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Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at the Lexington Opera House

In some interpretations, Peter Pan can come across as such a little brat — the ultimate perpetual adolescent that you wish would just grow up and get a clue. But like many a good prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher tells us there’s … Continue reading

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Listening to … The Lone Bellow, ‘Then Came the Morning’

The Lone Bellow came to my attention through an unusual convergence of sources. Let’s put them in radio station terms: the very-WBUL Eric Church concert, which The Lone Bellow is opening, that was recently announced for May 7 at Rupp Arena … Continue reading

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Listening too … Sleater-Kinney, ‘No Cities to Love’

The question posed by Sleater-Kinney‘s first new album in nearly  a decade is, can you still be a group of riot grrrls when one of your members in now a red-carpet-walking celebrity and American Express pitchwoman and another is a … Continue reading

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Review: Sundy Best – ‘Salvation City’

Prestonsburg natives and Lexington residents Nick Jamerson and Chris Bentley, aka Sundy Best, already made a big splash this year with their March release, Bring Up the Sun. But, as if they want to make sure we don’t forget them at year’s … Continue reading

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Listening to … Bryan Ferry and ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

A few weeks ago, I was listening Bryan Ferry‘s Bête Noire album, enjoying the sensuous beats of songs like The Right Stuff and Limbo, remembering seeing the album’s tour in August 1988, which I still rate as the best concert I … Continue reading

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Review: Boz Scaggs at the Lexington Opera House

More reading: Walter Tunis — ‘Silk’ is but one texture of Boz Scaggs’ career Heading to the Lexington Opera House Tuesday night, it was easy to wonder which Boz Scaggs we would see: the radio hit maker of the 1970s and … Continue reading

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Listening to … Angaleena Presley, ‘American Middle Class’

Martin County native Angaleena Presley knows small town Appalachian life well enough to not romanticize it too much. While a lot of country songs today get all nostalgic for Friday night lights, she writes about the town football star dying … Continue reading

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Listening to … Morrissey, ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’

Twenty-seven years ago, Morrissey sang, “If you think peace is a common goal, that goes to show how little you know,” in The Death of a Disco Dancer from The Smiths’ final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come.  And if you have sort of … Continue reading

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Listening to … Crowder, ‘Neon Steeple’

Christian music fans who really appreciate quality, thoughtful, expressive music experienced a collective sense of loss when The David Crowder Band bowed out in 2012 with Give Us Rest, which could have also been titled, You’re Really, Really Going to Miss … Continue reading

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Academy of Country Music Awards: the un-awards show awards show

The Grammy Awards have been becoming more of a concert and less of an awards show for the past decade or so. This year, the Academy of Country Music Awards took a page from that playbook and ran with it, … Continue reading

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