Monthly Archives: June 2014

Thomas Rhett and Dustin Lynch join the sold-out Red, White & Boom lineup

When it comes to Red, White & Boom, WBUL’s Fourth of July weekend throwdown at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, fans have known whether they are going or not for weeks.  But it wasn’t until Monday morning they found out all the … Continue reading

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Moon Tower Music Festival debuts at Equus Run Vineyard in July

A diverse lineup of acts from electronic artists to folk will head out to Midway’s Equus Run Vineyard July 26 for the inaugural MoonTower Music Festival. Nashville-based Moon Taxi will headline the show that also features regional favorites A Lion Named … Continue reading

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SummerFest lets the casts out of the bag

The casts and directors for SummerFest’s first year in the MoonDance at Midnight Pass amphitheater have been announced, with a number of familiar names to Lexington theater fans among them and a new director to open the festival. Matthew Johnson, … Continue reading

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Philharmonic cellist hit by truck seeks funds for prosthetics

Many artists go to funding websites such as Kickstarter to raise money to make albums, films or put on shows. Lexington Philharmonic cellist Lisa M. Schaeffer has launched a campaign for prosthetic legs after a tragic accident in November. Schaeffer, … Continue reading

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Cerlan and Henkel’s friendship on exhibit

Artist Gayle Cerlan was out walking her dog one afternoon last summer when she saw the most amazing thing. It was a pigeon that had just been killed by a hawk. She ran the dog home, grabbed a box, got … Continue reading

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Listening to … Jamie Lynn Spears, ‘The Journey’

This year’s Red, White & Boom has a big name among teen TV fans in Lucy Hale, better known — for now — as Aria on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars than for her debut country album, Road Between, which came out earlier this … Continue reading

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Former Herald-Leader arts writer returns as artist

Kevin Nance’s last story for the Herald-Leader was about Central Kentucky photographer James Archambeault, famous for his evocative pictures of the commonwealth’s landscapes. “I don’t think I understood it at the time,” says Nance, who now lives in Chicago, “but … Continue reading

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Lexington fencing documentary premieres Thursday

Lexington filmmaker Sean Anderson has worked on films and productions for PBS, Starz, ABC News, CBS Sports and other national and international outlets. For his latest project, the filmmaker fixed his attention on a small Lexington fencing club and its … Continue reading

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Listening to … Parmalee, ‘Feels Like Carolina’

I know very little about Parmele, N.C., but it must be one heckuva a party town. That’s at least the impression you get from Must’ve Been a Good Time, the signature song from the town’s namesake band, Parmalee (according to CMT, the … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Dr. Strangelove’

We may not be staring down mutually assured destruction the way we believed we were back in the Cold War days of the mid-20th century. But the recent tensions between the United States and Russia can make you oddly nostalgic … Continue reading

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