Tag Archives: School for Creative and Performing Arts

His goal: Fill Billy’s Shoes

Since 2000, boys in ballet have had an obvious icon: Billy Elliot, the English coal-miner’s son who chooses ballet over boxing in the hit 2000 film that bears his name. Boys in dance could easily dream of being Billy. For … Continue reading

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Review: Philharmonic’s Home for the Holidays

Friday night the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra launched its new Christmastime show, Home for the Holidays, which falls somewhere between the University of Kentucky Choirs’ holiday Collage, the Kentucky Christmas Chorus and the Philharmonic’s own Candy Cane Concert. Where exactly it … Continue reading

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Student stages another fundraiser

Jacob Yates, the School for Creative and Performing Arts-Lafayette High School Student student who staged a benefit for Haitian Earthquake relief in February featuring the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, Ben Sollee and Cynthia Lawrence, is putting together another philanthropic performance. … Continue reading

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UK freshman wins State Fair talent contest

University of Kentucky freshman Gabrielle Barker won the grand prize at the Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville on Aug. 28. Barker, who sang The Girl in 14G by Jeanine Tesori in the contest, is … 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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