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Datebook: December 26 – Kwanzaa Begins

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Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the U.S. honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift-giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966. Karenga said his goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.” The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase ‘matunda ya kwanza,’ meaning first fruits of the harvest. The seven principles are: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). Happy Kwanzaa!

It’s Monday, December 26

The National Quilt Museum exhibit “Quilt Journeys: Three Quilters” is on display through March. The quilts show the artistic journey of three internationally recognized fiber artists. This exhibit was inspired by the Smithsonian Exhibition Journey Stories coming to Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium in Late January. The Quilt Museum’s open Monday through Saturday 10 to 5 at 215 Jefferson in Paducah.

If the spirit moves you, donate 2011 Christmas presents in original packaging for Angels Attic’s 2012 Christmas Bazaar. All proceeds benefit the Angels Clinic in Murray. Angels Attic is at 972 Chestnut Street open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with donations accepted Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5. Call for pick up of large donations or yard sale leftovers.

The 84th Annual Charity League Snowball is Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Country Club of Paducah. Music by 24/7. Email charityleagueofpaducah@gmail.com for $40 tickets with proceeds supporting Easter Seals West Kentucky and other charities benefitting children.

See details at wkms.org. Happy listening!

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Datebook: December 9 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Appears 480 Years Ago

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary and one of Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural images. According to tradition, on December 9, 1531 a peasant named Juan Diego had a vision of a young woman while he was on a hill in the Tepeyac desert, near Mexico City. The lady told him to build a church exactly on the spot where they were standing. He told the local bishop, who asked for some proof. He went back, had the vision again, and said the bishop wanted proof. She said “Bring the roses behind you.” Turning to look, he found a rose bush growing. He cut the roses, placed them in his poncho and returned to the bishop. When he opened his poncho, instead of roses, was an image of the young lady in the vision.

It’s Friday, December 9th

Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah has its Christmas Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale tomorrow from 9 to 4.

There’s a wreath laying ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. at Fort Campbell Memorial Park in Hopkinsville honoring those lost in the plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland, December 12, 1985.

Enjoy free Breakfast with Santa tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the Paducah Recreation Center at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Children 12 and under are also invited to the free Candy Cane Hunt at 10 at Keiler Park at 2900 Broadway.

Henry County High School’s State Champion Football Team members and coaches are grand marshals of the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Downtown Paris.

Paducah’s National Quilt Museum hosts Story Time with Mrs. Claus tomorrow from 10 to 2. Create and consume a Quilted Cookie.

The Sound of Music is on stage at Murray’s Playhouse tonight and tomorrow night at 7 and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Get tickets at playhouseinthepark.net.

Take care. Enjoy more at wkms.org.

the morning cram [dead dictator edition]

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Gadhafi’s reign has come to an end.

NPR reports Gadhafi has been killed, and Libya celebrates as the world waits for confirmation.

Kentucky~ A Mayfield woman is being presented with the Governor’s award for the Arts today. The state’s Adjunct General is appointed to a National Guard program for at-risk youth.  Kemper gives campaign donations back to state workers.

Tennessee~  Two democratic leaders want to stop the voter ID law.

 

Datebook: August 17 – 100th birthday of three-time World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik

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Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik, Ph.D. (August 17, 1911 – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and three-time World Chess Champion. Working as an electrical engineer at the same time, he was one of the very few famous chess players who achieved distinction in another career while playing top-class competitive chess. He also developed a chess-playing algorithm that tried to “think” like a top human player, but this approach has been superseded by a brute-force search strategy that exploits the rapid increase in the calculation speed of modern computers. Playing top class chess for decades, being an eminent chess author, one of the pioneers of computer chess, and a great chess teacher in his late years, Botvinnik is widely regarded as the most influental chess contributor in the 20th century.

 

It’s Wednesday, August 17.

Madisonville Community College’s Back to School Bash is Saturday from 3:30 to 10 p.m. in front of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. Eddie and Alonzo Pennington open from 3:30 to 5 followed by PB & J from 5 to 6; Southern Drawl from 6 to 7, Library Trio from 7 to 8, Larry Grisham of the Beat Daddys from 8 to 9, and Sexstone from 9 on. Food concessions available.

