LowerTown http://wkms.org en Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/bowling-greens-fat-box-headlines-lowertown <p>In our final feature about the 2014 LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival in Paducah, we hear music by the Bowling Green band, Fat Box. The band headlines on the main stage tonight (Friday) starting at 9. Kate Lochte speaks with lead guitarist Clay Powell.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:28:23 +0000 Kate Lochte 40650 at http://wkms.org Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/vietnamese-hand-sewn-silk-embroidery-lowertown <p>St. Louis based artist Don Tran demonstrates and sells Vietnamese hand-sewn silk embroideries at festivals nationally and is among sixty-plus artists at the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival this weekend. His embroidery took a best in show this year at the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival in Louisville. Tran demonstrates his process at the festival and speaks with Kate on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:36:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 40609 at http://wkms.org Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/steel-and-stone-furniture-art-featured-lowertown <p>Joe Dumas uses natural Alabama sandstone and solid steel to create one-of-a-kind furniture, used inside or outside the home. He named his art business, Yellow Dog Enterprises, after his beloved labrador retrievers, not because of any political affiliation. Dumas is among 60 or more artists bringing their works to show, sell, and for some - demonstrate, at the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival in Paducah tomorrow and Saturday. Yellow Dog Enterprise works are called mixed media in the Festival listing. Kate Lcohte&nbsp;finds out more with Joe Dumas on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:39:11 +0000 Kate Lochte 40585 at http://wkms.org Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown You're Invited: LowerTown After Party at Maiden Alley http://wkms.org/post/youre-invited-lowertown-after-party-maiden-alley <p>There's an after party this weekend and you're invited! Maiden Alley is teaming up with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Fest coordinators for two after parties: Friday Night it's Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and FatBox; Saturday night it's The Duke of Uke&nbsp;and Red Ember. Showtime starts this Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. MAC Executive Director Landee Bryant-Greene stops by&nbsp;<em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to talk about the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">headliners performing into the wee hours at MAC tomorrow and Saturday nights.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:28:48 +0000 Kate Lochte 40584 at http://wkms.org You're Invited: LowerTown After Party at Maiden Alley Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage http://wkms.org/post/soul-dog-brings-soulful-dance-party-lowertowns-main-stage <p>Soul Dog is a Purchase Area-based band that performs soul and classic rock favorites from the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Smokey Robinson, the Beatles, Van Morrison, David Bowie and more. They'll be joining the line-up of local artists at the LowerTown Arts &amp; Music Festival this weekend in Paducah. Soul Dog takes the main stage Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Harrison Stage at 7:30. Bassist Kevin Qualls joins Kate Lochte in the studio on <em>Sounds Good </em>for a preview.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:15:40 +0000 Kate Lochte 40583 at http://wkms.org Soul Dog Brings a Soulful Dance Party to LowerTown's Main Stage Paducah Printmaker Demonstrates Process at LowerTown Fest http://wkms.org/post/paducah-printmaker-demonstrates-process-lowertown-fest <p>Michael Crouse is a LowerTown-based multi-media printmaker, working in the processes of relief, lithography, intaglio, screen-printing, and monotype. He's exhibiting at the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival Friday and Satur<span style="line-height: 1.5;">day in Paducah. During</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we learn more about his setting up a press for demonstrations there.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:01:57 +0000 Kate Lochte 40558 at http://wkms.org Paducah Printmaker Demonstrates Process at LowerTown Fest Live Broadcast & More from the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2014 http://wkms.org/post/live-broadcast-more-lowertown-arts-music-festival-2014 <p><strong>Update:</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Festival Co-Directors Victoria and Michael Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics in LowerTown have the details on musicians and artists creating the Festival this weekend:</span></p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 40374 at http://wkms.org Live Broadcast & More from the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2014 Wastelanders Exhibiting New Work At New Years Eve Reception http://wkms.org/post/wastelanders-exhibiting-new-work-new-years-eve-reception <p>Paducah's artist group called "The Wastelanders" offers a New Year's Eve Opening Reception party on Tuesday, December 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate new work by its members and guest artists. &nbsp;Paducah native David Brown, now art director for the Lexington based company, The Group Travel Leader, spoke with Kate Lochte about what he and others will be showing at the Yeiser January 2 through 11.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:54:05 +0000 Kate Lochte 37680 at http://wkms.org Wastelanders Exhibiting New Work At New Years Eve Reception Paducah is UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art http://wkms.org/post/paducah-unesco-city-crafts-and-folk-art <p>The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:23:03 +0000 Staff Report & City of Paducah 36762 at http://wkms.org Paducah is UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown http://wkms.org/post/how-chinese-cultural-revolution-brought-artist-lowertown <p>During <em>Sounds Good</em>&nbsp;we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.</p><p><a href="http://www.bilanliao.com/">See BiLan Liao's work on her website</a>.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 36624 at http://wkms.org How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown