Reflections on #kyrux2017: Bowling Green

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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By Nicole Musgrave This year I’ve had the joy of representing the Kentucky Folklife Program as the regional host coordinator for the 2017 Bowling Green Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange community…

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The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange is featured in The Daily Yonder

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Last week, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange program was featured in The Daily Yonder, a multi-media source of news, commentary, research, and features published by the Center for Rural…

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Listening: “Call the Days,” Nadia Reid

Saturday, January 23, 2016

“I was happy on my own / I would call the days as they were known” Nadia Reid’s debut full-length album Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs…

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“I Can Hear You”: Appalachian and Puerto Rican musical collaborations in BETSY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Music of BETSY! An interview with Ron Short and Desmar Guevara. Video content by Zhivko Illeieff [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural…

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Reflections on the Year of the Rural Arts 2014

Monday, April 13, 2015
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THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS 2014 was a program of events, conversations, and online features celebrating the diverse, vital ways in which rural arts and humanities contribute…

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Embodying the Universal in the Particular

Thursday, April 2, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural will share a series of new writing and multimedia from HowlRound about the twenty-one-year artistic collaboration between Pregones…

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The Ozark Folksong Collection is Now Online

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mary Celestia Parler and an informant; University of Arkansas Special Collections flickr page [Last fall Art of the Rural launched Middle Landscape, a series of projects that combine releases of…

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Wild Nights in the Upper Peninsula with Jeff Cowell

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

via Numero Group By The Numbers blog Earlier this year, reissue label Numero Group brought to light Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold, a 1975 record by Jeff Cowell  “previously available only…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: The Otha Turner Memorial Picnic and Goat Roast

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Othar Turner’s Rising Star Fife & Drum band playing a picnic at Othar’s farm. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in 1978. One weekend a…

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Introducing the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

By Savannah Barrett and Josh May The Commonwealth of Kentucky has tremendous human, natural, and cultural resources. We are rich in opportunity, but historically, real and imagined barriers…

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