music

Arts
12:15 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Highlights from the McCracken Co. High School Band Autumn Concert

Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS. We’re delighted you’ve joined us for this new series. Today, we feature highlights from the McCracken County High School Band’s Autumn Concert.  This concert was recorded on November 11, 2013 at the C-Plant Performing Arts Center, and features original compositions from Kentucky native Jason Thompson.

Steven Page is McCracken County High School Band Director, Kelley Ray is Assistant Director. Todd Birdsong is our recording engineer.

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Education
11:45 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Student Musicians Find Inspiration Through Video Games

  

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Traditionally Video games have been championed for their visual accomplishments. Just like any good movie, video games require a musical score to complete the package. Two Murray State students are exploring that music in a Video Game Concert this weekend.

The concert is the brainchild of music student Brittany Young. She said she found a way to bring together her two passions, music and video games.

“I just, was like, you know maybe I can get a little ensemble together maybe I can arrange a little bit,” Young said.

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Morning Cram
8:11 am
Mon April 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [jazz plus jazz equals jazz edition]

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From NPR: Have a hankering for public radio’s latest favorite tunes? Here’s a list of the 10 songs stations like WKMS just can’t stop playing – and don’t you worry, there’s more than just jazz.

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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Thu April 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [thrift shop mp3s edition]

From NPR: Discussion in a legal case to determine whether or not you can resell your MP3s turns to Star Trek and Willy Wonka.

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Arts
11:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Filmmakers Discuss Hank Cochran Documentary

Hank Cochran (right) sits with Brad Paisley during the filming of “Livin’ For a Song.”
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Hank Cochran was a prolific songwriter, penning hits recorded by artists ranging from Patsy Cline and Burl Ives to Natalie Cole. But Cochran more than just the songs he wrote. And that’s what producer Greg Welsch and director Wesley Pryor want to show in their documentary “Livin’ For a Song” showing this weekend at the River’s Edge International Film Festival in Paducah. The documentary show times are 3 p.m. Friday at the Maiden Alley Cinema and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Market House Studio Theatre.

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Culture
12:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good

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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year.  He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good.  He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.  

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Arts
8:56 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Ponti signs on for 3 more years at PSO

Raffaele Ponti
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Paducah Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Raffaele Ponti will extend his tenure with the PSO through 2016.  Executive Director Daniel Sene announced the extension to audience members at Saturday’s symphony season opener. 

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Arts
3:34 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel

"It in part comes from the Mexican influence, but most of the band didn't grow up in the northeast. I grew up in Virgina, David and Jordan are from Missouri. So you might also be hearing some of our southern roots."

The band David Wax Museum formed in Boston in 2007. They've since become hits at the Newport Folk Festival, won Song of the Year with “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Americana Artist of the Year” for the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and have starred in a mini documentary about their trip to China.

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ROMP 2012
10:50 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Fiddler Scott Moore on crossing borders and crossing genres

Scott Moore (right) and Gabe Witcher leading the fiddle workshop at ROMP 2011.

Scott Moore has been to Ireland, Ecuador, Poland, Australia, Canada, China, as well as around the U.S. playing his violin. He lives in Louisville now and plays fiddle for The 23 String Band- who will be playing at ROMP in Owensboro next week. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Scott about crossing borders, crossing genres, and where he’s looking to go next with his instrument.

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ROMP 2012
2:28 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

John Laswell on ROMP Instrument Workshops

Left to right: Paul Kowert, T Martin Stam, Chris Shouse, and John Laswell picking during a ROMP 2011 bass workshop.
Rose Krzton-Presson

Owensboro welcomes thousands of bluegrass and folk music enthusiasts later this month for the River of Music Party- or ROMP. Artists like Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops headline the three day event. 

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