Monthly Archives: November 2014

Movies are not books, and vice versa

I am going to speak what may appear to be heresy to some people here: it does not matter if a movie was as good as a book or stays true to the book. Yes, it can appear to matter, … Continue reading

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Listening to … Bryan Ferry and ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

A few weeks ago, I was listening Bryan Ferry‘s Bête Noire album, enjoying the sensuous beats of songs like The Right Stuff and Limbo, remembering seeing the album’s tour in August 1988, which I still rate as the best concert I … Continue reading

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Spotify affects artists in various ways

The other night, I ended my workday finishing up a story about Jessica Lea Mayfield’s scheduled gig at Cosmic Charlie’s. Filling out the “If You Go” box on the story, I entered, “Opener: Bombadil.” Hmmm. “What is this Bombadil?” I … Continue reading

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Actors Guild of Lexington lays off Eric Seale

Actors Guild of Lexington has laid off its artistic director, Eric Ryan Seale, the last employee on the theater’s payroll. Last month, Seale said the theater had left its home in the South Elkhorn Village shopping center off Harrodsburg Road because it … Continue reading

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Reality check: ‘Saturday Night Live’ has always been hit-and-miss

So I was surfing comments on Entertainment Weekly’s wrap-up of the Chris Rock-Prince episode of Saturday Night Live on Sunday when I stumbled onto a group of commenters who had actual — Wow! — perspective. “The actual truth is that the show … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift coming to Rupp Arena next year

Fresh off its biggest music event ever with Garth Brooks’ four-show stand last weekend, Rupp Arena announced Monday morning that Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour — named for her latest album, not any revolutionary time-travel breakthroughs —  will come to … Continue reading

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Red, White & Boom unplugged?

If big shows by Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean have not been enough for Bluegrass-area country fans this fall, WBUL-FM 98.1 is ending the year with a lineup that echoes its big July festival. Call it Red, White & Boom … Continue reading

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