Carson Center http://wkms.org en Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's Rachmaninoff Concert http://wkms.org/post/maestro-ponti-previews-paducah-symphonys-rachmaninoff-concert <p>Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele&nbsp;Ponti conducts "Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony" at the Carson Center, February 1.</p><p>The performance features Paul Creston's "Dance Overture op.62, Robert Smith's Rites of Tamburo&nbsp;in a side-by-side performance with the youth orchestra and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2. Kate speaks with Ponti&nbsp;about the selection and other activities happening through PSO.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:55:02 +0000 Kate Lochte 38421 at http://wkms.org Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's Rachmaninoff Concert Lion's Club and WPSD Hosts Telethon for Disabled Children & Adults http://wkms.org/post/lions-club-and-wpsd-hosts-telethon-disabled-children-adults <p>St. Paul Lutheran Paducah Pastor Corey Aker is spreading the word about the 57th Lion's Club/WPSD Telethon, raising dollars for centers working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in our region. Kate Lochte speaks with Aker on Sounds Good about this weekend's event at the Carson Center. The beneficiaries are regional health centers.</p><p><a href="http://www.telethonofstars.org/about.php">See more on the Telethon website</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:10:38 +0000 Kate Lochte 36278 at http://wkms.org Lion's Club and WPSD Hosts Telethon for Disabled Children & Adults PSO Presents a Roman Festival and More This Weekend http://wkms.org/post/pso-presents-roman-festival-and-more-weekend <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti about tomorrow night's (Saturday, November 2) concert at The Carson Center, featuring <em>Feste romane, P. 157 (Roman Festivals)</em> by Respighi; <em>Andante &amp; Rondo ongarese, J. 158, op.35</em> by Weber; and <em>Symphony No. 3, op.27 (Sinfonia espansiva)</em> by Neilson. The performance also featured guest artist Dong-Yun&nbsp;Shankle on bassoon and visiting singers. <a href="http://paducahsymphony.org/">See more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:13:19 +0000 Kate Lochte 36209 at http://wkms.org PSO Presents a Roman Festival and More This Weekend "The Whiskey Professor" Comes to Paducah's Distillers Dinner http://wkms.org/post/whiskey-professor-comes-paducahs-distillers-dinner <div>"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whiskey Professor" bourbon creator is the special guest of this year's Distillers Dinner. Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill Distillery in </span>Bardson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the evening's speaker for the Distiller's Dinner featuring Elijah Craig this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Center in Paducah. Elijah Craig is a small batch premium bourbon and will be paired at the dinner with a multi-course dinner catered by Artisan Kitchen. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:49:53 +0000 Kate Lochte 35938 at http://wkms.org "The Whiskey Professor" Comes to Paducah's Distillers Dinner PSO Concert Includes Composition by Violist Jacob Tews http://wkms.org/post/pso-concert-includes-composition-violist-jacob-tews <p>Jacob Tews is Lecturer in Viola and Music Theory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and performs with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. The October 5th&nbsp;Concert program of the Symphony includes his Chamber Symphony &quot;Three Reflections.&quot; We hear the Prologue Hymn and meet the composer to learn more about this composition...</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:13:34 +0000 Kate Lochte 35467 at http://wkms.org PSO Concert Includes Composition by Violist Jacob Tews Quilt City Showdown Pits Paducah Improv Teams http://wkms.org/post/quilt-city-showdown-pits-paducah-improv-teams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Quilt City Showdown pits Paducah </span>Improv<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> teams in smart comedic performance at the Carson Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m. </span>Improv<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> team Terry Little, Audra Todd, and Stacy Smith give us a taste of the action on Sound Good. Billed as a 'no holds barred comedy cage match,' two </span>improv<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> groups will face-off in a high energy, game show format, with the grand prize being 'a hand-crafted trophy constructed of 24 carat gold, Hornbill Ivory, and Amazonian rosewood.' The show is in the </span>Myre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River Room, tickets are $5. </span><a href="http://www.thecarsoncenter.org/events/paducah-improv-quilt-city-showdown" style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here for more information</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:08:54 +0000 Tracy Ross 33338 at http://wkms.org Quilt City Showdown Pits Paducah Improv Teams Gary Edward Barg, on Caring for the Caregiver at Paducah's Carson Center http://wkms.org/post/gary-edward-barg-caring-caregiver-paducahs-carson-center <p>Today on <em>Sounds Good</em>, Kate Lochte meets Gary Edward Barg, Founder and CEO of Today’s Caregiver Magazine and its companion website <a href="http://caregiver.com">caregiver.com</a>. He’s the Keynote speaker for the Purchase Area Development District caregiving seminar on May 2nd at the Carson Center in Paducah. His presentation is focused on the question: If you are caring for someone, who is caring for you? It will be an informative day of discussion and information for family caregivers, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:48:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 31026 at http://wkms.org Gary Edward Barg, on Caring for the Caregiver at Paducah's Carson Center Carson Center Class Acts Series: Where in the World is the Symphony? http://wkms.org/post/carson-center-class-acts-series-where-world-symphony <p>Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Carson Center in Paducah presents the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in performance for the second time in its Class Acts Education Series. 3rd through 6th graders are going to hear a concert featuring the music of Bizet, Beethoven, Copland, and many more. PSO Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti tells us more about the show and the instrument "petting zoo" feature. <a href="http://www.thecarsoncenter.org/educational-programs">Click here for more information</a>.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:29:19 +0000 Kate Lochte 29253 at http://wkms.org Carson Center Class Acts Series: Where in the World is the Symphony? Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd http://wkms.org/post/meet-jazz-pianist-paducah-native-jon-cowherd <p>Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success “out there” in major markets. &nbsp;This time we meet a co-founder of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, Jon Cowherd.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pianist Jon Cowherd is a member of jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson's band, and his instrumental work has graced albums by the likes of </span>Rosanne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cash, </span>Lizz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wright, </span>Iggy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pop, Marc Cohn, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams. He tours with Ms. Wilson, </span>Rosanne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cash and also his Fellowship Band, which he co-founded with percussionist /bandleader Brian Blade with whom he discovered musical brotherhood while both were students at Loyola University in New Orleans.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:27:23 +0000 Kate Lochte 28841 at http://wkms.org Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd West Side Story Revival Comes to Paducah http://wkms.org/post/west-side-story-revival-comes-paducah <p></p><p></p><p>The original production of West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957. The film version premiered in 1961, and won a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is a favorite among many for its high energy dance numbers, its memorable songs, and its enduring storyline. The traveling production of West Side Story comes to <a href="http://www.thecarsoncenter.org/">the Carson Center </a>in Paducah, November 19 and 20. Angela Hatton spoke with Theo Lencicki, who plays Riff, the leader of the white street gang, the Jets.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:34:30 +0000 Angela Hatton 24605 at http://wkms.org West Side Story Revival Comes to Paducah