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After year off for COVID-19 purposes, the 20th annual Rudy Fest returned over the weekend in Morehead with headliners such as Doyle Lawson, The Dan Tyminski Band and Larry Sparks. 

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Separated by hundreds of miles, students and faculty from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music have braved through COVID-19, storms and the distance to bring an online end-of-semester finale show.

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Bedford Band and Wicked Peace both picked up awards for their respective musical styles at the 6thAnnual Lexington Music Awards.

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Heather Alley and Ryan Gillum didn’t hesitate to boldly leap from an ensemble rehearsal room in Morehead, to perform Saturday night on a stage that regularly held Bill Monroe. 

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The walls of the Rowan Arts Center echoed bluegrass, traditional and country music Wednesday as the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music performed its mid-semester show for family and friends. For one student, the experience was just the beginning of many to come. 

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The music of the peace and love generation rocked the Morehead Conference Center Tuesday night as students and faculty of Morehead State University music department rocked their tribute to Woodstock’s 50th anniversary.

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A love for her native mountain music has lured an established fiddle player to Morehead State to study at the only university in Kentucky that has a degree in traditional music.

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From Hazard to Hamburg, Germany, to countries in Asia, Bluegrass Music has found a way to be a family of its own.

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HILTONS, VA After three days of touring, the legendary Carter Family Fold was the final stop for traditional music students to perform at one of the foundational blocks for the creation of mountain music. 

The Old Time String Band, an ensemble at the Kentucky Center for Traditional music, performs at the KCTM Finale Concert. 

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Despite a weather-related accident that totaled her car, Joy Taylor-Rodgerson made it to her performance in the biannual Kentucky Center for Traditional Music’s Sounds of Our Heritage concert.

The bad weather didn't keep the dancers away for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's last square dance of the year. 

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Hearing a few plucks of the banjo on his grandparent’s albums was all it took for a young West Liberty kid to find a passion never seen in his family.

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Byrd Law brought out their smooth jazz tunes Friday evening for a homecoming performance at the Wesley Foundation United Methodist Student Center.

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The Black Gospel Ensemble took to the stage Thursday night alongside three other choir groups for the Fall Choral Showcase Concert at the First Baptist Church of Morehead, Ky.

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Raleigh, NC  Hall-of-Fame musician John Hartford continues to inspire and live on in the world of bluegrass through students like Morehead State University’s Elizabeth Bowman.

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Thirteen high school marching bands from across Kentucky had just 15 minutes each to earn a Kentucky Music Education Association sanctioned rating in the Blue and Gold Marching Band Competition at Morehead State’s Jayne Stadium. 

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Raleigh, NC  Outside of performance sits the backstage scene of long nights, hard work and overwhelming experiences in the world of music.  Kentucky Center for Traditional Music students experienced it first hand during this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association convention and fes…