Ask Oklahoma City-based oil painter Kenny McKenna what kick-started his career, and he will tell you, in all seriousness, that it was disco. “This is a true story,” he says with a laugh. “It sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. As much as I dislike disco, I can thank it for what I’m doing today for a living.”
It does sound ridiculous, and it is a true story. McKenna, an accomplished musician who has been playing in various bands since he was in junior high school, was living in Phoenix, Arizona, and playing six nights a week with a successful local band back in the 1970s when the disco era arrived. Disco was what the audience wanted; disco was what McKenna’s band played. And he hated it.
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“The subalpine water of Emerald Lake is the jewel of Flattop Mountain Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. The uphill hike was well worth the effort.”
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“With more than 50 visits to the Grand Canyon, its drama continues to impress. With early morning and evening being the favored show times, a passing storm at high noon is equally as stunning.”