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Oak Ridge Boy, William Lee Golden, on Conversations with Jeff Weeks July 18

Pensacola, Fla. — Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. on WSRE, "Conversations with Jeff Weeks" welcomes William Lee Golden of The Oak Ridge Boys. On the next Conversations, Jeff talks about music and art with Oak Ridge Boy, William Lee Golden. They discuss his remarkable career in music with the Oak Ridge Boys as well as his latest passion – painting. William Lee Golden has gone from Brewton, Alabama to the top of the music industry. As a member of the Oak Ridge Boys he has been a part of a group that for years dominated the country music charts and airwaves. The Oaks sold millions of records and garnered numerous awards and everyone remembers their biggest hit, "Elvira." Golden also found success as a solo musical artist but lately it is has been art of a different nature that is capturing attention. He is getting serious recognition for his paintings which have been on exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum, The Pensacola Museum of Art, The Gilcrease Museum of Art in Tulsa and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas.

Golden's art is currently on display at the Pensacola Museum of Art in the in the Kugelman Family and Mary Janice Henderson Thornton galleries through August 31, 2013. The exhibit, entitled "Landscapes," is in commemoration of Viva Florida 500, a state-wide initiative celebrating and highlighting Florida's rich and diverse cultural heritage.

"Conversations with Jeff Weeks" is a half-hour, weekly series that is "personality-driven," featuring in-depth discussions with unique individuals and leading newsmakers from all walks of life. The program airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast.

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast

WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit wsre.org.

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