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Entrepreneur program taking a road trip

The Arts Commission’s Entrepreneur program participants will take to the road next week. One of the key features of the program is visiting arts sites and events around the state. Each Entrepreneur team designs an activity which supports their specific topic.  The music team of Travis Kern and Eliza Marsh have connected with the Red Barn Radio program to visit when Danville singer/songwriter Coby Langhham will be featured on Oct. 24. The program is taped in front of a live audience for later broadcast on NPR stations.

Red Barn Radio “celebrates the traditional music of Kentucky” in its weekly broadcasts. The program format includes music and interview segments with the featured artists. Arts Commission music mentor artist, Travis Kern, appeared on the program in the spring of 2018.

Kern is excited that the Entrepreneur program participants will have the opportunity to visit the taping and interact with the show’s producers. One of the goals of the music team is to study the business of music production, as well as developing performance and songwriting skills. The music team has begun a “live mic” night at Burgin School, which will run throughout the school year and will incorporate featured performers at times.

The chance to visit the Red Barn Radio when local artists are featured will bring the show close to home.  Coby Langham is a Danville resident and performs with two artists from Junction City, Zane Hilton and Jason Sinkhorn.  Coby has performed at the Somerset Master Musician’s Festival and will participate in the Arts Commission’s Nov. 8 gallery hop in Danville.   

Larnelle Harris in concert Dec. 16

The Arts Commission and the Danville/Boyle County Scholarship Foundation welcome Danville native Larnelle Harris for a holiday concert on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. at Gravely Hall at Danville High School. Harris is a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer who has travelled the world and looks forward to returning home for this benefit concert. 

The foundation has granted over $300,000 in scholarships to local students since its first year in 2003.  The foundation also assists individuals, families and organizations in managing their scholarship donations through the 501(c)3 designation. The Arts Commission provides arts scholarships and educational programs in Boyle and the surrounding counties.

Tickets for the concert are $37.50 and are available online at www.danvillearts.org.