Monthly Archives: November 2012

Philharmonic extends Terrell’s contract

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that it has extended music director Scott Terrell’s contract five years, through 2018-19 season. “Scott has ushered in a new era for LexPhil which has raised the bar for all of us who love music,” … Continue reading

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Lexington theater veteran Trish Clark named interim director of Woodford Theatre

Trish Clark, former drama teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and former artistic director of the Lexington Shakespeare Festival, has been named as the interim artistic and executive director of Woodford Theatre. Clark steps in for Steve Arnold, who … Continue reading

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UK Symphony director John Nardolillo to conduct Boston Pops holiday shows

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra director John Nardolillo will conduct two of the Boston Pops Orchestra’s holiday concerts in Boston’s Symphony Hall next month. Nardolillo will step in for the Pops’ superstar conductor Keith Lockhart, who will be conducting tour … Continue reading

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Steve Zahn will be on stage in Lexington next month in The Rep’s ‘Smackdown’

Film star and Lexington resident Steve Zahn will perform live on stage next month at the Lyric Theatre in a production by The Rep, the local theater company he runs with his wife, Robyn Peterman-Zahn, and local dance legend Diana … Continue reading

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Angus T. Jones’ come-to-Jesus moment

If the actors on Two and a Half Men keep chomping like this, show creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn might not have any hands left. Just over a year after Charlie Sheen’s meltdown that led to his departure from the show and … Continue reading

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J String: Lexington cellist Jacob Yates teams with Broadway veteran Jessica Hendy

SCAPA and Governor’s School for the Arts alum Jacob Yates has teamed up with veteran Broadway actress Jessica Hendy to form J String, a unique voice and cello duo that will make its live premiere with a concert at Newport’s … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Larry Hagman, the man who played the man we loved to hate

Had Kristin Shepard been a better shot, few characters on the 1980s prime-time soap opera Dallas would have mourned the death of J.R. Ewing. Indeed, many of us spent the summer of 1980 trying to figure out who hated J.R. enough to pull the … Continue reading

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Derek Gores is official artist of Kentucky Derby 2013

Collage artist Derek Gores’ More Than Meets the Eye is the official artwork for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. The torn-paper collage depicting three Thoroughbreds running past the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs is made from hundreds of … Continue reading

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2012 Met Auditions Kentucky District winners

University of Kentucky senior Rebecca Farley and Ph.D. candidate Thomas Gunther were winners in Saturday’s Kentucky District Round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and they are still in the running to sing on the Metropolitan Opera stage. Their next stop … Continue reading

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Sandra Oppegard paints the town in watercolors

Lexington washes across the walls of Cross Gate Gallery this month in streams of watercolor, forming images of Cheapside, the Lexington Opera House, Al’s Bar and many other familiar locations rendered in dreamy impressions from the brush of Sandra Oppegard. … Continue reading

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