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Culture
8:32 am
Mon September 10, 2012

KKK and ACLU Sue Cape Girardeau

rickcross.com

The Ku Klux Klan and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the City of Cape Girardeau for infringing their First Amendment rights to free speech.  KKK members plan to distribute leaflets in Cape Girardeau on September 28th, but the city’s anti-litter ordinance prohibits placing handbills in or upon vehicles.

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Culture
4:02 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Organizers Prepare for 25th Annual Pow-Wow in Hopkinsville

The 25th annual intertribal pow-wow is this weekend at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.  The park is located on a plot of land that served as a temporary home to Cherokee Indians for a short time in the 1830’s when they made their trek from their ancestral homes to Oklahoma. 

The  pow-wow began in 1987 features music, storytelling and native American dancing.  Chad Lampe speaks with Pow-Wow chairman Roger Richey about this year’s events.

Culture
11:03 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild at Maiden Alley Cinema

IMDb

This week, Maiden Alley Cinema features the critically acclaimed Beasts of the Southern Wild.  Todd Hatton and Larry Thomas take a look at this story of a girl named Hushpuppy, her family, her home, and the storm that threatens them all.

Culture
10:37 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Public Ceremony Honors Wickliffe Mounds Builders

Artist’s Depiction of Mississippian Village at Wickliffe
heritage.ky.gov

This past week, hundreds gathered at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site to close a chapter in the Native American history of our region.  They witnessed a ceremony honoring the reburial of the remains of Mississippian-era mound builders who lived in our area almost a thousand years ago.  For over 50 years, the owners of the land that now makes up the historic site displayed them as part of a tourist attraction called Ancient Buried City. 

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Culture
9:45 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Defense Language Institute Instructors Teach Eid al-Fitr to 101st Airborne

Fort Campbell soldiers preparing for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan will be learning about the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Thousands of troops from the post are slated to return to Afghanistan this year.  Defense Language Institute instructors will work with U.S. personnel to teach them about the holiday. They will have the traditional meal, along with dancing and rugby. 

Culture
9:26 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Plans for New Fort Campbell Museum Scaled Back

wikipedia.com

An organization trying to raise money to build a new museum at Fort Campbell says it has scaled back plans for the project.  Fort Campbell Historical Foundation Executive Director Robert Nichols says changes in the design will cut the cost for the Wings of Liberty project in half. Originally, the organization had planned a two-floor, 80,000 square-foot structure at a cost of about $40 million.

Culture
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

The Imposter at Maiden Alley Cinema

The Imposter plays this weekend at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema.  It tells the story of a Texas family whose 13-year-old son goes missing only to be found three years later, thousands of miles away in Spain.  Or so it would seem.  Critics have praised the film, calling it “noir-ish” and a “gothic” thriller.  It’s also a true story.  The documentary blends reality and re-creation as those involved related what happened, and how it happened.  Maiden Alley’s Larry Thomas and I take a look at The Imposter.

Culture
10:08 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Hopkinsville expands Little Green Men festival

Roadside America

Kelly, Kentucky is expanding its festival marking the legend of an encounter with visitors from outer space.  The Kelly Community Organization’s "Little Green Men" Festival will be two days this year. The celebration starts Friday in the small town about 10 miles north of Hopkinsville.  Local legend says a flying saucer and alien beings visited the tiny Christian County community on August 21st, 1955.  Community Organization President Frank Brown says the festivities will include a screening of the 2005 documentary "Monsters of the UFO: The Incident At Kelly."

Culture
4:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

New Historical KY smartphone app

A new smart-phone app offered by the Kentucky Historical Society allows tourists access to the history behind roadside markers.   The aim is the weave a historical story.  Sally Warfield, who’s a Digital Media Specialist with the Kentucky Historical Society, says the new app connects communities by demonstrating their shared history.

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Jazz
5:45 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Archives: Commentary - Von Freeman and the Definition of Celebrity

Dr. Brian Clardy with Von Freeman at the 2004 Chicago Jazz Festival

RIP Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, who passed away at 88 today. (Article from Chicago Tribune). We pulled this commentary from the archives by Cafe Jazz host Brian Clardy, recorded in 2007.

Earl Lavon Freeman, one of Chicago's most influential Jazz elders, has been playing tenor saxophone since the 1930s. Dr. Brian Clardy talks about why Von Freeman defines the meaning of celebrity.

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