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Travis Pickin'

Travis Pickin'

Several renowned guitarists display the unique finger-picking technique popularized by Muhlenberg County native Merle Travis. Performers include: Thom Bresh, Eddie Pennington, Marty Stuart, and Ben Hall.
S7 E4 Length 56:26 Premiere: 2.8.16

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Kentucky Muse

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The KET-produced series Kentucky Muse celebrates the world of creativity found within the Bluegrass state. It offers thoughtful and provocative documentaries on artists, issues, events, and places that reflect Kentuckians' diverse and exciting means of expression while offering a fresh perspective on contemporary artistic life.

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Mountain Music Gatherin' - S1 E2

For more than three decades, players and fans of traditional music have assembled annually at the J.P. Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin' in Olive Hill for performances by master musicians and rising young stars as well as come-one, come-all day and night jam sessions.

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Murder, They Wrote - S1 E3

A behind-the-scenes look at the drama, suspense, and fun of the first International Mystery Writers' Festival, held at Owensboro's RiverPark Center in June 2007. This KET production follows several plays, including an award-winning entry by a Kentucky native, from rehearsals to final presentation.

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Coal Black Voices - S1 E4

The Affrilachian Poets, an ensemble of African-American and minority writers from Appalachia and the South, challenge the notions of an all-white region and culture and celebrate their African heritage and rural roots. Their work gives voice to the pleasures and power of family, land, good food, artistic community, music, and transformation.

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Ellis Wilson - So Much to Paint - S1 E5

Follows the career of Kentucky native Ellis Wilson (1899-1977), an African-American artist whose passion for painting took him from his hometown of Mayfield to a successful career in New York. His work captured the daily lives of African Americans and helped open doors for many younger black artists. This update of a 2000 KET documentary includes a look at Ellis Wilson works discovered since the program's premiere.

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A Novel Approach - S1 E6

Visits the homes of three Kentucky writers for conversations on inspirations and the writing process. Sheila Williams of Newport is the author of Dancing on the Edge of the Roof and On the Right Side of a Dream. Kirby Gann of Louisville is the author of The Barbarian Parade and Our Napoleon in Rags. And Silas House of Eastern Kentucky is the author of Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo.

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Mountain Music Gatherin' - S1 E2

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Master of Still Life: Mary Ann Currier - S1 E1

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Dale Daniel Leys: Drawing Life - S6 E3

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Appalatin - S6 E2

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Frank X Walker: I Dedicate This Ride - S5 E3

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Julius Friedman: Picture This - S4 E4

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Eighty-Eight Keys, Three Hundred Years - S3 E1

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Painting with Glass - S4 E1

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Joe Molinaro: Hands in Clay - S3 E3

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Season 7 Episodes

Travis Pickin'

S7 E4 Length 56:26 Premiere Date 2.8.16

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

S7 E3 Length 58:14 Premiere Date 3.21.16

Merle Travis: Guitar Man

S7 E2 Length 57:06 Premiere Date 2.1.16

Kentucky Chautauqua

S7 E1 Length 58:07 Premiere Date 11.16.15

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