Category Archives: Transylvania University

Steve Zahn will deliver Transylvania University’s commencement address

Transylvania University’s May 25 graduation ceremony will have a dash of Hollywood: Actor and area resident Steve Zahn is to deliver the commencement address. Zahn, who starred in films including Sahara; Happy, Texas; and Rescue Dawn,  and the HBO series Treme, lives in Georgetown … Continue reading

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Art project to tattoo poem on 200-plus Lexingtonians

Transylvania University-based artists Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova are embarking on another innovative community-art project. This one will spread poetry across the bodies of Lexingtonians. The Lexington Tattoo Project will take a poem about the city by area writer Bianca … Continue reading

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Transylvania University hires former Actors Theatre of Louisville official

Transylvania University has hired former Actors Theatre of Louisville literary manager Michael Bigelow Dixon as an assistant professor of theater beginning with this year’s fall semester. Dixon was the literary manager of Actors Theatre of Louisville from 1986 to 2001 … Continue reading

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Kentucky gave tenor a wealth of music and a teacher

Tenor Andrew Moore’s first solo recital in ­September 2010 was a traditional ­affair, with works by George ­Frideric Handel, Vincenzo Bellini, Johannes Brahms and other usual suspects in ­classical vocal music. Moore got a little loose in the ­second half … Continue reading

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Inside Job, Stonewall headline One World Film Festival

The lineup for the 14th annual One World Film Festival has been announced with 11 cross-cultural films scheduled Feb. 12 to March 18. This year’s lineup includes numerous noteworthy and critically acclaimed films including the 2011 Oscar winner for best … Continue reading

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Central Kentucky Arts 2011: Big events and big changes

We did not have a major international event in Lexington this year like 2010’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but it felt like a big year in the arts. WEG was a catalyst for a lot of big names and … Continue reading

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Duplication of plays is a tiresome trend

When I heard that Central Kentucky was going to get a production of Tracy Letts’ 2008 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County in the 2011-12 arts season, I was excited … the first time it was announced. That … Continue reading

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Project SEE Theatre announces first season

Project SEE Theatre, which presented a critically acclaimed production of Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet last fall, has announced a full season of shows. And it is not a long wait until the first production, which opens in just over three … Continue reading

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Notebook: Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls at Transylvania University Theatre

The first show I saw at the Humana Festival of New American Plays was Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls in 1999. It was the second Humana show from Naomi Iizuka, a playwright who made a big Humana splash two years … Continue reading

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2011 represents a new normal for arts scene

After a volatile year in Central Kentucky arts, 2011 should give us a sense of how things might settle in for the coming years. This will be a year that could establish new normals for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, which … Continue reading

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