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Two metro civic leaders join local rabbi for mask giveaway event

"To save one life is to save an entire universe." — Rabbi Ovadia Goldman — Wearing their own cloth coverings to set a good...

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Despite risks, Trump invests big in attacks on Biden's age

President Donald Trump has accused his Democratic rival Joe Biden of having connections to the “radical left” and has pilloried...

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Comic hero 'Asterix' plans friendly assault on the New World

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have long adored things from France, like its bread, cheese and wine. But they've been stubbornly...

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AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the...

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Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

MIAMI (AP) — Hospitals rapidly approached capacity across the Sunbelt, and the Miami area closed indoor dining at restaurants...

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The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country...

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Governors' companies among recipients of virus relief loans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors who ordered shutdowns as their states responded to the coronavirus pandemic were among millions...

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New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely...

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The Latest: Trump to establish 'National Garden' of heroes

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration at Mount Rushmore...

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Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Residents in Spain’s northern city of Pamplona dressed up Monday in white clothes and traditional red...

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Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climb

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good:...

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2020 Watch: Has Trump surrendered to the coronavirus?

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:Days to next set of primaries...

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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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 4, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a former model home, Craftsman/Modern Farmhouse style, in north Oklahoma City, just west of the...

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Hot Property: 'Koothrappali' hopes to go out with a big bang

LOS ANGELES — Actor Kunal Nayyar is hoping to end his time in Hollywood Hills with a bang. The "Big Bang Theory" star and his...

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'Oklahoma Native Plants' earns second award for OKC authors

Landscape architects Connie Scothorn and Brian Patric's book, "Oklahoma Native Plants: a Guide to Designing Landscapes to...

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July lawn and garden tasks in central Oklahoma

July is upon us, and hopefully you are beginning to enjoy the fruits of your spring and early summer labors such as beautiful...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Basis Design: 1405 Ashton Place, medical clinic-office, erect, $1,700,000. Chad Hemphill Construction LLC: 17516 Prairie Sky...

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Some say faith in the midst of COVID-19 means following health recommendations

Editor's note: Faith editor Carla Hinton was asked to take off her mask as she conducted a recent interview in Tulsa. The...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 4, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Love Your Yard: When Landscaping, Delays Go with the Territory, But Results Are Worth It

Despite evidence that would suggest otherwise, construction projects do end. Witness my new backyard. All you need are...

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell, OKC neighborhood, raising money and awareness for 2 nonprofits

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell continues with four homebuilders showing new homes to raise money for The Sparrow Project in...

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Oklahoma faith briefs for July 4

Church will host Vacation Bible school TUTTLE — "Concrete & Cranes" vacation Bible school will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday...

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Shared Hope with Jane Jayroe Gamble

My mother always made sure that an American flag flew in her front yard. Four of her brothers and her husband, my Dad, served...

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Oklahoma Baptists take Falls Creek worship to the people

First Baptist Church of Cushing has rented a cabin at Falls Creek each summer for at least the last 60 years. The COVID-19...

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Oklahoma church plans to open center aimed at improving the lives of military men and women

DEL CITY — A local congregation plans to open a center designed to improve the lives of military members and their...

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11 to be inducted into Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame

Eleven Oklahoma veterans including University of Oklahoma All-American Robert “Bob” Kalsu, the only NFL player to be killed in...

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Bible lesson for July 4

"So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, 'Give glory to God! We know that this man...

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Trooper remains hospitalized; SUV driver not at fault

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was still in the hospital Friday with internal bleeding, broken bones and a concussion after...

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Paint schemes go political as NASCAR season heats up

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Many a fan is quick to insist they do not like politics in their sports — no kneeling, no raised fists, no...

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Review: 'Hamilton' captures pop-culture phenomenon for wide streaming audience

After all, Broadway is closed for at least the rest of the year and the tours have been idled due to the pandemic - and even if...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Red Dirt Relief Fund grants $138,500 in COVID-19 relief to 554 Oklahoma music professionals

The effort was funded by the nonprofit with support from George Kaiser Family Foundation, donations from local artists and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Long-running Fiberworks art show canceled until 2022

The influential Fiberworks exhibition is a statewide juried showcase for fiber artists working in a wide array of media and...

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Movie review: Documentary 'John Lewis: Good Trouble' feels like essential viewing in this moment

One of his most enduring missions has been battling against voter suppression in Black, minority and poor communities, a quest...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma-based Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne writes Irish music for new show 'Celtic Throne'

Comprised of students from the Carey Academy in England and the Maguire Academy in America, the troupe debuted "Celtic Throne"...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Check out July Fourth weekend events still happening around Oklahoma

Postponed events include Oklahoma City Philharmonic's "Red, White and Boom," Norman's Fourth of July Celebration and Tulsa's...

