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A film portrait of Harley Russell

A film portrait of Harley Russell

I doubt you’ll find a more candid or heartbreaking film about Harley Russell, one-half of the Mediocre Music Makers in Erick, Oklahoma, than this one. A description of the film: Despite living in the small town of Erick, Oklahoma and…

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Movie review: ‘Cars 3’

Movie review: ‘Cars 3’

“Cars 3” not only becomes Pixar’s animated tribute to stock-car racing, but it represents a return to the emotional core of the original 2006 film. Before describing the plot about humanized cars, Route 66 aficionados should know the fictional town…

Route 66 fan producing documentary on music scene of Springfield, Missouri

Route 66 fan producing documentary on music scene of Springfield, Missouri

Dave Hoekstra, a big Route 66 fan for much of his 30-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times, is producing a film series about unheralded rich music scenes in the United States, including Springfield, Missouri. Titled “Song of an Unsung America,”…

Songs for “Cars 3” soundtrack announced

Songs for “Cars 3” soundtrack announced

Disney-Pixar recently announced the songs and artists that will be on the eight-song “Cars 3” movie soundtrack. The songs include originals by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and blues rocker ZZ Ward, four covers of classic songs and two instrumentals by…

University gets grant for Women of Route 66 project

University gets grant for Women of Route 66 project

Missouri State University received a grant to help gather oral histories for “The Women on the Mother Road in Missouri” project. According to a news release from the university, the $2,500 grant will be used in conjunction with a similar…

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

Promote Kingman recently released the first in what will be a series of videos called “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66.” The video by MyMarketing Designs was screened a few weeks ago in Kingman, Arizona, and it recently was embedded…

New “Cars 3” trailer released

New “Cars 3” trailer released

Disney-Pixar late this morning released a new trailer for the upcoming animated film “Cars 3,” which will be in theaters June 16. Here’s a description of the film: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice…

DVD review: “The California Promise: Historic Route 66”

DVD review: “The California Promise: Historic Route 66”

Route 66 in the Mojave Desert may look barren, but its past brims with history and stories. That’s the takeaway from Unoccupied Route 66’s latest film, “The California Promise: Historic Route 66.” The 37-minute documentary, again directed by KC Keefer,…

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Those who attended the Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest headquartered last weekend at Jim Ross’ house off old Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma, got a surprise — the wedding of two longtime roadies,officiated by a third longtime roadie. Ross and…

“Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County”

“Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County”

Do yourself a favor and watch this 22-minute video, “Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County,” which covers cultural and historical attractions in that New Mexico county. The video was produced by Manuel Vasquez and director Barbara Wesley at Seven Cities…

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