• Paseo Arts Festival in Oklahoma City celebrates 40 years

    Today at 12:01 AM

    Hundreds of people flowed through the Paseo Arts District on Saturday in Oklahoma City as dozens of artists, some from as far away as California and New Mexico, showcased a variety of work.

  • Art review: Military exhibit in Shawnee deserves salute

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Review: “Art From the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard,” a superb show of military art, ranging from a portrait of an early navy leader to a comic strip, is on view in the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee.

  • Dance fever: Oklahoma City University student fondly recalls days starring in 'Billy Elliot' in London, New York

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Nine years ago at a ballet competition in Chicago, Tanner Pflueger was invited to audition at an open call for Elton John’s musical “Billy Elliot.” “I was 12 at the time and didn’t think anything would come of it,” said Pflueger, now 21 and a student at Oklahoma City University. “I thought I might be too old or my voice might break. But I got two more callbacks and eventually was put into the London production.” He recently returned to London, along with others who have performed the role, for a gala event marking the end of the show's 11-year run at the Victoria Palace.

  • Memorial Day weekend activities

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    A look at some of the events set for Memorial Day Weekend.


  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park opens 2016 season with 'Much Ado'

    Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park opens 2016...

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    “This is quite possibly the original rom-com,” said D. Lance Marsh, who is directing Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s new production of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Performances of The Bard’s witty and wordy comedy begin Thursday on the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage and continue through June 25..

  • 400 years after The Bard: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare with new season

    400 years after The Bard: Oklahoma Shakespeare...

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    As part of the global commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is performing two of The Bard’s most iconic plays and two modern yet classical pieces that reflect his influence. The company also is planning dramatic readings of all his plays and hoping to stage works from his canon it has not yet performed in its 32-year history.

  • Oklahoma City-area features briefs

    Oklahoma City-area features briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area features briefs for May 29.

  • Book review: 'The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act'

    Book review: \'The Rise and Fall of the Voting...

    Dennie Hall for The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Book gives a hard look at the history of voting acts in the United States.

  • Oklahoma City-area fine arts notes

    Oklahoma City-area fine arts notes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area fine arts briefs for May 29.

  • Art review: Military exhibit in Shawnee deserves salute

    Art review: Military exhibit in Shawnee...

    BY JOHN BRANDENBURG  For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Review: “Art From the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard,” a superb show of military art, ranging from a portrait of an early navy leader to a comic strip, is on view in the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee.

  • Writers' retreat Saturday in Midwest City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    New York Times best-selling authors will highlight a writers’ retreat Saturday in Midwest City.

  • Dance fever: Oklahoma City University student fondly recalls days starring in 'Billy Elliot' in London, New York

    Dance fever: Oklahoma City University student...

    BY RICK ROGERS  For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Nine years ago at a ballet competition in Chicago, Tanner Pflueger was invited to audition at an open call for Elton John’s musical “Billy Elliot.” “I was 12 at the time and didn’t think anything would come of it,” said Pflueger, now 21 and a student at Oklahoma City University. “I thought I might be too old or my voice might break. But I got two more callbacks and eventually was put into the London production.” He recently returned to London, along with others who have performed the role, for a gala event marking the end of the show's 11-year run at the Victoria Palace.

  • Ten picture books that belong in every child's library

    Ten picture books that belong in every child\'s...

    By Alyssa Rosenberg The Washington Post | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Ten books that would make a delightful addition to any child's library.

  • Book review: 'Beyond the Ice Limit' by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

    Book review: \'Beyond the Ice Limit\' by Douglas...

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Thriller builds on seed planted in earlier work

  • Best-selling books

    Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    State and national best-sellers

  • Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp

    Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for...

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations. A judge on Friday ordered Depp to stay away from estranged wife, Amber Heard, after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised. Depp's publicist has not responded to a request for comment, and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star made no mention of the allegations during his Friday night concert in Lisbon. Depp appeared on stage puffing a small cigar and playing rhythm guitar to a large crowd that had gathered for a Rock in Rio concert.

