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Cheap Trick among Rocklahoma headliners

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick talks guitars, touring and Rocklahoma

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Interviews and photos: A Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 2018 Paseo Arts Festival honors longtime chairman Collin Rosebrook

The 42nd Annual Paseo Arts Festival will feature more than 90 visiting artists from across the state and country, plus dozens...

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Interviews and video: Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe music festival raises $30,000 for Red Dirt Relief Fund despite rainy weather

Despite the stormy weather, the May 2 Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival, in its seventh year, made more than it...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 25, 2018: Hear American Aquarium at the Tower Theatre

Hear American Aquarium at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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For Memorial Day weekend, get your kicks on Route 66 and across Oklahoma

From Clinton to Bethany to Tulsa, Oklahomans can get their kicks along Route 66, as well as all across the state, during the...

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Bob Childer's Gypsy Cafe music festival raises more than $30,000 for Oklahoma nonprofit

STILLWATER — John Cooper is accustomed to the unpredictability of Oklahoma's weather, but he was a bit concerned when this...

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Gwen Stefani: 'Just A Girl' about to take over Las Vegas

Gwen Stefani talks about her musical and personal journey, and her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

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Creating behind the scenes: Paseo Arts Festival features longtime chairman Collin Rosebrook

For 27 years, Paseo Pottery has been a cornerstone of the Paseo Arts District in more ways than one. Not only is the ceramics...

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Future sounds

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Brynn Cartelli's win could be a game-changer for 'The Voice'

Kelly Clarkson was a brand-new coach on "The Voice" this year — but that didn't stop her from making a bold proclamation in the...

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Norman's Jazz In June celebrating 35 years, Bob Dylan traveling to WinStar World Casino, Tower Theatre welcoming Mavericks, more

June 14-16 Jazz In June celebrating 35th year NORMAN — The Jazz In June Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary June 14-16...

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Video: Oklahoma musician Greyson Chance releasing new single 'Good As Gold' in June with new EP coming soon

Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance, who hails from Edmond, is turning the page after an impressive first chapter of his music...

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The Mavericks and Puddles Pity Party coming to OKC's Tower Theatre

The Grammy Award-winning band The Mavericks has booked a summer return engagement at the Tower Theatre, while Puddles Pity...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 24, 2018: Hear Kevin and Dustin Welch at the Blue Door

Austin, Texas-based father-and-son singer-songwriters Kevin and Dustin Welch will perform at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N...

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Memorial Day weekend events abound across Oklahoma

From patriotic salutes to the troops and Renaissance revelries to Native American art and championship baseball, special events...

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Photos: Megan Mullally honored alongside Rita Moreno and Elizabeth Smart at 2018 Gracie Awards

LOS ANGELES - The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation handed out the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards Tuesday night at the Four...

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Bob Dylan playing autumn Oklahoma show

THACKERVILLE – Legendary performer Bob Dylan and his band will perform in concert Oct. 13 at WinStar World Casino’s Global...

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Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt among first performers announced for 2018 CMT Music Awards

CMT today revealed that Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke...

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Video: Kelly Clarkson blocks Blake Shelton's attempt to score seventh 'The Voice' victory as Brynn Cartelli wins Season 14

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton was hoping (and had decent odds) to add a seventh "The Voice" victory to his...

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1 fan waited in line for Blake Shelton's Charlotte show for a little girl who couldn't be there

Young Blake Shelton fan Brooke Haire performed one of the country music star's songs before she died. Now her aunt plans to be...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 23, 2018: Hear Kyle Reid at The Lobby Cafe & Bar

Hear Norman-based musician Kyle Reid, frontman of Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots, perform at 7 tonight at The Lobby...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Crowd takes to the streets during Heard on Hurd in Downtown Edmond

Downtown Edmond was filled with the sounds of music on Saturday during the Citizens Bank of Edmond's Heard on Hurd street...

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Ukulele-lovers to strum June 10 during Round Barn Rendezvous series

Dozens of ukulele players are expected to gather for the June 10 Round Barn Rendezvous Ukulele Festival at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Woman sues R. Kelly in New York alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment

A lawyer for the 20-year-old woman, Faith A. Rodgers, says that she is the same person who filed a criminal complaint against...

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Video: Blake Shelton and other 'Voice' coaches perform duets with Top 4 finalists

The Season 14 finale of "The Voice" got underway Monday night, and it looks like Oklahoma country music superstar Blake...

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Krystal Keith and Lance Carpenter duet 'Anyone Else' hits country radio

Show Dog Nashville recording artists Krystal Keith and Lance Carpenter are unleashing their duet "Anyone Else" at country radio...

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Jason Aldean, James Bay, Florence + the Machine and more to perform on tonight's 'The Voice' season finale

Superstar recording artists Jason Aldean, James Bay, Florence + the Machine, Halsey featuring Big Sean, Dua Lipa, and season 13...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 22, 2018: Hear electro/pop/rock duo FRENSHIP at the Tower Theatre

Hear electro/pop/rock duo FRENSHIP - James Sunderland and Brett Hite - in concert at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Oklahoma venues nominated for Academy of Country Music’s Industry Awards

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award nominees for the 53rd Academy of...

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Final album from Jimmy LaFave, who died one year ago today, due out in July

“Peace Town,” the collection of final recordings on Music Road Records made by iconic singer, songwriter and song interpreter...

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers release new album 'Hard Times Are Relative'

Jason Boland & The Stragglers are marking the release today of their ninth and newest album, “Hard Times Are Relative,” via...

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Video: Carrie Underwood talks about her fall, her recovery and her new single 'Cry Pretty'

The "Today" show's Hoda Kotb recently sat down with native Oklahoman Carrie Underwood in the singer’s first interview since a...

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Listen: Oklahoma native and country artist Joe Diffie releases new single 'I Got This'

Grammy Award-winning country music recording artist and native Oklahoman Joe Diffie is back with his first single in five years...

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Rapper Meek Mill backs out of White House talk on prison reform

Mill was released from prison about a month ago after being sentenced in November to two to four years for a probation...

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JJ Grey & Mofro to play fall OKC show

JJ Grey & Mofro will play an Oklahoma City show Sept. 18 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. The Southern rockers have...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 18, 2018: Hear Beau Jennings & The Tigers play a Wild Noise concert at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Hear Oklahoma band Beau Jennings & The Tigers perform in concert from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Zoo,...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney releases new album 'Coyote' with home-state shows

Native Oklahoman John Calvin Abney will turn loose his new 10-song collection, intriguingly titled “Coyote,” Friday via Black...

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Interviews and video: Oklahoma pianist Virginia Campbell closing her 35th Piano Artist Series with violinist Kyle Dillingham

Oklahoma pianist Virginia Campbell is closing the 35th season of her Piano Artist Series with violinist Kyle Dillingham Sunday.

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Interview and video: Music legend David Crosby launching his new 'Sky Trails Tour' in Oklahoma

Known for his work with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as his solo efforts, folk-rock legend David...

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Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker and late Oklahoman Eddie Miller to receive ACM Honors

The Academy of Country Music has announced the recipients of the Special Awards for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards,...

