100 years after singer Guthrie’s birth, this land is his

by Blogburger on July 15, 2012

Arlo Guthrie stands outside Okemah's refurbished movie theater that hosts WoodyfestOKEMAH, Oklahoma (Reuters) – For a man who has been dead since 1967, it has been a good year for folk singer Woody Guthrie, who would have turned 100 on Saturday. New books on Guthrie have been published, more Guthrie songs have been released and in the small Oklahoma town of Okemah, where he was born, nobody wants to burn him in effigy for his politics. "It's a new world," said Arlo Guthrie, 65, standing outside the town's refurbished movie theater that hosts Woodyfest, the annual folk festival that honors his father. It continues through Sunday. …



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