• Linkin Park makes first visit to Rocklahoma festival, one of Oklahoma's most popular music festivals

    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Linkin Park, Godsmack, Tesla, Slayer, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin and Queensryche, supported by about 80 other bands from all around the world, will play throughout the afternoons and well into the nights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rocklahoma, on the Catch the Fever festival grounds near Pryor, Oklahoma.

  • A frank conversation about death

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    On Sufjan Stevens’ new record “Carrie & Lowell,” and the light it sheds on the indie songwriter’s already impressive back catalogue.

  • Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.Swift also won top Billboard 200 album for "1989" and top female artist Sunday night.

  • Carrie Underwood wins Top Christian Song for 'Something in the Water' as Taylor Swift dominates at Billboard Music Awards

    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Checotah native Carrie Underwood won – although not in a country category –  as country-star-turned-pop-sensation Taylor Swift dominated Sunday’s 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris and TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, the show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. Underwood’s inspirational smash […]

  • Manfred: MASN eventually must pay Nats increased rights fees

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will eventually be forced to pay increased rights fees to the Washington Nationals. Both teams own stakes in MASN, and the Orioles hold a controlling interest. When they could not agree on the Nationals' rights fees for 2012-16, the dispute went to MLB's three-man Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee. After the committee ruled last summer the Nationals should receive about $298 million for the five-year period, MASN and the Orioles sued, complaining the process was tainted. Justice Lawrence K. Marks issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Nationals from ending the deal and listened to arguments this week. The Orioles

  • TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting' After Josh Duggar Molestation Claims

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule in the wake of accusations that star Josh Duggar molested several underage girls as a teenager. TLC refused to comment on the incident Thursday, but the network sparked outrage later that evening when it ran a 19 Kids and Counting marathon. As of early Friday, the show had been scheduled to air on the morning of May 27, but it has since been taken off the schedule.

  • CANNES WATCH: Toni Garrn sparkles in silver on red carpet

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — German model Toni Garrn brought a touch of little mermaid to the Cannes red carpet for "The Little Prince" in a sparkly, swanky silver gown that trailed elegantly to the floor, with bare shoulders and a crossover cutaway midriff. Glittering fairytale elements infused several looks at Friday's premiere of the animated film, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's tale. Teenage "Twilight" actress Mackenzie Foy, who voices the central role of the Little Girl, was a picture of poised perfection in a glimmering princess-like frock. —By Jill Lawless, http://Twitter.

  • Harvey Keitel's hunger still strong in Sorrentino's 'Youth'

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — The aging stars of "Youth" are slowly rousing the morning after a late night in Cannes celebrating the premiere of Paolo Sorrentino's latest film. "Private Micklewhite! Private Micklewhite!" Harvey Keitel shouts across the rooftop veranda to his co-star. "Good morning, sir!" comes the chipper reply of Michael Caine, standing to attention at the call of his surname by birth. Keitel, 76, is lounging behind shades with his 11-year-old son, Roman, under his arm. He is reveling in being back at the Cannes Film Festival, where he has starred in three Palme d'Or winners ("Taxi Driver," ''The Piano," ''Pulp Fiction") and been fired from a fourth ("Apocalypse Now"). His memory, though, is foggy. "Wa

  • Stormy weather washes out Music & Mayhem Festival, but many Memorial Day events still planned across Oklahoma

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    An abbreviated version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Despite stormy weather, Memorial Day weekend events are planned across Oklahoma The eighth Music & Mayhem Festival has been canceled due to flooding at Oklahoma’s Lake Eufaula, but many other music events, arts festivals and military service member salutes across […]

  • Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali left Blue Note Records in 2010. Rather, he remained with the label as chairman emeritus. A corrected version of the story is below: Bruce Lundvall, long-time Blue Note Records president, dies Record executive Bruce Lundvall, who revived iconic Blue Note jazz label, dies at 79 By CHARLES J.

  • Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals. The event known as the Biennial, or the Bienal in Spanish, was opening Friday with works by artists from 40 countries at museums, galleries and outdoor spaces around Cuba's capital. But most of the attention is on the works of native-born artists, especially for the legions of foreign collectors and dealers who have been filling hotels and restaurants in recent days. It is taking place at a historic moment in U.S.-Cuba relations.

  • Now what for the Duggars?

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Will they or won't they? Will the TLC network keep the damaged Duggar family's show, "19 Kids and Counting," on the air? It's an open question now that eldest son Josh has admitted he was accused of molesting underage girls as a teenager, and his pious parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, admitted they knew about it and worked to ensure he was never charged, USA TODAY reports. TLC is not talking about its plans, at least not yet.

  • Cannes favorite Nanni Moretti explores loss in 'My Mother'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you." "Every once in a while, movies do the right thing," the director said during an interview in Cannes, where the film — "My Mother" in English — is competing for the Palme d'Or top prize. The movie is a return to directly personal subject matter for the Italian Moretti after his last film, "We Have a Pope," which focused on a pontiff-elect who gets cold feet about the job. Moretti began work on "My Mother" after his own mother died in 2010.

  • Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction. Max Liebermann's "Two Riders on a Beach" was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Gurlitt died last year and the painting was one of the first from his trove to be released back to the heirs of their rightful owners. The oil painting will go on auction in London on June 24, when it is estimated to sell for up to $850,000, Sotheby's said Friday. David Toren, the great-nephew of the painting's original owner, businessman David Friedmann, said he and other heirs have decided to sell the painting so it can "pass into a new phase of

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Josh Sallee

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed hip Josh Sallee about hip-hop’s growth in Oklahoma, getting personal and an upcoming new album.

  • CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs. The maltipoo — a cross between a Maltese terrier and a poodle — was awarded the Palme Dog at the film festival on Friday for a sparky performance as Dixie the dog in Miguel Gomes' "Arabian Nights." The Portuguese director's three-part film is a six-hour story set in present-day Portugal but inspired by Middle Eastern classic "The 1,001 Nights." Runner-up for the Palme Dog was Bob, the canine companion — and brother — of Colin Farrell's character in Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster," a surreal story in which people who can't find mates are turned into animals.

  • Czech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupation

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PRAGUE (AP) — A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II. The Czech public broadcaster said the family members, chosen from 400 applicants, were brought back in time to March 15, 1939 — the day Hitler's troops took over the country. They were taken to a farm in the mountains in eastern Czech Republic, where they were filmed as they were forced to confront everyday realities of the occupation, such as hunger, persecution and Gestapo raids. The goal was to show what common people had to get through at the time and historians and architects made sure their experience was as authentic as possible. The show "A vacat

  • Movie review: 'Far From the Madding Crowd'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A abbreviated version of this review appears in the Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 4 of 4 stars. Movie review: ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ Far from a staid and dusty old story of bygone days, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s new cinematic version of Thomas Hardy’s oft-adapted 1874 novel “Far From the Madding Crowd” […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 22, 2015: See Carpenter Square Theatre's 'Good People'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Today’s featured event: See Carpenter Square Theatre’s production of “Good People,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s award-winning comedy-drama that focuses on the struggles and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America, at 8 tonight. Performances continue through June 6 at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City. Winner of the 2011 New York Drama […]

  • Here come the judges as 'AGT' returns for its 10th season

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "They keep telling people it's the 10th anniversary. But it's the fourth season, as far as I'm concerned," says Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" as a judge in 2012. That's what you'd expect Howard to say. But quickly he adds that with "AGT" launching what everyone but Stern would consider its 10th season (Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC), he's having a ball with fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B. "I may be the most important judge in the history of the world, but secretly I'll tell you, I'm glad they're there," he confides during a recent interview.

  • Ex-house sitter agrees to stay away from actor Luis Guzman

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who used to house-sit for character actor Luis Guzman has agreed to stay at least 300 feet away from him. The Caledonian-Record reports (http://bit.ly/1LsvLIz) that Guzman alleged in court documents that Joda Hodge was stalking him. The 58-year-old Guzman was granted a temporary restraining order in April. In a court settlement Thursday, the 39-year-old Hodge agreed to not have contact with Guzman, who lives in Sutton. Hodge had been house- and dog-sitting for Guzman, who has appeared in such films as "Boogie Nights" and "Carlito's Way." But Guzman says the relationship soured after Hodge brought a gun last month.

  • The View’s Epic Fight for Survival

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Loved and hated, hilariously parodied on Saturday Night Live, the first daytime talk show to host a sitting president—a show that was watched by 6.6 million viewers—and a must-stop for politicians and celebrities alike, The View, during Barbara Walter’s reign, was a cultural institution, reports Vanity Fair. But in the past year, it has become more of a cultural punch line. With viewership down to just under 3 million, and the show fighting for dominance in the ratings with shows that have copied it shamelessly, including CBS’s The Talk, the place had become mired in conflict. If press reports were to be believed, a group of high-powered, talented, and famous women were behaving like high-school mean girls. The co-hosts were bickering so badly, according to press reports, and the ratings were so weak, that the show might be canceled.

  • CANNES WATCH: Longoria a success behind the camera

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — There's been much talk at the Cannes Film Festival about how to boost the ranks of women directors and producers. Eva Longoria is a good example of a success story. Though she gained fame for "Desperate Housewives," the actress has turned into a successful producer and director. She executive produces the TV series "Devious Maids" among other series, and has directed as well. "I love producing, I love directing. I like being behind the camera because you have more control over the final product and the entire project and so, for me, I will always continue to produce," she said.

  • Coming soon

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Forget summer. The TV networks are already deep into autumn. ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC revealed their new shows last week. They really, really want us to watch (especially since Netflix and Hulu are providing more reasons not to), but what’s worth your time and valuable DVR space? Here are some first impressions based on the extensive trailers each network produced. My overall verdict? First, Kyle Bornheimer and Paget Brewster, two exceptionally funny people who keep ending up on canceled shows, may finally be able to relax. Second, there are a few bright spots that have the potential to — oh, hey, look! Hulu picked up “The Mindy Project” for 26 episodes.