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Virginia Campbell closes 35th annual Piano Concert Series in concert with Kyle Dillingham

Violinist Kyle Dillingham and pianist Virginia Campbell will join forces to close the series’ 35th anniversary season at 2:30...

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Happy ‘Trails’: Folk-rock legend David Crosby heads for Oklahoma in support of his third new album in less than four years

On one of his new songs, “She's Got to Be Somewhere,” David Crosby croons evocatively of a frozen, falling angel whose “wings...

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Call of the road: Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney expresses himself on new album 'Coyote'

John Calvin Abney counts sitting down at a well-tuned piano as one of life's greatest pleasures. So, even when he was penning...

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After 15 years, Dierks Bentley finally feels established in country music. But he still wants to grow

Dierks Bentley has more than a dozen hit singles, has been nominated for 13 Grammys and is about to release his ninth studio...

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Celebrating Carrie: Carrie Underwood marks happy returns on 'American Idol,' Grand Ole Opry stages

Superstar Carrie Underwood made triumphant returns last weekend to a pair of places that were pivotal in launching her country...

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame announces 2018 class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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Carrie Underwood, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond, Charlie Christian and more included in 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Rokademy Experiment getting better with Beatles tribute show

The student musicians of Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy Rokademy Experiment are getting better all the time, and they...

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Heard on Hurd to celebrate 2018 graduates Saturday in downtown Edmond

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will be shutting down the streets of Edmond on Saturday to celebrate 2018 Graduates.

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Stillwater band kicks off Riverwind's Beats & Bites festival

Norman’s Riverwind Casino kicked off another year of its Beats & Bites festival Saturday with the Stillwater-born, red dirt...

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New exhibit at Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center to pay tribute to punk band X

The history of seminal punk band X is showcased in "X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles," the latest exhibit to be displayed at...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Watch: Blake Shelton gives a fervent performance of 'I Lived It' on 'The Voice'

Native Oklahoman and six-time winning “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton gave a fervent acoustic performance of his new single "I...

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Country duo Thompson Square celebrate wedding anniversary by announcing release date and track list for new album 'Masterpiece'

Two-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling country music duo Thompson Square - Miami, Oklahoma, native Keifer Thompson...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 16, 2018: Hear Radney Foster at the Blue Door

Renowned Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster will play a two-night Oklahoma City stand at 8 p.m. today and Thursday at the...

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Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd bringing summer amphitheater tour to OKC

Multi-platinum-selling recording artists Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd today announced plans for their co-headlining "Dazed...

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Women ask Spotify to remove more artists after streaming service pulls R. Kelly

Women’s advocacy group Ultraviolet wants Spotify to extend its artist ban beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion to other musicians...

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Watch: OKC blues rocker Bat-Or Kalo burns up the desert in 'Wild Change' music video

Watch the frontwoman for the Oklahoma City blues-rock band KALO burn up the desert in the newly released music video for "Wild...

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Blake Shelton, Panic! At the Disco and Kane Brown performing tonight on 'The Voice'

Native Oklahoman and six-time winning “Voice” coach Blake Shelton, award-winning and internationally acclaimed band Panic! At...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 15, 2018: Hear chamber folk artist Eliza Rickman at The Root in the Paseo Arts District

Hear chamber folk artist Eliza Rickman at 8 tonight at The Root, 3012 N Walker Ave, Suite B, in the Paseo Arts District.

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Vince Gill planning hometown Oklahoma City show

Twenty-one time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Vince Gill will return to his hometown Aug. 18 to play a...

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood dazzles in return to 'American Idol'

The fourth-season winner of Fox’s “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood was back on the reality TV singing contest, which ABC has...

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Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt and late Oklahoman Eddie Miller to receive ACM Honors

The Academy of Country Music has announced the recipients of the Special Awards for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 13, 2018: See Painted Sky Opera’s ‘Three Decembers’ at the Civic Center Music Hall

Painted Sky Opera will close its sophomore season with the final performance of the Oklahoma premiere production of the...

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Vernon L. Gowdy III's book is a "labor of love" from the longtime concert photographer

The writing isn't the best, but the photos speak for themselves

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Photos: Carrie Underwood celebrates her 10th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member

Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, celebrated her 10th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with an appearance on the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 12, 2018: Check out ‘Raised by Wolf Gods: A Hayao Miyazaki Art Show’ at 51st Street Speakeasy

Check out locally created art, live music, DJ sets, fortune teller readings, a special food and drink menu and more at “Raised...

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Acoustic band to play Sunday at Arcadia Round Barn

“And Then There Were Two,” a Tulsa acoustic band, will be special guests during the Sunday Round Barn Rendezvous at the Arcadia...

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African Children's Choir set to perform in Oklahoma

The internationally renowned African Children's Choir will perform in concert at several churches throughout the state in the...

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Toad the Wet Sprocket to play OKC summer show

Toad the Wet Sprocket will play an Oklahoma City show Aug. 5 at The Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan.

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Rihanna's new lingerie line sparks debate about size inclusiveness

When the Savage X Fenty website launched, people took to Twitter to share their frustration that the sizes weren't as...

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Listen: Christina Aguilera releases new song ‘Twice,’ announces new tour, including two Oklahoma dates

It’s been a busy week for global superstar Christina Aguilera, who released today her new song “Twice” and is planning a new...

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Tickets on sale today for Father John Misty’s autumn Oklahoma City concert

Father John Misty will perform an Oklahoma City concert Oct. 11 at The Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan Ave.

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Tickets on sale today for Pink's 2019 OKC show

After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center, international pop icon Pink is bringing...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 11, 2018: Hear John Calvin Abney play a Wild Noise concert at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Hear Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney perform in concert from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50....

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Extended interview and video: Jason Boland & The Stragglers release their most country album to date, 'Hard Times Are Relative,' while marking their 20th...

Twenty years after they started out in Stillwater, Jason Boland & The Stragglers have grown into unshakable torchbearers...

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Pink coming to OKC in 2019, deadCenter Film Festival turning 18, and 'American Idol' tour heading to Tulsa

March 23 Pink to bring tour to OKC After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center,...

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Future sounds

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers releasing ninth studio album

Twenty years later, Jason Boland & The Stragglers have grown into unshakable torchbearers for old-school, frills-free...

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Underwood to return to 'Idol,' Opry stages

The fourth-season winner of Fox’s “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood will return to the reality TV singing contest. The show...

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Concert review: Arrival from Sweden and Oklahoma City Philharmonic team up to remind fans just how much they love ABBA

It's exciting times for fans of the 1970s pop powerhouse ABBA, with a new movie “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” coming to...

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Spotify pulls R. Kelly, other artists from playlists, stirring debate

The decision immediately started a debate over who qualified for the ban.

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Tidal accused of faking hundreds of millions of plays for Beyonce and Kanye West

A newspaper in Norway says it got a hold of internal data from the streaming service, which showed that 90 percent of users had...

