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  • Lyric Theatre's performances of 'Oklahoma!' resume tonight, Sunday performance added at Civic Center

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Performances of "Oklahoma!" at the Civic Center Music Hall will resume at 7:30 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. The Wednesday, June 24 performance was canceled due to no electricity at the Civic Center. To accommodate patrons, an additional performance at 2 p.m. Sunday has...

  • Tickets on sale Friday for Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Rhinestone Revue,’ riding into Cain’s Ballroom Oct. 11

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    TULSA - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves will bring her “Country & Western Rhinestone Revue” to Oklahoma Oct. 11 for a performance at historic Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main. Musgraves is mounting the tour in support of her highly anticipated sophomore studio album “Pageant...

  • Holly Miranda to play July 31 Blue Door show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Indie singer-songwriter Holly Miranda, who recently released her self-titled sophomore album on Dangerbird Records, will play July 31 at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at www.ticketstorm.com. Tickets are $15 at the door. On a trip intended to...

  • “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage!” scurrying into Oklahoma City Oct. 23

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage!,” a new music-filled, interactive show, will tour this fall in more than 50 cities in North America, including Oklahoma City. The tour comes to Oklahoma City at noon and 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Cox Convention Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and...

  • What to do in Oklahoma on June 25, 2015: Hear Mama Sweet at the Blue Door

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Today's featured event: Hear Oklahoma red dirt band Mama Sweet at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tonight's concert is the first in a string of home-state shows for Mama Sweet. The band will play at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at its longtime home base,...

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Jabee, 'Don't Love Back'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City rapper Jabee has released the new video for "Don't Love Back," a powerful track from his 2013 album "Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt," which was released on Murs's Label316. "Don't Love Back" explores the parallels of putting all you have into your passion and getting...

  • Krystal Keith to host 'Plate by Plate' series for foodies

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Oklahoma singer-songwriter and Show Dog Nashville recording artist Krystal Keith is turning her culinary calling into a new opportunity. The following she’s amassed on her Barnyard Bistro blog has drawn considerable media attention, most recently from Scripps Networks, parent company of HGTV, DIY...

  • What to do in Oklahoma on June 24, 2015: Celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of 'The Posthuman Project' with a free party

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Celebrate the award-winning Oklahoma-made independent superhero epic “The Posthuman Project” at its DVD and Blu-ray release party at 6:30 tonight at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market, 311 S Klein Ave. Admission is free and so is the popcorn. Directed by local...

  • Video: Miranda Lambert's 'Smokin' and Drinkin'' lyric video

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert has chosen “Smokin’ and Drinkin,'” her collaboration with Little Big Town, for the next single from her 2014 Grammy-winning album “Platinum.” There’s plenty of smoke and drinks in the official lyric video, which EW.com premiered exclusively Monday. -BAM

  • Nickelback cancels North American tour, including Durant show, due to Chad Kroeger's upcoming surgery

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback has been forced to cancel all remaining dates of the second leg of the 2015 “No Fixed Address” North American tour because lead vocalist Chad Kroeger has been diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. The canceled tour dates include a Sept. 4...



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Brandy McDonnell


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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1 million page views a year for the past two years. Raised on a crop and cattle farm near Lindsay, McDonnell started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school’s 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News and worked for the local weekly through high school. An Oklahoma State University graduate, she will celebrate her 10th anniversary at The Oklahoman in May 2012.


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