Tag Archives: Singletary Center for the Arts

Philharmonic changes this weekend’s soloist

The Lexington Philharmonic has announced that there will be a change in soloists for this week’s nearly sold-out concerts. Awadagin Pratt, originally scheduled to perform music by George Gershwin at Thursday’s Kicked Back Classics concert at the Downtown Arts Center and Friday … Continue reading

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What is a sellout?

Last week at le blog and in Sunday’s Herald-Leader, I wrote about the recent wave of sellouts at Lexington venues, including three shows over the weekend – Jason Aldean at Rupp Arena, Itzhak Perlman at the Singletary Center, and the … Continue reading

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Is the sellout back?

The afternoon of Feb. 6, I was standing in line at the Singletary Center for the Arts box office behind a handsomely dressed couple that looked like they had just come from church to see the final performance of the … Continue reading

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Review: The National Symphony Orchestra at the Singletary Center for the Arts

Hugh Wolff bounded onto the Singletary Center for the Arts’ stage Wednesday night and started the National Symphony Orchestra’s concert not so much with a downbeat, but a lightning strike of his baton toward the percussion, igniting a majestic rendition … Continue reading

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National Symphony Orchestra here to connect

Some of the material in this column which runs in the Feb. 20, 2011 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader is taken from a live blog of the National Symphony Orchestra’s first day in Kentucky, Feb. 17. LOUISVILLE — Late Thursday … Continue reading

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Live blog: The National Symphony takes up residence in the Bluegrass State

I am spending the afternoon and evening in Louisville today to see the first few hours of the National Symphony Orchestra‘s Kentucky residency. The orchestra will be in the Bluegrass State through Feb. 25 performing a total of seven full concerts around … Continue reading

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Video: UK Opera’s Porgy and Bess

Here’s a little video look at the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The show continues Feb. 3-6 at the Singletary Center for the Arts concert hall. Read Tom Eblen’s column about the new … Continue reading

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An EKU-Centre arts rivalry?

I am not aware of any historic rivalry between Centre College and Eastern Kentucky University. But it seems like one fired up on Monday morning, when EKU announced Debra Hoskins, the former assistant director at Centre’s Norton Center for the … Continue reading

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Photos: Lexington Philharmonic with Take 6 and the KSU Gospel Ensemble

Here are some photos from Saturday night’s rousing concert by Scott Terrell and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra with guests the Kentucky State University Gospel Ensemble and Grammy Award-winning vocal group Take 6. If you want to read more about it, … Continue reading

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2011 represents a new normal for arts scene

After a volatile year in Central Kentucky arts, 2011 should give us a sense of how things might settle in for the coming years. This will be a year that could establish new normals for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, which … Continue reading

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