Blues Sessions: The Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green
SKyPAC and the Kentucky Blues Society visited the Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green for a special summer arts program focused on sharing the history of Kentucky Blues music with a group of 30 youth participants. Kentucky Blues Society musicians Kenny Lee (keyboard and lead vocals), “Hillbilly Jim” Morris (electric guitar) and Lee Hammer (harmonica) lead the program sharing their musical talents, educating the group through song on Kentucky’s role in blues music and the different styles and rhythms of the blues. Making this program special, the Kentucky Blues Society and SKyPAC provide each participant with their own harmonica. The program concluded with the youth learning how to care for their harmonicas, play a few chords and compose a blues song together. Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green sample lyric: “It’s so hot outside, I miss my dog by my side. We’re at the Boys and Girls Club playing the blues, down on Gordon Avenue!” This program, an… (Read More)
SKyPAC Welcomes William F. Skaggs as Chief Development & Outreach Officer
Bowling Green, KY — (Friday, June 3, 2016) — William F. Skaggs has joined the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) team as the Chief Development & Outreach Officer. William brings with him a diverse experience acquired from his professional endeavors in higher education and financial services. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, holding a bachelor’s degree in Music and an MBA. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the SKyPAC Foundation Board and staff, and supporters across southern Kentucky. Together, we will further solidify SKyPAC’s significant position as a regional resource in arts education, performance, and exhibition. The performing and visual arts have always been of importance to me, whether performing, learning, or seeking to appreciate another perspective. I desire that same educational and cultural value for my children and their peers. Therefore, I couldn’t imagine a more fitting role to undertake each day,” said William Skaggs.