...

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Native female artists make their mark in groundbreaking exhibit at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art

TULSA — From a Kiowa cradleboard dating to the 1890s and a Hopi clay jar from the 1920s to a 2018 Anishinaabe basket shaped...

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Oklahoma-made movie 'Wild Indian' to premiere at 2021 Sundance Film Festival

In addition, the latest movie from Oklahoma native and prolific producer Mickey Liddell and an animated short from University...

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp to play Frank Sinatra in movie 'Reagan,' filming in Oklahoma and California

"Reagan" filmed in the Oklahoma City and Guthrie areas from September to November before the production moved to California...

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$3 million in CARES Acts grants awarded to Oklahoma arts and cultural organizations

Funding was prioritized for organizations with arts-based missions that serve geographically isolated areas, under-resourced...

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Oklahoma musician Beau Jennings and Tower Theatre to debut live-stream Christmas concert tonight, benefiting Regional Food Bank

Clerestory AV, the Oklahoma City-based independent record label that has released Jennings' last few projects, has agreed to...

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Disney details Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs,' Chris Paul film for Investor Day

"Reservation Dogs" stars D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor.

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Arts Council OKC partners with OKC Thunder to offer mural contest for young BIPOC artists for Opening Night virtual New Year's Eve event

Five artists ranging in age from 18 to 25 - Anthony Brock, Jasmine Jones, Shakurah Maynard, Jessie Kay Shelton and Verdean...

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OKC musician Chase Kerby's new band Hotel Nights' wintry video for 'Pains of the Weekenders' is a mood on an Oklahoma snow day

"Pains of the Weekenders" is the title track of Hotel Nights' debut EP, a four-song collection released Friday that you can...

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9 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Leona Mitchell and more

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

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25 ways to celebrate Christmas in Oklahoma in 2020

Although many events have been canceled due to the autumn ice storm and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor, drive-by or...

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5 must-see holiday light displays in the Oklahoma City metro in 2020

Although 2020 hasn't been the most joyous, a myriad of dazzling light displays are helping to make the holidays merry and...

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5 must-see holiday light displays in the OKC metro

Although 2020 hasn't been the most joyous year, a myriad of dazzling light displays are helping to make the holidays merry and...

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25 ways to celebrate Christmas 2020 in Oklahoma: From lights displays to quirky attractions, holiday merriment abounds even in 2020

Between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the autumn ice storm, 2020 has proven quite the Grinch for Oklahomans looking to...

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Rodeo Opry offering live-stream memorial concert tonight in honor of the late OKC Johnny Cash tribute artist

The Minneapolis native began a side career as a performer in 1985 when he won a statewide talent contest at the Minnesota State...

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Alan Jackson's Tulsa concert rescheduled again due to COVID-19 pandemic

The country music superstar was originally scheduled to perform in March 2020.

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Watch James Marsden talk about getting his start modeling for Oklahoma newspaper

While chatting remotely with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Thursday, Marsden also discussed his recent move from Los Angeles to...

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Oklahoma's Pollard Theatre bringing back 'A Territorial Christmas Carol' for virtual 'fireside' production

Set in Oklahoma shortly after the land run, "A Territorial Christmas Carol" takes place in the home of Ben and Liz Moody, who...

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OKC's Painted Sky Opera continuing Christmas tradition with 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Since each show is limited to 50 attendees to allow for social distancing, Saturday's matinee also will be live-streamed, and...

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Voices of Christmases past return for newly virtual tradition

GUTHRIE — W. Jerome Stevenson sees some significant similarities between America's struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and...

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Yuletide tradition: Painted Sky Opera opening delayed season with family Christmas favorite 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

After spending six years establishing an operatic Christmas tradition, Painted Sky Opera's co-founders were determined to keep...

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Myriad Gardens planning Holiday Market after Devon Ice Rink canceled

Attendees will be able to do their holiday shopping and support local vendors, partake of food trucks fare and check out the...

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Lyric Theatre's immersive outdoor 'Christmas Carol' a special holiday gift to OKC

Ten months into the pandemic, the opportunity to attend live, in-person theater is a special blessing this season, and even...

