In April of 20-11, the musical, Catch Me If You Can, 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.
Within the last two weeks, The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour has marked two milestones. On January 21st, the 13-year-old show moved from its longtime home base of Lexington's Kentucky Theatre to the recently-remodeled Lyric Theatre.
A special edition of Kentucky Tonight features Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw examining the causes and possible solutions of poverty in Kentucky. The program which airs Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.
A little more than a week ago, we launched a new lineup of weekend programs, beginning with a couple on Friday evenings, namely The Dinner Party and Wits. Most of the comments we received focused on what we dropped, not what we added to the schedule.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss public employee pensions. The program that aired "live" on KET Monday night will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.
Peter Sagal, host of NPR's popular quiz show, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, was a guest on WEKU this past weekend. Sagal joined Program Director John Hingsbergen for a conversation during the station's three-day end-of-year fund drive that wrapped up Saturday afternoon.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss state tax reform. The program, which airs "live" on KET Monday night, is repeated each Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the fiscal cliff. The program, which is "live" Monday night on Kentucky Educational TV, will be re-broadcast Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. on the WEKU Stations.
When weaving a basket, form does not necessarily follow function. The basket-making tradition runs deep in both Appalachian and the Andean Mountains of South America. Arts professor Herb Goldman says the baskets may share the same job, but, they often look quite different. Goldman, who teaches at Eastern Kentucky University, recently curated a show for the Lexington Public Library.
The Kings Singers are a vocal ensemble with a range that crosses boundaries….both stylistically and geographically. In fact, during the past year, the six-member group has performed in over three dozen countries. They sing the work of contemporary composers, long-established classics and even specially-commissioned pieces. Kings Singers, Jonathan Howard and Paul Phoenix, spoke with John Hingsbergen about the group itself and Friday night’s performance of “Travel Songs” at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Renee Shaw and guests will discuss the Electoral College. The program, which airs "live" on KET, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 election. The program, which airs "live" on KET Monday night, will be re-broadcast on the WEKU Stations Tuesday morning at 11:00.
WEKU will carry a call-in special program from NPR News on the evolving issues as the superstorm Sandy makes its way inland, leaving behind massive flooding in New York city and in widespread areas along the Eastern Seaboard. This coverage will now air until 4:00 pm, followed by complete and in-depth reporting during NPR's All Things Considered.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 6th Congressional District race. WEKU will simulcast the "live" KET broadcast Monday evening at 8:00 and repeat it, in its usual time, Tuesday morning at 11:00.
Scheduled guests are: Garland "Andy" Barr, Republican Party; U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, Democratic Party; and Randolph Vance, independent.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 4th Congressional District race. The program, which airs "live" Monday evening on KET, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on WEKU.
Melanie Kleinwas a brilliant and unorthodox woman who came to Britain from Berlin to extend her brand of psychoanalysis to young children. A new production, opening Sunday October 21 at Lexington’s Balagula Theatre, portrays a slice of her life in 1934.
Four rock ‘n roll bands will take the stage next Saturday in Berea as yet another benefit for the victims of this year’s tornado in West Liberty. The event is being put together by Blackii Whyte. He’s the proprietor of the Blackii Whyte Barn & Grill.
The Carnegie Community Arts Center in Somerset, KY welcomes singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis next weekend. He’s the man behind songs performed by artists such as Dar Williams, Garth Brooks, Dion & the Belmonts, Sara Groves, Randy Stonehill and even Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel.
WEKU is always interested in comments from our listeners but, especially now as we launch our 2012 Listener Survey. Please take a few minutes to click this link and complete the survey with information about your listening habits and what you think about our programming.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 3rd Congressional District race. The program, which airs "live" Monday night on KET, will air on the WEKU Stations Tuesday morning at 11:00 am.
WEKU's Fall Fund Drive ended, as promised, Friday at 6:00 with a total of $78,100 in donations from our generous listeners in Central and Southeastern Kentucky.This total was less than $7,000 from our final goal of $85,000.
Thank you to all who donated, both before and during the three day and one hour-long drive.
Watch this space for the names of the winners of our final grand prizes of an iPad and season tickets to Broadway Live at the Opera House. Although the prizes have been awarded, it's not too late to make a contribution to help us meet our financial obligations during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Thanks again for listening and thank you for your support
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will welcome candidates from the 2nd & 5th Congressional Districts. The program that airs "live" on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night at 8:00 will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.
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. Since 1988, over 12 and a half million people have seen the productions in New York City. And that number does not include audiences who’ve seen the eight productions on tour around the world.