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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic forces OKC Broadway to shake up show schedules

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is keeping the Civic Center Music Hall dark and continuing the shakeup of planned show dates...

Life

Video: Rascal Flatts releases new EP 'How They Remember You,' plus 'Warmer' lyric video

To go along with the EP release, the band has released a lyric video for the track "Warmer," a pleading love song with a...

Life

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell to perform tonight on Grand Ole Opry live-stream

Between the three of them, the music legends have amassed 36 Grammy Awards and 109 nominations.

Health

Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAs college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of...

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Tamar Braxton pays tribute to boyfriend for 'saving my life'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for “saving my life” after her hospitalization last month.Braxton...

Sports

This Date in Baseball

Aug. 31901 — Cleveland pitcher Ed Scott pitched a complete game and hit a solo home run off Bill Reidy in the top of the 10th...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: OKC creative community spotlights new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center with 'Bright Golden Haze: Reflections' projects

Since each one has been created in response to "Bright Golden Haze," Oklahoma Contemporary's inaugural exhibition, the projects...

Health

Business Highlights

___US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gainsWASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending in...

Health

Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to...

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Hall-of-Fame country DJ Bill Mack dies of COVID-19 at age 88

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: MercyMe's 2020 OKC show postponed to 2021

Tickets from the original date will be honored on the new date.

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Def Leppard and ZZ Top's fall Oklahoma concert canceled

The "20/20 Vision" tour was slated to kick off on Sept. 21 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York, and travel to several...

Health

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Broadway announces rescheduled shows, including new dates for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'My Fair Lady'

Both the Civic Center and Hudiburg Chevrolet Center remain temporarily closed to the public due to the pandemic.

Health

Thursday Sports in Brief

NBALAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and Los...

Business

Concert business "at risk of total collapse" without help

After struggling through four months of canceled concert tours, banquets, weddings and other festivities, the Bricktown Event...

Life
Health

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards,...

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Review: Jon Anderson's message of love imbues ‘1000 Hands’

Jon Anderson, “1000 Hands” (Blue Elan Records)Jon Anderson started making “1000 Hands” nearly 30 years ago before setting it...

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Review: Steve Howe's ‘Love Is’ echoes Yes but needs more

Steve Howe, “Love Is” (BMG)Steve Howe’s guitar mastery was a key component of the success of prog-rock masters Yes and you can...

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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Crime

Italy: 6 youths convicted over deadly nightclub stampede

ROME (AP) — A court in the Italian coastal city of Ancona convicted six young men Thursday over a 2018 nightclub stampede that...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Southwestern Oklahoma State University reschedules SWOSUpalooza 2020

Flatland Cavalry, Mike Ryan and Triston Marez will be featured at this year’s SWOSUpalooza, which will be at the Pioneer...

News

Bent Fabric, Danish Grammy-winning composer, dies at 95

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Grammy award-winning composer and pianist Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, known internationally as...

Life

Garth Brooks withdraws from CMA Awards' Entertainer of the Year category

He revealed in Wednesday's press conference that his youngest daughter, Allie, 24, a fellow country singer who performs as...

Life

Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson to perform tonight on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

The former GAP Band frontman and 13-time Grammy nominee recently released a sweet and sizzling new R&B ballad "One I Got."

News

Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47.The group announced the death of the...

Life

Video: Garth Brooks removes himself from CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year consideration

Brooks, who was already the record holder for most wins in the top category, received the CMA's entertainer of the year title...

Health

Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music)The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back.A...

News

Review: The Psychedelic Furs’ newest an excellent comeback

The Psychedelic Furs, “Made of Rain” (Cooking Vinyl)There’s a comforting familiarity to “Made of Rain,” the Psychedelic Furs’...

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Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music...

Health

New collaboration has Burt Bacharach still working at 92

Burt Bacharach has been working on an ending.Not that he's ready to call it quits on a career that began in the 1950s. Instead,...

Health

Garth Brooks postpones Las Vegas stadium show to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic

Brooks sold more than 65,000 tickets in 75 minutes when tickets for the Vegas show went on sale in March.

Life

Watch: Blake Shelton debuts sweet new quarantine-inspired single and video 'Happy Anywhere' with Gwen Stefani

The couple also performed the song live exclusively Friday on "Today" as part of the NBC morning show's Citi Music Series.

Life

Several Oklahomans win 2020 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards

The OKC Thunder's animated Paul George short film "Growing Up George," which premiered at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival,...

Life

Miranda Lambert soars to No. 1 with 'Bluebird,' co-written by Oklahoma native Luke Dick

The native Texan wrote on social media that the latest single from her 2019 album “Wildcard” is her first No. 1 in eight years...

Life

Reba McEntire announces 30th anniversary re-release of iconic album 'Rumor Has It'

Originally released in 1990, "Rumor Has It" features four Top 10 hits, including the album title track, “You Lie,” “Fallin’ Out...

Life

Norman singer-songwriter to perform Aug. 1 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Norman singer-songwriter Brad Fielder will present a Morning Music concert of original and traditional music from...

Health

'Appalled' Cuomo to investigate crowded Chainsmokers concert

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons...

News

Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of...

Health

Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common?All are getting...

News

MacDowell retreat experiments with virtual fellowships

NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Shaughnessy is a prize-winning poet who speaks reverently of her times spent at MacDowell, the New...

News

Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of...

Life

Watch: Animated lyric video rolled out for Leon Russell's iconic hit 'Tight Rope'

Produced by the Leon Russell Estate, the circus-theme clip was animated by Brendan Huza.

News

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto dies at 76

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant...

Crime

Megan Thee Stallion describes her shooting in tearful video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Monday that she had gunshot wounds in both feet and gave new details about...

Health

New this week: Beyoncé, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms

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

Health

On Portland's streets: Anger, fear, and a fence that divides

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The party at the Salmon Street Springs fountain, a riverfront landmark in the heart of Portland, was just...

Health

La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes

MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma Uprising puts red dirt spin on Tom Petty classic 'American Girl'

The country-fried rendition of the classic rock 'n' roll anthem is the second single from the band's debut album, "High Sign,"...

Life

Grammy winner's Jody Miller Day concert to stream on Facebook Live

The "Queen of the House" singer will be joined by her daughter Robin Brooks and grandson Montana Sullivan for a relaxed time of...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: Keeping New York alive, one song at a time

NEW YORK (AP) — Outside, the soundtrack of sirens wailed, each another death blow to the city that had nurtured my development...

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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News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 2-8

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 2-8.Aug. 2: Actor Nehemiah Persoff (“Some Like It Hot”) is 101. Keyboardist Garth...

News

Fleetwood Mac blues guitarist Peter Green dies at 73

LONDON (AP) — Peter Green, the dexterous blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened...

Health

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he's in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19.The...

Health

The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily...

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News

Music Review: Taylor Swift's new album is strikingly heroic

Taylor Swift, “folklore" (Republic Records)In the years since Taylor Swift released her killer pop album “1989” in 2014, the...

Sports

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, wife Ciara welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his pop star wife Ciara are now parents to a baby boy.The...

Health

Mel Gibson has recovered after coronavirus hospitalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mel Gibson spent a week in a Los Angeles hospital in April after testing positive for COVID-19, his...

Business

Judge nixes Roc Nation subpoena in Centene shareholder suit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge presiding over a shareholder lawsuit against a managed care company with prison health care...

News

Singer-actors Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich are engaged

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are engaged.The couple made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday,...

Health

Taylor Swift will release surprise album 'Folklore' Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — While in isolation, Taylor Swift has created a new album and is releasing it Friday.The pop star made the...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Kat Lock co-stars with her pup in 'My Dog' music video

The catchy song is from her recently released quarantine album "an existence."

Life

Video: Oklahoma Americana duo The Imaginaries to play Christmas in July show in Chickasha

The Imaginaries are set to release their third single, “Walking On A Wire,” on Aug. 14. The song is featured in a scene in the...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Tower Theatre continues to cancel and reschedule shows

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued nationwide suspension of tours, the Tower Theatre has postponed all...

News

Annie Ross, jazz singer turned actor, dies at 89 in New York

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annie Ross, a popular jazz singer in the 1950s before crossing over into a successful film career, has died....

Health

The late Nick Cordero to have an album released in his honor

Nick Cordero, the Broadway actor who spent more than 90 days in a hospital fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus,...

Health

Dior unveils 2021 Cruise in Lecce, Italy's Baroque capital

MILAN (AP) — Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri lured the French fashion house to her childhood haunt of Lecce, in...

News

Review: Lori McKenna makes turning out good music look easy

Lori McKenna, “The Balladeer" (CN Records/Thirty Tigers)On “When You're My Age," one of the best cuts from her fine new album...

Health

Kim K asks public to show compassion, empathy to Kanye West

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is asking the public to show compassion and empathy to husband Kanye West, who caused a...

Life

Watch: Miranda Lambert features dozens of adorable dogs in new video for 'How Dare You Love'

If you're in the mood for a sad song instead, Lambert also released earlier this month a sobering lyric video for her...

