Tag Archives: University of Kentucky

Trumpet master Vince DiMartino has a full retirement schedule

At the end of this post, see video of Vince DiMartino demonstrating historic horns that will be played at this year’s Great American Brass Band Festival. DANVILLE — It was trumpet virtuoso Vince ­DiMartino’s first official day of retirement. “The … Continue reading

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UK vs. Louisville: Prime time for Carmina Burana

Listen to O Fortuna from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Spotify. Who knows if it was the basketball gods, music gods or, oh, fortune that led the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts to schedule a performance of Carl … Continue reading

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Ashley Judd picks between the Cats and her new show

Well the NCAA presented the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s No. 1 fan, Ashley Judd, with a bit of a quandary Thursday night: Watch her new show, Missing, at 8 p.m. on ABC or her beloved Cats in their first game … Continue reading

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Alltech awards more than half-a-million dollars in opera scholarships

Alltech gave more than half-a-million dollars in scholarships to potential students in the University of Kentucky’s voice program on Sunday in the seventh annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. The competition is sort of like if prospective UK basketball players came … Continue reading

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Review: Seth Meyers at UK

Seth Meyers reads the faux news every week on the biggest stage for American comedy, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and he’s performed for President Barack Obama and other prestigious audiences. But really, as we learned at the Singletary Center for … Continue reading

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UK choir director’s Rocky Top rewrite

Photo Gallery: Collage: A Holiday Spectacular Before Thanksgiving break, University of Kentucky choirs director Jefferson Johnson told his fellow musicians in the GrassKats, “If UK beats Tennessee, I’m going to rewrite Rocky Top.”  The GrassKats are a Bluegrass ensemble featuring … Continue reading

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New York Times film critic coming to UK

The American Studies Program at the University of Kentucky will present a conversation with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott at 8 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17, 2011) at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall. UK American Studies professor Alan … Continue reading

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Classical music critic Greg Sandow at UK today

Music critic, composer and teacher Greg Sandow is delivering the University of Kentucky’s Rey M. Longyear Lecture at 3:30 p.m. today (Nov. 11, 2011) in the Niles Gallery of the UK Fine Arts Library. Sandow has written for publications such … Continue reading

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2011 Appalachia in the Bluegrass concert series

The University of Kentucky’s John Jacob Niles Center for American Music has announced the lineup for its Appalachia in the Bluegrass series of Friday lunchtime concerts this fall at the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library. The concerts were designed … Continue reading

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Lexingtonian at center of Mormon Tony wins

Among those at the center of Tony Awards celebrations Sunday night was Lexington native and University of Kentucky graduate Adam Miller, who is serving as the company manager for The Book of Mormon. The show by South Park creators Trey … Continue reading

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