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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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Monday Sports in Brief

NHLEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey.Brayden Point scored his playoff-best...

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New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

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

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Business Highlights

___Trump went even further than other uber-rich to shrink taxesWASHINGTON (AP) — The tax-avoidance strategies that President...

Life

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...

Health

US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights group in the U.S., has...

Sports

This Date in Baseball

Sept. 291913 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators finished the season with 36 victories by virtue of a 1-0 decision over...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10:Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,”...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — All the playoff matchups in Major League Baseball have been set.The expanded 16-team field was filled out on...

Sports

Swafford wins at Punta Cana, Catlin gets 2nd win in Europe

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford stopped his slide with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, and he...

News

Music Review: Fleet Foxes release bright, nuanced album

Fleet Foxes, “Shore” (ANTI-)One might have predicted a somber release for Fleet Foxes in the year of a pandemic. After all,...

Health

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...

Health

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...

Sports

Rennes moves top of French league, Marseille scrapes a draw

PARIS (AP) — Unbeaten Rennes moved to the top of the French league in style with two spectacular goals in downing rival...

Health

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...

Life

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...

Life

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 &...

Life

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...

Sports

Music fan seriously hurt by stage diver wins $2M settlement

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who suffered serious spinal injuries when a stage diver landed on his head during...

News

Review: Sufjan Stevens creates electronic world of inquiry

Sufjan Stevens, “The Ascension” (Asthmatic Kitty)Synthesized drums and dissected, distorted vocals open the upbeat electronic...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Review: Lydia Loveless deals with tough times on ‘Daughter’

Lydia Loveless, “Daughter” (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records)Lydia Loveless has been through much in the past few years and...

Health

Q&A: Underwood on holiday album and her little drummer boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her 5-year-old son...

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

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

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J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese pop sensation ARASHI has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's...

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Week Ahead for Sept. 25

LAWN ARTS: The “Live from the Lawn” free concert series continues at 8 p.m. Saturday at Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7. Oklahoma...

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

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

Crime

Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion...

Health

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been...

Life

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

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

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Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot...

Life

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

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

News

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months.Lovato and her...

Life

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

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

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'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Gigi Hadid and her musician boyfriend Zayn Malik took to social media to celebrate the arrival of an...

Health

Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York...

Health

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a...

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

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

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The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó urges nations to decry Maduro

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):8:10 p.m.He didn’t get a spot at the U.N....

Business

Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to...

Health

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent...

Health

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends...

Life

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

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

News

Review: Bishop, Musselwhite pair up for vigorous blues fest

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, “100 Years of Blues” (Alligator Records)Two Southern boys who both hit the big time in...

Life

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

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

News

Review: The War and Treaty keep soaring past expectations

The War and Treaty, “Hearts Town" (Rounder)It says something about an act when much of their work would fit neatly onto just...

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Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT...

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

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

Life

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

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

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Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow...

News

Review: SuperM supercharges dance floors with super album

SuperM, “Super One" (SM Entertainment/Capitol Records)The K-pop group SuperM go big on their first studio album “Super One,”...

Life

Morning Music, Elm Tree Concert on tap for weekend at Round Barn

ARCADIA — Sunshine Hahn will provide Morning Music on Saturday, and Terry Ware and his musical friends will present an Elm Tree...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Health

Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage singer from Lebanon this week became the latest to join a global pop band formed...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBLOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood nominated for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

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

Business

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs,...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. Antebellum2. Like a Boss3. RBG4. The King of Staten Island5. Irresistible (2020)6. Star Trek...

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Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a...

Health

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

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

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Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16...

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

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

Health

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

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

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New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

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

Life

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

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

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3Sept. 27: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kathleen Nolan is 87. Actor Claude Jarman...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

Photos: Blake Shelton hosts fishing trip for Oklahoma foster children

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

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Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an...

Health

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. Why start now?The 75-year-old singer-songwriter is...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Thomas is leading the U.S. Open at 5 under par through 18 holes.Thomas arrived at No. 18...

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Carrie Underwood ties for Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards

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

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WEEK AHEAD

BOWLING GREEN: The Depot in Norman hosts an outdoor screening of “The Big Lebowski” at 8 p.m. Friday on the lawn at 200 S Jones...

