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Cody Alan Leads CMT in Nashville’s Pride Parade

CMT staffers and families were among the 6,000 people who participated in Nashville’s Pride Parade Saturday (June 22).

June Carter Cash Distinguished Herself as a Team Player

June Carter — who was born 90 years ago Sunday (June 23) — seemed destined to live out her artistic life as a team player. Born into the fabled Carter Family triumvirate that included her mother, Maybelle, June gained her highest visibility recording and writing songs with others.

Kris Kristofferson Has Dazzled Us With His Images

In poems and songs, “images” are those clusters of words that appeal so vividly to our senses that we tend to remember them long after we’ve forgotten the rest of the words surrounding them. Think of T.S. Eliot’s “when the evening is spread out against the sky/like a patient etherized upon a table,” from “The... Read more »

Cassadee Pope Delivers Music to Chicago Seniors

A description of Cassadee Pope's first Musicians on Call visit to a hospital for older adults in Chicago.

Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack and Randy Rogers Are “Flatland Hillbillies”

The world premiere of "Flatland Hillbillies" from Rodney Crowell and his friends Lee Ann Womack and Randy Rogers.

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Trae Young finishes second for NBA Rookie of the Year

By Joe MussattoNorman native and former OU star Trae Young finished second in NBA Rookie of the Year voting. The Atlanta Hawks point guard averaged 19.1 points and 8.1 assists per game in his rookie season.

Police release hundreds of files from Smollett investigation

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.The footage from a body camera worn by a police officer who responded on Jan.

OKCPS board member gets restraining order against chairwoman

By Tim Willert and Nuria Martinez-KeelStaff writersA judge prohibited the Oklahoma City School Board from discussing the conduct of member Charles Henry at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting.Henry sought a temporary restraining order against board Chairwoman Paula Lewis, complaining in his application she "has violated a board policy in an attempt to take disciplinary action against me at today's board meeting.

'We need to know:' Oklahoma County Jail Trust hears report from sheriff's office, asks for continuing updates

By Kayla BranchStaff writerkbranch@oklahoman.comQuestions over mental health and daily operations filled the third meeting of the recently created Oklahoma County Jail Trust.Trustees heard a report Monday from current jail administrators working in the sheriff’s office on new mental health treatment pods, day-to-day operations, challenges facing staff and more.

Artists file $100 million suit against Universal Music over 2008 fire

Several prominent bands, musicians and artist estates sued the world's largest record company, Universal Music Group [UMG], on Friday after an investigation published by the New York Times earlier this month alleged that hundreds of thousands of master recordings, protection copies, unreleased music and other materials had burned in a massive fire at a UMG vault in 2008.The suit, which seeks damages in excess of $100 million, was filed by the estates of Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur, the bands Hole and Soundgarden, and singer-songwriter Steve Earle; it is seeking class action status, so that any other "similarly situated," UMG-affiliated musicians and estates may enter the suit as well.

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