• Video: Parker Millsap gets playful with 'Pining' official clip

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 03:06 PM

    Directed by Matt Bizer, the video, which debuted via Rolling Stone, features the Purcell native riding a motorcycle, driving a convertible and captaining a little boat through a big storm in front of an obvious green screen.

  • Hanson's Hop Jam boasts big Tulsa fun, even bigger crowd

    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Don't let that hit song fool you because Hanson is anything but a one-hit wonder. The same brothers responsible for 1997's bubble gum rock classic "Mmmbop" have rewired the enthusiasm of fans, friends and family into a near harmonious celebration of Okie and national music talent. Oh, and beer. An incredible amount of craft beer, too. The celebration is called The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival, and it's the climactic celebration of a real holiday called Hanson Day weekend. Thousands of people turn out this celebration. There's a secret genius behind Sunday's hybrid beer and music celebration. It combines the enthusiasm of hard-core Hanson fanatics with appeal of day drinking.

  • Edmond dedicates its largest piece of artwork

    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    Edmond taxpayers and private donors paid $201,184 for "Touch the Sky," a sculpture by artist David McGary, who died in 2013 and was a noted western sculptor, known as a master of realism.

  • Mustang teenager to perform at Carnegie Hall

    Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    Andrew Vargas, of Mustang, Oklahoma, was chosen for the New York performance after being selected as first prize winner of the 2016 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition.

  • Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma parks, rivers and lakes

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Yesterday

    How much do you know about Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and parks? Put your knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What is the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma? a.      Turner Falls Park b.      Robbers Cave State Park c.      Lake Murray State Park d.      Little Blue Disney State Park (Note: One of these is the oldest park in Oklahoma, just not the oldest state park.) Q2: Which river is known for Olympic kayak and canoe

  • Sanders wants David to keep his job on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Sanders wants David to keep his job on...


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says comedian Larry David shouldn't worry about his role on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The Vermont senator joked in an interview with The Associated Press that he wants David to continue his job impersonating him on the late night show, which had its season finale last weekend. Speaking to the camera, Sanders says to David: "Larry, I am deeply concerned about unemployment in America. I want you to keep your job on 'Saturday Night Live.'" Sanders says he will "fight to win this nomination" and David "can have a job, guaranteed, good pay, four years. Stay with me, Larry." Sanders made a cameo appearance on the show in February before the New Ham

  • Britain Love And Friendship Premiere

    Britain Love And Friendship Premiere


    British actress Kate Beckinsale poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK premiere of the film 'Love And Friendship' at a central London cinema, London, Tuesday May 24, 2016.

  • Ex-Education Secretary Duncan named to Lucas Museum board


    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been named to the board of directors for the museum that "Star Wars" director George Lucas hopes to build along Chicago's lakefront. Duncan's appointment was announced Tuesday and will begin June 1. Duncan was in charge of Chicago Public Schools from 2001 to 2009. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1WMtkJk ) Duncan also worked at Ariel Investments where Lucas' wife, Mellody Hobson, is president. Lucas said Duncan is "well-suited for the museum's educational and cultural mission." The plan to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts along Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront is on hold due to a parks group's lawsuit.

  • Former Yankees OF Williams reinventing himself as a musician

    Former Yankees OF Williams reinventing himself...


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Williams stopped being a baseball player in 2006. Being a musician, however, is his lifelong endeavor. Williams' father brought a guitar back from a trip to Spain when Williams was 7, and he fell in love with music after the first few chords. "I thought I was gonna be a musician," Williams said. "This whole thing with the Yankees sort of came along, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity." Williams won an American League batting title and four World Series in 16 seasons as an outfielder for the New York Yankees. He kept playing the guitar along the way and after leaving the game transitioned to becoming a professional jazz musician, releasing two albums and earning a Latin Grammy nomination.

