Tag Archives: Robert Parks Johnson

Notebook: My broadest smiles at ’42nd Street’

A few minutes into the opening night performance of The Lexington Theatre Company’s 42nd Street, Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba took the stage to a hearty round of applause — a true Broadway ‘star entrance’ here in Lexington, Kentucky. But I like to … Continue reading

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Expanded view: Longtime Lexington arts leaders on the state of area arts

In my column in the 2012-13 Arts Preview section of the Sept. 9 Lexington Herald-Leader, a handful of Lexington arts leaders who have been serving 15 years or more offered their opinions on how the arts have changed in the … Continue reading

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Midnight benefit performance of Studio Players’ The Jungle Fun Room

Studio Players is presenting a benefit performance of it regional premier production of Brian Hampton’s The Jungle Fun Room at midnight Friday. The show is about a group of actors pursing their dreams, and this pay-what-you-can performance will benefit a … Continue reading

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Central Kentucky arts community rallying behind Robert Parks Johnson

Robert Parks Johnson, a revered Lexington theater artist and (I am proud to say) freelance culture writer for the Herald-Leader, has been waging a fierce battle with cancer this spring and summer – surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the works. Over … Continue reading

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