Monthly Archives: January 2013

American Idol: Georgetown College alum Lauren Mink getting second shot at Hollywwod

Central Kentucky has more of a rooting interest in the Hollywood round of American Idol as Winchester’s Lauren Mink, a Georgetown College alum, is getting a second chance at the competition. Mink advanced to Hollywood last year but did not make it … Continue reading

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Notebook: J String at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar

Click here to see a photo gallery from J String’s concert at Natasha’s. With Sunday night’s performance at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar, J String completed the journey from hot summer night lark to a winter night performance that attracted a … Continue reading

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Extreme makeover for SummerFest

SummerFest, the annual July theater festival in The Arboretum, will get an extreme makeover this year. Kentucky Conservatory Theatre, which presents SummerFest, has announced the next two summers of shows in a schedule that will reduce the number of productions … Continue reading

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J String: Broadway actress Jessica Hendy and Cellist Jacob Yates form unlikely pop duo

The sweltering days around the Fourth of July were perfect for city kids to pop open a fire hydrant to cool off, but not so great for expensive instruments in apartments that are not air-conditioned. That’s what Lexington native Jacob … Continue reading

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T.G. Shuck’s daughter Brooklyn cast in Broadway revival of Annie

Brooklyn Shuck, daughter of former WKYT-TV weatherman T.G. Shuck, has been cast in the the Broadway revival of Annie. Brooklyn, 7, will be an  understudy for five roles including Molly, the littlest orphan who has several featured moments in the classic … Continue reading

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American Idol: Nicholasville’s Kelly Casey is going to Hollywood

Nicholasville farm girl Kelly Casey says she auditioned for American Idol so friends and family would stop bugging her to audition. It seems like they had the right idea, because she’s going to Hollywood. “I’ve always kind of been told that I … Continue reading

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Tobymac reflects on the Ichthus Festival closing

Up until the end, Tobymac was a major part of the Ichthus Festival. His headlining appearance Thursday night at last year’s edition was the last of many at the annual Wilmore Christian music festival, which announced in December it is … Continue reading

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Beyoncé lip-synced at the inauguration? This is news?

I don’t know if The Kinks ever lip-synced a performance of their song Predictable, but it would have been appropriate considering the reaction any time a high-profile, big-arena performance is done with pre-recorded help. The latest brouhaha comes following Beyoncé’s rendition of … Continue reading

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Lexington composer AJ Hochhalter could score if film does well at Sundance

Monday morning, ­composer AJ Hochhalter was settling into his new workspace at The Livery, a downtown Lexington space he shares with four other artists. Moving into a cool ­downtown location is an exciting step for the 24-year-old University of Kentucky … Continue reading

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Author Greg Barrett brings story of humanity in the face of war to Lexington

Christian activist Shane Claiborne (left) and journalist Greg Barrett (right) at the Jordan-Iraq border in 2010. Barrett wrote a book, “The Gospel of Rutba” about Claiborne’s journey with other Western peacemakers to thank the people of Rutba, who rescued them … Continue reading

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