  • The Latest: Real Madrid targets more trophies

    The Latest: Real Madrid targets more trophies

    Yesterday

    MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final (all times local): ___ 1 a.m. As celebrations go on into the night, Real Madrid fans are already looking ahead to the chance to win more trophies next season. As Champions League winner, Madrid will play in the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA's Club World Cup. The European season-opener will take Madrid to Trondheim, Norway on Aug. 9 to play Europa League winner Sevilla. In December, Madrid will represent Europe in Japan where the Club World Cup brings together the champions of FIFA's six continental confederations plus the host nation's league winner. ___ 11.55 p.m.

  • As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries

    As in \'Celebrity Apprentice,\' Trump fosters...

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers. That one of those managers was his wife, Ivana Trump, didn't earn her any slack. "His tactic there, as our success surpassed the Castle's in 1987, was to shove the Plaza's performance in Ivana's face, like a mirror, holding it up for her to see the reflection of a less than successful manager," John O'Donnell, Ivana Trump's rival in the casino wars, wrote in a 1991 book.

  • Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

    Sam Mendes: It\'s time for a new James Bond...

    Yesterday

    HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond. The acclaimed British director of "Skyfall" and "Spectre" said Saturday he will not direct the next installment in the popular spy series that started with Sean Connery's startling 1962 performance in "Dr. No." "It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it," Mendes said of his five years working on the thriller franchise. "But I think it's time for somebody else." Mendes revealed his plans to step down from the series to an audience at the Hay Festival of literature in Wales.

  • Iran arrest 8 people for making 'obscene' music videos

    Yesterday

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An online report in Iran says authorities have arrested eight people for producing allegedly "obscene" music videos. The report by mizanonline.ir, a news outlet of the hard-line Iranian judiciary, is quoting Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi on Saturday as saying that the eight were arrested last week in Tehran. They were not identified by name. The report says the videos they produced were broadcast on an anti-revolutionary TV channel — a likely reference to a foreign-based channel in Farsi. Dowlatabadi says a special court for media and culture will review the case and consider raising charges against the eight. There were no details on the content of the videos.

  • Fledgling Shawnee charity looking to preserve veterans' stories in short documentaries

    Yesterday

    Sean Winn collects war stories. He spends much of his time listening, and recording, the tales of old folks who tramped the rocky sands of Iwo Jima, survived the chill and short rations at the Battle of the Bulge or subsisted on the gruel of a prison camp. Then he takes video of their hours-long recollections, boils them to an essence, cuts in vintage war clips and gives them back to the veterans. “It’s our gift to them,” he said. “People like to say, ‘Thanks for your service.’ This is our tangible way to say, thank you.

  • Social media buzzing over Harvard grad's spoken-word speech

    Yesterday

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate's poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities. Donovan Livingston, who received his master's degree in education, addressed his classmates Wednesday with a spoken-word poem outlining the historic obstacles that have prevented African-Americans from getting an education. The speech begins with a quote by education reformer Horace Mann and references influential African-Americans including poet Langston Hughes and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

  • Here's a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500

    Here\'s a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at...

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves. Oh, and don't forget Mrs. Brady and Gomer Pyle. From Brady to brickyard, from Mayberry to motorsports, Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors provided the soundtrack for the Indianapolis 500 for decades. The rich baritone voice of Nabors, whose bumbling Gomer Pyle character on "The Andy Griffith Show" has endeared him to comedy fans for decades, anchored his rendition of "Back Home Again in Indiana" that would become a familiar staple of the pre-race pageantry.

  • Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers...

    Yesterday

    PARIS (AP) — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter. Love him or loathe him, Paul Watson, the 65-year-old, silver-haired founder of Sea Shepherd and co-founder of Greenpeace is now a celebrity because of his job: ramming whaling boats for a living. Watson has a hit U.S. reality TV series, "Whale Wars," that has aired on the Discovery Channel since 2008 about his organization's fight against Japanese whalers.




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