Arts & Culture

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.

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...............

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