• Band Q&A: Wanda Jackson

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, talks Oklahoma City fans, Jack White and a new record.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for June 27, 2014

    From staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for June 27, 2014

  • Miranda Lambert Discusses The Pressure On Females In Hollywood

    Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Miranda Lambert is a full-blown country music star, and now, thanks in part to her husband Blake Shelton's success on "The Voice," she's a household name, according to The Huffington Post. But the 30-year-old Texas native, who got her start on the 2003 season of "Nashville Star," is still adjusting to the pressures of Hollywood, especially since her face is planted on the cover of every tabloid. "It was sort of out of nowhere, I mean, we're country singers, you know, we make albums, we go on tour, we spend a lot of time in Nashville and a lot of time in Oklahoma in a town of 3,100 people and he gets on 'The Voice' and suddenly it was like a page turned and we get on the tabloids and on the front of magazines with breakup rumors," Lambert told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on June 26.

  • Oklahoma City native Morgan Tepsic turns disposable cameras into a music magazine

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Tepsic Magazine is a poster-size print periodical. Its producer mails personalized disposable 35mm cameras to musicians and celebrities and uses the results in the magazine.

  • First OKCFest showcases national, regional and Oklahoma musical talent

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    About 60,000 fans are expected to converge on downtown Oklahoma City to hear an impressive lineup of national and regional country music acts Friday and Saturday on the OKCFest main stage.

  • Prince's soundtrack 'Purple Rain' turns 30

    Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    When Prince released his Purple Rain soundtrack 30 years ago, the world changed forever, according to Yahoo Music. Now a staple of American rock music, Prince's sixth studio album is still considered to be one of the greatest records of all time, and has influenced everyone from OutKast to Janelle Monae.

  • Red Dirt Rangers will perform in Norman's Summer Breeze

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    The Red Dirt Rangers will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Lions Park in Norman.

  • Miranda Lambert Gives a Woman's Take on 'Bro Country'

    Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    In the past few weeks, artists from Eric Church to Vince Gill have weighed in with Rolling Stone Country on the current "bro country" trend, the much maligned subgenre of country music that has never met a pair of denim cutoffs or a dropped tailgate it didn't like, according to Yahoo Music. Most have had mixed feelings on the bro-ing down of country lyrics, including Miranda Lambert. The "Somethin' Bad" singer, who currently has the Number One album in the country with Platinum, recently shared her explanation as to why that type of country is so popular. "This 'bro country,' whatever it is, it definitely has this whole theme of party and tailgate and bonfire — I love all that stuff. I think it's big right now because everybody wants to escape for a minute and think about the fun stuff, and not driving in traffic and going to work," Lambert tells us. "But there is so much more you can sing about and say."

  • Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's report details problems with VA health care

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    The Veterans Affairs care report pulls from numerous sources, including media and government watchdog reports, and makes several recommendations for improving veteran care.

  • Vince Gill to play OMRF cancer research benefit

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Country music superstar and Oklahoma native Vince Gill has earned a reputation for playing benefit concerts for a variety of causes.

  • Patrons, bands can breathe easy at The Deli

    By Paighten Harkins, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Bands, customers breathing easier during shows at The Deli in Norman.

  • The Power of Music

    Mary Delaney | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    I want to share how music affects me in the hopes of seeing how it affects others.

  • Elvis' armpit-stained jumpsuit for sale

    Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Does Elvis Presley’s sweat cure the common cold? If it’s caked into a 40-year-old smudged piece of white fabric, does Elvis sweat turn lead into gold, water to wine? No, it doesn’t. But is Elvis sweat still worth up to $200,000? The answer is yes, probably, TIME reports. Once in a, ahem, blue moon, some incredible memorabilia rolls through town and shakes up the collectors’ world. A Sotheby’s auction Tuesday is one of those incredible events.

  • Upcoming Aaliyah Biopic to Include R. Kelly Marriage Details

    Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    The upcoming Lifetime network biopic on late R&B artist Aaliyah will include information about her contentious relationship with R. Kelly, the New York Post reports. The two singers were allegedly – and illegally – married in 1994, when Aaliyah was just 15 and Kelly was 27. Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash at age 22, denied the secret ceremony throughout her life – though a marriage certificate later appeared, with her age falsely listed as 18. Rolling Stone reports her parents later reportedly annulled the marriage.

  • Lea Michele credits Kristin Chenoweth with helping her "heal" after Cory Monteith death

    Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Lea Michele and Kristin Chenoweth had a beautiful Wicked moment at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, reports GossipCop. During Chenoweth’s Opening Night Hall of Fame induction concert, she brought Michele on stage to perform the duet “For Good.” Chenoweth originally sang the song on Broadway as Galinda the Good Witch with Idina Menzel portraying Elphaba, the Wicked Witch.

  • Fine arts briefs for Oklahoma City metro

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area fine arts briefs for June 22.

  • Kelly Clarkson Introduces Daughter River Rose | People.com

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Kelly Clarkson may be on “cloud 9″ after welcoming her daughter, but the newborn is also sitting comfortably – in her carriage!

  • Did Miranda Lambert Get in a Bar Fight With Chad Kroeger?

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Miranda Lambert isn’t a woman you want to disrespect, which is something the frontman of a certain Canadian rock band may have learned the hard way, according to TasteOfCountry.com. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Blake Shelton dished that his wife isn’t afraid to throw a few punches. Big surprise, right? “People always try to pop off or call her bluff at bars,” the singer says of Lambert. “One of them — I don’t want to say the guy’s name — but he’s the lead singer of a very popular rock band. His initials are C.K.”

  • In an MMMBop, They're (Not) Gone: Hanson Brothers Talk Longevity

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    When Hanson's massively addictive "MMMBop" became a staple on radio in 1997, none of the three brothers in the band were old enough to drink alcohol. Flash-forward 17 years later and the trio has its own beer fittingly named MMMHops, according to Mashable. For Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson — now ages 33, 31 and 28 — many aspects of their lives have changed. They can drink. They're all married. Combined, they have 11 children. With these major life events, Hanson's music has evolved, with eight albums achieving top 40 status along the way. This year after releasing their ninth studio album "Anthem" in 2013, the brothers are on the tail end of their Anthem World Tour, which wraps up in August, Mashable reports.

  • Music review: Glass Animals, 'Zaba' (Wolf Tone)

    By Jessica Allison, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    My mother always demanded I have at least three bites of any new food she introduced me to when I was a child, because only then would I know if I truly didn’t like it. Likewise, listeners might need a few bites of Glass Animals’ debut album “Zaba” to develop an affinity for it. This doesn’t mean the Oxford, England,-based quartet isn’t producing quality music, but rather the opposite. Each song is made up of layers of watery vocals, sustained bass lines and a hodgepodge of percussion instruments. There’s an exotic theme arching over all 11 tracks that will take listeners straight into the jungle. In short, it’s a lot to take in and, at some points, it’s straight-up strange. But this group has got its sound