Life

Watch: OneRepublic celebrates 3 billion views of 'Counting Stars' with behind-the-scenes clip

OneRepublic recently delayed the release of its eagerly awaited fifth LP, "Human," which features the singles "Rescue Me,"...

Life

Watch: Go behind the scenes of Charlie Wilson's new video 'One I Got'

The video features the 13-time Grammy Award nominee cruising down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway in a Rolls-Royce Phantom and...

Health

Tuesday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season,...

Life

Morning Music, Elm Tree Concert coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Kelsey Avants and Tim Gent will provide Morning Music on Saturday, and Wild Heart will perform during the Elm Tree...

News

New Orleans musician offers kids trumpets for guns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader is offering kids trumpets in exchange for guns.Shamarr...

News

Singer, songwriter, activist Baez named Guthrie recipient

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Singer, songwriter, activist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joan Baez is this year’s recipient of...

Life

Interview and video: Oklahoma-Texas icon Ray Wylie Hubbard releases new album 'Co-Starring,' featuring Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Ashley McBryde and more

Before he wrote Jerry Jeff Walker's 1970s outlaw anthem "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother" and his own creepy-cool classic...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma TikTok star Mothica releases video for new song 'everything at once,' the follow-up to her breakout hit 'VICES'

In June, the Oklahoma City native posted a short TikTok video that depicted her listening to the masters of her upcoming album,...

Life

Watch: Rascal Flatts releases lyric video, story behind the song for new track 'Quick, Fast, In a Hurry,' featuring Rachel Wammack

Co-written by Kelly Archer, AJ Babcock, Pete Good and Brandon Ratcliff, the urgent track leans on the Flatts' signature vocal...

Life

Watch: Pentatonix dazzles in socially distanced videos for 'Break My Heart,' 'Blinding Lights' and 'when the party's over'

Throughout this month, multiplatinum-selling vocal group Pentatonix - which includes former University of Oklahoma student...

Life

Watch: Check out the lyric video for Lauren Alaina and Trisha Yearwood's duet 'Getting Good'

The pair hit it off instantly when Alaina appeared on a recent episode of Yearwood's Food Network show "Trisha’s Southern...

Life

Watch: Cast of Lyric Theatre's world-premiere Native American musical 'Distant Thunder' performs the uplifting 'Hold On'

The book for "Distant Thunder" is written by famed director/choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett and her actor/writer son, Shaun...

Health

Monday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will throw out the ceremonial first...

News

Juice WRLD's posthumous album dominates Billboard charts

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD's first posthumous album “Legends Never Die" is alive and well on the music charts.The...

Life

Watch: Country music up-and-comer and Oklahoma native Kylie Morgan launches 'Hometown Heartland' video series

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

Life

Listen: OKC rapper Jabee collaborates with Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones on new song 'Until You're Free'

The hard-hitting song opens with Jones calling Jabee from prison to read a poem.

Life

Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Ace Frehley, Ronnie Dunn pay homage to late 'Tulsa Sound' pioneer Jamie Oldaker

A skilled and versatile drummer, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Ace Frehley, Peter...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Diamond Ballroom plans to reopen with August Buckcherry concert

Buckcherry will be performing in OKC in support of its eighth studio album "Warpaint."

Life

Blake Shelton releasing new single 'Happy Anywhere' with Gwen Stefani Friday, to perform on 'Today' show

Described as a "loving, feel-good tune" written by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins, "Happy Anywhere" also will...

News

Nicki Minaj announces she's pregnant with 1st child

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj has a new release coming soon: her first child.The rapper took to Instagram on Monday to announce...

Health

New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX

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

Life

Photo and video: Reba McEntire and Vince Gill play the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night live-stream concert

During their Opry performance the pair exchanged personal experiences of working together over the years and their special bond...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 26-Aug. 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 26-Aug. 1July 26: Actor Robert Colbert (“The Time Tunnel,” “Maverick”) is 89. Singer...

Life
Business

Kanye West criticizes Harriet Tubman at his political rally

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against...

Life

Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain works through injury, trauma and pandemic for new album 'A Small Death'

The Norman-based singer-songwriter's sixth studio LP, which debuted Friday, came out of a grim period of physical and...

Life

Falling off the calendar: Coronavirus pandemic taking its toll on Oklahoma's autumn event plans

The coronavirus pandemic continues to create gaping holes in Oklahoma's event calendar, with cancellations now extending well...

