Monthly Archives: August 2014

New flavors in culinary coverage

For some readers, I know the most exciting thing in today’s Weekender will be the return of restaurant reviews with Jacalyn Carfagno’s take on Graze in Winchester. Over the years, our readers have told us they love reading about local … Continue reading

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Do genres even matter anymore?

Taylor Swift may have dropped the biggest piece of non-news this week when she announced that her new album, 1989, due out Oct. 27, will be an all-pop music effort; no country music pretenses. For many, pretense was all it was. As … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of Lexington opens with game-changing performance

Photos: See a gallery from Wednesday’s concert. Even if you missed all of the prelude concerts in this year’s Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, it was fairly obvious there were some big changes this year from the downbeat of the … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Harvey’

If you are going to hang an entire movie on a central character who is an alcoholic and firmly believes he hangs out with a six-foot, 3-inch white rabbit, you need to have an actor who can pull it off. And … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of Lexington blows into town

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington started Thursday, embarking on the biggest overhaul of the event since it started in 2007. Two years ago, the festival began to be preceded by impromptu concerts by a chamber group in addition to … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’

After a day of mourning his death, Robin Williams would probably be the first person to tell movie lovers they could use a good laugh. The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics series has just the thing for us in the Preston … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Most of us first met Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, who arrived on Earth in a giant egg and charmed the planet, particularly a fetching earthling named Mindy. In the years after Mork & Mindy’s run on ABC from 1978 to … Continue reading

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Lexington 12-year-old guides film to Louisville fest

It took 12-year-old executive producer and storyteller Nicholas Skidmore and a drone to get the short film Sargento’s Saddle into competition at Louisville’s 48 Hour Film Project. The 5-minute noir drama was shot in Louisville, Georgetown and Lexington and included footage of Lexington’s Calvary Baptist Church … Continue reading

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