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Lyric Theatre takes 10th annual 'A Christmas Carol' outside to historic Harn Homestead

In a year when so many annual events and holiday traditions have been canceled or changed due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae's 'The Voice' run comes to an end

The episode cut the Top 9 contenders to the Top 5 who will compete in next week's finale.

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Oklahoma family's vintage holiday display to be seen tonight on TV show 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

ABC will air two back-to-back episodes of the yuletide competition series starting at 7 tonight.

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Shazam! Back-to-back Zachary Levi movies filming in Oklahoma

Levi starred in the hit 2019 DC Comics movie adaptation "Shazam!" and is set to reprise the role in the sequel "Shazam! Fury of...

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Tulsa's Bob Dylan Center to host live-stream event with Broadway cast of 'Girl From The North Country'

Bob Dylan made headlines this week when Universal Music Publishing Group, Universal Music Group's leading, global music...

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Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae channels Ray Charles in 'The Voice' Top 9 performance

Bailey Rae also joined fellow Team Legend contestant John Holiday and Cami Clune from Kelly Clarkson's team to sing Bastille's...

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OKC TV personality and musician Lucas Ross releases new album with wife Aubrie Ross

After marrying in 2006, Lucas began his career in media and entertainment as Aubrie started the nonprofit organization...

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Oklahoma State Art Collection moving to a new home in restored state Capitol

The $1.3 million needed to relocate the gallery was approved unanimously by State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight...

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OKC's Canterbury Voices presenting traditional Christmas concert with new digital streaming option

Sunday's sold-out concert, which will feature the flagship adult chorus singing beloved holiday selections like "White...

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OKC Ballet celebrates the holidays with 'The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet'

COVID-19 protocols at the Civic Center include required face masks, limited, socially distanced seating and temperature checks...

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OKC Ballet returns to Civic Center stage with 'The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet'

“Our dancers are anxious to return to the stage and bring a little holiday joy during this stressful time, and our patrons seem...

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Canterbury Voices pairs traditional Christmas concert with new streaming option

First introduced in Jerry Herman's 1966 Broadway musical "Mame," the seasonal standard "We Need a Little Christmas" has taken...

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Blake Shelton has executive produced another Hallmark Christmas movie - and here's how to watch it

“Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas” is a new original premiering at 9 tonight on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of...

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Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native Luke Dick debuts 'Red Dog' soundtrack

The film, which premiered at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and played the deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City,...

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OKC 'Nerd Power Groove Rock' band Dr. Pants releases two new songs for Bandcamp Friday

The new singles are the follow-up to Dr. Pants' summer album release "Objectionable Object."

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Kelli O'Hara to perform live-stream concert

O’Hara’s latest project is the HBO’s new series "The Gilded Age," in which she will star alongside Christina Baranski and...

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French photographer Anouk Masson Krantz's exhibit 'West: The American Cowboy' making 'grand debut' at National Cowboy Museum

The venerable Oklahoma City museum is the organizing institution and premiere venue for the exhibit, which Krantz expects to...

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OKC Philharmonic's Christmas concert going virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

The OKC Philharmonic's leadership opted to make its "A Classic Christmas" a virtual event performed without an audience due to...

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Oklahoma-made hip-hop holiday movie 'Finding Carlos' debuts today

The film is inspired by the classic story ballet "The Nutcracker," and multiple options are available for Oklahomans to view it...

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French photographer Anouk Masson Krantz captures 'The American Cowboy' in OKC exhibit

Growing up in France, Anouk Masson Krantz was intrigued by iconic images from half a world away. "I didn't come to America...

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic takes Christmas concert virtual due to pandemic

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is taking its holiday spirit virtual in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. After planning to...

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You can check out Oklahoma-made film adaptation of 'The Nutcracker' beginning Friday

A new Oklahoma-made holiday hip-hop movie inspired by the classic story ballet "The Nutcracker" will be released Friday with...

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Oklahoma City's Opening Night New Year's Celebration going virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

Opening Night was originally scheduled to be an outdoor event at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark with extensive safety protocols...

