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Norman Music Festival announces 2020 headliners

NORMAN — The Drums, Kero Kero Bonito, Y La Bamba, MIKE and Oklahoma acts Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards, Twiggs and Kat...

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Concert review: OKC Philharmonic's 'Minimalism' had whimsy and fanfare

Saturday’s riveting Oklahoma City Philharmonic concert, "Minimalism in a New World," celebrated trailblazing American composers...

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Meat Loaf sues hotel, blaming negligence for disabling fall

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and...

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Pearl Jam, Matchbox Twenty, Lenny Kravitz added to growing 2020 Oklahoma concert calendar

For Oklahoma music lovers, 2020 is already shaping up to be a good year for concerts, with three notable shows at three...

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Top Brazil culture official fired after Nazi-linked comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by...

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Review: Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full

Mac Miller, "Circles" (Warner)“Why does everybody need me to stay?” Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest...

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Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH...

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Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Jan. 17, 2020

AFTER THE PARTY: Oklahoma pop band Husbands will celebrate the release of new album “After the Gold Rush Party” at 8 p.m....

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Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout...

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Theater review: 'Miss Saigon' brings lavishly tragic tale of the tolls of war to Civic Center

The abhorrent and unabating collateral damages of war are luridly explored in theater impresario Cameron Mackintosh’s lavish...

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the...

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Watch: Samantha Crain announces new album 'A Small Death,' releases video for new song 'An Echo'

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

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Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative...

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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...

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Business Highlights

___Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priorityWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a new...

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Theater review: 'Miss Saigon' brings lavishly tragic tale of the tolls of war to OKC Civic Center

The musical shows that war all too often turns boyish soldiers into broken men, women into commodities and children into...

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For Gloria Gaynor, God is key to her survival in life, music

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Gaynor sees the hand of God in every aspect of her life, particularly when it comes to the tune that may...

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Like Miami, 'Bad Boys for Life' soundtrack is hot and fun

Various artists, “Bad Boys for Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Epic/We the Best Music)Some soundtracks are as...

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Lizzo, The Who, Foo Fighters among 2020 Jazz Fest top acts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Who, Stevie Nicks and Foo Fighters will join Lizzo, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Brothers and...

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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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 16, 2020: Hear Oklahoma trumpeter David B. Hooten at Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium

In addition to being an internationally acclaimed musician, Hooten is also a local business owner and currently serves as...

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Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl.NFL and Fox on...

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Mariah Carey, the Neptunes in Songwriters Hall's 2020 class

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be...

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Rio's unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has ordered the closing of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park in the next 48 hours due to a lack...

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Judd Apatow's 'King of Staten Island' to open SXSW film fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island," starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live," will make its...

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Review: Marcus King stirs soul, rock, country on 'El Dorado'

Marcus King, “El Dorado” (Fantasy Records)Marcus King's solo debut is an enticing mix of deep soul, rock and country in the...

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Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and more to perform on Grammy Awards

In addition, current Grammy nominees Camilla Cabello, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Rosalía and Tyler, The Creator are set to deliver...

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Amid transport chaos, Paris mens' fashion shows get underway

PARIS (AP) — Acrid exhaust fumes and the beeping of car horns contrasted with perfumed interiors and the soft rustle of...

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Little Big Town strike a nerve with Grammy-nominated song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Big Town’s Grammy-nominated song “The Daughters” struck such a nerve with its pointed lyrics...

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. lead field into rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall...

Crime

Hungary police seek drug dealing charges against 2 Dutch men

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police on Wednesday recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested...

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Bon Jovi bringing 2020 tour to Oklahoma

The trek will feature Bryan Adams.

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred...

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Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern...

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Tyler Perry: 'No need' to fight or protest about Oscar snubs

NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of diversity and notable snubs in this year's Oscar nominations left Tyler Perry annoyed, but he says...

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Springsteen shows up for son's swearing-in as firefighter

JERSEY CITY, NJ (AP) — Bruce Springsteen's son was sworn in Tuesday as a firefighter with the Jersey City Fire Department,...

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Billie Eilish to sing theme song for 25th James Bond film

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer Billie Eilish is set to sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, becoming the...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Joker2. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood3. Hustlers4. Ad Astra5. The Peanut Butter Falcon6. Gladiator...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 14, 2020: See 'Miss Saigon' at the Civic Center Music Hall

"Miss Saigon" is adapted from Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly" by "Les Miserables" masterminds Claude-Michel...

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Oklahoma City hosts Toronto after Gilgeous-Alexander's 20-20 game

Toronto Raptors (25-14, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (23-17, seventh in the Western...

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Monday Sports In Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest...

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Pearl Jam to play OKC show in support of new album 'Gigaton'

Oklahoma City is one of just 16 shows in 14 different cities to be announced, according to the OKC venue's announcement.

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Matchbox Twenty and Wallflowers bringing 2020 tour to OKC for summer show

“Matchbox Twenty 2020” will get underway on July 17 at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and wrap up with...

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa to debut Hard Rock Live concert experience with spring Lenny Kravitz show

The 45,000-square-foot venue, formerly known as The Joint: Tulsa, will reopen as Hard Rock Live on April 26, with four-time...

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‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ......

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Arizona store gives 'Star Wars' record back to Mark Hamill

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Force was strong enough at an Arizona store to reunite Luke Skywalker with his long-lost vinyl...

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2020 Oscar nominations: Brad Pitt competing for best supporting actor, lack of diversity creates controversy, Martin Scorsese makes history

Todd Phillips' R-rated smash "Joker," starring Joaquin Phoenix as a failed mentally ill comedian who turns to crime and...

