Category Archives: Music

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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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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