Monthly Archives: October 2015

Second WBUL Acoustic Jam set for the Opera House

I don’t think I am going out on a limb saying that Walter Tunis and I agreed that last year’s December Acoustic Jam show at the Lexington Opera House was one of the most pleasant live music surprises of 2014. Having … Continue reading

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National anthem singers set for Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup has announced the singers who will deliver the Star-Spangled Banner and other selections prior to the races Friday and Saturday. Marlana VanHoose, a 20-year-old survivor of cytomegalovirus and cerebal palsy, will perform the national anthem Friday with the Culver Academy … Continue reading

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Flashback: When ‘Seabiscuit’ filmed at Keeneland

Click here for a photo gallery from when Seabiscuit filmed at Keeneland. The Kentucky Theatre will screen the Oscar-nominated Seabiscuit at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night as part of Breeders’ Cup Festival activities. Quite a bit of the movie was filmed here in Central Kentucky, … Continue reading

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The Suffers Breeders’ Cup Festival show moved to Lyric Theatre

Tonight’s Breeders’ Cup Festival performance by The Suffers, a Gulf Coast soul act out of Houston, has been moved from the courthouse plaza to the Lyric Theatre, due to rain. The band is part of a lineup of headlining acts … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith goes to live competition on ‘The Voice’

Harlan County native Jordan Smith survived the third round on The Voice and is moving on to live competition. Both times Smith was in competitive rounds, coach Adam Levine declared him the winner, and his opponent was stolen by another coach. This … Continue reading

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Laura Bell Bundy has heart surgery

Lexington native Laura Bell Bundy underwent heart surgery earlier this week to repair a ventricular septal defect, essentially a hole in her heart. On Facebook and Instagram, the Tony Award-nominated singer and actress posted, “Mission Accomplished! Many thanks to the illustrious Dr. Zahn, … Continue reading

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Notebook: Lexington Philharmonic with Time for Three

Between the second and the third portion of Time for Three‘s main performance with the Lexington Philharmonic Friday , violinist Nick Kendall leaned forward and said something to the first few rows that was hard to understand. But it did … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith’s battle round on ‘The Voice’ went according to plan

Jordan Smith and Regina Love: Competitors? Collaborators? Conspirators? A few days after his battle round aired on The Voice, Smith took a few minutes to reflect with us on his and Love’s performance of Sam Smith’s Like I Can, which raised the studio roof … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith baffles ‘The Voice’ judges in battle round

Harlan County’s Jordan Smith was paired with Atlanta gospel powerhouse Regina Love for the battle round to kick off Monday night’s episode of The Voice. And while the well-traveled Love, who toured the world and was once signed to Evander Holyfield’s now … Continue reading

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Luke Bryan concert traffic snafu makes a case for city oversight

It’s probably safe to say Tuesday night’s traffic fiasco surrounding the Luke Bryan Farm Tour at Talon Winery and Vineyards was not the way Lexington officials wanted to start a month of major events in our fair city. Traffic backed … Continue reading

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