Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lexington Children’s Theatre casts Jim Gray as …

So, you have probably played this game where you take a favorite film or play or novel and pick who among your friends or family would be which characters. Well, that’s what the Lexington Children’s Theatre has done for its … Continue reading

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Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2015-16 season

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra unveiled a 2015-16 lineup Thursday night that continues music director Scott Terrell‘s adventurous programming and features a monumental opening bow. Avner Dorman will be the Saykaly Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence, continuing the Philharmonic’s joint program with the Chamber Music … Continue reading

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Former UK singer wins in Metropolitan Opera Auditions

University of Kentucky graduate Reginald Smith Jr. was one of five winners Sunday afternoon in the final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is only the second UK winner in the auditions, widely considered to be the … Continue reading

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The second annual Moonshiner’s Ball lineup

We can now declare the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers‘ Moonshiner’s Ball an annual event as it has unveiled the lineup for its second annual edition. Lexington’s-own Ben Sollee will headline opening night, May 15, with Canadian folk artists The Duhks also … Continue reading

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Reginald Smith Jr. takes UK experience to Met finals

The first time Reginald Smith Jr. stepped on the stage at the Lexington Opera House, he looked down into the orchestra pit and then up at the second balcony. “I was thinking, how do I look down at the conductor … Continue reading

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Lexington filmmaker competing to direct ‘Twilight’ short film

Lexington filmmaker Lindsey Hancock Williamson is in the running to direct a short film based on characters in the Twilight series through The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga competition presented Lionsgate films, Facebook, Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer, and others. Williamson is already a two-time winner in … Continue reading

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Listening too … Houndmouth, ‘Little Neon Limelight’

“Go and take the millions, and the Derby hats, and stick ’em up your —,” Houndmouth guitarist Matt Myers drawls on the acid-induced ballad For No One, that is indicative of the band’s second album, Little Neon Limelight. The band that hails from … Continue reading

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Listening to … Ben Sollee, ‘Steeples, Part One’

Minimalism is becoming all the rage these days: downsizing, simplifying your living space; tiny houses; basic cars; bare-bones wardrobes. We can look at the clutter around us and think, there can be too much of a good thing. Steeples, Part … Continue reading

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Reginald Smith Jr. – official Met finalists photo

In case you missed it … ahem … ICYMI … University of Kentucky graduate Reginald Smith Jr. became one of nine finalists Sunday in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. He will perform with the other eight finalists in the … Continue reading

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UK graduate heading to Met auditions finals

Reginald Smith Jr., who took an overnight Greyhound bus ride from Atlanta to Lexington to win a full scholarship to University of Kentucky’s voice program in 2007, has advanced to the final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. … Continue reading

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