Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Novelist Ann Patchett Opens Parnassus Bookstore Because She Had To

Nashville-based author Anne Patchett

Nashville has always had a thriving arts and literature history. But last year two major bookstore chains unexpectedly closed, leaving "The Athens of the South" without one. Best-selling, award winning novelist Ann Patchett stepped in along with partner Karen Hayes to do something about it.

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Arts & Culture
8:27 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Treausure Trove of Letters Details Lives of Kentucky African-Americans

More than two dozen 19th century letters have been acquired by the Kentucky Historical Society, which says the handwritten documents offer a look at African-American communities in Lexington and Hopkinsville.

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Arts & Culture
8:43 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Some of Kentucky's Famous Figures to be Part of Chautauqua Celebration

The Kentucky Humanities Council is planning a 20th anniversary of its Kentucky Chautauqua program. The program has helped tell Kentucky's story through dramatic characters, with actors portraying people important to Kentucky history and culture.

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Arts & Culture
6:42 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Singer Barry Manilow Heading up Effort to Provide Musical Instruments in Louisville

Entertainer Barry Manilow

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow may be best known for hit records like "Mandy", but he is currently devoting much of his energy to a program designed to put musical instruments in the schools. Manilow says he learned first hand about the importance of music education when he grew up in Brooklyn.

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Arts & Culture
10:36 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Owensboro Officials Consider Changing Mystery Festival Date

Organizers say Owensboro's International Mystery Writer's Festival will likely be held in the fall next year. The event normally takes place in June, but RiverPark Center General Manager Roxi Witt says moving it to October would allow authors to interact with schools.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Billy Joe Shaver Comments on Songwriting and His Band

Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver

Legendary Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver will be appearing twice in Kentucky this week. He's scheduled to perform in Bowling Green Thursday night and again at the Master Musician's Festival in Somerset this weekend.

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Arts & Culture
7:38 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Owensboro's Bluegrass Museum Looking to Expand

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro has big ideas for the future.  Officials want to turn the old state office building downtown into a new International Bluegrass Music Center. 

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Arts & Culture
9:48 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Bowling Green Author's Debut Novel Takes Readers to the Big Apple

In "The Case", Bowling Green author Marc Hirsch goes back to 1950's New York for a tale of murder, big money and intrigue.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

The Rosine Spring Festival Celebrates Bluegrass Music

Birthplace of Bill Monroe
Ohio County Tourism Commission

The Rosine Spring Festival is held each year in Rosine, Kentucky at the Birthplace of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass.  Lee Stott speaks about the event with Renetta Romero, Executive Director of the Ohio County Tourism Commission.

Arts & Culture
6:29 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Bosniak Convention Scheduled for This Weekend

Amela Mehmedovic,Adisa Mujic, and Amer Mehmedovic prepare for Bosniak Convention
wku public radio

Tourism officials say ten to fifteen thousand visitors are expected in Bowling Green for the National Bosniak Convention, which will be held Memorial Day weekend. Organizers of the event say it is usually held in larger cities, such as St. Louis or Toronto.

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