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‘Our Lincoln’ video needs several hundred Lincolns to be seen

The performance of Our Lincoln on Monday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was filmed, but the Kentucky Humanities Council needs a little more money to get it ready for DVD or … 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: What does she do for an encore?

As Madelynn Ringo sat on a Bluegrass Tours bus outside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Monday night, she celebrated a personal milestone. Performing at the Kennedy Center? Not quite. “This is my first concert ever with … 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: an unexpected stage

When actors signed up to play characters in the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Chautauqua program, they thought they’d be playing schools, libraries, community meetings and things of that sort. “I never even thought I’d perform in the Singletary Center,” said George … Continue reading

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Our Lincoln diary: tune in tomorrow

We’ll have more stories and pictures from Washington Monday as Our Lincoln takes the stage at the Kennedy Center. Check out a slide show of Jonathan Palmer’s photos from Sunday.

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Our Lincoln diary: Dream come true or nightmare?

If President Barack Obama comes to Monday night’s Our Lincoln performance at the Kennedy Center, it would be a dream come true for seemingly everyone involved in the production. It would also be a logistical nightmare for a show that … 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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Dear Mr. President, you should see ‘Our Lincoln’

Dear President Obama, During your campaign and since your election, you have talked extensively about Abraham Lincoln and boosted the arts as a way to share our culture and tell our story. Has Kentucky got a show for you. This … Continue reading

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UK Symphony welcomes Gov. Beshear and Concerto Competition winners

Before UK students go on break and before music lovers are buried under an avalanche of seasonal tunes, the University of Kentucky Symphony will present a free concert of orchestral masterworks with several noteworthy guests. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. … Continue reading

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