• Justin Bieber fans march in Argentina in support of pop idol

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of "Beliebers" are marching in Argentina's capital to ask that authorities let the Canadian pop idol perform in the South American country. Justin Bieber said Monday on his Twitter account that he would like to play in Argentine on his Purpose Tour but "until the legal conditions change there I can't." The singer, whose fans are called "Beliebers," is embroiled in a judicial case here, accused of allegedly sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during a 2013 visit. On Saturday, hundreds of his fans marched in central Buenos Aires carrying signs saying "Argentina Needs Justin" and "Right To Music.

  • Watch: Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” video secures its place as 2016’s “Happy”

    Watch: Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the...

    Slate | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    “Can’t Stop the Feeling” can’t be stopped. It’s already debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—no small feat—while “Happy” took months to reach the top spot.

  • DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los Angeles crash

    DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los...

    Reuters | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Scottish musician Calvin Harris, one of the world's top earning DJs, sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, police said on Saturday.

  • Lady Gaga's childhood piano doesn't sell at auction

    Lady Gaga\'s childhood piano doesn\'t sell at...

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's childhood piano, which she used to write her first song at age 5, didn't hit a note at an auction in New York. The upright piano failed to meet its reserve price Saturday when Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions offered it as part of the "Music Icons" memorabilia sale at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. The piano had a pre-sale estimate of $100,000 to $200,000. A spokeswoman for the auction house wouldn't disclose the reserve, the lowest price a seller will accept for an item. It wasn't immediately clear if the piano would be offered for sale again. More than 85 Elvis Presley items also were auctioned by Julien's. They included a 1969 Gibson Dove guitar that Presley's father made for him

  • DJ-producer Calvin Harris resting after car accident

    DJ-producer Calvin Harris resting after car...

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Popular DJ-producer Calvin Harris is resting after he was involved in a car accident Friday night and sustained minor injuries. His publicist said Saturday that Harris was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck "in a collision" in Los Angeles. He was examined by doctors at a hospital and released. Further details were not provided. Harris canceled a performance in Las Vegas and a Saturday performance at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.? Born Adam Richard Wiles, Harris is known for the electronic dance music hits "Summer," ''Sweet Nothing" and "We Found Love" with Rihanna. He is dating pop star Taylor Swift.

  • Brazil singers stage concert to protest acting president

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters. About 2,000 people gathered Friday night for a musical performance by Veloso and other singers in protest against acting President Michel Temer and his decision to abolish the country's Culture Ministry. Veloso got the crowd singing the slogan "get Temer out" and performed a song called "Odeio," or "I hate" in English, with spectators completing the phrase with the interim president's name. "The Culture Ministry is ours," Veloso said. "It is an accomplishment of the Brazilian state. It doesn't belong to any

  • Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Lil Kim

    Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay...

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hours before Puff Daddy hit the stage for an all-star concert featuring his Bad Boy family, Jay Z and Mary J. Blige, he could not contain his excitement. He kissed Lil Kim on the cheek and embraced her warmly. He jumped up and down as he described their upcoming tour, and he compared his team to "the hip-hop version of Kiss and the Rolling Stones wrapped up in one." "He's in the spirit," said rapper French Montana, sitting behind Sean Combs and Lil Kim, and next to Mase. All of them matched in denim and various shades of blue. Combs' energy reached a new height when he hit the stage Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show, ending roughly at 1:30 a.m.

  • Spoleto's 40th: "Porgy and Bess" and remembering Emanuel AME

    Spoleto\'s 40th:

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — From the iconic opera "Porgy and Bess" to remembering the victims of the Mother Emanuel AME Church tragedy, the new season of the Spoleto Festival USA resonates with the spirit of the city it has called home for four decades. The 40ths season of the renowned festival has set a box office record and opens with the traditional brass fanfare and speeches on the steps of Charleston City Hall on Friday. It runs through June 12. It features the first Spoleto production of "Porgy and Bess," the well-known George Gershwin opera set in Charleston.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2016: Hear Randy Rogers Band at The Criterion

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2016: Hear...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Today's featured event: Standout Texas country music act Randy Rogers Band will play at 8 tonight at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Randy Rogers Band in January released its new album “Nothing Shines Like Neon,” featuring guest vocalists Alison Krauss, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jamey Johnson and Dan Tyminski. The band also reached a huge milestone this year when it passed the 1 million albums sold threshold, without the benefit of a commercial radio hit. Tickets are $20. For information and tickets, go to www.criterionokc.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Oklahoma city's MacDowell Club of Allied Arts presents scholarships

    Oklahoma city\'s MacDowell Club of Allied Arts...

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    The MacDowell Club of Allied Arts presented $500 scholarships to four Oklahoma City-area high school seniors who will be pursuing their art on a college or university level.

  • Sioux Falls chamber hosting Armed Forces Day ceremonies

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Armed Forces Day ceremonies on Saturday. The event from the chamber's military and veterans affairs committee begins with a musical prelude at 10 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. gathering on the grounds of the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. The gathering includes a formal military program, a Sioux Falls Municipal Band concert and a keynote address by retired Lt. Col. Reid Christopherson. The ceremonies will be moved to the South Dakota Air National Guard in the case of inclement weather. An Avenue of Flags ceremony will feature men and women from the armed forces presenting American flags.