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New beachy keen nail polishes

These nail polishes were inspired by the 1980s surf culture

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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OKC-area builders blast through pandemic

Oklahoma City-area homebuilders started more houses the first half of this year than last, despite the coronavirus, business...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Restaurants continue to adjust to public health demands

If you see your favorite restaurant is closed for the Fourth of July, it's probably because the staff has earned the break. A...

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Less of a bang: Some Oklahoma Fourth of July celebrations are canceled, but others are continuing despite the pandemic.

Like the rest of 2020, Independence Day celebrations will look different across Oklahoma. Some popular events have been...

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Archdiocese names director for Rother shrine

The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley has selected Leif Arvidson as the executive director for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in...

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Oklahoma Fourth of July plans change with the coronavirus pandemic

Most of the time, Oklahoma's Fourth of July calendar resembles a fireworks show: lots of familiar fun, with a smattering of new...

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Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the...

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Video: Filmed version of 'Hamilton' premieres Friday on Disney+, features Oklahoma City University alumna Sasha Hutchings

The Disney+ presentation stars the original Broadway cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and...

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B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood and more to perform on live-stream 'Rock For Relief' benefit concert

The “Rock For Relief” benefit show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Riki Rachtman and talent interviews conducted by Alice...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lawton International Festival canceled

The festival has been an annual tradition since 1979, and about 400 volunteers assist with the event every year.

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California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: AdaFest 2020 canceled

The event, which was slated to feature Grammy-nominated Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright, has been canceled out of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System postpones third phase of reopening; staffer at Bethany Library tests positive for COVID-19

The Metropolitan Library System is the public library system serving Oklahoma County residents. It includes 19 library branch...

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The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will...

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Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Black Crowes cancel Tulsa tour date

Emails will be sent to all ticketholders with more information and notifying them of their refund options.

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A requiem for a favorite feline

I thought it unwise to be too hasty about launching into this particular writing project. Instead, I found it best to exercise...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo talks new documentary 'Love and Fury,' Indigenous art, 'Reservation Dogs' and more

The Holdenville native also is paying homage to survivors with this week's live-streaming premiere of his documentary short...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State's Fourth of July plans change with the pandemic

Many venerable events have been canceled or postponed, while other celebrations are carrying on but with changes designed to...

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Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes for July 2

Hearts for Hearing receives telehealth grant Hearts for Hearing Foundation recently was awarded $114,123 for laptop computers,...

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Red, white and 'cue: Cookouts offer safer alternative this Fourth

Community fireworks displays and local parades may be no-gos this Fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of...

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Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday,...

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Death Cafes help ease grief, loss in the time of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa...

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Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing cocktails-to-go

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing...

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Zachary Levi to play Kurt Warner in the movie 'American Underdog,' set to film in Oklahoma

The film will be given wide distribution by Lionsgate and is expected to begin production later this year.

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Maddie & Tae, Rascal Flatts, Kylie Morgan and more to be featured on tonight's 'CMA Summer Stay-Cay'

The streaming event will celebrate the legacy of CMA Fest, the world’s longest-running country music festival taking place in...

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Audible announces multi-project deal with Gunpowder & Sky, to launch with St. Vincent project

The St. Vincent project will followed by narratives focused on renowned recording artists Smokey Robinson and Alanis...

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Video: Watch the trailer for 'Finding Big Country,' the documentary on Oklahoma State basketball star Bryant 'Big Country' Reeves, debuting tonight on ESPN

"Finding Big Country" will be the second documentary about OSU basketball to premiere on ESPN this week.

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US construction spending drops 2.1% in May with home building and nonresidential activity both down

WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending drops 2.1% in May with home building and nonresidential activity both down.

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89-year-old woman shares her favorite skincare products

This octogenarian looks decades younger. Her beauty secrets revealed.

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Oklahoma actor Micah Weese part of global cast of today's live-stream Zoom production of Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

A professional actor and musician, Weese is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma’s Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama.

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Longtime OKC artist Thomas Batista Correa dies

Born in La Guaria, Venezuela, Correa was a longtime Oklahoma City resident whose vivid abstracted paintings were widely...

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Downtown OKC's Midtown Walkabout returns for month of July

Midtown Walkabout Month will take place all day on Saturdays in July and will feature summertime promotions and activities for...

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UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years

LONDON (AP) — UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years.

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July 4 weekend music coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Three days of live music are on tap during the July 4 weekend at the Arcadia Round Barn. Martin and Pearson will...

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Edmond group hosts virtual walk, donates to homeless women veterans

EDMOND — The Daughters of the American Revolution Cordelia Steen Chapter in Edmond recently coordinated a virtual FunRunWalk in...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Patriotic parade for seniors set for Thursday in Oklahoma City

With most Independence Day festivities canceled across Oklahoma City, one local group plans to help seniors celebrate in a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Apartment loans get more forbearance, but most renters won't feel it in OKC area

Most people living in apartments in the Oklahoma City area are caught up on rent, so extra dual protection given Monday to...

