Monthly Archives: May 2009

Art part of prescription for new UK hospital

John Reyntiens developed his glass work for the chapel in the University of Kentucky’s new hospital with a keen sense of where it would be displayed. “I didn’t want it to be ­mechanical,” Reyntiens said on the morning of May … Continue reading

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Jay Leno says goodbye — not really

Billy Crystal was two-thirds of the way through his goodbye medley to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Thursday when he exclaimed, “Why are we even having this fond farewell? You’re going to be back at 10 p.m. in the … Continue reading

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Lexington Opera House’s 2009-10 Broadway Live

Lexington Opera House program ­director Luanne Franklin says she wants to get two kinds of young people into her theater’s Broadway Live series, and for the 2009-10 series, she has some things for both of them. For kids, the series … Continue reading

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rctalk: Mat Kearney review; Ichthus battle of the bands

Review: Mat Kearney — City of Black & White Mat Kearney approaches sophomore album pressure in a different way: He sings about it . . . in the opening lines of the opening track of his sophomore album. Here we … Continue reading

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Lexington Children’s Theatre 2009-10 season

The Lexington Children’s Theatre has announced a season of classics and shows with some interesting tweaks for its 2009-10 season. Pinocchio, Sept. 27, Oct. 3 and 4: Vivian Snipes directs the season opener about a puppet that wanted to be … Continue reading

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Former UK Opera star in new USA series, Royal Pains

When she was on stage at the University of Kentucky early this decade, Reshma Shetty was known for playing ambitious young women such as Zelina in Don Giovanni and Musetta in La Boheme. Next week, the nation will get to … Continue reading

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Laura Bell will be Elle in Nashville

So, if you’re a Central Kentucky Laura Bell Bundy fan who never got to New York to see her Tony-nominated turn as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde — The Musical, you have another chance, much closer to home. Bundy is … Continue reading

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Town Criers will read Webb’s letter Thursday

ELandF Gallery is back at it, announcing a line-up of three town criers who will read developer Dudley Webb’s letter to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council on Thursday. Webb’s letter attempted to explain the apparently stalled Centrepointe project. In the … Continue reading

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Kids highlight WEKU event

After Lexington Philharmonic bassist Joe Tackett finished his chat with WEKU Morning Classics host Michael Carter at Joseph-Beth Booksellers Saturday, he pointed something out. During the chat, part of a WEKU/Joseph-Beth Gives Back event at the book store, Carter had … Continue reading

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Celebrating WEKU at Joseph-Beth Saturday

If you are a fan of Central Kentucky’s classical music outlet, WEKU-FM 88.9, plan to stop by Joseph-Beth Booksellers Saturday afternoon for a Joseph-Beth Gives Back event celebrating the station. I’m being kind of inviting because I am part of … Continue reading

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