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

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

Life

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

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

Business

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French...

Health

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a...

News

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year was poised to be a busy one for Keith Urban, with a full year of touring as well as a Las...

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Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversation

Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg “Gray Moon” (Red Piano Records)Here's one for pianos lovers: On “Gray Moon,” Ran Blake and Frank...

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Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for...

Health

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased...

Life

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

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

Crime

Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to...

News

Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the...

Sports

Jags hope to end Music City skid with 'whole different team'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has a farm outside Nashville and dozens of friends and family...

Health

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was...

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Cardi B files for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B has filed for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably...

Sports

IndyCar headed to Nashville for urban street course event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — IndyCar plans to return to Nashville next year on an urban street course that will be a three-day...

Life

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

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

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Review: Guitars help Joan Osborne recreate sound of the '70s

Joan Osborne, "Trouble and Strife” (Thirty Tigers)Joan Osborne's many fans never know where her versatile voice might land, and...

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Ada's McSwain Theatre to host virtual concert this weekend

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

Business

Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

LONDON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram...

Health

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

Taylor Atkinson to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn Sept. 19

ARCADIA — Midwest City singer-songwriter Taylor Atkinson will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn....

Health

Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online...

Business

Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

NEW YORK (AP) — A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself.Universal Pictures announced...

Life

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

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

Health

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

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

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

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

Health

Brad Paisley, wife fight hunger with 1 million meal pledge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After opening a free grocery store earlier this year, country music star Brad Paisley and his wife are...

Business

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped...

Health

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Green bid for ballot access

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Green Party presidential candidate's request to be...

Business

Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied...

Life

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

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

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More of Ace Frehley's favorite covers on 'Origins Vol. 2'

Ace Frehley “Origins Vol. 2” (eOne)He's back, back in the classic rock cover groove!Ace Frehley, the founding Kiss guitarist...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Health

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or...

Life

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

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

Health

New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys

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

Health

Cairo choir sends musical message of hope amid virus gloom

The video is colorful, the tune cheerful and the lyrics promise better times ahead.“The day will surely come, near or far it...

News

Warsaw mayor mocked for pressuring DJ to change music

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor has come under criticism after a video emerged of him demanding that DJs at a night club...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 20-26

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 20-26Sept. 20: Actor Sophia Loren is 86. Bassist Chuck Panozzo (Styx) is 72. Actor...

Sports

Lee wins ANA Inspiration in playoff; Cink tops Safeway at 47

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee chipped in three times Sunday, the last one for eagle on the final hole that got her...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

Taylor Swift to perform at the 2020 ACM Awards

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

Health

At 70, Billy Ocean returns with an album to 'lift you up'

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Ocean is angry. But you won't hear it in his music.Now 70, he's frustrated by structural racism and by...

Life

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

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

News

Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for "Folklore" premiere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year’s...

News

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

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

Health

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

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

Life

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

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

Health

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped...

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Paramount Room closing inspires Horn to hold impromptu news conference to 'Save Our Stages'

Flanked by about a dozen artists, theater professionals and venue owners on Film Row on Thursday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn...

Health

Judge: Kanye West stays off ballot in battleground Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin after...

Health

Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit 'American Utopia'

NEW YORK (AP) — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of...

Life

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

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

Sports

Little Richard song to introduce 'Monday Night Football'

ESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n' roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

WEEK AHEAD

MOONLIGHTING: Lyric Theatre’s "Moonlight Cabaret" opens at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage, 301 W...

Sports

Royals host Pirates, look to build on Singer's strong outing

Pittsburgh Pirates (14-27, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (17-28, fifth in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas;...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

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

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

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

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

2020 CMT Music Awards to be broadcast next month

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

Health

The Latest: Texans lead Chiefs 7-0 in NFL opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest from the opening game of the NFL season between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans...

Health

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee...

News

Justices reject bid by Kanye West to get on Ohio ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapper Kanye West will remain off Ohio’s fall presidential ballot after a decision Thursday by the...

Health

No. 14 Texas eager to get to kickoff with opener vs UTEP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, each day of summer workouts and training camp felt like uneasy steps...

News

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will release a new rock album that he recorded in his New Jersey home studio with the E...

