Oklahoma music

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country to name a new favorite song and, this month, KOSU featured Tulsa band Broncho.

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Now we hear a little of the Kennedy Center Honors. It's the annual celebration of the performing arts. And NPR's Lynn Neary was there.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we rewind to the 1990s, with Oklahomans in all their alt-rock loving, flannel-wearing glory.

Check out the tracklisting below.

Gobble gobble! Our Thanksgiving weekend edition of New Music Friday includes the warped and wild pop sounds of My Brightest Diamond, stunning instrumental records from Ed Harcourt and Jacco Gardner, punk with heart and humor from Art Brut and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined this week by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson as they do a quick sprint through the essential albums dropping on Nov. 23.

Featured Albums:

  1. My Brightest Diamond: A Million And One
    Featured Song: "It's Me On The Dance Floor"

What does it mean to be influential? When the Turning the Tables team got together to create a list of the most influential women and non-binary artists of the 21st century, we found ourselves challenged by just how much ground that word – "influential" – can cover. It's a question that only led us to more questions: Who gets to decide what comprises an artist's legacy? What does it mean to shape the sound of a moment? What does it take to truly last?

Rewind 007: Pop Music

Nov 18, 2018

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

In this episode, we explore the world of pop music, through Oklahomans that sang, played, recorded, wrote or produced pop songs.

Check out the tracklisting below.

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One of the legends of country music, guitarist and singer Roy Clark, has died. Clark, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, was beloved by generations of fans for his work on the TV show Hee Haw, which he joined in 1969, acting as joyful co-host for nearly a quarter century.

He was 85 years old, and died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Okla. due to complications from pneumonia. His death was announced in a statement from his publicists.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed to NPR on Thursday that "there are no plans for them to attend" the awards ceremony, which will be held on Dec. 2 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

This decision makes Trump the only president to miss the ceremony twice in the history of the awards, which were inaugurated in 1978.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Two decades since “MMMBop,” ’90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join us.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we look at Oklahoma blues and jazz musicians. The genres flourished in Oklahoma supper clubs and ballrooms in the early 20th century, not only in all-black towns, but also in sections of larger cities (Tulsa’s Greenwood District, Oklahoma City’s Deep Deuce District, and Muskogee’s South 2nd Street).

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