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  • Garth Brooks breaks his own record for the number of Atlanta tickets sold

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks has beaten his personal record for tickets sold in Atlanta, according to a news release. The record was previously set at the Omni on March 13-17, 1996, with 81,902 paid tickets. As of Saturday, the Tulsa native had surpassed that number and was still selling. Two shows were put […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 18, 2014: Hear comedian Ryan Drake do a live recording

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Oklahoma comedian Ryan Drake is celebrating his birthday by doing a live recording of his comedy show at 7:30 tonight at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park. The event is free, and the recording will be turned into a live album. Spencer Hicks and Brett James will open […]

  • Thunder most attractive team to TV executives

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Television network executives, the people who matter most, consider the Thunder, the Bulls and the Cavaliers the most popular NBA teams for the 2014-15 season. And if you have to pick between that trio, the Thunder would win the tiebreaker. The NBA schedule was released last week, and only the Thunder, Chicago and Cleveland drew […]

  • AP preseason poll: More meaningless than ever

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The preseason AP poll was released Sunday, and what once was a major summer event now is reduced to yawns. The AP poll lost its direct impact several years ago when The Associated Press asked the college football power brokers to discontinue use of the AP poll in the BCS process. Now the AP poll […]

  • Sooners ranked No. 4 in AP preseason poll

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    NORMAN—For the 33rd time in school history, Oklahoma is in the top five of The Associated Press preseason poll. The Sooners are No. 4 in the poll, released Sunday afternoon. Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes with No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and the Sooners each receiving a first-place vote. Oklahoma’s 33 […]

  • Carl Albert's Corey Zangari has solid showing in Under Armour All-America Game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Carl Albert senior Corey Zangari was impressive Saturday night in the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The right-hander who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State earned the start for the National team, throwing two scoreless innings. He also competed in the home run derby, but failed to hit a home run. […]

  • Edmond Santa Fe's Ashton Preston adds SMU offer

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe defensive back Ashton Preston added his second scholarship offer Saturday despite being verbally committed to North Texas. SMU became the second college to offer the 5-foot-11, 179-pound cornerback. Preston tweeted the offer. He verbally committed to North Texas on July 2, but that was his lone offer at the time. He had […]

  • Video: Guthrie's Pollard Theatre plans musical 2014-15 season

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Pollard Theatre plans musical 2014-15 season For its 28th season, simply titled “28,” the Guthrie theater company will perform four widely differing musicals, a new period play and a beloved local adaptation of a Christmas classic. GUTHRIE – Nestled among the […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 17, 2014: Hear Paperscissor play a Sunday Twilight Concert

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Today’s featured event: The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, continues its 34th year in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly concerts every Sunday through Sept. 28. Oklahoma City pop/rock band Paperscissor will perform at 7:30 tonight on the Great Lawn Stage at the Myriad Botanical […]

  • Remodeling Set for 16th Street Plaza Shopping Center

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Steve Mason isn’t wasting much time improving the Plaza Shopping Center he recently purchased along NW 16th just east of Indiana Avenue.  As I reported in May, the building is the largest in the district – 27,000 square feet. Steve reports he is remodeling the 9,500-square-foot space that until recently was home to a discount […]

  • Former OU commit Dalton Rodriguez transferring to Sooners from Tulsa

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Dalton Rodriguez committed to Oklahoma while he was at Tulsa Union but, wanting to play defense, eventually switched his commitment to Tulsa and eventually signed with the Golden Hurricane. Now, Rodriguez will wind up in Norman after all, deciding to transfer to OU after an up and down year where he was eventually dismissed from Tulsa’s […]

  • Anadarko's Ashley Beatty commits to Oral Roberts

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Anadarko guard Ashley Beatty verbally committed to Oral Roberts University on Saturday, putting to rest her recruiting as the school year gets underway. “I don’t have to worry about getting a scholarship or anything,” she said. “I can just go out and play.” Beatty said she chose ORU after spending time with the coaching staff, […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Offensive line coach Bob Connelly up to three verbal 2015-class commits, hopes to add two more

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State offensive line coach Bob Connelly said Saturday he’s “slept a little easier at night” over the past week. Apparently, the stress from months of hopping on and off airplanes and scouting hundreds of football players across the nation can wear you out.

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy says quarterback back play in scrimmage was best he's seen in "a number of years."

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    STILLWATER — Mike Gundy gave his final fall camp post-practice interview Saturday afternoon outside Boone Pickens Stadium and summarized what he saw during Oklahoma State’s team scrimmage.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 16, 2014: Hear Phil Smith and The Blend Project at the UCO Jazz Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Today’s featured event: EDMOND – Hear Phil Smith and The Blend Project, an original acoustic rock band based out of Oklahoma City, at 8 tonight at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. The band will be performing material from its new CD Release, “Sometimes A Storm,” as well as covers. Featuring veteran talent like […]

  • Edmond Memorial RB Warren Wand's recruitment remains open

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand isn’t ready to say he’s verbally committed to Arkansas State. It was reported nearly two weeks ago by various media outlets that Wand had committed to the Red Wolves, but Memorial coach Justin Merideth told The Oklahoman on Friday his star running back hasn’t made that decision, though a […]

  • Parties Extra!---Jane Kelly, owner and manager of JJ Kelly Bridal Salon talks about debutante dresses, bridal dresses and party dresses

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

      Jane Kelly and Helen Ford Wallace talk about beautiful dresses on Parties Extra!     janekellyweddingandparties.com jjkellybridal.com idoappointments.com  

  • Watch something bad happen to James Harden

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Okay, it’s not that bad. Now that James Harden’s leading a conference rival and not coming off the Thunder’s bench though, we’ve gotta take what we can get. And what we got today was The Beard and a handful of his USA Basketball teammates taking their turn at the ice bucket challenge that’s gotten so […]

  • Ah, heck no: Plane takes off as tornado touches down behind it

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Twitter user Robbie Kane (@robbikane) shared an image with the world earlier today of a plane taking off as a tornado was touching down behind it. The plane was headed for Spain as it departed East Midlands Airport in England. Great snap of a Ryanair Plane taking off at […]

  • Email newsletters: A great way to find what’s new on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Years ago, we were very proud about launching our new feature on NewsOK.com. Here I am, writing about it — 13 years later. And it’s still perhaps the best way to get our content delivered to you digitally every day. I’m talking about email newsletters.   We have more than a dozen of them — […]