News

Musical revival: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain debuts new album 'A Small Death'

Samantha Crain was going for the feeling of a fever dream on her new album "A Small Death." "For instance, you’re watching like...

Sports

The best fishing songs ever recorded

A dozen years ago, I wrote a column about my favorite fishing songs. It needs updating. The other day a friend of mine emailed...

News

Visitante, half of Calle 13, is no more. Meet Cabra.

NEW YORK (AP) — Calle 13's Eduardo Cabra is shedding his Visitante persona in a graphic new video that serves as a launch for...

Sports

Blazers' Lillard turns to recording music inside NBA bubble

When Damian Lillard finishes his daily hoop duties for the Portland Trailblazers, he will spend most of his downtime inside the...

Crime

Jay-Z, other celebs ask feds to probe student's 2010 killing

Rihanna, Jay-Z, Charlize Theron and other celebrities are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain performs haunting ode 'High Horse,' from her new album 'A Small Death,' out today

"A Small Death" is the first release and artist signing for Real Kind Records, a new record label founded by U.K.-based...

Life

Interview and video: Grammy-nominated Mary Gauthier making first Woody Guthrie Folk Festival appearance

The festival, which takes place annually place in the late, great folk singer's Oklahoma hometown around his July 14 birthday,...

Sports

Music Review: BTS unstoppable on their new 'Journey'

BTS, “Map of the Soul: 7 — The Journey” (UMe)There is no such thing as a world pandemic that can stop the BTS train.The pop (no...

News

Rome renames music hall after Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone

ROME (AP) — Rome’s city council voted on Friday to rename one of its concert halls after Oscar-winning composer Ennio...

News

Tulsa Sound musician Jamie Oldaker dies
Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton praise hall of fame drummer

TULSA — Jamie Oldaker, a “Tulsa Sound” music figure whose drumming skills were coveted by some of the biggest names in the...

News

Virtual debut: Grammy nominee Mary Gauthier will play the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival for the first time as it goes online

Mary Gauthier considers herself part of the lineage of Woody Guthrie. "The spirit of Woody Guthrie lives on, and I consider...

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Week Ahead

WHAT’S UP, DOC: A World War II-era B-29 Superfortress aircraft known as Doc will conduct flights at 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday and...

Business

Oakland to pay $32.7M to settle deadly warehouse fire suits

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland will pay $32.7 million to settle lawsuits filed over a 2016 fire at an illegally converted...

Business

Dr. Luke rebounds, thanks to Saweetie, Doja Cat, Juice WRLD

NEW YORK (AP) — Controversial music producer Dr. Luke was once pop music’s top hitmaker, crafting hits for virtually every...

News

Review: Laura Cortese mixes synthesizers and string music

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, "Bitter Better” (Compass Records)Processed and organic ingredients tend not to mix well in...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie canceled

People who already purchased tickets online will be contacted soon and given the opportunity to either receive a refund or...

News

Review: Pianist Christian Sands' 'Be Water' flows freely

Christian Sands, "Be Water” (Mack Avenue)The metaphor suggested by the title of Christian Sands’ new album is apt.The jazz...

News

Review: U.D.O. brings out big guns with German military band

U.D.O., “We Are One” (AFM)Everything about this album is intimidating, including the growling, nether-worldly voice of singer...

Health

UPDATED - Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Diamond Ballroom postpones July concerts

Staffers have located optimum spots for additional sanitizing stations and devised new configurations for social distancing.

News

Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rap superstar Kanye West has qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot, the first state where...

Crime

Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot, expects to recover

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully...

Health

Dolce&Gabbana preserve the live fashion show during pandemic

MILAN (AP) — An operatic pop trio belted out song from the center of a medical university plaza Wednesday while Dolce&Gabbana’s...

News

Review: S.G. Goodman blends rock, gospel in tasty debut

S.G Goodman, “Old Time Feeling" (Verve Forecast)To draw a bead on the unique artistry of S.G. Goodman, it helps to know that...

News

Music Review: Hynde-sight is 2020 for the Pretenders

The Pretenders “Hate for Sale” (BMG)Call them the great Pretenders, because that's what they are on their latest studio album...

News

Singing the blues, Ellie Goulding turns darkness into light

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellie Goulding’s fourth album is a perfectly crafted artsy pop record full of songs built with epic production...

News

Ellie Goulding on Juice WRLD's death: 'It really hit me'

NEW YORK (AP) — Joining forces on a song with another artist is a big deal for Ellie Goulding, and she remembers working...