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New ‘American Idol’ tour heading for Oklahoma

With its reboot and return to television this year, “American Idol” has announced that it’s taking the show on the road with...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 10, 2018: Hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium

EDMOND - The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its “A Legend Lives On” show to Edmond at 7:30 tonight at Armstrong Auditorium,...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Summer Breeze Concert Series sweeping back into Norman for 18th season

NORMAN - The Depot has announced the lineup for its 18th Summer Breeze Concert Series, which will feature music groups from...

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Ray Wylie Hubbard to play summer OKC show

Oklahoma-Texas music icon Ray Wylie Hubbard will play an Oklahoma City show July 26 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Shawn Mendes bringing 2019 tour to Oklahoma

Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multiplatinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit...

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Updated: 'I Love the ‘90s Tour' Oklahoma City stop canceled

Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Color Me Badd, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath and other stars from the 1990s hip-hop, rap, and...

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R&B group Xscape bringing 'The Great Xscape Tour' to Oklahoma City

One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, Xscape has announced new dates for its headlining tour, “The Great Xscape...

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Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts receive CMT Awards nominations

CMT (aka Country Music Television) today announced today the nominations and hosts for the 2018 CMT Music Awards, which will...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 8, 2018: Hear Celtic Woman at the OKC Civic Center

Hear the multiplatinum international music sensation Celtic Woman at 7 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

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Medicine Stone announces 2018 lineup, including Jason Boland, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers, Jamie Lin Wilson and more

TAHLEQUAH - Randy Rogers Band, Cody Canada & The Departed, The Toadies, Kaitlin Butts, Wade Bowen, Shooter Jennings, John...

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Carrie Underwood returning to 'American Idol,' celebrating 10th anniversary with Grand Ole Opry

The fourth-season winner of Fox’s “American Idol,” Underwood will return to the reality TV singing contest, which ABC has...

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Video: Hit Oklahoma-made film 'I Can Only Imagine' to get home release in June

The Oklahoma-made movie "I Can Only Imagine," based on the story behind the smash song of the same name, will be available for...

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Watch: Pentatonix performs the national anthem live before Kentucky Derby

Three-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin Maldonado,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 7, 2018: Hear Smokepurpp at OKC’s Tower Theatre

Florida rapper Smokepurpp is headlining the eighth Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, which is designed to showcase up-and-coming...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood sobs and sparkles in new music video for her latest hit, 'Cry Pretty'

Checotah native and seven-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood sobs in private and shines in public in the new official...

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2018 Cimarron Breeze Concerts series launches today in Perkins

PERKINS - The sixth annual Cimarron Breeze Concerts will showcase songwriters throughout the spring and summer at Perkins’ Old...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 6, 2018: Hear Annie Oakley at the Blue Door

Hear Oklahoma City indie-folk trio Annie Oakley – sisters Sophia and Grace Babb (vocals, guitar) and Nia Personette (violin,...

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Oklahoma City's Painted Sky Opera plans holiday performance, Leonard Bernstein tribute and more for 2018-19 season

Painted Sky Opera will revive a once-beloved holiday tradition and help bring a trio of international artists to town as part...

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Painted Sky Opera closes sophomore season with Oklahoma premiere of Jake Heggie's 'Three Decembers'

Painted Sky Opera will close its sophomore season with the Oklahoma premiere production of the contemporary American opera...

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OKC's Painted Sky Opera announces lineup for its third season

Painted Sky Opera will continue its tradition of annually staging a beloved classic opera when it opens its 2018-19 season with...

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Concert review: Arrival from Sweden and Oklahoma City Philharmonic remind fans just how much they love ABBA

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic teamed Friday night with the long-running tribute band Arrival from Sweden” at the Civic Center...

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Watch: Skating Polly celebrates release of new album ‘The Make It All Show’ with intriguing videos for ‘Hollywood Factory’ and ‘Little Girl Blue and The...

Oklahoma expatriate punk-rockers Skating Polly released their fifth studio full-length album, "The Make It All Show," Friday...

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Video: U2 focuses on new songs and deep cuts at Tulsa's opening night performance on 'eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour'

TULSA - Legendary rockers U2 launched their new "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour" with an Oklahoma show Wednesday night at Tulsa's...

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Listen: Oklahoma City art-rockers Kali Ra releasing new single and video tonight at Tower Theatre

Oklahoma City art-rockers Kali Ra will celebrate the release of their new single, "Sunset Boulevard," and debut the...

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Extended interview, photos and video: Native Oklahoman singer-songwriter Parker Millsap releases new album 'Other Arrangements,' plays home-state release...

Acclaimed native Oklahoman singer-songwriter Parker Millsap has recorded a new album, aptly titled “Other Arrangements,” and...

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Tickets on sale today as Fleetwood Mac plans to launch fall tour in Oklahoma

TULSA - Just two days after U2 launched its hotly anticipated new North American tour at Tulsa’s BOK Center, tickets go on sale...

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Cooking up an ear 'WoRm'

Sherman Johnson can cook up beats just about as easily as breakfast. The Oklahoma City-based rapper and recording engineer...

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Metro events, weekend of May 4

Metro events, weekend of May 4

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'Other Arrangements': Oklahoma native Parker Millsap returns with eclectic and electric new album

Parker Millsap had a strong reaction the first time he and his band played the title track of his new album live. “I was like,...

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Norman Music Festival hits a high note in 2018

NMF continues to set the standard for big-scale concert experiences in Oklahoma. Organizers sure set a high bar for an encore.

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Concert review: Ben Folds and OKC Philharmonic rock the Civic Center

“How 'bout my band tonight?” Ben Folds quipped with a wide grin early in his rollicking sold-out show Tuesday night at Civic...

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Fleetwood Mac heading to BOK Center, Gillian Welch coming to Tower Theatre, Okie Twister Film Festival now playing in Woodward

Oct. 3 Fleetwood Mac to start tour in Tulsa TULSA — Grammy-winning band Fleetwood Mac will embark in October on a North...

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Tickets on sale Friday to Gillian Welch's upcoming Oklahoma City show

Folk singer-songwriter Gillian Welch has announced a new set of “An Evening With” tour dates in cities including an Aug. 24...

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SEC subpoenas Jay-Z to testify in Iconix investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it's seeking a court order asking singer-songwriter Shawn Carter, or...

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Pink bringing 'Beautiful Trauma World Tour' back to Oklahoma for 2019 OKC show

After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center, international pop icon Pink is bringing...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Kanye West calls slavery 'a choice'

US rapper Kanye West has said the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been a "choice". "When you hear...

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Video: U2 launching high-tech new 'eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour' tonight in Oklahoma

Legendary rockers U2 will launch its new "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour" with an Oklahoma show at 8 tonight at Tulsa's BOK...

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Concert review: Ben Folds and Oklahoma City Philharmonic rock the Civic Center Music Hall

In his return engagement with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, with whom he previously collaborated in 2011, influential singer,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 2, 2018: Hear more than 50 Oklahoma songwriters at the Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe in Stillwater, a benefit for the Red Dirt...

More than 50 Oklahoma songwriters will come together to perform today at Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café at three venues in Stillwater.

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Oscar Herrero to perform in flamenco guitar recital at OU

Flamenco guitarist Oscar Herrero will present a recital Saturday as part of the University of Oklahoma School of Music’s Norton...

