Monthly Archives: September 2011

Q&A: Midori

The Lexington Philharmonic and conductor Scott Terrell launch the orchestra’s 50th season tonight (Sept. 30, 2011) with one of the biggest names in classical music: Midori. In three decades, she has gone from wunderkind to marquee solo artist and esteemed … Continue reading

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Notebook: Wynonna opens the EKU Center

See a photo gallery from the opening night show. RICHMOND – It just kept getting better for Amy Tate and Ann Tate of Danville and Blake Alvey, who brought them to the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts Saturday … Continue reading

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Appreciation: R.E.M.

We thought this might be the news we were getting almost 14 years ago, when I was the entertainment editor at the Athens Daily News and Banner-Herald. Oct. 29, 1997, I received a call from Bertis Downs, the attorney for … Continue reading

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Lexingtonians on Modern Family tonight

How’s this for a year?: Graduate from college, go to work near beautiful Jackson Hole, Wy., with your cousin and wind up as extras on the season premiere of TV’s hottest comedy just three days after it swept the Emmy Awards. … Continue reading

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Emmy-winner Margo Martindale

Thanks to Margo Martindale, we can now call Kentucky-set Justified an Emmy-winning drama. From the first episode of the show’s second season she caught our eye with her extra-creepy performance mothering a man to the great beyond after giving him … Continue reading

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The roots of their art

Framing this year’s 2011-12 arts guide, which is out on newsstands across Central Kentucky Sunday, we were inspired by the idea that this year, there will probably be people who will see events listed in our guide that will inspire … Continue reading

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Ichthus couldn’t risk a one-year layoff

If the Ichthus Festival was going to go on, it had to go on. Back in August, when we sat down with festival president and chief executive Mark Vermilion to talk about the financial difficulties that had put Ichthus in … Continue reading

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Review: Studio Players’ The 39 Steps

More to read: Studio Players crunched a lot of numbers to make The 39 Steps The 39 Steps opens with our hero, Richard Hannay, bemoaning his idle status and concluding he wants to do something “mindless and trivial, utterly pointless.” … Continue reading

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Author! Author! at Balagula Theatre

Stage manager Natalie Nicole had the bad news. For weeks, the cast of Balagula Theatre‘s production of Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare had been hopeful the playwright, a Prospect native who spends her summers in Kentucky, might visit a performance. … Continue reading

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Ichthus 2012 is on

The Ichthus Festival has not sold the farm, but it will continue with a full-fledged 2012 edition. On the closing night of the 42nd annual Ichthus Festival in June, festival president and chief executive Mark Vermilion told the crowd that … Continue reading

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