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3:00 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Paducah Wastelanders Celebrates the Summer Solstice This Weekend

Paducah Wastelanders Summer Solstice Show Promotional Flyer designed by new member Jason Hargrove
Credit Paducah Wastelanders, Facebook

Note: There was an opening reception last weekend like the flyer mentions. They also hold two more showings this weekend.

Paducah's Wastelanders have been active since the early 1960s, before the artist influx that made Paducah a UNESCO city for the arts. This group celebrates the Summer Solstice with a show this weekend in the historic Joe's Market at 10th and Park Ave. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Juanita Gilliam about the exhibit, who says there's something for everyone.

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4:31 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Paducah Main Street Invites You to "Meet the Artists," Thursday

Meet the Artists Event Graphic
Credit paducahky.gov

Next Thursday, June 18, Paducah Main Street hosts a new community event to introduce the artists that make up this UNESCO designated arts city. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Melinda Winchester about "Meet the Artists," who reminds us that "people come to Paducah from all over the world to see our art, meet our artists and see we what we have here." She talks about how Paducah got the designation and gives a preview of the artists you'll see at this free event at the restored historic Coca Cola plant.

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Arts
2:06 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery Hosts Summer Classes, Art Guild of Paducah Exhibit, More This Summer

An example from Jennifer Fairbanks' still-life workshop
Credit Icehouse Gallery, Facebook

Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery hosts a range of art classes this summer, including popular workshops like Collage, Oil Painting and Still-Life. Also on display through June is a variety of works in several mediums by the Art Guild of Paducah. The gallery's executive director Ric Watson speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these events, the garden tour and prints for sale.

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2:42 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The Savage Radley Launch Indiegogo Campaign for First Album

Members of The Savage Radley on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Rural western Kentucky band The Savage Radley were WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists in 2014 and were the first band to play the WKMS Live Lunch series. Based in Murray, they have a blues, folk sound in the Delta-style. Otto Sharp and S. Knox Montgomery join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about their recently launched Indiegogo campaign for their first album, "Houses."

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4:52 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Kentucky Arts Council Encourages Artists to Enter National WWI Memorial Contest

The United States World War One Centennial Commission Logo
Credit worldwar-1centennial.org

A national competition for the design of a new WWI Memorial in Washington DC, offered by the WWI Centennial Commission, is getting underway. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows about how Kentucky artists can submit their plans and other programs offered by the Council this summer.

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2:09 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Local Artists' Collaborative Video Art Showing in Venice Festival

Still from "Mary" by Paul Lorenz and Glenn Hall
Credit paducahartsalliance.com

"Mary" is a short video artwork about a woman in crisis now showing in a segment o the SELF festival in Venice, Italy through this month, an event coinciding with the famous Venice Biennale. Artists in our region collaborated on the production. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paul Lorenz of STUDIOmars in Paducah's LowerTown Arts District, who composed the musical score; and Glenn Hall, whose professional photographic work ranges around Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky, the video director for this piece. 

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3:29 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Organic Lexington-Based Folk Band Bear Medicine Plays LowerTown

"The Moon Has Been All My Life" by Bear Medicine
Credit Bear Medicine on Bandcamp

Lexington-based contemplative folk band Bear Medicine came together organically several years ago and bring their meticulous constructions of vocals, guitar, keyboard, flute, cello, bass and percussion to the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Joshua Wright about the organic beginnings of his group, playing the festival circuit and his love of classic fingerstyle guitarists.

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3:36 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

David Lucht Brings His Batik Fiber Art to LowerTown

"Lessons of the Fall" by David Lucht
Credit cowango.com/davidlucht

A diverse line-up of artists were juried into the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival happening this Friday and Saturday in Paducah, when North Seventh and Sixth streets between Harrison and Monroe are listed with artist tents, food vendors, two performance stages and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets LowerTown resident artist and batik painter David Lucht of Cowango Studios, which he and his wife Stephanie Graves say is where they make "Art with Impact."

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1:59 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Louisville-Based Indie Jazz Group D'Arkestra Plays LowerTown

"Little Voices" Album by D'Arkestra
Credit D'Arkestra, Facebook

Louisville-based band D'Arkestra has been performing together since 2012. The seven-piece group brings odd meter grooves, tight horn lines and improvisation to their energetic live shows. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with leader, songwriter and saxophonist Drew Miller about how the group has developed their sound and what we can look forward to in their performance at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah.

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12:46 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Bowling Green Psychedelic Rock Band Buffalo Rodeo Plays LowerTown

"123 Water" by Buffalo Rodeo vinyl cover
Credit Buffalo Rodeo, Facebook

Bowling Green has an active rock music scene, with emerging groups like Cage the Elephant and Morning Teleportation. Another group on the rise is indie psychedelic rock group Buffalo Rodeo, recently releasing their new album 123 Water on vinyl. Tracy Ross speaks with keys and vocalist Jordan Reynolds ahead of their performance at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival on May 15 at 8 p.m. 

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