Arts and Culture

Happy birthday, Woody Guthrie! Celebrate the folk legend's centennial with a week of events

Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie was born a hundred years ago, and a century later, he's left quite a legacy. David Amram, a legend in his own right who met Guthrie in 1956 and was commissioned by the Guthrie family to write a symphony piece based on "This Land Is Your Land," will be in town for a series of musical events and film screenings that pay tribute to Guthrie. "He was way more than just a folk musician," says Amram. "He was a musician and a person for all our folk."

Here are the Guthrie-related events in Denver over the next week:

See also: - David Amram: "Playing jazz reminds me all the time of how important every note is, every person is, every situation is" - Keeping the Beat: Musician David Amram remembers Neal Cassady - Best Musical - Woody Guthrie's American Song

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