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

    Today 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.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Sun Riah

    Today at 12:00 AM

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

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

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    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.

  • 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, […]

  • Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it. A ministry statement says the prehistoric, Minoan-era vase, which had been broken in antiquity and restored after excavation, is being repaired and should be back on display on Friday. The accident occurred May 23 at the Museum of Iraklio, on the island of Crete, and the visitor suffered a minor leg injury, the ministry said Wednesday. It said the accident damaged the section of the vase that had been restored in the past.

  • Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he's worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests. Every Tuesday, they brainstorm. And every Friday, Maher brings his pioneering brand of political humor to late night TV on "Real Time with Bill Maher," saying he's "not one bit less engaged" than when he launched "Politically Incorrect" in 1993.

  • 'Dancing,' 'Voice' on top as viewers got musical last week

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Voice" tuned up to score five out of the 10 most-watched shows. ABC's "Dancing" took the top two slots, followed by a pair of regular broadcasts of NBC's "The Voice." A third, special edition of "The Voice" ranked ninth. Adding to the chorus of unscripted fare, CBS' "Survivor" took fifth place, according to the Nielsen ratings company. Cable crept into the rankings courtesy of TNT's telecast of Sunday's NBA playoff game between Atlanta and Cleveland. That game, with 7.8 million viewers, rounded out the week's Top 10. Perhaps the week's most unusual special, "Red Nose Day," seemed to blow it with viewers.

  • Nielsen's top programs for May 18-25

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 18-25. Listings include the week's ranking and viewerships. 1. "Dancing With the Stars" (Monday), ABC, 14.35 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars" (Tuesday), ABC, 13.49 million. 3. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.56 million. 4. "The Voice," NBC, 11.32 million. 5. "Survivor," CBS, 9.74 million. 6. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 9.33 million. 7. "NCIS," CBS, 9.15 million. 8. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 8.11 million. 9. "The Voice" (special), NBC, 7.83 million. 10. NBA Playoffs: Atlanta/Cleveland (Sunday), TNT, 7.76 million. 11. "Mike & Molly," CBS, 7.75 million. 12. "2 Broke Girls," CBS, 7.56 million. 13. "NCIS:

  • Desi & Cody release sunny new track "Skyline" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Death, uncertainty and even a nervous breakdown couldn’t stop Desi and Cody Clinton. It only slowed them down a little. From writing an album to releasing it this weekend, the Tulsa-based married couple spent about three and a half years finishing their self-titled effort. A lot of life happened throughout those years. Cody, 33, and […]

  • Allen Theatres continues summer tradition of free Video 4 films for kids

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LAS CRUCES >> Free films are expected to draw hundreds of kids to the Video 4 movie theater, 1005 El Paseo Road, every Tuesday throughout the summer months, beginning June 2. Allen Theatres has hosted the free movie series in Las Cruces since the early 1980s, according to Russell Allen, vice president of operations of the theater group. Since then, Allen said, "It's become very popular. We get hundreds of kids every Tuesday." On Tuesday, Allen described the movie series as a community service. "We do it for the kids, but also for parents who need something for their kids to do once a week during the summer," Allen said. Shavonne Garcia said she is planning to take her kids to the free movies every Tuesday this sum

  • Danielle Brooks heading to Broadway in 'The Color Purple'

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Danielle Brooks is going from orange to purple — jumping from "Orange Is the New Black" on TV to a Broadway stage in the upcoming "The Color Purple" revival. The actress, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix series, will play the proud, no-nonsense Sofia in the production directed and designed by John Doyle. She'll play the role Oprah Winfrey had in the film. "My body is having an out-of-body experience," she said Wednesday by phone from a writers' workshop in New Harmony, Indiana. "I'm so shocked and honored and grateful." The cast also includes Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery and Cynthia Erivo as Celie. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. Performances start Nov

  • David Duchovny takes a dangerous '60s trip in 'Aquarius'

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Between wrapping "Californication" and the return of "The X-Files," David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s. In NBC's drama "Aquarius," he plays a Los Angeles police detective whose search for a missing teen leads to a would-be rock star destined to become the era's bogeyman: Charles Manson. "Aquarius," which airs weekly after its 9-11 p.m. EDT Thursday debut, also will be available for online binging. In a network experiment that echoes a Netflix-style release, NBC is putting the full 13-episode season on NBC.com, the NBC app and other video-on-demand platforms following the premiere.

  • The Rock faces off against the Big One in 'San Andreas'

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson has played his share of outsized heroes over the years. His characters have taken down crazed criminals and evil empires. He's crushed an army of fire ants with his chin. He's even flexed his way out of a plaster cast. But not even "The Rock" can beat an earthquake. In "San Andreas," Hollywood's latest venture into the well-trod territory of disaster films, the famed fault line takes the spotlight as the unforgiving cause of a series of devastating earthquakes from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The 810-mile long rift might not have the maniacal drive of Ultron or the eat-or-be-eaten focus of genetically engineered dinosaurs, but as blockbuster villains go, it does have the distinction

