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  • Is a Spice Girls reunion in the works?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    They were once one of the biggest girl groups of the '90s, but it's been years since the five Spice Girls were together on tour. Earlier this year, there was a brief but frenzy-inducing report that the Spice Girls may reunite with the Backstreet Boys for a reunion tour, but it was shot down...

  • A Music Archive Just Uploaded 13,000 Classic Live Concert Videos to YouTube. Here's What to Watch

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    If you don't have weekend plans, the 2,000 hours of pristine, classic concert footage just uploaded to YouTube in 13,000 videos is a good place to start, Mic reports. Music Vault, which is a division of Wolfgang's Vault (which sells music-related posters, apparel and photography, among other...

  • Theater review: 'The Little Mermaid' at Lyric in Oklahoma City

    By Rick Rogers | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is a textbook example of style over substance. Fortunately, its stylish attributes are abundant, from eye-catching costumes to shimmering underwater scenes. Unfortunately, Oklahoma City Lyric Theatre’s production can’t draw sufficient attention away from...

  • Album Review: The Orwells, Disgraceland (Canvasback/Atlantic)

    By Kellen McGugan, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Album Review: The Orwells, “Disgraceland” (Canvasback/Atlantic)

  • Album Review: RIFF RAFF, 'NEON ICON' (Mad Decent)

    Beau Blackstock, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    More people are likely familiar with Riff Raff the character than Riff Raff the rapper. His second LP, “Neon Icon,” works to change that. With his first album on Diplo’s Mad Decent label, Riff Raff takes an a la carte approach by switching production styles and genres from track to track....

  • Like Woody Guthrie, WoodyFest is about more than just music

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 17th annual festival continues through Sunday in venues around Okemah, the hometown of the late, great folk icon.

  • Album Review: Air Dubai, 'Be Calm' (Hopeless Records)

    By Jessica Allison, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Album Review: Air Dubai, ‘Be Calm’ (Hopeless Records)

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Brad Fielder

    BY BECKY CARMAN | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Norman-based musician Brad Fielder talks about the challanges of songwriting, changes at his label and going solo.

  • Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks begins comeback

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The Oklahoma country music superstar announces new record deal and album, along with plans for a world tour and a long-awaited foray into digital music.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Prettyboy

    BY BECKY CARMAN, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Jacob Abello talks about turning negatives into positives, writing love songs and Oklahoma’s gay community

  • Listen to Britney Spears sing without Auto-Tune

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Britney Spears is not known for being a Maria Callas-style vocalist, or even for really singing live at all. But a leaked recording of an unedited vocal from her Britney Jean track "Alien" — which has gone viral over the past few days, and on which the pop star sounds like one of the strangled...

  • What songs are on your summer playlist?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    What are your favorite songs of summer? Share your playlist with us.

  • John Arnold to perform in Norman park

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The John Arnold Band will give a free performance Sunday in Norman’s Lions Park.

  • Art activities will highlight Norman's Second Friday event

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Gallery openings, music and refreshments are among activities planned for Friday’s art walk in Norman

  • Stevie Nicks heading to 'The Voice'

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Back in 2011, when it was still unclear just how massive "The Voice" would become, Stevie Nicks performed on the show's Season 1 finale with Team Adam's Javier Colon. And now, six seasons later, Stevie is returning to the show as an adviser to Adam Levine, according to Yahoo Music. The mutual...

  • Taylor Swift: 'Music Is Art, and Art Should be Paid for'

    Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Taylor Swift, who describes herself as an "enthusiastic optimist," offered up a sunny outlook on the future of the music industry in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, according to Yahoo Music. The success of recorded music, in her opinion, comes down to finding the proper price point for music...

  • Norman residents celebrate Independence Day

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    A Norman Day celebration in Reaves Park drew a crowd, while some residents chose to celebrate the holiday in their neighborhoods.

  • Nichols Hills residents celebrate independence

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    An early-morning parade launched Fourth of July celebrations in Nichols Hills.

  • Independence Day celebrated with tribute to liberty in Midwest City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The Midwest City July 4 celebration include music and fireworks.

  • Nice weather enjoyed at Edmond park

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Great summer weather made a day at Edmond’s E.C. Hafer Park a good experience for the Fourth of July weekend.



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