Arts Weekly http://weku.fm en Copley: 'Biggest Upset in College Football History', Master Musicians, Lions Club Bluegrass http://weku.fm/post/copley-biggest-upset-college-football-history-master-musicians-lions-club-bluegrass <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich begins by telling WEKU’s John Hingsbergen about the Pioneer Playhouse production of “The Wonder Team.”<br /><br />Also on tap this weekend: The<a href="http://www.mastermusiciansfestival.org/" target="_blank"> Master Musicians' Festival i</a>n Somerset and the annual <a href="http://lionsclubbluegrassfair.com/registration-forms" target="_blank">Lions Club Bluegrass Fair</a> in Lexington's Masterson Station Park.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:37:18 +0000 Rich Copley & John Hingsbergen 62283 at http://weku.fm Copley: 'Biggest Upset in College Football History', Master Musicians, Lions Club Bluegrass Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-holiday-events-and-summerfest-launching-new-era <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:27:13 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 61966 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome' http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-oakridge-boys-pride-festival-local-actress-under-dome <p>It's time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley about weekend arts and cultural activities. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, with the Oakridge Boys performing Saturday night at Renfro Valley, he had a chance to interview one of the members of the group. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:11:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61694 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome' Rich Copley: Gallery Hopping, Life in the Theatre and a Grand Night for Singing http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-gallery-hopping-life-theatre-and-grand-night-singing <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the weekend begins with one of Lexington’s popular Gallery Hops.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:12:03 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 61337 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: A Weekend of Bluegrass, Harry Dean Stanton and BlackBird Dance http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-weekend-bluegrass-harry-dean-stanton-and-blackbird-dance <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;As usual, Rich is on the line with WEKU’s John Hingsbergen, discussing this week and weekend's bluegrass activities, the Harry Dean Stanton Festival and the BlackBird Dance troupe at the Downtown Arts Center.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60949 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: 'Dinner' at Balagula; Institute 193 Book Launch; Jean Ritchie Honored in Berea http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-dinner-balagula-institute-193-book-launch-jean-ritchie-honored-berea <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, among the options for this holiday weekend, is a dark comedy opening Sunday at Balagula Theatre.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rich Copley & John Hingsbergen 60014 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Studio Players Stage 'Perfect Wedding,' Film with Ky Connection & Moonshiner's Ball http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-studio-players-stage-perfect-wedding-film-ky-connection-moonshiners-ball <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that it’s going to be another busy weekend across Central Kentucky, beginning with the opening of a play staged by “Kentucky’s oldest community-involved theatre.”&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen & Rich Copley 59336 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Studio Players Stage 'Perfect Wedding,' Film with Ky Connection & Moonshiner's Ball Rich Copley: Cirque du Soleil Makes First Appearance in Lexington http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-cirque-du-soleil-makes-first-appearance-lexington <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;</p><p><br />Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, in the midst of Derby weekend, there are plenty of other entertainment events.&nbsp; Among them is Cirque de Soleil, making its first visit to this part of Kentucky. Other events discussed are: &nbsp;The play, Big River, in its second week at the Woodford Theatre; and the The Lexington Concert Band says farewell to longtime director Peter LaRue upon his retirement from the position.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Rich Copley & John Hingsbergen 59085 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: UK Theatre at the Opera House, Concert at Former Ichtus Site, Concerts at Keeneland http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-uk-theatre-opera-house-concert-former-ichtus-site-concerts-keeneland <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that University of Kentucky theatre is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lexington Opera House through Sunday.