While you were having a weekend … Oct. 5

Jason Isbell on stage at Rupp Arena, opening for the Avett Brothers, on Oct. 1, 2015. Photo by Paul Hooper | Lexington Center

Jason Isbell on stage at Rupp Arena, opening for the Avett Brothers, on Oct. 1, 2015. Photo by Paul Hooper | Lexington Center

If you have had a really good weekend, it probably means you were not glued to your screens keeping up with every news post. You may not have even had time for the paper — though you are going to read it, right?

I totally get that, so in my editorly duty here at le blog, I am going to start posting a little wrap up of our arts and entertainment coverage over the weekend for folks who want to catch up. Here’s the first edition:

The weekend started early with the Avett Brothers and Jason Isbell at Rupp Arena. Walter Tunis wrote in his review that the show had an “inviting hootenanny spirit,” and we got some great photos from our friend Paul Hooper at Lexington Center.

(Yes, there was supposed to be another big show in town that night, but rain forced Luke Bryan to delay his farm tour until Tuesday. And we are really sorry, but in all the activity, we didn’t have anyone to send to the Bela Fleck-Chick Corea show that night at EKU.)

Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the International Bluegrass Music Awards were handed out.

Blog-SnappedOur Snapped! photographers were out at two of this weekend’s highest profile events: the Race for the Cure Saturday morning and tailgating for the UK-EKU football game Saturday night.

Sunday is often preview day in the paper, and some of the things we got a look ahead at were:

~ The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of South Pacific, featuring 2013 Miss Kentucky Jenna Day as Nellie Forbush.

~ Lake Street Dive’s Monday night stand at Cosmic Charlie’s.

~ Tom Eblen tells how CentrePit will be prettied up for Breeder’s Cup.

~ And Paul Prather compared and contrasted two faith-based films.

Looking ahead to the coming week, Walter’s Weekender column previews some shows making this week a busy music week, and the annual PRHBTN street art festival gets into full gear.

Before getting fully into the week, here’s a little video preview of South Pacific.

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