Monthly Archives: December 2014

Canceling ‘The Interview’ was a business decision

While its public profile is often fun, artsy and, yeah, liberal, I am often prompted to remind people that Hollywood is at its essence a business, and a rather conservative one at that. If it makes money, it’s in. If … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Christmas classics

The Kentucky Theatre‘s Christmas present to the Bluegrass is a quartet of holiday movies that will play in repertory through Christmas Day. OK, you will have to buy a ticket, but the downtown movie house is giving you the chance … Continue reading

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Follow up: The ‘Amahl’ countertenor went on

We ended last week noting some drama around the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Countertenor Joshua Steinbach, whose voice reportedly helped persuade UK Opera to revive the show, fell ill on … Continue reading

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ArtyFacts: Sundance and Grammy honors for Lexingtonians

Pikeville native and University of Kentucky graduate Ashley York will be taking her documentary Tig to the Sundance Film Festival in January. Tig tells the story of how comedian Tig Notaro’s career shifted after a legendary performance at the Largo in Los Angeles where … Continue reading

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George Clooney to appear on ‘Downton Abbey’

If you are like a number of people I know who (A) love George Clooney and (B) love Downton Abbey, prepare to have your mind blown. Gorgeous George is going to be on Downton Abbey, or at least part of a Downton Abbey event. … Continue reading

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Christmas arts overdrive

My birthday is Nov. 28. So I always know that if my birthday falls on Thanksgiving or that weekend — Black Friday baby, this year — Christmas is coming fast. And there’s nothing like being an arts editor to affirm … Continue reading

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Review: Sundy Best – ‘Salvation City’

Prestonsburg natives and Lexington residents Nick Jamerson and Chris Bentley, aka Sundy Best, already made a big splash this year with their March release, Bring Up the Sun. But, as if they want to make sure we don’t forget them at year’s … Continue reading

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