Art + Culture

Not Your Average Doodler

2013 March/April Edition

Paducah icon Bill Ford to showcase his fresh, whimsical work in his first-ever solo show, Bill Ford: Signature Collection

Hearts of Saints

2013 March/April Edition

Paducah natives Craig Felker and Jesse Grisham and their critically acclaimed band Hearts of Saints recently released their sophomore CD,For All of Us. Featuring executive producer Ainslie Grosser (Jesus Culture, Matt Redman); producer Michael Farren, known for writing modern worship staples “Let it Rain” and “Let the Worshippers Arise"; and Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Hunt (Buddy Guy, Matthew West), the album contains not only Hearts of Saints’ signature catchy rock anthems, but also Scripture-heavy songs for the church to sing.

Bringing the Derby Home

2013 March/April Edition

Don and Holly Mattingly devote one day in May to a Kentucky tradition on their hometown turf

Matty Matlock - Music Legend, Paducah Native

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Paducah has always been a musical city, even spawning some well-known and highly influential musicians. One such artist was clarinetist Matty Matlock. Read about him from the liner notes in his famous 1958 album Dixieland Story.

Sing a Song of Paducah: The B Sides

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We recently posted an exclusive, online story about Paducah songs, and it proved to be a smash hit! We heard from many of you about your own fond memories of some of these Paducah melodies. Here's some input from a couple of our readers!

From LowerTown to Austria

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Five Kentucky artists have been invited to exhibit their work at the Imperial Palace at Innsbruck, Austria as part of Project WIDE WEST. WIDE WEST is an art project for cultural exchange between foreign and local artists in cooperation with the Burghauptmannschaft of Austria, the ceramic association IKSIT and schools in Innsbruck.

 

Introducing Ephemera Paducah!

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Uh-fem-er-ah {Items of memorabilia, typically written or printed, originally expected to have a short life, but salvaged and savored by astute everyday artists!}

 

Classics To Add To Your Reading List

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This year marks the 200th birthday of Jane Austen’s classic work Pride and Prejudice. We asked several of our local literary experts what classic novels they would recommend to interested readers.

Sing a Song of Paducah

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For those of us who love Paducah, it wouldn't seem strange to find a song about our fair city gracing our lips. Over the years, several songwriters have felt the same, and tunes about Paducah entered into pop culture. Here's a round up of some of the best Paducah songs!

 

It Rained in Every Town Except Paducah

Tom T. Hall

The National Quilt Museum: Bringing the World to Paducah

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

In an average year, over 40,000 art enthusiasts from all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries come to Paducah to visit The National Quilt Museum making a significant cultural and economic impact on our community.

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