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Derby helped bridge distance between Mom and me

My mother’s stockbroker was explaining to my brother-in-law a frustration of dealing with Mom. There was a stock she wanted to buy that he had advised against; it just didn’t have much of a chance of doing anything, he thought. … Continue reading

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Review: Ben Sollee at the Kentucky Theatre

Musicians often give hometown shows around holidays. Thanksgiving or Christmas visits can provide the perfect excuse for a hometown gig. But it was only fitting that the holiday Ben Sollee chose to make a Kentucky Theatre stand was Earth Day. After … Continue reading

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Lexington Children’s Theatre casts Jim Gray as …

So, you have probably played this game where you take a favorite film or play or novel and pick who among your friends or family would be which characters. Well, that’s what the Lexington Children’s Theatre has done for its … Continue reading

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Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2015-16 season

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra unveiled a 2015-16 lineup Thursday night that continues music director Scott Terrell‘s adventurous programming and features a monumental opening bow. Avner Dorman will be the Saykaly Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence, continuing the Philharmonic’s joint program with the Chamber Music … Continue reading

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While his show is in ‘Cougar Town,’ Josh Hopkins’ heart is in Big Blue Nation

Life is about to get stressful for Lexington native Josh Hopkins. It’s not that he’s wrapping up a six-season run on the TBS sitcom Cougar Town, playing opposite Courteney Cox, and now has to figure out what his next act … Continue reading

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Chris Thile was a great guest host, but is ‘Prairie Home’ ‘Prairie Home’ without Keillor?

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, I was waking up from one of those late day naps Saturday afternoon can be perfect for when I heard a familiar song from an unfamiliar voice. It was the Prairie Home Companion theme — “I … Continue reading

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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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Review: Sundy Best – ‘Salvation City’

Prestonsburg natives and Lexington residents Nick Jamerson and Chris Bentley, aka Sundy Best, already made a big splash this year with their March release, Bring Up the Sun. But, as if they want to make sure we don’t forget them at year’s … Continue reading

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Spotify affects artists in various ways

The other night, I ended my workday finishing up a story about Jessica Lea Mayfield’s scheduled gig at Cosmic Charlie’s. Filling out the “If You Go” box on the story, I entered, “Opener: Bombadil.” Hmmm. “What is this Bombadil?” I … Continue reading

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Red, White & Boom unplugged?

If big shows by Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean have not been enough for Bluegrass-area country fans this fall, WBUL-FM 98.1 is ending the year with a lineup that echoes its big July festival. Call it Red, White & Boom … Continue reading

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