This weekend Murray’s Playhouse in the Park presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The box office opens an hour before the show.

Tomorrow the National Quilting Museum in Paducah hosts an Appraisal Day from 9 to 4:30. Each 30 minute appraisal costs $50. Make appointments at 270-442-8856 or see quiltmuseum.org for more. The museum is at 215 Jefferson Street.

Come visit at The Looking Glass Coffee and Curiosities WKMS Meet and Greet in Martin Thursday, August 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Thanks!

Datebook: July 26 – FDR freezes Japanese assets 70 years ago

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On July 26, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8832 – freezing Japanese and Chinese assets in the United States. This measure came with the view of the unlimited national emergency he’d previously declared and was similar to the freezing of European assets a month earlier. The order was designed to prevent the use of the financial facilities of the United States and trade between Japan and the United States. At the request of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Roosevelt extended the freezing control to Chiense assets in the United States, a continuation of the government’s policy of assisting China.

It’s Tuesday, July 26

Tonight the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents the final concert of its Family Summer Concert Series. The “String-Along” program starts at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 3465 Buckner Lane. It’s a casual ensemble performance.

Twilight Theatre Productions presents three original plays in one evening in dinner theatre shows this Friday and Saturday at Kenlake State Resort Park. Reservations for dinner at 6:30 p.m. must be made tomorrow by calling 270-436-2399. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Shows are Hills like White Elephants, Cheez Doodles and The Circus Still Comes to Town. See more at twilightcabaretproductions.org.

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah offers its annual Quilt Appraisal Day Thursday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30. Each appraisal takes about 30 minutes and costs $50. Make an appointment in advance at 270-442-8856 or info@quiltmuseum.org. Gerald Roy of Warner, New Hampshire is the nationally known appraiser involved.

Hear musicians of our region remembering the late H. Pruitte, Grumpy Old Men arranger and keyboardist, tomorrow night at nine and Thursday at noon on WKMS. Thanks for listening.

Datebook: July 18 – William Makepeace Thackeray turns 200

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William Makepeace Thackeray was born on July 18, 1811 (and died December 24, 1863). He was an English novelist famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society, and may also be known for The Luck of Barry Lyndon and Catherine. He tended towards the savage in his attacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. During the Victorian era, Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens, but he is now much less read and is known almost exclusively for Vanity Fair. Thackeray saw himself as writing in the realistic tradition and distinguished himself from the exaggerations and sentimentality of Dickens.

It’s Monday, July 18th

Free training sessions will be held in preparation for the 8th annual Paducah Pediatrics Kids’ Triathlon.  Kids ages 7 to 14 are invited to a swim training tonight at Noble Park Pool from 7:30 to 8:30, and there’s a session for running and biking tomorrow night from 6 to 7 at Noble Park’s Shelter 10.  Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.

There’s a free grandparenting class at Western Baptist Hospital on Thursday night from 5 to 6.  The class provides grandparents and older caregivers with updated information, safety tips, and a refresher on how to care for young children. Register by calling (270) 575-2229.

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah presents a new exhibit entitled “The Chicago School of Fusing,” which will be on display through October 4th.  The show features vibrant quilts and whimsical 3-D quilt cloth objects.  The National Quilt Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from 1 to 5.

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morning cram [armed coeds edition]

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Is the answer to mass shootings on college campuses to arm students and staff?

NPR reports eight states have proposed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.

KENTUCKY~ It’s Tim Masthay Day in Murray. A defense attorney claims McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies used a misleading affidavit to obtain a search warrant. Ex-Mayfield Mayor Arthur Byrn’s nepotism allegations don’t pan out. Paducah’s Quilt Museum will soon need a new leader. The House passes a ban on bath salts. Education officials get ready to change how the state tests and evaluates schools.

TENNESSEE~ Lawmakers propose a bill to track cold-med (meth ingredients) sales. The AP alleges Governor Haslam dodged reporters after hiding his income.

ILLINOIS~ A pair of gay rights groups launch an online site to track the state’s civil unions.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > TSU, UTM < APSU; (Women’s) MSU < TSU, UTM < APSU.