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11:42pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Arts Weekly

Intergalactic Nemesis Takes the Stage at Norton Center

The Intergalactic Nemesis.  Sounds like something from the future, but it's not.  It's what creator Jason Neulander calls a mash-up of 1930's radio drama and classic comic book action into one stage performance.

The show is on stage Friday night and it's getting thoroughly modern reviews.


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6:30am

Thu April 25, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Grammy-Award Winning Percussionist Performs at EKU

Almost the entire life of Andy Narell has been devoted to mastering the steel drum.  The steel drum, also known as the steel pan, was invented in Trinidad, where it was first made from the lids placed atop oil drums. The Grammy-Award winning percussionist describes his instrument as an engineering feat that defies the odds. Narell spoke with WEKU’s Roger Duvall.

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12:17pm

Thu March 28, 2013
Arts Weekly

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Perform Twice in Central Kentucky

Yo-Yo Ma and Colin Jacobsen during the 2011 North American tour
Credit Max Whittaker - silkroadproject.org

Yo-Yo Ma performed for two American presidents before the age of ten and is perhaps one of the best-known living classical musicians. 

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3:34pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Folk Musician John Gorka to Perform at Carnegie Arts Center

Carnegie Presents John Gorka on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 7pm
Credit http://www.carnegiearts.com/

The term "folk music" can refer to a lot of different styles. Folk tunes are the basis for much of the classical music of Bela Bartok and Aaron Copeland. Ethnic music of Africa inspired the writing of Paul Simon for his multi-Grammy-award-winning album Graceland.

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3:32pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Art League Hosts pARTy to Make Art More Accessible

The LAL's pARTy for Everyone brings art out of the galleries and into the world.
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The Lexington Art League takes its art out of the gallery and onto the streets September 21st, 2012 for its second "pARTy for Everyone."

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2:53pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Quartet to Perform Coltrane's Spiritual Music Part I

The Rev. Brian Cole, left, and John Linker, right, the respective pastor and music director of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, are excited about hosting a jazz performance by vibraphonist Dick Sisto, center, and his quartet.
Credit http://bit.ly/YgoX70 / photo courtesy of Lexington Hearld Leader

Legendary saxophonist, John Coltrane, had an illustrious career that spanned from the bebop era of the 1940s to the free-jazz movement of the late 1960s. One lesser-known aspect of his career was his spiritual side. Sunday evening, October 28th, The Church of the Good Shepard in Lexington will feature the sacred music of John Coltrane with jazz artist Dick Sisto. Brian Cole is the Director of Good Shepard Church and spoke with WEKU's Roger Duvall about the performance.

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2:38pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Constella Arts Festival Seeks to Connect Arts in Cincinnati

The Constella Arts Festival seeks to connect arts organizations throughout Cincinnati
Credit http://www.constellafestival.org/

Communities large and small benefit from having a thriving arts climate. But in any given town, while the symphony or art museum may be a leader in terms of patronage, many organizations struggle to get by as athey live in the shadows of better organized groups. 

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12:55pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

EKU Center for the Arts Hosts Popular Blue Man Group

EKU center for the arts hosts the sensational Blue Man Group Novemer 9-10, 2012
Credit ekucenter.org

November 9th and 10th, the EKU Center for the Arts hosts Blue Man Group. The act started in the late 80s and has been going strong worldwide ever since. While the 3-man acrobatic drumming troupe doesn't utter a word on stage, one of the performers, Chris Smith, talks here with Roger Duvall.

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12:30pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Multi-Genre Art Show Exhibits Local Art Inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Multi-genre art inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird" presented at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Ky
Credit http://www.kyforward.com

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning presents an arts celebration of works inspired by the book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Jessica Faye Mohler is the group's marketing director and helped coordinate the celebration.

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12:03pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Bluegrass Youth Ballet Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Dance

The Bluegrass Youth Ballet present Dia de los Muertos at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://bluegrassyouthballet.com/schoolperformances.html

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 Bluegrass Youth Ballet Performs their Day of the Dead dance concert, Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death.

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11:34am

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book

The Lexington Children's Theatre presents "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://www.lctonstage.org/index.html

In 2005, one of C.S. Lewis' most beloved books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was made into the top-grossing and critically-acclaimed film, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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11:34am

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book

The Lexington Children's Theatre presents "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://www.lctonstage.org/index.html

In 2005, one of C.S. Lewis' most beloved books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was made into the top-grossing and critically-acclaimed film, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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11:00am

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

The Lexington Art League Rings in the New Year with 27th annual "The Nude"

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The Lexington Art League started the new year as they have for the past 26 years, with a juried art show celebrating the human form. Arts Weekly's Roger Duvall talked to the Arts League's Amber Scott about what makes this year's nude exhibit unique.

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1:10pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Hosts Kentucky Arts Council's "Kentucky Crafted: The Market" for its 31st Year

The Kentucky Arts Council Presents the 31st Annual Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Credit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/2013Market.htm

Lexington hosts over 200 visual and crafts artists this weekend as the Kentucky Arts Council presents Kentucky Crafted: The Market at the Lexington Convention Center. This is the 31st annual festival and marks its second year in-a-row in Lexington. Arts Council Executive Director, Lori Meadows, spoke with Arts Weekly's Roger Duvall.

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12:54pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Area Music Alliance presents LAMArama at Downtown Natasha's Bistro

Nonprofit, Lexington Area Music Alliance
Credit LAMAlex.org

Once a year, the non-profit Lexington Area Music Alliance presents a day-long series of workshops and live performances for musicians. Tom Martin is a member of the group and says the goal of LAMA-RAMA is to nurture the local music scene. 

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12:24pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts Weekly

UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro"

UK Opera Theatre presents "The Marriage of Figaro"
Credit http://finearts.uky.edu/music/ukot

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.

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12:23pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts Weekly

UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro"

UK Opera Theatre presents "The Marriage of Figaro"
Credit http://finearts.uky.edu/music/ukot

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. 

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2:20pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Arts Weekly

Balagula Theatre Tackles Controversial, Award-Winning Play

Credit www.balagula.com

Balagula Theatre, based at Natasha's Cafe in downtown Lexington, is no stranger to what might be called "cutting edge theater." Its latest production is a Tony Award-winning play dealing with a controversial subject not often tackled on stage: a romantic relationship involving a successful business- and family-man and a goat.

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3:38pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Arts Weekly

Woodford Theatre Presents "Driving Miss Daisy"

Woodford Theatre presents
Credit woodfordtheatre.com

For sixteen years, Beth Kirchner was the Artistic Director for the Woodford Theatre before resigning to pursue other interests. Recently, another area theater regular and friend of Beth's, Trish Clark, was appointed as interim director of the Community Theatre in Versailles. One of Clark's first tasks upon assuming the position was to find a director for the currect production of Driving Miss Daisy, which, Beth Kirchner admits, is one of her favorite plays.

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3:13pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts Weekly

Rose Barn Theatre Presents "Steel Magnolias"

What started out a couple of decades ago as Richmond Community Theatre has grown into Rose Barn Theatre. While the group no longer performs in the tobacco barn that gave them their current name, community is still a very big part of the mission. Art's Weekly's Roger Duvall talked with Alice Jones, one of the actors in the current production of Steel Magnolias.

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12:30pm

Fri October 19, 2012
Arts Weekly

Quartet to Perform Coltrane's Spiritual Music Part II

www.johncoltrane.com

A Lexington house of worship presents the sacred and spiritual music of legendary tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. The Dick Sisto Quartet will perform at the Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday October 28th.  

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3:11pm

Fri August 31, 2012
Arts Weekly

Lexington Art League Host Artist Talk

The Lexington Art League's current exhibit of their Kentucky 7 Biennial is winding down with an artist talk this weekend.

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3:07pm

Fri August 31, 2012
Arts Weekly

Chamber Music Festival Debuts World Premiere

The Sixth Annual Chamber Music Festival of Lexington going on this weekend at Fasig Tipton Pavilion once again features the debut of a new work of music composed for this festival.

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2:54pm

Fri July 6, 2012
Arts Weekly

Woody Guthrie Anniversary inspires Opera

Next Saturday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of folk singer Woody Guthrie. Among other songs he wrote and made famous is "This Land Is Your Land". Folk singer Michael Jonathon who you probably know as the host of the nationally syndicated radio program,  "WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour", is the creator of a new work of opera based on Woody Guthrie's life and music. 

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2:44pm

Fri July 6, 2012
Arts Weekly

Lexington Chamber Music Festival promotes with "Flash Mobs"

Don't be surprised over the next couple of weeks if you're out and about in Lexington and all of a sudden classical chamber music breaks out. The music will be courtesy of the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. 

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6:00am

Mon April 9, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Appalachian Players End Trilogy by "Talking Dirt"

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

The third installment in a nationally-acclaimed series of musicals inspired by Appalachia is performed tonight at Eastern Kentucky University.  

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1:00am

Wed February 22, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

"Summer of Hate" Motivates Silas House

For a work of drama, a play opening tonight at Berea College was practically ripped from today’s headlines.  Titled “This is My Heart for You,” it was written within just a few months by Kentucky author Silas House.   Moved by real acts of violence and bigotry, House explores equality and morality in a small, fictional Appalachian town.  The author explained his motives to WEKU’s Roger Duvall.

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3:56pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Lexington Hears 2nd Premiere in a Year

Composer-in-residence Daniel Kellogg returns for the second Lexington world premiere of one of his compositions.
Rich Copley Lexington Herald Leader

A composer who’s created two unique pieces for Lexington audiences returns tomorrow to the Singletary Center.   Last summer, Daniel Kellogg’s “Look up at the Sky” was performed for the first time during theChamber Music Festival of Lexington.  Friday evening, Kellogg’s composition, How Radiant the Dawn, is performed by the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.

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5:49pm

Fri January 20, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

The Taffetas: A Musical Journey through the 1950s

The Taffetas is a show that highlights music from the 1950s and all the problems inherent in that time.

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