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KET putting state’s signature bluegrass music into national spotlight via documentary on PBS

One of Kentucky’s most popular exports — bluegrass music — will get the star treatment later this month. Ricky Skaggs That’s when PBS stations across the country are scheduled to air the KET-produced documentary Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music, placing the state’s signature music into the national spotlight. The two-hour film, dubbed the most comprehensive documentary on bluegrass...

Bluegrass music meets racetrack at Bluegrass Extravaganza series at Turfway Park

America’s original roots music comes to Turfway Park in Florence on four Saturdays this summer and fall, as the racetrack hosts Dr. Ralph Stanley and some of Bluegrass music’s most storied performers at the WOBO Bluegrass Extravaganza.   The concerts, scheduled for July 27, Aug. 17, Sept. 20, and Oct. 4, are presented by Greater Cincinnati radio station WOBO-FM.   The Aug. 17 concert...