Monthly Archives: May 2009

Pleasant Hill is alive . . .

Check out our audio slide show from As It Is In Heaven. Shaker Village of ­Pleasant Hill doesn’t necessarily need music. The lush, green grounds of the community are a sustained pianissimo passage, frequently augmented by the songs of birds, … Continue reading

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So, maybe American Idol will come back to Louisville?

Well, it looks like it was well worth American Idol‘s time to come to Louisville last summer. Kris Allen auditioned in the Derby City, and then much like this year’s Derby winner, Mine That Bird, worked his way through the … Continue reading

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And the American Idol winner will be . . .

I’m going to take a quick lunch break here to join my fellow entertainment scribes out on a limb and make an American Idol prediction. It is a bit of a limb, because apparently this race is just too close … Continue reading

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First look: Studio Players’ Dearly Beloved

Think your late spring wedding is getting kind of nutty? The Futrelle sisters might make you feel a whole lot better about your circumstances. Estranged sister Honey Raye is back stirring up old tensions, Twink is trying to turn the … Continue reading

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rctalk: Decyfer Down review; Derek Webb controversy

Review: Decyfer Down –Crash You know that guitar riff, the one with a grinding force that makes you reach for the dial (button, lever, touch screen, whatever) and crank it up? There are a bunch of those on Decyfer Down’s … Continue reading

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Violists unite

Deborah Lander, the University of Kentucky’s first full-time viola faculty member, is trying to foster some unity in the Lexington-area viola community. The Kentucky Viola Society held its first meeting over the weekend at Lander’s apartment and is aiming to … Continue reading

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Forest brings Leasor full circle

Click the play button to hear our interview with Roger Leasor: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/05/090512leasor-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Also, see our slide show from Another Part of the Forest. Roger Leasor feels as if he’s come full circle with … Continue reading

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Putting their faith in American Idol

This year’s American Idol finals ­offered the nation 13 singers from across the country with ­different strengths, looks, backgrounds and styles. But six of them had ­something in common, aside from wanting to be the next American Idol: They all … Continue reading

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First Look: UK Theatre’s As It Is In Heaven

HARRODSBURG — For the second consecutive spring the University of Kentucky Theatre is presenting Arlene Hutton’s As It Is In Heaven at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The play is set in the village in 1838, at a time … Continue reading

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Live this weekend: Silas House

Click the play button to hear our interview with Silas House: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/05/090514silashouse-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. There’s just one weekend left in the world-premier production of Silas House’s new play, Long Time Travelling at Actors Guild of … Continue reading

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