Category Archives: dance

Norton Center’s reinvented 2011-12 season

DANVILLE — In his first year as director of Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, Steven A. Hoffman has noticed what’s around him in the student body. It’s the iPod generation, as New Yorker magazine music critic Alex Ross … Continue reading

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Derby 2011: Mint Jubilee guests

American Idol winners Jordin Sparks (Season 6) and Kris Allen (Season 8 ) top the guest list at this year’s Mint Jubilee, which will be Derby Eve (May 6) at the Palace Theatre in Louisville. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will … Continue reading

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Kentucky Ballet Theatre: Learning to Fly

For ‘Peter Pan,’ some Kentucky Ballet Theatre performers are taking flight, with help from Louisville-based ZFX Flying Effects. Read more.

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His goal: Fill Billy’s Shoes

Since 2000, boys in ballet have had an obvious icon: Billy Elliot, the English coal-miner’s son who chooses ballet over boxing in the hit 2000 film that bears his name. Boys in dance could easily dream of being Billy. For … Continue reading

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WEG Opening Ceremonies DVD

If you want to relive the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, or you feel like you never really got to see it in the abbreviated TV broadcast of the ceremonies, the event is now out … Continue reading

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What is a sellout?

Last week at le blog and in Sunday’s Herald-Leader, I wrote about the recent wave of sellouts at Lexington venues, including three shows over the weekend – Jason Aldean at Rupp Arena, Itzhak Perlman at the Singletary Center, and the … Continue reading

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Amphitheater open house

It’s almost time for the first full season of performances at the Moondance at Midnight Pass amphitheater behind Beaumont Center. Since it is still such an unknown quantity to many presenters in Lexington, LexArts is holding an open house at … Continue reading

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Discuss: Is ballet over?

During my post-WEG vacation last week, much of which was spent on various home improvement projects, I fell in love with Q, a CBC Radio culture show that airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WEKU-FM 88.9. Each show, host Jian … Continue reading

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Spotlight on, Lexington?

UPDATE: Mayor appoints 19-member committee to evaluate Spotlight Festival. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games weren’t even over when Mayor Jim Newberry’s office said a committee will be formed to explore making the Spotlight Lexington Festival or something like it … Continue reading

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Spotlight Lexington Festival – Local talent knows: You can get to Broadway from here

Monday night’s Spotlight Lexington performance on the Courthouse Plaza stage is designed to show off local triple threats — artists who can sing, dance and act — and who have made it to Broadway and some who hope to. It’s … Continue reading

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