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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
paducahsymphony.org

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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Arts
11:11 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Holt Bows Out, Bare Bows In

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Musician and host of Riverwalk Jazz David Holt will not appear at this weekend’s Pennington Folk Festival in Princeton.  Holt will instead attend the funeral of friend and flat-picking legend Doc Watson, who passed away this week. Festival organizers say 2010 festival favorite Bobby Bare will step in for Holt.

Arts
12:38 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Benton's 129th Annual Big Singing

A page from the Southern Harmony songbook.

Every spring Marshall County plays host to one of the longest indigenous singing events in the country. The annual Big Singing is a tradition that has stayed largely the same since the 1800s. Rose Krzton-Presson explores history and significance of Marhshall County's Big Singing.

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WKMS Press Releases
2:49 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Sounds of the Silver Screen Returns with a New Season

WKMS Producer David Weatherly begins a new season of Sounds of the Silver Screen on WKMS Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m.  Weatherly's fascination with cinematic soundtracks has led him to continue creating Sounds of the Silver Screen for WKMS during summertime months. The new season airs Sundays in June and July.

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Local Music
12:00 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Bluesman Lew Jetton Live on Juke Joint Shuffle this Saturday

John Griffin

This week on the Juke Joint Shuffle, bluesman Lew Jetton drops by for a live in-studio set.  Lew and his band, 61 South, are regional favorites playing Summer festivals and clubs around the WKMS listening area.

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Arts
12:50 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Quebe Sisters Band to Visit Paris

The Quebe Sisters Band is made up of Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe as well as Joey McKenzie and Drew Phelps. The young Texans play triple fiddles in the country western style and have played with ensembles ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

They’ll be visiting Paris, Tennessee at the Krider Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 19th. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Sophia Quebe about life as a sister and musician.

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