pennyroyal arts council

We hope you join us for a panel on Race Relations in Hopkinsville on October 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the War Memorial Building, titled "Where are we now, where do we want to be, and how do we get there?"

A panel of community leaders generate discussion on issues facing Hopkinsville. Panelists are Reverend Lisa Lewis-Balboa, Gwenda Motley, Matt Snorton, Judge Arnold Lynch, and Chief Clayton Sumner. WKMS is moderating the discussion.

To Kill A Mockingbird: A Big Read Documentary

Listen Thursday, October 8th at 12:30 pm to celebrate the kick-off of Hopkinsville's Big Read.

Featuring commentary by actor Robert Duvall, playwright Horton Foote, NEA Jazz Master David Baker, and Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, among others.

"Grab your glad rags and get your wiggle on" The Pennyroyal Arts Council hosts "The Big Read," a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest. Hopkinsville was one of 77 counties across the country to receive the grant, celebrating literacy in events spanning six weeks. Kate Lochte speaks with Council director Margaret Prim about The Maltese Falcon, private eye lectures, film noir, arts classes, music, classroom projects, and more, on Sounds Good.

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: 

The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably on A Prairie Home Companion, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You."  Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.

Listen to the conversation:

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council has warned arts organizations that receive Kentucky Arts Partnership grants to expect substantial cuts in financial support.

The Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville has received a $12,000 grant to produce an array of literature-based community events.

The famous Route 66 makes a path through Hopkinsville on February 8. Nashville-based actor Jeff Obafemi Carr brings his one-man performance Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole to the Alhambra Theatre for an evening of stories and tapestry of tribute to the late jazz musician. He previews the upcoming performance with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre will begin showing movies again this fall, thanks to a successful fundraiser. The Alhambra raised $36,000 for a digital projection system and a new screen.

Donations included $15,000 from the city of Hopkinsville and $5,000 from the Christian County Fiscal Court.

Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director Margaret Prim said the theatre will show movies as special events, rather than daily programming.

Margaret Prim succeeds Carol Barta as Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville.  There’s a reception for Barta on January 17, and the Council hosts the Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour at the Alhambra on January 25, 2013. She spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.