  • France People Lily-Rose Depp

    France People Lily-Rose Depp


    FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, actress Lily-Rose Depp poses during portraits for the film La Danseuse (The Dancer) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chanel has tapped Johnny Depp's 16-year-old daughter to represent a new perfume, announced on Lily-Rose Depp's Instagram account on May 23, 2016. Depp's mother is model Vanessa Paradis.

  • Man pleads guilty in Pennsylvania in celebrity hacking case


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos. Ryan Collins, 36, was accused of gaining access to more than 100 Google and Apple accounts from November 2012 to September 2014. Many of those accounts belonged to famous women. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of gaining unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. Federal prosecutors said Collins used a scheme called phishing in which he was able to get victims to provide information about their accounts in response to emails that appeared to come directly from Apple and Goo

  • Tragically Hip's Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer

    Tragically Hip\'s Gord Downie diagnosed with...


    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. In postings on its website and Facebook page, the band said the 52-year-old Downie, a father of four, was diagnosed with the condition in December. It said "he's endured a lot of difficult times, and has been fighting hard." Despite the diagnosis, it said, Downie and the band plan to tour Canada this summer, because it "feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us." The specialist treating Downie, neuro-oncologist Dr. James Perry, later said Downie's brain tumor is incurable. Downie has already undergone surgery to remove the bulk of it and

  • Movie review: ‘Looking Glass’ is an uninspired trip back to Wonderland


    When Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action version of “Alice in Wonderland” raked in a billion dollars there was no question that Disney would pounce on the opportunity for a sequel. Helpfully, Lewis Carroll did write a second book about Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, “Through the Looking-Glass,” but it proves to be only a suggestion for the film, which arrives this weekend, to a very diminished return. It feels reverse-engineered to fit a release date, with a story that, though it takes wild liberties with the book’s plot, manages to feel largely unimaginative and low-stakes. These films have grown Alice up into a young lady, played by Mia Wasikowska. The real world framing device places Alice in a business quandary w

  • Prince estate claimants object to undergoing genetic testing


    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Two people claiming to be heirs of Prince's estate are objecting to having to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to the musician. Brianna Nelson and Jeannine Halloran, on behalf of her minor daughter, have filed estate claims in Carver County District Court. Late Monday, they filed an objection to a judge's order giving a special administrator the power to require physical testing of such claims. Nelson says her father was Prince's half brother, Duane Nelson Sr., making her Prince's niece. Halloran says her minor daughter, V.N., was Duane Nelson's granddaughter, making her Prince's grandniece.

  • Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA to televise 325½ hours from Rio


    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBCUniversal networks Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and USA will combine to televise 325½ hours of programing from the Rio Olympics this summer. NBC said Tuesday that Bravo will air the Olympic tennis competition for the third time. The network will show 94½ hours of coverage from Aug. 6-14, with more than 12 hours of competition broadcast each of the first five days. USA Network returns to the Olympic fold with 110½ hours of coverage after not airing any events in 2012. This is the sixth time it has telecast Olympic competition. It will broadcast women's soccer two days before the opening ceremony, then will show coverage from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT on weekdays along with weekend programing.

  • Sumner Redstone names new confidantes to media empire


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media mogul Sumner Redstone has appointed new confidantes to entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., replacing Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and lawyer George Abrams, whom he stripped of the roles last week. One of the replacements is Kimberlee Ostheimer, a lawyer and Redstone's oldest granddaughter, who will take a board seat at theater chain National Amusements Inc. That's the entity that owns 80 percent of the voting stock at media giants Viacom and CBS. Former stock analyst Jill Krutick was also given a board seat at National Amusements and became a trustee in the trust that will receive its assets when 92-year-old Redstone dies. National Amusements general counsel Ted Jankowski was also named a

  • Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying picnic main dish

    Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying picnic...


    There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta. A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it's an appetizer comprising slices of grilled bread adorned with any number of toppings. According to Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan, bruschetta likely originated in ancient Rome. Olive growers who brought their produce there to be pressed would sample the flavor of the fresh-squeezed oil on toasted slices of bread. (The word is derived from the Roman verb bruscare, meaning "to roast over coals.") I like to make bruschetta on my stovetop grill at home during the colder months. It's a winning accompaniment to just about any soup or stew and a reliable favorite with the family.

