Category Archives: Television

Jordan Smith is on to ‘The Voice’ Top 12

The field for Season 9 of The Voice was cut in half Wednesday night, and in the least surprising development of the evening, Harlan County’s Jordan Smith made the cut. The coaches’ darling through the show’s first three rounds seems to have … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith closes first night of ‘The Voice’ live with Beyonce

Jordan Smith has led off or closed every episode of The Voice on which he has appeared. Monday night, the first night of live competition, Smith closed  it out with a slow-burn rendition of Beyonce’s Halo that left the coaches with heavenly praise. “God has signed … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith goes to live competition on ‘The Voice’

Harlan County native Jordan Smith survived the third round on The Voice and is moving on to live competition. Both times Smith was in competitive rounds, coach Adam Levine declared him the winner, and his opponent was stolen by another coach. This … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith’s battle round on ‘The Voice’ went according to plan

Jordan Smith and Regina Love: Competitors? Collaborators? Conspirators? A few days after his battle round aired on The Voice, Smith took a few minutes to reflect with us on his and Love’s performance of Sam Smith’s Like I Can, which raised the studio roof … Continue reading

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Jordan Smith baffles ‘The Voice’ judges in battle round

Harlan County’s Jordan Smith was paired with Atlanta gospel powerhouse Regina Love for the battle round to kick off Monday night’s episode of The Voice. And while the well-traveled Love, who toured the world and was once signed to Evander Holyfield’s now … Continue reading

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Trevor Noah brings youthful appeal, familiar feel to ‘The Daily Show’

A little over halfway through the first segment of Trevor Noah’s debut as host of The Daily Show, correspondent Jordan Klepper was blurring the line between John Boehner’s departure from the United States Congress and Jon Stewart’s departure from The Daily Show anchor chair. … Continue reading

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Harlan man stuns ‘The Voice’ judges

If you go onto a singing-competition show on national television seeking affirmation of your talent, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better response than Harlan’s Jordan Smith got Tuesday night on The Voice. His rendition of Sia’s Chandelier prompted most of the judges … Continue reading

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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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