Kala Dunn

Administrative Assistant, Rick's Kitchen Sink Producer

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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First United Methodist Church of Hopkinsville continues its inaugural season of the Main St. Sacred Arts Series with a recital of sacred solo music appropriate for the season of Lent tomorrow at noon at the church. Soprano Amber Heady and baritone Tyler Saunders sing works by Faure, Ives, Hayes, Vaughan Williams, and others. Admission is free. 

The Murray State Women's Center celebrates International Women's Day tomorrow from 11 to 1 in the Curris Center Dance Lounge. For a donation of any amount, participants can make a macramé bracelet while hearing about the educational barriers that girls around the world face when seeking a basic education. Donations benefit Circle of Sisterhood, which works to fund projects around the globe that make education accessible to women and girls. 

The Murray Art Guild presents a printmaking exhibition of work inspired by social activist, feminist theorist, artist, and native Kentuckian bell hooks. The exhibit remains on display through April 1st, and there's an opening reception tonight from 5 to 7 with readings at 5:30.

A representative from the National Endowment for the Arts presents an interactive workshop about the availability of federal grants for the arts tomorrow morning at 9 at the Paducah Commerce Center. The workshop is geared towards non-profit organizations, but anyone interested in learning more is welcome. Registration information available by contacting the Paducah Chamber. 

The Rivertown Reading Series presents poets Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph this Saturday evening at 7 at the Ruth Baggett Gallery in Paducah. Both authors serve as editors of the Crab Orchard Review at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and have written numerous works of poetry. Admission is free. 

The Paducah School of Art and Design hosts its inaugural National Sculpture Invitational at the Clemens Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features contemporary work in the sculpture discipline by leading artists from around the country. There’s an opening reception this Thursday night from 5 to 7, and the exhibit remains on display through April 7th. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 to 4. 

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Wednesday from 1 to 5 at Lake City Baptist Church in Grand Rivers. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs, and be in general good health. More information at redcrossblood.org

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents its “Made In America” concert this Sunday afternoon at 3 at Broadway United Methodist Church. The concert features American hymns and new works performed by the PSO Adult, Children’s, and Youth choruses as well as the Murray State University Concert Choir. Tickets available at the door. 

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Students are entering the fight to protect state funding for Kentucky colleges and universities. Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget would cut state support 4.5 percent this year and nine percent during the state’s two year budget.

According to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the commonwealth has reduced university budgets by more than $713 million in the last eight years. Many students say they’re tired of the cuts, and they showed up in Frankfort Thursday to let their legislators know.

The Challenger Learning Center of Paducah holds a Trivia Night tomorrow at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The format consists of ten rounds of ten questions, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Light snacks and drinks provided. Doors open at 6:15, and trivia begins at 7. Contact the Challenger Learning Center to preregister.