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Datebook: October 10 – Double Ten Day – Wuchang Uprising 100 Years Ago

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Double Ten Day is the national day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising (against the handling of the railways post-Boxer Rebellion) of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912. It is therefore designated by the government as National Celebration Day. As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the Government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in 1949.  It is one of the most important national holidays in Taiwan.

It’s Monday, October 10

United States Air Force retiree David Rowland brings his Civil War collection to Wrather Museum. The display is open with no admission fee today through Thursday, October 13. The display opens today at 1 p.m. and closes Thursday. The Museum’s on University Drive and 16th Street, open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday The Hopkinsville High School Band of Tigers 2011 Marching Invitational involves 10 marching bands from western Kentucky in competition at the school’s Stadium of Champions. Preliminaries start at 1. Finals start at 6. Tickets are $5 for either, or $8 for the day.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is the featured work for Dr. Sue-Jean Park’s recital tomorrow night at 7:30. It’s in Performing Arts Hall on the second floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building at Murray State. Dr. Park’s colleague in the University’s Department of Music faculty, Dr. Angela Wu, provides piano accompaniment.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

October 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

Datebook: February 21 – Presidents Day

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It’s Monday, February 21.

The Henry County High School Thespians present Fred Carmichael’s farce Exit the Body at the Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris this weekend.  Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for age 18 and under.  The Center’s at 650 Volunteer Drive.  There’s a missing body and hidden jewels in a home being rented by a mystery writer.

Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale is on the program for a concert featuring Sue-Jean Park, violin, Angela Wu, piano, Bob Valentine, narrator, and Scott Locke, clarinet in Murray State’s Performing Arts Hall tomorrow night at 7:30.  Also, hear Grieg’s Violin Sonata in C minor and selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

The 2011 School Counts Gala is set for 7 p.m. Saturday March 19 at Madisonville Golf and Country Club.  $30 tickets benefit the School Counts program and youth of Hopkins County.  Tickets are available at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and other locations.

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Datebook: February 1 – National Freedom Day

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This week a guest artist from Frankfort, Germany performs a flute recital in Performing Arts Hall at Murray State.  Betty Nieswandt’s performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Hear works from the Baroque period through the modern era.  Murray State’s Stephanie Rhea, flute, joins for a duet and Angela Wu, piano, performs with Ms. Nieswandt.

Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee hosts an encampment Saturday and Sunday.  Interpretive activities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days tell the story of the 2nd Iowa’s charge against Fort Donelson and the Confederate right flank on February 15, 1862.  Visit to confirm weather conditions and schedules.

The Paducah Jazz Ensemble’s Sweetheart Dance is February 12th.  Hear standards from the golden jazz age, starting at 8 p.m. at the Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Avenue.  Tickets are $10.  Email to reserve.

Datebook: UK occupies Hong Kong 170 years ago

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It’s Wednesday, January 26.

Sunday soprano Sonya Gabrielle Baker and pianist Angela Wu present a Faculty recital in Performing Arts Hall of Price Doyle Fine Arts Building at Murray State University.  The program which begins at 2 p.m. includes works by Handel, Duparc, Berg, Beach, and traditional spirituals.

The Rivertown Reading Series continues Saturday at the Yeiser Art Center.  Indiana autho Micah Ling reads poems from her second book, Sweetgrass, starting at 7:30 p.m.  The Yeiser is at 200 Broadway in Paducah.

The Humane Society of Calloway County has its 2nd Annual Fashion 4 Paws, a formal wear consignment event. Saturday in Murray State’s Curris Center Stables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Like-new prom and cocktail dresses, cruise wear and evening wear for ladies of all ages are available.  Bring clean and gently used formal wear to the Humane Society Office in the Weaks Center today, 10 to 3.  Call ahead at 270-759-1884. is your resource for communicating your events to our region and for learning more about public broadcasting funding issues.

Datebook – November 12

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It’s Friday, November 12.

There’s a Women in Business Showcase from noon to 5 Sunday at the Murray Woman’s Clubhouse on Vine Street.  Browse vendors including Gallery 109 and Magnolia Tea Room and learn more about New Beginnings Transition Homes, the Merryman House and more.  There’s also a Woman’s Club Bake Sale.

Murray State’s Performing Arts Hall hosts a concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Sue-Jean Park, violin, Angela Wu, piano, and Scott Locke, clarinet.  Hear works by Bach and Mozart as well as Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, a work of virtuosic violin writing.  Dr. Park signs CDs following the free concert.

Mayfield First United Methodist Church, 214 South 8th Street has a Christmas Open House for Missions tomorrow from 9 to 2.  Complimentary holiday refreshments and door prizes are offered for Christmas shoppers.  It’s Mayfield’s community wide open house weekend with an offer of a Mayfield collectable Christmas ornament gift for purchases over $50.

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Datebook – November 5, 2010

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It’s Friday, November 5.

Murray State’s Department of Music presents a concert “So you want to be an opera singer?” tonight at 7:30.  The Audience votes on arias by several composers to determine the program.  Pamela Wurgler moderates, Angelu Wu the pianist, and singers include Sonya Baker, Randall Black, Tana Field and Christopher Mitchell.  The free concert’s in Performing Arts Hall of Doyle Fine Arts.

The 2011 Lower Town Arts and Music Festival has announced a call for artists with entries due January 31.  See  It’s open to artists within a 300 mile radius of Paducah.  E-mail for more.

The Murray State Department of History offers a free concert of American Roots Music at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Wrather Museum Auditorium at Murray State.  Performers include the Grand Ole Opry’s Scott Miller accompanied by Ted Franklin Belue, OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU artist Mike Compton and David Peterson, and Lew Jetton and 61 South performing roots blues.

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Datebook – Thursday, October 21

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It’s Thursday, October 21.

Hear a clarinet and piano recital tonight at 7:30 in Performing Arts Hall of Murray State’s Doyle Fine Arts.  Clarinetist Mingzhe Wang teaches at Austin Peay State University and is a founder of the Gateway Chamber Ensemble of Clarksville.  Pianist Angela Wu is a new member of the Murray State Music Department faculty.  Hear works by Saint-Saens and Ravel.

Quilt Lovers of Murray offer a 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar/Boutique, Bake Sale and Bed Turning Saturday from 10 to 1 at the Calloway County Public Library, 710 Main Street.  Enjoy warm cider while viewing hand-crafted items including quilts for sale.  The Bed Turning at 11:30 offers a narrated viewing of 20 quilts.

The Markethouse Theatre offers dramatic Moonlight Walking Tours of Oak Grove Cemetery Saturday and next weekend.  Tours meet at 1613 Park Avenue, the Cemetery entrance in Paducah, for 7 and 7:45 p.m. tours. including performances at the Mausoleum by artist and mentalist Todd Duff.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

October 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

Datebook – October 5, 2010

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It’s Tuesday, October 5.

Murray State’s Department of Music presents its annual Faculty Showcase Recital Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Performing Arts Hall of the Doyle Fine Arts Center on campus.  14 solo and ensemble faculty members and guests artists include new faculty members Angela Wu, Piano, and Tana Field, mezzo-soprano.  Admission is $10.  Proceeds go to scholarships.

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has announced A Celebration of the Life of Robert F. Sexton, its late executive director.  It will be at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, October 16, in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Haggin Auditorium, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway in Lexington.

Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton features an exhibition of John and Selina Smith Osborne mementos from 1914 through November 6.  John Osborne was undersecretary of State in the Woodrow Wilson Administration.  See their photos of the opening of the Panama Canal, White House weddings, and other memorabilia.  Adsmore is at 304 North Jefferson Street.

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