Health

Dallas Symphony among 1st US orchestras to return

Fabio Luisi never expected his first performance as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director to be in a mostly empty Meyerson...

Life

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

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

News

Grammy Museum to launch online streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready to Grammys and chill?The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring...

Life

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

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

News

Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald 'Khalis' Bell dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was...

Health

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

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

Life

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

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

News

Review: Suzanne Vega’s vibrant live album full of NYC tales

Suzanne Vega, “An Evening of New York Songs and Stories” (Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl)Suzanne Vega has had a symbiotic...

News

On new album, Chick Corea plays with a piano and his fans

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're very lucky, one day Chick Corea will make your portrait. And because he's a formidable musician, it...

News

North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved...

Life

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

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

News

Arizona Supreme Court denies West's bid to appear on ballot

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Kanye West’s bid to appear on the state’s Nov. 3 ballot as an...

Crime

Appeals court agrees R&B singer R. Kelly should stay jailed

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly can remain behind bars awaiting multiple trials on child pornography and other charges in three...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Crime

Belarus musician emerges as a key opposition activist

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A professional flute player with no political experience might seem to be an unlikely figure to take on...

News

Review: Elizabeth Cook sings about regrowth on 'Aftermath'

Elizabeth Cook, “Aftermath” (Agent Love/Thirty Tigers)As an outlaw country disc jockey, fast-talking, y'all-ing Elizabeth Cook...

Health

Grammy-nominated composer William Pursell dies at age 94

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William “Bill” Pursell, a Grammy-nominated composer who worked as a Nashville studio musician with...

News

New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'

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

Life

Cushing musician Michael Music to perform at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Cushing musician Michael Music will present Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn. Music will perform...

Life

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

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

Health

LPGA heats up with major in desert, PGA starts a new season

LPGA TOURANA INSPIRATIONSite: Rancho Mirage, California.Course: Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament). Yardage: 6,763. Par:...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 13-19

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 13-19Sept. 13: Actor Barbara Bain (TV’s “Mission: Impossible”) is 89. Actor Eileen...

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Rapper Genesis Be's long battle versus the Confederate flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New York City stage, her body draped in a Confederate...

Life

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

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

Health

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

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

Health

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Health

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

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

News

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

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

Health

Harris' mostly virtual campaign to get Wisconsin road test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kamala Harris told a friendly crowd of Hollywood donors on Thursday they'd be surprised by how many...

News

Slow music: Chord change in Germany of 639-year organ piece

HALBERSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of fans attended a special kind of musical happening Saturday at a church in Germany: a...

Health

Friday's Sports in Brief

TENNISNEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka spiked her racket after one errant forehand late in the second set at the U.S. Open, then...

Life

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

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

News

Kanye West files to run for president on Kentucky ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rapper and music producer Kanye West has filed to run for U.S. president on Kentucky's ballot this fall.A...

Crime

Kelly's lawyers want to question gang member in cell attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Health

Prague, Taipei deepen ties as controversial Czech visit ends

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The mayors of Prague and Taipei announced new areas of cooperation for the two sister cities, including...

Life

Week Ahead for Sept. 4

PARK PLACE: Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. in Norman, will host a socially distanced fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Saturday....

Crime

'Whip/Nae Nae' rapper charged in attempted hatchet attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Silento, the rapper known for “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," was charged Thursday with trying to hit two people...

Health

Buscabulla offers electro-Caribbean music for the pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Buscabulla, a Puerto Rican duo playing electro-Caribbean music, is promoting a “hymn of belonging” to lift...

News

Judge kicks Kanye West off Virginia ballot for November

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered rapper Kanye West's name removed from presidential ballots in Virginia.West...

Life

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

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

News

Review: Stryper’s ‘Even the Devil Believes' is heavenly good

Stryper, “Even the Devil Believes” (Frontiers)Even the devil, long reputed in some circles to be in league with rock ‘n’ roll,...

Health

A new $300 federal jobless benefit? Not likely for some

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Down to a weekly unemployment check of $96, Fakisha Fenderson brushed aside her doctor's advice...

Health

Singer Blanco Brown undergoes surgery after car accident

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Git Up” singer Blanco Brown is in intensive care after suffering significant injuries in a head-on...

