Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kentucky Theater Summer Classics, Part 2

The opening of the newly digital Kentucky Theater last weekend coincided with the announcement of the rest of the Summer Classics series for this year. The theater announced the first part of the popular series late last month, but held … Continue reading

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Curtain speech tributes to Sidney Shaw

The death of Lexington actor and director Sidney Shaw Tuesday was on the minds of artists involved in several shows that opened Thursday night. At Studio Players Funny Money, critic Tedrin Blair Lindsay reports that director Bob Singleton gave the curtain speech … Continue reading

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Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead’ by AGL

We are in the midst of a little backstage drama at William Shakespeare’s new Globe Theatre in 1599. The debut performance of Henry V has just concluded, and there are some congratulations, a lot of griping and colorfully spoken drama. … Continue reading

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Kentucky Historical Society lending Lincoln items to Reagan Library exhibit

Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, items from the 1860 presidential election, and other Lincoln artifacts from the Kentucky Historical Society will be lent to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library for an exhibit this summer. The Life and Times of … Continue reading

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2013 Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass

Violinist Benjamin Beilman, guitarist Jason Vieaux, and the Escher String Quartet will bring a youthful vibe to the seventh annual Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Memorial Day Weekend at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Rounding out the lineup … Continue reading

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Live blog: Kentucky Derby 139

Ralph Scott of Louisville and Sylvia Smith of London — the London — came to their first Derby wondering if they would even bet. But they looked at the odds and decided to put some bills on Orb and Revolutionary. “I’m here … Continue reading

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Live blog: Barnstable Brown Party

  Everybody loves a hometown hero. UofL basketball star Peyton Siva could barely do interviews for all the fans cheering SIVA! SIVA! as he entered the Barnstable Gala. He said he was enjoying the love and looks forward to coming … Continue reading

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Barnstable Brown Gala celebrates 25 years

Louisville’s Barnstable Brown Gala will celebrate its 25th edition with plenty of old friends and some new faces Derby Eve. Among the familiar faces at the home of The ‘Ville’s hostess with the mostess, Patricia Barnstable Brown, will be reigning … Continue reading

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Revived Ichthus Festival will be a new creation

The organization that presents the east and west coast Creation festivals will resurrect Central Kentucky’s Ichthus Festival, though logistically it could be a very different event from the one that played for 43 years in Wilmore. Ichthus, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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