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Milan designers hybridize menswear for next fall/winter

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continued their exploration of the shifting roles and representations of men in changing times.The...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s...

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ScarJo and Erivo go for 2, and other Oscar facts and figures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at some of the historic achievements and trivial tidbits from Monday's nominations for the 92nd...

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Beyoncé snubbed at Oscars; Elton John, Randy Newman get nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a...

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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Here we go again: #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars."Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae...

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The list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards

The list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards:Best picture: “Ford v. Ferrari”; “The Irishman”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Joker”;...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 13, 2020: Hear the Faculty Artist Concert 'Magrill on a Monday' at the UCO Jazz Lab

The concert will be a family affair, as Magrill will be joined by his wife, soprano Pamela Richman, who is a lecturer at UCO,...

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Prague inks partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei - three...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NFLGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay's...

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Interviews and video: 'Miss Saigon' national tour brings epic tale set during the Vietnam War to OKC

The musical boasts beloved songs like "Last Night of the World," "I'd Give My Life for You," "I Still Believe," "Sun and Moon"...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 12, 2020: Hear songwriter Wes Collins play a Winter Wind concert at Norman's The Depot

Collins has played throughout the Southwest, from the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to a formal showcase at the...

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Epic romance: Sweeping spectacle 'Miss Saigon' brings war-torn love story to OKC

An epic tale of a doomed romance forged during the waning days of the Vietnam War, the musical "Miss Saigon" has been breaking...

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Boyd sparks California Baptist past Grand Canyon, 61-57

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Boyd had 16 points as California Baptist edged past Grand Canyon 61-57 on Saturday night.Ferron Flavors...

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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd...

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Neil Peart, drummer for influential rockers Rush, dead at 67

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Neil Peart, the renowned drummer and lyricist from the influential Canadian band Rush, has died. He...

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Garth Brooks reaches new milestone with Blake Shelton duet 'Dive Bar'

Brooks is the first country star of the 2020s to score a five-decade streak.

Life

Indigo Girls to play OKC concert

Tickets are on sale today.

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Listen: Ronnie Dunn releases cover album 'RE-DUNN'

Dunn covers the likes of Electric Light Orchestra's "Showdown," George Strait's "Amarillo by Morning," The Hollies' "Long Cool...

Life

Listen: St. Vincent drops funky remix of Beck's 'Uneventful Days'

"Uneventful Days" is from Beck's fall album "Hyperspace."

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Interview: OKC duo Husbands gets intentional with sophomore album 'After the Gold Rush Party,' plans Tower Theatre release show

It was the first time the duo worked in a professional recording studio, collaborating with Grammy-nominated Oklahoma producer...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 10, 2020: Hear OKC acts Jason Scott, Twiggs and J and the Bishops play a David Bowie tribute show at 51st Street Speakeasy

All the bands will performing songs by the late, great Ziggy Stardust, as well as their original music.

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Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Jan. 10, 2020

STARDUST: Oklahoma City bands J and the Bishops, Jason Scott and Twiggs will perform a 9 p.m. Friday show at 51st St....

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Going for 'Gold': OKC duo Husbands gets intentional with sophomore album

Danny Davis and Wil Norton were working on a Godzilla musical in college when they discovered their mighty creative bond. "We...

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St. Vincent, John Legend, Foo Fighters and more to perform on 'Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince'

Sheila E., Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the co-musical directors of the special.

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Dave Burd, aka Lil Dicky, brings comic styling to television

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dave Burd's persona as rapper Lil Dicky is already a hit, having released music with some of the...

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DiCaprio's Earth Alliance gives $3M to Australia fire relief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief...

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R. Kelly girlfriend pleads not guilty to battery charge

CHICAGO (AP) — A fight between two of R. Kelly's girlfriends inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower condominium led to a...

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Jackie, Tito Jackson return to Gary to tour hometown school

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two of Michael Jackson’s brothers returned to their hometown of Gary, Indiana, to watch students perform at a...

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Season preview: Lyric Theatre presenting world-premiere Native American musical 'Distant Thunder,' The Go-Go's mash-up show 'Head Over Heels,' Tony winners...

Lyric will open its 2020 subscription season Feb. 19-March 8 with Emily Mann's 1995 play "Having Our Say," which relates the...

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Country Music Hall of Fame breaks attendance record in 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum said nearly 1.3 million people visited the Nashville,...

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Moroccan rights group warns over free speech after arrests

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Leading Moroccan human rights activists warned Thursday of an assault on freedom of expression in the...

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John Legend, H.E.R. to perform at Prince tribute concert

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, H.E.R. and Earth, Wind & Fire are set to perform at a...

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'Pose' cast, Niecy Nash, Matsoukas to be honored by Essence

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy winner Niecy Nash, the groundbreaking cast of the hit TV series “Pose,” Grammy-winning music video...

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Boyd lifts California Baptist over CS Bakersfield 83-75

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 23 points to lead California Baptist to an 83-75 win over Cal State Bakersfield...

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John Moreland announces free OKC in-store performance and signing for release of new album 'LP5'

Moreland is set to release his eagerly anticipated fifth solo album, "LP5," on Feb. 7 via Old Omens/Thirty Tigers.

Health

Justin Bieber says he's battling Lyme disease

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote...

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Norman Music Festival 2020 headliners to include The Drums, Kero Kero Bonito, Y La Bamba, MIKE and more

The 13th annual free, independent festival will return to downtown Norman April 23-25, with music at several indoor and outdoor...