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Interview and video: Arrival from Sweden brings the music of ABBA in concert with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic

One of the most successful ABBA tribute bands in the world, Arrival from Sweden, will perform “The Music of ABBA” with the...

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The Flaming Lips earn Tony Award nomination for contributing to ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical’

The Grammy Award-winning Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips has another interesting accomplishment to...

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The Flaming Lips to celebrate 35th anniversary with massive three-disc ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 1’

Grammy Award-winning Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 1, 2018: Hear Ben Folds and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at the Civic Center Music Hall

Hear Ben Folds and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N...

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Video: Carrie Underwood delivers stunning national anthem before Nashville Predators playoff game while her son watches

Country music superstar and Checotah native Carrie Underwood delivered a stunning rendition of the national anthem before...

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Due to health issue, Bonnie Raitt cancels tour dates with James Taylor, including OKC show

Due to "an unexpected medical situation that requires immediate attention," Bonnie Raitt will no longer be able to join James...

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Elvis Presley fans expected to flock to Norman for inaugural Jeff Lewis & Friends Oklahoma Festival

NORMAN – Crowds of Elvis Presley fans are expected to flock to Norman May 11-12 for the inaugural Jeff Lewis & Friends...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art to introduce new Third Thursdays event series

A new Thursday evening program at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Third Thursdays presented by Love's Travel Stops &...

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Rapper Kanye West defends President Trump in new song

Kanye West is not just tweeting his support for the current commander in chief, he’s now rapping about it too.

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Interviews: Putnam City school puts emphasis on the arts to inspire students to success

The only school district to receive a Governor’s Arts Award this year, Putnam City is expanding its fine arts programs at a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 29, 2018: Hear Steve Poltz at the Blue Door

Hear the ever-entertaining singer-songwriter Steve Poltz at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley.

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Canterbury Voices reveals concerts for 50th anniversary season

Canterbury Voices will celebrate a momentous anniversary with its newly announced 2018-19 season.

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Musical import: Arrival from Sweden partners with OKC Philharmonic to pay tribute to ABBA

For 23 years, Victoria Norback has been a “Dancing Queen.” In fact, the singer and founder of the tribute band Arrival from...

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Canterbury Voices announces 50th anniversary season lineup

Canterbury Voices will celebrate its 50th anniversary season with three concerts featuring grand masterworks and familiar...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 28, 2018: Check out the vast lineup at the Norman Music Festival

NORMAN - Hear the vast, wide-ranging lineup of music at the 11th annual Norman Music Festival, a free, independent music...

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Watch: Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae return with lyric video for snazzy new single 'Friends Don't'

Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae - Maddie Marlow of Sugar Land, Texas, and Tae Dye of Ada - have made a triumphant...

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Oklahoma City's Canterbury Youth Voices to perform 20th anniversary concert

The Canterbury Youth Voices will celebrate their 20th anniversary with their annual spring concert. All four Canterbury Youth...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 27, 2018: See The City Cabaret OKC perform “Backwards Broadway”

See The City Cabaret OKC perform “Backwards Broadway” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at NOIR Bistro & Bar, 701 W Sheridan Ave.

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Interview and video: Ben Folds returns for encore performance with Oklahoma City Philharmonic

For more than a decade, Ben Folds has been traveling to perform with top orchestras around the world, including the Oklahoma...

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Nashville feel-good rock band Republican Hair keeps it high and tight

Currently, the 39-year-old Oklahoma native Luke Dick fronts the shimmering, punky rock band Republican Hair while making his...

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Myriad Gardens reveals Sonic Summer Movie Lineup, Arctic Monkeys heading to The Criterion, Midtown Men closing UCO's Broadway Tonight season

June 20-Aug. 1 Myriad Gardens announces Sonic Summer Movie lineup A downtown Oklahoma City tradition, Sonic Summer Movies will...

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Ben Folds returns for encore performance with OKC Philharmonic

For more than a decade, the influential singer-songwriter and pianist has been traveling to perform with orchestras around the...

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Avicii, struggling with health and fame, tried to walk away from it all two years before he died

Before Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producer known as Avicii, announced his retirement from touring just five years after...

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'Milkshake' singer Kelis alleges abuse during marriage to rapper Nas

Musician Kelis revealed for the first time publicly that she was abused by rapper Nas during their five-year marriage.

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Kanye West rips John Legend for using 'tactic based on fear' to criticize rapper's Trump support

Kanye West let John Legend know he means business when he supports President Donald Trump.

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'Jersey Boys' The Midtown Men to close University of Central Oklahoma’s Broadway Tonight season

EDMOND - The University of Central Oklahoma’s Broadway Tonight series will close its 2017-18 season with a 1960s-era...

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Tulsa's Junfalls shares rocking 'Wake Up Wake Up' single

The quartet is the brainchild of brothers Rumian and James Reza — guitar and drummer, respectfully — along with married couple...

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Oklahoma's Sophia Massad tackles her 'Insecurities'

Songwriting is Massad's therapy and a lot of time the results are only meant for her. However, this particular track —...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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deadCenter Film Festival announces 2018 lineup - Check out trailers for some of the Oklahoma films that made the cut

The deadCenter Film Festival has selected 135 films to be screened at the 18th annual festival, scheduled for Thursday, June 7...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 26, 2018: Hear Oh Wonder at The Jones Assembly

Hear Oh Wonder at 8 tonight at The Jones Assembly, 901 W Sheridan. The London-based duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony...

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Dulcimer music to fill Arcadia Round Barn on Saturday

Mountain dulcimer artist Paul Bostick will perform from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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OKC's Michael Huff crafts his own 'Elevator' music

Oklahoma City-born musician Michael Huff built his album “heck” at home after a day’s work was done. The LP is the result of...

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Watch: Pentatonix gives a crowd-pleasing performance on 'Late Late Show with James Corden'

Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin Maldonado, gave...

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John Fullbright, Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Mraz and more among first round of performers announced for Okemah's 2018 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

The Woody Guthrie Coalition will welcome Guthrie family members, veteran songwriters and festival favorites for the 21st annual...

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New-lineup Fleetwood Mac kicking off fall tour with Oklahoma show

Grammy-winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today that it will embark in October on a North American tour, set to kick off with...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 25, 2018: Hear David Byrne in concert at The Criterion in Bricktown

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne is bringing his "American Utopia World Tour" to Oklahoma City for a concert at 8...

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Rapper Meek Mill to be released from prison on bail

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that rapper Meek Mill be immediately released from prison on bail, ending a...

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Arctic Monkeys planning autumn OKC show

Arctic Monkeys have announced additional North American tour dates in support of the band’s sixth album, “Tranquility Base...

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Oklahoma's The Nghiems discover digital soul on 'Ain't Nobody'

The Ngheims is the labor of love and music outlet for the Oklahoma-based Nghiem siblings. Along with a rotating cast of...

