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Book review: “The Zeon Files”

Book review: “The Zeon Files”

“The Zeon Files” provides a colorful glimpse of Albuquerque’s past with dozens of a company’s working drawings of neon signs that once graced the Route 66 corridor decades ago. But what’s most striking is the drawings are revealed as detailed and precise as any architectural rendering.…

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Artist makes jewelry inspired by Route 66

Artist makes jewelry inspired by Route 66

Kathy Sancken recently created 50 pieces of jewelry inspired by Route 66 that are on display this month at the Community Art Center in Pontiac, Illinois. The show is called “Encircled: Route 66 Travelogue — Necklaces Inspired by the Mother…

Chelsea pedestrian tunnel under Route 66 vandalized

Chelsea pedestrian tunnel under Route 66 vandalized

The Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Mural in Chelsea, Oklahoma, that opened to the public less than two weeks ago already has been vandalized. But at least the mural itself was spared from the defacing. Kenneth Hollingshead from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and 9-year-old Parker Stanbro of…

Close, but not quite there for Route 66: The Road Ahead logo

Close, but not quite there for Route 66: The Road Ahead logo

A few months ago, the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative asked people to send ideas for a new name and logo for the group. The initiative wanted “an easy to remember name and a quickly recognizable logo that reflected the…

Murals in Chelsea pedestrian tunnel to be revealed Saturday

Murals in Chelsea pedestrian tunnel to be revealed Saturday

Project Chelsea of Chelsea, Oklahoma, is inviting Mother Road fans to the town’s historic pedestrian tunnel under Route 66 to see the new murals in it that will be revealed Saturday. The Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Mural will be unveiled at 4…

New Route 66-inspired sculpture dedicated in Albuquerque

New Route 66-inspired sculpture dedicated in Albuquerque

“Reels and Wheels,” a new public art sculpture in front of the historic Hiland Theatre, recently was dedicated in Albuquerque. According to KRQE-TV: The art piece serves a dual purpose as art and as the ABQ Ride bus shelter for…

New sculptures soon will grace Route 66 in Tulsa

New sculptures soon will grace Route 66 in Tulsa

New sculptures soon will be greenlighted by the Tulsa Arts Commission and installed along Route 66 in Tulsa. KOKI-TV in Tulsa reports these artist’s renderings aren’t final, but are close.. First is a Route 66-inspired sculpture at the Admiral Traffic Circle that is Mingo…

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

A folk music and film festival Sept. 8-11 in Tulsa called the Mother Road Revival that pays tribute to Route 66 was announced this morning at the city’s BOK Center arena, with popular country-rock artist Jason Isbell as the headlining…

Amarillo proposes a cultural district

Amarillo proposes a cultural district

Amarillo, Texas, is lobbying for the creation of an officially sanctioned cultural district that includes Route 66. According to the Amarillo Globe-News: The proposed district lines aren’t a compact square, but instead stretch to include downtown with the Amarillo Civic Center Complex…

New sculpture being installed next to Tulsa Route 66

New sculpture being installed next to Tulsa Route 66

A new sculpture is being installed this week next to the Route 66 Gateway at Crystal City Shopping Center in west Tulsa. Artist Eileen Gay of Reno, Nevada, delivered the sculpture, titled “Floating Hanger.” The Tulsa World had a description…

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