• US Marine Osprey crashes in Hawaii; 1 dead, 21 injured

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals. Dark smoke from the fire billowed into the sky as rescuers made their way to the scene at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu. The injuries ranged from critical to minor, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific spokesman Capt. Alex Lim said. The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, which can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an airplane, had a "hard-landing mishap" at about 11:40 a.m., the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit said in a statement. The cause of the crash was under investigation, Lim said.

  • Police: 9 dead in Texas shooting all members of biker gangs

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday. The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy Waco shopping center along Interstate 35 that draws a large lunchtime crowd. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant and another person died at a hospital. The nine killed were all members of biker gangs, he said, as were the 18 people who were taken to hospitals with injuries that include stab and gunshot wounds. Some victims are being treated for both, he said.

  • Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event. Swift also won top Billboard 200 album for "1989" and top female artist Sunday night. "Oh, this is such a good night!" she said after winning the top prize, besting One Direction, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Katy Perry. "Early this morning I watched my brother Austin graduate from Notre Dame ... (and) to anyone who's graduating this year ... this is for you." "This is kind of a graduation for us," Swift said to the audience of top musicians. West, however, was booed during his smoky performance of "All Day" and "Black Skinhe

  • Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday. Someone called for help late Saturday after losing contact with Potter, 43, and his climbing partner, Graham Hunt, 29. They had jumped from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point, park ranger Scott Gediman said. He said a search-and-rescue team looked for the men overnight but couldn't find them. On Sunday morning, a helicopter crew spotted their bodies in Yosemite Valley. No parachutes had been deployed.

  • CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — The first week of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end this weekend with plenty of buzz. Natalie Portman talked about why her new film in Israel is not political, there was an honor for Jane Fonda and a big deal for Tom Ford. And then there was also Sylvester Stallone, making news outside of the festival. The Associated Press' journalists were on hand, capturing all the details: ___ ROONEY MARA TAKES TOP BILLING ON RED CARPET: Rooney Mara scored a fashion coup at the "Carol" premiere in a diaphanous white gown that upstaged her more famous co-star Cate Blanchett.

  • Detroit R&B-jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly dead at 70

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, who opened for Motown greats like Stevie Wonder and later entered the ministry, has died. She was 70. Barnes-Kennerly died Friday in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she went for a performance, friend and bass player Ralphe Armstrong told the Detroit Free Press. He said she had at least two strokes in recent years and died of heart failure. Barnes-Kennerly recorded in the 1960s for Detroit's Mickay Records and Coral Records, a Decca Records label. While never signing with Motown Records, she opened for a number of its stars, including Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight. If Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, "Ortheia was the empress,"

  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic concert will feature scores of video games

    BY RICK ROGERS, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present “Video Games Live!,” a multimedia show that combines cutting-edge visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and music performed by a symphony orchestra.

  • Janet Jackson celebrates birthday by announcing comeback

    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Janet Jackson is returning to music. The iconic pop diva surprised fans late Friday night by announcing comeback plans, which include a new album and a world tour. “I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year: new music, new world tour, new movement,” Jackson said in a video that she tweeted out at midnight to coincide with her 49th birthday. “I’ve been listening,” she continued. “Let’s keep the conversation going.”

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  • Belle Isle Library in Oklahoma City will host Western-themed evening

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Guthrie native Jim Garling will perform at a Western-themed program at Belle Isle Library in Oklahoma City.

  • B.B. King sang the blues in Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King has passed away at age 89. He had played in the state on several occasions.

  • Hanson fans from around the world bond in Tulsa

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    People from all corners of the world converge on Tulsa each year for one reason: Hanson. The band’s annual Hanson Day weekend has turned into a sort of Hanson-Con, drawing fans of the band from everywhere to hear from the band and get a personal experience. Hanson may be the initiation for the gathering, yet the experience for fans is much richer. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • B.B. King's 10 Greatest Songs

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    By the mid-Sixties, King had arrived at his mature guitar style, characterized by bursts of sharp, precise phrases subtly inflected with the left-hand vibrato that you can hear showcased on this particularly moody hit. As an organ broods in the background, shifting from one chord to the next like tectonic plates, King howls insistently that his woman stay locked up in their home throughout the day, away from her family. He never reveals the source of his lyrics' possessive fury.

  • Eric Clapton Pays Tribute to B.B. King: 'He Was a Beacon'

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    "His music is almost a thing of the past now, and there are not many left that play it in the pure way that B.B. did," guitarist says of his friend and frequent collaborator.

  • They Might Be Giants hits redial on Dial-A-Song service

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based band is releasing 52 songs this year — one a week — as part of its resurrected Dial-A-Song service, which fans can tap into online or actually call up through a toll-free number. And the two-time Grammy winners are feeling the Dial-A-Song love again, especially in concerts like the one they’ll play Friday night at Oklahoma City’s Diamond Ballroom.

  • In town and around: Oklahoma entertainment highlights

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    In town and around: Oklahoma entertainment highlights

  • Leon Russell tops Taloa's new list of performers

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The inaugural Taloa Music Festival announced in April released dozens of new acts Thursday to join the electro, funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass lineup. The festival will take place Sept. 25-27 in downtown Guthrie.

  • Is Johnny Polygon Oklahoma's brightest hip-hop star?

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Nathan Poppe interviewed Tulsa’s Johnny Polygon after his raucous set at Norman Music Festival 8. The two discussed Polygon’s confidence, love for Oklahoma and what’s next for the hip-hop artist.

  • Band Q&A: Spoon

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Nathan Poppe interviewed Britt Daniel of Spoon about Howard Stern, taking breaks and rebuilding his band.

  • Leon Russell tops 30+ new acts for Guthrie's Taloa Music Festival

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The inaugural Taloa Music Festival was announced in April, and the eclectic concert celebration released dozens of new acts Thursday to join the electro, funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass lineup. The festival will take place Sept. 25-27 in downtown Guthrie. >> Here’s the original announcement. Lawton-born musician Leon Russell tops Taloa’s new list of performers. The […]