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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Woody Guthrie Center welcomes traveling Beatles exhibit this week

An exhibit from the Grammy Museum called "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!" opens Wednesday at the center in the Brady Arts District. It will be on display through June.


Tulsan John Calvin Abney's debut album is all about the stories

The Tulsa native is on the road now, but not for long. He has a run of several shows booked for his hometown, starting at The Colony Feb. 6.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

Kongos bring worldly approach to alt-rock to Cain's on Sunday

The band of brothers will play Cain's Ballroom on Sunday. Sons of renowned South African songwriter John Kongos, they moved around quite a bit, eventually settling in Arizona, where most of the brothers spent their teenage years.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene of the crash near Los Angeles.

Jack White's contract with OU: No bananas and chunky avocado

Sooners with a penchant for potassium-filled yellow foods may want to steer clear of the Jack White concert on Monday at OU.

Review: Loretta Lynn shines at The Joint

Photo gallery: Loretta Lynn performs at The Joint

Miranda Lambert leads ACM nominations with eight

Oklahomans fared well in this year's nominations: Garth Brooks was back in contention for Entertainer of the Year, and Carrie Underwood got three nods. Blake Shelton was nominated for two: Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "Lonely Tonight." Muskogee's Swon Brothers were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year.

Former rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested on suspicion of murder in fatal hit-and-run wreck

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, hours after the rap music figure turned himself in to authorities in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and injured another near Los Angeles.

No Not Me: Tulsa Edison senior takes stand against school bullies with song, music video

Anastasia Richardson, 18, wrote "I Am Beautiful" and filmed an anti-bullying music video that is garnering national attention.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Offbeat: Here are the concert tickets on sale Friday morning, and there's quite a few

Shows include Miranda Lambert, Rush, Weird Al Yankovic and more

TVtype: Teacher, students get their "Uptown Funk' on in music video

Video: Teacher and students stage their own music video take on Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Dancing With the Stars' pro dancer talks about tour coming to Tulsa

Keo Motsepe, several other of the professional dancers and last season's winner Alfonso Ribeiro will perform Saturday at Brady Theater.

10 best Super Bowl musical performances of all time

Super Bowl time capsule: Mr. T, Apple Macintosh, ‘In Living Color,’ wardrobe malfunction

Plugged In: Live music guide for the week of Jan. 28

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carrie Underwood to perform 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight' Sunday on NBC

Each week of the last two NFL seasons, the Oklahoma native's performance of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" has kicked off “Sunday Night Football,” primetime television's No. 1 program.


Cain's Ballroom announces three concerts

See alt-country band American Aquarium; the Take Action Tour, featuring several hard rock acts headlined by Memphis May Fire; and pop-punk band Yellowcard. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

TVtype: Video - Blake Shelton shows off comedy chops on 'Saturday Night Live'

See all the video from Blake Shelton's appearance as host and music guest on "Saturday Night Live"


Sunday, January 25, 2015

OK Mozart focuses on music of Italy for 2015 festival in Bartlesville

OK Mozart will take audiences on a musical tour of Italy for the festival's 31st annual season, taking place June 6-13 in and around the Bartlesville Community Center.

Friday, January 23, 2015

TVtype: The Black Eyed Peas to add K-pop star CL to new music

The Black Eyes Peas are collaborating with K-pop's CL on new album.

TVtype: 'Superheroes' Chris Evans and Chris Pratt Super Bowl bet to benefit charity

Stars Chris Pratt (" Guardians of the Galaxy") and Chris Evans ("Captain America") to play their superhero characters for charity in Super Bowl bet.


TVtype: More 'Fifty Shades of Grey' featured in new Ellie Goulding music video

Besides all that sex, there is some romance in the film "Fifty Shades of Grey' if you watch Ellie Goulding's new music video for 'Love Me Like You Do." It's from the film's soundtrack.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Watchdog group sues Illinois city over secret incentives for Garth Brooks concert

The watchdog group Better Government Association filed suit Thursday against the city of Rosemont, Ill. over its secrecy involving incentives to draw country music star Garth Brooks to Allstate Arena last year.

Offbeat: Here are the concerts and events going on sale Friday morning

Get your cards ready: Here's our new weekly reminder of the concerts and shows that go on sale Friday morning.

Blake Shelton learns about modeling with 'Saturday Night Live' photographer

Shelton, guest host of this week's "Saturday Night Live," was engaging in a rite that reaches back to the birth of this NBC institution: lending himself for a portfolio of images aired as "bumper IDs" before and after each commercial break.

