• Movie review: “Jersey Boys”

    By Dennis King, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    In translating Des McAnuff’s Tony-winning, golden-oldie stage musical “Jersey Boys” — about the rise and fall and redemption of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — to the big screen, director Clint Eastwood steps gingerly between soaring theatricality and hard-nosed realism.

  • Album review: The Fresh and Onlys, 'House of Spirits' (Mexican Summer)

    By Kellen McGugan | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Album review: The Fresh and Onlys, ‘House of Spirits’ (Mexican Summer)

  • Gerry Goffin, prolific pop songwriter, is dead at 75

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Gerry Goffin, who collaborated with Carole King to write some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, songs that endured through generations to become classics, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “The Loco-Motion,” died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. His death was announced by his wife, Michelle. No cause was given.

  • YouTube to launch music service amid dispute

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    YouTube will launch a new subscription music service, the company acknowledged Tuesday after being dragged into a public dispute over royalties that will result in the blockade of some independent artists' music videos, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports Google Inc.-owned video site said in a statement that it is "adding subscription-based features for music on YouTube" and that "hundreds of major label and independent artists" have signed on. The paid service — to be launched within a few months — will likely allow playback of videos without ads and allow for offline playback on mobile devices. That's according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • Oklahoma City-area students attend marimba camp

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area students attended a marimba camp at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

  • Seniors cut a rug at the Young at Heart Senior Prom in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    The annual Young at Heart Senior Prom was held Tuesday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

  • Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts at No. 1 And Sets Vinyl Sales Record

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Jack White is on a roll, Time Magazine reports. White’s latest album, Lazaretto, came in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending June 15, selling 138,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

  • Stillwater band learns from VH1 contests in New York City

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    The One Seven Four may have not won Make A Band Famous on VH1, but they didn’t come home empty-handed either, according to The Stillwater News Press. The band gained a once in a lifetime experience as participants on the show. Cody Payne, vocal leader and rhythm guitar player, said the most important thing they learned was to stick to the rules when working with a big company like VH1. While on the show the band had to adjust accordingly. “You make it happen no matter what,” Payne said.

  • OK Mozart festival celebrates 30th year in Bartlesville

    By Glenda Rice Collins, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Exuberant Viennese waltzes, youthful talent, creative crossover and innovation set the tone for the 30th anniversary celebration of the OK Mozart International Festival, now known as OKM, based in Bartlesville. The festival was June 8-14.

  • Norman's Jazz in June festival to feature open-air sounds of range of musical styles

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    The 31st Jazz in June festival in Norman kicks off Thursday night and continues through Saturday featuring a variety of musical sounds.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

  • Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back'

    Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    You might know Brian Williams for his these rapping mash-up videos. Another one was uploaded last night, according to BuzzFeed. He recently appeared on The Tonight Show and said that these edited videos are “all what anyone mentions to me any more” and Cuba Gooding, Jr. once came up to him and told him that videos have made him a “huge figure in the rap and hip hop community.”

  • Midwest City hosts Tinker Inter-Tribal Council powwow

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    The Tinker Inter-Tribal Council hosted its powwow at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City over the weekend.

  • Nichols Hills Band to perform Thursday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    The Nichols Hills Band is launching its summer concert series Thursday.

  • Oklahoma musicians make a 'Stand' for health care

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features writer | Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Venerable Payne County band and helicopter crash survivors the Red Dirt Rangers rallied a group of more than 50 Sooner State musicians to record a newly released single and music video titled “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard),” designed to sing out in support of the Affordable Care Act and expanding health coverage for uninsured Oklahomans.

  • Edmond residents gather to sing national anthem

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Flag Day was celebrated in Edmond and across the country with a joint event called “Raise It Up!” The event at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum and elsewhere recognized Francis Scott Key and the writing of the national anthem 200 years ago.

  • Why Casey Kasem chose 'keep reaching for the stars'

    Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Casey Kasem, who died Sunday at the age of 82, was a never-can-say-goodbye kind of guy. And that's part of the reason he came up with his signature catchphrase, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." It beat saying "so long," accprding to Yahoo Music. Upon retiring from the weekly radio countdown show American Top 40 a decade ago, he explained that he didn't want to get mushy at the end of his final episode. "When I signed off, I just said, 'And don't forget, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars,'" as usual, he told the New York Times. "I just didn't want to say goodbye. Every station I was at, I never said goodbye — when I was in Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Oakland, and L.A. I don't know why."

  • Win VIP tickets to OKCFEST

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    If you’ve been excited for OKCFEST ever since it was first announced in April, you’re probably planning on attending. So, why not upgrade to VIP tickets? We’re giving away four VIP tickets to the June 46-29 Oklahoma City music festival, which will boast main stage headliners such as Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard and […]

  • Kanye West booed at Bonnaroo, again

    Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Kanye West, the Tennessee festival circuit just isn’t your scene my friend, the Toronto Sun reports. Friday night at the Bonnaroo music festival was easily one of the most anticipated for festival goers.

  • 11 Musical Genres on Pandora You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    When Pandora burst onto the scene 14 years ago, it quickly established itself as a terrific, and free, music-streaming website that could help you discover new music. Since its launch, however, there are quite a few other services (like Songza and Spotify) that promise the same thing, if not with more control, Yahoo Tech reports.