Big Singing http://wkms.org en Benton Shape Note Singers Looking to Next Generation http://wkms.org/post/benton-shape-note-singers-looking-next-generation <p>Benton&rsquo;s annual Big Singing is the longest running indigenous musical event in the country. It&rsquo;s a gathering of singing enthusiasts in the Benton courthouse every spring. But in recent years, attendance has been dwindling. We&rsquo;ll join Rose Krzton-Presson as she explores this tradition and why it&rsquo;s struggling to bring in a new generation of singers.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18874 at http://wkms.org Benton Shape Note Singers Looking to Next Generation Benton's 129th Annual Big Singing http://wkms.org/post/bentons-129th-annual-big-singing <p>Every spring Marshall County plays host to one of the longest indigenous singing events in the country. The annual Big Singing is a tradition that has stayed largely the same since the 1800s. Rose Krzton-Presson explores history and significance of Marhshall County&#39;s Big Singing.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:38:01 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18129 at http://wkms.org Benton's 129th Annual Big Singing Front Page AM 5/25/12 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-am-52512 <p>Next week, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview hosts a commemoration of the western Kentuckian who became the first, and only, president of the Confederate States of America on the occasion of his 204<sup>th</sup> birthday.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll speak with historian William C. Davis (no relation) about the rebel leader&rsquo;s life and legacy today on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:40:51 +0000 Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 18124 at http://wkms.org Front Page AM 5/25/12