• Nichols Hills Band to perform Thursday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The Nichols Hills Band will perform Thursday in Kite Park

  • Norman's 'Summer Feast' to feature dinner, music

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    “Summer Feast 2014” in Norman will feature dinner and music by The Ivan Pena Quintet.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Concert review: Steely Dan in Oklahoma City

    By SANDI DAVIS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Concert review: Steely Dan at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City

  • Drum Corps International to perform at Mustang High School

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Drum Corps International Tour features some of the top drum corps ensembles in the country.

  • Tech bytes business briefs for July 22, 2014

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    TouchTones option allows those in Tulsa terminal to control music with jukebox-like system.

  • Local rapper speaks out after canceled TV appearance

    By Nathan Poppe, npoppe@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    In a strange turn of events, Oklahoma City-based hip hop performer Jabee Williams was booted off of KSBI's “Oklahoma Live!” set Monday morning. According to a statement issued Monday afternoon, Williams, 30, and his backing band were unloading equipment when executive producer Ted Maguire met with Williams in KSBI's studio. Jabee was told there was an oversight and his band needed to leave. When pressed for more information about the oversight, the statement claimed Maguire had not realized Jabee was a hip-hop act and the station was moving in a different direction with its music guests. “It was a blatant form of discrimination,” Williams shared in a Facebook post. “We were treated and talked to so rudely that we

  • Accordions make comeback, Oklahoma club members say

    By Henry Dolive, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    The Oklahoma Accordion Club prepares for Aug. 10 concert in Norman.

  • Did Tim McGraw slap a female fan at a concert?

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Country superstar Tim McGraw is making news for the wrong reasons. In a video obtained by TMZ, the singer and husband of Faith Hill appears to slap a female fan who looks like she’s making a grab for his privates during a concert on Sunday at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, according to USA TODAY. However, McGraw’s rep sent a statement to E! denying that he intentionally struck the woman in the face.

  • Elaine Stritch: 6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Late Broadway Icon

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    An acid tongue, a tart persona and an arch sense of humor were the hallmarks of Elaine Stritch's career, which spanned some 60 years and hopped from stage to screen and back. The 89-year-old Broadway legend died of natural causes Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, leaving behind a body of work that included heralded stints on Broadway in, among others, the 1952 revival of Pal Joey, Noël Coward's 1961 musical Sail Away, and the groundbreaking 1970 production of Company. Here are six things you probably didn't know about the inimitable star ...

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Mike Hosty

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Mike Hosty talks open heart surgery, his outstanding residency at The Deli in Norman and making his own instruments.

  • Vince Gill brings beautiful music home to Oklahoma

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

    Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, who was born in Norman and raised in Oklahoma City, is working on three albums and planning shows Friday at Norman’s Riverwind Casino and Saturday at Thackerville’s WinStar World Casino.

  • Love and Theft will headline inaugural Buckin Wild Music Fest in Erick

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

    The Buckin Wild Music Fest, featuring live country music, camping, barn dances and a bull riding competition, will kick off its inaugural festivities Friday and Saturday at Lost Creek Ranch and Arena just west of Erick, near the Oklahoma-Texas line.

  • Edmond writer counts down 'When Rock & Roll Mattered Most'

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

    Edmond attorney and author Greg Metzer will be signing his new rock ’n’ roll book as well as his nonfiction volume titled “Billikens, Boilermakers & Banana Slugs: The Stories Behind College Nicknames” on Saturday at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City.

  • Album Review: DJ Dodger Stadium, 'Friend of Mine' (Body High)

    By Beau Blackstock, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Album Review: DJ Dodger Stadium, “Friend of Mine” (Body High)

  • Steely Dan to perform at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City

    By Sandi Davis, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Steely Dan touring guitarist Jon Herington discusses his 15 years with the band, performing live and the blues. Steely Dan will perform Monday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

  • Music review: Braid, 'No Coast' (Top Shelf Records)

    By Jessica Allison, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Music review: Braid, “No Coast” (Top Shelf Records)

  • Album Review: Manmade Objects, 'Monuments' (Self-released)

    By Kellen McGugan, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Album Review: Manmade Objects, “Monuments” (Self-released)

  • Mid-season report

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Halfway through 2014, our pop music columnist pauses for a breather.

  • Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70

    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Texas blues legend has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival. Winter, who was 70, had been set to release a new album this fall, NPR reports. Winter's death was confirmed by his publicist, who issued a statement saying, "His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest guitarists." Winter reportedly died in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. A cause of death has not been provided. He had maintained a busy touring schedule, with dates in the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe scheduled for a four-month tour that was to begin this month.