Life

Casting Crowns Drive-In Theater Tour coming to Oklahoma this week

All dates on the Drive-In Theater Tour will comply with local guidelines related to COVID-19, according to a news release.

Health

Despite coronavirus, 1 musical is holding auditions, online

NEW YORK (AP) — Most theaters in America may be closed, but one musical isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic stop it from...

Life

Reba McEntire to stream 1994 concert special 'Reba: Live'

Filmed in 1994 at the Omaha Civic Center in Nebraska, the recording showcases Reba’s extraordinary showmanship and includes...

Life

Oklahoma band Mountain Smoke will play Yukon's free Concert in the Park series this week

Concessions, which help keep the concerts free, will be available for purchase. In addition, concertgoers have an opportunity...

Life

Vince Gill and Reba McEntire to play Grand Ole Opry live-stream Saturday

McEntire, who hails from Chockie, became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, 1987. Gill, who was born in Norman and grew...

News

Michael Jackson channel launching on SiriusXM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio.The month-long Michael...

Life

Gypsy Twang to present Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA – The Tulsa band Gypsy Twang will present Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia Round...

Life

Free Yukon concerts continue July 16 with Mountain Smoke; instrument donations to be collected for students

YUKON — The free Concert in the Park series will continue at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament Ave....

Life

Kristin Chenoweth pays tribute to the late 'Glee' star Naya Rivera

Following the confirmation of Rivera's death, many celebrities took to social media to memorialize the performer, including...

Health

Video: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's #GarthRequestLive2 airing tonight on Facebook, will only be available for 24 hours

Brooks encouraged people to wear masks and take precautions against novel coronavirus because "remember, it ain't about being...

News

Review: Handsome, broken Aussies connect in ‘Dirt Music’

Everyone is sad in the Australian indie “ Dirt Music,” a sprawling story about a small fishing town, an affair and the dark...

Health

Happy birthday, Woody Guthrie - and check out the lineup for the virtual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, which starts tonight

The free digital celebration of the acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and activist begins today, with musical performances...

News

Music Review: How The Chicks sort of got their groove back

The Chicks, “Gaslighter” (Columbia Records)The newly minted The Chicks pull a phoenix-like move with eighth studio album...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: JoJo Siwa's OKC show rescheduled for 2021

No action is needed for ticketholders who wish to attend the rescheduled show; original tickets will remain valid for the new...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lawton Community Theatre postpones 'Rock ON, LCT' classic rock benefit show

At this time, a new date for the classic rock benefit has not been set. But tickets that have already been purchased for the...

Health

Asia swing unlikely as PGA Tour weighs going to western US

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour first started going to Asia in 2009 with the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship. Since...

Life

Toby Keith remembers one-time co-star Kelly Preston

Preston, who also appeared in the films "Jerry Maguire," "Twins," "Sky High," "What a Girl Wants" and "For Love of the Game,"...

News

Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show 'Glee,' dies at 33

NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found...

Life

Listen: OKC musician Chase Kerby debuts new band Hotel Nights with infectious first single 'Forget the 80's'

The new song might just be the ultimate summer jam, with a groove that will make you eager to hear more from the new project...

Business

Oklahoma book store Best of Books plans virtual fundraising concert, online author talks

During the concert, viewers will be able to buy the authors’ books and donate to Best of Books to help it continue operations...

Crime

4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los...

Life

Photos and video: Vince Gill performs at Charlie Daniels' funeral

Gill played his lovely ode "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and the patriotic classic "America the Beautiful" in homage to his...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Maroon 5 announces rescheduled OKC tour date

Tickets for the original scheduled show will be honored for the new date, the venue announced on social media.

Life

Eagles' 'Live from the Forum MMXVIII' to reair tonight on ESPN

Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Deacon Frey and...

Business

New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited

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

Life

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood reschedule second live-stream request show for Tuesday

The superstar revealed that fans will be able to request songs for the acoustic live-stream show on social media with the...

Life

Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and more to be featured on tonight's TV special 'CMA Best of Fest'

The TV special will include appearances by Bobby Bones, Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Rob...

News

With new name and album, The Chicks' voices ring loud again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are no more. Breaking their ties to the South, The Chicks are stepping into a new...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 19-25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 19-25.July 19: Actress Helen Gallagher (“Ryan’s Hope”) is 94. Country singer Sue...

Health

The Latest: Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the...

News

Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a...

Crime

Record label announces death of rap artist Lil Marlo

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rap artist known as Lil Marlo has died, his record label said Sunday.Quality Control Music...

Health

Morikawa wins at Muirfield Village; Lipsky gets 1st US win

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa never looked like a winner at the Workday Charity Open until he tapped in for par on the...

