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Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered to debut

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“Powerful” is the word that Bill Monroe, in his Kentucky drawl, used to describe anything that was particularly good and pleasing to him, like the royalty cheques that he received after Elvis Presley recorded Blue Moon of Kentucky or Ricky Skaggs recorded Uncle Pen. So, […]

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Ground to break on Owensboro Bluegrass Center

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The proposed International Bluegrass Music Center, which will serve as the new home for the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY, is slated for groundbreaking in the next few weeks. In addition to a 30,000 square foot space for the Museum, the new center […]

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Welcome Sean Dysinger

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass Today would like to issue a warm welcome to a new member of our national marketing team, Sean Dysinger, who now serves as our Sponsorship Director. Sean is located in Owensboro, KY, which long time grassers will recognize as the birthplace of the International Bluegrass […]

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Pete Seeger passes

| January 28, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Pete Seeger, known to the world variously as a utopian idealist, a communist propagandist, a union agitator, or a passionate environmentalist, died last night. He was 94 years old. To fans of the banjo, however, he will always be remembered primarily as an evangelist for […]

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Professor of Bluegrass new President of Yale

| September 4, 2013 | 12 Comments
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The announcement of a new President at a major university is always big news, at least within the larger academic community, and among students, faculty and alumni. So when is such of interest to the readers of Bluegrass Today? When the new President of Yale […]

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Monroe portrait on eBay to benefit IBMM

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum is auctioning an original painting of Bill Monroe by Aaron Kizer in auction to help raise funds for their new International Bluegrass Center in Owensboro, KY. The Center will offer the Museum more than 3 times the space of their current […]

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IBMM wins Kentucky Governor’s Arts Award

| July 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
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The Kentucky Arts Council has recognized Owensboro’s International Bluegrass Music Museum for maintaining an environment in which people can discover bluegrass music. In announcing the 2013 recipients of the award, the Kentucky Arts Council noted ………… “In 1985, the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, […]

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Karen Miller Porter says goodbye

| June 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Bluegrass Today’s Terry Herd shared this profile of Karen Miller Porter, with whom he has worked for several years in her capacity as Executive Director of the Owensboro/Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a position she has just vacated. Bluegrass music fans have always had a special […]

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Second Street in O’boro to be renamed?

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Nashville has its Music Row and Memphis has its Beale Street. Both are instantly recognizable for specific genres of music associated with them —and country and blues, respectively. Now Mayor Ron Payne wants Second Street in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, to have that same kind of […]

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Bill Monroe painting on Kentucky Monthly

| May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Despite living much of his life in Tennessee, Bill Monroe will always be inextricably linked with Kentucky, the state of his birth, whose nickname serves as the designation for the music he created. He is being remembered anew in the June issue of Kentucky Monthly, […]

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