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Listen to Carrie Underwood sing in Spanish for the first time on duet 'Tears of Gold'

Just when you think you've heard country music superstar Carrie Underwood do everything with her famous powerhouse voice, the...

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Mosaic sculptures 'Triptych' to be featured in new Norman park

Ruby Grant Park, 3110 W Franklin Rd., opens to the public on Friday.

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Oklahoma Americana duo The Imaginaries showcasing Chickasha holiday festivities with 'Hometown Christmas' music video

This year, Chickasha's new downtown Christmas decoration has caused a social media sensation. In addition to strings of lights...

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Carrie Underwood looks and sounds like a yuletide angel in the trailer for her new HBO Max Christmas special 'My Gift' - here's how to watch the show

Underwood is planning quite the media blitz to promote the new holiday special, starting tonight on the Grand Ole Opry’s Circle...

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Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae wins first Wildcard Instant Save of 'The Voice' Season 19

The small-town country crooner delivered a beautiful old-school rendition of Lee Ann Womack's "Never Again, Again"

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2021 Sundance Film Festival coming to Oklahoma movie theater

The nonprofit Circle Cinema is the official Satellite Screen for the festival in Tulsa and will serve as the only venue in...

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OKC 'The Polar Express' Train Ride and Oklahoma Railway Museum's Christmas Train canceled due to pandemic

The Oklahoma Railway Museum has canceled all its remaining 2020 events.

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Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae keeps it classic as 'The Voice' Season 19 live playoffs begin

Rae covered the Kenny Rogers classic "Sweet Music Man" in her first Live Playoffs performance.

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

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

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COVID-19 relief grants of up to $100,000 available to Oklahoma arts and cultural sector

Oklahoma’s creative sector, which relies heavily on in-person fundraising and event-generated earned income, has been...

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Oklahoma Songwriters Festival goes virtual this weekend

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

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Oklahoma Songwriters Festival goes online in fifth year

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

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National Women’s History Museum launches virtual exhibit on Oklahoma Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief

The exhibit explores the life and career of Tallchief, an Oklahoma native and member of the Osage Nation who became the first...

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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials return to TV - here's how to watch

The classic holiday Peanuts specials also will stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+.

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre to present virtual 'A Christmas Carol' starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays

The production was directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Michael Arden ("Spring Awakening," "Once on This Island").

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Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond releases new essay book 'Frontier Follies,' plans virtual event tonight

She even gives readers a glimpse into her Oklahoma quarantine life in the new book.

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Air date announced for Carrie Underwood's HBO Max Christmas special

In the Max Original, Underwood performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of...

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

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

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Oklahoma History Center celebrating 15th anniversary with free admission, new exhibit 'Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space'

This exhibit focuses on the many Oklahomans who played a part in the US air and space program, as well as early Oklahoma...

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma native Kylie Morgan named 2021 Artist to Watch

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

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Kevin Dillon added to 'Reagan' biopic that has been filming in Oklahoma

The Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee has been tapped to play Warner Bros. Studios founder Jack Warner in the biopic.

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

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

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Fiddler Kyle Dillingham honored as Oklahoma Ambassador of Goodwill

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

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'Wolfwalkers' dazzles as animated Irish fairy tale

Expect Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon to keep intact its well-deserved streak of earning an Oscar nomination for every...

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Today's Google Doodle honors Maria Tallchief, Oklahoma Native American prima ballerina

Tallchief is one of the Five Moons, five groundbreaking Native American prima ballerinas from Oklahoma who achieved global...

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'Vast of Night, 'Minari,' 'Watchmen' - all with Oklahoma ties - nominated for Gotham Awards

The IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season.

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OKC's Carpenter Square Theatre live-streaming old-fashioned holiday radio show

Carpenter Square broadcasts their radio-with-video shows live from the studio of RK-1 Productions near Scissortail Park in...

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OKC's 3rd Act Theatre Company opens political comedy 'Running Mates'

What happens when a husband and wife run against one another for mayor? This fast-paced political comedy brings new meaning to...

