Datebook: July 12 - The Rolling Stones Perform 1st Concert 50 Years Ago

Jul 12, 2012

They're one of the most successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of music. The Rolling Stones are ranked Number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, with over 200 million albums sold. On this day in 1962, at the Marquee Club in London, a group of teenagers (Jagger, Richards, Jones, Stewart, Taylor) took the stage and changed music.

It’s Thursday, July 12

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah offers a spoken word poetry experience called “Dimmed Lanterns Looking for Light.”  The event begins tonight at 7.  Featured poets include Samuel Hawkins, Griggori Tyler Taylor, and Chris Williams.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. For more information, call (270) 442-7723.

Kentucky State Parks will hold an auction tomorrow at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, across the road from the pro shop.  The auction will include tractors, golf carts, sofas, dining room sets, paddleboats, mowers, and more.  Items may be inspected beginning at 7:30, and the auction starts at 9.

Playhouse in the Park will hold auditions for Big River on Monday and Tuesday at 6PM.  Performers should prepare a verse and chorus of a Broadway musical song and come ready to read.  There’s more information on the Playhouse in the Park Facebook page.

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