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Masks, temperature checks, empty rows: Post-coronavirus concerts could look very different

Artists are starting to test the waters of live music in a coronavirus world. But already, fallout from the pandemic is making...

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In a NY state of mind, Guetta readies virus relief concert

NEW YORK (AP) — When hundreds of artists started singing from their living rooms when the coronavirus pandemic hit,...

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Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick,...

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

India had another record daily jump in coronavirus cases, while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it...

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Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.The streaming platform announced Thursday that “Africa...

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ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this...

Sports

This Date in Baseball

June 31918 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched his second no-hitter, blanking the Detroit Tigers 5-0.1932 — Lou...

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Amid virus lockdown, radio lessons return in Latin America

FUNZA, Colombia (AP) — At a small farmhouse outside Colombia’s capital city, Marlene Beltran picks up a ruler and crayons. She...

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Getting creative: Hard hit by the pandemic, Oklahoma's A&E sector works to adapt

Adam Norwest was hoping that Oklahoma City audiences would be ready for laughs. His Bricktown Comedy Club was among the first...

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TV's biggest cliffhanger: Will my show return on schedule?

No matter how much programmers plan, the coronavirus, as it has in so many walks of life, will dictate what happens. Right now,...

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Watch: Kelli O'Hara covers James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on PBS' 'National Memorial Day Concert'

O'Hara, who hails from Elk City and Edmond, dedicated her performance to all the Gold Star families and people who have lost...

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Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time...

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Lawsuit: Ultra refuses refunds for canceled music festival

MIAMI (AP) — Two men are suing organizers of Ultra Music Festival, claiming they were denied refunds after the the three-day...

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Christian rock band members react: Lead singer of Hawk Nelson reveals he doesn't believe in God

The members of Hawk Nelson are speaking out after the Christian rock band’s lead singer, Jon Steingard, announced he no...

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Business Highlights

___CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?NEW YORK (AP) — Pay for CEOs topped $12.3 million at the biggest...

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Through kids' eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the pandemic.In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news...

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Summertime, and the living is uneasy for Jason Isbell

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, between a new album specifically designed to introduce his music to...

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Review: 'High Note' is easy listening for troubled times

There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we’d have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like “The High...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Backstreet Boys announce rescheduled 2021 tour dates, including OKC show

The hitmakers earlier this month postponed their 2020 North American tour dates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'Live From Cains' to feature Paul Benjaman, Jesse Aycock and Beau Roberson tonight

During this “Live From Cain’s: Session,” hosted at www.facebook.com/cainsballroom, fans will be treated to a behind-the-scenes...

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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Watch: Carrie Underwood fans celebrate the 15th anniversary of her 'American Idol' win

Underwood beat out runner-up Bo Bice in the "American Idol" Season 4 finale on March 25, 2005.

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Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium announces 2020-2021 Performing Arts Series lineup

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Armstrong Auditorium will follow the state’s health guidelines. Tickets will be fully...

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Review: John Prine sideman steps out as reflective balladeer

Jason Wilber, "Time Traveler” (WilberTone)Lucky man, Jason Wilber. For 24 years he traveled the world with a stage pass to...

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Video: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's web series 'Mike and Carrie: God & Country' premieres tonight

In the series trailer, the couple, who will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in July, talks about their differing...

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#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary...

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Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of...

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In 'Wild World,' singer Kip Moore turns a mirror on himself

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Kip Moore wasn’t performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and...

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New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

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

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Review: Jimmy Buffett brings sunshine into our darkness

Jimmy Buffett, “Life on the Flip Side” (Mailboat Records)Jimmy Buffett’s first studio record in seven years arrives with equal...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. SCOOB!2. Bad Boys for Life3. Emma.4. Jumanji: The Next Level5. Birds of Prey and the...

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Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature...

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The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Rock...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6:May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter,...

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Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which...

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Watch: OKC duo Husbands' 'Manhorse' gets clever barrier-grid animation video from Lamar + Nik

Lamar + Nik have previously devised inventive videos for the likes of Pixies, The Shins and fellow Okie Samantha Crain.

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Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now

LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.”May...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak to 102 races, holding off the...

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Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McAlester Christian pop singer Estella Kirk releases encouraging video and song 'Shelter in the Storm'

The new song was produced by Josh “Igloo” Monroy (JoJo, Melanie Martinez) and co-written by Fontana, a former top celebrity...

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Watch: MercyMe captures a coronavirus mood with video for new song 'Hurry Up and Wait'

Inspired by the scripture Isaiah 40:31, the song offers encouragement for people feeling isolated, idled and frustrated by the...

Life

Video: Kelli O'Hara, Trace Adkins, Cynthia Erivo, Renee Fleming and more to appear tonight on PBS' 'National Memorial Day Concert'

The special 90-minute presentation of the "National Memorial Day Concert," featuring new and relevant content for these times...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Philharmonic Associate Concertmaster Marat Gabdullin remotely assembles global orchestra to record original work 'Covid Romance'

The final video 4 1/2-minute video features players from the U.S. Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Qatar and Japan. It...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lyric Theatre lays off full-time staffers

The venerable nonprofit theater announced last month that it was postponing all remaining shows on its 2020 subscription season...

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'Covid Romance': OKC Philharmonic violinist Marat Gabdullin forms global ensemble to remotely record an original work

When the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shuttered the Civic Center and put the Oklahoma City Philharmonic on hiatus,...

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Photos and video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani release 'Nobody But You' behind-the-scenes video, perform on 'Red Nose Day Special'

The romantic single is Shelton's 27th No. 1 hit on the country chart and Stefani's first country chart-topper.

