1:59 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Louisville-Based Indie Jazz Group D'Arkestra Plays LowerTown

"Little Voices" Album by D'Arkestra
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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
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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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4:25 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Tahmi DeSchepper's Woven Metal Among LowerTown Art

Tahmi DeSchepper
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Fifty-plus artists will grace the streets of the LowerTown Festival May 15 and 16th in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Tahmi DeSchepper who will bring her woven metal, fused glass jewelry from Fairfield, in Southeast Iowa. 

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5:20 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

[Update] WKMS Broadcasts Live from the 2015 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

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The Kentucky Tourism Bureau lists the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah among the top Spring festivals in the Commonwealth. The annual gathering of regional music, artists and food vendors is Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16 in the LowerTown district. Organizers Michael and Victoria Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this year's special events, the juried artists on display and the line-up of local music.

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4:51 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Paducah is 'Head Over Heels' with Valentine's Day Activities

event flyer
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"Fall in love with Paducah" this Valentine's Day. The Main Street program has coordinated with commercial shops and non-profit organizations to make a romantic package of events available to couples and families on Saturday, February 14. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah Downtown Development Specialist Melinda Winchester about the citywide effort to celebrate the day with a variety of activities.

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4:33 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

WKCTC President on Origins of Paducah Arts Expansion

Carson Myre Charitable Foundation donates $400,000 towards Paducah School of Art & Design campus project
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West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey says plans to renovate the Kitchens Building to accommodate the expansion of the Paducah School of Art and Design has been years in the making. On Sounds Good, she gives some historical context to the project and hopes for securing artistic and economic growth in Paducah.

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9:28 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Bowling Green's Fat Box Headlines LowerTown

In our final feature about the 2014 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah, we hear music by the Bowling Green band, Fat Box. The band headlines on the main stage tonight (Friday) starting at 9. Kate Lochte speaks with lead guitarist Clay Powell. 

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11:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Vietnamese Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery at LowerTown

St. Louis based artist Don Tran demonstrates and sells Vietnamese hand-sewn silk embroideries at festivals nationally and is among sixty-plus artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend. His embroidery took a best in show this year at the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival in Louisville. Tran demonstrates his process at the festival and speaks with Kate on Sounds Good.

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2:39 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Steel and Stone Furniture Art Featured at LowerTown

Boston Mills double bench

Joe Dumas uses natural Alabama sandstone and solid steel to create one-of-a-kind furniture, used inside or outside the home. He named his art business, Yellow Dog Enterprises, after his beloved labrador retrievers, not because of any political affiliation. Dumas is among 60 or more artists bringing their works to show, sell, and for some - demonstrate, at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah tomorrow and Saturday. Yellow Dog Enterprise works are called mixed media in the Festival listing. Kate Lcohte finds out more with Joe Dumas on Sounds Good.

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2:28 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

You're Invited: LowerTown After Party at Maiden Alley

There's an after party this weekend and you're invited! Maiden Alley is teaming up with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the LowerTown Arts & Music Fest coordinators for two after parties: Friday Night it's Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and FatBox; Saturday night it's The Duke of Uke and Red Ember. Showtime starts this Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. MAC Executive Director Landee Bryant-Greene stops by Sounds Good to talk about the headliners performing into the wee hours at MAC tomorrow and Saturday nights. 

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