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Oklahoma City Zoo launches new concert series Wild Noise: Concerts for Conservation

The Oklahoma City Zoo is hosting a new concert series, Wild Noise: Concerts for Conservation, presented by Bob Moore Subaru,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 24, 2018: Check out the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City

Known as Oklahoma City’s “rite of spring,” the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

Here's how the Festival of the Arts fills three stages with hundreds of entertainers

Hundreds of live performers will converge at the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts. Here's how organizers make that happen.

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OKC Symphonic Band to present spring concert, feature 2018 Young Artist

The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will present its spring concert, “American Composers Past and Present,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday...

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'Smallville' star tried to recruit Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson to sex cult

Actress Allison Mack appears to have tried to recruit actress Emma Watson and “The Voice” judge Kelly Clarkson into a self-help...

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Kanye West professes love for Trump in new interview

Throughout theconversation, Kanye professed his love for Donald Trump, explaining that he "reached out to Obama for years and...

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Shania Twain: I apologize for saying I would have voted for Trump

Country superstar Shania Twain issued an apology Sunday for saying she would have voted for President Trump in the 2016...

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Pentatonix to perform tonight on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin Maldonado, will...

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Video: James Marsden recalls Oklahoma upbringing, mines Stillwater community calendar for laughs on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Actor and Oklahoma native James Marsden ostensibly appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Friday night to talk about...

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Tumbleweed Calf Fry to bring Randy Rogers, Aaron Watson, Whiskey Myers and more to Stillwater

STILLWATER – Randy Rogers Band, Aaron Watson and Whiskey Myers are headlining the 27th Annual Tumbleweed Calf Fry Festival May...

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Interviews and video: Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe gathers Oklahoma songwriters in Stillwater to play for a good cause

The annual Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival, set for May 2 in Stillwater, raises money for the nonprofit Red Dirt...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 23, 2018: Hear Jimmy Webb perform in concert at Oklahoma City Community College, with proceeds benefiting Allied Arts

Award-winning singer-songwriter and native Oklahoman Jimmy Webb will perform his concert “The Glen Campbell Years” at 7:30...

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Musicians' safety net: Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival raises money for nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund

STILLWATER — Brandon Jenkins was always a “yes” when the Red Dirt Relief Fund came calling. “Brandon was always there for us....

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OSU honoring farmer, soprano

Oklahoma State University will present honorary doctorates to two Enid natives — farmer and entrepreneur Cecil O’Brate and...

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As Prince's health waned, his inner circle had grown increasingly alarmed

Members of Prince's inner circle were alarmed about the music star's health in his final days and tried to get him help as they...

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Police rule out foul play in Avicii's death

Oman authorities have ruled out “criminal suspicion” in the death of the Swedish DJ Avicii, multiple media sources have reported.

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Interview and photos: Yukon's Iron Thistle festival celebrates Scottish and related cultures with music, dance and games

For more than a decade, the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma has been honoring the traditions of Scotland and other Celtic...

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Interviews and photos: 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts bringing arts, music, food and more to downtown Oklahoma City

Known as Oklahoma City’s “rite of spring,” the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

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Celtic knot: Yukon's Iron Thistle festival celebrates Scottish and related cultures

YUKON — From caber toss and bagpipes to Scotch eggs and Highland cattle, the sights and sounds, tastes and smells of Scotland...

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Downtown Festival of the Arts continues as a community tradition

Known as Oklahoma City’s “rite of spring,” the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 21, 2018: Hear Randy Rogers Band at Firelake Arena in Shawnee

SHAWNEE – Hear Texas country standouts the Randy Rogers Band at 8 tonight at Firelake Arena, 18145 Old Rangeline Rd.

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Watch: In time for Record Store Day, Flaming Lips release snowy video to their tragicomic beer-inspired song ‘The Story Of Yum Yum and Dragon’

Oklahoma City-based experimental rockers The Flaming Lips recreate a snowy tundra for the official music video for "The Story...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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MercyMe postpones OKC concert due to weather forecast

Due to the inclement weather predicted for Saturday, multiplatinum-selling contemporary Christian band MercyMe's Oklahoma City...

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Watch: John Moreland delivers acoustic power with NPR 'Tiny Desk' concert

Esteemed Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland has notched another musical milestone: playing a "Tiny Desk" concert on NPR.

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Video: Pentatonix mashes up all the songs from new album 'PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I'

Watch three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin...

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Interviews, photos and video: Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross talk marriage, Westerns, favorite projects and more

Actors Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross, who married in 1984, have shared the screen several times, but they also shared the...

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2018 ACM Awards are a ratings hit with Reba running the show, Miranda Lambert setting records and Carrie Underwood returning to the stage

Miranda Lambert set records, Reba McEntire ran the show, and Carrie Underwood managed to disprove the lyrics of her own...

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OKC's Swim Fan shares saxy new 'Crash' single

The dudes in Swim Fan are all about tempo. It's been slow and lowkey since the Oklahoma City-band started rehearsing together...

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Rapper Logic files for divorce from wife Jessica Andrea

The couple is making their separation permanent.

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Record Store Day returns with Tyson Meade, Flaming Lips beer vinyl and a lot more

Saturday marks the 11th anniversary of Record Store Day, a worldwide celebration of the old-fashioned brick-and-mortar music...

Tulsa's John Moreland sounds off during homecoming show

It's the kind of moment that defines a professional musician who gets dealt a raw hand.

Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center turns 5

There's many ways to measure the impact of Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center.

How Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner turned to food and music to cope with tragedy

Zauner's turning 29, and it's a wonder she even has time to cook a meal with how busy she is touring the world as Japanese...

Lucine Fyelon returns to OKC Jazz Festival

Lucine Fyelon wowed audiences two years ago at the OKC Jazz Festival. This Saturday she’ll be back.

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Jimmy Webb to pay homage to Glen Campbell, Asleep at the Wheel to swing into Tower Theatre, and Calf Fry to serve up country music

Monday Webb concert to benefit Allied Arts Award-winning singer-songwriter and native Oklahoman Jimmy Webb will perform his...

Miranda Lambert sets records, Carrie Underwood triumphs on ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert set records, Reba McEntire ran the show and Carrie Underwood managed to disprove the lyrics of her own surefire...

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' is a beautiful way to rediscover the man who became King

Here is Elvis, rehabbed at last and brought down from his lofty and lunatic afterlife as an icon, reminding us that he was once...

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic postpones Maestro Joel Levine's farewell concert due to cancer battle

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will have to wait a little longer to say a proper goodbye to its retiring Maestro Joel Levine....

How Caitlyn Smith, songwriter for Meghan Trainor and Garth Brooks, broke through as a singer

One of her most popular songs — with more than 4.6 million streams on Spotify — is "This Town is Killing Me," a scorching...

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Well MercyMe, Oklahoma officially has a state inspirational song

You can imagine which MercyMe song received the honor of state inspirational song on Thursday.

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Texas songwriter Charley Crockett finds the upside of feeling down

The singer-songwriter isn't a stranger to searching for tokens of the past in both musical form and fashion.

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Toby Keith plans 2018 Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic hometown charity event

NORMAN - Golf, music, dining and unparalleled live and silent auctions are on tap as singer, songwriter, entertainer,...

