Category Archives: Music

Notebook: Lexington Philharmonic with Time for Three

Between the second and the third portion of Time for Three‘s main performance with the Lexington Philharmonic Friday , violinist Nick Kendall leaned forward and said something to the first few rows that was hard to understand. But it did … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith’s battle round on ‘The Voice’ went according to plan

Jordan Smith and Regina Love: Competitors? Collaborators? Conspirators? A few days after his battle round aired on The Voice, Smith took a few minutes to reflect with us on his and Love’s performance of Sam Smith’s Like I Can, which raised the studio roof … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith baffles ‘The Voice’ judges in battle round

Harlan County’s Jordan Smith was paired with Atlanta gospel powerhouse Regina Love for the battle round to kick off Monday night’s episode of The Voice. And while the well-traveled Love, who toured the world and was once signed to Evander Holyfield’s now … Continue reading

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Luke Bryan concert traffic snafu makes a case for city oversight

It’s probably safe to say Tuesday night’s traffic fiasco surrounding the Luke Bryan Farm Tour at Talon Winery and Vineyards was not the way Lexington officials wanted to start a month of major events in our fair city. Traffic backed … Continue reading

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Harlan man stuns ‘The Voice’ judges

If you go onto a singing-competition show on national television seeking affirmation of your talent, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better response than Harlan’s Jordan Smith got Tuesday night on The Voice. His rendition of Sia’s Chandelier prompted most of the judges … Continue reading

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Madonna coming to Louisville

Madonna has added dates to her just-launched Rebel Heart tour, and they include a stop in Louisville Jan. 16. The 57-year-old pop icon’s KFC Yum! Center show will be her first Louisville stop, according to a Live Nation press release, and she … Continue reading

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Band members not happy ’80s hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’ played at Kim Davis rally

At 48, Kim Davis is the right age to have been infused with Rocky III theme Eye of the Tiger as a go-to psych-up anthem. But members of Survivor, the band that wrote and recorded the 1982 hit, are none too happy that the song … Continue reading

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Hunter Hayes playing surprise Lexington show Wednesday

Country heartthrob Hunter Hayes will be performing a concert for CMT’s Instant Jam series in Lexington, Wednesday night. Hayes, who will open Thursday night’s Lady Antebellum concert at Rupp Arena, tweeted the news Tuesday morning and says he will release the when-and-where … Continue reading

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Every note tells a story for ‘House of Cards’ and chamber festival composer Jeff Beal

Read Walter Tunis’ profile of Chamber Fest artist-in-residence Jason Vieaux. Click here for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington schedule. All of Jeff Beal’s music tells a story. Lately, it’s the story of Machiavellian Washington power couple Frank and Claire … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Nappy Roots make POTUS playlist

Bowling Green’s Nappy Roots are reveling in unexpected honor this month: The groups’ optimistic 2008 hit Good Day was one of 40 songs named to President Barack Obama’s Spotify Summer Playlist. According to the White House website, the summer playlists — one for … Continue reading

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