Monthly Archives: January 2015

Listening to … The Lone Bellow, ‘Then Came the Morning’

The Lone Bellow came to my attention through an unusual convergence of sources. Let’s put them in radio station terms: the very-WBUL Eric Church concert, which The Lone Bellow is opening, that was recently announced for May 7 at Rupp Arena … Continue reading

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Parks and Rec shows it can revive Downtown Arts Center

When the Lexington Department of Parks and Recreation took over management of the Downtown Arts Center in July, new director Celeste Lewis was prepared for a getting-to-know-you period before arts groups and presenters bought into the new era. But quite … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ Season 6 premiere

Life in Harlan has gotten complicated in five seasons, particularly for Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder. The Season 6 premiere of Justified included several reflections back to the series’ first hours, when Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) was just a loose gun in the … Continue reading

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Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2015 class

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning has announced five new members of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame to be inducted in a ceremony Jan. 28, in addition to Wendell Berry. Berry, who was previously announced, will be the first living … Continue reading

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Eric Church is coming to Rupp Arena in May

As often happens, after one country show wraps up at Rupp Arena, another one is announced. On the high-heels of Miranda Lambert’s boots, Rupp announced Monday that genre-bending country star Eric Church will be bringing his “The Outsiders World Tour” … Continue reading

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Listening too … Sleater-Kinney, ‘No Cities to Love’

The question posed by Sleater-Kinney‘s first new album in nearly  a decade is, can you still be a group of riot grrrls when one of your members in now a red-carpet-walking celebrity and American Express pitchwoman and another is a … Continue reading

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Justified: Live and let die in Harlan

There’s a promo clip for Justified in which someone, with gun drawn, is approaching a man sitting at a bar, who’s wearing a familiar tan hat. When the wearer turns to face the barrel, we see it is not lawman … Continue reading

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2015 Oscar nominations at a glance

A few quick thoughts on the Academy Award nominations, which were announced this morning: ~ The Academy revealed a longstanding bias, and no, it’s not the one you’re thinking of. The Imitation Game was a moderately reviewed movie that seemed like it … Continue reading

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Notebook: The Lexington Theatre Company’s Concert with the Stars

More pictures: Click here for our Concert with the Stars photo gallery. A new theater company announcing 42nd Street as its first show makes a statement that can be freely translated as, “We’re not messing around.” The 1980 Tony Award winner for best … Continue reading

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Locally made film ‘Proud Citizen’ comes home, with honors in tow

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is known in the Lexington area for her poetry and her WRFL-FM radio show. But she never acted, until she got the lead in Lexington director Thom Southerland’s latest movie. It helps that she inspired it. “I head … Continue reading

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