• What to do in Oklahoma on May 28, 2015: Hear Matt Stansberry & The Romance at the UCO Jazz Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Today’s featured event: EDMOND – Hear soulful Edmond-based rock band Matt Stansberry & The Romance play a hometown show at 8 tonight at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.ucojazzlab.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 27, 2015: Hear Travis Linville at The Deli

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Hear multi-talented Oklahoma musician Travis Linville play a free show from 7 to 9 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street. The Deli Jam follows at 10 p.m. For more information, go to thedeli.us. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: RIP Rocky Frisco

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Pianist Rocky Frisco, a pioneer of the Tulsa Sound and a colorful character on Tulsa’s music scene, has reportedly died at the age of 77. Frisco was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He joined the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in 2008. Born Don Roscoe Joseph III, Frisco was a […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Miranda Lambert's full-length 'Roots & Wings' video

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Country music superstar and Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert has released the full-length video to her new song “Roots & Wings,” which is also available to download as a single via iTunes. As previously reported, Lambert wrote and recorded “Roots & Wings” exclusively as part of a marketing campaign for the Ram Truck Brand. -BAM

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Carrie Underwood performs 'Little Toy Guns' live

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, recently hit the country radio Top 10 with her current smash, “Little Toy Guns,” and marked the debut of her live performance video of the song online exclusively on Yahoo, which you can see posted below. Recently in the spotlight among the amazing women in the […]

  • Garth Brooks sets first headline appearance in New Orleans

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks is set to make his first headline appearance in New Orleans. For the first time in 18 years, Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and raised in Yukon, is booking shows in Louisiana, according to a news release. “The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” tour dates are […]

  • Tonight's 'Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience' show at Tulsa's Brady Theater postponed

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    TULSA – The Brady Theater stop on “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” tour set for tonight has been postponed due to an illness in the band, according to the venue website. The lead singer is suffering from a severe case of bronchitis and is under doctor’s orders not to perform, forcing the band to reschedule […]

  • Superstar violinist Joshua Bell to open Armstrong Auditorium 2015-16 season; season tickets on sale June 1

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    EDMOND – Superstar violinist Joshua Bell will open the 2015-16 performing arts series at Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S Bryant Road, with an Oct. 22 concert. The venue’s upcoming season also will include Oklahoma jazz musician Mark Jenkins on Nov. 5, legendary conductor Gerard Schwartz and his New York Mozart Orchestra on Nov. 19, Grammy Award-winning […]

  • Video: Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Sharon Van Etten and more sing the songs of Karen Dalton on 'Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin and Sharon Van Etten are among the talented chanteuses who give voice to the songs of enigmatic Oklahoma folk singer Karen Dalton on the new album “Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton,” released today on Tompkins Square. Julia Holter, Marissa Nadler, Laurel Halo, Isobel Campbell, Tara Jane O’Neil and Josephine […]

  • Oklahoma Film Institute offers crash course in high-tech moviemaking

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    A version of this story appears in Monday’s Your Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Film Institute offers crash course in high-tech moviemaking Oklahoma City Community College’s Film and Video Program allows students in its three-day summer clinics the chance to work with cutting-edge equipment like a drone, Fig-Rigs and high-resolution digital cameras. Students at […]

  • Carrie Underwood to celebrate a decade in country music with CMA Music Festival performance

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Country Music Association announced today that Carrie Underwood will perform at the 2015 CMA Music Festival in Nashville as part of the LP Field Nightly Concerts on Saturday, June 13. The Checotah native’s appearance with cap a week of performances marking the close of her first decade in country music, after […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 26, 2015: See 'Expressions of Spring' at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Today’s featured event: See the exhibit “Expressions of Spring” through June 6 at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art, 1706 NW 16 in the Plaza District. The exhibit brings together the work of three colorful expressionists” Jami Tobey, Theresa Paden and Bonnie Teitelbaum. Paden is known for unique paintings that feature vivid colors and expressive brush work. […]

  • Oklahoma Blue Star museums offering free admission to active military Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    A collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to the nation’s militar service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This year, more than 2,000 museums in all 50 […]

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 367

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Patton: Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man. If mountain ranges and oceans can be overcome, then anything built by man can be overcome. – Click here to learn the source. -BAM

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 25, 2015: Check out all the art, music and more at the Paseo Arts Festival

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Check out the final day of the 39th Annual Paseo Arts Festival, featuring more than 86 visual artists, special hours for the historic neighborhood’s 22 galleries, live music on two main stages, 12 food vendors, two children’s areas, a free shuttle service and the new Mustang Brewing beer garden. Hours are 10 […]

  • TCM wrapping Memorial Day movie marathon today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    This Memorial Day weekend Turner Classic Movies remembers those who have served our country with a marathon of movies covering conflicts ranging from the Civil War to Vietnam. Here is the lineup of war movies airing today (and into the early hours of Tuesday) on TCM: 11:30 a.m.: “From Here to Eternity” 1:45 p.m.: “The […]

  • Video, photos & interview: Oklahoma sculptor & photographer Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma artist Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people A sculptor and photographer of Cherokee and Delaware heritage, Oklahoman Holly Wilson tells tales of the human condition through her photos of her young children and small sculptures representing people, emotions […]

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park plans bold summer season

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park to open summer season with ‘A Winter’s Tale’ As the professional theater company settles into its new Paseo Arts District home and prepares to expand, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park isn’t playing it safe with its […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 24, 2015: Check out the Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children's Cowboy Festival at the National Cowboy Museum

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Check out the Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. The annual family favorite is celebrating its 25th anniversary and again features Dutch-oven cooking, children’s activities, live western music and more. As previously reported, […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 23, 2015: Hear Halestorm, Anthrax, Linkin Park and more at Rocklahoma in Pryor

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Today’s featured event: PRYOR – Hear Halestorm, the Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Volbeat, headliners Linkin Park and more at Rocklahoma. The wildly popular three-day camping and rock music festival rocks through Sunday at the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds, 1421 W 450 Road, off U.S. 69 north of Pryor. My excellent colleague Gene Triplett recently spoke […]




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