Health

Great White apologizes for mask-less show in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Metal band Great White has apologized for performing at an outdoor North Dakota concert where the crowd...

Life

Oklahomans memorialize Italian film composer Ennio Morricone

Over his 60-year career, Morricone produced more than 400 original scores for a wide range of feature films, including the...

News

Worldwide influence: Oklahomans pay homage to Italian film composer Ennio Morricone

For Tahlequah singer, songwriter and fiddler Kyle Nix, it was little surprise that the singular Spaghetti Western sounds...

Sports

Alums giving LSU scores: 'Rocky,' 'The Right Stuff,' more

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right...

Health

Friday's Sports in Brief

NHLNEW YORK (AP) — Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players...

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Country stars talk of Charlie Daniels' faith at funeral

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars, veterans and longtime friends talked about the faith and patriotism of Charlie...

News

35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll

NEW YORK (AP) — The legendary Live Aid concerts 35 years ago did a lot of good — helping reduce African famine and putting a...

Life

Watch: Flaming Lips return to their bubbles for new video for 'Dinosaurs On The Mountain,' from upcoming album 'American Head'

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

Life

Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Ali Harter releases long-awaited new album 'Near the Knuckle' ahead of set at virtual Woody Guthrie Folk...

The multitalented Oklahoma City artist and musician will have the chance to support her long-awaited album with a set at the...

Sports

How The Chicks dropped the word 'Dixie' from their name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When The Chicks decided to drop the word “Dixie” from the band's name, it was the culmination of years...

News

Knuckling down: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Ali Harter releases new album ahead of virtual WoodyFest set

After seven long years of navigating births, deaths, divorces and other life changes, Ali Harter released this summer her new...

News

Major opportunities: Ray Wylie Hubbard's new album 'Co-starring' features Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Ashley McBryde and more

He may be a septuagenarian, but Ray Wylie Hubbard is still finding plenty of firsts to achieve. After making his Grand Ole Opry...

Crime

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery...

Life

Charlie Daniels' funeral service to be live-streamed Friday

The service will be led by SiriusXM's Storme Warren and pastor Allen Jackson.

Life

Video and interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard records old-school country collaboration 'Drink Till I See Double' with Paula Nelson and Elizabeth Cook

Hubbard, who grew up in Soper, said he wrote "Drink Till I See Double" with former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn.

Health

Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

PHOENIX (AP) — A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this...

News

Country musician Charlie Daniels honored at memorial service

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Fame musician Charlie Daniels received military honors at a memorial service...

News

Rare Cannonball Adderley 1966 Seattle concerts going digital

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley...

News

Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album

The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album “Goats Head Soup” featuring three unheard tracks, including...

Health

Milan turns to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Liverpool to revive glory

Preparing to complete a ninth Serie A campaign without winning the Scudetto, AC Milan decided returning to the pinnacle of...

Life

Watch: Happy birthday, Toby Keith, who recently debuted a new video for 'Don't Let the Old Man In,' which also has been covered by Willie Nelson

The Norman resident in 2018 penned the song after an inspirational encounter with legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood,...

Health

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to...

Business

Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties...

News

Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter.The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump and said...

Life

Blake Shelton one-night-only concert event planned for drive-in theaters, including four in Oklahoma

The series kicks off July 25 with a new performance featuring Shelton, who will be joined by special guests Gwen Stefani and...

Life

Funeral services announced for Charlie Daniels

Oklahoma native Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins will perform to honor the life of Daniels.

News

Sara Bareilles leads 'Little Voice' to small screen

NEW YORK (AP) — Though it shares a title with her major label debut album, Sara Bareilles isn't exactly telling her own story...

Life

Bill Kropf to provide Morning Music July 11 at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Woodward singer-songwriter Bill Kropf will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn. Kropf will...

Life

Achievers

Chris Ozinga, Mustang Public Schools’ assistant director of bands and director of percussion, has been endorsed by Innovative...

Health

Kanye West? Tim McGraw? Girl Scouts? All got PPP loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McKnight Center for the Performing Arts extends 'Orange Plate Special' virtual series

The series offers artists’ insight into what audiences can expect from the upcoming second season performances, provide the...

Sports

Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action...

News

The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop “Colony” from its name and...

Health

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues,...

News

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti...

News

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with...

Health

The Latest: Financial firms among big relief fund recipients

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Treasury decision to identify hundreds of thousands of businesses that received funding...

Life

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels dies

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee....

