Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:33 am
Mon October 15, 2012

In Henderson, a New Kentucky Nature Photo Exhibit is on Display

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission has put together a photo exhibit as part of its 35th anniversary celebration. The exhibit of nature photographs is touring the state.

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Arts & Culture
3:02 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Legal Fight Underway for Right to Use Bill Monroe's Name

Kentucky native and the "Father of Bluegrass Music", Bill Monroe

Campbell "Doc" Mercer is throwing an annual festival celebrating the life and music of Bill Monroe but without the name of the "Father of Bluegrass Music" to promote it. Mercer, the head of the Jerusalem Ridge Foundation, is locked in a legal fight with Ohio County, Ky., and its industrial foundation about whether he was ever given the legal right to use Monroe's name for commercial purposes.

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Arts & Culture
4:50 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Gordon Lightfoot to Appear in Bowling Green

Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot

Legendary Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will perform Friday night at SkyPac in Bowling Green. The man who has written hits such as "If You Could Read My Mind" and "That's What You Get for Lovin' Me" still maintains a busy touring schedule. Dan Modlin has a profile of the songwriter.....

Arts & Culture
10:28 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Owensboro's ROMP Festival Not Moving to a New Date

Vince Gill performed during the 2012 ROMP festival in Owensboro.

Owensboro’s annual ROMP festival will remain in June.  Organizers of the bluegrass event were considering an earlier date in the summer. 

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bluegrass Music Center, Skate Park Get Funding in Owensboro

The Owensboro City Commission is giving the go-ahead to a budget amendment that includes money for a new bluegrass music center and skate park. The Messenger-Inquirer reports commissioners voted 3-to-2 in favor of the amendment at Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall.

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Arts & Culture
6:26 am
Mon September 17, 2012

ROMP Festival May Change Dates in Owensboro

Vince Gill performing at the 2012 ROMP festival in Owensboro

Organizers of the annual bluegrass festival in Owensboro are considering  a change in next year's dates. The International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival is usually held in Owensboro the last weekend in June but organizers are polling fans to see if they would favor moving it up to the last weekend in May.

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Arts & Culture
10:04 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Owensboro Bluegrass Festival Considering New Date

International Bluegrass Music Museum

Organizers of the ROMP festival in Owensboro are considering a new date for the annual bluegrass event.  The International Bluegrass Music Museum is conducting an online poll this month asking fans if they would prefer moving the festival from the last weekend in June to the weekend after Memorial Day. 

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Works by WKU Professor Part of Exhibit in New York City

An animated image from a work by WKU's Keith Sylvester

Animated works by a Western Kentucky University department head are being used in a traveling exhibit that documents historical events of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 12-film series titled "SPY: The Secret World of Espionage" opened this summer at Discovery Times Square in New York.

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Arts & Culture
8:25 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Conference for Kentucky Women Writers Focusing on Food

The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference this year will be all about food. Food writing, that is.

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Arts & Culture
2:52 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Flying Frog Farm Reunion in Allen County, Kentucky

Rachel Hopkin (center) at the Flying Frog Farm.
Al Levenson

The Flying Frog Farm was a commune set up in Allen County, Kentucky in the early 1970s. In this program we hear from some of its members, many of whom reconvened at the farm recently to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary.

This is the last in the occasional series of radio features about local culture in South Central Kentucky, produced by Rachel Hopkin. Rachel recently completed her graduate studies in the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.