Music on WKMS http://wkms.org en Highlights from the McCracken Co. High School Band Autumn Concert http://wkms.org/post/highlights-mccracken-co-high-school-band-autumn-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to The </span>Carson-Myre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We’re delighted you’ve joined us for this new series. Today, we feature highlights from the McCracken County High School Band’s Autumn Concert.&nbsp; This concert was recorded on November 11, 2013 at the C-Plant Performing Arts Center, and features original compositions from Kentucky native Jason Thompson.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:15:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 36887 at http://wkms.org Highlights from the McCracken Co. High School Band Autumn Concert Student Musicians Find Inspiration Through Video Games http://wkms.org/post/student-musicians-find-inspiration-through-video-games <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Traditionally Video games have been championed for their visual accomplishments. Just like any good movie, video games require a musical score to complete the package. Two Murray State students are exploring that music in a Video Game Concert this weekend.</p><p>The concert is the brainchild of music student Brittany Young. She said she found a way to bring together her two passions, music and video games.</p><p>“I just, was like, you know maybe I can get a little ensemble together maybe I can arrange a little bit,” Young said.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:45:12 +0000 John Walker 31035 at http://wkms.org Student Musicians Find Inspiration Through Video Games The Morning Cram [jazz plus jazz equals jazz edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-jazz-plus-jazz-equals-jazz-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR:</strong> Have a hankering for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/04/15/176172267/heavy-rotation-10-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing">public radio’s latest favorite tunes</a>? Here’s a list of the 10 songs stations like WKMS just can’t stop playing – and don’t you worry, there’s more than just jazz. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:11:54 +0000 Whitney Jones 30571 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [jazz plus jazz equals jazz edition] The Morning Cram [thrift shop mp3s edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-thrift-shop-mp3s-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Discussion in a legal case to determine whether or not you can <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/04/11/176787372/whose-mp3s-are-they-anyway">resell your MP3s</a> turns to Star Trek and Willy Wonka. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:30:46 +0000 Whitney Jones 30440 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [thrift shop mp3s edition] Filmmakers Discuss Hank Cochran Documentary http://wkms.org/post/filmmakers-discuss-hank-cochran-documentary <p>Hank Cochran was a prolific songwriter, penning hits recorded by artists ranging from Patsy Cline and Burl Ives to Natalie Cole. But Cochran more than just the songs he wrote. And that’s what producer Greg Welsch and director Wesley Pryor want to show in their documentary “Livin’ For a Song” showing this weekend at the River’s Edge International Film Festival in Paducah. The documentary show times are 3 p.m. Friday at the Maiden Alley Cinema and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Market House Studio Theatre. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 23989 at http://wkms.org Filmmakers Discuss Hank Cochran Documentary Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good http://wkms.org/post/meet-singersongwriter-gordon-lightfoot-sounds-good <p>Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73<sup>rd</sup> year.&nbsp; He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good. &nbsp;He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:35:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 22332 at http://wkms.org Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good Ponti signs on for 3 more years at PSO http://wkms.org/post/ponti-signs-3-more-years-pso <p>Paducah Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Raffaele Ponti will extend his tenure with the PSO through 2016.&nbsp; Executive Director Daniel Sene announced the extension to audience members at Saturday’s symphony season opener.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:56:52 +0000 Todd Hatton 21898 at http://wkms.org Ponti signs on for 3 more years at PSO Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel http://wkms.org/post/mexico-maine-david-wax-museums-sound-collected-travel <p>The band David Wax Museum formed in Boston in 2007. They&#39;ve since become <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128911328">hits</a> at the Newport Folk Festival, won Song of the Year with &ldquo;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zhaqp4l7k">Born with a Broken Heart</a>&rdquo; and &ldquo;Americana Artist of the Year&rdquo; for the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and have starred in a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/06/05/154362307/video-premiere-david-wax-museum-in-shanghai">mini documentary</a> about their trip to China.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:34:44 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20517 at http://wkms.org Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel Fiddler Scott Moore on crossing borders and crossing genres http://wkms.org/post/fiddler-scott-moore-crossing-borders-and-crossing-genres <p>Scott Moore has been to Ireland, Ecuador, Poland, Australia, Canada, China, as well as around the U.S. playing his violin. He lives in Louisville now and plays fiddle for <a href="http://the23stringband.com/">The 23 String Band</a>- who will be playing at <a href="http://www.rompfest.com/home.cfm">ROMP</a> in Owensboro next week. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Scott about crossing borders, crossing genres, and where he&rsquo;s looking to go next with his instrument.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:50:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18492 at http://wkms.org Fiddler Scott Moore on crossing borders and crossing genres John Laswell on ROMP Instrument Workshops http://wkms.org/post/john-laswell-romp-instrument-workshops <p>Owensboro welcomes thousands of bluegrass and folk music enthusiasts later this month for the River of Music Party- or <a href="http://rompfest.com/home.cfm">ROMP</a>. Artists like Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops headline the three day event.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:28:49 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18205 at http://wkms.org John Laswell on ROMP Instrument Workshops