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Oklahoma faith briefs

Archdiocese sells former church site The Archdiocese of Oklahoma recently sold a former church building in south Oklahoma...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

NBASALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jerry Sloan, who spent 23 years as coach of the Utah Jazz and took the team to the NBA Finals in 1997...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: American Banjo Museum announces reopening date

Guests will be asked to wear face masks, use social distancing and avoid contact with exhibits and artifacts.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Noble's Rose Rock Music Festival postponed

The 39th annual event was originally slated for June 5-7 in downtown Noble.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band's OKC show canceled

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, though, Buffett is shifting his 2020 U.S. tour dates to 2021

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Video and interview: OKC indie pop and blues musician Stephen Salewon releases romantic video to new ballad 'You Belong With Me'

Salewon, 30, was born in Nigeria and lived there until age 13, when he moved to the United States. Living in Oklahoma, he has...

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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Nav on back-to-back No. 1s and learning from The Weeknd

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian-Indian rapper Nav has no problem being signed to one of the biggest artists in the world. In fact, he...

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Guinean singer Mory Kante, 'baobab of culture,' dies at 70

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean singer Mory Kante, an influential figure in African and world music, has died, his family said...

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In prison, producer finds new voice for inmates, and himself

NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to...

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Interview and video: The Nixons release first new music collection in 20 years with EP 'Sonic Boom'

Not only have the 1990s hitmakers continued to play shows together - when there isn't a global pandemic keeping the musicians...

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Kelli O'Hara to lead Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Memorial For Us All Sunday

A secular community remembrance, the event welcomes all to celebrate the lives of those who have left us too soon.

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Jazz competition for high school students goes virtual

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition &...

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Recording Academy records John Prine song for charity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine's “Angel From Montgomery" with...

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Human Together: Virtual music festival to showcase artists from Oklahoma and beyond during coronavirus pandemic

Although he is the co-founder of Oklahoma's largest film festival, Jayson Floyd doesn't consider himself an event planner. But...

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Week Ahead

HIP TO BE SQUARE: Carpenter Square Theatre will present the first edition of "CST LiveOnline!" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at...

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The Nixons drop 'Sonic Boom' EP, featuring first new music in 20 years

Three years after The Nixons first reassembled for an Oklahoma City show, the rock band's reunion continues to reverberate. Not...

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Muti to conduct classical music's return to Italian stage

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYThe NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format,...

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Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A saxophonist whose sounds helped birth international dance music. An actress who learned alongside one set of Hollywood...

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Lives Lost: At veterans' home, towering legacies of the dead

Each of their stories was different, but common strains repeat: Of humility and generosity; of finding joy in the...

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NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!,' starring Carrie Underwood, to stream for free

The Shows Must Go On!, which has aired several free full-length recordings of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and tributes, is...

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The Who's Roger Daltrey concerned about teens with cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Daltrey worries that the coronavirus pandemic will have a devastating effect on a special group of people...

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Kelly Clarkson, Alex Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District raises more than $20,000 to support retail and restaurant employees

With more than 200 individual donations, the Plaza Support Fund surpassed its goal of $16,000.

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Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Weeknd delays 'The After Hours Tour,' including Oklahoma show, to 2021

But the "Can't Feel My Face" hitmaker announced today on social media that he is delaying the tour a year due to the COVID-19...

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Review: Steve Earle’s ‘Ghosts’ examines coal miners’ plight

Steve Earle & the Dukes, "Ghosts of West Virginia” (New West)Contemplating the treacherous political landscape of West...

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Review: Indigo Girls passionate, tuneful on fine ‘Look Long’

Indigo Girls, “Look Long” (Rounder)“Look Long” is the Indigo Girls’ first studio album in five years, a passionate and tuneful...

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Review: Victor Wainwright starts a party on 'Memphis Loud'

Victor Wainwright and the Train, “Memphis Loud” (Ruf)Here’s an hour-long set to help fill the void created by all of those...

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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic and more to appear on 2020 'Red Nose Day Special'

Julia Roberts, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Paul Rudd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Garner, Ricky Gervais,...

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Video: Blake Shelton performs with Gwen Stefani, winner Todd Tilghman on 'The Voice' season finale

Blake and Gwen's performance was dedicated to the staff and volunteers of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Maroon 5 postpones tour, including OKC concert, to 2021

Meghan Trainor was slated to open for Maroon 5 on all the band's summer dates, and it looks like the "All About That Bass"...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Backstreet Boys postpone 2020 North American tour, including OKC show

The Backstreet Boys were planning to kick off the 2020 North American leg of "The DNA World Tour" July 10 in New York.

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OKC's Painted Sky Opera announces plans for 2020-2021 season

The company was forced to postpone its 2019-2020 season closer slated for May 14-17 in the Civic Center’s CitySpace Theatre due...

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Song critical of Polish leader disappears from hit chart

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A song took aim at an alleged abuse of power by Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. It rose...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE ATHLETICSWASHINGTON (AP) — The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020,...

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Rascal Flatts gives remote performance on 'American Idol' finale, cancels farewell tour due to coronavirus pandemic

The "Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour" was due to kick off this summer and take the group from coast to coast.

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Tribute broadcast planned for late music exec Andre Harrell

NEW YORK (AP) — A tribute to Andre Harrell, the influential music executive who discovered Sean “Diddy” Combs and died earlier...

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Watch: Jacob Tovar's beautiful ballad 'I Felt Love' showcased in video directed by Sterlin Harjo

The first single from his upcoming album "Good Reasons" was penned by Tovar, John Fullbright and Roger Ray.

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Beyoncé to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also...

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Donation brings a bit of Mardi Gras to hospital workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Emily Bauman is a believer in the power of music. So when she got her stimulus check, she put that power to...

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A songwriting savage: The-Dream on penning Beyoncé-Megan hit

NEW YORK (AP) — The-Dream has won Grammys for his songwriting skills, but the performer doesn’t plan to break down the formula...

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Socially distant concerts signal a reopening for live music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last time bassist Jon Jones played a concert with his country group Eli Young Band was March 8. He...

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Hanson, Dawes and Alexander 23 to appear on streamed music festival Sessions to raise funds for coronavirus relief

Hosted by Hannah Rad, the festival will feature performances and conversation live exclusively on Twitch and will benefit the...

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Listen: Kyle Nix of Turnpike Troubadours drops 'Lightning on the Mountain,' sizzling title track from his upcoming solo album

The album was recorded and co-produced by Wes Sharon (Turnpike Troubadours, John Fulbright, Parker Millsap) in Norman.

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLThe NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator...

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Video: Reba McEntire talks about her mother's passing, her updated 'What If' video and Oklahoma quarantine life on 'Today' show

Reba's mother, Jacqueline McEntire of Stringtown, died March 14 from cancer at the age of 93.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Toby Keith Golf Classic fundraising event postponed

The 2019 event was attended by celebrities like Bob Stoops, Troy Aikman, Clint Black and Ron White.

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Lives Lost: An unassuming maestro of Sunday soundtracks

At funerals, he made the organ moan, and at weddings, it thundered in joy. On Christmas, bells twinkled; on Easter, trumpets...

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New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

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

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Review: The 1975 offer one new great song after another

The 1975, “Notes on a Conditional Form” (Dirty Hit/Interscope)Do you have time on your hands? Of course you do. Then there’s no...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chris Stapleton postpones 'All-American Road Show' tour, including Oklahoma show, to 2021

In a statement released via social media, Stapleton and his wife and musical partner Morgane said they made the decision to...

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Watch: Check out the lyric video of The Swon Brothers sentimental new song 'Mommas'

On Friday, the brothers will release an official acoustic version of the song.

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`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us” stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30:May 24: Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp is 83. Comedian Tommy Chong of Cheech and...

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to perform on 'The Voice' Season 18 finale

Plus, the season finale will feature special A-list performances by Jonas Brothers with KAROL G, Bon Jovi and Lady Antebellum.

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Rosanne Cash wins prestigious MacDowell arts medal

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosanne Cash's latest honor is a medal previously awarded to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Georgia...

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Churches may reopen, but many services won’t have singing

(RNS) — They are words the Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, never thought he would hear himself say.“Based...

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Asia Today: India extends lockdown for 2 more weeks

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday extended its nearly 2-month-old lockdown by two weeks after reporting nearly 5,000 new...

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Oklahoma power pop songwriter Moon Martin dies

Moon Martin, the Oklahoma musician and songwriter who penned the Robert Palmer hit "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"...

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Locked-down neighbors let loose at 'Quaranchella' concerts

LOSS ANGELES — For 15 years, Adam Chester has subbed for Elton John, performing John's parts in rehearsals with the rocker's...

Life

Video: Garth Brooks releases new songs from upcoming album 'Fun'

The new "Fun" songs now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music are "What Cowboys Do” and "Party Gras.”

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Listen: Oklahoma-Texas icon Ray Wylie Hubbard partners with Ashley McBryde for new song 'Outlaw Blood'

In a behind-the-scenes video, Hubbard says he's a big fan of the emerging Nashville renegade, so he was thrilled that McBryde...

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Watch: Miranda Lambert plays 'Bluebird' on 'The Tonight Show: At Home Edition' and in new vertical video

"Bluebird" is one of five songs on her latest album that Lambert co-wrote with Oklahoma native Luke Dick.

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Watch: Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae release sentimental video for 'Trying on Rings'

From singer-songwriters’ critically acclaimed new album, “Trying On Rings” exemplifies the hopefulness and promise of love with...

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Watch: Greyson Chance releases video for groove-inducing new single 'Honeysuckle'

Directed by Rahul Chakraborty, the official video was filmed and produced in Oklahoma.

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No contest: In corona era, Eurovision seeks to unite Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This was no contest.Shut down by the coronavirus crisis, Europe’s annual musical spectacular that...

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Watch: Oklahoma native Luke Dick's band Steve releases fun-filled video for coronavirus dance anthem 'Do The Apocalypse'

They released the entertaining ditty last month, and it's cleverly designed to make the pandemic a little more tuneful.

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Watch: Reba McEntire releases updated music video for her timely 1997 song 'What If'

Reba also has a new lyric video out for her 2017 gospel hit "Back to God," featuring Lauren Daigle.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma postpones Summer Chamber Music Festival

Since 2003, Oklahoma City's Brightmusic Society has been bringing classical and modern chamber music to audiences across...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stillwater's Tumbleweed Dancehall & Concert Venue reopening tonight, Aaron Watson show postponed to fall

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Tumbleweed postponed its the 2020 edition of its venerable spring Calf Fry Festival to 2021.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra cancels season finale performance

The orchestra’s maestro, Jon Kalbfleisch, is currently reworking the orchestra’s 2020-2021 season to accommodate social...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond's Heard on Hurd going online Saturday

Carter Sampson and Stephen Salewon will be the featured artists for the May event.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman's 20th Summer Breeze Concert Series to broadcast live on KGOU

The series is normally staged in Norman's Lion's Park, but this year, the concerts will be performed without audiences at The...

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Astrid Kirchherr, photographer of the Beatles, dead at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer who shot some of the earliest and most striking images of the Beatles...

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Nézet-Séguin got $392,152 in initial part of 1st Met season

NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s earned $392,152 during his first portion of his first season as the Metropolitan Opera's...

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Preview, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum debuting long-awaited $15 million outdoor expansion Liichokoshkomo’ after coronavirus closure

Pronounced Lee-cho-kosh-ko-MO and named for a Chickasaw phrase for “Let’s play," the 100,000-square-foot new attraction...

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Little Richard to be buried at historically black college

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University, a historically black...

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Keith Urban hosts drive-in concert for medical workers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban is used to playing massive stages full of lights, speakers and screens in...

Life

RIP Oklahoma power pop songwriter Moon Martin, who wrote Robert Palmer hit 'Bad Case of Loving You'

Although he was more well-known in Europe than in his home country, Martin was one of the most critically acclaimed artists of...

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Arkansas venue postpones concert ordered shut due to virus

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas theater said Thursday it will postpone a country-rock concert that would have defied the...

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Songwriters go online to craft the next hit song remotely

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — During a recent songwriting session, singer-songwriters Sarah Loethen and Christoffer Wadensten pieced...

