• 'The Voice' partners Okie musician with fellow contestant

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    Oklahoma City's Chase Kerby and Chicago's Hanna Ashbrook met in 2015 during executive auditions for "The Voice." Both artists are playing 8 p.m. Friday at VZD's alongside Beau Jennings and the Tigers.

  • The force was strong for 'Star Wars' comics series in 2015

    by Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    "Star Wars No. 1" was the best-selling single issue in more than two decades, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

  • Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

  • University of Oklahoma continues yearlong exploration of 'Galileo's World' with 'An Artful Observation of the Cosmos'

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    “Galileo has really touched our experience of the world and the cosmos. It really gives us an opportunity to think about how science — and especially the science of this Renaissance man — has had such an impact on our lives,” said Mark White, the art museum’s Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director.

  • Kacey Musgraves talks style, Roger Miller and sticking to her guns

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Country artist Kacey Musgraves will make Diamond Ballroom debut Friday in Oklahoma City.

  • Purely Subjective: Be careful what you wish for

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jan 17, 2016

    Ken Raymond writes about an elementary school assignment to write down what he'd ask for if he had three wishes.

  • Carter Sampson reveals 'Wilder Side' in fourth studio album

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    The "Queen of Oklahoma" Carter Sampson's fourth studio album "Wilder Side" dropped Tuesday.

  • 'Heathen' collection set for Oklahoma City release event

    by MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Oklahoma native Natasha Alterici is the writer and artist of "Heathen," a comic-book series that will be released in trade paperback collection soon.

  • Giving unconventional horror novels a try

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Those who enjoy books by David Wong, Ernest Cline and even Neil Gaiman may find much to like in "Blue Eel", and if the ending isn’t entirely satisfying, it’s at least surprising.

  • Book turns chapters into homework

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Most readers will find Kim Newman's whimsical gothic horror novel a bit of a chore.

  • Tulsa duo Desi and Cody share intimate new music video, plan charity show

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    Intimate moments define the new Desi and Cody music video for "Everyone Is on Our Side." The Tulsa duo collaborated with director Sterlin Harjo on the shoot. They will perform Saturday at Fassler Hall in a benefit concert for Iron Gate, an organization that helps feed Tulsa's homeless.

  • Upcoming 2016 Okie album releases

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    More than 25 new albums are scheduled for release by Oklahoma artists in 2016. Some are done, and some have a long way to go.

  • Monster of folk: Will Johnson talks supergroups, Woody Guthrie and taking things personally

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    Austin, Texas, musician Will Johnson spoke with The Oklahoman in December, shortly after returning from a solo tour in Europe. He will open for Samantha Crain at a sold-out show at 8 p.m. Friday at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City.

  • Norman Notes for Jan. 7, 2016

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    Norman Notes for Jan. 7, 2016

  • Book review: 'Isolation' by Mary Anna Evans

    By Betty Lytle For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    "Isolation" is the ninth book in Mary Anna Evans’ series starring Faye Longchamp-Mantooth, but it easily stands alone.

  • Book review: 'Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History' by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager

    By GLEN SEEBER Staff Writer gseeber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    Those familiar with the “Marines’ Hymn,” the official hymn of the U.S. Marine Corps, know the opening lines: “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.” Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager describe events leading up to and including one of those military actions in their book, “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History.”

  • Book review: 'Elizabeth Is Missing' by Emma Healey

    By Betty Lytle For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    Every once in a while, a book slips through the cracks and doesn't get reviewed as quickly as it deserved to be. Such is the case with "Elizabeth Is Missing," a haunting debut that you shouldn't miss.

  • Guided journals offer inspiration for creativity

    By Deaven Cavnar Staff Writer  dcavner@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    Several authors have taken the old blank journals we are used to and given them a twist. Their journals are filled with pages that inspire creativity, self-improvement and even a little bit of fun.

  • Book review: 'Finches of Mars' by Brian W. Aldiss

    By Betty Lytle For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

    In award-winning science-fiction author Brian W. Aldiss' final novel, overpopulation, irreversible environmental damage and never-ending war are bringing life on Earth to an end.

  • To see or not to see: Shakespeare's First Folio goes on exhibit in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 1, 2016

    Usually stored at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., Shakespeare's First Folio has been taken out of the vaults as part of a national traveling exhibition, with a first stop being the Sam Noble museum. The exhibition officially opens to the public Monday, with special events scheduled throughout the month.The exhibition closes Jan. 30.




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