Category Archives: Television

Appreciation: Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Most of us first met Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, who arrived on Earth in a giant egg and charmed the planet, particularly a fetching earthling named Mindy. In the years after Mork & Mindy’s run on ABC from 1978 to … Continue reading

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Erin Christopher has a good outing on ‘Jeopardy Teen Tournament’

Tates Creek High School junior Erin Christopher had a good showing in the Jeopardy Teen Tournament, but she did not advance to the next round. The Tuesday night broadcast started strong for the Lexington 16-year-old, who got to pick first and got … Continue reading

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Former SCAPA student on ‘Under the Dome’

Lexington native Grace Victoria Cox will have a major recurring role on the CBS summer series Under the Dome, when its second season premieres on June 30. According The Hollywood Reporter, Cox will, “recur as the lithe, mysterious, beautiful and almost regal … Continue reading

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Warning, theatergoer: What is the critic’s role in flagging potentially offensive content?

The Book of Mormon, which just opened in Louisville for a two-week run, is one of those shows that presents a critic with dual challenges. I confronted this directly on Wednesday night, when I reviewed the show. On the one hand, you want … Continue reading

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Audra McDonald, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash headline EKU Center’s 2014-15 season

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts in Richmond announced its fourth season of shows Wednesday. It is the first programmed by executive director Joel Aalberts, who became the center’s chief last summer. The lineup of 29 shows kicks … Continue reading

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‘Justified': This season’s ‘You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive’

The Justified tradition has been to end each season with Darrell Scott’s You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive. The version hasn’t always been the same — Brad Paisley, Dave Alvin — and there are a lot of options. But this year, the honor of taking … Continue reading

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‘The Late Show': It will be nice to see Colbert be Colbert

What we thought might be an ongoing parlor game for late night TV watchers turned out to be a quick turnaround for CBS as the eye network set its sights on Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as the host … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ season finale recap

Through five seasons of Justified, there is one man who has somewhat serendipitously floated through a long trail of mayhem, avoiding his own catastrophes through everything from a deft hand with explosives to the right words to the right allegiances to … Continue reading

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Letterman retirement is a generational moment

Children of the ’80s, such as myself, are frequently amused these days by signs that we’re, you know, getting up there. We hear songs we helped drive up the pop charts on “oldies” stations and see movies we saw in … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Starvation’

Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport) is about to find how how tight family ties are, and which ones are strongest. Most of the penultimate (a word we’re sure Dewey Crowe would not understand) episode of Season 5 of Justified focused on … Continue reading

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