Monthly Archives: November 2011

Owensboro native relishes victory on Sing Off

Owensboro native Kevin Olusola and his bandmates in Pentatonix stood waiting for the final results of the NBC reality-competition series The Sing Off. “We heard ‘Pen’ and then a lot of screaming,” Olusola said of the Monday night finale. “Then … Continue reading

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Wonderful Life‘s Zuzu coming to Asbury, Friday

Karolyn Grimes, the actress who played Zuzu Bailey in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life and uttered the classic line, “Every time a bell rings and angel gets its wings,” will visit Asbury University Friday for a presentation prior to a … Continue reading

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College theaters end year with non-holiday fare

If you are looking for area entertainment offerings this time of year that do not come with Jingle Bells and declarations of “God Bless us, Everyone,” some area college theaters might have what you’re looking for. The University of Kentucky … Continue reading

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Do tell me who the Wait Wait panelists will be

It’s a little over a week until NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! comes to the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts to record its Dec. 10 show. There are still questions about the EKU performance such as who … Continue reading

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Christmas Classics at the Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theatre brings back its Christmas classics series this year with three bona fide classics and one title a lot of us will find irresistible. Dec. 2-4: White Christmas (1954) – The series opens with Kentucky’s own Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney, … Continue reading

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Contemporary Christian music: The choir is not listening

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Alex Wolaver of the Annie Moses Band to preview the group’s Nov. 11 show in Frankfort. We got onto the subject of the appeal of the band, which combines styles including classical music, pop … Continue reading

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Kenyan artist-in-residence program at UK comes to a colorful end

Ruth Hunt Wood looks around Allan Githuka’s studio, zeroing in on an image of a small village under a deep-blue sky. “I recognized them instantly because I have flown over the Rift Valley many times,” Wood says of the region … Continue reading

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Art book wins Historical Society prize

A book chronicling the the work of portrait artists in 19th and early-20th century Kentucky received one of five general awards from the Kentucky Historical Society last weekend. Estill Curtis Pennington’s Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the … Continue reading

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Ghost Hunters comes to Kentucky

Want to get creeped out about the Bluegrass State? SyFy’s Ghost Hunters is here to help. Following last week’s episode that went to Louisville’s Waverly Hills Sanitarium for the third time, tonight’s (Nov. 16, 2011) episode visits Frankfort’s Buffalo Trace Distillery … Continue reading

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Listening to: Miranda Lambert, Four the Record

Four the Record appropriately emphasizes that this is Miranda Lambert’s fourth album, often a breakthrough for artists with substantial careers – think Led Zeppelin IV, Billy Joel’s The Stranger or U2’s The Joshua Tree. Fours are often the albums in which artists with burgeoning careers find the room to make a substantial artistic statement in the midst of all the other busyness that comes with stardom. Continue reading

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