Monthly Archives: March 2012

Central Library’s renovated theater is ready for its debut

For years, the theater in the Lexington ­Public Library downtown has been a venue for plays, films, talks, music and candidate debates. This month, the ­renamed Will Stamps Farish Fund Theater at Central Library is ­reintroducing itself with numerous upgrades, … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone cover declares Jennifer Lawrence ‘America’s Kick-Ass Sweetheart’

Rolling Stone is primarily known as a music magazine, but Kentucky seems to have a habit of getting its movie stars on the cover. This week, Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence, star of blockbuster The Hunger Games,   joins that list which includes … Continue reading

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Justified recap: Measures

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not watched the March 27, 2012 episode of Justified but intend to, do not read further. All eyes are on Dickie Bennett (Jeremy Davies) now that he is out of jail. His next move is obvious: He wants … Continue reading

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Album review: Madonna – MDNA

Madonna went on a bit of a media blitz early in this still-young year with her Golden Globe Award win for best song in her film W/E and her terrific stand as the Super Bowl half-time show. Too bad she … Continue reading

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UK vs. Louisville: Prime time for Carmina Burana

Listen to O Fortuna from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Spotify. Who knows if it was the basketball gods, music gods or, oh, fortune that led the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts to schedule a performance of Carl … Continue reading

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Studio Players’ summer musical a Trailer bash

Studio Players’ annual summer musical will be Betsy Kelso and David Nehls’ The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Hailed by the New York Sun as Desperate Housewives meets South Park, the show’s website says it is about “agoraphobia, adultery, ’80s … Continue reading

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Equine art events in time for spring racing

  New Editions Gallery and the American Academy of Equine Art are presenting a series of equine art events in April featuring artists that have worked with the Kentucky Derby, the Breeder’s Cup and other prestigious tracks and events. ■ … Continue reading

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Actors Guild going ahead with controversial Steve Jobs play

Despite revelations that significant portions of Mike Daisey’s The Agony and Ecstacy of Steve Jobs were fabricated, Actors Guild of Lexington is going ahead with a production of the play, albeit in an altered form. “We are very well aware … Continue reading

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Interview: Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson

http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2012/03/120322Hutcherson-Podcast.mp3 Though Louisvillian Jennifer Lawrence is the Oscar nominee among The Hunger Games leading actors, Josh Hutcherson is the old hand at movies. According to the Internet Movie Database, the 19-year-old actor has been performing on camera since a 2002 … Continue reading

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Governor’s office looking for Derby artists

The Governor’s office and the Kentucky Arts Council have put out a call for Kentucky artists to submit works for the annual Derby exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda. The theme for this year’s exhibit, April 25 to May 16, is … Continue reading

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