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  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 21, 2014: Hear Cult Leader at The Conservatory

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Today’s featured event: Hear Utah-based metal band Cult Leader at 9 tonight at The Conservatory, 8911 N Western. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Yautja, Convert and Citadel also are on the lineup. For more information, go to www.conservatoryokc.com or www.ticketstorm.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 20, 2014: Hear Travis Linville at Tulsa's Guthrie Green

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Today’s featured event: TULSA – Hear Oklahoma musician Travis Linville at 5 p.m. today at Guthrie Green, 111 E Brady Street. In addition, Grazzhopper will perform at 2 p.m., while Brad James Band will play at 3:30 p.m. Linville, 36, is releasing Tuesday a new EP called “Out on the Wire,” which he is streaming now at www.travislinvillemusic.com.

  • Listen and download: Oklahoma rapper Gregory Jerome releases free new track "Belafonte" ahead of Festival of the Arts, Norman Music Festival performances

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Local community activist and hip-hop artist Gregory Jerome will make appearances at two of central Oklahoma’s biggest spring festivals, the Festival of the Arts and Norman Music Festival, fresh off the release of his newest single, “Belafonte.” Jerome dropped “Belafonte,” the tale of a man who persevered through journey of life with the help of his Heavenly Father, on Friday.

  • Video: Sugar Free Allstars, Flaming Lips, Wanda Jackson offer vinyl releases TODAY for Record Store Day

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    It’s Record Store Day, the seventh annual celebration where participating record stores coordinate exclusive vinyl, cassette and CD releases. Guestroom Records in Oklahoma City and Norman and Trolley Stop Record Shop are among the record stores in the metro celebrating with live music and giveaways.

  • Oklahoma City Ballet's 2014-15 season to include "Cinderella," "Nutcracker," "Romeo & Juliet," Sinatra, Moby and more

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    As previously reported, the Oklahoma City Ballet is wrapping up its 2013-14 season this weekend with its beautiful new adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the company has unveiled the diverse lineup for its 2014-15 season, which ranges from a beloved fairy tale and adored Shakespeare to a new “Nutcracker” and a triple bill with music ranging from Moby to Frank Sinatra to Patsy Cline.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 19, 2014: See Oklahoma City Ballet's "Beauty and the Beast"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Today’s featured event: See the Oklahoma City Ballet’s new adaptation of the “tale as old as time” “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 and 8 p.m. today at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. The performance are the final of the company’s 2013-14 season.

  • Oklahoma City area community news in brief

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City area community news in brief

  • Glen Campbell Moved to Health Care Facility

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Glen Campbell has been moved into a health care facility following a three-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, People magazine reports. "He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the magazine. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."

  • Chris Brown trial could start Friday afternoon

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A judge in Washington is expected give her verdict soon in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge, according to The Associated Press. Brown's trial could start as soon as Friday afternoon, after the judge finishes the trial of bodyguard Christopher Hollosy. Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel in October. Hollosy's trial began Thursday, the AP reports.

  • New Prince album coming under Warner Bros. partnership

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A new album, a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain and more unheard music: That's what Prince fans can expect from his new global licensing deal with Warner Bros. Records, according to USA TODAY. "A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship," Prince said in a news release. The deal covers all of Prince's albums, from 1978's For You to the new one. The announcement comes two months before the 30th anniversary of the release of his best-selling album, 1984's Purple Rain, which has sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S. Prince plans a digitally re-mastered deluxe version of the album to coincide with the anniversary, USA TODAY reports.

  • Festival of the Arts gets greener, begins Tuesday in downtown Oklahoma City

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts gets greener Festival of the Arts, downtown Oklahoma City’s longtime rite of spring, is expanding its eco-conscious efforts while continuing to celebrate an array of visual, performing and culinary arts.

  • Column and video: George Strait playing final Tulsa show Saturday at BOK Center

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. George Strait playing final Tulsa show Saturday at BOK Center The King of Country Music is wrapping up his two-year “The Cowboy Rides Away” Tour. “Our hero!” Blake Shelton declared at the end of the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 18, 2014: Celebrate the release of Horse Thief's new album at ACM@UCO Performance Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Celebrate the release of local band Horse Thief’s debut full-length album, “Fear in Bliss,” at 8:30 tonight at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan Ave. Deerpeople and Pageantry also will be on the bill. As previously reported, Horse Thief signed last year with Bella Union and released its well-regarded debut EP “Grow Deep, Grow Wild” in April 2013.

  • Thursday Video Spotlight: Maggie McClure debuts "Troubled Heart" video, while spouse Shane Henry launches Kickstarter

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure, who hails from Norman but is now based in Los Angeles, has released the official music video from “Troubled Heart” and the lyric video for “Time Moves On.” Both tracks are from her recently released album “Time Moves On.” In addition, McClure also posted this week a video of her live performance of the new album cut “Liar, Liar” with her husband and fellow musician Shane Henry.

  • Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts gets greener

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Festival of the Arts, downtown Oklahoma City’s longtime rite of spring, is expanding its eco-conscious efforts while continuing to celebrate an array of visual, performing and culinary arts.

  • Record Store Day celebrates vinyl

    By Grace Gordon, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    About midnight Saturday, patrons will begin to line up in Oklahoma City and Norman for the seventh annual international event known as Record Store Day. The event helps vinyl enthusiasts expand their collections while boosting sales for small businesses.

  • Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips leads the charge in making Record Store Day fun, weird

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s Flaming Lips’ releases will make for a special Record Store Day.

  • Rocklahoma daily lineup announced

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma’s Rocklahoma music festival is set for May 23-25 in Pryor and features Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones and many more.

  • George Strait playing final Tulsa show Saturday at BOK Center

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    George Strait will perform in Tulsa on Saturday as the King of Country Music is wrapping up his two-year “The Cowboy Rides Away” Tour.

  • CD REVIEW: Mac Demarco 'Salad Days' (Captured Tracks)

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Salad Days” shows us a Mac DeMarco in a very mortal state, already come down from flight and firmly grounded in the reality of aging. The triumph of this record, however, is that DeMarco is able to show us that maturity does not necessarily mean the death of youth.