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Carrie Underwood does more holiday giving with new original Christmas song

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

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

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

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Aaron Sorkin joins Kristin Chenoweth as guest lecturer for Oklahoma City University's new Master’s in Screen Acting program

Students will learn how to develop, pitch and produce their own content and gain invaluable experience working alongside and...

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

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

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

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

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6 things to know about tonight's CMA Awards

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

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Designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt, National Native American Veterans Memorial opens in Washington, D.C.

Congress originally commissioned a national memorial for Native American veterans in 1994, a decade before the Museum of the...

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Full circle: Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt celebrates opening of National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

When Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt selected the Washington, D.C., site for the National Native American Veterans Memorial, a...

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art celebrating diamond anniversary with new exhibits and gifts

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art traces its roots to early statehood efforts of the Oklahoma Art League and Art Renaissance...

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Enid artist tells starry stories with massive public artwork 'Under Her Wing Was the Universe'

After three and a half years of fundraising, planning, constructing and sometimes contending with naysayers, Romy Owens'...

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UPDATED: Celebration of life planned in memory of renowned OKC artist Michi Susan

Born and raised in Tokyo, she moved to Oklahoma City in 1978 and soon became a fixture in the Paseo Arts District as well as in...

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

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

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Oklahoma gets a mention in post-election 'Saturday Night Live' cold opening

In a cold opening segment that aired just hours after Joe Biden was declared the long-awaited winner in the contentious...

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Enid artist Romy Owens' massive public artwork 'Under Her Wing Was the Universe' achieves liftoff

ENID — In the universe Romy Owens has created, every star has a story. Under the towering steel canopy of her monumental...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art celebrates 75 years with new gifts, exhibits

For three-quarters of a century, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has kept open a window to the wider world for Oklahomans. "I...

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'The Nutcracker' reimagined as a hip-hop holiday tale in new Oklahoma-made film coming soon

The feature film, produced in Oklahoma, tells the story of a skateboarding teenager trying to reconnect with his father and...

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Magic Lantern event in Paseo Arts District delayed due to power outages after ice storm

The nonprofit dance company Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan has reimagined the annual autumn event due to the the coronavirus...

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Oklahoma film and TV job retraining opportunities offered for workers affected by coronavirus pandemic

The Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) partnered with others in the public and private sectors to support Community CARES...

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth keeps performing through pandemic

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

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Downtown OKC's Devon Ice Rink opening delayed until further notice

The Devon Ice Rink will be limiting the number of skaters on the rink and taking other social distancing measures.

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Oklahoma's Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival going virtual due to coronavirus pandemic

This year’s festival will encompass four areas: a music video portion, comedy, workshop and a short film segment.

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'I Can Only Imagine' filmmakers the Erwin Brothers are casting their new Oklahoma project, based on another inspirational true story

Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin will direct and produce through their Kingdom Story banner the inspirational sports biopic "American...

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First-time Oklahoma poll worker describes long day helping with Tuesday's historic election

ENID — From before the polls opened until the last ballot was cast at Precinct No. 308, Romy Owens got a behind-the-scenes...

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It's Will Rogers' birthday: The Cherokee Nation celebrated by announcing plans to purchase his Oklahoma birthplace museum

A small signing ceremony took place at the museum today to coincide with Will Rogers’ birthday and formalize the acquisition...

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Long-running Oklahoma Holiday Lights Spectacular canceled due to ice storm damage

According to city officials, there was substantial damage to trees in the park and to the light displays that had been...

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Oklahoma sculptor's 'Birdwatching OKC Thunder Lightning Dance Party' to be showcased on 'Gallery America'

This week's episode of "Gallery America" chronicles Slack’s largest public installation, which stretches along Classen...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stressed about the election? Check out the OKC Zoo's cute new baby rhino - and then vote on her name

As Oklahomans head to the polls this week, this is a fun opportunity for younger audiences to also participate in a voting...

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An Oklahoman is joining the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Steve Earle, Bobbie Gentry and more

Now with more than 300 major-label cuts, Brett James' catalog includes hits such as “Cowboy Casanova” by Underwood, “It’s...

