EKU Center for the Arts

Rich Copley, via Twitter

It’s time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader for a look at this weekend’s arts and cultural events.

With numerous plays opening and several concerts happening, Rich tells WEKU’s Jonese Franklin the Bluegrass is jam packed this weekend with things to do. 

Rich Copley covers arts and culture for the Lexington Herald Leader and Lexgo.com, where you’ll find out more about the weekend’s events.

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Nov 14, 2014
Rich Copley, via Twitter

It’s time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader for a preview of this weekend’s arts and cultural events. 

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. 

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?

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. 


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.


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. 

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.

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.