Monthly Archives: September 2010

Review: UK Opera’s La Boheme

Over the last decade, the University of Kentucky Opera program has been lucky to count Gregory Turay among its alums. He’s the one who fulfilled the dream of winning at the national level of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, … Continue reading

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Midnight benefit performance of Studio Players’ The Jungle Fun Room

Studio Players is presenting a benefit performance of it regional premier production of Brian Hampton’s The Jungle Fun Room at midnight Friday. The show is about a group of actors pursing their dreams, and this pay-what-you-can performance will benefit a … Continue reading

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Secretariat preview guest list forming

Diane Lane tops the bill in  Disney’s Secretariat, and she tops the guest list of celebrities that will attend Sunday night’s screening of the new movie about the 1973 Triple Crown winner at the Kentucky Theatre. Lane will be joined … Continue reading

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Podcast: Gustavo Dudamel

Click the play button to hear our chat with Gustavo Dudamel backstage at the Norton Center for the Arts after the rehearsal of his concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The first question was posed by Chris Floyd of Centre … Continue reading

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Concert day: Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel at the Norton Center

Reminder: The Vienna Philharmonic concert at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts will be broadcast live, starting at 8:15 p.m., on WEKU-FM 88.9 and WUOL-FM 90.5. DANVILLE – It was only a rehearsal, but Nick Niehaus was breaking out … Continue reading

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Live blog: Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic come to Kentucky

We are in a caravan of vans heading from Danville to Bluegrass Airport. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is on a plane heading from JFK Airport in New York to Bluegrass Airport. Around 2 p.m. we are supposed to meet. It … Continue reading

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Things to watch for in the WEG opening ceremonies

Rehearsals for the opening ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games moved to the outdoor stadium of the Kentucky Horse Park Thursday night. The semi-dress rehearsal started at showtime, 7 p.m., and clocked in right around three hours. With … Continue reading

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Haitian Harmony kids have arrived

More than two-dozen children from the Centre Educatif l’Union des Coeurs in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, arrived in Lexington early Wednesday evening (Sept. 22) to prepare for their performances during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The choir has been trained by University … Continue reading

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NY and Lex Phil on similar tracks?

Wednesday night the New York Philharmonic opened its season with a concert of jazzy, brassy and non-traditional fare that made me think about the Lexington Philharmonic’s upcoming season, which includes quite a bit of jazzy, brassy and non-traditional fare. Nearly … Continue reading

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Lyle Lovett headlining WEG closing ceremonies

While attention is focused on the beginning of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, organizers have just announced a big name to look forward to at the end of the two-week, three-weekend event. The long, tall Texan, Lyle Lovett and … Continue reading

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