Datebook: February 27 - Dexter Gordon Turns 90

Feb 27, 2013

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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.

Tomorrow’s the deadline to enter the 21st Annual Photo Showcase to be displayed at the W.G. Rhea Public Library in Paris.  Amateur and professional photographers of any age are invited to enter up to three pieces of their work.  There’s no entry fee.  Find contest rules and entry forms at

The Murray Run4Another 5K run/walk is Saturday morning at 9.  Race-day registration accepted from 8 to 8:45 at the starting line, located at 15th and Olive in Murray.  For more information, visit or call (270) 978-0911.

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