Monthly Archives: August 2009

University of Kentucky Opera singers in England with Ali

So, earlier last week, I started getting notes from University of Kentucky Opera Theatre director Everett McCorvey about the UK Singers, Muhammad Ali and England. They and other dignitaries hopped across the pond for the Alltech FEI European Jumping and … Continue reading

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Review: A ‘dreamy’ quintet

Clancy Newman’s Dream Sequence sounded like a nightmare. The piece, which had its world premier Saturday night at the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, started with about as much racket as a piano quintet can make, the piano sounding … Continue reading

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Review: UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington not a one-man show

This could have easily been the Nathan Cole Show. That was what the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington hung its first edition in 2007: Hometown guy made good Nathan Cole, a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, came back … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival musicians drop a little knowledge on local players

Before the musicians in the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington take the stage at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion this weekend, they held class. In addition to rehearsals and other events surrounding the third annual festival, four of the players … Continue reading

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Jonas Brothers redux: your teen idols or theirs?

I got a lot of sympathy yesterday. It was all in good fun, as I posted on my Facebook page and Twitter that I was reviewing the Jonas Brothers show at Rupp Arena last night. “Ummm…sorry?” one local musician wrote, … Continue reading

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Political Junkie: Obama hasn’t kept those cards (texts) and letters (e-mails) coming

Yet another evening of ­kvetching about the health care debate was winding to a close Tuesday night on The Rachel Maddow Show when guest Bill Maher made a great point about President Barack Obama’s inability to get his message across. … Continue reading

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Actors Guild artistic director has left the theater

Richard St. Peter is no longer working as the artistic director of Actors Guild of Lexington. Two weeks ago, St. Peter had announced he was resigning and would leave by the end of the forthcoming season to work on a … Continue reading

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First Presbyterian will present music with a mission

First Presbyterian Church will be combining its music and missions ministries in its new concert series, which starts in September. The concerts will be free, with expenses covered by individual donors. An offering will be taken at each performance to … Continue reading

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First Look: Bluegrass Opera’s double feature

We didn’t get to hit a dress rehearsal of Bluegrass Opera‘s Saturday night show, but we did get a sneak preview Tuesday night of Quantum Mechanic by John Bilotta with a libretto by John McGrew and Chicken Little, The Sky … Continue reading

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Secretariat incentives approved

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has approved an application for film incentives by Fast Track Productions for Secretariat, Tuesday. That makes the story of the 1973 Triple Crown winner the first film to receive incentives under the new package … Continue reading

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