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Datebook: August 11 – 55th anniversary of artist Jackson Pollock’s death

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Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock’s most famous paintings were made during the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950, a time when he experimented with unique methods of applying paint to canvas. After struggling with alcoholism for his entire adult life, Pollock, on August 11, 1956, at 10:15 pm, died in a single-car crash in his Oldsmobile convertible while driving under the influence of alcohol. Find more about Jackson Pollock and his work here.

It’s Thursday, August 11.

Murray Reads Maya is engaging readers for acclaimed author Maya Angelou’s speaking at Murray State’s CFSB Center on Wednesday, August 24th at 8 p.m. Use the website to join the list of participants, to see special events, and to learn more about Ms. Angelou’s writings. Tickets for the reading are $10 at

Western Baptist Hospital’s annual free Childbirth Fair is from 10 to noon Saturday in the atrium of Doctor’s Office Building 2 in Paducah. Dr. Edward O’Neill will answer questions about the region’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Tour the birthing center and register for the free maternity program, Stork Central. Call 270-575-BABY for more.

Graves County High School hosts a 5KRun/Walk to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, in memory of Tori Beth Waggoner. Late registration is $25 starting at 7 a.m. Check-in is at 7:15 and the run starts at 8.

Murray State students are returning to campus, so drive safely. Use to stay in touch with our region. Thanks.

Datebook: November 18 – Mickey Mouse turns 82

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It’s Thursday, November 18.

Saturday there’s a panel discussion on African Americans at Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, and “Between the Rivers” from 1 to 3 p.m.  It’s at Emmanuel Family Life Center, 303 Fairview Lane in Clarksville.  It begins a collaborative project involving quilters to design a series of quilts for a travelling exhibit next February.  LBL, Fort Donelson, and Houston County Historical Society speakers join the panel.

2009 America’s Got Talent winner Kevin Skinner headlines an Abby Mott Benefit Concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium.  Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10.  Abby Mott is a first grade student at Murray’s Southwest Elementary School who is currently receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Easter Seals West Kentucky opens viewing for its Holiday Wreath Silent Auction and Competition Saturday at Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway, Saturday.  The one of a kind wreaths made by artists, businesses and other individuals are on display for bidding through December 3.

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