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Duncan Area Arts Hall of Fame Spectacular: Celebrating the Trumpet Legacy of David B. Hooten on January 27

by Madonna

Duncan – The fifth annual Duncan Area Arts Hall of Fame Spectacular is set to enchant attendees on Saturday, January 27, promising an evening filled with presentations, acceptance speeches, entertainment, and a celebration of local talent. Hosted at the Simmons Center, the event will feature live harp music, an open bar, a reception with hors d’oeuvres, and a showcase of artists.

In an exciting development, the Simmons Center has acquired a trophy case to exhibit remarkable items from the Hall of Fame. Among the notable pieces to be enshrined is a significant contribution from David B. Hooten, a native of Duncan and a trumpeter of exceptional acclaim.

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Hooten’s musical journey began at the tender age of nine when Merle Brandon, owner of Brandon’s Music Store and an accomplished trumpeter himself, recognized Hooten’s prodigious talent. Brandon generously provided lessons to Hooten, refraining from charging him for a single session. This nurturing mentorship laid the foundation for Hooten’s illustrious trumpet career.

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A pinnacle moment for Hooten occurred in 1999 when he was invited to perform at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, as revealed by organizers. Following his performance, Hooten had a rare audience with His Holiness, engaging in an Italian conversation about the recent tornado that had devastated Oklahoma. The Pope, expressing concern, blessed Hooten and his trumpets, requesting him to extend the blessing to all Oklahomans. The very trumpet that resonated with “Amazing Grace” during this momentous occasion will find a permanent place in the Simmons Center’s trophy case.

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General tickets are priced at $35, covering the show and the post-event reception, with the performance commencing at 6:30 p.m. For those seeking an elevated experience, VIP tickets at $75 offer exclusive perks, including special parking, closer seating to the stage, a pre-event meet-and-greet with visual artists at 5:30 p.m., and entry into a drawing for a Glenda Cobb original artwork. VIP ticket holders must be present at the event to claim their artwork. Organizers emphasize that ticket purchases will not only support the artists, performers, and inductees but also contribute to the maintenance of the Simmons Center Theatre. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a memorable evening celebrating artistic excellence and the enduring legacy of David B. Hooten.

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