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Want to work in the Oklahoma film industry? OKC residents who have lost jobs due to the pandemic can apply for retraining grants

Richard Janes, who is a partner and co-founder in the Oklahoma Film & Television Academy and Green Pastures Studio, said that...

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

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

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OKC's Lyric Theatre planning outside yuletide with 'A Christmas Carol'

Lyric's reimagined "Christmas Carol" will be a 75-minute production that will have audiences moving with the performers to...

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Free Day of the Dead festival planned today in OKC's Scissortail Park

The Festival de Vida y Muerte is a family-friendly celebration presented by Supermercados Morelos that will share the...

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Lyric Theatre is taking the yuletide outside to Harn Homestead

Michael Baron is feeling a little like Walt Disney these days. Instead of creating a theme park with immersive rides, though,...

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

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

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

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

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31 scary movies to stream for Halloween

The list ranges from from venerable classics and new scares to family-friendly favorites and adults-only terror, with a few...

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8 Sean Connery memorable movie moments

With his sex appeal, screen presence and skill at delivering one-liners, it's not surprising that he racked up countless...

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

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

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Celebrate Oklahoma's only mummies for Halloween

Families can stop by Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art today and pick up a free Mummy Day activity bag.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Go behind the scenes of the crime-thriller 'Out of Exile,' one of many Oklahoma movies filming despite pandemic

Oklahoma's film industry continues to show promising growth even amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic, which has halted or...

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Crime thriller 'Out of Exile' is filming in Oklahoma despite the pandemic

The cheerful pink trim of Oklahoma City's vintage Flamingo Apartments contrasts with the grim adornments of a crime scene: the...

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Still good eating or time to toss it? How to know if your food is safe after the storms and power outages

As the power comes back on for thousands of Oklahomans affected by this week's ice storms, the dreaded time has come to open up...

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New Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center announces details of landmark exhibit by Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

"Ed Ruscha: OKLA" will feature objects spanning the artist’s more than 60-year career that explore his relationship to Oklahoma.

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Alfre Woodard's acclaimed 1996 film 'Follow Me Home' streaming for free, with special Zoom events on social justice starting tonight

Along with Woodard, the film features Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Calvin Levels, Steve Reevis and Salma Hayek.

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Christie's auctioning T. Boone Pickens' Western art collection today

A key piece of the collection is Remington’s 1900 painting "The Signal (If Skulls Could Speak)," which officials expect to...

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

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

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'Reagan' biopic filming in Oklahoma halts production after crew members reportedly test positive for COVID-19

The biographical drama - starring two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only...

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get engaged in Oklahoma

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

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Keller Williams' OKC show canceled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

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

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More details revealed about LeBron James' 'Dreamland' documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

As the event's 2021 centennial approaches, several film and television projects are telling the story, which is still timely in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9 Halloween celebrations for families that don't involve trick-or-treating during a pandemic

Local municipalities like Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman aren't trying to prohibit trick-or-treating on Oct. 31, but they are...

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New tricks: 9 Halloween celebrations for families that don't involve trick-or-treating during a pandemic

In a normal year, having Oct. 31 fall on a Saturday is an ideal setup for Halloween, especially for families heading out to...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OKC's National Cowboy Museum and Rodeo Historical Society postpone 2020 Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend due to COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend inductees were chosen via popular vote by Rodeo Historical Society membership.

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

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

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Oklahoma Americana duo The Imaginaries embrace cinematic opportunities during pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reece's acclaimed horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter' getting theatrical release

"That's incredibly exciting:" Oklahoman Jacob Ryan Snovel, a producer and actor on the film, talks about the movie's track to...

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

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

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Holiday snow tubing at OKC's Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Part of OKC's Downtown in December, the event features different sized snow slides for all ages, and the ballpark is...

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

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

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University of Oklahoma art museum reexamines legacy of seminal Native American artists the Kiowa Six with new exhibit

"Kiowa Agency: Stories of the Six" explores the ways in which these artists were engaged in cultural preservation throughout...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AMC and Harkins cinema chains offering private movie theater rentals starting at $99

The movie studios have responded to the ongoing pandemic by postponing most of their planned 2020 blockbusters to 2021. That...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts partners with Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition for artist grants

In the first year of partnership, grants will be issued as COVID-19 economic relief grants in the form of Oklahoma Visual...

