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  • Casady School students do well in music contests

    From staff reports | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Three Casady musicians were selected for the all-state orchestra

  • Oklahoma Seniors Cabaret will hold auditions in January

    By Sarah Lobban, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma Seniors Cabaret will hold auditions Jan. 4 and Jan. 11

  • Christmas events continue in Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Ice skating and holiday wagon rides are among the activities available in Edmond this weekend.

  • ‘Run The Jewels 2’ is the year’s most important record

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    There’ve been some really good records this year. The New Pornographers set up a confectionary and spun out bombastic, brilliantly colored rock indebted to glam and new wave. YG offered a more hardened perspective on the same hardscrabble Compton, Calif.-life as Kendrick Lamar did two years ago....

  • Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods. Stanford researchers have launched an ambitious effort to restore and study instruments known as...

  • Singer almost quit a year before 'Voice' win

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The Voice's Season 7 winner almost didn't make it to the NBC singing competition, USA TODAY reports. Craig Wayne Boyd, 35, the country singer who moved to Nashville a decade ago to pursue a music career, came close to giving up his dream in the face of financial pressures. "I remember a...

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Guthrie offers old-fashioned Christmas festivities

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The Victorian Walk was part of Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas.

  • Gov't Mule covers Pink Floyd on new live album

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Gov't Mule, "Dark Side of the Mule" (Evil Teen Records) When you're playing music for 20 years with the caveat that no two shows will ever be the same, you had better write a lot of music, or cover some great songs. Gov't Mule does both pretty well, most notably during a Halloween concert in...

  • Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The hall announced Tuesday that it will also welcome Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who...

  • 10-year-old fan makes Justin Timberlake cry during concert

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Justin Timberlake definitely has a soft side -- especially when it comes to adorable young fans, reports. The 33-year-old entertainer stopped his concert Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when a 10-year-old fan dressed in a suit caught his attention....

  • Buku 2015 music fest lineup released

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March. The lineup was announced by organizers Tuesday. More than 30...

  • 'Frozen' Director Apologizes to Parents for "Let It Go"

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    What a difference a year makes — and no one knows this better than Frozen director Jennifer Lee, says the Hollywood Reporter. In the past 12 months, she not only won the best animated feature Oscar but saw her film become the highest-grossing in the genre — $1.27 billion worldwide — of all...

  • D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' plays to message of rising up

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Black Messiah" (RCA) The phrase "long-awaited album" gets tossed around quite a bit — slapped on sets delayed by a couple years, or a few measly months, even. But "Black Messiah," D'Angelo's follow-up to 2000's "Voodoo" comes after a 14-year wait, which for some fans...

  • Minaj's 'Pinkprint' delivers grown-up complexity

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Nicki Minaj, "The Pinkprint" (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records) Maybe we knew — even in 2010 — when Nicki Minaj released her debut set, that beneath the fluorescent wigs and zany accents, there resided a real-life grown-up. On some level, we surely understood that the now 32-year-old...

  • Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obamas celebrated the holiday season with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker. President Barack Obama and his family attended the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday at the National Building Museum. The event is a benefit for the Children's...

  • Oklahoma cowboy Gene Autry helped make 'Rudolph' famous

    BY MARY PHILLIPS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Even before his ‘Reindeer’ hit, Gene Autry was honored by town of Berwyn, which changed its name to Gene Autry to honor singer

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for Dec. 13

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Religion briefs for Dec. 13

  • Sisters of Swing will present holiday concert in Norman

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    The Sisters of Swing will be featured in a Holiday Jazz Concert Sunday at The Depot in Norman.

  • Motown's Temptations, Four Tops visit Oval Office

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two legendary Motown groups "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" for a little VIP access at the White House. Actually, there probably was no begging involved for members of the Temptations and the Four Tops to get into the Oval Office Friday. The White House says the singers dropped by to...



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