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LexArts names chief operating officer

LexArts has named Tania Blanich its new chief operating officer. Blanich comes to Lexington’s arts umbrella organization with extensive experience in media, serving as director of the Program for Media Artists, which supports film and new media projects, and associate … 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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@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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LexArts will help Actors Guild hire consultant

LexArts has agreed to give Actors Guild of Lexington a $7,500 matching grant to hire an organizational consultant to help the theater navigate out of its financial troubles. In June, the LexArts allocations committee decided not to give Actors Guild … 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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Role reversal in the arts headlines

The past few weeks have brought about some interesting Lexington arts headlines. Lexington Ballet hires executive director: The Lexington Ballet reached, ­almost literally, across the fourth-floor lobby of ArtsPlace to hire the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra’s education director, Joe Tackett, as … Continue reading

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Actors Guild responds to LexArts cuts

Click here for a PDF of LexArts original letter to Actors’ Guild. We just received the letter that Actors Guild of Lexington’s board directors and artistic and managing directors have sent to LexArts, in response to the LexArts allocations committe … Continue reading

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LexArts pulls Actors Guild of Lexington’s funding

UPDATED 9 p.m. June 20. LexArts released the list of allocations from its 2009-10 Campaign for the Arts late Friday and left out one of Lexington’s top theaters. Actors Guild of Lexington, which last year received $72,500 from the campaign, … Continue reading

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Horsemania: They’re baaack

A dark SUV with a trailer rolled up next to ArtsPlace Friday morning carrying some familiar figures: Horsemania horses. The four fiberglass colts on Patrick Keough’s trailer were the first tangible sign that the popular 2000 public art exhibit will … Continue reading

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Low overhead helps community arts groups weather recession

It’s been a good season for Studio Players. The first three shows at the Carriage House ­Theatre on Bell Court – Don’t Dress for Dinner, A Tuna ­Christmas and The Last of Mrs. Lincoln – were hits for the community … Continue reading

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