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Arts
3:55 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's Rachmaninoff Concert

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts "Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony" at the Carson Center, February 1.

The performance features Paul Creston's "Dance Overture op.62, Robert Smith's Rites of Tamburo in a side-by-side performance with the youth orchestra and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2. Kate speaks with Ponti about the selection and other activities happening through PSO.

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Society
3:10 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Lion's Club and WPSD Hosts Telethon for Disabled Children & Adults

St. Paul Lutheran Paducah Pastor Corey Aker is spreading the word about the 57th Lion's Club/WPSD Telethon, raising dollars for centers working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in our region. Kate Lochte speaks with Aker on Sounds Good about this weekend's event at the Carson Center. The beneficiaries are regional health centers.

See more on the Telethon website

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Arts
1:13 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

PSO Presents a Roman Festival and More This Weekend

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti

Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti about tomorrow night's (Saturday, November 2) concert at The Carson Center, featuring Feste romane, P. 157 (Roman Festivals) by Respighi; Andante & Rondo ongarese, J. 158, op.35 by Weber; and Symphony No. 3, op.27 (Sinfonia espansiva) by Neilson. The performance also featured guest artist Dong-Yun Shankle on bassoon and visiting singers. See more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website

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Culture
4:49 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"The Whiskey Professor" Comes to Paducah's Distillers Dinner

"Whiskey Professor" bourbon creator is the special guest of this year's Distillers Dinner. Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardson is the evening's speaker for the Distiller's Dinner featuring Elijah Craig this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Center in Paducah. Elijah Craig is a small batch premium bourbon and will be paired at the dinner with a multi-course dinner catered by Artisan Kitchen. Lubbers is the author of "Bourbon Whiskey - Our Native Spirit." Tickets are $125 per person and proceeds benefit the performing arts center, which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.

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Arts
4:13 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

PSO Concert Includes Composition by Violist Jacob Tews

Jacob Tews is Lecturer in Viola and Music Theory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and performs with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. The October 5th Concert program of the Symphony includes his Chamber Symphony "Three Reflections." We hear the Prologue Hymn and meet the composer to learn more about this composition...

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Arts
4:08 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Quilt City Showdown Pits Paducah Improv Teams

The Quilt City Showdown pits Paducah Improv teams in smart comedic performance at the Carson Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Improv team Terry Little, Audra Todd, and Stacy Smith give us a taste of the action on Sound Good. Billed as a 'no holds barred comedy cage match,' two improv groups will face-off in a high energy, game show format, with the grand prize being 'a hand-crafted trophy constructed of 24 carat gold, Hornbill Ivory, and Amazonian rosewood.' The show is in the Myre River Room, tickets are $5. Click here for more information.

Society
2:48 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Gary Edward Barg, on Caring for the Caregiver at Paducah's Carson Center

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Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gary Edward Barg, Founder and CEO of Today’s Caregiver Magazine and its companion website caregiver.com. He’s the Keynote speaker for the Purchase Area Development District caregiving seminar on May 2nd at the Carson Center in Paducah. His presentation is focused on the question: If you are caring for someone, who is caring for you? It will be an informative day of discussion and information for family caregivers, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Education
1:29 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Carson Center Class Acts Series: Where in the World is the Symphony?

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Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Carson Center in Paducah presents the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in performance for the second time in its Class Acts Education Series. 3rd through 6th graders are going to hear a concert featuring the music of Bizet, Beethoven, Copland, and many more. PSO Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti tells us more about the show and the instrument "petting zoo" feature. Click here for more information.

Arts
11:27 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd

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Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success “out there” in major markets.  This time we meet a co-founder of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, Jon Cowherd.

Pianist Jon Cowherd is a member of jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson's band, and his instrumental work has graced albums by the likes of Rosanne Cash, Lizz Wright, Iggy Pop, Marc Cohn, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams. He tours with Ms. Wilson, Rosanne Cash and also his Fellowship Band, which he co-founded with percussionist /bandleader Brian Blade with whom he discovered musical brotherhood while both were students at Loyola University in New Orleans. 

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Arts
11:34 am
Fri November 16, 2012

West Side Story Revival Comes to Paducah

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The original production of West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957. The film version premiered in 1961, and won a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is a favorite among many for its high energy dance numbers, its memorable songs, and its enduring storyline. The traveling production of West Side Story comes to the Carson Center in Paducah, November 19 and 20. Angela Hatton spoke with Theo Lencicki, who plays Riff, the leader of the white street gang, the Jets.

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