News

New this week: 'Stateless,' 'Palm Springs,' The Dalai Lama

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

News

Country music firebrand Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at 83; had hit with ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music firebrand Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at 83; had hit with ‘Devil Went Down to...

Health

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood postpone live-stream concert after possible COVID-19 exposure in their circle

Although the country music stars are fine, the Brooks/Yearwood camp has possibly been exposed to COVID-19, according to this...

Life

Free downloadable album 'Oklahoma State Parks Soundscapes with Music' released

This release also includes a set of YouTube videos that feature each track of the album accompanied by scenic video footage and...

Health

Singer Tom Meighan leaves Kasabian amid 'personal issues'

LONDON (AP) — Frontman Tom Meighan has left British rockers Kasabian to deal with “personal issues,” the band said...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara performs 'If I Loved You' on PBS' 'A Capitol Fourth'

The nation’s 244th birthday celebration featured new performances from iconic locations across the country, including...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18July 12: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 83. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac...

Health

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as...

Business

1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump —...

Sports

'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope across nation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American...

Health

Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without...

Health

Croatia's ruling conservatives win big in parliamentary vote

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The ruling conservatives overwhelmingly won Croatia's parliamentary elections held Sunday amid a spike...

Health

Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruins

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert...

News

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

The wait is over, and now scores more people have their shot at "Hamilton." The filmed version of the original Broadway...

Life

Video: Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs 'America the Beautiful'

The orchestra was was slated to move "Red, White and Boom," its annual July 3 Independence Day concert and fireworks show, from...

Health

11 officers hurt breaking up unlicensed London music event

LONDON (AP) — Eleven police officers were injured while trying to break up an unlicensed music event in west London, the latest...

Life

Video: Oklahoma musical ambassador Kyle Dillingham performs 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' for July 4

The Oklahoma City multi-instrumentalist and singer was commissioned by the U.S. Department of State to submit patriotic content...

Health

Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the...

News

Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for...

Life

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...

Health

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...

Life

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"...

Health

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...

Health

AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and...

Health

Exclusiva AP: Prince Royce tiene COVID, y algo que decir

NUEVA YORK (AP) — Prince Royce dice que un diagnóstico de COVID-19 lo hizo despertar, y ahora quiere que otros despierten...

News

Oklahoma-based Irish composer Brian Byrne writes music for new Armstrong Auditorium dance show

For Brian Byrne, a series of unlikely coincidences form the winding path that led to him working on the new production "Celtic...

News

WEEK AHEAD

TAKE A WALK: The Paseo Arts District is welcoming the community back for the July First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 to 9 p.m....

Life

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...

Life
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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...

Life

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...

Life

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...

Health

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize...

Life

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...

Health

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.

Health

21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at...

Health

Correction: People-21 Savage story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 1, 2020, about rapper 21 Savage launching a free online financial literacy education program...

Health

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that...

News

Review: Paul Weller’s shiny ‘On Sunset’ a carnival of sounds

Paul Weller, “On Sunset” (Verve Forecast)Paul Weller’s “On Sunset” is a rapturous collection, filled to the brim with a...

Life

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...

Health

From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American.The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together,...

Health

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...

News

Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing

Joe Ely, "Love In the Midst of Mayhem” (Rack 'Em Records)Joe Ely's leftovers are keepers, as “Love In the Midst of Mayhem”...

Crime

Funeral planned Wednesday for retired pope's elder brother

BERLIN (AP) — A funeral is to be held in Germany next week for the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope...

Health

Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the...

Health

Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the...

News

Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96

BERLIN (AP) — The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who earned renown in his own right as a...

Life

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...

Business

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...

Life

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...

News

Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, arranger and musician who worked on albums by Frank...

Crime

Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

ROME (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St....

News

Review: Revolutionary 'Hamilton' arrives at an uneasy time

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness.The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's...

Life

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...

Life

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...

Life

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...

Health

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.

News

Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicole Young, Dr. Dre's wife of 24 years, has filed for divorce.Young filed documents seeking to end her...

Health

Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this...

Health

A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political success

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with...

News

New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

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

Health

Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.An MTV spokesperson...

Health

Band's pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

NEW YORK (AP) — What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly...

Health

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...

Crime

Dutch drug sellers get 5-year prison terms in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Dutch men have been sentenced to five years in prison for selling drugs at a popular Budapest...

Life

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.

Health

Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11July 5: Musician Robbie Robertson is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 70. Country...

News

T.I. to teach 'Business of Trap Music' at Clark Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper T.I. will soon be adding educator to his resume.T.I will join hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K....

Health

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the...

