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Jason Koger’s “Handing Back” Event

Jason Koger wanted to give back to the community that gave he and his family so much support six years ago when he had an accident that left him a double-amputee. Jason lost both hands in the accident and has been overwhelmed with all the encouragement and support from so many.He decided a great way to give back... The "Handing Back with Jason Koger and Special Guests" fundraiser.

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sandals
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sandals
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Paddy O’Beach: WBKR’s Huge Indoor Beach Party

A Jimmy Buffet tribute band!  A Zac Brown tribute band!  And your toes in the sand!!  Here at WBKR, we are pumped up about our brand new concert event- Paddy O'Beach!  It's Friday, March 14th at the brand new convention center in downtown Owensboro.  In addition to great island-flavored music, we're going to have food, drinks and, yes, SAND!!  We're bringing in truckloads of sand and turning the floor of the Convention Center into a huge beach!

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Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
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Register Now for 2014 Color Blast 5K in Owensboro

Last year's Color Blast 5K was a huge record-setting success.  Over 4,000 runners and walkers joined us in downtown Owensboro for the biggest 5K in the history of Daviess County.  The goal for 2014's Color Blast is 6,000 runners/walkers and registrations are already underway.  Wanna join us?  Here's how!

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3rd Annual River City Festival of Films Set for March 1st at Owensboro Convention Center

In 2011, the first River City Festival of Films was held in an empty unit at Towne Square Mall and proved to be enough of a success that we now have a third one.

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WKU Owensboro Chapter Alumni Event To Include Basketball Game

The Western Kentucky University Owensboro Alumni chapter is hosting an the 'Dinner, Drinks and Tour of the Augenstein Alumni Center', Saturday, February 1st. Tour the beautiful new Augenstein Alumni Center and enjoy the men's basketball game against Texas State that evening!

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Owensboro Filmmaker P.J. Starks’ New Film Series Begins Saturday [VIDEO]

Owensboro filmmaker P.J. Starks has been enjoying great success with his Unscripted film series project. His next series--Unscripted 3: The Next Indie Film Xperience--begins Saturday at the Daviess County Public Library.

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The Evansville Courier & Press Wedding & Prom Showcase Has Been Rescheduled!

Attention all brides! The Evansville Courier & Press has decided to move the Wedding & Prom Showcase to Sunday, January 12, 2014.

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Brasher/Bogue’s ‘By God’ Used for San Diego’s Military Pit Crew Challenge [VIDEO]

Andy Brasher sent me an email containing some cool news. It seems awareness of Brasher/Bogue's song "By God" has spread to the west coast.

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Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude

Here at WBKR, we are gearing up for Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude.  It's set for Friday, January 31st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse, which was just recently renamed The Empress!  This is the 4th year for our concert event and we are excited to announce this year's line-up of acts.  Check it out!

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Victory Theatre's official website
Victory Theatre's official website
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Oscar Party Returns to The Victory Theatre in Evansville

Now THIS is how you can watch The 86th Annual Academy Awards in style!  They're set for Sunday, March 2nd and, for the second year in a row, The Victory Theatre in Evansville is throwing a big red carpet-inspired viewing event.  And this year, portions of tickets sales will support Gilda's Club Evansville.  Tickets are on sale NOW!

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Luke Bryan’s ‘Drink a Beer’ Is #1 on the 2013 Big BKR Smackdown [VIDEO]

12 hours. 92 songs. More than 2000 votes. And one #1 song -- "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan. Here it is, along with the rest of the Top Ten.

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New Year’s Eve Lock-In for Teens

If you are looking for a safe way to let your teens enjoy New Year’s Eve, you may want to check this out.

Audubon Area Community Services is hosting a New Year’s Eve lock in at the Owensboro YMCA

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