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Rich Copley & John Hingsbergen 58688 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Melissa Etheridge, Japanese Theatre, Gallery Hop Top Regional Events http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-melissa-etheridge-japanese-theatre-gallery-hop-top-regional-events <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, in addition to all the Easter holiday-related events are a performance of Japanese comic theatre, a gallery hop and a concert by singer and activist Melissa Etheridge.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:37:58 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader 58398 at http://weku.fm Copley: Lex Phil Premieres Schoenberg's 'Canto,' 'Bring It On' at Opera House & The Werks Perform http://weku.fm/post/copley-lex-phil-premieres-schoenbergs-canto-bring-it-opera-house-werks-perform <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the weekend begins with a performance by the Lexington Philharmonic, featuring the premiere of a piece by its latest Saykaly-Galbulinska composer-in-residence.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58072 at http://weku.fm Copley: Lex Phil Premieres Schoenberg's 'Canto,' 'Bring It On' at Opera House & The Werks Perform Rich Copley: Thy Will Be Done, Mosaics in Mt. Sterling, Lex. Vintage Dance and Beatles (sort of) http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-thy-will-be-done-mosaics-mt-sterling-lex-vintage-dance-and-beatles-sort <p>It’s time for our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;This week Rich discusses Thy Will Be Done, an original oratorio by Winchester composer Angela Rice. It's having its third production this weekend, Thursday at the Cathedral of Christ the King and then Sunday at Tates Creek Presbyterian..&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Rich Copley & John Hingsbergen 57757 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Snow White, Lafayette Grad in Mamma Mia and Preview of Spring Events http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-snow-white-lafayette-grad-mamma-mia-and-preview-spring-events <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, among other events this weekend, is the Lexington Ballet production of Snow White on Saturday.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen & Rich Copley 57104 at http://weku.fm 2/3 Goat, Band with Eastern Ky. Connection Heading to South by Southwest Festival http://weku.fm/post/23-goat-band-eastern-ky-connection-heading-south-southwest-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An acoustic-driven New York City band with a Kentucky connection is on its way to Texas to play at the South by Southwest music festival. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporter Cheri Lawson talked with Ryan Dunn and </span>Annalyse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McCoy, the lead singers of&nbsp;the group “</span><a href="http://twothirdsgoat.wix.com/twothirdsgoat" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Two Thirds Goat</a>.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Cheri Lawson 56676 at http://weku.fm 2/3 Goat, Band with Eastern Ky. Connection Heading to South by Southwest Festival Rich Copley: Comic, Actor Aziz Ansari On Stage at UK http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-comic-actor-aziz-ansari-stage-uk <p>It’s time for our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells us that, among other events this weekend, a well-known comic and star of NBC’s Parks &amp; Recreation, Aziz Ansari will be at UK tomorrow night.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56468 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Comic, Actor Aziz Ansari On Stage at UK Kentucky Bach Choir Performs PDQ Bach http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-bach-choir-performs-pdq-bach <div style="font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In its commitment to performing the works of J.S. Bach, the Kentucky Bach Choir is striving to be a little less formal and straight-laced. &nbsp;The Choir will show its lighter side in Friday night's concert in Lexington.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56469 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Bach Choir Performs PDQ Bach Rich Copley: Von Trapps, Pink Martini, Women Sculptors and Oscars http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-von-trapps-pink-martini-women-sculptors-and-oscars <p>Here's our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that Friday night the Von Trapps join the group Pink Martini at the Singletary Center with the UK Symphony. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">These Von </span>Trapps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are great grandchildren of Georg and Maria, of Sound of Music fame.&nbsp; They just recently struck up a collaborative relationship with Pink Martini, the diverse Portland pop ensemble.