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  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 30, 2015: Hear Porch Mice play a Sunday Twilight Concert

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Today's featured event: This summer, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, invites music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens. Oklahoma City garage/country band Porch Mice will play at 7:30 tonight. The concerts...

  • Diamond Ballroom’s memories will shine in new book

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City photographer Vernon L. Gowdy III, 60, is working on a book to save the stories and performers' photos from the Diamond Ballroom.

  • Oklahoma City-area life and nonprofit briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    News and notes on Oklahoma City-area nonprofits and arts.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 29, 2015: Hear The Damn Quails at the Wormy Dog or Bobby Long at the Blue Door

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Today's featured events: Oklahoma red dirt rockers The Damn Quails will celebrate the release of their long-awaited sophomore album “Out of the Birdcage" with a show at 9:30 tonight at the Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E Sheridan. Doors open at 6 tonight. The Quails will release the new album next...

  • Michael W. Smith talks Oklahoma City, hymns and God's sovereignty

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Contemporary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith discussed his visits to Oklahoma City and his music in a brief interview before taking the stage recently at the Good News Festival with Franklin Graham at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • Choctaw marks 25 years of Oktoberfest

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Beginning Friday, polka music, smoked bratwurst and pork chops and plenty of German beer will be among the offerings as Choctaw celebrates 25 years of Oktoberfest.

  • Homeschool choir gives Oklahoma City-area students more than a song

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs provide choral music education in a Christian environment for families whose children are homeschooled.

  • Grammy nominee JD Souther to give free ACM@UCO master class Sept. 11

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma will host a master class featuring Grammy Award-nominated songwriter JD Souther at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 in the first-floor ACM@UCO Songwriting Room, 25 S Oklahoma Ave. The event is free and open to the public, according to a...

  • Pentatonix to release debut studio album of new original material Oct. 16

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Grammy Award-winning and platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix are set to release their debut studio album on Friday, Oct. 16 via RCA Records. The self-titled album will feature new original material from the group, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin...

  • 5 ways to kick off your Oklahoma weekend

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    H&8th If you're at an event in Oklahoma City and you're not surrounded by food trucks then did it really happen? That's the sort of pondering you can do at H&8th tonight. I highly suggest catching the music lineup which boasts some exceptional acts. Brashear's recent release is a...

  • 10 Great Stevie Ray Vaughan Tributes

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    When  Stevie Ray Vaughan  died 25 years ago today, he was on the verge of a second act comparable to his friend Eric Clapton's. After years of substance abuse, during which he managed to record three stunning albums of virtuosic Stratocaster sizzle with his longtime band Double...

  • Happy Birthday, 'Highway 61': Dylan's Weirdest, Funniest Album Turns 50

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Happy 50th birthday to  Highway 61 Revisited ,  Bob Dylan 's strangest, funniest, most baffling and most perfect album. Released on August 30th, 1965, it arrived just five months after his previous masterpiece, Bringing It All Back Home, but this was a different guy...

  • Mac Miller rapping into Tulsa, Oklahoma City; tickets on sale today

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller has announced the "The GO:OD AM" tour, in honor of his upcoming album of the same name, due out Sept. 18 on Warner Bros. The autumn outing includes Oklahoma shows Oct. 27 at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main, and Oct. 28 at Oklahoma City’s Diamond Ballroom,...

  • REO Speedwagon flying into Oklahoma for 2 November shows

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Classic rockers REO Speedwagon are planning two November tour dates in Oklahoma. Fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, the band will play Nov. 6 at 7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel, 12875 N U.S. 77 in Newkirk. Tickets go on sale Friday and will be available at One year...

  • Extended interview & video: Maddie & Tae ready to 'Start Here' with debut album, out today

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    An abbreviated version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Girls in a country song Maddie & Tae are ready to 'Start Here' with highly anticipated debut album, out today When Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye warble about dumping an annoying fishing buddy out...

  • Suspected car thief ends high-speed car chase with a quick dance party [VIDEO]

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    You've stolen a car, the police are on your back and suddenly, your tires blow out. What's your plan? If you're the suspected car thief in Wednesday night's downtown Los Angeles car chase, you turn up whatever's playing on the stereo, step out of the car and rock it out. More specifically,...

  • Flight night: Damn Quails album release concert set to rock Wormy Dog Saloon in Oklahoma City

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Damn Quails’ long-awaited sophomore album, “Out of the Birdcage,” hits shelves Sept. 4 via the band's own Swomp Fyst Records, but you can hear it live at 9:30 p.m. Saturday when the Oklahoma/Texas-based band lands at the Wormy Dog Saloon.

  • Maddie & Tae ‘Start Here’ with highly anticipated debut LP

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer  | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    When Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye warble about dumping an annoying fishing buddy out of the boat on their new album, the hilariously catchy lyrics can't help but snare a little truth. That's because their feisty ditty “Shut up and Fish” is loosely based on a real-life incident that took place in...

  • Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer  | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    News about ticket sales for major upcoming entertainment events.

  • Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City



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