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Best Super Bowl music ever

Sunday night in the midst of Facebook and Twitter posts about the Super Bowl, I made a comment that engendered some very mild protest: while the game was a snore, Super Bowl 48 did feature the best collective music of … Continue reading

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Renee Fleming will have Super Bowl fans cheering ‘BRAVO!’

One of the best stories I ever heard from the stage in Lexington came when violinist Robert McDuffie came to town, I believe with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Singletary Center for the Arts.  Introducing his encore, he recalled … Continue reading

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Barnstable Brown Gala celebrates 25 years

Louisville’s Barnstable Brown Gala will celebrate its 25th edition with plenty of old friends and some new faces Derby Eve. Among the familiar faces at the home of The ‘Ville’s hostess with the mostess, Patricia Barnstable Brown, will be reigning … Continue reading

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Not-so-super memories of the Super Bowl halftime shows

The first Super Bowl I watched on TV? That’s easy: the 1980 matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Rams were my first favorite football team, thanks in large part to it being Warren Beatty’s team in … Continue reading

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Legends film headed for Cooperstown

Most baseball legends end up in the same place: Cooperstown, N.Y. That is now the destination of Legendary: When Baseball Came to the Bluegrass, a film about the history of the Lexington Legends. The documentary by director Michael Crisp and producer Scott … Continue reading

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Olympics: NBC has work to do before Rio

As Brazil’s presentation rolled out during Sunday’s night’s broadcast of the Olympics’ closing ceremonies, commentators Bob Costas and Al Michaels noted that Rio de Janeiro is just one hour ahead of the United States’ East Coast time zone, which will … Continue reading

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We watch the Olympics because we love drama

Sunday night, I was about to turn in around 11 p.m. when I decided to stay up a few more minutes to see what Gabby Douglas was all about. She was on the cover of Time magazine and had been … Continue reading

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Derby: Once a Cat …

The University of Kentucky Wildcats spotted one of their Big Blue bretheren on the red carpet and tried to wave him into the picture with them. But the ol’ pro waved them on. Patterson, who now plays for the Houston … Continue reading

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By watching the BCS, you’re enabling it

In today’s  inaugural broadcast of CBS This Morning, host Charlie Rose signed out of a segment about how pretty much everyone hates the Bowl Championship Series saying, “I still look forward to LSU and Alabama.” And you would pretty much … Continue reading

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UK choir director’s Rocky Top rewrite

Photo Gallery: Collage: A Holiday Spectacular Before Thanksgiving break, University of Kentucky choirs director Jefferson Johnson told his fellow musicians in the GrassKats, “If UK beats Tennessee, I’m going to rewrite Rocky Top.”  The GrassKats are a Bluegrass ensemble featuring … Continue reading

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