Author Archives: Rich Copley

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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While you were having a weekend … Oct. 5

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 … Continue reading

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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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