Maiden Alley Cinema is holding a Kickstarter campaign for a state-of-the-art sound equipment set up for their Music @ MAC series. Executive Director Landee Bryant Greene joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the crowd funding project, the showing of the art film "Mary" and the next performance, coming up Friday.
Big events are on the calendar at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. Kicking off 2015, the Music @ MAC series presents roots country duo Jack Grelle and Ryan Koenig with Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers on Monday, January 12. On Sounds Good, MAC's Executive Director Landee Bryant-Greene gives Kate Lochte an outlook on some of the bands lined up this year, how the Film Brew Series is being kicked up a notch and her reflections on the screening of the controversial film, The Interview.
On October 18, WKMS is broadcasting live from Paducah's Oktoberfest, including a performance of by the Legendary Shack Shakers. Frontman JD Wilkes has spoken with Todd Hatton about his recent book, Barn Dances and Jamborees across Kentucky. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about the band's "New Testament Tour," how he divides his creative time between two bands (he also fronts The Dirt Daubers) and his thoughts on uncovering an historic mural in downtown Paducah.
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.
"Mesmerizing and conceptual sound based on dilated and biting electro sound." That's how Maiden Alley describes the Italian group JoyCut, playing live at Music@MAC on Wednesday, March 5. SXSW highlights, JoyCut have recently opened and toured with The Editors, Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire. Their United States tour promotes their third album. They come to Paducah as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, facilitating international creative partnerships. Kate Lochte speaks with Landee Bryant-Greene of Maiden Alley about the performance and others in the Music@MAC series.
"Common Sense Nutrition: Uncommonly Good Results" promises to be an entertaining evening of nutritional myth busting and practical health tips with Certified Nutritionist Victoria LaFont at Maiden Alley Cinema, March 6. Kate speaks with LaFont on Sounds Good, for a preview of the informative event.
Maiden Alley Cinema is seeking funds for their digital conversion campaign. Mandatory digital conversion is happening across the country, effectively ending the era of 35mm films. For smaller, independent theaters, purchasing new equipment and replacing the projection set-up is costly, and in Maiden Alley's case, is $90,000, half of the annual operating budget. MAC's executive director Landee Bryant speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the change, and their Kickstarter campaign to meet the goal.
Public radio returns to the big screen this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema. Following the Garrison Keillor documentary The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes and the Robert Altman-helmed movie version of A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life host Ira Glass presents Sleepwalk with Me, a film loosely based on the real-life experiences of comedian Mike Birbiglia. Birbiglia is a frequent contributor to This American Life and suffers from rapid eye movement behavior disorder. His efforts to contro
The Imposter plays this weekend at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema. It tells the story of a Texas family whose 13-year-old son goes missing only to be found three years later, thousands of miles away in Spain. Or so it would seem. Critics have praised the film, calling it “noir-ish” and a “gothic” thriller. It’s also a true story. The documentary blends reality and re-creation as those involved related what happened, and how it happened. Maiden Alley’s Larry Thomas and I take a look at The Imposter.
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.