Arts & Culture

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.

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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