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Datebook: November 2 – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Established 75 Years Ago

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known as the CBC, was established 75 years ago today and is the oldest existing broadcasting network in Canada. Radio services include CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, Première Chaîne, Espace musique and the international radio service Radio Canada International. Television operations include CBC Television, Télévision de Radio-Canada, CBC News Network, le Réseau de l’information, ARTV (part ownership), Documentary and Bold. The CBC operates services for the Canadian Arctic under the names CBC North and Radio Nord Québec. CBC/Radio-Canada offers programming in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages on its domestic radio service; in nine languages on its international radio service, Radio Canada International; and in eight languages on its Web-based radio service RCI Viva, a service for recent and aspiring immigrants to Canada. Some notable CBC alumni include: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael J. Fox, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Fred Rogers, Martin Short, Donald Sutherland,  and Alex Trebek.

It’s Wednesday, November 2

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Center. Hear Haydn’s Symphony Number 104 in D Major, and Beethoven’s Symphony Number 8, opus 68, c minor. Actor Fowler Black portrays Franz Joseph Haydn, The Father of the Symphony, in an interlude about the composer’s life and his melodies. Get tickets at 270-444-0065.

The Renaissance Theatre of Bethel University presents the Dickens “A Christmas Carol” Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Saturday, the 12th at 2 p.m. at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon, Tennessee. Tickets are $15 at dixiepac.net or at the box office.

Murray Art Guild hosts an Empty Bowls Project Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at 500 North 4th Street.

Have a soup and bread in a handcrafted bowl and with a cash donation, take the bowl home with you. Proceeds benefit Murray Needline.

There are still seats available for the Saturday night live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Murray State. See wkms.org.

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