Tag Archives: Kentucky Humanities Council

Cultural leaders rally supporters against cuts

The last decade, there was a piece of spam that would pop up in my email box every few months from various friends warning about proposed cuts to cultural funding – i.e., the National Endowment for the Arts, the National … Continue reading

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Make your acting history

The Kentucky Humanities Council is seeking new performers for its Kentucky Chautauqua living history program. Chautauqua performers put together presentations of approximately 45 minutes portraying characters from Kentucky history, and they need to be well-versed in their characters so they … Continue reading

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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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Video review: Our Lincoln

The presentation of Our Lincoln at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in February was undeniably a big deal for Kentucky arts and humanities. Artists who live and work here were presented on one … Continue reading

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Review: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Note: Space is finite in newspapers, really more finite than ever. This being a new opera, I wrote a bit longer than a usual review, and a little bit longer than the printed page in Saturday’s paper will hold. This … Continue reading

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Chautauqua is a family act for Cynthiana’s Smiths

Click here for a look at all five new characters for Kentucky Chautauqua’s 2009-10 season. If you call the Smiths in Cynthiana asking for a Chautauqua performer, you’ll have to be more specific. Are you calling for Edward Smith, who … Continue reading

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‘Our Lincoln’ trailer

A video production of Our Lincoln is still up in the air, but Lexington filmmaker Michael Breeding has posted a short preview on his website that gives you an idea what the show looked like. Breeding oversaw a video crew … Continue reading

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‘Our Lincoln’ video needs several hundred Lincolns to be seen

The performance of Our Lincoln on Monday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was filmed, but the Kentucky Humanities Council needs a little more money to get it ready for DVD or … Continue reading

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Our Lincoln diary: The concert

Check out Jonathan Palmer’s slide show from Our Lincoln. WASHINGTON – Last February, the Kentucky Humanities Council and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre claimed Abraham Lincoln as the Bluegrass State’s own through music and words in the Our Lincoln … Continue reading

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