• Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts has never seen the need for a policy on guns, spokeswoman says

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Guns have never been an issue for Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts, and sponsors have never seen the need to develop a policy, a spokeswoman said Friday. But the festival’s home base, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, does forbid firearms on the grounds and in its conservatory. Gun rights advocates won a court order last […]

  • Oklahoma Big 10 Conference honors top basketball players

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Putnam City West senior Tyson Jolly and Choctaw sophomore Ana Llanusa were recently recognized as the top players in the Oklahoma Big 10 Conference. Jolly, who has signed with Cal, was named the conference’s Boys MVP and Lawton Eisenhower’s Bruce Harrington was named Coach of the Year. On the girls side, Oklahoma commit Llanusa was […]

  • Report: Los Angeles Dodgers to promote Scott Baker

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City Dodgers right-hander Scott Baker will be promoted to start for Los Angeles this weekend instead of returning to Oklahoma City to open a four-game homestand against Omaha, according to the Orange County Register. Baker, a former Oklahoma State standout, will start in San Diego on Sunday, his first start in the majors since […]

  • Faith Notes: Weekend April 25-26

    Carla Hinton | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Saturday, April 25 — The Central Saints Chorus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present Rob Gardner’s “Lamb of God” — a musical retelling of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, his atonement, death and resurrection — at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: Let's talk about the finish line

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Let’s talk about the finish line. That was the subject line on an email that I got from my running muse, Amy Downs, the other day. And my first thought was probably your first thought — “The finish line? We haven’t even started!” But who are we kidding? We’ve all thought about finishing a race […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: The winner is, Kevin Ollie

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

      The Thunder coaching bracket has reached the Finals. Tom Thibodeau vs. Kevin Ollie. An established NBA coach, one of the league’s best, against an NCAA champion coach. A proven NBA winner against a man who fits all the requirements of the Thunder Way. A coach who would immediately send shivers up the spines of […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: Ollie vs. Thibodeau in the Finals

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The conference finals have arrived for our Thunder coaching bracket. Who will Sam Presti select to lead the Thunder? Who wants the job? Those are the questions we’re trying to answer. TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE Tom Thibodeau vs. Mike Malone: Sam Presti keeps saying he’s not making a decision based just on next season, he’s making a […]

  • Report: Dark Knight 3 is in the works from DC Comics

    Matthew Price | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Writer Brian Azzarello is working with writer/artist Frank Miller for a second sequel to the smash-hit Batman tale from the 1980s: The Dark Knight Returns. “For the past six months, I’ve been working with Frank Miller to bring the next chapter in the ‘Dark Knight’ to light,” Azzarello said at C2E2, as quoted by Comic […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: Down to the final four

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    On to the conference semifinals of our Thunder coaching search bracket. We started out with 16 candidates. But the conference semifinals get us down to four candidates, and the matchups are really interesting from here on out. TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE Tom Thibodeau vs. Alvin Gentry: Gentry is a solid coach who would do well. But is […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: Coach K & Adrian Griffin produce upsets

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The results are in for our first-round matchups in the Thunder Coaching Search bracket. And we have a few upset. Seventh-seeded Adrian Griffin over second-seeded Mark Jackson. Sixth-seeded Mike Krzyzewski over third-seeded Fred Hoiberg. Here’s how we see the pairings: TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE Tom Thibodeau vs. Rick Carlisle: Two of the NBA’s best coaches. Thibodeau, 57, […]

  • Richard Mize: Consumer watchdog is all ears

    Richard Mize | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    My column, below, plus information on the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, and Marni Jameson’s usual quirky writing, in The Oklahoman‘s Saturday real estate section! –rm Consumer watchdog is all ears The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is just asking for trouble — yours. The watchdog agency has been taking complaints about lenders and other providers […]

  • Northwest Classen's Tyritta Dixon signs with Brown Mackie College

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The journey Tyritta Dixon will continue at the collegiate level. Dixon signed her National Letter of Intent at Northwest Classen on Friday with Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., to play basketball, adding another positive step in her journey from homelessness. “I feel like this is just another step of me becoming a great person […]

  • Thunder Coaching Search Bracket

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Thunder is searching for a coach, right in the middle of the NBA playoffs. A coaching search. The playoffs. Two fascinating enterprises. In the grand tradition of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, let’s put them together. The Oklahoman has listed 16 candidates for the job and seeded them into two conferences. Traditional (NBA) and non-traditional […]

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield's return promises exciting season

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are sports fans, but not fanatics. They like OU and the Thunder and the Dallas Cowboys. They watch ESPN 30 for 30s and An NFL Life on the NFL Network. But they don’t know who DeDe Westbrook is yet or the details of the Enes Kanter trade or that Darren McFadden […]

  • Oklahoma State football: NCAA Committee on Infractions to release decision on investigation into Cowboy football program

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    STILLWATER — The NCAA Committee on Infractions will release a decision on its investigation into the Oklahoma State football program at 11 a.m. Friday, according to media reports and an NCAA news release. Greg Christopher, NCAA chief hearing officer and athletics director at Xavier University, will answer questions regarding the decision during a noon media […]

  • Is Kevin Ollie really off the table for the Thunder?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Kevin Ollie is off the table for the Thunder. Or is he? The Connecticut basketball coach has been considered the most likely candidate to replace Scotty Brooks. But Ollie, through sources, keeps taking his name out of the running. “Everybody has their sources,” Ollie said Thursday afternoon via Twitter, with a photograph of a Bible. […]

  • 5 bands you missed at NMF8 (Day 1)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    7 p.m. – Autumn Ray at Bluebonnet Bar Norman’s Autumn Ray, 22, kicked off my festival schedule at the Bluebonnet Bar with a breezy set of sensitive acoustic guitar-led ballads. Her songs were met with warm applause from the early crowd. The OU grad’s backing band has doubled in size since her first performance at […]

  • Worst to best: Every Marvel Studios movie ranked

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    We're taking a look at the best and worst the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer.

  • Downtown Oklahoma City Festival of Arts Friday schedule

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The 49th Festival of the Arts continues from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at its longtime home at the Festival Plaza, on Hudson Avenue and at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The event annually brings in about 200 visual artists from across Oklahoma and the country, […]

  • Interview, photos & video: Comedy juggler Dan Raspyni balances juggling and jokes at Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A version of this story appears in Friday’s The Oklahoman. Festival of the Arts street performer balances juggling and jokes Dan Raspyni, an acclaimed comedy juggler from California, is performing his crowd-pleasing show daily during the Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City. Along with flipping out the cactus and cigar boxes and keeping […]