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Copley/Hendren on Lex Phil, Halloween Activities

Oct 13, 2017
Andrew Macpherson

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They tell us that there’s a lot going on this weekend for classical music lovers including a concert tonight.


Penny Chenery Honored at Keeneland Memorial

Oct 9, 2017
Stu Johnson

Lexington's Keeneland Monday hosted a memorial to a woman who made history in the horse industry. 

Family and friends gathered to honor Penny Chenery.


Rich Copley, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexgo.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

This week, they begin with a focus on the UK Opera Theatre production of La Traviata. (luh TRAH-vee-ah-tuh)


Copley/Scherer on Scarefest, Other Weekend Activities, Events

Sep 29, 2017
Pablo Alcala Herald-Leader staff file photo

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader, joined this week by features editor Sally Scherer. This week, they begin with a big annual event, Scarefest.   


Aaron Farrington Filament Productions via Kentucky.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They begin this with information about the Mary Chapin Carpenter concert at Equus Run.

 


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It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

This week, they begin with a focus on the River Rock Music Festival, occurring on the site where the Ichthus Festival was held until a few years ago.  


UPDATED: Includes a link to the archived video on YouTube

Tune in at 8:00 pm for a special broadcast of the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour featuring the McLain Family Band,   "live" from the campus of Berea College....or watch it right here!

And a SPECIAL BONUS...the 6:15 show featuring the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band, Country Current and Richmond's own 17-year-old thumb-picking guitar champion.

Stu Johnson

Part 1 of a two-part series

Almost a year ago, the opening of a re-routed stretch of Kentucky Highway 52 changed the dynamics in the rural community of Paint Lick. 

Some might say the by-pass wiped the town that hugs the Madison-Garrard County line off the map. 

A county government leader, a local entrepreneur, and a number of residents view the disconnect as a plus, not a hindrance.


Copley/Hendren on Labor Day Music Festivals

Sep 1, 2017
Jacob Hand

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

As the Labor Day weekend gets started, they have information about music festivals among other events.


Photo provided via Lexgo.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

This weekend, they begin with a focus on a popular local music festival.   


Copley/Hendren on Ballet Under the Stars, Other Events

Aug 4, 2017
Matt Goins | Lexington Herald-Leader

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They tell us that, this weekend for the 27th consecutive year, Ballet Under the Stars will take place at Lexington’s woodland Park.


NPR Music

If any artist can be called a musical icon, it’s got to be Graham Nash.

The career of the British-born singer, songwriter and instrumentalist has spanned six decades. 


Matt Wickstrom mwickstrom@herald-leader.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Today, they begin by highlighting some new named is local Lexington music.


Copley/Hendren on Legally Blonde, Other Weekend Events

Jul 21, 2017
Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com

It’s  time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They begin with a mention of the Lexington Theatre Company production of “Legally Blonde.”


Copley/Hendren on Keeneland Concours, Other Events

Jul 14, 2017
Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They tell us this weekend marks the 14th year for the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. 


New Downtown Lexington Art Features Henry Clay

Jul 11, 2017
Stu Johnson

Downtown Lexington is now home to a new piece of public art. 

The official dedication ceremony Monday included acknowledgment of a well-known historical figure.


Copley/Hendren on 'The Wiz' at SummerFest, Other Weekend Events

Jul 7, 2017
Rich Copley rcopley@herald-leader.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They begin this week by telling us the paths of Lexington’s Woodland Park may turn into yellow brick roads this weekend during SummerFest.  

Copley/Hendren on Fireworks, Other Weekend, Holiday Events

Jun 30, 2017
Matt Goins Herald-Leader

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

With the long 4th of July holiday weekend ahead, today they’re thinking about fireworks.  


Andrea Noall Herald-Leader staff

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Among the events on their minds are Saturday’s Lexington Pride Festival as well as Paint the Town.  


The members of bluegrass band Punch Brothers are waist deep in personal projects and are just coming out of a 10-month break. As Chris Thile and “the boys” gear up for upcoming festivals, including ROMP Festival 2017 this Friday in Owensboro, Mike Gowen speaks with him about the interrelatedness of his projects and the theme of “The Phosphorescent Blues.”

Copley/Hendren on U2 in Louisville, Other Weekend Events

Jun 16, 2017
Hobie Hiler Lexington Herald-Leader

It's time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Their list of things to do this weekend begins with the U-2 Concert Friday night in Louisville.

Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren cover arts and culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader and Lexgo dot com.

You can find many listings of arts and cultural activities at the events calendar link at WEKU dot FM. 

John Hingsbergen

A crowd estimated at about 1000 gathered in Lexington Sunday for the community’s first LGBTQ Pride Rally and March.

Organizers say the event on the downtown Courthouse Square was planned in “solidarity” with a national rally in Washington, D.C.   


Beth Tibbitts

The campground at the Kentucky Horse Park is once again playing host to bluegrass music performers at all levels this weekend. 

The 44th Festival of the Bluegrass is attracting campers from inside and outside the Commonwealth.  


Copley/Hendren on UK Opera Theatre's Grand Night for Singing, Other Events

Jun 9, 2017
Mark Cornelison mcornelison@herald-leader.com

It's time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They tell us the annual Grand Night for Singing is hitting a milestone this weekend. 


Stu Johnson

Two central buildings at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill are about to undergo significant restoration work.  Kickoff for the $5.5 million project took place this weekend in Mercer County.


Copley/Hendren on Brass Band Fest, Other Events

Jun 2, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They begin this week with a focus on a regional Brass Band Festival.  


Lexingtonsistercities.blogspot.com

Lexington is considering a sister city relationship with a city in Spain.  

If a partnership with the Spanish city of Jerez is finalized, it would be the first in 14 years.


A three-day event billed as ‘the only all-lesbian film festival in the U.S.’ is returning for a second year this weekend in downtown Paducah. Cinema Systers Film Festival organizer Laura Petrie said she was inspired by the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, an annual event that ran for 40 years before closing in 2015.

Cheri Lawson

East Central Kentucky’s Red River Gorge is a popular destination for rock climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities. A Cincinnati man is now offering nature loving visitors there an experience that’s off the grid and off the ground.

At age 19, Django Kroner moved to Red River Gorge, known for its natural stone arches and sandstone cliffs. He went to pursue rock climbing and ended up building and living in a treehouse 45 feet off the canopy floor for three years.

Kim Blackburn Kim Blackburn Photography via Lexington Herald-Leader/Lexgo.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.   They tell us that the Moonshiners’ Ball is this weekend. It’s known as the annual “kickoff” of the music season in Lexington and Central Kentucky.   


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