May 20, 2019 -- Sir Henry Percy, commonly known as Sir Harry Hotspur, was a late-medieval English nobleman. He was a significant captain during the Anglo-Scottish wars. He later led successive rebellions against Henry IV of England and was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 at the height of his career. 

USA Today

In recognition of Memorial Day 2019, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Monday, May 27, 9 a.m. Paul Hitchcock hosts a special program of "The Golden Age of Radio", a reflection on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Through rare and vintage audio, an historical perspective on the attack of the U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii that destroyed or damaged nearly twenty American naval vessels, over three hundred airplanes, and where more than twenty-four hundred Americans died in the attack, including civilians. 

Floris UMC

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

On Tuesday, May 28th NAMI Morehead (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present a documentary film titled "God Knows Where I Am," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rowan County Library Conference Room in Morehead.

The film explores the experience of a woman with schizophrenia who finds and lives in an abandoned house when she is released from a mental hospital. The film is based on the journals she wrote there in the months before her death.

MSU Athletics

Propelled by a first-inning grand slam from junior third baseman Dom Peroni, a third-inning three run homer by junior second baseman Ryan Layne and a shutdown job in the ninth frame by senior left-hander David Looney, Morehead State baseball completed a series sweep over Southeast Missouri with an 8-7 triumph at Allen Field Saturday.


  • Adventures of Sam Spade (Bow Window Caper)
  • Aladdin Lamp
  • Myrt & Marge (Plan to Open Theater)  

Baseball Hall of Fame

May 17, 2019 -- James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell was an American center fielder in Negro league baseball from 1922 to 1946. He is considered to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game. Stories demonstrating Bell's speed are still widely circulated. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Justin Townes Earle

May 17, 2019
Wall Street Journal

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #172 (May 17 at 8:00 p.m. and May 18 at 3:00 p.m.)

In some respects, Justin Townes Earle seemed destined from birth to be a musician -- his father, Steve Earle, is one of America's most acclaimed singer/songwriters, and he was named in part for Townes Van Zandt, a close friend to Earle and an equally legendary tunesmith. But Justin also grew up learning the downside of the musician's life, and came up against some of the same demons that haunted his father.

Sarah Vaughan

May 17, 2019

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #251 (May 19 at 8:00 p.m.)

Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers.

She often gave the impression that with her wide range, perfectly controlled vibrato, and wide expressive abilities, she could do anything she wanted with her voice. Although not all of her many recordings are essential, Sarah Vaughan's legacy as a performer and a recording artist will be very difficult to match in the future.

Andy Narell

May 17, 2019

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #17 (May 19 at 6:00 p.m.)

Andy Narrell – Live From South Africa (2001)

Recorded live at The Blues Room in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 7th and 8th, 2000.

Performers include:

Andy Narell – steel drums

Denny Lalouette – bass

Rob Watson – drums

Louis Mhlanga – guitar

Andile Yenana – keyboards

Basi Mahlasela – percussion

(provided by Discogs)

Morehead State University

The Kentucky Folk Art Center will host the “Getting Started with Poetry” workshop, Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The instructor for the class is Tasha Cotter of Lexington, where she works in higher education and serves as the president of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. She is the author of several books of poetry, including “Some Churches,” “The Aqua Notebook” and three chapbooks. Her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary Magazine, NANO fiction and Thrush. 


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