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Girlfriends of R Kelly fight inside singer's Chicago condo

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say two girlfriends of R. Kelly fought Wednesday inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower...

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Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis retiring from regular gig

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis, a New Orleans musical legend and patriarch of one of the most famous jazz families, is...

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Texas city paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 concert

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at a holiday...

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Netflix leads GLAAD Media Awards with 15 noms, HBO scores 8

NEW YORK (AP) — With 15 nominations, Netflix is the top contender at the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honors media for...

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Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Aerosmith to perform at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish and Lizzo, both nominated for the top four prizes at the Grammy Awards, are slated to perform at...

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to sing Grammy Awards duet; Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Aerosmith also slated to perform

Hosted for the second year by Alicia Keys, the Grammys will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles from 7 to...

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ABC to offer a live staging of musical 'Young Frankenstein'

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will follow up its successful live staging of “The Little Mermaid” with a live monster musical — “Young...

Crime

Uganda police arrest opposition politician Bobi Wine

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Wednesday arrested pop star turned opposition leader Bobi Wine after preventing him...

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Cardi B's pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Cardi B's announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her...

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Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards.iHeartMedia...

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First Round Barn Rendezvous of year set for Jan. 12

ARCADIA — Local musicians are invited to the first Round Barn Rendezvous of the year, set for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the...

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Celebs donate millions to help Australia wildfire efforts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John and Chris Hemsworth are among the celebrities donating big bucks for relief efforts as wildfires...

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Oklahoma native Luke Dick's documentary 'Red Dog' released on DVD and streaming services

A hit at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, "Red Dog" also is...

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Taylor Swift, Janet Mock to be honored by GLAAD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift and writer-director-producer Janet Mock will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for their...

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Country group Rascal Flatts announce farewell tour in 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Rascal Flatts will bless the broken road this year on their farewell tour on their 20th...

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Video: Miranda Lambert croons 'Tequila Does' on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

The former Tishomingo resident got her 2020 off to a hot start with her performance Monday night.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 12-18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 12-18Jan. 12: Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 81. Actor...

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Lizzo, Tool, Tame Impala headline Bonnaroo festival

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — After dominating 2019, singer-rapper Lizzo will be the first female act to headline the Bonnaroo Music...

Business

Golf glance

PGA TOURSONY OPENSite: Honolulu.Course: Waialae CC. Yardage: 7,044. Par: 70.Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share:...

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Video: Superstar country band Rascal Flatts, which includes Oklahoman Joe Don Rooney, announces farewell tour

The trio has sold more than 23 million albums, scored 17 No. 1 hits and become the most awarded country group of the last decade.

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Rascal Flatts to appear Tuesday on 'CBS This Morning'

"CBS This Morning" airs from 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays on CBS.

Life

Photos and video: Oklahoma native St. Vincent performs with Nirvana reunion at L.A.'s The Art of Elysium gala

The event featured a special music performance by Dave Grohl & Friends, which included surviving Nirvana members Grohl on...

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A mix of risk-takers and classic Hollywood at Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Gugu Mbatha-Raw led the fashion risk-takers at the Golden Globes, while...

Crime

Uganda police detain Bobi Wine, foil meeting with supporters

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Monday detained the singer and political activist known as Bobi Wine, who was...

Life

The Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters and The Platters to come together for Oklahoma concert

The three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups will perform favorites like "Under The Boardwalk," "Stand By Me," "On Broadway,"...

Business

'1917,' 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' win Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday,...

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Off-camera at the Golden Globes is a sight to behold

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyond who wins and loses at the Golden Globes, how stars occupy themselves during the...

Business

The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film...

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A list of the final Golden Globe Award winners for film, TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The winners at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California,...

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Hildur Guðnadóttir makes history at Globes, Elton John wins

NEW YORK (AP) — “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original...

Crime

Rapper DaBaby released from Miami jail on misdemeanor charge

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby has been released from jail on a misdemeanor battery charge while awaiting a court...

Life

Interview: Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh returns to Oklahoma for third concert with OKC Philharmonic

The orchestra will ring in the New Year Saturday with the internationally acclaimed violinist performing as the featured...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 5, 2020: Hear Vanilla Sugar at Norman's Red Brick Bar

Hailing from Los Angeles, Vanilla Sugar, aka Texas native Jessica Perry, makes eclectic music composed of keyboards, samples...

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Violinist Jennifer Koh returns to OKC for third performance with Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Over the centuries, the capacity of music to connect people in diverse, often surprising ways has been widely acknowledged and...

Sports

Hutchinson has 33 saves as Maple Leafs beat Islanders 3-0

TORONTO (AP) — Michael Hutchinson made the most of a rare start.Hutchinson stopped 33 shots for his first shutout in nearly a...

Crime

Rod Stewart, son, accused of battery in New Year's Eve fight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rock icon Rod Stewart and his son are facing simple battery charges after an altercation with a...

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Rocker John Mellencamp gives $50K to his Indiana hometown

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — Rocker John Mellencamp has donated $50,000 to his southern Indiana hometown for construction of a plaza...

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US singer Pink pledges $500K to fight Australia wildfires

SYDNEY (AP) — American pop singer Pink says she is donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated...

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announce birth of a daughter

Cameron Diaz is starting the new decade with a very important role: mommy.The actress and her musician husband, Benji Madden,...

Crime

Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby arrested on battery charge

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was arrested on a battery charge Thursday night in Miami after arguing with a music...