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Melba's Swap Shop

Let us celebrate July 4 DEAR MELBA: Holidays bring back memories. When you were growing up, how did you celebrate July 4?...

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City of Norman accepting applications for 2020-21 Norman Youth Council Class

NORMAN — The city of Norman is seeking high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are active in their school and community...

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OSU Extension offers summer youth workshops

The Oklahoma County OSU Extension Service will offer youth workshops during July at the OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500...

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Nichols Hills plans Ann Taylor Fourth of July parade and celebration

NICHOLS HILLS — The annual Nichols Hills' Fourth of July parade and celebration will be Saturday at Kite Park with added...

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Church's senior minister officially resigns

A metro-area church besieged with numerous allegations of misconduct continues to hold worship services, at least online....

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Downright Dickensian: Pandemic offers plenty of twists for local dining

After an abundance of caution three months long, Livegrass Butcher and Bistro opened on Tuesday, the same day En Croute closed...

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Achievers

Amanda English has received the 2020 ACTE Regional IV Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized in May at the Association...

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Achievers

Ten students representing five Oklahoma school systems received recognition for their projects during the 2020 National History...

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Rivendell hosts walkable Gallery of Homes

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell is a walkable, single-site home show event showcasing Oklahoma City’s finest homes and...

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Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights

The government’s top experts in infectious diseases on Tuesday criticized American Airlines' decision to pack flights full...

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Oklahoma Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of...

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EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc...

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Gov. Stitt addresses coronavirus in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the state's response to the surging numbers of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System moves LitFest online, prepares for next phase of reopening

In addition, the Metropolitan Library System is slated to begin Monday the next phase of its reopening following its...

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Kristin Chenoweth, Cody Alan and Ty Herndon to co-host tonight's live-stream Concert for Love and Acceptance

Produced by Herndon’s newly formed charitable foundation, The Foundation for Love & Acceptance, the event will count GLAAD and...

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Video: Garth Brooks announces second live-stream request show, moves stadium date to 2021

Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, also announced Monday that he has rescheduled for a second time his stadium...

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Savvy Senior: Why high blood pressure is even more dangerous in the COVID-19 era

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are people with high blood pressure at increased risk of getting coronavirus? — Hypertensive Helen DEAR...

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Oklahoma family rejects coronavirus as cause of loved one's death

Jack Dake was a loving father, husband, military veteran and lifelong blue-collar worker. That’s how his family remembers him....

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Video: Happy birthday to Gary Busey, starring with Dennis Quaid in the upcoming podcast 'Uncle Drank'

One of Audio Up’s newest properties, the "Uncle Drank: The Totally Hammered" podcast is set to premiere later this year and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yukon's Iron Thistle Scottish Festival rescheduled for fall

Tickets already purchased for the April dates will be honored at the rescheduled autumn dates, which were announced today.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum reopening this week

The museum announced today that guests also will be required to wear masks.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Broken Arrow's Scotfest canceled for first time in 40 years

The Celtic music festival and Highland games showcase was planned for Sept. 18-20 in in Broken Arrow.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Zoo reopens more attractions

Attraction capacity still will be limited daily to allow social distancing among guests. Guests can pre-purchase tickets for...

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UPDATED - Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Movie theaters around the state begin reopening after COVID-19 closures

While Gov. Stitt's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan allowed for movie theaters to begin reopening May 1, many of them are just...

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Arizona governor orders bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days over virus

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona governor orders bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days...

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Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Strip mainstay, filing for bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil announced Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the...

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Kim Kardashian West inks $200 million deal with Coty

New deal brings category expansion opportunities for KKW Beauty

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Plaza District Festival canceled

Although it has been cancelled, the Plaza District is still encouraging people to visit the district and partake of its many...

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Video: Check out the trailer for the Eddie Sutton documentary 'Eddie,' premiering tonight on ESPN

The documentary was initially scheduled to headline deadCenter 2020, which was moved primarily online due to the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paseo Arts District brings back First Friday Gallery Walk in July

All guests are asked to wear masks, follow directional signage, practice social distancing and use the provided hand sanitizer,...

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UPDATED: Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium to showcase new Irish dance production 'Celtic Throne'

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

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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert entertains more 350,000 across North America

The concert was created exclusively for the drive-in event. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with Brooks' full band.

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A long-overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former U.S. presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders,...

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Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills....

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Annual event offers chance to fire unusual weapons — and blow stuff up

WYANDOTTE — The long drive from Jackson, Mississippi, to this rural community in northeast Oklahoma is one Houston Hardin...

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Nature & You: Upcoming holiday is reflected in the name and appearance of this appropriately named bug

The Independence Day holiday is fast approaching. To my way of thinking, loud explosions are not pleasant, and I much prefer to...

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Family Talk: Dad moved a lot of little rocks

Two things converged in my mind last week: Father’s Day and our country’s recent focus on racial justice. This convergence...

