Category Archives: Lexington Ballet

Video: Lexington Ballet’s ‘Snow White’

The last time the Lexington Ballet presented Snow White was 2006. Artistic director Luis Dominguez says his company has made some mighty strides forward since then and has put together a completely new production with new choreography and music by everyone’s favorite … 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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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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Things to watch for in the WEG opening ceremonies

Rehearsals for the opening ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games moved to the outdoor stadium of the Kentucky Horse Park Thursday night. The semi-dress rehearsal started at showtime, 7 p.m., and clocked in right around three hours. With … Continue reading

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Ballet executive going to Pennsylvania orchestra

Lexington Ballet executive director Joe Tackett has left the company to take the same position with the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, Penn. Tackett came to the Ballet just over a year ago and helped the company re-launch its professional … Continue reading

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Reinvigorating Downtown Arts Center is Job 1

LexArts’ decision to name a program ­coordinator for the Downtown Arts Center could be seen as a reaction to a drop in use of the 8-year-old facility since Actors Guild of Lexington pulled out. And that is correct, to an … 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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Lexington Ballet director steps into ‘Nutcracker’

The Lexington Ballet went through three men scheduled to dance the role of the Cavalier in this year’s production of “The Nutcracker,” and Luis Dominguez’s number finally came up. The 46-year-old artistic director of the Lexington Ballet had to take … Continue reading

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Lexington is a great place for artsy kids

When I moved to Lexington in 1998, one thing that immediately struck me about the ­local arts scene was the prominence of children and organizations geared toward children. The Lexington Children’s Theatre’s shows rated the same sort of attention as … Continue reading

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Artsy two-fer: Ballet and Phil team up on tix

The Lexington Philharmonic and Lexington Ballet are teaming up to sell tickets to their season premieres for one price. Both the Ballet’s Sept. 17 and 18 Fabric of Dance performance and the Phil’s Sept. 25 MasterClassics concert are big debuts: … Continue reading

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