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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight

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:

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Society
1:02 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

West Kentucky Arts Organizations Face Financial Cuts

Credit Kentucky Arts Council

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

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Arts
4:23 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Pennyroyal Arts Council Receives Grant for Literature-Based Events

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

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Arts
3:07 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Nashville Actor 'Finds' Nat King Cole in Hopkinsville

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.

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Culture
12:52 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Hopkinsville Theatre Meets Fundraising Goal for Digital Projector

Credit cinematreasures.org

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.

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Arts
11:29 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Meet Pennyroyal Arts Council's New Executive Director

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.

Arts
7:43 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Pennyroyal Arts Council Names New Director

The Pennyroyal Arts Council has chosen Margaret Prim to succeed the group’s outgoing director Carol Barta. The Kentucky New Era reports Barta is set to leave the council at the end of the year.

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Culture
11:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Historian Recounts Black Patch Tobacco Wars

tobaccowarpilgrimage.com

The black patch tobacco wars of the early 20th century pitted farmer against farmer as a group of men sworn to secrecy used destructive tactics to coerce collective action. Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Area Museum commemorates the war with several activities starting Friday (September 21). Official Historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County William T. Turner recounts the story of the Tobacco War  in conversation with Kate Lochte. 

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Arts
11:58 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Barta Retires as Arts Council Director

The Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville, KY.
www.hoptown.org

The Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director will retire at the end of December. Carol Barta leaves the organization after eight years. Barta’s tenure included overseeing the renovation of Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre, which was completed in 2008. Pennyroyal Arts Council Board President Ann Nichols says a search committee is in the process of looking for a new director.

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