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Kentuckians cast in The Hunger Games

A little over a month ago, Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence and Union’s Josh Hutcherson were enjoying the revelry of the Oscars and awards season. Now, they make up some of the most Kentucky-centered movie casting since Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon … Continue reading

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Michael Shannon in Our Town Off-Broadway

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon, who started his acting career on Lexington stages, is currently appearing Off-Broadway as the stage manager in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Shannon is slated to play the part through May in the show which is currently … Continue reading

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Buring arts questions for 2010 and beyond

Here we stand, little souls on the precipice of a new year and a whole new decade. And as we stand here watching the first streams of light break over the horizon, we wonder: “What will happen in Central Kentucky … Continue reading

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Oscars: Despite changes, it’s still a bloated, plodding show

They told us they got it. Nothing speaks louder in television than ratings, and after years of putting on the longest, most bloated awards show out of the majors, dismal ratings (by Oscars standards) in 2008 told the Academy Awards … 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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Placing my bets: 2009 Oscar predictions

Who wouldn’t like a feel-good story right about now: a tale of redemption, an artist getting her due, last respects for a fallen star. Oscar might give us those warm fuzzies Sunday night when the envelopes start opening. Here are … Continue reading

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Lexington’s Michael Shannon nominated for an Oscar

Lexington native Michael Shannon was nominated for an Academy Award Thursday for best supporting actor for his performance in Revolutionary Road. Shannon’s competition is stiff, including Josh Brolin for Milk, Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder, 2005 best actor winner … Continue reading

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Lexington’s Michael Shannon on ‘Revolutionary Road’

Click the play button to hear our podcast with Michael Shannon, including the childhood experience that helped inform his performance in Revolutionary Road. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/01/090119shannon-podcast.mp3[/podcast] “There were no movie stars on that set,” actor and Lexington native Michael Shannon says of … Continue reading

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Oscars 2009: Return of the blockbusters?

After this year’s Academy Awards, the question was whether the Oscars were still relevant, or if they were going the way of art galleries and modern dance, perceived as too elite and avant garde to appeal to the masses. Of … Continue reading

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