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10:23 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WKMS Sci-Fi Friday Movie Night: Mars Attacks!

Credit movie poster, Warner Bros.

We're hosting a Sci-Fi movie night!

Where: Murray State's Curris Center Theater 

When: Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. 

Who: You are welcome for this FREE and fabulously funny film!

UPDATE: Murray State faculty member Andy Black traces the relationship between science fiction movies and our fears in a promo for "Mars Attacks" Sci-Fi-Fri on Sounds Good:

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Culture
10:19 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WKCTC Arts in Focus Showcases Music from the 70s

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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.

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Culture
3:05 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Providence KY Literary Festival Features Author of The Walking Dead Novels

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This Saturday, over 20 authors gather for the First Annual Providence Literary Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW in Providence, Kentucky. On Sounds Good, we speak with festival organizer and author Matthew Allan Hughes who was shocked when NY Times Best-Selling author of The Walking Dead novels Jay Bonansinga said he'd come to do a world-premiere reading of the next in the series.

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Culture
11:37 am
Sun September 7, 2014

In Tennessee, Scenes From A Nearly Lost Musical History

"Fiddlin' John" Sharp (center), seen here with daughter Evelyn and banjo player Red Morris, is among the many musicians whose stories and songs are documented in Bobby Fulcher's archive.
Tennessee State Parks

Originally published on Sun September 7, 2014 9:20 am

Archivist Wayne Moore leads the way down into the vault where the State of Tennessee stores its most valuable historical treasures.

"It's a temperature- and humidity-controlled area where we keep a lot of the recordings," he explains.

Hundreds of reel-to-reel audio tapes line these floor-to-ceiling shelves. Stacked atop each other, the recordings, photographs and lyric sheets in the collection would reach the height of a 14-story building. They were all assembled under the direction of novice folklorist and state park Ranger Bobby Fulcher.

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Culture
3:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Friends of Calloway Co. Public Library Celebrate Local Authors

Sandy Linn in the studio with Kate Lochte

Friends of the Calloway County Public Library's first meeting is an event open to all. Sandy Linn brings the details about "Celebrate Calloway County Authors" Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Library. There will be nearly 20 authors signing books, available for purchase.

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Culture
3:35 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Celebrate Native American Heritage at Hopkinsville Intertribal Pow Wow

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Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville hosts its 27th Annual Pow Wow this weekend. Native Americans from across the nation come to compete in dances to the beat of authentic drumming, as well as to share fellowship with each other camping in the park. Trail of Tears Commissioner Peg Hays tells us more about the activities surrounding the dance circle on Sounds Good.

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Culture
6:08 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

'Let It Grow' At The Soybean Festival in Martin

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Martin, Tennessee hosts the 21st Tennessee Soybean Festival starts this evening and culminates the first weekend in September. What began as a concept by a group of professors at UT Martin has grown to an event expecting 25-30 thousand people in Martin. This year's theme is "Let it Grow" and features new events like Disney downtown with a showing of Frozen, art exhibits on campus, and concerts including chart-topping country artist Lee Brice. We learn all about the festival with the City of Martin's Brad Thompson on Sounds Good.

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Culture
5:39 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Acclaimed British Actor Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

British actor, director, producer, filmmaker and entrepreneur Richard Attenborough, seen here in 2008, has died. He was 91.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 12:07 am

The British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son told BBC News. He was 90.

Lord Attenborough forged a lengthy acting career in such films as Brighton Rock and The Great Escape. As a director, Attenborough was known for A Bridge Too Far and Gandhi, for which he won two Academy Awards.

American audiences, however, might remember Attenborough most fondly for his role as the affable Dr. John Hammond in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, where he played the creator of the infamous dinosaur park.

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2:59 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Providence Literary Festival to Feature Award-Winning 'The Walking Dead' Author

The Walking Dead Descent by Jay Bonansinga
Credit book cover, Amazon.com

Organizers of the first Providence Literary Festival plan to draw in horror fans by featuring a four-time New York Times Best Seller author with connections to the AMC hit drama The Walking Dead.

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Commentary
12:05 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Commentary: Bandit (A Boy and His Cat)

Madisonville author Patricia Wiles returns as a WKMS commentator after a hiatus of many years. She reflects on "Bandit," the story of her son and his cat, from kitten to college.

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