• Paseo Arts Festival features variety of art

    Today at 12:00 AM

    A variety of art was on display at the 39th annual Paseo Arts Festival, held in the Historic Paseo Arts District. Work from 86 visual artists was set for the festival, including painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking and jewelry. The food court featured a dozen food vendors as well. The Paseo Arts District is home to dozens of galleries, restaurants and shops; the architecture is Spanish Mission Revival style. The Paseo Arts District is located between NW 30 and NW 27 and Walker and Hudson. The Paseo Arts District’s 39th annual Paseo Arts Festival continues from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park to open summer season with 'A Winter's Tale'

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    As Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park settles into its new Paseo Arts District home and prepares to expand, the professional theater company isn’t playing it safe with its 31st summer season, which includes George Bernard Shaw’s quirky romance “You Never Can Tell,” the recently penned “Hamlet” prequel “Wittenberg” and Shakespeare’s still-timely political drama “Julius Caesar.”

  • 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.

  • The Latest in Cleveland: Holiday arraignments for protesters

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    11:50 p.m. Protesters who were arrested after the acquittal of patrolman Michael Brelo will be arraigned on Monday, despite the Memorial Day holiday. Cleveland Municipal Court officials tell Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/1dsu6HP ) that Judge Marilyn Cassidy will hold arraignments at 9 a.m. Monday. The court is usually closed on Memorial Day. It wasn't clear how many will be charged; police arrested 71 people on Saturday after angry but mostly orderly protests following the verdict. Brelo, who is white, was acquitted in the November deaths of two unarmed black motorists in a barrage of police gunfire. 3:45 p.m.

  • YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests. The rampant sharing on YouTube quickly attracted a massive audience that loved watching what they wanted when they wanted, even if much of the material was being contributed by amateurs. YouTube's rapid rise demonstrated that influential media hubs could be built around free content supplied by an Internet service's users.

  • Library to show movies

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    One of Durant's best-kept secrets for the kids is the free movie day held once a month on Saturday and every Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library in Durant.The event is so popular and growing that the library had to expand this summer to every Friday. The library has a Hollywood-style state of the art movie theater and Hollywood movies are shown regularly. Twenty five cent popcorn and drinks makes it affordable for everyone. The library has a cafe in the lobby for other food. Hollywood charges approximately $400 for a “site license” for viewing at the library. Local businesses donate the fees for the movies with Vision Bank being this year's sponsor. Movies are free for everyone Friday at 1 p.m .at

  • Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester, Pennsylvania, he started playing professionally at 12 and joined The Ray Charles Band in the late 1950s — what he once described as "the beginning of my musical life.

  • Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. The choice of "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some critics scratching their heads. While the dapper French filmmaker has drawn widespread acclaim for films such as "A Prophet" and "Rust and Bone," some critics were disappointed by the thriller climax of Audiard's film. "Dheepan" is about a trio of Sri Lankans who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country and are settled in a violent housing project outside Paris.

  • Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life's daunting difficulties. Redford was the commencement speaker Sunday at Maine's Colby College. He received an honorary degree of fine arts from the school before an audience of thousands, including nearly 500 graduates. "You're stepping into a world that's, well, pretty rough. It's pretty chaotic, pretty divisive," Redford told them. "You've got climate change, you've got debt, you've got wars, you've got political paralysis. It's kind of a grim story. But the story, I think, can be retold, and I really beli

  • The Latest: Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. The latest from the tracks: 11:37 p.m. ET Race car owner Joe Gibbs said Denny Hamlin was treated for dehydration and released from the infield care center after the Coca-Cola 600. Hamlin was leading the race with about 50 laps to go when he radioed into his pit crew to notify them he was feeling sick, had a migraine headache and would need some medical treatment following the race. "They checked everything and they felt like he was dehydrated and they gave him an IV," Gibbs said after Sunday night's race. "So he felt good (after) and that was a good update. I knew the

  • 'Sweethear ts' returns home


    After traveling across Texas, “Sweethearts of the Gridiron” will be returning to Kilgore where the story began in 1940. Only two original Kilgore College Rangerettes are alive to tell their stories of when they walked out onto the field of R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in the dark to first perform “I’ll Be Down to Get You in the Taxi, Honey” Sept. 19, 1940. Those two original members – Doris Mercer Nyvall and Gay Culp – and their families will get their chance to see the film Saturday evening at Dodson Auditorium. “We couldn’t take her to any of the festivals,” Jimmy Culp said. “It’s too far and we couldn’t be gone overnight.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT


    Defense Secretary Ash Carter: US can help defeat IS, but only Iraqis can sustain the victory WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East. Although Iraqi soldiers "vastly outnumbered" their opposition in the capital of Anbar province, they quickly withdrew last Sunday without putting up much resistance from the city in Iraq's Sunni heartland, Carter said on CNN's "State of th

  • Josh and Anna Duggar Shut Down Website Amid Molestation Reports

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Josh nd Anna Duggar’s official website has been taken down. It’s been three days since Josh responded to allegations that he molested five underage girls as a teen. In wake of the reports, Josh's scheduled appearance at a Christian homeschool convention in Sandusky, Ohio, has been canceled, according to E! Online. TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from the air but still has full episodes, exclusive videos and the family blogs online.

  • Refugee drama ‘Dheepan’ named best film at Cannes


    CANNES, France— French director Jacques Audiard’s refugee drama “Dheepan” won the Palme d’Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. The film is about a Tamil Tiger fighter called Dheepan who flees Sri Lanka to make his way to France, where he lands a job working as a caretaker in the crime-ridden outer suburbs of Paris. The movie was one of 19 competing for the Palme d’Or, which is one of the most prestigious awards in cinema. “It is not a documentary about Sri Lanka or social housing,” Audiard saud at the premiere in Cannes last week. “The background is like wallpaper.” “The film is a more love story than a thriller,” he said, with Dheepan travelling to France with a woman and a

  • Action! Moviemakers come to Clovis


    Bank robberies and shootouts are coming to Clovis — but never fear, they’re all part of the movie “Comancheria,” which begins filming Monday. “Comancheria” stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster and Chris Pine, and is directed by David Mackenzie. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the film is about a divorced dad and his ex-con brother who resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family farm in West Texas. And apparently, the scheme involves a few heists at banks on Pile Street, which is one of several roads that will be closed during the first phase of filming, according to Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes.

  • 'Dheepan,' a French-made immigration drama, has won the Palme d'Or


    CANNES, France (AP) — 'Dheepan,' a French-made immigration drama, has won the Palme d'Or.

  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ


    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. Nash and Alicia Nash, 82, of Princeton Township, were killed in a taxi crash Saturday, state police said. A colleague who had received an award with Nash in Norway earlier in the week said they had just flown home and the couple had taken a cab home from the airport. Russell Crowe, who portrayed Nash in "A Beautiful Mind," tweeted that he was "stunned." "An amazing partnership," he wrote. "Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.

  • Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to. Known for quirky films that push the boundaries of good taste, including 1972's outrageous cult classic "Pink Flamingos," Waters is the keynote speaker at the prestigious art school's commencement next weekend. Waters will also receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree; recipients are chosen by the RISD community, and nominations are reviewed by a committee of students, faculty and staff. "I don't even know if I got a high school diploma. It's very peculiar.

  • West Virginia quilters' works on display at Culture Center


    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Forty-seven West Virginia quilters' works are on display at the Culture Center in Charleston. The annual quilts and wall hangings exhibit was unveiled on Friday. Fifty-three quilts and wall hangings will be on display in the Culture Center's Great Hall through Sept. 12. Division of Culture and History commissioner Randall Reid-Smith says in a new release that the quilt display is one of the agency's most popular exhibits.

  • AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch


    EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports' most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up. After the fight, the 23-year-old Ali called the punch that dropped Liston his secret: "It was a phantom punch." "It was lightning and thunder — fast as lightning and booming as thunder from the heavens," Ali said. Liston, who was a slight favorite going into the fight, said afterward that when he got up, he thought the fight was still on. "No, I didn't hear the count," said Liston, who lost on a 12 count accordi

  • 'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner


    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest. Sleep-deprived and smiling, the 28-year-old singer-TV host arrived at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport draped in a Swedish flag and waving the Eurovision trophy. "I've longed for this moment for 10 years, and now here it is," said Zelmerlow, who won the contest Saturday in Vienna with the thumping club anthem "Heroes." With two victories and two third places in the last five years, Sweden seems to have cracked the code of the competition, where voters across Europe pick the winner among entries representin

  • Nobel-winning mathematician John Nash, wife, portrayed in 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in crash


    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nobel-winning mathematician John Nash, wife, portrayed in 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in crash.

  • Video, photos & interview: Oklahoma sculptor & photographer Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma artist Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people A sculptor and photographer of Cherokee and Delaware heritage, Oklahoman Holly Wilson tells tales of the human condition through her photos of her young children and small sculptures representing people, emotions […]