Monthly Archives: February 2010

SETC set to invade Lexington

Usually, as February turns into March, many Lexington theater practitioners are packing their bags to head south to the Southeastern Theatre Conference‘s annual convention. But this year, they’re keeping their clothes in their closets, preparing to play gracious hosts as … Continue reading

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Review: Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum at Rupp Arena

The rap on country music is that it’s forgotten where it came from. It has left its heroes behind, all sounds like 1970s rock now and boots out established stars for the latest pretty young thing at the drop of … Continue reading

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Former Philharmonic candidate Chen gets Memphis Symphony Orchestra gig

Mei-Ann Chen, the final candidate to audition for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra‘s music director job, has been named music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Chen was one of the favorites for the Philharmonic post after her March 2009 audition. … Continue reading

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See BCTC present a world premier

Beth Kander takes fellow playwright William Shakespeare’s quote that “all the world’s a stage” one step further. “In the world of the stage, it’s a really small world,” Kander says. And that helps explain why her play See Jane Quit, … Continue reading

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Review: Tobymac – Tonight

Sometimes I have to remind my 42-year-old self that Tobymac is three years and a month older than me. To this day, no one is bringing hip hop — which dominates mainstream pop — to the Christian market with as … Continue reading

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Want to be in a Laura Bell Bundy video?

Laura Bell Bundy is looking for five great dancers to be in a reshoot of her Giddy on Up video, which will be shown on CMT and CMT.com. Entering is pretty simple. Well, if teaching yourself dance moves somewhere between … Continue reading

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Slide show: Concert of Hope

The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra strings and Lafayette High School Choir joined with soloists Ben Sollee, Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence and others for The Concert of Hope, organized by CKYO cellist and SCAPA student Jacob Yates for Haitian earthquake relief. … Continue reading

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School adding to Lexington’s theater district

West Short Street is on the verge of becoming a veritable Lexington theater district. Already it is home to the active Lexington Opera House and Lexington Children’s Theatre. Come next fall, it will have a new 250-seat venue, in a … Continue reading

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rctalk: Bluetree plays many different cities

Bluetree is an Irish worship band that has written one of the most popular contemporary praise anthems in recent years. One day last year, they thought they were something else: dead. “We got smuggled into Burma illegally,” the band’s frontman, … Continue reading

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Podcast: Young cellist organizes big benefit concert for Haiti

Click play to hear a conversation with Concert of Hope organizer Jacob Yates. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2010/02/100219podcast-haiti.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. UPDATE: Ben Sollee has been added to the lineup for this performance. Jacob Yates found the sheer numbers of … Continue reading

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