• Halloween 'Evil' coming to Guthrie

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    “Evil Dead: The Musical” is headed for the Pollard Theater, 120 W. Harrison Ave. in Guthrie this October.

  • Oklahoma features news in brief

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Features briefs, Sept. 28

  • Book signings

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Weekly book signings

  • Oklahoma art and theater notes

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Art and theater notes, Sept. 28

  • Scriptapalooza TV contest could bring your script to life

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    National television writing contest is underway. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 17.

  • Costume designers dress shows for storytelling success

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    This fall, three Oklahoma City theater groups are putting on shows set in the early 20th century – Lyric’s “An Inspector Calls,” Oklahoma City University’s “Bonnie and Clyde” and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre’s “The Grapes of Wrath” – presenting challenges for their costume designers, and not just because many of the clothes can’t be bought at your local department store.

  • Book review: 'Coming Home' by Kimberly McKay

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Christian-based romance novel is third in a series.

  • Pianist Horacio Gutierrez finds new challenges in Chopin concerto

    BY RICK ROGERS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Cuban-born pianist Horacio Gutierrez will perform Chopin’s “Concerto No. 1 in E Minor” with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

  • Book review: “Within Arm's Length” by Dan Emmett

    By Dennie Hall | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Nonfiction account of life as a Secret Service agent on the presidential protection detail.

  • Oklahoma City Ballet is stretching artistically with ambitious 2014-15 season.

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City Ballet’s artistic director, Robert Mills, said he wants to open people’s eyes to what ballet can be with the new season. “As much as I love Tchaikovsky and ‘Swan Lake’ and tiaras and tutus, I want to show people that there is more to it than that,” he said.

  • Dempsey holds 1st challenge since mother's death

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Thousands of runners took part Saturday in the sixth Dempsey Challenge, the first time the cancer support fundraiser in honor of Patrick Dempsey's mother has been held since her death. "This year's Dempsey Challenge is difficult without our mother but she is with us in our hearts and minds," Dempsey and his sisters, Mary and Alicia, said in a statement. "We are reminded of her strength in all of the survivors, friends, patients and family who join us this weekend in celebrating hope." For five years, their mother Amanda Dempsey led the survivor walk that opened the event. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997 and battled multiple recurrences in the years that followed. She died in March at 79.

  • Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. A smiling Clooney traveled up the spectacular Grand Canal to his wedding standing coolly aboard a water-taxi, waving to hundreds of well-wishers on shore and a flotilla of photographers chasing a glimpse of his final moments of bachelorhood. With the pink sunset casting a gleam on Venice's most picturesque canal, Clooney rubbed his hands in sweet anticipation and disappeared into the luxury Aman hotel's tent-covered pier, where celebrity friends including Cindy Crawford and Matt Damon had passed moments earlier. The bride was nowhere to be seen

  • Stars attend Gaultier's final ready-to-wear show

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — It was adieu to Jean Paul Gaultier's ready-to-wear. The one-time enfant terrible, who turned fashion on its head and Madonna's bra into a feminist symbol, gave his last curtain call Saturday to a much-deserved standing ovation. In attendance were celebrities from the film, music and fashion worlds, including actress Catherine Deneuve, singer Boy George, as well as designers Alber Elbaz and Rick Owens. The 62-year-old Gaultier last week shocked the fashion world with the announcement he's quitting his men's and women's ready-to-wear lines.

  • "Magical Girl" wins Spanish top film award

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish director Carlos Vermut won this year's top award for his film "Magical Girl" and also claimed the best director prize Saturday at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival. The movie, a Spanish-French co-production starring Luis Bermejo, Jose Sacristan, Barbara Lennie and Lucia Pollan, is Vermut's second feature film — after his debut with "Diamond Flash" — and is a crime drama in the film noir tradition, set in Madrid and with references to Japanese manga comics. It tells the story of Alicia, a sickly child who dreams of a dress in a comic strip called "Magical Girl Yukiko." Her father, Luis, will do anything to make his ailing daughter's dreams come true, but the characters become enmeshed in a plot of

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 27, 2014: Take in food trucks, music and more at Red Earth Rocks the Plaza

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Downtown Oklahoma City’s Santa Fe Plaza will be a hub of activity when Red Eagle Construction presents “Red Earth Rocks the Plaza,” a full day of live music, food trucks and contemporary art. The event is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. today on downtown Oklahoma City’s Santa Fe Plaza next to […]

  • Tomorrowworld 2014 kicks off in South Fulton County

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Tomorrowworld music festival is a benefit to the South Fulton County economy, bringing in more than $85 million in 2013, WSBTV reports. This year promises to be even bigger, according to WSBTV. The electronic music festival began Friday and some people aren’t as happy as the more than 120,000 in attendance.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Religion briefs for Sept. 27

  • Tibetan monks set to visit Oklahoma City metro area

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Tibetan monks set to visit metro

  • Norman Regional Health System employees, firefighters don pink gloves to fight cancer

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Norman Regional Health System employees and Norman Fire Department personnel have created a dance video to attract votes to win money for an Oklahoma breast cancer charity.

  • University of Oklahoma sends choreographers, musicians, dancers to Austria for sold-out concerts

    By Sandra Bent, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Haydnstage shows 65 students in the OU School of Music University Chorale were under the direction of Richard Zielinski, and the European debut of the original ballet, choreographed by Mary Margaret Holt and Ilya Kozadayev, was performed by 15 members of Oklahoma Festival Ballet.