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Pair of new UK Special Library collections will chronicle the story and sounds of renowned bands

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward Two new collections being donated to the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center will capture the story and quite literally some of the sounds of Kentucky for generations to come. Later this month, the center will become home to collections of both the Reel World String Band, a celebrated old time and traditional music mainstay in the Commonwealth,...

Makings of a Master: Exhibit features live demonstrations of passing down traditions

The egg basket on the left is made by master artisan Lestel Childress. The one on the right is made by Childress’ apprentice Beth Hester. (Photo from KAC)   The Grant County Public Library in Williamstown has the Kentucky Arts Council’s Makings of a Master exhibit on view now through Oct. 22, with a special event planned to celebrate local folk arts masters and apprentices Oct. 7.   The...