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The Archivist: Oklahoma farmer claims rights to Sir Francis Drake estate

Who would guess Sir Francis Drake, English nobleman, explorer and privateer, would have an Oklahoma connection? On June 6,...

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How to transition from the military to a new career

Transitioning out of the military and looking for a civilian job? This guide is designed to help you leverage your military...

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Important life skills for kids to know by age 10

With the right guidance an exuberant toddler who declares “I did it all by myself” can grow into a self-sufficient preteen who...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: It's best not to whine about the wine

QUESTION: I was at dinner at a friend’s home. The host offered a white wine with the meal. I only like red wine. Would it have...

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Doctor offers minimally invasive, non-surgical prostate procedure

A local physician says it’s not necessary for men undergo the painful procedures often associated with treating an enlarged...

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The Latest: Charges possible after Philippines parade, dance

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints...

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In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all.But what was normally an...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Youth Orchestras planning online fundraiser Play It Forward: LIVE!

The event will feature several musical performances from the outstanding students, interviews with alumni and special guests...

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Segregated at birth: Oklahoma was raised on racism

While Oklahoma combats death and economic destruction brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, it also wrestles with an old...

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Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

LET’S ACT A LITTLE WILD Luncheon: Judy Love invited a group of close friends for a “Social Distance” Luncheon and “a lot of...

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Watch: Pentatonix releases quarantine-theme EP 'At Home'

The EP features six new tracks, including covers of hits by The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit and The Cranberries.

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The Latest: South Korea still coping with new virus clusters

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 62 additional cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period as the Asian...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosting virtual Sonic Free Family Day Sunday

The Sonic Free Family Day activities go virtual at noon Sunday.

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Bar owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces

HOUSTON (AP) — The din of conversation and music that normally fills The Cottonmouth Club in downtown Houston fell silent last...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Fair's cancellation leaves a big hole in 2020 calendar

The Oklahoma State Fair's Board of Directors announced Friday that the fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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'EVERY DAY EPIC,' an outdoor screening of experimental films by Black artists, scheduled for tonight in OKC

The films center Black interiority, highlighting moments that might otherwise seem ordinary into the realm of the epic.

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Today is National Sunglasses Day

Be a shady character. Slip on a pair of sunglasses

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EU narrows down border list, US unlikely to make the cut

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union envoys are close to finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Regional service economy in shaky recovery, Kansas City Fed says

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said Friday that the region's service economy, which includes real estate, improved...

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Landscape lights add finishing flourish to yard makeover

“Are we done yet?” My husband, DC, wants to know as he writes one more check in an endless stream for our outdoor landscaping...

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Nature & You: Fireworks holiday is fast approaching; nature is the mother of invention

Several years back, my wife and I made a summer vacation jaunt out to the Kill Devil Hills region of North Carolina. There, at...

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How much home equity is needed for a mortgage refinance?

Today’s low mortgage rates have more homeowners dreaming of a lower rate and the smaller monthly payments that go with it, but...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1130 N Harvey Ave., apartment, erect, $4,000,000. Monarch Property Group LLC: 817 NE 42,...

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Religion briefs

Storytelling organization shares an glimpse into the lives of Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood The up-close and candid digital...

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Keeping faith in times of doubt

Mo Anderson grew up poor in material wealth but rich in spiritual bounty and love. Her parents were tenant farmers in rural...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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5 Insta-worthy hacks to get your home in tip-top summer shape

Looking to have a little fun with your chores? Try these five unexpected shelf liner hacks around your home to protect against...

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OKC Zoo cuts 12 positions due to pandemic

The Oklahoma City Zoo has eliminated 12 staff positions after financial setbacks caused by COVID-19. The zoo said "many" of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays to coda in OKC

The Symphony Show House plays to its coda for 2020 this weekend during the coronavirus, with visitors turning out in person at...

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Summer showers boost flowers

We were getting very dry across Oklahoma and then this last week provided several really nice, thirst-quenching and cooling...

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Bible Lesson

“The (formerly blind) man answered, ‘Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my...

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell returns to south OKC to raise money for The Sparrow Project, Moore Faith Medical Center

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell opens Saturday with four builders opening doors to new homes on one street to raise money for...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 27, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an "estate-style" home with banquet-size dining, a pool and lush landscaping and grounds in...

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How to vote absentee for the June 30 election

Due to concerns about COVID-19, many Oklahomans are voting absentee this year instead of heading to the polls for Oklahoma's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State Housing Finance Agency says ‘Say Yes to Homeownership’ during National Homeownership Month

Just a month or so before the coronavirus pandemic sent students and teachers home for the semester, Erin Francis closed on her...

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Hard-hit tribe takes strict steps as virus surges in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People in the deserts of Arizona flee to the White Mountains when the triple-digit heat is too much to...

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Video: NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!,' starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer and Audra McDonald, streaming for free this weekend

It remains the most-watched live musical television event since its broadcast revived the format in 2013.

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Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa cancels for the first time in history

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa welcomes upwards of 60,000 people annually to River West Festival Park in a five-day celebration of the...

