• Production celebrates Black History Month at Oklahoma City-area libraries

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Rhythmically Speaking, a singing, dancing and acting troupe, is touring libraries in Oklahoma County's Metropolitan Library System this month, portraying the story of Hannah Atkins.

  • Jason Aldean brings influential country sound to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Arena

    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Since county music superstar Jason Aldean, 38, has focused on playing stadiums the past few years, it’s been a while since he’s made a stop in Oklahoma City. But that changes Friday when he brings his high-octane “We Were Here Tour" to Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • Oklahoma City's American Banjo Museum planning exclusive Steve Martin exhibit

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 07:18 AM

    The American Banjo Museum’s newest exhibit, "The Banjo World of Steve Martin," provides a look at the musical side of one of America’s favorite entertainers.

  • U.K. duo Disclosure shares Oklahoma concert date

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Call your local cobbler and set some time aside to get your dancing shoes shined. U.K. duo Disclosure is making its first visit to Oklahoma on May 13 at The Criterion. The Grammy nominated electronic dance artists are kicking off their tour in Mexico and making their way through North America this spring.  Tickets for the Oklahoma City show will be available beginning noon Feb. 5 via Disclosure’s site here. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence make up Disclosure. They make the sort of slickly repetitive dance music that wraps tightly around your brain and never leaves. I love the track "When a Fire Starts to Burn." Disclosure will also perform at numerous festivals, including


  • Did 'Pride and Prejudice' need zombies?

    Travis Poppleton, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Early 19th century England has a zombie problem, and it might just get in the way of Mr. Darcy falling for Elizabeth Bennet. We won't tell you how it ends, but we will tell you if it's worth your time to find out.

  • Hollywood spends millions to make billions

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Movie budgets are ridiculous in the 21st century, but sometimes the return is worth it. Sometimes.

  • 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival -American Riviera Award

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Actor Michael Keaton arrives at the American Riviera Award ceremony held at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets some roast with his Hasty Pudding

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding. In keeping with tradition, "The Walk" actor was feted and roasted as Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year on Friday. The collegiate theatrical organization says it selected the 34-year-old Gordon-Levitt as its 2016 honoree because he's a "talented actor" and "visionary entrepreneur." The actor as a kid played Tommy on "3rd Rock from the Sun." He'll portray Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming movie about the man who leaked classified National Security Agency documents. Gordon-Levitt also developed HitRecord.org, which helps people collaborate on creative projects.

  • The Latest: Clinton makes pitch to young NH voters

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail with days to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Hillary Clinton is making a direct pitch to younger voters at a Democratic party dinner in New Hampshire. Clinton told the young people in the audience at the event in Manchester Friday that she was glad they were involved, whether or not they supported her. She says they bring energy, ideas and urgency to the process. The former Secretary of State lags far behind Vermont senator Bernie Sanders with younger voters. Clinton says that she shares the liberal ideals espoused by Sanders, but argued she has more practical plans to get things done.

  • Medical Marijuana Woody Harrelson

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FILE - In a Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, Woody Harrelson poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2', in London. Actor and marijuana advocate Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries. Harrelson applied for a license in Honolulu County under his company, Simple Organic Living. The Hawaii Department of Health posted the list of 66 applications on its website Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

  • Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86. Manhattan U.S. District Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska says Cedarbaum suffered a severe stroke last week and died Friday. Cedarbaum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1986, when there were only two other district judges in Manhattan. She presided over hundreds of cases, including the trial of a man convicted in a failed plot to set off a car bomb in Times Square and the trial of domesticity expert Stewart. Stewart was convicted of lying to the government about a stock sale. She declared her innocence and served five months in prison. Cedarbaum is survived by her companion, two sons

  • Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to the Nazis during the Holocaust. Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday she recently filed a friend of the court brief with San Francisco's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Lilly Cassirer's family. Cassirer was forced to give Camille Pissarro's "Rue Saint-Honore, Apres-midi, Effet de Pluie" to the Nazi government in 1939 for $360 and a visa allowing her to leave the country.

  • Don Williams postpones Oklahoma tour dates after unexpected hip surgery

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 16 hr ago

    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.

  • Sports media: CBS plans more production advancements for Super Bowl coverage

    By Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Much has changed in sports television production in the 50 years since CBS and NBC televised the first Super Bowl in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15, 1967. CBS executives are promising more advancements on Sunday when it covers Super Bowl 50 from Santa Clara, Calif. Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports, credited Fox Sports executive David Hill for adding the continuous score and time graphic to the screen in 1994, when it obtained the TV rights to the NFL from CBS. The virtual first-and-10 line made its debut in 1998, and since has become a staple of college and NFL telecasts. "It's almost impossible to watch a football game without that," McManus said in a recent conference call.

