Category Archives: Music

Follow up: The ‘Amahl’ countertenor went on

We ended last week noting some drama around the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Countertenor Joshua Steinbach, whose voice reportedly helped persuade UK Opera to revive the show, fell ill on … Continue reading

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ArtyFacts: Sundance and Grammy honors for Lexingtonians

Pikeville native and University of Kentucky graduate Ashley York will be taking her documentary Tig to the Sundance Film Festival in January. Tig tells the story of how comedian Tig Notaro’s career shifted after a legendary performance at the Largo in Los Angeles where … Continue reading

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Listening to … Bryan Ferry and ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

A few weeks ago, I was listening Bryan Ferry‘s Bête Noire album, enjoying the sensuous beats of songs like The Right Stuff and Limbo, remembering seeing the album’s tour in August 1988, which I still rate as the best concert I … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift coming to Rupp Arena next year

Fresh off its biggest music event ever with Garth Brooks’ four-show stand last weekend, Rupp Arena announced Monday morning that Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour — named for her latest album, not any revolutionary time-travel breakthroughs —  will come to … Continue reading

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Listening to … Angaleena Presley, ‘American Middle Class’

Martin County native Angaleena Presley knows small town Appalachian life well enough to not romanticize it too much. While a lot of country songs today get all nostalgic for Friday night lights, she writes about the town football star dying … Continue reading

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‘Voice’ audition ‘uplifting’ for Sydney Cubit

As viewers saw in a montage on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice,” the judges did not turn around for Lexington teen Sydney Cubit. But despite not advancing to the live competition, Cubit’s mother says that the 16-year-old Henry Clay … Continue reading

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Lexington’s Sydney Cubit on ‘The Voice’

Lexington teen Sydney Cubit will go before Adam, Pharrell, Gwen and Blake this week on NBC’s “The Voice.” The 16-year-old Henry Clay High School student has become well-know in Lexington as a singer and songwriter with regular gigs at venues … Continue reading

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Listening to … Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, ‘Cheek to Cheek’

In 1989, the soundtrack to a little movie called “When Harry Met Sally” turned a generation that was tuned into U2 and Bon Jovi onto standards from the American songbook. All it took was a charming guy named Harry Connick Jr. … Continue reading

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Garth Brooks tickets go on sale

3 p.m. Rupp Arena general manager Carl Hall says that the interactive map of Rupp Arena, which allows ticket buyers to choose their seats, will be available starting at 6 p.m. Friday night. He said it was not feasible to make … Continue reading

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Does it always have to be the late show?

Talking to the guys in Palisades about their record release shows Saturday night at the Green Lantern Bar, they wanted to make a point that it was going to be two shows, one at 8 p.m. with the Nativity Singers … Continue reading

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