Life

Movie review: Uproarious and profound, documentary 'Red Dog' chronicles songwriter Luke Dick's childhood at the notorious OKC strip club

A Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter who has penned award-winning hits for Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Eric...

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Oklahoma artists make plans to make new music in the new year

If you’ve resolved to catch more local music in the new year, there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is you’ll find...

Sports

Boyd scores season-high 25 in California Baptist's 76-67 win

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored a season-high 25 points to lead California Baptist to its seventh straight...

Life

Steve Martin donates unique banjo to OKC's American Banjo Museum

The banjo, now a part of the museum’s permanent collection, will become the centerpiece of an upcoming exhibit at the American...

Crime

Nick Gordon died after being found unresponsive in hotel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The ex-partner of singer Whitney Houston's late daughter was found unresponsive in a central Florida hotel...

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'On the Farm Again' Woman makes hay replica of Willie Nelson

HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see...

Life

OKC's Spaghetti Eddie launches new duo Parker & Alexander, releasing 'All of Us: Bible Songs for Everyone'

"All of Us: Bible Songs for Everyone" will be available at Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-partner Nick Gordon dies at 30

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Gordon, who was found liable in the death of his ex-partner Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. He was...

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Lawyer: Nick Gordon, ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 30. Brown was the daughter of Whitney Houston

Lawyer: Nick Gordon, ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 30. Brown was the daughter of Whitney Houston.

Life

Carrie Underwood to release fitness and lifestyle book 'Find Your Path'

Throughout "Find Your Path," she opens up about her personal journey towards optimal health, from her passion for sports as a...

Health

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab...

Life

Achievers

Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School students recently were chosen to be on the North Central Honor Orchestra. Poojita...

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Kisses, cheers, fireworks welcome 2020 in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Couples kissed. Others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to...

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Top 10 most-read Oklahoman.com articles in 2019

Can you believe 2019 is over and done with? While taking a look at The Oklahoman's most-read articles of the year, it's clear...

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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the...

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Jazz musician, Merv Griffin sidekick Jack Sheldon dies at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Sheldon, an acclaimed jazz musician whose trumpet graced the award-winning song “The Shadow of Your...

Business

Sina, Tencent Music rise; McDermott, Core Laboratories fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Tencent Music Entertainment Group, up 7 cents to...

Business

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a compromise between his government and unions over plans to...

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Justin Bieber to launch docu-series on YouTube in January

Justin Bieber is launching a docu-series about creating his new album on YouTube, the platform where the singer originally got...

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PHOTOS: Showbiz mourns losses, from Luke Perry to Doris Day

The world of entertainment said goodbye to some legends in 2019 — from ebullient musical comedy star Carol Channing to Carol...

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German opera director Harry Kupfer dies at 84

BERLIN (AP) — Harry Kupfer, the longtime opera director of Berlin's Komische Oper, has died at 84.His management agency Arsis...

Life

OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford to celebrate new self-titled album's release with hometown show

The three-time Woody Guthrie Award-winning singer-songwriter has been making records since 2000, but this album marks the first...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 31, 2019: Ring in the New Year with Husbands and more at Opolis in Norman

Admission to the New Year’s Eve show is $10 and limited to music fans ages 21 and older.

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Downtown OKC ready to ring in 2020 with Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration

The long-running family-friendly downtown New Year’s Eve event is set for 7 p.m. to midnight Tuesday at Bicentennial Park and...

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Grand Opening: Arts Council Oklahoma City ready to ring in 2020 with Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration

The large, light-wrapped ball has been liberated from storage, the celebratory fireworks show has been devised, and a race...

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Louisville beats Mississippi State 38-28 at Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Consider the Louisville Cardinals' turnaround in coach Scott Satterfield's debut a smashing...

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Carrie Underwood announces plans to 'pass the hosting torch,' won't return to host 2020 CMA Awards

Underwood co-hosted the Country Music Association's awards show for the past 12 consecutive years.

Crime

Houston rapper injured in drive-by shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston rapper is recovering after being shot in a drive-by shooting that killed two other people during the...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 5-11:Jan. 5: Actor Robert Duvall is 89. Singer-bassist Athol Guy of The Seekers is 80....

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Lifetime returns to R. Kelly with a new powerful series

NEW YORK (AP) — Few TV documentary series can boast having a more powerful real world impact than “Surviving R. Kelly.”Though...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 30, 2019: Hear guitarist Edgar Cruz at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond

the popular local musician will reunite with his brother, Mark Cruz, a fellow guitarist now based in Austin, Texas.

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Climate grandma satire causes German broadcaster headache

BERLIN (AP) — A German public broadcaster has pulled a satirical ditty sung by a children's choir about a grandmother's...

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Actress Sara Gilbert separates from wife, singer Linda Perry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Sara Gilbert has filed for legal separation from her wife of five years, singer and songwriter Linda...

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Mississippi State, Louisville match run games in Music City

Music City Bowl: Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Louisville (7-5), 4 p.m. ET Monday (ESPN)Line: Mississippi State by 3 1/2.Series...

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Louisville wants payback vs Mississippi State at Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Both Louisville and Mississippi State have new coaches since the last time these programs met just two...

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Soul-searching in opera world after tumultuous #MeToo year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was a tumultuous year in the opera world, a year in which sexual harassment allegations against...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 29, 2019: Catch John Fogerty in concert at Tulsa's River Spirit Casino

The "Bad Moon Rising" singer-songwriter also will perform Tuesday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville.

