• West Fest reveals festival headliner, music schedule

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Western Avenue is throwing its hat in the yearly street and music festival ring with the emergence of West Fest. The festival announced its headliners and music schedule Wednesday morning for the free event taking place Sept. 19 from noon to 10 p.m. Tulsa’s Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is headlining West Fest alongside a slew […]

  • Meet the brave singers who tried out for 'American Idol' in Tulsa

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 08:43 PM

    For those who always wanted to try out for “American Idol” but never did, the chances were running out. Tulsa was one of those last chances. The show is set to end after its upcoming season, so when auditions came to Tulsa on Monday, it brought people from across the region to show their talent and hopefully land a spot on the series finale. Several had auditioned for the show before and hoped that after lots of practice and dedication, this year would be different. Others had always wanted to try out but couldn’t travel or couldn’t break through the nerves.

  • Tulsa's Sports reveals chilltastic track "Panama"

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    “Naked All The Time” isn’t just an album name, it’s a mission statement. Sports singer Cale Chronister, 21, recorded the vocals for the Tulsa trio’s new album in the nude. You can’t argue with the dreamy results on “Panama,” the second single off of “Naked All The Time” which will get released digitally on July […]

  • Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star show Sunday night.

  • Oklahoma entertainment ticket ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment ticket ticker.

  • The Damn Quails wing back to Okemah's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival with new music

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The 18th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is set for Wednesday through July 12 at various venues in Okemah, the late, great folk legend's hometown. The nonprofit, all-volunteer Woody Guthrie Coalition organizes the festival each year around the famed minstrel’s July 14 birthday.

  • BRIEF: Reminder: Movie Friday at Carver Elementary tomorrow

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The show must go on, but it also must be moved this time around. The site for tomorrow's Greenville Police Department Movie Friday event, part of the Summer of Safety program, has been relocated from Greenville Middle School to Carver Elementary School, 2110 College Street. The scheduled time of 9 a.m. until noon Friday has not changed. Entry into Carver will be through the cafeteria door by the bus lane. Those attending are encouraged to bring their blanket and make it an air conditioned “movie in the park experience”. Popcorn and a drink will still be provided during the movie and the Greenville ISD will also be providing a free lunch for school-aged kids after the movie. The rated "PG" feature will be

  • Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement Thursday that the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it "are an integral part of American tradition." "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere," Hubbard said.

  • Reigning Miss Universe rebukes Trump for his migrant remarks


    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, was "hurtful and unfair" in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn't giving up her crown. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S. In her first public comments, Vega said Thursday that she wanted to join in the chorus of rebukes to Trump. However, she said she didn't plan to resign her crown because the Miss Universe organization does meaningful social work in communities around the world.

  • Have You Seen This? The Little Einsteins' Dance

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Take one dad, one son and mix is some Little Einsteins and you get something amazing.

  • New Lone Star director faces challenges after shakeup


    Chad Mathews, a TCU graduate and until recently the executive director of Fredericksburg’s Hill Country Film Festival, has been named director of Fort Worth’s Lone Star Film Society, the organization that runs the annual Lone Star Film Festival. His appointment caps an uncertain couple of weeks at the Lone Star Film Society in the wake of the resignation of several key staff members, including director Alec Jhangiani and managing director Ramtin Nikzad, which the Star-Telegram’s DFW.com first reported June 16. (Jhangiani declined to comment for this story.) Mathews, 40, says he has no trepidation about coming into what might be an unsettled situation. “The sell for me was there’s a history, a track record,” Mathew

  • World's largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe


    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's more than the world's largest folk art market. It's about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in its 12th year, the International Folk Art Market will feature more than 150 artists who will be showcasing everything from hand-woven baskets and blankets to vessels hammered out of silver, colorful carvings, ceramics, jewelry and intricate beadwork. Organizers say the recent wave of interest in all things handmade has helped the market to grow exponentially. Last year alone, sales topped $3 million for the weekend and artists — many of whom are from impoverished countries — took home 90 percent of that.

  • Oklahoma City philanthropist shares tips on living a 'joy-filled life'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City businesswoman and philanthropist Mo Anderson, known for her kind heart and generous spirit, shares wisdom and "Mo-Mentum Builders" in her new book, "A Joy-Filled Life: Lessons From a Tenant Farmer's Daughter ... Who Became a CEO" (Tate Publishing).

  • APNewsBreak: New details on alleged Emile Hirsch assault


    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures, told police that Hirsch put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across a table and body slammed her to the floor, investigative documents obtained Thursday through a public records request showed. Hirsch said he didn't remember exactly what happened, saying only that she came at him and he was defending himself.