News

Review: Dirk Powell shines exploring Cajun and Celtic roots

Dirk Powell, “When I Wait for You" (Compass)Because Dirk Powell loves traditional music, and honors it on this fine album, his...

Health

White House seeking volunteers for Christmas decorating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The holidays must go on, even with a pandemic and a heated presidential election.President Donald Trump and...

Health

BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’

NEW YORK (AP) — Loud and happy screams erupt in unison from the seven-member pop stars BTS when they hear they have notched...

News

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

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

Business

'The Disciple' returns India to Venice film fest competition

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A film about a classical musician’s struggle to balance his career dreams and life in contemporary...

News

Lawsuit seeks to ban Kanye West from Arizona ballot

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on the state's Nov. 3 ballot, accusing...

Health

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

News

Lawsuit filed to keep Kanye West off Virginia ballot

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep rapper Kanye West off...

Sports

'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin to 'Dancing With the Stars'

Like all cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is going to “Dancing With the Stars.”The reality TV star who became a pop culture...

News

Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan to sing at ACM Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards will feature performances by Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church,...

Life

Labor Day weekend concerts planned at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Joe Baxter will provide Morning Music on Saturday, and the Tulsa band Gypsy Twang...

Life

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

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

Crime

The Latest: Protesters march in Kenosha after Trump visit

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Aug. 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake (all times local):6:45 p.m.Demonstrators marched...

News

Kanye West sues to be listed on West Virginia ballot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has sued the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office after being told his bid to...

News

Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020...

News

Music world to conductor Seiji Ozawa: Happy 85th birthday

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is asking the music world to help it celebrate former conductor Seiji Ozawa's 85th...

News

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry announce birth of daughter Lyra

LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry, have announced the birth of their daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.The...

News

R&B singer Akon moves ahead with 'Akon City' in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing...

Life

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

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

News

Composing for flamingos: Duo pens score for nature special

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who composed the music to “The Lion King” is just as comfortable with real lions, too.Oscar-winning...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 6-12

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 6-12Sept. 6: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 84. Country singer David Allan Coe is 81....

Health

Gaga’s masks, Weeknd’s advocacy and more top VMAs moments

The MTV Video Music Awards got a little creative trying to put on a somewhat live awards show from New York City in the middle...

Health

MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman: ‘His impact lives forever’

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, whose death from colon cancer shocked fans, was honored at the MTV Video...

Health

Lady Gaga dominates at MTV VMAs, The Weeknd wins top award

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both...

News

List of winners at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

Winners of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday night at various locations throughout New York City.

Sports

Rahm wins BMW Championship playoff with long birdie putt

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — With so few people around, Jon Rahm still got word from the other side of the Olympia Fields...

Life

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

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

Health

Classical agency Columbia Artists says it will shut down

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia Artists Management Inc., one of the leading agencies representing classical music performers, says it...

Business

A-Rod/J-Lo out of Mets' bidding amid report Cohen set to buy

NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league star Alex Rodriguez and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have backed out of the bidding to purchase...

News

Kanye West sues to get on Wisconsin presidential ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West filed a lawsuit Friday demanding election officials place him on Wisconsin’s...

Life

Luke Combs and Carly Pearce to reveal 2020 CMA Award nominations

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

Movie review: Innovative biopic 'Tesla' needs more electricity

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

Health

Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece

HELSINKI (AP) — After being forced to cancel all its spring season performances due to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland's...

News

Review: Angel Olsen displays intimate and raw brilliance

Angel Olsen, “Whole New Mess” (Jagjaguwar)If you’re looking for something completely new from Angel Olsen, “Whole New Mess”...

News

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

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

News

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

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

News

Week Ahead

PARK PLACE: The monthly Night Market returns from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7. Patrons can enjoy...

Life

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

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

Health

'WHATS POPPIN' remakes by 2 Georgia teachers go viral

ATLANTA (AP) — Two teachers were recently looking for ways to motivate their students for a new school year amid the...

Crime

Attorney: R&B singer R Kelly attacked in federal detention

CHICAGO (AP) — The lawyer for R. Kelly said Thursday the R&B singer, who is awaiting trial on child pornography and other...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

News

Review: Bettye LaVette’s ‘Blackbirds’ celebrates Black women

Bettye LaVette, “Blackbirds” (Verve)The wise intuition and emotional commitment of Bettye LaVette’s interpretative skills find...