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`Eurovision that never was' has fans pining for golden times

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over its many years, the Eurovision Song Contest has come to be a sign of the times. So it is perhaps fitting...

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Oklahoma musician Benny Garcia, Vince Gill's longtime guitar tech, dies

Respected Oklahoma guitar tech and musician Benny Garcia died Saturday in Oklahoma City from pancreatic cancer. He was 64....

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Services pending for Oklahoma-raised singer-songwriter Cady Groves

Services are pending for Cady Groves, a versatile Oklahoma-raised singer-songwriter who died May 2 in Brentwood, Tennessee,...

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Week Ahead

CATCH A FLICK: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting streaming viewings of one hour of the New York International...

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Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

This year's college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid...

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Review: Moses Sumney rejects classification on new album

Moses Sumney, “græ” (Jagjaguwar)No man is an island, but that doesn’t mean all men are safe from being islanded.Moses Sumney’s...

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With No. 1 hit, once-ousted producer Dr. Luke marks comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2014, songmaster Dr. Luke had logged his 16th No. 1 with Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” solidifying his place as...

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Award-winning documentary 'The Wayman Tisdale Story' airing on NBA-TV

“The Wayman Tisdale Story” chronicles Tisdale’s life from this childhood as a preacher’s son to the battle with cancer that...

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Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died.Etheridge released a statement saying...

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Muppet Elmo readies for his own starry HBO Max talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time not too long ago when Broadway star Ben Platt was interviewed by a monster. A perfectly nice...

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Review: Sparks’ new album is entertaining career highlight

Sparks, “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip” (BMG)Sparks, that most European of American bands, has released one of their best albums...

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Services pending for the late Oklahoma-raised singer-songwriter Cady Groves

The youngest of seven siblings, her family moved to Marlow in 1993, and she also spent part of her growing years in Cache and...

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John Macurdy, bass who sang 1,001 times at Met, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — John Macurdy, a bass who sang 1,001 performances at the Metropolitan Opera over four decades and created...

Health

Locked down neighbors let loose at 'Quaranchella' concerts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 15 years, Adam Chester has subbed for Elton John, performing John’s parts in rehearsals with the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arts Council OKC's Sunday Twilight Concert Series to live-stream for June

Due to the current health safety and public gathering guidelines, organizers decided that the first month of Summer Twilight...

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Common's #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and activist Common went into quarantine concerned about incarcerated people he has met during visits to...

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Governor vows 'consequences' if Arkansas concert proceeds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas theater will face consequences that could be enforced by the police if it proceeds with...

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Michael Jackson musical postpones its Broadway debut

NEW YORK (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson has pushed its Broadway debut until next year due to the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Painted Sky Opera launches 'Lunch with Painted Sky Opera' online recital series

This week's installment will feature tenor Joel Burcham and baritone Tom Sitzler.

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Review: Willie Nile finds muse nearby on 'New York at Night'

Willie Nile, “New York at Night” (River House Records)Not for the first time in his career of over 40 years, Willie Nile finds...

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Review: Bluegrass band Special Consensus hosts a barn dance

Special Consensus, "Chicago Barn Dance” (Compass)Chicago blues is a sound and a brand. Chicago bluegrass has a more obscure...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman's Jazz in June postponed to fall

Organizers are still planning to offer a musical experience in June.

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Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and more to appear on 'CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special'

The special will recognize COVID-19 heroes in health care, education, business, community leadership, the food industry,...

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Musician John Williams to perform outdoors May 16 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Tulsa musician John Williams will present a socially distanced, outdoor session of Morning Music at 10:30 a.m....

Health

Sony's profits dive as stores, cinemas close during pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reported Wednesday that its quarterly profit tumbled as...

Health

Telethon raises $115M for New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey shed tears after announcing that more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers...

News

'Bombshell' concert stream will reunite cast of 'Smash'

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “Bombshell,” the fictional Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, is coming together again to aid...

Business

John Lennon’s former Palm Beach estate listed for sale at $47.5M

Lennon bought the oceanfront estate in January 1980 but was killed in December of that year. Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, sold the...

Sports

'Be Like Mike' jingle almost didn't happen, says creator

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: John Fullbright to perform first 'Live from Cain's Sessions' streaming concert at Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom

The “Live From Cain’s Sessions” will be hosted on the Cain’s Ballroom Facebook page and will showcase different areas of...

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Review: Gretchen Peters makes Mickey Newbury's songs her own

Gretchen Peters, “The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury” (Scarlet Letter Records)It took Gretchen Peters...

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Music Review: Marshall Chapman shines with all-covers set

Marshall Chapman, “Songs I Can’t Live Without" (Tallgirl Records)As Marshall Chapman sings the great North American songbook on...

Life

Photos and video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani perform on the Grand Ole Opry remotely from Oklahoma

Along with his acoustic duet with Stefani, Shelton talked about and gave a solo performance of his recent smash "God's Country"...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Michael Buble reschedules tour, including OKC concert, for 2021

The four-time Grammy Award winner announced in March that he was postponing several spring tour dates - including the OKC show,...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Journey cancels 2020 tour with Pretenders, including OKC and Durant shows

The 60-date tour, produced by Live Nation, was to make an Oklahoma City stop on June 19 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The tour...

News

New this week: Taylor Swift, 'Maleficent,' Marshall special

This week comes an encouragement to go way back to watch a great movie — all the way to 1926. Buster Keaton’s “The General” is...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 17-23

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 17-23:May 17: Singer Taj Mahal is 78. Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is...

News

Grammy-winning 1970s soul singer Betty Wright dies at 66

MIAMI (AP) — Betty Wright, the Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter whose influential 1970s hits included “Clean Up Woman"...

Crime

Jay-Z's Team Roc calls for fast action in Ahmaud Arbery case

ATLANTA (AP) — The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company on Sunday called on Georgia officials to take...

