EKU Center for the Arts


Fri November 14, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Elf the Musical, Diego Garcia, & Josh Turner at EKU Center

Credit Rich Copley, via Twitter


Wed May 28, 2014
-Eastern Standard

EKU Center's Aalberts on Eastern Standard

Executive Director of the EKU Center for the Arts, Joel Aalberts (right), and Eastern Standard host John Hingsbergen (left).
Credit Richard Turner

Joel Aalberts is nearing his first anniversary as Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.  The 2014-15 schedule of concerts and other performances will be the first he has put together for the center which opened in 2011. 

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Mon October 7, 2013
Eastern Standard

Arts & Performance Venues on Eastern Standard (audio available)

The EKU Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2011, welcomed Executive Director Joel Aalberts this summer.

Central Kentucky has numerous facilities offering concert performances ranging from classical to country, traveling Broadway shows and special acts and events.  How can this region support these venues and what challenges do they face?

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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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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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Fri February 8, 2013
Arts Weekly

EKU Hosts Scotland's Black Watch Pipes and Drums

Credit http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk

It's not every day you go to a concert featuring musicians who have been recently risking their lives on the battlefield. Such is the life of members of the pipes and drums of the Black Watch of the community of Fife in Scotland. 

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Fri January 25, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Ballet Brings "Cinderella" to EKU Center for the Arts

The Lexington Ballet presents
Credit Joe Lyman, lexingtonballet.org

While the Lexington Ballet's home is based downtown, more and more they are traveling the area to bring ballet to a wider audience. This week, the EKU Center for the Arts will host the ballet's performance of Cinderella. Arts Weekly's Roger Duvall caught up with the Artistic Director of the ballet, Luis Dominguez.

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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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