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Analysis: A look at decade's most impactful pop-culture debuts

From the rise of the #MeToo movement to the dominance of streaming services to the power of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the...

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Inuit-Canadian singer who covered 'Diamonds'' dies at 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Fraser, a Canadian pop artist who gained attention for an Inuit-language cover of Rihanna’s...

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Texas sheriff: 2 dead, seven shot in music video 'ambush'

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men were killed and seven others were wounded by gunfire when a group filming a rap music video was...

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Whoops! UK publishes celebrity home addresses by mistake

LONDON (AP) — British officials have apologized after mistakenly publishing the home addresses of more than 1,000 people who...

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UK honors Olivia Newton-John, Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen

LONDON (AP) — Singer Olivia Newton-John and directors Sam Mendes and Steve McQueen all received high honors from the British...

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Lizzo named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press.Voted by...

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‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88

Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as...

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Tina Turner mural defaced at North Carolina record store

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a record store in North Carolina say a mural of pop star Tina Turner has been defaced with...

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Sister of George Michael dies exactly 3 years after he did

LONDON (AP) — One of pop superstar George Michael's sisters has died exactly three years after her brother's Christmas Day...

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It was a Christmas show with very little Christmas music but plenty of entertainment

Frankly, I can't remember when I have had more fun at a concert. I admit I'm biased. I have loved Robert Earl Keen's music for...

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Film explores Ronstadt's life, wide-ranging music career

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the Kennedy Center Honors and a CNN documentary about her life debuting on television New Year's Day,...

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Preview: Opening Night 2020 brings New Year's Eve entertainment to downtown OKC

Produced by the Arts Council Oklahoma City, the family-friendly downtown New Year’s Eve celebration is set for 7 p.m. to...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 27, 2019: Hear Elizabeth Speegle at Saints in the Plaza District

The Oklahoma singer-songwriter specializes in a jazz-laced fusion of pop and blues.

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Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Dec. 27, 2019

SOARING EAGLE: Ponyboy OKC presents Mallory Eagle's Country Kicks (On Rt. 66), with Ottoman Turks & Tanner Fields, 7:30...

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OKC's Opening Night to ring in 2020 with assorted entertainment

A year ago, Joe Coover rang in 2019 with the best start any performer could hope for: Multiple packed houses. "We had so many...

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Injury forces Mississippi State to change QBs for Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens now will start at quarterback in the Music City Bowl...

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2 kicked out of National Guard over white supremacist ties

ATLANTA (AP) — Two men have been kicked out of the Army National Guard after liberal activists uncovered their membership in a...

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German opera singer, conductor Schreier dies at 84

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Opera singer and conductor Peter Schreier, who won fame at the Salzburg festival and Milan's La...

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Tulsa-based Woody Guthrie Center to celebrate 80th anniversary of 'This Land Is Your Land' with NYC concert

The program will feature performances by Oklahoma natives John Fullbright and Branjae, Gangstagrass, Haley Heynderickx, Jeff...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 26, 2019: Hear Cody Barnett & the Misfires at Ponyboy

Led by central Oklahoma singer-songwriter Cody Barnett, the band blends Americana, red dirt, Southern rock and soul music into...

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Songwriter Allee Willis, who did "Friends" theme, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as the theme...

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Trumps attend music-filled church service on Christmas Eve

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a...

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Celtics rookie conducts Boston orchestra's holiday concert

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics player Tacko Fall made his debut as a guest conductor during the renowned Boston Pops orchestra's...

Crime

Rapper DaBaby handcuffed, given pot citation after concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was handcuffed and cited on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in North...

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Celeb birthdays for week of Dec. 29-28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 29-Jan. 4:Dec. 29: Actress Inga Swenson ("Benson") is 87. Actor Jon Voight is 81....

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Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a...

Crime

Slain Barnard College student mourned at private memorial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Barnard College freshman who was fatally stabbed in a New York City park earlier this month was...

Life

Exploring the data on Hollywood’s gender pay gap

A recent national comparison of average salaries indicates that women in the U.S. earn approximately 80% as much as men. In the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 21, 2019: Hear Angels and Airwaves at The Criterion

The band - guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin - is in the midst long-awaited North...

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Jon Bon Jovi among Cory Booker's top campaign fundraisers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker has released a list of his presidential campaign's top fundraisers that includes rocker...

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Notre Dame Cathedral to miss first Christmas in centuries

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars — a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed.Yet an accidental...

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Interview: Robert Earl Keen talks moon landing memories, 'Americana Podcast' and spacey Christmas celebrations before OKC tour stop with 'Countdown to...

This year's theme is taken not only from the headlines but also from a formative experience in the prolific singer-songwriter's...

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WEEK AHEAD

SHOP BOP: Oklahoma songwriters Carter Sampson and Ali Harter will host a pop-up shop starting at 7 p.m. Friday at The Deli, 309...

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'Lunar Tunes & Looney Times': Robert Earl Keen's 'Countdown to Christmas' blasting into OKC

Fortunately for Oklahoma fans, the road goes on forever and the party never ends for Robert Earl Keen. So, when the Texas...

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Croatia holds tight presidential vote before EU chairmanship

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is holding a tight presidential election this weekend that is seen as a test for the...

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Common, Chance The Rapper headlining Chicago's All-Star Game

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star weekend will be a homecoming for Common and Chance The Rapper.The NBA said Thursday night that the...

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Marc Anthony's luxury yacht goes up in flames in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A luxury yacht owned by singer Marc Anthony partially sank in Biscayne Bay after it was engulfed by a massive fire...