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Rich Copley 56204 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Von Trapps, Pink Martini, Women Sculptors and Oscars Comic, Actor Lily Tomlin Discusses Career, Kentucky Connections http://weku.fm/post/comic-actor-lily-tomlin-discusses-career-kentucky-connections <p>One of America’s most recognizable comedians and actresses for over four decades is continuing to entertain audiences on the big screen and stage. Lily Tomlin, who's bringing her act to Springfield Ohio next month, discusses her career and her connections to the Bluegrass State with reporter <a href="http://wnku.org/post/lily-tomlin-bringing-her-act-springfield-ohio" target="_blank">Cheri Lawson</a></p><p></p><p><a href="http://wnku.org/post/lily-tomlin-bringing-her-act-springfield-ohio" target="_blank">.</a> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Cheri Lawson 56153 at http://weku.fm Comic, Actor Lily Tomlin Discusses Career, Kentucky Connections Rich Copley: Triangle Park Sculpture to be Unveiled http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-triangle-park-sculpture-be-unveiled <p>The Lexington Art League will unveil its New Moon sculpture in Lexington’s Triangle Park Friday night.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With more information and a preview of other weekend events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp; Rich tells </span>WEKU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> John </span>Hingsbergen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that the sculpture is part of a new project called Luminosity.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:12:04 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 55902 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Triangle Park Sculpture to be Unveiled Rich Copley: Concerts and Film, Highlights of Valentine's Day Weekend http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-concerts-and-film-highlights-valentines-day-weekend-0 <p>This weekend begins with some musical choices for Valentine’s Day and ends with a romantic film at the Kentucky Theatre. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here with a preview of weekend events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp; Rich tells </span>WEKU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> John </span>Hingsbergen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that the 2010 Tony Award-winning musical Memphis will be on stage at the Lexington Opera House.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 55607 at http://weku.fm Copley: Lang Lang, Graphic Novel/Radio Play plus Silk Artist at Living Arts & Science Center Event http://weku.fm/post/copley-lang-lang-graphic-novelradio-play-plus-silk-artist-living-arts-science-center-event <p>This weekend brings one of the world's most famous pianists to Lexington.&nbsp; Danville hosts a unique graphic novel/radio play/stage show Friday night. And, an aerial silk artist performs for the Living Arts &amp; Science Center Fundraiser.&nbsp; Rich Copley has a preview of weekend events.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 04:58:10 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 55354 at http://weku.fm Copley: Lang Lang, Graphic Novel/Radio Play plus Silk Artist at Living Arts & Science Center Event Intergalactic Nemesis Takes the Stage at Norton Center http://weku.fm/post/intergalactic-nemesis-takes-stage-norton-center <p>The Intergalactic Nemesis.&nbsp; Sounds like something from the future, but it's not.&nbsp; It's what creator Jason Neulander calls a mash-up of 1930's radio drama and classic comic book action into one stage performance.</p><p>The show is on stage Friday night and it's getting thoroughly modern reviews.</p><p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 04:42:01 +0000 Roger Duvall 55353 at http://weku.fm Intergalactic Nemesis Takes the Stage at Norton Center Copley: UK Art Museum Showing off Photos, Bluegrass Events & UK Dance Minor Concert http://weku.fm/post/copley-uk-art-museum-showing-photos-bluegrass-events-uk-dance-minor-concert <p>The <a href="http://www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum/" target="_blank">Art Museum at the University of Kentucky</a> is showing off its photography collection.&nbsp; There’s plenty of bluegrass in the region this weekend and <a href="http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-dance-program-present-reactions" target="_blank">UK Fine Arts Dance Minor</a> has a concert. Here with a preview of weekend events is Rich Copley of the <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/" target="_blank">Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;</a></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:51:10 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 55017 at http://weku.fm Copley: Art Ball Previews Light Sculpture & Kentuckians Compete in Grammys http://weku.fm/post/copley-art-ball-previews-light-sculpture-kentuckians-compete-grammys <p>The <a href="http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/" target="_blank">Lexington Art League</a> kicks off its winter light event this weekend at the annual Art Ball and a couple of Kentuckians are contenders for this year's Grammy Awards. Rich Copley of the<a href="http://www.kentucky.com/" target="_blank"> Lexington Herald Leader </a>previews this weekends events.