Category Archives: UK

‘Hoffman’ another chance to enjoy Greg Turay on stage in Lexington

I went to the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s rehearsal for The Tales of Hoffman Tuesday night to work on a story about Matthew Turner, the bass who has joined a small, elite club of UK singers who advanced to the national rounds … Continue reading

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UK sends two singers to Met Auditions semi-finals

University of Kentucky bass Matthew Turner won the Mid-South Regional Round of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions Saturday at UK’s Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, and has advanced to the audition’s national semi-finals, March 15 on the stage of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Notebook … ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Live

In 2012, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 50th anniversary with a movie music concert that included John Williams’ theme from Star Wars. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have probably heard that theme more than 1,000 times, but … Continue reading

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Former UK viola professor Deborah Lander, an advocate for CPR training, has died

Deborah Lander, the world-renowned violist who brought an Australian accent to the University of Kentucky’s string program and became an advocate for CPR training after her own cardiac arrest, died Friday in England. She was 49. Her sister, Sara Allsopp … Continue reading

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UK School of Music has a new director

John Scheib has been named as the next director of the University of Kentucky’s School of Music. Scheib, a former public school music teacher, is currently director of the School of Music and associate professor of music education at Ball … Continue reading

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Video: UK Concerto Competition winner Ingang Han

You don’t have to wait until 9:45 p.m. Friday for thrilling, aggressive play by University of Kentucky students. Hours before the Cats-and-Cards tip off in the NCAA Tournament, UK junior Ingang Han will be the soloist in a performance of … Continue reading

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Morgan Freeman coming to UK

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman will be at the University of Kentucky on April 14 to discuss his career in an event presented by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Freeman, who was born in Memphis, Tenn., and grew up … Continue reading

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New oboe professor at UK looks to build community

In the studio of new assistant oboe professor ToniMarie ­Marchioni in the ­University of Kentucky Fine Arts ­building, it looks as if ­Facebook has exploded all over her left wall. Filling it are memes, some with the characters we all … Continue reading

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WUKY will broadcast KY Writers Hall of Fame

WUKY-FM will broadcast the 2014 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event took place Jan. 23 at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. The inductees that night included Thomas Merton, Thomas D. Clark, Etheridge Knight, and … Continue reading

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Art Museum at University of Kentucky director candidate: Stuart Horodner

The search for a new executive director for the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky continued Jan. 27 with a visit from Stuart Horodner, currently the curator and artistic director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Unfortunately, my car … Continue reading

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