Health

A big-city orchestra salvages a student's canceled recital

Devastated after her graduate recital was canceled due to coronavirus concerns, Brooke Mead nearly gave up. Faced with...

News

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and...

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Jagger, Dylan, Quincy Jones react to death of Little Richard

Reaction to the death of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, who died Saturday at 87.— “I’m so saddened to hear about the...

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Andre Harrell, music exec who discovered Diddy, dies at 59

NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Harrell, the Uptown Records founder who shaped the sound of hip-hop and R&B in the late ’80s and ’90s...

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Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87, pastor says.

NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87, pastor says.

Business

Ex-NBA player Shannon Brown accused of shooting at 2 people

TYRONE, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at...

Health

Idris Elba lends his voice to a song helping relief efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba, who battled the coronavirus this year, has lent his voice to a new song about black men and mental...

News

Buju Banton calls new single with John Legend 'special'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been over a decade since reggae king Buju Banton and R&B star John Legend collaborated on a song, and...

Health

Alaska school board postpones decision on banned books

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school board postponed a vote over rescinding a ban on selected English course books after...

Life

Kelli O'Hara, Cynthia Erivo, Renee Fleming and more to appear on PBS' 'National Memorial Day Concert'

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional live concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will not take place to...

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Week Ahead

ALL ACCESS: Local Access, an online music series presented by Tulsa Noise and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, concludes at 7 p.m....

Health

The Latest: Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate in COVID-19 fight

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Music Review: Jason Isbell firms up his place among the best

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, “Reunions” (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers)Jason Isbell long ago earned his place among the finest...

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Review: Brian Wright takes listeners on wild, whimsical ride

Brian Wright, “Lapse of Luxury” (Cafe Rooster Records)An inventory of the backyard shed where Brian Wright recorded his latest...

Health

La Scala opens virtual tour during coronavirus lockdown

MILAN (AP) — Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday unveiled a virtual journey through its ornate premises and rich...

Business

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

News

2nd member of Turkish left-wing band dies of hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A second member of a left-wing popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died of a hunger...

Life

Video: Oklahoma City band KALO debuts driving rock anthem 'No Shame'

The single is one of several planned for staggered release over the next several months, and it marks the first single written,...

News

Jay Chou brings magic with his Netflix show 'J-Style Trip'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Mandopop superstar Jay Chou is bringing a little magic into viewers’ lives with his Netflix show “J-Style...

Sports

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

BERLIN (AP) — Florian Schneider-Esleben, who helped pioneer electronic music as the co-founder of Kraftwerk and influenced...

News

Hot Country Knights cash in on '90s nostalgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With their acid-washed jeans and mullets, the Hot Country Knights aren’t just nostalgic for the ’90s...

Health

Tribeca programs drive-in series for films, sports and music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tribeca is taking audiences back to the drive-in this summer.Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T said...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Philharmonic cancels the remaining concerts of its 2019-2020 season

The concerts were initially postponed and now have been canceled, with an eye on maintaining protocols for social distancing in...

Health

Just dance: Lady Gaga sets May 29 release date for 6th album

NEW YORK (AP) — After scrapping the original release date for her new album because of the spreading coronavirus, Lady Gaga has...

News

Netflix drama 'The Eddy' explores jazz via multiracial Paris

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wandered along the Seine and felt free. Louis Armstrong sought refuge from...

Life

Tulsa band to provide Morning Music on Round Barn Facebook page

ARCADIA — “And Then There were Two,” an acoustic Americana and red dirt band from Tulsa, will provide Morning Music starting at...

Health

Family of dead crew member with virus sues Royal Caribbean

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against Royal...

News

Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4...

News

Rosalind Elias dies at 90; made Broadway debut at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosalind Elias, an American mezzo-soprano who created roles in a pair of Samuel Barber world premieres and made...

Health

Todd ready to return to PGA Tour, willing to take on risks

Brendon Todd sees risks involved in the PGA Tour resuming its schedule next month, and he's willing to take them.Todd, who won...

Life

Video: The Nixons releasing new EP 'Sonic Boom' May 22

"Sonic Boom" includes five songs, including a new single called “Ghost of an Angel.”

Life

Watch: Check out the lyric video to Ray Wylie Hubbard's 'Bad Trick'

Hubbard conceptualized and produced "Co-starring," his eclectic 10-track collection due July 10 via Big Machine Records.

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC singer Chanda Graham releases tuneful new song 'Rona Blues'

The song was recorded, mixed and mastered by Austin Nichols.

Health

Watch: OneRepublic shares touching video for 'Better Days,' from new album 'Human,' out Friday

"Better Days" is included on OneRepublic's eagerly anticipated fifth LP "Human," along with the singles "Rescue Me," "Wanted"...

News

Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a...

News

Kingfish Ingram wins 5 Blues Music Awards in online show

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram took home five Blues Music Awards in an online ceremony that...

Health

Journey cancels 2020 tour because of coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Journey is the latest act to cancel their 2020 tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.The rock band was...

Health

Are you wearing a face mask in public? Why or why not?

Are you choosing to wear a mask in public? If not, tell us why.

Health

Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies with COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — Dave Greenfield, the keyboard player with British punk band The Stranglers and who penned the music to their...

News

New this week: A Bieber reality show, comics and their moms

Bored with your surroundings? Justin and Hailey Bieber are showing off their lives in their Toronto home in a new series, while...

News

Dwight Yoakam marries fiancee Emily Joyce in small wedding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dwight Yoakam married his longtime fiancee Emily Joyce in a small wedding in March that...

Health

Reflecting the times, acts pen songs about quarantine life

NEW YORK (AP) — With masks over their mouths and gloves on their hands, country superstar Luke Combs and his band went to a...

Health

40 songs about the coronavirus pandemic. Listen here.

NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians can’t perform on the road but they’re still able to create music during the coronavirus pandemic....

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16:May 10: Singer Henry Fambrough of The Spinners is 82. Actor David Clennon...

News

Prince guitar, McCartney Beatles lyrics come up for auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the...

