Category Archives: Music

Listening to … St. Paul and the Broken Bones

  Most of us who love music had someone or ones when we were young who guided us to good music. I had several, including  my cousin Janet and her husband Phil whose love of artists like the Grateful Dead … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic world premiere concert

The cookie-cutter formula for orchestral concerts usually leaves room for one impressive guest: the concerto soloist who plays between the overture and the intermission, before the big symphony in the second half. But the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra has, for the … Continue reading

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Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season expands performances and contemporary works

On the same night the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra presented its third commissioned work in the Scott Terrell era, it also unveil a schedule for next season that expands its performances and presentations of contemporary works. The lineup includes performances of … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney coming to Louisville’s Yum Center

Sir Paul McCartney will aim his Out There tour for Louisville’s KFC Yum Center on June 26. Tickets for the former Beatle’s first date in the region since an August 2011 performance at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park will go on … Continue reading

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Academy of Country Music Awards: the un-awards show awards show

The Grammy Awards have been becoming more of a concert and less of an awards show for the past decade or so. This year, the Academy of Country Music Awards took a page from that playbook and ran with it, … Continue reading

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Oratorio ‘Thy Will Be Done’ will be done — someday

When the first performances of Angela Rice’s oratorio Thy Will Be Done were completed in 2012, the composer was far from finished with the piece. “All of these ideas came ­flooding into my head after the first performance, of things … Continue reading

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UK School of Music has a new director

John Scheib has been named as the next director of the University of Kentucky’s School of Music. Scheib, a former public school music teacher, is currently director of the School of Music and associate professor of music education at Ball … Continue reading

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Tyler Childers’ music has grown up with him

When Tyler Childers was 16, he had been writing songs for a few years, “mostly about my buddies and girls,” he says. “When you’re 14 and 15 years old, there’s not much to write about to reach a wide audience.” … Continue reading

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2014 Forecastle Festival features Beck and Jack White

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 18 to 20, announced a lineup today that crosses several generations of modern rock from The Replacements to Jack White. Rounding out the top of the lineup are Beck, who just dropped a critically acclaimed new album, … Continue reading

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Listening to … Sundy Best, ‘Bring Up the Sun’

  Sundy Best‘s first album, Door Without a Screen, was geared to establish the Prestonsburg natives and Lexington-based duo as a Kentucky band with songs like Mountain Parkway and Kentucky Women. Bring Up the Sun, which released on iTunes Monday and drops everywhere else Tuesday, is … Continue reading

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