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Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Los Angeles

An Evening With Arlo Guthrie

Presented by American Express

April 9, 2012

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To kick off the Los Angeles Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration week we welcomed folk music icon and son to Woody, Arlo Guthrie. Arlo carries on the Guthrie family tradition with his timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. In 1983 Arlo left the major record label system to pursue a life as a truly independent artist. He brought his thriving career into the hands of a family-run business with the launch of his own label Rising Son Records. A celebrated figure in American music, Arlo has the ability to connect with communities far and wide leaving a lasting impression of hope and inspiration. 

 

Collecting Woody with Barry Ollman

April 12, 2012

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Barry Ollman has been a collector of rare letters and autograph material of famous people for more than 30 years. His special interest in those who spoke for the voiceless and disadvantaged led him straight to Woody Guthrie and he has since built an important archive of Woody's papers, letters and artworks. Collecting Woody is an illustrated presentation, followed by questions and answers, displaying a broad variety of highlights from Ollman's archive of the original correspondence, artworks, books and related ephemera of Woody Guthrie and his circle. Barry's images and stories of the hunt for these cultural treasures make for a stimulating and revealing presentation, bringing new insights and understanding to the Woody Guthrie story. Currently Ollman lives in Colorado where he writes and records his music, works on his collection and does volunteer work for various non-profit groups, primarily arts and music related.

This Land Is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert

Jackson Browne, David Crosby & Graham Nash, John Doe, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Joe Henry, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Morello, Van Dyke Parks, Joel Rafael, Rob Wasserman and more 

Date: April 14, 2012

Location: Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE

The pinnacle of the Los Angeles celebration took place on April 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., with the second installment of This Land Is Your Land ~ The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.  Performers of classic Guthrie songs included Jackson Browne, David Crosby & Graham Nash, John Doe, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Joe Henry, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Morello, Van Dyke Parks, Joel Rafael, Rob Wasserman and more.