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4:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University

Murray State’s Watkins Chair in Creative Writing Instructor, Martin Roper, asked other Creative Writing faculty colleagues to answer about their art before a live audience who had submitted questions in advance. Kate Lochte of WKMS asks the questions. During Sounds Good today we feature the entire forum as recorded October 29th in Performing Arts Hall. Dale Ray Phillips, Anne Neelon, Carrie Jerrell and Squire Babcock join Mr. Roper on stage.

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Music
5:25 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Bluegrass Benefit for Tony Williams

Josh Williams on Music from the Front Porch

Interview/Performance with Josh Williams

There’s a Bluegrass Benefit Friday night, November 1.  A life-threatening infection put Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass’s Tony Williams in Vanderbilt hospital for a month and a half.  Tony’s home and better now.   His award-winning guitarist and vocalist son Josh Williams dropped in on Music from the Front Porch with Mark Welch last Saturday to talk about the benefit.

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Culture
2:41 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Barton Talks About New Book, "Pray the Gay Away"

Dr. Bernadette Barton
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For those of us living in Kentucky and Tennessee, “the Bible Belt” is a familiar phrase. It’s shorthand for a conservative Christian culture extending across the South, and tied closely to family values and personal beliefs. For some southerners, the culture they call home is a culture that denies them. Morehead State University women’s studies professor Dr. Bernadette Barton is the author of Pray the Gay Away, the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays.

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Culture
3:45 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pride in One's Forbears, West Kentucky Highland Festival 2012

wkyhighlandfestival.com

From heavy athletic competition to games for wee bairns, Saturday’s Murray Highland Festival connects us with all things Scottish. Murray’s Highland Festival brings Scottish experiences to Murray’s Central Park Saturday (October 27) from 9:30 a.m. to 4, closing with a Ceilidh (kaylee”) at the Big Apple Café at 7 p.m. Master Bob Valentine visits Sounds Good with an “insider” look at the Highland Festival Schedule, including music by Highland Reign.

Culture
9:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Barbering Finds Small, But Stable Market in West Ky.

Big Boy's Barber Shop in downtown Princeton
Joe Riley

For many, the phrase “barber shop” brings back memories of a time when men gathered to talk sports or politics in places where the air was thick with snips, buzzes, and the peppery aroma of aftershave.  Kentucky has close to 3,000 licensed barbers, many of whom have been in the business their whole life. But their popularity is decreasing as many consumers pick hair salons and chain stores over barber shops.  It doesn’t help that a barbering education is getting more difficult to find. As Angela Hatton reports, to become a barber in western Kentucky these days, you’ve got to really want it.

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Culture
10:49 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Angel's Envy Bourbon Inspires the 8th Annual Distiller's Dinner

Lincoln Henderson, Angel's Envy Bourbon

72 year old Lincoln Henderson is described as a distinguished looking man with a tidy white goatee and a wry smile. Former Master Distiller for Brown-Forman, Mr. Henderson helped develop Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack, and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Now he’s spearheading the new craft distiller, the Louisville Distilling Company, whose 86.6 proof small-batch bourbon Angel’s Envy is the star of the Carson Center’s 8th Annual Distiller Dinner on Saturday, October 27th.

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Culture
5:04 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Little Shop of Horrors Devours our Studio on Sounds Good

Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens a three weekend run of the rock-horror-musical Little Shop of Horrors this Friday at 7 p.m. Sounds Good welcomes the production's Director (and voice of Audrey II) Stephen Keene and the actor who plays Seymour, Bryant Powell with Kate Lochte. Get tickets at playhouseinthepark.net.

Culture
11:49 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Local SCV Camp Hosts Cemetery Tour

Angela Hatton, left, Barry Grogan, and Johnny Young

Most of us have gone to the cemetery to visit family members, leave mementos on their graves, and maybe even say a few words. But it’s not often that they talk back. Next week, the Murray City Cemetery will come alive with re-enactors portraying some of the people buried there, and telling their stories. The event is sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Fort Heiman Camp.

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Culture
3:45 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Western Kentucky Distilleries Become Part of the KY Bourbon Trail

Western Kentucky is now a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Locations in Marshall and Christian counties are among seven of the state’s so-called micro or craft distilleries added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. State officials joined distillers to make the announcement today in Lexington. Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin and MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke are the far western Kentucky stops.

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Speaker's Corner
3:34 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Chris Wooldridge on The Wooldridge Monuments

Chris Wooldridge at the Wooldridge Monuments with Members of Jackson Purchase Historical Society

Chris Wooldridge made a presentation about Mayfield's Wooldridge Monuments for the July 24, 2012 meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society at Mayfield's City Hall.

Restoration to Wooldridge Monuments (pdf)

Chris Wooldridge Presentation PowerPoint (ppt)

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