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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.   


Copley/Scherer on Conrad Tao with Lex Phil, Mayfest, Other Weekend Events

May 12, 2017
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It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader.   This week, Rich is joined by the paper’s features editor Sally Scherer.


Stu Johnson

Lexington’s Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center will remain the home of The Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour for at least another five years. 

The contract was inked Friday during a ceremony at the historic theatre.

After ten years at the Kentucky Theater, Woodsongs continued its run as a multimedia celebration of grassroots music at the Lyric in 2013. 

Founder and folksinger Michael Jonathon says the facility on Elm Tree Lane is uniquely-designed as a national level production venue. 

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. This week, as is the case for most everyone else in Kentucky, their focus is tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby.

Rich and Harriett tell us the newest Derby party in Lexington is tonight’s “Legacy Ball.”


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.

This week, they begin with a mention of a new Lexington area shopping destination.  Rich tells us Harriett has already checked it out.  


Stu Johnson

The 39th annual of Lexington Picnic with the Pops is set for August 18 and 19  at Keeneland.  Details of the summer event were revealed  Tuesday inside the Kentucky Theater lobby. 

On Friday August 18, the Lexington Philharmonic will perform the soundtrack from “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”  The following night the orchestra will present the music of Michael Jackson.  

Lexington Kite Festival Sure Sign of Spring

Apr 14, 2017
Stu Johnson

There are many ways to spot the change of seasons in the Bluegrass.  But, a Lexington tradition this weekend is sure to count as another official sign of spring. 


Copley/Scherer on Lex Phil Concert, Kite Fest, Other Easter Weekend Events

Apr 14, 2017
Rich Copley rcopley@herald-leader.com

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and of the Lexington Herald-Leader. This week, he is joined by the newspaper’s features editor Sally Scherer.  


Copley/Hendren on Kenny Rogers, Other Weekend Events

Apr 7, 2017
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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.  They start out this week with Rich offering us some advice, related to a weekend show…  

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. 

Southern Kentucky’s fledgling film industry is taking another step in its development. A casting call will be held in Cave City on April 11 for the second film to be produced in collaboration with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission.

The movie, called “Mail Order Monster,” is a family film about a young girl dealing with the death of her mother. The cast includes a variety of characters, including middle schoolers, a sheriff and an Italian restaurant owner.

Branscombe Richmond is one of the producers of the film. He says the open casting call signals an opportunity for Southern Kentucky.

“It’s important for Kentucky because we’re going to start to open up an opportunity to see if there is some talent that can ready to be in a motion picture and a television show. A lot of times the actors come from Hollywood or New York or Chicago, or wherever they have a pool of talent.”

Matt Goins, 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 tell us of a production of the hit musical based on an iconic album by the rock band Green Day.    


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