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma pumpkin carver Daniel Miller talks about winning Food Network's 'Halloween Wars'

Every autumn, "Halloween Wars" pits six teams featuring three culinary artists in a series of beat-the-clock theme challenges,...

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Oklahoma 'Halloween Wars' champion Daniel Miller shares pumpkin carving tips

As Halloween celebrations become more elaborate, many people are looking to level up from the traditional jack-o-lantern and...

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Pumpkin king: Oklahoma artist Daniel Miller and his team win Food Network's 'Halloween Wars'

From a slavering werewolf and a possessed teddy bear to a tentacled sea monster and a fearsome man-eating turtle, Daniel Miller...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma's Iron Thistle Scottish Games to carry on with Highland Games despite coronavirus pandemic

The Iron Thistle Festival typically includes a full lineup of live music, Celtic dancing and children's activities. But this...

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Oklahoma Halloween events change it up due to COVID-19 to offer safer scares

The coronavirus pandemic has not only already made 2020 scary, but the ongoing crisis also is changing the way that many...

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Safer scares: Popular Oklahoma Halloween events change it up due to coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has not only already made 2020 scary, but the ongoing crisis also is changing the way that many...

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Yukon's Iron Thistle Scottish Festival to continue with pandemic changes

YUKON — Traditional feats of strength — from throwing a long log called a caber, end over end, to tossing a sheaf of straw with...

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Spot someone new at the OKC Zoo? Here's 7 things to know about the endangered new arrival

She has a unique spot pattern with small white spots, located inside her larger brown spots.

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French photographer's traveling exhibit coming to National Cowboy Museum

Also, "Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature," open through Jan. 3, features mythic Western landscapes and wildlife scenes by...

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Paseo Arts Association announces winners for coronavirus-theme virtual Paseo Arts Awards

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the association will celebrate the 2020 Paseo Arts Awards “Behind the Mask” online this year.

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

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

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Allied Arts distributes $300,000 in emergency COVID-19 relief grants to 22 OKC organizations

The grant program was funded by a federal Community Development Block Grant allocation approved by the Oklahoma City Council.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First look at Oklahoma native Ron Howard's film 'Hillbilly Elegy' features nearly unrecognizable Amy Adams and Glenn Close

The Duncan-born moviemaker helmed the adaptation of J.D. Vance's acclaimed best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a...

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'Reagan' biopic filming in Oklahoma finds its Nancy

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

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From the Tulsa Race Massacre to an indigenous mural series, get to know the artists and projects to receive the $25,000 Tulsa Artist Fellowship Arts...

The year-long award package includes a $25,000 stipend, up to $10,000 in project resources, as well as free living and studio...

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

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

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For Indigenous Peoples Day, here are 5 Oklahoma places to learn about Native American cultures

Oklahoma is home is home to 39 American Indian tribes, and many of them have culture centers or sites where people can learn...

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Rom-com 'Parked for Love' filming in Oklahoma, seeking extras

The film is written by Michael Perrone. It is directed by Christine Conradt. Chris Goodman, Boris Isaac and Christine Conradt...

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Oklahoma pumpkin carver and his team win Food Network's 'Halloween Wars' Season 10

For the spine-tingling final challenge, the team that could best capture all the terror and fun of the ultimate horror movie...

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre discussing strategic partnership with University of Oklahoma

OKC Rep was established in 2001 and produced its first play in 2002. The theater has produced more than 85 productions and is a...

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10 Oklahoma road trips for fall break

There's plenty to see and do around the Sooner State outside of the obvious allures in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

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

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

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

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

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Hit the highway: 10 Oklahoma road trips for fall break

It's fall, y'all, and after the 2020 we've experienced so far, we could all use a break. If the coronavirus pandemic has you...

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OKC Philharmonic opens a 'reimagined' season Saturday night

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

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Reba McEntire talks dating fellow Oklahoman and entertainer Rex Linn

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

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Oprah Winfrey sent OKC Mayor David Holt a copy of the book 'Caste' - find out what he learned from it

Drawing parallels between the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson's "Caste" outlines a revolutionary...