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic postpones Maestro Joel Levine's farewell concert due to cancer battle

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will have to wait a little longer to say a proper goodbye to retiring Maestro Joel Levine. The...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Neko Case's upcoming Oklahoma concert

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Neko Case will perform an Oklahoma concert Sept. 9 at Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom.

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Asleep at the Wheel swinging into OKC for summer show

Country swing band Asleep at The Wheel will play an Oklahoma City show July 14 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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OKC's Hoot at the Root to benefit Okemah's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

The Woody Guthrie Coalition will introduce the inaugural Hoot at the Root at 4 p.m. Saturday at The Root, 3012 N Walker Ave B...

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Jimmy Webb's Oklahoma City concert to benefit Allied Arts

Award-winning singer-songwriter and native Oklahoman Jimmy Webb will perform his concert “The Glen Campbell Years” at 7:30 p.m....

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Kanye West lets loose with flood of philosophical thoughts — did he mention he's writing a 'book'?

Rapper Kanye West took to Twitter Wednesday to share a long thread of philosophical tweets that he says were meant for a book.

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Charlie Wilson marks career milestone with two songs hitting No. 1 on separate Billboard charts

Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson scored a career milestone Friday, with two of his singles, “Chills” and “I’m Blessed,” reaching...

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Oklahoma singer-songwriter Krystal Keith to release new EP 'Boulder' this summer

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Krystal Keith announced today that she will release the five-song EP "Boulder" on July 13.

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Video: Carrie Underwood announces new album 'Cry Pretty,' due out in the fall

Multiplatinum global superstar and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood announced today that she will release "Cry Pretty," her...

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OKC's Kale Dumas shares slick pop single 'On Paper'

At 20, the Oklahoma City-born musician has a long road ahead of him but give his first proper, studio-recorded single a listen.

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Violinist Lucine Fyelon to headline Oklahoma City Jazz Festival

The Fifth Annual Oklahoma City Jazz Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday in various locations including the...

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MercyMe, Charlie Wilson and Miranda Lambert earn 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations

MercyMe, Charlie Wilson and Miranda Lambert garnered nods when the nominations were announced earlier today for the Billboard...

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Video: Pentatonix performs 'New Rules x Are You That Somebody?' on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

Pentatonix performed its smoking mashup of Dua Lipa's recent smash "New Rules" and Aaliyah's 1998 hit "Are You That Somebody?"...

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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R Kelly accused of new sexual misconduct

R Kelly is facing a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct, from a former partner who claims he "intentionally" infected her...

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Mariah Carey facing possible sexual harassment suit for alleged constant nudity

Mariah Carey’s former manager alleges sexual harassment by the pop diva and describes her as a “train wreck” with major...

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Tulsa's Hop Jam festival reveals 2018 music lineup

The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival released its music lineup Monday morning.

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 16, 2018: Hear Drake Bell at 89th Street OKC

Hear actor/musician Drake Bell at 7 tonight at 89th Street OKC, 8911 N Western Ave.

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Photo and video: Toby Keith and Blake Shelton 'Cowboy' up for a duet, Gwen Stefani cheers on Blake's solo performance on the ACM Awards

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton teamed up for a highlight on Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Photo and video: Reba McEntire brings back a fashion statement while hosting ACM Awards

Reba McEntire has the awards show hosting gig down to an art - and she's still pretty great at the whole singing bit, too.

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood debuts new song 'Cry Pretty' in powerhouse ACM Awards performance

It was a triumphant night for Carrie Underwood Sunday at the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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Germany: outrage as rap album with alleged antisemitic lyrics wins prize

Big businesses have joined growing criticism in Germany over the awarding of an annual music prize to a pair of rappers accused...

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2018 ACM Awards winners list: Miranda Lambert sets a new record, Carrie Underwood makes a stunning comeback, Reba McEntire makes an iconic fashion statement

Miranda Lambert became the most awarded artist in Academy of Country Music Awards history during tonight’s 53rd Annual ACM...

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The ACM Awards are tonight: Here's what you need to know about the show

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the...

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Beyoncé reunites Destiny's Child during historic Coachella headlining performance

Queen Bey sets a new standard for herself with her highly choreographed set.

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Interviews and photos: Philip Anschutz, Barry Corbin and more honored at Western Heritage Awards, hosted by Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross

The honorees at Saturday's 58th Annual Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ranged from...

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Interviews and video: Tony winner Lillias White to perform, work with students through UCO's Broadway Tonight

For more than three decades, Lillias White has stayed in the forefront on Broadway and beyond, building an eclectic career...

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Classes and collaboration: Tony winner Lillias White to work with students, perform with OKC's Ambassadors' Concert Choir in UCO Broadway Tonight visit

When Lillias White was growing up, Sunday dinners at her grandmother's house were mandatory, and she was the featured...

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Listen for the sound of upcoming music festivals in 2018

One only has to see a list of just a few of the upcoming music festivals over the next several months to realize those...

Philip Anschutz, Barry Corbin and more honored at Western Heritage Awards

Diamonds twinkled with turquoise, cowboy boots matched with tuxedos — and everything else — and Westerners from all walks of...

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Montgomery Gentry's spring OKC concert canceled

Montgomery Gentry's April 20 show at the Diamond Ballroom has been canceled. Eddie Montgomery, the half of the platinum-selling...

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Huey Lewis cancels 2018 tour dates, including Oklahoma show, due to hearing loss

Rockers Huey Lewis and the News have canceled their 2018 tour dates due to the frontman's hearing loss. The cancellations...

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Cardi B Smashes Taylor Swift’s Apple Music record

With more than 100 million streams worldwide in just a week, Cardi B’s new album “Invasion of Privacy” has shattered Apple...

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2018 ACM Awards preview: Oklahomans Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith and more to be part of the star-studded show

The 53rd ACM Awards will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday on the CBS Television...

Walkout Rockout celebration rocks Tower Theatre

Concerts at Tower Theatre are usually months in the making. This one came together in a handful of days.

Oklahomans will abound on Sunday's ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire

Country Music Hall of Famer and native Oklahoman Reba McEntire is returning to host the Academy of Country Music’s long-running...

Beau Jennings re-recorded his band Cheyenne's debut LP without playing a single note

More than two dozen artists got involved in covering the record and the project swelled to include 27 tracks from Cheyenne's...

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Guthrie planning 89th '89er celebration, Hoot at the Root benefiting WoodyFest, 'Never-Ending Summer Tour' coming to OKC

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Metro Music Fest headliners brought the crazy and a crowd

Prince's celebrated '80s backing band The Revolution capped off the ninth rendition of Metro Music Fest and a dramatic week for...

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Pop diva Mariah Carey opens up about bipolar disorder

The disclosure to People magazine marks one of the first instances in which a celebrity of Ms. Carey’s stature has acknowledged...

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Nicki Minaj: Cardi B, Migos 'allowed me to look like I lied'

Rapper also talks Drake, Meek Mill and why her next album is about "having fun again"

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‘Never-Ending Summer Tour’ bringing 311 and Offspring to OKC

Rock bands 311 and The Offspring are teaming up for the “Never-Ending Summer Tour,” a summer amphitheater outing with special...

