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Before we completely move on from the 2012 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, here’s video of guest violinist Jasmine Lin and pianist Alessio Bax performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D Major for violin and piano on the final afternoon of the festival.
Fans of the original 2000 Horsemania might like to know that Scoop – Herald-Leader is back on outdoor display.
Scoop was sponsored by the Herald-Leader and created by then Herald-Leader promotions department manager Marianna McDonald. The black-and-white horse features headlines through the years including the late Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, the death of Elvis Presley and a strategically placed headline about Lorena Bobbit. The thoroughbred grazed in front of the Herald-Leader building during Horsemania in the summer and early fall of 2000 and was purchased by the Herald-Leader’s then-publisher Tim Kelly for the paper at the December 2000 auction. He has been displayed at various locations in the Herald-Leader building over the past 12 years, but this is his first outdoor display since 2000.
Herald-Leader Human Resources Manager Michael Wells says Scoop was placed back outside to, “fulfill his purpose of public art.”
Scoop will be on display year round and has been given a special coating and placed under the building’s front overhang for protection from inclement weather.
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