Clemens Fine Arts Center

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Three singer-songwriters share the stage tonight (Friday, February 19) at the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell accompany each other in a "singers in the round" style concert. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Sara Watkins about how this concert came together, her new solo album and thoughts on Chris Thile hosting A Prairie Home Companion.

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The Paducah School of Art and Design host a photo contest based on Ron Rash's book Saints at the River as part of WKCTC's annual community read event. Work is also nearly complete on the third phase of their campus expansion. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Paul Aho, Dean of PSAD about the contest, the new campus addition and the 5th annual Student and Faculty Holiday Art Sale this weekend.

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Brian Heller is the new director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center at WKCTC in Paducah. Moving from Wisconsin where he was the executive director of a community non-profit performing arts center, Heller says it's a welcome change moving to a higher education institution. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about his time so far in western Kentucky and how he first learned of Paducah. 

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The Time Jumpers started as a group of performers jamming western swing between sets at the Grand Ole Opry. They took the sound to the Station Inn in Nashville and it came together from there. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Ranger Doug about what he enjoys most when playing live shows and what the audience can expect tomorrow night at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center.

Outgoing Clemens Fine Arts Director Talks Career, Legacy and Retirement Plans

Jul 14, 2015
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After 29 years at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Gail Robinson Butler is retiring tomorrow from her position as Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center. She stops by Sounds Good today to reminisce with Kate on her impactful career and many enjoyable experiences. 

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Gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama started singing together before the attack on Pearl Harbor. They toured the South during the Jim Crow era of the 1940s and 50s and sang at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. They've played at the White House for three administrations. In 2009, they were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Drummer, arranger and vocalist Eric "Ricky" McKinnie speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about their visit this Friday to WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center. 

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The One Book, One Campus, One Community Read project at West Kentucky Community and Technical College has inspired a community-wide art contest centered around the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, an historical novel staged between 1850-1930 and the effort to bring orphan children by train from northern cities to America's heartland. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah School of Art and Design Dean Paul Aho about how to enter the contest.

WKCTC Arts in Focus Showcases Music from the 70s

Sep 10, 2014
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We speak with Jim Duffy, producer of the show "This is the 70s" a multimedia blend of live music, historical film clips, dance, fashion, and computer animation celebrating the decade - on stage this Saturday at 7:30 PM in the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center. Duffy previews the show with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

The classic Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" is performed at Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center tomorrow night (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. Fifty dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the great work. Kate Lochte speaks with Gail Robinson Butler, Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center for a preview.

West Kentucky Community College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center Director Gail Robinson Butler joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. This Friday (September 6), the Center’s Arts in Focus Series opens with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players “I’ve got a Little Twist.” The show combines Gilbert and Sullivan music with some of Broadway’s favorite tunes. See more about WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center.