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  • Correction: American Indians-Stereotypes story

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In an Associated Press story April 24 about American Indian stereotypes, the AP erroneously reported comments by Elise Marubbio, an American Indian Studies professor at Augsburg College, about the portrayal of Lakota Indians. She said that other Great Plains tribes, such...

  • An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Spartacus is getting an African makeover. In the 1960 movie "Spartacus," Kirk Douglas played the gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. A ballet version with music by composer Aram Khachaturian was first staged in the 1950s and has also been a crowd favorite...

  • Conflicting reports given on health of singer Joni Mitchell

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been the subject of conflicting information, with her website stating she is alert and expected to make a full recovery but a longtime friend saying in a court filing that she was unconscious and unable to care for herself....

  • 10 questions and answers about summer movies

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    As summer movies loom, 10 questions … and 10 answers. (Note that all release dates are tentative.) 1. Will the new ‘Avengers’ movie be as big as the last one? “The Avengers” opened May 4, 2012, and ultimately grossed more than $623 million domestically — a record total for a movie not directed...

  • Jay Z to perform rare songs to promote Tidal service

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Z is breaking out his B-sides to hype his fledgling music streaming service. The rap mogul announced plans Wednesday to unearth songs he hasn't performed in a decade — or ever — at a free New York concert titled "Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides." The performance will be held May...

  • Man arrested for stealing Elton John's heart-shaped glasses

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The man who police say stole Elton John's iconic heart-shaped glasses from a Memphis museum is behind bars. WMC-TV ( reports 26-year-old Matthew Colvin was arrested Tuesday in Southhaven, Mississippi, and he will be extradited back to Memphis on...

  • Gloria Estefan to perform at Capitol for Memorial Day in DC

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gloria Estefan will perform at this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in a show hosted by actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna in Washington. Producers are announcing plans Wednesday for the concert, which honors the nation's veterans and service members....

  • Oklahoma Youth Orchestras will perform at Edmond North High School Auditorium

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Olivia Jirousek and Caroline Graham will be featured during the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras’ season-ending concert at the Edmond North High School Auditorium.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Community briefs

  • State dinner fare: haiku, R&B and chopsticks for the brave

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's state dinner for the prime minister of Japan offered guests a haiku, some R&B and the specter of chopsticks — for those brave enough to go there. The president welcomed guest of honor Shinzo Abe with a toast over sake that included a poem about spring,...

  • Joni Mitchell's website says she's alert, recovery expected

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conflicting information about Joni Mitchell's health was released Tuesday, with a longtime friend stating in a court filing that the singer was unconscious and unable to care for herself while a statement from the Grammy winner's website stated she is alert and expected to...

  • 'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' lead Tony nominations pack

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and Ira Gershwin...

  • Tim McGraw Shares the Best Birthday Present Faith Hill Ever Gave Him

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    What would you give Tim McGraw for his birthday? The country legend is turning 48 on Friday, but he still can't get over a present he received from his wife Faith Hill for his 40th, ETOnline reports. On Friday's episode of "The Rachael Ray Show," Tim shares a story about how the gift is...

  • Man held in bar fight that left Nicki Minaj crew member dead

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Nicki Minaj crew member killed outside a Philadelphia bar was stabbed after checking that a bartender had made it safely to her car, a piano player for the hip-hop star testified Tuesday. "Devon was asking her, 'Are you good, sis?'" said witness Marcus Kincy, a pianist for...

  • It's Happening 4/28

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    TUESDAY April 28 Justus-Tiawah Public School new student enrollment continues through April 30 at the north campus elementary office. To enroll, bring birth certificate, CDIB card, proof of residency, and current immunization records. Claremore Community Chorus “Of Heaven and Earth” spring...

  • Timing is right: Celebs seek cachet of flaunting Apple watch

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — Think of the Apple Watch as a Tesla for your wrists. The company’s new smartwatch isn’t just another toy gadget for geeks. At least in the early going, the Apple Watch appears to be synced to something else: status. Consider the recent photos Beyonce released of her jet-setting...

  • Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what's to come. "No matter what, we're going to make it into a festive moment...

  • Festivalgoers rock the streets at eighth annual Norman Music Festival

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The eighth annual Norman Music Festival drew thousands of music fans to downtown Norman for a three-day event that featured more than 300 performers.

  • Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers.

  • Harding Fine Arts Academy students present 'Dreamgirls' musical in Oklahoma City

    By Linda Lightner, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Students at Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City presented “Dreamgirls” this month.



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