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- 1 - Learning to be Critical of Art
Yeiser Art Center. 2 pm
- 3 -Gwyn Hyman Rubio: Author of Icy Sparks, WKCTC, Crounse 101. 2 & 7 pm
- 7 - The Cope Brothers play Backstage Pass, WKCTC. 7:30pm
- 12 - Wine Tasting, Max's Brick Oven Courtyard.
- 13 - Second Saturday, LowerTown Arts District, Noon-8pm
- March 14-May 8 - Into the Land of Canyons & Arches: works by Karen Goessman Anderson, Tribeca Mexican Cuisine
- 14 - You are the Artist: Free children's workshop. Yeiser Art Center. 1-3pm
- 14 - Brice Long w/ special guest Nathan Blake Lynn play Backstage Pass, WKCTC. 7:30pm
- 16-27 - Paducah Renaissance Alliance Membership Drive,
270-444-8649 for information
- 21 - Anissa R. Lewis Reception, Yeiser Art Center. 5-7pm. Exhibit March 17-April 12
- Through March 22 - Paducah Arts Alliance Artist in Residence: Ian Thomas,
A.I.R. Studios. Hours vary.
- 28 - River Town Reading Series
Yeiser Art Center. 8pm
- 29-31 - Creative Freeform Piecing & Designs Workshop, Bryerpatch Studio. 9am-3pm all 3 days. Registration required.
|Movies at Maiden Alley Cinema
- 1-5 - Rachel Getting Married, 7pm
- 7 - Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, 4pm
- 9 - The Truman Show, 6pm (Faith in Film)
- 17 - Thelma & Louise, 6pm (Chick Flicks)
- 19 - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, Opening reception with Paducah Writers Group, 6pm, Film 7pm
- 20-22 - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes (documentary)
March 20 - 7 & 9pm, March 21 - 4, 7 & 9pm, March 22 - 4 & 7pm
- 27 - All About Us with Director Christine Swanson & Producer Michael Swanson, 7pm
- May 30 - RiverTown Reading Series
Yeiser Art Center, 8 am
- Tuesdays - PWG Open Mic
Jeremiah's, Fridays 7 pm
Fridays - Paducah Writers' Group
Carson Center Staff Brings Talent to
Paducah's Arts Community
| When visitors come to Paducah they are astonished to find so many talented people who seem almost hidden in the folds of the community. However, it is not difficult to find Paducah's most talented individuals at one of Paducah's primary arts entertainment venues, The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
The Carson Center is located at 100 Kentucky Avenue, in Paducah's historic downtown. Its staff is made up of individuals bringing impressive credentials from across the country. Before relocating to Paducah, Executive Director, Brian Laczko, served as the Managing Director at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C. Until July of 2008 he was also the acting Executive Producer there. Laczko managed several departments at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN, served as the General Manager of the Starwood Amphitheater and the Tennessee Repertory Theater in Nashville.
Jeff Foreman, the Center's Director of Operations, worked as a Road Manager for Billy Joel during the rock star's prime in the 1970s. He also served as Director of Operations for the Downtown Facilities for the City of St. Petersburg, FL.
Even the Carson Center's Marketing Director, Lisa Lauck, a native to Paducah, spent time working as the Marketing Director for the Billy Jean King World Team Tennis before coming back to Paducah.
And if this wasn't enough to intrigue Paducah's visitors, those who attend a show at The Carson Center will likely be greeted by Chuck Tate, the Carson Center's House Manager and Event Supervisor. Tate spent time working in the film industry, scoring roles in movies such as Stateside (2004). He also served as a production assistant for the movies, Never Been Kissed and U.S. Marshals in 1998.
The Carson Center has been a significant entertainment venue in Paducah for the past five years. They are housed in a $40 million facility, located on the city's scenic riverfront. The Center works to educate the community on the value that the arts can bring to a community.
"Most people are amazed that something like this is located in Paducah. As soon as they walk into our lobby you see this look of awe on their faces," said Lauck.
The Class Act series works with local schools to introduce students K-12 to various art forms. The program applies mathematics, science, and literature to the performing arts. The program even includes an element which educates students on the importance of voting privileges.
The Center brings in a Broadway series each year, in addition to various comedians, ballet and dance troupes. Upcoming shows include The New York Theatre Ballet's performance of Sleeping Beauty on March 12 and Ain't Misbehavin', starring American Idol's Ruben Studdard, on April 7 and 8.
"People are interested in broadening their horizons. They're willing to try something new," said Lauck. "We are able to bring major productions and performing artists to this region that other organizations are unable to do."
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the performing arts center. To celebrate, they will host a Gala at 6 p.m. on March 28. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 270.450.4444 or by visiting www.thecarsoncenter.org.