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  • The Latest: Mayweather's dad says fighter done after 1 more

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — 11:25 p.m. (2:25 a.m.) The stage is set up inside the ring for the post-fight news conference, but Floyd Mayweather Sr. is holding court near the ring apron — and he isn't holding back about his son's future. "He ain't got nothing left to prove," Mayweather said after the...

  • Queen of the Prairie festival rocks music lovers in Guthrie

    By Nathan Poppe, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    The two-day music celebration in Guthrie, Oklahoma, took place in the middle of Cottonwood Flats. The concert aimed to build on the momentum of 2013’s Gentlemen of the Road stopover and a series of Make Guthrie Weird street festivals.

  • Oklahoma musician Kyle Dillingham gets 'sweet sounds' from broken violins

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Classically trained violinist Kyle Dillingham, an Oklahoma native, used broken violins for is latest compilation called “Broken Beyond Repair.”

  • Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King's longtime business manager Laverne Toney says the musician had a good night and she welcomed the concern about his health. Toney has legal control over King's affairs. The 89-year-old...

  • Eric Clapton celebrates 70th birthday by rocking the Garden

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was Eric Clapton's birthday celebration, but it was the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden that got a gift as the guitar god enthralled during a two-hour concert that included some of his biggest hits and guest stars including John Mayer. There was no cake or "Happy...

  • Poets honor 'Migration' paintings of Jacob Lawrence


    NEW YORK (AP) — For a tribute in verse to one of the 20th century's greatest painters, the late Jacob Lawrence, only the finest poets would do. Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa, former poets laureate and Pulitzer winners Rita Dove and Natasha Trethewey and National Book Award winners...

  • Celebrities: fight-watching, betting and making Vegas money


    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celebrities are taking sides in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup just like everyone else. Unlike most of us, some of the stars are close friends of the fighters, can scoff at a $100,000 wager or a $10,000 ticket and will get to be center stage on the Las Vegas club...

  • Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website for fans' well-wishes and prayers after he returned home...

  • Dr. Oz's 'The Daily Dose' switches radio distributors

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz's radio show, "The Daily Dose with Dr. Oz," is getting a new home. Oz struck a deal with iHeartMedia that will begin later this year, according to a release this week from Oz and the Texas-based company. It will involve more projects than "The Daily Dose," but...

  • Telethon that Jerry Lewis memorably ran pulls plug

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon is ending its annual Labor Day telethon, a television tradition for decades that has slowly disappeared from view since the sudden end of Jerry Lewis' role as host following the 2010 show. The telethon was a relic from a different age,...

  • NBC picks up 'Chicago Med,' 2 other dramas for new season

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is expanding its "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D." family with "Chicago Med," set in a hospital emergency room and starring Oliver Platt and S. Epatha Merkerson. The new series will feature characters from its sibling police and fire department dramas, also produced by...

  • 'Age of Ultron' on pace for record-setting weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has debuted with a Hulk-sized box office showing, and Disney says it's headed toward a possible record-breaking weekend. Disney said Friday that Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel made $27.6 million in Thursday night showings and is on track for a North...

  • New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW! moments possible...

  • Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages. The lawsuit provides no new details about the February crash, which authorities said...

  • Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias sweep Latin music awards

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    CORAL GABLES, Florida (AP) — Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias swept the Billboard Latin Music Awards, but Jennifer Lopez may have stolen the show. Santos, the U.S. singer known as the "King of Bachata," took home 10 awards Thursday night, including Artist of the Year Solo while Spanish artist...

  • 'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76. King died Thursday of natural causes, his publicist...

  • Obama among guests helping Letterman wrap up 'Late Show'

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama is stopping by the "Late Show" one last time as David Letterman gets ready to retire. The appearance Monday will be Obama's third time as president swapping jokes with Letterman, and his eighth appearance in all. Michelle Obama took her final turn in the guest...

  • Katy Perry's Sunflower Dress Infuriates China

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? No? How about like someone about to cause a political controversy? Accidental activist and pop star Katy Perry showed up to her Tuesday night show in Taipei, Taiwain, wearing a dress adorned with sunflowers, which, incidentally was draped in more than spring...

  • A look at Chideo, a new name in online charity fundraising

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Online donations account for a fraction of the money given to charities each year, but a new company is hoping to change that with a mix of videos, contests for celebrity meetings and behind-the-scenes access that was once reserved only for top donors. Here's a look at Chideo,...

  • 10 famous Oklahomans' ages and genders guessed by

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Let’s see how accurate the Microsoft-created website is!



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