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Matthews book reading
William E. Matthews will talk about his memoir Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy at a program and book-signing hosted by the Shelby County Public Library on September 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hudson Room. Editor refers to his journalism/publisher career that started in 1962 and Spy reveals events during his time with the CIA. Matthews will share other tidbits from the book, a copy of which he will donate to the library at the program. He will offer his memoir for a special rate of $23, along with a one-time sale of $10 for “A Living History – Shelby County, Kentucky, 2011 and Historic Kentucky Postcard Art – 1900-2013 – Shelby, Henry, Spencer Counties published in 2013.
Sutherland to have
Eric Sutherland will be reading poetry from his latest book "Pendulum" on Saturday at 6th and Main Coffee House. Sutherland is a native of Shelby County and now resides in Lexington. For more information, contact the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse at Kathryn@6amcoffee.com.
New Shelby Artists on Main workshops
Shelby Artists on Main, Inc. announced an Art Speaks! series of art workshops for adults and youth. Thanks to a grant from the Shelby County Community Foundation, Shelby Artists on Main, Inc. has awarded funding to six artists to conduct workshops:
Museums offer free admission to active military
Thirteen Kentucky museums are offering free admission to active military members and their families this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative. The window for free admission runs through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
A collaboration of the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and thousands of museums nationwide, the Blue Star Museum program was started five years ago as a military appreciation effort aimed at connecting military families to cultural resources in communities where they've moved or are based.
Currently, participating Blue Star Museums in Kentucky are:
Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green.
For questions regarding a specific museum's policy, visitors should contact the museum directly.
State fair concerts set
Lady Antebellum with special guest Billy Currington will open the 2014 Kentucky State Fair Main Stage Concert Series on Aug. 14 as a part of their “Take Me Downtown Tour.” The next night, the “Soundtrack of Summer” Tour featuring rock bands Styx and Foreigner will rock in Freedom Hall.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 24 at 10 a.m. for both concerts. Tickets for Lady Antebellum with special guest Billy Currington are $45 and $55 and tickets for Styx and Foreigner are $40 and $50. All prices include Kentucky State Fair gate admission.
The state fair will run Aug. 14-24. For more information about the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, visit www.kystatefair.org.