Monthly Archives: February 2014

WUKY will broadcast KY Writers Hall of Fame

WUKY-FM will broadcast the 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event took place Jan. 23 at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. The inductees that night included Thomas Merton, Thomas D. Clark, Etheridge Knight, and … Continue reading

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Placing my bets: 2014 Academy Awards

I’ve been in Kentucky almost 16 years now, and one thing I can tell you is I am a heckuva a lot better picking Oscar winners than picking Derby winners. I have only cashed a few tickets on the first … Continue reading

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Straight outta Paris: Notre-Dame organist in town tonight

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd presents Olivier Latry, one of three primary organists at Notre-Dame Cathedral  in Paris, in performance at 7 p.m.  tonight. Latry, 52, won a competition to become tenured organist on Notre-Dame’s great organs when he … Continue reading

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Why Jennifer Lawrence won’t win the Oscar, and that’s OK

Also read: Placing my bets: 2014 Oscar predictions Where to binge-watch Oscar-nominated movies Three-way battle for best picture See Oscar-nominated shorts in a three-and-a-half hour marathon There have been times that the Academy Award for best supporting actress seemed to … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Raw Deal’

Justified came back from its Olympic break with something of a split episode. Basically, the serial story of the lives of the bad guys went on as normal with both the Crowders, Boyd (Walton Goggins) and Cousin Johnny (David Meunier), trying … Continue reading

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Listening to … Beck, ‘Morning Phase’

As the Beach Boys-esque harmonies of Morning Phase came through my headphones, I had to remind myself that my favorite Beck album was Odelay, the 1996 record that was on the leading edge of a trend toward mixing hip-hop, traditional music, analog aesthetic and … Continue reading

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You don’t need to diss Kentucky to praise Louisville

So, late last week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that NPR’s World Cafe was devoting some time to a “sense of place” focus on Louisville. The River City is happening, on many levels. Downtown is in full revival, with great … Continue reading

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Kentuckian Brandy Neelly eliminated from ‘Idol’

Eastern Kentucky University student Brandy Neelly never made it to the American Idol stage to sing for her future on the show Tuesday night. The Louisville native was one of five singers not chosen to go on in the 13th season of Idol after … Continue reading

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Do the locations in Sundy Best’s new video look familiar?

If you’re a Central Kentucky country music fan who’s seen Sundy Best‘s new video on CMT, you might be thinking some of those locations look familiar. And they very well might be. The video for the Lexington-based band’s new single Until … Continue reading

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Cirque du Soleil brings Michael Jackson show to Rupp Arena

Cirque du Soleil will come to Lexington for the first time with Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, May 2 and 3 at Rupp Arena. Immortal, which debuted in 2011 and has toured the world, is set up like a rock … Continue reading

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