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Housing the Dead
BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 2
ON APR 23, 2013
Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2013.
Introducing The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
BY NANCY RICHEY
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 20, 2015
The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. Nancy Richey highlights notable local African Americans who were "firsts" in their locales or fought for civil rights.
From Barrel to Bottle
BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!
Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.
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PKN Arrives in Kentucky
The debut of PechaKucha Night in Lexington, Kentucky is fast approaching -- Vol. 1 happens June 18 at LexArts -- and already it's getting some attention, first with this newspaper piece from the Business Lexington. (Photo: rick/Flickr.com)
Poster for PKN Danville Vol. 1
PechaKucha Night will soon make its debut in the city of Danville (Kentucky), with the first event set for March 1 at the Community Arts Center. The official event page will be updated later with the list of participating presenters.
Photos from Bowling Green Pecha-Kucha Vol. 1
Check out photos from our first evey Bowling Green Pecha-Kucha night! Details on PK Vol. II coming soon! Orion Graudick presents "The Windows to The Soul", captivating the audience with his wit and wisdom! We had a great turnout for the event! Jeanie Adams-Smith sharing her presentation titled, "How Photographing Children Has Taught Me About Life," showing us beautiful images that she has taken over the years. Orion Graudick and friends sit on the steps in the Kentucky Room after the presentations were over. Keep an eye out for updates on our PK Night Vol. II !!!
PKN Posters: Louisville Vol. 10
Later today, EST 8pm in Kentucky, PKN Louisville will be holding their Vol. 10 evening. As Louisville is home of the Slugger, we expect them to knock this one out of the park! To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
Pecha Kucha Night, Vol. 2
Join us at the Kentucky Museum in the Kentucky Room for our second Pecha Kucha Night! So far, we have two presenters locked in-Jonathan Jeffrey (Housing the Dead: Kentucky's Grave Houses) and Lesley Montgomery (Why I Knit). More presenters to be announced soon! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (270) 745-6082 for more information. Hope to see you there!
Housing the Dead
For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.
Up on the Mountains
John All climbs from valleys to peaks in the Peruvian Andes mountains to gather data on the environmental effects of fire, grazing, and erosion. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Vol. 1), John talks about the samples he took while climbing, the relationship between his expeditions and his scientific research, and the deterioration of the peaks due to global climate change.
What's the Big Idea?!
Where do good ideas come from? What does a bad idea looks like? How can you turn an idea into reality? In today's Presentation of the Day, "What's the Big Idea?!" (from PKN Louisville Vol. 10) Will Russell goes into detail on his wacky, weird, and wonderful ideas (failures and successes) such as international Big Lebowski gathering Lebowski Fest, retail store and unoffical fanclub for the city WHY Louisville, Pee Wee Over Louisville, and his failed attempt to create a Kentucky Rushmore (Muhammad Ali, Colonel Sanders, Abraham Lincoln, and Triple Crown winning racehorse Secretariat were to be included).
Damn Fine Bourbon
Did you know? To this day, 95% of all bourbon whiskey is made in the state of Kentucky. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Damn Fine Bourbon" from PKN Louisville Vol. 7, Conor O'Driscoll makes it clear from the get-go: he's here to talk about bourbon. The subtleties of the spirit are not by any means lost on Conor, who goes into great depth on the history of bourbon's origins. He then goes into detail on the process of crafting a truly great bourbon -- down to the type of wood used (charred white oak) to make the barrels!
When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic?
"There are at least a few common myths about opera that should be debunked!" In When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic? from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Sherwood White debunks the myths surrounding opera. Sherwood White has performed leading roles with Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera Theater and Texas Opera Theater. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern State University, a master of music degree from the University of Texas and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kentucky. In other words, she knows a lot more about opera than the rest of us. And even what we think we know might turn out to be wrong...