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Silas House named interim director of Berea’s Appalachian Center

Berea College has retained one of the biggest names in contemporary Appalachian culture to be the interim head of its center focused on the region. Author Silas House has been named the interim director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center … Continue reading

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Stage door: Ryan Shirar

Coming Thursday on LexGo: Mama Rose came at the right time for Katie Owen, though at first it did not seem that way. For years, Lexington musical theater artists have wondered how long Central Kentucky could keep Ryan Shirar. A … Continue reading

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Ryan Shirar is departing for Cincinnati

Paragon Music Theatre has announced that founder Ryan Shirar will step down as the company’s music director and executive director after its May production of Gypsy to accept a full scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory … Continue reading

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Rent notebook: Music director Mark Calkins

At a Wednesday evening rehearsal of Rent, Johnny Dawson has just finished singing Your Eyes and wails “Mimi!” and Musetta’s Waltz, a classic tune from from La Boheme plays. “I get chills when I hear that La Boheme music,” says … Continue reading

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Silas House joins Berea faculty

Kentucky author Silas House has found a new academic home, as the National Endowment of the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. He will begin his work there in August. The hire is part of an effort to … Continue reading

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Rent Notebook: Finding the right voices

See the entire cast list for Rent and the other SummerFest shows, The Merchant of Venice and Pride and Prejudice. Read the first entry in our Rent Notebook. Tracey Bonner and Mark Calkins had seen several traditional musical theater vocal … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 2 – Arts Districts

The second part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with WEKU’s Stu Johnson looking at developing arts districts. Stu visited the Limestone Street area of Lexington as well … Continue reading

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Appalachian hip hop open mic

A. Appalachian B. Hip hop C. Open mic It looks like one of those “Which item doesn’t belong with the others” lists, right? But the point of the Appalachian Hip Hop Open Mic Tuesday night at Berea College is that … Continue reading

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