Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gov. Beshear and Tom T. Hall announce Idol-style competition along Country Music Highway

Gov. Steve Beshear and country music star Tom T. Hall announced a new initiative Tuesday to promote U.S. 23 as the Country Music Highway that will include an American Idol-style competition and an education fund. “I’m retired, and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Review: One Sonic Society, Forever Reign

Honestly, I have tried really, really hard to find something exceptional in One Sonic Society’s full-length debut, Forever Reign.  With modern worship acts such as Delirious and the David Crowder Band closing up in the past few years, I have … Continue reading

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History Channel’s American Pickers coming to Kentucky

The History channel’s American Pickers is coming to Central Kentucky in March, and hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz want to see your junk. It could become their treasures. For the uninitiated, American Pickers is a History channel show in which … Continue reading

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Review: Kellie Pickler – 100 Proof

It feels like Kellie Pickler walked into a roadside joint, slapped 100 Proof on the bar and said, “How y’all like me now?” with as much of a drawl as she could muster. And she could muster more than we … Continue reading

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Tickets on sale for craft market’s return to Lexington

Advance tickets are on sale for Kentucky Crafted: The Market, which returns to Lexington at the Lexington Center on March 1 to 4. The annual art fair, presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, started at the Kentucky Horse Park in … Continue reading

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Could it be you as Mrs. Robinson?

If you have ever wanted to perform some of the immortal lines from The Graduate like, “Do you want me to seduce you?” and “Plastics,” Studio Players is holding auditions at 6 p.m. March 18 and 6:30 p.m. March 19 … Continue reading

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Inside Job, Stonewall headline One World Film Festival

The lineup for the 14th annual One World Film Festival has been announced with 11 cross-cultural films scheduled Feb. 12 to March 18. This year’s lineup includes numerous noteworthy and critically acclaimed films including the 2011 Oscar winner for best … Continue reading

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KCT/SummerFest and UK Theatre announce 2012-13 lineups

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre/SummerFest and the University of Kentucky Theatre both announced lineups for next season, today. For  KCT/SummerFest it is the first time announcing a year-long lineup. The SummerFest lineup also boasts the first local production of Legally Blonde – The … Continue reading

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Jim & Melissa – a marriage made in theater

Jim and Melissa Wilkeson are doing something this weekend they have not done in 16 years of marriage: they’re performing opposite each other in a play. Both Wilkesons are familiar to Lexington theatergoers. Jim has played roles such as Dub … Continue reading

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Royal Pains returns with UK grad’s character in trouble

With all the chatter about Justified‘s return last week, we kind of overlooked the fact that another basic cable hit series of local interest was also coming back. USA Network’s Royal Pains has returned (new episodes at 10 p.m. Wednesdays) … Continue reading

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