Category Archives: Downtown Arts Center

Expanded view: Longtime Lexington arts leaders on the state of area arts

In my column in the 2012-13 Arts Preview section of the Sept. 9 Lexington Herald-Leader, a handful of Lexington arts leaders who have been serving 15 years or more offered their opinions on how the arts have changed in the … Continue reading

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LexArts sets campaign record, aims much higher

  LexArts set a new record in its 2012 Campaign for the Arts, raising $1.05 million to be distributed among area cultural groups for general operating support and Community Arts Grants. But LexArts President and CEO Jim Clark said he … Continue reading

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SummerFest: Comparing Streetcars

It occurred to me Tuesday watching the final dress rehearsal of SummerFest’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire that this is the first time in 14 years covering theater in Lexington I have seen the same show presented … Continue reading

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Lexington theater group plans to take show to off-Broadway

Chicago has a road to New York City that starts on stages such as that of ­Steppenwolf ­Theatre Company. Louisville, of course, has Actors Theatre and the ­Humana Festival of New ­American Plays, which is this month. Members of the … Continue reading

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Summer Theaters going year-round

Two of Kentucky’s longstanding summer theaters have announced plans to expand their offerings around the calendar. In Lexington, SummerFest will produce its first indoor, school-year show with a production of Tracy Letts’ Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage … Continue reading

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Art League chief brings modern dance to town

When Stephanie Pevec ­arrived in Lexington, she saw a glaring hole in its arts offerings: modern dance. It wasn’t a complete ­surprise to her; she says the form is much more prevalent in big cities. “You go to Chicago, and … Continue reading

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Wilde goes wild in KCT spoof

It started with a fight. Last summer at the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory, fight director Henry Layton choreographed a fight to a scene from the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest. “It was really exciting to everyone involved, … Continue reading

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Stage door: Ryan Shirar

Coming Thursday on LexGo: Mama Rose came at the right time for Katie Owen, though at first it did not seem that way. For years, Lexington musical theater artists have wondered how long Central Kentucky could keep Ryan Shirar. A … Continue reading

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Shows not getting out of Cats’ way

It used to be that area performing arts groups would go to great lengths to avoid presenting shows that would conflict with a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game. But Saturday night, despite the fact that they will overlap with … Continue reading

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Philharmonic changes this weekend’s soloist

The Lexington Philharmonic has announced that there will be a change in soloists for this week’s nearly sold-out concerts. Awadagin Pratt, originally scheduled to perform music by George Gershwin at Thursday’s Kicked Back Classics concert at the Downtown Arts Center and Friday … Continue reading

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