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Coveted opera internship in Prague helps Centre’s Emilie O’Connor reach new heights


    By Hayley Hoffman Special to KyForward   Emilie O’Connor, a junior at Centre College in Danville, has taken her passion for singing all the way to Prague in the Czech Republic, thanks to a coveted opera internship at …

Lexington Public Library card now gives you free access to Lynda.com online video courses


  A library card from the Lexington Public Library now gives you free access to more than 3,600 online video courses at Lynda.com.   Lynda.com offers courses in nine areas: 3D animation, audio and music, business, CAD (computer-aided drafting), design, …

Add some artistic boom to your holiday weekend with music, demonstrations, more


Independence Day is this weekend, and there are several opportunities to view and even participate in the arts across the state.   Down south in Cumberland County, the Kentucky Arts Council’s own “Makings of a Master” exhibit will travel to …

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions present Into the Woods July 2-4


  Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present Into the Woods, a Stephen Sondheim musical, July 2-4 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive in Campbellsville.   Performance times are Thursday, July 2 …

WoodSongs lands national time slots on Dish’s BlueHighways, American Forces Radio


The live audience roots music program “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” has been added to BlueHighways on DISH TV and on American Forces Radio Network.   The Lexington-based program, already broadcast nationwide on PBS TV stations, will be airing in an …

With new grant, Lexington library events explore history, culture of Latino Americans


  The Lexington Public Library will offer a series of events highlighting Latino history and culture thanks to a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.   The grant was given as an offshoot …

Arts educators’ applications for Specialists With Arts Tactics grants due June 30


The educational standards for teaching the arts, like its sister disciplines math, science and literature, can sometimes be difficult for teachers to navigate. The Kentucky Arts Council’s Specialists With Arts Tactics program can help teachers make sense of those standards …

Norton Center for the Arts announces
its 2015-2016 performing arts season


  The Norton Center for the Arts announces 2015-2016 performing arts season.   Their calendar of events is below.   Jim Belushi – Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Newlin Hall, 600 West Walnut Street, Danville An alumnus of Saturday Night …

Moonlight and Magnolias tells the story of how three men saved Gone With the Wind


  Learn how three men saved Gone With The Wind.   The hilarious story is told in Moonlight and Magnolias, which opens tonight with the third season of TheatreFest.   Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson is the story of …

Calling All Artists: LexArts wants artwork
for Breeders’ Cup beautification project


By Sydney Bland KyForward intern   Artists looking to publicly display their artwork may be in luck. LexArts, in partnership with Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Corridors Commission, is accepting artwork proposals and sculpture submissions for a beautification project in …