Local Current Blog

February 6, 2015

Why I admire Al Green, by Sonny Knight

This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners: Al Green, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, and John Coltrane. We’ll be playing their music on the radio, and we’re asking local artists to share their thoughts on these great African-American musicians. Today, Sonny Knight writes about Al Green. […]

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Jack White’s booking agency blacklists University of Oklahoma after school paper publishes his guacamole recipe

Jack White has taken umbrage at The Oklahoma Daily‘s decision to publish the tour rider corresponding to his Monday night show at the University of Oklahoma. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the booking agency responsible for booking White and other acts, has notified the university that it will no longer book any artists at university-affiliated venues because, […]

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Jack White realizes his dream, grabs coffee with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

In a recent interview with Jordan Klepper of The Daily Show, Jack White was asked when he realized that he’d “made it.” White’s response? He hadn’t yet. “When I have coffee with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic one day,” said White, “that’s when I’ll know. People say ‘I know I’ve made it when “Weird Al” covers your song.’ […]

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Today’s Music News: Gary Glitter convicted of (more) sex offenses

Gary Glitter, born Paul Gadd, has been convicted in London of several sex offenses against very young girls in the 1970s. Though Glitter’s 1972 song “Rock and Roll (Part II)” has remained popular as a jock jam, repeated revelations of sex crimes and child pornography have effectively ended his career as an active artist. The sentence for […]

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