Monthly Archives: April 2011

Justified: Gird your loins for the Harlan County War

I never, ever, ever, ever believed that Mags was just going to let the whole crime boss, revenge killer thing go. Never. In Margo Martindale’s performance that should win her a best supporting actress Emmy, Mags seemed to have somewhat … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics 2011

The Kentucky Theatre‘s 2011 Summer Classics series starts with one of the great Depression-era films and includes some movies that have to been seen on the big screen, including the series’ first-ever showing of Disney’s Fantasia. The theater notes this … Continue reading

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Derby 2011: Mint Jubilee guests

American Idol winners Jordin Sparks (Season 6) and Kris Allen (Season 8 ) top the guest list at this year’s Mint Jubilee, which will be Derby Eve (May 6) at the Palace Theatre in Louisville. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will … Continue reading

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McCorveys act in Love Letters

Central Kentucky theater goers are used to University of Kentucky Opera Theatre director Everett McCorvey and his wife, soprano Alicia Helm, hitting high C’s and other skyscraping notes when they take the stage. Friday and Saturday though, the drama will … Continue reading

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Derby 2011: Derby’s official artist connects viewers to thrill of winning

Like many Thoroughbreds that have won the Run for the Roses, this year’s official Kentucky Derby painting was born in the horse country in and around Lexington. The inspiration started early mornings on the backstretch of Keeneland when Texas artist … Continue reading

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Derby 2011: Barnstable-Brown guests

See video from last year’s Barnstable Brown Gala. Country star Miranda Lambert tops the lists of celebrities who will be attending the 2011 Barnstable-Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala in Louisville. Lambert, whose star has been steadily rising the past few … Continue reading

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Lyric Theatre names a director

The Lyric Theatre has named Los Angeles theatrical entrepreneur Yetta Young as its executive director. Young is a performer, producer and director who has formed her own production company presenting shows such as The Pocketbook Monologues, a production of The … Continue reading

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The villains of ‘Justified’

In two seasons, ­Raylan Givens, the hero of ­Justified, has emerged as a sort of Central/Eastern Kentucky James Bond. Played by Timothy ­Olyphant, the sexy ­lawman is never too far from ­danger, always has to contend with the beautiful women … Continue reading

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Photos: UK Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance

Tuesday night I got out to rehearsals for the second production by the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Undergraduate Studio, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, which runs April 15-17. After talking to director Margo Buchanan and music director … Continue reading

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Ashley Judd on Who Do You Think You Are?

Ashley Judd says she gave the producers of the NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? a bit of a challenge. “When they were talking to me, they were surprised at how much I did know,” Judd says, referring … Continue reading

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