Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:30 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Bosniak Convention Coming to Bowling Green

The annual Bosniak Convention in the U-S will be held in Warren County, Kentucky this Memorial Day Weekend. Organizers of the event estimate  about 15,000 visitors will come to Bowling Green for the weekend's activities. WKU will be coordinating some educational activities in conjunction with the Bosniak Convention.

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Arts & Culture
4:37 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Liberian Artifacts on Display at WKU's Kentucky Museum

Musical instruments in the collection

This Friday, a new exhibition will open at the Kentucky Museum on WKU’s Bowling Green campus:  An American Educator in Liberia: The Collection of Dr. Daniel Hays.

It will put on public display for the first time an important collection of Liberian artifacts which was recently donated to WKU’s Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology. 

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Bluegrass Fridays
6:20 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Flatpicking Specialist Playing in Franklin

David Grier and Mike Compton

One of the top bluegrass guitarists in the world will be playing May 4th at the Roxy Theater in Franklin, along with mandolin specialist Mike Compton. Its part of a new series of Bluegrass Friday programs at the venue in Simpson County. 

Arts & Culture
9:55 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Kentucky's Oldest, Most Storied Orchestra Strikes Deal with Management

Leaders for the Louisville Orchestra Musicians Association say they've ratified an agreement for a new contract with orchestra management. The announcement is likely to end a months-long impasse. The Courier-Journal reports the deal calls for a one-year contract covering 57 musicians for 30 weeks a year with a base salary level of $925 a week, including medical and pension benefits.

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Arts & Culture
12:01 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Nashville Sculptor Alan LeQuire Talks about "Cultural Heroes" Series

Six bigger-than-life sculpted heads are on display at the SKYPAC Gallery in Bowling Green through April 28th. Lee Stott talks with sculptor Alan LeQuire...............

Arts & Culture
9:42 am
Wed March 28, 2012

17th Annual Classical Music Poetry Contest

WKU Public Radio is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest, co-sponsored by the Law Firm of Harned, Bachert & McGehee, PSC.

Area high school students are invited to enter by writing a poem inspired by one of two pieces of classical music we'll feature this month.  You can hear the excerpts on the air (Sundays at 8pm C.T./9pm E.T. in April) and here.

Winning poems will be published in our program guide Choice, and posted here. Winners will be announced in May.

 

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Arts & Culture
4:36 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Frogman Calls Bowling Green Home

Louisiana Blues Musician Clarence "Frogman" Henry talks with WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin about the origins of his nickname, his life in Bowling Green post-Katrina, and his varied career (including opening for The Beatles in the early 1960s).

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Arts & Culture
5:42 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Horse Cave Receives Cultural Distinction

The town of Horse Cave is one of five Kentucky communities receiving the Kentucky Cultural District Certification. Berea, Covington, Danville and Paducah round out the list.

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French Masterpieces in Kentucky
4:29 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

A Wealth of France's Greatest Paintings is Now Showing in Kentucky

"The Joyous Festival" by Gaston La Touche

If you're an art fan--and especially if you're a lover of French paintings--you'll want to take note of a major new exhibit now showing at the Speed Museum in Louisville.

It's called "Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color", and it's a collaboration between the Speed and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. You don't need to hold a degree in Art History to recognize the names on display: Monet, Degas, Matisse, and Cezanne, just to name a few. 

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Arts & Culture
12:27 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

The Unique Barbecue Traditions of Monroe County, Kentucky

Rachel Hopkin with Anita Hamilton
Photo by Amanda Hardeman

Rachel Hopkin explores the distinctive barbecue style associated with Monroe County, Kentucky. She visits a number of establishments to learn more about secret sauce recipies, the dangers of hot grills, and to enjoy plenty of barbecue.

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