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AP Exclusive: Amy Winehouse exhibit to open at Grammy Museum

NEW YORK (AP) — The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit in the United States will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next...

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Oklahoma singer Brian Nhira plans final hometown Christmas concert with friends from 'The Voice'

Over the course of this Tulsa Christmas concert series, Nhira has hosted numerous contestants from the hit NBC show "The Voice"...

Crime

R Kelly arraigned on bribe charge linked to Aaliyah wedding

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he schemed with others to pay for a fake ID for an...

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Review: Forget CGI. Dench is the special effect in 'Cats'

There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the...

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Tekashi 6ix9ine gets 2-year prison term in racketeering case

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday by a judge who said his extraordinary...

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Breakthrough Entertainer: Megan Thee Stallion feels grateful

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion's schedule has become so frenetic that she can spend days, or even longer, away from home,...

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Ninth annual 'A Blackwatch Christmas' album features 10 Oklahoma music acts

Recorded at Blackwatch Studios in Norman, “Christmas In Color” features 10 songs by 10 Oklahoma music acts, including LCG & the...

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As Ricky Reed rises, the producer for Lizzo learns balance

NEW YORK (AP) — Music producer Ricky Reed remembers the long days and nights in the recording studio, as he crafted hits for...

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Murakami holds rare public reading to mark debut anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A monkey that confesses he steals women's identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred...

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France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower

PARIS (AP) — French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job....

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Andrew Lloyd Webber beams as 'Cats' film has its premiere

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a special night for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as he walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the...

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Chris Brown, Migos, DaBaby to perform during Super Bowl week

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown, Migos and DaBaby are the latest stars slated to perform during Super Bowl week in Miami.VEW Live!...

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Shaq planning Miami-flavored carnival for Super Bowl party

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is making sure the carnival comes to Miami along with the Super Bowl.O'Neal announced Tuesday...

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National Cowboy Museum hosting 25th Cowboy Christmas Ball featuring Michael Martin Murphey

Guests can expect an alcohol-free event including a dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating more than 100...

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Post Malone to headline Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — You can ring in the New Year with Post Malone: The rap-pop star will perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s...

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Ciara surprises Georgia students using STEM to remix songs

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Recording artist Ciara returned to the city where she launched her career to surprise students at an...

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McDavid and Edmonton take on St. Louis

Edmonton Oilers (19-13-4, second in the Pacific Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (21-8-6, first in the Central Division)St. Louis;...

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Video: Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood and Aaron Neville sing beautiful tributes to Linda Ronstadt on the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors

Underwood, Yearwood and Yearwood's husband, Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks, also spoke eloquently...

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10 films make shortlist for Oscars' best international film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on...

Business

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

The Detroit News. December 11, 2019Whitmer's budget strategy backfires; road fix remains urgentThe budget standoff between Gov....

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25 years later, Mariah Carey's Christmas original is No.1

NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas has come early for Mariah Carey: the pop star’s original holiday classic, “All I Want for Christmas...

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Watch: Tulsa activist and musician Branjae caps breakout year with feature on Oklahoma music series 'Play It Loud'

In the second episode of "Play It Loud" Season 4, Branjae talks with host Adam Hampton about her powerful song "Street Light,"...

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Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary

MILAN (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday...

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Oklahoma City A&E holiday gift guide: Highlights from local museum gift shops, musical options, cinematic companions and more

For fans of some of the most popular film franchises and television series, intriguing companion items are available.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 15, 2019: Catch Nobody's Girl playing a Winter Wind concert at The Depot in Norman

The new trio is award-winning songwriters Betty Soo, Grace Pettis and Rebecca Loebe.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 14, 2019: Hear OKC alternative rockers Crooked Vinyl at Bison Witches in Norman

Oklahoma alternative outfit Moonlight Ford and garage/psychedelic rock band Dire Gnome also are on the bill.

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Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

HOUSTON (AP) — As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boys, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem...

Crime

Man charged in Trump golf club damage seeks pretrial program

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The man accused of causing more than $20,000 in damage to President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf...

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even...

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Post offices to be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of...

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Listen: Blake Shelton releases 'Fully Loaded: God’s Country,' featuring romantic duet 'Nobody But You' with Gwen Stefani

Written by Nashville heavy-hitters Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, the song "reflects on a...

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Interview: Charlie Daniels talks 40th anniversary of 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia,' side project Beau Weevils, Twitter and more before tonight's Oklahoma...

The North Carolina native, 83, said he still loves making music as much as he did when he first started playing in rock 'n'...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 13, 2019: Hear Cody Canada, Jason Boland and Mike McClure at the Tower Theatre

The Yellow House was a hub of musical activity for the red dirt music scene as well as a home base for the three Oklahoma-bred...

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Oklahoma concerts and shows for Dec. 13, 2019

SAFE BET: Songwriter John Calvin Abney performs an 8 p.m. Friday show at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley Ave., in support of his...

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Give the 'Devil' his due: Charlie Daniels reflects on 40th anniversary of his most famous song

Back in 1979, music fans first became acquainted with a bold musician named Johnny who crosses bows with the Prince of Darkness...

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Something in the Water to show Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, more

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 2020 lineup for the Something in the Water music festival in Virginia includes Post Malone,...

Business

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun during Billboard speech

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift used the Billboard Women in Music stage to address a series of issues including her ongoing...

