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  • Broadway, film star Patti LuPone will make Oklahoma debut

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Broadway, movie and TV star Patti LuPone will perform her one-woman musical show “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, ... Played That Part” at 8 p.m. March 7 at Oklahoma City Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, 7777 S May Ave. The concert will be a fundraiser for Oklahoma City...

  • Carnegie to hold 125th-anniversary concert in May 2016

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will celebrate its 125th-anniversary with a gala concert on May 5, 2016, featuring Renee Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Lang Lang and Yo-Yo Ma. The program also will include Martina Arroyo, Audra McDonald, Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax and James Taylor, Carnegie Hall said...

  • Back from Brazil, ex-music promoter faces $300M fraud case

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A former airline pilot who reached the heights of the music promotion business by producing shows for acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Santana to Coldplay sat shackled in a Florida courtroom Wednesday, faced with a $300 million fraud case after spending years fighting...

  • Kristin Chenoweth returning to Broken Arrow for performance, class

    BY JAMES D. WATTS JR., Tulsa World | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broken Arrow this August to conduct her second annual Kristin Chenoweth Master Class for young singers. The master class, which will be open to the public, will likely include Chenoweth performing a brief concert, as she did at the inaugural event...

  • WATCH: Teacher and students create incredible ‘Uptown Funk’ video

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun.  As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was...

  • Music Review: Ne-Yo's 'Non-Fiction' tells the same story

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ne-Yo, "Non-Fiction" (Motown) Ahh, Ne-Yo. So much talent — the voice, the songwriting. And yet, somehow, such a boring album. It's a little crazy-making, truth be told. All the ingredients are here — some hot beats; smooth, rich vocals; and the idea of an album as a whole...

  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox will also be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8...

  • Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at the eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix by kickoff Sunday, adding to the thousands of flights expected over the weekend. The...

  • 'American Idol' winner files lawsuit

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    According to a shocking new story by The Hollywood Reporter,American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is suing 19 Entertainment to get out of his “oppressive,” “manipulative,” and “fatally conflicted” contract, Yahoo Music reports. "I am very grateful for the opportunities...

  • Moroder: Being live DJ makes me feel like Michael Jackson

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For a legendary artist whose accolades include Academy Awards and Grammys, maestro Giorgio Moroder says he finally feels like a true performer — now that he's a live DJ. Moroder says performing as a DJ for an audience is "absolutely incredible." "I always wanted to be a...

  • Wynton Marsalis' JALC Orchestra to tour South America

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years. JALC announced Tuesday that the 12-city tour kicks off Feb. 27 in New York and will visit Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico and six South...

  • Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky. The Grammy-winning band and Southwest Airlines announced Monday that the group will perform a surprise Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet on a Feb. 24 flight. Southwest will launch a sweepstakes on Feb. 3 for a fan and three...

  • Mark Ronson to mentor emerging acts through Grammy program

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Ronson is lending his "Uptown Funk" to budding musicians. The Recording Academy and Hyundai announced Tuesday that Ronson will serve as ambassador for the 2015 Grammy Amplifier, the organization's program for mentoring artists. This year's curators include Ziggy Marley, the...

  • Christina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Game

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande isn't the only big-voiced singer performing at the NBA All-Star Game: Christina Aguilera has been added to the lineup. NBA announced Tuesday that Aguilera will perform ahead of the 64th annual game on Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. She will sing...

  • Queen of the Prairie Festival adds to its lineup

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Queen of the Prairie Festival, an inaugural alt-country and Americana concert, is planned for May 1-2 at Cottonwood Flats in Guthrie.

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra wlll perform at Oklahoma City Community College

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play Feb. 10 at Oklahoma City Community College

  • Dropkick Murphys ask Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to stop using their music

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    You know presidential campaign season is underway when bands start slamming candidates with opposing political views for using their music, The Journal Sentinel reports. This time, it's Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys who have a beef with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (not...

  • WATCH: Blake Shelton mercilessly mocks every bit of 'The Bachelor'

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Blake Shelton played the Farm Hunk in an "SNL" sketch this weekend, USA TODAY reports. And he perfect skewered every aspect of "The Bachelor," including: -It's Blatant Lack of Diversity “There are so many beautiful girls here but tonight I have to send three of them home. Probably...

  • Sam Smith to pay Tom Petty royalties on 'Stay With Me'

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Sam Smith will be sharing his songwriting royalties for Stay With Me with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, USA TODAY reports. Shortly after the British singer's single came out last April, sharp-eared listeners noticed a similarity between Stay With Me and Petty's...

  • Alan Thicke hosts 'Dancing Pros' in Oklahoma City

    By Sandi Davis, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Actor Alan Thicke makes his first visit to Oklahoma City when he emcees “Dancing Pros Live” Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall.



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