Category Archives: media

KET’s ‘backSTORY’ will go behind the scenes at Kentucky magazine

Fans of print media and journalism — a group I am proudly a part of — have enjoyed watching the last couple years as a new Kentucky magazine has launched and grown in this era where print publications have regularly … Continue reading

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Farewell to WEKU’s Charles Compton

Listeners to NPR’s Morning Edition often joke that they have to have a box of tissues ready Friday mornings for the often moving Story Corps segments, which present real-life conversations between people who agreed to have their chats recorded and archived in … Continue reading

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Picasso ain’t originating from Lexington anymore

For a decade, Matt Jordan has been chronicling music in Lexington and beyond on his blog, You Ain’t No Picasso. In addition to writing, the Elizabethtown native became an accomplished concert photographer, following the music where it led, from Lexington … Continue reading

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Tsarnaev cover: Poorly played, Rolling Stone, poorly played

The cover of the Aug.1 issue of Rolling Stone magazine fails because it simultaneously broke the magazine’s traditions while being typical of them. Yes, I am a little late to this party as the release of the cover coincided with … Continue reading

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Live blog: Barnstable Brown Party

  Everybody loves a hometown hero. UofL basketball star Peyton Siva could barely do interviews for all the fans cheering SIVA! SIVA! as he entered the Barnstable Gala. He said he was enjoying the love and looks forward to coming … Continue reading

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Barnstable Brown Gala celebrates 25 years

Louisville’s Barnstable Brown Gala will celebrate its 25th edition with plenty of old friends and some new faces Derby Eve. Among the familiar faces at the home of The ‘Ville’s hostess with the mostess, Patricia Barnstable Brown, will be reigning … Continue reading

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Not-so-super memories of the Super Bowl halftime shows

The first Super Bowl I watched on TV? That’s easy: the 1980 matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Rams were my first favorite football team, thanks in large part to it being Warren Beatty’s team in … Continue reading

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Summer Snow: Making this film becomes family affair

Growing up together, Jeremy and Kendra White would pull out the video camera, get ­cousins ­together and “make random ­videos,” Jeremy says. As they have grown up, their filmmaking has gotten more ­serious … much more serious. The past three … Continue reading

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Central Library’s renovated theater is ready for its debut

For years, the theater in the Lexington ­Public Library downtown has been a venue for plays, films, talks, music and candidate debates. This month, the ­renamed Will Stamps Farish Fund Theater at Central Library is ­reintroducing itself with numerous upgrades, … Continue reading

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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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