Category Archives: Music

Former UK singer wins in Metropolitan Opera Auditions

University of Kentucky graduate Reginald Smith Jr. was one of five winners Sunday afternoon in the final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is only the second UK winner in the auditions, widely considered to be the … Continue reading

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The second annual Moonshiner’s Ball lineup

We can now declare the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers‘ Moonshiner’s Ball an annual event as it has unveiled the lineup for its second annual edition. Lexington’s-own Ben Sollee will headline opening night, May 15, with Canadian folk artists The Duhks also … Continue reading

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Reginald Smith Jr. takes UK experience to Met finals

The first time Reginald Smith Jr. stepped on the stage at the Lexington Opera House, he looked down into the orchestra pit and then up at the second balcony. “I was thinking, how do I look down at the conductor … Continue reading

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Listening too … Houndmouth, ‘Little Neon Limelight’

“Go and take the millions, and the Derby hats, and stick ‘em up your —,” Houndmouth guitarist Matt Myers drawls on the acid-induced ballad For No One, that is indicative of the band’s second album, Little Neon Limelight. The band that hails from … Continue reading

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Listening to … Ben Sollee, ‘Steeples, Part One’

Minimalism is becoming all the rage these days: downsizing, simplifying your living space; tiny houses; basic cars; bare-bones wardrobes. We can look at the clutter around us and think, there can be too much of a good thing. Steeples, Part … Continue reading

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Reginald Smith Jr. – official Met finalists photo

In case you missed it … ahem … ICYMI … University of Kentucky graduate Reginald Smith Jr. became one of nine finalists Sunday in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. He will perform with the other eight finalists in the … Continue reading

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UK graduate heading to Met auditions finals

Reginald Smith Jr., who took an overnight Greyhound bus ride from Atlanta to Lexington to win a full scholarship to University of Kentucky’s voice program in 2007, has advanced to the final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. … Continue reading

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Getting a taste of SXSW without going to Austin

Sometimes, if you follow music media, you can get the impression that everyone is heading to the South by Southwest music festival this time of year. Don’t I wish. That trip isn’t quite in our budget here at the H-L, … Continue reading

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Eagles will return to Rupp Arena in July

Note: This post has been updated with clearer information on the pre-sale tickets, below. Twenty years after bringing the groundbreaking Hell Freezes Over reunion tour to Rupp Arena, Eagles will return to the home of the Wildcats on July 25. Tickets will go … Continue reading

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Prince plays Louisville Saturday , tickets on sale Monday.

UPDATE: The show is at 8 p.m. March 14 at the Louisville Palace. Tickets are $97-$275. Good luck. Second show added at 11 p.m. If you are Prince, it stands to reason you can show up in any town and … Continue reading

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