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Gene Triplett enters the Hall of Fame

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Our own Gene Triplett was honored Thursday night with his induction in to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Portraits of the 2011 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductees painted by Roger Davis. Davis is the official portrait artist for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Jay Spear
Portraits of the 2011 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductees painted by Roger Davis. Davis is the official portrait artist for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Jay Spear

He joined other Oklahoma greats like Wayman Tisdale, Nokie Edwards, Bob Bogle, Jesse Ed Davis, Ralph Blane, Cheevers Toppah and Kristin Chenoweth.

Yeah, we ran a story that led with the world-famous Chenoweth’s induction at the ceremony. Kristin is great representative of Oklahoma and supremely talented. But in this blog post, I’ll headline with Gene Triplett, because he has devoted his career to journalism — and that’s something worthy of honor in my book.

And anyone who knows Gene understands that it was likely difficult for him to be in the spotlight like he was on Thursday. So we get quite a chuckle from his on-stage appearance holding hands with Chenoweth and singing “Oklahoma.” That means we can collect on our pre-event wager that he would indeed be singing show tunes on stage with the great Kristin Chenoweth.

And we’re also somewhat surprised that he wore the same outfit he wears to the office every day. Gene is always dapper in his black-on-black tuxedo look at the Monday morning entertainment staff meeting.

But in all seriousness, it’s a great honor for Gene. The Digital Desk congratulates him.

To see a full photo gallery of the event, see Jay Spear’s collection of photos.

 

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 Portraits of the 2011 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductees painted by Roger Davis. Davis is the official portrait artist for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Jay Spear

Portraits of the 2011 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductees painted by Roger Davis. Davis is the official portrait artist for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Jay Spear

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