Music News from NewsOK

  • Blink-182 and All-American Rejects to play Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Pop-punk band Blink-182 has announced a North American tour including an Oklahoma City show and featuring Stillwater's own The All-American Rejects. Blink-182's highly anticipated seventh studio album, "California," is set for release July 1 on BMG. The band premiered its new single, "Bored To...

  • 25th Annual Tumbleweed Calf Fry kicks off tonight with Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson and more

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    STILLWATER – Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson and more will help the Tumbleweed Calf Fry Festival celebrate its 25th anniversary tonight through Saturday at the Tumbleweed Dance Hall, Lakeview and Country Club roads. As previously reported, along with the signature...

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 28, 2016: Hear Tony Bennett at Civic Center Music Hall

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Today's featured event: Tony Bennett, the 18-time Grammy Award-winning crooner whose music career spans six decades, will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to...

  • Vince Gill to appear this morning on 'Today' show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Country Music Hall of Famer and Oklahoma native Vince Gill will appear this morning on the "Today" show, which airs from 7 to 11 a.m. on NBC. He will appear today on HuffPost Live, too. Plus, the country music superstar will appear Friday on Fox & Friends, which airs from 5 to 8 a.m. on...

  • Outdoor block party set for Saturday at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    The Northeast Renaissance Steering Committee, Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL Class XI and the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City will host “oNE OKC: A Northeast Renaissance,” a free block party Saturday at Douglass High School’s Miller Football Stadium.

  • Westmoore pom squad continues its winning ways

    By Lindsay Whelchel For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    For the third year in a row, Westmoore High School’s pom squad in January won double-national titles in the divisions of varsity hip-hop and jazz at the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Fla. That brought Westmoore's number of national pom titles to 12, officials said.

  • Video: Reba McEntire talks about 40 years as a woman in the music business on 'The Talk'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Multi-talented Oklahoma native Reba McEntire got a standing ovation when she appeared today on "The Talk." She discussed how she has sustained her country music career for 40 years, how hard it has been as a woman in the music industry, how her look and style have changed over the years, how...

  • Oklahoma's Harding Fine Arts Academy students to perform 'Shrek the Musical'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Students at Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City will perform the musical adaptation of the hit movie "Shrek" starting Friday.

  • South Oklahoma City's Capitol Hill district to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Historic Capitol Hill's board of directors and sponsors will hold a Cinco De Mayo celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. May 6 near near 217 SW 25, a new location with strong ties to the south Oklahoma City business district's past.

  • Mad Hatter Ball caps week of fun at Touchmark at Coffee Creek

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Touchmark at Coffee Creek, a retirement community, recently held a Mad Hatter Ball, capping a week week of activities such as a screening of “Alice in Wonderland,” orange ice cream floats, hat decorating and Mad Hatter flowerpot planting.

  • Tulsa-born country singer Mary Sarah advances to top 10 on 'The Voice'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Although central Oklahoma viewers didn't get to see it because of severe weather coverage, Tulsa-born country singer Mary Sarah advanced to the top 10 on Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" Season 10. As previously reported, Sarah, who considers Richmond, Texas, her hometown, made a strong...

  • Touring act has heartfelt connection to Oklahoma

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Music can be rewarding and can also so maddening that you'd want to tear your hair out. Brad Barr shared that sentiment with me as he took a break from building new songs. When I first called him, Barr didn't answer. He was hanging upside with screws and washers in his hand because...

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 27, 2016: Hear Oklahoma songwriters play for a good cause at the Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe in Stillwater

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Today's featured events: STILLWATER - Hear more than 65 Oklahoma songwriters, including John Fullbright, Cody Canada, Mike McClure, Stoney LaRue, Brandon Jenkins, Monica Taylor, The Damn Quails, Kierston White, Mike Hosty, Kaitlin Butts and more, who will convene for this year's Bob Childers'...

  • Bono’s advice to Christian musicians: Get real

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    "Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism," the U2 frontman says in a new documentary. Years ago, Bono invited a Christian writer to meet him, and the writer turned him down. Eugene Peterson, whose translation of the Bible into contemporary language,  “The...

  • Rocklahoma daily band lineups revealed as single-day tickets go on sale Monday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    PRYOR - The daily band lineups are now available for Rocklahoma May 27-29 at Catch The Fever Festival Grounds. As previously reported, Rocklahoma celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016 with a lineup of the best current rock artists and classic bands, including Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob...

  • Maddie & Tae, Paula Abdul, Dwight Yoakam and more announced as presenters for American Country Countdown Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    A star-studded list of presenters has been announced for the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards, airing live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1 on Fox. In addition, rising country star Chris Janson will perform.

  • Video: Vince Gill debuts new song 'A World Without Haggard' at the Grand Ole Opry

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Listen as Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill performs an original song written in memory of his friend Merle Haggard, who died April 6 at age 79. Gill is joined by the masterful Paul Franklin on the steel guitar as he performs the song live at the Grand Ole Opry in...

  • Reba McEntire appearing Wednesday on 'The Talk,' talks about Merle Haggard's influence

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Multi-talented Oklahoma native Reba McEntire will appear on "The Talk" to chat about her illustrious 40-year career that spans across music, television, film, theater, and retail, including a flourishing lifestyle brand with Dillard’s and fresh product from the Reba Beauty line. "The...

  • 98 Degrees cranks up nostalgia with My 2K Tour, coming to Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    TULSA - Grown-up boy band 98 Degrees will crank up the nostalgia this summer as headliner of the My 2K Tour. Nick Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre will be joined on the road by fellow late 1990s boy band O-Town and girl group Dream and as well as early 2000s breakout...

  • I Love The ‘90s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio and more playing Oklahoma City and Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Following early sold-out shows and mounting demand from fans, the I Love The ‘90s Tour is taking the show on the road, crisscrossing the country and bringing a bill of favorite ‘90s acts to perform at two Oklahoma venues.  The inaugural edition of I Love The ‘90s Tour invites attendees to...



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