  • Video: Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado, Jeremy Michael Lewis & Voctave sing medley of Disney ballads

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Grammy-winning singer Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix, a former University of Oklahoma student, and her boyfriend Jeremy Michael Lewis joined forces with a cappella group Voctave to deliver a medley of Disney ballads in time for Valentine’s Day.  Jamey Ray, music professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., took a wild chance at reaching out to the couple asking if they’d be interested in coming to Orlando to sing with his group Voctave (formerly known as the Magic of Voices). After watching a few videos on Voctave’s YouTube channel, both Kirstin and Jeremy accepted the invite and started working on ideas for an arrangement.

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

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 16 hr ago

    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.

  • Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Casinos worried that millennials aren't getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele. In New England, where a regional casino war is afoot, Connecticut's Foxwoods is remaking one of its gambling floors — now christened "The Fox" — as a hip, fun scene in the sprawling 30-year-old casino complex. The casino floor bar was redone in January to include a stage where a mostly female ensemble covers pop songs.

  • 'Star Wars' trilogy to be shown at Plaza Film Festival

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Force is set to return to the Plaza Classic Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday. The El Paso Community Foundation, which organizes the annual event, announced that the original “Star Wars” trilogy will be shown at this year’s festival, which returns for its ninth year Aug. 4-14 at the Plaza Theatre in Downwtown El Paso. This will be the first time all three of director-creator George Lucas’ original movies, “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” will be shown at the festival. “Star Wars” played to sell-out audiences at the festival in 2009. “The El Paso Community Foundation and Plaza Classic Film Festival have worked every year to try to bring 'Star Wars' b

  • Bruno Mars finally confirms Super Bowl performance

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruno Mars has finally officially confirmed he would perform at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyoncé. The pop singer posted a photo on Instagram on Friday of himself at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Super Bowl 50 will take place. Mars wrote, "It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn't show up," along with the hashtag "confirmed." The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-producer had a show-stopping performance at the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey. His hits include "Locked Out of Heaven," ''Just the Way You Are" and "Uptown Funk" with Mark Ronson. The Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers at the Super Bowl. ___

  • Rodney Carrington filming new comedy special this weekend

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 17 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bixby comedian Rodney Carrington is filming his new comedy special in Nashville, Tenn., at the Polk Theater as part of his wildly popular “Here Comes the Truth” Tour. He has entertained audiences all over the United States and Canada with his raunchy humor, and will be recording the special this weekend in a two-night comedy extravaganza. Carrington kicks off his takeover of Nashville with two sold-out shows: the first at 7 tonight and the second at 7 p.m. Saturday. Due to popular demand, a 9:30 p.m. show on Saturday has been added. "I'm really looking forward to returning to Nashville. This show will be bigger and better then anything we have ever done in Nashville or

  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum opening 4 exhibits in February

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, will host four simultaneous exhibitions starting in February that showcase the American West’s diverse history, artistry and evolving culture that continues to shape our nation today. “We’re very excited about these exhibitions as they offer the public an opportunity to experience and enjoy the West in several new ways,” said museum President and CEO Steven Karr in a news release. “From Western fashion, weather and photography to well-known artists depicting the West’s rich sporting and wildlife culture, the Museum has something for everyone in early 2016.

  • Meek Mill gets 3 months house arrest for parole violation

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday ordered Mill to serve 90 days on house arrest, effective March 1, for violating the terms of his parole in a 2009 drug and gun case. While the judge's sentence keeps him out of jail, his career will remain on hold, as he won't be able to return to rapping until June at the earliest. Mill, 28, was found in violation of his parole in December. He blamed his erratic concert schedule, but Philadelphia prosecutors linked the problem to his romance with Nicki Minaj, who sat in the front row for Friday's hearing.

  • Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs went to a league meeting. The rest, as they say, is history. "It just popped into his head," Norma Hunt said. "He thought Super Bowl is what the name of the game should be." Others thought it was a bit corny, even though it was used unofficially from the first game in Los Angeles in 1967.

  • Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep." That has apparently hit all the wrong notes with the British superstar: She has said she'd like Trump to quit playing her songs at political rallies. "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," said Benny Tarantini, an Adele spokesman. But mega-best-selling Adele may not be able to stop The Donald here. Legally, the Republican presidential candidate has paid for the right to blast pretty much any music he wishes, as long as he does it correctly. "Mr.




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