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Arts
5:20 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

The 2015 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival Sounds Good!

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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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Arts
1:14 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Paducah Poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins on New Book and Teaching Poetry

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Paducah-based poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins has been performing his poetry at events around the region for many years (including the 2014 WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition at Maiden Alley Cinema). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about his new book This is Why Kids Wanna Stay Up Late, hears some of his poetry, and his process teaching kids poetry in class workshops.

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Arts
5:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Bawn in the Mash Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight at Dry Ground Brewing Co.

Tommy Oliverio with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good

A Grand Old Time Indeed is western Kentucky's Bawn in the Mash's 5th Studio Release. Bawn founding member Tommy Oliverio joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to preview tonight's celebration of Bawn's 10th Anniversary at Dry Ground Brewing Company, located in the historic Coca-Cola Building in Paducah and the band's legacy in the region.

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Environment
2:37 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

WKCTC Hosts 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration, Saturday (Rain or Shine)

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A rain or shine event celebrating Earth Day is on the radar for this weekend. It's the 6th Annual Earth Day Concert in Carson Park in Paducah, and keeping with the environmental "teach-in" feel of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, there will be informational displays and concessions available with proceeds supporting the Greater Paducah Sustainability Project. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with West Kentucky Community and Technical College Professor of Philosophy and Sociology David Nickell, who has the day's schedule.

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Arts
2:12 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Paducah Symphony Features Over 300 Voices in "Carmina Burana"

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert headlined by Carol Orff's Carmina Burana with over 300 singers on stage in the Carson Center this Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti about the evening.

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Society
6:36 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Paducah Race Unity Group Shows "Racial Taboo" This Weekend @ MAC, Meet the Director

Racial Taboo film poster
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The late Connie Donley's family and friends in Paducah continue her passionate interest in race unity with a roll-out of many events in coming weeks, all intended to get black and white people talking about race together. They found a project for a perfect opener. Brian Grimm, director of the film Racial Taboo, visits Paducah, dines with the Race Unity Group tonight, speaks with the Paducah Sun and helps with the first four showings of his creation set for this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema. Kate Lochte speaks with Grimm on Sounds Good.

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Arts
11:32 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Exclusive WKMS Offer: 10% Off Garrison Keillor Tickets for this Thursday!

Garrison Keillor headshot
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If you haven't gotten your tickets yet for Garrison Keillor live at the Carson Center April 2 at 7:30 pm, don't put it off any longer! We have an exclusive last minute deal for WKMS listeners. 

If you call the Carson Center box office at 270-450-4444 and mention WKMS, you'll get 10% off any tickets bought this week. 

Garrison Keillor Comes to the Carson Center This Thursday!  

A Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor comes to The Carson Center in downtown Paducah on April 2 at 7:30 p.m.! Mr. Keillor's iconic storytelling style shines in this one man show blending humor and insight heard by public radio audiences for decades.

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WKMS Press Releases
1:17 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

You're Invited to a "Red Shoe" Party at Shandies!

Thursday, April 2 in Paducah 

We're hosting a party for "Lake Wobegon aficionados" before the Garrison Keillor LIVE at The Carson Center show later that night.

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Business
10:08 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Underwriter Spotlight: Dry Ground Brewing Company

Dry Ground Brewing Company
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Dry Ground Brewing Company We'll gladly say goodbye to the snow this spring. But there's one ice-cold thing we can't get enough of: craft beer from Paducah's new microbrewery: Dry Ground Brewing Company.

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Culture
2:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Paducah Racial Unity Group Launches with Film, Workshops

Racial Taboo Film Poster
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Be intentional. It isn't enough to feel in our minds a certain way about inqequality and injustice, but showing that feeling is so important, says Beth Khadem of the Paducah NAACP Racial Unity Group. She and Cal Ross, Executive Director of the Paducah Housing Authority, join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about reinvigorating the group with racial unity efforts in Paducah, including film and discussion at Maiden Alley Cinema and a "Race Story Rewrite" all-day workshop in May.

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