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Rocky Frisco, R.I.P.

Rocky Frisco, 77, a piano-playing legend in the Tulsa music scene, died Tuesday. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, Frisco probably was best-known as a longtime collaborator with another Tulsa music legend, J.J. Cale. But also played piano…

“Church-Appropriate Dance Moves”

Chris Farley lives! That was my reaction from this whimsical video created by theChurch.at, based in the Tulsa region. Occasionally, while searching for Route 66 material, you’ll find the strangest — and funniest things. This is one of them. Church…

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, along with special guest Pure Prairie League, will perform Aug. 14 at the historic Gillioz Theatre during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The country-rock band, which…

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

The inaugural Route 66 Kiwanis Art Fair in Romeoville, Illinois, on Aug. 22 will include a tribute to late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Edward Hospital…

Images and music

Once in a great while, you stumble onto a video where the music and footage mesh together so well, you don’t want it to end. This video by Morgan Litli and music by Sleeping At Last is one of those…

Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

The historic Coleman Theatre Beautiful in Miami, Oklahoma, will present two century-old silent films with Dennis James on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The two hour-long films from 1915 are “The Cheat” and “A Fool There Was” — both of…

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Scott Cameron, 76, president and CEO of Route 66 Sodas in Lebanon, Missouri, who is best-known as a longtime manager of blues legend Muddy Waters and executor of his estate, died Thursday, according to a couple of roadies who knew him.…

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