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Woodstock

Posted 8/7/2009 4:17:00 AM

The biggest party ever happened forty years ago and we're celebrating! The legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Fair was a happening at Yasgar's farm outside Bethel, New York, August 15-18, 1969. Better known simply as Woodstock (named for a town 43 miles away), it was of course much more than just a party. An experience! This generation was unified by a belief that peace, love and togetherness was the way. The enormous crowd,"half a million strong," endurred much rain thru the weekend to come together in harmony and get off on over thirty of the hottest rock stars of the day — many of whom are still touring, selling music and winning awards. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Jefferson Airplane; Santana; Creedence; Joe Cocker; Sly & The Family Stone; The Who; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Janis Joplin; Leon Russell; Sha-Na-Na; Melanie; Canned Heat; John Sebastian; Grateful Dead; Jimi Hendrix.  Right on!
 

 
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Walter Cronkite Dies

Posted 7/18/2009 2:15:00 PM

Like so many Americans, I am saddened by the loss of Walter Cronkite. Rightly dubbed "the most trusted man in America," Walter once worked at WKY Radio (where I would later work for nine years) as the OU Football play-by-play announcer in 1937. He passed from a cerebral vascular disease at his Manhattan home last night surrounded by family at age 92. Perhaps his most memorable moment for me personally was his tearful announcement on CBS that JFK had died which I remember seeing as it happened in my Art class at Northeast. His astute assessment of the Vietnam war after visiting there and his emotional live coverage of the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11 almost exactly forty years ago are also like bookmarks on my life. He will forever remain among the very greatest  broadcasters and jounalists in both Oklahoma and U.S.  history.
 
 
 

Mr. Cronkite . . . you shall always have my utmost respect and ...


Macca Returns To Oklahoma!

Posted 7/9/2009 6:33:00 AM

Sir Paul McCartney is returning to Oklahoma next month for his second ever performance in the Sooner State.  Although he made news when he unexpectedly came to Oklahoma City last year and hung out a bit in Bricktown, his only other state concert was about seven years ago at the Ford Center which was one of its top five grossing shows, the others being Elton John / Billy Joel, Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Eagles.  Yesterday, word of Paul's upcoming Tulsa show leaked unofficially when Macca's guitarist Rusty Anderson posted info about it along with another not-yet-announced show in Dallas two nights later at Cowboys Stadium on his MySpace page.   Within hours the shows were  confirmed.

Paul will kick off the first anniversary celebration of the beautiful BOK Center on Monday, August 17. Tickets go on sale at 10am July 20 at the BOK Arby’s Box Office and Tickets.com outlets. You can order on-line at www.bokcenter.com and also by phone at ...