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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.

Culture
12:18 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Murray Woman Shares Story of Ongoing Persecution of Baha'is in Iran

Mona Kashani Heern

Murray Resident Mona Kashani Heern, her mother and sister fled Iran in the early 1980's after unexpected news that prison officials had executed her father. Heern's father had be imprisoned for being a member of the Baha'i faith.

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Culture
3:53 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Landee Bryant on Maiden Alley Cinema's Digital Conversion

Maiden Alley Cinema is seeking funds for their digital conversion campaign. Mandatory digital conversion is happening across the country, effectively ending the era of 35mm films. For smaller, independent theaters, purchasing new equipment and replacing the projection set-up is costly, and in Maiden Alley's case, is $90,000, half of the annual operating budget. MAC's executive director Landee Bryant speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the change, and their Kickstarter campaign to meet the goal.

See more on Maiden Alley Cinema's website.

Culture
3:18 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Murray Man Seeks Challenge in Spartan Death Race

Ryan Walker
Drew Adams

Ryan Walker's preparation for the Spartan Death Race

You may die... Well, at least that’s what organizers say to participants of what they bill as the world's most difficult endurance race. Competitors in the Spartan Death Race  can look forward to at least 48 hours of excruciating pain and challenges designed to push them to their limits.  Murray insurance agent Ryan Walker is training to be one of the few to complete the endurance challenge next month. Walker now trains for a race in which the obstacles ahead of him are largely unknown.

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Culture
2:57 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Samfest Remembers Local Musician Sammie Crutcher and Benefits Charities

Chris Kerlick speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Samfest IV, a memorial/charity concert for late local musician Sammie Crutcher. Crutcher played in a Samfest is at Hidden Creek Campground in Springville, Tennessee on May 25. This family event features music in the styles of bluegrass, country and rock & roll. Proceeds from this year's event goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. See more information about the event.

Culture
4:48 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Dueling Pianos Perform at Harrah's for Boys & Girls Club

Todd Anderson and Sam "Snacks" Hawkins of Leadership Paducah (Hawkins is also the Director of Operations for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club) speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the OCBGC and the opportunities it offers Paducah area youth. Hawkins also performed some slam poetry. They also talked about  the Big Bang Dueling Pianos Band performing for a benefit for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at Harrah's in Metropolis on June 1. The event also features comedian "Kier." Doors open at 6 p.m., individual tickets are $50 each.

For more information, call (270) 556-0682 or email LPclass26@gmail.com. To learn more about the Leadership Paducah program, visit leadershippaducah.org. You can find out more about the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at ocbgc.org.

Culture
3:35 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Returns to Calloway County Public Library

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns to the Calloway County Public Library for a performance tonight (Thursday, May 16) at 6:30 p.m. According to the library's website, The New York based artist made his professional debut at the age of 15. He now tours the country, performing over 100 concerts each year. Tonight's event is free and will be in the Calloway County Public Library meeting room. Try to get there early, space is limited.

Culture
2:26 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Paducah Carpenter Crafts New Life into "Upcycled" Items

Credit Patina in Paducah, Facebook

Over 50 guest artists will be showing their works on the streets of LowerTown, Paducah, and many of the resident galleries will be open extended hours during the Arts & Music festival there Friday through Sunday. As you listen to the upcoming interview with one of these artists, selected by jurors, you might want to log on to the website patinainpaducah.com. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's Sounds Good guest, Darrell Martin. See more interviews on our LowerTown page.

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Culture
2:13 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

James King and Band Play Cadiz Lakeland Jamboree

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His voice is called lonesome, yearning, urgent and tender. Rounder Recording artist James King is 12 time and reigning traditional male vocalist of the year of the Society for the Preservation of Blue Grass of America. Singer of such hits as "Echo Mountain," "Bed By the Window," and "Thirty Years of Farming," James King and Band performs next Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at Lakeland Jamboree, 61 Jefferson Street, Cadiz. Mr. King spoke with Kate Lochte about his music and we'll hear that interview.

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Commentary
5:20 am
Fri May 10, 2013

My Mother's Hands

Credit Murray State University

I remember my mother, Cammie Mann Bolin, everyday, but there are times in the day when my memories intensify.  My mother, was born in 1921 at the beginning of the “Roaring Twenties,” and grew to adulthood in the years of the Great Depression  She lost two babies, a girl and a boy, born a year apart, both living only one day, but she raised with my father two boys — my brother and I — during  the Cold War. 

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