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The Great Divide reunites at Junk Hippy Fest in El Reno

The Great Divide reunites at Junk Hippy Fest in El Reno

The Red Dirt band is keeping things low-key and fun in its return to the stage.

No Plains Pipeline founder Ashley McCray speaks during a press conference announcing the campaign to stop Plains All American’s
Diamond Pipeline, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local natives and environmentalists focus on a proposed pipeline in Oklahoma

Diamond Pipeline would run from Cushing to Memphis, Tennessee.

Congratulations, y’all

Kelly Clarkson, the first American Idol winner, married her sweetheart, Brandon Blackstock, at Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tenn., according to eonline.com. Blackstock is the stepson of redheaded Okie and Queen of Country Reba McEntire. Coincidentally, McEntire and Clarkson are BFFs, and McEntire’s husband — Narvel Blackstock — manages the pop princess. Talk about a confusing

Lady ‘Gag’-a

Credit: Brad Gregg Now she can add political activist. The Checotah native and Nashville, Tenn., resident has recently taken a stand against Tennessee lawmakers attempting to pass what critics derisively call the “Ag- Gag” bill. The Livestock Cruelty Prevention Act would require videos or photos documenting livestock animal cruelty to be given to authorities within

Cheap shoots

The notion of genre has become increasingly muddled with each passing decade. As technology progresses, so, too, do the means by which that music is produced. New sounds are born from new methods and ideas, and the traditional framework of a once-pure building block evolves into something completely its own. This is especially true of

Young restless

Since winning “Nashville Star” in 2006, Chris Young has been on a hot streak: three smash albums, high-profile tours and two American Country Awards. It’s all a far cry from his start at a certain Tex-Mex restaurant chain, competing with sizzling fajitas for the crowd’s attention. “I had a standing gig at an El Chico

Dressing room

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who love wedding receptions and those who don’t. If you’re in the latter camp, you may agree with one character in “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” who describes the wedding reception depicted in the play as “the bland leading the bland.” The same might

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