• Prankster invades Kanye West stage at Glastonbury festival

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and upstaging him. West's headline set Saturday night was briefly interrupted when comedian Lee Nelson stormed onto the stage, rapping along with the star. A security guard quickly bundled him offstage. Later, Nelson — whose real name is Simon Brodkin — tweeted: "Some people were saying Kanye shouldn't headline Glastonbury so I thought I'd give him a hand." The prank amused many fans, who recalled how West crashed Taylor Swift's 2009 acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards.

  • National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage? It might not be a joke once the National Comedy Center opens its doors. Plans for the museum in an out-of-the-way city in western New York include a hologram comedy club that will put visitors in the audience for classic routines of comedic legends. Developers aren't ready to release the "performers" yet but say dozens of the late greats are in the mix. It's all part of a plan to ask not just what's so funny, but why. The center planned in Lucille Ball's hometown fulfills the late comedienne's wishes that humor in general be honored, not just her, daughter Lucie Arnaz said.

  • Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain's Glastonbury music festival wasn't a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader joined singer Patti Smith on stage Sunday, where she led the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to mark his 80th birthday next week. She then presented him with a birthday cake. The spiritual leader, who appeared at the festival for the first time, praised Smith's white hair, voice and "physical action," saying she was "very beautiful, very forceful." He earlier spoke on a small platform about the need for a moral education at schools and universities. The Nobel Peace Prize winner also praised Glastonbury a "festival of people, not politicia

  • Egypt sentences 3 to year in prison over racy video

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three people involved in a racy music video to one year in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery." The music video, titled "Hands Off," contains scantily-clad dancing and shaking but no nudity. Reda al-Fouly, the woman dancing in the low-budget video, was arrested last month along with the clip's cameraman after it went viral on social media. Wael el-Sekedi, the third person sentenced in the case, is believed to have fled the country after some social media users called the video scandalous, according to the prosecutor. The three were sentenced on Sunday. The original clip on YouTube has been viewed nearly 1.9 million times.

  • The Latest: UK police mobilize hundreds after Tunisia attack

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The latest developments on the attack that killed 38 tourists on a beach in Tunisia: ___ 5 p.m. British police say they have mobilized more than 600 officers and staff — one of the force's largest counterterrorism deployments in recent years — to respond to a deadly gun attack in Tunisia. Counterterrorism police official Mark Rowley says the unusually large operation was in response to the scale of the attack, the numbers of fatalities and the international nature of the case. Police said Sunday that nearly 400 officers have been at British airports to meet and support travelers returning from Tunisia to help identify witnesses. Senior detectives and forensic teams have also

  • Luke Bryan, Paisley, Bentley headline 1st NYC country fest

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple has a country music radio station, and country music stars of all sizes regularly perform and sell out New York City: Shania Twain is headlining Madison Square Garden this week. Yet for all the music festivals the city hosts, there hadn't been a major country music festival — until this weekend. Country fans took over Randall's Island for FarmBorough, what has been billed as the first music festival here for the genre. They flocked there to see headliners Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, as well as other acts including newcomers Maddie & Tae. "I think they probably could have done this festival a long time ago," Bentley told reporters before he performed on Friday, when the

  • Labor dispute drags on as Hartford orchestra seeks remake

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For two years, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and musicians union have been seeking a labor agreement as the orchestra tries to remake itself to appeal to changing audiences and tastes. The orchestra says it's "severely undercapitalized" and struggling with annual deficits of more than $1.3 million, a fully-drawn $2 million line of credit, falling subscriptions and ticket sales that are flat. Michael Pollard is a violinist and member of the American Federation of Musicians negotiating committee working on a contract. He says the orchestra is seeking too many financial concessions from musicians.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on June 28, 2015: Hear Kalo play a Sunday Twilight Concert at the Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Today's featured event: This summer, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, invites music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens. Kalo will perform an evening of blue and rock at 7:30 tonight. Known for their distinct sound, Kalo is a genre-bending band consisting of Israeli-born singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bat-Or Kalo, and bassist Mack McKinney. Formed in 2012, Kalo is a blues- and R&B-tinged band that is no stranger to the state of Oklahoma. Kalo has made numerous television appearances and has won the prestigious Wichita Blues Challenge.

  • Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals Sunday after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, authorities said. The fire late Saturday was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage in front of about 1,000 people, the local fire agency and media said. The powder for the one-time event called "Color Play Asia" ignited along the ground, mainly burning people's lower bodies, said Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with the New Taipei City fire department command center. The exact cause of the fire was still being investigated, but Taiwan Premier Mao Chih-kuo banned public activities that use the

  • UCO’s Jazz Lab a popular night spot

    By Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — One of Edmond’s most popular entertainment spots, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab is looking to make changes this year. The Jazz Lab, 100 E. 5th St., has received numerous honors since opening in 2002, including being voted the “Best Place for Live Jazz and Blues” in the metro by readers of the Oklahoman. The lab functions as a training and performance facility for students in UCO’s jazz studies program as well as a venue for jazz and blues musicians from across the country. Artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cincotti, Steve Tyrell and The Count Basie Orchestra have performed at the lab over the years. Visitors have access to a full service bar and food during

  • Joni Mitchell Had an Aneurysm and Cannot Speak, David Crosby Says

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    There hasn’t been an update about singer Joni Mitchell’s condition in a while, but friend David Crosby gave one Friday. Speaking to HuffPost Live , the 73-year-old answered a Twitter question concerning the health of his friend, who was hospitalized on March 30 after being found unconscious in her home. “To my knowledge she is not speaking yet. She is home, she is in care, she is recovering,” he said. “She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she’s going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury.”

  • Rapper DMX arrested in NYC over unpaid child support

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX has been arrested for failure to pay child support just as he was about to perform at Radio City Music Hall. A spokesman for the New York City Sheriff's Department tells WPIX-TV (http://bit.ly/1HmtUVO ) the 44-year-old rapper was taken into custody Friday for several "issues outstanding." He said those included $400,000 worth of unpaid child support, a warrant issued by the city of White Plains for bail jumping and a robbery complaint out of Newark, New Jersey. No charges have been filed in the Newark case. The rapper's real name is Earl Simmons. He had been scheduled to perform at the Master of Ceremony concert at Radio City.

  • Aerosmith to cut ribbon today at grand opening of the new Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    DURANT - Aerosmith, the best-selling American rock band of all time, will join Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr. and the Tribal Council at 6 p.m. today at the ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of the new Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino Resort, 4216 S Highway 69/75. Aerosmith will cut the ribbon before the band's sold-out performance in the new Grand Theater, a multi-purpose, three-level convention and event venue seating over 3,000 guests with more than 100,000 square feet of convention and event space, including balcony suites and state-of-the-art video and sound equipment, according to a news release.

  • Security precautions in Poland for cross-dresser's concert

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in southern Poland have banned music fans from bringing glass bottles and metal objects to a concert of the bearded cross-dressing Austrian diva Conchita Wurst. Wurst, who won last year's Eurovision Song Contest, is performing her hits and covers on Saturday at the sixth annual "Coven" festival in the city of Kielce. For the first time security precautions are being taken. The concert also includes Polish music stars and will be broadcast live on state television. The appearance of the bearded brunette, born Tom Neuwirth, at the Eurovision contest shocked many in the predominantly conservative Poland, which has no special laws addressing gay rights. But her talent and personality have broug

  • Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — In a story June 26 about Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Berluti house branched out into making clothes last year. Berluti ready-to-wear was created in 2011, not last year. It was the house's official catwalk collections that were launched last year. A corrected version of the story is below: Courtney Love talks Uber-gate, as Paris menswear gets fun Courtney Love talks Uber-gate, as Paris spring-summer 2016 menswear collections get quirky By THOMAS ADAMSON AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — Quirky touches infused the menswear runways in Paris Fashion Week Friday, while Givenchy got serious, reviving its long-neglected couture roots.

  • 1 escaped murderer fatally shot in NY woods, other is on run

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to a weeks-long hunt for a second escaped murderer as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from the prison. "Of course our preference would always be to capture them alive," New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told a news conference as he announced late Friday the killing hours earlier of Richard Matt, one of two escaped killers from an upstate maximum-security prison. He credited a tip from the public, one of over 2,300 received so far, for crucial information leading to the deadly confrontation in Malone.

  • Baseball Capsules

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night. On a day Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg resigned, Scherzer stole the show. Scherzer (9-5) retired the first 16 batters before Freddy Galvis doubled on a 1-1 pitch to the right-field wall. The Nationals right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings. Scherzer tossed a no-hitter last Saturday against Pittsburgh, falling one strike shy of a perfect game before hitting Jose Tabata on a 3-2 pitch with two outs. He threw a one-hitter, striking out 16 in his prev

  • Guitar convention in Oklahoma City strums up interest

    Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    An Oklahoma City high school took top honors during the Guitar Foundation of America’s international convention and competition at Oklahoma City University.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

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  • Jimmy Fallon's injured hand shelves 'Tonight' show

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon is on the shelf following a hand injury that required minor surgery Friday and forced NBC to cancel a taping of late-night TV's most popular program. Fallon tweeted Friday that he tripped and when he caught his fall his ring caught on the side of a table and "almost ripped my finger off." "I'm doing well and thanks for good wishes everyone," he tweeted. He has some built-in recovery time since the show was scheduled to be on hiatus for the next two weeks anyway. "Tonight" was supposed to have Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch and Penn & Teller as guests Friday. NBC is airing a rerun instead.