Tag Archives: Eastern Kentucky University

Kentucky, Brandy Neelly is your ‘American Idol’ contestant

Eastern Kentucky University student Brandy Neelly is in the Top 30 on American Idol. It looked like she was heading into one of those oh-so-intense sing offs with Californian Briana Oakley, with whom she walked into the judge’s room hand-in-hand. But … Continue reading

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Warhol photos coming to Eastern Kentucky University

  Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery will be opening an exhibit of portraits and Polaroids by 20th Century art icon Andy Warhol Nov. 1. The exhibit, The Photography of Andy Warhol: Selections from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project, is on … 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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@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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EKU hires director for performing arts center

Eastern Kentucky University’s new performing arts center, which is currently under construction, has an executive director. Katherine Eckstrand, who is currently director of community development for the Ohio Arts Council, will be the director of the Center for the Performing … Continue reading

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EKU prof’s novel may become a movie

The screen rights to Eastern Kentucky University creative writing professor Derek Nikitas‘ novel Pyres have been optioned by Andrew Fierberg of Vox3 Films, which has produced films such as this year’s Rage starring Judi Dench and Jude Law. The 2007 … Continue reading

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