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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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Mark O’Connor and the UK Symphony

It’s a typical rehearsal two days before a concert. The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is on the stage in the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall with conductor John Nardolillo stopping occasionally to tweak parts, but mostly letting … 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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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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Review: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Note: Space is finite in newspapers, really more finite than ever. This being a new opera, I wrote a bit longer than a usual review, and a little bit longer than the printed page in Saturday’s paper will hold. This … 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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American Spiritual Ensemble on Friday’s Bob Edwards Show

The American Spiritual Ensemble, based in Lexington and directed by University of Kentucky voice professor Everett McCorvey, will be on The Bob Edwards Show Friday morning on XM and Sirius satellite radio. Edwards, a Louisville native, invited the ensemble to … Continue reading

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Counting the implausibilities of ’24′

After Barack Obama was elected president, we were treated to plenty of stories about presidential security. The accounts included that the public couldn’t get within blocks of Obama’s Chicago home, that a date for Barack and Michelle Obama involved several … Continue reading

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American Spiritual Ensemble in concert on Wednesday

By any measure, the Lexington-based American Spiritual Ensemble has had a pretty good winter tour. During the 22-city journey, the ensemble has played the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Our Lincoln performance, sung … Continue reading

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‘Our Lincoln’ trailer

A video production of Our Lincoln is still up in the air, but Lexington filmmaker Michael Breeding has posted a short preview on his website that gives you an idea what the show looked like. Breeding oversaw a video crew … Continue reading

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