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Review: Joshua Bell and the UK Symphony

The night before the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team was set to take the court in Indianapolis in pursuit of a historic 39th win and berth in the national championship game, the UK Symphony Orchestra put a W in … Continue reading

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Singletary Center announces 2014-15 lineup

The Singletary Center for the Arts has announced a 2014-15 season that includes several artists who previously had big shows in the area, plus another classical music superstar to collaborate with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As in recent … 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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2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … Continue reading

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Brooks’ bourbon bottle benefits UK Symphony

I will never again see news of the Keeneland-Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle events without thinking of how Tom Eblen succinctly summed up the Central Kentucky rite of spring last year: It has to be one of Kentucky’s stranger traditions: Buy … Continue reading

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Review: A date with Gil Shaham

 Conductor John Nardolillo and Gil Shaham soak in a standing ovation Saturday night in the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.  Photo by Mandy Daugherty | Alltech Fortnight Festival. He could have spent Valentine’s night with anyone. Good looking. Talented. Sought … 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: 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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