Category Archives: Reviews

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at the Lexington Opera House

In some interpretations, Peter Pan can come across as such a little brat — the ultimate perpetual adolescent that you wish would just grow up and get a clue. But like many a good prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher tells us there’s … Continue reading

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Review: ‘I Dedicate This Ride’ by Message Theater

Most of us in Lexington know the name Isaac Murphy, but know little about him except he was a black jockey in the late 19th century. In dramatic fashion, Message Theater answers the questions of who Murphy was and what … Continue reading

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Review: Zac Brown Band at Rupp Arena

Photo gallery: Zac Brown Band in Rupp Arena. Several minutes into the Zac Brown Band‘s performance of Who Knows, Saturday night at Rupp Arena, it was easy to forget what song you were hearing. Echoing the song’s stormy lyrics about thunder and … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic opening night

After a week of making headlines with contract negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra got down to making music Friday night at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. More than a year … Continue reading

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TV review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (premiers at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17) isn’t the first time writer-producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur have brought a Saturday Night Live Star to prime time. They were the force behind the Amy Poehler vehicle Parks and Recreation which … Continue reading

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Notebook: New Works’ ‘In Respect to Mrs. Carter …’

Kevin Lane Dearinger took his unparalleled Lexington theater scholarship to the stage Thursday night with In Respect to Mrs. Carter; the American Bernhardt, which also served as an introduction to a new Lexington theater company. New Works, Inc. launched last … Continue reading

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Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead’ by AGL

We are in the midst of a little backstage drama at William Shakespeare’s new Globe Theatre in 1599. The debut performance of Henry V has just concluded, and there are some congratulations, a lot of griping and colorfully spoken drama. … Continue reading

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Review: The Band Perry ~ Pioneer

After two swings through Rupp Arena as a supporting act, The Band Perry seems destined to take over headlining duties. The group’s second album, Pioneer, is a prime vehicle to take it there with a dozen numbers that will play to big … Continue reading

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Review: Winter Jam 2013 at Rupp Arena

Tobymac (right) and the Diverse City band formed a drumline at Rupp Arena during the Winter Jam performance. (c) Herald-Leader staff photos by Rich Copley. See more: Winter Jam 2013 photo gallery Tobymac is one of the unlikeliest No. 1 … Continue reading

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Review: UK Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro

Last Fall’s record-breaking, eye-popping production of The Phantom of the Opera put the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre in the spotlight as an organization capable of putting on a really big show. This semester’s production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The … Continue reading

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