Category Archives: Television

George Clooney to appear on ‘Downton Abbey’

If you are like a number of people I know who (A) love George Clooney and (B) love Downton Abbey, prepare to have your mind blown. Gorgeous George is going to be on Downton Abbey, or at least part of a Downton Abbey event. … Continue reading

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Reality check: ‘Saturday Night Live’ has always been hit-and-miss

So I was surfing comments on Entertainment Weekly’s wrap-up of the Chris Rock-Prince episode of Saturday Night Live on Sunday when I stumbled onto a group of commenters who had actual — Wow! — perspective. “The actual truth is that the show … Continue reading

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Lexington’s Sydney Cubit on ‘The Voice’

Lexington teen Sydney Cubit will go before Adam, Pharrell, Gwen and Blake this week on NBC’s “The Voice.” The 16-year-old Henry Clay High School student has become well-know in Lexington as a singer and songwriter with regular gigs at venues … Continue reading

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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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