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Lexington Ballet director steps into ‘Nutcracker’

The Lexington Ballet went through three men scheduled to dance the role of the Cavalier in this year’s production of “The Nutcracker,” and Luis Dominguez’s number finally came up. The 46-year-old artistic director of the Lexington Ballet had to take … Continue reading

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Lexington is a great place for artsy kids

When I moved to Lexington in 1998, one thing that immediately struck me about the ­local arts scene was the prominence of children and organizations geared toward children. The Lexington Children’s Theatre’s shows rated the same sort of attention as … Continue reading

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‘I’m at WEKU in Richmond, Kentuck-eee’

OK, it doesn’t have quite the ring of “I’m at WKRP in Cincinnati,” but we started a little audio arts reporting partnership between the Herald-Leader’s online A&E outpost, LexGo.com, and WEKU-88.9 FM in Richmond. Weekly, I’ll be chatting on Friday … Continue reading

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Artsy two-fer: Ballet and Phil team up on tix

The Lexington Philharmonic and Lexington Ballet are teaming up to sell tickets to their season premieres for one price. Both the Ballet’s Sept. 17 and 18 Fabric of Dance performance and the Phil’s Sept. 25 MasterClassics concert are big debuts: … 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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Lexington Ballet names Philharmonic’s Joe Tackett as its executive director

The Lexington Ballet has named Lexington Philharmonic education director Joe Tackett as its executive director. Part of his mission will be helping the ballet hire a new professional company of dancers. In making the move, Ballet board president Michael Potapov … Continue reading

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Live this weekend: Lexington Ballet’s ‘Magical Tales of Beatrix Potter’

Lexington Ballet artistic director Luis Dominguez found inspiration for Saturday afternoon’s show in his 5-year-old’s library. Dominguez was aware that other companies had staged stories by celebrated children’s author Beatrix Potter as ballets, and it seemed like a good idea … Continue reading

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Lexington dancer in Met Live-HD broadcast

The Metropolitan Opera’s Live-HD series is back on the big screen this weekend, and once again, you may have a chance to see a local face in one of the Met’s epic productions. Christoph Willibald Gluck‘s Orfeo ed Euridice is … Continue reading

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