Kala Dunn

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

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. She is employed by Physical Medicine Services. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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10:59 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Datebook: March 1 - National Pig Day

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Happy National Pig Day! This national celebration was started in 1972 by two sisters, Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave. The holiday is to "accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals." Have a pig party!

It’s Friday, March 1

Dr. Meeyoun Park, pianist and visiting assistant professor at Murray State University, presents her debut solo recital Sunday evening at 6 in the Performing Arts Hall, located on the second floor of the Old Fine Arts Building on the MSU campus.  The free concert features works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Mussorgsky. 

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10:00 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Datebook: February 28 - 60 Years Ago Watson and Crick Walk Into a Bar...

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...and declare "we had found the secret of life." The truth wasn't far off for these molecular biologists, who determined the double-helix structure of DNA on this day in 1953. They had solved a mystery of science - how it was possible for genetics to be passed through generations. Someone buy these gents a drink!

It’s Thursday, February 28

Cinema International presents “Coriolanus” tonight through Saturday night at 7:30 in Murray State University’s Curris Center Theater.  The film version of Shakespeare’s tragedy features a Roman general whose resentment over a failed bid for political office leads him to treason.  Shows are free and open to the public.

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10:50 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Datebook: February 27 - Dexter Gordon Turns 90

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Today we remember the life and legacy of sax legend Dexter Gordon. He was one of the earliest jazz tenors to to adapt bebop to the instrument. Gordon's career spans over 40 years including an Academy Award nomination for Best Leading Role in Round Midnight, and a Grammy for the soundtrack.

It’s Wednesday, February 27

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents a live concert titled “3-Way Tie For First” Friday night at 6.  Featured performers include JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers, the Solid Rock’it Boosters, and the Wheelhouse Rousters.  KET films the concert.  A limited number of $5 tickets available at the door.

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10:47 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Datebook: February 26 - Ghost Rockets Over Sweden 67 Years Ago

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On this day in 1946, the first reports were filed of missile-shaped objects seen falling over Sweden. Some say it was a meteor shower, others suggest long-range rocket testing by the Russians. The Swedish Army directed newspapers to censor their reporting, but to this day their own investigators remain uncertain.

It’s Tuesday, February 26

Paducah native Samuel Hawkins presents “Spoken Word” tomorrow morning at 11 at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Student Center.  The free presentation features Hawkins’s urban-style poetry.  Find more information at westkentucky.kctcs.edu.

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10:09 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Datebook: February 25 - George Harrison Turns 70

George Harrison was born on this day in 1943, and died November 29, 2001. He was the lead guitarist for the Beatles, was influential in the Hare Krishna movement alongside Ravi Shankar, and formed the Traveling Wilburys. Rolling Stone named him the 11th Greatest Guitarist of All Time.

It’s Monday, February 25

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 5 at North Calloway Elementary School.  Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old or 16 with a completed Parental Consent Form.  Learn more at redcrossblood.org.

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11:06 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Datebook: February 22 - Legendary Broadway Flop Opens and Closes 30 Years Ago

Moose Murders, by Arthur Bicknell, is a mystery farce about a family at the "Wild Moose Lodge." Its single performance on this day in '83 was described by the New York Times critic as "the worst play I've ever seen on a Broadway stage." The play has become a touchstone of reference to Broadway flops.

It’s Friday, February 22

The Empty Bowls Project of Paducah is tomorrow from 11:30 to 2 at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.  Empty Bowls raises money for the community kitchen.  Choose a hand-crafted bowl, then fill it with food from participating restaurants.  The cost is $15.

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11:02 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Datebook: February 21 - Peace Symbol Designed 55 Years Ago

On this day in 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom finished his design for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). The symbol is actually a combination of the letters CND (the N is the 'triangle' in the middle). Eventually, it became known an international symbol of peace.

It’s Thursday, February 21

The 2013 Murray Main Street Trivia Night is tomorrow from 6 to 8:30 at the Maple Center. The evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  The cost is $150 for a team of eight, or $10 each for spectators.  For more information, call 759-9474.

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10:53 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Datebook: February 20 - Lipinski Becomes Youngest Gold Medalist 15 Years Ago

On this day in 1998, 15-year-old Tara Lipinski narrowly beat Michelle Kwan in women's figure skating to become the youngest champion in an individual event in the history of Winter Olympics. 

It’s Wednesday, February 20

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive tomorrow afternoon from 12:30 to 5:30 at First Presbyterian Church of Murray.  Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a completed Parental Consent Form.  To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.

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10:44 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Datebook: February 19 - The Feminine Mystique Published 50 Years Ago

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique is one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, and is credited as sparking the second-wave of feminism in the US. Her research was prompted upon surveying her former classmates at a reunion, and found that most were unhappy living as housewives. 

It’s Tuesday, February 19

The Music Department of the Murray Woman’s Club hosts a program titled “Music From the Heart” tonight at 7 at the MWC Clubhouse.  The program features the Murray High School Choir under the direction of Laynie Mitchell and the Murray Elementary School Chorus under the direction of Kim Black.  The event is open to the public.

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10:17 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Datebook: February 18 - Presidents Day

Congress implemented the first federal holiday honoring an American citizen in 1879, George Washington's birthday. 100 years later, Presidents Day emerged to celebrate Washington and Lincoln's birthdays together. It's a tradition in the Senate to read Washington's Farewell Address on his birthday.

It’s Monday, February 18

Murray-Calloway County Hospital hosts a blood drive Wednesday from 8:30 to 4 at the Center for Health and Wellness.  MCCH especially needs donations of A-Positive blood.  Donors must be at least 18 years old, be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds.  For more information, call 762-1119.

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