Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader

Arts and Cultural reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader.

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7:35am

Fri August 15, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Woodland Art Fair, Picnic with Pops & River Blast

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It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. 

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5:02pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Well Crafted Festival, Ten Minute Plays at Studio Players & Smooth Jazz

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It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. This week, Rich tells us about three very different festivals taking place in the region.

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6:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Cinderella at Children's Theatre, Ballet Under the Stars & Jay Pharoah

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  This week Rich updates us on some events that have become summer family traditions in the Lexington area.

The performances Rich  discusses are: Lexington Children's Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's version of Cinderella; Ballet Under the Stars presents the 25th annual production at Woodland Park; and Comedy Off Broadway presents Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah.

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12:27pm

Fri July 4, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Speaking with WEKU’s John Hingsbergen, Rich says the paper and its online service at Lex-Go-dot-com, has a complete listing of Fourth of July celebrations and other events.  Also on his mind this week is Red, white and Boom at Whitaker Park and SummerFest at MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater. 

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7:12pm

Fri June 20, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Gallery Hopping, Life in the Theatre and a Grand Night for Singing

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the weekend begins with one of Lexington’s popular Gallery Hops.

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7:37am

Fri April 18, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Melissa Etheridge, Japanese Theatre, Gallery Hop Top Regional Events

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. 

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.

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11:12am

Fri February 21, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Triangle Park Sculpture to be Unveiled

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The Lexington Art League will unveil its New Moon sculpture in Lexington’s Triangle Park Friday night.
With more information and a preview of other weekend events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the sculpture is part of a new project called Luminosity.


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7:45am

Fri February 14, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Concerts and Film, Highlights of Valentine's Day Weekend

This weekend begins with some musical choices for Valentine’s Day and ends with a romantic film at the Kentucky Theatre.  Here with a preview of weekend events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the 2010 Tony Award-winning musical Memphis will be on stage at the Lexington Opera House.

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11:58pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Arts Weekly

Copley: Lang Lang, Graphic Novel/Radio Play plus Silk Artist at Living Arts & Science Center Event

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This weekend brings one of the world's most famous pianists to Lexington.  Danville hosts a unique graphic novel/radio play/stage show Friday night. And, an aerial silk artist performs for the Living Arts & Science Center Fundraiser.  Rich Copley has a preview of weekend events.

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10:51am

Fri January 31, 2014
Arts Weekly

Copley: UK Art Museum Showing off Photos, Bluegrass Events & UK Dance Minor Concert

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky is showing off its photography collection.  There’s plenty of bluegrass in the region this weekend and UK Fine Arts Dance Minor has a concert. Here with a preview of weekend events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. 


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8:41am

Fri January 24, 2014
Arts Weekly

Copley: Art Ball Previews Light Sculpture & Kentuckians Compete in Grammys

The Lexington Art League 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 Lexington Herald Leader previews this weekends events.

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9:59pm

Thu September 19, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

LexPhil Detente Allows Performance Of Russian And American Works

Violinist Caroline Goulding performs with the Lexington Philharmonic during this evening's season opener at the Singletary Center.
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Despite its labor troubles, tonight’s season-opening performance by the Lexington Philharmonic will take place.  And when the Lex-phil’s musicians take the stage, reporter Rich Copley says at its center will be violinist Caroline Goulding.


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6:00am

Fri August 9, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Boy Bands Like Backstreet Boys Still Appeal Across Generations

Backstreet Boys, with Kentucky natives Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.
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A locally grown boy-band returns to the region tonight.  The Back Street Boys are now men and they perform in Cincinnati.  They got reporter Rich Copley considering the phenomenon.  Rich, who covers culture for the Lexington Herald Leader discussed boy bands and this weekend’s events with WEKU’s Charles Compton.

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7:00am

Fri July 12, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

From Patsy to Potter, Musicians Fill Kentucky's Stages this Weekend

Heather Parrish in the title role in the Studio Players of Lexington production "Always...Patsy Cline."
Credit Larry Neuzel / Studio Players of Lexington

A brand new play premieres this weekend in Danville, while a highly successful one is revived in Lexington.  Plus, Rich Copley, who covers culture for the Lexington Herald Leader, says there are major music festivals in nearby cities.  Rich spoke with WEKU’s Charles Compton.

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6:00am

Fri May 10, 2013
Arts Weekly

Kentucky Ties in "The Great Gatsby"

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If not in the movie, at least in the book, Kentucky figures prominently in “The Great Gatsby.”  Another movie based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald masterwork is released this weekend.  Rich Copley, who covers culture for the Lexington Herald Leader, dusted off his college copy, and discussed it with WEKU’s Charles Compton.

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6:15am

Fri May 3, 2013
Arts Weekly

Documents Describe Alleged Mismanagement at EKU Arts Center

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Accustomed to theaters and museums..reporter Rich Copley found himself in a different venue recently…a courtroom.  Rich, who covers culture for the Lexington Herald Leader, won access to public documents describing alleged mismanagement at the EKU Center for the Arts.  Those allegations eventually resulted in the resignation of center director Debra Hoskins.  He spoke with WEKU reporter Charles Compton.

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