• What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 19, 2014: Hear Greg Jacobs play a Winter Wind Concert

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Red dirt crooner Greg Jacobs will bring his easygoing style to the Winter Wind Concert stage at 7 tonight. The concert, the second in the 2014-15 10-concert series, will be in the intimate atmosphere of The Depot, 200 S Jones.  Tickets are $20. Jacobs is the smoothest of all the […]

  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores 21st century Chinese art in new exhibit "My Generation," opening Saturday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores 21st century Chinese art in new exhibit ‘My Generation’ The new traveling exhibition “My Generation: Young Chinese Artists” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art showcases the divergent works of more than 25 artists ranging […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 18, 2014: See Oklahoma City Theatre Company's "Carrie: The Musical"

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Today’s featured event: See Oklahoma City Theatre roll out the pig’s blood this year for “Carrie: The Musical” at 8 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theatre, 201 N Walker. Performances continue through Nov. 1. The musical is based on Stephen King’s famed horror novel. which has been adapted many times in […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 17, 2014: Hear Susan Herndon at the Pink Pistol in Tishomingo

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Today’s featured event: TISHOMINGO – Hear Oklahoma red dirt singer-songwriter Susan Herndon in concert at 6 tonight at The Ponderosa inside Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol boutique, 214 W Main. Johnny Shackleford and Roy Rogers will open the show, which is a post-production fundraiser for the Oklahoma film “No Rest for the Wicked,” which was lensed […]

  • Science Museum Oklahoma's "Out of the Box" exhibit challenges Oklahoma companies to get creative, opens Saturday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Science Museum Oklahoma showcases creativity with ‘Out of the Box’ The third annual “Out of the Box” exhibit, billed as a celebration of “the inherent scientific and aesthetic quality of the world around us,” will open Saturday and feature works of […]

  • Movie review: "The Zero Theorem," playing Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie review: “The Zero Theorem” Director Terry Gilliam’s latest project, “The Zero Theorem,” follows Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) through a dystopian future. With “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent,” dystopian futures have hit the film franchise fast […]

  • Movie review: "The Congress," playing Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 4 of 4 stars. Movie review: “The Congress” Israeli director Ari Folman’s (“Waltz with Bashir’) sci-fi film, which merges live action and animation, offers a challenging role for “The Princess Bride” actress Robin Wright. Israeli director Ari Folman explores the Big […]

  • Movie review: Oklahoma-made film "Rudderless"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this review appears in the Friday Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie review: “Rudderless” William H. Macy helms a steady and sure directorial debut with his Oklahoma-made musical drama “Rudderless,” which is as easy on the ears as it is hard on the heart. William H. […]

  • Interview: William H. Macy found his directorial sea legs while making “Rudderless” in Oklahoma

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Friday Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma makes waves for William H. Macy during the making of “Rudderless” Oscar-nominated actor and Emmy-winning writer William H. Macy says he can’t think of a nicer place to have made his directorial debut, a Sundance Film Festival favorite coming […]

  • Thursday Video Spotlight: Samantha Crain planning fall tour with First Aid Kit, 2015 album

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Shawne alt/folk singer-songwriter Samantha Crain will hit the road later this month to play 20 dates across the U.S. with the Swedish duo First Aid Kit. On these dates, Crain will perform a special solo acoustic set that will feature songs from her past three albums – “Kid Face” (2013), “You (Understood)” (2010), and “Songs In […]

  • Ryan Adams to play Dec. 6 at Tulsa's Brady Theater; tickets on sale Friday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    TULSA – Renowned singer-songwriter Ryan Adams will play Dec. 6 at the Brady Theater, 105 W Brady. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Reasor’s and Starship Records in Tulsa, Buy For Less locations in Oklahoma City, by phone at (866) 977-6849 and online at protix.com. Special guest Jenny Lewis will open the concert. […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 16, 2014: See Rick Sinnett's exhibit "Lotus Flowers and Butterflies" at the Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Today’s featured event: See American folk artist Rick Sinnett’s new exhibition “Lotus Flowers and Butterflies,” which will be on view in the South Lobby Gallery at the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens at Reno and Robinson. A free public opening event is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The exhibit will be on […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Trisha Yearwood reveals cover to her new album "Prizefighter"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Longtime Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood took to Facebook to reveal the cover to her upcoming album “Prizefighter: Hit After Hit” with a heartfelt message: The song “PrizeFighter” describes for me the fight we all fight, whatever it is. It’s the courage to get up every day and give it your best shot, no matter the […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Eric Church is bringing 2015 "Outsiders World Tour" to Oklahoma City

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Country music star Eric Church announced today the second leg of his “The Outsiders World Tour,” including a Jan. 14 date at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. Church told The New York Times earlier this year, “I always say that we don’t make these songs for Music Row, we make them for the front row,” […]

  • Garth Brooks announces December St. Louis shows

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Good news for Oklahoma country music fans: Garth Brooks is coming a little closer. After playing and/or planning shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Lexington, Ky., and Greensboro, N.C., the Tulsa native announced today he’ll be bringing his big comeback tour to somewhere within reasonable driving distance of the Sooner State: St. Louis, Mo. “The […]

  • "Rudderless" to get special Oklahoma premiere screening at Tulsa's Circle Cinema

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Samuel Goldwyn Film, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Unified Pictures are celebrating the national theatrical and VOD (video-on-demand) release of the Oklahoma-made movie “Rudderless” on Friday. Marking the directorial debut of renowned actor William H. Macy, Rudderless stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne. The script, penned by […]

  • Video: Monumental rope sculpture lassos attention in Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    [brightcove]3832661991001[/brightcove] A version of this story appeared in Monday’s The Oklahoman. Monumental rope sculpture lassos attention for Oklahoma Contemporary’s future in Automobile Alley Titled “Terra,” a massive rope sculpture being built in Oklahoma City eventually will incorporate 1.4 million feet of interwoven rope — primarily recycled crab- and lobster-fishing rope — coated with 350 gallons […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 15, 2014: Check out Oklahoma films "Posthuman Project" and "Army of Frankensteins" in Edmond

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Today’s featured event: EDMOND – The deadCENTER Film Festival is trekking tonight to Kickingbird Cinema, 1225 E Danforth Road, as part of its 15-city tour in celebration of its 15th year of film fun in Oklahoma. The festivities begin at 6 tonight with a showing of the 2014 festival’s Best Oklahoma Film winner, “The Posthuman […]

  • Video: JD McPherson releases digital EP "The Warm Covers" today

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    “The Warm Covers,” a new four-song digital EP from acclaimed Oklahoma musician, songwriter and performer JD McPherson, is out today on Rounder Records (purchase now via iTunes). In celebration of the release, the EP’s lead track, “I Wish You Would,” premiered today at Esquire. Of the song, McPherson says in a news release, “Concord acquired the Vee Jay catalog. They […]

  • Garth Brooks breaks his North American ticket sales record

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks has shattered his North American ticket sales record for a single city with more 188,000 tickets sold from 11 shows at the Target Center in Minneapolis  – and they are still selling, according to a news release. As previously reported, the record was previously held by Chicago, where he […]