  • Garth Brooks adds second Yankees Stadium show

    Garth Brooks adds second Yankees Stadium show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks has added a second show to his highly anticipated tour stop at Yankees Stadium. Tickets went on sale this morning for the planned stadium show Saturday, July 9, but a second concert was added within an hour due to demand. So, Brooks also will perform Friday, July 8 at the iconic New York City venue. There is an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com or ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or via Ticketmaster Express (866) 448-7849. Tickets will cost $69.23 plus a $4.50 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge for a total of $79.98.

  • Video: Thompson Square debuts new single 'You Make It Look So Good' with home video featuring infant son

    Video: Thompson Square debuts new single \'You...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Multiplatinum-selling country duo Thompson Square, which consists of Miami, OK, native Keifer Thompson and his wife Shawna, released today their highly anticipated new single “You Make It Look So Good” across all digital retailers and streaming partners. Download the song here: http://geni.us/ymilsg Stream it here: http://smarturl.it/streamymilsg The on- and off-stage couple debuted the song with an exclusive home movie starring their 4-month-old son Rigney Cooper Thompson. Thompson Square’s new single serves as the soundtrack to the video and was created by Keifer and Shawna Thompson themselves in iMovie, according to a news release.

  • Extended interview: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jared Deck earning national attention with self-titled solo debut

    Extended interview: Oklahoma singer-songwriter...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    An abbreviated version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. All Decked out Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jared Deck gets national attention with his debut solo album Jared Deck is experiencing the greatest success so far in his music career by telling stories about the times he’s fallen short, including his failed efforts to ever get more than 17 miles away from his hometown. “A lot of this record is about overcoming failure, and I think the first step to overcoming failure is realizing that you’ve failed. Or recognizing it, I guess,” he said with a laugh. “And admitting it, I think that’s the biggest step.

  • A hologram Whitney Houston axed from 'The Voice' next week

    A hologram Whitney Houston axed from \'The...

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — A much-anticipated performance by Whitney Houston in hologram form won't air on NBC's "The Voice" next week after all. The performance, which would have paired the late singer with Christina Aguilera, a "Voice" celebrity coach, had been expected to air on Tuesday's season finale. But the high-tech duet has been shelved for technical reasons. Pat Houston, the late superstar's sister-in-law and head of her estate, explained that "holograms are new technology that takes time to perfect." After reviewing the hologram performance, she said the decision was made that it fell short of the perfection "Whitney's legacy and her devoted fans deserve," and shouldn't air.

  • English-only custard shop owner cancels meeting with Latinos

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee custard shop owner with an English-only ordering policy has called off a meeting with a Latino rights group. Ron Schneider of Leon's Frozen Custard was to meet Friday with the League of United Latin American Citizens. But the group says Schneider needed more time to meet with his attorney. The policy became public Tuesday after a Spanish-speaking customer was told by a Spanish-speaking employee that she was only allowed to take his order in English. Schneider said at the time that he didn't want to encourage non-English orders because it could become "a problem down the road," adding that "we can't be the United Nations.

  • Sofia Coppola tries her hand at opera in Rome

    Sofia Coppola tries her hand at opera in Rome

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning film director Sofia Coppola is taking a break from movies to direct a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Rome Opera House. Coppola will work alongside fashion designer Valentino who is doing the costumes. She told reporters Friday that Valentino's invitation to work in opera was "scary" and "very unfamiliar" for her, but that she was motivated by the opportunity to work in the Rome Opera House "with the very beautiful costumes." Valentino designed four costumes for the production, worn by the courtesan protagonist who has a troubled love story. The designer said that the Verdi masterpiece "has bewitched me since I was a boy for its music, the story, Verdi's score and the positioni

  • Johnny Ramone's guitar sold at auction to his widow

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) — The custom-made guitar punk rocker Johnny Ramone traded to a friend more than three decades ago is back in the loving arms of his family. Boston-based RR Auction says the Hamer guitar used extensively for three years during live performances and designed for Ramone's unique playing style sold at auction this week to his widow, Linda Ramone, for more than $55,000. She plans to have it added to the Grammy Museum's Ramones exhibit. The guitar was one of about 500 items sold at the Marvels of Modern Music auction. A Hummer once owned by rapper Tupac Shakur sold for more than $337,000. He bought the vehicle about a month before his 1996 death. The auction also featured various items signed by Bob

  • Jose Hernandez questions everything in new single (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Jose Hernandez questions everything in new...

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    To find this song, Jose Hernandez had to lose his way. The Oklahoma City-based musician was living at a friend's house and sleeping on an Army-style cot. Hernandez' guitar, clothing and bedding made up a majority of his possessions at the time. Roughly two years ago, he was jobless and relying on the kindness of his hosts. In the early morning and late at night, he'd pick up the guitar and ask some big questions.  That way, he wouldn't wake anybody up.  "It was probably the beginning of my existential questioning of God, Christianity and pretty much my place in life," Hernandez said. "I think after that song I began to slowly lose my faith, which at the moment was incredibly hard since I'd had

  • Maroon 5, citing morality, cancels North Carolina concerts

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The pop group Maroon 5 on Friday joined the list of entertainers canceling appearances in North Carolina because of its law that denies anti-discrimination protections and dictates which restrooms transgender people can use. "This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don't want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right," the group said on its website. The band led by Adam Levine, who doubles as a celebrity musician-coach on NBC's "The Voice," won't appear Sept. 11 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte or Sept. 12 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. A spokesman for Republican Gov.




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