Art + Culture

JD & Jessica Wilkes daub into a good deal more THAN dirt

2013 March/April Edition

Locally known as JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, JD and Jessica Wilkes have talent that reaches far beyond their musical endeavors. Before touring the globe for performances in a multitude of venues, they both started their scholastic careers in the field of art. It began at an early age for both of them and now they are ready to introduce their creative and handy skills to the fine people of Paducah.

Enriching Their World

2013 March/April Edition

Budding young minds and bodies are blossoming in a fertile creative environment at McNabb Elementary

Welcome to New York City. Intern here. Then Move Back Home.

2013 March/April Edition

First, she sketches a bold, black brow over the model’s eye. From the inner corner of the brow she brings the black down, contouring with the face’s natural shadows. She then strokes the brush diagonally to close the triangle, and fills it in to complete the shock of black. Next, she makes one more quick, decisive stroke from the outer corner of the eye upward and outward. Finally, she fills in the spaces between the black with white, marrying the two colors where they meet. It’s intense. It’s dramatic. It’s unmistakably David Bowie.

Dreamers and Schemers are Making Music in Midtown

2013 March/April Edition

While on a lunch break from Music Zone one day, Timothy Corts took a tour of the property at 2104 Broadway. It was promising with its welcoming exterior and clean lines, but as Timothy looked across the street from behind the FOR RENT sign in its storefront window, he forgot all about the potential of the space in which he stood. He turned to the person showing him 2104 Broadway and said, “I’m sorry, but I’ve got to talk to whoever owns that building.”

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.



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