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  • Christian rock musician from Chicopee held without bail on child pornography possession charges

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD - A Christian rock musician from Chicopee whom the FBI contends downloaded thousands of child porn imagesonto his computer will be held behind bars pending trial. Victor Stepus, 47, was arrested on Aug. 21 after federal investigators raided his home and began searched his computer...

  • Stoney LaRue announces new album due out Oct. 16, thanks fans for support

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Oklahoma red dirt singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue announced this morning that he will release a new album titled "Us Time" Friday, Oct. 16 on eOne Music. According to a news release, the collection is "a shout out to his loyal fans aka, The LaRue Crue, and their unwavering and continuous...

  • Toby Keith performs hometown show for upcoming 'Neighborhood Sessions' TV special

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    NORMAN - Toby Keith took the stage at his new place in his old neighborhood and played new songs and old hits for an invitation-only crowd of about 500 people Tuesday night. The country music superstar and his band put on the private show on a newly built stage behind Hollywood Corners, a...

  • Limber Limbs release new single "You Know It" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    It takes a certain amount of ambition to be an export of Stillwater.  From the country roots of Garth Brooks and the Red Dirt Rangers to the more recent indie favorites such as Other Lives, DEERPEOPLE and Colourmusic, it's a been a strange oasis of popular, ambitious talents. So...

  • Photos & video: Maddie & Tae talk empowerment, perform on 'Today' show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    As previously reported, Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae celebrated the release of their full-length debut album "Start Here" with a performance this morning on "Today": The singer-songwriters recalled that last year "Today" helped launch their success by spotlighting their breakout...

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 1, 2015: Hear Parker Millsap at The Deli in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Today's featured event: NORMAN - Hear Oklahoma Americana singer-songwriter Parker Millsap, who recently relocated to Nashville, Tenn., play at 10:30 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street. For more information, go to thedeli.us. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Maddie & Tae to perform this morning on 'Today' show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae will celebrate the release of their full-length debut album "Start Here" with a performance this morning on "Today." The first national broadcast outlet to book the pair as their breakout smash “Girl In A Country Song” took off, "Today" will feature...

  • Listen: Rascal Flatts announces 'I Like The Sound Of That,' co-written by Megan Trainor, as new single

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts, which includes guitarist Joe Don Rooney of Picher, revealed today that “I Like The Sound Of That” will be the fourth single taken from the band's current album "Rewind" (Big Machine Records). The 2014 album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums...

  • Steven Tyler and Kelsea Ballerini to announce 2015 CMA Awards nominees Sept. 9

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the first time, the highly-anticipated announcement of the final nominees for the 49th Annual CMA Awards will be carried across several ABC properties on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Delivering the news from New York City will be Kelsea Ballerini and Steven Tyler.   ...

  • L.T.Z. shares hip-hop tribute to OKC (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Not every 7-Eleven is a right of passage. But you might know the one Oklahoma City-native rapper Tony LeSure is dishing about in a track off of his new album "Barcelona '92." He's self-releasing it Sept. 4 with help from Aesthetic Perception.  LeSure, 25, performs under...

  • Single tickets to Kristin Chenoweth's March Oklahoma City concerts on sale today

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Single tickets are on sale today to Emmy- and Tony-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth's home-state shows March 18-19 at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. The Broken Arrow native will be performing in OKC as part of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Pops Series....

  • Photos & video: The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus perform 'Dooo It' to close Sunday's MTV VMAs

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based experimental rockers The Flaming Lips again collaborated with envelope-pushing pop star Miley Cyrus Sunday night at MTV's annual Video Music Awards. Cyrus, who hosted the VMAs, and the Lips closed the show performing their song "Dooo It" with a couple dozen dancing drag...

  • 5 Things You Missed at the MTV Video Music Awards

    Siali Siaosi | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The MTV Video Music Awards, an annual awards show honoring the best music videos of the year, are notoriously ridiculous. Here are the five most outrageous moments you might have missed from the 2015 MTV VMAs.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 31, 2015: Hear Gwar at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Today's featured event: TULSA - Heavy metal overlords Gwar will play a show on their 30th anniversary tour at 7:30 tonight at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N Main. Doors open at 7 p.m. Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Forever in Disgust also are on the lineup. For more information, go to...

  • Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips release surprise collaboration album

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    You won't have to drop a single dime to hear the new Miley Cyrus album. On Sunday night, she capped off her VMA hosting gig with an off-the-wall, drag queen-filled performance with the Flaming Lips and the announcement of a new collaboration record called "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead...

  • Diamond Ballroom’s memories will shine in new book

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City photographer Vernon L. Gowdy III, 60, is working on a book to save the stories and performers' photos from the Diamond Ballroom.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 30, 2015: Hear Porch Mice play a Sunday Twilight Concert

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Today's featured event: This summer, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, invites music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens. Oklahoma City garage/country band Porch Mice will play at 7:30 tonight. The concerts...

  • Oklahoma City-area life and nonprofit briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    News and notes on Oklahoma City-area nonprofits and arts.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 29, 2015: Hear The Damn Quails at the Wormy Dog or Bobby Long at the Blue Door

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Today's featured events: Oklahoma red dirt rockers The Damn Quails will celebrate the release of their long-awaited sophomore album “Out of the Birdcage" with a show at 9:30 tonight at the Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E Sheridan. Doors open at 6 tonight. The Quails will release the new album next...

  • Michael W. Smith talks Oklahoma City, hymns and God's sovereignty

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Contemporary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith discussed his visits to Oklahoma City and his music in a brief interview before taking the stage recently at the Good News Festival with Franklin Graham at Chesapeake Energy Arena.



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