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11:14 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Maestro Ponti Opens a New Season of Paducah Symphony Orchestra

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor is Raffaele Ponti. Maestro Ponti and the Orchestra are enjoying successes with each other. Several standing ovations during their recent season opening concert evidence that capacity audiences are delighted to hear them perform together. Kate Lochte has more. 

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11:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Historian Recounts Black Patch Tobacco Wars

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The black patch tobacco wars of the early 20th century pitted farmer against farmer as a group of men sworn to secrecy used destructive tactics to coerce collective action. Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Area Museum commemorates the war with several activities starting Friday (September 21). Official Historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County William T. Turner recounts the story of the Tobacco War  in conversation with Kate Lochte. 

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Culture
9:26 am
Mon September 17, 2012

ROMP may move up 2013 dates

bluegrass-museum.org

Organizers of the annual ROMP bluegrass festival in Owensboro are considering a change in next year's dates.  The festival is usually held during the last weekend in June, but organizers are polling fans to see if they would favor moving it up to the last weekend in May.  International Bluegrass Music Museum executive director Gabrielle Gray says organizers want to keep their audience happy, safe and cooler, if possible.  The proposed 2013 dates for the festival are either May 30th to June 1st or June 27th through the 29th.  Gray says the dates for next year's festival will be announced on

Culture
9:00 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Japanese Dance Troupe Iwami Kagura Visits Murray State's Wrather Auditorium

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Iwami Kagura

As temperatures fall and the season begins to change from summer to autumn, harvest festivals around the northern hemisphere are starting to wind up. In Japan, one of the traditions for the fall is the Kagura dance. Murray State College of Humanities and Fine Arts Dean Dr. Ted Brown, with help from members of the MSU Theatre department and Wrather Museum is bringing the Japanese dance troupe Iwami Kagura to the university next Tuesday. Shelly Baskin spoke with Dr.

Cookie Contest
2:42 am
Sun September 16, 2012

WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Bake Off (Recipes Included)

Susie Fenwick of Water Valley, Jessica Evans of Murray, Patricia Carrico of Paducah, Barbara Cox of Cadiz, and Erin Carrico of Murray - Our Five Finalists!

The WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Contest Bake-Off was Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the food preparation laboratories of Murray State's Nutrition, Dietetics and Foot Management Program. Five finalists baked. Judges Kathy Timmons, Anne Newberry and Cadelia Turpin selected winners as follows: 1st: Patricia Carrico's French Cream Wafers; 2nd: Barbara Cox's Double Chocolate Dream Cookies; and 3rd: Jessica Evans' Macadamia Cookies with Lemon and White Chocolate. The top three cookie bakers received Gift Certificates from Elements of Murray. All finalists received autographed copies of Lynne Rosetto Kasper's book A Summertime Grilling Guide from the Splendid Table. WKMS received 23 recipe entries in its first cookie contest.

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Culture
9:48 pm
Sat September 15, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Berry Craig's keynote address at MSU History Dept. Hammack Banquet

Todd Hatton

At the 11th Annual Murray State University Department of History Dr. James Hammack Memorial Scholarship Banquet, author, educator, and historian Berry Craig delivered the keynote address, sharing stories of the politics and politicians who made Kentucky what it is today, as well as his remembrances of his former teacher, the late Dr. James Hammack.

Culture
12:21 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Jennifer Brown on Rural Journalism and "Troublemaker" Reporters

Jennifer P. Brown
http://irjci.blogspot.com

Jennifer P. Brown knows how interesting, quirky, terrible and inspiring life in rural western Kentucky can be. Brown has been on the Kentucky New Era newspaper staff for over 20 years, and currently serves as the paper’s opinion editor. She’s covered a little bit of everything, from criminals to tornadoes to political races to homeless folks. She’s also a Hopkinsville native with strong family ties to the region. In July, Brown received the Al Smith Award for Public Service ...

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Culture
8:32 am
Mon September 10, 2012

KKK and ACLU Sue Cape Girardeau

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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

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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.

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