Arts Weekly

7:13am

Fri July 25, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Moontower Music Fest, Films with Lexington Roots, 'Little Shop of Horrors' at Moondance

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

This week Rich tells us about a new music festival that organizers hope will become a summer mainstay in Lexington plus two new feature films with Asbury University roots plus "Little Shop of Horrors" on stage at the Moondance Amphitheatre.  

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6:00am

Fri July 18, 2014
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Rich Copley: Studio Players, Forecastle Festival & Keeneland Concours

Rich Copley is an arts reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  This week, Rich  tells us about The Studio Players’ production of Honky Tonk Angel, the annual Keeneland Concours and the annual Forecastle music festival in Louisville.

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9:37am

Fri July 11, 2014
Arts Weekly

Copley: 'Biggest Upset in College Football History', Master Musicians, Lions Club Bluegrass

Rich Copley is arts and culture reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich begins by telling WEKU’s John Hingsbergen about the Pioneer Playhouse production of “The Wonder Team.”

Also on tap this weekend: The Master Musicians' Festival in Somerset and the annual Lions Club Bluegrass Fair in Lexington's Masterson Station Park.

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12:27pm

Fri July 4, 2014
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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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3:11pm

Fri June 27, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome'

Rich Copley is an arts and culture reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader. He joins us for a "chat" every Friday at 7:35 am and 12:35 pm.

It's time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley about weekend arts and cultural activities. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, with the Oakridge Boys performing Saturday night at Renfro Valley, he had a chance to interview one of the members of the group.  

Rich Copley is an arts reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader.  Information on the weekend’s events is available in today’s (Friday) edition.  You can also find out about arts and cultural events by visiting the events calendar on-line, at WEKU dot FM.

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7:12pm

Fri June 20, 2014
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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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6:30am

Fri June 13, 2014
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Rich Copley: A Weekend of Bluegrass, Harry Dean Stanton and BlackBird Dance

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  As usual, Rich is on the line with WEKU’s John Hingsbergen, discussing this week and weekend's bluegrass activities, the Harry Dean Stanton Festival and the BlackBird Dance troupe at the Downtown Arts Center.

Rich Copley is an arts reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader.  Information on the weekend’s events is available in today’s (Friday) edition.  You can also find out about arts and cultural events by visiting the events calendar on-line, at WEKU dot FM.

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6:00am

Fri May 23, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: 'Dinner' at Balagula; Institute 193 Book Launch; Jean Ritchie Honored in Berea

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, among the options for this holiday weekend, is a dark comedy opening Sunday at Balagula Theatre.

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6:00am

Fri May 9, 2014
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Rich Copley: Studio Players Stage 'Perfect Wedding,' Film with Ky Connection & Moonshiner's Ball

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

Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that it’s going to be another busy weekend across Central Kentucky, beginning with the opening of a play staged by “Kentucky’s oldest community-involved theatre.” 


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8:00am

Fri May 2, 2014
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Rich Copley: Cirque du Soleil Makes First Appearance in Lexington

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 the midst of Derby weekend, there are plenty of other entertainment events.  Among them is Cirque de Soleil, making its first visit to this part of Kentucky. Other events discussed are:  The play, Big River, in its second week at the Woodford Theatre; and the The Lexington Concert Band says farewell to longtime director Peter LaRue upon his retirement from the position.

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7:30am

Fri April 25, 2014
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Rich Copley: UK Theatre at the Opera House, Concert at Former Ichtus Site, Concerts at Keeneland

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

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.

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7:37am

Fri April 18, 2014
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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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7:30am

Fri April 11, 2014
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Copley: Lex Phil Premieres Schoenberg's 'Canto,' 'Bring It On' at Opera House & The Werks Perform

The Lexington Philharmonic performs "Canto," a commissioned piece by Adam Schoenberg, this year's Saykaly-Garbulinksa composer-in-residence

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 a performance by the Lexington Philharmonic, featuring the premiere of a piece by its latest Saykaly-Galbulinska composer-in-residence.


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7:30am

Fri April 4, 2014
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Rich Copley: Thy Will Be Done, Mosaics in Mt. Sterling, Lex. Vintage Dance and Beatles (sort of)

It’s time for our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  This week Rich discusses Thy Will Be Done, an original oratorio by Winchester composer Angela Rice. It's having its third production this weekend, Thursday at the Cathedral of Christ the King and then Sunday at Tates Creek Presbyterian.. 


