Category Archives: Television

Campaign launched to bring ‘Parks and Rec’ band Mouse Rat to CentrePit

Even a renewed promise to finally develop the controversial CentrePointe block has not deterred Lexingtonians from launching new campaigns and initiatives regarding the block. The latest, launched Wednesday, is a bit of life imitating art involving the NBC sitcom Parks and … Continue reading

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‘WoodSongs’ expands its TV and radio reach

The Lexington-based WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour has been added to two prominent national outlets that will enable it to reach 14.4 million viewers and listeners worldwide, according to a news release. The DISH Network satellite service has added the show … Continue reading

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2015 Tony Awards live blog

Well the Tony Awards seem like a good excuse to finally break le blog’s unplanned hiatus (May was a busy month professionally and personally, including one child graduating from high school and another turning 16). The Tonys are an interesting award show … Continue reading

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‘Live from Lincoln Center’ coming to Shaker Village music fest

For decades, arts fans have tuned into PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center to find out what is happening at the venerable New York institution. At the end of this month, the series will travel from New York for the first time to … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ finale previewing in Harlan

UPDATE: The event in Harlan is sold out. The FX crime drama Justified has been set in Harlan and Lexington for all of its six seasons. But while writers and producers have made research trips to Eastern and Central Kentucky, the series has … Continue reading

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While his show is in ‘Cougar Town,’ Josh Hopkins’ heart is in Big Blue Nation

Life is about to get stressful for Lexington native Josh Hopkins. It’s not that he’s wrapping up a six-season run on the TBS sitcom Cougar Town, playing opposite Courteney Cox, and now has to figure out what his next act … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ enters the home stretch

The final season of Justified  didn’t get off to the rip-snortin’ start we were hoping for from FX’s Kentucky-based crime drama. It may have been hard for it to do that. After all, what we are anticipating is the resolution … Continue reading

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When Leonard Nimoy came to Lexington

The death of iconic Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy on Friday prompted many people to share their memories of the actor who played Mr. Spock. Those people included Kentucky producer George Rasmussen, who hired Nimoy in 1975 to act in a film for PBS, … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ legacy more than comedy

For the better part of the last decade, I had the same reaction to most major news stories, particularly if they were of the political or ridiculous variety: What is Jon Stewart going to say about this? For 15 years … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ Season 6 premiere

Life in Harlan has gotten complicated in five seasons, particularly for Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder. The Season 6 premiere of Justified included several reflections back to the series’ first hours, when Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) was just a loose gun in the … Continue reading

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