• Once a Texas Playboy, always a Texas Playboy, Oklahoman is one of the last

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Joe Settlemires was in his 20s when he joined "the king of Western swing," Bob Wills, in the early 1960s. Settlemires is one of the last of the Texas Playboys who toured with Wills, who died in 1975.

  • 'The Trojan Women' set for University of Oklahoma

    Today at 12:00 AM

    University Theatre and Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma will present the epic drama "The Trojan Women."

  • National 'Kinky Boots' tour comes to Oklahoma City

    Today at 12:00 AM

    “Kinky Boots,” which earned six Tony Awards in 2013, recently launched a national tour that comes to the Civic Center Music Hall this week. Performances begin Tuesday and continue through Feb. 14. The production is presented locally by Celebrity Attractions.

  • Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre takes a jaunt to 'Avenue Q'

    Today at 12:00 AM

    On “Sesame Street,” it’s all sunny days where the air is sweet and the friendly neighbors happen to include kindly puppets. On “Avenue Q,” life isn’t quite so carefree. But there are still puppets. Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, or CityRep, will stage the Oklahoma City premiere of “Avenue Q” starting Friday at the Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theatre.


  • Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn

    Yesterday

    CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme. Michael Skupin was arraigned Friday in Oakland County on a dozen felony charges, including child porn possession, larceny by conversion and racketeering. His bond was set at $350,000. It wasn't clear if Skupin has an attorney. The Associated Press left messages Saturday with county and state government representatives. State Attorney General Bill Schuette says investigators found the child porn on Skupin's laptop while looking into the alleged Ponzi scheme. Authorities say Skupin persuaded people to make $10,000 investments in his scheme and used new investors' money to p

  • Iggy Azalea: I have more belief in myself as a trendsetter

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Iggy Azalea readies the release of her sophomore album, the rapper says she's feeling more self-assured and less worried about being or sounding cool. "I think I'm more confident, and I think I have more belief in what I think is cool rather than worrying about what other people are going to like," Azalea said in an interview Friday. "I think I have more belief in myself in being a trendsetter, which all artists should. So I hope to maybe move the dial a little bit more than I did last time," she added. The 25-year-old made the comments before she performed at a Sports Illustrated pre-Super Bowl Party in San Francisco — a city she said she loves visiting.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson named Oxford fellows

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University. The actors are among 11 non-academics to have accepted appointments at Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall. Visiting fellows are normally appointed for three years, and are encouraged to visit, dine, debate or perform at the college. Alan Rusbridger, the college's principal and former editor at the Guardian newspaper, said he hoped the chosen fellows would enhance the cultural life of the college and help bridge the academic community with their various fields. Other visiting fellows include Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, film director Beeban Kidron, a neurosurgeon, a judge and a police constable.

  • ECU to screen first foreign film today in annual series

    Yesterday

    ECU Screens opens East Central University’s Foreign Film Festival with “My Perestroika” at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 5, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. The films are free and open to the public. ECU Screens is collaborating with Sigma Tau Delta and the Honors Student Association, with support from the Startalk grant, to show the Peabody Award-winning documentary “My Perestroika.” The documentary follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years to the shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2016: Hear Micky and the Motorcars at the Wormy Dog Saloon

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Today's featured event: Hear Texas country band Micky and the Motorcars at 9:30 tonight at the Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E Sheridan. As previously reported, 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 Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly and Micky and Gary Braun of Micky and the Motorcars, plus Braun family patriarch Muzzie Braun. To watch the video, click here. Doors open at 6 p.m. to the Wormy Dog show. For more information, go to www.wormydog.com.v For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • 300 rare and famous guitars coming to NYC auction

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 300 guitars are heading to auction in New York City, including instruments associated with Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen. Also on tap at Guernsey's sale Feb. 27 are acoustic guitars from the late 1800s and one played by actor Robert Blake in the 1967 film "In Cold Blood." Among the top highlights is a 1952 Gibson made for late studio guitarist Tony Mottola. It could bring as much as $80,000 to $100,000. Mottola worked with such music greats as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis and Rosemary Clooney. There are two "In Cold Blood" guitars, one used by Blake in the role of killer Perry Edward Smith and another that's the actual guitar owned by Smith. They're being offered tog

  • Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind. "As far as us playing halftime for the Super Bowl, I have a feeling that ship has passed," Hetfield told The Associated Press before a sound check on Friday in San Francisco. He added: "We're not a variety show. We're not pop. We're not sparkly, and all that kind of stuff that seems to be what's needed for that." While not sparkly, pop, or a variety act, the band is more versed at rocking your socks off, so playing The Night Before concert Saturday at AT&T Park provides a better alternative for their devo

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016 Hennessy

    Yesterday

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HENNESSY - American Riviera Award recipients Michael Keaton, from left, Rachel McAdams and director Tom McCarthy toast to excellence in cinematic achievements at the Hennessy Paradis Impérial Lounge at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival held at the Arlington Theater on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Santa Barbara, Calif.

