• Of Character: Oklahoma musician helps raise funds, students' spirits

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Blake Parks, 27, decided to lend a hand with the inaugural effort of Music To Your Peers. He returned to his alma mater, Duncan High School, in November with his rock band Nicnos for a fundraising effort and motivational talk.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 13, 2016: Hear Miss Brown to You at the UCO Jazz Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Today's featured event: EDMOND - Hear Miss Brown to You play songs of love for Valentine's Day weekend at 8 tonight at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.ucojazzlab.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Oklahoma's Toler brothers will debut new Southern gospel album at Bethany concert

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    The Toler Brothers — Stan, Terry and Mark — will debut their new album "West Virginia Live" at a concert set for 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Bethany. Now based in Oklahoma, the brothers' Southern gospel harmony has provided the background for a combined 60 years of worldwide ministries.

  • It's a hit: TobyMac prepares for Oklahoma City concert featuring his most popular songs

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Six-time Grammy Award winner TobyMac is bringing his "Hits Deep" concert tour to Oklahoma City on Feb. 23. The concert also will feature performances by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn.

  • Garth Brooks sells more than 60,000 tickets for Kentucky concerts

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks has topped 60,000 tickets for four concerts at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., and tickets are still selling, according to a news release. The concerts will be: Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8 at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 p.m. As previously reported, Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and raised in Yukon, announced a single Louisville, Ky., date earlier this month. But when tickets went on sale today, three more shows were soon added. It's a trend that we've seen throughout "The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood" There will be an eight-ticket limit per

  • Will OKCFest return in 2016?

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Oklahoma City's biggest music festival is going through changes. Festival founder Fred Hall confirmed Friday that OKCFest's third installment will return to downtown Oklahoma City with a new location and date. Hall didn't hesitate when deciding to tackle another year of OKCFest. "The question was just the physical location," Hall said. In 2014 and 2015, the festival occurred in a parking lot just west of the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The warehouse building that acted as the festival's green room, on the corner of S Harvey Avenue and SW 2nd Street, has since been demolished. Hall noted that the former OKCFest venue space will be used for OKC Thunder parking.

  • 10 picks for Valentine's Day weekend entertainment in Oklahoma City

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    A version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. A time for romance 10 picks for entertainment this Valentine's Day weekend It may be mid-February, but Reduxion Theatre Company is tapping into the magic of “Midsummer” in honor of Valentine’s Day. The nonprofit theater company is opening its new production of William Shakespeare’s crowd-pleasing romantic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Friday.   “It has so much romance in it. It’s just brimming at the seams with romance,” said Reduxion Managing Director Erin Woods. “And it’s everyone’s favorite. Everyone knows about ‘Midsummer.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 12, 2016: Hear Stoney LaRue at the Diamond Ballroom

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Today's featured event: Hear Oklahoma singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue at 8:30 tonight at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.diamondballroom.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • A time for romance: 10 picks for entertainment this Valentine's Day weekend in the Oklahoma City area

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    It may not change your life, but an entertaining Valentine’s Day date certainly can affect your romantic prospects. Here are 10 promising events happening this weekend around Oklahoma City.

  • Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City

  • Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Information about upcoming concerts and shows in Oklahoma involving Pentatonix, the Struts, Los Lobos and photographers Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 10, 2016: Hear Martin Sexton at ACM@UCO Performance Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Today's featured event: Hear folk-rocker Martin Sexton at 8 tonight at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan. Sexton's "Mixtape Tour" is in support of his 2015 album "Mixtape of the Open Road." Doors open at 7 p.m. Brothers McCann will open the show. For tickets and information, go to www.ticketstorm.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Pentatonix announces world tour including Oklahoma date

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    TULSA - Grammy Award-winning vocal group Pentatonix has announced today the first tour dates for its 2016 world tour, including a spring show in Tulsa. Pentatonix includes Kirstin Maldonado, a former University of Oklahoma student. Special guests Us The Duo will join the group on the road.  The first leg of the tour will begin in Sunrise, Fla., on April 13 and end on May 12 in Columbia, Md. It also will include a May 7 show at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver in Tulsa. Tulsa tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Arby’s BOK Center Box Office, online at www.bokcenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 726-5287.

  • Video: British rockers The Struts plan first Oklahoma tour dates

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Breakout U.K. band The Struts has announced its first Oklahoma concerts, with upcoming shows in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The rockers will play April 22 at OKC's Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Buy For Less locations in OKC, at Reasor's and Starship Records in Tulsa, by phone at (866) 977-6849 or online at www.protix.com General admission tickets are $15 in advance. For a limited time, $10 tickets will be offered celebrate local radio station Rock 100.5 The Katt's 40th anniversary. For more information, go to www.diamondballroom.com. The Struts also will play April 23 at Tulsa's The Vanguard, 222 N Main. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

  • Video: Carrie Underwood showing off harmonica skills, love for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Dolly Parton on tour

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    As previously reported, Checotah native Carrie Underwood is off and trekking on her 2016 “Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round," which she spent much of 2015 working with her team to create. Billed as her most spectacular concert tour to date, Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s creative director and Butch Allen (Metallica, The Eagles, Eric Church, No Doubt) is production and lighting designer. "The Storyteller Tour” required many weeks of technical planning and rehearsing to program lighting cues, automation, and special effects, followed by numerous full-on performance rehearsals with Underwood and her band.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2016: Hear Micky and the Motorcars at the Wormy Dog Saloon

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Today's featured event: Hear Texas country band Micky and the Motorcars at 9:30 tonight at the Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E Sheridan. As previously reported, Oklahoma-Texas country-rockers Cody Canada and The Departed have released a new video for "All Nighter," the new single from their 2015 release "HippieLovePunk," featuring Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly and Micky and Gary Braun of Micky and the Motorcars, plus Braun family patriarch Muzzie Braun. To watch the video, click here. Doors open at 6 p.m. to the Wormy Dog show. For more information, go to www.wormydog.com.v For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir to present concert Tuesday in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir will present a free concert Tuesday in Norman.

  • Don Williams postpones Oklahoma tour dates after unexpected hip surgery

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams has been forced to postpone his 2016 tour after unexpected hip replacement surgery, according to an email from his publicist. The recently announced 21-city tour was to include a March 10 show at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and a March 15 concert at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City. People who purchased tickets to the Midwest City show by credit card have been issued an automatic refund based upon their ticket purchase, according to a venue spokeswoman. Those who paid in cash or other means should contact the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center Box Office at 297-2264.

  • Video: 'All Nighter' from Cody Canada & The Departed, feat. members of Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Oklahoma-Texas country-rockers Cody Canada and The Departed have released a new video for "All Nighter," the new single from their 2015 release "HippieLovePunk," featuring members of Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars. Filmed at storied honky-tonk Floore's Country Store in Helotes, Texas, the video features Willy and Cody Braun (Reckless Kelly), Micky and Gary Braun (Micky and the Motorcars), and Braun family patriarch Muzzie Braun, along with their respective families. Along with Canada, each one sings a verse.

  • Interview: Jason Aldean brings big country sound to Oklahoma City tonight with 'We Were Here Tour'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    A version of this interview appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Jason Aldean brings big country sound to Chesapeake Arena tonight Like his latest hit goes, country music fans are sure gonna know Jason Aldean was here. Over the past decade, the Georgia native has become one of the top-selling and trend-setting superstars in the format. All six of his albums have been deemed platinum by the Recording Industry Association, which also has designated him the biggest-selling male country artist in digital history, with more than 24 million single certifications.




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