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  • Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts gets greener

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Festival of the Arts, downtown Oklahoma City’s longtime rite of spring, is expanding its eco-conscious efforts while continuing to celebrate an array of visual, performing and culinary arts.

  • Reduxion Theatre in Oklahoma City to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Reduxion Theatre Company is hosting a 450th birthday party in honor of William Shakespeare on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

  • Johnny Depp discusses his role in 'Transcendence'

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Johnny Depp discusses his role in the new science-fiction flick “Transcendence.”

  • Movie review: 'Transcendence'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    “Transcendence” takes its audience into the not-too-distant future to explore the good, the bad and the potentially ugly results that can stem from taking technology a bridge too far.

  • Movie review: 'Heaven Is for Real'

    By Carla Hinton, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    “Heaven is For Real” brings to the big screen the true story of a young boy’s near-death experience and how the adults in his life determine whether they believe his story of journeying to heaven.

  • Record Store Day celebrates vinyl

    By Grace Gordon, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    About midnight Saturday, patrons will begin to line up in Oklahoma City and Norman for the seventh annual international event known as Record Store Day. The event helps vinyl enthusiasts expand their collections while boosting sales for small businesses.

  • Thursday Video Spotlight: Swon Brothers make Grand Ole Opry debut -- after they do a dramatic reading of "Let It Go"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers made their debut on the legendary Grand Ole Opry last Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., and they paid tribute to their parents and the late, great George Jones in the process. According to, the Season 4 “The Voice” finalists kicked off their performance by covering George Jones’s “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” but partway through the country classic, they decided to pay homage to their parents, Kelly and Tammy Swon, even calling them to the stage to properly honor their sacrifices to help the Oklahoma singers achieve their musical dreams.

  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

  • Christian Kane to star in TNT series "The Librarians" - and he even cut his hair for it

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Remember last week when I reported that Norman-bred actor Christian Kane had to step away from the cross-country bus tour for the new fact-based sports drama “50 to 1″ because he had a new acting gig? Well, the rumors and innuendos have finally been confirmed: He has been cast in “The Librarians,” a 10-episode series TNT has given the green light to follow up the network’s hit movie trilogy “The Librarian,” according to

  • Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. With his voice occasionally wavering, Michael Egan III described abuse he said began when he was 15 years old at the hands of Singer and others. He told of being plied with drugs and promises of Hollywood fame while also enduring threats and sexual abuse in Hawaii and Los Angeles over several years. "You were a piece of meat," Egan said of how he and other teenage boys were viewed at the home where he claims Singer abused him.

  • Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The debut Thursday night of "Virunga," named after the eastern Congo park, followed the shooting Tuesday of Emmanuel de Merode, the chief warden of Virunga. He is in serious but stable condition after being attacked by three gunmen while driving through the park. De Merode, a Belgian royal, appears extensively in the documentary, which provides a striking portrait of the violence surrounding the majestic park and its dauntless defenders.

  • Valerie Harper Sets the Record Straight on False Cancer Report

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Valerie Harper sets the record straight on recent rumors about her health.

  • Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday ( ) that he first would check out Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the Sears Tower and was the nation's tallest building. Wallenda says he hasn't ruled out Willis Tower, but that it would be problematic because there isn't a nearby building tall enough to connect his rig to. He says, though, that he shouldn't have trouble selecting a site. Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years. He's part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling aud

  • Review: 'Act One' is a sweet ode to the theater

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — What's happening now at the Vivian Beaumont Theater was inevitable, really. Lincoln Center Theater has turned Moss Hart's cracking memoir "Act One" into a rollicking play, which, if you think about it, is the natural medium for a man who lived and breathed the theater, what he called "a lifelong infection." Hart was a Broadway giant during the 1930s-'50s, directing "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot" and collaborating with George S. Kaufman on such hits as "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "You Can't Take It With You." It makes perfect sense that his autobiography is onstage. And no less a modern theater icon than James Lapine has adapted and directed the play, using the stage thrillingly in a way the book cou

  • Marlon Wayans' Haunted Hollywood Bus Tour

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    In honor of his latest film, A Haunted House 2, Marlon Wayans took over a Haunted Hollywood bus tour full of scary movie fans.

  • Video Premiere: Future's 'I Won' Featuring Kanye

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Future's new music video I Won, featuring Kanye West, just debuted on Vevo! Click to watch. In the video, featuring a Kim Kardashian lookalike, Kanye and Future both send up tributes to their lady loves Kim Kardashian and Ciara, respectively. "You the number one trophy wife, so it's only right to live the trophy life," Kanye raps about his future wife. Continue reading...

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the Beatles' "Hey Jude" are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York. In the lawsuit filed in New York state court, the labels say artists and labels have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars every year by services such as Pandora Media Inc. Pandora streams songs randomly according to artists or genres like "Motown" or "'60s Oldies." The labels also sued

  • Cute Easter Looks to Help You Hop Into Spring

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    From fun and flirty to cute and classy, ET's Brooke Anderson is showing you the hottest Easter looks from Kohl's.

  • Nolan Gould's Snowboarding Coach Shreds Favorite Mountain

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Pro Snowboarder Gabe Taylor has been shredding up the powder for more than 16 years, taking his board all over the world, but there's one mountain that he says rises above the rest.

  • Shane West Takes on Witches in 'Salem'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Actor Shane West is taking on witches in the spooky new TV series, 'Salem', and ETonline is behind-the-scenes as he opens up about his heroic new role and details some gruesome aspects of the show's creepy set.