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Despite debt from previous events, WoodyFest continues to sing

Despite debt from previous events, WoodyFest continues to sing

The festival’s Women of WoodyFest series also continues Saturday at The Blue Door.

Artist Jack Fowler attempts to project an image of Woody Guthrie on the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State officials turn the lights off on artist Jack Fowler’s projected Woody Guthrie-themed protest

On Feb. 27, Fowler projected an image of folk legend Woody Guthrie on a large tarp covering renovations to the north end of the Oklahoma state Capitol.

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Smithsonian Folkways debuts previously unrecorded Woody Guthrie songs on its new Roll Columbia collection

Guthrie was commissioned to write 26 songs in the 1940s for a documentary about Columbia River dams in the Pacific Northwest.

(Cover design: Christopher Street / Cover photo: Garett Fisbeck)

Cover Story: Public Enemy’s Chuck D says Woody Guthrie’s spirit lives on in OKC rapper Jabee’s new album

“Today is a Dust Bowl of a different sort,” Chuck D said. “You have a political climate that’s akin to a Dust Bowl, and it’s swirling in the minds of confused Americans.”

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Folk rock legend Graham Nash headlines this year’s WoodyFest

Other performers at WoodyFest include Annie Oakley, Beau Jennings, The Turnpike Troubadours, John Calvin Abney, Red Dirt Rangers, Ellis Paul and John Fullbright.

Know your Woody!

6 Things You Might Not Know About Woody Guthrie 1. He hated the song “God Bless America,” so he penned “This Land Is Your Land” in response.2. His hobbies included “allegedly rampant heterosexuality and … out-of-control womanizing,” per the book A Queer World.3. According to Billboard, he wrote more lyrics than actual music, as many

Home sweet ’homa

Nora Guthrie believes the spirit of her father, Woody Guthrie, sometimes lets his presence be known. Her proof is in the multiple times electricity has failed or lights have flickered when she’s attending events honoring him. A few years ago, she attended a Bruce Springsteen show in Germany. Just as The Boss was set to

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