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Florida bans alcohol consumption at its bars as confirmed daily coronavirus cases approach 9,000

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP) — Florida bans alcohol consumption at its bars as confirmed daily coronavirus cases approach 9,000.

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Interview and audio: Turnpike Troubadour Kyle Nix releases solo debut 'Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories'

"Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories" was recorded and co-produced by Wes Sharon (Turnpike Troubadours, John...

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Interview and videos: OKC rapper Jabee releases timely new album 'This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I'm Glad I Got You'

Since the coronavirus has brought touring to a halt, Jabee is planning a pop-up art installation called "Glad I Got You" at 9...

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US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous...

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Texas shuts down bars again, scales back restaurant dining in latest rollbacks amid surge in confirmed virus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas shuts down bars again, scales back restaurant dining in latest rollbacks amid surge in confirmed...

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UK tour operator scraps Florida visits over Disney measures

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s biggest travel and tourism company, TUI, is cancelling all holidays to Florida from the U.K. until...

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Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum offering Eyewitness Tours, Better Conversations sessions

Continuing practices for the safety and health of all visitors and museum staff, all attendees must wear masks.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: American Banjo Museum's Americana Fest goes virtual

This year’s lineup will be headlined by Oklahoma’s own Byron Berline Band.

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival draws global virtual audience

deadCenter sold passes to people from 25 foreign countries and 42 states.

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Wildfire near Mount Rushmore contained ahead of Trump visit

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A wildfire located near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota has been completely contained, according to Gov....

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Myriad Gardens planting 'Seeds & Stories' for first Member Appreciation Weekend

The theme for the Members Appreciation Weekend will be "Seeds & Stories," and the decorations will pay homage to classic...

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Watchdogs: Trump's Independence Day gala in 2019 cost $13M

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jewel Box Theatre offering live drive-in comedy experience

A parking space will be left between each car to allow for social distancing.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Art Crawl to feature artists across the state

More than 225 artists in 33 cities will be showing their stuff in their yards, under their carports and in their driveways.

Business

Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to “Song of the South," the 1946...

Business

Unilever to drop terms like 'whitening' from beauty products

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Consumer products giant Unilever said Thursday it is aiming for a “more inclusive vision of...

Life

Kathy Ireland dives into partnership for new swimwear line

Fashion icon and former supermodel teams with Trunkettes for new swim collection

Life

OKC partners relaunch bootcover product

A boot cover company is being relaunched after facing setbacks following the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017. Oklahoma-based...

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Revving up the creativity community: Oklahoma Art Crawl to roam all over the state

Oklahoma art lovers, start your engines. Part road rally, part drive-in arts festival and part treasure hunt — complete with...

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Nonprofit Lilyfield to host virtual event in place of regular in-person fundraising events

Lilyfield, a local nonprofit serving at-risk children and families, has transitioned its annual fundraising event to a virtual...

Life

'Seeds & Stories': Myriad Gardens plants first Membership Appreciation Weekend

A coconut tree is springing up right in downtown Oklahoma City. The iconic palm from the classic children's book "Chicka Chicka...

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Coronavirus healing, racial justice central to former Oklahoma State football player's Statewide Prayer Walk

Jamie Thompson built a career around anticipation. It is a needed skill as a defensive back. Where is the receiver going? Where...

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Four involved in street murals arrested after trying to make police report

Oklahoma City police arrested four individuals involved with painting street murals near police headquarters on disorderly...

Health

GNC files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, Ugg in demand

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sonic Summer Movie Nights move to Scissortail Park

The Sonic Summer Movie Nights are 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman Music Festival 2020 canceled

The free, independent festival annually brings hundreds of acts and thousands of music fans to downtown Norman for three days...

Life

OETA to kick off new season of 'Back in Time' and 'Gallery America,' featuring Oklahomans Kate Barnard, Vanessa Jennings, Tyson Meade and more

New host of “Gallery America,” Robert Reid, catches up with Tyson Meade, an artist, performer, songwriter and musician residing...

Life

Video: Rascal Flatts announces new EP 'How They Remember You,' debuts title track

A seven-track project, Rascal Flatts’ new EP will include six unreleased tracks as well as the group's heartfelt rendition of...

Life

PBS' 'A Capitol Fourth' to feature Kelli O'Hara, Trace Adkins, The Temptations and more

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional live "A Capitol Fourth" will not be staged on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol;...

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New York, Connecticut and New Jersey tell travelers from states with rising coronavirus rates to isolate for 14 days

NEW YORK (AP) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey tell travelers from states with rising coronavirus rates to isolate for 14...

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Protect your hair before using heat styling tools

Show your locks some love with a heat protectant product

Life

Soldier Creek Industrial Park Recreational Trail system opening Phase 2

MIDWEST CITY — A ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday will mark the opening of Phase 2 of the Soldier Creek Industrial...

