Monthly Archives: April 2010

Diane Lane and Penny Chenery at the Pegasus Parade

Secretariat owner Penny Chenery and actor Diane Lane, who plays Chenery in a forthcoming movie about the 1973 Triple Crown Winner, were grand marshals of the annual Pegasus Parade in Downtown Louisville, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. A particular … Continue reading

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‘Fearless’ dads dress like Taylor Swift

Check out video from the Fearless Dads competition. Robert Swanigan didn’t think his quest for Taylor Swift tickets for his daughter would end up with him wearing a dress and a wig. “I thought it would end with me spending … Continue reading

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Singletary Signature series 2010-11 features Hamlisch, Marsalis and Perlman

The Singletary Center for the Arts still has a few blanks to fill in on its 2010-11 Signature Series, blanks center director Michael Grice describes as “surprises” to be revealed once contracts are solidified. But here is what we know, … Continue reading

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Lexington Children’s Theatre 2010-11 season

Lexington Children’s Theatre, 416 West Short Street, has announced a slate of nine shows, including classics and contemporary hits along with two world premiers, and its summer family musical. Willy Wonka – The Roald Dahl classic is the annual summer … Continue reading

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UK Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ stories on stage

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre, Veterans Resource Center and Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History have teamed up for a project that will bring the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans at UK to the stage. Bringing It Home: … Continue reading

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UK Wildcats, Wentz and Simpson highlight Barnstable-Brown Gala guest list

Several guests on the list for the 2010 Barnstable-Brown Gala are known for being able to cut a rug. But they all could get pointers on the John Wall Dance from the man himself when he and teammate Patrick Patterson … Continue reading

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Taking Taylor Swift seriously

More reading: Walter Tunis’ take on Taylor Swift. Reflexively, I knew I really shouldn’t be too interested in this song. The story of a high school girl longing for her buddy the football star, who is so stereotypically hooked up … Continue reading

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Review: UK Symphony’s epic

It happened, as things tend to do in Requiems, in the Dies Irae, the second movement. The low strings in the orchestra and high voices in the choir opened, staking out the extremes. Then the rest of the 325 musicians … Continue reading

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Secretariat (the movie) at the Derby

Disney’s Secretariat doesn’t come out until Oct. 8, but it will be a presence at the Kentucky Derby on May 1. Diane Lane, who plays Secretariat owner Penny Chenery in the movie that was filmed in part in Lexington and … Continue reading

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UK museum artist on NPR Sunday

Sarah Hoskins, whose photographs of African-American hamlets around the Lexington area were the final exhibit in this year’s Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series at The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, is scheduled to be profiled today on National … Continue reading

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