The journal of a Kentucky culture vulture
SummerFest regulars heading out to The Rocky Horror Show this weekend can slow down a little bit. To push the relatively short show – by SummerFest standards – a bit deeper into the dark, the start time for performances has been backed up 15 minutes to 9 p.m.
Early arrivers Wednesday night may catch a bit of a preview of the performance as Tuesday night’s final dress rehearsal was scratched due to lightning – “Magenta’s dress is basically a lightning rod,” director Wes Nelson said as the Fest directors were contemplating whether to proceed with the rehearsal. So the cast may be on stage working out some final kinks before the opening performance. But after getting through Monday’s rehearsal in the Arboretum, they felt like the show is good to go.
Click here to read about Christopher Baker, who plays the leading role of Frank-n-furter.
Switchfoot‘s publicist sent out a video today of the band listening to its forthcoming eighth studio album Vice Verses. While the clip doesn’t reveal much of the music on the follow-up to the phenomenal Hello Hurricane, the band seems to think our anticipation is well placed. Considering this is Switchfoot, that counts for quite a bit. The album releases Sept. 27.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich