Tracy Ross http://wkms.org en MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend http://wkms.org/post/msu-town-gown-plays-4th-july-weekend <p>The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU&nbsp;campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:49:30 +0000 Tracy Ross 41764 at http://wkms.org MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend Celebrate the 4th Red, White & Tuna-Style at Badgett Playhouse http://wkms.org/post/celebrate-4th-red-white-tuna-style-badgett-playhouse <div><em>Red, White &amp; Tuna</em> and <em>The Fabulous Fifties Show</em>&nbsp;are Fourth Fare at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers. Red, White &amp; Tuna is the 3rd installment in the comedic series<em> Greater Tuna</em>, a satirical ride through the the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. Perennial favorites and new arrivals appear in the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. Take a stroll down memory lane in <em>The Fabulous 50's Show</em> and The 70s Show this Saturday. Badgett impresario Bill Minihan joins us on <em>Sounds Good</em> with the details.</div><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:42:22 +0000 Tracy Ross 41743 at http://wkms.org Celebrate the 4th Red, White & Tuna-Style at Badgett Playhouse Murray Freedom Fest Kicks Off with Veterans Remembrance http://wkms.org/post/murray-freedom-fest-kicks-veterans-remembrance <p>Murray's annual tradition of food, fun and fireworks is back this Friday and Saturday. Festivities kick off Friday evening with a street fair featuring food, crafts, games, a beer garden, and an outdoor concert by Swamp Donkey and Margarita Beach. Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Erin Carrico walks us through Freedom Fest, beginning Friday with a 7:30 a.m. Veteran's Remembrance Ceremony at Chestnut Park. Hear the conversation:</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:29:13 +0000 Tracy Ross 41741 at http://wkms.org Murray Freedom Fest Kicks Off with Veterans Remembrance Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest http://wkms.org/post/madisonvilles-4th-annual-4th-fest <p>Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:18:56 +0000 Tracy Ross 41694 at http://wkms.org Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014 http://wkms.org/post/preview-romp-fest-2014 <p>ROMP, the bluegrass roots and branches festival returns to Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro next weekend, with headlining acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs &amp; Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, and many others. On<em> Sounds Good</em>, Chris Langdon, Promotions Director for the International Bluegrass Museum, previews the festival with Tracy Ross.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:48:26 +0000 Tracy Ross 41446 at http://wkms.org A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014 Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-library-stocks-comics-graphic-novels-boost-reading <p>Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like <em>The Avengers</em> and <em>The Dark Knight</em>. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:41:11 +0000 Tracy Ross 41415 at http://wkms.org Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading "Breathe New Life" at Mayfield's Ice House Gallery http://wkms.org/post/breathe-new-life-mayfields-ice-house-gallery <p>Mayfield's Ice House Gallery features artwork made form recycled and repurposed materials from works by Sean Brown of Murray, Terry Goatley of Fancy Farm and Ronn&nbsp;Moyers of Mayfield in the summer exhibit "Breathe New Life" that runs from June 10 to July 26. Ice House Gallery Director Shane Gregory speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the exhibit and its artists.</p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:45:32 +0000 Tracy Ross 41411 at http://wkms.org "Breathe New Life" at Mayfield's Ice House Gallery Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library http://wkms.org/post/summer-activities-and-book-lending-calloway-county-public-library <p>On today's<em> Sounds Good</em>, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:34:32 +0000 Tracy Ross 41362 at http://wkms.org Summer Activities and Book Lending at Calloway County Public Library Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight http://wkms.org/post/steep-canyon-rangers-play-alhambra-theatre-hopkinsville-tonight <p>The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably&nbsp;on <em>A Prairie Home Companion</em>, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You." &nbsp;Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.</p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:42:20 +0000 Tracy Ross 41281 at http://wkms.org Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good http://wkms.org/post/kelsey-waldon-plays-acoustic-set-sounds-good <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Today on&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sounds Good</em>, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon performed live in WKMS Studio A. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "<a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-summer-2014-20140601/kelsey-waldon-0727237" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">10 New Artists You Need to Know</a>." Tracy Ross speaks with Kelsey about her hometown, Monkey's Eyebrow and how she got started, also the inspiration for some of her songs.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em>Hear the conversation and Kelsey's acoustic session:</em></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:14:41 +0000 Tracy Ross 41255 at http://wkms.org Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good