• Lyric Theatre brings magic of Mary Poppins to Oklahoma City

    By Rick Rogers For The Oklahoman  | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Tuesday through Saturday, Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre will present the first locally staged production of "Mary Poppins," a popular musical that draws inspiration from both the Disney film and P.L. Travers’ books.

  • Oklahoma Fine Arts Notes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma Fine Arts Notes

  • Oklahoma City-area arts and nonprofits highlights

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area arts and nonprofits highlights

  • Oklahoma native Lindsie VanWinkle brings Mary Poppins home

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Portraying Mary Poppins at Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre is dream come true for New York-based actress originally from Oklahoma.

  • BC-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Happy Independence Day! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in South Carolina. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org. The desk supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the s

  • BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Happy Fourth of July! Colorado at 1 p.m. Kristen Wyatt is on the desk and can be reached at 800-332-6917 or 303-825-0123. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. TOP STORIES: GAY MARRIAGE-BALLOT MEASURES DENVER — Gay marriage opponents have filed two proposed Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. UPCOMING: About 300 words. OF COLORADO INTEREST FONTENELLE RESERVOIR CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials are pushing to increase usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir in the southwestern part of the state. By Ben

  • BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • Mardi Gras business lasts all 12 months at Jefferson Variety

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) — All year long, Jill Schneider works to create the most coveted specialty throw of the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras parade, the decorative shoe. A member of the all-female krewe for 6 years, Schneider has transformed a workroom attached to her New Orleans home into a gallery of glitter, a studio of sequins, an art house of appliques and a sparkly shrine for her embellished high heel shoes. When she's looking for green paillettes, gold spangled trim or purple plastic fleurs de lis she heads straight to Jefferson Variety Stores, Inc., in Jefferson, LA. "I go because they have the best selection and the largest amount of extraordinary objects and trim," she said.

  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An IS statement, released late Thursday, said the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint. The issue was referred to an Islamic court in the IS-held northern Syrian town of Manbij, which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. Photographs released by the group show IS militants destroying the busts with large hammers. Another photo shows the smuggler being whipped.

  • BC-VA--Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, VA

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Richmond bureau at 804-643-6646 or aprichmond@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • World's largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's more than the world's largest folk art market. It's about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in its 12th year, the International Folk Art Market will feature more than 150 artists who will be showcasing everything from hand-woven baskets and blankets to vessels hammered out of silver, colorful carvings, ceramics, jewelry and intricate beadwork. Organizers say the recent wave of interest in all things handmade has helped the market to grow exponentially. Last year alone, sales topped $3 million for the weekend and artists — many of whom are from impoverished countries — took home 90 percent of that.

  • Smithsonian exhibit features Powers' 'Greek Slave' sculpture

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is featuring one of the 19th century's most famous sculptures with a new exhibition about artist Hiram Powers' "Greek Slave." The new exhibition "Measured Perfection" opens Friday. The museum says the exhibit reveals the inner workings of the artist and innovator who adapted long-established traditions in sculpture to new technologies of the 1800s. The exhibit features finished and unfinished artworks and tools to reveal Powers' creative process and experimentation. There are 15 sculptures, plaster molds, casts and other tools. The Smithsonian acquired the materials from Powers' studio in Florence, Italy in 1968. One key piece is a life-size plaster model of the "G

  • World's largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's more than the world's largest folk art market. It's about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in its 12th year, the International Folk Art Market will feature more than 150 artists who will be showcasing everything from hand-woven baskets and blankets to vessels hammered out of silver, colorful carvings, ceramics, jewelry and intricate beadwork. Organizers say the recent wave of interest in all things handmade has helped the market to grow exponentially. Last year alone, sales topped $3 million for the weekend and artists — many of whom are from impoverished countries — took home 90 percent of that.

  • New art installation opening in Detroit's Beatrice Buck Park

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — A new art installation is scheduled to open in Detroit's Paradise Valley-Harmonie Park area. The nine painted and reflective mirror sculptures that make up "Nice Outfit" will be on display at Beatrice Buck Park beginning Thursday and through the end of September. Commissioned by the Carr Center, the project is an example of people coming together for fellowship in the heart of the city. It was funded by a $30,000 grant from Detroit-based online mortgage lender Quicken Loans. The Carr Center offers programs, services and activities for artists and audiences. This is the second year the Carr Center has commissioned an art installation in Harmonie Park.

  • The books that change us

    Tiffany Gee Lewis, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    If we're reading just for pleasure, we're missing the larger point of literature.

  • Wall paintings by Thomas Cole found during work at his home

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Restoration work at the home of a 19th century Hudson River School artist has uncovered hints of previously unknown wall paintings done by Thomas Cole. Officials at the Thomas Cole Historic Site say small sections of a frieze, or decorative border, were found in two rooms. They've applied for $600,000 in federal funds for projects that include uncovering and preserving the works, which have been hidden for more than a century. Sen. Charles Schumer, who's pushing for the federal money, says Wednesday that Cole created the friezes around 1836 at his home in the village of Catskill and they were painted over in about 1900.

  • Artful Escapee: See Paintings Slain Fugitive Allegedly Gave to Guard

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    He was a convicted and incarcerated murderer — with an apparent artistic flair, says NBC News. Richard Matt — who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York with another inmate and was shot dead Friday after three weeks on the run — was also a noted prison painter. Court documents allege that he gave some of his artworks to prison guard Gene Palmer in return for tools.

  • Carpenter Square's 'Bear' comes on strong in Oklahoma City

    By John Brandenburg  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” an “in your face,” initially hard-to-like or understand satire by Lauren Gunderson, is being staged at Carpenter Square Theatre in Oklahoma City.

  • Exhibit explores range, imagination of Heatherwick design

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imaginative and wide-ranging work of Britain's Heatherwick Studio may still be little-known in America, but a traveling exhibition aims to change that. "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" is now at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York through Jan. 3. The major mid-career survey was organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and has also already been on view at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. It explores designer Thomas Heatherwick's joyful takes on everything from furniture to architecture, holiday cards to arty air vents. His range of interests led his mentor, designer Terence Conran, to call him "the Leonardo da Vinci of our times.

  • Angry protesters whitewash rainbow flag on West Bank barrier

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights that was painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier. The artist, Khaled Jarrar, said Tuesday his art was meant as a reminder that Palestinians live under Israeli occupation, at a time when gay rights are in the news after the U.S. allowed same-sex weddings. But protesters perceived the painting as support for homosexuality, a taboo subject in Palestinian society, where gays are not tolerated.




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