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Ben Sollee’s new live album with a unique cover

Lexington’s Ben Sollee will release a new album, Live at the Grocery on Home, Tuesday with a 7 p.m. record relese party at Heine Brothers Coffee, 1449 Bardstown Road in Louisville. The album was recorded by the folk cellist along … Continue reading

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Student stages another fundraiser

Jacob Yates, the School for Creative and Performing Arts-Lafayette High School Student student who staged a benefit for Haitian Earthquake relief in February featuring the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, Ben Sollee and Cynthia Lawrence, is putting together another philanthropic performance. … Continue reading

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Listening to: Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore’s Dear Companion

The initial allure of Ben Sollee is that he is a guy who plays cello, but also loves the folk music of his home state of Kentucky. Rather than rack his cello in favor of an acoustic guitar, he has forged … Continue reading

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Slide show: Concert of Hope

The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra strings and Lafayette High School Choir joined with soloists Ben Sollee, Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence and others for The Concert of Hope, organized by CKYO cellist and SCAPA student Jacob Yates for Haitian earthquake relief. … Continue reading

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Lexington is a great place for artsy kids

When I moved to Lexington in 1998, one thing that immediately struck me about the ­local arts scene was the prominence of children and organizations geared toward children. The Lexington Children’s Theatre’s shows rated the same sort of attention as … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee opening for Silas House’s play

Patrons at the Mother’s Day performance of Silas House’s new play, Long Time Travelling, will get an extra treat. Cellist Ben Sollee, a Lexington native and University of Louisville graduate, will perform a set before the 2 p.m. performance of … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight

Ben Sollee, the Lexington-raised cellist who has carved out a unique career with the instrument, will make his national television debut tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Sollee grew up in Lexington, studying cello and playing in the Central Kentucky Youth … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee’s cello rocks

More photos below. If I want to see a hot young cellist in Lexington, it’s pretty obvious where you’ll probably find him or her: on the stage of an area concert hall, like the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for … Continue reading

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