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  • Oklahoma news briefs, Oct. 30

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Oct. 30, 2014

  • Norman high school football fans get fortified before Crosstown Clash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The annual Taste of Norman event is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday preceding the annual clash between the Norman High and Norman North football teams.

  • Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie and Tae take on bro country trend on breakout smash 'Girl in a Country Song'

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A little more than a year after relocating to Nashville, Tenn., Tae Dye, 18, of Ada, and Maddie Marlow, 19, of Sugarland, Texas, are rocking the country music world by refusing to be just “little country girls.”

  • Labor Day events are planned around Oklahoma

    By Jessica Allison, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Rodeos, fairs and other events all over Oklahoma will provide plenty of family-friendly opportunities to celebrate the Labor Day holiday and long weekend.

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Special Disaster Team

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    For Norman’s Special Disaster Team, the next logical step after high school band days was to form a ska band. For just a few days, all of SDT’s ex-pats, now scattered across the country, are reuniting for throwback shows to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s album “Eve of Destruction”...

  • Album Review: Air, 'Music for Museum' (The Vinyl Factory)

    By Kellen McGugan, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Album Review: Air, ‘Music for Museum’ (The Vinyl Factory)

  • Album Review: The Bug, 'Angels & Devils' (Ninja Tune Records)

    By Beau Blackstock, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Album Review: The Bug, ‘Angels & Devils’ (Ninja Tune Records)

  • Album Review: Kimbra, 'The Golden Echo' (Warner Bros.)

    By Jessica Allison, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Album Review: Kimbra, ‘The Golden Echo’ (Warner Bros.)

  • 'Oklahoma!' comes back to Oklahoma

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    “Oklahoma!” star Shirley Jones and former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh were honored Thursday at an event at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Oklahoma City Community College for viewing a remastered version of the iconic musical film.

  • More like 'Turn It Off'

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    For every one thing I like about Taylor Swift’s garish, zippy new pop single “Shake It Off,” there are probably three or four that cause every joint in my body to cringe at once. There’s that terrific studio-engineered vocal rip at the end of the breakdown, the farty, fun little horn line that...

  • Teen's 'Hands Up' rap offers positive message

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Awakened in the middle of the night, Queen McElrath flipped on the television and found herself gripped and troubled by the news coming from Ferguson, Mo. She began hearing a beat and did what she knows best — she wrote down rap lyrics, according to The Tennessean. Days later, the...

  • Miley's VMAs Date Has Record, Warrant Out for Arrest

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The once-homeless man who was Miley Cyrus' date at the MTV VMAs on Sunday has a police record and an open warrant out for his arrest, reports ABC News. Jesse Helt, 22, gave a speech and accepted the award for Best Video on behalf of Cyrus on Sunday night at the MTV VMAs. Helt spoke about...

  • Bluegrass fans brave hot day in Blanchard

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The fourth annual Blanchard Bluegrass Festival offered gospel music on Friday night and traditional bluegrass on Saturday.

  • Miley Cyrus sent a homeless man to accept her VMA award

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Leave it to Miley to rock the VMA boat one way or another, says USA Today. This time it wasn't with a wrecking ball, but with a homeless man. When she won the award for best video of the year, she sent a young man who was all dressed up and could have been an up-and-coming rocker, to the...

  • Suge Knight Shot Multiple Times After VMA Party Turns Violent

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood at around 1:30 AM Sunday, and Suge Knight  was shot twice and taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was rushed into surgery, eyewitnesses and Suge's family tell TMZ. A source close to Suge tells TMZ he was shot in the stomach and...

  • Revamped 'Phantom of the Opera' comes to Oklahoma City

    BY RICK ROGERS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A revamped “The Phantom of the Opera” production arrives in Oklahoma City for a two-week run at the Civic Center Music Hall.

  • Oklahoma fine arts notes

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Oklahoma fine arts notes

  • Oklahoma graduates fill many teaching positions

    By Lori Johnson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    The state’s regional universities have a long history of providing teachers for Oklahoma classrooms

  • Rock band mistaken for terrorist group

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    The name of the militant Islamic group ISIS is probably one of the most reviled names in the country at the moment, and that is triggering threats and hate email for a defunct post-metal rock band with the same name. “It blows my mind that people can't see the difference,” a representative of...

  • WATCH: Deaf campers show how to feel 'Happy' in viral video

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    If there’s one thing the kids from Deaf Film Camp want you to come away with after watching the video they made of the Pharrell Williams' "Happy," it’s that they have no problem dancing and feeling music — even if they can’t hear a single note, according to A video of the campers,...



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