Culture http://news.wkms.org en Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo http://news.wkms.org/post/paducah-mayor-heading-china-culture-design-expo <p>Two Paducah officials will visit China this weekend for the Suzhou International Culture &amp; Design Industry Expo. Mayor Gayle Kaler and Mary Hammond of the Paducah Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau will meet with local officials and visit various creative industries.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:25:24 +0000 Parker Franklin 39912 at http://news.wkms.org Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo "Swing Into Spring" A Live Broadcast from Lovett Friday Night http://news.wkms.org/post/swing-spring-live-broadcast-lovett-friday-night <p>“Swing into spring” this Friday with Murray State’s three big bands and two jazz combos!</p><p><strong>Join us for a live broadcast this Friday at 7:30 or see the concert in person at historic Lovett Auditorium. </strong></p><p>Dr. Todd Hill will take you back in time to the big band era, with the help of emcee Mark Welch and comedic duo Dr. Trey and Dr. Vee. We’re looking for a big ‘studio’ audience to help lead the applause to really give it the feel of an old-fashioned broadcast. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The public is invited and there is no admission fee.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:33:33 +0000 Matt Markgraf 39900 at http://news.wkms.org "Swing Into Spring" A Live Broadcast from Lovett Friday Night Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site http://news.wkms.org/post/wickliffe-mounds-open-10th-season-state-historic-site <p>Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio&nbsp;and Mississippi&nbsp;Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:56:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 39580 at http://news.wkms.org Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site Columbia Theatre Control to Pass from City to Nonprofit http://news.wkms.org/post/columbia-theatre-control-pass-city-nonprofit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah city officials are passing control of the historic downtown Columbia </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to a nonprofit group for renovation.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:48:50 +0000 John Null 39490 at http://news.wkms.org Columbia Theatre Control to Pass from City to Nonprofit The 22nd Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar http://news.wkms.org/post/22nd-annual-edgar-cayce-hometown-seminar <p>Hopkinsville native Edgar Cayce&nbsp;became a household name for allegedly possessing strange powers of mental telepathy. His purported psychic abilities to answer questions on health and other personal problems while in a trance garnered him worldwide fame. Museums of Hopkinsville Director Alissa&nbsp;Keller joins Kate on <em>Sounds Good</em> with events Friday through Sunday (March 28-30) remembering Cayce's legacy in the 22nd&nbsp;annual Edgar Cayce&nbsp;Hometown Seminar featuring experts and a hypnotist.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:11:02 +0000 Kate Lochte 39486 at http://news.wkms.org The 22nd Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar "Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary http://news.wkms.org/post/irvin-cobb-back-home-documentary <p>Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of <em>Irvin Cobb: Back Home</em>.</p><p>Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest <em>Sounds Good </em>documentary hopes to change all that.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:49:10 +0000 Matt Markgraf, Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 39369 at http://news.wkms.org "Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary Fun Questions Big and Small at Ask Roulette, Coming to Maiden Alley Cinema http://news.wkms.org/post/fun-questions-big-and-small-ask-roulette-coming-maiden-alley-cinema <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During Ask Roulette, strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. Questions are serious or silly, and answers are short or long. Over the course of the evening, you'll get unexpected connections, surprising anecdotes, and honest conversation. You'll also laugh. You can also just watch - not everyone has to come on stage. Rebecca&nbsp;</span>Feldhaus-Adams<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Shelly Baskin visit with Tracy Ross on <em>Sounds Good</em>, for a preview of Ask Roulette coming to Maiden Alley Cinema tomorrow (Thursday, March 13) at 7 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:46:23 +0000 Tracy Ross 39213 at http://news.wkms.org Fun Questions Big and Small at Ask Roulette, Coming to Maiden Alley Cinema Hopkinsville International Festival Celebrates Global Heritage This Weekend http://news.wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-international-festival-celebrates-global-heritage-weekend <p>The Hopkinsville International Festival will be held March 7 from 4-8PM and March 8 from 10AM to 6PM at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Parks and Recreation will host a "Creation Station" where participants can design their own kites. Other festival activities include a virtual Tour de France, multilingual stories, an international pageant, international food vendors, a photo booth, door prizes, and more.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christian County Chamber's Yasamin&nbsp;</span>Ausenbaugh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visits with Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; on</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for a preview</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:02:59 +0000 Kate Lochte 39065 at http://news.wkms.org Hopkinsville International Festival Celebrates Global Heritage This Weekend Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis http://news.wkms.org/post/film-about-americas-only-all-black-city-screens-metropolis-0 <p>The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on <em>Sounds Good</em> ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:51:53 +0000 Kate Lochte 38822 at http://news.wkms.org Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis WKMS Listener Reflects on "An Evening with Ira Glass" http://news.wkms.org/post/wkms-listener-reflects-evening-ira-glass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We received a very nice letter from WKMS listener Rachel English, reflecting on her visit to Nashville Saturday night (February 15) to see "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass" at the </span>Ryman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Auditorium. Thanks to Rachel for letting us share her letter. We're happy to hear it was a fun and inspiring evening!</span></p><p><strong>Letter from Rachel:</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:03:14 +0000 Matt Markgraf 38751 at http://news.wkms.org WKMS Listener Reflects on "An Evening with Ira Glass"