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  • Pavement Throw Open Their Vault: Inside 'The Secret History, Vol. 1'

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Indie heroes Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich reminisce about band's early-Nineties beginnings.

  • Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Action star Jackie Chan said Monday that he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge. Jaycee Chan was released from a 6-month prison sentence in February after pleading guilty to...

  • Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite...

  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday....

  • Dolly Parton's family life subject of TV movie

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today. Parton, 69, is working with NBC on the TV movie, which she expects will be coming out later this year...

  • Nashville studio once set to be razed named historic place

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A storied recording studio on Nashville's Music Row that was once slated to be demolished to make way for a luxury condo development has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation of the RCA Victor Studios Building, better known as RCA Studio...

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring singer Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president's medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at the Corcoran building, which houses the Corcoran School of...

  • Oklahoma singers unite to perform 'We Are the World' for KOMA Fan Jam

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Thirty years ago, musicians from all across the nation came together to record "We Are the World," a song that benefited the nonprofit organization United Support of Artists for Africa. For the song's 30th anniversary, KOMA radio station will be recreating this production live with Oklahoma...

  • Garden party: You can find movies, music and more at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City this summer

    Compiled by Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Here’s a handy guide to entertainment that’s being offered over the next couple of months at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Demi Lovato's 'Dusk Till Dawn' character was written for her

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Demi Lovato since she auditioned for his 2003 movie "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over." The El Rey Network creator and executive producer of its TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn" told reporters Thursday the show was a...

  • Outdoor Fun Reaches Bigger and Bigger Audience

    Brad Poarch | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The summer months means outdoor fun that includes BBQ, swimming and vacation. More and more cities and park are providing outdoor movie and concert experiences. These outdoor events require specific technology to withstand the outdoor elements.

  • HBO to air two-part U2 tour special

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barreled special about the veteran Irish rock band's current world tour. The network said it will air a documentary in November about how the "iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE" show was put together and how the band overcame obstacles, including...

  • Mariah Carey to make directorial debut on Hallmark Channel

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey is making her directorial debut on the Hallmark Channel. Carey will direct and co-star in "Mariah Carey's Christmas Project," the network announced Wednesday. Production will begin in the fall. The scripted film is slated to air in December as part of...

  • Miranda Lambert-Blake Shelton Update: 'Voice' Coach Reportedly Hired Detective Amid Cheating Worries

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The NBC “Voice” coach suspected Miranda Lambert, 31, was being unfaithful, and hired a private detective to follow her around, International Business Times reports. The detective claimed the “Over You” singer was hooking up with one of her employees, so Blake Shelton, 39, secretly flew to...

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday. Ono said the tapestry at Ellis Island is "so special" and that the Beatles...

  • John Legend to handle music for slave drama 'Underground'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for "Underground." The drama is in production in Baton Rouge, Louisiana....

  • This new mix of songs is cooler than cool, ice cold

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    It’s hot but these songs are cool. Let’s get right into it. Julia Holter — “Feel You” Wispy and delicate, Los Angeles singer Julia Holter’s vocal delivery is a quirky one. Run your eyes over the lyrics to her new song “Feel You,” which she posted to her website, they read more like abstract...

  • Oklahoma judge defends Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce secrecy

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Judge says superstar couple Shelter-Lambert aren't 'guardians of public trust.'

  • UCO plans to renovate historic Mitchell Hall

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer  qomena@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The University of Central Oklahoma plans to renovate Mitchell Hall.

  • Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory. Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday in hospice care, six months after she was found face-down in a...



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