Life

All the best Christmas songs you need to get through the holidays

Use them for your holiday party soundtrack, sing them in the car, play them in the office to annoy your coworkers -- wherever...

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'Lemonade' by Beyoncé is named the AP's album of the decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 15 albums of the decade by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. Beyoncé, “Lemonade”: At the...

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AP's top songs of the decade: Robyn, Kelly Rowland, Drake

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 25 songs of the decade, as determined by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. Robyn, “Dancing...

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Grammy-winner Anderson .Paak supports hometown arts center

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Rapper and singer Anderson .Paak is lending his support to an arts center facing closure in his Southern...

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The closing decade was an ever-shifting parade of fashion

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga wore meat and Rihanna went naked, practically. Kate Middleton delivered royal wedding opulence and...

Sports

Unplugged: World Cup skiers find creative ways to decompress

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — To unwind, Italian downhill racer Dominik Paris sometimes screams into a microphone.Not so much...

Business

Prague to ink partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE (AP) — The city of Prague, the Czech capital, approved Thursday a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 12, 2019: Hear Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Blue Door

Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music.

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Theater review: Oklahoma Shakespeare throws a festive holiday party with 'Jane Austen's Christmas Cracker'

An original Christmas show locally crafted and produced qualifies as a rare holiday treat. But that's not even the most unique...

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Watch: Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins perform 'Hell Right' on 'The Voice'

"Hell Right" is one of the five new tracks on Shelton’s upcoming album "Fully Loaded: God’s Country," due out Friday.

Crime

Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from...

Life

OKC rapper Jabee to host Sixth Annual Gift Raps hip-hop fundraiser

Admission to the show is in the form of donations of socks, gloves, toys, coats and nonperishable food items.

Crime

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was...

Health

Cancer survivor, Luke Putney, on the healing power of music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Luke Putney’s prayers are simple these days. He prays for healing in his left hand so he can play...

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With ‘Championships,’ Meek Mill might become a Grammy champ

NEW YORK (AP) — On “Oodles O’ Noodles Babies,” a song on Meek Mill’s latest album, he raps about childhood struggles battling...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 11, 2019: Hear Ian Moore's holiday concert at the Blue Door

Moore’s relationship with Oklahoma extends back to the 1990s and he continues to play often in popular venues around OKC.

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UCO School of Music to present ‘There’s No Business Like Snow Business’

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Music will continue this week presenting its annual holiday revue,...

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Changes coming to city of Edmond recycling program

EDMOND — Beginning Jan. 1, the city of Edmond’s recycling contractor, Republic Services, will be making changes to the list of...

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The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have...

Life

Andrew Bird plans spring OKC tour stop

A handful of the spring tour dates, including one in Oklahoma City, are rescheduled from the portion of performances that were...

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New York City concert to honor Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — New York City will host a concert in February to mark the 80th anniversary of Oklahoma native Woody...

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In South Carolina, Steyer investing in black voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the waning weeks before South Carolina's presidential primary, Democrat Tom Steyer is renewing his...

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Review: Townshend, Daltrey return to The Who’s rocking ways

The Who, “WHO” (Interscope)While frequently joining forces for tours and other projects, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have...

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Cornell widow sues Soundgarden members over solo recordings

MIAMI (AP) — The widow of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is suing the remaining band members and business...

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The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of...

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Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered...

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Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own.The language...

Crime

Authorities: Someone illegally shot Luke Bryan's red stag

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — An exotic red stag owned by country music singer Luke Bryan was shot and killed on his private property...

Life

Silversun Pickups bringing 30-date 2020 tour to Oklahoma

The band will perform in cities including Los Angeles, Austin, Washington D.C., as well as two shows at New York City’s...

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Photos and video: Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Jonas Brothers and many more to perform on Kennedy Center Honors special

The Kennedy Center Honorees for 2019 are R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt,...

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Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album

Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (Columbia )Arriving just in time to mess-up everyone's best-of-the-year music lists is Harry Styles'...

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Led by 'Marriage Story,' Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

NEW YORK (AP) — A Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations, where the streaming company dominated with 34...

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Celebrity birthdays during the week of December 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 15-21Dec. 15: Singer Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes is 80. Drummer Dave Clark of the...

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing...

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Tame Impala announces North American tour, including Oklahoma show

Perfume Genius will support the full North American tour beginning in May.

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With 'Joker,' composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could make history

NEW YORK (AP) — This is no laughing matter: “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could be the first woman in 19 years to win the...

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Golden snubs and surprises, including little 'Cats' love

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But...

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Complete list of the Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards:Best motion picture, drama: “The Irishman”; “Marriage...

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Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight...

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Bernard and Jason Langer win PNC Father Son Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jason Langer made a 16-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to give father Bernard his...

Health

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the...

Sports

Mississippi State to play Louisville in Music City Bowl

Mississippi State (6-6, SEC) vs. Louisville (7-5, ACC), Dec. 30, 4 p.m. ETLOCATION: NashvilleTOP PLAYERSMississippi State: RB...

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Banana, duct tape add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

MIAMI (AP) — 3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a...

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Preview: Oklahoma City Ballet dancers share their favorite aspects of 'The Nutcracker'

OKC Ballet will bring the holiday classic back to the Civic Center for eight performances Saturday through Dec. 22.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 8, 2019: Check out Old 97's 'Holiday Hoopla!' at the Tower Theatre

The show will feature DIY punk rock magician Casey Magic and a special solo acoustic set by frontman Rhett Miller.

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Gala evening at La Scala celebrates culture over extremism

MILAN (AP) — The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo...

