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 …
This year’s Woodyfest continued a long-standing tradition of providing accessible entertainment throughout the host-town of Okemah. On festival Friday
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.
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 […]