  • Chewbacca Mom

    Chewbacca Mom


    FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Peter Mayhew arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The actor, who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, agreed to meet "Chewbacca mom" Candace Parker in a letter read by James Corden's on Monday's "Late Late Show.

  • Pharrell Williams produces Little Big Town's upcoming record

    Pharrell Williams produces Little Big Town\'s...


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hit music producer and artist Pharrell Williams has produced the next album for country quartet Little Big Town, who will perform the first single on Tuesday's season finale of "The Voice" on NBC. Their new eight-song album is called "Wanderlust." It will be released by Capitol Records Nashville on June 10, the band said. The new song, "One of Those Days," was released digitally Tuesday ahead of the TV appearance. The Grammy-winning group consists of Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook. Fairchild said in a statement the collaboration between the "Girl Crush" singers and the hit maker behind "Blurred Lines" and "Happy" started with a writing session a few months

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary

    \'Grey\'s Anatomy\' actor helps produce BET...


    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group's formation. Williams, of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," is an executive producer and is interviewed in the film "Stay Woke: the Black Lives Matter Movement." It airs Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT. Starting with a recording of the call to police that led to Trayvon Martin's death in Florida, the film describes that and the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray — cases that led to the formation and growth of the protest movement. It traces the group to a frustrated tweet that first used the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.

  • Burt Kwouk, veteran of the 'Pink Panther' movies, dies at 85

    Burt Kwouk, veteran of the \'Pink Panther\'...


    LONDON (AP) — Burt Kwouk, an actor who played martial arts expert Cato in the comic "Pink Panther" films, has died. He was 85. Kwouk's agent, Jean Diamond, said in a statement that he "passed peacefully" on Tuesday. She didn't give a cause of death. Born in northwest England in 1930 and raised in Shanghai, Kwouk had his first major film role in 1958's "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness," starring Ingrid Bergman. Kwouk appeared in the James Bond films "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice" as well as the 1967 Bond spoof "Casino Royale," and had roles in popular 1960s TV series "Secret Agent," ''The Avengers" and "The Saint." In 1964, Blake Edwards cast him in "A Shot in the Dark," a comedy centered on Peter Sellers'

  • Paris attack victims' families meet investigators

    Paris attack victims\' families meet investigators


    PARIS (AP) — Survivors and families of the 130 victims of last November's Islamic extremist attacks in Paris have met for the first time with six magistrates investigating what happened that horrifying night. The emotional meeting Tuesday in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower revived painful questions about the Nov. 13 massacres by suicide bombers at a rock concert, cafes and the national stadium. Claire Houd, whose sister Djamila was killed in the Belle Equipe cafe, said "my sister was on a terrace of a bar, having dinner and yet she never came back. Today what we want to know is who was responsible.

  • RIGHT AT HOME: Decor from glass artists

    RIGHT AT HOME: Decor from glass artists


    Chris Ahalt's menagerie of blue whales, pink hippos and gold giraffes looks like a flotilla in a really fun dream. Their balloon-animal bodies are gathered at the point of attachment in a tight little knot, tethered to a tiny lead weight. But they aren't latex. Ahalt, who lives in Minneapolis, makes the whimsical yet realistic-looking creatures out of blown glass. "Balloons, to me, suggest celebration, children and wonder," he says. "The animals that I pick appeal to those child-like sensibilities as well." But there's profundity in his designs, as well. He crafts animals that are facing endangerment; rendering them in glass, he says, highlights not only their beauty but their precarious existence.

  • Garth Brooks announces Texas tour dates

    Garth Brooks announces Texas tour dates

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    For the first time in 18 years, Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks is heading for San Antonio, Texas. Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and raised in Yukon, announced today concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at AT&T Center. Tickets for the newly announced dates on "The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood" will be on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com or ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, via Ticketmaster Express at (866) 448-7849 or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Please note there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on June 3.