• Video: Vince Gill and Paul Franklin to appear this weekend on 'Larry's Country Diner'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    RDF-TV’s “Larry’s Country Diner” is debuting a new set of episodes in May. Beginning Saturday, the down-home hit variety show debuts anticipated new episodes featuring Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill alongside steel guitarist Paul Franklin, according to a news release. Gill and Franklin, who released in 2013 the collaborative album […]

  • Why Jameis Winston had crab legs at his NFL Draft party

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    In spite of controversy from his days at Florida State involving shoplifting and accusations of sexual assault, Jameis Winston was selected No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Thursday’s NFL Draft. He made it. He had a party last night to celebrate. At this party, Winston was photographed with crab legs. Winston then […]

  • Miranda Lambert resurrecting 'Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour' this fall

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Reigning Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, is resurrecting her “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour” this fall in the shape of an all-women’s tour. Lambert recently thrilled audiences across the country, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with her “Certified Platinum Tour.” […]

  • 10 famous Oklahomans' ages and genders guessed by How-Old.net

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Let’s see how accurate the Microsoft-created website is!

  • Similarities abound between Billy Donovan and Barry Switzer

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Billy Donovan and Bob Stoops go way back. Both arrived at the University of Florida in 1996, Donovan as head basketball coach, Stoops as Steve Spurrier’s defensive coordinator. Stoops stayed three years at Florida before becoming OU’s head coach and restoring Sooner glory. Donovan stayed 19 years at Florida before becoming the Thunder’s head coach […]

  • Report: Dodgers to promote Corey Seager to Oklahoma City

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Dodgers’ top prospect is joining Oklahoma City in Iowa on Friday. According to the Orange County Register, infielder Corey Seager has been promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple A. He played 19 games for the Drillers and hit .372 with four home runs in 19 games. He hit his fourth home run Thursday night. […]

  • Interview & video: John O'Hurley talks 'Seinfeld,' 'Chicago' and more before Saturday's 'A Night with the Stars' Oklahoma City benefit

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Plus, check out the my colleague Dave Morris’ 2014 video interview with John O’Hurley. Actor John O’Hurley keeps it interesting with a diverse career John O’Hurley has declared himself “The Seventh Most Interesting Man in the World” on Twitter — and […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 1, 2015: Hear JD McPherson, Samantha Crain, Cactus Blossoms and more at Guthrie's Queen of the Prairie Festival

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Today’s featured event: GUTHRIE – Hear an eclectic lineup of roots music performers from Oklahoma and beyond at the inaugural two-day Queen of the Prairie Festival today and Saturday at Cottonwood Flats, 601 W Warner. Doors open at 11 a.m. both days. The lineup for today includes JD McPherson, Samantha Crain, The Cactus Blossoms and […]

  • NewsOK's enhanced Travel page takes you to more places

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    We added a new page to our navigation for the NewsOK Mobile website a few weeks ago. Click on the navigation icon in the top right, and it’s clearly there marked with a ‘new’ icon.     It’s called travel. You’re probably thinking that it’s not new for us to cover travel with a special […]

  • Perpetual Motion to perform ‘Fault Line’ May 15-17

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    In collaboration with filmmaker Kyle Van Odsol, Perpetual Motion Dance is creating an original concert of modern and aerial dance titled “Fault Line” at 8 p.m. May 15-16 and 2 p.m. May 17 at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park. The show will explore the metaphor of seismic shifts […]

  • New Outcry Tour heading to Tulsa, tickets on sale Friday

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    TULSA – Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Crowder, Bethel Music, Passion, Lauren Daigle, Trip Lee, DJ Promote, and DJ Biz are teaming up for the Outcry Tour 2015, a new worship tour championing the local church. The tour will make a stop Aug. 5 at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver. Tickets are priced at $99.50, $45 and $35 (additional fees may apply). […]

  • Tickets on sale Friday to Rick Springfield and Loverboy show at Zoo Amphitheatre

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Grammy-winning “Jessie’s Girl” singer Rick Springfield will play Sept. 23 at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2011 NE 50. Fellow 1980s hitmakers Loverboy will be special guest. Tickets are priced at $79.50 for VIP seats, $59.50 for Gold Circle seats and $30 for advanced lawn admission, plus service charges. A limited quantity of special lawn tickets will […]

  • Thursday Video Spotlight: Blake Shelton shows off life coaching skills in 'The Voice' video

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Oklahoma country music superstar and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton shows off his skills as a life coach in this cute little video: -BAM

  • Toby Keith honored for leadership by Atlantic Council, to perform at his Songwriters Hall of Fame induction

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    International affairs think tank Atlantic Council was to honor Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith with its Distinguished Leadership Award. Celebrating in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s gala tonight. He was to be introduced by Gen. James L. Jones, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, according to a news release. The award recognizes Keith for his […]

  • Krystal Keith expecting first child, playing hometown show

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    NORMAN – Oklahoma singer-songwriter Krystal Keith and her husband Andrew Sandubrae announced today that they are expecting their first child in October. The couple were married October 2010. The Show Dog Nashville recording artist made a name for herself with one of the biggest voices in country music and her acclaimed debut album “Whiskey & Lace,” […]

  • Reba's 'Love Somebody' spends second consecutive week atop country chart

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    With “Love Somebody” (Nash Icon Records) perched atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the second consecutive week, Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire continues to prove why she is the reigning “Queen of Country.” Holding the record for the most Top Country Albums No. 1s among women and being […]

  • Kevin Durant talks about new Thunder coach Billy Donovan

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Kevin Durant on Thursday expressed excitement about the hiring of Billy Donovan as Thunder coach, saying he can’t wait to get started with Donovan. Here’s a full transcript of what Durant said about Donovan. Q: What was your reaction when you heard the news? A: I was excited. When you don’t have a coach, it’s […]

  • Offers pouring in for Del City's Terry Wilson, Lexington's Tyler Brown

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Last week’s offers from Nebraska and Colorado were just the start for Del City quarterback Terry Wilson. Three more scholarship offers have come in this week, with two more from Power Five conferences. Arizona State and Texas Tech joined San Diego State in offering the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior over the last few days. Lexington’s Tyler […]

  • Kent Carter: From Black Sunday to the Dinner Table

    Richard Mize | Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Kent Carter, a mortgage banker, went to the Oklahoma Panhandle the other day and came back inspired. Carter, vice president of the community bank division of First Mortgage Co. in Norman, wrote: Richard, Please find enclosed an article I wrote based on a recent visit to the Panhandle.  As you will note, I am NOT […]

  • Former Muskogee standout Tramal Ivy picking up offers

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Former Muskogee defensive end Tramal Ivy added two scholarship offers Thursday after his first season at Butler Community College. Ivy was offered by Minnesota and Arkansas State, he said on his Twitter account. As a senior in 2013, Ivy was a dominant player for the Roughers. He was on The Oklahoman’s All-State team and Super […]