Paul Moffett

Down On The Corner
By Paul Moffett

Jazz history buffs, take note:Hal Miller will show rare video material of jazz performers at a special dinner on Tuesday, February 24, as part of U of L'sJazz Week. Call the U of L School of Music at 852-6907 to make a reservation.

Paul K has his own e-mail address - paulkopasz@hotmail.com, so you may now write your adolations to him in complete privacy, at least according to promoter and major Paul K fanElaine Ford. Ford also noted that Kopasz' 1997 album, Love is A Gas, was voted "Album of the Year" by the AustinChronicle. TheChicago Tribune's Critics' Poll ranked it #2, one rank higher than some guy namedBob Dylan.

Performing songwriters, take note. TheWildflower! Arts and Music Festival in the Dallas, Texas area is looking for contestants for their 1998 event. Ten performers will be selected to perform at the event on April 25 & 26 in Richardson, Texas. Three of the ten will pick up $500 each. Deadline for entries is February 28,. 1998. Contact them at 711 W. Araphho, Richardson, TX 75080 or call 972-238-4021 or check their website at www.cor.net/wildflower.html.

I'm sure this will be a flat-out surprise to you, but theWorld Jazz Network, formerly located in Midway, Kentucky (I am not making this up.) has moved to England and has a new director. The new address is:" Walt Stone, Director and Editor, World Jazz Network, 5 Ashtree Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD2 5R7 England.

Dulcimer players, make a note.The Louisville Dulcimer Society's 12th AnnualOhio Valley Gathering is coming March 20-22, 1998 at the Abe Martin Lodge at Brown Country State Park in Nashville, In. Interested? Contact the LDS at 812-945-9094.

David La Duke's SB Productions has issuedBall One, a new compliation CD, with tracks byPhil Naro, Noel Redding andJim McCarty. It's available around town at the usual music stores, now including Better Days Records.

Page 13 will have an album release party at the Rudyard Kipling on February 20. They will be premieringSo Natural, a six-song EP.

Tix and info:636-1311*

TheInternational Bluegrass Music Association has announced the scheduling of the first pan European bluegrass music event, theEuropean World of Bluegrass. The event will run from May 21 to June1, 1998 and will include three major bluegrass festivals in The Netherlands and Germany, as well as live performances in local venues plus a trade show in Lichtenvoorde, The Nertherlands.

Acts already scheduled include Stroatklinkers,. Spruce Pine, A Band Like Alice and Temporary Coyotes.

Regular Valentines Dept. Most of the time, if you buy a valentine for a loved one, it can't be like any of the last ones - unless it's a singing telegram.The Pride of Kentucky Chrous will deliver a singing Valentine to someone of your choice, plus a flower and card for a mere $30. The delivery dates are February 11-14. Call now: 502-368-SONG (7664)

Hairball '98 The Musical is set for February 22 at Jerry Green and Friends, Ramada Inn-Brownsboro Road. It's called a Celebrity Media Challenge, meaning that local celebs will demonstrate why they are in politics, business, sports, etc. rather than in the music business and you, the audience, decide the "winner." The event benefits The House of Ruth, a 502(c) Louisville organization providing support to women and children with AIDS.

The event is being coordinated by images at 456-9997.

TheArts Group of Crsecent Hill Baptist Church is looking for actors/singers for their upcoming production of the musical "Children of Eden." They will need five men, four women and two boys, ages 8 and 10. Auditions will be held on February 13 & 14 from 7 p.m.until 10 p.m. at Crescent Hill Baptist Church. For appointment and information, call Christopher Boyer at 562-0880

The last of theKentucky Opera Guild'sLunch & Listen programs is set for February 3, 1998 at Vincenzo's 5th & Market. The 12:10 program is "Most Magical Mozart" and will be presented by ConductorRobert Dean, Stage DirectorBuck Ross andRobin Stamper, KO director of Music and education. For $6, you get lunch.

If the stagecraft is important to you, the Stage Director, Buck Ross will give you an hour-long look at the production of "The Magic Flute" on February 6 in the Brown Theatre. For $6, you get the tour plus wine and cheese.

Call 584-4500 for reservations.

TheLouisville Jazz Society is resuming the search for a president to replaceTodd Lowe. Members should look for a nomination letter soon.

Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins died yesterday in his hometown of Jackson, Tenn., following a series of strokes in November and December. He was 65. Perkins, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, wrote and recorded the landmark single "Blue Suede Shoes."