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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
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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.

Arts & Culture
8:49 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks about Success as a Sitcom Star

Jimmie Walker, who played J.J. Evans on the "Good Times" television program, has been described as the first successful black sitcom star. His "dyn-o-mite" phrase gained widespread popularity in the 1970s. He's an author who recently appeared at the Warren County Library.

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Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

American Idol Stops in Bowling Green

Several hundred teens and twenty-somethings descended on downtown Bowling Green Friday hoping to get discovered. They were auditioning for the Fox television show American Idol which begins its 12th season in January.

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Arts & Culture
8:08 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Kentucky Folklife Archives on the Way to WKU

The Kentucky Folklife Program is moving to Western Kentucky University's Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology. The program's director will be Brent Bjorkman, who completed graduate work in folk studies at Western in 1998 and worked with the Kentucky Folklife Program in Frankfort and as associate director of the American Folklore Society.

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Arts & Culture
8:14 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Berry Donates Papers to Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky author Wendell Berry

Kentucky author Wendell Berry has donated his papers to the Kentucky Historical Society, saying he wants to honor the late historian Thomas Clark, for whom the Center for Kentucky History is named. The society says the papers include 75 boxes of published and unpublished writings, research materials and incoming correspondence.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Evansville Art Museum Finds Picasso Treasure in Storage

“Seated Woman with Red Hat” (“Femme assise au chapeau rouge”)
Michael Wheatley Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

A piece of artwork that sat in storage for nearly half a century is creating a lot of excitement at the Evansville Museum.  Officials there recently discovered a painting, dismissed for decades, is actually a rare Picasso worth millions of dollars.

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