Category Archives: New York

Lexington Singers play Carnegie Hall Sunday

The Lexington Singers are taking the sounds of the Bluegrass to the heart of one of the nation’s cultural capitols this weekend with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The 2 p.m. Sunday performance will feature Jefferson Johnson leading … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee at Lincoln Center

Lexington native and resident, when he’s not touring the nation on his bike, Ben Sollee made his Lincoln Center debut Saturday night in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse as part of the Center’s American Songbook series. Kevin Dearinger, who splits his … Continue reading

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Lexington native joins the Canadian Brass

Trumpeter Caleb Hudson, a Lexington native who first turned heads in the Bluegrass before heading off to the Interlochen Academy and the Julliard School, has officially joined the Canadian Brass, arguably the world’s best-known brass ensemble. Hudson’s appointment came in … Continue reading

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T.G. Shuck’s daughter Brooklyn cast in Broadway revival of Annie

Brooklyn Shuck, daughter of former WKYT-TV weatherman T.G. Shuck, has been cast in the the Broadway revival of Annie. Brooklyn, 7, will be an  understudy for five roles including Molly, the littlest orphan who has several featured moments in the classic … Continue reading

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UK Opera presents Phantom of the Opera in October

After 26 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera is coming to Lexington in a production by the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre. The iconic Broadway musical is still playing in New York and on national and international tours, … Continue reading

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Ashland’s Steve Kazee up for a Tony Award

Kentucky’s latest Broadway star can get used to reading his name written this way: Tony Award nominee Steve Kazee — it even rhymes.  The Ashland native, who discovered a love for musical theater while he was a student at Morehead … Continue reading

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Reviews in for Once on Broadway, starring Ashland’s Steve Kazee

Steve Kazee’s first Broadway lead looks to be a hit with critics whose reviews are coming in after Sunday’s opening night performance of Once, the new musical based on the surprise hit 2006 film. Kazee, who was raised in Ashland … Continue reading

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Ashland’s Steve Kazee in Broadway’s spotlight

Kentucky native Steve Kazee has enjoyed modest success on and off Broadway since he discovered acting when he was a student at Morehead State University in the mid-1990s. His turns have included starring opposite Audra McDonald in Roundabout Theatre’s revival … Continue reading

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UK grads in Porgy and Bess on Broadway

When The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess opens on Broadway tonight, two University of Kentucky graduates will be on stage. Andrea Jones-Sojola is playing the Strawberry Woman and understudies the roles of Clara and Serena. Phumzile Sojola is Peter, The Honey … Continue reading

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Passion for opera knows 
no income levels

Opera, and the question of whether it is only for the well-heeled, made it into the Occupy Wall Street debate last week. NPR Music posted an item Wednesday highlighting two New York Times stories. In one, food critic Sam Sifton … Continue reading

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