Monthly Archives: January 2010

Wanna get to the Grammys? You have to get on the record

Aspiring music stars will watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday night dreaming of someday being on that stage like Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne and Green Day. If they are going to get there, at some point they have to stop … Continue reading

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Flyleaf is right where it wants to be, opening for Breaking Benjamin/Three Days Grace

Flyleaf is one of the most ­popular bands in Christian rock, but guitarist Sameer ­Bhattacharya doesn’t believe in Christian rock. “We’re all Christians, and we all hold on to our faith very strongly,” he says. “Jesus didn’t come here for … Continue reading

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Video: Grammys Lady Gaga tribute

We aren’t too in the business of posting a video just because here at le blog, but this little collage of YouTube users’ takes on Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” face is just so cool. I’ve looked at it a dozen … Continue reading

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Gallery Tour: ‘MYKY – Life Through the Lens’

Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery presents “MYKY – Life Through the Lens,” an exhibit of Kentucky images by five Bluegrass State photographers: Don Ament, Angela Baldridge, Frank Döring, Mary Tortorici and Carla Winn. Click play, above, to get a preview of the … Continue reading

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LexArts names chief operating officer

LexArts has named Tania Blanich its new chief operating officer. Blanich comes to Lexington’s arts umbrella organization with extensive experience in media, serving as director of the Program for Media Artists, which supports film and new media projects, and associate … Continue reading

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Gregory Turay in Versailles, Thursday night

University of Kentucky graduate and Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay will perform Thursday night in a concert to benefit the Rotary International’s Polio Plus program. Turay, an artist-in-residence this year at the University of Kentucky, will perform the second half … Continue reading

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American Idol: ‘This is not a Lifetime movie’

Los Angeles was coming across as boring as Chicago and most other “American Idol” audition cities this year that didn’t have General Larry Platt singing “Pants on the Ground.” Then, Tuesday night, toward the end of the L.A. episode, we … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Lexington Philharmonic 2010-11 season

Before Lexington Philharmonic music director Scott Terrell announced his 2010-11 season to the audience at Friday’s MasterClassics concert, he sat down to talk with me about it for the Herald-Leader and WEKU-FM 88.9. Click here to see Saturday’s story for … Continue reading

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Laura Bell Bundy No. 1, up for favorite new video

The Cats are not the only thing from Lexington that is No. 1 in the nation this morning. Laura Bell Bundy’s “Giddy On Up” is already the No. 1 streamed video at CMT’s website, besting lightweights like, you know, Lady … Continue reading

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Listening to … Lady Antebellum, ‘Need You Now’

Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” is a lovely echo of the heartland. The album doesn’t strike a listener this way by wrapping itself up in the Stars and Stripes and marching through amber waves of grain. The keys here are … Continue reading

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