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12:45 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Murray DAR hosts Daniel Boone Scholar Talk

Against a backdrop of the Progressive Era, including presidential elections, campaigns for equal suffrage, war in Europe and opening the Panama Canal, Daughters of the American Revolution in North Carolina initiated a project to mark the trail of Daniel Boone that enabled America's Western Movement. Daniel Boone Scholar, Randell Jones, wrote "Trailing Daniel Boone - Marking Daniel Boone's Trail 1912 to 1915." The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the DAR invited Mr. Jones to Murray to learn more about his book. Mr. Jones speaks with Kate Lochte.

Culture
8:47 am
Tue June 11, 2013

A Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into A Shouting Match

Sabina Mohyuddin was heckled as she spoke at the town meeting last week in Manchester, Tenn.
William Hobbs

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 11:33 am

The public meeting in Manchester, Tenn., about 70 miles from Nashville, was supposed to address and tamp down discrimination toward Muslims there.

But instead it turned into a shouting match.

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Culture
2:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Live Broadcast from W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

We're teaming up with WNIN of Evansville to bring you live music from the W.C. Handy Festival in Auburn Mill Park in Henderson this week! We hope to broadcast 8 p.m. performances Wednesday through Saturday nights including The Voices of the Wetlands Allstars including Cyrille Neville, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, The Homes Brothers and Janiva Magness. Sounds Good!

Here's the schedule:

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Culture
4:54 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Foreclosure Auction Scheduled for Nashville Symphony Hall

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Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be auctioned off at the end of June, as part of foreclosure proceedings brought against the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

The Tennessean reports the NSO's main creditor, Bank of America, issued a formal foreclosure notice on the $82.3 million still owed on the concert hall.

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Culture
2:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Downtown Paris Week Celebrates 190 Years

Susan Jones visits our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Downtown Paris Week, June 9 through 15 in the downtown square. Jones says there's something special every day of the week. On Sunday, the week begins with worship downtown, at the eight churches; Monday, dine downtown with a spotlight on local eateries; Tuesday, movie night outdoors; Wednesday, Heritage Day with a new exhibit at the Heritage Center; Thursday, songwriters on the Square; and Friday is government and value day, honoring civil servants and special sales in shops. See more on the DPA Facebook Page.

Culture
7:31 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Southern Baptist Ranks Dip Again As Baptisms Fall

Membership among Southern Baptists has fallen slightly for the sixth straight year. The nation's largest Protestant denomination released in-house statistics yesterday showing that total membership dropped .66% in 2012. The annual report prepared by the Southern Baptist Convention's Lifeway Christian Resources and reported by the Baptist Press news service says there were 105,000 fewer Baptists in 2012 than the year before.

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Culture
1:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

'Les Miserables' Makes Regional Premiere at Market House Theatre

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Whether you call it 'La-Mis-ur-AHB' or 'Les-Mis-ur-AH-bluh,' this blockbuster opens at Paducah’s Market House Theatre this weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with director Michael Cochran about the experience of adapting this classic novel by Victor Hugo, and recent Oscar-winning film, to the local stage. Show dates are June 6-9, 13-16, and 20-23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mhtplay.com

Culture
5:19 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

From the Archive: Remembering Jazz Pianist Mulgrew Miller

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Jazz pianist and educator Mulgrew Miller passed away today at the age of 57. He was said to be a leader among contemporary jazz pianists. In this commentary recorded in 2007, Dr. Brian Clardy, Murray State Assistant Professor of History and host of Cafe Jazz Wednesday nights, talks about why Miller was more than just a listening experience. To honor Miller's legacy, Brian will play several selections of his work, along with work by contemporaries tonight (May 29) on Cafe Jazz.

Culture
5:08 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Lunch in the Cemetery this Saturday in Pembroke

Tour the tombstones and learn about some of Pembroke's most colorful former residents, including a Civil War veteran, a prison warden, and a man who died from an extracted wisdom tooth. Tracy Ross speaks with Janet Brevard, Programs and Exhibits Director for the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County about "Lunch in the Cemetery" at Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke, on Saturday, June 1st at 1 p.m. Tickets are $13 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Prices include ghostly entertainment and a traditional summer picnic including fried chicken, all the fixin's and dessert. Chair or blanket recommended. Reservations required, call 270-887-4270. See more about this event, here.

Culture
4:15 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Experience a 'High Noon Breakfast Reception' Circa 1907 at Adsmore

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Kate Lochte speaks Adsmore House & Gardens Curator Ardell Jarrat about a reenactment of a "high noon breakfast" reception at Adsmore in Princeton on Saturday, June 8 at noon. These festivities are based on Selina Smith's and John Osborne's 1907 wedding. Tickets are $15 and reservations are due by Tuesday, June 4. A brief program on Victorian-era wedding customs and a tour are included for luncheon participants. See more about the Adsmore House at their website.

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