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Directed by Kelly Kerr, OSU’s coordinator of student media, the feature-length documentary looks at those who live and work in Tulsa’s Greenwood District today, what the future holds for Greenwood and how the memory of the massacre effects the neighborhood.

Kerr created an independent study course last fall and used OSU students as crew members. Production took a year, and the students conducted more than 20 interviews, earning college credit for their work.

The film concludes with Taylor Hanson, of the Tulsa-based Grammy-nominated band Hanson, performing an original song about Greenwood.

“Greenwood: Here and Now” will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the O’Colly Media Group app, which is available on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Firestick. For more information, go to https://www.ocolly.com.

HDay Dance Party Playlist

Higher Power – Coldplay
Anywhere With You – Mat Kearney
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears for Fears
Crazy Beautiful – Hanson
Step By Step – NKOTB
Believe – Cher
Firework – Katy Perry
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore
Hey Ya – Outkast
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
1999 – Prince
Ride With Me – Nelly
Lettsanity – Lettuce
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Love On Top – Beyonce
Virtual Insanity – Jamiroqua
I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
Brick House – Commodores
No Scrubs – TLC
Motownphilly – Boyz II Men
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson

HANSON: Concerts This Week

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This week we have been creating live streaming and in person experiences as a part of our Hanson Day 2021 celebration. Check out a selection images captured by Taylor for the limited edition The Worlds A Stage gallery. A few special members will get their hands on a signed numbered limited edition print. The journey is the destination.

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LISTEN: Hanson Talks New Album & Being Eliminated From ‘The Masked Singer’!

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Issac, Taylor and Zac Hanson joined us today via Zoom to break down their recent elimination from ‘The Masked Singer‘! They were under the Russia Dolls costumes but were finally guessed. The guys have also been slowly releasing songs to a new album called ‘Against The World‘ with the song ‘Annalie’ being the very first single. The guys say more songs are on the way soon and it will eventually make up the full album. Plus they talking 2021 touring plans, family life and more!

Catch the rest of the season of FOX’s hit show ‘The Masked Singer’ Wednesdays at 8/7c!

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The Masked Singer Reveled Clues

 

The M’s in Russian Dolls’ packages – including the letterman jacket – are a nod to Hanson’s song, “MMMBop”

The Weird Al clue is a nod to Weird Al’s famous cameo in Hanson’s “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin'” music video

The puppet strings and banjo strings in Russian Dolls’ packages are a clue to Hanson’s orchestral album, ‘String Theory’

Abraham Lincoln in the Russian Dolls’ packages is a clue to Zac’s son Abraham as well as the group’s popular song ‘Penny & Me’

 

Hanson revealed as ‘Masked Singer’s’ Russian Dolls

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Hanson revealed as ‘Masked Singer’s’ Russian Dolls

It was a triple reveal on “The Masked Singer” as we finally found out who was behind the Russian Dolls. They hit the top of the charts way back in 1997, with a little tune called “MMMBop.”

Three singers, one big reveal, and one famous last name.

“The Masked Singer’s” Russian Dolls have been revealed as singing brothers Hanson.

Not only did they belt out their best, they did it in bulky costumes.

Isaac Hanson: “It was definitely heavy and, I mean, the sight lines were definitely complicated, and your range of motion was generally — it was complicated, but we made the most of it. We had a great time.”

Isaac Hanson: “I’ve never been that close to my brothers before, and I don’t ever want to be that close.”

Zac Hanson: “Some nice mint gum was required.”

Taylor Hanson: “It did get us thinking about a new rendition of ‘Guys and Dolls.’”

The doll disguise did help keep people guessing.

Zac Hanson: “There was never any fourth person. We did strategically move dolls around, have dancers move dolls around when the cameras weren’t looking at them.”

Though it wasn’t a secret from all audience members.

Isaac Hanson: “Most of the kids knew. I had to keep my — I had to keep my 7-year-old daughter in the dark, because that girl cannot keep a secret.”

Zac Hanson: “My kids knew, and they were into it. They thought it was cool.”

Up next for Hanson is new music and a tour!

Zac Hanson: “We have a brand new album. It’s called ‘Against the World,’ and what we’re doing is releasing it one song at a time: July, August, September, October. We’ll be doing streaming shows with limited in-person tickets, and then, in the spring of 2022, we’ll be touring around the world.”

And on “The Masked Singer,” it’s now time for the final four, next Wednesday, right here on 7.

Hanson’s turn as Russian Dolls on ‘The Masked Singer’ snags FOX Super 6 player stacks of cash

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FULL INTERVIEW: Hanson revealed on latest episode of The Masked Singer

The band made Masked Singer history as the first-ever group to participate in the show. Hanson discussed new music, shows and their experience on the hit FOX show.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, famous for their hit single “MMMBop,” rocked the “The Masked Singer” stage in Wednesday night’s reveal, totally fooling the audience.

