Music News from NewsOK

  • Carrie Underwood announces surprise to fans

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Country superstar and new mom of adorable  baby Isaiah , says the Nashville Sun Times, announced to her fans on social media Tuesday morning that she will be performing at the 2015 CMA Music Festival on June 13th in Nashville.

  • Armstrong International Cultural Foundation announces 2015-16 Performing Arts Series in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond continues to offer a diverse collection of international performances with its Performing Arts Series.

  • Desi & Cody release sunny new track "Skyline" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Death, uncertainty and even a nervous breakdown couldn’t stop Desi and Cody Clinton. It only slowed them down a little. From writing an album to releasing it this weekend, the Tulsa-based married couple spent about three and a half years finishing their self-titled effort. A lot of life happened...

  • U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence." The Irish quartet...

  • Jared Deck shares road-tested Americana track "17 Miles" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Jared Deck was dealing with a rocky marriage. Don’t worry though, it was just onstage. Deck, 35, handled songwriting duties for the band Green Corn Revival. He was getting worn out. The Weatherford-based musician worked tirelessly to join complexity and subtlety in a band boasting seven...

  • Newport festival to mark 50th year since Dylan went electric

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago. The festival, noted for introducing performers who later became big stars, will have a secret lineup of musicians billed as '65 Revisited....

  • Unknown George Harrison Letter Surfaces, Reveals Why Beatles' Cancelled Stax Sessions

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    A previously unknown letter written by George Harrison to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May 1966 has surfaced and is now for sale for $20,000 by a Los Angeles-based rock collectibles dealer.

  • Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation....

  • Made in Oklahoma Festival coming to Midwest City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City will be the location for the Made in Oklahoma Wine, Beer and Food Festival.

  • Oklahoma Historical Society releases Bob Wills record

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Never before released recordings of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys have been released on vinyl by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • Faith No More marks return with 1st album in 18 years, tour

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Faith No More bassist Bill Gould likes to think of the band's new record as an aging actress. "Sure, her body's getting a little older, but she's not afraid to show it; she's still sexy," he said during a recent interview in New York City, where the band played two sold-out...

  • Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego on Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalog. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie...

  • YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite...

  • Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette...

  • The Latest: Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. The latest from the tracks: 11:37 p.m. ET Race car owner Joe Gibbs said Denny Hamlin was treated for dehydration and released from the infield...

  • 'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest. Sleep-deprived and smiling, the 28-year-old singer-TV host arrived at...

  • American Idol winner to sing National Anthem at concert

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "American Idol's" newly crowned winner will sing the National Anthem at the National Memorial Day concert. Nick Fradiani will perform at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday. The concert will be broadcast live from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on PBS. The program will be co-hosted for the...

  • Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies. Italy took third in Europe's...

  • B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas. "B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service that drew more than 350 to the Palm...

  • 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...



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