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LexArts announces grants and allocations

LexArts has announced its recipients of general operating support and community arts grants. The general operating support funds are unrestricted grants, generally to larger organizations in Lexington. This year’s recipients are: ■ Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, $20,000 ■ Lexington Art … Continue reading

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Balagula Theatre announces 2011-12 season

Balagula Theatre, the troupe based at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar, has announced its 2011-12 season, which it dubs “Eternity in an Hour,”  using a term coined by William Blake. The season includes two modern American plays and the world premiere … Continue reading

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2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … Continue reading

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LexArts hires campaign manager

LexArts has named Robbie Morgan as its annual campaign manager and volunteer coordinator. Morgan, a Lawrenceburg native, recently returned to the Lexington area and has done significant work in the arts locally, including bringing Chicago Theatre troupe the Neo-Futurists to … Continue reading

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Central Kentucky arts community rallying behind Robert Parks Johnson

Robert Parks Johnson, a revered Lexington theater artist and (I am proud to say) freelance culture writer for the Herald-Leader, has been waging a fierce battle with cancer this spring and summer – surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the works. Over … Continue reading

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Neo redux

When Chicago-based theater troupe the Neo-Futurists came to Lexington last month, former group member and now Lexington resident Robbie Morgan was pretty up front about ambitions to do more than just bring her old act to town. She said a … Continue reading

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SETC should let local audiences see more theater

The Southeastern Theatre Conference and Central Kentucky took notice of each other a couple weekends ago. Conference organizers were wowed by the accommodations and hospitality Lexington had to offer when SETC brought 4,000 conventioneers to town for the first time … Continue reading

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Preview of Dunbar and Owensboro’s SETC shows

If you want to see the Kentucky entries into the Southeastern Theatre Conference‘s high school theater festival Thursday and Friday at the Lexington Opera House, you need to be a registered attendee of the SETC convention. But, you don’t have … Continue reading

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SETC set to invade Lexington

Usually, as February turns into March, many Lexington theater practitioners are packing their bags to head south to the Southeastern Theatre Conference‘s annual convention. But this year, they’re keeping their clothes in their closets, preparing to play gracious hosts as … Continue reading

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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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