Tag Archives: Leslie Beatty

Artz to direct Downtown Arts Center

Joe Cannon Artz has been named the new general manager of the Downtown Arts Center. Artz, 40, was the executive director of the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory/SummerFest for the past two years after a two-year stint as president of its … Continue reading

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Downtown Arts Center as movie theater

The Downtown Arts Center is continuing to grow as a film venue and presenter with three new pictures on the schedule this year. June 7 or 13: Appalshop and the DAC will show parts of several projects and present a … Continue reading

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Reinvigorating Downtown Arts Center is Job 1

LexArts’ decision to name a program ­coordinator for the Downtown Arts Center could be seen as a reaction to a drop in use of the 8-year-old facility since Actors Guild of Lexington pulled out. And that is correct, to an … 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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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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Despite economy, theaters adding shows by popular demand

The economic downtown hasn’t hurt some local theaters at the box office, lately. This week, both Actors Guild of Lexington and the Lexington Children’s Theatre announced they are adding performances of their current productions because the originally scheduled dates are … Continue reading

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Leslie Beatty back on her home stage

Click the play button to hear part of our conversation with Leslie Beatty: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/03/090322baddates-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Click here for a slide show from Bad Dates. Leslie Beatty always wanted to be an actor, and few … Continue reading

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First look: Actors Guild’s ‘Bad Dates’

Here’s our slide show of Leslie Beatty in Actors Guild of Lexington’s production of Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates, which plays March 20 to April 5 at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St. Mouse over the bottom to get … Continue reading

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The March show at Actors Guild starring Leslie Beatty is . . .

Actors Guild of Lexington‘s production this month appears to need a little clearing up. The March production was originally announced as The Waiting Room, which would have opened next week for a four week run. Then, the economy happened, and … Continue reading

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Oscar nominee Michael Shannon

Click the play button to hear our interview with Michael Shannon talking about his career and his Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/02/090222shannon-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Click here for our story and interview with Shannon … Continue reading

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