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Anita Arnold poses for a photo at Black Liberated Arts Center, Friday, May 13, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Charlie Christian International Music Festival returns with an emphasis on the soloist’s breadth of influence

Charlie Christian International Music Festival returns with an emphasis on the soloist’s breadth of influence

Famous Oklahoman Charlie Christian is considered a great pioneering soloist on the electric guitar.

Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman

Charlie Christian International Music Festival celebrates music pioneer’s 100th birthday

A local music festival celebrates Oklahoma musician Charlie Christian, widely regarded as the first major soloist on the electric guitar.

Charlie’s sheen

In the past 26 years, the Charlie Christian International Music Festival has grown a great deal. “It was a grassroots party, if you will,” said Anita Arnold, executive director of festival sponsor Black Liberated Arts Center. “You could even call it a block party.” Named for the Oklahoma City-raised, influential swing and jazz guitarist Charlie

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