Thunder on the Mountain brings Carrie Underwood to Arkansas music fest

Big & Rich and Sara Evans join already announced acts Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Cagle and a bunch of Oklahomans, including Stoney LaRue, Lower 40, Backroad Anthem, and the headliner: Carrie Underwood.

Sturgill Simpson sets Cain's show

Country singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson is set for his first Cain's Ballroom show this spring.

Bob Dylan says he would be a teacher if not a musician

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan says if he weren't a musician, he would be a teacher.

Luke Bryan, Rush announce BOK Center shows

The rock band Rush will launch its 40th anniversary tour in Tulsa this spring, and a month later Luke Bryan brings his Kick the Dust Up tour to Tulsa.


Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announces class of inductees

The hall will honor Tom Paxton, Jana Jae, Tom Skinner, Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys, the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and Sherman Halsey.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Weird Al Yankovic to return to Tulsa for May concert

The comedy recording artist will play the Brady Theater at 7:30 p.m. May 19 followed by a performance at Oklahoma City's Hudson Performance Hall on May 20.

Little Big Town sets Tulsa concert on March 21

The country band has announced it will perform March 21 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets are $60-$70 and go on sale Jan. 29.

Rocklahoma announces 2015 performers

Linkin Park and Slayer at the same music fest? That's a "major coup" according to a Rocklahoma official.


Plugged In: Live music guide for the week of Jan. 19

Your guide to who’s playing where this week in the Tulsa area

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oklahoma musical artist marches to the drumbeat of history

Jahruba Lambeth, an Oklahoma musical artist known for his African drum performances, participated in the Oklahoma City sit-in movement and the historic March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. shared his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

Jimmie Tramel: Can't get enough Garth? Here's a Garth Hall of Fame

Garth Brooks can take his rightful place alongside the world's greatest Garths. This will introduce you to a few of them.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Garth thrills Tulsa: A few tips if you're missing him already

Garth Brooks had a great run, and about 122,000 fans saw one of his seven performances. If you're already having Garth withdrawal, here are some things to help.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Man makes special proposal during Garth Brooks show

He was going to just wait for a song like "The Dance" or something, but with some luck, Chris Lewis was able to make his proposal at Garth Brooks show last week extra special.


Garth Brooks' tour among top grossing of 2014

Brooks finished the year ranked 22nd in Pollstar's list of the top tours of 2014. The industry-tracking magazine reported his gross ticket sales at $51 million with 822,447 sold.

Miranda Lambert to play BOK Center next month

Lambert announced in October that Tulsa would be a stop on her "Certified Platinum Tour" but didn't announce the date until Friday.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Jury sides with 1980s pop star Rick Springfield in concert-goer's personal injury lawsuit

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has ruled that 1980s pop star Rick Springfield didn't injure a woman at a New York State Fair concert a decade ago.

Idina Menzel to sing national anthem before Super Bowl XLIX; Legend to sing 'America the Beautiful'

NEW YORK (AP) — "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.


Rogues Five celebrates 50 years with reunion of Sand Springs band

The first Rogues Five reunion is set for this weekend, 50 years after the band formed. Ganem, Randy Ess, Philip Wilson, Bard Coats and Jamie Oldaker will play at the Sandite Billiards and Grill, 7822 W. Parkway Blvd., in Sand Springs, starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Rites held for noted Tulsa pianist, accompanist Betty Moses

Moses was for many years official pianist for the former Tulsa Philharmonic, as well as longtime accompanist for Tulsa Opera's chorus, and the annual Metropolitan Opera auditions in Tulsa.

Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa coming to Tulsa on Boys of Zummer tour

Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa and pop/rock group Fall Out Boy are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this summer, stopping in Tulsa in July.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kongos show at Cain's rescheduled

The show, originally set for Jan. 30, will now be Feb. 1, according to a release from Cain's. All tickets to the first show will be honored at the rescheduled date.

The Beatles set to invade Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center

The Woody Guthrie Center will soon open an exhibit celebrating the work of the biggest band of all time.


TVtype: Unsuspecting couples get wedding present from Maroon 5

You say Adam Levine and Maroon 5 showed up at your wedding?

Riverfield Rocks gives students a shot on Cain's Ballroom stage

Riverfield Rocks is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Cain's Ballroom with 11 bands and a drumline, all featuring students at the private, non-denominational Riverfield Country Day School.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Garth Brooks is back this weekend, and businesses are excited

After four days off, Garth Brooks takes the stage at the BOK Center Thursday to finish up his seven-show run. One weekend clearly wasn’t enough. So strap in everybody: The dance ain’t over yet.


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