  • Here's your summer song cycle

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    New songs? New songs! Let's get right to it.

  • Finals field complete in OKC's funniest competition

    Kelly Flanagan | Yesterday

    After the final and most hotly-contested preliminary round, Steven Patchin and Harper Bottorff became the last two finalists in the Funniest Person in Oklahoma City contest.

  • TV news crews robbed of cameras during live broadcasts


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — News crews from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman was pistol whipped during live broadcasts on Thursday. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nr7oxnp) that the robbery and assault occurred at about 6 a.m. Thursday along the city's waterfront. Several camera crews were broadcasting live reports for local morning shows about a killing that occurred nearby Wednesday night. The cameraman was examined on the scene and wasn't hospitalized. The robber drove away in a black BMW with two cameras and two tripods from stations KTVU and KNTV. Two other camera crews on the scene weren't robbed.

  • 'Cartel Land' shows good and bad of vigilantes in Mexico, US


    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The documentary "Cartel Land" opens with chilling night scenes of large-scale methamphetamine cooking in rural Mexico. What viewers later learn is how such drug production became deeply intertwined with the vigilante movement that emerged in 2013 and 2014 to oust the region's main drug cartel. New York-based director Matthew Heineman gained unprecedented access to gun-toting vigilantes in Michoacan, where those "self-defense" forces eventually drove the pseudo-religious Knights Templar cartel out of much of the western state, but wound up being infiltrated by former cartel gunmen, rival cartels and new gangs.

  • Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' retiring


    NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news earlier this week at the American Library Association Annual Conference. She said she wouldn't be part of PBS' new "Sesame Street" season. A beloved resident of Sesame Street since she was a teenager, the character Maria owned the neighborhood repair shop with husband Luis (played by Emilio Delgado, who remains on the show). Manzano also served as a writer for the show, sharing in 15 Emmy awards as a member of the writing team. She has also written children's books.

  • In Tech: Lifetime video service, Sprint's new price plans


    Fans of Lifetime's melodramatic movies can now see them for $4 a month — without subscribing to cable. Lifetime's online video service is the latest move by an entertainment company to bypass the traditional cable bundle, which easily tops $70 a month. For example, HBO has made its shows and movies available online for $15 a month to people who don't pay for cable, while Showtime has an $11-a-month service debuting this month. CBS and Nickelodeon also have Internet offerings that don't require a cable subscription. Subscribers to Lifetime's service won't get the regular cable channel, which has ads and is available on many cable and satellite lineups.

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!


    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when The New York Times urged the world to add peas — peas, I tell you! — to guacamole. Take a moment with that. I know. I hear you. A culinary outrage. Not since Paula Deen lost her Food Network throne has Twitter knotted itself into such a kerfuffle over food. Well, maybe when Gwyneth Paltrow tried to live on a food stamp budget. And maybe when McDonald's monopolized the french fry game at the 2012 Olympics. ... OK, so Twitter outrage isn't a great barometer. But kerfuff the netizens certainly did.

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb


    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. ___ THE BRIEF Jim Webb has built a long career as a soldier, writer, Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan and a U.S. senator from Virginia. Webb's next chapter will include a plotline that could be out of a novel — as a longshot on a quixotic quest to defeat the established Democratic front-runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since launching a presidential exploratory committee in November, Webb has said he wants to be a voice for working-class Americans who have struggled with economic hardships and been neglected in a political system dominated by money.

  • Alan Rickman happy to bring ‘A Little Chaos’ into his life


    LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 years ago, British actor Alan Rickman fulfilled a dream shared by many in his profession — he directed a feature film. He helmed 1997’s “The Winter Guest,” a critically acclaimed drama starring the real-life mother and daughter Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson. And then Harry Potter cursed his ambitions. “I didn’t know there were going to be all of those books and all of those movies,” said the 69-year-old actor who for a decade was committed to playing Professor Severus Snape, the boy wizard’s nemesis in the blockbuster movie franchise. A real charmer himself, with a warm smile and a hearty laugh, Rickman appears to be fine with putting his Snape days behind him.

  • Crews filming on WWII seaplane stranded on Gulf Coast


    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Film crews are making the most of a World War II-era seaplane that's stranded in Gulf Coast waters at the Alabama-Florida state line. Al.com (http://bit.ly/1Nz00P8 ) reports filmmakers are in the water just off the beach using the PBY-6A aircraft to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie starring Nicholas Cage. The 70-year-old flying boat was being used to shoot scenes for a war movie when it began taking on water offshore. Crews towed the plane to shallow water and continued shooting Wednesday. Producers plan to move the PBY to bay waters when they come up with a way to tow it from the surf. The movie is about the U.S.S. Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank in 1945 after delive