Talk about filling some rather large shoes. As the son of afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, Femi has lived in his father's shadow all his life. And with the huge success of the Broadway musical "Fela!" in New York and London over the past couple of years, his presence looms larger than ever.
The Daviess County school superintendent who wants to be Fayette County's top educator views himself as someone who can enhance a vision for education. Robert Shelton, one of three finalists vying for the superintendent’s position in Lexington sees retiring superintendent Stu Silbeman as a visionary. Silberman also hailed from Daviess County...something Shelton recognizes, but doesn’t thnk it gives him an unfair advantage.
Violinist Philippe Quint, singer/songewriter Nellie McKay, and street musicians in the film 'Downtown Express.'
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The story of the new film Downtown Express, which had its Manhattan premiere last night, is easily summarized: Sasha, a young Russian violinist, comes to New York with his culturally disoriented cellist father and a quirky violinist cousin.
A beaver dam sits on the appropriately named Beaver Creek. Beavers aren't native to the region, but you would never know it — there are dams, beaver lodges and felled trees all over the creek.
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At the frosty southernmost tip of South America, a devastating problem is afoot — and it's a very furry one. A small group of Canadian beavers introduced into the wild in 1946 have multiplied into an army of 200,000 across a remote archipelago.
And those beavers have been busy, chomping and gnawing their way through pristine forests.
Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble of Lexington has become the first woman to preside over oral arguments in the Kentucky Supreme Court. The issue before the Supreme Court was ineffective assistance of counsel in a criminal case. It's a fairly routine issue of appeal, but the proceedings were unique because, for the first time, a woman was sitting in the chief justice's chair.
Andre Braugher, LisaGay Hamilton, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula star on TNT's <em>Men Of A Certain Age</em>.
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Feel like you're drowning in a flood of so-called "reality" television, Canadian series imports and new cable shows?
It's not you, it's TV; specifically, the oddball land of summer television.
As the big networks try to avoid looking like they've gone fishin' for summer and cable amps up its schedule, there's a new universe of programming for small screen fans to sort though. And there's a few standout series worth seeing — and avoiding — in the weeks to come.