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Only in OKlahoma Show

Jan 27, 2020

On today's episode of the Only in OK Show, we have a great interview with Lucas Ross, actor, director, comedian and he is in charge of education and promotion at the American Banjo Museum.
Our journey begins with the origin of  Bricktown in Oklahoma City.  Starting off as a commercial hub for the area via the train tracks, Bricktown soon played a role in the civil rights movement in Oklahoma and was home to OKC's first Black News Paper, the "Black Dispatch "   and the original OKC chapter of the NAACP.  The dust bowl, oil busts and economic stagnation ravaged the area for decades.  The transformation of Bricktown started in the 80's and soon ramped up with the introduction of the MAPS Project in the early 90's.  Today Bricktown is an internationally recognized travel destination and the is much more to come.
The American Banjo Museum is a world-class 21,000 square foot facility honoring the banjo.  The collection includes recordings, film, instructional materials, memorabilia and over 400 instruments.  In fact, this is the largest banjo collection in the world on display.  Originally located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the museum was founded as a non-profit organization in 1998 under its previous name, The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum. Lucas shares his love of all things Banjo, including meeting his idol, Steve Martin, and teaching Kermit the Frog to play the banjo.  With events almost daily, there is something for everyone!
Also discussed, Mike Morgan's tie, Lacey Lett with Freedom 43 TV, the OKC Metro Library, the Minco Honey Festival, Rose State Performing Arts Center, The Credit Cowboy, behind the scenes at KFOR TV, Kent Ogle's personal phone number, and the Winstar Casino.
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