Casinos line up winter concerts

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Casinos line up winter concerts

Casinos across the state are cranking up the volume to end 2015 on a high note with upcoming concerts featuring Reba McEntire, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, the Oak Ridge Boys, Liza Minnelli and more.

WinStar World Casino and Resort on I-35 near the Texas state line, Riverwind Casino in Norman, Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Sugarcreek Casino in Hinton and others have packed the last months of the year with plenty of entertainment to please every kind of music lover.

Some of these concerts are sure to sell out quickly. And schedules can change so check the website. Here’s the lineup.

WinStar World Casino, Global Events Center.
Four-time Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award Winner Pepe Aguilar, 9 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets: $45 to $75.

Country singer Kacey Musgraves, 8 p.m. Oct. 10. She’s a nominee for the 2015 Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and her album “Pageant Material” is up for Album of the Year. Tickets: $35 to $65.

Lionel Richie, 9 p.m. Oct. 23. Richie, an original member of the Commodores, established a solo career in R&B, Soul, Pop and Pop Rock. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Tickets: $90 to $150.

Jackson Browne, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. He has released 14 studio albums and four collections of live performances. He’ll be joined by special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Tickets: $55 to $95.

Mickey Gilley, 3 p.m. Nov. 8. His many hits include “City Lights” and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” Tickets: $15 to $35.

Smokey Robinson, 9 p.m. Nov. 13. Between 1960 and 1971, he sang lead for the Miracles, bagging 27 hits, including “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me,” “Shop Around” and “The Tears of a Clown.” Tickets: $40 to $75

Actress and singer Liza Minnelli, 8 p.m. Nov. 14. She won a Tony award at 19 and was nominated for her first Academy Award at age 23 for the role of Pookie Adams in “The Sterile Cuckoo.” She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in “Cabaret.” Minnelli has a long list of albums and more coming. Tickets: $55 to $85.

Country music legend Willie Nelson, 9 p.m. Nov. 27. Affectionately known as the Red-Headed Stranger, his hits include “Good Hearted Woman,” “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and “On the Road Again.” Tickets: $35 to $65.

Oklahoma native Reba McEntire, 8 p.m. Nov. 28. Her long and successful career is highlighted by 14 American Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards and two Grammys. A few of her hits include “Turn on the Radio,” “Somebody,” “Whoever’s in New England” and “Consider Me Gone.” Tickets: $85 to $150.

Singer and songwriter Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m. Dec. 5. His hits include “Guitars, Cadillacs,” “I Sang Dixie,” “Streets of Bakersfield” and “Ain’t That Lonely Yet.” Yoakam is said to be one of country music’s biggest influencers. Tickets: $35 to $55.

Sibling duo Donnie and Marie Osmond, 4 p.m. Dec. 19- 20. A variety show mix of their hits plus comedy, show dancers and special effects. Tickets: $70 to $125.

Riverwind Casino, Showplace Theatre.
“The Intimate Truth” featuring R&B and jazz singer Ledisi with guest Ruben Studdard, 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Tickets: $59 to $79.

Don Williams, 8 p.m. Nov. 13. The Country Music Association named him Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978, the same year “Tulsa Time” won Single of the Year. Tickets: $37 to $57.

LeAnn Rimes, 8 p.m. Nov. 20. She has sold 42 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. At 13, she had her firs national hit with “Blue” in 1996. Tickets: $47 to $67.

Stoney Larue, a Texas native turned longtime Oklahoma resident, 8 p.m. Nov. 27. His new CD, “Us Time,” releases Oct. 16. Tickets: $32 to $52.

Choctaw Casino Resort, Grand Theater.
The Band Perry, 8 p.m. Oct. 16. “If I Die Young” hit No. 1 on the country charts and crossed over to No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Other hits include “Better Dig Two,” “Done” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.” Tickets: $45 to $145.

REO Speedwagon, 8 p.m. Nov. 14.The band came together in 1967 and rocked the nation with “Keep on Loving You” and “Take it on the Run.” Tickets: $25 to $45.

Pop singer and songwriter Michael Bolton, 8 p.m. Nov. 20. He has won two Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performances and six American Music Awards and penned songs that have been recorded and performed by more than 100 diverse artists. Tickets $30 to $55.

Heart, 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson stormed the charts in the 1970s with hits “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda”and “Straight On” and kept topping the charts through the ’80s and ’90s. Tickets $35 to $65.

Randy Houser featuring Frankie Ballard and special guest Craig Campbell, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Houser’s hits include “How Country Feels,” “Runnin Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss.” Tickets $15 to $35.

Clay Walker with Restless Heart, 8 p.m. De. 31. Walker first topped the Billboard country charts in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with “Live Until I Die.” Restless Heart, with three of its five members from Oklahoma, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Oct. 16. The band’s hits include “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Fast Movin’ Train” and “When She Cries.” Tickets: $25 to $45.

Sugar Creek Casino, Event Center,
:* Montgomery Gentry and Marshall Tucker Band at Osage Casino, Tulsa.
* Babyface, REO Speedwagon and KC and the Sunshine Band at 7 Clans Paradise Casino, Red Rock.
* Casey Donahew Band and Michael Bolton, Choctaw Casino in Pocola.
* Kellie Pickler at Choctaw Casino in Grant.

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