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Video: Hallmark holiday movie 'A Christmas Love Story,' starring Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf, premieres tonight

The telefilm focuses on a youth choir director (Chenoweth) who needs to write a big song for a big Christmas Eve show but finds...

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AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”:...

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AP's top songs of 2019: Jhené Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.1. Jhené Aiko, “Triggered...

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Review: OKC Philharmonic festively delivers old-school entertainment with 'The Christmas Show'

An old-school variety show with all the jingle bells and even a few wolf whistles, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's "The...

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Playwright brings Jesus and Santa together in holiday production

"Somewhere between Heaven and the North Pole, Jesus and the Nativity scene are interrupted by Santa, Mrs. Claus and a few loud...

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Oklahoma City church plans Advent mission, concert event

The Vigil Project, a contemporary Christian band, will perform as part of an Advent mission and concert event set for 6:30 to...

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Faith briefs for Dec. 7, 2019

Church plans Christmas events Several Christmas events are planned at United Methodist Church of the Servant, including the...

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Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacion during...

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Listen: Oklahoma musician Chase Kerby releases lovely holiday ode 'Angels in the Snow'

Kerby wrote the song about three years ago, shortly after his father passed away.

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Review: OKC Philharmonic festively delivers old-school entertainment with 'The Christmas Show,' starring Tony nominee Max von Essen

Watching spotlight dancer Bianca Bulgarelli tapping away a top a baby grand was a high point of the program; many people in the...

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S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died.Edna...

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Billy Joel, Kardashians Diplo descend on Miami for Art Basel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As gallerists and collectors descend on Miami's most prestigious art fair by day, the Hollywood crowd...

Crime

The AP names 'Surviving R. Kelly' top TV show of 2019

1. "Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime. No other series made the kind of real world impact that this one did. Allegations of sexual...

Life

Preview: Trans-Siberian Orchestra bringing 'Christmas Eve and Other Stories' back to OKC and Tulsa

The globe-trotting tale centers on a lost girl trying to reunite with her despairing father. The rock opera is set on Dec. 24...

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Interview and video: Red dirt standout Stoney LaRue brings new album 'Onward' home for Oklahoma shows

The Oklahoma musician teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer, singer and songwriter Gary Nicholson to make "Onward,"...

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Review: Liam Payne stumbles badly with embarrassing debut CD

Liam Payne, “LP1" (Capitol)One Direction fans have reason to rejoice this holiday season: They get not just one, but two full...

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Royal Opera, The Met remove tenor Vittorio Grigolo

New York (AP) — The Royal Opera in London and The Met in New York have removed tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an investigation...

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WEEK AHEAD

IT IS WHAT IT IS TULSA — Nashville-based songwriter Hayes Carll and his band return to Tulsa for an 8 p.m. Friday show at...

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Rocking the holidays: Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings 'Christmas Eve and Other Stories' to OKC

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is going back to its beginnings with its 2019 "Winter Tour." The members of the multiplatinum-selling...

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Moving 'Onward': Red dirt musician Stoney LaRue forging ahead with his new album

Stoney LaRue keeps moving ahead on his new album. "Everything kind of transitioned in my life to what the name of the album is,...

Crime

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed...

Health

Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth to appear today on 'The Dr. Oz Show'

It's just one of many TV appearances Chenoweth will make this week.

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San Francisco Opera names its first female music director

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman...

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Viral video reignites LGBTQ debate at Quaker school

(RNS) — The video begins with Reid Arthur striding on stage in shorts and a glittering, iridescent hoodie. The George Fox...

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Chamillionaire wants to add diversity to tech space

When Grammy award-winning rapper Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki began learning the ropes of venture capitalism in the tech...

Business

Correction: Capricorn Studio Renaissance story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Mercer Music at Capricorn, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the...

Life

Preview: OKC's Painted Sky Opera presenting encore production of family-friendly Christmas show 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

After last year's successful debut, OKC's only professional opera company is adding a third performance for its weekend run at...

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Timberlake apologizes to wife for ‘strong lapse in judgment’

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake has publicly apologized to his actress-wife Jessica Biel days after he was seen holding hands...

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John Hiatt looks back and how he lets the music magic happen

NEW YORK (AP) — John Hiatt wrote his first song at age 11, and knew right away that’s what he wanted to do. It’s not his job;...

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Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami.On Location...

Crime

Girlfriend of teen suspect accused of aiding him post-escape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have arrested a 15-year-old girl who allegedly helped her boyfriend avoid...

Life

Kingly Christmas show: Painted Sky Opera brings back family-friendly yuletide show 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Mark Johnson is tapping into his family history as he reprises the role of a "slightly deaf and somewhat daffy" king in Painted...

Life

Ron Howard and St. Vincent to premiere films at 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Organizers of the prestigious Utah festival, which will run Jan. 23 to Feb. 2, announced Wednesday the lineup of 118 feature...

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood and Chris Harrison get into shenanigans on 'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special'

Carrie Underwood was in the driver's seat for a segment called "Mud on the Tires," a kind of countrified version of "Comedians...

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Willie Nelson says he's not smoking, but is still using pot

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana.While in San Antonio last...

Life

University of Central Oklahoma School of Music staging 'There's No Business Like Snow Business' holiday revue

“There’s No Business Like Snow Business” continues the UCO School of Music’s 18-year tradition of festive holiday revues,...

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ACM@UCO making live music with student-organized Holiday Wrap-Up Thursday

Admission is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged to benefit Oklahoma City nonprofit Positive Tomorrows,...