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Woodyfest 2019: Larry Long

American Troubadour In 1977, twenty-​​six-​​year-​​old vagabond singer Larry Long wrote Pope County Blues in sup­port of farm­ers fight­ing a high volt­age power line in Minnesota. A year later he orga­nized Tennessee farm­ers to form what we would now call a farm­ers mar­ket. Following that, Long accom­pa­nied the first “Tractorcade,” a pro­ces­sion of fam­ily farm­ers trav­el­ing to Washington, D.C., to… Read More …

National Night Out, Faculty Heights

Last Tuesday evening, the Faculty Heights neigh­bor­hood joined thou­sands of oth­ers across the U.S. to cel­e­brate National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-​building cam­paign that pro­motes police-​community part­ner­ships and neigh­bor­hood cama­raderie to make neigh­bor­hoods safer, more car­ing places to live. Neighborhood res­i­dents gath­ered at host Miranda Arana’s homeMs. Arana has been wel­com­ing us to her home for our twice annual neigh­bor­hood gath­er­ings for decades. For this we are so very grate­ful. Thank you, Miranda! to share food and fel­low­ship.

Hoot at the Root

Visual artists and musi­cians pooled their tal­ents last Saturday to raise money for the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Hosted by music venue and bar The Root, the event fea­tured art­work donated by Oklahoma artists Sharra Beard, Nora Bisher, April Holder, Susan Yback and oth­ers. Mary Katherine Long donated sev­eral […]

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