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  • 10 stray observations from Future's Farmers Market show

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    When I was reading a Q&A with OKC rapper Josh Sallee, I noticed that he mentioned the metro boasts at least one hip-hip show a week. He was right on for this Friday, when the critical darling known as Future visited. The dismal weather and other Memorial Day festivities might have dampened...

  • Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The 100,000 or so artifacts earmarked for the would-be Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture have for several years been neatly tucked away in numerous boxes at the state's history center in Oklahoma City. While historians pined for the day when they'd be able to show off all...

  • Orchestra will perform at Choctaw library

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Talk of the Town Orchestra will play an after-Memorial Day concert at the Choctaw Library.

  • B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta. More than 1,000 people streamed past the...

  • Center of the Universe Festival announces more bands

    BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    More bands were announced Thursday for the 2015 Center of the Universe Festival. The lineup will play on the Oklahoma Stage, presented by the Hardesty Family Foundation, in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District on July 24-25. Previously announced and included in the schedule below are artists for the...

  • APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...

  • Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Gordon was considered the first tenor saxophonist to adapt the new bebop style pioneered by Charlie Parker in the 1940s....

  • Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake...

  • Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali...

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Josh Sallee

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed hip Josh Sallee about hip-hop’s growth in Oklahoma, getting personal and an upcoming new album.

  • Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.


    VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia. The land Down Under is making its debut in Europe's favorite songfest, invited as a wild card due to its strong fan base. Its entry, Guy Sebastian, is one of the bookmakers'...

  • 5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing


    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service. They said the King of the Blues was dressed in a signature purple and gold brocade jacket...

  • Despite stormy weather, Memorial Day weekend events are planned across Oklahoma

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The eighth Music & Mayhem Festival has been canceled due to flooding at Oklahoma’s Lake Eufaula, but many other music events, arts festivals and military service member salutes across the state are planned to go ahead during the holiday weekend that marks the unofficial start to summer.

  • Linkin Park makes first visit to Rocklahoma festival, one of Oklahoma's most popular music festivals

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Linkin Park, Godsmack, Tesla, Slayer, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin and Queensryche, supported by about 80 other bands from all around the world, will play throughout the afternoons and well into the nights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rocklahoma, on the Catch the Fever...

  • Oklahoma entertainment: In town and around

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment: In town and around

  • Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma event ticket ticker

  • Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival comes to an end

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    After a couple rough years, the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival will no longer be held.

  • Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The band announced Wednesday morning it would perform a "club show" that night to kick off its Zip Code tour, which launches Sunday in...

  • A frank conversation about death

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    On Sufjan Stevens’ new record “Carrie & Lowell,” and the light it sheds on the indie songwriter’s already impressive back catalogue.

  • Blues great B.B. King's daughter to host Vegas Strip event

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her dad's death, she wants them to come out Friday night...



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