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Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native returns home to perform

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people can recognize her instrument by sight, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis knows their familiarity with its wide range of sounds is probably limited to the stereotypical tinkling glissandos. "It's like the intro to...

 

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native returns home to perform

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people can recognize her instrument by sight, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis knows their familiarity with its wide range of sounds is probably limited to the stereotypical tinkling glissandos. "It's like the intro to...

 

Gayle Curry uses art to cope with her parents' cancer fights

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Orbs of purple, black and white swirl together in one of Oklahoma City artist Gayle L. Curry's favorite paintings in her new exhibit "Unknown Origins." "This is my mom's leukemia. When she was diagnosed by the doctor we're seei...

 

Oklahoma musician Roger Miller honored with tribute album

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first track of the new album "King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller" opens with Miller jokingly dubbing himself "probably one of the greatest songwriters that ever lived." As usual, Miller manages to deliver the...

 

Belgian artist brings intricate paper fashion to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Whether she is handcrafting a pearl necklace, building a ballet slipper or recreating the lacy ruff of an elaborate late Renaissance period gown, Isabelle de Borchgrave starts with the same surprising material. Plain, white...

 

Oklahoma City costume designer preps for busy summer shows

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before mother and daughter can switch bodies and outfits in Disney's "Freaky Friday," before the cast of "Hello, Dolly!" can put on their "Sunday clothes," and before the former bandmates in "Mamma Mia!" can pull out their old...

 

Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary of cookie sales

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Schmid considers selling cookies her second-favorite thing about Girl Scouts. It's a close second, but the Bridge Creek Middle School seventh-grader ranks riding horses at Camp E-Ko-Wah near Marlow "just above cookie...

 

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