Life

Video: Oklahoma indie rock band Colourmusic releases two ambient albums

The ambient music album "Mathewson, OK" is described as an "homage to an area of Oklahoma that doesn't exist anymore that used...

Life

OKC duo Husbands releases new album 'Wayne John,' a collection of demos and b-sides

"Wayne John" includes b-sides (songs 1-12) and demos (songs 13-17) from "After the Gold Rush Party."

Life

Video: 'The Voice' to broadcast live shows remotely starting tonight

Blake Shelton will broadcast from his home in Tishomingo, Kelly Clarkson from her ranch in Montana, and Nick Jonas and John...

Health

German court ends long-running trial over 2010 Love Parade

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Monday closed a trial over the mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival in...

Health

Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy

BEIRUT (AP) — It's not just a lifestyle, it's a livelihood. That was the motto used by some of Lebanon's best-known nightclubs...

Life

Photos and video: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood play empty Grand Ole Opry during coroanvirus pandemic

This week, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will play for Grand Ole Opry fans around the world via a remote broadcast performance...

Life

Video: 'Tiger King' gets the Honest Trailers treatment from Screen Junkies

The Honest Trailer takes on the series' colorful characters, outrageous turns of events and affect on pop culture.

Life

Listen: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Beau Jennings releases wistful new acoustic song 'Static Automatic'

Jennings performed and recorded the forthcoming album himself, with contributions from friends John Calvin Abney, Andy Adams,...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Entertainment venues navigate complicated question of when to reopen

Although Gov. Stitt's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan allowed for entertainment venues to start reopening Friday, The Jones...

Health

Oklahoma City metro area venues to delay reopening until safer times

Avant-garde country music sensation Orville Peck had already arrived in Oklahoma City for his March 13 show at The Jones...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bartlesville's OKM Music festival postponed

This year's multi-genre, multi-venue festival will feature Dallas String Quartet, Tina Guo, Verona Quartet, Grady Nichols,...

Health

Stars deliver inspirational messages in Call to Unite event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels talked about past drug use and urged people not to give into the temptation to abuse...

Health

Lawyers: Egypt filmmaker who mocked president dies in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian filmmaker detained without trial for over two years for making a music video that mocked President...

Health

St. Jude music therapists organize backyard jams for kids

Amy Love had to leave the Memphis hospital where she brings music to severely ill children — she and other support staff...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gypsy Cafe: Reimagined raises more than $20,000 for Red Dirt Relief Fund

Due to the pandemic, this year's ninth annual Gypsy Cafe was reimagined as a two-hour streaming show of performances filmed by...

Health

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Summertime blues: Coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on Oklahoma festivals and events

From the flag-waving fun of Edmond's LibertyFest to the hard-rock sounds of Pryor's Rocklahoma, the coronavirus pandemic has...

Life

Toby Keith's 'Furniture Guitar Session' performance to premiere this week on 'CMT Hot 20 Countdown'

The 2015 Songwriters Hall of Famer's "Furniture Store Guitar Sessions" rendition of his 2011 tune "Clancy's Tavern" will air on...

Health

Video: Toby Keith releases 'Furniture Store Guitar Sessions,' wishes Willie Nelson happy birthday while sheltering in place in Mexico

While sheltering in place in Mexico, the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Famer has used a used guitar to record "The Furniture Store...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Broadway performances of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' on hold as tour is on hiatus

OKC Broadway is "currently exploring all options including rescheduling the show," according to an email.

Sports

'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball and tears, the ones streaking down cheeks.Tears, the kind leaving rifts between fathers and...

Crime

Promoter who ordered 50 Cent's friend killed loses appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a former hip-hop and rap promoter who ordered the killing of a friend of 50 Cent was upheld...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inaugural Born & Raised Music Festival in Pryor postponed to 2021

The 2020 Born & Raised Music Festival was to feature more than 25 acts, including Willie Nelson & Family, Margo Price, Hank...

Health

AC Milan, Roc Nation partner for virtual fundraising concert

MILAN (AP) — AC Milan and Roc Nation have partnered to stage a virtual live event on Sunday headlined by Alicia Keys that will...

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Video

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sturgill Simpson cancels tour, including Oklahoma date

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter revealed today that "All remaining shows will not be rescheduled to ensure everyone is...

Health
Video

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Rocklahoma postponed to 2021

The 14th annual music and camping festival was slated for Memorial Day weekend at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor.

News

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy...

News

WEEK AHEAD

FIRST OF ALL Paseo Arts District will host its monthly First Friday event virtually at 6 p.m. Friday at...

Health

Lives Lost: Virus silences angelic voice of WWII evacuee

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After Adolf Hitler annexed his native Austria and Allied bombs laid waste to Vienna, Hannelore Cruz...

Health

Mexican protest singer Oscar Chávez dies of COVID-19 at 85

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico’s best-known protest singers, Oscar Chávez, died Thursday at age 85 after being infected with...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter releases new song 'What We've Lost' to raise money for Feeding America's COVID-19 Fund

Originally recorded during sessions for Porter's 2019 critically acclaimed album "Communion In The Ashes," the Heartland rock...

Health

Mari Winsor, Pilates guru and celebrity trainer, dies at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mari Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was...

Health

Queen and Adam Lambert honor global COVID-19 'Champions'

LONDON (AP) — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the...

News

Gigi Hadid expects first child with Zayn Malik in September

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gigi Hadid is about to strut into motherhood.The supermodel confirmed her pregnancy during a preview clip...

News

Review: Damien Jurado’s delicate vignettes fill new album

Damien Jurado, “What’s New, Tomboy?” (Mama Bird Recording Co.)Damien Jurado’s “What’s New, Tomboy?” is a deceptively simple...

Health

New Orleans musicians find way to soothe the city with music

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Saturday afternoons, pianist Harry Mayronne wheels a piano onto the front porch of the home of jazz...

News

Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Rowland says her new single “Coffee” and its accompanying music video is her “ode to the beauty of black...

