Category Archives: Christmas music

Audra McDonald, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash headline EKU Center’s 2014-15 season

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts in Richmond announced its fourth season of shows Wednesday. It is the first programmed by executive director Joel Aalberts, who became the center’s chief last summer. The lineup of 29 shows kicks … Continue reading

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Listening to: A Very She and Him Christmas

A lot of artists have covered Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree since Brenda Lee brought the Johnny Marks tune to the world in 1958. She and Him may be the first act that should have re-recorded the modern Christmas classic. … 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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Lexington Brass Band, live or Memorex

If you like the combination of brass bands and Christmas music, you’ll want to be at Calvary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday for the Lexington Brass Band‘s Tis the Festive Season concert. And if you like what you hear, … Continue reading

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A couple hundred tickets available for Kentucky Christmas Chorus

The Mayor’s office reports that 270 tickets have become available for tonight’s (Dec. 14) presentation of the Kentucky Christmas Chorus at the Singletary Center for the Arts. As of last week, the annual sing-along was sold out (weird term, we … Continue reading

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Review: Philharmonic’s Home for the Holidays

Friday night the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra launched its new Christmastime show, Home for the Holidays, which falls somewhere between the University of Kentucky Choirs’ holiday Collage, the Kentucky Christmas Chorus and the Philharmonic’s own Candy Cane Concert. Where exactly it … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic’s Messiah

Before Thursday night it was already obvious there were big changes to the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra‘s annual rendition of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. Instead of driving to the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts, we were directed to … Continue reading

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Kentucky Christmas Chorus revamps

The Kentucky Christmas Chorus will have a very different look and a somewhat different cast of performers for its 21st edition at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 14. The chorus, which has traditionally been held at 23,000-seat Rupp Arena, will be presented … Continue reading

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Messianic voices

Eric Brown has had at least one big thing to do between winning at the Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and heading to Tri-State regionals in Indianapolis next month: Get ready for Messiah. Brown will … Continue reading

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Radio City brings Christmastime to many cities

I contemplated — for about 12 seconds — whether I should spend the money. It was 2001, and I was in New York City, covering several Central Kentucky kids made good, and I was contemplating whether to go to the … Continue reading

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