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

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

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Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Cultural Heritage Center receives $98,000 grant

The exhibitions at the Shawnee facility will cover issues including establishing and reforming the tribal constitution,...

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

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

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

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

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Bill Murray is at his Bill Murray-est in Sofia Coppola's 'On the Rocks' - and Rashida Jones is pretty great, too

The film serves up a sparkling showcase for the effervescent chemistry between Murray and Jones.

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

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

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

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

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Pixar's 'Soul' to bypass theaters, make holiday debut on Disney+

“Soul” comes from Pete Docter, the Academy Award-winning director behind “Inside Out” and “Up,” and co-director/writer Kemp...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Despite political differences, Judy Love and Mike Turpen are a 'dream team' for OKC charities

Editor's Note: Citizens across America are proving that the country is not as hopelessly divided as the headlines may lead one...

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PUSH Physical Theatre performing Oklahoma show

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

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Another Oklahoman in the movie business comes home as OKC's Prairie Surf Media makes first hire

The Oklahoma City Council last month unanimously approved an agreement allowing the Cox Convention Center to be marketed by...

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Oklahoma firefighter and his dog to appear on new Amazon series 'The Pack,' hosted by Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn

"The Pack" is a new global unscripted series that "celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions." The...

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Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum opening new exhibit 'Weaving History into Art,' dedicated to late Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn, with virtual event today

Goshorn is internationally recognized for her innovative take on traditional Cherokee basketry, weaving her pointed commentary...

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

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

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Trailer: Documentary 'Homegrown Hate: The War Among Us,' connecting OKC bombing to current events, airing tonight

It will trace the origins of the KKK that rose out of the ashes of the Civil War and connect to the modern-day...

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre launches nationwide search for new artistic director

The award-winning professional regional theater's founding artistic director, Donald Jordan, announced last month his plans to...

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

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

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Native American doll exhibit 'Child's Play' on view at Oklahoma History Center

The exhibit highlights more than 65 dolls and doll makers from different American Indian tribes.

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

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

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Rocklahoma moving to later in 2021 amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

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

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Regal Theatres closing this week amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

The Bond film "No Time to Die" was the last tentpole film still on the 2020 theatrical slate.

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

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

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

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

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Salvador Dali in Shawnee, Oklahoma: Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art hosting 'Stairway to Heaven' traveling exhibit with more than 100 works by the famed surrealist

All the works in "Salvador Dali’s Stairway to Heaven" from the collection of Park West Museum in Southfield, Michigan, which...

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OKC Ballet taking dance outside for free show at Scissortail Park

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

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In the elements: OKC Ballet to light up downtown with free fall performance at Scissortail Park

The stars won't be the only lights shining when Oklahoma City Ballet dancers take the stage for a fall performance at...

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Surreal 'Stairway': Works by Salvador Dali on view at Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

SHAWNEE — From melting clocks and disfigured skulls to ethereal angels and fearsome creatures, an array of intricately bizarre...

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'Her Flag' short documentary chronicling OKC artist Marilyn Artus' 19th Amendment anniversary project premiering tonight

Artus will appear at a free socially distanced event from 6:30 to 9:30 tonight at Scissortail Park. The event will include...

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OKC violinist Angelica Pereira gets another chance in complex immigration case

After weeks of struggling with immigration issues complicated by a global pandemic, Angelica Pereira finally got news that was...

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Part 'Chopped,' part history lesson, foodies will savor 'Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles'

For the sturdy base of her documentary, director Laura Gabbert serves up a high-end variation of the pressure-cooker making-of...

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Oklahoma craft jeweler Jennifer Woods opens Paseo Arts District shop after pandemic cuts short Skirvin residency

The Paseo First Friday Gallery Walk is 6 to 9 tonight in OKC's Paseo Arts District, between NW 28 and Walker and NW 30 and Dewey.

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Oklahoma photographer Sam Charboneau builds fantastical worlds as first Paseo Arts and Creativity Center artist in residence

The Mustang artist in July started her tenure as the Paseo Arts Association's first artist in residence in the organization’s...

