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LexPhil unites international talent for Golijov’s ‘Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears’


The Lexington Philharmonic presents Osvaldo Golijov’s semi-staged Spanish-language concert-opera, “Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears” at the Lexington Opera House Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. In three scenes, “Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears” portrays the lasting impact of the …

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea asks
artists to submit entries for fall exhibit


Kentucky artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibit “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” to be held Sept. 19, 2015 through Feb. 27, 2016 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.   Each year the Kentucky Artisan …

Living Arts and Science Center offers
fun, educational summer programs


The Living Arts & Science Center is now taking registrations for their award-winning creative and educational arts and science programs that will take place during the summer.   Over 150 unique arts and science classes are available for two-year old …

UK Men’s Chorus, Women’s Choir prepare for Spain tour with spring concert at Singletary


  As the University of Kentucky’s Women’s Choir prepares for their summer tour to Spain and the Men’s Chorus returns to their home stage fresh off their heralded performance at the American Choral Director’s Association National Convention in Salt Lake …

‘Art is everything’ to young man with autism; his work will be exhibited to raise awareness


  Not long before age 3, Cory Bond was diagnosed with autism. A short time later, he began expressing himself through art.   “Cory began drawing with sidewalk chalk at the age of three. Art is everything to him,” said …

‘Classical music superstar’ Joshua Bell to perform with UK Symphony Orchestra


  Celebrated violinist Joshua Bell will join Maestro John Nardolillo and the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Bell will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.   Often referred to …

UK alum and composer takes Easter oratorio ‘King of Glory’ on the road across Kentucky


  When University of Kentucky alum Lorne Dechtenberg wrote his Easter oratorio, “King of Glory,” in 2014, he hoped those who experienced the work in Lexington would enjoy it.   As it turned out, not only did they enjoy it, …

Metropolitan Opera recognizes UKOT alum Smith as National Council Audition winner


  By Erin Grigson KyForward reporter   Praises and congratulations have come pouring in through social media for a University of Kentucky Opera Theatre alum.   Reginald “Reggie” Smith Jr., Georgia native, won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition. Out …

Kroger, LexArts to dedicate three murals by local artists at new Euclid location March 24


LexArts and the Kroger Company are pleased to announce the dedication of three murals created by local artists that beautify the new Kroger store at 704 East Euclid Avenue.   Late last summer, the Kroger Company approached LexArts for assistance …

LexPhil’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Concerts take flight at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky


The Lexington Philharmonic’s popular Peanut Butter & Jelly Concerts come to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky Saturday, March 28 for a morning of interactive music, activities, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.   LexPhil presents Music Builds Engineering, a half-hour …