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OU Hornsemble to hold spring concert Friday

The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present the OU Hornsemble in concert at 8 p.m. Friday.

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Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and more to bring classic duets to ACM Awards

An expanded lineup of superstar collaborations has been announced for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Video: Reba McEntire introduces James Corden to corn dogs, teaches him about steer roping on ‘The Late Late Show’

Country music superstar and Oklahoma native Reba McEntire made her first appearance Tuesday night on "The Late Late Show with...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 11, 2018: Hear John Moreland at the Diamond Ballroom

Hear John Moreland at 8 tonight at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave.

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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Listen: Carrie Underwood drops lyric video for her confessional new single 'Cry Pretty'

Checotah native Carrie Underwood released this morning her new single, "Cry Pretty," accompanied by a glittery lyric video.

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You can now download David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon handwriting as fonts

The handwriting of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon and other rock stars have been turned into fonts.

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Reba McEntire appearing tonight on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

Multimedia entertainer and Oklahoma native Reba McEntire will take over the small screen this week for a trio of appearances...

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Video: Oklahoman Trevor McBane performs lauded duet with Bishop Briggs but is eliminated on 'American Idol'

Goat farmer Trevor McBane, of Savanna, OK, saw his "American Idol" run come to an end on Monday night's episode of the rebooted...

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Carrie Underwood to debut new song 'Cry Pretty' on Sunday's ACM Awards

Checotah native Carrie Underwood revealed today the name of her new single, "Cry Pretty," which will be released at 5 a.m....

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 10, 2018: Hear Rod Picott at the Blue Door

Hear Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Rod Picott at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley.

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Video: Oklahoman Trevor McBane croons Kaleo's 'Way Down We Go' for 'American Idol' Top 24 solo

Goat farmer Trevor McBane of Savanna, OK, continued to impress on Sunday night on Season 16 of "American Idol."

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'American Idol' update: Oklahoman Trevor McBane makes the Top 24, Season 7 winner David Cook makes Broadway debut in 'Kinky Boots,' Carrie Underwood and...

'American Idol' update: Oklahoman Trevor McBane makes the Top 24, Season 7 winner David Cook makes Broadway debut in 'Kinky...

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Cardi B reveals baby bump during 'Saturday Night Live' debut

One day after the release of her major label debut, the Bronx rapper made her SNL debut — and used the occasion to introduce a...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd to be featured on AXS TV's 'Rock Legends' series Sunday

AXS TV, a premier destination for classic rock programming, presents Season 3 of the popular docuseries "Rock Legends" with a...

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Interviews: Oklahoma oboist marking Holocaust Remembrance Day with concerto dedicated to Amsterdam's 'February Strike'

University of Oklahoma oboe professor's new composition to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Sounds of the past: OU music professor to premiere new oboe concerto for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dan Schwartz probably isn't the only professional musician or college professor who spent two weeks in Amsterdam last summer....

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Medieval Fair offers fun, frivolity

NORMAN — The 42nd annual Medieval Fair brought a coterie of lords and ladies to Norman's Reaves Park on Friday. Games included...

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Oklahoma natives Carrie Underwood and Kelli O'Hara voice their support for Oklahoma teacher walkout

Grammy Award-winning country music star Carrie Underwood and Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara have joined the...

Darci Lynne Farmer is returning to television this weekend

More than a year before she started her winning run on “America’s Got Talent,” the Oklahoma City performer made her national...

Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival returns for third rendition

Festival co-founder Zac Maloy once again invites songwriters from Nashville to get a taste of Oklahoma's songwriting scene.

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Thomas Rhett playing fall OKC show, Alison Krauss coming to Oklahoma twice, OU honoring organist Diane Bish

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The Revolution talks OKC's Metro Music Fest, Prince and paying tribute

This is the cast of musicians who helped perfect Prince’s eclectic synth-slickened sound during his breakout “Purple Rain”...

Red City Radio roars back with uplifting punk rock EP, hometown show

Garrett Dale of Red City Radio talks “SkyTigers” — an EP released last month via Red Scare Industries — which takes the punk...

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Organist Diane Bish to be honored at University of Oklahoma

NORMAN - The American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma School of Music will pull out all the stops - organ and...

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OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford to perform ‘Anthology for a Songwriter’

Award-winning Oklahoma City folk singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford will pay homage to her literary inspirations at “Anthology for...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 5, 2018: Hear Sirens of South Austin at the Blue Door

Hear Sirens of South Austin - the collaboration of award-winning Austin, Texas, singer-songwriters Rebecca Loebe, BettySoo, and...

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Return to medieval times at Norman fair

NORMAN — More than 200 artisans will be at the 42nd Annual Medieval Fair at Reaves Park on Friday through Sunday in Norman. A...

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Reba McEntire to receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

Oklahoma native, multimedia entertainer and entrepreneur Reba McEntire has been selected for membership in the prestigious the...

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Jason Boland, Jason Isbell, Bobby Bare and more to play opening concert for Country Music Hall of Fame's 'Outlaws & Armadillos' exhibit

NASHVILLE, Tennesee - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will present a special concert, under the musical direction of...

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Mavis Staples cancels Metro Music Festival performance

Two-time Grammy winner and civil rights icon Mavis Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will step out of the...

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Tickets on sale Friday to Thomas Rhett's autumn OKC show

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for country music star Thomas Rhett’s autumn Oklahoma City show.

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Alison Krauss announces new tour, including two Oklahoma dates

Alison Krauss today announced her extensive 50-date tour, which will begin on May 16 in Tulsa and circle back to Oklahoma in...

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Trisha Yearwood launching weekly show on Garth Brooks' SiriusXM channel

SiriusXM has announced that former Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood, Grammy Award-winning country music star, will launch today...

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Stoney LaRue, Kaitlin Butts, Mike McClure and more to play 2018 Gypsy Cafe songwriter festival in Stillwater

NORMAN - More than 50 artists will converge on Stillwater May 2 at Oklahoma’s largest songwriter festival.

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers to release new album 'Hard Times Are Relative,' play Oklahoma show

Red dirt music standard-bearers Jason Boland & The Stragglers have announced that their ninth studio album "Hard Times Are...

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John Moreland storms through Cheyenne's 'Big Weather' cover

In conjunction with the roughly 15 year anniversary of Cheyenne's first LP "I Am Haunted, I Am Alive," Beau Jennings assembled...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 2, 2018: Hear Dweezil Zappa at the Tower Theatre

Hear guitarist, TV personality and voiceover artist Dweezil Zappa, the son of Frank Zappa, at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre,...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

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After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic reveals 2018-19 season programming

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic has announced the programming for its 2018-19 Classics season, the first under the leadership of...

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Interview and video: Violinist Philippe Quint returning to perform a favorite piece with OKC Philharmonic

Philippe Quint soon runs out of adjectives when he starts talking about one of his favorite pieces of music, Erich Wolfgang...

Elvis was never the same after the Army

Sixty years ago, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army. He was never the same.

Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces 2018-19 season

Oklahoma City Philharmonic has announced the programming for its 2018-19 Classics season, which will open Sept. 15 in a...

