Cecilia Wright, singer, song writer, musician and licensed music therapist joined Angela for Bluegrass Breakout by way of phone from Knoxville, TN where she recently moved from Lexington. Cecilia shared songs from her recent album titled, Another Human. She also shared her insights on music as therapy and the many ways and settings where it can be applied to help people suffering from various issues.
We wish continued success to Cecilia in her music and music therapy careers and we look forward to hearing more of her original tunes.
Check out her music on all platforms and on her Bandcamp page>>> ceciliablairwright.bandcamp.com/
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It was great to have singer-songwriter Reed Fields from Owingsville, Kentucky join us on Bluegrass Breakout sharing his original music. Be sure to like his page on Facebook and give him a follow to keep up with his shows and new music!
Local Singer Songwriter and Artist, Senora May is putting her talents to work to help women and children needing escape from domestic violence.
From her Facebook Page:
"October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! I wrote a song for all the little ones who are trapped at home with no haven of a public school, or other outlets, during this pandemic. I will not forget them, and you can't either! I am donating all the proceeds from this project to Hope's Wings, a domestic violence program in Richmond, KY. Together, we can support the protection and aid of local women and children who need an escape from abuse.
Visit https://www.hopeswings.org for more information.
You can listen at https://senoramay.bandcamp.com/track/waitin-to-bloom and select what you want to pay for the track.
Pickup Country has added Senora's song Waitin' To Bloom to our library and is airing the song in support of Senora's efforts.
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of Hope's Wings, please call 859-623-4095
Jill Hamlin is our special co-host of Bluegrass Breakout. She is representing the Mountain Arts Center and sharing important information about the upcoming Appalachian Arts & Entertainment Awards or "The Appys."
The deadline for nominations is October 15th, 2020, so get your favorite Appalachian Artists, Arts Educators and Music Industry Professionals nominated quickly!
Follow updates on the official Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/theappyawards
Hear the show below!
Lloyd and Teresa Creech host Eastern Kentucky Homesteaders Radio Hour each Saturday from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Check out last week's show if you missed it!
Friday, May 29, 2020
For Immediate Release:
2020 Corn Festival Canceled
STANTON, KY – Due to the broad public health concerns of the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Corn Festival has been canceled with even more energy being directed to the 2021 festival. This was not an easy decision but after much consideration, the Powell County Action Committee reached this conclusion May 26, 2020 at a special meeting held socially distanced at the Stanton City Park. The committee has already begun the process of contacting vendors, sponsors, and other related entities. Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
The 2021 Stanton Corn Festival to be held August 6th - 7th - 8th, 2021. Corn Festival 2021 will be the biggest, corniest, best festival yet! The Powell County Corn Festival is held in a beautiful mountain setting of the quaint little town of Stanton, Kentucky, under the old-growth shade trees of the Community Park on Halls Lane. The park is adjacent to the Powell County High School/Middle School campuses. Just Follow the Corn off Mountain Parkway Exit 22 all the way to the festival. The three-day festival boasts more than one hundred vendors, eight performers, and eight thousand attendees annually. For more information about the Corn Festival 2021 visit cornfestivalky.org. Disability Accessible.
Lisa Mays - (606) 663-3625
Clark Regional Medical Center is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need. This year, as the invaluable contributions of nurses have gained increased awareness amid the fight against COVID-19, that celebration is being extended into a National Nurses Month.
“Our heroic nurses are always on the front lines of caring for the sick and injured,” said Barbara Kinder, chief clinical officer of Clark Regional Medical Center. “Their compassion, clinical expertise and servant leadership are fundamental to our ability to provide the high-quality care our patients have come to rely on. I am so proud to celebrate and honor their hard work – and not just during Nurses Month, but year-round. Their impact is an essential part of our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”
The roots of National Nurses Week can be traced back to 1953, when U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare employee Dorothy Sutherland suggested a national day of recognition for nurses. After a series of proclamations and resolutions through the decades, the American Nurses Association affirmed a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress by establishing May 6 as National Nurses Day in 1982. The ANA expanded the celebration to a week in 1991 and, in 1993, designated May 6-12 as the permanent annual dates to mark National Nurses Week.
In addition to this year’s expanded, month-long observance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse. It is another well-deserved recognition for a group of professionals that could not have come at a more appropriate time.
The community will notice apricot bows around the facility. The Kentucky Nurses Association has launched the Apricot Ribbon Campaign to support nurses in a unique way that honors social distancing while lifting spirits. The color of the ribbon chosen has significance. Apricot serves as the color of nursing and displays optimism and warmth. These are visible reminders of the tireless efforts and dedication demonstrated by our nurses and all front line healthcare workers.
“By their very nature, nurses are special people who are committed to selflessly serving and caring for others no matter the circumstance,” Kinder says. “During our fight against COVID-19, our nurses have truly stepped up and are making countless sacrifices daily to ensure the safety of patients and each other, and to help protect our community. They are heroes in every sense of the word.”
Clark Regional Medical Center is encouraging our community members to leave their own special note of thanks at www.thankahealthcarehero.com.
About Clark Regional Medical Center
Clark Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health®, provides high-quality healthcare services in the east Central Kentucky region and is dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. A 79-bed, acute care facility, Clark Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, cardiology, general surgery, oncology/hematology, orthopedics, radiology, rehabilitation services, transitional care, women’s services, women’s imaging (including 3D mammography) and wound care. The hospital has been recognized for its commitment to quality care and patient safety by national organizations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Cardiology (Chest Pain Center accreditation), American College of Radiology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Clark Regional Medical Center has earned designation as a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader for its ongoing efforts to transform its culture of safety and achieve high standards of quality care, performance improvement and patient engagement. For more information about Clark Regional Medical Center, please call 859-745-3500 or visit ClarkRegional.org. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.LifePointHealth.net.
We had the distinct pleasure of hosting Kevin Dalton and Tommy Cate of Kevin Dalton and the Tuesday Blooms back in January. Kevin and Tommy spoke with us about the music, the shows and the need for Tuesday Blooms merchandise! It was a great time and a great show as we revisited their appearance at the Steam Engine and did some foot stomping along with their live performance. Enjoy the full show below and be sure to find Kevin and the Tuesday Blooms on social media. When this dreaded quarantine is over, you MUST see them in concert! (and ask about shirts :-)
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