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For MusicWorks, art equals achievement and two $10,000 donations can become $40,000

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  Two matching funds opportunities were just announced by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras’ program in North Limestone called MusicWorks. An anonymous, long-time CKYO supporter and the National Endowment for the Arts are each offering $10,000 which can turn into …

‘Black Lagoon’ author teaches children to be their own boss, the boss of their imaginations

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Children at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary might have dreamed of monsters and magic after a visiting author stirred up their imaginations with his lively stories and creative drawings. “You have to use it …

Tates Creek High band marches in support
of cherries in Cherry Blossom Parade in D.C.

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  The marching band from Tates Creek High School, under the direction of Dee Bishop, was among 10 chosen to participate in the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C.   The springtime parade is also known for …

Arts council puts arts, cultural development to work in two Eastern Kentucky workshops

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  By Lori Meadows Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Arts Council will present two separate forums in May, one for community groups and one for individual artists, through its “Putting arts and cultural development to work” series in Eastern …

Louisville, Northern Kentucky students win 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing awards

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More than 30 Kentucky students were recognized recently by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for medaling in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.   The awards, sponsored by Scholastic Inc., and presented annually by the Alliance for …

Frank X and six other poet laureates celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day in Capitol Rotunda

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  Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker and six past poets laureate will gather April 24 in the Capitol Rotunda for readings and book signings in celebration of Kentucky Writers’ Day, coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council.   Kentucky Writers’ …

EKU English major given John Grisham award to pursue creative writing at Ole Miss

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Ashley Mullins is now one step closer to her career goals as a writer.   Mullins, of Hyden, has received the prestigious 2014 John and Renée Grisham Fellowship for fiction and will pursue her master’s degree at the University of …

After two decades and major renovation, The Carnegie hosts an old friend to direct Harvey

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  During his decade of producing shoestring theater in a proud but dilapidated auditorium, impresario Buz Davis could only dream of the day he might return to find that hall had received a multi-million dollar renovation, and that he was …

Inside look at Kentucky Governor’s Mansion at NKU with regional documentary premiere

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  Line up here … See the show … Free while the offer lasts!   Take a tour of the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, on its 100th birthday, as the guest of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern …

UK graduate named one of half-dozen best new opera singers in world by Buzzfeed.com

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  By Erin Grigson KyForward intern   The Internet was abuzz recently with news of a University of Kentucky graduate currently being considered one of the top opera singers in the world.   Listed under the category of “top performers …