Category Archives: Music

Lexington high school theater tipster

This weekend sees 2015 spring semester high school theater getting into swing with several musicals and a play on tap. Here’s a look at what’s coming up, with a little interesting info on each show — there are some enticing shows … Continue reading

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Lexington Music Awards: And the winners are …

While the Oscars were being handed out in Hollywood, the inaugural Lexington Music Awards were held Sunday night at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. The awards were the brainchild of Lexington musician and music teacher David McLean, who … Continue reading

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UK sends two singers to Met Auditions semi-finals

University of Kentucky bass Matthew Turner won the Mid-South Regional Round of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions Saturday at UK’s Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, and has advanced to the audition’s national semi-finals, March 15 on the stage of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Notebook: Kayoko Dan makes a dramatic return to Lexington

Former Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras director Kayoko Dan returned to the Bluegrass Friday night, directing the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in a cinematic concert that highlighted several of the group’s principal players. Dan said Monday that the program was completely chosen … Continue reading

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A kinder, gentler Kanye West at the Grammys? Nevermind

Early in Sunday night’s Grammy telecast, we we observed that, despite the jokes about Kimye and North West, marriage seemed to have calmed Kanye West down. He seemed to be more of a colleague and less of a rabble-rouser. The … Continue reading

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Notebook … ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Live

In 2012, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 50th anniversary with a movie music concert that included John Williams’ theme from Star Wars. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have probably heard that theme more than 1,000 times, but … Continue reading

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Listening to … The Lone Bellow, ‘Then Came the Morning’

The Lone Bellow came to my attention through an unusual convergence of sources. Let’s put them in radio station terms: the very-WBUL Eric Church concert, which The Lone Bellow is opening, that was recently announced for May 7 at Rupp Arena … Continue reading

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Parks and Rec shows it can revive Downtown Arts Center

When the Lexington Department of Parks and Recreation took over management of the Downtown Arts Center in July, new director Celeste Lewis was prepared for a getting-to-know-you period before arts groups and presenters bought into the new era. But quite … Continue reading

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Eric Church is coming to Rupp Arena in May

As often happens, after one country show wraps up at Rupp Arena, another one is announced. On the high-heels of Miranda Lambert’s boots, Rupp announced Monday that genre-bending country star Eric Church will be bringing his “The Outsiders World Tour” … Continue reading

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Listening too … Sleater-Kinney, ‘No Cities to Love’

The question posed by Sleater-Kinney‘s first new album in nearly  a decade is, can you still be a group of riot grrrls when one of your members in now a red-carpet-walking celebrity and American Express pitchwoman and another is a … Continue reading

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