Violinist Philippe Quint shares his musical passion on return trip

Classical champion: Violinist Philippe Quint returns to OKC professing his passion for Korngold's music

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Video: Carrie Underwood praises PS 22 Chorus' cover of her new song 'Champion'

New York's famed PS 22 Chorus has released another of its cover videos of a popular song, this time beautifully belting...

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Listen: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ro James drops new EP 'Smoke'

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ro James, a one-time Lawton resident, returns with new music, having released a four-track...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 31, 2018: Hear Red Routes bluegrass band at the Blue Door

Hear Red Routes - the bluegrass band Oklahoman musicians Monica Taylor and Jared Tyler have with renowned fiddler Shelby Eicher...

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OU alumna, organist to be lauded; concert planned April 8

The American Organ Institute at the OU School of Music will honor organist Diane Bish April 7 and 8.

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Round Barn Rendezvous to feature Edgar Cruz, Volkswagen cruise-in

Classical guitarist Edgar Cruz will perform during the April 8 Round Barn Rendezvous at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Students show their spots and stripes in musical

“Spots and Stripes,” a family-friendly musical, premiered Thursday in the auditorium of Norman’s Longfellow Middle School, 215...

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'Be Careful': Cardi B addresses her fiance Offset's cheating rumors in new song

'Be Careful' is the latest track from Cardi's forthcoming album, 'Invasion of Privacy.'

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 30, 2018: Hear Pink Martini with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic What to do in Oklahoma on March 30, 2018: Hear Pink Martini...

Pink Martini - the Portland, Oregon-based musical ensemble that sometimes describes its cross-genre sound as an "urban musical...

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Olivia Munn to be honored at OU, 'Scissortail' to tell OKC bombing story, Panic! At the Disco heading back to BOK Center

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Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town added to ACM Awards lineup

The Academy of Country Music revealed today that Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Jon Pardi have...

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Rapper Russ heading for OKC's Zoo Amphitheatre

Russell Vitale, known by his stage name Russ, has announced his highly anticipated return to the road with the "I See You Tour...

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Bacon Brothers to play summer OKC concert

The Bacon Brothers, the sibling duo of award-winning actor Kevin Bacon and Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon, will play an...

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Tickets on sale Friday to Panic! At the Disco's summer Oklahoma show

Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco is planning a U.S. arena tour in support of its sixth studio album, “Pray For The...

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Snoop Dogg tops gospel chart

The legendary rapper scores his first number one on the American Billboard gospel chart. Going straight in at the top, Bible of...

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Video: 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul chugging into OKC with 'Rock & Roll Express Tour'

Hit-making bands 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul will spend the summer chugging around the country on a summer co-headlining...

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Video: Oklahoma City University pianists take on Disney classics with 'Three Waltzes for Two Pianos'

Oklahoma City University pianists take on Disney classics with "Three Waltzes for Two Pianos."

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 28, 2018: Hear Electric Six at Norman's Opolis

NORMAN - Hear Detroit rockers Electric Six at 9 tonight at Opolis, 113 N Crawford.

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R Kelly accused of grooming 14-year-old girl as 'sex pet'

The R&B singer R Kelly has been accused of sexually abusing a girl since she was 14 years old. The allegation – the latest...

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Video: Reba McEntire calls up early ACM Awards winners Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young - and it's priceless

Reba McEntire called up early ACM Awards winners Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young with the big news - and they're...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 27, 2018: Hear Casey & Minna in the Devon rotunda

Hear Oklahoma City fiddle-and-guitar duo Casey & Minna play a free lunchtime concert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in...

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OKC's Metro Music Fest expands lineup with The Texas Gentlemen, Gyan Riley

More than 45 ACM@UCO-affiliated bands were also confirmed to play the free-to-attend festival scheduled for April 6.

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Tulsa's Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival returns for fifth rendition

Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival isn't anywhere near the legal drinking age, but the Hanson brother-led celebration will return...

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Ring Starr sends Steven Tyler special message for his 70th birthday

Steven Tyler turned 70 years old Monday and got a happy birthday message from a very famous friend.

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Chance the Rapper calls out Heineken for 'horribly racist' ad

On Sunday (March 25), Chance the Rapper spoke out against Heineken for their racist advertisement.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to host 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees announcement

Oklahoma native Garth Brooks and his wife, fellow country music superstar and former Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood, will...

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Alice in Chains to bring North American tour to Oklahoma

TULSA – Grammy-nominated rockers Alice in Chains have announced the second leg of their 2018 North America tour, including a...

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Living and dying in 4/4 time

Oklahoma's "King of Western Swing" had dark side.

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Rapper Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized in Florida

Rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering a medical issue at his home near Miami early Thursday morning.

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

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Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Interviews and photos: Canterbury Voices teaming with Tulsa Oratorio Chorus to perform during American Choral Directors Association’s Southwest Regional...

Not only is OKC's Canterbury Voices singing Mozart’s beloved “Mass in C Minor” with its showcase for two soprano soloists at...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 4, 2018: Hear Fred Eaglesmith at the Blue Door

Hear acclaimed singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley.

Canterbury Voices partners with other choirs for finale

Canterbury Voices is planning to finish its 2017-18 season on a high note literally and figuratively. Not only is the Oklahoma...

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Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd Season Opener Announced

Citizens Bank of Edmond is once again preparing to host the popular local street festival Heard on Hurd.

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Red dirt musician and native Tulsan Brandon Jenkins dies

When singer-songwriter Brandon Jenkins took the stage, he made an impression. “Immediately, you were taken by his big voice,...

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Red dirt musician and native Oklahoman Brandon Jenkins remembered as a songwriter and a gentleman

A larger-than-life figure in Oklahoma’s independent music community, Brandon Jenkins died Friday, several days after undergoing...

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Oklahoma natives Wes Studi, St. Vincent and James McAlister make this year's list of Oscars presenters and performers

Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi, who stars in the acclaimed new film “Hostiles”; Grammy-winning musician St....

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Red dirt musician Brandon Jenkins dies following heart operation

Tulsa native Brandon Jenkins, one of the standout singer-songwriters on the red dirt music scene, died today after...

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Watch: Blake Shelton gets nostalgic on new video for his down-home song 'I Lived It'

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton takes a walk down a dirt road and flashes back to childhood memories in the...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood and Ludacris celebrate victories with 'The Champion' music video

Multiplatinum superstar and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood celebrates victories with the uplifting newly released music video...

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Watch: Oklahoma rapper Josh Sallee releases deliberately dizzying video for 'The Spins,' from his new EP

Check out the deliberately distorted and dizzying video for "The Spins," the latest song from Oklahoma MC Josh Sallee.

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Listen: Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney releases wistful new single from forthcoming album 'Coyote'

Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney has officially announced his forthcoming LP, "Coyote, will be released on May 18...

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Watch: Skating Polly drop satirical video for new song 'Queen for a Day,' from the upcoming album 'The Make It Show'

Oklahoma expatriate punk-rockers Skating Polly match big hair and showy makeup with even bigger guitars and showier drums in...

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