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  • Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88

    Updated: 58 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the revolutionary documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer nonfiction movies by turning a keenly observant eye on both the famous and the ordinary in films like "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens," has died. He was 88. In a statement, Maysles' family said the...

  • Hans Zimmer on scoring TV boxing show; playing with Pharrell

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is known for powerful scores for such films as "Inception," ''Gladiator" and "The Dark Night." Now he's hoping to knock people out with music for the small screen. Zimmer, who had a childhood fascination for Muhammad Ali, has supplied the music...

  • Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely musical duo at Dior

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color. The mystery woman was none other than Lorde, the 18-year-old New Zealand singing...

  • Peter Max still living the colorful, pop-art vibe he created

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you haven't seen one of Peter Max's paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven't opened your eyes yet. Since he charged onto the pop-art stage a half-century ago, the progenitor of psychedelic art has stamped his creative presence on practically everything from the...

  • Willie Nelson Dead? Internet Freaks Out As Another Celebrity Death Hoax Makes The Rounds

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The Internet has been buzzing with news that country icon and legend Willie Nelson has died. One big problem is that the buzz is kind of pointless since the country crooner isn’t dead at all. Sure, he may be 81-years-old, but he’s still alive and truckin’ and touring, so Willie...

  • Bar owner charged in singer's death testifies

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee bar owner has testified that he feared for his life when he fatally shot country singer-songwriter Wayne Mills. Media report Chris Ferrell took the stand on Thursday to explain what happened on the night in November 2013 when Mills died. Prosecutors...

  • Strings of life: Globetrotter Leni Stern's African Trio

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Leni Stern’s music was always good — her fluid, powerful electric guitar exercised in a variety of settings, mostly on her own compositions — but she has really bloomed since she began her collaborations with African musicians. In 2006, the jazz/blues guitarist and singer played the Festival in...

  • Meat Loaf to return to his Dallas high school for honor

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Singer Meat Loaf is set to return to his Dallas high school when he's honored as a member of this year's class of distinguished alumni. The Dallas Morning News ( ) reports the 67-year-old Grammy-winning musician, Broadway star and actor will be among alumni...

  • Analysis: ‘Blurred Lines’ team cites inspiration, not infringement on Gaye song

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — The two-week trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft. Testimony in the Los Angeles federal court...

  • Meat Loaf reflects on leaving Dallas, his homecoming

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Marvin Aday doesn’t want to be introduced by his birth name when students and staff at Thomas Jefferson High School welcome him back to his alma mater. “Meat Loaf,” the Dallas native said this week. “Just say Meat Loaf. Or Meat.” Weather permitting, Meat Loaf will return to his high school at...

  • Got 'Momentum'? Exhibition gives young Oklahoma artists opportunities

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still,” an annual exhibition that showcases the work of Oklahoma artists 30 and younger, is opening with two nights of festivities Friday and Saturday, plus free gallery hours Sunday and Monday.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Softaware

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed Colin Nance of Softaware about getting over being self-conscious, working for the Civic Center Music Hall and not strictly being a techno dude.

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    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

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  • Miranda Lambert grows Oklahoma roots, lets them show on 'Platinum'

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The Texas native, who has called Tishomingo home for about eight years, is bringing her “Certified Platinum Tour” in support of her Grammy-winning album “Platinum” to Chesapeake Energy Arena Friday night.

  • 'House of Cards' showrunner loves an entertainment marathon

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Season 3 of “House of Cards” came out a week ago. Are you finished yet? Netflix’s strategy is to release all 13 episodes of the drama at once, causing temporary paralysis in some fans during hours-long viewing marathons — “binge-watching” as it’s now known. At least no calories are implied....

  • Jury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lied about how they crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" and should be financially punished for using music by Marvin Gaye, a lawyer for the late singer's family told a jury Thursday. An attorney for Williams and Thicke, however,...

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EST

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification. The out-of-state students attending Fisk University and Tennessee State University say in the lawsuit filed in...

  • Movie review: 'Chappie'

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    If you can’t go home again, at least you can have a bit of fun trying to get there. That’s the lesson from Chappie, South African director Neill Blomkamp’s return to his native country after the misfire that was his big Hollywood film, Elysium, two years ago. His 2009 debut, District 9, was a...

  • Hall and Oates sue over granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal. The pop music duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods & Co. in federal court, accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play" on Daryl Hall and John Oates'...

  • 'Dr. Phil': To air 'intervention with Bobbi Brown's partner

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dr. Phil" will air what the TV show is describing as an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown . In a release Thursday, the show said Gordon and his mother, Michelle, described him as haunted by what happened to Brown and...



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