Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
2:28 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Motown Madness Heading to Van Meter Auditorium in Bowling Green

The Rewinders

Orchestra Kentucky, The Rewinders and Retro Singers will present "Motown Madness" February 3rd and 4th at Van Meter Auditorium.  Lee Stott has this feature report.

Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Music Professor Emeritus Bennie Beach Reflects on His Career at WKU

WKU's new Music Hall

Bennie Beach, WKU Music Department Professor Emeritus, remembers his early days at the University, his association with famed composer Roy Harris, and he shares some his poetry. Lee Stott reports.

Arts & Culture
3:10 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

South Union Shaker Village Continues Work to Identify Shaker Graves

The lone Shaker memorial marker at South Union

An important restoration effort has made major strides at the South Union Shaker Village in Logan County. Over the past four-and-a-half years, staff identified 425 grave sites at the village, built a new fence around that cemetery, and gave the area a proper memorial marker.

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Classical Music Special
5:56 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

WKU Public Radio Highlights Regional Orchestras in Sunday Night Series

Join Lee Stott at 8pm C.T. on the first Sunday night of each month for a series of special programs highlighting upcoming performances by the many fine orchestras in our region. Included are the Owensboro Symphony, The Symphony at WKU, the Evansville Philaharmonic, and Orchestra Kentucky.

 

Coming Up:
On March 4th, Lee highlights upcoming performances by The Nashville Symphony. 

 

 

Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

A Conversation With Erika Brady

Erika Brady

A conversation with Erika Brady, long-time co-host of Barren River Breakdown on WKU Public Radio. Her work on this show earned her the Governor's Media Award in the Arts this year. She's also a faculty member in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU. She spoke with Station Manager Peter Bryant.

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Author Interviews
9:51 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Bowling Green Doctor Authors New Book about His Experience as Vietnam Combat Surgeon

Bowling Green, Ky – In 1966, Jerry Martin was a 30 year old family doctor in Bowling Green. By that summer, he had been drafted into the Army has a combat medic. "Soldiers Saving Soldiers" is Dr. Martin's new book about the history and accomplishments of the 18th Surgical Hospital, the unit in which he served. The book contains over 500 photographs Martin took of the Vietnamese people, the countryside, and the US soldiers he operated on. He spoke to Kevin Willis ahead of Veteran's Day.

Arts & Culture
5:28 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Banjo Maker Arthur Hatfield

Rachel Hopkin and Arthur Hatfield

Arthur Hartfield is a Bluegrass banjo player and maker from Rocky Hill, KY. Hatfield started off in a traveling Bluegrass band, but decided he preferred to stay home and became a cabinet maker while playing in local bands. When he retired from cabinet making he decided to start professionally making banjos. This is the latest in an ongoing series of features produced for WKU Public Radio by WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin.

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Bourbon
10:39 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Kentucky Author Says Bourbon Can Help Make a Great Dish, as Well as Drink

Chef, culinary instructor, and author Albert Schmid

Bowling Green, Ky – Everyone knows bourbon is Kentucky's signature spirit. But Albert Schmid says many people don't realize bourbon makes a wonderful cooking ingredient as well. Schmid is a chef and an instructor at Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies in Louisville. He recently authored "The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook", which contains seasonal recipes for food and drink. He stopped by our studios and spoke to Kevin Willis.

Arts & Culture
9:42 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Kentucky Repertory Theatre World Premiere Explores Issues of Race, Prejudice, Identity

Horse Cave, Ky – Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave is giving the world premiere of Where I Come From, a play set in a New York City courtroom that explores issues of race, ethnicity, and prejudice. Playwright Eric Daniels got the inspiration for the play when he served as a juror in a federal civil trial in Manhattan. KRT executive director Christopher Carter Sanderson says the play is valuable because it can provoke conversation about touchy subjects. Kevin Willis has our story.

Arts & Culture
4:34 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Riverpark Center Hits $1 million Fundraising Goal, Retires Building Debt

The Riverpark Performing Arts Center in downtown Owensboro

Owensboro, Ky – The Riverpark Performing Arts Center in Owensboro is officially retiring its 19 year building debt. Riverpark has raised $1.1 million, holding up its end of a bargain with the city of Owensboro and Daviess County. Kevin Willis reports.

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