• Faith Notes: National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Thursday, May 7, is National Day of Prayer and there are related activities planned throughout the metro area and the state. Here are a few of the event in the metro:  Edmond Day Spring Fellowship will offer Prayer for the Nation, 24 hours of prayer ending with a prayer service from 7 to 8 p.m. […]

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law wins 2015 mayor's development award

    William Crum | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Oklahoma City University School of Law won the annual Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Development for renovation of the former Central High School in downtown Oklahoma City. Mayor Mick Cornett presented the award to OCU President Robert Henry at Wednesday’s Mayor’s Development Roundtable at the Cox Convention Center. OCU’s law students moved into the renovated building at […]

  • Southern Sound Concert Series returns with a vengeance 

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The first Southern Sound Concert Series go-round in January was an intimate music experiment set in the Will Rogers Theatre, a pretty underutilized concert venue. The talent was solid (Samantha Crain, Austin Lucas, Drag the River) but the crowd and venue wasn’t a completely harmonious fit. On May 15, organizers are ready for round two and […]

  • Concert alert: Big Daddy Weave coming to OKC

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Contemporary Christian recording artists Big Daddy Weave (pictured), Jason Gray, Citizen Way and Lauren Daigle will perform in concert 7 p.m. May 16 at Northwest Baptist Church, 3030 NW 23.  The House FM 88.5 Radio is bringing the  “Beautiful Offerings” concert tour to the metro. Doors open at 6  p.m. Big Daddy Weave’s most recent […]

  • John Hughes on Spider-Man? What if the 1980s Spider-Man movie had been made?

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Recently, Deadline reported that Sony and Marvel are looking for a “John Hughes” feel for its Spider-Man reboot.  But what if John Hughes himself had handled a Spider-Man film? In the 1980s, superhero films weren’t always the high-profile blockbusters that they are today.  In fact, the film rights to Spider-Man got tangled in the late […]

  • Oklahoma City plans for slow growth in 2015-16

    William Crum | Updated: 4 hr ago

    City manager Jim Couch says his 2015-16 budget proposal balances the likelihood of slower growth against population increases and residents’ rising expectations of government. Couch is proposing a record $1.248 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The city’s workforce would grow by 71 positions to 4,743, a 1.5 percent increase, Doug Dowler, the city’s budget […]

  • Miranda Lambert covers Country Living magazine and serves as first guest editor

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The June issue of Country Living magazine, on newsstands May 19, celebrates country style through the lens of country music, So the magazine selected as its the first-ever guest editor Tishomingo resident and Miranda Lambert, who grew up in Lindale, Texas, where the town motto is actually Good Country Living.   Grammy-Award winning country star […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 6, 2015: See the musical 'Million Dollar Quartet' at the Civic Center Music Hall

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Today’s featured event: See the national touring production of the jukebox musical “Million Dollar Quartet” at 7:30 p.m. today through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. On Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and […]

  • Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2 is on sale today in comic shops; Geoff Johns and Gary Frank discuss graphic novel

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The long-awaited sequel “Batman Earth One Vol. 2″ goes on sale in comic shops today, and follows in bookshops and everywhere else on May 12. The graphic novel series follows a neophyte Batman as he learns the skills he will need to be a defender of Gotham City.  Set in its own universe, creators Geoff […]

  • Parties Extra! 20-40-60 Etiquette---I need the cash!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    (Editor’s note: To ask the 20-40-60 team a question, email Helen  hwallace@oklahoman.com)   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want a bunch of gifts I won’t use, […]

  • Kyle Reid releases smoking new song "Manic Expression" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Be careful if you crack open a cigar box around Kyle Reid. It might just be one of his homemade instruments. After five years of building cigar box guitars, Reid put together an EP of his favorite recordings on his self-made creations. Here’s your first opportunity to hear “Manic Expression” off of “Don’t Be Afraid…” […]

  • Video: Kristin Chenoweth talks 'On the Twentieth Century,' asthma remedies and plans for Broken Arrow arts camp on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth appeared today on “Live with Kelly and Michael” talked about her current Broadway role in the revival of “On the Twentieth Century.” As previously reported, Chenoweth earned a Tony Award nomination for best actress in a leading role in a musical for playing Lily Garland in the musical. She also talked […]

  • Reba's 'She Ain't Going Out Like That' gets EDM remix

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    As previously reported, Oklahoma native and country music superstar Reba McEntire has spent two weeks dominating the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart with “Love Somebody,” led by the album’s first single, “Going Out Like That.” Now, the country music queen is crossing over into one of the music industry’s fastest growing formats: Electronic Dance […]

  • Oklahoma singer-songwriter Carter Sampson wins 1st place at MerleFest songwriting contest

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    WILKESBORO, N.C. – Oklahoma singer-songwriter Carter Sampson earned a first-place award at the 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition, part of the recent MerleFest Music Festival, with her acoustic anthem “Wild Bird.” Considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of […]

  • Behind the story: Oklahoma drug offenders

    Jennifer Palmer | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    In researching the story for Sunday’s Oklahoman about drug offenders serving life without parole under Oklahoma’s three strikes provision (read it here), I came across the story of Leland Dodd, who has now served 24 years for a marijuana offense. Surprisingly, the only article in our archives about him was from 1991, right after he was convicted. From […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cynthia Reid, Tammy Fate and Lillie-Beth Brinkman---Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    [brightcove]4216104614001[/brightcove] Cynthia Reid, Tammy Fate and Lillie-Beth Brinkman talk about the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce on Parties Extra!

  • Samantha Crain to release new album 'Under Branch & Thorn & Tree' July 17

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Following 2013’s critically-acclaimed album “Kid Face,” Shawnee singer-songwriter Samantha Crain will see her fourth album, “Under Branch & Thorn & Tree,” released on July 17 (Ramseur Records). “Outside The Pale,” a track from the album that spotlights Crain’s disdain for the small minority of elite people who are still capable of controlling the definitions of […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition released

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition has been released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, along with a new trailer for the game.  This expanded version of the game is now available for $49.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  More information below via WBIE: Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) […]

  • Robert Downey Jr. offers chance to meet him on set of Captain America: Civil War

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    One lucky “Iron Man” or “Sherlock Holmes” fan will have the chance to meet Robert Downey Jr. as part of an auction being held by Charitybuzz. The winner of the auction will be able to meet Robert Downey Jr. on the set of one of his upcoming films, Sherlock Holmes or Captain America: Civil War. […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 5, 2015: Experience 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory' in Bricktown

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Hear experimental rockers Primus play their “Primus & the Chocolate Factory” Oklahoma City tour stop at 8 tonight at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E California. Doors open at 7 p.m. The band is touring in support of its new album “Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble,” a […]