It’s Thursday, March 5. Due to the inclement weather, all events associated with the Murray Shakespeare Festival scheduled for today have been canceled. Updates about tomorrow’s 10 a.m. performance of Hamlet will be posted on the Murray Shakespeare Festival Facebook page

As part of the Murray Shakespeare Festival, the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Va., performs the tragedy “Hamlet” tomorrow night at 7 in Lovett Auditorium on the campus of Murray State University. Tickets are available at the door. 

Violinist Dr. Ji-Myung Kim and pianist Shelley Hanmo Qian give a guest artist duo recital Thursday night at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Hall on the campus of Murray State University. The program features works by Beethoven and Mozart. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department of music at (270) 809-4288. 

The Gamma Delta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia hosts an All American Music Recital this Sunday evening at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Hall at Murray State University. Under the direction of Aaron Lay, the performance features works composed and arranged by American-born musicians. Admission is free. 

March 5th is the deadline to enter artwork in the Murray Art Guild’s upcoming show titled “Visual Evidence.” The juror is Shannon Duffy, instructor of art in the Murray State University Department of Art and Design. For more information and to enter, visit

The Murray State University History Department holds the 2015 T. Wayne Beasley Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Stables. The guest speaker is Dr. Christine Kinealy, who speaks on "'An Errand of Mercy': Sending Relief to the Irish Poor during the Great Hunger." Reservations are required by March 2 by calling (270) 809-2234. 

Journalist and analyst Chuck Todd speaks tonight at 8 in Lovett Auditorium for Murray State University’s 2015 Presidential Lecture Series. Todd is the political director for NBC News and is the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press. The lecture is free and open to the community. 

Datebook: February 23

Feb 23, 2015

Tomorrow is the deadline for students in grades 9-12 to enter the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm to School Junior Chef competition. Teams consisting of three to five members create a recipe including at least five local products and conforming to National School Lunch Program guidelines. Forms, guidelines and more at

Datebook: February 19

Feb 19, 2015

It’s Thursday, February 19. The Paducah Symphony Chorus, Youth Chorus, Children’s Chorus and the Murray State University Concert Choir perform the annual "Made in America" concert this Sunday at Lone Oak First Baptist Church at 3:00 PM.  It’s $10 for adults, free for students with tickets at or at the church. 

The West Kentucky Polar Plunge for Special Olympics is this Saturday at 11:30 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. Participants solicit donations to support their effort, then take a chilly dip in the lake. There’s also a Polar Plunge 5K, with registration at 7:30 and the race at 9. For more information, visit