Health

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...

Business

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies...

Health

World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in...

Life

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.

Life

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

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

Health

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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Oklahoma State Fair's cancellation expected to have a ripple effect

In 2007, fiddler Kyle Dillingham and his bandmates in Horseshoe Road played 33 shows in 11 days at the Oklahoma State Fair. The...

News

Milton Glaser, designer of iconic 'I Love NY' logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Milton Glaser, designer of iconic 'I Love NY' logo and Bob Dylan silhouette poster, dies on 91st birthday.

Life

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.

Business

Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy brand to Gap.The rap superstar will design adult and kids' clothing that will...

News

Statisticians join criticism against Census Bureau hires

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The world's largest statisticians group added to a chorus of criticism against the hiring this week of two...

Health

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...

News

Q&A: Lil Yachty on music, inclusion, Drake and trust issues

NEW YORK (AP) — If it weren’t for Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, Lil Yachty’s latest album might be filled with slow,...

Life

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...

Life

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...

Business

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen...

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WEEK AHEAD

DRIVE BEFORE YOU CRAWL The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is hosting the OK ART Crawl from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at...

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'Fragile and Cruel': OKC rapper and activist Jabee releasing timely new album

Even as he prepares to release his first album in almost four years, Jabee Williams wishes he had a little more time. "The hard...

News

Not just fiddling around: Turnpike Troubadour Kyle Nix releases first solo album

For Kyle Nix, releasing his debut solo album just feels right, even in a time of so much upheaval. “Right now, I feel like I’m...

Health

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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The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by...

Health

Mickelson added to field in a US Open without qualifying

The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill...

News

Review: Canadian Lund's unique style: Country & Northwestern

Corb Lund, “Agricultural Tragic” (New West)The first verse of the first song makes it clear Corb Lund is exploring a remote...

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Review: HAIM hits its stride in confident, creative album

HAIM, “Women In Music Pt. III” (Columbia Records)The group HAIM — composed of sister trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim — has...

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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists...

Health

2020 Norman Music Festival canceled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

NORMAN — The 2020 Norman Music Festival has been canceled in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "NMF is looking at new...

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...

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Review: One-musician show by Ray LaMontagne on ‘MONOVISION’

Ray LaMontagne, “MONOVISION” (RCA)Ray LaMontagne takes a comprehensive less-is-more approach on “MONOVISION,” his eighth...

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Review: Roots rocker Will Hoge gets mad and waxes romantic

Will Hoge, "Tiny Little Movies” (Thirty Tigers/Edlo)An entire album of angry political anthems could be exhausting, like the...

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...

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Review: Ferrell spins a warm-hearted spoof in ‘Eurovision’

“ Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Will Ferrell’s goofy and highly quotable parody of the long-running...

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;...

Health

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

A trumpeter who came up in the shadow of Miles Davis then stepped out of it. An architect whose soaring stadiums and concert...

Business

Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died....

Sports

Landmarks to highlight Australia-New Zealand World Cup bid

SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney Opera House and Auckland’s Sky Tower will be lit up simultaneously to highlight the joint bid from...

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.

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

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

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

Health

Plants fill seats at Barcelona opera house concert

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened Monday and performed its first concert since the...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4

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New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'

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

News

Review: Jessie Ware is the pleasure principal on new album

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Brad Paisley on drive-in concerts: 'It's a return to life'

NEW YORK (AP) — For country star Brad Paisley, who has spent the last two decades performing live concerts for feverish fans,...

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Darren Criss reveals songwriting chops and a goofier side

NEW YORK (AP) — Great songs have been inspired by all kinds of things — like love, dreams and heartache. Now comes an unlikely...

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Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

NEW YORK (AP) — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months...

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...

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Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast...

Business

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump's comeback rally?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Did teens, TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music troll the president of the United States?For more...

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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...

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...

News

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

The singers of Oklahoma City-based Canterbury Youth Voices will have to wait another year to travel to Normandy, France, and...

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Cobain 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for sky-high $6 million

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 “MTV Unplugged”...

News

Beyoncé drops surprise single 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called...

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.

Life

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...

Life

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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White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a lower-key “Salute to America" celebration this year on July...

Crime

Rapper Hurricane Chris arrested for murder in Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Rap artist Hurricane Chris, known for the hit “A Bay Bay,” has been arrested on a murder charge in...

Health

Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The scene is the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. In the midst of a gaggle of dancing...

Health

Harry Connick Jr. honors workers during pandemic road trip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and actor Harry Connick Jr. has spent a lot of his life on tour buses and traveling from city to...