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Southern Baptist Convention
4:10 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Southern Baptist Convention Undergoing Name Change

Albert Mohler.com

The Southern Baptist Convention is undergoing a name change. Congregations may soon have the option to call themselves either Southern Baptists or Great Commission Baptists. President of Louisville’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Albert Mohler was a member of the church review committee that voted for the new name. He says a major reason for the change is the history behind the name. He says in an interview with WFPL in Louisville,

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Culture
4:24 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

The Weekend Energy Preview 2-25

The Weekend Energy Preview arrives in a strange new environment, not unlike Valentine Michael Smith... The Front Blog being Mars, of course. Let's talk about this over a glass of water.

Highlights

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Murray State Sports
8:05 am
Fri February 24, 2012

MSU Downs Tennessee State

The Murray State Racers avenged their only loss of the season last night, defeating the Tennessee State Tigers by 18 points. The Tigers ended Murray State’s bid for perfection earlier this month, upsetting the then number 9-ranked Racers at home. Murray State in turn used last night’s 80-62 win in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 in Nashville to end Tennessee State’s nine game winning streak. The Racers, now 27-1, have one game left at Tennessee Tech Saturday before beginning postseason play at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, where they could face the Tigers for a third time.

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Journey Story
3:53 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Journey Story: Mary Ann Littleton

A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution called “Journey Stories” is at Murray State’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum through March 10.  We asked our listeners for their “Journey Stories.”  We received this one from Mary Ann Littleton, who is a Murray native.   Journey Story is about her spiritual pilgrimage to Tibet and Nepal in her  51st year.

Wrather West Kentucky Museum at 16th and University Drive on the Murray State Campus through March 10.  Hours are 8:30 to 4 Monday through Friday, 10 to 1 Saturday.

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This Week at Maiden Alley Cinema
10:16 am
Thu February 23, 2012

This Week at Maiden Alley, "The Artist"

The 2011 film playing at Maiden Alley this week harkens back to the early days of Hollywood's Golden Age in more ways than one.  The Oscar-nominated French film The Artist is set in 1927, shot in black and white, and silent, save for the incredible score and a single line of dialogue.  You may have seen films with a similar plot, but you likely never seen a love letter to Hollywood so beautifully and meticulously crafted.  Todd Hatton and Larry Thomas preview The Artist.

Culture
4:09 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

David Leonardis on Howard Finster: American Visionary Folk Artist

The Paducah School of Art opens the exhibition “Howard Finster Vision House Touring Exhibit” at the Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this evening.  The show’s curator, David Leonardis owns a Chicago  gallery with contemporary, pop and folk art, photography and late 19th and early 20th century French lithographs.

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Culture
8:25 am
Mon February 20, 2012

MSU Wins Bracketbuster

The number 16 ranked Murray State Racers dominated number 21 Saint Mary's in Saturday's ESPN Bracketbuster game at the CFSB Center. The 65 to 51 win brings the OVC regular season champion Racers to 26 and 1. Murray State wraps up its regular season on the road this week. They'll face Tennessee State Thursday and Tennessee Tech Saturday.

Culture
3:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Two Film-Makers Tell the Story of Cairo, Illinois in Their Documentary "Between Two Rivers"

Cairo, Illinois has seen boom and bust. It was a massive hub for river travel in the early 20th century and boasted a population some say up to 20 thousand, now it's a fraction of that size. Once beautiful buildings and homes that are still standing are now in disrepair, and the poverty level has sky rocketed. An industrial exodus and fall out from the civil rights movement are mostly to blame for the state of Cairo today.

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Culture
1:38 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

The Infamous Stringdusters play at Marathon Music Works

Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Chris Pandolfi (banjo) soundcheck before their show at Marathon Music Works.

The Infamous Stringdusters are touring Yonder Mountain String Band for the next two weeks. The 'Dusters just released their first recording from their independent label High Country Recordings called We'll Do It Live and will release their next album Silver Sky on March 12th.

Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with bandmembers before their show at Marathon Music Works in Nashville on February 10th about the newest albums, their festival circuit this year (including their very own Festy Experience), and being on the road with YMSB.

Culture
12:47 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Purchase Players present “Oklahoma!”

The first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein tells the stories of love in the turn of the century, the adventures of cowboys, and the land of Oklahoma. Almost 70 years after “Oklahoma!” opened on Broadway, the Mayfield Purchase Players are opening their own production of it. Rose Krzton-Presson sat down with Director Samantha Doran and Music Director Justus Wright earlier this week to talk about their experiences putting this show together.

“Oklahoma!” plays in Mayfield this and next weekend.
Friday & Saturday - 7:00 PM
Sunday - 2:00 PM

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