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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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Review: Boz Scaggs at the Lexington Opera House

More reading: Walter Tunis — ‘Silk’ is but one texture of Boz Scaggs’ career Heading to the Lexington Opera House Tuesday night, it was easy to wonder which Boz Scaggs we would see: the radio hit maker of the 1970s and … Continue reading

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Lexington 12-year-old guides film to Louisville fest

It took 12-year-old executive producer and storyteller Nicholas Skidmore and a drone to get the short film Sargento’s Saddle into competition at Louisville’s 48 Hour Film Project. The 5-minute noir drama was shot in Louisville, Georgetown and Lexington and included footage of Lexington’s Calvary Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Tootsie’

Comedy has always had a tough time being taken seriously. Just look at the Golden Globe awards, where there is a comedy-musical category that is most often won by whatever musical is out there (Evita, 1996), a drama that’s kind of … Continue reading

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Eastern and Central Kentuckians well represented in 2014 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

Danville had a big day in the announcement of the 2014 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, along with several other Eastern and Central Kentucky entities and an internationally acclaimed rock band. The awards are administered by the Kentucky Arts Council … Continue reading

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