Tag Archives: Kentucky Derby

Derby: 15 years with the Barnstable Brown Gala

This year will be my 15th Barnstable Brown Gala. The first few years I covered it, the media contingent was fairly modest: usually a group of us from the Herald-Leader and a reporter and photographer from the Courier-Journal, a cameraman … Continue reading

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Mary J. Blige will sing national anthem at Derby

Read more: Ashton Kutcher tops list of Barnstable Brown Gala celebrities. After presenting the Star-Spangled Banner in a country and pop voice the past few years, the Kentucky Derby will take a soulful turn before this year’s Run for the … Continue reading

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Governor’s office looking for Derby artists

The Governor’s office and the Kentucky Arts Council have put out a call for Kentucky artists to submit works for the annual Derby exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda. The theme for this year’s exhibit, April 25 to May 16, is … Continue reading

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Derby: Fallon’s Derby rap

If you have not already seen this, you must watch Jimmy Fallon’s Derby rap. I particularly love what he did with Uncle Mo.

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Derby: Hats, dude

I had to apologize to Shawna Evans up front, because I had walked over to talk to her fiancé about his hat. Ladies in hats is a longstanding Derby tradition. But dudes wear hats too. Thing is, men are wearing hats … Continue reading

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Derby 2011: Derby’s official artist connects viewers to thrill of winning

Like many Thoroughbreds that have won the Run for the Roses, this year’s official Kentucky Derby painting was born in the horse country in and around Lexington. The inspiration started early mornings on the backstretch of Keeneland when Texas artist … Continue reading

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National Anthem: Everybody Sing!

This is the post in which I will actually advance an idea from my sister – trust me, no one will find this more bizarre than her. Anyway, she chimed in on a Facebook chat about the latest horrendous rendition … Continue reading

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Derby: Celebrity surprises

Sometimes life on the red carpet can throw you a curve ball. Like, there was this moment when a limo pulled up, and the crowd surrounding the celebrity entrance errupted in cheers. A current movie star?! Hit-making recording artist? No. … Continue reading

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Derby: A new (pricey) tradition

In its first year, the $1,000 Woodford Reserve mint julep was a somewhat audacious indulgence – although it does benefit a charity. Now, for some people at least, it has become a tradition. “This is my sixth,” said Lori Kissinger … Continue reading

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Derby: This year’s hot fashion accessory

It’s probably not what most women want to do: take a carefully selected hat and dress for Derby day and compliment it with a pair of plastic or rubber rain boots. But faced with conditions dreadfully unworthy of the First … Continue reading

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