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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.