Monthly Archives: September 2015

Trevor Noah brings youthful appeal, familiar feel to ‘The Daily Show’

A little over halfway through the first segment of Trevor Noah’s debut as host of The Daily Show, correspondent Jordan Klepper was blurring the line between John Boehner’s departure from the United States Congress and Jon Stewart’s departure from The Daily Show anchor chair. … Continue reading

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Harlan man stuns ‘The Voice’ judges

If you go onto a singing-competition show on national television seeking affirmation of your talent, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better response than Harlan’s Jordan Smith got Tuesday night on The Voice. His rendition of Sia’s Chandelier prompted most of the judges … Continue reading

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Notebook: Lexington Philharmonic’s epic season opener

There is this moment in the middle of the fifth movement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’ where the strings are swirling, the percussion is crashing, the winds are rising to the high heavens, and you look at the quiet choir and soloists … Continue reading

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Could you be the Michael or Ola in the Thriller Parade?

The Halloween season is closer than you think, and the folks at Mecca are once-again getting ready for the annual Thriller Parade in Downtown Lexington, which will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. At the center of the action are the dancers … Continue reading

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Stuart Horodner on a new UK Art Museum

For the past several years, there has been a steady drumbeat that the University of Kentucky Art Museum needs a new building to replace its corner office in the Singletary Center for the Arts. But that rhythm has ceased since the … Continue reading

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Lexington resident Ada Limón on National Book Award longlist

Poet Ada Limón, who moved from the fast-paced publishing world of New York City to the pastoral landscape of Lexington’s horse country in 2011, is on the longlist for the National Book Award in poetry. Her Bright Dead Things, slated to be published … Continue reading

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Madonna coming to Louisville

Madonna has added dates to her just-launched Rebel Heart tour, and they include a stop in Louisville Jan. 16. The 57-year-old pop icon’s KFC Yum! Center show will be her first Louisville stop, according to a Live Nation press release, and she … Continue reading

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Band members not happy ’80s hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’ played at Kim Davis rally

At 48, Kim Davis is the right age to have been infused with Rocky III theme Eye of the Tiger as a go-to psych-up anthem. But members of Survivor, the band that wrote and recorded the 1982 hit, are none too happy that the song … Continue reading

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Details on the surprise Hunter Hayes show

So, you want to be one of the few, the proud who get to go to the Hunter Hayes show in Lexington tonight for CMT’s Instant Jam? Here’s the scoop: The show is at Cosmic Charlie’s (it was going to be at … Continue reading

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Hunter Hayes playing surprise Lexington show Wednesday

Country heartthrob Hunter Hayes will be performing a concert for CMT’s Instant Jam series in Lexington, Wednesday night. Hayes, who will open Thursday night’s Lady Antebellum concert at Rupp Arena, tweeted the news Tuesday morning and says he will release the when-and-where … Continue reading

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