Crime

Inspired by George Floyd, singer Tyrese finds a new voice

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer and “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese grew up around police brutality, gang violence,...

Health

Trolls flood social media in Pakistan amid virus lockdown

ISLAMABAD (AP) — It was a music video meant to depict a young bride’s joy: Actress Saba Qamar, in a flowing white wedding gown...

News

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

Katy Perry has given birth to a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom.The pop superstar and her partner, actor Orlando Bloom, got...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Health

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

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

News

Kanye West sues Ohio election head to get on November ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapper Kanye West sued Ohio’s election chief Wednesday in an effort to be placed on the November...

News

Review: Distinctive, 'punchy' set from Canadian Colter Wall

Colter Wall, “Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs” (La Honda Records)Colter Wall, who comes from Canadian cattle...

News

Brandy emerges from her cocoon, conquers her demons on 'B7'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brandy began crafting her newest album nearly three years ago, her intent was both benevolent and selfish....

News

John Lennon's killer denied parole for an 11th time

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980 was denied parole for an 11th...

News

Kanye West qualifies for Tennessee presidential ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper and producer Kanye West will be on Tennessee's presidential ballot in November, the state...

Life

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

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

Health

Biden campaign 'flooding the zone' with celebrity backers

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Poised over the piano, Carole King was set to play “I Feel the Earth Move” during a recent virtual...

Life

Deana Rotramel to bring Morning Music Aug. 29 to Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Bethany musician Deana Rotramel will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn. Rotramel sings...

Crime

Radio station fires worker over role in Yusuf Hawkins death

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was among those charged in the notorious 1989 killing of Yusuf Hawkins, a Black teen set upon by a...

Life

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

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

Crime

Police: Justin Townes Earle's death was probable overdose

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police said a preliminary investigation into the death of singer-songwriter Justin Townes...

News

Kanye West falls short in bid to be on Missouri's ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rapper and music producer Kanye West did not gather enough valid signatures to be on Missouri's...

Business

Rap at auction: Biggie's crown and Tupac Shakur letters

NEW YORK (AP) — Rivals in life, the rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby’s, the...

Life

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

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

News

West misses deadline for presidential ballot in home Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rapper and music producer Kanye West has missed a deadline to submit signatures to get on the...

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

Life

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

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

News

Review: Katy Perry acknowledges missteps in downer album

Katy Perry, “Smile” (Capitol Records)Katy Perry has two very personal projects being released this summer — the 12-track album...

Health
News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5Aug. 30: Actor Elizabeth Ashley is 81. Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones...

Health

New this week: Surfing dolphins and 'Love Island' return

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

Life

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

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

News

Musician Justin Townes Earle dead at age 38

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, a leading performer of American roots music known for his introspective...

Health

J Balvin, Roddy Ricch no longer performing at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch and Colombian superstar J Balvin will no longer perform at the MTV Video...

Health

Letting go of being No. 1, Katy Perry finds her 'Smile'

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade ago, Katy Perry could sing the alphabet and top the music charts.Her name was synonymous with being...

Crime

A year after Elijah McClain's death, activists want charges

DENVER (AP) — A year after Elijah McClain was stopped by police in suburban Denver on his way home from the store, people...

Health

The Latest: As virus spikes, S. Korea tightens restrictions

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases as officials...

Health

Kirk Franklin makes splash at Stellar Gospel Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirk Franklin made a splash at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards.The singer took home six trophies during the...

Sports

Johnson dominates Northern Trust; Popov surprises at Troon

NORTON , Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson looked dominant as he ever as, and nothing could stop him Sunday in The Northern Trust.Not...

Health

Opera's Domingo denies abusing power, seeks to clear name

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Opera legend Plácido Domingo denied ever abusing his power during his management tenure at two U.S. opera...

Life

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

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

News

Kanye West files to appear on ballot in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has filed paperwork to appear on the presidential ballot in Louisiana in...

Crime

Statue of lauded rocker Chris Cornell vandalized in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A life-sized statue of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been vandalized outside the Museum of Pop Culture...