The brothers called the experience “fun, isolating, challenging.”

And though “The Masked Singer” did not keep the Russian Dolls around for another week, the characters’ reveal left viewers shocked and one FOX Super 6 player $10,000 richer.

Only five costumes remained at the top of Wednesday’s feisty five battle: Black Swan, the Russian Dolls, Chameleon, Piglet and Yeti. And while the Russian Dolls teamed up for some incredible performances, they were finally ousted from their nest and revealed as 90’s icons and pop-rock trio Hanson.

“We really liked that it was about singing,” Taylor told FOX Television Stations.

 

“You’re going on stage, and you’re no longer you. You’re some new character that you’re creating. I think that’s a really powerful experience, a powerful way to try and rethink what you can add to performing when really people are in the audience and we are playing as Hanson, and hopefully, that will add that much more to kind of the way we do things going forward,” Zac shared.

The band made “Masked Singer” history as the first-ever group to participate in the show, which made the process incredibly challenging.

“Not only were we doing it for the first time, but the whole team was trying to figure out how to make it work for the first time,” Zac said.

Next year, the brothers will celebrate a momentous 30 years as a band, and they say their musical style still continues to evolve.

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Hanson was revealed as the Russian Dolls on Wednesday night’s episode of The Masked Singer. (FOX)

“You have things that will forever remain the same. One of those things obviously would be harmony,” Isaac said. “When you’re going through the inevitable changes of life, especially from being young kids, teenagers to adulthood and so on, there’s a lot of life that gets poured into those songs.”

Zac continued, “Evolution as an artist isn’t really about leaving behind what you were, it’s about adding something new to what you are, and that has been a continual process for us, year after year after year. You develop your skills, you develop more perspective, and those experiences pour into the songs you write.”

But Hanson believes the group’s evolution will not shift to costumes and choreography like they donned in “The Masked Singer.”

“We discovered we definitely will not be adding costumes,” Zac laughed.

But “The Masked Singer” isn’t the only surprise from the group this year. Hanson is making 2021 all about new music with their seventh studio release, “Against The World,” set to premiere in seven consecutive monthly singles throughout the year.

Their debut single “Annalie” was released earlier this week.

“I think it’s really unique. I don’t think we’ve released anything quite like this. I like that curveball element,” Isaac said of the new single.

The group’s project will usher in a stream of new content including music videos for each of the seven tracks and a summer concert series, offering both livestream and limited in-person tickets.

“We are inviting fans to go on a journey. We’re taking a journey of discovery with the audience,” Taylor revealed.

And while Hanson will not be able to participate in the final four on “The Masked Singer,” it still left another lucky fan with $10,000.

Jenna from Michigan, who watches “The Masked singer” every week, was Wednesday evening’s winner.

Questions this week included, “How many Russian Dolls will sing?”, “Does Cluedle-Doo interrupt the panel?” and “Who is going to be unmasked on Wednesday night?”

Only 12% of participants were able to correctly guess that the Russian Dolls would be sent home, and while Hanson won’t make it to the final four, the brothers said “it was a great experience.”

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Watch all-new episodes of “The Masked Singer” on FOX Wednesdays from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.

This station is owned by the FOX Corporation. This story was reported from Los Angeles.

HANSON: Russian Dolls

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Check out this pic during the making of our latest music video for the brand new single, Annalie. This week we are unfolding a ton of new music and announcements about the new album Against The World. Check out the song wherever music is streamed or sold!

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‘Masked Singer’ reveals first band to compete on show

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THE MASKED SINGER: Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson with host Nice Cannon in "The Quarter Finals - Five Fan Favorites!" episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, May 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), © 2021 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Michael Becker/FOX.

The identity of The Russian Dolls was revealed as a popular 1990s band on “The Masked Singer.”

(CNN)The first band to compete on “Masked Singer,” The Russian Dolls were revealed on last night’s show.

Along with The Russian Dolls, Wednesday nigtht also featured Black Swan, Chameleon, Piglet and Yeti.
The judging panel, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, did guess The Russian Dolls were a band, but were throwing out incorrect guesses with Sugarland, Boyz II Men, Barenaked Ladies, Savage Garden, and Devo.
Scherzinger eventually landed on Hanson. McCarthy switched her Boyz II Men guess for Hanson. Jeong thought it was the Jonas Brothers.
Hanson, made of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, were in fact under the huge domed head that Nick Cannon struggled to take off.
“You’ve made ‘Masked Singer’ history, this is the first time we’ve ever had a band on our show,” Scherzinger said, adding that the group’s “vocals slayed week after week.”
The brothers said that they agreed appearing on the show was a unique opportunity to do something different.