Monthly Archives: July 2010

First Look: Paragon’s The Sound of Music

Paragon Music Theatre offers up its first ever full production at the Lexington Opera House in the summertime with The Sound of Music, July 30-Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-8. Click the arrows above to see our photos from the show, … Continue reading

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SummerFest musicals need more prep time

Reading Candace Chaney’s review of SummerFest’s production of Rent for the Herald-Leader, I felt like I was reading a review of a dress rehearsal. In a sense, that’s what it was. In its journey to be this year’s SummerFest finale, … Continue reading

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AGL’s Tommy opens new amphitheatre

Actors Guild of Lexington will revive its June production of Tommy – The Concert in the city’s newest performance venue, the MoonDance at Midnight Pass amphitheatre at Beamont Center, on Aug. 8. “When we started building this, we reached out … Continue reading

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Listening to … The Roots’ How I Got Over

Fans of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon who aren’t familiar with the career of house band The Roots prior to the show may be a little surprised by the group they hear on the band’s new album How I Got … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka: Hard work at the fun factory

Slideshow photos by Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader Many people spend their days in downtown Lexington offices ­crunching numbers, manipulating the English language and engaging in strategy sessions. The folks at ­Lexington Children’s Theatre solve problems like how to turn an … Continue reading

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Al Smith fellowships go to local writers, choreographer

The Kentucky Arts Council announced the recipients of 10 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships of $7,500 each for excellence and creativity. Recipients from Fayette County and the Lexington metro area include playwright Dan Bernitt and Kentucky Ballet Theatre choreographer Norbe … Continue reading

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Hillsong Live brings Aussie worship to Southland

Reuben Morgan could go through a number of standard-issue reasons why Hillsong Live is making its first foray to the United States this summer. The latest outgrowth of the blockbuster worship ministry from Hillsong Church in Sydney, ­Australia – other … Continue reading

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LexArts announces grants, campaign total

LexArts recently announced that the 2010 Fund for the Arts campaign took in $1,003,000 and released its list of recipients of allocations and grants for the coming fiscal year. The fund’s total exceeded the goal by $3,000 and included $450,000 … Continue reading

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Slideshow: SummerFest’s Rent

SummerFest closes out the 2010 season with Rent, through July 25. Given the show’s stature in recent theater history and this being the first locally-produced version of it, we’ve been giving it some extensive  coverage, so here’s a little Rent … Continue reading

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Audio slideshow: Rent, no day but today

For the cast of SummerFest‘s production of Rent, this week is the culmination of a journey that, for many, started the first weekend of the year. For numerous performers, it’s also the fulfillment of a long-held dream to play the … Continue reading

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