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Central Kentucky Arts 2011: Big events and big changes

We did not have a major international event in Lexington this year like 2010’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but it felt like a big year in the arts. WEG was a catalyst for a lot of big names and … Continue reading

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Spotlight Lexington Festival 2011 canceled

UPDATED, 4 p.m. July 11: Organizers of the 2011 Spotlight Lexington festival announced Monday that the event, seen as one of the legacy projects from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has been canceled because of a lack of … Continue reading

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WEG Opening Ceremonies DVD

If you want to relive the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, or you feel like you never really got to see it in the abbreviated TV broadcast of the ceremonies, the event is now out … Continue reading

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2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … Continue reading

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Spotlight on, Lexington?

UPDATE: Mayor appoints 19-member committee to evaluate Spotlight Festival. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games weren’t even over when Mayor Jim Newberry’s office said a committee will be formed to explore making the Spotlight Lexington Festival or something like it … Continue reading

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Bloggers for Haiti

During the two weeks of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, my former colleague Heather Chapman and net pal Alison Kerr have been running a series of contests to raise money for Alltech’s Sustainable Haiti Fund at their respective blogs, … Continue reading

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Review: Kenny Rogers at the Opera House

Kenny Rogers was joking around with Buddy, his new best friend in the front row at the Lexington Opera House, who he was tossing $10 bills for every song he remembered when Rogers played it. The Gambler joked about buying … Continue reading

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WEG: A Kentucky Experience

I went out to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Monday to help man the Herald-Leader table in the trade pavilion. But a Facebook note from Adam Luckey kept me around for a while. Adam and Ryan Case had a … Continue reading

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Spotlight Lexington Festival – Local talent knows: You can get to Broadway from here

Monday night’s Spotlight Lexington performance on the Courthouse Plaza stage is designed to show off local triple threats — artists who can sing, dance and act — and who have made it to Broadway and some who hope to. It’s … Continue reading

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Review: Marvin Hamlisch with the UK Symphony at the Singletary Center

Orchestra week in Central Kentucky continued on some delightful notes Saturday night when composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch joined the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra for an evening of his and other writers’ classics. (See a photo gallery) It’s actually … Continue reading

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