Carson Center

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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Culture
10:49 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Angel's Envy Bourbon Inspires the 8th Annual Distiller's Dinner

Lincoln Henderson, Angel's Envy Bourbon

72 year old Lincoln Henderson is described as a distinguished looking man with a tidy white goatee and a wry smile. Former Master Distiller for Brown-Forman, Mr. Henderson helped develop Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack, and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Now he’s spearheading the new craft distiller, the Louisville Distilling Company, whose 86.6 proof small-batch bourbon Angel’s Envy is the star of the Carson Center’s 8th Annual Distiller Dinner on Saturday, October 27th.

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Culture
12:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good

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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year.  He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good.  He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.  

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Arts
10:23 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Evelyn Hinds as Corrie ten Boom at the Carson Center

Evelyn Hinds portraying Corrie ten Boom
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Sunday, September 22nd at 3 p.m., actress and author Evelyn Hinds performs her one-woman show portraying Corrie ten Boom at Paducah's Luther T. Carson Center.  Ten Boom and her family defied the Nazis in her native Netherlands to save Jews from persecution and deportation to concentration camps.  Todd Hatton speaks with Hinds about her show and the remarkable woman who inspired it.

Government
8:33 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah’s Convention Center Corportation Embezzlement Investigation

The Paducah Convention Center Corporation’s embezzlement investigation is in its second phase. Chairman Phil McIntosh tells the Paducah Sun the board has until October 7th, one year from the time the embezzlement was discovered, to file lawsuits. 

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Culture
8:26 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah Convention Center Discusses Contract

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Time and financial uncertainty are at the center of a contract negotiation between the Paducah convention center board and the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.  

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