Paducah Symphony Orchestra Executive Director tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good that this is the first-ever Symphony performance at the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival which occurs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. Admission is free to the Festival and there's no parking fee. Click here to see more about the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival.
Over 50 guest artists will be showing their works on the streets of LowerTown, Paducah, and many of the resident galleries will be open extended hours during the Arts & Music festival there Friday through Sunday. As you listen to the upcoming interview with one of these artists, selected by jurors, you might want to log on to the website patinainpaducah.com. Their doors will open for you to enter the site and see the works of today's Sounds Good guest, Darrell Martin. See more interviews on our LowerTown page.
"From the Garden Gate" is next. Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.
The Path of Least Resistance
When I was young my father devoted half of our back yard in Nashville to his energetically maintained vegetable garden. And since there were five children in the family, there was a certain obvious utility to all his planting and harvesting.
His voice is called lonesome, yearning, urgent and tender. Rounder Recording artist James King is 12 time and reigning traditional male vocalist of the year of the Society for the Preservation of Blue Grass of America. Singer of such hits as "Echo Mountain," "Bed By the Window," and "Thirty Years of Farming," James King and Band performs next Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at Lakeland Jamboree, 61 Jefferson Street, Cadiz. Mr. King spoke with Kate Lochte about his music and we'll hear that interview.
The Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Board acknowledges that a recent policy decision violated the state Open Meetings law. The board recently voted at a special meeting to rescind their major-gifts policy which had required the transfer of donations in excess of $5,000 to the Library Foundation.
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion: 1. Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus. 2. The radius vector describes equal areas in equal times. 3. The squares of the periodic times are to each other as the cubes of the mean distances. Kepler's Third Law would lead Newton to his law of gravitation (not an apple).
It’s Wednesday, May 15
The Calloway County Public Library hosts New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher tomorrow evening at 6:30 in the library meeting room. The concert is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. For more information call 753-2288 or visit callowaycountylibrary.org.
From NPR: The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines must submit plans Wednesday for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions. The move will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them, but the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.
The National Club Baseball World Series is coming to Paducah this year. Brooks Stadium Commission Chairman Dr. Frank Hideg and Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau Sales Director Fowler Black provided a preview of the upcoming event to Paducah’s City Commission last night. Eight college teams will participate in the series, May 16th through the 22nd.