Health

PBS Memorial Day concert shifts to TV event because of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has wiped out plans to bring tens of thousand of people to the U.S. Capitol for the annual...

Health

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to perform Grand Ole Opry show remotely from Oklahoma

Trace Adkins and Dustin Lynch also will perform on the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,923rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast.

News

Producer's memoir talks life of hits, magic of Ed Van Halen

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In a life full of magical musical moments, few compare for Ted Templeman to the night he first...

Life

Oklahoman Joy Harjo named to second term as U.S. Poet Laureate

She is a native and resident of Tulsa and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Life

Watch: Kristin Chenoweth sings for Willie Nelson on his 87th birthday

Accompanied on guitar by her boyfriend and fellow musician Josh Bryant, Chenoweth crooned one of Nelson's classic hits.

Health

Watch: Kelli O'Hara sings 'What More Do I Need?' during live-stream concert celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday

The Oklahoma City University graduate noted that she is more commonly associated with the Rodgers and Hammerstein canon but...

Life

Watch: Samantha Crain performs her atmospheric ballad 'Holding to the Edge of Night' at Norman's National Weather Service Radar Operations Center

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she recently announced that she is delaying the release of her new album "A Small Death" to...

Life

Video: Other Lives' Jesse Tabish reflects on a tragedy from his Stillwater days in All-American Rejects with new song 'We Wait'

Billed as the most intimate song Tabish has written, the lovely yet eerie “We Wait” has him both paying homage to a murdered...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: John Moreland reschedules spring tour dates, including OKC show

Tickets that have already been purchased will be valid for the new dates.

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How to take part in tonight's Gypsy Cafe: Reimagined music festival benefiting the Red Dirt Relief Fund

Tonight's ninth annual Gypsy Cafe has been reimagined as a two-hour show of performances filmed by 20 Oklahoma musicians in...

Health

Virus leaves New York City artists in a 'tailspin'

NEW YORK (AP) — Dancer and choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has built a career in movement and community. Both are gone now. Her...

Health

Watch: Carrie Underwood, Mark Wahlberg, Jordin Sparks and more appear in New Kids on the Block's 'House Party' video

The song encourages people to stay home during the pandemic and features the celebrities and their families dancing and singing...

Health

Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thelma Uranga is sprucing up her back deck in Chicago, hoping to host some small gatherings to take the...

Health

Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but...

Health

No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefits

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s no joke — Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills.The...

Life

Video: Gwen Stefani scores first country radio chart-topper with Blake Shelton duet 'Nobody But You'

The ballad was released in December on Shelton's album "Fully Loaded: God’s Country."

Health

Video: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to play Grand Ole Opry's Saturday night broadcast

With Nashvillians at home under Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s “Safer at Home” order and live shows paused at the Grand Ole Opry...

Health

NFL to hold 2021 draft in Cleveland from April 29-May 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in...

News

Reality TV star Ashley 'Minnie' Ross dies in Georgia wreck

ATLANTA (AP) — Ashley Ross of the reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta” has died in a head-on crash on a Georgia road, police...

Health

Oprah to headline Facebook, Instagram graduation event

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah will be the commencement speaker and Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles will offer...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Okie Grown Music Festival in Hinton postponed

The one-day festival is slated to include several Oklahoma acts.

Life

Stoney LaRue releases Vol. 1 in new live music series 'Kickin' It LIVE From the Road'

The album includes live versions of some of the Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter's signature tunes that have never before been...

Life

University of Central Oklahoma’s musical theater program recognized by Performer Stuff

Programs were ranked in areas based on location, budget, environment, school size, degrees offered and what students want out...

News

Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies from coronavirus complications

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was...

News

New this week: Netflix teen romances, Chesney, JoJo albums

It's good to see familiar faces and hear familiar voices, and several are returning this week in ways retro and new. JoJo,...

Sports

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9May 3: Actor Alex Cord (“Airwolf”) is 87. Singer Frankie Valli is 86. Sports...

News

Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban, Nathan Lane and Jake Gyllenhaal honored composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Sunday with an...

Health

Silenced by virus, Met Opera links for digital global gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Camarena was at his home in Zurich singing an aria from Bellini’s “Il Pirata” when the screen for the...

Health

Brad Pitt portrays Fauci in SNL's 2nd at-home edition

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt portrayed Dr. Anthony Fauci in the second at-home episode of “Saturday Night Live,” that featured...

News

Outlook 2020: 'It's important to empower people,' Tava Maloy Sofsky says

Name: Tava Maloy Sofsky, 49, director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

Life

Video: Ray Wylie Hubbard's swampy new song 'Bad Trick' features Ringo Starr, Don Was, Joe Walsh and Chris Robinson

Hubbard conceptualized and produced "Co-starring," his eclectic 10-track collection due July 10 via Big Machine Records.

Life

Watch: Toby Keith releases infomercial and lyric video for new single 'What's Up Cuz'

The fast-paced new ditty was written and produced by Keith and his longtime collaborator Bobby Pinson.

Life

Video: Rascal Flatts delivers national anthem for Sunday’s Fox NASCAR iRacing event

Celebrating their 20th anniversary as Rascal Flatts, vocalist Gary LeVox, multi-instrumentalist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe...

Life

Video: Oklahoma native Kylie Morgan shares the story behind her song 'Break Things'

"As an artist, I really feel like it's important to say what you know. And being a songwriter, I really have that chance," she...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Kelli O'Hara Awards honoring OKC high school music theater performers goes virtual

OKC Broadway was to officially be recognized as a Jimmy Awards provider in 2020, after the 2019 Kelli O'Hara Awards served as a...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Wise Guys to play live-stream concert tonight in honor of canceled Festival of the Arts

Music fans are encouraged to tune in and donate to the nonprofit Arts Council Oklahoma City, which produces the Festival of the...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Okemah's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival moves online for 2020

Affectionately known as "WoodyFest," the Woody Guthrie Festival annually takes place at various venues around Guthrie's...