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:41:16 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 54706 at http://weku.fm Murder, Moms And Their Secret Lives Fuel Kentucky Author's Latest Mystery http://weku.fm/post/murder-moms-and-their-secret-lives-fuel-kentucky-authors-latest-mystery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four to five thousand book lovers are expected to attend the </span>32nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kentucky Book Fair this weekend. The one-day annual event was started in 1981 as a way of honoring the &nbsp;profession of writing and of raising money for the benefit of schools and libraries across the state. Among the 150 authors at the Frankfort Convention Center on Saturday will be Western Kentucky University professor David Bell. &nbsp;Bell, who teaches writing at the school in Bowling Green, has published three crime-mystery novels. </span>WEKU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> John </span>Hingsbergen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with David Bell about his novel, </span><a href="http://davidbellnovels.com/bio.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Never Come Back, </em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the process of writing and the Kentucky Book Fair.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:59:59 +0000 John Hingsbergen & WEKU Radio 51870 at http://weku.fm Murder, Moms And Their Secret Lives Fuel Kentucky Author's Latest Mystery Lexarts President Jim Clark Resigning Effective June 30th http://weku.fm/post/lexarts-president-jim-clark-resigning-effective-june-30th <p></p><p>After more than a decade of championing the arts in Lexington, Lexarts President Jim Clark has announced he will leave his post.&nbsp; Clark's resignation will be effective the end of June.&nbsp; He says he is pleased with the pace of arts activities in the bluegrass.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“And I feel like I’ve taken it as far as I can go and there comes a point when new vision and leadership is needed and this is the right time to do that.”</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:09:14 +0000 Stu Johnson 51494 at http://weku.fm Lexarts President Jim Clark Resigning Effective June 30th Putting Musical Instruments Into The Hands Of The Very Young http://weku.fm/post/putting-musical-instruments-hands-very-young <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Instruction which includes instruments is known to enhance a child&rsquo;s appreciation of music. But, musical instruments are not always within the reach of families with modest means.&nbsp; A program launched by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra provides the tools needed by low-income music students.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU News 50929 at http://weku.fm Putting Musical Instruments Into The Hands Of The Very Young Sphinx Virtuosi: Bringing Chamber Music To A Diverse Society http://weku.fm/post/sphinx-virtuosi-bringing-chamber-music-diverse-society <p>With the jazz-age&nbsp;music of Jewish-American composer George Gerswhin, an appreciation for the music of African-American culture first appeared in concert halls. But it wasn&#39;t until the 1990&#39;s, when an entrepreneur got the idea of endowing a national competition that recognizes African-American and Hispanic classical musicians where Americans began seeing diversity on the concert stage.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:59:59 +0000 Roger Duvall & WEKU Radio 50584 at http://weku.fm Sphinx Virtuosi: Bringing Chamber Music To A Diverse Society The Rite Of Spring: Still Edgy After All These Years http://weku.fm/post/rite-spring-still-edgy-after-all-these-years <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">It’s perhaps the most influential ballet ever performed. A hundred years ago, “The Rite of Spring” was first staged.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Igor Stravinsky composition redefined dance and sparked a revolution in music that still influences composers…whether classical or not.&nbsp; Joseph Allison is a music historian at Eastern Kentucky University, a big fan of Stravinsky and completely enamored with “The Rite of Spring.”&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Saturday evening inside the Lexington Opera House, “The Rite of Spring” is performed by the Lexington Ballet.</span></strong></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:45:47 +0000 Charles Compton & WEKU News 50332 at http://weku.fm The Rite Of Spring: Still Edgy After All These Years The Lexington Philharmonic Show Will Go On http://weku.fm/post/lexington-philharmonic-show-will-go <p></p><p>The Lexington Philharmonic show goes on this &nbsp;evening at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center.&nbsp; A strike by the local musician union has been averted.&nbsp; Both sides agreed to continue their current contract, but differences still stand in the way of a long term agreement.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:58:37 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 50293 at http://weku.fm The Lexington Philharmonic Show Will Go On