Monday, October 26, 2009

KET to Feature Lincoln Bluegrass Musical


By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.

Oct. 26--
'Lincoln in the Land of Bluegrass,' a bluegrass-based musical on the life of the nation's 16th president, is getting a lot of attention more than eight months after it was staged at Owensboro's RiverPark Center.
The musical, which featured a cast of more than 300, debuted on Feb. 12 -- the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
The play was staged by the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
Earlier this week, Gabrielle Gray, the museum's executive director and the show's producer, learned that a photograph of students from Foust Elementary School performing, 'Yes, We're Really Free!,' will be featured in the Kentucky Arts Council's 2009 Annual Report.
The Kentucky Department of Travel will also use the photograph in some of its publications, Gray said.
Wednesday, she learned that Kentucky Educational Television will broadcast a tape of the performance five times between Nov. 3 and Nov. 6 on KET3, an instructional television service for K-12 students and teachers.
Times are 7 and 11 p.m. on Nov. 3; 11 a.m. on Nov. 4; and 10 p.m. and midnight on Nov. 6.

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