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World building: Photographer Sam Charboneau crafts surreal scenes as Paseo Arts and Creativity Center's first artist in residence

Under a canopy of fairy lights, Sam Charboneau creates, captures and shows off strange scenes where a giant sloth scales the...

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Jeweler Jennifer Woods opens new Paseo shop following abbreviated Skirvin residency

If 2020 had gone to plan, Jennifer Woods would have spent September wrapping up her yearlong tenure as the Skirvin Hilton Hotel...

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OKC native Olivia Munn calls new project 'captivating, heartbreaking'

Munn will play a United Nations journalist who is brought together with a Syrian refugee through tragic circumstances and their...

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Tulsa's 'Fire in Little Africa' hip-hop project teaming up for live music series

"Fire in Little Africa" has received national press from outlets like Grammy.com, Bloomberg, Mic, DJ Booth and Business Insider...

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10 things to know about the OKC Zoo's rare new resident

According to his caretakers, Bosomi is settling in well. He enjoys ear rubs and has already begun sampling the various forms of...

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Grand Ole Opry to welcome back in-venue audiences with Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Terri Clark and Lorrie Morgan in concert

Many Opry members and special guests have stepped in to the circle to help the keep the music playing at the Grand Ole Opry...

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OKC's Paseo Arts District reimagines Magic Lantern Halloween event due to coronavirus pandemic

Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan is reinventing its yearly Magic Lantern Celebration as the Magic Lantern Fairy “Gazement," a...

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Oklahoman Kristin Chenoweth stars as the hilariously inappropriate aunt in Netflix's 'Holidate' trailer

Directed by John Whitesell (the Kevin Durant OKC Thunder-era film "Thunderstruck") and written by Tiffany Paulsen ("Nancy...

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Paseo dance company keeps the light of imaginative play shining

In November, the wide window of Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan will resemble a toy shop display come to life or an enchanted...

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Oklahoma skies shine in first trailer for Sundance winner 'Minari'

It began principal photography in the city of Tulsa in July 2019 and employed more than 170 Oklahoma industry members.

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art planning fall virtual tours and programs due to coronavirus pandemic

In October, the museum will continue its popular Making Memories program. Making Memories is dedicated to providing enrichment...

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Oklahoma's Red Dirt Relief Fund taking Skinnerfest virtual due to coronavirus pandemic

All proceeds benefit Red Dirt Relief Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance for...

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Country singer, Elvis Presley songwriter Mac Davis dies; Reba McEntire pays tribute

During a five-decade career, Davis made his mark as a songwriter, Grammy-nominated recording artist, film actor, Broadway...

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Tame Impala cancels Oklahoma arena show due to coronavirus pandemic

Tame Impala - Kevin Parker's Australian psychedelic pop project was originally slated to play the Tulsa arena on July 21. The...

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Listen: Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite release new album '100 Years of Blues'

The two musicians – both Blues Hall Of Famers – boast more than 100 years of professional musicianship between them. Although...

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Video: 'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin eliminated on 'Dancing with the Stars' - but she's getting her own show

Just because she won't be dancing more glitzy feline-theme routines on "DWTS" doesn't mean that Baskin won't be on TV anymore.

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Video: Blake Shelton talks quarantine hairstyling with Gwen Stefani on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

The Ada native said he enjoyed spending from March through July in Oklahoma with Stefani and various relatives and friends. He...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Carrie Underwood donates $100,000 in supplies to hometown schools

The Checotah native has made multiple donations to her hometown public schools over the years through her C.A.T.S. Foundation.

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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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Tower Theatre launching music industry web series Scene Skeleton

The series is designed to support local musicians as they navigate the music industry by giving them access to people with...

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan announces retirement

OKC Rep performances began in the fall of 2002, and the theater has presented more than 85 productions, most of which were...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's BOK Center hosts Professional Bull Riders' 'Unleash the Beast,' reveals COVID-19 protocols

Through the dual activation of ASM Global’s “VenueShield” and the PBR’s “Be Cowboy Safe” guidelines, both BOK Center and PBR...

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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...