Woody Guthrie Centennial celebrates legend
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The Woody Guthrie Centennial celebrates the life and music of the iconic folk singer, who was probably best known for his simple, vocal-heavy songs -- most notably, "This land is your land."
Guthrie was born in 1912 and died in 1967, and next month, the Grammy Museum and the Guthrie archives are hosting a series of events to celebrate his widespread cultural impact on the 100th anniversary of his birthday.
From April 9th to the 14th, the Centennial will include an educational conference at USC titled, "This Great And Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles," a plaque dedication and a finale tribute performance by a variety of musical heavyweights....
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