Life

Thatcher Street closing for quiet zone work; railroad crossing work to begin June 29, last four weeks

EDMOND — Continued work on quiet zone improvements will impact the railroad crossing at Thatcher Street. The work is part of an...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

Life

Oklahoma Historical Society sharing Black history online

The Oklahoma Historical Society has announced a new landing page on its website, offering numerous online opportunities to...

Life

Dressing is what you make of it and how you apply it

By now, I'm three days into furlough No. 3 and you can bet summer dressing is on my mind. Ample rain and unusually mild summer...

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OKC street murals to honor Black, LGBTQ, Native American communities

Artists are creating downtown murals in honor of minority groups and people of color. Organized by Brandon Riles of Oklahoma...

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Holt: OKC restrictions could return if case trend continues

Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, Mayor David Holt on Tuesday called on the public to exercise vigilance and warned of...

Life

MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

AS EASY AS PIE DEAR READERS: Many years ago, my friend, Carol Smaglinski, shared this recipe with me. Ever since, it's been my...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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Speed limit being reduced to 20 mph in downtown Edmond

EDMOND — Motorists will notice a speed reduction when traveling in downtown Edmond. The city has begun implementing new signage...

Health

State officials recall raw milk linked to illness

State agricultural regulators have issued a statewide recall on raw milk produced by Swan Bros. Dairy Inc. of Claremore because...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yukon Freedom Fest to return for July 3-4 but festival to be scaled down

The festivities will kick off the evening of July 3 with the "Tribute to Yukon Veterans" at Chisholm Trail Park.

Life

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma performer John Fullbright to play summer home-state shows

Fullbright will perform Aug. 1 at The Mercury Lounge Tulsa. It will be a limited capacity live performance.

Life

OKC's Scissortail Park announces lineup for 'Live from the Lawn' summer concert series

Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of quality music in the park.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Museum of Art announces plans for reopening its Noble Theater

Seating will be limited to less than 25% capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between guests to facilitate social...

Life

'Better Conversations' planned at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is hosting 'Better Conversations' this week, opening space for people to come...

Life

Fifth Street overlay beginning June 29 in Edmond

EDMOND — Work to resurface a section of Fifth Street is slated to begin Monday and take about one week to complete with...

Life

Intersection of Flood Avenue and Kansas Street to be closed June 24

NORMAN — The intersection of Flood Avenue and Kansas Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Detour signs...

Life

Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

Health

Midwest City woman fights lupus, which takes an outsized toll on African Americans

For most people, sunshine and warming temperatures serve as welcome heralds of summer. But for Renita Lewis, they can trigger...

Life

Charlotte Lankard: Habitual whinning is demeaning

The Pianist was a movie based on the true story of a young musician in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded in 1939. His name was...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Do toilets spread the coronavirus?

Adam’s Journal I’ve seen several recent headlines about the potential for toilets to spread the coronavirus. Is this something...

Life

Watch: Check out the lyric video for 'Fugitive,' the new single from alt-country band Oklahoma Uprising

The song features Mosman on vocals and guitar; Travis Lyon on bass; Stuart Godfrey on guitar; Braden Russell on fiddle; Zach...

Life

Watch: Samantha Crain plays her quietly catchy new song 'Pastime,' featured by Apple Music

The follow-up to her 2017 album "You Had Me at Goodbye," "A Small Death" is available for pre-order.

Health

3 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at North Carolina block party

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and six others were wounded early Monday when multiple people fired into a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Matchbox Twenty announces rescheduled tour, including OKC show

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new concert dates.

Life

OKC's deadCenter Film Festival announces winning films

The winners of this year's film awards were announced Saturday night, including the recipients of the new Audience Awards. The...

Life

Peter Froslie named director of the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts

A member of the OU School of Visual Arts faculty since 2010, Froslie has taught numerous courses related to art, technology and...

Life

Oklahoma Historical Society establishes new online outlet to learn about state's Black history

Historic topics highlighted include the Tulsa Race Massacre, the Civil Rights Movement, early Oklahoma and All-Black towns.

Health

US existing home sales plunge 9.7% in May, third straight decline, as pandemic shakes housing market

WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales plunge 9.7% in May, third straight decline, as pandemic shakes housing market.

Health

From Italy, Muti looks to reopen US classical music scene

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live...

Life

Discover Oklahoma: Planning a state park trip? There's an app for that

It is fascinating to me thinking about how apps have changed how we do business, how we select a recreational activity, how we...

Life

Nature & You: Columnist celebrates quarter-century anniversary outdoors

There are those extra-special occasions in one’s life that most definitely merit some sort of celebration. Early in the month...

Life

Family Talk: Zoom, but don’t zoom through life

My wife is one of four children. Her mother lives very near us but the other kids are scattered across the country. During the...

Life

The Conversation: Lessons of the Tulsa race massacre

Editor's note: This story was supplied by The Conversation for AP customers. My family sat down to watch the first episode of...

