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   A local man known as a ‘bluegrass entrepreneur’ died Monday at the age of 70. Bluegrass Today reports that Tony Williams was a consistent figure at the annual IBMA World of Bluegrass convention, ran a company that created light-weight instrument cases and spent many years booking acts for small venues in Kentucky.

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An Evansville construction company is getting a second chance on a showcase project for Kentucky’s signature music. Danco Construction has been awarded the contract for the International Bluegrass Music Center.

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro has received an extensive collection of bluegrass CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, books and recorded radio shows.

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A groundbreaking has been set for the Bill Monroe Museum in west Kentucky. 

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Punch Brothers headline this year's ROMP bluegrass festival in Owensboro. The annual festival, now in its 14th year, serves as a fundraiser for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. 

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Officials say construction has stalled on the International Bluegrass Music Center in western Kentucky after the Indiana company building the structure filed for bankruptcy.

It's an estate sale for the ages. Stuff belonging to Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass," is on sale this weekend just outside of Nashville. As the patriarch of a genre and of a passionate musical family, artifacts from his rise to prominence are in high demand.

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A western Kentucky tourism official says fundraising is continuing toward the construction of a proposed museum dedicated to bluegrass music legend Bill Monroe.

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame will break ground on a new $15 million facility in Owensboro next week. 

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Chris Thile brings the Punch Brothers back for the fourth time to the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival in Owensboro this month. Thile says he loves the space and the enthusiastic group of festival goers in his Sounds Good conversation with Tracy Ross. He also talks about how being a new father has influenced his music writing, the differences playing in duos and groups and an upcoming performance at Murray State University.

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