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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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LexArts names Downtown Arts Center programming coordinator

Lexington actor and former business owner Leslie Beatty has been named the new program coordinator for the Downtown Arts Center. Her position is part of an initiative by LexArts to reinvigorate the Main Street facility, which opened in 2002 but … Continue reading

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See BCTC present a world premier

Beth Kander takes fellow playwright William Shakespeare’s quote that “all the world’s a stage” one step further. “In the world of the stage, it’s a really small world,” Kander says. And that helps explain why her play See Jane Quit, … Continue reading

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School adding to Lexington’s theater district

West Short Street is on the verge of becoming a veritable Lexington theater district. Already it is home to the active Lexington Opera House and Lexington Children’s Theatre. Come next fall, it will have a new 250-seat venue, in a … Continue reading

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First Look: Lexington Ballet’s ‘Nonsense’

The Lexington Ballet presents an original production Feb. 5 and 6 at the Downtown Arts Center. “Nonsense” is a collection of works that draw on a variety of styles, from classical ballet to James Brown. Enjoy Matt Goins’ rehearsal photos … 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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2009 Alltech Fortnight Festival

Alltech announced the lineup for its 16-day Fortnight Festival Sept. 25-Oct. 10. Like last year, the event will kick off with a country concert at Applebee’s Park and feature performances around the state, many of which are associated with series … Continue reading

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LexArts denies Actors Guild’s appeal

UPDATED 6:30 P.M. LexArts’ executive committee has voted unanimously to deny Actors Guild of Lexington’s request for an appeal of LexArts’ decision to cut the theater’s funding from the 2009 Campaign for the Arts. The vote Tuesday afternoon by the … Continue reading

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Actors Guild summer shows will go on

Despite LexArts recent cut of Actors Guild of Lexington’s funding and the pending appeal of that decision, the theater’s summer shows are going on at the Downtown Arts Center. Last weekend’s performances of the encore production of Bad Dates were … 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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