Category Archives: Central Kentucky Arts News

Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season expands performances and contemporary works

On the same night the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra presented its third commissioned work in the Scott Terrell era, it also unveil a schedule for next season that expands its performances and presentations of contemporary works. The lineup includes performances of … Continue reading

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Review: ‘I Dedicate This Ride’ by Message Theater

Most of us in Lexington know the name Isaac Murphy, but know little about him except he was a black jockey in the late 19th century. In dramatic fashion, Message Theater answers the questions of who Murphy was and what … Continue reading

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Straight outta Paris: Notre-Dame organist in town tonight

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd presents Olivier Latry, one of three primary organists at Notre-Dame Cathedral  in Paris, in performance at 7 p.m.  tonight. Latry, 52, won a competition to become tenured organist on Notre-Dame’s great organs when he … Continue reading

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Cirque du Soleil brings Michael Jackson show to Rupp Arena

Cirque du Soleil will come to Lexington for the first time with Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, May 2 and 3 at Rupp Arena. Immortal, which debuted in 2011 and has toured the world, is set up like a rock … Continue reading

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Children’s Theatre performs without power

“The show must go on,” is a well-worn adage in theater, and occasionally performers have to live by it. That’s what happened to the Lexington Children’s Theatre Monday morning on its final day of performances of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. … Continue reading

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Clark named Woodford Theatre director

The board of The Woodford Theatre in Versailles has removed the word interim from executive and artistic director Trish Clark’s title. The former Paul Laurence Dunbar High School drama teacher and Lexington Shakespeare Festival artistic director has taken the permanent … Continue reading

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Lincoln mural: Small arts organizations, big impact

I drove into work today under the steady gaze of our nation’s 16th President and Kentucky’s No. 1 son, as I anticipate I will for many years to come. Eduardo Kobra’s 60-foot tall mural of President Abraham Lincoln on the … Continue reading

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2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, the event that put Louisville on the international theatrical map. The festival comes in the midst of Actors Theatre’s 50th anniversary season … Continue reading

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North Lime folks announce Thanksgiving Night Market

So you might have thought with the leaves reigning down and even a hint of snow in the air that North Limestone Night Markets are done for the year. And you, Mr. and Ms. Lexington, would be wrong. There is … Continue reading

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Turay makes surprise appearance at CKYO opener

I was at last night’s season opening concert by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras‘ Concert and Symphony orchestras in  a strictly personal capacity but witnessed a little surprise area opera fans would appreciate it. Before a pair of opera selections, … Continue reading

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