Gov. Steve Beshear honors Kentuckians for their achievements in the performing and visual arts. Recipients include journalist Al Smith, founding host of KET's "Comment on Kentucky," Appalachian artist Linda Pigman Fifield, teacher Nathan Link, sculptor Willie Rascoe, Dave Shuffett, former host of KET's "Kentucky Life," and musician Sam Bush.
A lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes Eddie Murphy, the 18th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize.
Follow actors as they go through the audition and extensive preparation project to join the Kentucky Humanities Council's Kentucky Chautauqua program. The program includes portrayals of Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, Col. Harland Sanders, Lucy Bakewell Audubon, Mary Settles, and other characters from Kentucky history.
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Featured artists include Don Henley, Los Lobos, Robert Randolph, Rhiannon Giddens and John Hiatt.
Explore finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them, including Jake Shimabukuro with his Kamaka ukulele, Joan Baez with her Martin guitar, Scotty Barnhart of the Count Basie Orchestra with his David Monette trumpet, Rhiannon Giddens with her James Hartel banjo, Tony Ellis with his Stelling banjo, timpanist Joseph Pereira, and mallet maker Jason Ginter.
When Cheryl Della Pietra was 22 years old, she spent five months as an assistant to Hunter S. Thompson at his Colorado ranch. Fortunately she lived to tell about her wild experiences with the volatile writer and journalist. Pietra talks with Bill Goodman about her debut novel, "Gonzo Girl," that's based on her work with Thompson.