Lexington Opera House http://weku.fm en 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 Arts & Performance Venues on Eastern Standard (audio available) http://weku.fm/post/arts-performance-venues-eastern-standard-audio-available <p>Central Kentucky has numerous facilities offering concert performances ranging from classical to country, traveling Broadway shows and special acts and events.&nbsp; How can this region support these venues and what challenges do they face?</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:32:58 +0000 John Hingsbergen 51069 at http://weku.fm Arts & Performance Venues on Eastern Standard (audio available) Addams Family Musical at the Lexington Opera House http://weku.fm/post/addams-family-musical-lexington-opera-house <p>Perhaps no TV theme is more recognizable than that of The Addams Family.&nbsp; The unconventional sit-com aired on ABC for just two seasons, starting in the Fall of 1964.&nbsp; It was based on characters created in the 1930's by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:13:32 +0000 John Hingsbergen 41321 at http://weku.fm Addams Family Musical at the Lexington Opera House Addams Family's "Cousin Itt" in town for weekend events http://weku.fm/post/addams-familys-cousin-itt-town-weekend-events <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%"><font face="Cambria, serif"><font style="font-size: 16pt" size="4">Baby boomers and re-run watchers probably know The Addams Family best from the black and white TV series of the 1960's.&nbsp; As luck would have it, one of the original characters from that series is also in town this weekend.</font></font></p><p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%"> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:12:23 +0000 John Hingsbergen 41323 at http://weku.fm Addams Family's "Cousin Itt" in town for weekend events Bluegrass Youth Ballet Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Dance http://weku.fm/post/bluegrass-youth-ballet-celebrates-dia-de-los-muertos-dance <p>While Halloween is the popular holiday most celebrated around this country this week, it's not the only commemoration of the souls of the departed. The Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead is celebrated November 1st and 2nd and can be seen as having similarities with our festival of ghouls and goblins. This weekend, the <a href="http://bluegrassyouthballet.com/">Bluegrass Youth Ballet</a> Performs their Day of the Dead dance concert,&nbsp;<em>Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead<br>A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death.</em></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:03:48 +0000 Roger Duvall 41302 at http://weku.fm Bluegrass Youth Ballet Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Dance Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book http://weku.fm/post/lexington-childrens-theatre-presents-stage-version-lewis-beloved-book-0 <p>In 2005, one of C.S. Lewis' most beloved books,&nbsp;<em>The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,&nbsp;</em>was made into the top-grossing and critically-acclaimed film,&nbsp;<em>The Chronicles of Narnia.</em></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:34:50 +0000 Roger Duvall 41300 at http://weku.fm Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book http://weku.fm/post/lexington-childrens-theatre-presents-stage-version-lewis-beloved-book <p>In 2005, one of C.S. Lewis' most beloved books,&nbsp;<em>The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,&nbsp;</em>was made into the top-grossing and critically-acclaimed film,&nbsp;<em>The Chronicles of Narnia.</em></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:34:49 +0000 Roger Duvall 41299 at http://weku.fm Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro" http://weku.fm/post/uk-opera-theatre-presents-marriage-figaro-0 <p>Some of the best young vocalists in the country have called Lexington home, albeit temporarily. The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Program has earned respect across the country.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:24:03 +0000 Roger Duvall 41237 at http://weku.fm UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro" UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro" http://weku.fm/post/uk-opera-theatre-presents-marriage-figaro <p>While the University of Kentucky is probably best known nationally for its basketball program, an argument can be made that its opera program isn't that far behind Wildcat basketball in terms of national recognition and recruitment of students.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:23:54 +0000 Roger Duvall 41236 at http://weku.fm UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro" Catch Me If You Can lands at Lexington Opera House http://weku.fm/post/catch-me-if-you-can-lands-lexington-opera-house <p>In April of 20-11, the musical,<em> Catch Me If You Can, </em>opened on Broadway for a run of only five months. The show, based on the 2002 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is on a nationwide tour that includes five shows in Lexington. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:36:41 +0000 John Hingsbergen 39236 at http://weku.fm Catch Me If You Can lands at Lexington Opera House UK Opera Theatre stages Phantom of the Opera http://weku.fm/post/uk-opera-theatre-stages-phantom-opera <p>Since its debut 24 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been Broadway’s longest-running and highest-grossing production ever.&nbsp; Since 1988, over 12 and a half million people have seen the productions in New York City.&nbsp; And that number does not include audiences who’ve seen the eight productions on tour around the world.&nbsp; Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 33579 at http://weku.fm UK Opera Theatre stages Phantom of the Opera