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Joker Phillips will act at Lexington Children’s Theatre

New University of Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips headlines the performers in the Lexington Children’s Theatre’s second annual local notable event, Celebrity Showcase Goes Wicked. The theater launched the fund-raising event last spring with well known Lexingtonians such as Lexington … 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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Basics were the subtext of WEKU series

I teamed up with the news reporters at WEKU-88.9 FM last week for a four-part radio series, “Building Arts ­Communities.” The series looked at ­recruiting ­talent, establishing arts ­districts, our theater infra­structure and the success of Louisville’s cultural scene. It … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 3 – Venues

The third part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with me looking at Lexington and Central Kentucky’s arts venues. I visited Danville, Richmond and talked to several officials … Continue reading

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LCT’s once-in-a-lifetime 70th Anniversary show

Here’s our slide show of Lexington Children’s Theatre’s Celebrity Curtain Call. Mouse over the bottom of the slide show to get controls. Click on the little comment cloud to the left to activate captions (if you want captions on this … Continue reading

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Children’s Theatre’s 70th is a celebration for all ages

A 70th-anniversary party calls for more than one ­celebration, and in reality, the Lexington Children’s Theatre wanted to have two anyway. So the celebrations will commence with an 18-cake birthday party on Saturday, ­followed by a celebrity  retrospective of LCT’s … Continue reading

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