• A Course, of course Dept. Misha Feigin fans will want to sign up for the two courses Misha is conducting at Bellarmine College this summer. One is entitled From Troubadours to the Beatles and the other is Exploring Russia Yesterday and Today: Stories and Songs. The Russia course starts on June 7 and runs until June 28 and the other runs from July 12 through August 16. To find out more, call 452-8378. Tell 'em you saw it in the Louisville Music News.
• Bye, Bye LLS Dept. The Louisville Orchestra will celebrate Lawrence Leighton Smith's eleven-year tenure as Music Director on June 2 and 4, at the Cumberland Coffe Concert. Tickets can be bought at the KCA box office.
• HMS Coyote Dept. Charlie Walls, owner of Music Man Records, sent along a clipping from the South Yorkshire Advertiser in which the Coyote's Country CD gets a rave review. Walls is working on a couple of other projects at the moment and almost can't find the time to send tear sheets . . .
• A Lot of Brass Division. The Fifth Annual Great American Brass Band Festival will be held in Danville, Ky., June 17 – 19. In addition to the various brass bands, there will also be an eight-mule hitch.
And, there is a conference on American Band History, focusing on brass instruments in 19th- and early 20th century America. The conference will be held Friday, June 17, at the Norton Center for the Arts on the campus of Centre College. Registration is $10. For additional information, write Band History Conference, Great American Brass Band Festival, P. O. Box 429, Danville, KY 40423-0429 or call 606-236-4692.
• ACM Music Awards, Kentucky Division. The Kentucky winners in the Academy of Country Music Awards included John Michael Montgomery, who picked up the trophy for best new male vocalist, as well as the trophy for "I Love the Way You Love Me" as song of the year. Wynonna won her first solo award as female vocalist of the year. In the Not-Really-Kentucky-but-Connected Dept. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn won their second consecutive duet award.
• Rocky Adcock has contracted with the Louisville Musician's Union to operate the Union's talent agency, Music Talent of Louisville. The MTL number is 456-5883.
• Wanna Play in the Band? Dept. The River Cities Concert Band has announced its 14th season. The band is interested in any adult who plays a percussion, wind or brass instrument. Call Eugene Davis at 283-4730 for more information or to book the band.
• Way Down in Arkansas Bureau. Crow Johnson has decided to give up publishing Zassafras Music News. She cites the excessive amount of work involved. The staff at LMN can relate to that.
• Way Down in Whitesburg Dept. Appalshop is staging the "Hillbilly Nation Celebration" on July 17 at the Wise County Fairgrounds, in Wise, Va. The line-up includes Southern Culture on the Skids, Metro Blues All-Stars, Kiya Heartwood and Stealin' Horses, Bad Branch and the Possum Hollers. Tickets are $16 in advance and the proceeds benefit WMMT, the public radio station at Appalshop. Call 606-633-0108 for info and tix.
• Phillip Clarkson, a Bradfordsville, Ky., artist, wrote to say that he will be performing at the Nashville showcase on June 7, at the Opryland Hotel. Good luck, Phillip.
• Cable 10 News. There are a variety of strange and interesting programs that show up on TKR Cable's public access channel 10. Jack Darrell Spurling wrote to note that he has a show on Fridays at 10:30 p.m. all through June. Besides that, there is "Win's World" on Wednesdays at 9:30, "Louisville Country Scene" at 10:00 p.m. Tuesdays, and a pair of music shows on Saturdays at 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. TKR Cable actually sent us a schedule, but we lacked space to run it all. We'll try to keep you informed about musically interesting shows coming up.
• Old News but Still Good News Dept. Jerry Green has opened a club in the Ramada Inn at 4805 Brownsboro. Fans of his will be certain to feel right at home in the room.
• Frank Farris, owner of Genny's Diner, has opened the Stonewall Inn at 2248 Frankfort, just down the street from Genny's. Scott Furlong and Linda Stone Cushing are playing there in June. Every Thursday is an Open Blues Jam with Joe Dunn.
Our estimable editor discovered that Burbank's has gone belly up. She took her youngest son out to eat on his birthday and chanced upon Burbank's last night and an all-you-can-eat-till-the-food-runs-out deal. The food lasted longer than they did.