Carson Center

If you grew up between the late 50s and mid 60s, you may have had a teenage crush on Frankie Avalon. In 1959, his hit singles "Venus"  and "Why" topped the Billboard charts. In the 60s, he appeared in several "beach party" films with Annette Funicello. And later, descended the stairs singing "Beauty School Dropout" in the 1978 film Grease. Paducah Tilghman Class of '64 hosts Avalon in concert for its 50th Reunion at the Carson Center tomorrow (May 30). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Frankie Avalon ahead of his performance.

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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.

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

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

"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.

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...

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.

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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. 

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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.

Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd

Mar 4, 2013
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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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