Life

Don't chicken out on your photos

QUESTION: What is the protocol for taking photographs? Should we pose for a picture with a drink in our hand? How about the...

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Preview: John Legend to host Father's Day TV special tonight, with OKC announced as recipient of COVID-19 assistance program

As part of tonight's TV special will be the announcement that the nonprofit Accelerator for America will provide technical...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Canterbury Youth Voices' performance at D-Day memorial ceremony in France postponed to 2021

The D-Day commemorative celebrations in France began in 1945 and were canceled this year for the first time in response to the...

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Interview: Edmond filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt named deadCenter Film Festival Oklahoma Film & TV ICON

It's a heady honor for a filmmaker whose first deadCenter memory is attending a midnight screening of Kaufman's 2006...

Life

2020 Readers' Choice Awards: Cast your vote now!

Vote for your favorites in dozens of categories. If you vote in more than 25 categories, you'll be entered into a sweepstakes...

Health

With no students, small college town worries over future

What happens to a college town when the students disappear? Ithaca, a small upstate New York city nearby gorges and vineyards,...

Life

Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM Drive by party: Jim Samis celebrated his 95th birthday recently with family members and friends merrily...

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Tulsa Black Lives Matter gathering focuses on unity away

TULSA — Members of a local group of activists were joined by allies from around the country for a justice rally Saturday in the...

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Greenwood District feels far removed from Trump rally

TULSA — Regina Woods spent her Saturday pointing out historic landmarks in Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and selling Black Lives...

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Art Notes

Classic rock show benefits community theater LAWTON — Supporters of Lawton Community Theatre will perform music from the 1970s...

Life

Tulsa Juneteenth celebration draws large crowd

TULSA — Despite bouts of rain, thousands of people converged on the historic Greenwood District on Friday to celebrate...

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Six Trump staffers in Tulsa test positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump's campaign spokesman said six staffers that tested positive for COVID-19 will not attend Saturday's rally.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Jerry McNabb: 4300 Grant Blvd., bank, erect, $2,100,000. Colony Fine Homes LLC: 11021 NW 94 Terrace, residence, erect,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 20, 2020

The Listing of the Week offers as much living outside as indoors, with a pool and hot tub, fireplace, fire pit, horse shoe pit,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Life

Vatican says climate change efforts go forward even without US

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican stressed Thursday that the movement to combat climate change is unstoppable and worldwide, although...

Life

Oklahoma City archdiocese to launch training program

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has created a new training program for volunteers, staff members and clergy that will be...

Business

Mize: COVID-19 jars housing stats

Metro-area housing stats in May, technically speaking, were plumb crazy. Even with the number of new listings up 8% (to 2,329),...

Business

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Summertime home sales could sizzle on COVID-19 backlog

Home sales are set to sizzle through summer. Pending sales shot up in May, perhaps more than they fell in the first two months...

Life

Bible lesson for June 20

“Some of the Pharisees said, ‘This man (Jesus) is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.’ But others said, ‘How can...

Life

Shared Hope: Speaking God's truth

Alton Carter won the esteemed Oklahoma Book Award for writing "The Boy Who Carried Bricks." Alton is married, a father to sons,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays well, and safely, with others in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House hasn't hit a sour note, despite being conducted during the coronavirus pandemic. “We had over 500...

Business

Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home is underway

EDMOND — The 2020 Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home is under construction and will be raffled off Aug. 23. Tulsa-based Shaw...

Business

Marni Jameson, Sir Terence Conran speaks out on plain, simple, useful living

As someone who’s spent way too much time asking herself, "If I could afford anything, what would my home look like?" I have...

Business

Laughlin: Bagworms, webworms are hanging around

Bagworms and webworms are both common pests of our landscape plants. Bagworms Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive...

Business

Hot Property: Steve Harvey's new Atlanta estate is no joke

LOS ANGELES — Who says there's no money in daytime television? "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey has bought a 35,000-square-foot...

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Reality TV, not realty, for OKC Realtor, She can show a kitchen, but don't let her cook in it

Denise Schroder is a woman of many gifts and talents, but there's one thing she can't do: Cook. So, of course she found a way...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: RACE Dance Collective postpones Dance Your Stance in downtown OKC

Dance for Your Stance is a collaboration between RACE Dance Collective and dancers in the Oklahoma hip-hop community.

Life

OKC's Myriad Botanical Gardens planning first Member Appreciation Weekend

The event will include story times, seed growing lessons and seed kits to take home, vendors and unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel.

Life

Listen: Oklahoma native Gregory Jerome releases new song 'American Spirit' for Juneteenth

Officially commemorated on June 19, Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in America.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'Impractical Jokers' stars postpone OKC show to 2021

All tickets for the original performance will be honored, so patrons should hold on to their tickets.

