Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Copious Notes is taking a few days off for the Fourth of July week. New posts will resume this weekend. Meanwhile, for the latest on Central Kentucky arts and entertainment news — and there is some, this week — check … Continue reading

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Scott Terrell reporting for conducting duty

After Scott Terrell was named the new music director of the Lexington Philharmonic, most people, even the orchestra staff, figured the next time we’d see him would be in September for a gala season opener. But Terrell had different ideas. … Continue reading

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Role reversal in the arts headlines

The past few weeks have brought about some interesting Lexington arts headlines. Lexington Ballet hires executive director: The Lexington Ballet reached, ­almost literally, across the fourth-floor lobby of ArtsPlace to hire the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra’s education director, Joe Tackett, as … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson: What were your favorites?

Michael Jackson – New Music – More Music Videos Thriller always gets all the props, but in many ways, the Beat It video (above) was Michael Jackson’s masterpiece — a gritty little drama with the classic Michael look and moves. … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson outlived his greatness

The last time we had the conversation, I was driving the kids to school. Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna came on the radio, and I mentioned that it used a Michael Jackson sample — Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, complete … Continue reading

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Marquee additions to the Philharmonic season

The Lexington Philharmonic‘s new music director, Scott Terrell, is going to start his tenure with more marquee names on the season schedule than the orchestra has had in quite a while. In addition to Evelyn Glennie, probably the best-known classical … Continue reading

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Actors Guild summer shows will go on

Despite LexArts recent cut of Actors Guild of Lexington’s funding and the pending appeal of that decision, the theater’s summer shows are going on at the Downtown Arts Center. Last weekend’s performances of the encore production of Bad Dates were … Continue reading

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Jimmy Fallon sings Bocephus

If you are inclined to stay up until 1:30 in the morning, you may have seen this little preview of Hank Williams Jr.’s Fourth of July appearance here next week, plus a surprisingly credible rendition of Bocephus’ Family Tradition by … Continue reading

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Ed McMahon: Irreplaceable

With the latest changing of the guard at The Tonight Show we were once again chatting about late night talk hosts, asking the question, could anyone truly replace Johnny Carson? But the obituaries Tuesday morning brought a reminder of late … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: The Hustler

The impetus for showing The Hustler now is, of course, showing the late Paul Newman in his prime. In 1961, Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats was probably as big an attraction, but the movie was the story of Newman’s “Fast … Continue reading

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