• Jonathan Tyler returns to independent roots with new album 'Holy Smokes'

    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Texas rocker Jonathan Tyler is following up on his band’s 2010 Atlantic Records debut “Pardon Me” with a rootsier August release on Thirty Tigers. Plus, the singer-songwriter will play a solo show Thursday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, where he will open for Butch Walker.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Sun Riah

    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Becky Carman interviewed M. Bailey Stephenson of Sun Riah about heavy harps, wanderlust and going solo.

  • Magic man: Dwight Twilley returns to Oklahoma City for free Guestroom concert

    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Tulsa’s Dwight Twilley soon will be leaving the comforts of home to launch his “Look Ma No Band” Acoustic Tour with a free in-store performance at Guestroom Records, 3701 N Western.

  • Jared Deck shares road-tested Americana track "17 Miles"

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Jared Deck was dealing with a rocky marriage. Don’t worry though, it was just onstage. Deck, 35, handled songwriting duties for the band Green Corn Revival. He was getting worn out. The Weatherford-based musician worked tirelessly to join complexity and subtlety in a band boasting seven members. Not an easy task. “I stood on stage, stressing out, […]


  • Lifting the curtain on the silver screen

    Yesterday

    CANON CITY — From silent movies to shoot ’em up Westerns, motion pictures made for the silver screen were a gold mine for this area and a new exhibit aims to spotlight little known tales about the “Hollywood of Colorado.” The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, 612 U.S. 50, will debut its new exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m. next Friday. “The focus is on the movie industry here in Fremont County from 1910 and into the teens when short silent films were made here,” said Lisa Studts, museum curator. It was 1910 when silentmovie cowboy actor Tom Mix became a regular in Canon City, staring in black-andwhite movies made by the Selig Polyscope Co.

  • Bryan Cranston, Misty Copeland, Taye Diggs and more presenters revealed for June 7 Tony Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Some of the biggest stars from stage, television, film and music will be presenters at the 69th Annual Tony Awards, airing live from Radio City Music Hall from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network. Jason Alexander, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Chlumsky, Bradley Cooper, Misty Copeland, Bryan Cranston, Larry […]

  • 'Lose Yourself' In Sign Language Will Get You Super Pumped

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    From the Huffington Post: We always wondered how to say, "Mom's spaghetti" in American Sign Language. Luckily we have Shelby Mitchusson, an ASL interpreter who performed Eminem's "Lose Yourself" on YouTube . It's one of her first videos -- though she appears to have interpreted bad-assery at rock concerts before -- but we can tell she's going to be an internet sensation. She really gets into it -- and it looks like she plans on rewarding us with more of her videos soon.

  • Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden'

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden." The 34-year-old actor wrapped filming earlier this month on the Oliver Stone thriller about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks to the media revealed the government's bulk collection of American calling records. Congress is set for an unusual weekend session to debate the records collection and two other surveillance laws. "The laws are all in flux. ... I'm really curious what's going to happen. And I love the idea that we made the movie when we did so that it can participate in that conversation," Gordon-Levitt said in an interview Thursday. He noted a May 7 federal appeals court ruling that the

  • Vans Warped Tour racing into Remington Park June 25

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Pierce The Veil, August Burns Red, Family Force 5 and many more are on the lineup for the Oklahoma City stop on the Vans Warped Tour, set for 11 a.m. June 25 at Remington Park race track and casino, 1 Remington Place. Dozens of musical acts and thousands of fans will converge on  Remington Park […]

  • Myriad Gardens Children's Garden Festival set for June 5-14, to have 'Charlotte's Web' theme

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The Myriad Botanical Gardens is preparing its annual Children’s Garden Festival, which will bring the classic children’s novel “Charlotte’s Web” to life. Visitors will be able to partake in crafts, activities and imaginative displays that weave together this heartwarming story of friendship, farm life, loyalty and determination. Live farm animals will be there on the […]

  • Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

    Yesterday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close. The scene oozes with over-the-top drama that makes Brazil's prime-time soap operas as much of a national institution as soccer or Carnival. However, in this case, the actors aren't playing wealthy sophisticates with complicated sex lives, but rather characters out of the Old Testament. Set in ancient Egypt and loosely based on the story of Moses, "The Ten Commandments" is billed as Brazil's first biblical soap opera.

