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  • Video: Oklahoma City Theatre Company dives into diverse 2014-2015 season

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 19 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman.  Oklahoma City Theatre Company embraces diversity with 2014-2015 season The Oklahoma City Theatre Company faced controversy last year surrounding its production of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” but that hasn’t stopped the community theater group from selecting more provocative works […]

  • Video: Reduxion Theatre hits the accelerator with 2014-2015 "Scandalous Season"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City’s Reduxion Theatre Company hits the accelerator with ‘Scandalous Season’ The nonprofit Reduxion Theatre Company is boosting its number of productions from four to six while expanding its Classics for Kids program, making its mission of “revisiting the […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 27, 2014: Hear Larry Mitchell Trio play a Summer Breeze concert in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – The Larry Mitchell Trio takes the stage at 7:30 tonight in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of  Flood and Symmes, as part of the Summer Breeze free concert series presented by The Depot (formerly known as the Performing Arts Studio). The Larry Mitchell Trio is a dynamic rock instrumental […]

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • Wrestling: Stillwater’s Chandler Rogers wins freestyle national title

    Trent Shadid | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Oklahoma State freshman and former Stillwater wrestling state champion Chandler Rogers won the freestyle Junior National Championship at 170 pounds in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday. Rogers also finished runner-up in the Greco-Roman competition earlier in the week. He won his fourth high school state title last season after winning three while in Spokane, Wash. Fellow […]

  • Oklahoma football: Freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr., qualified, heading to Norman

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma got a bit of good news Saturday, with word that incoming freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr. has qualified academically and is on his way to Norman to join the team. Brown, from Duluth, Ga., is a 6-foot-7, 340-pound prospect who had been committed to Tennessee before a signing-day switch to the […]

  • Hot morning in western Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If you’ve stepped outside at all today, you already know that it’s going to be a hot weekend. One town had already passed the 100-degree mark before noon, and several others aren’t far behind. Take a look at the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network’s top 15 temperatures, as of 11:35 a.m. Saturday: 1 – Buffalo 100.5F […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 26, 2014: See the Internet Cat Video Festival today at the Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Today’s featured event: As previously reported, the nationally touring Internet Cat Video Festival will be sauntering into Oklahoma City today at the Great Lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Curated, compiled and edited by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Internet Cat Video Festival has been lauded by NPR, The New York Times, The […]

  • Video: JJ Cale died one year ago today - Stream Eric Clapton tribute album "The Breeze" and see the mini-doc on TV this weekend

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    JJ Cale, the Oklahoma City-born singer/songwriter/producer who became known as one of the primary pioneers of the Tulsa Sound, died one year ago today in La Jolla, Calif., of a heart attack. He was 74. As reported then, Cale wrote songs that became some of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 1970s for […]

  • Video: Oklahoma-made film "Posthuman Project" showing TODAY at Comic-Con in San Diego

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    As previously reported, Oklahoma-made independent superhero epic “The Posthuman Project”has been selected to screen today at the 2014 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego, Calif. My pal Kyle Roberts, the film’s director, as well as other members of the cast and crew made the trek to Cali to participate in Comic-Con and the […]

  • Cinemark theaters showing "Oklahoma!," "Hello Dolly," "Moulin Rouge" TODAY and Tuesday for Best Movie Fest Ever

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Cinemark Holdings, one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, is pleased to announce a partnership with Best Movie Fest Ever to present the first of its monthly film series at 10 Cinemark theatre locations across the country, including Oklahoma City’s Cinemark Tinseltown theater. “My Favorite Musicals,” featuring three award-winning musical classics, will be shown […]

  • ENCORE Westerns paying tribute to James Garner TODAY with "Maverick," movies

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    ENCORE Westerns is commemorating the life of film and television legend James Garner, an Oklahoma native, with an all-day marathon today that includes episodes of his hit TV series “Maverick,” along with three of his films: “Skin Game,” “Support Your Local Gunfighter” and “A Man Called Sledge.” Garner, an Academy Award nominee, two-time Primetime Emmy […]

  • Video: Stoney LaRue debuts "First One to Know," first single and video from upcoming album "Aviator"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Oklahoma red dirt singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue’s mellow and melancholy debut single and video “First One To Know” from his forthcoming eOne release, Aviator, premiered this week on CMT.com. In addition, the LRue Crue (aka ‘street team’) is launching via LaRue Crue.  For more information, go to Stoney LaRue. “Aviator” is set for an Oct. 28 […]

  • Video: Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie & Tae take on bro-country with "Girl in a Country Song"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Up-and-coming Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie and Tae have earned lots of well-earned buzz this week with their debut single “Girl in a Country Song,” which sharply and wittily challenges the chauvinistic tone of most of the bro-country hits that have dominated the charts lately. And the uproarious video, shot outside of Nashville with director TK […]

  • Football to family, Hollywood to Hamas -- find it all on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    To me, summer ends the day of the Big 12 Media Days. It’s about traffic patterns. Everything slows down just a bit during the summer. When school starts, it all picks up. In the world of digital news, the school routine coincides with the community chatter turning to football. And that happens with Big 12 […]

  • Video: TCM to air James Garner memorial marathon Monday

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Turner Classic Movies will pay homage to Oklahoma native James Garner with a 24-hour festival of films that will begin at 5 a.m. Monday and continue into the wee hours of Tuesday. Here is the lineup for the memorial marathon in honor of the Oscar-nominated actor, who died Saturday at the age of 86: 5 […]

  • "Posthuman Project" actor Josh Bonzie picked for Actors Theatre of Louisville's Apprentice/Intern Company

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Louisville, KY- University of Oklahoma alumnus and Norman native Josh Bonzie, who co-stars in the hot indie superhero movie “The Posthuman Project,” has been selected for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 43rd Apprentice/Intern Company. He will receive practical and experiential training at one of the nation’s leading regional theatres. Each year, Actors Theatre of Louisville […]

  • Texas A&M's Sumlin: If OU wants to play, we'll take him up on that

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, a former Oklahoma assistant under Bob Stoops, fired back at Stoops’ recent comments about the Aggies’ non-conference schedule on Friday night. Sumlin, speaking at a Houston A&M Club event, said he’d be happy to play the Sooners again soon. “Stoops has the right to say whatever he wants,” Sumlin said. […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Power Lunch leftovers – quarterback depth chart, offensive line and more

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    I wrapped up my first Power Lunch chat this afternoon. Here’s a look at some questions that spilled over after the hour was over: Guest: What are your thoughts about Daxx Garman and Mason Rudolph (or JW if you feel so inclined- he seems to be the entrenched starter)? Do you think Rudolph will redshirt […]

  • Rodney Carrington CMT comedy special airing TONIGHT and Saturday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Tulsa-based comedian Rodney Carrington is at it again, making people laugh in his brand new one-hour comedy special, “Laughter’s Good,” premiering at 8 tonight on CMT. In the hilarious new one-man show, the award-winning comedian takes a fresh look at everyday life through his hysterical, down-to-earth style that has won over millions of fans worldwide. […]