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Arts
6:26 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations

The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

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Society
7:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract

The BBQ Contract given to PSO
Credit Stephen Lance Dennee

The Paducah Symphony declined the contract to operate the Paducah Barbecue on the River Beer Garden this fall after managing it for 19 years.

Roger Truitt, PSO president, felt the Symphony did not have enough options.

“We were told absolutely it’s not negotiable,” he said. “We were offered take it or leave it. And so, we’re not going to take it.”

The PSO says the nonnegotiable contract made it too difficult to deal with increasing costs, weather related issues, and the 500 plus volunteer hours required for the event.

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Government
9:31 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Barbecue on the River Officials Brief City Commission Amid Financial Scrutiny

Credit Lance Dennee

 

Amid public scrutiny regarding financial oversight of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River, the group behind the festival gave an informational presentation to city commissioners Tuesday night ahead of its 20th anniversary event.

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Business
7:21 am
Wed March 5, 2014

BBQ On The River To Send Audit

Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson (left) and Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler sit in council.

Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson says BBQ on the River Incorporated will comply with its 2011 contract with the city and supply a limited-scope audit to officials. 

The audit is part of the agreement in which the city provided BBQ on the River 20 thousand dollars to establish a downtown retail store. 

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Society
4:16 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Paducah Symphony Orchestra and BBQ on the River at Odds Over Beer Garden

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Barbecue on the River organizers are at odds over the future management of the September event’s beer garden. The summer festival lasts three days in downtown Paducah and draws some 40,000 people and an estimated $500,000 to area charities.

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Arts
1:13 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

PSO Presents a Roman Festival and More This Weekend

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti

Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti about tomorrow night's (Saturday, November 2) concert at The Carson Center, featuring Feste romane, P. 157 (Roman Festivals) by Respighi; Andante & Rondo ongarese, J. 158, op.35 by Weber; and Symphony No. 3, op.27 (Sinfonia espansiva) by Neilson. The performance also featured guest artist Dong-Yun Shankle on bassoon and visiting singers. See more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website

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Culture
11:14 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Maestro Ponti Opens a New Season of Paducah Symphony Orchestra

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor is Raffaele Ponti. Maestro Ponti and the Orchestra are enjoying successes with each other. Several standing ovations during their recent season opening concert evidence that capacity audiences are delighted to hear them perform together. Kate Lochte has more. 

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Arts
3:49 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Paducah Symphony Ends First Season with New Director

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs at the Luther F. Carson Center
Matt Markgraf WKMS

It’s been about 8 months since the Paducah Symphony Orchestra has been under the watch of new executive Director Daniel Sene.  Not too long before Sene’s arrival came Artistic Director and Conductor Maestro Raffeale Ponti.  They are rounding out their first season together. This weekend. They’re visited the WKMS studios to talk about the PSO, and their history and the future of the orchestra.