Category Archives: Music

Philharmonic management and musicians agree on contract

While the 2013-14 Lexington Philharmonic season started in the midst of a labor dispute, the 2014-15 season will open Saturday with a new agreement in place between the orchestra management and musicians union. The two parties were expected to sign a … Continue reading

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A little whine with your free U2 album?

Twitter never has been a land of particularly good manners. But last week, it seemed a lot of users needed to be reminded of that old saw, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” The phrase means you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Do genres even matter anymore?

Taylor Swift may have dropped the biggest piece of non-news this week when she announced that her new album, 1989, due out Oct. 27, will be an all-pop music effort; no country music pretenses. For many, pretense was all it was. As … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of Lexington opens with game-changing performance

Photos: See a gallery from Wednesday’s concert. Even if you missed all of the prelude concerts in this year’s Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, it was fairly obvious there were some big changes this year from the downbeat of the … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of Lexington blows into town

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington started Thursday, embarking on the biggest overhaul of the event since it started in 2007. Two years ago, the festival began to be preceded by impromptu concerts by a chamber group in addition to … Continue reading

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Notebook: Moontower Music Festival

More to read and see: Our preview of the Moontower Music Festival. The story from Saturday’s event. Moontower photo gallery. The Snapped Moontower gallery. The folks at LexEffect certainly have a good idea: get Lexington, or the immediate Lexington area, … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Weird Al’ with the song save

I want to sing Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines every time that incessant earworm crawls into my head. But I have a few problems with the lyrics. … tried to domesticate you But you’re an animal, baby, it’s in your nature … Continue reading

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Singletary Center announces 2014-15 lineup

The Singletary Center for the Arts has announced a 2014-15 season that includes several artists who previously had big shows in the area, plus another classical music superstar to collaborate with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As in recent … Continue reading

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Listening to … Morrissey, ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’

Twenty-seven years ago, Morrissey sang, “If you think peace is a common goal, that goes to show how little you know,” in The Death of a Disco Dancer from The Smiths’ final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come.  And if you have sort of … Continue reading

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Michael Cleveland at Southland Jamboree, Tuesday

Count me among the folks who was not prepared for what I heard when Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper took the stage last month at the Best of Bluegrass Festival. I’ve just started to really tune into bluegrass music in the … Continue reading

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