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Topic: Guthrie

Pollard urges Oklahomans to contact Congress over proposed arts cuts

Pollard to be directly affected


Gazette staff
Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre is urging stage fans to voice concern to Oklahoma senators over proposed cuts of National Endowment for the Arts’ funding.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Take this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Learn about the history of the medical, pharmaceutical and retail drugstore industries in Oklahoma and the United States when you ingest “Territorial Medicine,” the newest outdoor exhibit now on display at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum, 406 E. Oklahoma in Guthrie.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Second Saturday

Head to Guthrie for some late shopping

Guthrie is making the most of the long days with Second Saturday, a once-a-month event that shines a light on the quaint town’s shops and restaurants. Every second Saturday of the month (this weekend), shops will stay open until at least 8 p.m., plus stay open the next day (that’d be a Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Downtown Guthrie’s shopping area is really walkable, with shops along Oklahoma, Harrison and Division, so this is a great opportunity to make a weekend out of it by adding a night at one of the town’s many Victorian B&Bs. The weekend culminates on Sunday afternoon with a tea dance ($10) inside the old Santa Fe Depot.

The tea dance runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with music from the Al Good Orchestra, but there are free dance lessons offered at 2 p.m.

If you visit this weekend, be sure to check out the Bow Wow Luau, an annual fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Guthrie Animals. Proceeds go to Logan County’s spay and neuter program.

The Bow Wow Luau is held at Acton’s on Harrison Street, and tickets are $10. There will be live entertainment, raffles and a wine pull, plus a Hawaiian-themed meal.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 06.10.2011 3 years ago
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Folk hero

Those musicians influenced by Woody Guthrie will pay tribute to him at the annual folk festival that proudly bears his name.


Joshua Boydston
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Stoney LaRue, Shawn Mullins and more
woodyguthrie.com 918-623-2440
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spaghetti dinner to benefit wounded soldier

Slated for July 16 in Guthrie

Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Local hero Sgt. Rusty Dunagan was struck by an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan on the morning of Sept. 22, 2010.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Okies noodlin'

Teams comprised of perennial champions of the sport have qualified to compete in the Okie Noodling Invitational Championship.


Ryan Querbach
This summer’s final Okie Noodling Invitational Championship will be held Thursday at Rock A Way Tavern, 7802 S. Sooner in Guthrie.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kid stuff

Carnival games, music, puppets and more engage kids at the “Back Yard Bash” children’s festival in Guthrie.


Alex Ewald
Churches and businesses from all over the Oklahoma City area have joined together to host this year’s children’s festival this weekend in Guthrie to encourage children to learn about the Christian faith with free food, live music and fun activities.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Great ’grass

Sibling rivalry isn’t an issue for The Quebe Sisters Band headed to the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival.


Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival featuring The Quebe Sisters
Cottonwood Flats
Noble Avenue, Guthrie
Day pass $30-$40, three-day pass $80
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

‘Craft’y chapter

These boots were made for being featured on PBS.

When the next installment of PBS’ Emmy-nommed documentary series “Craft in America” premieres Oct. 17, it’ll feature an Oklahoma connection.

Guthrie’s own Lisa Sorrell will be among the four families featured on the “Family” episode, which aims to answer the question of whether talent is passed down from generation to generation. Sorrell is a bootmaker who opened her own business, Sorrell Custom Boots, customboots.net more than 15 years ago.

For more information, visit the “Craft in America” website

For a polar-opposite experience, Oklahoma City’s Lekeytha Dukes will appear on the Oct. 6 episode of “Judge Joe Brown.” She’s suing her brother, Randell Dukes, for $650. According to a CBS press release, the money was “for a loan the defendant used to promote a concert. Lekeytha says the defendant promised to repay her within a few days, but never did.  Randell says he lost money on the concert and doesn’t feel he owes the plaintiff because he baby sits her kids for free all the time.” —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 10.05.2011 2 years ago
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Dickensian delight

It’s no mystery: The incredible cast manages to overcome most of ‘Drood’’s flaws.

Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Drood: The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
The Pollard Theatre
120 W. Harrison, Guthrie
Wednesday, November 2, 2011