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Life

Video: Garth Brooks makes guest appearance on Steve Wariner's weekly Facebook broadcast

They reminisced about the 22nd anniversary of "Burnin' The Roadhouse Down," which included the title track duet with Brooks....

Health

Nashville musicians find themselves without jobs or benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colin Poulton moved to Nashville in 2008 to study commercial guitar. He dropped out of college but...

News

Harold Reid, Statler Brothers bass singer, dies at 80

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, has died after a...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paseo Art District taking May First Friday Gallery Walk virtual

During the live stream, the Paseo will partner with The House Helps to raise money for district personnel who are now...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tame Impala's summer Oklahoma concert postponed

As previously reported, Tame Impala - Kevin Parker's Australian psychedelic pop project - released his fourth studio album,...

News

A 'Phantom of the Opera' contest seeks singer with style

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the...

Health

Eric Church wants people to feel safe when concerts return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church doesn’t know when concerts might resume in the United States after the spread...

Health

Tye Tribbett sends positive vibes with song amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has fused Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Alright” into a new tune to send...

Life

Video: CBS to rebroadcast 'Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince'

Check out a clip of Tulsa-born singer and guitarist St. Vincent performing "Controversy."

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Rock & Roll Camp for Girls OKC, SixTwelve summer camps canceled

Summer camps are becoming the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Crime

'The Chi' star arrested for drugs, weapons in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A fired star of the hit Showtime series “The Chi" who was also featured in the Academy Award-nominated...

Health

Online conspiracy theorists twist singer's COVID-19 death

CHICAGO (AP) — Conspiracy theorists are twisting facts online about country singer Joe Diffie's death from COVID-19...

Health

deadCenter Film reveals more selections for 2020 festival

For the first time, the films will be available online for 11 days, and organizers are exploring options for limited drive-in...

News

Rolling Stones release a song that 'resonates' these days

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the band thinks is perfect for these coronavirus times.The...

News

Whitney Houston biopic in the works

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A feature film about Whitney Houston's life is in the works from the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”...

News

Wainwright brings his 'Robe Recitals' to fans on lockdown

Despite canceled tour dates and a delayed album release, Rufus Wainwright is still working hard in lockdown.Every morning, he...

Crime

Hungary seeks stiff sentences for 2 Dutch drug suspects

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday recommended prison sentences of up to 10 years for two Dutch men...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Elton John postpones OKC stop on 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour

Ticketholders of all 2020 postponed performances are encouraged hold onto their original tickets as new show date information...

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What they're saying: Business owners react to Stitt's plans to reopen state

We asked local business owners what they thought about the governor's plans to reopen the state. Here's what they said:

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Review: Lucinda Williams channels her anger into song

Lucinda Williams, “Good Souls, Better Angels” (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers)Lucinda Williams has come up with an album for our...

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Music Review: Pam Tillis' blue alto has never sounded better

Pam Tillis, “Looking for a Feeling” (Stellar Cat Records)Pam Tillis has mastered the art of singing without raising her voice....

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Faithfull released from hospital after battling COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been discharged from a London hospital after being treated for...

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Center of 'Beastie Boys Story' is music. So is friendship.

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting the Beastie Boys’ Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and longtime collaborator and...

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Amid pandemic, charities and nonprofits face huge challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — While celebrities and billionaires have announced huge gifts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arcadia Round Barn offering gifts to donors; Morning Music on Facebook Live April 25

ARCADIA — Popular items from the Arcadia Round Barn gift shop are now available as premiums to people who donate to the...

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AP source: A-Rod, J-Lo retain JP Morgan in bid for Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, once again, wants to be like Derek Jeter.A-Rod and Jennifer Lopez, who are engaged, have...

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Album 'Oklahoma State Park Soundscapes' dropping in honor of Earth Day

The 12-track album lets listeners take in the sounds of the state parks, from water rushing through the Alabaster Caverns to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa postpones tour, including OKC show

More information, including rescheduled dates, will be released soon.

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Texas venue that launched Janis Joplin's career set to close

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A live-music venue in Texas where college student Janis Joplin launched her singing career will not be...

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'Let's Go Crazy: Grammy Salute to Prince,' featuring St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, John Legend and more, airing tonight

Filmed Jan. 28, the special is airing on the four-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing. He died on April 21, 2016, at...

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Review: 'Beastie Boys Story' isn't a sure shot, but it'll do

Little was predictable about the Beastie Boys in their three-plus decades of making music. They were spontaneous, always...

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Concert special, Jordan doc entice homebound TV viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Michael Jordan and the remote Rolling Stones provided television entertainment over the weekend for...

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Review: The White Buffalo's rumble fills songs with emotion

The White Buffalo, “On the Widow’s Walk” (Snakefarm/Spinefarm Records)The White Buffalo is Jake Smith’s stage and recording...

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Titans' draft-day hits, misses from Houston to Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Offensive lineman Bruce Matthews in 1983. This franchise, previously the...

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Spain arrests ex-rapper as Islamic State fighter in Syria

ALMERÍA, Spain (AP) — A former London rapper who stopped making music not long after his father's extradition to face terror...

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The well-traveled Sungjae Im learning to stay in one place

Sungjae Im has played in nine countries and 19 U.S. states since his rookie season on the PGA Tour, moving from hotel to hotel...

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A dark, twisted, heartfelt family pic in 'The Willoughbys'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maya Rudolph loves stories about unconventional families. It’s why her daughter brought Lois Lowry’s “The...

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Video: Painted Sky Opera releases virtual choir tribute to honor 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing

The video features many of the performers who have been featured in Painted Sky's productions over the years singing "O God...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tool postpones 'Fear Inoculum Tour,' including Oklahoma City show

The tour was to support Tool's new album "Fear Inoculum," which arrived on Aug. 30 after years of anticipation.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bon Jovi cancels tour, including Oklahoma stop

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were scheduled to make a June stop at Tulsa's BOK Center.