• Actress/singer Polly Bergen dies

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original Cape Fear and the first woman president in Kisses for My President, died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Conn., from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by family and close friends.

  • Paganini Trio will perform Sunday at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Paganini Trio will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Shirley Jones and son will headline 'Music Man' concert in Oklahoma City

    BY RICK ROGERS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Shirley Jones has teamed up with her son Patrick Cassidy for “The Music Man in Concert,” a production that combines excerpts from the musical with Jones’ memories about appearing in the film. It will be presented in Oklahoma City Sept. 29.

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band will open Oklahoma City University's Distinguished Artists Series

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City University’s Distinguished Artists Series for 2014-15 will feature Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Count Basie Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Horseshoe Road and more.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for Sept. 20, 2014

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Oklahoma religion briefs for Sept. 20, 2014

  • Entertainer Charlie Daniels and wife will celebrate 50th anniversary at Oklahoma State Fair show

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Although Grammy-winning musician Charlie Daniels will be working on his golden wedding anniversary, he is happy that the destination for the big day is Oklahoma. The couple married in Hazel Daniels’ hometown of Tulsa on Sept. 20, 1964. He will perform Saturday at the Oklahoma State Fair.

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Carter Sampson

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Oklahoma Band Q&A: Oklahoma native Carter Sampson talks returning to Oklahoma City, working on two new records and gender playing a role in her music.

  • Jerrod Niemann makes a stand with new album 'High Noon'

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Country singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann, who grew up just a few miles across the Oklahoma border in Kansas, is performing at the Oklahoma State Fair for the second straight year.

  • Album Review: American Hate “Dead Squeeze” (Not Normal Tapes)

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Oklahoma City has a new champion of punk, and it’s called American Hate.

  • Album Review: Laura Jean, 'Laura Jean' (Chapter Music)

    BY JESSICA ALLISON, for The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Album Review: Laura Jean, “Laura Jean” (Chapter Music)

  • Album Review: U2, 'Songs of Innocence' (Island Records)

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Album Review: U2, “Songs of Innocence” (Island Records)

  • Miley Cyrus may face a fine for a twerking

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    What happened, Miley? You said at the 2014 VMAs (not to be mistaken for the 2013 VMAs twerkfest) that you had "retwired" the dance move. But Reuters reports that a Mexican state legislature has asked the federal government to fine the pop star after one of her dancers spanked her with the country’s flag while she twerked during an independence day performance, according to USA TODAY.

  • Mel B Talks Geri Halliwell Feud, Says Spice Girls 'Fought Like Cats and Dogs' During Prime

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Talkative Spice! Mel B got candid on "Larry King Live" recently, revealing juicy info about the Spice Girls and her epic feud with group member Geri Halliwell, according to Yahoo Music. At the height of their fame in 1998, Halliwell suddenly left the group in the middle of their Spiceworld Tour. Two years later, the group announced it was going on an indefinite hiatus. "We fought like cats and dogs," Brown said of the group during its prime. King also asked Mel B about Halliwell's dramatic departure, which ultimately led to the group's eventual split. "We had a five-year plan that got shortened after three years," she said.

  • Chinese culture to be celebrated at the University of Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Chinese Culture Week, featuring cooking demonstrations, kung fu, tai chi, music and dance, will be celebrated at the University of Oklahoma in Norman beginning Monday.

  • Vendor list grows as word spreads about Heard on Hurd fest in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Edmond’s first Heard on Hurd street party is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, downtown at the corner of Broadway and Hurd. Food trucks and a music festival are planned.

  • Concert Review: Oklahoma City Philharmonic season opener celebrates joy, variety of music

    By Rick Rogers | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s season opener celebrates the joy and variety of music. Violinist Simone Lamsma was the guest performer.

  • Master illusionist, high school orchestra team up to perform in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Illusionist David Thomas and his World of Magic will perform with the Edmond North High School Orchestra on Saturday.

  • Robin Thicke Admits Drug Abuse, Lying to Media in Wild 'Blurred Lines' Deposition

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    "Blurred Lines," the pop hit that quickly became one of the most fascinating and controversial songs of the young century, says the Hollywood Reporter, has now spawned even more to discuss thanks to the appearance of absolutely bizarre depositions given by the song's singer,  Robin Thicke , and producer Pharrell Williams. The sworn testimony, revealed for the first time in a Los Angeles federal court on Monday, covers such subjects as authorship, song credit, drug abuse and media promotion, and almost certainly will change perceptions of a hit recording that was dubbed last year's Song of the Summer.

  • Toby Keith reportedly 'too drunk to perform' in Indiana

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Toby Keith made a tour stop at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana just outside of Indianapolis Saturday on his “Shut Up & Hold On” tour presented by Ford F-Series Trucks, and according to many of the concert goers, Toby was too drunk to perform, put on a terrible show, and now some fans are demanding their money back, according to SavingCountryMusic.com. A cavalcade of attendees took to Twitter and Facebook to complain about Toby Keith forgetting words, and generally stumbling through his performance.

  • Nonprofit gets lip service and more with Mustache Bash in Oklahoma City

    BY HEATHER WARLICK, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    The fifth annual Mustache Bash is Thursday night, and thousands of people will be wearing ’staches in support of a small business, an impactful nonprofit and one very big party in Oklahoma City. This year, the beneficiary of a portion of the party’s proceeds and Shop Good’s yearly sales is ReMerge, an agency that works to keep many women out of jail and with their children.