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7:30am

Fri March 21, 2014
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Rich Copley: Snow White, Lafayette Grad in Mamma Mia and Preview of Spring 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, among other events this weekend, is the Lexington Ballet production of Snow White on Saturday.


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7:30am

Wed March 12, 2014
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2/3 Goat, Band with Eastern Ky. Connection Heading to South by Southwest Festival

2/3 Goat album cover Stream of Conscience
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An acoustic-driven New York City band with a Kentucky connection is on its way to Texas to play at the South by Southwest music festival.  Reporter Cheri Lawson talked with Ryan Dunn and Annalyse McCoy, the lead singers of the group “Two Thirds Goat.”

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7:30am

Fri March 7, 2014
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Rich Copley: Comic, Actor Aziz Ansari On Stage at UK

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It’s time for our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells us that, among other events this weekend, a well-known comic and star of NBC’s Parks & Recreation, Aziz Ansari will be at UK tomorrow night.


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6:30am

Fri March 7, 2014
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Kentucky Bach Choir Performs PDQ Bach

Marlon Hurst is Artistic Director of the Kentucky Bach Choir

In its commitment to performing the works of J.S. Bach, the Kentucky Bach Choir is striving to be a little less formal and straight-laced.  The Choir will show its lighter side in Friday night's concert in Lexington. 

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7:30am

Fri February 28, 2014
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Rich Copley: Von Trapps, Pink Martini, Women Sculptors and Oscars

The Von Trapps join Pink Martini with the UK Symphony at the Singletary Center Friday night 2/28/14

Here's our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that Friday night the Von Trapps join the group Pink Martini at the Singletary Center with the UK Symphony.  These Von Trapps are great grandchildren of Georg and Maria, of Sound of Music fame.  They just recently struck up a collaborative relationship with Pink Martini, the diverse Portland pop ensemble. 

    

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7:30am

Thu February 27, 2014
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Comic, Actor Lily Tomlin Discusses Career, Kentucky Connections

"One ringy dingy." Lily's classic character from TV's "Laugh In," Ernestine the telephone operator

One of America’s most recognizable comedians and actresses for over four decades is continuing to entertain audiences on the big screen and stage. Lily Tomlin, who's bringing her act to Springfield Ohio next month, discusses her career and her connections to the Bluegrass State with reporter Cheri Lawson

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11:12am

Fri February 21, 2014
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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
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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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11:42pm

Fri February 7, 2014
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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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10:51am

Fri January 31, 2014
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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
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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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11:59am

Fri November 15, 2013
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Murder, Moms And Their Secret Lives Fuel Kentucky Author's Latest Mystery

Mystery writer and Western Kentucky University professor David Bell.
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Four to five thousand book lovers are expected to attend the 32nd Kentucky Book Fair this weekend. The one-day annual event was started in 1981 as a way of honoring the  profession of writing and of raising money for the benefit of schools and libraries across the state. Among the 150 authors at the Frankfort Convention Center on Saturday will be Western Kentucky University professor David Bell.  Bell, who teaches writing at the school in Bowling Green, has published three crime-mystery novels. WEKU's John Hingsbergen spoke with David Bell about his novel, Never Come Back, the process of writing and the Kentucky Book Fair.

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12:09pm

Fri October 25, 2013
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Lexarts President Jim Clark Resigning Effective June 30th

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After more than a decade of championing the arts in Lexington, Lexarts President Jim Clark has announced he will leave his post.  Clark's resignation will be effective the end of June.  He says he is pleased with the pace of arts activities in the bluegrass.

“And I feel like I’ve taken it as far as I can go and there comes a point when new vision and leadership is needed and this is the right time to do that.”

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11:00am

Fri October 4, 2013
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Putting Musical Instruments Into The Hands Of The Very Young

Credit Stu Johnson / WEKU News

Instruction which includes instruments is known to enhance a child’s appreciation of music. But, musical instruments are not always within the reach of families with modest means.  A program launched by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra provides the tools needed by low-income music students. 


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11:59am

Fri September 27, 2013
Arts Weekly

Sphinx Virtuosi: Bringing Chamber Music To A Diverse Society

Sphinx Virtuosi violinist Jessie Montgomery.
Credit The Sphinx Organization

With the jazz-age music of Jewish-American composer George Gerswhin, an appreciation for the music of African-American culture first appeared in concert halls. But it wasn't until the 1990's, when an entrepreneur got the idea of endowing a national competition that recognizes African-American and Hispanic classical musicians where Americans began seeing diversity on the concert stage.


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