Category Archives: Central Kentucky Arts News

Follow up: The ‘Amahl’ countertenor went on

We ended last week noting some drama around the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Countertenor Joshua Steinbach, whose voice reportedly helped persuade UK Opera to revive the show, fell ill on … Continue reading

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Christmas arts overdrive

My birthday is Nov. 28. So I always know that if my birthday falls on Thanksgiving or that weekend — Black Friday baby, this year — Christmas is coming fast. And there’s nothing like being an arts editor to affirm … Continue reading

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Actors Guild of Lexington lays off Eric Seale

Actors Guild of Lexington has laid off its artistic director, Eric Ryan Seale, the last employee on the theater’s payroll. Last month, Seale said the theater had left its home in the South Elkhorn Village shopping center off Harrodsburg Road because it … Continue reading

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‘Voice’ audition ‘uplifting’ for Sydney Cubit

As viewers saw in a montage on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice,” the judges did not turn around for Lexington teen Sydney Cubit. But despite not advancing to the live competition, Cubit’s mother says that the 16-year-old Henry Clay … Continue reading

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Studio Players adds a performance of ‘Leading Ladies’

This is a good way to start a theater season: Studio Players is having to add a performance of its season-opener, Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” to accommodate audience demand. It seems audiences are agreeing with Herald-Leader critic Candace Chaney, who … Continue reading

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Finalists announced for LexArts president

LexArts has identified two candidates for its top job of president and CEO, and both will be in town late next week for interviews and meetings, including public forums. The finalists are Christine E. Crawfis, director of the Unison Arts Center in … Continue reading

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Singletary Center announces 2014-15 lineup

The Singletary Center for the Arts has announced a 2014-15 season that includes several artists who previously had big shows in the area, plus another classical music superstar to collaborate with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As in recent … Continue reading

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Full circle

When I came to Lexington in 1998 to become the arts writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, I left a job as arts and entertainment editor for the Banner-Herald in Athens, Ga. In our business, that can be seen as a … Continue reading

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SummerFest honors Joe Ferrell with first lifetime achievement award in outdoor theater

Longtime Lexington director Joe Ferrell was honored with the inaugural SummerFest lifetime achievement award before Friday night’s performance of Twelfth Night. The newly established award was created to honor, “an individual who has contributed to the production of quality outdoor theatre … Continue reading

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Moon Tower Music Festival debuts at Equus Run Vineyard in July

A diverse lineup of acts from electronic artists to folk will head out to Midway’s Equus Run Vineyard July 26 for the inaugural MoonTower Music Festival. Nashville-based Moon Taxi will headline the show that also features regional favorites A Lion Named … Continue reading

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