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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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Messianic voices

Eric Brown has had at least one big thing to do between winning at the Kentucky District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and heading to Tri-State regionals in Indianapolis next month: Get ready for Messiah. Brown will … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Singers – ‘A Bluegrass Tapestry’

The Lexington Singers get it. Times and people are changing, and the audience to come out and simply hear a concert of choral works is declining. For a group such as the Singers, as talented and well-directed as they are, … 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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New conductor will be announced Friday night

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra will announce its choice for its new music director at Friday night’s concert, bringing to a close a two-year search for the successor to George Zack. “This is the way we always wanted to make the … Continue reading

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Low overhead helps community arts groups weather recession

It’s been a good season for Studio Players. The first three shows at the Carriage House ­Theatre on Bell Court – Don’t Dress for Dinner, A Tuna ­Christmas and The Last of Mrs. Lincoln – were hits for the community … Continue reading

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Our Lincoln diary: Final notes

Just 24 hours after the exhilarating experience of performing at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Our Lincoln cast’s trip home ground to a halt on snowy I-64. Our Lincoln director James W. Rodgers had … 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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Our Lincoln diary: Playing the big houses for VIPs

It’s not like the Lexington Singers don’t have experience singing in storied concert halls. Singing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday will add to a distinguished list of venues for the singers including Carnegie … Continue reading

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Lexington Singers 50th season

Click the play button for our Lexington Singers 50th season slideshow, including current and archival photos, the sounds of the Singers in rehearsal, and reflections from the three directors: Phyllis Jenness (1959-75), James Ross Beane (1975-97) and Jefferson Johnson (1997-present). … Continue reading

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