  • Bennington Museum offers free admission Saturday

    Yesterday

    BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Bennington Museum is offering free admission on its community day. The event takes place Saturday to celebrate the annual student art show and the reopening of the museum of art, history and innovation after being closed for January. Other new exhibits on view are Marble, photographs by Jen Morris and Centers, Circles, Squares, Grids, Works by printmaker Vincent Longo. The annual student art show includes artwork from the area's elementary, middle and high school students. Students will receive certificates of participation on Saturday. The show runs through March 13.

  • Clichés abound in routine romance 'The Choice'

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    "The Choice" is a routine, paint-by-numbers Nicholas Sparks adaptation that is as linear as a rural Nevada highway. Choosing to juggle the narrative a bit would have been a big help.

  • Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

    Yesterday

    TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie. There were concerns that right-wing extremists may try to disrupt the opening. But the crowd at Theatre Image Forum in Tokyo, a small theater that specializes in independent films and documentaries, was peaceful, appearing engrossed in the film, flinching at the torture scenes and sympathizing with the hero, Louis Zamperini. The distributor said in a statement that it decided to go ahead with the showing because various views on war should be expressed, and because it was unnatural for a movie about Japan n

  • Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is witty, fun and clever. It's also hampered by its own limitations. Strangest of all, it’s a rare movie that leaves you thinking a sequel might produce an even more entertaining product.

  • Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ on Blu-ray, DVD

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

    One of last year’s best films, Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” starring Tom Hanks, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

  • LEGOLAND California

    Yesterday

    Celebrities and VIPs gathered Feb. 5 at LEGOLAND(R) California Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., for the red carpet premiere of "The LEGO(R) Movie(TM) 4D A New Adventure." The brand-new attraction combines 3D computer animation, "4D" effects such as wind, water and fog, and the same sly humor that made the movie a worldwide blockbuster. The 12 ½-minute film opens to guests Feb. 6 and plays multiple times per day in the theme park's LEGO Show Place Theater. Emmet, Wyldstyle and friends reunite only to find themselves entangled in an "evil secret plot" inspired by their original adventures in "The LEGO Movie.

  • Instrument made from old agave plant starring in concert

    Yesterday

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A concert of original music composed for a flute made from the stalk of an 80-year-old agave plant is taking place at the University of Michigan. Saturday's concert at the Ann Arbor school is titled "Listening to the Agave" and will be performed by shakuhachi flute player Michael Chikuzen Gould and University of Michigan School of Music Professor Michael Gould. Despite similar names they're not related. The American agave dies after flowering. The plant had called Ann Arbor home since 1934 and it grew to 28 feet after a rapid growth spurt in the spring of 2014 that preceded its flowering, which ended later in the year.

  • Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity. The star of the boxing drama "Creed" was honored Friday as both the entertainer of the year and outstanding actor in a motion picture for his role as Apollo Creed's son. "I used to sneak into the Image Awards, and now I'm standing here as the entertainer of the year, which is mind-blowing," he said. "Straight Outta Compton," which tells the story of the pioneering rap group N.W.A., picked up the outstanding motion picture prize. "I want to thank the NAACP for this because without you riding for us for the last 100 years, we would not be sta

  • Japan Film Unbroken

    Yesterday

    Moviegoers wait before Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opens in front of a movie theater in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. "Unbroken" has opened more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, the country where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.

  • Dave Mirra, who broke barriers on a BMX bike, dies at 41

    Yesterday

    Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible. He was a giant in the big-air world of action sports, becoming one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history whose legacy carried on long after he stopped competing. Mirra's body was found in North Carolina on Thursday with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of those who knew him or watched him fly through the air. He was 41. "Goodbye Dave Mirra, a true pioneer, icon and legend. Thank you for the memories ... we are heartbroken," action sports star Tony Hawk said on Twitter.

  • 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Press Room

    Yesterday

    O'Shea Jackson Jr., from left, F. Gary Gray, Scott Bernstein, and Neil Brown Jr. pose in the press room with the award for outstanding motion picture for "Straight Outta Compton" at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif.

  • 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show

    Yesterday

    F. Gary Gray, left, Ice Cube, center, O'Shea Jackson Jr., right, and the cast of "Straight Outta Compton" accept the award for Outstanding Motion Picture at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif.




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