Music where you find it

Charles Hazlewood takes a trip down the Mother Road and searches out music where he can find it. Hazlewood is an award-winning British conductor. He's a bit cheeky, but there's no denying his enthusiasm.

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“Beauty Bend”

Here's a terrific short documentary about neon lighting along Route 66 in New Mexico. Most of the neon lights you'll see are in Albuquerque. Longtime Route 66er Johnnie Meier also makes an appearance.

66 Bowl memorabilia auction set for Friday

The contents and historic sign of the now-closed 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City will be auctioned on-site and online on Friday, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. Dakil Auction said registration for the auction will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, with the auction beginning at 10. Go here for more information about the items and about the … Continue reading 66 Bowl memorabilia auction set for Friday

Fontana Americana

Andrea Rico and student filmmaker Tiffany Petitt have produced this good-looking video about Route 66 in Fontana, Calif., along with footage from Route 66 Rendezvous in nearby San Bernardino.

Presentations set for California Route 66 project

The California Preservation Foundation and the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program have announced several informational presentations across the state about their joint project about Route 66. From the news release: The informational presentations on the status of the California Route 66 study will be held October 12-14, 2010. CPF and NPS are encouraging the public to attend … Continue reading Presentations set for California Route 66 project

Tulsa Route 66 shield repaired again (fingers crossed)

The big Route 66 shields on an overpass at Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa have been repaired again after vandalism a few months ago, and city officials are optimistic they've taken the steps to lessen the likelihood that will happen again. City planner Dennis Whitaker told Urban Tulsa: "We think we've got a pretty … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 shield repaired again (fingers crossed)

Volunteers to brighten abandoned gas stations in Tucumcari

Volunteers in Tucumcari, N.M., want to brighten up the town's Route 66 corridor by repainting several abandoned gas stations, including one that will look like a Whiting Brothers station when finished, according to an article in the Quay County Sun. Chamber executive director Bob Beaulieu said the idea was hatched on Saturday morning when a … Continue reading Volunteers to brighten abandoned gas stations in Tucumcari

Biblical bloopers

Here's a blooper reel from all of the Old Testament video clips from "Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible." The series resumes on Oct. 10 with its first entry for the New Testament, the Book of Matthew.

Albuquerque motel will be converted into apartments

The historic Sundowner Motel along Route 66 in Albuquerque has received a $500,000 federal housing grant to help convert it into apartments for the mentally ill, according to a news release on Monday. The AHP grant will assist with converting the Sundowner Motel, a 1950s motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, into 71 studio, one-bedroom, and … Continue reading Albuquerque motel will be converted into apartments