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An 'Outsiders' movie site in Sperry set to be restored

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) — A fund-raising campaign has been launched to restore another filming location from "The Outsiders" to past glory. A former DX service station in Sperry is among locations where footage was shot for the 1983 movie, based on...

 
 By Jimmie Tramel    Regional    May 12, 2019

Oklahoman makes an appearance on 'Naked and Afraid' episode

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — You're going to be seeing a lot of Jeremy Upshaw on television. The Tulsa-born Upshaw, a Stillwater High School graduate who lives in Enid, will bare it all in an upcoming episode of "Naked and Afraid." A Discovery Channel reali...

 
 By Jimmie Tramel    Regional    May 9, 2019

Oklahoman makes an appearance on 'Naked and Afraid' episode

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — You're going to be seeing a lot of Jeremy Upshaw on television. The Tulsa-born Upshaw, a Stillwater High School graduate who lives in Enid, will bare it all in an upcoming episode of "Naked and Afraid." A Discovery Channel reali...

 

Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40. Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection. Artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Tu...

 

Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40. Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection. Artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Tu...

 

Lane Frost's mother shares her appreciation for Luke Perry

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Obituaries reported the world lost an actor. But those in the bull riding community, including the mother of a famous Oklahoma bull rider, tell stories that suggest the world lost a heck of a guy. "He was a great person," Elsie...

 

Cain's Ballroom 'Walk of Fame' continues star gazing legacy

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — New ventures continue to spring up in the downtown Tulsa Arts District, but, in a year when Cain's Ballroom is turning 95, here's a reminder to look down. Specifically, look under your feet. One of the district's...

 
 By JIMMIE TRAMEL    Regional    May 13, 2018

BOK Center dedicates green rooms to Oklahoma artists

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U2 and Justin Timberlake had the opportunity to be exposed to Oklahoma music history during one of the biggest weeks in the BOK Center's 10-year history. The superstar artists didn't have to listen to a lecture or step into a cl...

 

Oklahoma family details what it's like to bear a famous name

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" was published 200 years ago. The classic piece of literature tackles this question: Should man possess the power to reanimate the dead? Locally, there's another Frankenstein tale, albeit...

 

Urban axe-throwing gains traction in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Keely Hawkins was wearing a green Christmas sweater (gingerbread man on the front) as she picked up an axe and cocked her arm to hurl it. The scene wasn't from a Hallmark movie gone wrong. It played out live at Angry Axe, Tulsa's...

 

Blind child in Oklahoma inspires Facebook group

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Kimberly Politte cast the first stone and started a colorful rockslide. Politte created the Facebook group 918 Rocks! People in the group post photos of painted rocks they are hiding or have found in spots all over the 918...

 

Tulsa man logs million miles on 1953 Ford

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ted Marsh, 80, is wired this way: When he finds something he likes, he keeps it. After high school, Marsh left his hometown of Ada for a job at an engineering company in Tulsa. The company changed hands a few times, but he staye...

 

Tornado-damaged church in Oklahoma rebuilds

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — While on the way to church last March, pastor J. Malcolm Phipps Jr. saw no clues that a storm was brewing. The sun was out. Birds were singing. "You wouldn't have known anything was wrong," he said. But the sky got dark, the...

 

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