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  • 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: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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.

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. David Rockefeller, the retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank and grandson...

  • Gaspar Noe's explicit 'Love' sets Cannes atwitter

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — The movies are in love with love, but they're often squeamish about sex. That's not something that can be said about director Gaspar Noe, whose new film "Love" brings graphic sex — in myriad positions and permutations, in twosomes, threesomes and groups — to the Cannes...

  • Red carpet Emergency Room at Cannes is always full of drama

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury five star hotel suite. But during the Cannes Film Festival, it is radically transformed into a red carpet emergency room — where celebrities like Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman can rush...

  • Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival. Though the Dominican Republic-born fashion designer passed away last year aged 82 after battling cancer, his landmark fashion designs continue to dominate the red carpet — from Emma Stone's...



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