Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie
9:51 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Rebuilding Continues On Woody Guthrie's Okemah Home

Woody Guthrie
Credit Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.

Work is continuing in Okemah on the rebuild of folk legend Woody Guthrie's boyhood home.

Project spokesman Johnny Buschardt says the site plans are completed and the lot where Guthrie's home one stood is prepped. He says a construction schedule will be finalized over the holidays.

Organizers want to raise about $500,000 for the rebuild, which will use original planks of wood salvaged from the site decades ago.

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OneSix8
10:42 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Americana Music

Credit Uyvsdi / Wikimedia Commons

The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, those inspired by Woody Guthrie, and Cole Porter fill the state this weekend and next. This week's OneSix8 gives you the 411 on each event.

Lyric Theatre continues its 2013 season with another classic musical. This time, a British schoolteacher named Anna moves to Siam in the 1860s as the governess for the King Mongkut’s children in “The King and I.” 

She falls in love with the kids but struggles with the differences between British and Siamese lifestyles. 

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Music News
3:01 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Coming Home: The Woody Guthrie Center Opens In Tulsa

Outside the Woody Guthrie Center, there's a large mural of Guthrie holding his guitar bearing the phrase, "This Machine Kills Fascists."
Brett Deering WireImage

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 7:43 am

Woody Guthrie's relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours. But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period. His reputation there is now closer to a full restoration as Oklahoma opens his archives.

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In Depth
6:20 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Woody Guthrie Welcomed to Oklahoma with New Archives

Pedestrians walk past the Woody Guthrie Center opening Saturday in Tulsa.
Kurt Gwartney KGOU

Woody Guthrie’s relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left dust bowl Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours.

But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period, but his reputation is now closer to a full restoration as Tulsa prepares to host his archives.       

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