Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shows not getting out of Cats’ way

It used to be that area performing arts groups would go to great lengths to avoid presenting shows that would conflict with a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game. But Saturday night, despite the fact that they will overlap with … Continue reading

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Woodford Theatre director resigns

Beth Kirchner has resigned her post as artistic/executive director of The Woodford Theatre. In a news release, Kirchner said that with the theater in sound fiscal and artistic shape, it is time for her to hand the reigns to a … Continue reading

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Kentucky Ballet Theatre: Learning to Fly

For ‘Peter Pan,’ some Kentucky Ballet Theatre performers are taking flight, with help from Louisville-based ZFX Flying Effects. Read more.

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Studio Players revives ‘Forever Plaid’

Studio Players has announced it will present Forever Plaid as its annual summer musical, July 7-31 at the Carriage House Theatre. The last time Studio mounted a production of the show about a 1950s doo-wop quartet was 1997, and it … Continue reading

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Philharmonic changes this weekend’s soloist

The Lexington Philharmonic has announced that there will be a change in soloists for this week’s nearly sold-out concerts. Awadagin Pratt, originally scheduled to perform music by George Gershwin at Thursday’s Kicked Back Classics concert at the Downtown Arts Center and Friday … Continue reading

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Art asking questions at City Hall

Marjorie Guyon doesn’t think of her new art project as an art project. “I’m calling it a democracy project,” Guyon said. “I’m using this because they’re so visually attractive. They grab you.” They are 10 panels with 6-foot, 8-inch figures … Continue reading

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The faithful roots of country and bluegrass

Toward the end of its Winter Jam set last Saturday night at Rupp Arena, the David Crowder Band treated us to a little bluegrass. As he has done on his last few visits to Kentucky, guitarist Jack Parker strapped on … Continue reading

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His goal: Fill Billy’s Shoes

Since 2000, boys in ballet have had an obvious icon: Billy Elliot, the English coal-miner’s son who chooses ballet over boxing in the hit 2000 film that bears his name. Boys in dance could easily dream of being Billy. For … Continue reading

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Ryan Shirar is departing for Cincinnati

Paragon Music Theatre has announced that founder Ryan Shirar will step down as the company’s music director and executive director after its May production of Gypsy to accept a full scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory … Continue reading

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The show will go on at Dunbar

A falling prop hasn’t stopped the beat at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The day after an on-stage accident injured several students in Dunbar’s opening night performance of Hairspray, Fayette County Public Schools officials announced the show will go on. Schools … Continue reading

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