Arts Weekly

1:24pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Arts Weekly

Blood and Guts and the Art of the Historian

In his books, Canadian Army Captain John Rickard is pure historian.  University Press of Kentucky this summer published Rickard’s examination of General George Patton’s performance during the Battle of the Bulge…which is considered the American General’s finest hour.  It’s Rickard’s second book on Patton.  Rickard spoke with me about the art practiced by military historians, his commitment to a “just-the-facts” kind of objectivity, and his interest in George Patton.

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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