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  • Merle Haggard shines on with Oklahoma benefit concert

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    On Thursday, the hard-touring “Okie from Muskogee” singer-songwriter will begin a run of three Oklahoma performances with a fundraising show for the innovative program S.H.I.N.E. and its nonprofit foundation.

  • BRIEF: More than 138,000 attend free Juan Gabriel concert

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    More than 138,000 people attended Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel's free concert in Juárez on Saturday night, officials said Sunday. The four-hour show took place at "The X" monument on the Plaza de la Mexicanidad next to the border. "I do want to emphasize that, due to insecurity, a few years...

  • Human spirit on display in two films

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The protagonists of “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren, and “Seymour: An Introduction,” a documentary by Ethan Hawke, are both in their 80s, resilient individuals whose strength of spirit works like a lighthouse beam showing the way. In each of those new films, the light shines on a younger...

  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. "No matter who you are, no matter...

  • Oklahoma art and theater notes, March 29

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Art and theater notes, March 29

  • Love's songs inspired by those who are missed

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Oklahoma native Lisa Reagan Love will celebrate the release of her new album, “Realm of Dreams,” with a benefit concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday

  • In brief: Norman news briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    In brief: Norman news briefs for March 28.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for March 28

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Religion briefs for March 28

  • From 'Hound Dog' to top dog: Oklahomans enter Elvis tribute competition in Branson

    BY JIMMIE TRAMEL, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    I n an Elvis tournament, are there hound dogs instead of underdogs? The ninth annual Branson Elvis Festival is taking place this weekend in Branson, Missouri. The festival’s centerpiece will be an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at 7 p.m. Saturday in Dick Clark’s American Bandstand...

  • April highlights Latino films, music and poetry

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    April highlights Latino films, music and poetry Nancy Flores Austin American-Statesman I first began listening to the powerful music of Grammy Award-winning artist Lila Downs as a college student, just as I was learning about social justice movements around the world and navigating the...

  • Bill Clinton's 'flaws' the subject of off-Broadway musical

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is. "Clinton the Musical," the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the '90s. The play celebrates the first...

  • Billie Joe Armstrong musical comes to Atlantic Theater Co.

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day front man and "American Idiot" co-creator Billie Joe Armstrong's new musical, the final installment of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy and the world premiere of a David Yazbek musical will be the highlights as the Atlantic Theater Company celebrates its 30th...

  • Athens Daily Review, Texas, Jeff Riggs column

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    I go to sleep every night with the television. Often, early in the morning, I wake up to the television. I go to sleep to my favorites, including Forensic Files or Snapped. This morning, as is the case with many mornings, I woke up to I Love Lucy. It’s like going way back in time. I so loved...

  • Movie review: Nobody plays Pacino like Pacino in ‘Danny Collins’

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    “Danny Collins” may be the closest Al Pacino ever gets to playing Pacino the Legend on the big screen. Perma-tanned under that vast black mane and Mephistophelian goatee, blinged in the Jersey Italian style, effortlessly larger than life and bowl-you-over charming, this is the post “Hoo-Hah”...

  • Track Debut: DEERPEOPLE's surfy tune "She Skates Boards And She Gets Real High"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Half deer. Half people. All fun. That’s the recipe for DEERPEOPLE’s new song that can be messily abbreviated as “SSBAGRH” and heard exclusively here. It’s the fourth track off of the Oklahoma City-based band’s full-length LP, “There’s Still Time for Us to Die.” Bassist Alex Larrea sent me the...

  • Constantly evolving and taking chances, Mary Chapin Carpenter brings acoustic tour to Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is bringing her spring acoustic tour to Oklahoma City Community College Monday for a show at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Found Footage

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed Found Footage about being anti-promotional, Dust House’s first physical release and the freedom to change.

  • Q&A: Julie Andrews on ‘Music’ and musicals

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    As she celebrates the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music,” the lively and humorous Julie Andrews, 79, spoke with The Times by phone recently about the status of the movie musical genre, her blossoming friendship with Lady Gaga and the complexity of the Oscars’ best picture category. — I...

  • Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring Shawn King of the Denver-based group DeVotchKa. The music was first created for Antonio Mercado's play...

  • Ruby Jewel Knorr-Myers

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Ruby Jewel Knorr-Myers died peacefully among loved ones on the morning of Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Broken Arrow, Okla. at age 91. She was born on April 4, 1923 in Selt, Mo., one of eleven children of Zona Francis (nee Evans) and Harvey Earnest Stark. On Jan. 18, 1946 she married Alfred Oscar...



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