• Book review: 'Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office'

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Brian Abram’s “Party Like a President” exposes the vices of past U.S. Presidents.

  • Book signing

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Meet children’s authors at Half Price Books.

  • Book review: 'Find the Good' by Heather Lende

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Lende’s nonfiction book focuses on the lessons she’s learned as a small-town obituary writer.

  • Oklahoma best-sellers

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Oklahoma’s best-selling books.

  • Queen of the Prairie festival rocks music lovers in Guthrie

    By Nathan Poppe, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    The two-day music celebration in Guthrie, Oklahoma, took place in the middle of Cottonwood Flats. The concert aimed to build on the momentum of 2013’s Gentlemen of the Road stopover and a series of Make Guthrie Weird street festivals.

  • Oklahoma musician Kyle Dillingham gets 'sweet sounds' from broken violins

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Classically trained violinist Kyle Dillingham, an Oklahoma native, used broken violins for is latest compilation called “Broken Beyond Repair.”

  • Guthrie to host another new music festival in fall

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Taloa, an eclectic concert celebration, aims to mix electro, funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass and a lot more in Guthrie.

  • Norman notes for April 30

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A package of Norman information and upcoming events.

  • Oklahomans Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara nominated for Tony Awards

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara, both natives of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University graduates, are nominated for best actress in a leading role in a musical at this year’s Tony Awards. Chenoweth also will co-host this year’s awards show June 7 when it airs live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS.

  • Norman students create 'Oklahoma Rising' songbook

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Norman High School students in Cindy Scarberry’s class in the fall of 2013 drew pictures to illustrate a songbook that will be used to teach elementary students the words to Oklahoma’s centennial song, “Oklahoma Rising.”

  • Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriter festival will benefit Red Dirt Relief Fund in Oklahoma

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The 2015 Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe will bring together 55 Oklahoma singer-songwriters for a series of acoustic song swaps Wednesday at three Stillwater venues.

  • Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts wraps up

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    By a little after 5 p.m. Sunday, the sky was foreboding and several artists at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts were packing up a bit early. The festival wrapped up Sunday evening.

  • Book review: 'The Doomsday Equation' by Matt Richtel

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pens techno-thriller about a genius, a conspiracy and the end of the world.

  • Drawn together: Weekly drawing event in Oklahoma City boasts serious art talent

    BY NATHAN POPPE, Entertainment Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Welcome to the best of Drink & Draw, an event that invites doodlers of all skill levels to gather on a weekly basis in Oklahoma City.

  • Shakespeare in the Park relocation sets stage for dramatic innovation

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Juliet may soon appear on the “Juliet balcony” at the former Paseo Plunge building as Shakespeare in the Park seeks to make the Paseo Arts District its permanent home. And in the meantime, the performing arts group has felt the embrace of the Paseo community as it has settled in at its “temporary” home at 2920 Paseo Drive. Kathryn McGill, executive and artistic director of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, was looking for a new home for the group after it lost its previous location at the Fred Jones Assembly Plant, which is being redeveloped into a 21c Museum Hotel. “We’ve been homeless, really, since our stage in Edmond burned down twice,” McGill said.

  • Writing about musical innovation can require fresh eye ... or ear

    BY NATHAN POPPE, Entertainment Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    From the studio to the front row of a concert, The Oklahoman’s entertainment writer Nathan Poppe has been working alongside bands recording new music to make sure a piece of their story can be told in a creative way.

  • Oklahoma book notes

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Notable items for readers and writers.

  • Norman Music Festival fills downtown Norman in its eighth year

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writers | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    With its financial situation balanced and steady and attendance in the tens of thousands, the Norman Music Festival has become a massive free music event that draws bands and fans from across the state and country.

  • Book signings

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Book signings

  • Mild weather draws large crowd Saturday to Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Peggy Crago, of Englewood, Colo., was one of 144 artists with works on display at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts at Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. The festival continues Sunday.




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