Route 66 News

Blues Brothers may return to television

The Blues Brothers, the musical duo that Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi made famous on “Saturday Night Live” during the 1970s, may soon return to television as a prime-time series. According to Variety, the screenplay for a pilot…

Bike MS event on Route 66 aims for $500,000

The annual Bike MS Oklahoma Ride cycling event next month on Route 66 is aiming to raise $500,000 for the¬†National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oklahoma chapter, reported the Edmond Sun. The 26th annual Bike MS Oklahoma Ride is a statewide cycling…

Mural painter keeps getting work in Needles

Back in April, the Needles Desert Star reported about Dan Louden, who’s been painting murals and brightening the Route 66 town of Needles, Calif. Today, the Los Angeles Times caught up with him. Since the initial report, Louden and his…

Requiem for The Coliseum

A story today by Jason Nevel in the Springfield State Journal-Register all but confirms what we’ve suspected — that the historic Coliseum Ballroom in Benld, Ill., won’t be rebuilt after a fire destroyed it a month ago. The story instead…

Pay it forward … over and over

Stephen Box of CityWatchLA tells the story about a Spaniard couple, their Route 66 trip, and the aftermath when Rich Henry at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Stanton, Ill.,¬†inadvertently¬†shortchanged them $10. He told the Route 66 yahoogroup about his mistake: Rich…

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