Category Archives: Current Affairs

Feminist artists, groups awarded grants

The Kentucky Foundation for Women has ­awarded 10 Artist Enrichment Grants totaling more than $24,000 to “Central Kentucky feminist ­artists and arts organizations committed to creating­ ­positive social change throughout the state,” ­according to a news release. The release says … Continue reading

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Earthquakes, hurricanes and UK Theatre

Students in the University of Kentucky’s Theater Department were treated to a lot of New York experiences while they were there late this month to present their oral history play, Civilian, at the New York International Fringe Festival. They rode … Continue reading

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Art asking questions at City Hall

Marjorie Guyon doesn’t think of her new art project as an art project. “I’m calling it a democracy project,” Guyon said. “I’m using this because they’re so visually attractive. They grab you.” They are 10 panels with 6-foot, 8-inch figures … Continue reading

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Is the sellout back?

The afternoon of Feb. 6, I was standing in line at the Singletary Center for the Arts box office behind a handsomely dressed couple that looked like they had just come from church to see the final performance of the … Continue reading

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Cultural leaders rally supporters against cuts

The last decade, there was a piece of spam that would pop up in my email box every few months from various friends warning about proposed cuts to cultural funding – i.e., the National Endowment for the Arts, the National … Continue reading

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National Anthem: Everybody Sing!

This is the post in which I will actually advance an idea from my sister – trust me, no one will find this more bizarre than her. Anyway, she chimed in on a Facebook chat about the latest horrendous rendition … Continue reading

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Fresh thoughts on TV

My Christmas-New Year’s vacation was bookended somewhat by TV critic David Bianculli‘s conversation with Terry Gross on Fresh Air about the best television of 2010. This primarily occurred because I caught the original airing on Dec. 22 and then it was rerun … Continue reading

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Podcast: Young cellist organizes big benefit concert for Haiti

Click play to hear a conversation with Concert of Hope organizer Jacob Yates. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2010/02/100219podcast-haiti.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. UPDATE: Ben Sollee has been added to the lineup for this performance. Jacob Yates found the sheer numbers of … Continue reading

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Word from Audio A’s orphanage in Haiti

Owensboro native and Audio Adrenaline frontman Mark Stuart was visiting the orphanage in Haiti that is the center of the band’s Hands and Feet Project when Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquakes struck. “The Haitian people are numb, and sadly, very used to … Continue reading

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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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