Art + Culture

May Means Music (And Art) In LowerTown!

2015 March/April

The annual Lower Town Arts and Music Festival (LTAMF) gives voice to a wide variety of musical artists,introducing many of them to new audiences while bringing others back home. From classical to gospel, from blues to world music, from jazz to flat out rock 'n' roll, organizers thrill audiences year after year with acts that reflect the diverse and artistic spirit of the festival.

Kijsa Housman will MAKE downtown Paducah an even more creative place

2015 March/April
When you meet Paducah artist Kijsa (pronounced keesa) Housman, there is only one adjective that paints the prose canvas of her dynamic personality: energetic. While such an apt descriptor may be only one of several you could use to describe Kijsa, energy is certainly a trait sustains her compulsive creativity. “It’s almost an inherent part of me. I have to create,” Kijsa explains. “All I’ve ever known is being a professional artist,” she says.
 

Iron & Axe

2015 March/April

While many lament the general decline of craftsmanship, Shannon McMahan sees evidence of resurgence among people his age and counts many craftsmen with varied skill sets as friends. A salesman for a medical supply company, Shannon has been associated with the medical industry since becoming a medical technician at the age of 18. 

Year Of October

2015 March/April

Nashville band Year of October is making a splash around Music City U.S.A and beyond. Phelicia Sullivan, a Graves County native, recently spoke with Paducah Life about their formation, their influences, and their decision to pursue music as a career.

 

The core of the band started with you and your husband Josh. How did you guys start making music?

A Revolution At 33 1/3

2015 March/April

"Somewhere, in a burst of glory, sound becomes a song." -Paul Simon

 

Sing A Song Of Success

2015 January/February

If you’re ever discussing the amazing achievements of vocal students with Paducah Tilghman High School choral director Matthew Hinz, the names Jailon Chism and Blake Denson are sure to come up. Both former PTHS students, Jailon and Blake are now freshmen at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky, respectively.

Day Trippin': Offbeat Southern Illinois

2015 January/February

Southern Illinois is known for its lush, rolling hills, laden with grapevines that give birth to a booming wine industry. Then there's Shawnee National Forest, attracting thousands of visitors to its dense flora, rocky crevasses, and panoramic cliffy heights.

 

Dressing the Part

2014 November/December Edition

“I give props to anyone who doesn’t consider themselves creative but attempts to create anyway,” says former costume designer Alex Scibetta Quigley who looks more the part of a glamorous leading lady than the seamstress working magic behind the scenes.

 

Instagram Paducah 2.0

Exclusive Online Content

Social media apps such as Instragram provide us with an insider's view of the richness of life from all over the world. From China to Africa to Iceland, we are afforded a momentary glimpse of another's unique point of view.

 

Have a Barrel of Fun at Oktoberfest

2014 September/October Edition

“In 2011, my good friend Louie Kirchhoff mentioned that he had always wanted to host an Oktoberfest in Paducah,” said Landee Bryant-Greene, Executive Director of Maiden Alley Cinema. “Then he said my favorite words, ‘I want it to be a fundraiser for Maiden Alley Cinema.’”

 

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