The Switchmen playing Ernie’s for St. Patrick’s Day
Every now and then, a band from across the state comes into Paducah as a stop on its tour. When The Switchmen pull into town tonight, they will bring the soulful rock they have become known for with them.
“It’s like the Black Keys traveled back in time to the ’70s,” said Seth Murphy, a Paducah native who plays cello in the band. “It’s a high-energy show with a lot of original songs, but a couple covers in there to keep things interesting.”
The Switchmen will be playing at Ernie’s Down Under Bar and Grill, 3551 Park Ave., at 8 tonight. Cover for the night will be $3. Local rock band Lock & Load will perform as the opening act.
The ‘Vagina Monologues’ to raise funds for local shelter
The ninth annual local production of “The Vagina Monologues” will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave.
“The Vagina Monologues,” a series of monologues written by Eve Ensler and performed by local women, seeks to raise awareness and funds for the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center.
“The cast of women this year will inspire you,” Merryman Kemp, founder of the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, who brought the play to Paducah, said in a news release. “It’s rewarding to see a project such as this bring people together in hopes of ending the cycle of violence.”
Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a photo art exhibit and sale and silent auction. Refreshments will be served.
Graves High symphony teams up with PSO
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the Graves County High School Symphony Orchestra will present their “Side-By-Side” concert March 26. The concert showcases local students who have won state and national awards alongside the professionals of the Paducah Symphony.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Graves County Performing Arts Center, 1107 Housman St., Mayfield. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling 270-328-4824 or by visiting the PAC office at Graves County High School weekdays prior to concert between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Harris makes it to No. 5 on music
Bo Harris, a local Christian musician, was featured as the No. 5 “Top Download on NoiseTrade.com.” NoiseTrade.com provides artists a place to share their music for free with their fans, while having the opportunity to connect with new fans.
Harris’ songs featured on the site are part of his new album “The Long Horizon,” released in the fall of 2010. The album features 11 songs written by Harris with new renditions of three traditional hymns. Four of these 11 are offered for free on NoiseTrade, including “As I Fall” and “Eyes and Ears.”
Metropolis kicks off Superman Film Competition
For the fourth year in a row, the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Superman Film Competition. The film must be superhero-themed and be shorter than 15 minutes. Grand prize winners will take home $300.
Anyone with a film can submit it at supermancelebration.net/ff-competition by March 25. The awards ceremony will be held during the Superman Celebration on June 11.
Quilt museum opens two exhibits
The National Quilt Museum is displaying two new exhibits, “New Quilts From an Old Favorite 2011: Orange Peel” and “The Color Orange: Antique Quilts from the Pilgrim Roy Collection.” Both exhibits will run until June 5.
The “New Quilts From an Old Favorite” contest opens at the museum, but then travels to venues around the country for two years. “The Color Orange” showing features cheddar and chrome orange electrified quilts from the 19th century.
Carson Center to host Eagles tribute band
Hotel California, an Eagles cover band that has been touring the nation more than 20 years, will perform at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center on March 26. The band, which performs Eagles stage shows much like the original band, will play all of the Eagles’ top hits throughout the night.
Tickets are available for the 7:30 p.m. show for $39 and can be purchased by calling 270-450-4444 or online at thecarsoncenter.org.
From Sun staff reports