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Little Foundation gives $5 million to arts

The Lexington Children’s Theatre has won a $2.5 million endowment from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation to fund its Shooting Stars Youtheatre program in Elliott and Rowan Counties. Lucille Caudill Little grew up in the Eastern Kentucky … Continue reading

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Amphitheater open house

It’s almost time for the first full season of performances at the Moondance at Midnight Pass amphitheater behind Beaumont Center. Since it is still such an unknown quantity to many presenters in Lexington, LexArts is holding an open house at … Continue reading

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National Symphony officials discuss arts advocacy with Lexington arts administrators

Note: The National Symphony Orchestra performs at the Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. The National Symphony Orchestra has made a lot of music in Kentucky since landing in Louisville Thursday. But Wednesday morning, executive director … Continue reading

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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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LexArts hires campaign manager

LexArts has named Robbie Morgan as its annual campaign manager and volunteer coordinator. Morgan, a Lawrenceburg native, recently returned to the Lexington area and has done significant work in the arts locally, including bringing Chicago Theatre troupe the Neo-Futurists to … Continue reading

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Love at first sight for new Art League director

The first event Stephanie Pevec attended in Lexington after moving here from Wooster, Ohio, was the opening reception for the Lexington Art League’s Nude 2008 exhibit. “We were used to 50 people at an opening being a big crowd,” says … Continue reading

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Horse Mania reprieve

If you thought you needed to get in your Horse Mania 2010 tour before Friday, you can slow down. Despite some notices that said the painted pony exhibit was leaving Lexington streets Friday, LexArts president and CEO Jim Clark says … Continue reading

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Red Barn Radio an on-air home for Bluegrass

There is no actual Red Barn, just like there’s no Grand Ole Opry. “You create the vision in your mind,” says Ed Commons, producer and director of Red Barn Radio, the Bluegrass radio showcase heard each week at 9 p.m. … Continue reading

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Bob Morgan rarity: a solo show

Anyone familiar with Lexington art would drive past the Horse Mania horse Star Dust Memories at Gray Construction on Main Street and say, “That’s Bob Morgan’s horse.” Robert Morgan has one of the most distinctive styles in The Bluegrass, which … Continue reading

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LexArts announces grants, campaign total

LexArts recently announced that the 2010 Fund for the Arts campaign took in $1,003,000 and released its list of recipients of allocations and grants for the coming fiscal year. The fund’s total exceeded the goal by $3,000 and included $450,000 … Continue reading

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