Health

How does coronavirus spread at a concert? Germans do a test

BERLIN (AP) — Germany held a pop concert Saturday to see how those attending would spread coronavirus.German researchers...

News

West Virginia: Kanye West short on ballot signatures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s secretary of state says rapper Kanye West’s bid to get on the ballot for president...

Health

Mormon choir Christmas concert cancelled due to pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The annual Christmas concert by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' choir has been canceled...

Health

Wisconsin election officials: Kanye off presidential ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials decided Thursday to keep rapper Kanye West off the battleground state's...

News

Mural highlights Dolly Parton's Black Lives Matter quote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tourists are flocking to Nashville to see a new mural of Dolly Parton that celebrates her position on...

Life

Rascal Flatts streaming special virtual performance and interview this weekend

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

News

Elections panel staff: Keep Kanye West off Wisconsin ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Staff for the Wisconsin Elections Commission recommended Tuesday that rapper Kanye West be kept off the...

Life

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

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

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

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

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Week Ahead for Aug. 21

ALL’S FAIR: Get your favorite fair foods at the Oklahoma State Fair’s Fair Food To-Go event, at noon Friday through Sunday at...

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

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

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Ice loves Marco: Ice-T tops celebrities rooting for Andretti

Ice-T might be on the set of “Law & Order” when he takes a call to jet off to some far-flung destination with Marco Andretti...

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

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

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After grief, Bebel Gilberto recovers her zen with new album

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Singer Bebel Gilberto never found the chance to slip a pair of headphones onto the ears of her dad,...

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Jay-Z, Pharrell to release new song about Black ambition

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams have teamed up to release a new song about Black ambition titled “Entrepreneur."The...

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Review: Josh Turner sings with idols on country compendium

Josh Turner, “Country State of Mind” (MCA Nashville)From its title to its songs and sounds, Josh Turner’s “Country State of...

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Bomber's brother gets 55 years for Manchester concert attack

LONDON (AP) — The brother of the suicide bomber who set off an explosion at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in Manchester,...

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Review: Druids, Dennis Hopper and more on Waterboys' latest

The Waterboys, “Good Luck, Seeker” (Cooking Vinyl)Amid the drum loops, robo rhythms and digitally altered vocals on the...

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Rappers, activists arrested in crackdown on Thai protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police arrested nine pro-democracy activists, including two rappers, in a crackdown on growing protests...

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Springsteen drummer appointed to planning and zoning board

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Max Weinberg, the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the bandleader for Conan O’Brien’s Late...

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

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

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Review: Newcomer Juni Ata delivers urgent, passionate debut

Juni Ata, “Saudade" (Flying on Fire)Breaking through in the music industry isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. Doing so...

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'American Idol' plans open virtual auditions in Oklahoma

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

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Review: Snow Patrol crowdsource a great new pandemic EP

Snow Patrol, “The Fireside Sessions” (Republic Records)The latest Snow Patrol album is not technically just a Snow Patrol...

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

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

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

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

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Gordon McKinney to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Gordon McKinney will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn. The concert will...

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Official: Kanye signature work in Wyoming too close to polls

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rapper and music producer Kanye West's campaign ran into trouble Tuesday on his first day of trying to...

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

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

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Utah's Mike Conley returns to NBA bubble after birth of son

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Utah guard Mike Conley has returned to Walt Disney World after the birth of his son and will go...

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Pandemic accelerates power shift in fashion, advertising

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has accelerated a power shift in the fashion and advertising world, with models and influencers by...

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Britney Spears asks court to curb father's power over her

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears on Tuesday asked a court to keep her father from reasserting the broad control over her life...

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Review: The Killers return with songs of women and loyalty

The Killers, “Imploding the Mirage” (Island Records)When you are The Killers and your usual guitarist has gone, no problem....

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

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

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Review: Roots rock and historical topics from Chuck Prophet

Chuck Prophet, “The Land That Time Forgot” (Yep Roc)Chuck Prophet goes history channeling on “The Land That Time Forgot,” and...

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

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

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

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

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Review: Troye Sivan mixes it up on 6-track EP 'In a Dream'

Troye Sivan, “In a Dream” (Capitol)Somewhere between a single and an album sits the EP and that's how we get our latest dose of...