Category Archives: Central Kentucky Arts News

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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LexArts schedules public meeting on CEO search

LexArts will host a public discussion at 6 p.m. June 23 at ArtsPlace to discuss the search for a new president and CEO of the united arts fund. Current president and CEO Jim Clark announced late last year that he … Continue reading

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Former SCAPA student on ‘Under the Dome’

Lexington native Grace Victoria Cox will have a major recurring role on the CBS summer series Under the Dome, when its second season premieres on June 30. According The Hollywood Reporter, Cox will, “recur as the lithe, mysterious, beautiful and almost regal … Continue reading

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Lexington Singers play Carnegie Hall Sunday

The Lexington Singers are taking the sounds of the Bluegrass to the heart of one of the nation’s cultural capitols this weekend with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The 2 p.m. Sunday performance will feature Jefferson Johnson leading … Continue reading

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Woodford Theatre 2014-15 season

  The Woodford Theatre has announced a 2014-15 season that will open with a play written by the man whose directorial effort closed out the just-finished season. This will be the first season programmed since Trish Clark was named as … Continue reading

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Reba: The next country diva to visit Father Jim

Before Dolly Parton even played at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts Tuesday night, Father Jim Sichko was able to announce another country diva will be playing in support of Richmond’s St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in the fall: … Continue reading

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Familiar names on Lexington Children’s Theatre 2014-15 season

Charlie Brown and Linus in the Christmas classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which the Lexington Children’s Theatre will present in a live production in November and December at the Lexington Opera House. © Photo from United Feature Syndicate Inc.   … Continue reading

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