W.U. McCOY (1921-2012) spent more than 40 years covering arts and music, culminating in the book Performing and Visual Arts Writing and Reviewing in 1992. A graduate of Arkansas State University where he was named Outstanding Journalist, he served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He was feature editor for Western News Service, news editor at the Memphis (Tex.) Democrat and a reporter and editor at The Pampa (Tex.) News and state editor of The Amarillo Times. He completed the professional writing program at the University of Oklahoma, and worked at the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times from 1955 to 1981 as music reviewer, general reporter and copy editor as well as an assistant editor of Orbit, the Sunday magazine.