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Showbiz Cinemas Edmond celebrating Father's Day weekend by showing 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Showbiz Cinemas Edmond is currently one of the only open theaters in the Oklahoma City metro area due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgia senators say hate crimes law should protect police

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia’s state Senate have added police as a protected class to proposed hate crimes legislation...

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Video: Tickets for Garth Brooks' drive-in concert event to go back on sale Saturday after glitch

Billed as the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada, Brooks' show will be...

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Video: NBC's 2014 production of 'Peter Pan Live!,' starring Christopher Walken, Allison Williams and Kelli O'Hara, streaming for free this weekend

The musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale stars Allison Williams as the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Academy Award...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District postpones tonight's anticipated 'Solidarity in the Plaza: Black Lives Matter' due to record rise in COVID-19 cases

Although the festivities would be primarily outdoors, Plaza District Executive Director Selena Skorman said as many as 10,000...

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Interview and video: OKC nerdy rock band Dr. Pants releases abstract electronic album 'Objectionable Object'

Deliberately titled "Objectionable Object," the abstract new album premiered on Dr. Pants' Bandcamp earlier this month and...

Life

OKC's deadCenter Film Festival changes leads as Lance McDaniel steps down and Alyx Picard Davis steps up

As the festival heads into its final weekend of streaming films, panels, moviemaker Q&As and other content at...

Life

Stein Mart's survival in doubt

Can Stein Mart survive sagging sales due to COVID-19?

Life

Several Tulsa justice rallies are planned ... but not close to Trump event

TULSA — The Rev. Mareo Johnson predicted that Tulsa would gain an out-sized portion of the world's attention one day. Not just...

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No small affair: Tulsa's Juneteenth celebration has attracted eyes of the nation

TULSA — What initially was planned as a relatively small Juneteenth celebration has evolved into the exact opposite here in the...

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Greenwood takes center stage in Tulsa

Businesses on Greenwood Avenue were bustling Thursday and leaders of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce said they would like to...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: As movie productions get back to action, Oklahoma film proponents see a potential boom

With the pandemic forcing Americans to spend more time at home watching TV and movies, the streaming wars are heating up even...

Life

Carpenter Square Theatre to continue 'CST LiveOnline!' with live-stream radio show-style production of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'

The theater does not plan to reopen until late fall for Season 37, but “CST LiveOnline!” is allowing Carpenter Square to...

Life

'CBS This Morning' to examine Tulsa Race Massacre as part of Juneteenth coverage

Officially commemorated on June 19, Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in America.

Life

Oklahoma native Mary Millben to be featured on new online series 'Impact Now'

“Impact Now” is a new, one-hour, online series profiling and featuring global leaders, entertainers, influencers, sports...

Life

Russell Westbrook, Alfre Woodard, Sen. Kamala Harris and more to appear on virtual Tulsa Block Party for Juneteenth

Baratunde Thurston, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, "Watchmen" creator Damon Lindelof, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson...

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'Dateline NBC' special 'The Long Road to Freedom' to focus on wrongfully convicted Tulsa brothers

The one-hour broadcast, "The Long Road to Freedom," is part of NBC News’ network-wide series, “Inequality in America.”

Life

HBO to make all episodes of 'Watchmen' - which depicts the Tulsa Race Massacre - free to watch this weekend

The network also will air a marathon of the 2019 series starting at noon Friday, which is Juneteenth.

Life

Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Benedict Cumberbatch and more to receive stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson and jazz icon Charlie Parker will be given...

Life

Documentary 'John Lewis: Good Trouble' to make U.S. premiere Friday at Tulsa's Circle Cinema

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" will open in theaters and on demand July 3, and it will be playing in multiple Oklahoma theaters.

Health

AP Explains: Juneteenth marks day last enslaved people freed

Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. Now, with support...

Life

How 'Watchmen' reminds us of the Tulsa Race Massacre before Trump's Oklahoma rally

The ambitious miniseries, an adaptation of a revered 1980s comic-book series that explores racism and the criminal justice...

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Video: Political parody group Founders Sing releases 'Stay Home Oklahoma' clip ahead of President Trump's Tulsa rally

The video features the singing likenesses of famous Oklahoma natives Brad Pitt (actor and filmmaker), Garth Brooks (country...

Life

Preview: Celebrations of Juneteenth, Black arts planned across Oklahoma this weekend

Between worldwide protests in response to the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody to President Trump's...

Life

Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes

Summer program receives $7,500 grant Jubilee Partners recently received a $7,500 grant from the Oklahoma City Community...

Health

Acts of Kindness

Life.Church joins OBI Saturday for blood drive COVID-19 has taken a toll on the state’s blood supply and Life.Church is...

Life

OKC Black Justice Fund to award local grants, address racial equity

A new fund will provide grants to Black-led organizations in the metro area and others that are working for racial equity, the...

Health

Poll: Americans not buying White House spin on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “a cause for celebration,”...

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OU Medical Center listed among 100 Great Hospitals in America

A national publication for healthcare decision-makers has named OU Medical Center one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for...