  • Hou Hsiao-Hsien drops footage he shot for ‘Assassin,’ then wins Cannes honors

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CANNES, France — Hou Hsiao-Hsien, the Taiwanese auteur who won the director’s prize at the Cannes Film Festival, was widely praised for his elliptical storytelling in his new film “The Assassin.” The movie examines a killer whose motives and manipulations, like so many others in the story, can be abstruse. But the movie’s feel might have been less a matter of conscious design than it appears. In an interview here before he won the directing prize Sunday, Hou explained how his film came together. “I shot a lot of footage — something like 500,000 feet,” the 68-year-old director said. “When I ... realized I didn’t need that much, I cut a lot of it out. Because I only accepted some of the final footage, it flo

  • Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star — at age 64

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CANNES, France — At a beach-side Cannes Film Festival party, Cannes Film Festival things were going on. Young women of model-esque builds were flaunting skin and Hermes. Men in boat shoes and cream-colored jackets were sipping wine. Photographers were whipping their cameras up from their necks, unleashing a barrage of clicks, and dropping them again. The waves flirted with the sand, then retreated. Guards stood sentinel next to the water, ready to protect designer outfits and VIP egos from any party crasher who might be possessed of fierce motivation and Michael Phelps’ swimming talents.

  • CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them. Schieffer will host CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday for the last time after 24 years. He's retiring from a journalism career that began at 20 at a Fort Worth, Texas, radio station and landed him at CBS News in Washington when he walked in on someone else's interview. He's one of the last of a generation of reporters working at such a high level; he covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a story that gave him one of the biggest scoops of his career.

  • Bourdain plants digital footprint as editor at food website

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Anthony Bourdain has eaten his way through nearly every crevice of the globe, and now he's ready to taste a new frontier — the digital world. Bourdain has been named editor-at-large for the website Roads & Kingdoms, a digital media company that covers global food, politics, travel and culture. The role came after Bourdain, a bestselling author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," became the site's first outside investor. He wouldn't disclose the amount invested. "I became aware of the site pretty early on and was blown away by what I saw," he said during a recent telephone interview. "This is smart, deeply immersive long-form stuff. Beautiful photographs. It's not listicles. It's not top 10s. It's not click bait. It assumes a

  • Movie review: ‘The Connection’ is familiar, but hard to resist

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The engrossing crime saga “The Connection” is the other half of “The French Connection,” that landmark blast of ’70s cinema about the importation of heroin to New York City. While this story, mostly set in the French port town of Marseilles, where the drugs begin their journey, shares a similar time period, it doesn’t have the first film’s sizzling sense of electricity. There are no elaborate car chases or dizzyingly choreographed shootouts. Yet it’s nonetheless a compelling portrait of two men in a specific time and place.

  • Tonight's 'Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience' show at Tulsa's Brady Theater postponed

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    TULSA – The Brady Theater stop on “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” tour set for tonight has been postponed due to an illness in the band, according to the venue website. The lead singer is suffering from a severe case of bronchitis and is under doctor’s orders not to perform, forcing the band to reschedule […]

  • How 'Wolf Hall' director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences rapt

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner. He has helmed the double bill stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Tudor-era "Wolf Hall" saga and the sheer amount of work the Englishman has done over six hours of spellbinding theater is astounding. Herrin trained at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court, where he became deputy artistic director in 2009 until 2012. He is currently the artistic director of Headlong theater company, which is known for its bold, fresh works. In his hands, "Wolf Hall," which follows Thomas Cromwell as he maneuvers through the court of King Henry VIII, feels less like a slog through history and more like

  • Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Mary Ellen Mark, one of the premier documentary photographers of her generation, died Monday at age 75, CNN reports. Mark's photography spanned decades and her subjects ranged from celebrities to world leaders to those at the fringe of society, including prostitutes, the homeless and members of the Ku Klux Klan. Mark's most recent project was an exploration of New Orleans to mark the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The project will be published later this summer by CNNMoney.

  • Gizmo Guy: ‘Tomorrowland’ is a time warper

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The messaging gets muddy, the “gotcha” moments of “Tomorrowland” might seem illogical, even to Mr. Spock (who’s been there, done that.) But if you’re a “next big thing” tech watcher like me and maybe remember without irony a “future so bright you gotta wear shades,” you owe it to yourself to hop aboard this 2-hour Disney action-adventure ride. Ultimately, this flick is about our now nostalgic (sigh) notions of what tomorrow could be and would be. About our now naive (sorry) anticipation of a glossy future where war and famine are gone, inventions are sublime and all the children are “above average.

  • Movie review: Jovovich vs. Brosnan adds up to a solid B-movie thriller

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    For more than a decade, nothing has screamed “B-movie” louder than seeing Milla Jovovich’s name in a movie’s credits. But even in the worst of those “Resident Evil” action pictures, the model-thin Jovovich delivered fair value, packing a lot of punch for one so slight of build and a lot of intensity into roles that sometimes seemed thankless. “Survivor” is what happens when you give her a “name” director — James McTeigue of “V for Vendetta” — and surround her with A-listers, or former A-listers. Jovovich plays Kate, the security chief for the U.S. embassy in London, a woman on the lookout for terrorists trying to passport their way into the U.S.

  • Sitcom actor Diamond accused in bar stabbing goes on trial

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar. Dustin Diamond is expected in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County Circuit Court Wednesday for the start of his trial on a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors — disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Diamond stabbed a man with a pocket knife during an argument at The Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington on Christmas Day.