• 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.One Direction also won favorite band, duo or group — pop/rock and favorite album.

  • Lyric Theatre's 'Christmas Carol' to bring theatrical magic to Oklahoma City

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Michael Baron’s stage adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” which celebrates its fifth season at Oklahoma City’s Lyric at the Plaza this month and next, honors the original story while taking advantage of some special theatrical magic.

  • Earthy work: Former Oklahoma geologist hopes he's found second career as an artist

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    After a series of oil-field injuries cut short his career as a consulting well-site geologist, Oklahoma City resident Joeallen Gibson Jr. has worked for the past four years to build a new career as an artist, albeit one with a particular affinity for dirt, salt and fossils. His first solo art exhibit, “Journey of a Self-Taught Artist,” opens Dec. 5 at the Paseo Art Space.

  • A crippling back injury couldn't stop Oklahoma City-based musician Brantley Cowan

    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma City musician Brantley Cowan has faced a crippling back injury, fluctuating band members and more on the road to a second EP.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 22, 2014: Hear Travis Linville at the Blue Door

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Hear Oklahoma musician Travis Linville at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.bluedoorokc.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • Theater brings back bilingual Nativity story

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis is bringing back its bilingual Nativity story this Christmas season. "La Natividad" combines puppetry, street theater and audience participation. The performance begins at Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theater on East Lake Street. After a torch-light procession, the celebration ends with a fiesta in the fellowship hall at St. Paul's Lutheran Church two blocks away. The show is performed in English and Spanish. Tickets are $22 with discounts for children and groups of 10 or more. Seven shows are planned, starting Dec. 11 and running through Dec. 21. ___ Online: http://www.hobt.

  • For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday night in Melbourne, Florida, might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, enveloped in growing accusations of rape and sexual assault that have derailed his career comeback and crumbled his tour schedule. What he got, though, was an adoring audience that laughed so hard they slapped their knees, shouted love at the stage and rose to their feet as he came and went.

  • Senior wood carvers turn out unique pieces for Edmond show

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Edmond Senior Center held its annual wood carving show this week.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Religion briefs for Nov. 22.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can.

  • Edmond's Got Talent winner throws her voice into craft

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Darci Farmer had only been a ventriloquist for a month when she won the Edmond’s Got Talent contest.

  • Oklahoma version of 'Nutcracker' to be presented Nov. 30 in Norman.

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Norman Ballet Company will present its unique version of the classical “Nutcracker Ballet” Nov. 30 in Norman. Tickets are on sale for “Oklahoma Nutcracker.”

  • The Oklahoma History Center Museum Store plans holiday sale

    By Jera Winters, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The store offers products about the culture of Oklahoma. Some products are made in the state.

  • Florida crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished. It was a stark contrast to announcements that performances in Oklahoma, Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State, were called off as more women came forward and accused entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. Cosby has never been charged in connection with any of the allegations. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," Cosby told the Fl

  • 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale. The costume will be auctioned with other Hollywood items Monday in New York by Bonhams, according to a spokesman for costume owner James Comisar. The big cat outfit has been authenticated as the one Lahr wore in the 1939 film, according to a Bonhams' sales catalog. It is topped by a sculpted likeness of the late actor. A secondary costume used in the film was sold at auction in recent years for close to $1 million, the owner's spokesman said. Comisar has a trove of TV memorabilia from shows including "I Love Lucy" and "Lost." He has said he plans to use money from the Cowardly Lion costume sale to exhibi

  • Statement: Bill Cosby's lawyer criticizes media

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic: "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity. These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years. Lawsuits are filed agai

  • John Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis. An avid fan of the King, Stamos joined hundreds of fans who watched yellow, red and blue lights illuminate the large front yard of Presley's former home. Stamos was joined by young patients from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital at the lighting ceremony. Stamos, perhaps best known for roles on TV shows such as "General Hospital," ''Full House" and "ER," told The Associated Press in an interview after the ceremony that he wore the sideburns for his appearance at Graceland. Presley often wore long sideburns. "It's

  • South Carolina man wins 'Jeopardy!' tournament

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A technology consultant from Florence, South Carolina, has bragging rights as the king of kings on "Jeopardy!" Ben Ingram won $250,000 in the two-day final on the game show's Tournament of Champions, televised on Friday. He beat Arthur Chu of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Julia Collins of Kenilworth, Illinois. Ingram won despite answering the Final Jeopardy clue incorrectly, in the category of Shakespearean Geography. He said that it wasn't until he looked at the scoreboard and saw $250,000 under his name did it sink in that he had won. Chu finished second and won $100,000, while Collins won $50,000.

  • Wayne Rohde, author of “The Vaccine Court,” to speak at Edmond bookstore Saturday

    By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Frustrated by the lack of insurance coverage for those with autism in Oklahoma, Wayne Rohde moved to Minnesota in 2010. He since has written a book called “The Vaccine Court.”

  • Cosby shows in Vegas and Reno canceled, postponed

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they and Bill Cosby have mutually agreed to cancel the comedian's upcoming performance amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations. The cancellation was announced Friday, a day after a Florida woman said Cosby drugged and raped her after a 1976 Las Vegas show. She's the fourth woman to recently make similar allegations. Treasure Island spokeswoman Michelle Knoll said "it wasn't a good time" for the Nov. 28 performance. In Reno, Silver Legacy Resort Casino spokeswoman Sara Robbins says Cosby's Valentine's Day show is postponed indefinitely. She wouldn't say who made that decision. Ticketholders for both shows will be

  • OU football: Craig Bolerjack, Ryan Nece on the call for OU vs. Kansas

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    About the TV broadcasters: Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece will broadcast the game for Fox Sports 1. Bolerjack, 56, a former Kansas State linebacker, is the Utah Jazz’s TV announcer and also has worked for CBS Sports, covering college football and basketball and the NFL. Nece, 35, son of former NFL Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott, is a former UCLA linebacker who played in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Detroit. He was promoted to the booth this season after serving as a sideline reporter last year.

  • OSU football: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis to call Cowboys game vs. Baylor

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Fox’s lead college football broadcast team of Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and sideline reporter Molly McGrath will call its second OSU game this season as the Cowboys make their second straight prime-time appearance on Fox. The enthusiastic Johnson, 47, grew up in Detroit and played baseball at Howard University. Davis, 50, a former University of Tennessee defensive back, also works for the NFL Network. McGrath, 25, a former Boston College cheerleader, co-hosts “America’s Pregame” show for Fox Sports 1.

  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera. Everyone, according to a wave of jokes on the Internet, wants to get a foot in the door at the Mexican network Televisa, the world's largest producer of Spanish-language programming — a rush touched off by Mexico's first lady, Angelica Rivera, sharing some details of her earnings there after a 25-year acting career. The speech this week was meant to squelch criticism over her purchase of a $7 million mansion from a company that has government contracts. But by mentioning that Televisa paid her more than $6.

  • Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer. The 65-year-old piano man will surpass the record set by his former tour mate Elton John with a show on July 1, which will be part of his residency at the New York venue. Tickets for the record-breaking show, as well as his performances scheduled in May and June, will go on sale to the general public on Saturday. The Grammy-winning artist was announced last year as the first-ever music franchise of the Garden. The July 1 show will be the 19th performance as a part of the residency, which has included monthly concerts from the singer songwriter throughout 2014.