  • Internet Cat Video Festival returns to Myriad Gardens Aug. 1

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The Internet Cat Video Festival returns to the Myriad Botanical Gardens Caturday, er, Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Great Lawn. The 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings, which the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis curates, compiles and edits, will begin at 9 p.m. But pre-show fun, including live music, face painting and […]

  • Q&A: Jonathan Tyler returns to independent roots with new album ‘Holy Smokes,' plays Thursday at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    An abbreviated version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Jonathan Tyler returns to independent roots with new album ‘Holy Smokes’ Texas rocker Jonathan Tyler is following up on his band’s 2010 Atlantic Records debut “Pardon Me” with a rootsier August release on Thirty Tigers. Plus, the singer-songwriter will play […]

  • ‘Barely Lethal’ kicks teen angst over the head with weak spy tale

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES — At one point in “Barely Lethal,” a perky teenage special ops agent played by “True Grit’s” Hailee Steinfeld binge-watches “Mean Girls,” “Clueless,” some John Hughes movies and other titles from the teen canon in a kind of anthropological study of high school. Yearning for a normal adolescence, she tries to construct one, Margaret Mead style. It’s easy to imagine that the makers of this PG-13 action comedy did the same thing, because their movie borrows every trope while leaving out both the heart and brains that made the characters in those films welcome cinematic companions through high school and beyond.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 29, 2015: Hear Dwight Twilley play a free Oklahoma City show

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Hear Tulsa power-pop cult hero Dwight Twilley play a free in-store performance at 8 tonight at Guestroom Records, 3701 N Western. The rare Oklahoma City appearance is part of Twilley’s “Look Ma No Band” Acoustic Tour. He is touring in support of the recent special vinyl release of his 12th studio album, […]

  • Few major films shot in California, study shows

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report shows that despite California acting as the backdrop for blockbusters this year, very few were filmed in the state. Only 22 of 106 films released by the major studios in 2014 were actually filmed in California. The rest of the movies were shot in New York, Britain, Canada, Georgia, Louisiana, Australia and a dozen other states and countries, according to a feature film study by FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and county, the Los Angeles Times reports ((http://lat.ms/1FRo1iH). Only two films with budgets above $100 million were filmed primarily in California: Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and Paramount's "Interstellar.

  • Production of movie 'American Honey' planned for Oklahoma

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Producers of the feature film "American Honey" say they plan to make the movie in Oklahoma. "American Honey" tells the story of a teenage girl with nothing to lose who joins a traveling magazine sales crew and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she travels across the Midwest with the band of misfits. Helmed by internationally acclaimed and Academy Award-winning writer-director Andrea Arnold, the movie will mark the British filmmaker's first feature film to be shot in the United States. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, who previously starred in "Transformers" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Pre-production began recently in Muskogee.

  • TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Music, movie highlight OSU's Summer on the Plaza

    Yesterday

    What: OSU Allied Arts Summer of the Plaza When: Thursday evenings through June 25. Where: Student Union Plaza Cost: Free Event Highlights The Student Union Allied Arts Association is hosting its annual Summer on the Plaza family night celebrations. Every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. there will be a free concert in the Student Union Plaza as well as water games and inflatable bounce houses for kids. Dining in the Student Union, as well as the University store, will be open. Vendors from throughout Stillwater will attend with different demonstrations and booths.

  • Oklahoma entertainment events: In town and around

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    In town and around

  • Oklahoma writer Michael Vance's novel is based on long-lost comic-book synopsis

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    “Snake: Nest of Vipers” features a deadly masked avenger in the early 1950s. The book is based on a six-page synopsis by comics writer and editor Richard Hughes, who was the editor of the American Comics Group from 1943 to 1967.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Sun Riah

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed M. Bailey Stephenson of Sun Riah about heavy harps, wanderlust and going solo.

  • Magic man: Dwight Twilley returns to Oklahoma City for free Guestroom concert

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Tulsa’s Dwight Twilley soon will be leaving the comforts of home to launch his “Look Ma No Band” Acoustic Tour with a free in-store performance at Guestroom Records, 3701 N Western.

  • Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Oklahoma event ticket ticker

  • Jonathan Tyler returns to independent roots with new album 'Holy Smokes'

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Texas rocker Jonathan Tyler is following up on his band’s 2010 Atlantic Records debut “Pardon Me” with a rootsier August release on Thirty Tigers. Plus, the singer-songwriter will play a solo show Thursday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, where he will open for Butch Walker.




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