• 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.

  • Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry dies at 52

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys who left the group before it found major label success, has died. He was 52. Berry died Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts, following a long battle with frontotemporal dementia, according to his stepmother, Louise Berry, of Stamford, Connecticut. He had been in declining health and spent the last three to four years in medical facilities, she said. Frontotemporal dementia is a progressive disease that has no cure, according to the Mayo Clinic. Berry's interest in music blossomed as a teen after he moved to New York City, his father, John Berry III, told The Associated Press. Berry met future bandmate Michael Diamond at the Walden Sc

  • 2 Eagles of Death Metal concerts cancelled in France

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — Two French music festivals have cancelled Eagles of Death Metal's concerts this summer in reaction to comments by the band's frontman over the Paris attacks. The Rock en Seine concert in Paris and the Cabaret Vert festival in northern France said in a statement Friday they are "in total disagreement with Jesse Hughes' recent allegations." Hughes told the U.S. online Taki's Magazine last week that he saw some "terrorists" in the Bataclan concert hall before the Nov. 13 show and saw "Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack." The band's performance on Nov. 13 turned into a bloodbath when suicide bombers stormed in as part of near-simultaneous attacks in Paris. The band had previously return

  • Kim Kardashian 'proud' of hubby Kanye West's 'Ellen' rant

    Kim Kardashian \'proud\' of hubby Kanye West\'s...

    Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian is praising husband Kanye West's bizarre appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The rapper covered a variety of topics as he rambled nearly uninterrupted for seven and a half minutes during a segment on Thursday's "Ellen." At one point he danced around on stage before later chiding those who would refer to him as "whacko Kanye." West wrapped things up by telling the audience, "I'm sorry for the realness." Kardashian posted "Proud of my baby" on Twitter along with a clip of West's appearance. She also acknowledges the buzz around the segment by saying "LOL" to another Twitter user who described it as "twitter kanye in real life.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 20, 2016: Celebrate Bob Dylan 'On a Night Like This' at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 20, 2016:...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Today's featured event: TULSA – The Bob Dylan Archive will host a concert celebrating Bob Dylan at 8 tonight at the iconic Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main. As previously reported, “On a Night Like This” will feature 30 artists who will perform some of Dylan’s greatest hits. The tribute show is produced and curated by renowned Oklahoma musician and producer Steve Ripley. “I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a lot of great people in the music business,” said Ripley in a news release. “The Tractors project was by far the biggest success of the things I’ve done, but, for me, all of that pales in comparison to having played guitar with Bob.




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